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Premium rates for family floater policy & option for increased cover under group mediclaim scheme. Please download Circular No.CO/PER/ER-A/066/2014 Dated 28/04/2014 for more details.


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विश्व मेहनतकशों के महान पर्व मई दिवस 2014 के मौके पर हम विश्व के मेहनतकश जनता के साथ-साथ भारत के मेहनतकशों, बीमा कर्मियों व मध्यक्षेत्र के समस्त बीमा कर्मियों को क्रांतिकारी शुभकामनायें प्रेषित करते हैं।


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Dear Comrades,


Please download the attached AIIPA Circular No.07/2014 dated 24th March 2014.


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The people of India will elect their representatives to the 16th Lok Sabha by middle of May, 2014. The election commission has already announced the dates of elections to the 543 Lok Sabha constituencies during 7th of April to 12th May, 2014. The results of   this election shall be declared on 16th May, 2014 as per schedule drawn by the Election Commission.

 The Congress led UPA II government in last 10 years has pushed the Indian economy to an abysmal point. The neo liberal economy embraced by Congress in consonance of the dictum of IMF/World Bank is the cause for this tragedy witnessed by the people of our country. In fact the reforms introduced by Congress in 1991 and pursued by the following governments was the platform that opened up Indian Economy to the needs of indigenous and foreign capital’s greed to loot the wealth of the country. Economy was further liberalised by BJP led NDA government in 1999. This only confirmed that Indian politics and political parties excepting the Left competed with each other to show their subservience to the dictates of finance capital. This philosophy altered the course of the government policies from interventionist policy to market-driven policy. This understanding of the ruling classes thus accepted the dictum ‘it is not the business of the government to be in business’.  It further boasted that the duty of the government is only to govern the country. The government totally abdicated its responsibility to intervene on behalf of the common man and gave a free ticket to the rich to further their profits. This theory enabled privatisation of government and public services. Government detached itself from providing subsidy to the people in the areas of basic necessities. The Indian ruling class totally neglected the agriculture sector. Shifting the primary lending away from agriculture sector resulted in suicides of more than 2.8 lakh farmers in this country during the period of reforms. The ever increasing inflation resulted into continuous and unprecedented price rise.
 
The consecutive governments since 1991 were shamelessly chanting the mantra of Privatisation. They said privatisation alone will lift the Indian economy to greater heights and in turn distributes the wealth of the country to its people.  This enabled privatisation of all public sectors in this country for a throw away price to both Indian and foreign private entrepreneurs. This led to the unbridled loot of public wealth by these private corporates. India today is home to 60 $billionaires and is ranked fifth in the world in number of billionaires. The combined wealth of these Indian billionaires comes to a staggering $390 billion which is almost 1/3rd of the total GDP of the country. All the scams in post reform era stand testimony to this obnoxious design of ruling classes. The policy of privatisation led to more attacks on working people of this country. The unemployment increased. The contract employment replaced the permanent employment. Reforms in pension sector resulted in the defined pension being replaced by defined contribution.  The Indian trade union movement led by left had to launch struggles against this anti worker and anti people policies. India witnessed 15 general strikes in the last 20 years.  Today we witness more inequality among the people due to the economic reforms in this country.
 
It is in this background that AIIEA has protected the public sector LIC and General Insurance Companies in the last two decades. Despite the attempts of successive governments since 1999 to weaken the public sector insurance industry, the sustained campaign and struggle unleashed by AIIEA could not only protect our industry but also helped the industry to reach commanding positions. Without doubt the public sector insurance companies are market leaders today. Our campaign against the LIC (Amendment) Bill 2009 finally succeeded in protection of LIC. The campaign against Insurance laws (Amendment) bill 2008 could so far stall the government’s attempts and the campaign should continue. This bill not only allows increase in foreign direct investment from the present 26% to 49% but also enables privatisation of public sector general insurance companies. This attempt of government is nothing but to hand over the savings mobilized by the public sector insurance industry to the private hands. AIIEA’s struggle could so far keep the government at bay on this Bill.

