WITH BOUNTIFUL BLESSINGS FROM LORD BALAJI, THIS BLOG CARRIES NEWS THAT CONCERNS CLASS 1 PENSIONERS OF LIC. WE ADD A LITTLE PEPPER , A LITTLE MINT OR MIRCHI HERE AND THERE TO HELP US REJUVENATE , RECONCILE AND RELAX, AND LEARN TO LIVE IN PEACE

Sunday, April 30, 2017

A correction.

Dear shri sahni, 

with ref to your mail seeking a specimen of our calculation sheet , I have since got the point raised thy you in regard to my own case checked by our calculation expert Shri. M Arunachalam. 

He confirms that figures in my example should read : existing pension 22907. Increased 24057(not 23482 as mentioned in my earlier circular .)
Net increase therefore is 1150.

Thanks for your pointing out the error and
with regards,

GNSridharan

Friday, April 28, 2017

GNS writes:

I am sending the e circular of date as attached. In addition, what is stated, the following also are to informed.

1)      Minimum pension prescribed in the Rules are updated based on the index to which the new salary scales are fixed. 

There is relief as far as the minimum pension is concerned, 

2)      Issues in Family Pension are not duly addressed

3)      While 100% DR is not conceded, we tried to work a few representative cases to get the quantum difference in pension, as a result of the order. The low quantum difference is of greater concern than the effective date. 

The concept of fixing DR Rates are not duly appreciated or considered. 
a)      Pre 1997 – Our Petitioner (Basic Rs. 4963)  - His current pension of Rs 22801 increases to Rs 24556
b)      Pre 1993 – Self (Basic Rs. 2801) – The current pension Rs.22907 increases to Rs. 23482.

GN Sridharan
Gen Secretary,
Federation of Retired LIC Class I Officers’ Associations 
PL CLICK HERE TO SEE THE CIRCULAR 

ALTERNATIVELY, pl click on the image and press ZOOM  to enlarge and see.
Attachments area

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PLEASE WAIT FOR GNS RESPONSE.



WE HAVE NOT YET RECEIVED 
ANY RESPONSE TO THE JUDGEMENT OF THE DELHI HIGH COURT
FROM G.N.SRIDHARAN 
GEN.SECRETARY OF FEDERATION.

WE ASSURE THAT THE MOMENT IT IS RECEIVED, IT WILL BE PUBLISHED.


Thursday, April 27, 2017

GNS clarifies.

According to our counsel, our Federation WP is allowed on DR issue; it is favorable. But on other issues, we can know the details only after going through the order. 

Shri VK Jain who heard the judgement has passed more details on various relief. Details are many that we prefer to communicate after we go through the order. He also states that the order will be loaded on the Web today. 

GN Sridharan
Gen. Secy  Fedn of Retd. LIC ClassI Officers' Assns

NO CLARITY . LET US WAIT FOR GNS AUTHENTIC EMAIL.



NO CLARITY IN THE INFORMATION SO FAR RECEIVED.

THE OPERATIVE PART OF THE JUDGEMENT IS YET TO BE INFORMED IN FULL.

WE WILL HAVE TO WAIT FOR THE FULL TEXT OF THE JUDGEMENT TO BE UPLOADED IN THE WEBSITE.



Partially allowed !!!


Message from Federation of retired Class-I officers' assn:



Partially allowed, some relief but all, no refund of IR paid, wait for details, 0.23 percent DR for pre 1997, no interest, all exercises to be completed within 9 months and so on. Details are expected

It is not zero. Wait for GNS to say.




News is trickling that the petitions are party allowed.

No confirmation as yet from GNS.

Let us therefore wait.

BENCH TO ASSEMBLE AT 2.30 P.M.

THE COUNTDOWN  STARTED.

and ended too.

what is happening?

We are advised to wait.

We shall wait.

Anyway .....

IT IS JUST A FEW MOMENTS AWAY.




Today at 2.15 p.m.

Our Judgement is to be delivered today at 2.15 Pm in Court No. 6.

Further steps will be considered by us on going through the judgment. 

