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Date to exercise revised option for higher SA for floating cover(group mediclaim) is extended upto 13 jan 2018.

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Friday, December 29, 2017

SUBSIDISED RATES OF PREMIUM FOR MEDICLAIM ..CATEGORY.1



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 OF LIC WISH YOU ALL THE GRACE OF THE LORD VAIKUNTA VASA.

Thursday, December 28, 2017

HEARING IN SUPREME COURT ON 10TH JANUARY 2018

Friends,
This is just to keep you posted about a Meeting that we had here in Chennai on the 23rd of Dec. 2017. Sri R.Rajagopalan's (Legal Co Member, Bengaluru) visit to Chennai was the immediate impetus for the Meeting. Those who attended the Meeting included Sri R. Rajagopalan, Sri Arunachalam, Sri P A Sivakumaran and Sri V R Krishnan and of course Sri D Krishnan, the undersigned. Sri G N Sridharan could not attend due to travel plans on the day.
1. First matter discussed related to the Hearing in the SC scheduled for 10th of Jan 2018 at Delhi. The general feeling was that not much was expected to happen on that day as LIC/Govt of India are yet to file their Counter to our Petition, and on the 10th, they may seek some more time for filing their response. We talked to Sri V K Jain at Delhi on this matter and advised him that he should take the initiative in co-ordinating with our counsel Shri Garg to ensure that we are appropriately represented for the Hearing due on that day. That meant that some of the other Legal co members and the Gen Secretary would not undertake journeys to Delhi for being present there on that day. Shri Garg also would be advised to consider, if our Senior Counsel should be present or not for the Hearing that day. These were considered in the light of the cost aspect to the Federation, which has become very important as made out in the General Council Meeting in Mumbai on the 8th of Dec2017. We also talked to Sri Basudeva Das of Kolkata and apprised him of our point of view for the Hearing on the 10th.
2.The other important aspect discussed related to our Filing an Interlocutory Application to the SC making a specific Prayer for Interim Relief for both the Pre 97 Retirees as also post 97 Retirees based on the Revision of Pension which was one of our principal demands . This was a point begging to be considered after our Senior Counsel had raised this matter regarding Interim Relief before the SC in the last Hearing. Our Sr. Counsel had stated that after the SC had allowed 40% I R , there had been only a one-time payment of Arrears and there had been no application of the principle to the later Pension Payments , nor the further 60% that automatically gets indicated, to go through with the point, accepted by the SC. It was therefore felt appropriate, that a brief one-page IA specifically demanding the Interim Relief payments was filed before the SC . This matter was also discussed with shri VK Jain and he was told that an IA of the kind discussed would be sent to him and shri Garg, our Counsel at Delhi.
Sri M. Arunachalam, Legal Committee member Chennai, is currently in the process of drafting out an IA to be vetted and passed on to Delhi. It was understood reliably that AIRIEF is also filing a similar IA demanding Interim Relief. Yes, filing of IA now would possibly involve LIC / Govt of India asking for more time to study the Demand, before raising their response before the Court. But , since AIRIEF is also doing it , ours would not take additional time.
3.There was also discussion in the Meeting about initiatives to bring into the fold of the Federation, the Hyderabad unit along with that of the Panchkula unit.
Meanwhile, a message , was received from sri V K Jain, Legal Committee member in Delhi, saying he had a talk with Sri Garg our Advocate on Record, and he felt that while we may keep our Draft of I A ready, we may wait till LIC filed its Counter Affidavit. He also made mention, that Sri Garg felt that our Sr Counsel need not make an appearance this time.

D.Krishnan, General Secretary 26-12-2017.

WE NOW PERHAPS FLOAT AT A HIGHER LEVEL !!! ( TITLE GIVEN BY EDITOR ! )

Dear Friends,

Our CO has by its circular dt 27-12-2017, has increased the compulsory sum insured. The existing compulsory limits of 3 L, 4 L and 6 L are revised upwards to 5 L, 6 L and 10 L respectively. However, the upper limit of floater cover including the optional cover remains unchanged.  

The ratio of premium apportionment for basic cover (only) between employee/retiree and the corporation remains unchanged at 1:3.

Two aspects require attention at CO, viz.,
1) in view of the change in basic limits,  the sum of optional cover is bound to be lower, and consequently there must be downward revision in premium

2) it is logical that when limits are reset (revised), it is the rudimentary practice that option is also given to insured members to exercise the (increased) cover particularly in view of the possible changes in premium. In insurance fundamentals, greater is the percentage of opted members and coverage, lesser is the anti-selection, a feature that is welcome by the insurer. 

