Wednesday, June 10, 2009

aiiea blog spot

This is a free platform for all the comrades to comment / share the working nature of the branch/ Do secretaries /Presidents and offer them valuble suggestions to improve the association.

While it is impossible to offer them suggestions considering the "fear psychosis" that is generated with in the union by the leadership (dictatorship), through this platform, comrades can offer valuable suggestions through comments.

We request the users to maintain composure while commenting.

Thanks

comradely URS




140 comments:

  1. EXCELLENT IDEA COMRADE !

    KIRAN
    (WWW.aiiea.org)

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  2. trivedi - MAHARASTHRAJune 10, 2009 at 8:00 PM

    Few leaders at the local branch level misuse and abuse their powers and take advntage of other comrades regarding seat allotments and misuse union funds taking into confidence of leaders at higher level.

    SHAME ON THEM ! THUT !

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  3. Subrato benerjeeJune 11, 2009 at 8:18 PM

    its not just AIIEA.
    It should be AIIEA -420.

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  4. NO AIIEA NO LIC.THERE WILL BE NOTHING MORE SHAME FUL TO TERM AIIEA-420.PERHAPS FOR A 420 EVERY BODY AND EVERY THING APPEAR 420.POOR SUBRATO BENERJEE SHOULD REALISE WITHOUT AIIEA AND ITS ILAKO VISIL HE WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN IN LIC.HANUMANULU NANDURI

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  5. Mr Nanduri, It is really surprising to see the EGO filled comment of yours. Lic is exisitng because of the premiums paid by he policy holders not just because of your association. It is time that your members should open their eyes and realise that CUSTOMER IS KING. When you don't seem to have even this basic understanding and trying to defend your members, anyone can estimate that your association seems to be a bunch of Jokers. ( I am sorry but that is the impression you gave..) --Mohini

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  6. when everywhere lal sallam is loosing you capture it with high head.why you people not walk according to wave.you have not courage to settle your wages charter with govt.today inflation touching new heights R you not aware that how it is difficult to run home.why you not speak when central govt hike pay for judges/mantris/president etc within a time of 5-10 minutes.we pray to god that He give you sound body with soul and courage to fight for your right demands honestely.if you have spare update your site.Idd mubarak

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  7. aiiea as usual had delayed its employees the rightful wage revision by delaying the struggle for justful wage revision to its roots (LIC employees). after 2 years it has taken the first step by a token strike on 16.9.09 and 1 hour walk out today. it is now a fashion for aiiea to work for communists and their ideology than for its employees.AIIEA has never achieved its words on wage revision in the past and it will never achieve in future.

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  8. aiiea has no record except ilaco vigil. it has no other record which happened nearly 30 years ago

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  9. A BAD OPENION ON AIIEA IS MOUNTING THAT IT
    WANTEDLY DELAYS WAGE REVISION FOR THE SAKE OF
    OBTAINING SIZABLE AND SATISFACTORY LEVY ON THE
    ARREARS. MORE THE DELAY IN SETTLEMENT MORE WOULD BE THE ARREARS AND SO THE LEVY TOO !
    AIIEA SHOULD THINK OVER AND BE HONEST TO ITS
    VAST MEMBERSHIP AND SINCERELY TRY TO GET HONEST LOYALTY ON IT INSTEAD.

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  10. those who do not understand what an Union is will go on talking like this. dogs bark at sun. no worry. the AIIEA followers know whom they follow. a person who could not even show his identity and is showing himself/herself as anonymous shows who he/she is. nothing more to comment on anonymous. u fellow first of all tear ur purdah & cum out to show who u r. then try to get a suitable reply for what u say. u coward

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  11. I WOULD LOKE TO APRICIATE THE THOUGHTS OF AIIEA,WOW WHAT MATURED LEADERSHIP LICians HAVE.
    I ALSO APRICIATE THE DECISION OF PSOTPONEMENT OF AGITATION .LEADERS OF AIIEA AGAIN SHOWED THAT WE ARE THE SIPOY OF THE CORPORATION.
    I REQUEST TO TOP LEADERS OF AIIEA TO GATHER THE WELL FARE PEOPLES IN THIS AGITATION IF NECESSARY IN NEAR FUTURE."LAL SALAM"
    satish.sanyam@yahoo.com

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  12. Well said satish ! But small correction ! The word should be CHAPRASI instead of SEPOY !

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  13. DON'T WORRY COMRADES. AIIEA WON'T CHARGE ANY LEVY THIS TIME.
    (LET US HOPE SO)

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  14. COM. WE ARE EAGERLY WAITING FOR CHARTER.
    P.S.

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  15. We at LIC pay penal interest to the policy holders for delay in settlement of CLAIMS etc ! Why not apply same formula for our CHARTER ? AIIEA should also pursue for PENAL INTEREST on wage arrears because of the inordinate delay in settlement of WAGE CHARTER by the management.

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  16. AIIEA ZINDABAD

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  17. S.Raman, VelloreMay 3, 2010 at 12:03 AM

    I Donot know who is maintaing this blogspot. But it can not be done by a True Member of
    AIIEA. If you have any problem, You must
    discuss only in the Organizational Forums and
    not like this. You must use the Democracy that
    is very much there in all levels from a Branch Unit to the All India Level. Incase if
    you had not experienced sofar Come and Attend
    the Ensuing All India Conference at Newdelhi in November 2010 atleast as an Observer.

    It is pity that some people had forgotten about the recent movements against privatisation. What made the parliamentary
    Committee to give a Positive recommendation on the issue of Increase of Capital? who is
    preventing the Increase of FDI? can you forget
    1 Crore 55 lakhs signature collected by us or the 18 lakhs post cards.

    Be proud to be a member of AIIEA. Donot give room to anti aiiea, anti left baiters to
    speak non sense.

    Raman, Vellore

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  18. REVISION KA KHYAL SHAYAD MANAGEMENT KE MAN MEIN AAYA HAI, ISLIYE USNE UNION KO CHAI PE BULAYA HAI,UMMED HAI 25% MIN HOGA

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  19. dear comrade raman,
    there are so many disturbed persons who are used to create such blogspots,we need not answer and also not to bother about the comments,our first duty is to help this person to become normal.then only he can understand the achivements of aiiea and what it does to protect the industry and its employees(not only its members).

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  20. Everybody knows that people who scold now are the maximum benefciaries from AIIEA's programme. They need a let out and this blog helps them. Let them do. Once they are cooled their brains will once again start working. Then they will realise the truth.

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  21. Most leaders at the local branch level misuse and abuse their powers and takes advantage of other comrades regarding seat allotments and due to powerful status of our union most of our comrades come to office late daily and leaved it early. In most cases the lady comrades are in frontline. This is habit of Our newly opened Bilaspur Divl. Unit and all the 3 local branches of the Divn. I suggest to our comrades not interfere in official work and keep them selves disciplined and honest towards union and LIC where our bread and butter are being arranged. Trivedi

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  22. No Com. Kishore. It's misconception. It's not the Union that permits its members but the management that permits its employees to come late and leave early. After all the attendance maintenance is the duty of the management. Is it not? It's a tactic any management will try to adopt in any industry. First allow the employees to commit mistakes then use it as a lever to exploit them for their whims and fancies. Seat allocation is also a part and parcel of this management tactics. "Divide the employees and rule them" is the Management Mantra. As long as nothing untoward thing happens Branch Units keep silence on such issues. Members, if affected by these, may take up the issue in their EC or GB and set things right. It is not enough we stop at criticizing alone. We have to help and be part of construction too.

    It is also not fair to criticise women comrades alone for late coming and early going. If situation and rules help, both women and men are equally capable of exploiting it to their benefit. Are we not doing it in the case of PF loan every year? Right from the top to the bottom, every one is doing it. Then why single out women?

