There's a word, "Synergy" : the interaction or
cooperation of two or more organisations /
associations produces a combined effect
greater than a sum of of their separate effect.
But, synergy among our leaders at this juncture
seems a remote possibility.
As stated by Shri M V Venugopalan, our leaders may not overplay the 'calculation aspects'. But, they may explain / bring to the notice of the Hon. Judges the faulty method of adopted by LIC in paying 40% interim relief in terms of Para.3A of Appendix IV to the Pension Rules to pre Aug. 1997 pensioners with two/three examples. Time at our disposal is not much.
The "Updation of Pension" is the foremost. It is the main issue. 100% neutralisation in Dearness Relief would come as corollary to the updation of pension. With updating of pension as on 01-08-1997, the pensioners would automatically get 100% DR as has already been obtained by the pensioners retired in Aug.1997 pay scales.
Article of 14 of the Constitution of India, D.S.Nakara v/s UOI etc. which uphold the sanctity of equality should receive undivided attention. Recent developments - seventh CPC, BSNL awards may be on the minds of our leaders.
At this hour of crisis, it is better for our leaders to refrain from being critical of one another. All leaders and their counsellors should concentrate on their issues with the management and not on issues with one another. Everyone should make best use of their energy, their wisdom with facts and figures to convince the Hon.Judges to direct the LIC to grant updation of pension along with every pay revision from Aug. 1997 onwards.
We talk unity in diversity in a different context. Our leaders may be able to synergise their thoughts for good.
SN ( a 1992 Pensioner )