1) All India Life is the only Union which has been pursuing the Badli/Temporary Employees case in LIC
since the dispute from 1985.
2) It is a well-known fact that Shri S.S. Jain, the General Secretary of Life Insurance Employees’ Association, Delhi affiliated to All India Life Insurance Employees’ Association (AILIEA) raised the Industrial Dispute in the matter of Absorption of Temporary/Badli/PT Employees who have worked/working in L.I.C since 20.05.1985.
3) The matter was referred by the Finance Ministry, Central Government to the Central Government Industrial Tribunal (CGIT) by Order dated 04.03.1991. There, the Award was given in our favour by the
Presiding Officer, Justice Shrivastava. According to this Award, the Management was directed to absorb
the temporary/badli/part-time employees against permanent vacancies in LIC.
4) Justice Shrivastava endorsed fully the Award given in National Industrial Tribunal (NIT) by the Presiding
Officer Justice Dr. R.D. Tulpude and Justice M.S. Jamdar. Justice Jamdar gave his findings on the word
“Absorption”. Till then Management was interpreting the word “Absorption” as equivalent to recruitment. Their contention was that the Recruitment Instructions of LIC of India of 1979 since mandatory cannot be
over-ruled. Needless to point out that the reference before CGIT was for Absorption and not for
5) But since 2009, when the case has been in the Supreme Court, only All India Life, INTUC & Cl. IV Unions
from LIC has been fighting this case. The other Unions were Party initially to the case in the reference of
the dispute to the CGIT, but withdrew from the case and while others joined the case only at the later
6) The Supreme Court Judgment given on 18.03.2015 directed LIC that it shall be restored and implemented by the Corporation by absorbing the concerned workmen in the permanent posts and if they have attained the age of superannuation, the Corporation will be liable to pay all consequential benefits
including monetary benefits taking into consideration the pay scale and revised pay scale from time to
time by the Corporation. In the terms of the directions given by the Honorable Supreme Court, the
Management has to implement the directions given in their judgment within 8 weeks.
7) All India Life, during the 8 weeks time, through RTI Act sought information with LIC, E.D. (RTI/CPIO) but
no information regarding the LIC approach to the decision was provided.
8) But when the Supreme Court Judgment was not implemented in 8 weeks time, All India Life filed a
Contempt Petition and LIC filed a Review Petition on 15.05.2016.
9) On 9th August, 2016 Supreme Court Bench Judgment & Order, has Awarded 50% of back wages as periodic wage revision with consequential benefits till the date of absorption or even till the age of. superannuation Further, LIC has been instructed to comply with the directions contained in the Judgment & Order dated 18.03.2015.
10) On 22ndFebruary 2017 : Supreme Court Bench headed by Chief Justice of India dismissed LIC’s Curative
Petition and upholds the previous Judgment & Order dated 09.08.2016.
ALL INDIA LIFE ZINDABAD! ALL INDIA LIFE LONG LIVE !