History of Officers' Association
Our country achieved independence on the 15th August,1947 but officers in the Imperial Bank of India and on its take-over by the State Bank of India continued to be treated like salaried slaves. Even the right of casual leave was denied to officers in the Bank. Working conditions were woefully inadequate. Against this background the All India State Bank Officer's Federation (initially) known as All India State Bank of India Supervising Staff Federation) was founded in 1965 with an initial membership of approximately 4000.

The All India State Bank Officers' Federation federated the Circle Association of Officers. The Federation is the pioneer of the officers' movement in the country and was the first Trade Union of Officers to raise the voice of protest against unilateralism of the Management. In June 1969, at the call of the Federation, Officers of the State Bank of India were on strike for 16 days demanding right of joint determination of salary structure and conditions of service of the officers. That was the first strike of the managerial employees in the world.

We were then a Zone of the Bengal Circle. The Strike in our Bihar State was 100%. Consequent upon the creation of Local Head Office at Patna on 1st July, 1972, we became an autonomous body of Officers and call ourselves State Bank of Supervising Staff Association. The Association was registered with the Registrar of Trade Union, Government of Bihar in 1975. From the small beginning in 1972 when we had only 252 members, today we are a mighty organization having over 5000 members.

Since the inception, the affairs of the Association have been directed towards securing for the Officers fair and equitable conditions of service through bipartite process. The Circle Association has been publishing a bi-monthly periodical "SUP-POWER' which is registered with Registrar of Newspapers and Publication, New Delhi. The periodical gives valuable and current information concerning the members and the Bank.

Due to change in the organizational structure of the Bank from 1st January 1981 the necessary changes in the set up of the Association had become imperative. The required amendment in the rules and bye-laws of the Association was adopted in various General Councils of the Association last being on the 19th October,2003. These amendments have duly been registered with the Registrar of Trade Union, Government of Bihar.

The Association is recognized as the sole bargaining agent for State Bank Officers. While the Circle Headquarters is established at Patna, the Zonal Representatives function from the respective Zonal Secretariats established at Patna, Ranchi, Purnea, Bhagalpur and Muzaffarpur.

The objects of the Association is to organize and unite all officers of State Bank of India and to have collective bargaining with the State Bank Management, to secure fair conditions of work and service, to redress the grievances of members and to meet the economic, social, cultural and welfare needs of members. The Co-operative Credit Society of the Association is serving the welfare needs of the members. The society disburses loan upto Rs.4.00 lacs and compensation on death is Rs.2.50 lacs.


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