Bank employees may Strike work against FRDI Bill

Opposing the Financial Resolution and Deposit Insurance (FRDI) Bill, the All India Bank Employees Association (AIBEA) has said it is planning a strike if the Centre proceeds on the proposed legislation.

In a statement issued late on Monday, that the government is contemplating to liquidate the banks and the deposits of the banks will not be returned because of the bail-in clause of the bill.”

According to AIBEA, the bill provides for setting up a new authority Financial Resolution Corporation (FRC) that will deal with liquidation and resolution of banks, insurance and other financial institutions.

“This FRC will supersede the powers of RBI (Reserve Bank of India) and other agencies dealing with the problem at present. Deposit Insurance Corporation guarantees deposits upto Rs 1 lakh per customer. This will be closed down and the FRC will decide the amount now,” AIBEA said.

In addition, the FRC has power to liquidate any bank and permit to use the depositors’ money to bail-in a bank. This provision is creating doubt and panic in the minds of every one, the statement said.

According to AIBEA, at a time when people are already worried about their money in the banks due the huge bad loans and consequent write off, loss of revenue, losses being incurred by banks, the government instead of assuring the people about safety has chosen to bring this FRDI Bill which deals with possible liquidation of banks.

The bank union spoke of stringent measures to recover the huge bad loans from big corporates and other defaulters.

The AIBEA said the question of bail-in does not arise in Indian situation as banks under liquidation are general merged with stronger banks.

2 thoughts on “Bank employees may Strike work against FRDI Bill

  1. some body has to initiate the movement because lot of un trusted / rumars and unwanted news is spread in media because of which innocent people are worrying so much. so present bank employees should demand from govt. / finance ministry/ PM office message through all media channels. Govt should announce through media without further delay which may cause non repairable loss to PSU banks.

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