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Monday, September 28, 2015

MV VENUGOPALAN


They may concentrate on the following:-

1. Since all the three leaders agree on the point that LIC has committed, wanton, grave errors in the computation of the DR arrears, hammer out a legal solution to the problem which clearly spells out the one and only method LIC should deploy to calculate the DR, factoring in 100% neutralisation for the pre-1997 pensioners. The Order should not be a repeat of the 7th May and 7th September Order of the SC which will pave the way for multiple interpretations and eventually end up as a cry in the wilderness.

2. Having known the mind of LIC and their moves by now, brief the respective counsels suitably to counter them effectively and defeat their motives. It is an open secret that LIC is only against granting of up-gradation of pension We should bestow extra attention on areas of vulnerability in this regard and ensure steering clear of slippery terrains , if any. During the past several months, we have had in-depth and lengthy discussions on several of these aspects and certain consensus also have been arrived at. Mr.GNS being a non-state actor in this dispensation, it is for both Mr.Murty and Mr.Asthana to be more vigilant while navigating this rather difficult path.

3. Manage to get a speaking Order,leaving no room. whatsoever for any kind of ambiguities. We have tasted what an unclear and vaguely worded Order means.

4. The Political and Economic climate seems to augur well for us. The recent verdicts delivered by Honb’le Dipak Misra in a few similar cases, coupled with the OROP implementation are bound to come to our aid. If only the counsels of both Mr.Asthana and Mr.Murty refrain from acting against each other in the court room on 30th, we can rather boldly say that victory is within our grasp. Best wishes of the pensioners to both of them.