Sunday, January 25, 2015

INFORMATION SHARING BY LIC MANAGEMENT

As scheduled, the Information Sharing Session was held with the Unions on 24th January 2015 at World Trade Centre, Mumbai. The management was represented by the Chairman Shri S K Roy, all the Managing Directors & the officials of CO Personnel & IT departments. NOINO was represented by Shri Pulak Kr Dey, Working President; Shri Dattaraj Prabhukhanolkar, General Secretary & Shri Y N Murthy, Joint Secretary, NOINO. There were no individual discussions on this day. The individual sessions will be held on 11th & 12th of February 2015.

The Managing Directors spoke first. Shri S B Mainak, MD expressed concern over the slackness of market. Smt Usha Sangwan expressed concern over the negative growth in number of policies. She also informed that we were doing well in the areas of Claim settlement & CC activities. She also said, 'Our biggest strength is people with commitment & integrity.' She assured to be sensitive to the needs of the officers & employees.

Thereafter a presentation on Biometric authentication for data security (not for attendance) was given by Shri Venugopal, ED(IT).  He said that the fingerprints of all the 10 fingers would be taken & stored in the system. Any one finger can be matched & given access. The standards have been prescribed by the Government.  

Thereafter, the Chairman submitted his views. The important points of his speech were:-

* Indian economy is a leading one & the most attractive destination for investment worldwide.
* Appealed to keep the office poster free keeping in the sentiment of "Swachch Bharat" campaign.
* Space for notice boards will be provided to all unions.
* Rise in FDI has given opportunity to develop.
* Will work shoulder to shoulder with unions in fulfilling the expectations of customers.
* Extension of cash hours.
* Code of conduct for unions.
* FPI achievement is only 54%; MDRT figures reduced to 50% of last year.
* Products & services to be realigned.
* Transfer & mobility policy for Workforce will be circulated & suggestions invited from unions.

He then offered a wage-rise of 12.5% (revising the earlier offer of 10.5%) & appealed the unions not to reject it. He said that improvement was still possible.

On behalf of NOINO, our All India Working President Shri Pulak Kr Dey responded to the speech of the Chairman. He stressed the following points:-

1. Wage-revision:- Shri Pulak Dey expressed disappointment over the offer. He said that the minimum expectation of the employees was that we should get an improvement over the previous wage-revision. Since we have not reached even that stage, the offer was not acceptable to NOINO. He further said that the improved & meaningful offer should come immediately. He pointed out that the increase in DA did not match the rise in inflation & hence a substantial revision was necessary.

2. Running scales:- He said, 'As it is, there are very few opportunities for promotion which left the officers frustrated. Many have reached the stagnation stage. Only Running scales & Grade pay can solve this problem to a great extent.' He also submitted that NOINO had already prepared & submitted the Running Payscales.

3. One more option for pension:- We once again raised this issue & said that this issue should be settled outside wage-revision.

4. Transfer/Promotion Policy:-  Shri Dey reminded that NOINO had already submitted a 33-point note on the transfer/promotion policy on 25th August 2012. He submitted that while it was good to see that the management was following the policies of the government (the NDA government has sent a letter to all Public sector undertakings that they should have its own transfer policy), he said that the other policies of the government should also be followed. He drew the attention of the management to the earlier letter of the Government dated 23.9.14 which directed the Public sector undertakings to post female employees near their family places (as far as possible). He also insisted on implementation of the Child Care leave policy which was already in vogue in Central Government offices.

5. Recruitment in Class III:- The workload on officers has increased tremendously. This is mainly due to non-recruitment of Class III employees. The Class I officers have to sit late & also perform non-supervisory duties. Immediate mass recruitment of Class III employees should be done.

Almost all the other unions rejected the offer of 12.5% & spoke broadly on the same lines as we did. NOINO will formulate its views on the issues before officers. It will raise its voice in the impending individual discussions about all the concerns of the Class I officers & the employees & also review in detail all the issues placed in this meeting. It will make all efforts to clinch a good wage-deal matching the expectations of our officers & employees.

