GLIMPSES from LIFE & TIMES of BABA BAKHORAN DASS – unorthodox decision

BBD had very interesting and challenging tenure at Pataliputra. Some time during early 80s one of the gR8 bhayankars played mischief at his place and parked nearly a million at the unit of BBD as TD for 10 years with an instruction to renew on same T&C if not withdrawn. Within few months, the entire documents were seized by CBI for their investigation and just before joining the unit, the designate Hon’ble Court conveyed their verdict “THE AMOUNT SHOULD BE RETURNED TO THE INFORMANT.”
The immediate predecessor of BBD – a potential member of the TMT referred the issue to the office of Subedar for necessary direction. Such type of volleyball match was taking shape in the organization of BBD very fast. However the gR8 Subedar Saheb (SS) wonderful decision – “Obtain the original certificate get the signature of the customer and pay”.
BBD when received the written direction of SS was thoroughly confused as to how to implement! His personal meeting with SS did not yield – rather in the eyes of SS BBD was a nagging wretched fellow.
Ultimately BBD took the following decisions:
01. Informant means “who had filed FIR (it was Big Brother Bank BBB)”
02. Amount means – Original Deposit
Hence, in compliance of Hon’ble Court’s direction BBD did exactly the same what he had perceived.
By such decision BBD could save nearly same amount of IOD which he got from the ANNADATA on the EOD,
No laurels to BBD at the same time NO ACCOUNTABILITY for SS for the decision detrimental to the interests of the organisation.

Author: mahesh3006

A retired development banker with strong bias towards rural development through microcredit