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.