ACTS OF DESPONDENCY AND FALSE POSTURING
Indeed Sri Mahadevan gave a fitting reply to Sri GNS. What a pity that such grotesque leaders have ruled the class I officers of LIC for so long while in service and continue post retirement.
The wage structure for class I was and is inextricably linked to that of class 3 & 4 employees for parity purposes. Conditions of work or dignity of self even for meritorious direct recruits were grossly unjustified or abysmal what with the attitude of subordinate staff discreetly supported by the top or executive management at all times in order to buy peace.
Many officers including class III promotees thanked their stars and prolific computerization when dependence on lower rung of the workers gradually reduced. All this, one has to attribute to the inept leadership of CL I officers spearheaded by GNS and his likes. I have to state that the scales or fringe benefits for class I are just ignominious not to mention about any comparison with identically placed officers in any other industry. Seniors and super senior officers will recall the ceilings on DA and gross emoluments at Rs.2750 and Rs.2950 while the Superintendents of class III were drawing more than Rs.3400 or more. From that rut to come out there was no strategy with the then only Class I officers Federation the only union representing officers, except to wait for the first wage revision after 1974 that was to come with effect from 01.04.1983 with actual effective date of 11.04.1985. Now too it is no better compared to any sector which is why this pension struggle. If not the ancestral leader/s who is responsible for this sorry state of affairs and splintered groups of officers under different banners?
The fight unfortunately seems no holds barred, more among unions than between Management and unions. Truth shall prevail at the end, bringing justice to pensioners under the able and ambidextrous leadership of Hyderabad Assn.
Sure, soon members of all groups or assns. will read any foul game and respond aptly. Rebuff from members alone and not leaders will propel dissipation of discordant notes from all and sundry.
G K Viswanatham