Friday, May 14, 2010

Pensioners' News - in detail

(Affiliated to Bharateeya Mazdoor Sangh)
3AB, Hashim Bldg., 40, Veer Nariman Marg, Hutatma Chowk, Mumbai 400 001. Tel. : 022-22040958
President : Shri S. L. Burman
General Secretary : Shri C.Y. Kalele Date : 6th May 2010


Brothers & Sisters,
You are aware that since inception NOIP had been consistently demanding extension of facility of share in Mediclaim premium being borne by LIC, to LIC employees even after their retirement.

The Organisation had continuously taken up this issue with LIC Management by writing letters on 01-09-2001, 10-10-04, 29-11-04, 22-04-05, 22-06-06, 30-10-06, 23-07-07, 28-01-09, 27-04-09, 14-12-09 & 26-02-10. The Organisation had discussed this issue on 30-11-04 with ED (P), on 23-07-07 with LIC Chairman, on 28-01-09 with ED(P) & on 26-02-10 with ED (P) again.
Finally LIC, in their meeting with NOIP Office-bearers on 26-02-10, indicated positive consideration of our demand regarding extension of facility of share in Mediclaim premium being borne by LIC, to LIC employees even after their retirement.

Now the LIC in its Board meeting held on 05/05/2010 has approved that the Corporation will bear 3/4th of the premium for Mediclaim policy uniformly for retired employees for the revised basic sum insured applicable. The sharing of premium will be applicable for the Mediclaim policy from 01/04/2010. The revised basic sum insured for retired employees will be as per the table given below:

Categories Basic Sum Insured Increased Basic Sum Insured
III 60,000/- 85,000/-
II 80,000/- 1,10,000/-
I 1,20,000/- 1,65,000/-

It is the victory for NOIP as we had been persistently following up this issue.

NOIP MEETING OF 26 April, 2010
The Steering Committee Meeting of NOIP was held at Mumbai on 26-04-2010 on a short notice, to take advantage of the availability of Shri. S. L. Burman, President, NOIP in Mumbai. Apart from him, the following functionaries were present at the meeting which started at 12 noon and concluded at 5 p.m. 1) Shri S. D. Kulkarni, President, Maharashtra Pradesh, BMS, Pune; 2) Shri. S. S. Kashikar, Senior Leader, Nashik; 3) Shri V. Y. Lotlikar, Senior Leader, Mumbai; 4) Shri. C. Y. Kalele, General Secretary, NOIP, Mumbai; 5) Shri. Ashok J. Joshi, Working President, NOIP, Pune; 6) Shri. Sharad D. Dao, Organising Secretary,
NOIP, Pune; 7) Shri. B. Ramachander Rao, CC Member, NOIP Hyderabad.

Organisational Matters : The meeting took review of the campaign of membership drive. The meeting received encouraging reports of enrollment of new members from various centers. After Pune meeting of 28-01-2010 about 50 new members have joined the organisation. Shri. Ashok J. Joshi visited Bengaluru, Hubli and Dharwad and held meetings of pensioners for membership drive. Efforts are afoot to hold meetings at Delhi, Chandigarh, Meerut, Jaipur and Ajmer. NOIP circular of 26-02-10 regarding discussions with ED(P) along with Hindi circular regarding Shri. Burman's appeal to NOIW conference was sent to all NOIW CC members and NOINO office bearers all over India. Our local members and activists are requested to enlist support of local units of NOIW and NOINO for membership drive.

Accounting at NOIP HQ : At the time of formation of NOIP in 2004, it was decided that the local unit IPO Mumbai should account for all NOIP transactions of collections and expenses temporarily till self reliant arrangement for NOIP is made. The meeting reviewed the situation and decided that all NOIP transactions of receipts and payments should be accounted for by NOIP itself through its Bank account. It is decided that NOIP’s Funds in IPO Mumbai Bank Account should be transferred to NOIP Bank at the earliest.

Centralised Membership at NOIP HQ : The meeting observed that there is a gap in proper and swift communication between members and the organisation because after pensioners become members of the organisation their forms and addresses are not received at NOIP HQ in time. It is, therefore, decided that henceforth the divisional centers should send membership forms and fees to NOIP HQ and membership should be directly registered at NOIP HQ instead of at any IPO unit. Once a member is enrolled at Division, the form and the membership fee collected should be sent to NOIP HQ immediately.
The expenses incurred by activists for touring for membership drive should be reimbursed by NOIP HQ.

Court Case : It was reported in NOIP Circular of 6.2.2010 that it is learnt that Jaipur High Court has given a verdict on 12-01-2010 in LIC pension case on LIC pension to be revised with every wage revision. It is observed that the copy of the verdict is still awaited. We shall revert to you with further developments on receipt of the High Court Order.

Shri S. L. Burman President NOIP in his concluding remarks made a fervent appeal to all NOIP activists to make more efforts to increase the membership of the organisation. The meeting came to an end with vote of thanks by Shri. B. R. Rao.

With greetings,

Brotherly yours,

(C. Y. Kalele)
General Secretary

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