Quarterly Working Committee Meet Notice

    NOTICE

It is to be informed to all LIEAn’s that the 1st ever Working Committee Meeting of LIEA, Lucknow division, is going to be held on Sunday, the 12th of February 2017 at Divisional Office Conference Hall,10 am onwards.

The composition of WC members stand as-

1. The constituent members of the CORE team inclusive of all secretariat members.
2. Unit President & Secretary from all those branch units, where unit secretariat is functional,

and

3. At least one representative, each from all those units, where no secretariat has been formed as yet, with one representative, each from all divisional departments, where LIFE membership exists.

    AGENDA

1. Discussion/Suggestions that may be incorporated in the forthcoming meeting of charter sub committee on Wage revision due 1/8/2017 to be held at Surat, later this month.
2. Measures to be initiated to further strengthen & fortify the Organisation.
3. Any other matter with the permission of the chair

With revolutionary greetings..!!

Azhar Jamal Siddiqui

Gen. Secretary
LIEA, Lucknow Division

त्रैमासिक कार्यकारिणी समिति बैठक की सूचना

    सूचना

LIEA, लखनऊ मंडल के सभी जुझारू साथियों को सहर्ष सूचित करना है कि पिछली वार्षिक आम बैठक, दिनांंक 13/11/16 में पारित प्रस्तावों के अनुरूप संगठन की प्रथम कार्यकारिणी समिति की बैठक आगामी रविवार 12/2/17 को मण्डल का० के सभागार में प्रातः 10 बजे होना निश्चित हुआ है।
इस कार्यकारिणी समिति की संरचना निम्नवत होगी-

1. मंडलीय इकाई के समस्त पदाधिकारियों सहित CORE टीम के सभी सदस्यगण।
2. शाखा इकाइयाँ, जहां पर कार्यकारिणी का गठन हो चुका है, वहाँ से इकाई अध्यक्ष एवं सचिव अन्यथा न्यूनतम एक प्रतिनिधि हर उस अगठित शाखा इकाई से, साथ ही मंडल कार्यालय के विभिन्न विभागों से एक प्रतिनिधि का होना अनिवार्य है।

    कार्य सूची

1. इस माह के अंत में सूरत में होने वाले वेज रिवीजन 2017 के लिए गठित चार्टर सब कमेटी की बैठक में दिए जाने संबंधी आमंत्रित सुझावों पर चर्चा।
2. संगठन को और सशक्त एवं प्रभावी बनाये जाने हेतु सुझावो पर परिचर्चा।
3. अध्यक्ष की अनुमति से अन्य कोई विषय।

क्रांतिकारी अभिवादन सहित
आपका
अज़हर जमाल सिद्दिकी
महामंत्री
LIEA,लखनऊ

Circulars Issued during January 2017 pertaining to Employees’ Welfare

1) Ref:CO/PER/ER-A/147/2017 dated 06.01.2017

Pay Fixation of Ex-Servicemen Re-employed with LIC of India on or after 01.01.2008.

2) Ref: PER/AND/EQ dated 12.01.2017

For completion of further Education Qualifications of HSC(PUC)/Degree Program/Course, the time period
allowed was restricted to the duration of the Course as per earlier C.O Letter Ref: CO/PER/ADMN/EQ dated 24.09.2015.
Now time restriction has been removed and is applicable with immediate effect. Even this relaxation would be applicable for permission taken before 17/07/14 too.
Further, the ‘b’ part (b) Institution/University should be approved/recognized by UGC and also,
conforming to Rules/Regulations issued by UGC from time to time] of the C.O. Letter dated 24.09.2015
will continue.

3) Ref: Mktg./ZD/01/2017 dated 18.01.2017

Reimbursement of Mobile Set to Development Officers for Office purpose up to Rs.8000/- or actual cost,
whichever is less.

4) Ref: CO/Per/MPPR/1/2017 dated 19.01.2017 –

No interviews in new recruitment of Cl.III & IV Cadres.
The above Circular pertains to Revision of L.I.C of India (Recruitment of Class III & IV Staff) Instructions,
1993 – Discontinuation of Interview of Class III and IV.
However, there will be two examination preliminary and main examinations. On clearing the Preliminary Test, candidates would be eligible for Main Examination. For trade Post like Steno, Typist, after clearing preliminary test, they would have to appear for Trade Test instead of Main Examination. Successful
candidates would be shortlisted from the main/trade test accordingly.

