JOINT FRONT AGITATION SUSPENDED ON WRITTEN ASSURANCE FROM MANAGEMENT

Cir. No.17/2017 30.03.2017
To: All Zonal/Divisional Units:
Dear Friends,

We are pleased to share with you the developments that took place today. Since morning, Management engaged the Joint Front in discussions and earnestly made an appeal for withdrawal of the agitation program. This was the third meeting with the E.D.(P) since last week. However, Joint Front reiterated that management represented by Chairman/MD, should assure
the Joint Front about its seriousness in the matter. During the noon hours, Managing Director, Shri Hemant Bhargava invited the Joint Front and also asked ED(P), Shri Sharad Shrivastav, Smt. Tarni Hindoyar, Chief (P) & Shri M.C. Chaturvedi, Secretary (ER) to be present in the discussion.
At the outset, the Managing Director informed the Representatives of Joint Front that the top Management Of icial had personally informed the Finance Ministry during their visit to Delhi
last week itself about the ongoing agitation of the Joint Front in LIC. They have also requested the Finance Ministry to take up the 5 Days Week issue on priority basis. With Regard to the Final
Option for Pension, it was informed that Management is in touch with the Government and would be informing the Joint Front in the matter. Regarding TMP, Joint Front Representatives made it
clear that they were against the implementation of the same and the Associations have given their feedback likewise to the Management in the past. Hence, Management should respect the
feedback of the Associations. Management noted the same.
Managing Director then requested the Joint Front to withdraw the agitation program since
Management assures to do the needful. However, Joint Front expressed that Management
should give their assurances and appeal in writing, which can only enable them to reconsider
their decision. Management by early evening, addressed to the General Secretaries of the
various constituents of the Joint Front and in writing gave their assurances and appealed for withdrawal of all agitations in the interest of the Corporation.
The Joint Front Representatives subsequent to the written appeal by the Management had a review meeting and later unanimously decided to suspend the agitation program.

Friends, I take this opportunity to thank all our leaders at Zonal/Divisional Units for their untiring efforts since the 20
th March 2017 by co-coordinating with the Joint Front at your level and
holding various gate-meetings and educating the members.
You may very much be aware that in the beginning of this year itself, All India Life took these issues very seriously, particularly with regard to TMP. Your General Secretary met E.D.(P)
on 18th January 2017 and expressed serious concern on the Management’s lack of Information Sharing on issues related to employees benefits and on the other side was unilaterally active in
bringing out the policies which were not in the interest of the employees and detrimental to the Corporation.
All India Life on its own began the Batch Wearing Program on 25th January 2017
especially against TMP and demanding 5 Days Week as per GIPSA pattern. All India Life was invited by NOINO who made ef orts in forging a Joint Front which would challenge the
Management’s lethargic attitude on 5 Days Week notification, on demand for one more Option for Pension and against TMP. All India Life at the time of Invitation by NOINO, had option to align
with so called prominent Associations, who pretend sleeping on the employees benefits & issues thereby co-operating with that Management who only claim to have done “follow-up” during last
17 months. They were not interested in joining this neither Joint Front nor take initiative on common lines. But All India Life displayed the courage of joining and strengthening hands with the genuine forces, which were equally, concerned about the LIC employees. Also All India Life leadership could have played safe just orally playing with the emotions of the members but it mustered courage to challenge the management and resort to Strike if necessary along with the
Joint Front, come what may rather than continue to remain in the cocoon. The decision would not have been a popular one, given the increasing self-centric attitude among the employees/members. This is unfortunate in spite of serious challenges posed by various
anti-employees policies and no assured benefits forthcoming even after being patience for over 17 months, as a result our next charter will be getting due in couple of months. But your All India
Life leadership was ready to do its job, even if it meant for criticism, since the principles for what an Employees’ Association stands for cannot be compromised, when all options were exhausted during this long one and half year period.
Friends, we have made a healthy beginning. Today, All India Life stands tall. We have now to educate our members how All India Life stands on principles and hence we should be
prepared for any agitation or sacrifice, at times, if our purpose has to be achieved. Leaders should also be prepared to walk the talk, for leading the Association like ours in a respected way.
ALL INDIA LIFE ZINDABAD! JOINT FRONT UNITY ZINDABAD!

