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Friday, April 15, 2016

RK VISWANATHAN


We are in the last phase of our struggle and could rightly be called a do or die situation, now are never. It is understood that pleading in the Delhi HC on 31-8-2016 or even earlier involves lot of legal expenditure which is not easily affordable having spent a lot earlier by different associations and their coffers having dried any call for collecting donations from its members now may not get a good response. But should there be a joint call by the associations under one banner pensioners will respond happily. This unity is the need of the hour. Will some good Samaritan take the lead. Further different officers association engaging their own counsels, collect the fund from their respective members would at this stage end up in the proverbial ‘ too many cooks spoil the broth’.

Eschewing all the prevailing differences it would be for the good of the pensioners lot if all the associations join hands to issue a common call for mobilizing the legal fund and it could be under one umbrella with a new bank a/c and the different association being the joint a/c holders. It does not end with this. Unitedly they could think of an expert in constitutional law or a few more who can handle the case in unison. Having collected a sizable legal fund paying fees to the counsel may not pose any problem.

BMS ‘s letter dated 9-4-2016 addressed to the LIC Chairman is a welcome and timely move which has sent a signal that the association will not keep quiet should there be a breach of the SC order while paying the 40 % IR arrears.


R.K.Viswanathan