State bank of India (SBI) staff association held its general meeting-cum-farewell to A. Lolly Moses SBI staff association vice president North East circle during a function held at LCS building Kohima on February 25.
In his address, Moses said since the inception of the SBI staff association in Nagaland since 1998 under his leadership module, the union has taken up the matters and opened more branches in Nagaland particularly in rural areas. He informed initially there were only 38 branches in Nagaland that were open mostly at Dimapur and Kohima but now the SBI in Nagaland has 68 branches opened in all the district and sub-divisional centers in the State.
He disclosed that the union also has taken up with the bank management to open ATM in all the important centers and now SBI has 180 ATM booths all over Nagaland to serve the people.
The retiring officer stated the union also had bridged the gap between management and employees issues and took up the matter of staff quarters and dormitories in all centers. While adding the association has been fighting and bargaining with the IBA for affordable salary revision to the employees.
President SBISA N.E. circle Pranab Kr. Thakuria, general secretary SBI pensioners association N.E. Bhupen Kalita and general secretary SBISA N.E. circle Pradip Kr. Baishya also addresses the gathering and acknowledged the contribution of the retiring officer for the welfare of the staff in the northeast and also asked the members to stay united for the betterment of the employees.
Earlier, the program was compered by M. Matilda, welcome address delivered by P.K. Thapa zonal secretary SBISA N.E circle, special songs presented by Tati group from Don Bosco College Kohima and Khriezhalie Theünuo, while vote of thanks proposed by Kedisenuo Kekuo unit secretary SBISA.