GUWAHATI, Feb 26 � The monthly meeting of the SBI Pensioners� Association which was held at the State Bank Learning Centre in the city recently, decided to launch social service activities with the help of the SBI and NGOs.
The meeting, that was presided over by JP Saikia, former chief general manager of SBI, decided to launch the activities including providing amenities in the form of water filter/fan etc., to needy schools, to organize eye donation campaigns, to join in social forestry projects in schools and parks etc., to explore the possibility to act as facilitator for some selected CSR activities of SBI, and any other activities which may be considered relevant by the members.
In order to take up the projects, it was decided to raise some funds by way of publishing a souvenir, to be released at the next annual general meeting of the organisation. A committee was also formed for this purpose, mentioned a press statement.
A minute�s silence was observed at the outset of the meeting by the members in memory of Nihar Kanti Das, retired deputy general manager SBI and Dilip Kr Dey, officer, who passed away recently in Kolkata and Silchar respectively.
Syamal Chakrabarti, general secretary of SBIPA, spoke on a number of issues like increase in dearness allowance for pensioners with effect from February 2014, and non-submission of life certificates by a large number of pensioners, which affected their pension payments adversely.
He also announced that there is a continuous growth in SBIPA�s membership and soon it is expected to reach the figure of 1,000.