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Monday, September 30, 2013

DEAR SIR, RE: YOUR FLASH ON THE BLOG "DELAY.......... WHERE ARE THE WRITTEN ORDERS OF SC? HK AGGARWAL. * SC orders are still awaited.

DELAY IN FILING SLP CONDONED; SLP TO BE NUMBERED AS REGULAR APPEAL.

  • The SLPs against jaipur HC order came up today in SC. 
  • According to our information the court condoned the delay & granted leave to appeal.
  • It therefore follows that the matter will be numbered as regular appeals.

As for Delhi HC order LIC's SLP has been numbered as 17726/2013 and awaits listing . 


GN Sridharan

NO STAY - LIC ASKED TO COMPLY WITH JAIPUR HC ORDERS

DEAR SIR,

AS PER THE VERBAL REPORTS FROM TODAY'S PROCEEDINGS
IN THE SUPREME COURT, IT MAY BE  A DAY FOR PENSIONERS TO
CELEBRATE AS SC HAS NOT GRANTED ANY STAY , AND LIC 
HAS BEEN ASKED TO COMPLY THE JAIPUR HC ORDERS.  

ORDINARY APPEAL MAY LIE. WE MUST WAIT FOR EXACT  
WRITTEN ORDERS OF HO'BLE APEX COURT BEFORE ARRIVING 
AT ANY CONCLUSION.

WITH BEST WISHES TO ALL. 
hk aggarwal

Sunday, September 29, 2013

WHY SHOULD IN-SERVICE LIC EMPLOYEES JOIN THE PENSIONERS FIGHT FOR PENSION UPDATION ?

Dear Sh Gangadharan, Given below is an appeal we issued in Feb 2012. It contains brief history of legal fight and appeal for funds. Regards HK Aggarwal

(Appeal reproduced from the Archives for information of readers.)

LIC PENSIONERS’ FORUM – TRICITY CHANDIGARH-PANCHKULA-MOHALI (February 22, 2012)

 Dear  Colleagues, 

UNITY FOR UPDATION OF PENSION – APPEAL FOR LEGAL FUND-in service employees also.

           We have the  pleasure to address this  communication to our in-service-colleagues to inform them about  the legal battle being fought for (1) UPDATION OF PENSION AFTER WAGE REVISION OF IN SERVICE EMPLOYEES. (2) (1) removal of DR anomaly to pre-1.8.1997 pensioners who are getting 50% DR relief.

           
OUR CASE IN BRIEF

             Sh. KML Asthana and 26 other pensioners (of all cadres  ) filed in Jaipur H/Court 2 separate Writ Petitions 6676/1998 and 654/2007 on the above two issues. On 24.11.2001, after taking into account financial outlay involved, LIC Board  passed a resolution in its Board Meeting held on 24.11.2001 recommending updation of pension consequent upon the revision of pay scales of in service employees and removal of DA anomaly & sent it to Finance Ministry.

*The Hon’ble High Court, Jaipur clubbed both the Writs and delivered historic  judgement on 12.1.2010 stating   “both the writ petitions are allowed. The respondent Corpn. is directed to take a decision for implementation of the resolution dt.24.11.2001 passed by the Board.*

LIC filed an appeal in the Division Bench at Jaipur. It was dismissed on 21.1.2011. But LIC filed Spl. Review Petition  at  Jaipur and also filed SLP in the Supreme Court.  On 15.7.2011 the Hon”ble SC disposed off  LIC’s SLP because of SRP pending in the Jaipur Court. LIC’s Spl.Rev.Petition was also dismissed on 19.8.2011.by Hon’ble Divn.Bench,Jaipur. Sh.Asthana  filed contempt petition against LIC for not implementing HC Judgement which is pending.

LIC filed SLP in Supreme Court which came up for hearing on 14.11.2011 and Hon’ble Bench passed the order “issue notice returnable in 10 weeks & stayed contempt proceedings subject to the condition that LIC deposit the “amount due to employees” in HC Jaipur within 8 weeks. However, instead of honouring SC orders, LIC has deposited a paltry amount of Rs.4,35,513 on 23.12.2011.
Sh.Asthana has submitted a comprehensive reply to SLP in the Supreme Court and also filed  fresh contempt petitions against LIC for not honouring the orders of SC in full. On 7.2.2012 the Advocates were called by the Registrar SC and now the Govt. has also become a party. So far Govt. advocate maintained in the High Court that the Govt. has nothing to do and the matter is to be decided by the LIC.

