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Saturday, September 20, 2014

Unified Approach - The Small First Step Forward ...


I am happy to announce that a proposal to make a “Mention” before the concerned Bench of the Hon’ble Supreme Court, requesting for ‘’out of turn” hearing of LIC’s Appeals” has received the required concurrence from Sri G N Sridharan. He discussed the move with his Advocate on Record, who in turn agreed to support the move, appropriately. Sri GNS did offer his analysis of the procedural and other implications which are very well received, being totally relevant.

Last sentence of the circular GN SRIDHARAN
had personally handed over to the Chronicle Editor.
Formal response is now awaited from Sri K M L Asthana, for a similar request made to him, which as per indications available, is in the offing. Once it is also received, preparations are on for the ‘Mentioning’ either on 24th or on 25th September, as the next day ie., 26th is the last working day before the SC goes on Puja vacation till Oct 7.

This move is being pursued seriously but with great caution. Unfortunately, hearing in the ‘normal course’ is not in sight (because our batch of cases is still at Sl No 47 as of today) and hence we are taking a chance to try a permissible course open to us. While our success (in getting an early definite date) depends upon the unfettered discretion of Justice Dipak Misra, (influenced by our own luck – I believe we have it in plenty), we are sure, no harm would befall when we make a passionate plea on behalf of the super senior citizens, many of whom are in their eighties.

More on the subject through these columns, on or around 24/25 September 2014.

M Sreenivasa Murty
Hyderabad                 

Toothpaste

Your diamond ring lost its shine? 
Smear some toothpaste on an old brush wet the ring and gently rub. 
The shine will quickly return.


A stain of ink or lipstick on your clothes?
Smear some toothpaste on the spot rub and wash.

Are your discs scratched?
Fill the scratches up with some toothpaste.

Painful burn?
Put some toothpaste on it. It helps.

A bit of toothpaste will return the shine to your silverware.

Kids draw on the wall again?
Put a bit of toothpaste on a wet cloth, rub and the wall becomes clean again.

The ring is full of stains?
Rub it strongly with toothpaste, wash and let it dry. The results will surprise you.

Annoying bug bite?
Put a bit of toothpaste on it, it will calm both area and yourself.

Cracked nails?
Rub them with toothpaste, change will astound you.

Sneakers worn out?
A moist tooth brush and some paste will make the shoes come back to life!

Want to put up posters harming the wall?
Glue them on with some toothpaste.

Scratches on your watch’s glass?
A bit of tooth paste, a gentle rub and the scratches are gone.

Does your bathtub come with all sorts of spots?
Rub strongly with toothpaste; it does wonders.

Toothpaste can renew and polish your head lights.

Like to collect old models?
Brush them with toothpaste and they will look like new.

Annoying pimples?
Put some toothpaste on it before going to sleep and by morning it will dry up.

Leaving a rented apartment with little holes?
Temporarily cloth them with toothpaste.
  
Fogy glasses?
Rub a bit of toothpaste and wash, the fog will be gone in seconds.


Worn out Piano keys?
Renew them with a gentle rub of, yes you guess it, toothpaste.
                                                                                                  
Do your hands get an unpleasant odor at times?
Wash your hands with toothpaste and the bad smell will vanish.

Would you like to return your old wine glasses to their former crystal clear glory?
Clean them with toothpaste and watch them sparkle again.

Back from the ocean and the feet are dirty with sticky stains?
Grab some toothpaste, it will clean them right up.

Bad stench from baby’s bottle?
Clean it with toothpaste and the smell will trouble you no more.

Has your clothing iron become filthy?
Rub it with some toothpaste to get it clean again.

Did a drink leave a stain on your wooden table.
Remove it with some toothpaste.

(Recd thru: RK Aggarwal)

Friday, September 19, 2014

New ten rupee note with Rupee symbol




AIBEA Circular



Bank Unions Demand regulated working hours,
5 day week, improvements in PENSION related
matters in the settlement. (AIBEA circular)
                                                                                                                                
The AIBEA circular has highlighted in bold type letters the need for discussing Pension-related issues in the Bipartite negotiations.
The in-service Associations/Federations in LIC can take a leaf out of their approach to actively combine the pensioners' cause in their negotiations with the Management.
Today's in-service employee is tomorrow's pensioner.


