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SC fixes Rs8000 as pension amount for retired bank employees

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Tuesday fixed an amount of Rs8000 as pension for retired bank employees and also directed the banks for a 5 percent annual increase in the pension.

A three-member bench of the apex court headed by Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar heard the case.

During the course of proceedings, a counsel for the United Bank Limited (UBL) informed the bench that the bank had fixed Rs5250 as the pension amount for former employees.

The court was also informed that ABL and HBL had also fixed an amount of Rs5250 for pension.

The chief justice remarked that the court would enhance the minimum amount of pension, and the counsel for the retired bank employees termed the increase in pension a good step.

Advocate Ayesha Hamid informed the court that the government had fixed Rs15000 as minimum salary and according to formula the pension amount should be Rs7500.

The court then fixed the pension amount to Rs8000 and remarked that it would be applicable after the court’s verdict in the case.



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29 Comments

  1. Maqbool said:

    Can this decision also implement on other banks retaird employees.

  2. JAVED RAZA SIDDIQUI said:

    It should be Careful. That in ALLIED BANK interest on Commutation Amount that was ceased as on jun,2002 .

  3. Arshad said:

    Honourable court is requested to decide the pension case on merit .Can Khushaal Bibi become khushhal in 8000/= why the banks not pay increase on monthly pension from the it is frozen &the bank retired employees are deprived of the profit earned on their funds, For God sake please think over it .

  4. Manzoor Hussain said:

    as per pension rules the Govt. pays 70% pension of the last pay drawn. But in case of banks we are astonished as to the formula adopted by banks for payment of pension ti their employees.I wonder from which country have they imported this formula calculating pension. Further the govt.in view of increase in prices of commodities of day to day use allows increase in pension also. But the banks pay the fixed amount of pension from the day of retirement to the day of death,and that too is fixed as per their unique formula

    • Manzoor Hussain said:

      we expect that honorable Chief Justice will provide the depressed retired bank employees justice on humanitarian grounds.

  5. Arshad said:

    I think the amount 8000 and increase 5% to be given from that date when pension s were frozen.

  6. Syed Sajjad Hussain Shah said:

    All the employer who has been sent home under vss or retrenched must be given this pension because they all were recruited under pension programe

  7. Syed Sajjad Hussain Shah said:

    RETIRED BANKERS ASSOCIATION (RBA) FOR PENSION & BENEFITS STRUGGLE
    All the banks employees who have not been given pension by their banks in any way are requested to like ,comment with bank ,name and address share this post to show their interest for pension according to employment contract..By the grace of Allah every one will get his right according to employment terms and conditions. It may take time 3 months to 12 months.It is national level issue. every one will work for this single cause All concerns will attend a session of meeting in Islamabad /Lahore /Quetta/Peshawar on the given time date and venue
    Agenda of Meeting
    Pension according to NBP formula
    Welfare fund contribution by banks (HBL,UBL,MCB,ABL)
    Medical expenses reimbursement facility
    Annual 15% increase in pension
    Restoration of Full pension payment after commutation period
    Hajj lucky draw sponsorship
    Merit Scholarships for children
    Jehaiz for daughters from benevolent fund
    Increase in benevolent pension from Rs.3000 to 4000 as per ministry of finance Circular
    Interest free personel loans against pension
    Deceased pension to unmarried son/daughter

    Syed Sajjad Hussain Shah MBA,DAIBP
    HBL Retired OG-I Gujrat
    Contact.03216225098

    • Ehsan ullah khan. Avp retired from HBL. said:

      I fully agree & endorse your suggestion. HBL is owned not only by a private family, only 26 % & rest of the 74 % shares are owned by the GOVT . In this way the pension rules of the NBP should be applicable in our & other private denationalized Banks from the date of retirement of every pensioner. The Banks are earning billions of profit every year, so there is no reason, why they should deny the rights of poor retired staff, executives, officers, & other staff of lower ranks. I hope these submissions will be brought in the knowledge of the worthy Chief justice, other justices looking into our case. I hope only NBP formula will work. Thanks.

      • Ehsa ullah khan said:

        Though the final decision of the supreme court is not satisfactory, and even that is not applicable on the golden handshake retirees.It is strange. They were also offerd the pension facility, which was freezed afterwards onesidedly. I have served the bank for thirty six years & I am being deprived of the new rules. Is it not injustice. We are also being hit by the inflation. After all there must be some rules for all the staff receiving pension. Thanks.

  8. MUHAMMAD SALEEM said:

    MCB retired employees few years back have NO pension at all. What about those? What SC and State have for them? I have served 40 years to this bank.
    Muhammad Saleem
    (R) OG-1 BM
    MCB Bank Ltd in year 2008

  9. Muhammad Arshad shairi said:

    All the pensioners from any bank should struggle with unity and take up the matter in supreme court.every one should contribute in this move financilly as well as morally.we should motivate all our retired collegues to unite under unit and strive for this cause wholeheartedly.we are ready for this.letus join hands.
    Arshad shairi Retired Senior Manager HBL

  10. mumtaz ali said:

    can this decision also implement an other banks retaird vss,ers,pension employee ; UBL Mumtaz ali

  11. mohammad akber mughal said:

    can this decision also implement an other bank retaird employee UBL mohammed akbar mughal

  12. mumtaz ali TUNIO said:

    I m with you syed sajjad hussain shah;MUMTAZ ALI TUNIO RTD UBL EMPLOYEE

  13. Muhammad Arshad shairi said:

    Please share comprehensive action plan to proceed furthur in the matter.I shall coordinate with my other collegues in the connection for meeting on the agenda.

  14. Nazir Soomro said:

    سپريم ڪورٽ جي سخاوت کي سلام…………ماڻهن جي جذبات سان کيڏڻ آهي ٻيو ڇا…………مال پاڻي زندهآباد باقي سڀ مرده آباد

  15. Tariq Mahmood MA llb DAIBP retired UBL 26 year service said:

    I got retirement after serving 26 years (qualifying service) for pension as per Govt rules but no pension. Retired Og1 having MA llb DAIBP and getting 1650.- as BF now.

    Ready to serve for the cause of pensioner and ready to financially support as well where and whenever called into .
    03009117160

  16. Fareed said:

    Asslam O Alaikum
    Sir jo 1998 say retired howy hain un ki pension increase ho gi Kaya

  17. Mohammad Ilyas Janjua said:

    As per this decision I.e. giving relief to retired employees of UBL gratuity amount should also be recalculated on the basis of rise in pension. Also MONTHLY B.F. Grant should also be increased from meagre amount Rd.1620/- which was stopped after the age of 70 of the retiree. Sir is it justified. Likewise medical reimbursement amount should be increased simultaneously. It is respectfully prayed.

  18. Qaisar iqbal said:

    What about those bankers retrenched from UBL and not given any pension after that… will arrears be included for them in this decision?

  19. Ahmad said:

    My father was retrench from ubl in 1997 can he also avail this pension facility and if then what the procedure

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