            As per various judgements delivered by Supreme Court, there cannot be discrimination between the pensioners on the basis of date of retirement, whereas you will find from the  chart given below submitted by Sh. Asthana in SC, difference in pension being drawn by Pensioners   


            From the above you will find that on four successive occasions Hon'ble Courts  have upheld our legitimate demands of  'updation of pension and removal of DA anamoly'. There is no doubt that we are inching towards FINAL VICTORY.    Therefore, it is our moral duty to give maximum financial support to Sh. KML Asthana at this crucial juncture.

            With regards,
  APPEAL IS MADE JOINTLY BY:
( S.P. SOOD ) (Ph:2662725;Mob:9988019198)
1105 Sec.43-B, Chandigarh

Sh. H.K.Aggarwal (9855002556);    Sh.I.P.Puri (9815077553);    J.S Kang (9814333283 )
Sh.D.C. Nagpal, Panchkula             Sh. M.L. Malhotra, Panchkula;
Sh. H. S. Khurana , Mohali              Sh. I. K. Thakral                   Sh. S. S. Ahluwalia


SC SLP COMES BEFORE THE BENCH ON 30TH SEPT. 2013.


SUPREME COURT  SLP 16755/58 OF 2013 LISTED ON 30-09-2013. 

IA 1, IA  2, IA 3 AND IA 4 CONCERNING MAINLY DELAY IN FILING SLP AND DELAY
 IN REFILING SLP WILL ALSO COME UP BEFORE THE SUPREME COURT BENCH ON 30TH SEPT. 2013 
FOR CONSIDERATION.

(After the dismissal of LICs SLPs on 8.8.2013 by the SUPREME COURT, 
Jaipur case is  now listed for 4th Oct, 2013 and we can finally expect tangible 
results due to  over 14 yrs of ceaseless efforts of Sh KML Asthana/AIRIEF, 
adds Shri HK Aggarwal.)

Friday, September 27, 2013

LAUGH A WHILE !


LIC pensioners are stressed due to the ongoing legal battle and evading success and to destress them it is worthwhile to make them laugh and here 
you will find some funny answers : -

1.Q. In which battle Tipusultan died
   A. His last battle.
2.Q. Where was the declaration of independence signed
   A. At the bottom of the page.
3. Q. What is the main reason for divorce
    A. Marriage.
4. Q. River Ganges flows in which State.
     A. Liquid state
5. Q. When was Mahatma Gandhi born
     A. On his birthday
6. Q. How will you distribute 8 mangoes among 6 people.
     A. By preparing mango shake.
7. Q. Aurangazeb could never find Shivaji Why ?
      A. Aurangzeb was a Mughal not Google


R.K.Viswanathan 


LIC RETD. CLASS I OFFICERS ASSOCIATIONS, CHENNAI, CIRCULAR DATED 17TH SEPTEMBER 2013 - Please click below.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

AGGARWAL'S GRATEFUL THANKS TO ALL FOR THEIR VALUED VIEWS


DEAR SRI AGGARWAL,

1) U wanted my views on this subject. I venture to do so. MANY VIEWS WERE EXPRESSED RELATING TO THE IDEA OF SENDING AN APPLICATION TO CJI,SC TO ENSURE COURT CASES COME TO A CONCLUSION  AFTER MANY YEARS OF CONSIDERATION IN HIGH COURTS & EVEN TO SC HAVE TAKEN PLACE. SOME PERHAPS ADVISED CAUTION.  SOME WERE TOTALLY AGAINST THIS IDEA AS WE ARE ALREADY ENGAGED IN PRE-FINALS OR FINALS. SOME THOUGHT IT FIT TO WAIT FOR ANNOUNCED LISTINGS IN JAIPUR HC OR SC ETC

2) I HOLD THE VIEW THAT IT IS NOT NECESSARY TO WRITE TO CJI. WE ARE CLEAR IN OUR MIND & UNANAIMOUSLY WE HAVE SUPPORTED SRI ASTHANA FOR HIS VALIANT FIGHT AS ALSO DEPLOYMENT OF STRATEGIES DEPENDING  ON DEVELOPMENTS. I DON’T THINK ANYBODY SENSES EVEN AN IOTA OF FAILURE OF OUR CASE & ULTIMATE CLINCHING OF SJ & DB JAIPUR HC RULING AS AN UMBRELLA VERDICT EMBRACING TWIN ISSUES OF PENSION REVISION WITH EVERY WAGE REVISION & SAME FULL DR TO PENSIONERS AS FULL DA TO EMPLOYEES.
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Tuesday, September 24, 2013

ASTHANA burning the midnight oil



NOTICES HAVE BEEN SERVED ON 17/18TH BUT COULD NOT REACH BACK AND AS SUCH COULD NOT BE PLACED ON THE RECORD HENCE THE CASE WAS NOT LISTED. IT MAY COME UP IN A FEW DAYS.
                        
