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Thursday, November 16, 2017

We feel sad

The news of the demise of Shri. VK Murthy Retd.Sr BM chennai yesterday(15/11) has indeed been a very saddening one for all his close friends like me. A soft spoken person with an amiable temperament, Shri Murthy was known more as a fine human being than as just an erstwhile colleague in LIC for many of us. He was not only a good performer officially, but was also deeply concerned about the welfare of the officers and their families.He was an active worker for the cause of officers and held many positions in the chennai Association until about a couple of years back when he took seriously ill.
                        I would like to share with all the readers of this message an episode concerning me and shri. Murthy which will illustrate his lofty trait of real and genuine friendship. I had taken voluntary retirement from  LIC in 1991 for contesting the elections to the state Legislative Assembly. Having known I was to visit the Zonal office to collect my cheque for my terminal benefits, he was waiting for me on the particular day at the reception lounge of LIC building. As soon as as I came out of the lift he took me aside and said ''I am nobody to question your wisdom of choosing to venture into the murky field of electoral politics but I am convinced that you should now be more concerned with the welfare of your family .I suggest that you  invest the major portion of your retirement money in the jeevan Akshy scheme. I am asking you to do so not because I want to boost the business of my Branch and in fact I will be passing  on your proposal to the neighbouring branch of LIC ''Reluctantally I gave a cheque to him for Rs.1 lac out of the then meagre Service benefits based on pre 92 emoluments. Murthy did exactly as  promised and I am receiving an annuity of Rs 1000/p.m  till date for the past 26 years from LiC.That was Mr. V K Murthy. 
                      May his soul rest in peace and his tribe increase!!
GN Sridharan

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

General council of Federation at Mumbai on 8.12.2017

  8.12.2017

The Nineth General council meeting of the Federation is scheduled to be held at Mumbai on Friday the 8th Dec 2017
8.12.2017 Friday.
The venue will be Hotel Ramakrishna Vile Parle (East) Mumbai 400 057 and formal notice has already been sent to all concerned.

It is expected that about 50 delegates representing our affiliated units all over the country will be attending the meet.

- GN Sridharan General Secy Federation of Retd. LIC Class 1 Officers Associations

Sunday, October 22, 2017

K C RANGANATHAN IS NO MORE

Dear shri VRK,

 I too got the news of the demise of Shri KC Ranganathan this morning. He was one of those unfortunate colleagues who retired during the fateful 92-93.It is a pity that the  top people in LIC who gloat over their contribution for growth of LIC have been disgustingly indifferent and insensitive to old retirees like KCR. 

I remember how he gave expression to his agony last year when  his 20% IR payment got delayed .While joining you in praying for his soul to rest in peace

 I request you to inform all members particularly of the 92-93 batch that we shall be taking some positive legal steps very shortly on the issue concerning them .I Sincerely feel that it will be the fittest tribute we can offer to the memory of KCR

.-GN Sridharan

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Hearing on 13.10.2017 in SC

Sridharan G.N

2:22 PM (52 minutes ago)
to bcc: me
Hearing in SC on 13.10.2017

As we had already informed through short messages, our case came up for hearing as scheduled yesterday.  LIC Counsel was the first to speak and he wanted time to file counter.

Our Senior Counsel then pointed out that the S.C. had already granted an interim relief but LIC have not been paying the increase consistently. He strongly pleaded for grant of further IR. The Bench specifically examined the paper book of our SLP 21206/2017 and indicated that the grant of IR will be considered. We were satisfied, and so were our counsel on record and senior counsel, that the bench was favorably inclined on IR. It was Hon’ble judges who posted the matter in Jan 2018.

We have to mention that the significant part of day’s discussion was from our Senior Counsel.

Four of our representatives including myself were present. Four members of AIRIEF were also present.

In the light of some messages being circulated to the contrary, we wish to confirm that our counsels never sought any adjournment at all, nor any counsel of other petitioners wanted hearing in Nov/Dec 2017.

The record proceedings of yesterday show s our case number (including prayer for IR) at the top. The record also shows against our SLP and two others, “service is complete”.

