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Gramin bank employees to organise rally on August 19

Himachal Gramin Bank (HGB) employees and officers' associations, in a joint meeting here on Sunday, decided to organise a rally on August 19 and a chain hunger strike from September 2, if the management of the Punjab National Bank (PNB) failed to meet their demands pertaining to promotions and staff shortage.

india Updated: Aug 12, 2013 22:00 IST
Roop Upadhyay

Himachal Gramin Bank (HGB) employees and officers' associations, in a joint meeting here on Sunday, decided to organise a rally on August 19 and a chain hunger strike from September 2, if the management of the Punjab National Bank (PNB) failed to meet their demands pertaining to promotions and staff shortage.

General secretaries Om Prakash and Tej Prakash Gupta alleged that the officers who had joined HGB on deputation from PNB would "just pass time".

"Whenever they are asked to resolve some important issue, they just write to the PNB management at New Delhi, and do not even follow it up when they do not get a reply. This kind of attitude has forced us to take to the streets in protest," they alleged.

Alleging that the PNB management first assured action on long-pending issues like filling up of posts of clerk and Scale-1 officers, and promotion of Scale-4 officers, but later made "unreasonable excuses", Om Prakash added that the issues could be resolved in a day, if the management made sincere efforts.

He added that the employees wanted implementation of all allowances and benefits at par with sponsor banks, salary revision and agreement, continued scheme for appointments on compassionate basis, one-time promotion to all those who have completed 20 years of service, stopping of deputation of up to Scale-4 officers from sponsor banks to HGB, stopping of reimbursement of travel allowance and daily allowance to PNB-deputed officers for non-HGB purpose, and other facilities at par with nationalised and sponsor banks.