Tuesday, September 01, 2015
Circular dated 8-8-2915 of Fedn.of Retired Class I Officers' Assns.
Re: Implementation of SC order dated 7/5/2015 for IR and our response to LIC
It was exactly a month ago, with whatever was the motive LIC demanded of us to submit a list of those who were affected by the discriminatory basis on DR to enable them to extend the benefit of interim relief granted by the Hon'ble Supreme Court .
Their letter to us was dated 6/7. As our Federation had gone to the court on the said single issue we took the LIC's unusual step as a challenge and we would like to inform our members that we have now sent to LIC the first list of pre- 97 retiree-pensioners. The lists furnished by all our units so enthusiastically carry a number of 870 members from 15 out of 16 units. Our premier affiliate at Mumbai who have a stupendous task of collating the data for nearly 400 persons will be completing their list shortly. The same will be sent as the next batch. We would also like to confirm that in compiling the list we have ignored the unwarranted cutoff date of membership imposed by LIC. We have also informed that supplementary lists and also the Family pensioners list will follow.
We did considerable thinking before sending the list, and wrote to our units on our views. It is good that we received a number of feedback. Importantly, we did not want to be at default. Let us wait and see what LIC does.
It is to be noted that while LIC is under compulsion to act and implement the SCorder of 7th May 215, how completely and correctly they would implement is still uncertain, We would therefore like our members not to entertain undue hopes.
Should LIC fail to implement fairly and appropriately, we will be vigilant and bring matters to the attention of Hon'ble Supreme court at the right time.
Meantime we are consulting our counsels on the question of our approaching the SC on securing extension of interim relief to all pensioners affected by DR anomaly irrespective of their affiliation of any organisation. We shall keep members informed of our further steps in due course.
With Greetings to all,
Fedn.of Retired Class I Officers' Assns.