Seasons’ Greetings for Happy Diwali

GN Sridharan, 
Gen Secretary, Fed of Retired LIC Class I Officers’ Assns
Camp: New Delhi

Friday, October 13, 2017

G N S INFORMS

The case came up today in Supreme court.

Our Senior Counsel pleaded for interim relief.

The bench looked into the papers relating to our SLP
IN PARTICULAR AND GAVE FAVOURABLE INDICATION AND POSTED THE MATTER FOR FINAL DISPOSAL TO JANUARY 2018 .

EXACT DATE WILL BE KNOWN SHORTLY.

AWAIT DETAILS LATE TODAY.

G N SRIDHARAN.

R K SAHNI WRITES IN HIS BLOG.

DEAR ALL LIC PENSIONERS,
HEARING IN OUR CASES IS OVER. WE PRESSED FOR IR.LIC HAS BEEN ASKED TO FILE REPLY, COURT IS INCLINED TO CONSIDER REQUEST FOR IR.
NEXT DATE IN JANUARY, 2018.
R K SAHNI

Monday, October 9, 2017

Co-ordination Meeting between Federation and AIRIEF on 5.10.2017

Co-ordination meeting between
Federation of Retired LIC Class I Officers’ Associations
and All India Retired Insurance Employees’ Federation
at Bangalore on 5th Oct 2017

The meeting of the representatives of the two organizations was held today. This is the 2nd one in Bengalore after the one informal meeting in Delhi in May 2017.

The discussion centred on the conduct of the ongoing SLPs in Supreme Court. It was felt that separate SLPs by Shri Asthana, Hyderabad & Panchakula being posted for different dates, nothing significant can be expected to happen at the forthcoming hearing on 13/10/2017. It was strongly advocated that our two organizations should stress on Interim Relief at the above hearing since there is bound to be a long gap before further hearing if SLPs are converted into regular Civil Appeals. It was agreed that both organizations will instruct their respective Counsels/Senior Counsels suitably in this behalf.

Shri GN Sridharan informed the line of action being contemplated on the issue of re-fixation of pension for the 92-93 retirees. Shri Rajagopalan elaborated the rationale behind the proposition viz. 1) To get impleaded in the pending WP in Kerala HC, and 2) Approaching SC directly for direction to LIC to implement the decision in MC Jain’s case for all similarly placed retirees. AIRIEF representatives were requested to furnish the list of their members falling under this category. After considerable discussion in which Shri G Krishnaswamy and Shri M Arunachalam actively provided certain facts on impacts, it was decided that the legal opinion that the Retired LIC Class I Officers’ Federation is obtaining will be shared with AIRIEF and that they will also consider joining any proceedings that may be initiated at SC. It was also agreed that the cost of will be shared.

A review of the situation will be taken up after we get a fair idea on the next hearing date on the course of the ongoing SLPs in SC.

Present:
GN Sridharan SS Saxena
R Rajagoaplan G Krishnasway
M Arunachalam V Jaayaprakash
TKS Narayanan TV David John
TK Ravindran TJ Bhat
KS Raghunanath RKD Sarkar

GN Sridharan G Krishnawamy
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Fed of Retd LI Class I Officers’ Assns AIRIEF

Friday, September 29, 2017

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RETIRED   LIC   CLASS   I   OFFICERS’   ASSOCIATION – CHENNAI                                                       (Affiliated  to Federation of Retd. Class I Officers’  Associations)     
    President                Vice-Presidents                          Secretary                       Jt. Secretaries                            Treasurer          G.N.Sridharan           M. Arunachalam                     P.A.Sivakumaran              V.R.Krishnan                      T.N.Krishnamurthy
(9841072951)                  (9840869768)                         (9444079062)               (9840932943)                           (9841221211)
                                            D.Krishnan                                                                     N.Nagarajan
                                          (9176635967)                                                                 (9840542658)      


28-09-2017
Dear Members,


Some new features in Mediclaim  cover
Central office has issued a circular  (23/9) introducing the following features effective from 1/4/2018 i e, the date of commencement of the renewal of group mediclaim policy for next year.

1.  Increased floater cover will be allowed for Rs 40 & 50 Lakhs.(The option for this will have to be exercised before 30/11/2017.)