Kind regards.
C H Mahadevan


Central Office:  “PRABHAT NIVAS”    Regn.  No.2037
Singapore Plaza, 164, Linghi Chetty Street, Chennai-600001
Phone: 2535 1522, 6543 1566    Fax: 4500 2191, 2535 8853
e mail ~ chv.aibea@gmail.com & aibeahq@gmail.com
CIRCULAR  NO. 27/75/2014/31                                    18th September, 2014

TO ALL UNITS & MEMBERS

Dear Comrades,

We furnish herein the next of UFBU Circular on the UFBU meeting and Talks with IBA held in Mumbai on 17th instant.  During the UFBU meeting, from AIBEA we have explained our position in terms of our General Council meeting decision that the settlement should be expedited and UFBU should adopt a practical approach to arrive at a mutually acceptable wage revision and keeping in mind all other demands raised by the Unions.  IBA informed that the next round of meeting will be held within a week.  We will take stock of the developments during further negotiations and take suitable decision to achieve our long pending wage revision settlement.
With greetings,
                                      Yours Comradely,

C.H. VENKATACHALAM
GENERAL SECRETARY

WAGE REVISION NEGOTIATIONS – UFBU CIRCULAR

The representatives of UFBU met at 11.00 a.m. to discuss and decide the strategies to be adopted in the negotiations with IBA.  It was decided that along with the percentage increase in its offer, other important issues like regulated working hours, 5-day week, improvements in pension related matters should be raised simultaneously.
In the IBA meeting, Sri Bhasin, who was the Negotiating Committee Chairman till the last meeting and now elected as Chairman of IBA introduced the newly constituted Negotiating Team of IBA under the leadership of Sri Rajeev Rishi, the newly appointed Chairman of Negotiating Committee.
Subsequent to brief introduction and completion of formalities, before commencement of negotiations on wage revision, UFBU raised the following issues 
·         Compassionate Appointment Scheme:
While thanking the IBA for its efforts and being instrumental in getting clearance of the Government for introduction of Compassionate Appointment Scheme on the lines available to Central Government employees, UFBU sought clarifications on issues like eligibility, applicability with regard to death cases prior to 05.08.2014, etc., to which IBA conveyed that the matter would be referred to Government and necessary clarifications will be issued on receipt of their advices;
·         Accounts to be opened under Jan Dhan Yojana:
While appreciating and extending the support of UFBU to the initiatives taken by the Government towards extension of banking facility to all the people in the Country, UFBU expressed the following apprehensions:
§  The compromises on KYC norms may lead to opening of fraudulent accounts for which employees should not be held accountable; 
§  The pressure due to the targets stipulated for opening of accounts are greatly affecting the regular banking activities and services to existing customers;
§  Due to the stipulation on timings for opening of accounts from 8.00 a.m. to 8.00 p.m., employees are forced to work beyond their working hours and are also under severe stress to achieve the stipulated target.
During the negotiations, IBA informed that the UFBU's demand of 25% increase in pay slip components is on high side and beyond the paying capacity of banks and insisted that UFBU should review its demand, to which UFBU responded as under:
Ø    IBA should substantially revise its offer of increase in pay slip components;
Ø    The other important issues like regulated working hours, 5-day banking, improvements in pension related matters, etc. should be discussed simultaneously and in a time-bound manner;
Ø    The meetings on negotiation have to be held regularly at frequent intervals ensuring expeditious settlement;
Ø    UFBU will have flexibility in its demand depending upon the response of IBA on all the above matters.
IBA assured us to schedule the next round of meeting within one week to discuss comprehensively on all the issues.  Comrades - every effort is being made by UFBU not only for expeditious conclusion but also for a respectable Tenth Bipartite Wage Settlement.  Let us continue to maintain our unity which would strengthen us in achieving our goals.  Further developments will be advised in due course.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

हृदय की देखभाल




हार्ट स्पेशलिस्ट देवी शेट्टी से साक्षात्कार के अंश(चिकित्सा संसार ट्रस्ट द्वारा जनहित में जारी)
एक चर्चा डाॅ. देवी शेट्टी से जो कि नारायणा हृदयालया बैंगलोर में हार्ट स्पेशलिस्ट है, से विप्रो द्वारा की गई जिसके प्रमुख अंश नीचे दिये जा है (हिंदी रूपांतरण)



प्रश्न - एक आम आदमी के लिये अपने हृदय की सुरक्षा के नियम क्या है?
उत्तर - भोजन - जिसमें कार्बोहाईड्रेट की मात्रा कम हो, प्रोटीन की मात्रा अधिक हो और उसमें तेल की मात्रा भी कम हो।

व्यायाम - कम से कम आधा घंटा घूमना, एक सप्ताह में कम से कम 5 दिन। लिफ्ट का प्रयोग न करें और लंबे समय की बैठक न करे।

धुम्रपान - धुम्रपान को छोड़ दें।

वजन - वजन नियंत्रण रखे।

ब्लड़ प्रेशर - अपना बी. पी. नियंत्रित रखे। साथ ही शुगर पर भी नियंत्रण रखें।


प्रश्न - क्या माँसाहारी भोजन करना हृदय के लिये अच्छा है?
उत्तर - नहीं।


प्रश्न - एक स्वस्थ आदमी को दिल का दौरा पड़ने की बात सुनकर बड़ा धक्का लगता है। इसकी वास्तविकता को कैसे समझे?
उत्तर - इसे शांत अटैक कहा जाता है इसीलिये हम हर उस व्यक्ति को जो 30 वर्ष या उससे अधिक आयु का होता है को सलाह देते है कि वह नियमित स्वास्थ्य परीक्षण कराए।


