Our long pending issues of pension updation and opening of pension option remain unresolved. This is despite retirees struggles for about more than a decade. All sections of retirees have always whole heartedly supported the calls given by United Forum of RB Officers and Employees (UFRBOE). Alas! no result. Perhaps this forced UFRBOE to tone down their demand to relief in any form in lieu of Pension updation at the time when governor Rajan was about to demit office. Yet no result.
Dr Rajan, after he joined RBI as Governor, raised our hopes throughout his tenure about the issues. He continued to assure till his last day to keep patience and wait for the result. In fact, he, like his predecessor, has failed us. Perhaps he too was bidding for his time. However, we cannot easily forget that during his time in March 14 , he was able to secure a package deal about pension updation for retirees from the then DFS secretary Shri Takru. The package was initially rejected by the in service leaders. Political scenario changed and the package has been subsequently withdrawn by the present authorities in Finance ministry.
During the demonstrations by retirees prior to the last strike action on 19th November, 2015 , it is on record that the leaders, while addressing the gatherings at Delhi and other places, announced that they wont enter into any wage settlement unless Pension issue is resolved, However, when 19th November strike hit the bureaucracy in Ministry hard, the wage settlement was given a priority over the helpless retirees demands. Strike concluded on the assurance that the Bank is in constant follow up with the ministry and the information and replies are being sent. The updation of pension and opening of pension option would be resolved soon, it was said. Wait ! And we kept waiting till the guard vanished.
Meanwhile, General Secretary, Shri Aherrao has written a letter to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on 19th September 16 for updating the pension in RBI. Another letter to the Governor Urjit Patel reiterating the resolution of our just demands is here.
We are also in touch with legal experts in the matter. But we strongly hold that pensioners have only one class after they have retired from RBI. We also feel that social networking groups are not the appropriate platforms for invoking the legal remedy.
With good wishes
RBI-Medical Assistance Fund Scheme (MAFS)-GMP (2016-17) for RBI retirees renewed with United India Insurance co.17 Aug
The earlier cashless Medi claim policy with the private sector company – IFFCO TOKIO– expired on August 14, 2016. RBI has ,now, renewed the policy for a period of one year (15-8-16 to 14-8-17) with United India Insurance Co. Ltd.(UIIC).
There is a change in the Grade-wise limit for ICU, room/bed charges, sum insured per hospitalization.
There is no change in the Third Party Administrators (TPAs) View/download the list.
Following enhancements/additions have been made:
I. Ayurveda treatment at CGHS empaneled Ayurvedic hospitals.
II. EECP (Enhanced external counter pulsation) to be included under the policy on OPD basis up to the per hospitalization limit. Settlement of claim to be done on reimbursement basis only after completion of full treatment.
III. Donor Medical expenses in case of transplants like kidney, liver etc. to be covered within the sum insured (Organ cost not covered under policy)
IV. The day care list will also be inclusive of day care Medical Treatment undertaken due to advancement of technology. The additions to the current list of 140+ day care treatment are:
(a) Cost of CRF/CKD treatment including the cost of injection
Erythropoietin/Cyclosporine/Sandimmune up to admissible per hospitalization limit on cumulative basis .
Other Operations / Procedure
(c) All types of angiography covered
(d) Photo dynamic laser therapy covered under ARMD treatment
The names, contact numbers and e-mail id of the designated TPAs and representatives of the Insurance Consultants are listed here.
New TPA cards will be issued to MAF members in due course. Till such time the existing MAFS ID card issued by the Bank as well as existing ID cards issued by the TPA will be valid for admission to the hospital.
As members’ have unhappy past experience with the TPAs regarding issue of new ID cards, and as the Bank has not prescribed any time limit for issue of new ID cards, retirees may remain vigilant, and in case they do not receive new ID cards within 3 weeks, they should contact the Relationship Managers concerned for immediate issue of ID cards along with details of Hospitals empanelled.