Now that it is clear that in respect of the Delhi petitioners LIC is going to implement the Supreme Court Order dated 7/5/2015 only for 1266 retired Class I Officers listed by the Federation when the Delhi High Court had in fact ordered the benefits payable in rem, will the Class I Federation counsel accept on 23rd September that LIC has complied with the Apex Court order?
Even if they do not say so expressly, if they do not take the position that LIC has paid an inadequate amount (even ignoring upgradation of pension), it will be deemed to have acquiesced in the deliberate lack of compliance by LIC. If that happens, can the Federation claim to have safeguarded the interests of its pre-August 1997 retiree- members?
Already the post-July 1997 retiree members have been sufficiently marginalized in the process on account of denial of any relief. (But I am sure that these members won’t grudge pre-August 1997 retirees getting at least a part of their due benefits.)
Lastly what happens to the family pensioners who are the spouses of the deceased members? Have any details of such family pensioners been given to LIC? If that has not been done, they would have been orphaned and it would be an injustice to the deceased members and the surviving family pensioners.
Finally if the amount being doled out by LIC being virtually far short of the entitled amount is accepted without any protest, how is the Federation going to successfully plead for justice in the Civil Appeal hearing on 23rd inst and thereafter?
C H Mahadevan