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Friday, September 30, 2016

ORDER . ORDER.. THIS IS DELHI HC ORDER.

$~22 to 27
* IN THE HIGH COURT OF DELHI AT NEW DELHI
+ W.P.(C) 184/2007

FEDERATION OF RETIRED LIC CLAS ..... Petitioner

Through Mr. Rakesh Khanna, Sr. Advocate
with Mr. Rajiv K. Garg and Mr. Ashish Garg,
Advocates.

versus

UOI & ORS. ..... Respondent
Through Mrs. Abha Malhotra and Mr. Gaurang
Bindra, Advocates for UOI.
Mr. Dayan Krishnan, Sr. Advocate with Mr.
Ashok Panigrahi and Mr. Surajit Bhaduri,
Advocates for LIC.

W.P.(C) 3983/2016
MADAN LAL GANDHI AND ORS ..... Petitioner
Through Mr. Jay Savla, Advocate.
versus
UNION OF INDIA AND ORS ..... Respondent
Through Mrs. Abha Malhotra and Mr. Gaurang
Bindra, Advocates for UOI.
Mr. Dayan Krishnan, Sr. Advocate with Mr.
Ashok Panigrahi and Mr. Surajit Bhaduri,
Advocates for LIC.
W.P.(C) 3984/2016
KRISHNA MURARI LAL ASTHANA ..... Petitioner
Through Mr. Kumar Gaurav, Advocate.
versus
UNION OF INDIA AND ORS ..... Respondent
Through Mrs. Abha Malhotra and Mr. Gaurang
Bindra, Advocates for UOI.
Mr. Dayan Krishnan, Sr. Advocate with Mr.
Ashok Panigrahi and Mr. Surajit Bhaduri,
Advocates for LIC.
W.P.(C) 4894/2016
RETIRED LIC CLASS I OFFICERS ASSOCIATION
HYDERABAD ..... Petitioner
Through
versus
LIFE INSURANCE CORPORATION OF INDIA AND ANR
..... Respondent
Through Mr. Dayan Krishnan, Sr. Advocate
with Mr. Ashok Panigrahi and Mr. Surajit Bhaduri,
Advocates for LIC.
Mr. Vivek Goyal, CGSC for UOI.
W.P.(C) 5868/2016
ALL INDIA INSURANCE PENSIONERS ASSOCIATION AND
ORS ..... Petitioner
Through Mr. Som Dutt Sharma, Advocate.
versus
UNION OF INDIA AND ORS ..... Respondent
Through Mr. Dev P. Bhardwaj, Advocate for
R-1.
Mr. Dayan Krishnan, Sr. Advocate with Mr.
Ashok Panigrahi and Mr. Surajit Bhaduri,
Advocates for LIC.
W.P.(C) 5903/2016
ALL INDIA RETIRED INSURANCE EMPLOYEES FEDERATION
..... Petitioner
Through Mr. R.K. Singh, Advocate.
versus
LIFE INSURANCE CORPORATION OF INDIA & ANR.
....Respondent

Through Mr. Bhagwan Swarup Shukla, CGSC
with Ms. Priti Verma, Advocate for UOI.
Mr. Dayan Krishnan, Sr. Advocate with Mr.
Ashok Panigrahi and Mr. Surajit Bhaduri,
Advocates for LIC.

CORAM:
HON'BLE MR. JUSTICE SANJIV KHANNA
HON'BLE MS. JUSTICE SUNITA GUPTA

O R D E R

% 27.09.2016
The writ petitions received from the Rajasthan High Court are
yet to be numbered. The Registry will carry out the said exercise. It
will be ascertained as to why the writ petitions, which have been
received from the Rajasthan High Court, were not numbered.
Appropriate action as per law will be taken, in case it is found that
there was negligence or lapse.

Counsel for the petitioners state that the matter may be posted
for hearing on the following two aspects:-

(i) Whether the respondent-Life Insurance Corporation has made
payment of pension in terms of the directions given in the order
dated 31st March, 2016.
(ii) The writ petition on merits.

It is clarified that the two issues will be taken up for hearing one after

the other and the matters will not be adjourned.

