Transfer & Promotion Policy

Request Transfer Policy:
(applicable to Indian Bank. This may vary from Bank to Bank)
Eligibility: Can Apply for Transfer after confirmation.
Number of Request Transfers: 
 5 request transfers, subject to ceiling 4 under General,2 under SJS,
2 under Inter State.


Application will be registered after six months/confirmation.


SJS requests will be considered after six months, but according to category rotation
for the branch and availability of vacancy.



General request will be considered after 2 years, as per category rotation for the branch
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   You may be aware of the transfer Policy prevailing in our Bank.
   However, I tried to clear some of the doubts arising in your mind.
   • There are three categories under which one can apply for transfer.
   • 1. Repatriation on Periodical Transfer.
  • 2. Spouse Joining Spouse.
  • 3. General category
  • The first category is fast fading. Practically no request is pending in this category.
  • One can apply on confirmation of service.
  • The request will be registered as per dt. of receipt  at HRM dept. under
        the respective category.
  • SJS request will be considered after six months of service at a branch.
  • General transfer will be considered after two years of service in a branch.
  • Pl. note that these time frame is for becoming eligible for getting transfer,
       and not a guarantee that you will get transfer at the end of six months or two years
        as the case may be
  • When you are informed that you are at No. 1 in the branch, it does not mean,
        that you are the next person to be posted to that branch.
  • It means you are No.1 in the respective category.
  • A vacancy can arise in a branch due to transfer, Promotion, resignation, retirement , death,
        dismissal of service etc.,
  • Declaring number of vacancy at any time in a branch, is the sole discretion of Bank Management.
  • How vacancies are filled?
  • Filled in the order of RPT, SJS , and General category.
  • For new opening branch order is SJS, General ,RPT
  • For example a vacancy arise in a branch the No.1 in the RPT category will be posted.
  • If there is no employee in RPT, then one in SJS will be posted.
  • If the next vacancy arises , one in General category will be posted,
        as last time one SJS is posted.
  • If the No.1 employee in General Category does not completed two years ,
         then the chance will again goes to SJS only.  In this situation General category employee
         will complain that “ my juniors are getting transfers”
  • Posting of clerks at the time of promotion from Sub staff to clerk, Periodical Transfers 
      (management transfer on completion of 5/10 years of service in a branch), 
      punishment transfer,reversal on officer to clerk, Compassionate appointment,
      Posting of physically  Handicapped employee are management discretion .
  • These postings will supersede the above narrated rotations.
  • For New opening branches, seniority will be as per service seniority. 
  • If no eligible employees found, employees with less than 2 years of service will be posted
        in case of opening branch..

   Where the dissatisfaction starts?
  1. When an employee is waiting for more than one year , a new recruit is posted in the branch,
    with the reason that the employee has not completed two years of service.
    This is a wrong policy. We are not agreeing with it.
  2. On recruitment, first vacancies in a zone should be filled with native candidates.
    Excess recruits may be posted to other Zones.
    What they did was Excess candidates in Coimbatore were posted to Salem Zone 
    (for distance         advantage.).
    Naturally a portion of Salem native candidates are posted in Dharmapuri Zone. 
    Now both set of candidates are waiting for transfer.

Management Transfer:
*Before confirmation of service, an employee is liable to transfer to any needy branch as per vacancy position of the Branch.

* Periodic Transfer Policy:
*In places where more than one Branch is there:

 1. A clerk after serving more than 5 years in a branch may be transferred to other branches in the same city/place.

 2. A clerk after serving more than 10 years in a city/place, he is liable to transfer to any place outside the city, but within 40/100 .K.M.

* In other places (where only one branch is there):

1. A clerk after serving for more than 5 years in a particular branch, is liable to transferred outside the place, but within 40/100 .K.M.

* On transfer the employee may immediately Apply for transfer to the previous Branch or branches nearer to that branch .

* Following Categories of Employees are exempted from the Periodical Transfer Policy.
Male Employees who are 55 years of age and above.