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  23. Comrades while I commend the efforts AIIEA has been taking for the welfare of the staff I wonder why they are silent about the woes of staff especially assistants.
    the last recruitment in the cadre of Assistants was in 1993 and over a period of time many have soughth greener pastures, some have gone up the ladder by way of promotions. Meanwhile LIC had been growing from strength to strenght. Inspite of many private players in the filed LIC by far remains the most trusted. Innumerable branches have been opened. LIC has been witnessing an upward growth but the cadre of Assistants is dwindling, with assistants having to multitask like sitting as cashiers as well as handle the ever increasing workload. It's high time our comrades at AIIEA took up the matter with the Managment to recruit new staff,if there is an embargo at least qualified agents may be recruited on contract basis.

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  24. Dear Com. Anonymous,

    Your comment shows your faith and belief in AIIEA that only it can do something on the issue of recruitment. Of course AIIEA has been at it but unfortunately it has no magic wand to achieve it overnight. On the one hand it has to protect the job security of existing employees and simultaneously on the other hand it has to fight for new recruitment in LIC, which is not an easy task. You must be aware that the Central Government's policy is to reduce the staff strength in PSUs including LIC. Remember the public statement of the Minister of state for finance in 2003 on the matter of privatisation of LIC? Remember the recommendations of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu in total agreement of the ideological understanding of the Minister of state for finance and the government he represented at that time? (To read full details on this please visit http://www.unionbook.org/pg/blog/ceeteeyes) Thanks to AIIEA's efforts, the said recommendation was put to cold storage. But Government's policy remains the same till date. Despite such drawbacks, AIIEA is still pursuing with the management for new recruitment in LIC and achieved partial success in its efforts. Hope it will achieve complete success in due course.

    As for your suggestion for recruitment on contract basis let me remind you AIIEA opposes such things not only in LIC but elsewhere too. It was this idealogical understanding of AIIEA which enabled it to achieve recruitment through NIT awards not once but twice in the past.

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  25. Dear Com. Anonymous,

    Your comment shows your faith and belief in AIIEA that only it can do something on the issue of recruitment. Of course AIIEA has been at it but unfortunately it has no magic wand to achieve it overnight. On the one hand it has to protect the job security of existing employees and simultaneously on the other hand it has to fight for new recruitment in LIC, which is not an easy task. You must be aware that the Central Government's policy is to reduce the staff strength in PSUs including LIC. Remember the public statement of the Minister of state for finance in 2003 on the matter of privatisation of LIC? Remember the recommendations of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu in total agreement of the ideological understanding of the Minister of state for finance and the government he represented at that time? (To read full details on this please visit http://www.unionbook.org/pg/blog/ceeteeyes) Thanks to AIIEA's efforts, the said recommendation was put to cold storage. But Government's policy remains the same till date. Despite such drawbacks, AIIEA is still pursuing with the management for new recruitment in LIC and achieved partial success in its efforts. Hope it will achieve complete success in due course.

    As for your suggestion for recruitment on contract basis let me remind you AIIEA opposes such things not only in LIC but elsewhere too. It was this idealogical understanding of AIIEA which enabled it to achieve recruitment through NIT awards not once but twice in the past.

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  26. I presume, some employees who are not members of AIIEA or a set of aggrieved members of AIIEA have created this blogspot. Scores of selfless leaders with their dedication and commitments to the insurance employees as well as to LIC have made LIC what it is today, a premier economic entity in the world and AIIEA one of the finest and greatest trade unions in the world.

    When the enemies of public sector undertakings are out there, united in their mission to disintegrate the temples of modern INDIA, we the employees of insurance industry must stand in unison to wage a historic battle to protect the interest of 25 crore policyholders who are not only our customers but also our fellow citizens. This is the need of the hour, I appeal to all comrades to direct their enthusiasm and energies in this direction.

    When we say 'ALL INDIA INSURANCE EMPLOYEES' ASSOCIATION ZINDABAD', it represents INDIA, our great nation from KASHMIR to KANYAKUMARI.

    LONG LIVE AIIEA ! LONG LIVE LIC ! LONG LIVE INDIA !

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  27. Com.

    When will next meeting of LIC wage revision and what %age is being proposed.

    Annonymous

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  28. Dear Com. Trilok,

    AIIEA demanded immediate, meaningful talks and immediate settlement. So next round of talks may be any time around near future. Regarding % ... ? Hmmm... AIIEA demands 'HANDSOME" wage revision. It also made it clear that 17.5% is not that handsome. Let's hope it is really handsome.

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  29. when my wage rivision was settled.al ready 34 th months pass,why our central leaders are passured to our chairman. what is the positive discussion.our union always says to collect the handsome wage rivision.i know that should be longer for leavy.-utpal,(utpalutpal0340@rediffmail.com )

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  30. Dear Com. Utpal,

    Neither is it AIIEA's wish to delay the wage settlement. Please understand the Government's attitude. Whether we like it or not LIC Management on its own cannot act or decide on these things. After submitting our Charter of Demands, it took more than 18 months for the management to call the unions for talks on wage revision. But it was not to make any offer but only to satisfy the employees and their organisations. And it took another eight months for the government to give clearance to the management to make some offer. This session again was not for arriving at any sollution but only to gauge the mood of the employees. Only after nearly 30 months, that too only due to the agitated mood of the employees, did the management start the meaningful talks. After our rejection of the offer, management is waiting for government's nod for making a better offer.

    So, it is not AIIEA that delays the wage settlement but only the government's reluctance that delays it. Be it in the case of LIC or GIC or Bank or Central Government employees, the government's government's attitude is to delay the issue. In Banks it took 30 months for them arrive at a sollution. There is an unofficial report which says that because of this delay banks have earned nearly Rs.1870 crores by investing the unpaid wages of the employees. Had it been paid to the employees in time and they in turn invest their money as banks did, employees would have earned this Rs. 1870 crores. So, please do not look at it in terms of levy being paid to the Union. After all it is our own organisation which in turn would spend that money for our cause only. But compared to the loss of Rs.1870 crores of investment earnings, the levy portion is very very negligible. By the way, I'm not a spokesman of AIIEA but a follower.

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  31. dear com,as per your mail ,i can understand but why should our union goes to aggitation.why should withdraw the strik dt on 31.03.2010.utpal( utpalutpal0340@rediffmail.com)

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  32. Dear Com. Utpal,

    Glad you understand the reason behind the delay in our wage settlement. Regarding your query about our strike action on 31.03.2010 and its subsequent withdrawal, I would like to remind you of AIIEA's circular on this issue. I do not remember the date of the circular but the contents are fresh in my mind. In that circular AIIEA specifically informed all the employees that the strike was withdrawn following the LIC Management's written assurance on the wage revision issue sent to all the employees' organisations. The LIC Management's letter was posted in LIC's Divisional and Zonal Office web sites for viewing. If you have not read it then, you may now search for it in our Central Office web site. AIIEA viewed that letter as a positive development in the issue and AIIEA believes the LIC management will honour its written commitment. It was only because of this development AIIEA has withdrawn the strike call and extended its co-operation as requested by the management in the year end business rush. Let us hope management calls us for next round of talks at the earliest and honours its own written
    commitment with an improved offer.

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  33. S.Raman, VelloreMay 19, 2010 at 7:48 PM

    Thank you Comrade CTS,
    You made this webpage to go in a proper direction. The problem with some of Our
    Comrades is that they forget the History,
    the Achievements gained by A.I.I.E.A.
    The recent improvement of getting subsidy
    to the Pensioners in Mediclaim Premium is
    hailed by all Pensioners, because they knew
    its value. While I saw this webpage for the
    First Time, I got irritated. But ever since
    your entry it is going in a Right Track.