2. Children will also be covered -- sons & unmarried daughters aged 25 or less included. 
3. Room rent increased to Rs 8500 applicable for pensioners opting for enhanced cover of Rs.40   &    50 lakhs only.
4 . Revised premium table furnished. This involves increased premium and we shall circulate the same shortly.
 
With Greetings - 
GN Sridharan Gen.Secy fedn of Retd. LIC class 1 officers' Associations .
===============================================================                            Friends,
We have reproduced below  the details in the CO circular.   As per ZO/OS this is not final and only tentative. They will circulate once things are finalised.
We have given this only by way of advance intimation.
With regards,
V.R.KRISHNAN
Jt Secretary
PS: we are  trying to bring out a booklet on mediclaim as we did in 2014. Since there may be some changes contemplated,  it may take some more time.



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Monday, September 25, 2017

Mediclaim Circular ..Revised Features.

Some new features in Mediclaim  cover

Central office has issued a circular yesterday (23/9) introducing the following features effective from 1/4/2018 i e, the date of commencement of the renewal of group mediclaim policy for next year.

1 Increased floater cover will be allowed for Rs 40 & 50 Lakhs.(The option for this will have to be exercised before 30/11/2017.)

2. children will also be covered -- sons & unmarried daughters aged 25 or less included. 

3. Room rent increased to Rs 8500 applicable for pensioners opting for enhanced cover of Rs.40& 50 lakhs only.

4 . Revised premium table furnished. This involves increased premium and we shall circulate the same shortly.

With Greetings - 
GN Sridharan Gen.Secy fedn of Retd. LIC class 1 officers' Associations .

PS: As I was away, this mail could not be sent earlier

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Extract from CO circular on MEDICLAIM

Courtesy: Sri R.K.Sahni.


LIC CO Circular dated 23.09.2017-option for increased SI

For pensioners 76+
The increase for self(retiree) only.
1.Existing SI ₹20 lakhs
Monthly increase in premium for SI
₹25 lakhs ₹ 141.92
₹30 lakhs ₹ 231.34
₹40 lakhs ₹ 401.26
₹50 lakhs ₹ 520.43

2. Existing SI ₹25 lakhs
Monthly increase in premium for SI
₹30 lakhs ₹   89.42
₹40 lakhs ₹ 258.34
₹50 lakhs ₹ 378.51

3. Existing SI ₹30 lakhs
Monthly increase in premium for SI
₹40 lakhs ₹ 168.92
₹50 lakhs ₹ 289.09

R K SAHNI 

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Friday, September 15, 2017

Appeal From Chennai Association.

Dear Friends,
Greetings from the Retired LIC Class I Officers’ Association  Chennai.
      
----News from Federation---

We are informed that the SLP (C)  21206/2017 filed by the Federation in the Supreme court against the Delhi HC judgement on the twin issues of DR anomaly and up gradation of pension is posted for hearing on 13/10/2017 as per advance list.  

As regards the issue concerning 92-93 retirees,  steps  are being taken to get ourselves impleaded  in the pending Writ Petition  in Kerala HC filed by individuals.  Besides,  expert Legal opinion is also being sought on directly approaching the Supreme court and     seek implementation of orders in M C Jain's case to all similarly placed pensioners.   Final action     will therefore be taken on this matter before the end of this month.
                         
We had sent two appeals so far to our members regarding the contribution for the legal expenses,                                incurred and to be incurred.  

As you are all well aware,  meeting out anything legally is a costly affair,   especially higher the forum more the expenses.  

Though we are not in any way responsible for the legal entanglement, circumstances force us for legal remedy when any other manner of trying for an amicable settlement  fails to produce any result.

Despite our two appeals for donation,  only about 120 members had responded, which is just one third of our total effective membership

In the recent committee meeting of the Chennai Association,  it was decided to appeal once again to our members.  The appeal is enclosed.

Please arrange to send your contribution before 23rd September 2017.

Please also help us in adding new members by informing any of your retired class I Officer friend or ex-colleague, who has not become our member so far. 

You may please phone or send SMS or email to any of the office bearers furnishing the details  of the retired class I officer, whom we shall contact .

Thank you.
Sd.
For Retd.Class 1 Officers Association, Chennai.
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Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Today Yajur Upakarma

Yajur Upakarma

Manthras.