We are taking up the matter with our central office for suitable changes, requesting them to give one more option for exercising the increased cover, in view of the possible reduction in premium.

D.KRISHNAN

GENERAL SECRETARY 27-12-2017

The message maiden from D.Krishnan, our New General Secretary of Federation.

Friends,


This is just to keep you posted about a Meeting that we had here in Chennai 
on the 23rd of Dec. 2017. Sri R.Rajagopalan's (Legal Co Member, Bengaluru) visit to Chennai was the immediate impetus for the Meeting. Those who attended the Meeting included Sri R. Rajagopalan, Sri Arunachalam, Sri P A Sivakumaran and Sri V R Krishnan and of course Sri D Krishnan, the undersigned. Sri G N Sridharan could not attend due to travel plans on the day.


1. First matter discussed related to the Hearing in the SC scheduled for 10th of Jan 2018 at Delhi. The general feeling was that not much was expected to happen on that day as LIC/Govt of India are yet to file their Counter to our Petition, and on the 10th, they may seek some more time for filing their response. We talked to Sri V K Jain at Delhi on this matter and advised him that he should take the initiative in co-ordinating with our counsel Shri Garg to ensure that we are appropriately represented for the Hearing due on that day. That meant that some of the other Legal co members and the Gen Secretary would not undertake journeys to Delhi for being present there on that day. Shri Garg also would be advised to consider, if our Senior Counsel should be present or not for the Hearing that day. These were considered in the light of the cost aspect to the Federation, which has become very important as made out in the General Council Meeting in Mumbai on the 8th of Dec2017. We also talked to Sri Basudeva Das of Kolkata and apprised him of our point of view for the Hearing on the 10th.


2.The other important aspect discussed related to our Filing an Interlocutory Application to the SC making a specific Prayer for Interim Relief for both the Pre 97 Retirees as also post 97 Retirees based on the Revision of Pension which was one of our principal demands . This was a point begging to be considered after our Senior Counsel had raised this matter regarding Interim Relief before the SC in the last Hearing. Our Sr. Counsel had stated that after the SC had allowed 40% I R , there had been only a one-time payment of Arrears and there had been no application of the principle to the later Pension Payments , nor the further 60% that automatically gets indicated, to go through with the point, accepted by the SC. It was therefore felt appropriate, that a brief one-page IA specifically demanding the Interim Relief payments was filed before the SC . This matter was also discussed with shri VK Jain and he was told that an IA of the kind discussed would be sent to him and shri Garg, our Counsel at Delhi.

Sri M. Arunachalam, Legal Committee member Chennai, is currently in the process of drafting out an IA to be vetted and passed on to Delhi. It was understood reliably that AIRIEF is also filing a similar IA demanding Interim Relief. Yes, filing of IA now would possibly involve LIC / Govt of India asking for more time to study the Demand, before raising their response before the Court. But , since AIRIEF is also doing it , ours would not take additional time.

3.There was also discussion in the Meeting about initiatives to bring into the fold of the Federation, the Hyderabad unit along with that of the Panchkula unit.


Meanwhile, a message , was received from sri V K Jain, Legal Committee member in Delhi, saying he had a talk with Sri Garg our Advocate on Record, and he felt that while we may keep our Draft of I A ready, we may wait till LIC filed its Counter Affidavit. He also made mention, that Sri Garg felt that our Sr Counsel need not make an appearance this time.

D.Krishnan, General Secretary 26-12-2017.

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Tuesday, December 26, 2017

GN Sridharan condoles demise of N M Sundaram, the tallest leader of Trade Union Movement in LIC.

. I have  just been informed of the sad demise of Shri NM Sundaram Former Gen. Secy of All India Insurance Employees Association today at chennai. He was 81 and reportedly suffered a massive cardiac arrest. 

                Shri NM Sundaram was undoubtedly a tall leader of the Employees' Trade union movement in LIC. I had the privilege  of frequent interactions with him in the early nineties in my capacity as the then Gen Secy of the class 1 officers' Federation when the entire workforce of LIC were involved in a struggle to secure Pension as a retirement benefit. I recall with nostalgia that I was party to a joint  Memorandum  along with shri Sundaram and National federation of Class2  employees, submitted to the Govt.of India on our demand for pensionary benefit. That memorandum marked the beginning point for introduction of pension scheme in LIC.


