"National Organization of Insurance Officers", popularly known as ''NOINO'', is, as on date, the only Registered Organization which is continuously striving for the betterment of Class-I Officers of LIC of India. NOINO's Central office-bearers: President: Shri Prakash Javadekar, Working President: Shri P K Dey, General Secretary: Shri Dattaraj Prabhukhanolkar, Treasurer: Shri S Ramdasi.
Demonstration called by NOINO on 29th April 2015 at Yogakshema turned into a
Maharally as a very large no. of officers gathered to vent their anger against
anti-officer policies of LIC management. More than 1000 officers from different
Divisions of the country gathered to press the vital demands of officers at
large in LIC of India.
As already stated earlier, the
MORE OPTION FOR PENSION
2. IMMEDIATE DISCUSSIONS ON WAGE-REVISION
3. 5-DAY WEEK
4. RECRUITMENT IN CLASS III/IV
5. SCRAPPING OF ANTI-OFFICER PROMOTION/POSTING POLICY
NOINO has decided
to hold protest demonstration at Yogakshema during lunch hour on 29th
April 2015 i.e. Wednesday to oppose anti-officer policies of LIC management and
inordinate delay in wage revision settlement.
The main demands are:
1. Withdrawal of unjust guidelines on
transfer & posting, unilaterally declared by CO
2. One more option for pension to LIC employees outside wage settlement
3. Immediate discussion on wage
revision & early settlement of charter as per paying capacity of LIC
4. Five days’ week
5. Large scale recruitment of class 3
& 4 employees to be made immediately
are requested to gather in large number to oppose anti-officer policies of LIC
NOINO submitted a protest letter to the ED(Personnel)
today, i.e. 20.04.2015 on the recently issued transfer/posting norms. The
letter is reproduced below:
Norms for Transfers & Postings-2015-16
We have information that certain
norms have been specified vide Instructions dated 8.4.2015 sent to all Zonal
Managers. After reading those, we have concluded that the management is bent on
implementing the draft transfer policy that had been proposed & circulated
to the unions/associations on 24.1.2015. In the subsequent individual
discussions with the unions/associations on 11.2.2015, we had raised several objections
regarding many clauses of the draft transfer policy & opposed the haphazard
implementation of the same. We were given an assurance that the matter will be
once again discussed with us & our suggestions would be taken into account
while finalizing the policy.
However, it seems that the management
has gone back on its word & has decided to implement the policy which will
neither benefit the Officers nor the Corporation. We consider this decision as
arbitrary & high-handed. We strongly protest this attitude & demand
that these norms should be withdrawn immediately.
Let us examine some of the ‘norms’
that have been specified:-
No retention on promotion in the
same station except for officers aged 58 & above:-. Since this does not specify the
cadre, it is implied that this is for all cadres. This is bound to
discourage officers from accepting the promotion. E.g. whether an officer
of the age 55 will be posted out of station on his promotion as AO? We
have time & again made our views clear on this matter. Till now,
though there was some displacement on promotion, officers by & large
accepted it since the displacement was not out of their bounds (except
if it was out of Zone). We fail
to see what would be achieved by such massive displacement. A disturbed
mind cannot be effective in work.
Request transfers to be
considered after 3 years at a station for male officers:- We strongly differ with this. Request
transfers in the case of male officers should be considered after 2 years.
In the case of request transfers of female officers, the Zone-wise
practices should be followed which have been in vogue till now but not
exceeding two years.
Officers working in ZO/DO for
more than 5 years to be transferred from their positions/departments:- We have made our views clear on
this subject too. Transfer just for the sake of transfer will not help. No
purpose will be served by this. We strongly oppose this move.
These are only some of our objections. The
point is that without discussing with the unions/associations this policy is
sought to be implemented. We strongly protest this & once again demand to
withdraw such instructions immediately.
16.04.2015 NOINO DELEGATION MEETS FINANCE MINISTER SHRI ARUN JAITLEY NOINO delegation led
by its President & Union minister Shri Prakash Javadekarji met Union
Finance minister Shri Arun Jaitley on 13.4.2015. He was accompanied by
All India GS Shri Dattaraj Prabhukhanolkar & senior NOINO leader Dr.
delegation pointed out the inordinate delay in settlement of wage revision
& also insisted that the wage revision should be according to the paying
capacity of LIC. Jaitleyji discussed the issue in detail with our delegation.
