Highlights of Perks & Benefits for Clerks & Sub staffs

11th BPS Wage Revision is finalized between IBA and various unions of clerks and Sub-staffs. Here are the list of benefits and perks which are added with the salary hike under 11th BPS.

Salient Features of 11th BPS for Clerks & Sub Staffs

1. SUBSTAF PASSING CAIIB WILL GET ADDITIONAL INCREMENT LIKE CLERICAL STAFF 2. Notice period for availing Privilege Leave (other than for LFC) will be 10 days. ( now 15 days) 

2. Privilege leave taken on sick grounds when there is no sick leave at credit will not be counted as an occasion of availing PL. 

3. From the calendar year 2020, besides encashment of PL at the time of retirement and during availment of LFC, PL Encashment would be permitted at 5 days every calendar year (7 days in case of employees / officers of 55 years of age and above) at the time of any festival of their choice. 

4. Beyond 30 years of service, additional sick leave will be granted at 1 month per year subject to a max. of 720 days in entire service. (it is 630 days now) 

5. Women employees can avail sick leave for the sickness of their children (upto 8 years of age) on production of medical certificate. 

6. Extra ordinary Leave on loss of pay can be availed for 120 days at a time. (NOW 90 DAYS) 

7. Maternity Leave can be availed in combination/ continuation with other kind of leave. 

8. 2 months leave with salary will be granted as additional ML for Hysterectomy operation where ML limit is exhausted. 

9. Within the overall period of 12 months, Maternity leave may be granted upto 6 weeks in case of MTP/miscarriage/ abortion, AND if required upto 6 months . 

10. Maternity Leave for legal adoption of one child will be upto a max. of 9 months.(NOW 6 MONTHS) 

11. Maternity Leave for delivery for twin children shall be 8 month (now 6 montsh) 

12. Within the overall period of 12 months, Maternity leave may be granted upto 30 days for the period of hospitalisation for the treatment of certain specified ailments, subject to production of necessary certificate from the hospital. 

11. Paternity Leave can be sanctioned in case of child adoption. 

12. Absence from office due to curfew, riots, prohibitory orders, natural calamities, flood, etc. at the place of work or residence will be treated as special leave on duty. 

13. LFC: permissible Distance will be revised as 2200 km/4400 km for non-substaff and 2600 km/5200 km for substaff 

14. Employees will be permitted to travel by own car while on LFC 

15. Road Mileage charges will be revised from Rs. 6 per km to Rs. 8 per km 

16. Train fare by Shatabdi and Rajdhani express trains (non-Executive Class) will be reimbursed under LFC if travel is undertaken by these trains. 

17. Charges for local sightseeing while on LFC will be reimbursed within the entitlement on production of bills from approved operators. 

18. LFC – if husband and wife both are working in the same Bank, they will be entitled to LFC individually. 

18. GST charges on train fare will be paid over and above the entitlement 

19. For employees working in North East States, LFC will begin from Guwahati and the fare from their place of work to Guwahati will be additionally paid. Similarly, Andaman Nicobar islands to Chennai/ Kolkata, Lakshadweep to Kochi, far-flung area branches in HP, Uttarakhand, Sikkim, J & K or any other areas which are not directly connected by train, fare to nearest major railway station will be additionally reimbursed under LFC in addition to normal entitlement. 

20. For actual travel under LFC, train fare under dynamic fare system as on the date of booking of tickets will be reimbursed. Revision of Pony and addition of Dolly charges as per Govt rates. 

21. One more option will be given to choose between 2 years block or 4 years block 

22. Income criteria for definition of dependents will be revised from Rs. 10,000 to Rs. 12,000 

23. Employees removed from service under Voluntary Cessation Scheme will be eligible for retirement benefits including pension, if otherwise eligible. 

24. Employees removed from service under Voluntary Cessation Scheme will be given the chance to represent/appeal against the decision. 

25. For employees transferred out of station under Deployment policy, the compensation amount will be revised from Rs. 400 to Rs. 600 per month.(other than SBI) 

26. When employees shift their personal effects while on transfer to another station, Breakage charges will be paid at Rs. 1650 for clerks and Rs. 1100 for substaff (on production of receipt). Rs. 1100 for clerks and Rs. 825 for substaff (on Declaration basis). 

27. For definition of Family, physically/mentally challenged children of employees will continue to be treated as dependents even after their marriage subject to income criteria of dependents .

28. Banks contribution to the NPS fund will be at 14 % of Pay & Dearness Allowance instead of 10% 

30. Service Charges under New Pension Scheme will not be recovered from the employees and will be paid by the Banks. 

31. Cycle Allowance will be increased from Rs. 100 to Rs. 150 

32. Washing Allowance will be increased from Rs. 150 to Rs. 200 

33. Split Duty Allowance – Rs. 150 to Rs. 200 

34. Project Area Compensatory Allowance – will be increased to Project Area Group A - Clerk : Rs.290 Substaff Rs. 230 Project Area Group B - Clerk : Rs 230 Substaff Rs. 200 Note : in future if Govt of India will come out with any new project, and if any allowance is paid to their employees, the same should be extended in banks. 

35. Project Area HRA ( A or B )will be paid at branches opened in Special Economic Zone, Export Promotion Zone, etc 

36. Definition of family for coverage under Group Medical Insurance Policy/reimbursement of medical expenses and LFC – Any two of parents or parents-in-law – I.e. father & mother, father-in-law & mother-in-law, father and mother-in-law, mother and father-in-law, to be covered 

37. Revision in Halting Allowance/Diem Allowance 12 lacs and above – clerk Rs. 1050 substaff Rs. 750 5-12 lacs Clerk : Rs. 900 substaff Rs 600 Below 5 lacs - clerk Rs. 675 substaff Rs. 375 

38 An employee can also claim halting expenses reimbursement by production of hotel rent receipt subject to ceilings prescribed : Provided further that in such cases of reimbursement of hotel rent, boarding charges at 25% of the haling allowance shall be payable.
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