27 Mar 16, 07:49 AM
G. Narayanaswamy: Basic question is discrimination in doling out pension. Between various categories among lic pensioners. Among pensioners and serving employees. And also between lic pensioners & central govt pensioners.
The HCs have held that discrimination between various categories of employees is not valid. The SC has held in various cases that discrimination in the benefits of pension is not permissible. Apart from nitty-gritty details of calculations and points of law, there is the question of equity in treatment. But the slow process of law also stares at us. These realities must be swallowed by us.