Despite the SC orders to deposit the amounts in courts for payment to the petitioners, LIC plays foul, uses dilatory tricks, seeks repeated adjournments , feigns non-availability of counsels on due dates to drag the suits to all possible extents. Needless to say, these skills are an inseparable part of our Democratic Justice Delivery System.
LIC deposited amounts in courts based on DR anomaly only by excluding element of consequent revision of Pension. This resulted in more appeals, notices, rejoinders and dates and more dates consuming a period of more than 2 years without any visible result.
Accumulation of appeals and further hearings in Supreme Court led to an order dated 7-5-15 by SC, which directed that as an ad-interim measure, LIC shall release 20% of the amount as per the impugned judgments pertaining to the High Court, in favor of the respondent employees within six weeks hence, subject to final result in the next hearing was fixed for 23rd Sept15. In the background of these sequence of events, SC pronounced the latest verdict on 31st March 16.
- Set aside the orders passed by the HCs of Rajasthan, Delhi and P&H and transfer the writ petitions from the High Courts of Rajasthan and Punjab & Haryana to the High Court of Delhi,
- HC of Delhi to decide the constitutional validity of Para 3A of the Appendix to the Rules, by Aug. 31,16.
- Directed LIC to pay IR 40% ( which was 20% earlier ) as per Para 3A of the Appendix within six weeks and shall file an affidavit to the said effect.
- Orders reg item 3 applicable to the ‘similarly placed persons’.
- SC observed the resolution passed by LIC board could not have been given effect to without framing a rule by the Central Government.