    With Greetings,
    S.Raman, Vellore

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  34. S.Raman, VelloreMay 20, 2010 at 5:54 AM

    S.Raman, Vellore
    Dear Comrade CTS,
    Thank you for making this page to go in a Right Direction. Infact When I saw this I
    became irritated. The Problem with some of
    Comrades is they forget the History and
    always underestimate the Improvements gained
    by AIIEA. Still they are people who think everything came in a platter and most of the times the anger is wrongly shown on the Organization instead of Management or Government or the Capitaist Setup.
    Hope this webpage will be purposeful in Future.
    With Greetings,
    S.Raman

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  35. Thank you Com. Raman. The ire of few people towards AIIEA is unawareness of reality. I do a little bit to make them understand the reality by sharing what I learnt from AIIEA and at the same time I also try to learn few this which hitherto were not known to me.

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  36. this is a big big story,at present what is the situation of my wage rivision.thus the total liability goes to lic management & govt. not a part of AIIEA,in past aiiea dominated the lic management but at present aiiea loss the power. utpal( utpalutpal0340@rediffmail.com)

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  37. Dear Com. Utpal,

    Yes comrade. Any chapter of AIIEA's history is hi-story, ie., big big story which we can cherish and enjoy even if we read or hear repeatedly again and again. What we lose due to the delay in settlement of wage revision goes to the management which in turn is being utilised by the government for its own political agenda. So, naturally our anger should be against the government and not anybody else. What we pay to AIIEA by way of levy is not pocketed by any individual because AIIEA is not a company owned by any individual. But it is a 'membership organisation' and the amount collected by it belogns to all its 'members'. The funds of AIIEA is managed by 'our own people' whom 'we' elect every two years who in turn spends that money for 'our own cause'.

    Regarding your contention that AIIEA's domination over the management, let me remind you a few things. In the past there were only two parties who negotiated all issues. The two parties were AIIEA and the LIC Management. As both parties were working in the interest of the organisation, all issues were settled on the basis of their justness. As AIIEA raised only genuine, reasonable and just issues, they were settled in our favour which looked as if AIIEA was dominating the managenent. As both LIC Management and AIIEA were interested only in the welfare of LIC and the employees, issues were approached in a reasonable way. But once the Government stepped in, the justness of the issues were pushed to the back and the Government's interest has taken the center stage which is being viewed as if AIIEA has lost its power. But it is not true. AIIEA is fighting against the government's anti labour and anti people policies too. Being a trade union AIIEA alone cannot fight against the government. That is why we have been mobilising people to fight against the government's wrong policies. Even in our wage revision issue at times we have to carry out some political battles too. So, it is neither true that AIIEA dominated the management in the past nor is it correct that AIIEA has lost its powers today. AIIEA always is AIIEA, the protector of LIC and its employees.

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  38. AS THE LIC MANAGEMENT REQUESTED AIIEA TO POSTPONE ONE DAY STRIKE ON 31.03.2010 DUE TO FINANCIAL YEAR CLOSING.BUT WHAT AIIEA HAS OBTAINED FROM THE MGMT FOR WAGE REVISION.NOW TWO MONTHS HAVE LAPSED.

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  39. Dear Com. Anonymous,

    Though the delay is regretted, in such matters delay is inevitable and bound to be there. For you and me wage revision is the only issue, but for the Government and the management it is one of the issues. If we can get one or two bucks more why can't we wait for some more time? Having waited this long what if we have to wait for some more time?

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  40. S.Raman, Vellore
    Today Com G.Madhavan, Former President &
    General Secretary of I.C.E.Union, Coimbatore
    Division is retiring from the services of
    L.I.C of India. A Great Leader, an
    Excellant Speaker and Writer and a Role Model.
    I still remember his skills when he putforth
    his points in the Zonal Working Committee Meetings. If his health had not intervened?
    This thought always make me sad. Through this page I wish Com Madhavan, an active & Healthy
    Retired Life.

    Raman, Vellore

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  41. how many days wait,i know that the s.c/s.t. org. win aginst lic mang.the lic mang.recall the wage rivision sitting at c.o.no informatiom from aiiea.we are hunger at present market situation,

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  42. I have met Com. Madhavan on couple of occasions and remember him for his effective presentation. I join Com. Raman and hundreds of other comrades in wishing Com. Madhavan a long, happy, healthy and purposeful retired life.

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  43. Dear Com. Anonymous,

    You have asked 'how many more days we have to wait'. It is a question we have to put forth to the LIC Management and only LIC Management is competent to answer the question. AIIEA is not responsible for the delay. In fact AIIEA, like you and me, has been asking the LIC Management the same question and demanding immediate talks.

    Regarding your reference about SC/ST Welfare Association, I too have read about it in news paper and it was an interim order issued by the Madras High Court. AIIEA is also aware of the development. But it is a legal matter between SC/ST Welfare Association and the LIC Management. AIIEA has nothing to do with it. What is there for AIIEA to inform about it?

    You referred about market situation. Yes. It not only affects you and me but affects millions of poor Indians too. Our DA is being assessed every three months, only to offset this market fluctuations (ie. price rise and inflation). So to some extent we are protected. The Central Government talks about Aam Aadmi but works for Ambanis and other big businesses. Please don't have any illusion that wage revision will solve this problem. Even after our wage revision the situation will not improve. The government's pro rich policies are the main reason for the situation and even after our wage revision our 'hunger' will persist. Wage revision is only to better our future prospects only. Apart from that it will not solve any of these social problems. Unless the government changes its policies, social problems will persist and continue to affect common people.

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  44. For Those Who have not read the Circular of
    AIIEA






    A PART OF AIIEA'S CIRCULAR NO 14
    FOR THOSE WHO HAVE NOT READ





    IT’S TIME TO REDEEM THE PLEDGE

    The LIC employees have honoured their commitment to take the Corporation to dizzying heights. It is now the turn of LIC management to redeem their pledge of a good and satisfactory wage revision. Prof. Noel is on spot when he notes that “despite superlative performance, compensation to LIC people has lagged the market”. That precisely is the reason why AIIEA has been demanding some relationship between the premium income and the wage. The Government and LIC must understand that their excessive dependence on external factors rather than the strength of the institution would surely create disenchantment among the employees. In the process, the LIC would run the risk of frittering away the goodwill of the employees if their genuine and reasonable expectations continue to receive a raw deal. Such a situation would be harmful to the interests of the institution. We are confident that future has great potential for LIC. LIC is bound to take giant strides forward and even a conservative estimate suggests that the total premium income would rise to Rs.2,40,000 crores as at 31.3.2012 from Rs.1,27,782 crores as at 31.3.2007. Therefore, the LIC must recognize both the contribution of the employees and potential growth of this great institution in deciding the levels of wage compensation.

    The employees of LIC and PSU general insurance companies have delivered a stunning performance. This stunning performance has come when the insurance industry worldwide is struggling and the Indian economy is yet to fully come out of the slowdown. Such a sterling performance of the institutions and the contributions of the employees just cannot be ignored. It is good that the LIC has committed to work for a satisfactory wage settlement taking into consideration the aspirations of the employees. The Chairman of GIPSA has also expressed similar feelings. It is now time for them to redeem the pledges without further loss of time.

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  45. LATEST INFORMATION FROM A.I.I.E.A

    To all the Zonal Units in life sector and
    Secretary, Standing Committee (GI):

    Dear Comrades,

    WAGE REVISION

    Shri A.K. Dasgupta, Managing Director, LIC of India was on a visit to Hyderabad today.