Agitation suspended on written assurance from management

JOINT FRONT INFORMATION
30.03.2017

Today, the ED(P) invited the joint front leaders for the third time & appealed to withdraw the agitation in the light of March closing. We reiterated that without a firm written assurance, it would not be possible for us to do so.

After some time, we were invited by MD, Shri Hemant Bhargava for discussions. Besides the MD, the management was also represented by the ED(P) Shri Sharad Shrivastav:; Smt Tarni Hindoyar, Chief(P) & Shri M C Chaturvedi, Sec(P).
   The discussions went on for about 45 mins in first round & each issue was discussed thread-bare. The MD initiated the discussion & appealed us to withdraw the ongoing agitation in the light of March closing. He also said that the management was trying its best to resolve the pending issues of 5 days week & pension option.
After a small break the discussion continued and as demanded by joint front unions *management has given a written assurance* on these issues.
In response to this joint front unions has suspended the call of mass CL and No Extra Co-operation
Detailed circular follows.
JOINT FRONT ZINDABAD

पदोन्नति की शुभकामनाएं

हमारे संगठन की अधोलिखित साथियों की पदोन्नति पर हार्दिक शुभकामनाएं

उच्च श्रेणी सहायक (प्रशासन)

सुश्री अर्चना खन्ना
श्री आशीष पाण्डे
श्री सुरेन्द्र कुमार सक्सेना
श्री ओम नारायण
सुश्री सारिका गुप्ता
श्री अमित अवस्धी
श्री देवचंद
श्री अजय कुमार सोनकर

सुश्री गीता तिवारी

उच्च श्रेणी सहायक (प्रोग्रामर)

श्री विनोद कुमार कश्यप
श्री अंकुर दीक्षित

श्री सौरभ शुक्ला
श्री देवेंद्र सिंह
श्री अनिल यादव
श्री शैलेन्द्र वर्मा
श्री आनन्द कुमार मिश्र

सहायक

श्री राजेश कुमार शर्मा
श्री मोहम्मद यासीन अंसारी
श्री सत्य नारायण

श्री राम सुधा
श्री जयराम प्रसाद
श्री बी. एस. पाण्डेय
श्री बेचा लाल
श्री उमेश कुमार
श्री श्रवन कुमार शर्मा
श्री सुशील कुमार
श्री सतीश चंद्र

अभिलेख लिपिक

श्री किशोर कुमार कनोजिया
श्री राजेश कुमार
श्री संतोष कुमार
श्री अजय कुमार
श्री कमल किशोर

पराग अग्रवाल को बधाइयां

भारतीय टेबल टेनिस संघ में, विभिन्न समितियों के सदस्य मनोनीत किए जाने पर, भारतीय जीवन बीमा निगम में कार्यरत रत हमारे अभिन्न मित्र व सहकर्मी पराग अग्रवाल को हार्दिक बधाई और शुभकामनाएं, यह अवसर इसलिए लिए भी अधिक महत्वपूर्ण हो जाता है क्योंकि एेसा पहली बार हुआ है कि उत्तर प्रदेश से किसी को पहली बार यह अवसर प्राप्त हुआ है, मैं अपनी ओर से तथा भारतीय जीवन बीमा निगम लखनऊ मंडल में कार्यरत रत सभी सहकर्मियों की ओर से साथी पराग अग्रवाल की इस अभूतपूर्व विलक्षण उपलब्धि पर हार्दिक बधाई देते हैं और उनके उज्ज्वल भविष्य की मंगल कामना करते हैं, ईश्वर से प्रार्थना है कि साथी पराग प्रगति के उच्चतम प्रतिमान स्थापित कर हमें और हमारे निगम को गौरवान्वित करते रहें। वास्तव में साथी पराग नें यह स्थान अपने कठिन परिश्रम, अटूट निरंतरता, अदम्य साहस, कर्त्तव्यपरायणता, त्याग भावना, समयबद्धता, सहज स्वभाव, विनम्र भाव, मृदु भाषिता, सद्चरित, लक्ष्यभेदी प्रवृत्ति तथा कर्म प्रधान मानसिकता एवं अन्यान्य अगणित, अद्वितीय, अनुपम, अतुलनीय अन्तर्निहित सद्गुणों के आधार पर अर्जित किया है अतः इस उपलब्धि का संपूर्ण श्रेय केवल और केवल साथी पराग अग्रवाल को ही जाता है मैं हृदय की गहराईयों से से अनुज की भूरि-भूरि प्रशंसा करता हूँ, उन्हें बधाई और शुभकामनाएं प्रेषित करता हूँ और उनके उज्ज्वल भविष्य की पुनि-पुनि मंगलकामना करता हूँ.

