C.H.MAHADEVAN, Flat # 101, LAXMI NIVAS,8-2-293/K/13,Plot # 13 EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR(IT/BPR)(Retd)(LIC) Phase III, Kamalapuri Colony,
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Shri V K Sharma
Chairman in charge and Managing Director,
LIC of India,
Re:Request to implement MC Jain case judgment to all similarly placed pensioners
At the outset ,kindly accept my grateful thanks for providing appointment to me & Mr M Sreenivasa Murty on 27/10/2016 for your patient hearing of our representation on a number of issues faced by pensioners. As suggested by you, Mr M Sreenivasa Murty also met Executive Director (Personnel) on 28/11/2016 and discussed the issues with him including that relating to the implementation of the judgment in respect of M C Jain case to the similarly placed pensioners.
In this context, I wish to refer to the Hon’ble Prime Minister’s address on 31/10/2016 at the 50th Anniversary of the Establishment of the High Court of Delhi at Vigyan Bhavan,New Delhi.I am sure you would have already gone through the same. The same is attached for your ready reference.
In the said address, the Hon’ble Prime Minister has highlighted the fault in the prevailing ‘system’ referring to the case of a teacher who won his case in the court and got justice, but many others similarly placed as he did not get the same benefit. He strongly impressed upon rendering similar justice to such similarly placed citizens.
The case is strikingly similar to and identical with the M C Jain case of LIC in every respect where the SLP No 8090 of 2014 of LIC was dismissed by the Supreme Court on 2/7/2014 thereby upholding the judgment dt 13/9/2012 of the Jaipur Bench of the Rajasthan High Court providing relief to Mr M C Jain.
There are about 120 similarly placed pensioners(including family pensioners of deceased retires in the category) and all the living retirees in this categories are octogenarians many of them severely sick and some of them reported paralysed. They re left with no energy and resources at this late stage in their life to knock at the doors of the judiciary for getting justice in their cases. The Hon’ble Prime Minister’s noble sentiments as conveyed in his address will lose their credibility if premier public sector financial institutions like LIC do not translate his utterances into concrete action. I am sure you will appreciate that implementing the M C Jain case judgment to similarly placed pensioners is a test case in this regard. Considering the age and health profile of this category of pensioners, the implementation of the judgment in respect of similarly placed pensioners is also an issue of human rights as would be appreciated.
We shall be grateful for your positive intervention to help this category of suffering pensioners.
Thanking you in anticipation,
C H Mahadevan
Encl: copy of the text of the Hon’ble PM’s address