Monday, January 12, 2015

Promotion 2015-16 cut-off dates

The following batches of officers are likely to fall in the zone of selection for promotion to various cadres:

(For promotion to the cadre of : Batches)

1. ZM(S) :  2010 & earlier ZM(O)s
2. ZM(O) : 2005 &earlier DZMs/SDMs
3. DZM/SDM : 2009 & earlier DMs
4. DM : 2008 & earlier ADMs/SBMs
5. ADM/SBM : 2006 & earlier AOs/BMs
6. AO/BM : July 2009 & earlier AAOs/ABMs(S)

It may be noted that all officers in the cadre of AAO/ABM(S) who were promoted / recruited to this cadre on or before 31st July 2009 (i.e. before declaration of promotion / ranking list of AAO cadre for the year 2009-10) but might have joined later will also fall in the zone of selection of promotion to the cadre of AO/BM.

Information Sharing Meeting on 24th January 2015

LIC management has invited NOINO for Information Sharing on 24th January 2015 i.e. Saturday.

They have not stated any specific agenda in this regard.

Saturday, January 3, 2015

NOINO points out more discrepancies in PLLI

Today, i.e. on 3.1.2015, NOINO submitted one more letter to ED(P) on PLLI pointing out some more discrepancies. The letter is reproduced below:

03.01.2015

The Executive Director (Personnel),
L.I.C. of India.

Dear Sir,

Re: PLLI for the year 2013-14-Some more discrepancies

   Kindly refer to our earlier letter dated 23.12.14 on the issue of PLLI. On further analysis, we find some more discrepancies:-

1.    Parameter 6.1 of PLLI has set a target of 7% of total Individual policies for Micro-Insurance. However as per the data available, 43 out of 113 divisions in the country were given a target less than 7%. How do we expect the 43 divisions to achieve 7% of the total policies when they have been given a far lesser target? There seems to be an absence of co-ordination between the concerned departments. This has deprived the employees of the 5 crucial points that they would have got since many divisions (out of the 43) achieved the targets given.

2.     Even where the targets set were more than 7%, these were so absurd & unreal that they were revised & reduced to a great extent in the next year. E.g. in 2013-14, the MI target for Kolkata DO-II was 100000 policies & the achievement was 10228. The MI target was drastically scaled down to 15000 for the financial year 2014-15. The employees should not be penalized & deprived because of such goof-ups.

3.    Though there is a common program supplied by SDC to calculate the PLLI, there are some areas where the Divisions/Zones are left to make their own interpretations. CO should give clear-cut & unambiguous instructions about the interpretations of the parameters.

4.    We have information that as far as the calculation of PLLI is concerned, the CO/ER has informed the Zones that only “Direct Marketing, B & AC, & Micro-Insurance” would be considered as alternate channels - meaning CLIA is not considered as alternate channel. This is astounding. As per our information CO has not issued any circular stating that CLIA is no longer considered alternate channel. This factor has also affected the calculation of PLLI. We demand that CO should categorically instruct to consider CLIA as Alternate Channel & add the credit of the same.

Needless to say that, in the light of the above submissions as also our earlier one, it is our logical expectation that CO should review the PLLI for the year 2013-14 & issue instructions to that effect. 

Yours faithfully,

Sd/-
Dattaraj Prabhukhanolkar
GS, NOINO

Thursday, January 1, 2015

NOINO writes to management on Election (counting) duty

NOINO submitted a letter to the ED(P) on 1st January 2015, on various aspects concerned with the Counting (Election) duty. The letter is reproduced below:

1.1.2015

The Executive Director (Personnel)
L.I.C. of India.

Respected Sir,

Sub: ON DUTY treatment for Counting (Election) duty

                        As you are aware, many of our officers in Maharashtra (including those in Central Office) were deputed for the counting duties in addition to the polling duties during the recent assembly elections held in Maharashtra. The counting of votes was on 19th October, 2014 i. e. Sunday.

                      Since the CO has issued instructions on 19.4.14 regarding the treatment of the following day of polling duty as ‘On Duty’, as also the payment of meal coupon, many officers remained absent next day(of counting duty). However, they were shocked when in some offices; such officers were asked to give the leave application for that day saying that they were not present in office on Monday. In this context, we would like to raise the following points:-                                                                                                           

1.    Whether Counting duty is a part of Election duty or not? If it is, then whatever facilities have been extended to the employees should also flow in this matter. If counting duty is not a part of Election duty, then LIC employees should not be called for it.