ASTHANA

(Thanks dear Asthanaji for keeping all pensioners informed about the latest position of legal fight. This mail has been sent by you sir at 00.15 am today and that shows your commitment and dedication for the common cause of all pensioners and I know you are sacrficing your health and every thing simply because the stakes are high at this point of time. WE ALL PRAY FOR YOUR GOOD HEALTH ALWAYS.REGARDS hk aggarwal Mohali, Chandigarh.)

Discussion closed

We have been receiving telephone calls and notes written by prominent individuals like Shri Basudeb Das of Kolkata, Shri BR Mehta of Panchkula and others. More letters are being received daily.   
  • Since we have conducted a comparatively long discussion on the subject, no useful purpose will be served by publishing more letters.  Reluctantly though, therefore, we are closing the discussion on this issue.  
  • We take this opportunity to thank readers for their participation. 
Editor.

Monday, September 23, 2013

SP SOOD - letters to editor THE TRIBUNE, published on 23-9-2013.

"L I C PENSIONERS are getting a raw deal for the last 15 years. Pensioners have been running from piller to post to get increased pension as per grade revision of the in service staff. 

"Pension once fixed is not revised during the life time. An assistant who retired before 31 07 92 gets a meagre pension of Rs.1430 a Dev officer Rs.1940 an Adm officer Rs. 2260 and a Zonal manager Rs. 3275 plus D.A.

"LIC passed a resolution on 24 11 2001 recommending  upgrade of pension and to remove the anomaly in the matter of D A. Pre August 1997 pensioners are paid only 50 percent neutralization whereas those who retired after this date get hundred percent neutralization. 

"Courts have ordered the implementation of LIC's own board resolution dated 24 11 2001. Most pensioners are in the age group of 70 and 85, many of them have died awaiting justice.  With the rising cost of living and ever increasing medical bills their plight is miserable."
(published in THE TRIBUNE on 23-9-13)

Aggarwal for second legal opinion



We learn by experience also. Since the matter is lingering from one court to another eg.
from  HC to SC, then SC to HC and now again from HC to SC, SLP after SLP and it is a matter relating to majority of the super seniors above 70-80 ( many of them had died), in my opinion there seems no legal impropriety or any  unconstitutionality/or contempt to individually appeal to the highest legal authority of the country. Hon'ble CJI may or may not take cognizance - that is another matter.

I have consulted some senior advocates here also, and sh Asthana has no reservations on this move.  All beneficiaries have the right to knock the door of justice in genuine cases like ours. When ball is unnecessarily thrown from one court to another just to tease, harass the pensioners and delay the implementation, please do consult some senior HC/SC advocate in your contact also to have  their considered opinion on this move and let us quickly take some tangible steps in the interest of common cause. 

LET THE LEGAL PROCESS ALSO GO ON.

SOLICITING THE FAVOR OF EARLY RESPONSE.
REGARDS
HK Aggarwal

Should we, should we not ?


I have some reservations of Shri H.K.Agarwal's efforts to approach CJI, PM, FM, MPs.
While appeals  to PM, FM and MPs are concerned there appears to be no harm and
can be done in a week as planned.  But when  appeal to Chief Justice is considered a wider consultation with advocates who are handling our cases at Supreme Court is a must.

Further when the SLPs are slated to be heard on 30th, just a week away, it may be a
little premature to appeal to Chief justice, a short cut of Judicial process, the consequences of which is not predictable and may amount to an unwise risk..

When LIC's SPL was numbered after a month, due to LIC's fault, not knowing it was registered under a new category, I keyed in the Nos allotted under normal SLP (Civil) and in all those cases the remark was"DELAY CONDONED SLP DISMISSED". And so I feel there is hope.

