Please go to the "Link"-'Bank's Circulars' for the latest Circulars regarding Pension matters
Please see D.A.Circular for February 2013 to July 2013 at 'Link-DA Rates
Latest "SAMVAD" issue of May 2013 is NOW available on 'Samvad Magazine' Link. Please visit.
Important decisions taken by the Bank which are advised by our Federation vide its Circular Letter No.21/2012 dated 17-09-2012
(the relevant Circular Letter is reproduced at Sr.No.39 at link - 'Bank's Circular)
1) Pensioners who are in foreign countries during NOVEMBER may furnish their Life Certificate in the month of November to any branch of State Bank of India OR any other Indian Public Sector Bank located in that country OR arrange for obtaining their Life Certificate attested from an authorised official of the Embassy / High Commission of India or Counsel of India. After obtaining the Life Certificate duly attested as mentioned above, the pensioner may forward the same to their Pension-paying Branch immediately in November itself to avoid stopage of pension.
2) Bank has extended all 29 pathological tests to all centres where Bank's dispensary/ies have been established
3) Joint A/c opened by Pensioner with his spouse eligible for family pension can be continued even after death of the pensioner for crediting family pension sanctioned in due course. The name/s of disabled/mentally retarded children can be added to this account.
Latest developments on "Revision of Pension" front
We are giving Judgment/Order passed by the Supreme Court while disposing off our case No.184 of 2011 and transferring it to the Delhi High Court with specific instructions to dispose it off within six months -
Our Case has been given new number 1875 of 2013 by Delhi High Court.
The next date of hearing has now been fixed on 31st July 2013
(As per Delhi High Court Web-site)
The members may visit web-site of High Court of Delhi to know the latest developments/orders in the matter. The relative 'link' is http://delhihighcourt.nic.in/
Go to the above link and click 'Case/filing status' on left side. Here, please fillup the required information as follows : (1) Case Type - W.P.(C)[CW]; No.1875; Year -2013 and hit 'Display'. You will get latest position about the case.
New Delhi High Court Writ Petition No.1931 of 2002
Premvati Bagga & others Vs Union of India & others
We are glad to inform the members that at last the hearing of our
Delhi High Court Case No.1931 of 2002 has been started on 21-02-2013.
During the hearing on 18-04-2013 Counsel for respondent no.3/SBI sought two weeks time to comply with the
order dated 21.2.2013. Last opportunity is granted to comply with the order
dated 21.2.2013 within two weeks, failing which, the affidavit filed thereafter
will be taken on record subject to payment of costs of Rs.15,000/- to the
petitioners. The case was
listed on 16th May, 2013 for hearing.
We give here the proceedings of the day -
Payment of Dearness Relief with 100% Neutralisation to pre 01-11-2002 pensioners
Our Federation had written to the Bank regarding payment of Dearness Relief with 100% Neutralisation to pre 1-11-2002 retirees to which
Bank advised the Federation as follows -
Bank's Pensioner Portal
(erstwhile HRMS portal)
Bank has issued e-Circular containing latest instructions in respect of Centralised Staff Pension Processing Cell which will be the main processing centre for payment of Pension & Commutation, making available Pension slip through pensioner portal, collection of data through this portal regarding Investment details of pensioners for Income-tax purposes etc.
The e-Circular is here -
Attention erstwhile HRMS Portal Users
As you know w.e.f. May 2012 the Bank has shifted the work of processing and payment of 'Pension' to CSPPC,Kolkata. We are giving the revised procedure to access our individual pension details (Pension Slip) as also furnishing the Investment details to the Bank through "Pensioner Portal" made available to the Retired SBI employees .
The detailed instructions are given at this link -
Advice of Revised Family Pension
Bank has revised Family Pension w.e.f.
1-05-2005 vide its e-Circular No.CDO/P&HRD-PM/62/2007-08 dt.28-01-2008. The Central Board in its meeting held on 29-12-2007 has approved revision in family pension in our Bank on the same lines as that applicable in the Nationalised Banks and as mentioned in the approval accorded by the GOI. The revised rates have been made effective from 01-05-2005 and Dearness relief on family pension is being paid on the same basis as that on pension and as per industry dearness relief rates.
