19 Jun 16, 12:23 PM
B. Ganga Raju: After retirement I thought inter-union rivalries are no more relevant. After becoming a pensioner I found that is not the case.
Shri MSM's post about fund collection by AIRIEF does not make a happy reading. Every organisation must have loyal members and it is not fair to question and brand their loyalty as "Blind Loyalty." After retirement what does a pensioner need? He need not worry about transfer, promotion or posting. So how can a pensioner be pressurised? The local leaders of AIRIEF at Hyderabad are retired class I officers known for their friendship with all. It is their duty to collect funds as per the call of AIRIEF and because of that it is not correct to brand them as collection agents.
An agent, as the word implies, works for a commission. The office bearers of AIRIEF render service at their expense. All the case mangers in Pension updation case (now) before Delhi court have a right to inform the pensioners that their way of handling the case and the points they stress are correct.
Most of the pensioners are in age group 70 to 80 and know how to separate grain from the chaff. It may not be possible to avoid criticising altogether the stand of other organisations . One can say how his stand is correct and how others have gone wrong. But this can be said without offence to anyone. Hope my sincere advice will be appreciated.
(Agent is a person who does business for another person : a person who acts on behalf of another. Not necessarily on 'commission' basis. -Ed.)