Dear Sri Gangadharan,
I arrived at Delhi this morning and met Mr Jay Savla (he got his office opened on a Sunday specially on my request) and we had an in depth review of our case for over an hour.
Mr Savla and I took stock of all crucial aspects of our case as well as the extreme time constraint on an 'Admissions Day' like tomorrow (when some 100 items will be disposed of in an hour). We cautioned ourselves that he may get some 30 Seconds to place his submissions on our IA to the Bench and whether we get a minute or two more depends on several other factors.
Mr Savla is prepared 100% to say what he should say in 30 seconds.
We expect LIC Sr. Counsel to be as belligerent as in the past to mislead the Bench once again, what with new claims like 'the payment is already made in Jaipur and we are about to pay in Delhi etc.,' He may even accuse that Chandigarh group is not cooperating to receive payment though LIC is ready to pay.
- Our limited aim through the IA is to take to the Notice of the Bench the game of 'denial' perfected by LIC when it comes to its Pensioners. We hope to succeed in the LIMITED MISSION.
- One possibility is that LIC may be directed to file a reply to our IA and it may get posted to 23rd Sept to be heard along with the main Appeals, According to Mr Savla , such an outcome should be good enough for us, as we stand at an advantage on 23rd. Of course there are several other possibilities.
Let us therefore wait for tomorrow. And pray for good things in the meantime.
Sreenivasa Murty M
Camp: New Delhi
PS: Mr Savla informs me that only the IA filed on behalf of the Chandigarh Petitioners is listed for tomorrow. It may be a matter between LIC & them. Others may have to be mere onlookers. No clubbing/tagging with Jaipur for once.