प्रश्न - क्या हृदय रोग एक विरासत वाला रोग है जो माता-पिता से मिलता है?
उत्तर - हाँ।


प्रश्न - वे कौन सी स्थितियाँ है जिसमें हृदय तनावग्रस्त हो जाता है? उसे तनाव मुक्त करने के लिये आप क्या कहेगे ।
उत्तर - अपना जीवन के प्रति नजरिया बदले। जीवन में हर बात की संपूर्णता या सिद्ध हस्तता (मास्टरी) को ध्यान में न रखे।


प्रश्न - क्या घूमना जाॅगिंग से अच्छा है या कोई अन्य व्यायाम हृदय को स्वस्थ रखने में सहायक हो सकता है?
उत्तर- घूमना जाॅगिंग से श्रेष्ठ है जाॅगिंग शीघ्र थकान व जोड़ो की क्षति का कारण हो सकता है।


प्रश्न - आपने गरीब और आवश्यकता वाले लोगों के लिये बहुत कुछ किया है, इसकी प्रेरणा कहाँ से मिली?
उत्तर - मदर टेरेसा से जो कि मेरी मरीज थी।


प्रश्न - क्या लो ब्लड़ प्रेशर वाले लोगों को हार्ट अटैक हो सकता है?
उत्तर - बहुत कम संभावना है।


प्रश्न - क्या कोलेस्ट्राॅल कम उम्र में ही बड़ना प्रारंभ कर देता है? 
उत्तर - हाँ, यह बचपन से ही बढ़ने लगता है।


प्रश्न - किस प्रकार अनियमित खानपान हृदय को प्रभावित करता है?
उत्तर - आप जंक फूड खाना छोड़ दें। जब आदतें अनियमित हो जाती है और आपका शरीर एंजाईम स्त्रावित करने लगता है तो आपका हाजमा गड़बड़ा जाता है।


प्रश्न - बिना किसी दवाई का उपयोग किये कोलेस्ट्राॅल पर किस प्रकार नियंत्रण किया जाये?
उत्तर - अपने भोजन पर नियंत्रण करे और पैदल चलें और अखरोट खाएँ।


प्रश्न - सबसे अच्छा और सबसे खराब भोजन हृदय के लिये क्या है? 
उत्तर - फल एवं सब्जियाँ श्रेष्ठ भोजन है। सभी प्रकार के तेल बुरे भोजन में समाविष्ट है।


प्रश्न - रूटिन चेकअप क्या है? इन्हें कैसे कराया जावे? क्या इनमें कोई विशेष टेस्ट होता है?
उत्तर - रूटिन ब्लड़ शुगर टेस्ट शकर के स्तर को बतलाता है। बी. पी. चेक कराएँ, इको कराएँ। यदि जरूरी है तो फिर ट्रेड मिल टेस्ट कराये।


प्रश्न - प्राथमिक उपचार की कौन सी श्रेणियाँ है जो हार्ट अटैक के समय प्रयोग की जा सकती है?
उत्तर - सोई हुई दशा में व्यक्ति की मदद करें। एक एस्पिरिन की गोली को जीभ के नीचे रखें जो सारबीरेट टेबलेट के साथ रखी जानी चाहिये यदि उपलब्ध है तो और उसे कोरोनरी केअर युनिट ले जाएँ। पहले प्रथम घंटे में अधिक सावधानियाँ व सहायता का ध्यान रखें।


प्रश्न - आप हार्ट अटैक और गेस्ट्रिक ट्रबल से होने वाले दर्द में किस प्रकार भिन्नता जानेंगे? 
उत्तर - इसीजी के बगैर यह बताना मुश्किल है।


प्रश्न - युवा लोगों में हार्ट अटैक का मुख्य कारण क्या है? आज 30-40 वर्ष की आयु के लोगों में हार्ट अटैक की समस्या देखने को मिल रही है साथ ही गंभीर हृदय संबंधी समस्याएँ हो रही है।
उत्तर - जितनी जागरूकता बढ़ती है उतनी ही घटनाएँ भी बढ़ती है। अनियमित जीवनशैली, धुम्रपान, जंकफूड, व्यायाम का अभाव, लोगों में आज भारतीयों में जन्मजात प्रr के कारण तीन गुना हृदय रोग की समस्याएँ अधिक हो रही है बजाय अमेरिकनों व यूरोपियनों के।


प्रश्न - क्या यह किसी व्यक्ति के लिये संभव है कि उसका बी. पी. सामान्य स्तर से अधिक 120/80 है फिर भी वह स्वस्थ हो? 
उत्तर - हाँ।