5) Ref: CO/PER/ER-A/148/2017 dated 21st January 2017 –

Revision of Income Limit on Dependents with regard to Group Mediclaim Scheme.
The dependent limit has been increased from Rs.3500/- to 9000/- to the total combined income of dependent parents. The same will apply to the dependent parents-in-laws.

6) Ref: CO/Per/ER-A/149/2017 dated 27th January 2017 –

Coverage of Temporary employees under E.S.I. Scheme – Revision of Wage limit for coverage With the above Circular, the wage limit for coverage shall beRs.21,000/- p.m.

DISCUSSIONS HELD WITH MANAGEMENT AT CENTRAL OFFICE

All India Life represented by Shri Manohar Viegas, General Secretary, Shri Ganesh Nayak, Joint Secretary, Shri B.T. Khandekar, President, Mumbai D.O. Unit-I and Shri Arun Mane, Mumbai Unit met
Shri Sharad Shrivastva, E.D.(Personnel), Ms. T.S. Hindoyar, Chief (Personnel) and Shri M.C.Chaturvedi, Secretary (ER) on 18th January 2017 at CO/Mumbai. The following issues were discussed.

1) Conveys the bitter feelings of the LIC Employees at Ground Level:

At the beginning of the discussions itself, All India Life Delegation didn’t mince words in conveying the feelings of the employees at the ground level.

a) Expresses strong resentment and anger over non-fulfillment of assurances pertaining to last wage settlement, mainly 5 Days Week.
b) No Information Sharing Session with the Employees’ Representatives since the last wage settlement
c) Lowered the morale and created a feeling of mistrust by efforts to push TMP through various methods.
d) Diamond Jubilee Year passed out without any mementos to the employees.

2) Management’s Admission and Defensive to the feelings of the Employees:

I) On Agreed Pending Benefits ;

At the outset,Shri Sharad Srivastav,E.D.(P) while reacting to the All India Life Delegation concern on behalf of the employees, admitted that the issue of 5 Days Week as per GIPSA,Accumulation up to 270 days and Paternity Leave which were agreed in principle during the last wage settlement could not be notified till date due to inordinate delay by the Ministry in taking a decision to that effect.

Management also admitted that though the 5 Days Week in lines with the Insurance Industry was proposed and recommended to the Ministry, certain political affiliated representatives recommendations were done for having the 5 Days Week as per Bank Pattern.

All India Life strongly opposed such pattern and made it clear to the Management that they will not accept the Banking Pattern, since we have been delinked with the Banking Industry during the last wage settlement in all aspects. Only the GIPSA pattern as per the understanding during the Wage Settlement would be accepted to All
India Life.

All India Life Delegation asked the Management to vigorously pursue the approval of 5 Days Week from the Ministry soon. Management assured the Delegation that to put the 5 Days
Week Proposal on a fast track, they have just recently delinked the other Benefits namely PL Accumulation up to 270 Days & Paternity Leave
from the same. Similarly, the Delegation was informed that the Managing Director, Smt. Usha Sangwan has been pursuing the same every time during the meetings with the Ministry.

ii) On Information Sharing –

Management admitted that because of the
vacuum in the top Management,Information
Sharing Session could not be held but by now having a Chairman in place, they were hopeful of calling an Information Sharing Session soon.

iii) Regarding TMP & Staff Strength Formula –

Management explained their stand that for smooth functioning of Offices at various places, there was a need to deploy the staff and for the same a standard staff strength formula had
become necessary, for having a long term policy in LIC.

All India Life strongly opposed to the views of the Management and once again made it clear to the Management that only Recruitment of Class III & IV is the answer to the Office requirements.

The Delegation brought it to the notice of the Management that when the average age of Class III & IV Employees is nearly 52 years, in the interest of the Institution itself, they should not
think of implementing such schemes that only demoralizes the employees, far from increasing the productivity of such group.

iv) On Diamond Jubilee Memento –

Management did admit that a Committee was formed during August 2016 to look in to the same for recommending Mementos to the Employees. Subsequently, LIC had to prepare itself for a huge unforeseen financialcommitment and had to earmark Rs.363 crore towards CGIT Court Case and nearly 80 crore towards the Pensioners’ Court Case.