Further Judge's observation in the Jaipur contempt case, which was to come up for
hearing to-day the 23rd Septr. (which did not come up),  wherein he refused to give 2 months time as prayed by LIC advocates but just a weeks time was granted and importantly Judge asked our advocates whether they like LIC officials to be punished but our advocates rightly opted for implementation of Jaipur judgment. 

But in case the SLP is approved and proceedings start, we will be within our rights to appeal to Chief Justice for directions to speed up proceedings in the interest of quick Justice.

A little patience is the need of the hour.  I WISH THIS LINE OF APPROACH IS SERIOUSLY CONSIDERED BY ALL CONCERNED.

T. SAMPATH IYENGAR, BANGALORE

Should we, should we not ?

Dear Shri Gangadharan,
You are doing an yeoman service by keeping LIC retirees uptodate with information through Chronicle and needless to say that I have been following every word appearing in the same.

  • In my humble opinion, while it is ok to address MPs, President etc, addressing CJI is ill advised. May be it is not unconstitutional but human mind being what it is it will be misconstrued as trying to influence a JUDICIAL AUTHORITY and LIC will be only too glad to mislead the court when the matter comes up on 30th Sept.2013. The date is not far away and having waited patiently all these years why not wait for just a week more.
  • It is most likely, I feel it is almost a certainty, that admission will be denied on grounds of delay in filing the SLPs. There are absolutely no valid grounds to explain the delay and in such matters as you may be aware delay of each and every day must be explained to the satisfaction of the court.
with kind regards,
PV RAGHAVAN 


Sunday, September 22, 2013

SHOULD WE, SHOULD WE NOT ?

Keep the powder dry; draft appeal, if you must.  Keep Judiciary out of such appeals. Appeals are for urging action by recalcitrant executives at LIC, Finance Ministry and the invisible tyrant, the Government. Build  funds to fight.

  • Have patience. Await the outcome of  hearings slated during next ten days.  In the mean time think through the strategy from every perspective to outflank and weaken the opponent on moral and legal grounds and on grounds of inconsistent and differential treatment of their  non productive and wasteful bureaucracy as against members of productive and profit making industry. Lobby at multi levels before our words are in post. Then act decisively.
M K Chathli

SHOULD WE, SHOULD WE NOT ?


We may not 'petition' Chief Justice of India without consulting our Advocates at Delhi (Sri. Narasimha should not face any embarrassment if Court makes a reference to this at the time of hearing).

Regards,
T.R.Madhava Rao.

MIXED RESPONSE TO AGGARWAL'S PROPOSAL









We are publishing a feedback received. 

We have also received feedback that this move is
not advisable. We can write to the President, PM,
FM or Members of Parliament.  But a letter to the
CJI is ill-advised in the background of the 
ongoing legal fight in the Supreme Court - 
 assert those who oppose the move. - Ed. 


Shri Aggarwal's laudable efforts to elicit wide opinion 
on his proposal to file an appeal before the Hon'ble 
Chief Justice has received positive response.  

When there is no impropriety or violation of constitutional 
procedure, now we should give this proposal practical shape.  

The appeal should be precise and to the point because 
all the facts are already before the Hon'ble Court.






I consulted a Sr. Advocate.  He agrees with SC ADVOCATE and also supports our move to send an application for implementation of SC/HC orders to Chief Justice Of India with copies to FM /PM / PRESIDENT.

Since it is election year I am of the opinion that besides the legal process, we must submit the application to CJI,  with copies to PRESIDENT, PM AND FM within this week. It was discussed with Sh Asthana also.
HK Aggarwal 
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Saturday, September 21, 2013

FAMILY PENSION






"Coining innovative English alphabet primers for the Indian public seems to be the order of the day, Gujarat CM Narendra Modi recently coined one A=B=C=D learner to launch a blistering attack on the Congress in Jaipur, while angry I&B minister Manish Tiwari angrily extended it to F & G. But the phenomenon is not confined to the political arena alone, the Govt. officials are also catching on the trend.

