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.