It is pointed out that the Union of India has filed counter affidavit in
W.P. (C) No. 184/2007, Federation of Retired LIC Class I Officers Vs.
Union of India & Ors., W.P. (C) No.3984/2016, Krishna Murari Lal
Asthana Vs. Union of India & Ors., W.P. (C) No. 5903/2016, All India
Retired Insurance Employees Federation Vs. Life Insurance Corporation
of India & Anr. and W.P. (C) No. 5868/2016, All India Insurance
Pensioners Federation Vs. Life Insurance Corporation of India & Anr.

 It is pointed out that counter affidavit has not been filed by the Union of India
in W.P. (C) No.3983/2016, Madan Lal Gandhi and Ors. Vs. Union of
India and Ors. 

Counter affidavit in the said writ petition will be filed within
two days. 

Writ petitions in which rejoinder has not been filed, may be filed
within 7 days.

Relist on 17th October
SANJIV KHANNA, J.
SUNITA GUPTA, J.
SEPTEMBER 27, 2016/NA

CPI Index Down by 2 Points !

We are already down ! Now the CPI is also down !!!

Courtesy: Sahni sir blog.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

UOI has still to file replies in 2 petitions.

GNS INFORMS:


Re:  Court proceedings 27/9    

The matter came up today as scheduled.

 Only LIC  & our federation were both represented by sr.counsels besides advocates on record. While a new sr.counsel appeared for LIC all others had only their advocates present.

 The bench observed that all parties have filed their respective rejoinders and that only  the UOI has still to file replies in two petititons and directed to file them in two days.

Our sr counsel mentioned that LIC could have evolved suitable/correct method on calculating the amount due under 40 p.c. Interim Relief. The judge observed he will deal with this issue at the
next hearing and ordered the matter to be listed again on 17/10/2016

GN Sridharan

 Gen.Secy Fedn.of Retd. LIC Class 1 officers' AssnS.

Monday, September 26, 2016

Born to Be Mild.


Born to be Mild from Aeon Video on Vimeo.

Enjoy the short film.
depicting the uncommon hobbies of members of THE DULL MEN'S CLUB.



Not knowing what to do how to spend time,
an old man is seen taking shots of post boxes.
What is he searching for ?

In vain we do so many things.
To forget
the Pain that
the present gives us perhaps.

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Don't wake me till i get that KUBERA POT. !!



I LIVE IN MY OWN PARADISE

U MAY CALL IT A DREAM !

I DO NOT CARE. 

BUT..... 

PLEASE
DO NOT DISTURB ME !! 
KUBERA Showering gold க்கான பட முடிவு




LET ME ENJOY THE KUBERA POT 
IN MY DREAMS AT LEAST !!
KUBERA SHOWING GOLD COINS க்கான பட முடிவு

old man sleeping in chair in the park க்கான பட முடிவு

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

International Day of Peace . MEDITATE WITH HEARTFULNESS.ORG

Dear Friends,
If a man offers another man a moment of peace,
 it is said to be the greatest service to humanity.

In the Bhagavad Gita,
 Lord Krishna tells Arjuna that no man can know happiness without peace.
In the Bible, in Hebrews chapter 12:14:
 “Make every effort to live in peace with everyone.”
In the Quran, in chapter 49:10: 
“Humanity is but a single brotherhood. So, make peace with your brethren.”
In Judaism, from Deuteronomy Rabah 5:15:
 “God announceth to Jerusalem that they will be redeemed only through peace.”
From time immemorial,
 in all religions, communities, nations and philosophies,
 peace has been one the most sought-after states of individuals and the world.
 The fact that it is spoken about so much indicates that humans somehow 
keep losing peace in their pursuits of power, pleasure and aggrandizement. 
Some also lose peace because their basic needs are not met.
Hence, attaining and sustaining peace is also one of the 17 millennial
 sustainable goals of the United Nations.
So on this International Day of Peace, 
Heartfulness Institute offers it share
 in contributing to world peace 
through individual peace.
Heartfulness is a simple system of 
relaxation and meditation practices.
In very little time you will be able to 
brush aside your thoughts and enjoy 
deep states of consciousness 
that will refresh your mind and body.
 When your mind is clear and relaxed
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but with lightness, happiness and 
sense of fulfillment.
Today’s world requires a new set of tools 
for our personal growth and ‘mind management’.