Not so long ago, Social Welfare Ministry was at wit's end trying to crack the primer the Dept. of Pensions and Pensioners Welfare wrote to explain a new welfare measure.  Not quite able to fathom how a daughter gets to benefit from a retired Govt. employee father's pension, once he is dead, the ministry wanted some guidance. Instead it got a a primer from the managers of Pension Dept. This is how the Dept. explained a daughter can become eligible for her deceased govt. servant father's pension.
  • It all remains in the family. When Shri A, pensioner dies, he is survived by his wife Smt. B, son Shri C and daughter Kum.D, the daughter is not eligible when the father dies, The pension goes to Smt B, who too dies after a few years. The pension then goes to Shri C who is a disabled. Meanwhile Kum D gets married but is widowed or divorced without income. Once Shri C dies, the pension goes to (Kumari) D.  But D, the widowed/ divorced daughter without income, is eligible for the deceased father's Shri A's pension, till the time she gets to earn livelihood equal or more than the sum of minimum family pension and dearness relief thereon.
The memorandom or the rigmarole of rule, was issued on September 11."

(News item published in Indian Expree 17-9-2013 Bangalore Edition.)

This may be funny but the Central Govt.Pension rules are liberalised. The pension will not end on the death of the wife but will be continued albeit with some conditions, adds SHRI SAMPATH IYENGAR FROM BANGALORE.

Friday, September 20, 2013

PENSIONERS HEALTH



Dear Shri Gangadharan,

I am attaching a Note on the use of Dip stick in the Glucometer. The idea that the Chronicle should cover subjects of varied interest more especially concerning the pensioners provoked me to write on the above subject. I do hope that it will receive your patronage.
With kind regards
R.K. Viswanathan

India is Diabetes capital. Due to wrong side of living and sedentary habits there are many who suffer from diabetes and LIC pensioners are no exception. 
HEALTHY ORGANIC FOOD AND GLUCMETER

To monitor the blood glucose we use the Gluco meter with dip stick. Manufacturers of this dip stick have warned that they have found in Indian market counterfeit sticks and the users are taken for a ride. Use of these fake sticks besides giving distorted reading would cause irreparable damage to the health. 
  • What is the remedy then ?  After buying the product  go to the web site www.genuineonetouch.com to know whether  the product is a genuine one. The genuine product numbers are mentioned in the container. 
  • Mind you manufacturing fake drugs is a million dollar cottage industry happening under the very nose of drug control authorities. It is for us to be vigilant and knowledgeable.
RK VISWANATHAN

Thursday, September 19, 2013

supreme court





SLP (CIVIL) (CC) 16755 - 16758/2013  NEXT DATE OF LISTING: 30-09-2013.
WHAT IS 'SLP CC' - a clarification 

The SLP is first given a diary number to check for defects and they are notified and time is given for rectification.
  • When the rectified SLP is filed it is numbered as SLP and posted for admission.
  • When the SLP is heard initially without the presence of the other side, it may be dismissed in limine [at the outset] without granting leave to appeal. 
  • If notice is ordered it is given a number as SLP(CC) meaning calendar case and posted for admission.
  • At the hearing for admission, both sides are heard and either leave is refused or leave is granted.
  • In case leave is granted, the petition is converted to CA = Civil Appeal and posted for final hearing.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

LEGAL FIGHT IN CRUCIAL STAGE

NOW, OUR LEGAL FIGHT HAS REACHED A CRUCIAL STAGE. WE MUST REMEMBER WE HAVE TO CONTINUE THE FIGHT WITH A REDOUBLED VIGOUR AND FIRM DETERMINATION OF "DO OR DIE; NOW OR NEVER" SENTIMENTS TILL WE LAY OUR HANDS ON THE FRUITS OF VICTORY.

OUR RESPONDENT ('PETITIONER' IN SLP) IS A FINANCIAL GIANT WITH THE MIGHT OF THE GIGANTIC HIMALAYAS, NAGGED BY ITS MASTERS WHO ARE DETERMINED TO GAG US AND COMPEL US TO ABJECT SURRENDER TO THEIR DICTATES. THEN WHAT SHOULD BE OUR RESPONSE AT THIS JUNCTURE.

NEEDLESS TO MENTION THAT THE NEED OF THE HOUR IS TOTAL UNITY 
ANDSOLIDARITY AMONG ALL PENSIONERS AND IN SERVICE EMPLOYEES 
REGARDLESS OF UNION AFFLIATIONS AS THIS IS A CHALLENGING PERENNIAL COMMON PROBLEM AND CAUSE FOR WORRY FOR BOTH THE PRESENT PENSIONERS AND THE FUTURE PENSIONERS ALIKE AND THE ISSUES ARE TO BE SOLVED ONCE AND FOR ALL.