He inquired about the minimum percentage rise that we expect.
apprised him about our legitimate demand of 40% rise to LIC Class I Officers. We
also briefed him in nutshell the capacity of LIC management to pay the desired
wage rise. While discussing Shri Jaitley mentioned that Banks had been given 15% rise,
so, 40% or like that would not be possible. He enquired the percentage of
increase in last wage revision and showed indications of thinking somewhat
nearer to that. We clarified that the wage-revision
in the Banks has been finalized at 15% which is on salary slip components only.
This does not take into consideration the retirement & other benefits which
were being considered while giving any offer till the previous wage-revision.
If these are added, the total goes up to 21 to 22%. LIC has performed far better than others
in the teeth of stiff competition and hence we deserve much more than the
Finance minister listened to all our arguments positively. We expect favourable
also strongly insisted on the demand for one more (final) option for pension
& also that it should be settled outside wage revision. This demand was
also viewed seriously by Finance minister and Javadekarji emphasized that a
small few percentage of employees & officers have remained to opt for
pension option. LIC management has shown their interest in settling this
Shri Arun Jaitleyji
has assured to look into these issues positively and also insist management to
start the discussions for wage settlement immediately.
NOINO will continue
its efforts till the legitimate demands of employees are met.
A delegation of NOINO led by its Working President
Shri Pulak Kumar Dey met ED(Personnel) Shri M R Kumar today. The Working President
was accompanied by Shri Ganesh Kamath, Chief Advisor; Smt. Trupti Bramhe &
Smt. Neeta Prabhavalkar, both All India EC members.
It was a courtesy visit by our Working President who
is based at Kolkata. However, wage revision and allied matters were discussed
briefly. The delegation also apprised ED(P) regarding NOINO’s meeting with
Finance Minister Shri Arun Jaitley on 13th April 2015.
The delegation requested for early resumption of
wage-revision talks as also allowing one more option for pension. The ED(P)
replied that wage-revision talks would resume after the current
promotion-transfer round was over. He further informed that the management was
following up these issues (including one more pension-option) with concerned
A NOINO delegation led by its President & Union
Minister Shri Prakash Javadekar met Union Finance Minister Shri Arun Jaitley today i.e. 13th April 2015. Shri Javadekar was accompanied by NOINO’s General
Secretary Shri Dattaraj Prabhukhanolkar and senior leader Dr S.B.Sharan.
The delegation submitted a memorandum pointing out the
inordinate delay in settlement of wage revision and requested for early
settlement. The delegation insisted that the wage revision in LIC should be
according to the paying capacity of the Corporation.
The delegation also submitted a separate memorandum
demanding one more option for pension. NOINO strongly insisted that this option
be given separate from wage revision.
Shri Jaitley was positive in his responses on both
issues and assured to look into these.
The NOINO President also discussed with the Finance
Minister other miscellaneous issues related to the industry.
NOINO will continue its efforts till the legitimate
demands of employees are met.
today wrote to ED(P) demanding compensation for late sitting and working on
Sundays & holidays. The letter is reproduced below:
Sub: Late sitting & working on
Sundays & holidays
You are aware that for the last
several years, late sitting as well as working on Sundays & Holidays have
become a regular feature in our Corporation. NOINO has been demanding for
regulated hours of working since long. We have suggested some measures to curb
this menace on one hand & have also suggested certain measures to
compensate for such late sitting & working on Sundays & Holidays. We
have also drawn your attention to the security issue while working late in the
office as well as travelling back home at unearthly hours. We regret to say
that precious little has been done to recognize & address this problem
which affects the family life & the mental/physical health of the
To some extent, one can understand the
need for such late-sitting as well as working on Sundays & Holidays at the
time of year-end closing. However, it should not be the case for almost all the
year. There is no compensation whatsoever to the overburdened officers. Adding
fuel to the fire is the browbeating & arm-twisting tactics adopted in many
divisions to compel the officers to attend even on Festivals of religious
Two recent instances can be quoted. A
large part of the country celebrated Hindu New year (known by several names
according to the region) on 21st March 2015. However, the officers
were threatened in some divisions saying that if they don’t attend the office
on this day, they should give it in writing and/or talk to the SDM of the
division. The petrified officers had to fall in line against their wishes. We
strongly protest such tactics which are also an affront to our religious
beliefs as we are not allowed to celebrate.
The officers were also called on
Sunday, 5th April 2015 for DCB closing (for submission). Then again
they were asked to report on time on the next day, i.e. Monday to complete
further regular jobs. Such type of work without respite or relief is dangerous.
However, our officers have endured it for the cause of the Corporation. They
should be compensated & rewarded for it.
We, therefore, demand that
compensation worth overtime should be paid to all the officers who have worked
late & on Sundays & Holidays. We request you to issue immediate
instructions in this regard.