    General Secretary of AIIEA met him in the afternoon and conveyed to him that the employees are eagerly awaiting the LIC’s response on the issue of wage revision. General Secretary, AIIEA reminded him of the commitment of satisfactory and early wage revision and demanded that the commitment should be honoured without any further loss of time.

    Managing Director assured that they are committed to the assurance and that they are in the process of working towards it. He expressed hope that the wage revision issue would be resolved soon.


    Comradely yours,

    General Secretary.

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  46. We Congratulate Com K.Swaminathan, General Secretary, S.Z.I.E.F who is elected as One of the Secretaries of Tamil Nadu Untouchability Eradication Front and Comrades T.Senthilkumar (Joint secretary, SZIEF, B.Kavimani, Chennai 2, V.Kubendiran, GIC- Vellore as State Committee Members in the First State Conference held at Pudukottai.

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  47. LIC & GIC BEAT ECONOMIC DOWNTURN

    It is yet another year of stupendous performance by the Public Sector Insurance Companies. The journey of success continues despite pronounced global recession. A cursory glance at the figures of Premium Income, Number of Policies secured indicate that whatever may be the efforts of the Government of the day to tarnish the image of the Public Sector, the Public Sector Insurance Companies are shining in glory with yet another year of great achievement.

    To read full story visit http://vimanaukara.wordpress.com/

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  48. after the m.d.meet,any response from our management.-utap,(utpalutpal0340@rediffmail.com)

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  49. Not yet Comrade. It may be anytime soon.

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  50. All comments against AIIEA are from fedration members, they don't want to get more than bank.

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  51. No Comrade. We cannot generalise things like that. It may be true with the federation leadership. But ordinary members cannot be like that. Everyone will want to get maximum possible wage revision only. The anti AIIEA comments must be based on misconception and misunderstanding. Once their doubts are cleared they will understand the reality.

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  52. I have gone through the various comments in this blog. Some comments with lot of slang language and filthy words amply indicate the level of consciousness of the concerned and their attitude towards the Union and especially the AIIEA. When the Trade Unions in the advanced countries are giving credits to the AIIEA that we have been able to stop LIC / GIC being privatised, through sustained campaign and struggle, those who are spreading falsehoods and spewing venom on AIIEA, are not understanding what the AIIEA has achieved. They must make a thorough analysis themselves and come to a conlcusion before passing such nasty remarks on the AIIEA. They are, by using such bad words, doing disservice to the AIIEA in particular and to the entire trade union movement in the country. I only wish that good sense would prevail upon them and stop using such harsh words. It is not my case here to say that there are no problems in the Union. There may be problems. But airing such views through this blog, instead of bringing these issues at various forums created by the AIIEA, would only help those vested interests who are hell bent on destroying the mighty AIIEA to advance their cause. Hope people who are writing in this blogs would think before they express their opinion.
    Chandrashekar.

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  53. after the entry of com.CTS, this site is shining. let the people who started this site to express their views against AIIEA will now feel that their intention has failed and the true coms. of AIIEA had conquered this site. LONG LIVE AIIEA !

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  54. Dear Comrades, i am from Coimbatore Division and had many opportunities to hear one of our great leaders - Com.G.MADHAVAN's speeches, who is really a role model for many. his command over both english and tamil languages will make one stunned. due to his ill-health, we missed him a lot. i remember when he addressed us last on a May Day gate meeting, where he nearly fainted and had to stop his speech. if he had been healthy, i am sure he would have led us at the All India Level. biding adieu from AIIEA, the AIIPA is ready to gain with his membership. LONG LIVE COM.MADHAVAN, LONG LIVE AIIEA !!! thank u Com.Ramesh, Vellore, for honouring a great leader from our division. WE FELL VERY PROUD.

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  55. SORRY. WE FEEL VERY PROUD.

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  56. Dear Com. NR,

    In your message, while thanking, you have inadvertently mentioned as Com. Ramesh instead of Com. Raman.

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  57. AIIEA is a unique trade union in India. We know the latest wage revision in banks was with many hurdles. Because pension was a big issue. That has not been the case with us. The unimaginable foresight of Com NM Sundaram helped us to have pension and assured pension. In pension scheme, a clause to make good the pension funds, if they fall short to pay pensions to retirees, was introduced at his insistence, during United Front regime at the centre with the active support by the then CPIM General Secretary Com Surjeet, who was the architect of that government. Please note that banks' pension scheme has no such a clause or provision. Kudos and thanks to these great leaders of Indian working class movement. The recent accruals in benefits to pensioners, thanks to efforts by aiiea, are well known. That is aiiea.

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  58. no com,iam aiiea member,no bad think aginst me,this to my right from my union to know the any infomation.

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  59. Yes Comrade, every member has every right to get information. AIIEA is known for its transparency. AIIEA shares all basic informations with all its members through circulars. Number of circulars are being circulated by its ALL India, Zonal and Divisionl bodies. I doubt whether there is any other trade union in India which is sharing information with its members by issuing so many circulars. On important issues, detailed informations are being shared with its members through gate meetings, employees' meetings and et al. If anybody wants more detailed information on any issue they are free to contact any office bearers of their respective Divisional or Zonal units and even from AIIEA headquarters. This is possible only with AIIEA because it has nothing to hide from its members.

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  60. Thank you Com.CTS. It was a mistake. Its Com.Raman from Vellore, whom i wanted to thank.

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  61. why dear comrades are missing for a long time in this site ??? !!!!!

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  62. Raman, Vellore

    Comrades who know Tamil can visit my blog in
    the address given below and give their
    feedback

    http://ramaniecuvellore.blogspot.com

    Hope Com CTS will give his feedback

    With Greetings,
    S.Raman, Vellore

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  63. Dear Com. Raman,

    For quite sometime now, I have been following your blogs both VOICE OF THE WORKING CLASS and VOICE OF A WORKER and also the blogs you follow viz., தமிழ் வீதி & தீராத பக்கங்கள். To put it in simple, it's simply superb, especially the one posted on May, 10, 2010 about the Head-ache ministers and pathetic PM. In short your blog is a flower shop and it needs no advertisement.

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  64. any infomation for my wage rivision,-utpal(utpalutpa0340@rediffmail.com)

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  65. BMS FALTOO, FEDERATAION FALTOO, INTUS THHO THOO

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  66. Dear Comrades,

    I do not know who this anonymous person is. Whoever it may be, let him/her know that be it BMS or Federation or INTUC, every organisation is representing some of our own colleagues and they function based on their own beliefs, faiths and principles. Showing abhorrence and acrimony against anybody will not do any good but only will foster hostility. Instead of hauling over the coals, bringing others into our fold, guiding them in the right path and building unity among ourselves is the need of the hour. I request everybody who enters this forum, to please maintain tranquillity and serenity while commenting. This is my humble appeal to one and all.

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  67. any information from our management for wage rivision.--utpal

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  68. Mr utpal,
    Be patient, you will get your deserving
    wage revision. Do not pester everyday.
    Sharing all Information will also
    complicate things. When there is a news
    AIIEA will announce.

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  69. Dear Com. Utpal,

    I understand your anxiety over our wage revision but the fact remains that there isn't any information yet to share with you.

    I do not know who the anonymous person who answered you, but whoever it may be, he/she was little blunt. As far as I am concerned, I know you are not pestering but only anxious to know details. Please be assured that as and when there is any development on the issue of our wage revision, information will reach you without asking.

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  70. we are very delighted to see the AIIEA's blog.Where anybody can share his/her opinion to develope the union. But when u criticize or showing the negetive side, you must say what is right path or how to achieved it.
    Amit

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  71. That is what AIIEA has been doing. AIIEA's history is its experience. Its experience shows the right path and AIIEA shares it with everybody. Rally round AIIEA and we can achieve what we want.