With Best Wishes to ALL PENSIONERS,
 
With Greetings ,
GN Sridharan
Gen. Secy 
Fedn of Retd. LIC ClassI Officers' Assns.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

JUDGEMENT

OUR JUDGEMENT 
will be delivered by Delhi HC
Cause list list  is attached
Further steps will follow after we go through the judgement

With Best Wishes to ALL pensioners in LIC and Greetings

GN Sridharan
Gen. Secy  Fedn of Retd. LIC ClassI Officers' Assns
Attachments area
COURT NO. 6 HON'BLE MR. JUSTICE SANJIV KHANNA HON'BLE MR. JUSTICE CHANDER SHEKHAR AT 2.15 P.M.

 (1) WRIT PETITION (CIVIL) NO. 184/2007 FEDERATION OF RETIRED LIC CLASS I OFFICER..... Petitioner Through Mr. Rakesh Khanna, Sr. Advocate with Mr. Rajiv K. Garg, Mr.Ashish Garg, Ms. Mahima Rathi & Mr. S. Bushra Kazim, Advocates. versus UOI & ORS. ..... Respondents Through Mr. Dayan Krishnan, Sr. Advocate with Mr. Ashok Panigrahi, Mr. Surajit Bhaduri & Ms.Aakashi Lodha, Advocates for LIC. Ms. Abha Malhotra, Mr. Sanjay Kumar Yadav & Mr. Tanuj Chopra, Advocates for UOI.


(2) W.P.(C) 9440/2016 LIFE INSURANCE CORPORATION OF INDIA ..... Petitioner Through Mr. Dayan Krishnan, Sr. Advocate with Mr. Ashok Panigrahi, Mr. Surajit Bhaduri & Ms.Aakashi Lodha, Advocates for LIC. versus KRISHNA MURARI LAL ASTHANA & ORS. ..... Respondents Through Nemo. 27.04.2017 J-2 FOR PRONOUNCEMENT OF JUDGMENTS (APPLT. JURISDICTION)


(3) W.P.(C) 9442/2016 LIFE INSURANCE CORPORATION OF INDIA &ORS. .... Petitioners Through Mr. Dayan Krishnan, Sr. Advocate with Mr. Ashok Panigrahi, Mr. Surajit Bhaduri & Ms.Aakashi Lodha, Advocates for LIC. versus KRISHNA MURARI LAL ASTHANA & ANR. ..... Respondents Through Nemo.


(4) W.P.(C) 9441/2016 KRISHNA MURARI LAL ASTHANA & ORS. ..... Petitioners Through Nemo. versus LIFE INSURANCE CORPORATION OF INDIA & ANR...... Respondents Through Mr. Dayan Krishnan, Sr. Advocate with Mr. Ashok Panigrahi, Mr. Surajit Bhaduri & Ms.Aakashi Lodha, Advocates for LIC.


(5) W.P.(C) 5903/2016 ALL INDIA RETIRED INSURANCE EMPLOYEES FEDERATION ..... Petitioner Through Mr. Nidesh Gupta, Sr. Advocate with Mr.R.K. Singh, Mr. B.N. Dubey & Ms. Vriti Gujral, Advocates. versus LIFE INSURANCE CORPORATION OF INDIA & ANR. ..... Respondents Through Mr. Dayan Krishnan, Sr. Advocate with Mr. Ashok Panigrahi, Mr. Surajit Bhaduri & Ms.Aakashi Lodha, Advocates for LIC. Mr. Bhagvan Swarup Shukla, CGSC & Mr.Shambhu Chaturvedi, Advocate for UOI.


(6) W.P.(C) 5868/2016 ALL INDIA INSURANCE PENSIONERS ASSOCIATION AND ORS. ..... Petitioners Through Mr. Som Dutt Sharma, Advocate. versus UNION OF INDIA AND ORS. ..... Respondents Through Mr. Dev P. Bhardwaj, CGSC & Mr.Surender Kumar, Advocate for UOI. Mr. Dayan Krishnan, Sr. Advocate with Mr. Ashok Panigrahi, Mr. Surajit Bhaduri & Ms. Aakashi Lodha, Advocates for LIC. 27.04.2017 J-3 FOR PRONOUNCEMENT OF JUDGMENTS (APPLT. JURISDICTION)


 (7) W.P.(C) 4894/2016 RETIRED LIC CLASS I OFFICERS ASSOCIATION HYDERABAD ..... Petitioner Through Mr. Nidesh Gupta, Sr. Advocate with Mr.Ashish Tiwari, Mr. Samar Agrawal & Mr. S. Murthy, Advocates. versus LIFE INSURANCE CORPORATION OF INDIA AND ANR...... Respondents Through Mr. Dayan Krishnan, Sr. Advocate with Mr. Ashok Panigrahi, Mr. Surajit Bhaduri & Ms.Aakashi Lodha, Advocates for LIC. Mr. Vivek Goyal, CGSC & Ms. Vanya Khanna, Advocate for UOI. 

is it tomorrow ?