अज़हर जमाल सिद्दीकी

LIC MANAGEMENT CALLS ON THE JOINT FRONT REPRESENTATIVES

Dear Friends,

You are aware that our Agitation Program of No Extra Co-operation entered the fourth
day. Today, in the afternoon, ED (P), Shri Sharad Shrivastva, on behalf of Management called
on the Representatives of the Joint Front and expressed his desire to meet them at 3.45 p.m.
Executive Director (P) appealed the Representatives to withdraw the agitation in view
of the March Closing Business, which has been affected. In response to the appeal made,
Representatives openly expressed that there was lack of commitment & transparency on part
of the Management with regard to the common issues. The Representatives also regretted
that the Chairman did not felt it necessary to mention at least on the long pending assurance
of 5 Days Week. This has made the employees restless since their patience was ignored.
ED (P) on behalf of Management briefed the efforts being done and informed that Shri
Hemant Bhargava, Managing Director has pleaded our case strongly in the Department of
Financial Services very recently. He once again appealed to the Joint Front to withdraw the
ongoing agitation. However, the Joint Front refused to give any commitment.
In the meanwhile, the agitation will continue with the same vigor as earlier. The
Central Leadership of the Joint Front appreciated the sincere efforts taken by the Zonal &
Divisional Leaders in mobilizing the employees during this agitation program. It may be noted
that All India Life and other constituents of Joint Front individually have served 31st March
mass casual leave Notice to the Chairman on 16.03.2017 itself.
All India Life Long Live! Joint Front Unit Long Live!

 

Legal Notice to LIC regarding CGIT

Legal Notice

 

To
1. The Chairman Life Insurance Corporation of India
Central Office Yogakshema Jeevan Bima Marg,
Murnbai-400021
2. The Executive Director Personal Life Insurance Corporation of India
Central Office Yogaksherna .leevan Bima Marg,
Mumbai-400021
Date: 15-03-2017
Dear Sir,

I have been authorized and instructed by my client Mr. Manohar Vegas General Secretary of All India Life Insurance Employees Association to serve upon you legal notice hereas under:
1. That the CGIT award dt. 18-6-2001 made in ID No. 27/91 has become final after dismissal of LIC Management Curative Petition No. 33/2017 as well as other similar connected curative petitions vide judgement and order dt. 22-02-2017, hence the judgement and order dt. 18-03-2015 made in CA No. 6950 and other connected matters following dismissal of Review Petition Civil No. 2994/2015 made in CA No. .6953 also vide judgement and order dt. 9th Aug 2016 the said CGIT award has to be implemented without any further delay as the industrial dispute relates to absorption of Badli/Temporary and Part Time Workman employed in the establishment of LIC after 20-05-1985 onwards till the making of dismissal order dt. 22-02-2017  made in said curative petition.

2. That the Constitution of India under Article 142 empowers the Supreme Court to do complete justice so as to meet the situations which can be done by issuing appropriate directions despite absence of mere statutory provisions as the same would not stand in the way of the court to do complete justice (DDA vs Skipper Construction Co. (P) Ltd. and Anr 1996 (4) SCC 622).