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Tuesday, September 17, 2013

SLP LISTED UNDER NEW CATEGORY 'SLP(CIVIL)CC' - NO CHANGE IN NUMBER

sc records

Shri LSR Krishna Rao has corrected us that SLP is registered under SLP (Civil) CC category.  SLP number is now confirmed as 16755-16758/2013.

Monday, September 16, 2013




This refers to ‘will the SLP be filed again mending defects’. 
  • YES it was filed pending scrutiny and the fate of it is beyond doubt as no new points  could be imported in the revised affidavit. 
  • Recalling the  words of the learned Judge while dismissing tha SLP : ‘ The SLP filed against the order passed in the review petition does not merit acceptance, more so because the learned senior counsel for the petitioner could not show that the order under challenge is vitiated  by an error apparent on the face of the record.’  While allowing the fresh SLP to be filed the learned judge also said that the condonation for the delay in filing the  first SLP will be decided on merit . 
  • The only reason the petitioner could plead is negligence and certainly could not plead ignorance of law for there is no excuse for that and either way there is no merit in asking.
  • The misdemeanor of the Petitioner in the past well as now in filing the defective documents before the court exposes the malafide intentions of the petitioner which has been adequately exposed much to the discomfiture of the petitioner. . 
Suffice to say that while dismissing the SLP the remarks made by the learned judge as pointed above serves as a forerunner for the fate of the fresh SLP.  Let us wait and see.

R.K.Viswanathan

Sunday, September 15, 2013

SC site shows SLP is numbered.


SC RECORDS




LIC back with SLP in Supreme Court. SLP numbered as 16755 - 16758


The fresh SLP filed by LIC on 12-8-2013 is numbered as16755 - 16758. 
It means that LIC might have filed one Main petition and three  I.As.  May  be one of them to stay contempt proceedings at Jaipur H.C  We may know the exact nature of these petitions in a couple of days. Let us wait.

T.Sampath Iyengar, Bangalore
CHRONICLE STORY PROVED TRUE... 


PENSION UPDATION MOVEMENT GAINING MOMENTUM

  • All of us, pensioners of LIC, banks etc. are sailing in the same boat, with the same or similar problems in regard to pension updation, dearness relief, family pension etc.  
  • It is commendable that bank retirees are resorting to clarion call (reproduced below for drawing /for inviting attention of LIC Cadre in particular) second time in a short span of two months to address/to redress their unsolved issues by the apathetic authorities. 
  • The GOI has exhibited its empathy and sympathy towards all  its pensioners and in particular, the very senior citizens of 80 and above pensioners by recognising the need and giving 20% to 100% additional  pension over and above the notionally fixed/ revised pension on certain norms. However, the persons in power get cold feet when they are approached by the pensioners of LIC, banks. 
  • The denial of 100% neutralisation of dearness relief only to the old and needy pre November/ August 2002 pensioners is the worst of denials. It is a known fact that the pensioners of RBI achieved their demand of 100% neutralization of D.R. five-and-half years back in March 2008, and retrospectively from 1st February, 2005, from the date from which serving employees of banks, etc. got.  The family pensioners of RBI are getting 30% of basic pension from Jan.2013 and the employees are eligible to get full pension after rendering 20 years of service.
(Anonymous contributor)
     
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Saturday, September 14, 2013


We have 'ONAM' holidays and our working
is likely to be
partially affected upto Monday the 16th sept. 2013.



SLP under scrutiny

onceagain SLP
comes to supreme court...
The web site of SC to-day shows the fresh SLP is under scrutiny.  It means that LIC advocates have at last woken up and submitted the required affidavit.  This sudden action after exactly one month may be as a result of Jaipur HC order  on contempt petition.   

We may recall here when the Judge asked our advocate whether they want  him to punish LIC official, our advocate replied: "No, my Lord, we only want the High Court judgment on the 2 counts be implemented".
            T SAMPATH IYENGAR, Bangalore

Friday, September 13, 2013

All about a 'missing' affidavit !