प्रश्न - नजदीकी रिश्तों में शादियाँ हार्टअटैक की समस्या को जन्म दे सकती है बच्चों में क्या यह सत्य है?
उत्तर - हाँ, समान गोत्र के कारण या रक्त की एकरूपता बच्चों में जन्मजात असामान्यताएँ पैदा कर सकती है।


प्रश्न - हम में से कईयों का दैनिक रूटिन अनियमित होता है। कई बार हमें देर रात तक अपने आफिस मे रूकना होता है, क्या यह हमारे हृदय को प्रभावित करता है? आप इसके लिये कौन सी सावधानियाँ सुझाऐंगे?
उत्तर - जब तक आप जवान है प्रकृति आपकी रक्षा करती है, सभी प्रकार की अनियमितताओं के होते हुए भी आप स्वस्थ रहते है किंतु जैसे-जैसे आप वृद्ध होने लगते है तो आपको बायोलाॅजिकल चक्र का सम्मान करना ही होगा।


प्रश्न - क्या एन्टी हायपरसेंटिव ड्रग लेने से कुछ और काम्प्लीकेशनों का जन्म हो सकता है जो दीर्घकालिक या अल्पकालिक हो?
उत्तर - हाँ अधिकांश दवाओं के साईड इफेक्ट होते है फिर भी आधुनिक हायपरसेंटिव दवाएँ आज सुरक्षित है।


प्रश्न - क्या अधिक चाय या काॅफी पीना हार्ट अटैक का कारण हो सकता है?
उत्तर - नहीं।


प्रश्न - क्या अस्थमा रोग के मरीजों को अधिक हार्ट अटैक का खतरा रहता है?
उत्तर- नहीं।


प्रश्न - आप जंक फूड को किस प्रकार परिभाषित करेगी?
उत्तर- तले हुए खाद्य पदार्थ जैसे फ्राइड चिकन , Mc Donalds, समोसा और मसाला डोसा आदि।


प्रश्न - आपने कहा है कि भारतीय 3 गुना अधिक हृदय रोग से प्रभावित हो सकते है, इसका क्या कारण है? जबकि यूरोपियन व अमेरिकन लोग अधिक मात्रा में जंक फूड का सेवन करते है।
उत्तर - कई तरह की असुरक्षित मानव जीवन की दौड़ कुछ रोगों का कारण होती है। दुर्भाग्यवश भारतीय लोग कुछ खर्चीले रोगों की असुरक्षित बीमारियों से ग्रस्त है।


प्रश्न - क्या केले खाना उच्च रक्तचाप को कम करता है?
उत्तर- नहीं।


प्रश्न - क्या कोई हार्ट अटैक के समय अपनी स्वयं की सहायता कर सकता है?
उत्तर - हाँ। आराम की स्थिति में या सुविधा जनक स्थिति में लेट जाएँ और एक एस्पिरिन की गोली अपनी जीभ के नीचे रख लें और किसी से कहे कि वह शीघ्र ही आपको किसी हृदय रोग अस्पताल में ले जाएँ। इसमें देरी न हो इसके लिये एम्बुलेंस का भी इंतजार न करें।

प्रश्न - क्या कम सफेद ब्लड़ कार्पोसिल्स की मात्रा व कम हेमोग्लोबिन भी हार्ट समस्याओं के लिये जिम्मेदार है?
उत्तर - नहीं किंतु एक आदर्श हेमोग्लोबिन स्तर आपकी व्यायाम की क्षमता को अवश्य बढ़ाएगा।


प्रश्न - कभी-कभी समयाभाव के कारण व्यायाम करना कठिन हो जाता है ऐसे में घर के अहाते में घूमना या सीढ़ी चढ़ना-उतरना घर की व्यायाम का विकल्प हो सकता है।
उत्तर - निश्चय ही। लगातार बैठक को टाले, आधे घंटे से अधिक न बैठे। इसके पश्चात् कुर्सी से उठे और दूसरी कुर्सी पर जाकर बैठे। ऐसा करना आपकी बड़ी मदद करेगा।


प्रश्न - क्या हृदय की समस्या व ब्लड़ शुगर में आपसी संबंध है?
उत्तर- हाँ बहुत मजबूत रिश्ता है। आपको विदित हो कि मधुमेह की कमजोरी हार्ट अटैक के लिये मधुमेह रोगी में अधिक जिम्मेदार होगी बजाय गैर मधुमेह रोगी के।


प्रश्न - वे कौन-कौन सी बातें है जो हृदय रोगी के मरीज को हृदय के आपरेशन के पश्चात् ध्यान रखनी चाहिये?
उत्तर - भोजन, व्यायाम, दवाएँ समय से लें, कोलेस्ट्राॅल पर नियंत्रण, बी. पी. व वजन पर नियंत्रण आदि।


प्रश्न - क्या वे लोग जो रात पाली में कार्य करते है, अधिक हृदय रोग का शिकार होते है बजाय दिन में काम करने वालों के?
उत्तर - नहीं।


