Sunday, May 3, 2015

Dear friends,
sorry for not conveying immedietely the news about the case we filed at Madurai for the benefit of members who have retired putting less than 33 years of service.

We had discussions at our Executive committee meeting in chennai and finallised the plan for future course of action in our case after the Review petition was dismissed by The Apex court. 
First and fore most we have met the CMD's of the Four compnies and have given them the letter requesting them to honour the decision of the Supreme Court by paying the 5 years notional credit to all those eligible pensioners with arrears. Four teams met the CMDs at their Head Office and gave them the letter from our Association. 
In the next step we have filed a petition at Madurai branch of High Court of Madras pettiions for honouring the Supreme court order asking the management to come with their reply. on 23rd of this month. The court gave notice to the Companies to be present on 27th at the Court for giving order on the petitions files by our members. 
On 27th the court gave orders to the management to come with a reply, on the payment of 5 years notional credit, giving 4 months time.
We are waiting for the order copy and once it reached we will despatch the same to the management from our side through our Advocate. 
We may have to wait up to 4 months,for further action in this matter. 
We are also consulting the expert counsels for proceeding further in the dismissed Review petition. 
with regards and solicit your support and co operation in the above matter.
nagarajan
nisvrea

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Dear Friends,
Our Review Petition is listed for ciculation in the Chambers of judges on 7th April.
at 1.45pm. The judges will decide whether to review or dismiss. Let us all pray  God for the good result.
with regards
nagarajan

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Dear Friends,                                                                                                 DATE: 23-03-15

Thank you all for honoring us with your huge presence in the General Body meeting on 7th of March 2015, at 4 P.M.

The meeting started with a Prayer song by Smt. Saraswathi Murali,

Shri V.Vijayakumar our Vice-president welcomed our Chief Guest Shri. Muthu Kumarasamy.,IAS and also the gathering. Our President Shri. V.Ravishankar,  elaborated in his address about the hard work done by the Association Office bearers and Executive committee members during the past 10 years and expressed his disbelief in the result of the Supreme court Case and he sincerely felt that we should have been rewarded with a success.

Dr.E.Rajgopalan our joint Secretary, introduced our Chief Guest. Shri.Muthukumarasamy IAS and invited him for his address. Our Chief Guest dwelt about the sincerity we should show in our work by spelling out the happening in his career as an official in the State Government and wished us success in our endeavour.

After the Chief Guest’s speech, our Treasurer Shri.M.K.Murali presented the Accounts for the year 2012-2013 and 2013-2014. With the appreciation from all the office bearers and members for his tireless work in maintaining the accounts, with a voice vote it was endorsed in the meeting.

Then Our General Secretary spoke about the complete events during the years that went by and explained the manner with which he worked, with the co-operation of all the Office-bearers and Executive Members, to bring the Case to a finality and appreciated the Counsels who argued for us, namely Shri.DayanKrishnan, Shri.GouthamNarayan, Shri. Parthiban and Shri.Giri, the senior counsel. Finally he concluded his speech with a note that there is still a ray of light which can bring good result in the Review Petition filed on 2nd Feb, 2015. The General Secretary also referred about the Madurai Pension up-dation Case, as the only solution to the pensioners.

Dr.E.Rajagopalan, the Joint Secretary spoke elaborately about the other activities the Association has taken up and succeeded. viz., a)Cashless settlement in Mediclaim and one more option for those who are left out, b) inclusion of independent children, c) momento for retirees in United India d) 5 years notional credit for the Dev.Officers. e) Pension for those who went on SVRS with less than 20 years service and concluded his speech with an appeal to contribute for the legal fund to fight the Review Petition.   


The podium was left to the members and delegates for interaction and was well participated by the following members namely Mr.Radhakrishnan E.C.member, Mr. Venkatkrishna Bangalore, Mr.SamanthRoy Bhubaneswar, Mr.Yadav, Nagpur, Mr. Kadaloya Nagpur, Mr.Kulkarni, Hubli., and Mr.Srikanth, OIC.

Our Chair person Shri.A.G.Gajapathy, answered all the quieries raised by the participants and narrated the case, how it was built and argued and what are the main points we have stressed in the argument and also in the Submissions to the Court, in such a fashion that there was pin drop silence in the hall and every one were satisfied with the speech and appreciated our efforts and pleaded for the continuance of the service to the Pensioners.