                 Shri Sundaram's devotion and dedication for the cause of Employees was unparelled. His efficiency and sincereity in  handling the affairs of his union at a time when things were so unsettled in the industry in regard to the service conditions of  employees is worthy of emulation by those who seek positions in any organization at any time. May his Soul rest in peace.- 


                 I have already taken the liberty of conveying the condolences  of retired officers to Shri K Natarajan who succeeded him in AIIEA and is presently the National Vice-President of All India Insurance Pensioners Association. 


- GN Sridharan Former Gen. Secy. Been. Of Retired Class 1 officers Associations

WE LEARN WITH DEEP REGRET

COM. N.M.SUNDARAM PASSES AWAY.

WE JOIN THOUSANDS OF LIC WORKERS IN EXTENDING OUR HEART FELT CONDOLENCES TO THE BEREAVED FAMILY.

MAY HIS SOUL REST IN PEACE.

Sunday, December 24, 2017

S,C,Kapoor passes away. GNS informs.

I received late last night a personal message from shri S. Srivastav Dir (per) conveying to me the sad news of the demise of Shri. SC kapoor at Mumbai yesterday. 

       Shri. kapoor's services to the causes of officers in service or retiremement  was exemplary .His dedication to our cause and the interest he used to take on the smooth functioning of our organisation was unparalleled . Though he had withdrawn from  active involvement in our activities during the last few years due to failing health, I had the privelege of visiting him during my trips to Mumbai and I will always cherish memories of the hospitality I used to receive every time. An unassuming person with an uncanny knack of dealing with men and matters he never aspired for any position In our organisation. His demise has indeed caused a vaccum. 

       May his soul rest in peace.

 - G N Sridharan

Thursday, December 21, 2017

e-circular No.2 From Federation

e-circular No.2 dt. 21st December 2017

Dear All

 Further to my mail on 10th instant communicating the gist of the proceedings of the 9th GC Meeting, I am sending the list of Office-bearers,and members of EC & Legal Committee.

As already informed, while Shri NP Bali continues to be our President, there are a few changes among our other Office-bearers and committee members. 

The Legal Committee however remains unchanged now with Shri GN Sridharan as its Chairman.   

This new id   retdlicofficersfedn@gmail.com   is created for all (incoming and outgoing). emails.  

 My personal id will however continue,  although I will normally be using the Federation (new) id only.

 Kindly check the mail id as well as mobile numbers given in the list. Any id you wish to add or any change if needed may please be communicated.  

I will be in touch  with you all and also other members, through you, as frequently as necessary.  

With Greetings,

D.Krishnan.
General Secretary, 
 Federation of Retired LIC Class I Officers' Associations  


Monday, December 18, 2017

Circular from Secretary Sri P.A.Sivakumaran of Chennai Association.


RETIRED   LIC   CLASS   I   OFFICERS’   ASSOCIATION – CHENNAI                                                       (Affiliated  to Federation of Retd. Class I Officers’  Associations)    




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Dt. 15-12-2017



GENERAL  COUNCIL  MEETING   OF THE FEDERATION

            The ninth biennial General Council  meeting of the Federation was held, as scheduled at Mumbai on 8th December 2017.  Our association was represented by M/s G. N. Sridharan,  M. Arunachalam, D.Krishnan, P.A.Sivakumaran, V.R.Krishnan and T.N.Krishnamurthy.



            Shri N.P.Bali, President took the chair and stressed, among other things, the need to plan our approach  in regard to the pending issues concerning the pensioners. The General Secretary Shri G.N.Sridharan then presented his report, for the period December 2015 to December 2017, and as many as 16 members from different units spoke. It must be mentioned that problems of Pensioners took a back seat and there were hectic canvassing, cross-consultations on the issue of “change of Leadership” spearheaded by Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore and Kolkata associations. However, the General Secretary’s Report as also the audited statement of Accounts, presented by Shri R.M.Dalal, Treasurer, were adopted.



            Resolutions sponsored originally by Bangalore, Delhi, Kolkata  and Chennai were then taken up. On pensioners’ issues our omnibus resolution was passed urging the chairman and other top executives of LIC to be proactive and not shirk their responsibility. Some of the issues where the management can independently  decide like fixation of pension for 92-93 retirees and those whose dates of birth falls on the first day of the calendar month, quarterly review of DR, domiciliary expenses etc..