प्रश्न - आधुनिक हायपरटेंशन दवाएँ क्या है?
उत्तर - सैकड़ों प्रकार की दवाएँ है उनमें से आपके चिकित्सक आपके लिये एक सही दवाई का चुनाव कर सकते है किंतु मेरे मत से दवा के बजाय प्राकृतिक रूप से ब्लड़ प्रेशर पर नियंत्रण करो, घूमो, ऐसा भोजन लो जो वजन कम करे और जीवन शैली के प्रति अपना दृष्टिकोण बदलो।


प्रश्न - क्या डिस्प्रीन या उसके जैसी सिरदर्द की गोली हार्ट अटैक रिस्क को बढ़ावा देती है?
उत्तर- नहीं।


प्रश्न - हार्ट अटैक की रिस्क महिलाओं के बजाय पुरूषों में अधिक क्यों होती है?

उत्तर- प्रकृति महिलाओं की 45 वर्ष की आयु 
तक रक्षा करती है। वैसे वर्तमान वैश्विक गणना में स्पष्ट किया है कि आज हार्ट डिसीज के मामले पुरूषों के बजाय महिलाओं में अधिक होते है।


प्रश्न - एक आदमी अपने हृदय को पूर्णतः स्वस्थ किस प्रकार रख सकता है?

उत्तर- स्वस्थ भोजन करे, जंक फूड को त्यागे, प्रतिदिन व्यायाम करें, धुम्रपान न करें और यदि 30 वर्ष की आयु पार कर चुके है तो स्वास्थ्य का नियमित चेकअप कराएँ। यह छः माह में एक बार सुझाया गया है।

कृपया ज्ञान का संचय न करें, ज्ञान को बाँटना ही विश्व के लिये हितकर है इसलिये इस संदेश को भी अपने रिश्तेदारों व मित्रों में बाँटिए

(RK Sahni)

Ours is won case, we're fighting for its implementation

DEAR SIR,

THANK YOU CHRONICLE FOR POSTING MY NOTE AND THE RESPONSE IT GOT. IN 
THIS CONNECTION I WOULD LIKE TO INFORM YOU THAT SH HK AGGARWAL HAS WRITTEN A LETTER TO PM, FM, OTHER MINISTERS, MPs HIGHLIGHTING OUR PROBLEMS SEEKING EARLY SOLUTION. 

OUR PROBLEM IS A BIT DIFFERENT FROM BANK PROBLEM. OURS IS A WON CASE. WE ARE FIGHTING FOR ITS IMPLEMENTATION ONLY. THE HISTORIC JUDGEMENT OF JUSTICE BHANDARI IN 2010 HAS NOT BEEN STAYED BY SC.  SO IT IS IN FORCE AND BINDING ON LIC.  EVEN CONTEMPT OF COURT IS MAINTAINABLE.  

IN THE CASE OF BANK PENSIONERS RBI GOVERNOR SH RAGHURAM RAJAN TOOK THE CASE OF THEIR PENSIONERS IMMEDIATELY ON ASSUMING CHARGE AND EFFECTIVELY CONVINCED FINANCE MINISTRY AND GOT APPROVAL FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF PENSION UPGRADATION.  

SETTLEMENT ALSO IS IN SIGHT FOR SBI PENSIONERS.  THE UNITED FRONT FOR BANK PENSIONERS ALONG WITH IN SERVICE ASSNS NEGOTIATED WITH IBA AND THE IBA IS READY FOR 100%DA NEUTRALISATION BUT HAS RESERVATION IN PENSION UPDATION BECAUSE OF THE COST INVOLVED OTHERWISE IT HAS NOT SAID NO.

HENCE IT IS THE ONEROUS RESPONSIBILITY OF LIC PENSIONERS ASSNS TO PUT FORTH OUR CASE JOINTLY AND EFFECTIVELY WITH NO STONE UNTURNED IF THEY REALLY CARE FOR THE HAPLESS PENSIONERS WHO ARE IN THEIR 70S LOOKING FORWARD FOR EARLY SOLUTION

A V SUBBARAMAN COIMBATORE DIVISION

Warm Regards to the Editor, LIC Pensioners Chronicle‏

LIC Pensioners News : the Editor's Pen 

I feel enlightened to read the Editor's pen. He has opened up. 
No mincing words - free and frank. He is true and steadfast 
to Patrika Dharma.

"Aano bhadra krtava yantu viswatah ...."
" Let noble thoughts come from all directions, from all peoples, 
all cultures, all times and histories."

I must confess that reading LICPC two or more times a day has 
become my habit. May be so with many others. My morning / 
my day is not complete without reading the TOI (for last 40 plus years ) 
and LICPC for last two and half years.