The Elections 2014 are definitely going to shape the future of public sector insurance industry. The two major political parties viz., the Congress and the BJP have already stated that once they come to power in 2014, their priority will be to further liberalize the financial sector.

Therefore, this election is very important for every employee working in public sector insurance industry. If we have to guard this industry, we must act decisively in this crucial election. The time has come to think and decide on whose side we should stand by. Do we have to elect such political formulations which are against the public sector and the public sector insurance industry? Do people of India have to elect such political parties whose economic policies are anti- poor, anti-worker and anti-people?  Should the people elect such governments who shun their responsibility towards majority people’s aspirations?

The 23rd General Conference of AIIEA while answering these questions called upon the people of this country to change ‘THE NEETI NOT NETA ALONE’. The discussion in media that who is our next PM – “ IS IT MODI OR RAHUL “ is no use to the people of this country because both represent the same economic philosophy of  FREE MARKET ECONOMY. Their parties unashamedly represent the corporate world.  This being the reality, the conference of AIIEA beckoned people of this country to “REJECT CONGRESS led UPA and DEFEAT BJP led NDA. In this background we call upon insurance employees to support the Left, secular, progressive and democratic political parties and save the economic independence of India. Let us all fulfill this task without any let up and be proud partners for a better India tomorrow.

With warm greetings,       

Comradely yours,
General Secretary

 

(Please download the attached AIIEA Circular No.06/2014 dated 25th March 2014)


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Dear Comrades,

Please download the attached AIIEA Memorandum to the Candidates of various political parties contesting for 16th Loksabha Elections.


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Dear Comrades,


Please download the attached AIIPA Circular No.06/2014 dated 12th March 2014.


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Dear Comrades,


Please download the attached Circular.


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AIIPA OFFICE BEARERS' MEETING

As scheduled, the Office-bearers of AIIPA met in the city of Ahmedabad on 22nd February 2014, to review the implementation of programme of action, as decided in the Central Committee meeting held in December 2013 @ Hyderabad and also to decide on the venue and the dates of the 6th All India Confeence of AIIPA. The meeting presided over by Com.M.L.Setiya, President, was also attended by Special Invitees, Com.H.I.Bhat, Joint Secretary, AIIEA and others. AIIPA thanks Com.Bhat for his atttending the meeting and guiding its proceedings.

Expressing satisfaction over the enthusiastic response of the pensioners to the Postcard Campaign and also the successful implementation of other programmes by the Pensioners' Associations all over the country, the meeting noted that the protest lodged by the pensioners was loud and clear and the authorities would take notice of the restive mood and the strong feelings of the seniors. The meeting was also informed that AIIPA's letters addressed to all national political parties were all handed over to impress upon them to intervene in the matter and to take up with the concerned for early solution of the insurance pensioners issues.

Endorsing and appreciating the organisational steps continuously taken by the AIIPA for resolution of the issues, the meeting was of the view that the tactical line pursued by the organisation has proved to be a proper one in the light of latest developments. The meeting was also informed on the details of the meeting AIIPA had with the Executive Director (Personnel), LIC on 21.2.2014 at Mumbai. The meeting also felt that the process of dialogue with the managements should continue and that every effort should be made to break the present stalemate at the earliest. AIIPA also wrote a communication on 17th February 2014 to the Chairman, LIC, urging him to implement the LIC Board Resolution of 24.11.2001 without waiting for the legal process to end as ‘not the merits of issues are under dispute', as a follow-up after the Jaipur High Court developments, the meeting was told.

The meeting further expressed that these organisational initiatives shall be continued to bring forth desired results.

6th All India Conference of AIIPA

Accepting the invitation of Insurance Pensioners' Association, Kanpur to host and organise the 6th All India Conference of AIIPA in North Central Zone at Kanpur in the month of October 2014, the meeting decided to hold the Conference at Kanpur from 7 to 9, October 2014.
 