  • After LIC's SLP against Jaipur HC was dismissed on the ground LIC advocates
    Govt. is having high level parleys!
    could not show any apparent error on the face of the Jaipur HC judgment, SC gave an option to file a fresh SLP contesting the Jaipur Division Bench judgment. 
  • LIC grabbed the opportunity and filed a fresh SLP almost  the next working day of SC but without furnishing the mandatory affidavit in support of the petition properly attested and identified. Because of it, SLP was not numbered and the proceedings started. 
  • It is indeed a mystery why the affidavit was not furnished even after one month although they so promptly filed the fresh SLP. The one impression is that they have filed the fresh SLP for record purposes only but with no intention to proceed. 
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Thursday, September 12, 2013


  • It is a mad race for taking 'credit' and in the process, pensioners' cause will ultimately suffer. 
  • I feel AIRIEF should concentrate only on Jaipur Judgement. Delhi and Chandigarh are its off shoots. We all know how and why these Writs were filed AFTER favourable Jaipur judgement. About Chandigarh Writ they are talking of plus points in judgement i.e. interest  but where is the principal ? 
  •  In the absence of a single command, those who were behind filing writs at Delhi & Chandigarh will never reconcile to join hands with AIRIEF or Sh.Asthana. Time and again they have exhibited their sick mind. Let us not nurture any false notions. 
  • Those who say that they have no EGO should do well to do some introspection. Their inflated ego is in fact coated with venom. Leadership of AIRIEF should do well to understand it and henceforth focus all its energies to pursue ONLY historical single Bench Judgement of Hon'ble Sh. Bhandari  -  now at Jaipur HC and, if required at SC.  


SP SOOD


Order of Rajasthan HC Jaipur Bench passed on 30th August 2013 is reproduced here for records. The case is listed on 23-9-2013.

Shri GN Sridharan writes



  • " YOU must have known that the vociferous protagonists of the upgradation of pension for all on point to point basis have taken a u-turn when they told the Jaipur Bench at the last hearing that they are more particular about the implementation of the Jaipur HC order rather than pursuing the contempt aspect.  We should welcome this, as the ultimate implementation of the court orders - whether Jaipur or Delhi - will clear all doubts on the intent of the Board Resolution dated 24-11-2001.  You know that for expressing my views on upgradation, I was criticised and even personally maligned.
  • " I am determined not to run away from my responsibility until the DR anomaly is set right - however long it takes - as it is the greatest injustice on pensioners.
  • " Our delegation is likely to meet the Chairman and other officials at Mumbai early next week to press for the implementation of the Delhi High Court order."
* message reached late.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Random thoughts


________________rk viswanathan________________



Tuesday, September 10, 2013

LONG LIVE GN SRIDHARAN !

I take this opportunity to refer to respected  Sridharan’s letter published in LIC Pensioners Chronicle on 5th September, 2013.  All these points/objections raised  in GNS’s letter, which no doubt go against our demand for up-gradation of pension, were precisely  already covered in an affidavit dated 4th May, 2011 filed by Shri S.K.Mohanty, Under Secretary, GOI,  Ministry of Finance in the Allahabad High Court and was also a part of the SLP filed by the LIC in Supreme Court against Jaipur Judgement which stands dismissed. Similar Affidavit was also  filed by the Chairman, LIC.
I do not wish to comment as to on whose behalf this campaign is being initiated which
as Sh.H.K.Aggarwal has rightly commented, needs to be ignored. But can we really ignore it ?
  • Further, l reproduce below a small para from respected GNS letter: (QUOTED ) "2. Military pensioner: He has rightly said that military personnel have been recently given relief/ enhancement (not that sizable) in pension and family pension naming it ‘OROP’. I may add that even this is because (or in spite) of a few verdicts from the SC and policy statements in the Parliament. It is for the wisdom of LIC pensioners to think what best could be in store for them".

Sh. GNS interalia concedes  that Military Personnel have achieved relief in Pension due to  (1) Verdicts from the SC (2) Policy Statements in the Parliament.
Shri Asthana has achieved 100% success so far as verdicts from different Courts )including Hon’ble SC are concerned. AND we know that Delhi HC judgement is also based on Jaipur Single Bench Judgement.
 Now let Sh. GNS elaborate, armed with favourable judgements, his future role!
 Regards, S.P.Sood
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Monday, September 09, 2013

Our readers may send their views...



SIR,

I M A LICIAN PRESENTLY SERVING IN AHMEDABAD DIVISION AS ASSISTANT.  MY QUERY REGARDING LIC PENSION IS

        I JOINED LIC AT THE AGE OF 37 YRS UNDER XSM CATEGORY.  I WILL BE RETIRING IN YR 2018 WITH 23 YRS OF SERVICE.  AS PER LIC PENSION 
RULES PARA 27 (C),  AM I ELIGIBLE FOR 5 YRS WEIGHTAGE 
AS I WAS GIVEN AGE RELAXATION AT THE TIME OF RECRUITMENT ?