A few more verses from the scriptures:

Om Saha Nau-Avatu | Saha Nau Bhunaktu | Saha Viiryam Karavaavahai |
Tejasvi Nau-Adhiitam-Astu Maa Vidvissaavahai | Om Shaantih Shaantih Shaantih ||
Om, May God Protect us , May God Nourish us, 
May we Work Together with Energy and Vigour,
May our Study be Enlightening and not give rise to Hostility
Om  peace peace peace

Sarve bhavantu  sukhinah  Sarve santu niraamayah  Sarve bhadraani pashyantu  Maa kaschit dukha abhaag bhavet  Om Shaanti Shaanti Shaantihi

May all be happy. May all be free from diseases. 
May all see things auspicious. May none be subjected to misery. 
Om Peace, Peace, Peace. 

With warm regards to the Editor,
Sincerely yours,
SN( a 1992 pensioner)

Appeal to the Prime Minister

Shri. Alok Vardhan Chaturvedi
Joint Secretary
Cabinet Secretariat, Government of India
Rashtrapati Bhawan,
New Delhi - 110 004, India.

Sir,

I seek your help in passing the following appeal to worthy PM,FM,
& others through their emails/ or any other mail.
thanking you in anticipation.

H K Aggarwal
(a 78 yrs old senior citizen/LIC retiree)
-556 SECTOR-54, MOHALI,CHANDIGARH-160055.
 O9855002556.

Please click below to read the Petition.

LIC Pensioner news


We 
agree with Shri SN when he says that frankly pensioners of LIC and 
Banks are sailing in the same boat in as much as both are fighting against
their establishments in the Law Courts for updation of pension and 100% 
relief... That's fine Shri SN.  We agree with you.  But we are unable to agree 
with any of your other propositions in the post.  Agreeing with Shri SN and 
his post may come to be taken as the Editor's admission that the whole 
purpose of publishing the Chronicle is to bring to LIC pensioners the details 
and different facets of the legal fight of the pensioners against LIC and 
Government of India only.  It may also be taken as the Editor's willingness to 
close down Chronicle and stop publishing the same after the fight in the 
supreme court is finished.

True, 
a section of the readers who may be interested only in court 
matters and in the simple fact that they are winning the case pending in 
the Supreme Court or partly losing it only, and such readers may also 
desert us or abandon the Chronicle.  But enough interest of the 
general readers could be created and such interest could be 
sustained too by systematically including matters of general interest.
  Some research in this area may be necessary and with sustained 
efforts we are sure, LIC Pensioners Chronicle could be transformed 
into an effective vehicle to carry out this pious and onerous task 
of meeting the legitimate need for 'total news' for the pensioners 
in LIC and the pensioners at large. 

LIC 
pensioners cannot exist alone with their own pensioner related 
problems.  Even if they wish to exist without bothering much 
about what is happening on other fronts, they can be a successful lot 
only if they try to co-exist with other pensioners,their 
problems and their achievements. Towards this end it is necessary
we try to know our own problems and problems of Bank and
other similar institutions, state or central, in the country. In short, let us
try to be an enlightened lot and not avoid reading anything that is
brought to us. -Ed.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

LIC Pensioner news

  
It is very true that LIC Pensioners Chronicle has been, in the recent past, carrying / posting more and more news about the ' happenings ' in case of bank employees and pensioners (Shri A.V. Subbaraman on 16-09-2014) as if the Chronicle is (as if it were) All Banks Pensioners Chronicle ! - sidetracking " it's own (LIC Pensioners- In) House" problems, the burning unresolved issues of updation of pension, dearness relief, family pension, ex gratia etc.

There is hardly any news of  'real interest -  to pensioners (of seventy plus in particular) in the PC for more than a month. 

  • The last self-defeating, frustrating, deafening news item was that ' Tagged up case of pensioners to be heard in the Supreme Court on 12 August 2014 not on the list, not sighted on 8 th September 2014. 
No one seems to know why the case which is reportedly for final hearing ere the final verdict of the Apex Court allowed to go into oblivion or into cold storage. Where and how the matter stands, Sir what has gone wrong with the Supreme Court functioning or for that matter why and what for the senior counsellors and seriously affected pensioners / petitioners not acting swiftly to see the clear and final verdict of on going legal battle / struggle of one and a half decade - many aged ailing and may be counting days as they are living conspicuously on the edge / on bonus life span. Those who matter and are worthy of taking action may knock the doors of Justice, move the matters fast with court registrar/authorities in all seriousness to secure ' an urgent / immediate date '. Many, why many, all the pensioners are awaiting/ would love to read the breaking news  about "LIC  Pensioners / Petitioners final date with the Supreme Court of India " in the next few days in the LIC Pensioners Chronicle.

There is no harm ( incidental to our pensioners but no harm as such, or not much harm) done by posting ' a few - articles regarding bank employees and pensioners in the LICPC. Frankly speaking, the pensioners of LIC and Banks are sailing in the same boat ( or similar boats) in as much as both are fighting against their establishments  in the Law Courts for updation of pension and 100 % dearness relief ,  a la parity with GOI. 