OUR CASE BEFORE THE DELHI HIGH COURT.

(click above and as soon as news regarding announcement of judgment for 27.4.17  comes , u will know )

THE JUDGEMENT 



Will it be tomorrow !!

None knows until the board says .

Sunday, April 23, 2017

RIGHT MOMENT TO WORSHIP HIM.



LORD VENKATESWARA  ABISHEKAM.
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ABISHEKAM 

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ENJOY THE RAGHA MALIKA AND ABISHEKAM.

COURTESY: R.B.KISHORE SAHIB.


U R THROWN OUT IF U DO NOT BELONG TO THEM.

VIVEK MURTHY,  TILL YESTERDAY THE SURGEON GENERAL IN USA
SACKED BY THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION 
APPARENTLY BECAUSE HE HAPPENED TO BE AN OBAMA APPOINTEE
WRITES IN HIS FACE BOOK  
PLEASE READ AND READ FULLY. 

Two years and four months ago, I was honored to be sworn in as the 19th Surgeon General of the United States. For the grandson of a poor farmer from India to be asked by the President to look out for the health of an entire nation was a humbling and uniquely American story. I will always be grateful to our country for welcoming my immigrant family nearly 40 years ago and giving me this opportunity to serve.
During my tenure, I was blessed to have an extraordinary team of dedicated public servants who became my colleagues and friends. I was also fortunate to find thousands of dedicated partners in the community from schools and hospitals to faith groups and mayors. Together, we called our country to action to address the addiction crisis in America through the nation’s first Surgeon General’s Report on Alcohol, Drugs, and Health and by urging more prevention, treatment, and humanity in our approach to this chronic illness. We sent letters to millions of health care professionals urging them to join our campaign to Turn the Tide on the opioid epidemic. We issued a report on e-cigarettes and youth, launched a national effort to get Americans walking, and started a community conversation on food insecurity. We partnered with Elmo, the cast of Mom, and Top Chef to inform the country about vaccines, addiction, and healthy eating. And we worked with thousands of Commissioned Corps officers to protect our nation from Ebola and Zika and to respond to the Flint water crisis, major hurricanes, and frequent health care shortages in rural communities. I am exceedingly proud of what our team and our officers have done to bring help and hope to people all across America.
It is important to know that the 6,600 officers in the US Public Health Service Commissioned Corps are one of our nation's greatest assets. Each and every day, our officers wake up ready to serve their country in over 800 locations, responding to natural disasters, countering disease outbreaks, and advancing prevention and treatment in communities. During the last few years, the Corps became my family. I will always remember their dedication and the warmth with which they welcomed me. And I will never stop advocating for them.
While I had hoped to do more to help our nation tackle its biggest health challenges, I will be forever grateful for the opportunity to have served. The role of the Surgeon General is traditionally to share wisdom with others, but it was I who learned so much by listening to your stories in town halls and living rooms. In a remote fishing village in Alaska, a church in Alabama, an American Indian reservation in Oklahoma, a school in Virginia, and in so many other places, I watched the grit and grace with which our fellow Americans live their lives.
Here are some of those lessons which I will keep with me:
1. Kindness is more than a virtue. It is a source of strength. If we teach our children to be kind and remind each other of the same, we can live from a place of strength, not fear. I have seen this strength manifest every day in the words and actions of people all across our great nation. It is what gives me hope that we can heal during challenging times.
2. We will only be successful in addressing addiction – and other illnesses – when we recognize the humanity within each of us. People are more than their disease. All of us are more than our worst mistakes. We must ensure our nation always reflects a fundamental value: every life matters.
3. Healing happens when we are able to truly talk to and connect with each other. That means listening and understanding. It means assuming good, not the worst. It means pausing before we judge. Building a more connected America will require us to find new ways to talk to each other.
4. The world is locked in a struggle between love and fear. Choose love. Always. It is the world's oldest medicine. It is what we need to build a nation that is safe and strong for us and our children.
This journey would not have been possible without my incredible family. My wife Alice is my hero. Her resilience, optimism, and love have lifted me up and helped me soar. Our baby boy has been my constant source of inspiration to help create a better world. My mother and father have given me everything and to them I owe everything. And my sister has been an enduring source of support and affection from the time I was born.
As my colleague Rear Admiral Sylvia Trent-Adams takes over as Acting Surgeon General, know that our nation is in capable and compassionate hands.
Thank you, America, for the privilege of a lifetime. I have been truly humbled and honored to serve as your Surgeon General. I look forward to working alongside you in new ways in the years to come. Our journey for a stronger, healthier America continues.
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Friday, April 21, 2017

