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Saturday, March 19, 2016

Court proceedings in retrospection


This refers to Shri Asthana’s note on the Supreme court’s proceedings on 17 March which is very eloquent in its detailed narration of the court’s proceedings. 

  • What I understood was that unless you know what comprises the 100 % of DR you cannot say that the 20 % calculation on the 100 % DR arrears is right or wrong which poses a riddle! As of now the beleaguered pensioners some of them suffering from dementia, some not mentally alert due to advancing age, and for few others solving any riddle is anathema and for one like me this 20 % 100% riddle is mind boggling. Suffice to say that what a layman like me in a very advanced age understood when the 20 % arrears was received by him was that he was fortunate to receive some payment and call it adhoc or in whatever name it suits one and for the time being he could pocket something which others were deprived of. Some time back Shri Mahadevan has worked out how LIC has deliberately erred in the calculation and how they have flouted the Rajasthan HC order but for whom we would not have understood the nitty gritty of the calculation. Thanks to him.

If the anomaly is not brought to the notice of the court at the right time LIC would think that ignorance to us is a bliss will go scot free to calculate the 100 % arrears as they like and is it not prudent to raise our voice on this issue rather than fearing that should we do so the much desired upgradation pension will get into the back burner?

What I wrote should not be construed as an act to besmirch the image of any one. Take it in a lighter and humorous vein.

R.K.Viswanathan