+ Female Employees who are 50 years of age and above.
+ Widows.
+ Widowers – One term of 5 years exemption will be given provided such Employees are having small and school going children.
+ Physically Handicapped Employees - as per the Government guidelines.
+ Employees with cardiac ailment who have undergone by-pass surgery / open heart surgery upto three years from the date of surgery and those affected/ suffering from paralysis.
+ Employees suffering from cancer and kidney ailment involving dialysis.
+ Employees having school going Mentally Retarded children - as per the Government guidelines.
+ Sports persons actively representing the Bank’s team at State and above level.
These exempted categories of Employees, however are liable to be transferred among the branches / offices within the same place /center.

Joining Time:
Clerks are eligible for 6 days inclusive of intervening Holidays , but excluding the days spent on Journey/travel.
Can be availed immediately after relieving or within 3 months (with prior permission)
Joining time is eligible even for Request Transfer.


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   Promotion Policy (Existing as on Sep 2015):
    (applicable to Indian Bank. This may vary from Bank to Bank)

  * The Bank may identify and declare vacancies in the Officer Cadre JMG Scale-I.
    Out of such identified and declared vacancies,
   a. 25% will be filled up by direct recruitment of Probationary Officers
   (excluding specialist cadre)
   b. 40% will be filled up by internal promotion from clerical cadre through
   Merit Channel.
   c. 35% will be filled up by internal promotion from clerical cadre by

   Seniority-Cum-Merit Channel.

  * Allocation of marks for both Merit Channel and Seniority-Cum-Merit
    channel shall be as under:
    1 For the Written Test 90%

    2 For the Performance Appraisal 10%
  * Qualifying Marks in Test: 
     MERIT                                  60%
     SENIORITY-CUM-MERIT 40%
  * Reservation of Vacancies:
    The reservation of vacancies shall be
    SCHEDULED CASTE : 15%
    SCHEDULED TRIBE : 7.5%
    EX-SERVICEMEN : 7.5%
   * Employees above 56 years of age are not eligible for Promotion.
      (SC/ST/PH/Ex-Servicemen employees eligible up to 58 years)
    * Note: Officers are given promotion from one Scale to other Scale even just 
        two months before Retirement.

The eligibility/consideration for promotion process shall be:


ACADEMIC/ PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS
GEN CATEGORY-Service
SC/ST CATEGORY-Service
CAIIB both parts
Immediate
Immediate
DOUBLE GRADUATES/POST GRADUATES WITH
CAIIB –I/JAIIB
2
2
A. DOUBLE GRADUATES/POST GRADUATES
B. GRADUATES WITH CAIIB-I/JAIIB
3
2
A. GRADUATES /N.D.COMS
B. DME/DCE/DEE WITH CAIIB-I/JAIIB
4
3


Fitment on Promotion

After completions of every Bipartite Settlement, IBA will issue curcular about Fitment formula based on new Basic Pay.

This fitment formula is a guideline from IBA to member Banks.
Member Banks may follow this one or  a different formula with an agreement with recognized Union.


For example, Indian Bank is not following this formula.
It has different formula which is inferior to this. It has not been revised  from 1990.
Officers promoted from clerks from 1990 are fitted with at least one increment
( in some cases two increments) less than 
what is prevailing in other Banks.

Calculate the loss.


In some Banks, Officers Association negotiates with Bank management for arriving at Fitment formula. In some other Banks, Award Staff Union negotiates.
In Indian Bank so far Award Staff Union (AIBEA) is negotiating.  
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Indian Bank’s Association

HR & Industrial Relations

No. CIR/HR &IR/582/2015-16/1195

August 7, 2015

Designated Officers of Member Banks which are
parties to Bipartite Settlement

Dear Sir/Madam,

Fitment formula on promotion from Clerical to Officer cadre

Fitment Chart on promotion from Clerical cadre to Officer cadre
In JMG Scale I, on or after 01.11.2012

