Tuesday, January 19, 2016
There were lot of queries from members about the position of our case at Madurai.
we were only waiting for something to improve and it takes longer duration to get some action done in any of theHigh Courts in India. The worst affected by the increasing vacancies of the Judges and non appointment of the same is Chennai High Court. Out of aroung 70 judges only around 32 are there and out of these judges 8 judges are going to Madurai bench on rotation. Hence threre is much of a delay in disposing cases. The courts are concentrating only on admissions. And to bring cases before courts for trial is nil in numbers. Even writs for impleading are not taken by the Courts
We are trying our maximum to get our case listed but even when listed it is not heard by judges since admission cases are more in numbers and by that time they finish admissions there is no time for trial cases.
While the above is the position in courts we are unable to get our work done and maximum patience and constant followup is necessary for moving our cases.
Let me come to the present status of our cases in Madurai.
The first case is for 5 years notional credit and the second one is for pension updation and that is before Division Bench .In the first one, for 5 years notional credit, since in Madras High court the delay is unlimited we decided to take our case to the Madurai Bench of the Madras High court and we filed four petitions by individuals from 4 companies, the reason being the Association has no jurisdiction. We got order from the Court asking the management to consider our demand after personal hearing. As directed by the Court the Management called the four employees and after discussion gave an order in writing that they will not be able to pay the 5 yrs notional credit.
So we went again to the Madurai Court and filed a petition for the four employees and the court gave 4 weeks time to the management to file the counter. In the mean while we wanted to implead in the case so as to get the benefit to all the emplplyees. The impleading petition of the Associtation was admitted on 8th of January 2016.
Now the procedures are fininshed we are expecting the court to give a date for hearing, when we will get some order.
I feel you would have understood the position by now about the 5 yrs ntional credit case at Madurai.
The second one is for the long term benefit of the pensioners and it is pending the Division Bench of the Madurai Court. and it may come for hearing this month. and we are prepating ourselves for the trial.
Friends, for all these thing we had to visit Madurai court for more than 8 times and the expenses are increasing which includes the payment of fees to the Advocates. Now we have reached a stage where we are not able to meet the expenses as our financial position is very weak we are now appealing to all the members to contribute liberally and requesting you to pay the subscription dues immedietely and otherwise we will get struck and may have to leave the fight. Please understand that we have spent much of the money from subscription which is against the provisions of the Act under which we have registerd our Association .
Please do understand and contiribute to your local representatives so that they will collect in total and send us the money.
We will be also touring your places to explain you in detail so that all doubts can be clarified.
Speciaically i will plead with those people who are going to be benefited by the 5 yrs notional credit to contribute more so as to keep the fight in court moving and find a decision.