Indian Banks Association
10th Wage Agreement
Indian Banks Association inked wage settlement with Employee Unions and Officers’ Associations today, 25th May, 2015. The settlement gives 15% increase in salary and Allowances to about 10 lakh bank employees.
Employees and officers from 43 banks including public sector banks, old private sector banks and some of the foreign banks benefit from the wage revision. The current wage revision is effective from 1st November 2012 and will be valid for 5 years. In all 11 All India Employees Unions and Officers’ Associations participated in the wage revision exercise.
The scale pay of Officers has been revised from Rs.14500 – Rs.52000 to Rs.23700 – Rs.85000. (Special allowance for officers ranging from 7.75% to 11% of basic pay along with applicable Dearness allowance has also been introduced)
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The scale pay of Workmen – non-subordinate has been revised from Rs.7200–Rs.19300 to Rs.11765–Rs.31540, also the scale pay of Subordinate staff has been revised from Rs.5850–Rs.11350 to Rs.9560–Rs.18545. (Special allowance for workmen @7.75% of basicpay along with applicable Dearness allowance has also been introduced)
Another important feature of the settlement is that a medical insurance scheme is being introduced for families of employees.
The 15% wage revision would cost the Public Sector banks Rs.4725 crores as incremental Salary and allowances in a year. Banks have been making provision for wage revision from November 2012. Mr. T M Bhasin, Chairman, IBA and Mr. Rajiv Rishi, Chairman, Negotiating Committee of IBA led the Management team in the negotiations. IBA expects banks will implement the revision immediately.
IBA expects the salary revision to improve the moral of the bank employees, leading to better productivity