3. That as such the Temporary, badli and part time employees have to be considered for regularization w.e.f. 20-05-1985 In terms of the CGIT Award dt. 18-06-2001 but the L1C continued to make such appointments by employing temporary, badli and part time employees against permanent posts dunng pendency of the matter before the Hon’ble Courts which Is an act of unfair labour practice.

4. That therefore now all the workmen concerned who have worked as temporary, badli and part time have entitled for regularization in services w.e.f. 20-05-1985 onwards and receive 50% of arrears of back wages along with consequential benefits as per Hon’ble Suprme Courts Judgement dt. 9th Aug 2016.

5. That the Hon’ble Supreme Court has also upheld the validity and relevance of Tulpule and Jamdar Awards while upholding CGIT Award dt. 18-06-2001 made in ID No. 27/91 therefore each one of the concerned workmen are also legally entitled for absorption and regularization of services on account of having worked as temporary, badli and part time employees accordingly such employees are also to be provided permanent employment by being duly absorbed.

6. That the delay so occurred in the implementation of the CGIT award dt. 18-06-2001 is only on account of the acts of the LIC Management as such all the concerned workman may also be suitably compensated by making payment of 12% p.a. interest on the total accrued arrears of wages and benefits.

7. That it is pointed out that all the applications so made earlier by such temporary, badli and time employees in response to the UC advertisement dated 21-07-2015 are to be considered along with the fresh applications of the concerned LIC employees who have worked as temporary, badly and part time employee who could not apply because of filing of Review Petitions and Curative Petitions by the LIC Management in the Supreme Court of India.
8. That it is stated that all the workman concerned who have not superannuated till date shall be given regular appointment letters at the earliest and such workman shall also be allowed to join their respective posts while being paid arrears of wages along with all consequential benefits in one instalment and the services of all such concerned workmen shal be treated as being continuous.

9. That in case the workmen concerned who have got superannuated during this period shall be paid gratuity, PF and also all other consequential benefits which shall be paid without any further delay.

10. That the Hon’ble Supreme Court judgement dt. 09-08-2016 so made in Review Petitions of the UC Management In term directs for absorption of such employees till the age of superannuation and payment of back wages at the rate of 50% back wages with consequential benefits which have to be calculated on the basis of gross salary of the workman comprising of all the allowances like DA, HRA, CCA and due increments.

11. That the Hon’ble Supreme of India in its judgement dt. 9-8-2016 has modified its earlier judgement dt. 18-03-2015 only to the aforesaid extent as such the same has to be implemented forthwith.

12. That it is also stated that the temporary, badli and part time employees who have expired or become disabled during the pendency of the litigation their legal heirs shall be given employment with arrears of wages with consequential benefits.
I therefore for and on behalf of my client All India Life Insurance Employees Association call upon you to implement the above said Hon’ble Supreme Court judgement dated 9th August 2016 at the earliest within 30 days of receipt of this legal notice failing which All India Life Insurance Employees Association will be compelled to exercise its Trade Union rights while exercising legal rights as provided under law in terms and accordance with the judgement dated 9th August 2016 which provides for filing contempt petition afresh.
Thanking you,
Yours Faithfully,

BK Pal
Advocate

Note: The list of employees who are entitled for being regularized in service and given the benefits as per Award dt. 18-06-2001 and the Supreme Court Judgement dated 09-08-2016 is being awarded to you by the General Secretary of Delhi Unit which is affiliated to All India Life Insurance Employees Association.

