Please go to the "Link"-'Bank's Circulars' for the latest Circulars regarding Pension matters

Please see D.A.Circular for February 2015 to July 2015 at 'Link-DA Rates

Latest "SAMVAD" issue of March 2015 is NOW available on 'Samvad Magazine' Link. Please visit.

(Kindly note that if you are not able to view 'Marathi' matter in Samvad properly in 'Firefox' browser, please open the website in "Internet Explorer" browser to enable you to read entire 'Samvad' without any difficulty)


Attention 5th & 6th Bipartite Pay Scale Retirees

& Improvement in SBIRE Medical Benefit Scheme - II

Federation has advised that Central Board of the Bank has passed a resolution revising pension ceiling of 5th & 6th Birpartite retirees and is expected to put up proposal to the Govt for its approval.

Also, a proposal for some improvements in SBIREMBS-II is underway. The details are given here -


Attention Members

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.


Our Federation has filed Interlocutory Applications in the court.

The prayers made by our Federation are given here :


Writ Petition No.1875 of 2013

It is now advised by our Federation that the W.P.No.1875 of 2013 in Delhi High Court was heard on 29th January 2015.

Above hearing was posted before Court 3 after the change of the roaster. When our case was taken up by the Judges, our Advocates submitted that they are ready to proceed with their arguments. On pointing out that RBI has not submitted its Counter Affidavit, the Counsel of RBI submitted that the Counter affidavit of the Government may be treated as the stand of RBI. Our Advocates brought to the notice of the Judges that the SBI Pension Fund Rules have since been superceded by SBI Pension Fund Regulations 2014 and they would therefore file an affidavit seeking appropriate change in their payers. The Judges permitted us to file an affidavit in this regard.

2. The Judges have posted our case for final hearing on 6-04-2015 directing the listing of our case under Final Hearing within first five, stating that our W.P would take considerable time to be heard. A copy of the order dated 29-01-2015 of Delhi High Court is given under for your information.

3. Regarding the W.P2353/2014 transferred from Jharkhand High Court, the petitioner submitted that he is withdrawing his challenge of vires of Rule 23(2).The Judges directed SBI to issue Notice within 4 weeks and renotify on 6-04-2015. A copy of this order is also enclosed for your information. In view of this order, our W.P will be posted for final hearing on 6-04-2015 without tagging with W.P.2353/2014.

The Order passed in respect of W.P.No.1875 of 2013 is given here -

The Order passed in respect of W.P.No.2353 of 2014 (Zarkhand High Court case) is given here -


Next date of hearing - 6th April 2015


The members may visit web-site of High Court of Delhi to know the latest developments/orders in the matter. The relative 'link' is

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.


Transfer Petitions filed by our Bank in the Supreme Court

The hearing on 10-01-2014 held regarding the Transfer Petitions Nos.750-758 filed by our Bank in the Supreme Court for transfer of the W.Ps/W.As pending in the Madras High Court.

The proceedings dated 21-07-2014 are given here -

The next date of hearing is posted to 22-09-2014

Latest developments have not been advised


New Delhi High Court Writ Petition No.1931 of 2002
Premvati Bagga & others  Vs  Union of India & others

Now the hearing is taking place on every Thursday. Whenever the Federation will advise any significant development, it will be known to the members.

While passing order on 31-07-2014 it is said that "Counsel for the respondent No.1/UOI seeks accommodation on the ground that there has been a change in the panel of the Central Government Standing Counsel for Union of India and the brief has been recently assigned to Mr.Anil Soni, CGSC. he states that some time be granted to enable him to collect the brief from the previous counsel and prepare the same. At the request of the counsel for the respondent No.1/UOI, List in the week commencing from 11th August 2014

Latest developments have not yet been advised by Federation


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 -

In response, our Federation wrote to Bank -


Federation's views about Transfer Petitions filed by Bank -


Attention 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

To take prints, the following steps should be taken by the Branch staff.
1) Visit Bank's web-site ''
2) then go to 'Mumbai Circle' menu,(or the Circle in which your pension-paying branch is located)
3) then go to the PP&G Dept's link,
4) then select 'pension' link option,
5) Then select - 'simretired before 1/11/2007' folder and open it. Here you will see individual files in the names of each Branch
6) then double click on file in the name of your pension-paying branch
7) Press keys "Control+F". Then at the right hand top corner there is a window where please type your Prov. fund Index Number (without leading zeros)
8) Here, you will find respective pensioner's advice of revised family pension (for those retired before 1-11-2007).
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.
Please note the above procedure is available at Branch system only. Don't try it at your Home computer.

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 -


Life Certificate

(revised instructions)

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

including retirees

Relevant e-Circular is given here -