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Is Central Bank of India harassing frail older pensioners?
Central Bank of India is not following banking guidelines, holding pensions up to 8 months unlawfully, hiding information and evading replying and instead of addressing people concern they are punishing them with deducting higher deduction of income tax.
Following is a case of retiree (2004) V. K. Gupta PPO No.-4234 whose Pension Arrears w.e.f. 01.01.2006 were held up for 6 months, pension was held up for 8 months and (3 times) income tax deducted on imaginary pension which wasn't received despite senior most bank officials knowing about it.

(1) Bareilly Central Bank of India (CBI) branch has deducted more than 3 times the Income tax 1.78 lac for the year 2014-15 on the (IMAGINARY) pension amount NOT received by the retiree just because he raised the issue of malpractice at CBI. Central Bank of India officials even the senior most one's are now evading answering?

(2) Central bank delayed the pension arrears by 6 months and grossly under-calculated it and now neither correcting it. Instead the bank is hiding information on how they grossly under-calculated?

(3) Not stating in passbook what is the exact pension received in 2014-15 and why frequent held of pensions many times and up to 8 months delay and why evading replies.

Now even the senior most officials in Central Bank of India, Rajeev Rishi, CMD chose not to reply when an email was sent to them as why his bank officials are not following the bank policy.

As per law even government of India can't stop the pension of a retiree but CBI officials have demonstrated again and again with total disregard to the Government of India initiative that not only they can easily stop pension up to 8 months but can also deduct higher income tax if anyone raises voice.

Should old pensioners suffer by the bank's callous and irresponsible behaviour despite Government of India initiative that pensioners shouldn't be harassed?

Shouldn't Central Bank of India reply why they deduct tax on "imaginary" amount in the first place and return the additional amount.

Shouldn't the senior CBI officials take action to address the problems of senior citizens instead of keeping silence?

I don't know how long Indian society will be keep on suffering at the hand of insensitive bureaucracy.

(Writer, Subodh Gupta is a freelance journalist) 

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