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  72. my last opinion is long time strik call aginst my management.--utpal

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  73. It may not be correct at this juncture as the management is willing and cooperative as far as wage revision issue is concerned.

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  74. ok.i see on which month our wage was settled.

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  75. Dear Com.Raman, Vellore, this is to inform you that Com.G.Madhavan will be addressing us at our Union Office-SAROJ NILAYAM-on 17.06.2010-on Com.Saroj's death anniversary. Tomorrow (15.06.10) there is an interaction session with Dr.Umar Farook, of tha.mu.ye.ka.sa. at our Union Office, who will deliver his lecture on alternate to medicine.

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  76. Yes Comrade NR,
    We got the Invitation today. Vellore Division also is arranging a convention on that day with the Topic

    AIIEA moving to the Diamond Jubilee - Path Travelled and Challanges Ahead

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  77. Tomorrow we will be observing the 11th Death Anniversary of Our Great Leader Com Saroj Chaudhri. I feel Privileged to get Many Occasions to hear his Speech. The First Occasion was a Meeting organized in Chennai in February 1988 when AIIEA’s Headquarters was shifted to Chennai from Calcutta. Immediately on the Next Day , there was a General Council Meeting of Chennai Division to prepare for the 15th March 1988 Bharat Bundh . There He spoke for More than One Hour. I still remember it as it opened a new world to me.

    In 1998 When we saw him in Hyderabad Conference , He wore a different costume and not in his typical Bengal style and was weak also. But When he addressed in the Delegates Session, it was with his Full Energy. He concluded his speech insisting Comrades to read continuously. This Last Speech is published in the June 2000 Issue of Insurance Worker. I request all comrades to read it.

    Vellore Division had translated in Tamil, one of his articles on Vietnam published in August 1975 Issue of Insurance Worker and also organizing a Convention .

    I would like to reproduce the Final Paragraphs of this Inspiring Article.

    “ For Liberation and Socialism, no people on earth fought as the Vietnamese fought. No People on earth withstood such savage barbarism as the Vietnamese did. No people fought for long thirty years relentlessly as the Vietnamese did. No people surpasses Vietnam in doggedness, determination, sacrifice and perseverance.

    For Thirty years ,the Vietnamese have been drenching the soil of Vietnam with their blood. For them now a new chapter has started. They have already undertaken the job of creating a new Vietnam, the dream child of Ho Chi Minh, where children instead of begging will play, the women, instead of selling their bodies for a morsel of food will join their menflok in building dams and erecting factories and constructing schools.

    The young men instead of being robbers and touts and pimps, will work their hands to weariness, so that when they reach the sunset of their lives, they will quietly ruminate over the days under diem and Thieu and how they fought and liberated their country and how in one life time they changed the life of the entire people.

    For them the building of a New Life starts, where the distant horizon is painted with thousand rainbows and where the life will be as beautiful as a drop of dew suspended on the petals of a rose radiating in the first rays of the morning son.

    Because we also yearn for that life, story of Vietnam sustains the working class all over the world, ourselves included, in our grim battle for the life which is already within their grasp. That for us is the meaning of Vietnam.

    Long live Vietnam! Our Salute To Vietnam!

    Red Salute to Com Saroj.

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  78. Our Comrades need not take much strain to read so many books as read by Com Saroj. Let them at least read the past articles of Com Saroj and Com Sunil and the latest series “ Let us play Politics” of Com NMS in Insurance Worker and take it to their heart. If they do it regular, the initial questions that came in this blog will not come.

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  79. any last news from my management for my wage rivision.

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  80. dont worry comrade , aiies takes care of our wage revision . this wage revision makes your pocket full

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  81. i am not worry comrade,all empl. worry about this wage revision.do not thinks this money only my pocket full. this is not trade union speak,

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  82. Yes. Not only this time. Not only by this Wage, By each & every benefit AIIEA makes the Pocket Full. One is getting recognition in
    this society only as LIC Employee. AIIEA made
    this possible. We need Wage Revision immediately. We deserve a big one. No Doubt.
    Why do not we think beyond it? Price Rise is
    a Big Problem. There is injustice in Bhopal Gas Leak issue, India's Future is at stake with Nuclear Liablity Bill. Even our own lic is having some problems. Why no one is
    asking AIIEA to agitate on them?

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  83. No Comrade Anonymous, you are mistaken. Right from Com. Venugopal everyone is anxiously waiting for our wage revision which is legitimately due to us. As I told in my earlier messages AIIEA is not delaying our wage revision and what Com. Pentaiah wanted to convey was that AIIEA too is aware of the delay and it will take all necessary steps for an earlier wage settlement which we are confident will be a handsome one.

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  84. what is handsome.(17.5% , mobility,other benifit without d.a linked,)

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  85. Dear Comrade,

    As for percentage, please read my earlier comment dated May 15, 2010 relying to Com. Trilok. Regarding mobility, AIIEA stoutly opposed to such counter demands by the management which cannot be clubbed with wage revision.

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  86. If We want 17.5 %, Mobility & other things, We should have accepted this long back. It seems question to Federation, AIBEA, GIEAIA came here wrongly

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  87. Yes Comrade. Many of us knowingly or unknowingly link our wage revision with that of banks, which AIIEA has been rejecting all along. After having rejected 17.5% during our last round of talks itself, I do not understand where from the question of 17.5% arises? The Government, particularly the bureaucracy sitting in Delhi does not want LIC to get more than the banks and we unwittingly fall prey to their propaganda.

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  88. omrade,any information for my rivision

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  89. any information for my rivision

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  90. Sorry comrade, no official information yet.

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  91. why not aiiea issued circular against delay in settlement of wage revision? I think that this has creat confusion and anger among members.

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  92. any court case in this matter.

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  93. i was informed that sc/st association had obtained a stay on wage revision negotiation in the High Court of Madras. "As usual" LIC Management will work "very hard" to vacate the stay and we will get the negotiation started within ten years or so. Down with the lic management. useless fellows at the top level. if they are unable to vacate a stay let them go out of lic.

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  94. what is the motive of so called sc/st welfare association? from which planet they come? when the wage revision struggle reached at the final stage they want to come in the negotiation table.. Is there any politics of the management to delay the wage revision issue? Union leader should look into this matter

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  95. Has SC/ST welfare assn. submitted any charter of demands for wage revision? If not, on what basis they want to negotiate?

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  96. today the court date

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  97. AIIEA IS ONE OF THE WORST UNION IN THE WORLD AND 420 UNION IN THE INDIA

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  98. it is the tactics of lic management to divide and rule. i think they will wait for a l....o...n....g period till the case is over. let us join hands and hang the management on a street lamp post. use less fellows

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  99. Dear Anonymous,

    Learn decency first; then learn English properly. And then post comments.

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  100. Mr Anany,
    Can you tell which union you belong to ?
    We will tell you who you are? Who ever
    you may be, You got a job in lic only
    due to aiiea. You owe yourself to aiiea.
    if you can not digest this, resign from lic and get lost.

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  101. Before posting comments please read the previous glorious achivement of aiiea. aiiea leaders knows very well how to achive demands.

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  102. why com.s angry,to imagin the financial condition of your member.another date fixup on01.07.2010.this is history in lic,

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  103. Is there any concrete decision on the part of the managent?When will all get finalised?

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  104. This Situation created the Need for Recognition. After wage, this must be
    the priority

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  105. why aiiea wanted for recognition?