However, the advices of revised Family pension were not given to the eligible pensioners/family pensioners. On enquiry it has been advised by PPG Dept, Mumbai LHO that the advices have been uploaded on Bank's web-site 'sbitimes' and Bank has instructed Branch staff to go to the Bank's web-site 'www.sbitimes.com' and after following the under mentioned steps, please take two prints of the revised family pension advice of which one should be given to the pensioner/ family pensioner against his/her acknowledgement and keep another copy to the respective files in the Branch for future reference.
To take prints, the following steps should be taken by the Branch staff.
1) Visit Bank's web-site 'www.sbitimes.com'
2) then go to 'Mumbai Circle' menu,
3) then go to the PP&G Dept's link,
4) then click on Branch code number,
5) Here, you will see a folder "Family Pension",
6) then double click on the'Family Pension' folder,
7) On search option - type Prov. Fund Index number (do not type leading zeroes)
8) Here, you will find respective pensioner's advice of revised family pension.
9) Please take two prints and do the needful as mentioned above.
Please go to the Pension paying branch and request the concerned staff to follow the above instructions and get your advice of revised family pension.
When you get the advice, please verify whether name of your spouse is given in it. If not, please write a letter addressed to the PP&G Dept, Mumbai LHO, giving full name of your spouse and her / his Date of Birth with a request to incorporate the same with PPG Dept's records and issue fresh Family Pension Advice after incorporating the name of your spouse. You may send a copy of earlier family pension advice wherein name of the spouse has already been recorded for ready reference of LHO.
Revision of Family Pension w.e.f. 1-11-2007
in respect of eligible members of the Fund, who retired/retire on or after 1-11-2007
Central Board of the Bank in its meeting dt. 24-12-2011 have accorded approval for revision in Family Pension in respect of eligible members of the Fund, who retired/retire on or after 1.11.2007. The relevant e-Cirfcular has been given at Sr. No.35 in the 'Link' "Bank's Circulars" for information of members. The work of calculation of arrears to the eligible Family Pensioners covered under 9th Bi-partite settlement as per the revised formula given in the above mentioned e-Circular No.CDO/P&HRD-PM/62/2007-08 dated 28-01-2012 has been undertaken by the PPG Dept, Mumbai LHO and the arrears will be paid to the eligible Family pensioners, if any, in due course.
Attention All the Ex-Servicemen Pensioners
We are glad to inform all the ex-servicemen pensioners that Bank has issued e-Circular regarding sanction/payment of family pension to the family pensioners of ex-service employees in addition to Govt. family pension.
The relevant e-Circular is given here -
PAN Card Number :- All the pensioners and family pensioners are requested to furnish their PAN Number to their pension paying branch immediately.
Bank has issued e-Circular No.CDO/P&HRD-PPFG/29/2011-12 dt. 3rd June 2011 giving revised instructions regarding submission of Life Certificate by Pensioner/Family Pensioner in the month of November each year and has also prescribed format.
The relevant e-Circular and the format of Life Certificate is given at this link. Please click -
The relevant e-Circular is also given in the 'link' - "Bank's Circulars" at serial number 33
Attention Pensioners retired under 9th Bi-partite Scales
Bank has issued e-Circular regarding payment of revised Pension as per 9th Bi-partite settlement to the eligible employees. Please note that the revised pension will be calculated by LHO and will be put up to Corporate Office for its approval. And then arrears, if any, will be calculated by respective LHO and will be credited to the eligible pensioners' accounts in due course which please note.
The relevant e-Circular is here - please click ...
Good News for 9th Bi-partite Retirees
About inclusion of Half of PPQ & FPP in revised pension w.e.f. 1.11.2007. The necessary amendments to the Pension Regulations will be passed in the Executive committee of Central Board meeting shortly to give effect to the revised formula which please be noted.
We give the Circular issued by the Bank in this respect.
Please click here :
Release of "Special Balancing Allowance"
to the 9th Bipartite employees/officers
Relevant e-Circular is given here -
Kerala High Court Judgment dated 14-09-2010
The text of the judgment is given here. Please click -
It is now learnt that the Government has gone into writ appeal.
Bank has amended "SBI Employees' Pension Fund Rule 19 (1)" regarding permision to be taken from the Bank by an officer after retirement for taking any employment after retirement. The earlier condition of 'two years' has been changed to 'one year'. The relavent e-Circular is given at this link -