In this guided series 
we offer you a modern version of the
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Wherever you are, at any time of the day,
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This audio and video series
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These are free recordings 
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We hope you will derive
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We invite you to download 
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contact our Heartspots 
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You can also download 
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Let’s join together so that
 individual peace contributes to
 world peace.

 On the 21st between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. IST 
( Calculate time in your time zone ) 
we invite you to watch our web cast

You are welcome to meditate with us,
 receive Yogic Transmission, 
and experience the calm and peace within.
From the 21st until the 30th of September, if you meditate anywhere at any time using the Heartfulness method of meditation, you can apply for a welcome card to join our ongoing meditation programs. There is no charge.
Let’s make a positive contribution to peace in the world, one individual at a time.
21
September
Participate in the live webcast. Invite existing practitioners and newcomers. Organise this event in multiple places in your town. Participation in the meditation is the first sitting for newcomers.

22nd-30th

September
Invite everyone to meditate with Daaji whenever and wherever they can. Also offer as many group meditations as possible in all the venues in your city.
Newcomers can register by emailingpeaceday@heartfulness.org
Please note that even though we are commemorating UN International Day of Peace, any use of the UN logo is strictly prohibited.
For suggestions or queries: peaceday@heartfulness.org
Yours affectionately,
Heartfulness Team

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

A pilferage from FACE BOOK.

Venkata Ramani இன் சுயவிவரப் படம்
TSV ..A HUMORIST FROM 1950s. 
(BEING POSTED WITHOUT PERMISSION. 
அந்த நாள் ஞாபகம்-2.
எல்.ஐ.சியில் நான் கொஞ்ச நாள் ஆடிட்டராகவும் இருந்திருக்கிறேன். அப்படி ஒரு கிளை அலுவலகத்துக்கு நான் ஆடிட் டுக்குப் போனபோது நடந்த சம்பவம்.
அலுவலர்கள் டூர் போகும்போது அந்தந்த ஊர்களுக்கு அவர்கள் உண்மையிலேயே போயிருக்கிறார்கள் என்பதற்கு அத்தாட்சியாக அந்தந்த ஊர்களிலிருந்து போஸ்ட்கார்டு ஒன்று போட வேண்டும். இதை செக் செய்தபிறகுதான் டூர் பில் பாஸ் ஆகவேண்டும்.
நான் ஆடிட் செய்தபோது பல கார்டுகள் உள்ளூரிலிருந்தே போஸ்ட் செய்யப்பட்டிருந்தது தெரிந்தது. நான் கிளை மேனேஜரிடம் சொன்னேன்.,” பாருங்கள்!)இவ்வளவு கார்டுகள் உள்ளூரிலிருந்தே போஸ்ட் ஆகியிருக்கிறது? தபால் முத்திரையை நீங்கள் செக் செய்ய வேண்டாமா?” மேனேஜர் நெகிழ்ச்சியாகச் சொன்னார்.:” ஆமாம் சார், இது எனக்கு தோன்றவே இல்லையே? இத்தனை வருஷம் ஆடிட்டுக்கு வந்தவர்களுமிதைச் சொல்லவே இல்லை சார்! நீங்கள் உண்மையிலேயே ஜீனியஸ்! உங்கள் கிட்ட நாங்கள் நிறைய கத்துக்கணும்!” நான் உச்சி குளிர்ந்துபோனேன். கொஞ்ச நாழிக்குள்ளேயே என் ஈகோ வெடித்துப்போனது. நான் ரெஸ்ட் ரூமுக்குப் போனபோது...It was my moment of Truth. பிராஞ்ச் மேனேஜர் யாரிடமோ பேசிக்கொண்டிருந்தது காதில் விழுந்தது.”எவரோ பிச்சிவாடு ஒச்சினாடு.--யாரொ பித்துக்குளிப்பய வந்திருக்கான்ன். வடையை எண்ணச்சொன்னா தொளையை எண்ணற்றன். முட்டைகண்ணை வெச்சு முழிச்சு முழிச்சு முத்திரையைப் பார்க்கறான்!”
roughly translated into English