All India Life Delegation however made it very clear to the Management that the employees deserved to be given the Memento suiting the occasion, and late would be better than never. Similarly, LIC is performing very well. However,
such attitude will only bring down the morale of the employees and will not convey a healthy picture outside the Organization. Management however did not commit on this.

On Bonus Payment to Eligible Employees:

All India Life expressed concern over theinordinate delay in getting the reply to the clarification sought with the Ministry.Management confirmed that they are expecting reply from the Ministry soon on percentage over the eligible amount for payment of Bonus for the
Year 2014-15 & 2015-16.

Our Demand for Revision of SDA to N.E. Region :
All India Life Delegation once again raised the issue of Revision in Special Duty Allowance to North-East Region. Shri Sharad Shrivastva, E.D.(P) asked Shri M.C. Chaturvedi, Secretary
(ER) to throw light on the latest development with regard to this issue. The Secretary (ER) informed the Delegation that for the Central
Government Employees, a Committee has been formed to decide on the revision of the same. We were assured that once the Revision is effected in Central Government, LIC Management will initiate the process for the same. Management also informed that the Central Government employees are getting the
SDA in accordance with the rates revised during the Fifth Pay Commission.

5)LIC HFL – Proposed for having clubbing Cadre & Ext. Cade Loan and Cadre Loan Interest–

In view of the downward Housing Loan Interest Rates.
All India Life Delegation put forward a proposal to the Management for clubbing the current Cadre loan and Extended Cadre Loan as a total Cadre Loan and interest rate pertaining to Cadre
loan be only taken.
Management replied, for such changes, once again a new scheme needs to be floated and formulated with LIC Housing. However, the Management has noted and assured to rethink of the same at the appropriate time.

6) Discussion on Agra Issue –

All India Life Delegation initiated a detail discussion on Agra Issue. We told the C.O.Management that the Agra Divisional Management has misused its powers and far from giving justice to our Office-bearers, has levied penalty against them, which isunfortunate and wanted complete justice

7) Fire Incident at Agra D.O. Building –
Regarding the fire incident at Agra D.O premises,

We pointed out that this unfortunate incident clearly exposes the negligence of the Divisional Management in preventing such major unfortunate incident.
Our Delegation pointed out that we have
information that the Fire Safety Equipments were just two years old and secondly these equipments failed to respond when the incident occurred. Management responded saying that an enquiry Committee has been set up and is
looking in to the incident and the report given by the Committee would be looked in to.

8) Other Issues –

Final Pension Option – Management assured the Delegation that after having discussion with the Ministry a proposal for the same would once again be put up.
Allowances/Benefits deprived to Class 3 & 4 – All India Life Delegation also stressed upon the Management for a Draft to extend all the Allowances/Benefits to Class 3 & 4. However, Management’s response was not encouraging on this issue.

LIC HFL Subsidy Payment –

It was pointed out to the Management that most of the employees had to still wait for the subsidy amount for nearly 6 months or more. Our Delegation wanted to know as to why the error-free subsidy
module was not in place. Management
admitted to have a statistics, where only in fewcases, such subsidy payment is pending.However, they noted the same, when it was pointed out that the fact is otherwise.

Biometrics –

All India Life Delegation pointed
out to the Management that there should have been a proper discussion before going for implementing the 2 factor Biometricauthentication. Even the implementation process is being done in various Zones as per Class-wise, Union-wise, which is highlyregrettable. Management admitted of receiving the feedback but assured that proper
instructions would be given accordingly.
The Delegation also touched the issues on LIC’s New Sports Policy, discussed on issue of Temporary Assistants, CGIT case,inconvenience caused to receive Technical Allowances on passing MBA Degree.
Friends, All India Life will continue to protect the interest of its employees and pursue the pending issues till they are resolved

Happy 68th Republic Day

गणतन्त्र दिवस भारत का राष्ट्रीय पर्व है जो प्रति वर्ष 26 जनवरी को मनाया जाता है। इसी दिन सन 1950 को भारत का संविधान लागू किया गया था।