Kamokarishid

Brhma Yagyam

Maha Sankalpam

Yagnopavitha Dharanam.

Homam.

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Tuesday, September 5, 2017

HEARTY GREETINGS . TODAY IS TEACHERS' DAY


TODAY IS TEACHERS' DAY

HEARTY GREETINGS TO ALL TEACHERS, 
ERSTWHILE TEACHERS (NOW PENSIONERS) WHO SERVED IN ALL OUR 
LEARNING SCHOOLS OF EXCELLENCE. 

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IN ONE OF THOSE SHINY DAYS,
AS WE SAT TO LISTEN TO OUR CHIEF GUEST OF THE DAY
(IF I REMEMBER RIGHT, IT WAS KUMAR DE )
THE TEACHERS' DAY

DE  STARTED WITH A THUNDER
"WHAT DO YOU DO HERE ?"

TUMBLED, JETTISONED, AND FLOORED
A FEW OF US MUMBLED:
"WE TEACH ......."

ED LOOKED UNCONVINCED. 
WAITED A FEW SECONDS MORE.

I SAID:
" WE LEARN "





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I CANNOT BUT RECOLLECT THE DEVOTED SERVICES OF
ONE GREAT TEACHER.

IT WAS INDEED A PRIVILEGE FOR ME TO BE A CONTEMPORARY . 

MY SPECIAL HEARTY GREETINGS TO 

MADAM THANKOM MATHEW 









Monday, September 4, 2017

Monday, August 28, 2017

HEARING OF OUR SLP AT SUPREME COURT TODAY

Hearing of our SLP No. 21206/2017

Our case came up today as scheduled.  

We are informed by our Counsel as well as Shri VK Jain (Legal  Committee Member at Delhi) that the court ordered ' Dasti 'on the Respondents (LIC/UOI) i.e. notice to be served by hand and ordered the same to be returnable in four weeks. our counsel has assured that he will ensure that the notice is served immediately. Once the notice is served, the matter will be listed after the expiry of the stipulated period. We can therefore assume that the next date of hearing will be in the first week of November. 

Our counsels (both Shri Garg & Senior) were present and also the Sr. Counsel representing AIRIEF. Further developments will be intimated in due course. 

GN Sridharan. Gen. Secy., Fedn of Retd LIC Class1 officers' Assns.

Saturday, August 26, 2017

G N S INFORMS

G N S   INFORMS

IT IS CONFIRMED THAT 

OUR SLP 21206/2017 

INSISTED FOR HEARING ON 28/08/2017.

WE ARE ENGAGING 

SHRI VIJAY HANSARIA, SR.COUNSEL 

TO APPEAR FOR US ALONG WITH

OUR LONG TIME ADVOCATE ON RECORD

SHRI RAJIV GARG.

PLEASE AWAIT MY CIRCULAR 

ON 28TH EVENING.

SMS 
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Having such large ears and a small mouth means you should listen more and talk less.”

Having such large ears and a small mouth means you should listen more and talk less.”

Daaji our spiritual Master at Sri Ramachandra Mission explains:

