RBI staff to go on mass casual leave on Sept 4, 5 over pension issues

The United Forum of Reserve Bank Officers and employees on August 20 said that its members will observe two days mass casual leave on September 4 and 5, in a bid to press for their long-pending demands over pension-related issues.

“To express deep resentment at the attitude of the officials of the Government of India, RBI staff members have waited too long and the limit of patience is crossing and are left with no alternative but to observe two consecutive days strike action ( Mass casual leave on September 4 and 5, 2018),” the forum said.

The issues include updation of pension for contributory provident fund retainers and allow CPF/ additional provident fund for those recruited from 2012, among other demands.

The forum claimed that they have been raising the matter for the past one decade but no desired action has been taken on the same.

RBWU chief secretary G Jagdish said, “In the past, during demonstrations, we were assured that soon our problems will be solved but of no avail. We want our share of money back.”

The forum will also submit a memorandum to the respective regional directors of all Reserve Bank of India (RBI) centres on August 27.

According to a press release, United Forum held a silent demonstration on August 20 which witnessed the participation of various leaders.