The Associate Banks Officers Association (ABOA) was founded at a solemn function at the Head Office of the State Bank of Hyderabad on the 26th of November 1967. Registered as a Unitary Organisation though, ABOA, for all intents and purposes, is a Federation of the five units of the Associate Banks of the State Bank of India, each functioning almost independent of one another. The warm responsiveness to the national and social cause while working for the progressive improvement in service conditions and welfare of the members has been the hallmark of ABOA that represents over 20000 officers across the five Units. A non-political and independent Trade Union, ABOA is led by serving Bank officers only. It is one of the strongest constituents of the national apex organization, the All India Bank Officers Organisation (AIBOC), the largest bargaining body of the bank officers across the country at the industry level. It is also affiliated to the All India State Bank officers Federation (AISBOF).