2.    The process of election is not over till the counting is over & the certificate is handed over to the elected representative. Hence, our contention is that counting duty is also a part of Election duty.

3.    Usually it is argued that counting duty is a National Duty. Nobody counters that. As an employee, we are bound to do it(of course, when proper procedure of deployment is followed). However, our contention is that Election duty is also a National duty & the same benefits/facilities available in the case of Election duty should also flow in the case of counting duty.

4.    It is also argued that the Counting duty is over at about 1.00 to 2.00 p.m. Hence, employee is not engaged for the full day. However, the point to be noted here is that the reporting time is 6.00 a.m.( in some places 6.30 a.m.). Most of the employees were relieved at 5.00 p.m. This means they worked for about 11 hours. Our official hours of duty are for 7 hours which means that they have worked for 4 hours more than that & have worked for more than a full day.

  1. To report at 6.00 am the employees had to leave their house at early hours (at 4.30 or 5.00 am). At such time getting proper (public) transportation is also an issue. Hence the payment of appropriate conveyance should also be considered same as per Election Duty.

6.    It is also to be noted that the Counting day was Sunday & not a working day. This means that the employees worked in the office during the working days & also worked on a Holiday. This means that they did not have a break in the week which is mandatory for optimum & efficient work. Hence they should be compensated with a leave next day (as also meal coupon).

7.    The Counting pertained to Maharashtra. The Mumbai High Court orders of the 2009 case are applicable here. The CO Circular ref CO/Per/ER-A/054/2014 dated 15.1.14 draws attention to the directives of the Court regarding the procedure to be followed while requisitioning the staff for election duty. It also makes a reference to the guidelines issued by the Election Commission vide their instructions dated 30.12.2009  which states specifically that the staff of Banks & LIC are to be requisitioned only after requisitioning the staff of State Government & Central Government. Our contention is that Counting duty requires a substantially lesser number of staff than that of staff required for Election duty. It is obvious then, that the procedure as specified above was not followed since it is clear that the staff of local authorities/state government & Central government was more than enough to carry out the Counting duties. LIC should have objected to such requisitioning there & then. Even now, if possible, LIC should explore the legal option to end this unnecessary requisitioning not only in Maharashtra but elsewhere in the country. We demand that a curative petition should be filed demanding an inquiry whether proper procedures are being followed by the EC or not.

8.    Many officers were given duty of Micro Observer. As per the EC directives (refer attachment) the person deputed for such post (i.e. Micro Observer) is required to be a rank of Gazetted officer. If officers of such rank are not available only then Class C or above officers should be called. The EC directives also clearly specify that the list of such gazetted officers is to be obtained from different offices of the district. It is very much doubtful whether this procedure was properly followed. This point should also be included in our curative petition. All in all, we have a very strong case.

We request you to take cognizance of the above points (regarding leave, meal coupon, conveyance & curative petition) & do the needful.

Yours faithfully,
Sd/-
Dattaraj Prabhukhanolkar
GS, NOINO

Monday, December 29, 2014

Protest demonstration on 29th December '14

Having failed to get the Insurance Bill passed in Rajya Sabha during winter session, the Government routed the reform to increase the FDI in insurance sector from 26% to 49% through ordinance.

The ordinance was promulgated by the President of India on 26th December 2014.

To oppose the move, the joint front of unions in LIC (NOINO is also a part of which) has decided to hold a gate demonstration during lunch hour on 29th December 2014 i.e. Monday.

All officers and employees are requested to participate in the demonstration and make the protest 100% successful.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

NOINO SUBMITS PROTEST LETTER ON PLLI

Today i.e. 23rd December 2014, NOINO submitted a protest letter to LIC management on PLLI released yesterday. The text of the letter is given below:

23.12.2014.

The Executive Director (Personnel),
L.I.C. of India.

Dear Sir,

Re: PLLI for the year 2013-14

   The instructions for the release of PLLI for the year 2013-14 have been issued. The employees, particularly working in divisions & branches are bitterly disappointed to say the least. The same old story is being repeated. The employees were patient & understanding enough to wait endlessly with a fond hope that this time at least they would get a PLLI on the basis of current basic instead of the pre-revised basic pay of 2007. The circular issued yesterday proved to be a dampener.