The meeting also received a report from Kanpur comrades on their plans for successfully organising the Conference and noted with appreciation their initiatives. The meeting also welcomed the keen interest shown by the leaders and rank and file of North Central Zone Insurance Employees' Federation under the leadership of its General Secretary, Com.Ashok Tewari, to organise the All India Conference at Kanpur and sincerely thanked them for the same. AIIPA confidently expects that this All India Conference will be one other milestone in the annals of AIIPA.

As the All India Conference is to be held in the city of Kanpur, the meeting decided to
call upon the pensioners of Kanpur to liberally contribute with minimum of Rs.500 and as the Conference is to be jointly organised by the pensioners of North Central Zone, they would contribute liberally with minimum of Rs.250 for the Conference.

The meeting also called upon the insurance pensioners in the rest of the country to contribute liberally with minimum of Rs.100 to defray the expenses of the Conference as was decided by the Central Committee of AIIPA and heartily thanked and congratulated the Pensioners’ Associations which have already remitted their contributions; Nagpur Rs.76,700 (full), partial - Hyderabad Rs.50,000, Chennai Rs.40,000 and Surat Rs.25,000.
 
The meeting was also sure that others would be remitting their share of contributions at their earliest, out of their funds, without waiting for the collection of contributions from the pensioners to be completed.
 
Our Insurance Pensioners' Association, Ahmedabad, organised a 'well-attended' meetingof the pensioners on 23.2.2014, which was addressed, among others, by Com.H.I.Bhat, General Secretary, WZIEA, Com.M.L.Setiya, President and Com.K.Natarajan, General Secretary, AIIPA.

AIIPA wishes to thank and congratulate our IPA, Ahmedabad for the excellent arrangements made for the AIIPA Office-bearers' meeting.

With Greetings,

Yours Comradely,
(K.NATARAJAN)
General Secretary


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8 मार्च - अंतर्राष्ट्रीय महिला दिवस  के मौके पर क्षेत्रीय कामकाजी महिला समन्वय समिति द्वारा जारी परिपत्र डाउनलोड करे।


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Please find a letter addressed to the Chairman, LICI in the attachment.

Ramesh
General Secretary
AIIEA


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We wish you all success in your written examinations.

All India Insurance Employees’ Association (AIIEA) is a largest & the oldest Trade Union in Insurance Industry & LIC. After you join the LIC and become a Member of this wonderful Association AIIEA, you will be knowing much more about the History and achievements of AIIEA in detail. Please feel free to contact us for any clarifications and help.


AIIEA President's Message

Dear Friends,
Warmest Greetings

The LIC of India is the finest financial institution in the country. It is the largest life insurance company in the world in terms of the number of policies it serves and claims it settles. LIC is the single largest investor in the Indian economy. Though it currently serves over 42 crore policyholders, it has touched the life of every Indian Citizen through its contribution to the nation building activities. It is therefore a matter of pride to work for such a Premier Public Sector Institution.

The LIC has announced 8000 vacancies for recruitment to the Post of Assistant throughout the country. This is a significant step in the background of unprecedented unemployment situation in India. The All India Insurance Employees’ Association (AIIEA) which is the oldest and largest trade union of insurance employees had invested lot of energy in agitating for recruitment. This struggle has now succeeded with LIC announcing to recruit 8000 persons for the post of Assistant. The AIIEA since its birth in 1951 has been working for the improvement of the wage and service conditions of the LIC employees. It is the result of these struggles that today the Pay, Service Conditions and Opportunities for career advancement in LIC are comparable to the best in the country. The AIIEA is also committed to the noblest values of mankind and therefore it engages itself in several social activities to provide relief and support to those affected by natural calamities and suffer from economic and social disadvantages.

It is with this commitment that AIIEA helps the candidates aspiring for job in LIC with free study material and free coaching classes. I hope you will take advantage of this opportunity and prepare well to face this competitive examination.

I wish you success in your endeavour and hope for your joining the great fraternity of insurance employees.

Greetings again,

Sincerely yours,
Amanulla Khan
President, AIIEA



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