10 Jul 16, 12:49 AM
G. Narayanaswamy: Quite apart from the niceties of law & rules, the LIC/ GOI could not & I should not take a totally adversarial stance. For it concerns middle class workers in the financial sector. TUs have to put pressure.
What is above all, Courts also have to be sensitive to the human side of the case which concerns old citizens of the country at a time when economics & high prices lower the incomes in terms of real earnings and standards.
parasuram: Justice Dipak Misra allowed 40% Interim Relief to pre-97 LIC pensioners which indicates that the court favours 100% DA neutralization. Regarding pension updation though he was sympathetic he was not convinced on the arguments placed
by advocates for the pensioners. He had given the pensioners another chance to prepare well and convince the Delhi HC the law points. The case managers have to be very careful not to fall on the trap laid by LIC.
LIC would be happy if the court agrees 100% DA neutralization but rejects updation. The aim of the case managers must be to get both. There should not be two camps - one for 100% DA neutralization and another for updation. United we win divided we fall. LIC's tactics would be to divide and defeat both. We should remember that this is our last chance.
A favourable verdict here would boost the morale of bank pensioners also. Our prayers are with you.
9 Jul 16, 02:46 PM
M.VITHAL RAO: YES.what Mr Naik sir said is 100% correct. Earlier I also appealed the case managers to unite and
fight. However it did not reach the right minds. Better late than never. At least now if the case managers discuss the strategies and their contentions to be placed before the Court,a more strong version on our side can be placed before the Hon'ble court. 12 th july is only the date of hearing nothing will come out on that day except next date.