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Saturday, December 12, 2015

I emphathize with RK Viswanathan, says CH Mahadevan


I can empathize with Mr R K Viswanathan when he is expressing his anxiety over delayed justice to the old pensioners. Whether a pensioner is 61 or 84, injustice done is injustice; may be the degree varies. The sunset time varies not only between places but also between individuals, especially pensioners. The difference between being in service and out of it on retirement is that in the former the rule of out of turn promotion is normally non-existent. Destiny does provide out of turn promotion to some pensioners from this world to the next.  While in-service promotions are welcomed by the beneficiaries, the post-retirement out of turn promotions are dreaded by pensioners. No individual can foresee what is in store for him in the next moment.

In the circumstances, let us all-in the evening our lives-accept the ongoing protracted legal process going on as a fact of life and not get unduly anxious to settle for anything short of being just. That is not to say that let us all resign to our fate and sink into oblivion. With a spirit of equanimity we can think how well each of us can play a constructive role in making our ongoing legal struggle lead to success. Let success come when it does. Till then let us all live our life counting all our blessings instead of dwelling too much on our troubles and sufferings.


I do concede that many old pensioners are suffering because of the pension anomalies and lack of equitable upgradation of pension. But we cannot speed up things towards the rectification of anomalies beyond the legal process.Let us recognize that we have no alternative but to wait for the efforts of those fighting for justice to come to fruition. Let us all play a catalytic role to supplement their efforts.

A happy and healthy life with available resources within our control is all that most of us can wish for in the evening of our lives.

Greetings.
C H Mahadevan