Sunday, February 07, 2016
Hearing of our case on 10-3-2016
Mr. Venugopalan, in his very lucid and impressive article, has done very well in explaining the present situation in our case in the SC. People who have very limited knowledge of the nuances and technicalities of court craft can also easily comprehend the current situation in our case by reading Mr MVV's article. THANK YOU Mr.MVV
The OMINOUS CLOUDS hovering over our case in SC, according to Mr.MVV, is NOT a natural corollary of events of our case, but is CAUSED by the lack of effective and efficient presentation of important points in our case before the the Bench by our Sr Counsels which has led to Justice Misra's understanding of the case erroneously as that of the validity or not of Sec.48 of LIC Act, to put it in a nutshell. This has led to One Up-man ship temporarily to our Opponents, though not a big achievement.
Even now it is not too late to retrieve the lost ground, if only our Case Managers could provide vital and strong points in our favour to the Sr Counsels to enable them
to chalk out their strategies for the Final Assault on 10-3-2016.
The correct and real issues in our case , as we all know, are Upgradation of Pension on every wage revision in LIC and of course 100% DR to pre 8/97 Retirees. It is almost similar to the OROP which the veterans have wrested from the unwilling hands of GOI.
The validity or not of Sec 48 is only a procedural aspect with which we the pensioners are least bothered. It is sad that the MAIN ISSUES have been lost sight of and insignificant and secondary, nay tertiary issue has come to the fore.
Our aim should be that Equality before Law as enshrined under Article 14 of our Constitution is upheld and Upgradation ordered by the Apex Court.
Let us wish and hope that our Case Managers will make our Sr Counsels to effectively and forcefully argue our case with the vital inputs provided by them and win our long drawn out battle on 10-3-2016.
May GOD be with just cause of the Pensioners.