ALL INDIA INSURANCE PENSIONERS ASSOCIATION
Cir No : 13/2015 Date : 26th October 2015
All Divisional/State units of AIIPA
A SPLENDID WAGE INCREASE AND A FINE GESTURE
AIIPA heartily congratulates the AIIEA and its leadership for getting the magnificent wage revision offer and achieving 13.5% increase in basic pay, breaking the barriers on Basic Pay increase and also for the increase of around 20% in gross.
AIIEA is the only organization to raise the issue of improvements in the existing pension scheme, in the Joint Meeting of the unions with management of LIC, on 16th October 2015, when the entire top brass of LIC viz., Shri.S.K.Roy, Chairman, Smt.Usha Sangwan, Shri.V.K.Sharma and Shri.S.B.Mainak, Managing Directors, Shri.Neeraj Agarwal, Executive Director (Personnel) and Shri.Prakash Chand, Chief (Personnel) were present. Com.Amanulla Khan, President, AIIEA, while welcoming the wage revision offer made by the LIC and referring to the Diamond Jubilee Year of the LIC, said that contributions made by the pensioners for the growth and development of the LIC should not be forgotten but to be taken cognizance of and LIC must make improvements in the existing pension scheme in relation to minimum pension, uniform rate of family pension and medical allowance to pensioners etc. As the LIC is in favour of 100% neutralization in DA to pre-August 1997 pensioners, LIC should think above the legal battle and offer benefit at the earliest, he further said.
Again on 17th October 2015, when the AIIEA individually met the LIC officials, they reiterated the demand for improvements in the existing pension scheme. Referring to the improvements in pension scheme brought about in RBI, AIIEA wanted minimum pension to be raised to Rs.5000 and rise in the family pension and payment of medical allowance to all pensioners. AIIEA also demanded that LIC should look beyond the legal battle to make available 100% DA neutralization to pre-August 1997 pensioners.
AIIPA wishes to convey its sincere hearty thanks to the AIIEA for raising the issues of pensioners for improvements in the existing pension scheme.
While complementing the AIIEA leadership for their sagacity and wisdom in this great accomplishment, AIIPA also greets the employees/officers who stood rocklike without any vacillations which helped the AIIEA to bring about this spectacular advancement. AIIPA also notes that it is a struggle won by the AIIEA against the political policy of the Government. AIIPA once again congratulates the leadership and the employees/officers for achieving excellent wage revision offer.
AIIPA reassures its members that the organisation, along with AIIEA, will strive to secure the legitimate benefits both in life and general sectors.
As a follow up of its meeting with the Chairman and other officials of LIC on 13th August 2015 and AIIEA’s discussions on 16th/17th October 2015, AIIPA will be writing to LIC urging immediate solutions to the issues of the LIC Pensioners.
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TO CHIEF (PERSONNEL) ON MEDICLAIM
Shri Prakash Chand,
Life Insurance Corporation of India,
We are very appreciative of you for renewing Group mediclaim policy with reduced premium and cashless facility.
We had on 13th Aug, 2015 personally drawn your attention to the problems faced by pensioners in availing cashless facility. You have taken note of the same and assured our delegation led by Shri K Natarajan, Vice President, that the issues will be sorted out very shortly. We are disappointed that even after two months despite your assurance TPAs have so far not issued I.D. cards to the employees and pensioners. In the absence of I.D. card insured, particularly pensioners, are facing lot of problems in availing cashless facility.
We request you to please take up the matter with the insurer New India Assurance Co. Ltd. and advise them to direct the TPAs to issue I.D. cards immediately to all pensioners, employees and their dependents insured under the group.
We also draw your attention to our discussions with ED(P) on 5th January, 2015, when on our representation it was assured to us that instruction for deduction of mediclaim premium in installments from pension will be issued. Renewal of mediclaim is due on 01/04/2016 and pension for Feb-2016 being the last pension before renewal, you are requested to please ensure mediclaim premium deduction in installments from pension.
We hope you will take necessary action in right earnest.