Restriction on Cash Transactions as applicable from 1st April 2017

Here is the brief on amendments relating to cash transactions which will take effect from 1st April 2017.
  • Restrictions on cash transactions above Rs. 3,00,000/-
From 1st April onward any transaction (including transactions for capital assets) above Rs. 3,00,000/- shall be strictly done only through banking channels.
There is a heavy penalty of amount equivalent to transaction amount above Rs. 3,00,000 if any transaction above Rs. 3,00,000/- is done in cash.
For eg., if you sell your car for Rs. 5,00,000/- and receive the amount in cash. The amount of penalty levied on you will be Rs. 2,00,000/- .
Note that penalty is imposed on receiver of cash.
  • Restriction on cash donations to charitable trusts.
Deduction at the rate of 50% is granted in case donation is made to a registered charitable or religious trust.
From 1st April, any donation above Rs. 2,000/- in cash will not be eligible for tax deduction under Sec 80G of the income tax act. Earlier this limit was of Rs. 20,000/-
Hence, if you want to make any donations and take income tax benefit of the same you have to ensure that you make such donations through banking channels
  • Restriction on cash expenses above Rs. 10,000/-
Any expense of above Rs. 10,000/- done in cash will be disallowed. Earlier, this limit was of Rs. 20,000/-.
  • Restriction on Capital Expenditure done in cash
From 1st April onwards, Cash payments of above Rs. 10,000/- done for purchase of capital asset will be disallowed. I.e. they cannot be added in the cost of asset for Income Tax purposes hence, depreciation cannot be claimed on same.
You will have to ensure that payment for purchase of any capital asset of more than Rs. 10,000/- shall be done only through banking channels.
  • Cash Books during assessments-
Further, considering the fact that government wants to discourage cash transactions it is likely that cash transactions will be looked upon in detail.
Hence, one is expected to maintain proper cash books.
Please note that all above changes will come into effect from the dates mentioned above after Assent of Finance bill 2017 by Honorable President of India and till that time these are proposed amendments.

Clarification on Transfer and Mobility policy

FEDERATION OF LIC CLASS-I OFFICERS’ ASSOCIATIONS
President: Baburao Humraskar Chairman: Oscar Fernandes Gen. Secretary: S. Rajkumar
Date: 15th March 2017

There appears to be a lot of confusion on TMP at the operational level. The following clarification is issued so that our leaders at Zonal/ Divisional levels can negotiate in a better way.
1. First we have to understand that there are two different documents. One is the policy approved by board which is placed in the website, which is the base document.
Even some SDMs refer it as a draft. But it is not so. It is the policy approved by the
board and is the basic document.
2. Second one is the administrative instructions issued by the Personnel Department (Circular No. ZD/329 dated 22.10.2016) for the convenience of implementation. It is the interpretation of the policy.
3. In the circular it is clearly mentioned that CO only can interpret the policy (point no. 11) Neither ZO nor DO can interpret the circular/policy and for any clarification they should refer to CO.
4. No shuffling is required even after6/ 8/10 years if there is no incoming request. As per the approved policy the Officer can be transferred even after 3 years if there is incoming request (25 c) without resorting to 6/8/10 years. However this part is avoided in the administrative instructions which means, CO do not want to enforce this due to practical limitations. We have also specifically demanded that no shuffling should be done before completing 2 NPP. So please ensure that no shuffling is
done before 6 years, even if incoming request is there and whenever shuffling is done, it should be done only to the extend of accommodate the incoming request and strictly on seniority basis. However this may cause inconvenience to those who has gone on promotion and situation may arise in some places where officers may not be able to return even after 3 years. So a balanced and practical view has to be taken, considering the request from both sides.
5. If a person is posted at a place, other than that of his/her choice (out of 3) it will be treated as Administrative transfer, which means they will be eligible for all benefits including transfer grant. Moreover, their seniority will count from the date of earlier transfer and not from the present one. Accordingly they will get preference to their choice place in the next round itself, even after one year. This aspect is not known to even many managers and so has to be properly emphasized.
6. Request transfer can be considered even after 1 year if vacancies are available to the requested place, as per the administrative instructions. But uniformity has to be maintained in this to avoid Nepotism and hence a common strategy should be
adopted in the Division/Zone in consultation with P&IR and Federation. It can be 2 years for Officers on Administrative side and 3 years for Marketing (if specific situation are not there). Wherever transfers are given after 1 year, the same practice can be continued. TMP is not a tool to deny benefits ,but to bring uniformity and also to help people. So interpretation should be done in favor of the employee.
7. Transfer on health ground will be considered only for self, spouse and children. The disease mentioned in the high cost treatment portfolio is already allowed. However we have to pursue for other related serious illnesses, depending on the seriousness of the situation. There is no point in asking transfer for being diabetic, hypertensive and for back pain as you may not find much officer without any of these as the average age is around 50.
8. Officers aged 58 and above shall be retained even on promotion if vacancy is available. That does not mean that they should not be given transfer to their place of choice, if they are otherwise eligible.. As a principle, they should be allowed to retire from their place of choice if vacancies are available.

