Balasubramaniam Foundation


Realizing that a knowledgeable membership is an asset to the institution and assessing the value of education and training in making CBOO more effective, the Executive Committee set up a formal Education & Training Wing in January 1984. It was inaugurated in Mangalore by L.V. Subramaniam, Secretary- General of the then AICOBOO. ETW was continuously engaged in organizing training programmes for the functionaries and activists in trade union management, communication and defence in disciplinary proceedings. It regularly brought out guides and manuals for the benefit of promotion aspirants and provided coaching classes for promotion. The periodical publication of the Officer’ Service Regulation is also done under this.

In July 1996, ETW was renamed as Balasubramanian Foundation for Education &Training (BFET)to perpetuate the memory of Late Sri N.Balasubramanian.

The Secretary, who is nominated by the Executive Committee, looks after BFET's work. Currently, B S Dinesha is the Secretary

Balasubramaniam Memorial Lecture:

As part of its non-bargaining activities, CBOO organizes Balasubramanian Memorial Lectures every year around June/July. It is to commemorate Late Sri N.Balasubramanian, former President of CBOO. More importantly through the Lectures, CBOO attempts to focus the attention on matters of relevance to trade unions like H.R.Management, I R and Bank's working,economy and banking etc. Started in 1996, the Lecture is a regular feature of CBOO's activities. Between 1996 till 2016 the following eminent persons gave lectures on relevant issues. Often the speeches or gist thereof are published in Officers' Voice.

1996Prof. S. Swaminathan
Business Editor, The Hindu, Chennai
ChennaiLabour & Capital in the present scenario
1997Prof. Jacob Mankidy
Professor, National Institute of Bank Management, Pune
MangaloreTrade Unions in the present scenario
1998Prof. B. R. Patil
Professor, Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore
BangaloreCollective bargaining in the wake of reforms
1999Prof. Abhijit Gangopadhyay
Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Management Mumbai
MumbaiPerspectives in wage & performance in banks
2000Mr. V. K. Madhava Mohan
H R Mentor, Ernakulam
MumbaiNew paradigm for Trade unions in Banks
2001Mr. C. R. L. Narasimhan
Business Editor, The Hindu
BangaloreThe Changing values in financial sector
2002Mr. C. S. Venkata Ratnam
Professor, International Management Institute, Delhi
MangaloreFuture of trade unions
2003Mr. Sucheta Dalal
BangaloreWhistle blowing in the banks
2004Dr. P. D. Shenoy
Labour Secretary, Government of India
MangaloreLabour Management Collaboration
- Means or Hindrance to improve efficiency?
2005Mr. S. Gurumurthy
Swadeshi Jagran Manch
CoimbatoreFDI in Financial Sector
2006Dr. U. R. AnanthamoorthyMangaloreRelevance of Social Movements
2007Justice N. Santhosh HegdeMangaloreRole of trading Names in tackling corruptions in public undertaking.
2009Mr. Vittaldas LeeladharMangaloreThe Global Meltdown and Lessons India Can Learn from the Crisis.
2014Justice Nag Mohan Das,Former Justice, Karnataka High Court MangaloreCorruption & Judiciary.
2016Sri N Gopalaswami Former Chief Election Commissioner MangaloreSubsidies, Freebies and Cash for Votes – Democracy in Peril