Support Bank Strike against Mergers and Bank Charges

For Immediate Release Support Bank Strike against Mergers and Bank Charges September 23, 2019: Financial Accountability Network, India stands in solidarity with the strikes and protest actions announced by the bank officers and employee unions. Four officers’ unions All India Bank Officer’s Confederation (AIBOC), the All India Bank Officer’s Association (AIBOA),…

Mergers to result in global banks? They would be worth $4 bn vs big banks’ capital $70-80 bn

Four officers’ unions, All India Bank Officer’s Confederation (AIBOC), the All India Bank Officer’s Association (AIBOA), the Indian National Bank Officer’s Congress (INBOC) and the National Organization of Bank Officers (NOBO), have called for a strike on September 26 and 27 to protest against the merger of 10 state-run banks…

Statement on the Misleading Media Reports on SBI’s Service Charges

For Immediate Release Media Reporting on Bank Charges Misleading: SBI Continues to Fleece its Customers!! Public Statement by Financial Accountability Network India. September 23, 2019: There has been misleading media reports, which claimed that State Bank of India has revised various services charges. The reports claimed that there has been a…

Bank Mergers did on behalf of Corporates: Sitaram Yechury

For Immediate Release Bank Mergers did on behalf of Corporates: Sitaram Yechury Economists, Unionists and Political Party leaders discuss RBI reserve fund transfer & bank mergers New Delhi, September 3, 2019: “The transfer of RBI’s surplus to the government destabilises the RBI, makes India vulnerable in an on-going global and…

Banks merger ‘reflects’ Modi’s pro-corporate slant: Public sector units deserve to die

Several civil rights organizations, trade unions and their representatives have called the recent Government of India announcement of the merger of 10 public sector banks (PSBs) as a systematic step towards “privatising” them, adding, it is line with “a slew of waivers” for the so-called wealth creators, who are actually…

Transferring RBI surplus to govt, banks” merger to aggravate economic slowdown: Yechury

New Delhi, Sep 3 The twin moves of transferring RBI surplus to the Union government and merger of banks will further aggravate the slowdown the Indian economy is facing, CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury said on Tuesday. Speaking at a debate hosted by the Financial Accountability Network, he said the…

Mergers! Systematic Privatisation of Public Sector Banks

For Immediate Release Mergers! Systematic Privatisation of Public Sector Banks New Delhi, September 2, 2019: We the undersigned organisations and individuals condemn the Government’s decision to merge 10 Public Sector Banks (PSBs) and demand immediate withdrawal of the mergers; Stop Privatisation of the PSBs; Take genuine actions to recover bad…

Strengthen Public Sector Banks! Bring Focus back to Mass Banking!

For Immediate Release Strengthen Public Sector Banks! Bring Focus Back to Mass Banking! July 20, 2019: On the golden jubilee year of nationalisation of the banks, Financial Accountability Network India commends the Public Sector Banks (PSBs) for their service for the past five decades. The role of the nationalised banks…