   You are aware that NOINO has raised several valid points in the past (refer our letters dated 30.11.11 & 6.11.13 as also our several meetings) objecting to the various aspects that are a part of PLLI. At the cost of repetition, we would like to point out the same once again:-

  1. Equal percentage:-  The percentage of PLLI payable should be equal to all employees. Paying different percentages to each office divides the employees & causes unrest. This does not bode well for an institution which is facing intense & stiff competition. Here, the basic point is that the policy making/devising strategy is done at Central Office level in all matters be it devising plans, marketing strategy, provision of manpower, publicity of our plans et al. The success or otherwise of the institution largely depends upon these policies/strategies.  Branch/Division employees have no say in all these matters. So, it is paradoxical & ironic that the branch/division employees may get less PLLI than that of the Corporate level. Hence we maintain that equal percentage of PLLI should be paid at all levels.
  2. Too many parameters :- Too many parameters have made this concept complicated. We have been insisting on a single parameter e.g. increase in Total income.
  3. Payment on pre-revised annual pay of August 2007:- We have been insisting that the payment should be based on current annual pay.
  4. Performance parameters to be made public (to employees) :- How many employees know what the performance parameters are? How can we expect the employees to achieve the target without knowing it? We reiterate that the performance parameters should be declared before the commencement of the Financial year & all the employees should be in the know of the same.
  5. As far as the parameters itself are concerned, we have also written to you in the past as to how in the case of most of these parameters the employees working in branches/divisions/Zonal offices have no control over & no say in these. Although some of our concerns expressed earlier have been taken care of in the new Matrix for PLLI, our reservations on some points like skill enhancement through training of agents; micro-insurance schemes; e-governance etc. still remain.

   Once again we reproduce the relevant part of our earlier letter which needs to be thought over:-

The objective of any Incentive scheme should be motivating the employees in putting in their best instead of demoralising them. As it is, due to the artificial & low ceilings, an overwhelming majority of the employees have been deprived of the bonus for years together. BMS, the Central trade union to which NOINO is affiliated has putting forth its view that bonus is nothing but deferred wages which is a cushion for inflation not taken care by the skewed DA formula. PLLI could have been our own answer to deferred wages & also an alternative to break away from the “bank pattern”. It still can be, if rational & reasonable suggestions from the employee organizations are heeded.”

   We feel that the management should view the whole concept of PLLI once again in the light of the above valid points so that it doesn’t become a meaningless & frustrating exercise. We demand that all the points above should be taken into consideration & the PLLI should be restructured.

Yours faithfully,

Sd/-
Dattaraj Prabhukhanolkar
GS, NOINO

Friday, December 12, 2014

STRIKE BY JOINT FRONT IN LIC AGAINST HIKE IN FDI IN INSURANCE

NOINO has decided to observe a one-day strike against the proposed hike in FDI in Insurance from 26% to 49%. NOINO has been consistently opposing the introduction as well as hike in FDI in Insurance. Our stand remains unchanged. Our Central Trade Union, Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh (BMS) has also given a clarion call to all trade unions to oppose this Bill. 

THE STRIKE WILL BE OBSERVED ON THE FOLLOWING DAY (NEXT DAY) OF THE PASSAGE OF THE INSURANCE LAWS (AMENDMENT) BILL, 2008. Almost all the trade unions in LIC have decided to join hands for this strike.

We appeal to all the employees and officers to make the strike a grand success.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

REPORT OF 19th EXTENDED EC MEETING

The 19th Extended EC meeting of NOINO was held as scheduled at Mysuru on 24th & 25th November 2014. More than 200 delegates from all over the country covering all 8 Zones attended the meeting. Representatives from far-flung areas like Silchar, Bongaigaon, Jorhat, Kottayam were present. 30 female officers attended the meeting. Following is the report of the meeting:

DAY-1: 24th  November 2014

INAUGURAL SESSION

The meeting commenced with Deep Prajwalan, Vishwakarma Poojan & Shramik Geet. After the welcome address by Shri V Ramchandra G.S., Mysuru Unit, Shri Y.N. Murthy, Secretary, NOINO introduced the dignitaries on the dais. All dignitaries were welcomed, thereafter, with bouquets.
ADDRESS BY  SHRI RAMKRISHNA PUNJA 

On behalf of BMS Shri Ramkrishna Punja, State President of BMS for Karnataka Pradesh, reviewed the current scenario and emphasized that even though the Government had changed we had to be alert for struggle against anti labour policies of the Government. He stressed that BMS was now leading the labour movement of India. All other Unions with different ideologies, in the joint front of all Central Trade Unions, are fighting the battle as per the guidelines of BMS.