9. Please remember that no discretionary power is given to SDM. Even ZM have discretionary power only for transfers within the Zone up to BM/AO cadre, and all other discretionary powers are vested with CO (EDP, MD and Chairman). So any attempt to misinterpret the policy at these levels should be opposed.
10.There is a grievance redressal mechanism. For ADM and SBM it is MD, and Chairman for DM and above. For other cadres ZM is for only postings made within Divisions and for all others it is EDP. Grievance has to be filed within 7 days. So if there is a violation of the policy appeal should be given to the designated official.
11.The identification of vacancies, preparation of seniority list extra are going on in CO. Once this is ready it will be available in the respective P& IR sites. However this may take some more time. If it is not possible to implement in this year we have to be more vigilant. We are demanding that all officers should be given request transfer after 2 years, if vacancies are available to the requested place. All zonal and divisional units should maintain the same stand.
We have tried to address the basic concerns and doubts expressed by our members.
The corporate office has made it clear that TMP is not a tool to harass any one and the intention is to help officers. Unfortunately this aspect is ignored by some at the operational level. This caused difficulty in a few divisions last year. The DO/ZO have to follow the administrative instructions only and if any doubt arises, has to refer to CO,
rather than interpreting it according to the whims and fancies of the in charges. The role of Divisional and Zonal units are very important in ensuring fair deal to our officers.
So interact with your zonal and divisional management from now on words and extract
the best out of them.
With Regards,

S.Rajkumar
General Secretary

Leave Travel Concession-Change in Home-Town


Department: Personnel/ER/A 16.03.2017
Ref: CO/Per/ER-A/CL41

TO ALL ZONAL MANAGERS-IN-CHARGE HEADS OF ALL DEPARTMENTS IN CENTRAL OFFICE.

Reference is invited to LIC of India. Leave Travel Concession) Instructions, 1994, clause 4, which provides that the Competent Authority may in exceptional circumstances accept a change in home-town only once during the entire service period of an employee.
It is hereby clarified that Sr. /Divisional Manager (In-Charge) shall consider the request for change of home-town for all classes of employees working under him in the Division

Chief (Personnel)

NOINO(BMS)–BVKS–NOIW(BMS)–AILIEA(HMS)–AINLIEF(INTUC)-AINLIOC(INTUC) {JOINT FRONT}

17.03.2017

The Senior Divisional Manager
L.I.C of India
Divisional Office
UDUPI.
Dear Sir,

RE: JOINT AGITATION PROGRAM

We would like to inform you that our Joint Front Delegation yesterday met
Executive Director (P) and submitted a Joint Letter on the proposed agitation program this month.
In fact, the circumstances has forced us to chalk out the agitation program after Management failed to respond in spite of the sufficient time and co- operation extended by the Unions/Associations to resolve the pending issues for nearly past 17 months mainly on notification of 5 days a week. Similarly, no sincere effort is being made to clinch one more option for Pension. At the same time, Management’s unilateral imposition of TMP on its employees/officers, is not in the interest of our Corporation and highly unacceptable.

Now the Joint Front is compelled to take up the agitation program with “No extra
co-operation” from 20th March 2017. Our employees/officers will not work outside office hours and Cash Collection after Cash hours, which please note. We may also be constrained to go on a Mass Casual Leave on 31st March if this stalemate continues.

(KAVITHA UDAYASHANKAR)
GENERAL SECRETARY, LIFE (AILIEA/HMS)

(B. DEVDAS RAO)
GENERAL SECRETARY, NOINO(BMS), UDUPI UNIT