About Us


I take liberty to request you to become a member of the Vijaya Bank Retirees’ Association. VBRA is affiliated to All India Bank Retirees’ Federation an organization of retirees irrespective of the grades/position they held while in the Bank and also the union affiliations while in service. In almost all banks there are single organization for retirees. As there are no functional clashes after retirement there is no sense in having cadre-wise organizations as it would weaken the movement.

Further the office bearers of VBRA as well as AIBRF are those who were office bearers of activists in various officers’ and workmen organization. For example the present General Secretary of AIBRF is the retired Gen: Manager of Bank of India and the President was GM, Central Bank of India. In almost all banks retired Chairman to Sub-staff are members of the single retirees’ organization. VBRA also consists of retired Gen: Managers to Sub-staff.

1) To represent and sort out the difficulties arising out of implementation of second option for pension.

2) To secure the arrears of basic pension till 2005 that is legally due to those retired after 01-11-1997 till 01-11-2002.

3) Secure 100% neutralization of DA for those who retired prior to 1.11.2002- this is a clear case of discrimination.

4) Revision of pension as and when revision of salary takes place for those in service.

5) Substantial medical benefits to retirees.

6) Substantial increase in family pension.

These are all reasonable and hence realizable demands provided collective efforts are made under the banner of a single All India organization.We are also perusing the issue of denial of weightage of service to those retired under VRS, legally and organizationally.

The Government employees-central as well as many states-secured periodical revisions of pension and other benefits on account of collective and continued pressure by retirees for years. The organizational struggle put up for years by retired Defence personnel to secure equal pension for equal rank is fresh in our memory. Various approaches like approaching Courts of Law, lobbying with political and other power centers apart from mass deputation, utilizing the help of press etc have to be resorted to. Unless there are numbers no one will care for us. Huge resources are required to organize and lobbying and litigation.

AIBRF is growing in numbers. Earlier the bank retirees organize well and raise resources the better and the result will be faster and substantial. Unless the retirees as a movement take up the issues nothing will happen. The movement is on. Let all of us be proud participants in the pursuit of realization of legitimate causes instead of recipients of the fruits of the effort made by others.

The membership of VBRA has crossed 2000 in a short span of time. Many who are members of Retired Officers’ Association have joined our association. Everyone realizes the need of an organization as in the case of other sectors.

Let us work for betterment of all and also continue the bond of Vijaites.

Please become a life member by paying Rs.2,000/- and also contribute Rs.1,000/- to legal funds. It is my personal privilege to enroll as a member of VBRA.

With greetings:-

C.Gopinathan Nair,

President, VBRA

Vice President, AIBRF,

70, 17th main, 4th Cross, BTM Layout

Ist phase, Bangalore – 560 068

Mob:No: 9740185218


General Secretary