In such an environment closely observing the efforts of such retiree to come to terms with changed situations at home and society, Shri V. T. Makwana mooted and placed before few like minded friends the idea/proposal of forming an organization to provide a platform to continue the snapped linkages and foster the spirit of fraternity and fellowship among the retirees. SarvaShri (Late) A. A. Raval, K. R. Patel, B. N. Patel, C. J. Pancholi whole heartedly accepted the proposal and after establishing contacts with retiree colleagues in Gujarat, a meeting was convened at Ahmedabad on 17-3-1990 to give final shape to the idea.
|President :||(Late) Shri A. A. Raval - Retired DGM - Vadodara|
|Vice-President :||Shri B. S. Sheth - Vadodara|
|General Secretary :||Shri V. T. Makwana - Ahmedabad|
|Asstt. Secretary :||Shri C. J. Pancholi - Ahmedabad|
|Treasurer :||Shri N. S. Shah - Ahmedabad|
Shri J. N. Dholakia - Rajkot
Shri B. N. Patel - Ahmedabad
Shri R. M. Mehta - Mumbai
Shri S. N. Nadkarni - Mumbai
Extending Holiday Home facility
Extending Medical Assistance
|Ahmedabad||Ahmedabad, North Gujarat & Saurashtra|
|Baroda||Central & South Gujarat, Kheda & Panchmahals|
|Greater Mumbai & Goa Zone - Mumbai||Greater Mumbai & Thane|
|Maharastra & Goa Zone - Pune||Maharashtra & Goa|
|Northern Zone - Delhi||Delhi-NCR, Punjab, Haryana, Himachal, J&K, Madhya Pradesh, Chhatisgarh|
|Rajsthan Zone - Jaipur||Rajsthan|
|Eastern U. P. Zone -Lucknow||Eastern Uttar Pradesh|
|Western U. P. Zone - Bareilly||Westrn Uttar Pradesh & Uttarakhand|
|Southern Zone, Chennai||Tamilnadu, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Pondicherry|
|Eastern Zone, Kolkata||West Bengal, Bihar, Jharkhand, Orissa, Assam & North-Eastern States|
At present, Bank of Baroda Retired Officers’ Association is the largest cadre-based organization in Public Sector and Private Sector Banks. Even though BOBROA is cadre-based organization of officers, it has always espoused and promoted the cause/interest of entire retiree community of “Barodians” irrespective of cadre. The Association purchased its own office premises in the year 2004.
The Association has taken a lead in organizing bank retirees at apex level. In 1994, BOBROA along with other organizations of retirees in Bank of India, Central Bank, UCO Bank, Dena Bank convened an all India convention of Bank retirees organizations at Ahmedabad and formed All India Bank Retirees Federation. Shri V. T. Makwana, General Secretary of BOBROA was elected as Secretary of Gujarat unit of AIBRF. Here also BOBROA was largest single affiliate of AIBRF.
In year 2003, due to policy level differences, BOBROA withdrew its affiliation with AIBRF and established Retired Bank Officers’ National Confederation an apex level body with H.Q. at Bangalore, Shri V. T. Makwana, at present Executive President, was first General Secretary of RBONC.
Feeling the need of having a united body of retirees’ organization, United Forum of Bank Retirees’ Organisation was formed on the lines of United Forum of Bank Unions.
BOBROA is important member of UFBRO.
AchievementsWith the policy of conducting affairs with consultation and not confrontations, BOBROA has been successful in getting the following benefits to its members in particular and other retired colleagues in general.
Issue of Identity Cards
Holiday home facility to all
Restoration of ½% more interest on term deposits of retirees who are senior citizens over and above 1% allowed to in-service staff
Issue of pension payment order books.
Bank of Baroda Contributory Scheme of Medical Assistance to retired employees, one of the best among public sector banks for superannuated employees. We are actively following up extension of the scheme to VRS-2001 pensions.
BOBROA has achieved acceptability as matured responsible organization with the Bank. The former and Present Chairman & Managing Directors have graced the functions arranged by BOBROA as Chief Guests at Baroda and Mumbai on quite a number of occasions. Other executives at Central and Zonal level also respond to our invitation to participate in functions. The representations by BOBROA to the Bank receive due attention and response.
Task AheadBOBROA is actively engaged in bringing following benefits to retirees.
Updation of Pension.
100% neutralization of D.A.
Uniform Medical Scheme.
Improvement in ex-gratia relief to pre-1986 retirees and widows.
Share in allocation of Staff Welfare Fund
Removal of discrimination to officers voluntarily retired under Bank Officers Regulations, 1979 in extending II option for pension.
Restoration of commuted value of pension after 12 years instead of 15 years as at present.
Increase in family pension to uniform 30% instead of slab rates.
Increase in commutation of pension from 33% to 40%.
Grant of Pension option to retirees of erstwhile Bareilly Corporation Bank and Banaras Bank, taken over by our Bank.
100% neutralization of D.A.
Payment of arrears of pension revision to post 1-4-98 Pensions
Updation of Pension
Denial of Pension option to VRS (under ORS) group of retirees
With its dedicated and loyal large membership and over 150 active Governing Council and Zonal Committee members, BOBROA is poised to extend service to its members as also to the retiree community in the Banking Industry.