SN ( a 1992 pensioner)

Obituary

LIC pensioner news

THIS IS THE CONCLUDING PARAGRAPH OF SN's POST.
His post will be uploaded soon. 

From the archives - a cartoon published and responses received - republished



A reader's short post was published as below adding cartoons.

 


We received the following responses which 
were also published with cartoons.


Shri Rajan was the original author of the post published.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Grand Founders Day


Hanumantha rao met the Minster Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu

Bank pensioners problems





NOW A DAYS IN LICPC I SEE ONLY BANK PENSIONERS' PROBLEMS AND THE STEPS TAKEN BY THEM BUT NO GOOD NEWS ABOUT OUR PROBLEMS LIKE FOLLOW UP OF OUR MEETING WITH THE FINANCE SECRETARY, DATE OF LISTING OF LIC'S CC IN SC, ASTHANA'S WRIT PETITION IN JAIPUR COURT, EFFORTS TAKEN BY ASSOCIATIONS MAKING JOINT FRONT IN FIGHTING OUR CASE IN SC, MAKING USE OF MENTIONING TIME IN SC FOR EARLY LISTING AND HEARING OF OUR CASE ETC.

OUR CASE IS SEPARATE AND NOT LINKED TO BANKING SECTOR.HENCE I FEEL MORE IMPORTANCE SHOULD BE GIVEN TO OUR PROBLEMS FOR EARLY SOLUTION. THE HAPLESS PENSIONERS ARE ANXIOUSLY LOOKING FORWARD THE DAY WHEN THEY WILL GET INCREASE IN PENSION ETC.

I HOPE ASSOCIATIONS WILL TAKE THE MATTER VERY SERIOUSLY AND ACT IMMEDIATELY

A V SUBBARAMAN COIMBATORE DIVISION

Founders Day

It is indeed a very good gesture on the part of Zonal Manager, Southern Zone to invite Seniors to attend the Founder's Day. Atleast we have one Zone where seniors are respected and are called for a meeting. The Million Dollar Question is whether other Zones / Divisions follow this noble practice.
Let us hope better sense will prevail.
C T JOSHI


IBA had granted 17 1/2 % increase to bank employees in 9 th BPS. They are not ready to grant the UFBU just demand of 25 % increase in the on going 10th BPS negotiations.

GOI was magnanimous to raise the fitment formula to 40% as against 20% recommended by the 5 th CPC of the 'maximum' of the pre revised pay of the scales of pay of 4 the CPC. GOI also accepted 100% neutralisation in DA/DR to employees, pensioners and family pensioners as early as from January, 1996 as recommended by the 5 th CPC . There is no discrimination between pre and post 01-11-2002 pensioners as is in the banks or in the LIC pensioners retired before and after 
01-08-1997.
GOI also accepted the 6 th CPC recommendation of ' fitment ' in the ' form of Grade Pay ' which has been normally taken at 40 % of the 'maximum' of the pre revised pay of 5 th CPC pay scales. A few examples given below in respect of the 6 th CPC by way of clarification :
Scale-8 ..4500-7000 ( 5 th CPC scale ) ; 40 % of l7000 = 2800 Grade Pay -PB-1 (6 th CPC )
Scale-14..7500-12000 ( 5 th CPC scale ) ; 40 % of 12000 = 4800 Grade pay-PB-2 ( 6 th CPC )
Scale-21..10000-15200 ( 5 th CPC scale ; 40 % of 15200 = 6080 ; Grade Pay fixed more at 6600 -
-PB- 3 ( 6 th CPC )
Scale-25..15100-18300 ( 5 th CPC scale ) ; 40 % of 18300 =7320 ; Grade Pay fixed more at 8700 -
-PB-4 ( 6 th CPC ).
Distinct pay scales and fixed pay recommended for higher category posts like Secretary, Cabinet Secretary and the like as they are Heads of Departments /Ministries etc.

The 4 th CPC had recommended running Pay Band Scales to Defence personnel and it was implemented. The 5 th CPC recommended specific pay scales to civilians and defence personnel. The 6 th CPC made a 'conscious departure' from the previous CPCs in recommending running Pay Band Scales because of  'inherent advantage' of running scales of pay : The individual pay scales often lead to stagnation as they have a limited span. The pay scales pruned to 20 as against 35 standard pay scales in the 5th CPC. The 5 th CPC had 'merged' 51 scales that existed as per 4 th CPC to 35 scales.
There is also Modified Assured Career Progression in GOI. There is time bound three promotions after ten, twenty and thirty years of service. The earlier Assured Career Progression which had two time bound promotions in a span of 24 years had 'better features'. The matter is 'sub judice' and the courts are in employees side.
The pay in the Pay Band Scales have been computed by adding to the existing basic pay and 
'full merger ' of Dearness Allowance at 86 % ( CPC had recommended 74 % _ details unnecessary ) as on 01-01-2006. That is in short existing basic pay x 1.86 factor = revised basic pay. Full merger helps in increase in the basic pay. This benefit along with elongated Pay Band pay scales is a bonanza to Central Government employees.
RBI has also given much better pay structure in its last two revisions effective from 01-11-2002 and 2007 compared to other banks under the aegis of UFBU and almost equal to the pay scales drawn by comparable cadres in GOI - but do not have Pay Band Scales. They have assured promotional avenues. Some grade officers are fitted in the pay of next higher grade officers scale of pay one year after reaching maximum in their existing grade.