ADDRESS BY DR. S.B. SHARAN
On behalf of Central Committee Dr. S B Sharan, Working President of NOINO delivered the key-note address. In his speech, while noting that NOINO is the fastest growing union in LIC, he also took note of the grim economic situation at the National and International level. He also dwelt upon the set-back in business as well as renewal premium in LIC as also on the slow pace of decision making on the part of the management.

The key-note address also stressed the need to keep the internal customers, viz. the employees, happy & contented.

ADDRESS BY SHRI P. SHRIDHAR, SDM- MYSURU
The Chief Guest Shri P. Shridhar, SDM, Mysuru took stock of the changing situation in LIC where over the years the focus and dependability has steadily shifted from the Assistant cadre to AAO/AO/ADM cadres.

ADDRESS BY SHRI B.K. SINHA, ORGANISING SECRETARY, NOIW (BMS)

   On behalf of NOIW (BMS) Shri B.K. Sinha, All India Organizing Secretary attended the meeting. He recalled the formation of NOINO, the initial meeting at Patna and growth of NOINO & NOIW through mutual coordination. He urged the gathering to move ahead in the same fashion as we did in the past i.e. through mutual coordination and cooperation and strengthen the wings of BMS.

The vote of thanks for inaugural session was proposed by Shri Lakshmendra Kumar, President, NOINO, Mysuru Unit.

POST-TEA SESSION—24.11.14 

VIDEO MESSAGE BY SHRI PRAKASH JAVADEKARJI

A video message by Shri Prakash Javadekar, Union Minister for Environment was telecast on a big screen. Shri Javadekarji expressed regret that he couldn’t attend NOINO Ext. EC meeting due to Parliament session. However, he said that he was always with NOINO. He also expressed his concern about the pending issues of LIC employees like one more pension option, wage-revision, child care leave etc. He said that since the FM was not keeping well earlier, these issues could not be taken up vigorously. However, now that he (the FM) is fit & fine, he assured the audience that he would be conducting a meeting of the Finance Ministry officials shortly & would make all efforts to solve the issues.

The gathering gave a thunderous applause to its President.

REPORT OF GENERAL SECRETARY & TREASURER

Smt Anagha Sant, GS, NOINO took stock of the current situation & the activities of NOINO during this crucial period. She also put forth her report before house for discussion and approval. The highlights of the GS report are as under:-

i) Formation of various units, AGMs, Reconstitution of Committees etc.
ii) During these 12 months, we met the management in CO number of times and raised several issues like wage-revision, one more pension option, recruitment in Class III/IV, late sitting, child care leave/sabbatical leave for female employees etc.         
iii) During this period we wrote letters to the management on various issues as above and follow-up was taken.

Thereafter Shri Sanjay Ramdasi, All India Treasurer presented the Treasurer’s report. Both the reports were approved by the House amidst thunderous applause.

POST-LUNCH SESSION—24.11.2014

After a brief self introduction by over 200 participants from all over the country, the Zone-wise reporting by Zonal Secretaries commenced.

The Zonal Secretaries’ reports took stock of the zone wise membership, tours undertaken, planning for opening of new units, activities carried out in the Zone etc. The assembly noted that even though NOINO is growing everywhere & the officers are happy with our activities, we have wider scope to strengthen the roots of NOINO and expand coverage to each and every officer of the Corporation.

DISCUSSION ON PROMOTION & TRANSFER POLICY

     Shri Rajesh Dubey, All India Organizing Secretary, initiated the discussion. The discussion was based on the comprehensive note submitted by NOINO on 25.8.2012. Zone wise representatives participated in this session. The session was very lively & many useful suggestions came out from the participants as also examples from one’s own experiences were quoted. The session showed the loyalty, affection & involvement of the activists towards the organization.