Recollecting Those Days.
I had been for sometime auditor also in LIC. Once I had been to a Branch where this incident happened.  
Whenever officials go on tour they must be dispatching a postcard from the place of tour as evidence of having toured the area. Only on checking this aspect, the tour bill has to be passed.
During audit, I found a number of cards were posted from the local post office . I told the Branch Manager: "See: From the post office seal itself so many cards stand posted. Should you not be checking them?" 
Branch Manager apparently apologetic said: "Really.   I do not know how it did not strike me. You are really a genius Sir! I have to learn so many things from you ".
His encomiums sent me to Seventh Heaven of Joy. ( Real Translation: My top of Head got chill.)
Some time later, as I had entered the rest room, I felt my ego blasted.
BM was talking to someone: "evaro pichivadu ochinadu...some fool has dropped inside. Asked to count only  vadai, he is counting holes.!" 
Added: "With his egg shaped eyes , he is seeing seals , you see ! "

PS:
I THOUGHT 
Perhaps my good colleague bides his time now in  counting his 40% after converting them into one rupee coins.

But what  REALLY my colleague does is this.
please click HERE.

Akshardham Temple New Jersey

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Hang on the Wall AND see your luck soars.


Some friend of mine in the web hissed that a portrait (or even a photo) of a running horse in the front interior wall of one's house brings luck.   It is the belief of the Chinese people, he added. 

I have already found this RUNNING HORSE picture in several houses.

Pensioners, as we are, equally are running from pillar to post for the last twenty years. 

Like the horses in the picture w.hich may never stop running any time in future, 

will we also be running ? Ever and Ever ?  I don't know.

When will reach your goal post?  

None knows..

Oh! My dear Horses ! Stop for a While. Take rest. Relax yourselves.




Anyway, let us also RUN.

Is it not said , 

You Become what You Believe. 
यतः भावं तत भवति. 

I continue to be optimistic. 

I just bought a picture of RUNNING HORSES and nailed  it on the wall of my flat. (where I stay without paying a rent.)

Would you ?

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Meet the Man who will now manage our Policies. ( Not our Problems ! )

PENSIONERS CLASS 1 OFFICERS OF L I C

 WISH THE NEW CHAIRMAN  ALL THE BEST 

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
NEWS FROM FINANCIAL EXPRESS

V K Sharma: 

New L I C chairman


Meet the man who will now manage your policies

Sharma has been serving as the managing director of the country's largest life insurance company, since November 2013.

courtey: FINANCIAL EXPRESS.
By:  | New Delhi | Published: September 17, 2016 1:41 PM









Notably, Sharma served as Chief Executive Officer of the Corporation from December 1, 2010 to March 18, 2013. (Website)Notably, Sharma served as Chief Executive Officer of the Corporation from December 1, 2010 to March 18, 2013. (Website)
As LIC decided to go for a change of guard, a curiosity was generated. Yesterday, it formally announced that its managing director V K Sharma has taken additional charge as chairman, replacing S K Roy who was relieved of his duties. Sharma has been serving as the managing director of the country’s largest life insurance company, since November 2013. He joined the body as a direct recruit officer in 1981. Notably, Sharma served as Chief Executive Officer of the Corporation from December 1, 2010 to March 18, 2013. Having a vast experience in the finance sector, Sharma possessed a CV with enviable credentials. Throughout the career spanning almost three decades, Sharma held several important positions in all the Zones of LIC of India in both administration and marketing areas.
He served as a Director of Life Insurance Corporation of India until August 13, 2012. Sharma served as Whole Time Executive Director at LIC Housing Finance Ltd from March 19, 2013 to November 2013 and its Director from December 1, 2010 to March 19, 2013.
Apart from this, he also served as Managing Director of Amtek India Ltd. until December 2, 2009. Earlier, he served as an Executive Director of P&GS at Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) from 2007 to 2009. He served as Zonal Manager of the South Zone of LIC of India. He serves as a Director of Life Insurance Corporation of India and Infrastructure Leasing & Financial Services Limited. Mr. Sharma has been an Independent Non-Executive Additional Director of ICICI Bank Ltd. since March 6, 2014.
He has been an Independent Director at ACC Limited since February 6, 2014. He served as a Director of Hindustan Motors Ltd. from October 26, 2009 to August 13, 2012. He served as an Additional Director of The Tata Power Company Limited from May 19, 2015 to July 01, 2015. He served as a Director of ECE Industries Limited from December 19, 2008 to July 06, 2009. He served as a Director of ECE Industries Ltd. from December 19, 2008 to July 6, 2009.