I HAVE JUST JOINED UR BLOG AS A FOLLOWER. GOOD AND INFORMATIVE BLOG.I SUGGEST U TO OPEN CHATROLL ON THE BLOG.

THANKING U.
JUSTIN
jnchristian2003@yahoo.com

Please click below to read Para 27 of LIC Pension Rules.

Some medicines react adversely on our body...

Some medicines react adversely on our organs or body with some food or drinks...

A woman suddenly died unexpectedly with signs of bleeding from her ears, nose, mouth & eyes. After a preliminary autopsy it was diagnosed that death was due to arsenic poisoning.
Where did the arsenic come from?

a lone voice in the wilderness!


____________BASUDEB DAS__________


I have gone through the submissions of Sri B R Mehta, Panchkula from 'CHRONICLE' and I endorse his views fully. As a matter of fact,  I was expressing such  views to my pensioner friends  locally here in the last week. Now I want to be more specific on these issues.

1.   A united forum is urgently needed to take the issue of our legal victory to the people’s representatives all over the country through a common memorandum to raise question in parliament (both lower and upper) to demand decision of Finance Minister whether LIC/GOI will obey court orders or going as of now to delay/by pass the court of law so that the issue comes to masses through media.

2.   Petition for transfer of all pension suits filed in different courts to Supreme Court  for a final decision.

3.   After 12th August’2013 dismissal of LIC’s SLP by Supreme Court, LIC has not yet filed fresh SLP as per direction of the Supreme Court and is following delaying practice. I suggest to file a curative petition to the same bench for a fresh order to combat LIC/GOI’s delaying practice.

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Sunday, September 08, 2013

A LONE VOICE IN THE WILDERNESS ....

Yes, I am able to hear Mr BR Mehta's voice. 
His first suggestion is
indeed well taken. My organisation 
as the Editor knows is always for
coordinated efforts to hasten efforts atleast to partially redeem the
LIC pensioners urgently. 

We can join hands with any organisation.  What about others?

GN Sridharan 
Gen.Secy
FEDN OF RETD LIC CLASS I OFFICERS ASSONS.

STROKE

I URGE ALL MY FRIENDS TO READ & SHARE THIS; YOU COULD SAVE A LOVED ONE'S LIFE BY KNOWING THIS SIMPLE INFORMATION !
Please have a look....This 5 min may save a life and lots of tears.....

You could save a life.


STROKE: Remember The 1st Three Letters... S.T.R ...
My friend sent this to me and encouraged me to post it and spread the word. I agree. If everyone can remember something this simple, we could save some folks.

STROKE IDENTIFICATION:
During a party, a friend stumbled and took a little fall - she assured everyone that she was fine and just tripped over a brick because of her new shoes. (they offered to call ambulance)

They got her cleaned up and got her a new plate of food - while she appeared a bit shaken up, Ingrid went about enjoying herself the rest of the evening.. Ingrid's husband called later telling everyone that his wife had been taken to the hospital - (at 6:00pm , Ingrid passed away.)
She had suffered a stroke at the party . Had they known how to identify the signs of a stroke, perhaps Ingrid would be with us today.

Some don't die. They end up in a helpless, hopeless condition instead. It only takes a minute to read this...
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Friday, September 06, 2013


 Nobody hears his voice !

 FOR CONSIDERATION OF LEADERS OF LIC PENSIONERS ASSOCIATIONS/ FEDERATIONS FOR AN EARLY JUSTICE TO ALL LIC PENSIONERS


Myself being a recent entrant to community of LIC Pensioners already fighting a very long battle since almost 1998 for their Pension Upgradation and change of D.A. Formula for pre 01.08.1997 retirees, I give below a humble suggestion for their immediate consideration and compliance for an early justice to all of them.

1. Formation of immediately A United Front/Coordination Committee of Presidents/Seceratries and other main All India Office Bearers of All LIC Pensioners Unions / Associations / Federations for launching of A Unified Legal Battle now onwards.

2. Filing of IA containing A Prayer in Supreme Court clubbing of all the three SLPs of LIC against verdicts of three HCs namely Jaipur, Chandigarh and Delhi as well as granting of a very early hearing keeping in view of advanced age of majority of LIC Pensioners.

B.R.Mehta, Panchkula