                             GATHERING OF BMS PARIWAR

       In the evening, there was a gathering of like-minded organizations of BMS. It is pertinent to note that many employees who did not belong to BMS Pariwar also attended this gathering. Shri Dattaraj Prabhukhanolkar, All India Resident Secretary, NOINO & Shri Ganesh Kamath, Chief Advisor, dwelt on the subject “Why NOINO?” & listed the achievements of NOINO as also the reasons why the officers who have not yet joined NOINO should join it. The House was very much impressed by their speeches.

DAY-2: 25th Nov 2014

ADDRESS BY BMS DIGNITARIES
Shri Baijnath Rai, President BMS and Shri K. Lakshma Reddy, I/C Financial Institutions, BMS also shared their thoughts which were very  informative and inspiring one. They dwelt on the development of organizational setup and relation building by encashing social occasions. They suggested that regular interaction and meetings help to strengthen the relations and are useful for faster growth of the organization. They expressed happiness over NOINO being the fastest growing organization in LIC. They also stressed that the activities of any organization should be on regular basis as per the requirements of the organization. They not only appreciated the activities of NOINO but blessed us for the great success in coming future too.

They said that the organization should grow like a tree so that its members can get both shelter and fruits from it. Each member should have a set target of enrolling new members. Everybody present was inspired by their speech and presence among us.  

PASSING OF VARIOUS RESOLUTIONS

The house unanimously passed the following resolutions after elaborate deliberations:-

1.  Speedy settlement of Charter as per the aspirations of the Class I officers
2.  PLLI for the year 2013-2014
3.  Leave Travel Concession
4.  Sabbatical Leave / Child Care Leave for Women Officers / Employees
5.  One more option for pension to employees.

           HUGE GATE MEETING AT MYSURU DIVISIONAL OFFICE
During lunch-hour, Mysuru Unit had arranged a huge gate meeting at Divisional Office. All the veteran leaders of NOINO along with the delegates and activists marched towards the Divisional office building. The meeting started in time after usual slogan shouting by activists and delegates. General Secretary of Mysuru unit Shri V Ramchandra welcomed all the delegates as well as the leaders on behalf of Mysuru unit.   He briefly narrated that the very purpose of the meeting being held at Mysuru is that the South Central Zone unit of NOINO is emerging as a leading unit in southern region.

Shri Rajesh Dubey, Organizing Secretary, NOINO compered the whole meeting. He regaled the audience with his never ending quota of Sher-o-Shayaries which were apt to the occasion.

Starting with the need of NOINO and its great achievements, Resident Secretary Shri Dattaraj Prabhukhanolkar appealed all to join NOINO and strengthen the class-I unity.

General Secretary Smt Anagha Sant reviewed the latest struggles by NOINO and what has been achieved by us for the class-I community. She also stressed that the new officers should contribute to the growth of NOINO in South Central Zone.

All India Chief Adviser of NOINO Shri Ganesh Kamath talked on the practical aspects of organization. His direct, no-nonsense & unconventional approach had a telling effect on the gathering. He focused on the unique features of NOINO like having a lady as a General Secretary; fast & authentic communication; yearly reporting of activities etc. In his inimitable style Kamathji kept the audience in good humour. He expressed gratitude for the active support given by our Honorable President, Shri Prakash Javadekarji, to (all Class-I officers on all issues including FDI, Charter of Demands, One more pension option etc.). He said that it was pertinent to note that Javadekarji had been in the forefront of our struggle for all the pending demands. He also added that a strong emphasis had been laid on the following points:-

·                      To start fruitful discussions on charter of demands immediately.
·                      One more option for pension not linking with the wage revision.
·                      Recruitment of new officers as well as Class III employees in LIC.

He reminded that the settlement of wage revision in 2010 had been because of the strong support given by Javadekarji to the struggle of NOINO. He also reiterated NOINO’s firm opposition to the hike in FDI in Insurance sector.

After vote of thanks by Shri Lakshmendra Kumar, President, NOINO Mysuru unit the meeting concluded with robust slogan shouting.