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  106. I totally agree with Anonymous dtd.: June 24, 2010 9:50 AM, as far as the sentence which says that we got the job in LIC only because of AIIEA. I further like to add that we are still LICians because of AIIEA and our struggle to protect our institution. Or else we would have been ruined.
    I entered this site today after a long period. I feel sorry that the discussions are going on at a very low level now. I request Coms.CeeTeeYes & Raman to join us once again and clear the doubts raised by the members. Some of the anonymous are trying to hijack this site once again.

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  107. poor aiiea due to lack of sense of timing wage revision is far from us... any comments from any aiiea leader? come and be honest to issue circular regarding this....

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  108. Dear Com. Anonymous,

    It doesn't require any AIIEA leader to answer your comment but even a common man like me who has little common sense can answer you.

    AIIEA is not poor as you said but rich in experience unlike you. Let me once again reiterate that AIIEA is not responsible for the delay but so many other factors delay our wage revision talks. As for the sense of timing, from my memory let me share a bit of AIIEA's history In 1974 when all other unions were ready to sign the agreement, AIIEA rejected the management's offer and went on its agitation. Having suppressed TU movement in Indian Airlines through lock out, the Govt.-Management combined tried the same trick in LIC too and declared lock outs in six divisions. AIIEA countered this onslaught through indefinite strike. At that time too, other unions who were ready to sign the agreement, like you, remarked that "AIIEA did not have the sense of timing". But on the contrary when there was no let up in AIIEA's commitment, officials of the Govt.-Management combine air dashed to AIIEA headquarters and pleaded with the leaders to partake in the talks to end the deadlock. And the talks were held in the presence of the then union labour minister and a new agreement has been reached which was to the liking of AIIEA and then only AIIEA withdrew the strike and the management lifted the lockout and all charge sheets were withdrawn by the management. After the culmination of this wage revision talks, the then 'steely' PM Indira Gandhi while talking to the reporters dejectedly admitted that the government has failed in the case of LIC on the issue of wage revision. This is the history of AIIEA.

    This past experience amply proves that AIIEA does not require any tutorial for the sense of timing and the experience is its best teacher which guides its onward march. As somewhere in this forum one Com. VSK of Chennai has said, "AIIEA's history is its experience and experience is its teacher and that experience shows which is right path and AIIEA shares it with everybody. So rally round AIIEA and we can achieve what we want."

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  109. after 35th months passes my rivision,and going to 36th months.i want the penal int.our o/s amt.after 36th months.pl.cleared to me.any emp.personaly appile to any foram like fin.ministry,labour minis,personal dept,union ministre.

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  110. Even during 1974 wage revision, while AIIEA Leadership were proceeding for Negotiations, a Group of persons who subsequently formed
    Federation shouted " Sign it, Sign Now"
    intimidating the Leadership to sign a
    below par settlement. But AIIEA ignored them and final outcome after defeating the Lock Out is history.

    It is the same fedn who now told that asking more than 17.5 will be sabotaging the Interest of Bank Employees. Com Ramesh, Joint Secretary, AIIEA had recently written a sharp article in insurance Worker on their ploys. This is the reply to that ananymous caller.

    Let him read it

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  111. Dear Com. Anonymous,

    Any wage revision in any industry is a mutually acceptable preposition and as such there is no question of any claim or demand of penal interest for the delay. As for your query about individual appeal, it is not possible in the industries like LIC or Banks as these institutions function on the basis of "EQUAL PAY FOR EQUAL WORK". Individual bargaining for wages is a 'western concept' adopted mostly in IT sector where there is no organised trade unions to protect the employees and where employees are strictly warned by the management to keep their salary details as "SECRET" and not to divulge the details to anybody, even to a co-worker. This practice gives room for the management to exploit the employees which is not possible in LIC or Banks. Thanks to AIIEA, we have been enjoying this privilege in LIC till date.

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  112. Thanks a lot to Com.Ceeteeyes & Com.Raman. We are back on track.

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  113. For the Information of Few Anxious Comrades,

    Before Parliament Elections Tamil Nadu Government paid Interim Relief as Implementation of 6th Pay Commission and
    got their votes. But when Final Instructions were made, they swallowed
    One year arrears and some employees had
    to repay the part of the Interim Relief. This anamoly especially for
    primary school teachers are still persisting. Even though One Member Commision
    was appointed and it gave its report. when the DMK Govt is not prepared even to release, how come its implementation will arise.

    AIIEA will not enter in to such traps. Be patient. You will get arrears for the complete period.

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  114. Kindly Read this Article of Com V.Ramesh, Joint Secretary, AIIEA in Insurance Worker

    FEDERATION – ON TO THE OLD GAME AGAIN
    V.RAMESH
    The struggle for wage revision has reached a critical stage. The joint struggle of the employees broke the stalemate and forced an assurance from LIC that it would work seriously to find a satisfactory solution to the issue of wage revision. It is hoped that negotiations would recommence soon and the LIC employees would make further advancement to secure a good wage revision based on their aspirations and the strength of the institution.
    The LIC has closed the financial year 2009-10 with yet another remarkable performance. The LIC procured the First Premium Income of Rs.42960.44 crore through the sale of over 3.88 crore policies. This translates into a growth of 21.63% in FPI and 8.21% in number of policies. The performance of LIC in group business is spectacular. The premium secured through group insurance is Rs.20,542 crores registering a growth of 64%. The LIC Chairman is confident that the total premium income would be in excess of Rs.176000 crore. It is natural for employees to expect that their hard work and goodwill which enabled this spectacular performance would find recognition and the LIC officials would honour their commitment by taking speedy steps to settle the demand for wage revision to the satisfaction of the employees.
    In the midst of this struggle, the LIC employees are once again witness to the acts of frustration and desperation of the All India LIC Employees’ Federation. This deep frustration is seen in the editorial of March 2010 issue of Vima Kamgar. The LIC employees know that the Federation has abundant arsenal of slanders, half-truths and outright lies. They are accustomed to seeing the desperate use of this arsenal whenever the wage revision reaches a critical stage. We know that this desperation and frustration is because of their total isolation from the employees. The leadership of the federation must blame itself for the sorry mess they are in today. The AIIEA made every effort to convince them to be a part of the united movement of the employees. But their bankrupt political understanding and lack of faith in struggle did not allow them to join the united struggles. It would have been better had they seriously made an introspection as to why they stand isolated and rejected by the LIC employees. Why the ‘militant alternate platform of struggle” that they formed splitting away from AIIEA is in such a pathetic shape that it cannot claim the support of even 5% of the LIC employees? It is the experience of the movement that a trade union grows only in the process of struggle to secure the interests of the working class and no trade union can grow through class collaboration. One thought that the Federation would draw lessons from their supporting emergency in a display of abject class collaboration. They went to the extent of saying that the loss of monetary benefits and rights of the working class was too small a price to pay for the gains of emergency. It is history that the employees gave a befitting reply to their policy of class collaboration. But then one cannot expect honest introspection and correction from a leadership that is bent upon self-destruction. Therefore slanders, lies and vituperative campaign against the AIIEA are their answer to hide their weakness and incapabilities from the employees.

