THE BIRTH OF A LIVE ORGANIZATION:
ALL INDIA STATE BANK OFFICERS’ FEDERATION
WE ARE NOT MAKERS OF HISTORY, WE ARE MADE BY HISTORY… Martin Luther King Jr
History is about everything that happened in the past: and it is a fascinating experience to know and understand the significance of collective achievements of our great forefathers under trying and hostile environments giving their blood, sweat and tears.. The past informs our lives, ideas, expectations, challenges, trials, tribulations and contributions. We owe our today to the yesterday leaders for their vision, sacrifice and ability. In fact penning an article on the history of this great organisation itself should be a thanksgiving one to the sagacity and reliving the memories of our pristine past. It also simultaneously reminds us about our responsibility to carry forward the rich legacy so assiduously nurtured by our elders.
A journey of thousand miles starts with the first step
The general perception in the management quarters was that the Trade Unions were meant for the lower level workers and the supervisors were part of the Management. Such a perception could only hold good when the service conditions of the supervisors are better than those of their subordinates. The Trade Union Act prescribed certain broad guidelines regarding the eligibility for the purpose of forming Trade Unions by the workers and provided certain protections and immunities to the leaders of the unions. The professionals including the Bank Officers were ineligible to form unions and they were considered as part of the Management by the frames of the Trade Union Act as well. This was the common perception in the middle of the 20th Century…