                              POST-LUNCH SESSION—25.11.14
The following All India committee was unanimously elected for the next three years:-

            1. President:- Shri Prakash Javadekar, Union Minister.
            2. Working President:- Shri Pulak Kumar Dey (EZ)
            3. General Secretary:- Shri Dattaraj Prabhukhanolkar (CO)
            4. Organizing Secretaries:-
             a)  Shri Rajesh Dubey (NCZ)
             b)  Shri Vishwas shastri (WZ)
            5. Vice-Presidents:-
             a) Smt Anagha Sant (WZ)
             b) Shri Sudhir Ranjan Nema (CZ)
             c) Shri Sudhakar Mishra (NCZ)
             d) …………………………. {ECZ (to be filled-in after formation of ECZ full committee which is in process)}
            6. Joint Secretaries:-
               a)  Shri Y.N.Murthy (SCZ)
               b) Shri Shibabrata Saha (EZ) 
               c)  Smt K. Mallarkodi (SZ)
               d)  Shri R.S.Yadav (NZ)
            7. Treasurer:- Shri Sanjay Ramdasi(WZ)
            8. Assistant Treasurer:- Shri Shrikant Thombare (WZ)

Chief Advisor: Shri Ganesh Kamath

EC members:

            1 – 8. All 8 Zonal Secretaries (ex officio)
  9. Smt Trupti Brahme (CO)
 10. Smt Ankita Rane (WZ)
 11. Shri Ketan Purandare (CO)
 12. Smt Neeta Prabhavalkar (CO)
 13. Shri Milind Wagh (WZ)
 14. Shri Sanjay Patil (WZ)
 15. Shri Ram Vadalkar (WZ)
 16. Shri Naushad Ali Shaikh (CZ)
 17. Shri Narendra Nath Patwari (EZ)
 18. Shri R.K. Dubey (NCZ)
 19. Shri G.S.L. Shrivastava (NCZ)
 20. Shri S.K. Saini (NZ)
 21. Shri A.R. Baba (NZ)
 22. Shri B.S. Manjunatha Rao (SCZ)
 23. Shri S. Ganeshan (SZ)
24. ……………………. {ECZ (to be filled-in after formation of ECZ full committee which is in process)}

Newly elected General Secretary Shri Dattaraj Prabhukhanolkar thanked house  for extending him the opportunity to serve class I officers in LIC and assured the house to work hard for fulfillment of their expectations.

The concluding speech was delivered by Shri Ganesh Kamath, Chief Advisor, NOINO. Shri Kamath congratulated the newly elected committee & exhorted all the delegates to lend full support to it by actively participating in the union activities. He stressed the need to further strengthen NOINO & laid stress on self-assessment instead of waiting for sermons & instructions. He once again laid emphasis on self-evaluation, self-disclipline & working honestly for the organization to take NOINO to new altitudes. He warned against complacency & advocated the need of live contact with the members as well as the management. He reminded the delegates about the importance of media & communication to stay in the race.

In his maiden address newly elected Working President Shri P K Dey expressed his gratitude towards the Organization for entrusting the work of Working President to him. He recalled the sacrifice & hard work of the activists in the initial years of NOINO which helped NOINO flourish & gain ground. He assured the House that he would work hard to live up to the expectations of all.

He further said that the NOINO Central Committee will meet LIC management shortly for expediting the Wage negotiation talks and for the demand of one more option for pension so that we can achieve the two issues at the earliest. He also emphasised the need for a codified, uniform & transparent Transfer Policy and the 33 points note on this subject submitted to management by NOINO on 25th August 2012. He also mentioned that LTC reforms / Sabbatical/Child care leave were also on the agenda of NOINO. He also reiterated our firm opposition to any further hike in FDI in Insurance sector in accordance with BMS principles. He appealed to the House to be in readiness for a struggle to protect the interest of the Class-I officers & the LIC as a whole.

The Central committee expressed great satisfaction at the way the 19th Extended EC meeting was held. The tastefully & artistically decorated venue with Cultural heritage of Mysuru in background, the magnanimous & warm hospitality extended to the delegates gathered from throughout our country and comfortable accommodation  provided to the participants are indeed praise worthy and also the reflection of the hard work of the organizers. On behalf of Central Committee mementos were presented to all the activists of Mysuru.

On behalf of the entire team of NOINO Shri V. Ramchandra GS, NOINO, Mysuru Unit extended vote of thanks for all those who helped in the successful conduct of the meeting.

The meeting ended with Sampoorn Vande Mataram.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Management calls for Information Sharing

LIC Management has called all Unions for Information Sharing on 27th August 2014 i.e. Wednesday for one day only. They have not stated any particular subject(s) for sharing.