A couple of months ago a decision was
reportedly taken by the AIRIEF to get
impleaded in the Civil Appeals pending in the
Supreme Court. Thousands of pensioners,
especially members of the AIRIEF, are
anxiously waiting to know the developments in
Lot of restiveness and anxiety is being experienced after the SC order dt 7/5/2015 passed for payment of 20% interim relief to the Respondent-employees under the three Civil Appeals. LIC has not acted as per the directions of the Supreme Court within the deadline specified and even after belated steps taken by LIC, it appears hardly 1200 to 1300 pensioners (if at all) will be able to receive whatever pittance LIC chooses to pay by way of interim relief. Even there is a doubt whether LIC will pay anything to anybody before 23rd September 2015 when the SC hears the Civil Appeals.
Fear and anxiety is building up in the minds of 40000 plus pensioners and family pensioners as to what is in store for them if the legal process continues in this manner and whether all the pensioners will get the final benefits even if Supreme Court gives a favourable verdict or whether LIC will confine the payments to a small group only.
Now it has become imperative that AIRIEF needs to act very fast on its decision to implead in the Supreme Court case in the interest of the large number of its members.
Has the AIRIEF leadership got anything to report on the progress in this direction? Time seems to be running out.
C H Mahadevan