26जनवरी और 15 अगस्त दो ऐसे राष्ट्रीय दिवस हैं जिन्हें हर भारतीय खुशी और उत्साह के साथ मनाता है।

हमारी मातृभूमि भारत लंबे समय तक ब्रिटिश शासन की गुलाम रही जिसके दौरान भारतीय लोग ब्रिटिश शासन द्वारा बनाये गये कानूनों को मानने के लिये मजबूर थे, भारतीय #स्वतंत्रता सेनानियों द्वारा लंबे संघर्ष के बाद अंतत: 15 अगस्त 1947 को भारत को आजादी मिली।

सन 1929 के दिसंबर में #लाहौर में भारतीय राष्ट्रीय कांग्रेस का अधिवेशन हुआ उसमें प्रस्ताव पारित कर इस बात की घोषणा की गई कि यदि अंग्रेज सरकार 26 जनवरी 1930 तक भारत को स्वायत्तयोपनिवेश(डोमीनियन) का पद नहीं प्रदान करेगी, जिसके तहत भारत ब्रिटिश साम्राज्य में ही स्वशासित एकाई बन जाता, तो भारत अपने को पूर्णतः स्वतंत्र घोषित कर देगा।

26 जनवरी 1930 तक जब अंग्रेज सरकार ने कुछ नहीं किया तब कांग्रेस ने उस दिन भारत की पूर्ण स्वतंत्रता के निश्चय की घोषणा की और अपना सक्रिय आंदोलन आरंभ किया। उस दिन से 1947  में स्वतंत्रता प्राप्त होने तक 26 जनवरी स्वतंत्रता दिवस के रूप में मनाया जाता रहा। तदनंतर स्वतंत्रता प्राप्ति के वास्तविक दिन 15 अगस्त को स्वतंत्रता दिवस के रूप में स्वीकार किया गया।

26 जनवरी का महत्व बनाए रखने के लिए विधान निर्मात्री सभा (कांस्टीट्यूएंट असेंबली) द्वारा लगभग ढाई साल बाद भारत ने अपना संविधान लागू किया और खुद को लोकतांत्रिक गणराज्य के रुप में घोषित किया। लगभग 2 साल 11 महीने और 18 दिनों के बाद 26 जनवरी 1950 को हमारी संसद द्वारा भारतीय संविधान को पास किया गया। खुद को संप्रभु, #लोकतांत्रिक, #गणराज्य घोषित करने के साथ ही भारत के लोगों द्वारा 26 जनवरी “गणतंत्र दिवस” के रुप में मनाया जाने लगा।

देश को गौरवशाली गणतंत्र #राष्ट्र बनाने में जिन देशभक्तों ने अपना बलिदान दिया उन्हें 26 जनवरी दिन याद किया जाता और उन्हें श्रद्धाजंलि दी जाती है।

गणतंत्र दिवस से जुड़े कुछ तथ्य:

1- पूर्ण #स्वराज दिवस (26 जनवरी 1930) को ध्यान में रखते हुए भारतीय संविधान 26 जनवरी को लागू किया गया था।

2- 26 जनवरी 1950 को 10:18 मिनट पर भारत का संविधान लागू किया गया था।

3- गणतंत्र दिवस की पहली परेड 1955 को दिल्ली के राजपथ पर हुई थी।

4- भारतीय संविधान की दो प्रत्तियां जो हिन्दी और अंग्रेजी में हाथ से लिखी गई।

5- भारतीय संविधान की हाथ से लिखी मूल प्रतियां संसद भवन के पुस्तकालय में सुरक्षित रखी हुई हैं।

6- भारत के पहले राष्ट्रपति डॉ.राजेंद्र प्रसाद ने गवर्नमैंट हाऊस में 26 जनवरी 1950 को शपथ ली थी।

7- गणतंत्र दिवस के अवसर पर राष्ट्रपति झंडा फहराते हैं ।

8- 26 जनवरी को हर साल 21 तोपों की सलामी दी जाती है।

9- 29 जनवरी को विजय चौक पर बीटिंग रिट्रीट सेरेमनी का आयोजन किया जाता है जिसमें भारतीय सेना, वायुसेना और नौसेना के बैंड हिस्सा लेते हैं। यह दिन गणतंत्र दिवस के समारोह के समापन के रूप में मनाया जाता है।