17th ANNUAL GENERAL BODY MEETING OF CHENNAI ASSOCIATION

THE SEVENTEENTH ANNUAL GENERAL BODY MEETING OF THE ASSOCIATION WILL BE HELD AT 10 A.M. ON SATURDAY THE 13TH MAY 2017 AT HOTEL PALM GORVE, KODAMBAKKAM HIGH ROAD, CHENNAI 600034.

1. WELCOME ADDRESS
     TO BE FOLLOWED BY
     RELEASE OF 2017 EDITION OF MEMBERS' DIRECTORY.
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2.   TO RECEIVE AND ADOPT THE SECRETARY'S REPORT ON THE ACTIVITIES OF THE ASSOCIATION DURING THE YEAR 2016-2017.

3.  TO RECEIVE AND ADOPT THE AUDITED STATEMENT OF ACCOUNTS FOR THE PERIOD OF 1.4.2016 TO 31.3.2017.

4. TO FILL UP VACANCIES IN THE EC (AS NO FULL SCALE ELECTIONS ARE DUE THIS YEAR )

5. TO APPOINT AUDITOR FOR THE YEAR 2017-2018

6. TO FELICITATE SENIOR MEMBERS.

7. ANY OTHER BUSINESS WITH THE PERMISSION OF THE CHAIR.

8. VOTE OF THANKS.

CHENNAI.
10.4.2017                                                                 SD.P.A.SIVAKUMARAN

                                                                                           SECRETARY.
                                                    RETIRED LIC CLASS 1 OFFICERS' ASSOCIATION CHENNAI..

SENIOR MEMBERS TO BE FELICITATED THIS YEAR ON COMPLETION OF 75.

1. V.S.MURTHY (259)
2.P.M.NATARAJAN (272)
3. G.B.DANIEL (291)
4. M.N.PARTHASARATHY (294)
5. S.NARASIMHAN (311)
6. R.K.PADHMANABAN
7. S.K.BALAKRISHNAN (347)
8. P.SAMU IYENGAR. (63)
9. P.A.SIVAKUMARAN 
10. R.SRIRAMAN (89)
11. K.MEENATCHISUNDARAM (92)
12. R.CHANDRASEKARAN (97)
13. T.H.RADHAKRISHNAN (140)
14. G.NATARAJAN (142)
15. Ms.S.MYTHILI (151)
16. N.V.SUBBARAMAN (155)
17. P.V.SUBRAMANIAN (158)
18. V.RAMANI (168)
19. V.RAMAMURTHY (174)
20. Mrs.MANGALAM SUNDARESAN (177)
21. V.C.GOVINDARAJAN (195)

NOTE:
THE ABOVE LIST HAS BEEN PREPARED BY US ON THE BASIS OF DATES OF BIRTH AS FURNISHED BY THE MEMBERS CONCERNED IN THE DATA FORM AVAILABLE WITH US. IF ANY OMISSION HAS OCCURRED DUE TO NON-AVAILABILITY OF CORRECT DATA OR OTHERWISE, IT MAY KINDLY BE BROUGHT TO OUR NOTICE IMMEDIATELY.

MEMBERS NAMED AS ABOVE ARE REQUESTED TO CONFIRM THEIR ATTENDANCE TO US POSITIVELY BEFORE 28.04.2017.


Keshadipadam thozhunnen

Monday, April 17, 2017

Gurudev advises

To err is human. Don't sit and chew on your mistakes or someone else's mistakes. If someone else has made a mistake, forgive and forget. If you have made a mistake, ask for forgiveness and move on. Don't get stuck!

Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Friday, April 14, 2017

NADAQUARAM LIVE PROGRAMME


Hevilambi naama Samvatsara MAHA PERIAVAA SARANAM

Rama Rama, Namaste,


On this auspicious  “ŚRI HEVILAMBI NAAMA SAMVATSARA”,  with the blessings of  Śri Kanchi Kamakoti Peeṭadhipati, Their Holinesses  Pujyasri Jayendra Saraswathi  Śankaracharya Swamigal and Pujyasri  Śankara Vijayendra Saraswathi  Śankaracharya Swamigal,  Kāmakoṭi Sandeśaḥ   brings you மஹா பெரியவா “தெய்வ வாக்கு” – Dharma Prachaaram, Audio with Text in Tamizh.
அவனருளாலே அவன் தாள் வணங்கி,  By His grace, as we start this Tamizh New Year, let us enjoy the bhagyam of  listening to Maha Periyava explaining how to live an active, fulfilling life by following the right dharma at the right time, in His divine voice.
இனிய தமிழ் புத்தாண்டு நல் வாழ்த்துக்கள்!
Please share the link with friends and families.


ஸ்ரீ மஹா பெரியவா ஶரணம்.

Happy New Year Today




An Auspicious Day

Today is an auspicious day for people in most parts of the country.


It is Tamil New Year Day in Tamil Nadu, Vishu in Kerala, Baishaki in UP Punjab & Haryana, Rangoli Bighu in Assam, Nobo Borsho in W Bengal and so on. 


As the Year begins today, we are all expecting Good News. 


On this important Day I convey on behalf of our Federation our hearty Good wishes to all pensioners and their families for all happiness and prosperity. 


GN Sridharan
Gen Secy. 
Fedn.of Retd LIC Class I Officers' Assns.

Happy Tamil New Year (Puthandu) 2017- SMS, Wishes, greetings, E-card, Pu...

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Vishu Ashamshagal-2017 Vishu kani Konna (വിഷു വരവായി)

Happy Baisaki

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It is time we learn,


10 Bad Habits That Drain Your Energy and How to Quit Them

Do you feel constantly exhausted and worn-out and don’t understand why? The reason is that we tend to maintain habits that drain our energy, and we don’t know how to avoid them. But the solution is very easy — it only takes the will to do it.
Today we at Bright Side bring you 10 things that steal your energy and the solutions to each of them, proposed by the Dalai Lama.

1. Keep your promises

Don’t make promises you can’t keep. In an effort to be nice, you will end up destroying your good name. So if you make a promise, stick with it!

2. Stay away from toxic people

Many times, through wanting to help people, we end up receiving complaints and negative energy from others. Surround yourself with positive people, and avoid the toxic ones.

3. Pay your bills on time

"Don’t owe anyone anything" should be your life motto. Always pay back your debts on time. Treat others the way you would like to be treated.

4. Learn to forgive

If we choose to live with unforgiveness, we choose to suffer. Instead of poisoning yourself with hatred, choose to forgive and move on, whether or not someone deserves your forgiveness. Do it to give yourself peace. You’ll feel like a weight has been lifted off your chest.

5. Focus on doing what you like

Sometimes we need to do things we don’t enjoy, but, when possible, delegate the tasks you don’t like doing and focus on what you are passionate about.

6. A time for every purpose

There’s time to rest and time to act. Both are equally important and necessary in your life. Do not forget it.

7. Don’t clutter...renew!

If you want to let your life flow, don’t get stuck. Start by rearranging your bedroom or renovating your closet. Your home is a reflection of your energy, and clutter blocks its natural flow. So if you want to clear your mind, start by clearing out the clutter in your space.

8. Face adversity

Do not hide from confrontations. If something bothers you, express it and cut it out of your life. Do not wait for the solution to fall from the sky. It’s often right here — you just have to look around.

9. Keep an eye on your health

Even the most brilliant mind can’t do without good health. Those who take care of both their physical and mental health needs are much happier. Spend enough time taking care of your body.

10. Let your life flow

You are a part of everything, and everything is part of you. Stop fighting with life, accept it, and let yourself be carried away by the flow. Just remember that you are the one who navigates the boat.

Courtesy: BRIGHT SIDE
Based on materials from El mundo del yoga 

Medicinal cures as per Garuda Purana

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

G N Sridharan writes

As we are all aware certain issues faced by Bank pensioners are similar to what we have been fighting for. Their representative organisations ,multiple in number, are engaged in resorting to known forms of agitation besides taking matters to the judiciary.

 Some groups of pensioners have also filed several writ petitions and patiently pursuing them without making any fuss. 

