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Saturday, May 14, 2016

ENTRY OF ENTITIES AKIN TO STRUGGLE


At last in the last minute or in the eleventh hour AIIPA decides to join the legal battle on issue pension and sounds its members of the impending call for donations for legal fund. 

Knowing the ideology that they follow as we know smacks little respect for the democratic processes involving judicial redresser of grievances between unions and management govt. combine. 

Not to implead in Jaipur at least before the division bench was a mistake, got compounded till now, forcing the mighty to fall in line, I believe. Or is it a stance before the pensioner community that they also would like to tread in path, legal should the situation warrant and abhor to be viewed as dormant disbelievers in legal battle, what with their legacy of legal battle. In fact AIIEA’S first legal battle was initiated when a state of Emergency was declared and democratic processes suspended including fundamental rights guaranteed by Constitution during the dark days of Emergency in INDIA.  No recourse having been left to salvage the situation to restore 1974 agreement, first legal fight from their part got initiated in the High Court of Calcutta and rest is history. 

Before plunging in to the battle it is only fair I believe that AIIPA clarifies more categorically about its commitment to pension up-gradation for successive batches of retirees apart from justice to pre-1997 retirees and other family pensioners.  

If issue could be settled across the negotiating table with LIC and Govt. what efforts were made by masters in negotiation skills, to pursue with litigants included irrespective of the school of thought they belong to. And also as to what materially changed in the situation now to intervene legally from the days of their public note on Jaipur Judgment. Or do they see a favorable atmosphere in Supreme Court as by many? 

Or are they entering the fray to stop some from garnering credit, should we get, which we sure are, of a consummate favorable verdict under the leadership of Hyderabad Pensioners Association. The task on hand for AIIPA is indeed un-enviable to galvanize members having kept them off the legal scene.

G K VISWANTHAM