Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Notice for Zonal Presidents / Secretaries

All Zonal Presidents / Secretaries,

We have already circulated the batches of different cadres which are being considered for promotions in 2013.

We attach, herewith, 2 formats – one for Promotions, the other for Transfers. We request you to please send the names of our office-bearers / members of your Zone who are due for promotion this year or who seek transfers which are to be considered by Central Office.

Please note, the last 2 columns of the formats should invariably be filled-in (by ‘Yes’ or ‘No’). If these columns are left blank, it will be deemed that the particular member has not paid the subscription and also did not participate in strike.

You are requested to send the lists to us latest by 5 p.m. on 5th March 2013.

Please ensure that no individual or Divisional Committee sends names directly to us. It must come through Zonal President / Secretary only.

Duly filled-in formats are to be sent to our General Secretary at with a copy to me at .

Rajesh Dubey
Organizing Secretary,

(Above communication has been sent to all Zonal Presidents and Secretaries by our Organizing Secretary today i.e. on 27th February, 2013 through email. He has also attached 2 formats to the mail.)

Monday, February 25, 2013


by Ganesh Govind Kamath

        The world today is torn by strife, corruption, & violence more than ever. India is no exception to that. Majority of the common man is frustrated, despondent & has resigned to his fate. While, sociologists may analyse & attribute different reasons for this situation; to me, this is a manifestation of the malady affecting the society which is busy running after material comforts, blissfully ignoring the importance of value education in our life.
        The crux of the problem, according to me, is the weakness of the ‘common man’ who refuses to speak against any injustice or wrongdoing out of the fear of the consequences. He usually defends his apathy or inaction by saying that such forthrightness leads to confrontation & his family/social/personal life/career could be disturbed for taking on the wrong-doers. He also feels that it is not ‘his job’.

      Some examples can be quoted which will make this clearer:-

1.    Barring media-orchestrated “outcries”, there are hardly any protests or murmurs against the wrongdoings of political or other leaders. This has not only emboldened the unscrupulous few, but now such wrongdoings have attained certain amount of status & dignity in the society.

2.    There is no trace of the rapists of the Bhandara rape case in Maharshtra. It is obvious that some local people may know the perpetrators of this heinous crime. Some people may at least know when & where they saw the three sisters last. But due to this continued silence of the ‘common man’, it has become difficult to nab the culprits.

3.    In any organization, whether public or private sector or any social, political or even labour organization, many people, working at different places & at different positions, may suffer from injustice & harassment. Some may know about some wrong practices. But again, here, fearing confrontation & the subsequent possible effect on one’s career, they keep quiet. Some keep quiet simply to save their skin while some don’t speak the truth since personally, they are not affected. Some give the lame excuse that while they agree that injustice is being done, they have to ‘respect’ the hierarchy!! They fail to understand that by this act of impotence, irreparable damage is done to the institution in which they are working (which they claim to be loyal to!!!) & that is more important than ‘respecting’ the hierarchy.

      While the apprehension of the ‘common man’ is true to a large extent, one should also ponder over the question as to at what cost we are buying ‘peace’ by staying silent? Ultimately, the problems which we try to avert, are going to be at our door-step (affect us personally) & at that time they would be on a much larger magnitude. Even if they don’t affect us personally, we are committing a greater sin by keeping quiet. Many-a-time we advise our children to walk on the path of truth & justice, but we act exactly the opposite some times.

     The solution to this is to stand up & speak against injustice with courage & conviction. It is not necessary that truth should be spoken in a shrill manner. We can put across our views politely too. For those fearing isolation, the best option is to be organized in one way or the other. However, here too, there is a growing apathy & attempt to distance one-self from organized efforts. This again is due to self-centredness. If only, we shred our self inflicted cloak of silence, the world would be a much better place to live in!!!

Dated: 24.2.2013

(Shri Ganesh Govind Kamath was founder General Secretary of NOINO and is presently Chief Advisor to NOINO)

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Our gratitude to strikers

A nation is built by the sacrifices people make for their motherland..!!”

We bow before the officers, employees and other citizens of India who participated in strike on 20th & 21st February 2013. Our gratitude to all those who had courage to fight for self respect..!!

Jai Hind…!!!

- NOINO Central Committee

Monday, February 18, 2013

Joint appeal to join strike on 20 & 21 February 2013

All LIC officers and employees,

All the Central Trade Unions and a large number of independent Associations / Federations which met at a National Convention of Workers held at New Delhi on 4th September 2012 have called for two days nationwide strike on 20th -21st February 2013The strike is to protest against the policies of the government that are causing distress to the working class while creating vast inequalities in the country.
Massive preparations are underway in every sector of the economy for the success of the strike.  The strike is expected to be total in the financial sector with all unions of officers and employees in the banking industry deciding to join the strike. 

The demands projected in the strike are very important to the life and living of the working class and the national economic sovereignty.  The reckless pursuance of neo-liberalism has hugely increased the burdens on the working class.  The attack on jobs, mad rush to privatise public sector, privatise the pension funds, excessive reliance on foreign capital and total inability to contain the price rise have enormous implications both for the national economy and the Indian working class. Therefore, the decision by the trade unions to jointly resist these attacks and force the government to revisit these policies is the most welcome development.

This strike also calls for the withdrawal of the Insurance Laws (Amendment) Bill.  We firmly believe that opposing FDI hike and building a greater unity of the trade union movement on this issue is crucial to the interests of LIC, public sector general insurance companies and the national economy. This has assumed urgency in view of the government’s attempts to push forward with the Insurance Laws (Amendment) Bill seeking to hike FDI limits and permitting privatization of GIC and the four public sector general insurance companies in the budget session of parliament.  The two days strike gives us an opportunity to build a broader resistance against the government moves.

In this background, we appeal all the LIC officers and employees to join the strike and make it a resounding success in order to build a broader movement to protect our industry and consequently the interests of the insurance officers and employees.

With greetings,
Yours friendly,

National Organisation of Insurance Officers (NOINO)
National Organisation of Insurance Workers (NOIW)
India Insurance Employees’ Association (AIIEA)
India LIC Employees’ Federation (AILICEF)
India National Life Insurance Employees’ Federation (INTUC)
Bharatiya Vima Kamgar Sena (BVKS)

Sunday, February 10, 2013

NOINO on strike on 20 & 21 February 2013

All Central Trade Unions, including BMS (Bhartiya Mazdoor Sangh) to which NOINO is affiliated, have decided to observe 2-day countrywide General Strike on 20th and 21st February 2013 to press for burning issues being faced by the working class in particular and all the Citizens of the country in general.

The issues are – Anti labour practices of Government of India, Increasing corruption, Price rise, Disinvestment of PSU’s, FDI policies of the Govt, Assured Pension for all, Increase in quantum of gratuity and the issues which are current for the particular industry of the strikers.

NOINO being affiliated to BMS, we are bound to observe the strike. As such, it has been decided that we shall go on strike on these two days i.e. 20th & 21st February 2013.

We request our activists to make necessary activities so that the strike is total in our industry.

Being responsible citizens of India and members of a responsible Organization (NOINO) in LIC, it is our moral duty to make sacrifices in the interest of our Nation, fellow officers / workers and also self. This will be a good opportunity to show our total unity and strength to push through our other genuine demands also in future, by participating in it in total numbers.

As such, we advise our office-bearers and members to observe the 2-day strike with full sanctity. Any further instructions / clarifications, if required, will follow.

Thursday, February 7, 2013


C.P. Index for October 2012 was 217, for November 2012 it was 218 & for December 2012 it is 219. As such, DA shall rise by 25 slabs with effect from 1st February 2013.