Stage
Pay in Clerical Cadre
Fitment at corresponding stage in Junior Management Grade Scale I
1
11765
23700
2
12420
23700
3
13075
23700
4
13730
23700
5
14545
23700
6
15360
23700
7
16175
23700
8
17155
23700
9
18135
23700
10
19115
24680
11
20095
25660
12
21240
26640
13
22385
27620
14
23530
28600
15
24675
29580
16
25820
30560
17
26965
31705
18
28110
32850
19
30230
34160
20
31540
35470
+1
32850
36780
+2
34160
38090
+3
35470
39400
+4
36780
40710
+5
38090
42020
+6
39400
42020
+7
40710
42020
+8
42020
42020

Note:
  1. The promote officer after fitment as above, will draw his next increment in the Officers’ Scale on the anniversary date of his last increment in clerical cadre and thereafter he will draw his further increments every year on the same date.  However, in view of the clubbing of stages in the fitment table, the employee in the lower clubbed stage of clerical scale of pay will get his next increment after promotion on the anniversary date of promotion.
  2. Those who were drawing a basis pay between the 1st and 9th stage in the clerical scale given in the above table, will be fitted at the minimum of the Officers’ Scale and will draw their next increment on the anniversary date of promotion.
  3. (a) Those who have completed more than one year at basis pay of Rs.31540/- Rs.32850/-, Rs.34160/-, Rs.35470/- and Rs.36780/- and will draw their next increment on the anniversary date of their last increment in the clerical cadre immediately following the date of promotion and will draw their subsequent annual increment on the same date.
Those who have completed less than one year at basic pay of Rs.31540/-, Rs.32850/-, Rs.34160/-, Rs.35470/- and Rs.36780/- will draw their next increment after fitment, on the anniversary date of promotion and thereafter draw their annual increments every year on the same date.
(b) Those who have completed more than one year at basic pay of Rs.38090/-, Rs.39400/- and Rs.40710/- will be given fitment in the Officers’ Scale at Rs.42020/- and will earn their next increment on the anniversary date of promotion subject to their crossing their Efficiency Bar as per guidelines issued by the Government under Regulation 5 of Officers’ Service Regulations.
(c) In all cases where promote officers reach the maximum stage in the substantive JMG Scale I (Rs.42020/-), further increment in the next higher scale will be subject to their crossing Efficiency Bar as per guidelines issued by the Government under Regulation 5 of Officers’ Service Regulations.
  1. Promotees who are drawing Fixed Personal Pay in terms of Settlement dated 25.05.2015 may continue to draw the same quantum of Fixed Personal Pay even after promotion which shall remain unaltered till revised (please refer to IBA circular No. CIR/HR&IR/90/665/E12/2010-11/1416 dated 30.09.10.)
  2. If the promote officer has passed JAIIB or CAIIB at the time of his promotion, notional basic pay will be arrived at after reducing the increments earned for passing JAIIB/CAIIB, from the clerical basic pay.  He shall then be fitted in the Officers’ Scale in accordance with the above table and appropriate one or two increments in the Officers’ Scale shall be added with basic pay so fixed.  The date of increment will be determined as per (1) above, if after reduction of increments in the clerical scale, the basic pay falls in the lower clubbed stage.  This adjustment, however, will not be made where the number of increments to be reduced is higher than the number of increments to be granted.
  3. If despite the fitment as given above, the emoluments (basic pay and dearness allowance) drawn as an officer on promotion are less than the emoluments (basic pay and stagnation increment, if any, functional special pay on permanent basis and dearness allowance) drawn as a clerk, the difference may be protected by way of Temporary Personal Allowance to be wiped off, in three years, at the rate of 1/3 Temporary Personal Allowance.  This allowance will not rank for dearness allowance and superannuation benefits.
  4. If an employee has passed CAIIB after reaching the 20th stage of the clerical cadre and promoted to Officers’ scale subsequently, he/she shall be granted one increment for passing CAIIB Part-I/JAIIB and another increment for passing CAIIB Part-II after fitment in Officers’ scale as per his/her clerical stage of pay before promotion.

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