हिमालयं समारभ्य
यावत् इंदु सरोवरम् !
तं देवनिर्मित देश
हिंदुस्थानं प्रचक्षते ।

भावार्थ – हिमालय पर्वत से शुरू होकर भारतीय महासागर तक फैला हुआ ईश्वर की विशेष कृपा से समृद्ध देश है “हिंदुस्तान ” । यही वह देश है जहाँ ईश्वर समय – समय पर स्वयं जन्म लेते हैं और धर्म तथा मानवता की स्थापना करते हुए कल्याण करे इसी शुभकामना के साथ *भारतीय गणतन्त्र के 68 वें मंगलमय महोत्सव पर AILIEA के सभी सदस्यों को बहुशः मंगलकामनाएं

Gate Meet of January 25th, 2017

The Lucknow unit of LIEA (life Insurance Employees Association) held a gate meeting in divisional office premises which was atteded by over 50 members from different branch units, mainly from Division, CBO, CAB, DBO, Alambagh, Indiranagar and IT.
The meeting demanded the roll back of unilateral imposition of Transfer and Mobility policy in the face of stiff resistance due to lack of clarity on certain issues raised by trade unions.
They also demanded immediate notification of 5-day week which has been pending since the charter settlement in January 2016.
There was a vociferous demand to accord a human face to the local management which has been insensitive to the very genuine problems of the employees.
Demand to open a fire escape passage between annexe building and Main building was also raised to ensure safety of the employees and public in the annexe building. Needless to mention that this was a long pending demand of the employees which was not voiced earlier. The simmering due to unwarranted closure of this passage was widely criticized by all and sundry but unfortunately nobody took the initiative to get it opened.
The LIFE leadership in un equivoacal terms has demanded an early response to its demand.
Demand was also placed to bring more transparency to the posting and transfers of employees by placing all relevant data on the division website as is the norm in several other divisions.
The meeting was addressed by Shri Radheyshyam ji , Vice president , and Shri Azhar Jamal Siddiqui, Divisional Secretary.
The leadership expressed it thanks to all members, specially the lady members for having been so actively involved and participate in the formation and propagation of the organization.

25 जनवरी की गेट मीटिंग

आज का विरोध दिवस कुछ मायनो में अविस्मरणीय रहा।बहुत दिनों के बाद एक मुखर अध्यक्षीय अभिभाषण सुना ,काफी दिनों से हम सबने निष्क्रिय अध्यक्ष ही पलते देखा है,अच्छा लगा।दूसरी बात एक और बदलाव के हम सब गवाह बने। पता नहीं आप सबने महसूस किया या नहीं पर मेरा अभी तक का अनुभव रहा है कि संगठन में एक तरफ एक राजा , कुछ चाटुकारो,चमचो से घिरा वर्ग एक तरफ और चातक धर्म का निर्वाह करते प्राणी दूसरी तरफ रहकर खड़े रहते है और ऐसे ही हर गेट मीटिंग में भी दिखता था पर आज लाइफ में हम सब एक घेरे में,एक गोला बनाकर थे सब बराबर और हमारी 33 फीसदी बहनो की ताक़त का क्या कहूँ,सब ऐसे जुड़ाव से जुड़े है कि लग ही नहीं रहा था कि गेट मीटिंग हो रही थी,ऐसा लग रहा था कि किसी पारिवारिक उत्सव का आयोजन हो रहा हैऔर सब मिलकर किसी समस्या का निदान ढूंढ रहे है, अल्लाह बुरी नज़र से बचाये।

