15 June 2010




The Chairman,

The Indian Banks’ Association,
World Trade Centre,

MUMBAI – 400 020.

Dear Sir,

1. We thank you for the comprehensive guidelines issued in regard to implementation of the 9th
Bipartite Settlement in respect of the Officers in the Banking Industry.  During the course of our discussions, we requested IBA officials, to  offer certain clarifications in respect of fitment on promotion from  clerical to officers’ cadre and promotions within the officers’ cadre.

2.    The issue of the fitment in respect of promotions from Clerical to  Officers’ cadre is a subject matter which has to be discussed between  the Officers’ organisations and the Managements of each bank at the bank  level on the basis of the guidelines issued by the IBA.  These  guidelines are issued in consultation with the Confederation from time  to time.  We therefore request you to kindly issue appropriate  clarifications on the fitment in respect of Promotions as mentioned  above covering the following areas:-

The  Workmen Staff promoted from Clerical grade to the Officers’ Grade should  be given fitment based on their basic pay exclusive of all other
components of pay such as the FPP, PQP, Graduation increments etc and
adding the same after fitment in officers’ scale. If a clerical
employee, passes CAIIB part I or Part II after reaching maximum in
clerical scale and thereafter gets promoted to the officers’ grade, the
promotee officer shall be first fitted into the officers’ scale as per
the Fitment formula and thereafter shall be granted one or two
increments as the case may be in the officers’ scale for passing CAIIB
Part I/Part II. The exercise will avoid the inter-se anomalies. 

In so far  as the FPP is concerned, the joint note states that it shall remain  frozen for the entire service irrespective of whether the officer  concerned is promoted to the next higher scale or otherwise. However  after the 8th bipartite settlement, at our instance, a clarification was  issued by IBA to the effect that if an officer is promoted from one  scale to another after reaching the maximum in the previous scale and  receiving the FPP the frozen FPP shall continue to be paid till the  officer reaches the maximum in the revised scale and completes one year.  Thereafter the FPP would be revised as applicable to the revised scale.  We request you to reiterate the above clarification to enable the  officers to get proper fitment of FPP in the payment of salary arrears.

3.       There are other residual issues as well.  We seek a separate meeting to  discuss all those issues.  As the above issues were discussed informally  and there was a concurrence on the suggestions made by us, we seek your  immediate clarification to enable our members to get the full benefit of  the salary revision.

4.        Please treat the matter as urgent.

Thanking you,

Yours  faithfully,