UFBU and the employees of banks should ensure to get their legitimate increase in pay, allowances, etc. and try be at par with GOI employees and Pensioners. LIC employees and pensioners too deserve the same kind of treatment to get pay and pension benefits at par with GOI.

SN ( a 1992 pensioner )

Monday, September 15, 2014

'Destructive' cartoon

Not at all destructive.  It is a constructive piece of journalism. Congratulations. I think Jaipur court has asked Asthana to get clarifications from Justice Bhandari though he may deny the same.  So this confusion will continue.  The fact that there are no quotable words or sentences in the judgment to prove beyond doubt that the Court has ordered pension updation makes us quote from different documents. The cartoon has attempted to project certain facts in the proper perspective.  Readers like me had a genuine feeling that you are always projecting certain things in a particular fashion.  But your cartoon on GN Sridharan and your commentary that AIIPA has flooded New Delhi with Post cards make me believe that what you exhibit is a responsible piece of journalistic work. This may be continued in future also. All best wishes.

THOMAS JACOB
Ooty.

All in the game








Just for information - Writ petition No.654 of 2007 filed by Shri KML Asthana in Rajasthan HC is published



DEAR ALL,

For quite sometime doubts were expressed in some quarters  that the the Jaipur Justice Bhandari judgment does not envisage upgradation of pension  at the time of every wage revision.

The *attached copy of Writ  Petition No 654/2007 which was  allowed by the Jaipur Single Judge Bench on 12/1/2010 received from Mr Asthana should set at rest all such doubts once and for all.

With greetings,
C H Mahadevan

*Please click on 'Read more' below.

Shri Mahadevan writes:
"It is a well written write up which is worth being read by LIC Pensioners as well."
   
BANK RETIREES’ MOVEMENT IN INDIA  
A WRITE UP

By B.G.Raithatha

I : BRIEF HISTORY

1.  Retirees of most of the public sector banks started organizing in or around the year 1995. Introduction of Pension Scheme played a motivating role to form their Associations. Much before that, retired employees of State Bank of India were well organized because the pension scheme was already there. Formation of Organizations of Retirees of Central Bank of India and few other Banks also date back prior to the year 1995. But most of them were functioning as social / cultural platforms for the
bank retirees.

2. Availing special voluntary retirement schemes launched by the Banks during the years 2000-’01 by more than 1,00,000 employees and vast scale normal retirements on superannuation thereafter boosted up the movement. Present total strength of the bank retirees in our country is around 5,50,000.

II : ORGANIZATIONAL SET UP

3. Our All India Bank Retirees’ Federation (AIBRF), with its aggregate membership exceeding 1,25,000 and by its extensive and vigorous activities, is playing a pivotal role in the bank retirees’ movement of the country. Most of its affiliates are organizations of all cadres’ retirees.

4.  Federation of State Bank of India Retired Employees’ Associations, an oldest organization of the bank retirees, has also approximate membership of 1,25,000/- and is functioning very well. Its affiliated Associations also derive membership from all cadres – ‘Chairman to Messengers’.

5.  Retired Officers of Bank of Baroda and several other Banks are organized under the banner of ‘Retired Bank Officers’ National Confederation’ (RBONC).

6.  Officers retired from the fold of All India Bank Officers’ Confederation (AIBOC) have floated their retirees’ wings in several pockets in recent years.

7.  Retirees of most of the Banks have State or Regional Associations at base level; which are affiliates of their All India Bank-wise Federations; ultimately connected to apex level Organizations of retirees of all Banks e.g. AIBRF.
8.  In many areas there are State Federations / Committees or District Units of AIBRF (as it is here in Jabalpur District) representing retirees of various Banks. It is worth mentioning that the District Unit of AIBRF at Jabalpur is an informal body and a further note-worthy fact that Shri SC Jain, General Secretary of AIBRF who was present in it’s first Convention held at Jabalpur in 2012, described it as the first District Body of AIBRF formed in India.

III : CRUCIAL ROLE BEING PLAYED BY AIBRF

9.  Our Apex Organization – All India Bank Retirees’ Federation is playing a very crucial and leading role in the bank retirees’ movement of our country. The leaders of AIBRF have not left any stone unturned to high light and represent our demands at various levels viz. Government, IBA, UFBU and also to Public.