Apropos the post of Mr. B R Mehta captioned “AIRIEF leadership shares less, conceals more” published in LIC Pensioners Chronicle, I would like to state that I shared the information as per my knowledge and understanding. My purpose is not to conceal anything. However, those having more information or finding any inaccuracy, may kindly complete or correct it. As regards AIRIEF’s decision of impleading in the case, I may request to refer to AIRIEF Circular no. 7 whereby information in this regard was conveyed to all the members. AIRIEF’s prayer was mainly for allowing the benefits to all LIC pensioners and not to the petitioners only. In my opinion, cognizance of AIRIEF’s IA was taken by the Bench of SC while directing LIC to make payment of the IR to all the similarly placed persons despite ASG’s contention that the parties to the litigation would only get the benefit (vide para 27 of SC order dated 31/3/2016). Further, as regards the information about Chandigarh petitioners’ case, it is based on the post of Mr. B R Mehta sharing Shri S N Chhabra’s message on whats app (group ** AIRIEF02** on 13/6/2016 addressed to Shri Chandel reading as “----In the opinion of our Advocate original Writ is so complete, thanks to Late Mr. Gandhi, it does not require any amendment.”
It is said, “When you judge others, you do not define them, you define yourself”.
Thanks & regards,
M P Agnihotri