Net income of 
Reliance Industries, the most profitable private sector corporate, is not even 60 percent of the Corporation. It is one of the few profitable Union Government enterprises that is still not a publicly-traded entity. The financial powerhouse has offices in 11 countries, including Britain, Oman, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and Kenya.LIC, which is celebrating Diamond Jubilee, is the largest financial institution with over Rs 22.10 lakh crore in assets, which is over 15 percent of India’s GDP of Rs 134 lakh crore. With a profit of around Rs 40,000 crore last fiscal year, LIC is the most profitable entity in the country, next only to the Reserve Bank of India, which transferred Rs 66,000 crore of its surplus profit to the government in the past fiscal year.
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I AM SORRY !       
U r TOO LATE !!  
YOU SHOULD HAVE COME 40 YEARS AGO !
NO USE IN LEARNING THE ART NOW.

Om Shanti Om,

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Munching the past.



In the long span of my career with this great organisation, nearly forty two years, there were two spells, when I I had more to learn .

The first one in 80s when I travelled from place to place throughout south India. From Sholapur in the west  to Medak and Parvathipuram  (now possibly Telengana ) down to Kaladi and Kanyakumari, in Kerala and Tamil Nadu, I travelled wide and far  (by road or rails) through rain and shine, and met my own colleagues to know and record  how  they did jobs better or worse than how I could do.

The second one, in later 90s, when I was pinned to a place like the Street Corner VINAYAKA  when people from all corners visited and dined with me and not only that,  listened to me (!) too.

In both, to introspect, I had too many learning points.

In mid 80s, my job was to visit various offices, pick up holes in the performances and pen a thesis on them.  Most times  you just scratch the surface, The unseemly ants appear from nowhere, so many that you stop counting and just take a snap of the scenario.  Enough is enough. You call it a day. You need not quote 500 instances when just five will prove what you intend to.

In some places however you will have to dig and go deep . You get disappointed at the first instance no doubt, but no sooner, it dawns on you that people are there amidst us who always strive for perfection whether at home, or at office or even at junctions where  six-roads cross. There are enough people who keep cool despite the turmoil all around.  .

In Audit and inspection, it was then our practice to sum up as we finish.  There existed no statistical method to rank various offices, but the minors and majors we found summed up to show before the higher-ups whether the office shines or shivers.   (Ratings of Excellent to Poor, I mean.). Questions Papers were pre-designed and previous years' reports provided the road. A lot of people even when bitten several times, never get shy. We call them REPEAT MAJORS.

Did I not say earlier, "that I had too many learning points"?

Yes. On one fine morning,  our team landed where   Lord Shiva @ Nataraja dances in ecstasy with his left foot  up tempting or challenging His Spouse to dance with Him. If you so feel, you can get lost in that rhythm of this cosmic dance HERE.



We had a good  breakfast at the sky high temple kitchen..  Hot idlis vadais and pongal. Coffee however was not that good.  Lord Nataraja in his days did not have Coffee Plantation A perhaps.

We proceeded to the Office which was very nearby. It was customary to see the Head of the office before the leader of the Team, shouts "START". 

As we neared his cabin, a big lock mocked at us. The next-man-in-charge told us he was on leave.

"When will he be back?" we asked him.

"We do not know. .."....Pausing for a few minutes, he murmured, "Perhaps he himself does not know..." 


Though a couple of us were eager to know WHY, I thought we should start the work for which we were there.  "That does not matter. We will start the work" I said to my team and as was usual, allotted the jobs to my other colleagues.

I allotted to myself the Departments of NEW BUSINESS and OFFICE SERVICE. My good colleagues were given PS and Accounts and Sales Departments.

It was all usual as I  finished and had answers for the NB Department. A few minors here and there and in between a major or two. That would be enough, I thought. Two days had already rolled. I was left with one and half days. The afternoon of the last day has to be for discussion with the Head of the Office.

I checked up whether the man in charge of the OS was there.  I neared him. Said " A fine morning !"
He responded with a smile with folded hands.

In a moment, I was in for a pleasant surprise too. All that I had to examine, I mean, the leave registers, leave application forms, attendance registers, pay rolls of employees, Registers of tax deduction details, etc., stock registers, were already stacked on a table nearby. I was happy about the person who I thought had much forethought.

"So nice of you" I said. "that you have kept all the papers ready for our looking into"

He just smiled.

