State Bank of India Officer’s Association Educational Trust
N0. 18 School Road, Anna Nagar Western Extension, Chennai – 600 101.
State Bank of India Officers’ Association (Chennai Circle)
The State Bank of India Officers’ Association (Chennai Circle) is the sole collective bargaining body of four thousand Officers working in the State Bank of India Union Territory of Pondicherry. Its primary objective is to unite all Officers working in the circle of collective bargaining purposes and to secure for its members better service and fair working conditions. It is also committed to redressing their grievances and improving the quality of life of its members, economically, socially and culturally. It was registered on August 14, 1965, as ‘State Bank of India Officers’ Association (Chennai Circle)’ under the Trade Union Act.
SBI Officers’ Association Educational Trust
As part of its non- bargaining activity, the SBIOA (Chennai Circle) sponsored the State Bank of India Officers’ Association Educational Trust in the Year 1978 and was inaugurated on 6th June 1979 to synchronize the International Year of the Child. The SBIOA Educational Trust was registered as a Society under Societies Registration Act, to establish and manage educational institutions for the benefit of the members, children as well as to deserving students irrespective of caste, color or creed. The first project of SBIOA Educational Trust is the school started in June 1979 at Anna Nagar Western Extension, Chennai in a compact area of 6.2 acres and at the same time i.e 1979 the Trust has taken over the primary school in Madurai for developing it into a High School.
At present, the trust runs three Schools in Chennai and two at Madurai, Tiruchirappalli, one each at Coimbatore and Kochi. Two Schools at Chennai and the schools at Coimbatore, Thiruchirapalli, and Madurai are affiliated to the Matriculation Board of Government of Tamil Nadu and others with Central Board of Secondary Education, New Delhi. At present, there are about 30,000 children studying in all seven schools. Also, the trust has provided employment opportunities to nearly 1500 teaching and non-teaching staff in all seven schools. All the schools under the Management of the trust are run efficiently providing cent percent results in Public Examinations year after year. In order to ensure continuous professional development of our Teachers, The Trust has an academy viz SBIOA Higher Academy of Research and Professional Enhancement.