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Wednesday, September 02, 2015

Pensioners, weep we must !

Dear Editor,

For the last few years, many doubts (may be in hundreds) were raised by our poor pensioners whether the Jaipur HC judgement is applicable only for the petitioners or to all LIC pensioners..and another point is that the judgement is for the rectification of DR anomaly for pre 97 pensioners only or also for upgradation of pension for all LIC pensioners. My dear pensioner friends no need to have any doubt. The judgement is applicable for all LIC pensioners and it is also for upgradation of pension for every wage revision i.e., 2002, 2007, 2012 as in the case of in service employees and also in future wage revisions.

Only foolish officials are asking for the list of so and so and so on. How they are asking the list of pensioners of pre.97 pensioners who are members of a particular association? And how the so called Boss (said to be) is furnishing the list? Is it not arbitrary. Whenever a wage revision is made, it was and is applicable to all the officials working in the ORGANISATION and not for particular members of a union/unions who have participated in the wage negotiations. This naked truth is known to all. This is a shameful act on the part of LIC officials to ask for the list of the so called union members and it is more shameful that the so called union furnished the list as asked (rather trapped) by LIC.

No need to panic. LIC is going to cheat the so called union in one way or the other. How they cheat we have to wait and see. (It is not my intention that they should be cheated..it is only my prediction with my little knowledge).

Only Supreme Court can solve our problem. Unless the SC gives a clear verdict, LIC is going to take some more years to their advantage and keep pending the implementation of Jaipur HC judgement. And in the time scale, one by one pensioner will disappear from the books of LIC and the present officials who are opposing the judgement will join in pensioners community and then they certainly WEEP AND WEEP TILL THEY DIE.

Bhaktavatsala Rao. K.