25 जनवरी के प्रदर्शन में शामिल होने की अपील

25 जनवरी को सभी साथी मंडल कार्यालय परिसर में विरोध प्रदर्शन कर रहे हैं मैं लखनऊ मंडल के तमाम सहकर्मियों एवं सदस्यों से करबद्ध निवेदन करता हूँ कि आप सभी अधिक से अधिक संख्या में इस विरोध प्रदर्शन में अवश्य सहभागिता सुनिश्चित करे, साथियों वैसे तो यह प्रदर्शन TMP के विरोध में और पाँच दिवसीय सप्ताह के लिए किया जा रहा है पर वास्तविकता यह है कि आप जब भी कोई विरोध प्रदर्शन करते हो तो स्थानीय प्रबंधन आप का संज्ञान उसी प्रदर्शन के माध्यम से लेता है यहाँ पर यह कहना अनुचित न होगा कि विगत कई वर्षों से स्थानीय मुद्दे गौण रहे हैं परिणामस्वरूप हमे लगातार विपरीत परिणाम मिलते रहे हैं कर्मचारियों के हितों के बजाए प्रबंधन की मनमानी साथियों के कष्ट का कारण बन चुकी है अतः आप सभी साथी हमारे इस विरोध प्रदर्शन में आवश्यक रूप से सम्मिलित हो ताकि कर्मचारियों के हितों के मुद्दों को एक नई दिशा प्रदान की जा सके……………… धन्यवाद…

अज़हर जमाल सिद्दीकी, महामंत्री, लाईफ इंश्योरेंस इम्पलाईज एसोसिएशन, लखनऊ मंडल

Badge Wearing Demand Day – 25 th January 2017

Cir.06/2017 24.01.2017
To: All Zonal/Divisional Units:
Dear Friends,
Sub: Badge Wearing Demand Day – 25
th January 2017
You may be aware that All India Life will be observing Batch Wearing Demand Day
tomorrow across the Zones, highlighting our following two Demands:-
1) Early notification on 5 Days Week
All India Life demands for a vigorous follow up by the Management with the Ministry for an early notification on 5 Days Week as per GIPSA (General Insurance) pattern only. It is being
understood that political pressure is being built up for having 5 Days Week as per Bank pattern, which All India Life has conveyed its strong opposition to the Management. During its last discussion with the Management on 18th instant, All India Life has made it clear that it will not accept any alteration from the proposal offered during wage settlement with regard to 5
Days Week.
2) Withdrawal of forced Transfer & Mobility
All India Life has time and again asked the Management to withdraw its efforts in introducing forced Transfer & Mobility through various methods for Class III & IV employees. During its
last discussion with the Management on 18th instant, All India Life brought to the notice of the Management that when the average age of the Class is nearly 52 years, such forced Transfer & Mobility will lower the morale of the employees & also far from increasing the productivity or improving services to its policy-holders.
25th January 2017
1) Association’s Board should highlight the Badge Wearing Demands.
2) Badges to be distributed immediately on resumption of Office-hours.
3) Lunch-hour Gate Meetings may be held at DO/ZO Units.
Let’s together make our Badge Wearing Demand Day, A total success!

Discussions held with Management at Central Office

Cir.05/2017 23.01.2017
To: All Zonal/Divisional Units:
Dear Friends,
Sub: Discussions held with Management at Central Office
All India Life represented by Shri Manohar Viegas, General Secretary, Shri Ganesh Nayak, Joint
Secretary, Shri B.T. Khandekar, President, Mumbai D.O. Unit-I and Shri Arun Mane, Mumbai Unit met Shri
Sharad Shrivastva, E.D.(Personnel), Ms. T.S. Hindoyar, Chief (Personnel) and Shri M.C. Chaturvedi,
Secretary (ER) on 18
th
January 2017 at CO/Mumbai. The following issues were discussed.
1) All India Life conveys the bitter feelings of the LIC Employees at Ground Level:
At the beginning of the discussions itself, All India Life Delegation didn’t mince words in conveying the
feelings of the employees at the ground level.
a) Expresses strong resentment and anger over non-fulfillment of assurances
pertaining to last wage settlement.
b) No Information Sharing Session with the Employees’ Representatives since
the last wage settlement
c) Lowered the morale and created a feeling of mistrust by efforts to push TMP through various
methods.
d) Diamond Jubilee Year passed out without any mementos to the employees.
2) Management’s Admission and Defensive to the feelings of the Employees:
i) On Agreed Pending Benefits –
At the outset, Shri Sharad Srivastav, E.D.(P) while reacting to the All India Life Delegation concern on
behalf of the employees, admitted that the issue of 5 Days Week as per GIPSA, Accumulation up to 270
days and Paternity Leave which were agreed in principle during the last wage settlement could not be
notified till date due to inordinate delay by the Ministry in taking a decision to that effect.
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