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Wednesday, March 23, 2016

DA PARITY plus 20% PAYMENT


Dear Editor,

While joining discussions on two basic issues D.A Parity + 20% Payment, first let me endorse views expressed by our friend Sh. T. Lakshminarayana that GOI notification for wage agreement wef 01.08.1997 was issued in year 2000 only which for first time allowed 100 % D.A neutralisation to working employees which is the sole basis of our legal battle for D.A Parity for pre 01.08.1997 retirees. Under such situation how writ can be filed in 1997 for this core issue coming before our then pensioners in year 2000 only. Since Sh. C.H. Mahadeven was in active service in year 2000 so we request him to kindly clarify this point for our satisfaction.

Next coming to 20 % payment issue, I differ with Sh. M.V. Venugopalan since he has not touched core issue why LIC has not paid 20 %( which works out to be only 1.3 % of actually due ) interim payment as per supreme court order dated 07.05.2015 followed by another order dated 07.09.2015 to all retirees of pre 01.08.1997 category as per Delhi High Court Verdict directing implementation as per in rem principle . Our two case managers namely KML + GNS are also not willing to ensure payment to all eligible pensioners . Why this fact should not be brought to the notice of Bench hearing our case ? And when Sh. Murty makes an honest attempt on this issue, there seems to be no logic that KML who himself did not perform this duty should criticise Sh. Murty.

Regards,
B.R.Mehta