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Tuesday, January 19, 2016

May the powerful and the merciful God help, the helpless ...


It seems that the advancing age and unwarranted delay in getting the Supreme Court judgement is telling too much on the psyche of some of our veteran leaders. It is a matter of fact that some (not all) start behaving childish or childlike after crossing the (dreaded age of) seventy plus! Shri Asthanaji's appeal against implementation of wage revision pending 'up gradation of pension' on par with 01-08-2012 wage revision**, is (or may be) an example of 'ageing' syndrome. He might have reacted unwittingly to a leader's remark to hell with the pensioners! Some restraint on his part, could have saved the embarrassment. Probably, there is no need to deliberate much. Better forgotten.

It cannot be denied that the serving employees have been fighting against the rise in prices of daily needs, cost of education / marriage of children, housing - to mention a few. They too have been impatient to get their pay and perks revised due from 01-08-2012. They got wage revision after 39 months of waiting. Next wage revision is due after 21 months. GOI may advise the LIC management to finalise the next wage revision well before August, 2017. Banks / IBA have since been advised few days back to be in readiness by November, 2017.

Hearty congratulations to the serving employees and the leaders on behalf of all the pensioners and the leaders. They deserve compliments for achieving (one of) the best wage revision(s). Incomparable.
Hope the leaders and serving employees, now onwards, contribute their might for (some) their (one time) seniors' cause.

It is unfortunate that the things are not shaping well with the pensioners' fraternity. There is no solution, satisfactory solution to their leaders' struggle for more than twelve years. The date fixed for hearing our case is not honoured by the (so- being - called) Hon.Court? Is it the Court Registrar or .... who draws the list of the cases for the day? Could anyone's intervention be sought? Not shy away from doing something, if there is a practice or if it is necessary. It is a layman's lament.

'A' 1992 pensioner = **on par with another = 'A' 2012 pensioner : There's no harm in dreaming and awaiting for good news !

SN (a 1992 pensioner)