The meeting ended with the Thanks giving note by Shri.S.Ponraj, our Working President and a high Tea.

Friends, in any fight there should a winner and a loser, but in our case neither we have lost not we have won, so let us continue our fight and see it to the last. We hope we will succeed finally and never mind the loss now.

March ahead and there are many things to fight for the Pensioners and one among them is our Madurai case which was heard on 18th of March 15. Our Counsels have done their best with our contribution to them in materials and facts. We hope to win and if we win it does not stop at that but we may have to pursue it to the natural end at Supreme court. Be prepared for a further struggle. We are not going to give up till we succeed.

With regards



V.A.NAGARAJAN

GENERAL SECRETARY

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Dear friends,
To the best of my knowledge none of the unions or Association of officers have demanded for pension updation in our industry. We took up the cause for discussion and wrote several letters to the Management but as usual they did not bother even to reply. 

We took a conscious decision to file a case in the Madurai bench of Madras High court and did the same in 2011. Some of our colleagues have filed a case in Jodhpur and Jaipur bench of Rajasthan High court. But that did not come up so far for hearing. 

We got our case taken up for trial and the arguments are over on 18th of this March 15. and the judgement was reserved. we expect the judgement in a few months.

The LIC pensioners under the leadership of Shri Asthana got the case up to Supreme court and is adjouned 4 times because of the delaying tactics of the Management and is now posted for hearing 25th march.
let us hope for the best in both the cases and we should continue to fight for a permanent solution and your co-operation is solicited. 

With full enthusiasm our members attended the General body meeting of our Association on 7 th of this month. and delegates from other states also participated other than the local members with the delegates from the Tamil nadu districts and with their assurance of full co-operation for our fight in the Supreme Court and also for the Maduari High Court case, we dispersed on a high note to fight for the rights of the Pensioners in the General insurance industry. 

with regards
nagarajan
nisvrea 

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Dear friends
Thank you for being with us during the post judgement time and for the support you gave by encouraging us to go for the review petition.
we have filed our review petition on 2 nd feb 15 and now waiting for the call from the Apex court.

I take this oppurtunity to invite you all for the annual General Body Meeting to be held on the 7 th of march at 4 pm at the Tag house auditorium of R K M South school Thanikachalam road T Nagar chennai 600017.

We will bd discussing the matters relating to the case and other developments.

With regards


Nagarajan

Friday, September 12, 2014

Friends,
It is now 6 months and we are yet to get our judgement. We spoke to the Advocates here at Chennai and also at Delhi, but they are all of the opinion that we should wait, as there are no way out. The six months time limit is only for High courts and not for Sup.court.
We have one way out to mention it before the judge himself. but it may work against us and not only that they will even order to go for re arguments.
This is why we wait and pray for early results.
Our Madurai Case came up once before the judges and the management asked for time to submit their reply. Now it is again listed and may come up before next week.
we have so far received 12 representations from retirees of SVRscheme for getting pension in the case of  less than 20 years of service. we will finalise the list by 12th of this month and any body coming under the above can send email with their scanned copy of the representation given to the concerned company.
Nothing else to add.
nagarajan
nisvrea



Monday, April 28, 2014

Friends,
Quieries are raised about the timing of the judgement and updation. There is nothing we can do but to wait and pray. But the legal time given for the pronouncement of judgement is 6 months in supreme court. In practice judgements are pronounced after two months. As far as our experience goes in the previous case of 'less than 20 yrs' it took 2 months and more. So let us wait and pray.

Let me give you some news about our case filed at Madurai Court for updation of pension. We mentioned the case before the court in the first week of April but the Honb'le judge, showing the reason that there are more number of cases which are fresh pending for admission itself , refused immediete hearing of the case.
But we plan to mention again. The problem is that the management has not filed their counter so far, in spite of repeated reminders. Any way we will pursue with the court and bring it for hearing at the earliest.

The same is the position in Jaipur also.

There were lot of problems in getting the photo identity card from the offices for the Mediclaim. We have taken it up with the individual companies and sorting it out. We all should co-operate with the management as there will be teething problem when some new scheme is introduced.

We are not supposed to stop with the SVRS case alone as we have the major case of updation of pension at Madurai and Jaipur for which we all should unite and fight. Please wait for the momentum to pick up.

Let the Grace of God be with us.

Nagarajan
Nisvrrea