Employees of the public-sector bank, Central Bank of India have alleged that the top management are apathetic towards the plight of the staff in the wake of the crisis that followed demonetisation.
The All India Central Bank Employees’ Congress (AICBEC) in a letter to its General Manager of Human Resources urged the top brass to take necessary arrangements to alleviate the employees from “tremendous mental stress”.
“You will please appreciate that after demonetisation of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes the employees of all banks in general and that of Central Bank in particular, are passing through a stage of tremendous mental stress consequent to serving the clienteles as well as common public in order to successfully implement the objectives for which the extreme decision has been taken,” General Secretary of AICBEC, Subhas S Sawant wrote in his letter on Wednesday.
Accusing the management of not following RBI guidelines to contain the crisis, Sawant requested the GM of HR to “advise” branch managers, regional managers and zonal managers to refrain from giving “undue punishment to toiling employees”.
He also suggested that the management should take the assistance of retired employees according to the Indian Banks’ Association (IBA) guidelines.
In his letter, Sawant pointed out 12 unprecedented circumstances that bank employees are subjected to including 12-16-hour work days and their inability to physically verify how much cash is brought from the currency chest to the branch among others.
While the central government has conceded its shortcomings on its preparedness, the management, he claimed, was blaming the staff.