Little did I know as I opened the registers, I was in for a shock this time.

Yes.  Almost all the registers were blank.   Here and there, a few pencil entries were found.

"My good friend ! Possibly, the current files are elsewhere" I suggested.

"No. These are the current files and registers." He asserted.

"But no entries in any  of the books. ! " I exclaimed.

"Yes. " he kept his cool. you see all the other papers are stacked here." He showed a side rack which revealed bundles of papers in all colours, shapes and sizes.
 
For a moment, I did not know  how to proceed. There was little to be checked.  I called my colleagues and explained that when apparently no work is done, what to check for ?

That Colleague who was allotted SALES department, said, "you then give that department to me, take SALES . I am not able to finish this one."

Would it not be better I consult the Man-in-charge ? So, I called on the Second Man in charge of the Branch. He confided that that was the position for the last six months.

My discreet enquiries revealed that OS -in-charge  had an issue with the Head of the Office. He has a score to settle. But  that Head is missing now, why and for how long he will be missing, none knew.

Anyway, we are to return back to Head Quarters after four days. We did.

For several days, months, I used to recollect what had  happened  at that pilgrim centre where Shiva and Vishnu are comfortable to be tenants at the same Apartment. But a  a BM and his deputy could not be at peace between themselves but would not see the other man's face !!

But then.....!!!

NO WORK !!  AND THEN NO MISTAKES TOO !!

THAT MADE ME  recollect what my immediate Officer (then called Jay Oh) told me in 1962.

That was when all the work was centralised at Divisional Office. Early 1960s.

At the Loans Department, in the quotation Section itself, there were as many as 5 assistants, two HGAs.  Papers from HGAs (me included) went straight to Jay Oh

Those were the days when all the calculations, such as paid up value, bonus, surrender value factor multiplications, were to be done manually.  No calculators were available.

Luckily, one day a hand driven calculating machine came along and the then AO (Sri N.V.Parameswaran who was later to become DZM) offered it to me and suggested I could use it.

 
FACIT CALCULATOR.
Facit CI-13

With the help of this machine, I could do a little more than 25 calculations per day, whereas my colleague doing manually could do no more than 5 to 7 per day.

{"how do you multiply 3468 x 45.65 ? you appear to do fast ? " asked my Supdt. one day. He was the tallest man I ever found inside our office. More than 6 ft. Believe me. He was about to retire. A workaholic. Despite his age, the spirit of learning continued till his last day.
I told him you just press digits 3468 and then rotate the handle 45.65 times. I thought of playing a joke. Poor old man. Believed what I said. He started immediately. After two minutes, he stopped. Asked I did 45 rotations. but how to rotate .45 times? " I said: " Order me a cup of coffee. I shall teach you "}

Everyday, as the calculations were checked and came back for preparing the covering letter, I was sad to see that I erred in at least 3 to 4 on some value, resulting in a wrong loan value.

In such circumstances, the JO was persuading me to do more also.

One day, I went to the JO told him in a loud voice ( you know, I was then an union man ! ) that because I did more work, I did more mistakes. I quoted my colleague who, I said, did only five and all the five quotations were 100% correct.

The J.O. (I do not remember whether he was a first batch officer ) asked me to sit before him."

"Sury !" He said, calmly, looking friendly at my eyes.

"I will not do more than 5 hereafter," I continued. "And you must know why. I do not want to be known by my colleagues as a person who commits mistakes."

"Let it be. Will you listen to me ?"  He suggested.

"yes."

"you know ! only a person who works commits mistakes . If you do not do any work, or work commensurate with your skills, you will never commit any mistakes also.!"

I kept quiet.

"you can decide. Whether you need to know your maximum potential or be stagnant and remain complacent. "

"But I am committing mistakes.!!"

"To find out , I am here. Why for then I am paid and be here also ? . See the moment I put my initials for having checked it, it is my responsibility"

For a moment, I could see in his eyes the love of a father. The shining Grace of a teacher.

Decades after, I saw him in 90s in one of the 5 x 8 cabins at Central Office.

The board at the entrance said: EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR  (HRD) IT WAS NOT A SURPRISE FOR ME.  HE DESERVED TO BE IN MUCH HIGHER A CABIN.

Respected Krishnan Sir !

Where are you now !!