BIRTHDAY OF LORD GANESHA

Dear Friends,
Warm wishes to you all on this happy and auspicious occasion when Hindus celebrate the birthday of Lord Ganesha. But we neither need to be Hindu nor religious to appreciate the story of his wonderful life and what he represents.
In Hindu homes, this festival is usually filled with immense joy. There is often a retelling of the story of Lord Ganesha, as well as special food, decorations, music and offerings. For children, Ganesha is a magical, mythological being, and parents often refer to him and his life to teach values, such as “Having such large ears and a small mouth means you should listen more and talk less.”
There are also some very beautiful and profound spiritual messages we can learn from Ganesha that are universal in their appeal.
When you look at Ganesha, all you feel is joy and happiness. Whether you are religious or not, it is a natural response to smile when you see his image. That is the first message of Ganesh: be joyful, as after all only joy attracts Grace. You feel that joy radiating from him.
What else does he represent? He has an animal face, a human body and a divine function. Isn’t that the journey of spirituality, where we evolve from animal to human to divine in our nature? The sophisticated Murthi of Lord Ganesha is like three-dimensional infographics, detailing the spiritual journey and beyond, starting from the animal level of existence to a state beyond anandam or bliss! How to portray a state beyond bliss, where the very individual is no longer there in the form of consciousness to interact with non-bliss?
We have animalistic, instinctive tendencies that are associated with living in a physical body as part of the animal kingdom. Through developing our capacities to love, accept, understand and forgive, we become human, transcending the baser tendencies. As the journey continues, our existence slowly becomes divinized, so that we transcend even our humanness so that we can merge with the Ultimate. In that state, the animal, human and divine are integrated in the form of a divinized being. Ganesha symbolizes this journey; he represents the possibility that exists for all of us.
ganeshNow comes the mouse! Why should a big guy like Ganesha be riding a tiny country mouse? Here he is teaching us one of the most important principles of an evolutionary life. Our spiritual journey is all about the expansion of our consciousness, and this requires the refinement of our subtle bodies.
One of the four main subtle bodies is our ego, ahankar. As our ego is refined, the qualities of humility, innocence, simplicity and purity shine out in our behavior, as we are able to externalize the subtlest spiritual conditions.
Ganesha shows us this so beautifully and simply: we need to make our ego so light that even a mouse can carry us! He represents that carefree, joyful state of surrender, where the ego is light and utilized for universal, divine purpose.
So we have joy, happiness, integration of animal, human and divine, and the mouse: the lightness of a pure and humble ego. What a combination! No wonder Ganesha is loved by all. Instead of just loving him, let’s try to become like him.
All the best,
Daaji

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Existence Certificate Due 1.9.2017

YOUR ATTENTION please.

Sri P.A.Sivakumar, Secretary of our (Retd) Class I Officers' Association, at Chennai informs me that

On a visit to , Pensioners Cell of ZO, Chennai, he learns  that 

quite a number of pensioners have not sent their existence certificates till now. 

He advises all our friends to send the same to the respective offices immediately, if not done already.

From
suryanarayanan S.
Editor.

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Thursday, August 17, 2017

S L P DETAILS IN S C

Diary No.- 22862 - 2017
FEDERATION OF RETD. LIC CLASS I OFFICERS ASSOCIATION vs. UNION OF INDIA
Diary No.
22862/2017 Filed on 31-07-2017 12:59 PM
Pending
   [Tentative SECTION: XIV]
Case No.
SLP(C) No. 021206 - / 2017  Registered on 17-08-2017
Present/Last Listed On
Status/StagePending ()
Category1807-Ordinary Civil Matters : Others
Act  
Petitioner(s)  1 FEDERATION OF RETD. LIC CLASS I OFFICERS ASSOCIATION GENERAL SECRETARY
  GENERAL SECRETARY NO. 7/4, II CROSS STREET, KARPAGAM GARDENS , Chennai , TAMIL NADU
  2 RETD. LIC CLASS I OFFICER ASSOCIATION, DELHI THROUGH ITS PRESIDENT, SHRI V.K. JAIN
  324-D, POCKET-II, MAYUR VIHAR-1, DELHI , New Delhi , DELHI
  3 MR. AMIRT LAL (RETD. ASST. SECRETARY)
  LIC NORTHERN ZONAL OFFICE, 317, POCKET-II, PHASE - 1, MAYUR VIHAR, DELHI , New Delhi , DELHI





Respondent(s)  1 UNION OF INDIA (FINANCIAL SERVICES) SECRETARY
  MINISTRY OF FINANCE, "JEEVAN DEEP", PARLIAMENT ST., , New Delhi , DELHI
  2 LIFE INSURANCE CORPORATION OF INDIA REP. BY ITS CHAIRMAN
  YOGAKSHAMA, LIC CENTRAL OFFICE, JEEVAN BIMA MARG, MUMBAI , Mumbai , MAHARASHTRA
  3 ZONAL MANAGER, LIFE INSURANCE CORPORATION OF INDIA DIVISIONAL ENGINEER
  NORTHERN ZONAL OFFICE, JEEVAN BHARTI, 124, CONNOUGHT CIRCULS, DELHI , New Delhi , DELHI


Pet. Advocate(s)  T. L. GARG
Resp. Advocate(s)