            Resolutions on organizational matters involved considerable discussions till late in the evening. Bangalore and Delhi Associations had moved more or less identical resolutions for creating a new post of ‘organizing/coordination secretary.  Our (Chennai)  Association had sponsored a resolution expressing that creation of additional posts would amount to creation of another power-center, which will not be conducive to the smooth functioning of the Federation, particularly when we are more  concerned with the early termination of the agonizing litigation of our major issues going on in the supreme court. After discussions all the three resolutions of Bangalore, Delhi and Chennai were decided to be kept in abeyance till the next GC.         There were a couple of organizational resolutions like the one fixing the duration of the GC to be two days instead of one day and they were  passed unanimously.



            Elections were then taken up.  Our president Shri G.N. Sridharan, whose services for the cause of the pensioners are well-known to our members, expressed that it was not  his intention to hold the post of the General Secretary for his life time, but had only proposed that he be allowed to stay only for a short period of one year or less till the court case gets over.  It was however not acceptable to the vociferous votaries of the ‘change of leadership’ theory.  Ultimately, Shri D.Krishnan, our Chennai Association Vice-President, was unanimously declared elected as the General Secretary.      We are sure that  our members will be happy that one of our Association activists will be at the helm of our Federation’s affairs and we are sure our members will wholeheartedly wish him well.



            The meeting terminated with a vote of thanks followed by a dinner by the Mumbai Association.



            With greetings,







P. A. SIVAKUMARAN                         

    SECRETARY



PS.
1.  Our case is coming up for hearing in the Supreme Court on 10th of January 2018. As all of us are aware,  conducting a case in the supreme court costs us heavily. Though we are not longing for any legal battle we are pushed to this extreme step.  We had been appealing to our members to contribute for the legal fund, at  Rs. 1000, per member.  We have on rolls nearly 350 members.  But so far we had received the contribution only from 86 members.  For an Association of our stature, having the headquarters and leadership with us, this cannot be termed as a good show, compared to the other units affiliated to the  Federation. We once again appeal to our members who had not so far donated to the legal fund, to  send in your contribution of Rs.1000/= (Rupees one thousand only),  immediately to the Secretary at the above address or to our Joint Secretary, Shri V.R.Krishnan,  (H-9-B, Krupa Colony, 44th Street, First Avenue, Ashok Nagar, CHENNAI -83. Phone : LL. 04424896125,  Mobile 9840932943.), by crossed account payee cheque, drawn favouring    “RETIRED LIC CLASS I OFFICERS ASSOCIATION”

For online payment we give below the details.
Name of the A/c:      Retired LIC Class I Officers Association,    Bank: City Union Bank Ltd., 154/319, Thambu ChettyStreet,  G.T. Chennai – 1,    IFS code: CIUB0000043.  MICR code: 600054006.
Those remitting the amount online may please send us a SMS, their name and address to identify and send the receipt.

2. Our Association membership strength is very less compared to the other metro centers.  The strength of any retired personnel by nature gets depleted.  Hence we feel that it is incumbent on our members to canvass for membership to strengthen the organization. We hence  request our   members  to inform either the secretary or the  joint secretary, whenever they come across any retired class I officer, who has not become our member, their phone numbers or address by phone or SMS, to help us to contact them to make them our members.

3. We are updating our records with the email ids of our members. Those members who had not given their mail ids so far, please send a test mail to the mail id vrkrishnan46@gmail.com with your  details, especially the membership number.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Letter to All Retired Class 1 Officers of LIC .. from D.Krishnan, Gen.Secretary, Federation.

Federation of Retired LIC Class I Officers' Associations

9th G.C. Meeting on 8th Dec 2017 at Mumbai

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My brethren of the Retired Officers' community,

