A FELICITATION TO
OUR TEAM LEADER – A DEDICATED VETERAN
Here is a case of one Sgt. ‘X’ GP I discharged on 28.2.90. He was drawing his pension through Canara Bank ‘X’ Branch in south Tamil nadu.
He died on 11.11.2006. There was a clear endorsement for family pension in the PPO for paying family pension to Mrs.’Y’ from 12.11.2006. But the Bank dragged on and paid family pension after 11 months after his death that too after repeated representations and complaints.
Since Sgt.’X’ died on 11.11.2006, his wife Mrs.’Y’ is eligible for LTA with the arrears as per Circular 350, which was not at all taken care off, which affected the enhanced rate of family pension payable to her.
As per the original PPO, the enhanced rate of family pension was as per 4th CPC which was Rs.564. It was to be revised to Rs.1732 as per 5th CPC. Again it was required to be revised as per Circular 350 to Rs.1892 (Table 62). Then again as per 6th CPC, her pension has to be revised to Rs.4277 (As per Annexure I)
When we explained all these terms of revising her pension as explained in the previous para, the Bank flatly refused and tried to hand over the responsibility to CDA(P) Allahabad. When our team leader showed a number of direct correspondence to CDA(P) and their replies to our Association, the Bank understood the complexity of the situation and finally requested our team leader to do every thing.
A most respected and trusted person, the Assistant Secretary of our Association, a retired Sgt. S.Kandiah (A retired Canara Bank Officer) took all the pain to convince the bank branch and calculated all the arrears and arranged payment within two days.
Due to the untiring efforts and with vast knowledge of PBOR pension work undertaken by our dedicated team leader Sgt.S.Kandiah (Age.68) the widow was paid all the arrears. Mrs.’Y’’s monthly pension was also revised from Rs.3915 to Rs.4277. Without the intervention of such a hard working and dedicated team leader, I am sure, the widow would have never got her correct pension in her entire life time.
Our team leader is a great inspiration for us. All I pray is that may God the All Mighty give him good health throughout his life.
Now please think about the situation. This is not the only case, there are so many such cases in all the banks, and we have got limited dedicated team leaders like Sgt.S.Kandiah. Therefore the only solution is to educate our people about their entitlement and make them to visit the Association office regularly.