Neither individuals nor leaders of their organisation indulge in bragging about their performance in courts which is something we pensioners in life insurance sector perhaps need to emulate. Be that, as it may, we feel it worthwhile to share information we have from our sources as follows on the status of various issues on which the bank pensioners are carrying on their struggle.

A) General issues

A Dharna under the banner of AIBRF was held at Jantar Mantar New Delhi on 23/3/2017 in which some 5000 retirees reportedly took part. The programme was inaugurated by a senior most retiree Mr TM Mathews (93) and at the end of the 5 hour Dharna a delegation led by Shri D Raja & Mrs Sushmita Deb MPs submitted a memorandum to Secretary (Financial Services)  in the Ministry of finance.

B)100 p.c neutralization for DR

      1) we had long back reported that retirees organisations of three nationalised banks viz, IOB, BOB & Canara Bank had filed a WP in Madras HC. A single judge had allowed it but a Division Bench reversed it. An SLP was filed in SC by petitioners and the same was dismissed in Feb last. We learn that a review petition is being filed by pensioners shortly.

      2) The Kolkata HC had allowed (first by a single judge and confirmed by a Division bench) a petition on the issue filed by pensioners of United Bank of India. The bank management had filed SLP. While ordering notice the SC has offered that the matter may be posted in July (!) for hearing I.e. after vacation .

C) up gradation
A group of 16 pensioners of Syndicate bank had very recently filed a Writ (WP 4005/2017) in the Madras HC seeking direction for up gradation on the basis of rules for central govt pensioners 
(Similar to our rule56) in respect of which they had already represented to the bank management. The Petition was disposed of by the court passing an order at admission stage itself on 17/2/2017 directing the respondent Bank to "dispose off the petitioners' joint representation dated 9/12/2016 on merits and in accordance with law and pass orders within a period of 12 weeks(!) (from the date of receipt of the copy of this order communicate the decision taken to the petitioners).

Let us hope that the Delhi HC's order which we are anxiously awaiting will not be negative in our case.

With Greetings ,

GN Sridharan
Gen. Secy  Fedn of Retd. LIC ClassI Officers' Assns.

Maha Sudarshana Homam4.flv

Monday, April 3, 2017

Plain speaking.



I have just seen the post of Shri Prem Dhamija on the above matter carried in your esteemed blog a couple of hours back.

Shri Dhamija is one of the senior functionaries in my organisation .Though being a soft spoken gentleman we have always found him to be candid in expressing his views and yet ever willing to listen to others. His post could not have come at a more opportune time when pensioners are eager to know what the court decides rather than knowing who did what!!

 I am therefore tempted to make some clarificatory 'observations '- I hasten to call them so and not as 'my Response'- on certain points arising out of his mail.

1)Out of the five members of the  'legal committee' of our federation at least three viz myself Sri R Rajagopalan & shri Vk jain are practising lawyers of more than two decades of standing. 

According to my information -i promise to stand corrected if I am wrongly informed - our friend Mr. murthy was never a practising lawyer but got himself enrolled only after our litigation had got heated up first in the Supreme court and later in Delhi HC. Apart from my information, whether right or wrong, both Mr. murthy & Mr. mahadevan to my personal knowledge successfully took care of their career advancement while in service. I still have great respect for the latter who came forward to form an affiliate association of our fedn at Hyderabad when everybody thought it impossible for certain reasons which are not relevant now.


2) The breaking up of Hyd from our organisation was certainly not on the basis of any 'principle' but only for ego satisfaction of individuals.

3) I may inform shri.Dhamija that shri Murty has successfully brain washed certain groups of pensioners at places he visited in his Bharat Darshan. It was possible because we still have friends who would rather go by personal affinities of 'batch' 'cadre on retirement' etc unmindful of the fact that they are throwing overboard the norms of 'organisational loyalties'. 

Why did he not go to Mumbai where we have 1200 members? One of the so succumbed groups have been strangely attributing any action of our Federation  to MY age!! At 85 I cannot claim to be young but one should seriously ponder whether the talk of young or old in any organisation of retired people can really have a serious place. All of us are old and that is why we are retired.! I shall feel gratified if any of the esteemed readers of your blog can tell me whether I do no not satisfy all or any of the three criteria of a) physical mobility b) Mental stability and 3) grasp of the problems of the pensioners' community.

I do not want to go further as shri Dhamija had fortunately done some plain speak in without mincing words

-GNSridharan .
Gen.Secy 
Fedn of Retd. LIC Class1 officers' Assns.