It is with a touch of trepidation and ample humility that I venture forth to greet you all from the seat of the General Secretary of the Retired LIC ClassI Officers' Federation, so far occupied by a leader of legendary proportions, who had the monumental Record of serving the Officer Class of LIC for over 18 years in the in-service Federation as the General Secretary, and again in the Retired ClassI officers Federation as Gen Secretary for nearly 10 years. His vast experience and Knowledge of matters relating to the Officer Class and Legal acumen due to his Legal Practice for around 26 years as Advocate in the High Court of Madras, had made him a great Resource Person and a redoubtable Leader.  Time marches relentlessly on , and for the best of us,  there comes a stage when changes just overtake us. So it was with this great leader too, and it was with some reticence and doubt that he shed his identity of long-standing, as the Gen Secretary of the Retd. Class I Federation. His spirits and Enthusiasm to serve, had not diminished, and it was the others who, due to his age, felt that the Bradman of the Class I leadership had to be rested though he still held the 'bat' firmly in his hands. That then, friends is the story of how a water-shed moment came up in the Biennial  General Council Meeting, held in Mumbai on the 8th of Dec , of the Federation making a big cross-over change in the active stewardship of the Federation leadership.


 I have, with some fear and doubts in mind, taken over the onerous responsibility of jumping into the Big shoes of our great Leader with my small feet. Invoking the Blessings of Sri G N Sridharan our  outgoing Leader and,  With the help and support of all of you, I believe I may yet live to see better days in the onward march of the Fortunes of the Retired Officers of LIC.
Here are some highlights of the points that came up for Discussion in the G C on the 8th of Dec. 2017.:


1. Sri N P  Bali in his Presidential Address, set the tone for the discussions by putting his finger primarily on three things for the Federation. These related to Organisational Expansion so that we could be a stronger force , Steering Court Cases for effectiveness and success ,and Strengthening the Finances of the Federation which were now at an all-time low.


2. The General Secretary Sri G N Sridharan then presented his Report which among other things covered the general situation in the country both political and economic, efforts made by the Federation in getting improvements in Mediclaim, and making fresh Demands on the LIC for covering Domiciliary Treatment etc. He also referred to the ongoing litigation on Removal of DR anomaly and Up-gradation of Pension. He also pointed out that the long pending grievance of the 92-93 Retirees, which had won the point in the M C Jain case, is now being fought for once again, in courts, for the LIC to grant the principle to all similarly placed Retirees.
3. In the discussions that followed as many as 18 speakers came up to express their view points. What was essentially a discussion on the Gen Secretary's Report turned into a wider canvass where the speakers touched upon :
(a) Mediclaim Limits, Witnessing of Existence Cert by Office bearers of the Assn of Retired Officers;
(b)Vigorous involvement of some Assn Leaderships in working for Collections of Dues of Amts from members, to working assiduously for Organisational Expansion and opening of newer units;
(c) more concerted and collective action from Federation Leadership to obtain Results for the Retired Community of officers;
(d) Developing better liaison with the LIC Management to obtain benefits of re-imbursement for Domiciliary treatment. Eg of RBI scheme of Group Cover for Domicilary Treatment was quoted.
(e)Observations on Gen Secretary's Report reg general matters in the National scene;
(f)Suggestion for one month's Ex-gratia Pension on Death;
(g) clarification reg applicability of Interim-Relief sought from SC- whether it applied to post 97 group as well;
(h)membership for the fedrn on the Pension Board, IRDA Advisory Council, Board of LIC;
 (i)On Finances, where the Federation  Expenses in the year far exceeded the Income, the Fedrn sub-committees' Report that the Travel expenses of Delegates hereafter, will need to be borne by the respective Assns they represent, was placed before the House and accepted.
 (J) Strong suggestions came on Family Pension, where , as of now, what the widow of the deceased officer would get is a very low percentage of the Pension amt, which did not permit an independent and dignified existence for her .
(k) discussions on Family Pensioners led to the decision that the Family Pensioners could be represented in our Associations as Associate Members, though some Assns had already implemented this aspect.


(l) discussion on organisation development touching upon the new Associations in Karnataka, coverage in Kerala and prospective Units


4.The Gen Secretary responded to the re-actions of members on his Report and clarified on certain matters. Later with members insisting on a few of the suggestions being incorporated in the Report, the President ruled that the additions would be made as suggested. The Report was Passed  with the alterations to be effected.


5.The Treasurer presented the Accounts for the two Years after the Last Gen Council Meeting. He stressed that one reason why there was pressure on the Finances of the Federation was that the Dues from Assns as they ought to have been are not forthcoming. This meant that collections of Dues at Assn Levels were to be activated. The Accounts were also Passed by the House as accepted.