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  115. Com Ramesh Article - part 2

    The Federation claims that 17.5% wage offer to LIC employees has come on a platter. This understanding is a reflection of their bankrupt political and class understanding. The LIC employees have reached this stage through a serious and sustained struggle. In a class divided society, no benefit comes to the working class through the benevolence of the ruling classes. Every single right or benefit has to be bitterly fought and secured. The stage of 17.5% wage offer in insurance industry was also reached traversing through the path of struggles including one day strike on 16th September 2009. To say that 17.5% came on a platter is a great insult to the struggles of the LIC employees. If the Federation is reconciled to accept 17.5% expressing that it is the Finance Ministry’s decision for the entire financial sector, the members of Federation must ask their leaders as to why they were forced to go on strike on 22nd January 2010. It becomes clear now that the strike call was not out of any conviction to advance the interests of the employees but due to the fear of being exposed before the employees.
    The federation finds fault with the AIIEA for demanding the wage to have a relationship with the premium income. They talk about the dangers if the premium income declines. This exposes their hollowness. The AIIEA has the confidence in the growth and progress of the institution. After all this growth and progress has been built on the massive trust by the people of this country. It is this trust and confidence that enabled the LIC to beat back all attacks and continue to dominate the Indian insurance market as the undisputed leader. Secondly it is too naïve to believe that wage can be decided without any relationship to the paying capacity of an institution. The AIIEA, therefore, has sound and legitimate reasons to demand the wage on the basis of the strength of the LIC. The employess are aware that AIIEA finalised its charter of demands in July 2007 in its working committee meeting held at Kolkata and submitted the charter to the Chairman, LIC on 14th August 2007. VI Pay Commission recommendations were submitted to the Finance Minister on 24th March 2008. Thus everybody except the Federation’s leadership knows that AIIEA had not based its arguments on the Pay Commission or on the basis of developments of any other institution but on the basis of the enormous prosperity of the institution and its unmatched paying capacity.
    The AIIEA welcomes the finalization of wage revision in the banking industry. The unions in the banks reached the settlement after a protracted joint struggle. AIIEA respects their wisdom and decision. The Federation is making a futile effort to sow differences between the unions in LIC and the Banks. The Federation surely cannot be unaware of the fact that the Bank unions had collectively submitted a Charter demanding 40% increase to the clerical staff and 45% increase to the subordinate staff. In the process of negotiations and bargaining they could strike a deal at 17.5%. It is difficult to understand that the federation is not even aware what negotiations and bargaining means. This is a calculated mischief. This mischief is also seen when they call the 2005 settlement in one circular as costing over 14.5% and in another 13.3%. After all truth and consistency have never been their strong points. Be that as it may, the insurance employees know how handsome the 2005 wage settlement was as the saying goes ‘the proof of the pudding is in the eating’.

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  116. Com Ramesh Article Part 3

    Not content with the mischievous campaign on wage revision, the federation has also been indulging in outright canards in a desperate attempt to falsify history. Look at the dishonesty when they say that the CPI(M) supported the splitting of the LIC in five or more corporations in 1981. It was the CPI(M) that led the opposition to that draconian Bill. It was the CPI(M) which again compelled the Government to refer the Bill to the Select Committee of the Parliament. The LIC employees for ever would take pride in the epic struggle of the AIIEA in resistance of that move. The campaign among the public undertaken by the units of AIIEA against the LIC split Bill and the thousands of memoranda mobilised to the Joint Parliamentary Committee are still fresh in the memories of the senior employees. Finally the then Prime Minister of the country Shri Rajiv Gandhi had to inform through a letter dated April 12, 1985 addressed to Com Sunil Maitra, Joint Secretary of AIIEA that “the Government have reconsidered the matter and decided not to proceed with the Bill”. Insurance Worker published this letter in its issue of April 1985.
    The Federation must understand that they cannot succeed in falsifying history. These slanders against the CPI(M) is understandable as the leadership of the Federation has always been known for being anti-Left and that precisely is the bankruptcy of their political understanding as the political Left is the strongest supporter of the working class movements.
    Employees in the financial sector remember the struggle of the Joint Action Committee (of which AIIEA was an active partner) which made the Pension Scheme 1995 a reality. Employees still remember the efforts of AIIEA in including a special clause in the LIC Pension Scheme that the LIC would place sufficient funds in the Pension fund to meet the day to day payments. History can be properly remembered only by those who were part of it.
    The LIC employees have already answered the Federation by making them irrelevant. The AIIEA neither considers it necessary nor is it worth joining issues with the Federation on the basis of their lies and slanders. However, the AIIEA is always willing for honest polemics. Let the Federation therefore continue with the job they are so adept at. AIIEA would only concentrate on securing a good and satisfactory wage revision to the insurance employees.

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  117. Dear Com. Raman,

    I can understand how much efforts you would have taken to type the entire article and post it in this page. It shows your yearning and earnestness in educating people. Even if at least one person grabs the message from your posting and is enlightened, it'll be one of the best services any one could render to AIIEA and the trade union movement. My salute to your efforts.

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  118. A.I.I.E.A ENTERS 60TH YEAR

    Today, Our All India Insurance Employees’ Association is entering its 60th Year . We all should feel proud to be a part of this Great Organization. It is indeed happy to be a member when Our Organization celebrates its Diamond Jubilee. Having joined in LIC, I had the opportunity to be in A.I.I.E.A when the 40th year and the Golden Jubilee is celebrated and now it is Diamond Jubilee. If I survive I will have the Opportunity to witness AIIEA entering its 75th Year. The 59 years of Existence of AIIEA is not just a record. But a History. History because of its achievements, History due to its Struggle , History due to its Uncompromising stands, History because of the Principles of Working Class. History due to the Unity of the Members and their Commitment.

    AIIEA in this 59 years had achieved a Lot. This page will not be sufficient to list them all. Anyway I would like to mention a very few.

    Nationalization of Life Insurance Industry in 1956 and General Insurance in 1972

    Reinstatement of 55 Terminated Employees of Metropolitan Insurance Company in to the services of LIC. I would like to write separately on this.

    Impressive Economic Gains to the Insurance Employees starting from the Standardization of Wages for the Employees working in various companies and absorbed in LIC. Starting from the First Strike on 05.12.1956 in LIC, AIIEA is consistently improving the various benefits including wage. Those who are now anxious on wage revision will realize the efforts of AIIEA only when they count the arrears amount.

    I would not have visited various parts of India and travel by Flight will remain only as Dream, if AIIEA had not improved the LTC Benefits. Ex gratia on High Cost Treatment is really a boon in the present day commercialization of Medical Profession. Since a Maximum Amount of Rupees Three Lakhs can be paid as Advance, the Comrades and their families are relived from a Great Strain of arranging Finance when some treatment are required.

    Continuous Movement against Automation in LIC in Sixties and the Historic “ ILACO VIGIL” Struggle in Calcutta against the Entry of Super Computer in LIC Office which was not only participated by the Cadres of AIIEA , but the entire working class of West Bengal including the Great Leader of the masses, Com Jothi Basu. Nearly 70 % of the Present Working Force are the Fruits of this struggle. For this single aspect only we must remain loyal to AIIEA.

    We would not have celebrated the Golden Jubilee of LIC if AIIEA had not defeated the Split Bill. If there was no opposition of Malhothra Committee Report and sustained struggle through out the Country, LIC will not be a Public Sector Today. Who made the Parliamentary Committee to recommend that the Capital of LIC must be from Government only?

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  119. AIIEA ENTERS 60 TH YEAR PART 2

    Pension – How can we forget this Magnificent Achievement of AIIEA that too after a sabotage MOU by AIBEA, mentors of the Hopeless Federation. There is no mediclaim scheme for the Retired Bank Employees. Here we had clinched Subsidy.

    100 % Neutralization of DA – This demand is the concept of AIIEA and we got it long back. I still remember that it is the First Arrears Money I got in LIC in 1986 for some 5 months and bought HMT Watch in that money.

    Booz , Allen, Hamilton Committee threatened the Employees with 40,000 Surplus Theory. The Mega Assembly of Golden Jubilee Year Conference Rally in Chennai threw it in the dustbin.

    The List is endless, We need some more improvement, We will struggle and We will get them.

