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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.

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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)

OUR SLP NUMBER 21206/2017



G N S   INFORMS

OUR PETITION NUMBERED

TODAY 

IN 

SUPREME COURT 

SLP (C) 21206/2017

G N SRIDHARAN

Efforts towards Unity

An interactive session between representatives of the Federation of Retd. LIC class1 I Officers' Assns and All-India Retd. Insurance Employees' Federation was held at Bangalore on Tuesday the 15th Aug 2017. Representatives of AIIPA had also been invited but they could not attend.

AIRIEF was represented by M/S G  Krishnaswamy (Gen. Secy), David John (Jt. Secy) & V Jayaprakash (Treasurer) and Fedn.of Retd LIC Class I Officers' Assns by m/s GN Sridharan (Gen Secy), R  Rajagopalan & M Arunachalam (both Legal committee members). M/s TK Ravindran, VS Raghunath ,G Krishna Prasad ,& TJ Bhat, the Office- bearers of the Bangalore unit of the Retired Class I Officers' Fedn.

Shri R Rajagopalan who had kindly hosted the meet while initiating the discussions observed that there should be consensus on (1) engaging a senior counsel taking into account the attendant financial commitments and (2) deciding on securing Interim Relief through the arguments of counsels / senior counsels to be engaged by us.

Shri GN Sridharan,participating in the discussions expressed the view that since six petitioners are filing SLPs against the Delhi HC judgement there should be no difficulty in securing admission. Other participants, particularly Shri R Rajagopalan opined that since we have to get an interim Relief there is need for engaging a senior counsel without delay.

Shri G krishnaswamy reported that some three sr. counsel's names were being considered by his federation and that a final call will be taken by the time the SLPs of both the organisations are numbered. Shri GNS informed that the services of the sr. counsel who had appeared earlier in SC for his federation will not be available. Shri Rajagopalan suggested that the names proposed by him & GNS can be expeditiously followed up. Gen. Secretaries of both the federations informed that their respective SLPs will be resubmitted to the registry during the next couple of days and the progress of engaging senior counsels will be constantly communicated to each other.

After hearing the views of all others who participated in the deliberations,the following emerged as the 'consensus':- 

1)Considering that the AIIPA has already engaged a sr. counsel and have secured an adjournment of 3 months and that since both the participating federations are on the lookout for sr. Counsels, then idea of a single / common sr. counsel was not feasible. However, at the appropriate time we can keep liaison with sr. counsels of both.
2) After the SLPs are numbered both organisations will exchange texts of their respective SLPs particularly in regard to the 'grounds' of appeal.    
3) The issue of sr  counsels' f ees should necessarily be kept in abeyance till at least the Sr counsels are identified.
4) Both shall press for implementation of the new formula of DR neutralisation as a measure of Interim Relief ( though it does not meet our demand for 100% neutralisation) pending final disposal of the SLPs.
5) There shall be another round of meeting in early Oct if not earlier.

Dated 16th Day of August 2017 

G Krishnaswamy GN Sridharan
Gen.Secretary     Gen Secretary
AIRIEF.                
Fedn of Retd LIC Class I Officers' Assns.  Bangalore            Chennai.                                 

Monday, August 14, 2017

TODAY AT SUPREME COURT ....G N S INFORMS

Sub: Today at Supreme Court (14/8/2017)

We are informed by our sources that SLP filed by AIIPA came up today as listed and since the petitioners counsel has already circulated a letter for adjournment of the matter by 12 weeks, the Court ordered SLP being listed on 10/11/2017without admission. As regards the petition by Hyderabad Association who have filed an application for condoning the delay, their matter is also adjourned to the same date. We are awaiting numbering of SLP filed by us.

Sub: Meeting with leaders of other organizations

We have been repeatedly informing that we are in touch with AIRIF and AIIPA. As part of that exercise, a meeting has been arranged at Bangalore tomorrow (15/8/2017) which is expected to be attended by Shri G Krishnaswamy,  General Secretary of AIREF and Sri K Natarajan Senior Vice President of AIIPA. Our Federation will be represented by three of our Legal Committee members, viz., myself, Shri R Rajagopalan and Sri M Arunachalam.  We expect that the functionaries of the Bangalore Unit will also be present.  The objective of the meeting is to have a free and frank discussion on our issues and petitions, particularly with the leaders of the above sister organizations to explore the possibility of bringing about effective coordination in steering all the petitions in the Supreme Court in the interest of our pensioners.

With Greetings for the I-Day on 70 years’ completion.
GN Sridharan
General Secretary
Fed of Retd LIC Class I Officers’ Assns.
Camp: Bangalore.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

G N S informs

Follow up of other Legal matters

It is natural that with the SLP having been filed we have started receiving enquiries on other matters requiring judicial remedy. One of them is the vexed problem relating to the re- fixation of pensions for those who had retired between 1/8/92 and 31/3/93.

As members are aware that efforts to persuade the authorities to implement the decision in MC Jain's case to all similarly placed pensioners having not borne fruit, we caused a legal notice to be sent to  LIC & Govt. on 1/6 2017 and  though sufficient time has elapsed since then, there is no indication of a favourable response from concerned quarters. We note that we have three or four options to proceed legally.

1) Go straight to the Supreme Court by filing a Writ under the Constitution seeking a direction that the order in MC Jain's case be extended to all pensioners who had retired during the period in question. (Apart from the cost aspect it should be noted invoking the direct jurisdiction of the SC will not be very easy)
2.) File a fresh writ in Bombay High Court as it has jurisdiction over the Central Office of LIC as filing a Writ in any other High Court and if we succeed LIC will merrily continue with their narrow approach that the decision can be implemented only in respect of the concerned petitioner as they have done in MC Jain's case.
3) File an impleading petition in Kerala HC in the already pending Writ petition No.6228 of 2009 filed by two individuals M/s KNG Kurup & C Krishnan. (If this course is taken we can perhaps seek implementation 'in rem' of a favourable order by bringing in Central Office and finance Ministry as parties citing verdict of SC in MC Jain's case).

In this scenario we shall be shortly consulting our counsels both in Delhi&   Kerala and take a final call on the forum of action  as early as possible. We assure that a positive action will be taken and the concerned pensioners duly informed.
                                
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Please refer to our circular Dt.28/7/ 2017 carrying an Appeal for contributions to Assam Food Relief. We find that an inadvertent error had crept in, the address of the Secretary of our Guwahati Assn mentioned as Shri Khargeswar Kalita. It should read as ''Anil Nagar Sree Path, Bye lane 6,House No 1,Rajgarh Link Road Guwahati 781007". The error is regretted - Gen.Secy
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Tuesday, August 1, 2017

G N S writes to inform

Our SLP stands filed in Supreme Court

As we had already advised all through our flash messages, we filed our SLP in the SC yesterday (31/7 - Diary No.22862/2017

We are advised by our counsel that after scrutiny by the registry the matter will be numbered and since all parties have filed their papers, the process will take four or five days. Thereafter the SLPs will be listed for admission in 10 to 15 days. We apprehended that our matter may be clubbed with other SLPs on the issue of 100% neutralization of Bank retirees (a hearing of their case is posted for today also) but our counsel is of the firm view that it may not happen. We will have in any case to wait for about two weeks to know the progress at court level.

Meantime we shall continue to interact with the leadership of the other organisations viz. AIIPA & AIIREF to explore the possibility of a common approach .We anticipate no problem in the SLPs being converted into regular appeals and we feel effective coordination will become necessary more when the appeals come up for final hearing.

We shall of course keep the members apprised of the progress in the matter at every stage. 

With Greetings,
GN Sridharan,
Gen. Secy,.