6.The Resolutions Tabled by the various Assns were then  taken up. There were 3 Resolutions on creating new posts of either Co-ordinating Secretary or Organising Secretary taking up responsibilities of Expansions or Co-ordination as the case may be, and a third one suggesting additional Joint-Secretary posts, with specially designated functions . A lot of animated discussions and debates were there on these , but finally it was decided by the President that these 3 Resolutions would be kept in abeyance. There were also other Resolutions suggesting changes to Bye-laws, whereby  the General Council Meet would be for more than a Day, and towards enhancing the Financial strength of Fedrn. , increase the subscription per head to Rs25 per year in place of the present rate of Rs 15.Final position on these would be communicated to the Member Associations in due course. Last , but not the least, One Resolution was to Place on Record the magnificent arrangements made by the Mumbai Assn for the Gen Council Meeting.


7. The Last item was the Elections to the posts of the Fedrn Office-bearers and the EC members and Special Invitees and Legal committee members. The Doyen of the Fedrn. Sri Nerurkar, who was the Vice-President from Mumbai, had announced his intention to step down due to health reasons, was succeeded to his Post by Sri Pathak who was till now Joint Secretary. The General Secretary Sri G N Sridharan made way for a new face, Sri D.Krishnan from Chennai,  who is now the Gen Secretary of the Fedrn.Sri E I Thomas Vice President from  Ernakulam made way for Sri T J Simon of Trichur. In place of KGG Nair from Thiruvanthapuram who was retiring on age/health grounds, was replaced by sri  A V Prabhakaran Nair of Thruvananthapuram. Sri Dalal was retained as Treasurer and Sri R B L Vaish of Mumbai, was appointed Auditor for the next two years. There were also some changes to the other Committees  and the Full list of the various Office Bearers and the Executive and other committees will follow.


8. The Mumbai Assn hosted a Dinner in the evening in honour of the visiting Delgates and with that the 9th Biennial Gen Council came to a conclusion.


D.Krishnan.
10-12-2017
Chennai.

 

Saturday, December 9, 2017

D KRISHNAN IS THE NEW GEN.SECRETARY OF THE FEDERATION.

SMS 
FROM 
V R KRISHNAN JT.SECRETARY. CHENNAI RETD/CLASS I OFFICERS' ASSOCIATION.

SRI D.KRISHNAN IS THE NEW GENERAL SECRETARY OF THE FEDERATION.

PRESIDENT AND TREASURER ARE THE SAME.

FURTHER DETAILS FOLLOW.

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Monday, November 27, 2017

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92-93 Retirees. GNS informs

Re :Legal Action for 92-93 retirees'issue

I am receiving enquiries on the status of actions contemplated in
regard to the above. Though the matter relates to a very small section
of our membership and the legal action does not concern other
pensioners ,i thought it appropriate to share the following information with
all our units so that their concerned members if any could informed of
our efforts .

As already known to all I visited Enakulam last month and had
detailed discussions on the question of filing a petition in the
pending writ filed by two individuals out of whom one is seriously
ailing and another is not in a position to expedite a disposal of the
8 year old WP. We therefore thought of filing an I A taking advantage
of dismissal of LIC's SLP in SC in MC Jain's mater. It was also
considered a less expensive affair for us. At the discussions with our
advocate, Shri E I Thomas Vice president of the Fedn.and Messers.  PD Joseph
& TS  Sasikumar (President & Secy respectively of our Enakulam
Assn) participated.  On going through the materials submitted by
us our counsel advised we have a case to intervene but suggested two
applications being filed one in the name of one Mr KM Cherian a 92-93
retiree living in Ernakulam and another one by the Fedn in a
representative capacity to seek a direction to LIC Chairman to extend
the benefit of re fixation of pensions to all those similarly placed
as MC Jain. 

 We have since given our Vakalat along with whatever
documents that were required by the counsel, thanks to some efficient
follow up by Shri Sasikumar .The counsel  has confirmed that the
preparation of papers to be filed in the court is under way. We hope
as required by us the filing will be done by 30th of this month which I
hope to confirm in the Gen. Council early next month.

As regards the other option of directly approaching the
Supreme Court , we have already discussed the matter with a Sr.Counsel
who had referred us to an advocate on record for preparing the
necessary papers. Our shri VK jain is following up with him. We shall
inform the progress on this in due course
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With Greetings GN Sridharan
Gen.Secy .Fedn.and of  Retd LIC Cass I Officers'.Associarons




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
Gen Secretary Gen Secretary+

Fed of Retd LI Class I Officers’ Assns AIRIEF