Sunday, August 26, 2012

SBI in News!

SBI Staff to work on Sundays

All said and done, SBI leadership is somewhat distinct.  Its Chairman is always in news for some good reasons or expressing views on the market, interest rates, new policies of RBI or Government or its own.  Two days back, SBI Chairman opined that CRR may have to be eased out.  Today, he comes out with a proposal that their staff will work on Sundays.  That does not mean they will not work on other days of the week.  My personal view is that Banks, Post Offices, Hospitals, Cinema Halls, Shopping Malls, Eateries, etc should be open on Sundays so that all busy working professionals and others will spend good time together with their families including completing many personal transactions.  Banks and others who are open on Sundays, can avail weekly off on Mondays so that their own staff can attend to other works in Government Offices etc conveniently.  This initiative of SBI is laudable in the larger public interest.

Friday, August 24, 2012

No blogs this month!

I did not post till date in August month.  May be because I was travelling to Bangalore, involved many activities at the Institute, and assumed my new additional responsibilities as Chairman-Admissions (second stint).  Of course, there have been several developments on the personal and professional front; events around like Conferences and Alumni meets, visit of CRISIL grading team and so on.  Banking scene has also been witnessing some interesting developments including a 2-day strike this week.  Next week, SBI Manipal is shifting in to a new premises and I have dinner meet fix up with the CGM Bangalore.  News in the family front about proposals for Sravanthi, new job taken up by Abhishek (Babla) in Bangalore, Ganga's elevation as Principal with a hike in pay, Dipthi travelling from USA, etc also have been engaging my time.