    Let us remember the Sacrifices of Our Elders, Let us Protect Our Great Organisation AIIEA and march forward to scale New Heights.

    Diamond Jubilee Year Greetings to all Comrades,

    AIIEA MARCH ON, AIIEA RIGHT PATH, AIIEA ZINDABAD

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  120. Dear Comrade CTS,

    Actually this article came in mail from SZIEF, What I did is only some copy & paste
    job. But I translated this circular in Tamil and released it in Our Division. At that time I typed it directly in tamil.

    It is Our duty to protect our Organization and we will continue to do it.

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  121. I observe that it is the habit of aiiea leaders that they are vocal about their achivement upto the decade 8o. What they achive in 1992 wage revision only 10.2% and they are very much worried about federation demand though they claimed that their membership strength is above 80% in the industry.....how funny!!!!!

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  122. sc/st association submit charter to govt.of india and also to lic.on 11112008.thats why asso.tried to call them fo nigociation.

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  123. WHAT ABOUT WAGE DEAL.

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  124. RASAMAY BHATTACHARYYAJuly 1, 2010 at 10:34 AM

    WHAT ABOUT OUR LONG PENDING WAGE DEAL.LATEST UPDATE REQUIRED.

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  125. SC/ST WELFARE ASSOCIATION IS GOING TO BE CONSIDERED AS TRADE UNION OR NOT. IF IT IS TRUE THEN IT WILL BE A CONGLOMARATION OF MANAGEMENT AND LABOUR CLASS. QUESTION WILL BE THAT WHO WILL MAKE DEMAND TO WHOM.

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  126. Let me make it one thing clear. This is not the website of AIIEA. But one created by some
    elements to create confusion among the minds of the Comrades. We want to clarify certain facts and highlight the glories of the
    organisation as a true cadre of AIIEA.
    On Wage Revision, AIIEA will surely come out
    with the updates at the appropriate time
    through Circulars. AIIEA Leadership alone is
    competant to do it.

    Ok, Mr Anany, When you know about 1992 revision, you must be knowing that that settlement was hailed by AIBEA, FEDN etc when AIIEA ALONE opposed it. The present
    american slave who was the then FM unilaterally imposed on us citing historic
    link with Banks. When We opposed it, Fedn
    demanded Notification and Manmohansingh said all unions except One are supporting him.
    Hence we must expose those traitors.

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  127. I have been a member of the AIIEA for 20 years now. The organisation is known for its transparency and internal democracy. Now I feel pained to see a reversal in the attitude of office-bearers especially in the divisional unions. Whoever questions their attitude is stamped as a dissident and vicitimised. This is especially the case in the case of Coimbatore Division under Southern Zone.Branch issues are procrastinated, members' genuine propblems are not even given a patient hearing, let alone addressed and the entire leadership in the divisional head quarters are functioning as if they are masters and the members are their slaves. Even highly revered former leaders, whose leadership qualities are unmatched are being sidelined and their advices ignored. The leadership is autocratical, to say the least. Groupism and opportunitism appear upfront. If this is any indication, i fear that there is going to be serious problems that may even lead to a dichotomy in the near future. I know that the divisional leaders may not even be aware of such a blog, but its my sincere appeal to the readers to send mail or letters to the divisional general secretary. mail id of the gs is v.suresh@licindia.com

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  128. The leaders are continuously talking about work culture. What about the work culture of the leaders especially at branch and divisional level ? Should not they lead by example? Unfortunately, what they do is to seek shelter under the banner of leadership and literally do no work at all. To some extent, branch leaders cannot escape from doing any work. But the divisional leaders do no office work at all. They conduct their meetings, attend to their personal works under the pretext of union related jobs, etc, all during office hours. They draw salary from the corporation for their trade union works. Shame on them. Its high time the zonal and all india body take corrective measures and advice their leaders to change their work culuture first.

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  129. Com. Anonymous who commented (July 1, 2010) upon 1992 wage revision has given me an opportunity to recollect and refresh my memory. Com. Raman has given a brief reply to that person. Both our Pension Struggle and 1992 Wage Revision struggle still remain apt examples to understand the attitude of the Federation-AIBEA nexus. At that time AIIEA was toiling hard, by carrying on struggles both organisationally and politically, to get a better deal than the banks. AIIEA has mobilised nearly 120 MPs in favour of an amicable settlement and against unilateral notification. Similarly AIIEA has also mobilised labour Ministers of 3 states, viz., Rajasthan, Karnataka and West Bengal to raise their voice in our favour demanding the Central Government not to issue unilateral notification arbitrarily. When it appeared LIC employees might get more than the bank employees, our federation approached AIBEA's help to thwart it. Accordingly the General Secretary of AIBEA has met central finance minister, not to demand anything for bank employees but to prevent LIC employees from getting anything more than the banks. With the same demand again the leaders of the AIBEA along with one of the leaders of AILICEF and AITUC's frontline leader met union finance minister. Following this the central government unilaterally issued notification on 23.02.1996 without AIIEA's concurrence. Even after the notification AIIEA continued its struggle for improvement in our wage revision. Due to AIIEA's persistent struggle finally a fresh notification was issued on 23.8.1998 for payment of Special Allowance from Rs.75/- to Rs. 170/- for Cl. III and from Rs. 75/- to Rs. 110/- for Cl. IV employees w.e.f. 1.7.1996. Only after issuance of this second notification on 23.8.1998 our wage revision struggle came to an end. This is the history of AIIEA. There is only one letter that differs between AIBEA and AIIEA. For AIBEA the letter 'B' stands for betrayal and for AIIEA the letter 'I' stands for integrity.

    Com. Anonymous has also commented that "it was funny AIIEA was very much worried about federation demand though they claimed that their membership strength was above 80% in the industry." Yes comrade! AIIEA is the majority union in LIC but still it is worried about federation. Because it does not fear about the foes but bothers about the betrayers. Against betrayers one has to be doubly or even trebly cautious. This cautious approach has ensured AIIEA's earlier victories and will ensure in future too.

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  130. what is the latest news for my wage rivision,is it possible in this months?the court will be vadictin the madras court?

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  131. To Continue with Com CTS,

    The so called Historic Link was very well broken in 1997 & 2002. Even now there is no
    such link, We are awaiting only to know how far we are ahead.

    WITH OUT ANY COMMENTS

    Then for the revision due from August 2007,
    AIIEA finalised the charter well in July 2007
    in its All India Working Committee held at Kolkatta.

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  132. Why not aiiea issue circular regarding wage revision in the month of May and June??? expert comments from Mr Raman & Ceeteeys awaited.....

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  133. If you are a AIIEA member you would have received the circulars.

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  134. When did AIIEA meet A K Dasgupta at Hyderabad? Was it not informed to you? Was not a circular issued subsequently? Were they happened in stone age?

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  135. Infact these circulars were placed in this blog itself by some one

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  136. Thank you comrade anonymous for calling me an expert, but I consider myself as common as others. But even before I could give any "expert views" on your query, you have received some crisp and sharp replies for your question. In addition to what others have said let me add few more points. Circulars alone are not the source to share informations to members. There are other means too like gate meetings, employees' meetings, GB meetings and et al. AIIEA is one of the very few organisations that functions democratically by conducting annual general conferences periodically right from the base level to All India level, strictly adhering to its constitution. At present all the divisions are busy in holding annual conferences by finishing off GBs at base level during when all the informations are shared among its members. After having already shared all the informations with its members, issuance of any circular is meaningless. Unlike others, AIIEA never issues any meaningless, worthless circulars.

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  137. To see a Rare Photograph taken on the day of Formation of AIIEA, Comrades can visit my blog and see the post made on 01.07.2010

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