Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Unions' meeting concludes

The meeting of Joint Forum of unions in LIC met today the 29th of September 2015 at Pune and decided the following programme of action to realise satisfactory wage revision and one more option for pension:

1) Lunch hour demonstrations 6th and 13th October, 2015. 
2) ONE DAY STRIKE ON 14 th October, 2015. 
3) Lunch hour demonstrations on 16th & 18th November, 2015.
4) TWO DAYS strike on 19th and 20th November 2015.

Please note that the earlier call of no work after office hours continues.

Further details are awaited.

Monday, August 31, 2015

Directives to NOINO office-bearers & members

1. Kindly note that from tomorrow, we are embarking upon the badge wearing programme. NOINO divisional units will co-ordinate with other unions locally in this matter. 

2. The agitation of 'no work outside office hours' will also continue as it is.

3. Though there is no boycott on Insurance Week celebrations, the participation should be restricted strictly within office hours.

4. Kindly also note once again that NOINO is not participating in the general strike on 2nd September 2015.

NOINO not participating in strike on 2nd September

As per decisions taken by NOINO Central Committee, NOINO will not participate in the general strike on 2nd September 2015 - the call given by different trade unions of the country.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015


As per earlier decided schedule, the Joint Forum of Unions met at Mumbai on 19th August, 2015 and decided the following programme of action:


2. 1st September to 7th September - Badge Wearing.

3. 9th September to 19th September - Signature campaign among officers & employees (by holding general body meeting in all offices) on memorandum addressed to the Finance Minister. 

4. 23rd September - Sending the signatures obtained from the employees and the officers to the Finance Minister by the Divisional Units.

5. The Joint Forum of Unions will be meeting again on 29th September at Pune to chalk out further programme of action including Strike action.

Friday, August 7, 2015

NOINO delegation meets Amit Shah & Arun Jaitley

Continuing its efforts, on 5th August 2015, a NOINO delegation led by Shri Prakash Javadekar, Union Minister & President NOINO met  Finance Minister Shri Arun Jaitley to break deadlock on wage revision and one more option for pension.

The delegation consisted of Shri Ganesh Kamath, Chief Advisor;  Shri Dattaraj Prabhukhanolkar, General Secretary; Shri  S. K. Saini, EC member & Shri Yashpal Singh, Zonal Secretary, NZ unit.

Meeting was essentially an attempt to break the stalemate on the wage revision & the pension option issues. We have expressed emphatically that LIC employees deserve a wage revision that is commensurate with its paying capacity. We firmly expressed our opposition to our linking with the banking industry. Jaitleyji patiently heard us & assured to look into the matter. The delegation also submitted memorandums on the issues of 5 days' week & anomaly after computer increment.

The delegation also met Amitji Shah, President BJP once again (after our meeting on 9th July) as in the previous meeting he had invited us to Delhi for further talks. We once again urged Amitji to ensure the delinking of LIC from the Banking Industry as also to reign in the bureaucrats who were scuttling the just demands of LIC employees.

NOINO will continue to make efforts to resolve the pending issues of the LIC employees. We also appeal to all the employees to follow all the agitation programmes given by the joint front.

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Letter to the Chairman on 1st August

As per decision taken in the joint-front meeting on 28th July 2015, the unions wrote the letter (jointly) to the Chairman on 1st August 2015. The letter is reproduced below which is self explanatory:

Tuesday, July 28, 2015


Joint Forum of Unions in LIC met at Mumbai today the 28thJuly, 2015 and decided to observe the following programme of action to realise Wage Revision and one more option to join 1995 Pension Scheme.

1. 01.08.2015 : Letter to the Chairman signed by unions to commence wage negotiations and settle the same to the satisfaction of employees.

2. 05.08.2015 : Lunch hour demonstrations before all offices.

3. 12.08.2015 : Lunch hour gate demonstrations and NO WORKING AFTER OFFICE HOURS from this date.

4. 19.08.2015 : Lunch hour demonstrations.

On 19th August the Joint Forum of Unions will meet at Mumbai again to decide further programme of agitation with a perspective of 1 day strike and intensification of agitational programme thereafter.

Monday, July 27, 2015

Joint Front meeting tomorrow, 28th July 2015

The unions of Joint Front in LIC are meeting tomorrow i.e. 28th July 2015 at Mumbai to discuss future course of action to achieve a respectable wage-revision and other allied matters.

It is worth mention that unions had decided to postpone the 8th July strike on request of LIC management and hoped a positive talk in July itself which did not occur.

Tomorrow’s meeting is in this background.

Friday, July 10, 2015


A NOINO delegation led by Shri Prakash Javadekar, Union Minister & President, NOINO met Shri Amit Shah, President, BJP yesterday i.e. 9th July evening at 4.10 pm at Bandra, Mumbai. Shri Javadekarji was accompanied by Shri Ganesh Kamath, Chief Advisor, NOINO & Shri Ketan Purandare, All India EC member, NOINO.

The delegation basically drew Shri Shah's attention to two points – viz. delinking of Insurance Industry from that of the Banking Industry, particularly with regards to wage-revision & the attitude of the officials in the Finance Ministry who were blocking the legitimate demands of LIC employees. We urged him to intervene in this matter.

The delegation also handed over a memorandum which contained our demands relating to:-

1. Wage revision commensurate with LIC’s paying capacity,
2. One more(final) option for pension,
3. 5 days week (all Saturdays & Sundays off), and
4. Anomaly after computer increment.

Shri Amit Shah listened to us patiently. He recalled his association with LIC when he was a crorepati agent. He also assured the delegation to look into the issues raised by it.

NOINO will continue to follow-up the pending issues at all levels.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

NOINO meets ED(Personnel)

A NOINO delegation led by Shri Dattaraj Prabhukhanolkar, GS and Shri Ganesh Kamath, Chief Advisor met Shri Neeraj Agrawal, ED(Personnel) on 6.7.2015. Smt. Trupti Brahme and Smt. Neeta Prabhavalkar, both NOINO EC members were also present.

We discussed following issues along with particular individual cases.

1. One more option for pension :- We once again raised this issue & enquired about the status of this long-pending demand repeating all our arguments in favour of settlement of the issue. ED said that till now the management was NOT successful in convincing the concerned authorities but would continue its efforts.

 2. Wage revision :- We conveyed the resentment & frustration prevailing  in the minds of all (officers and) employees due to delay in the negotiations. We appealed management to expedite the talks and come with proposal as per expectations of the employees.

We also opposed the linkage of our wage-revision with that of Banks and reiterated our demand to pay as per paying capacity of LIC.

ED promised to once again take up the issues with Govt of India for early negotiations & settlement.

3. Anomaly in fixation after computer increment :- NOINO is the only union who has been raising this issue and following up the same vigorously. The details were discussed and ED assured to look in this issue and address it in near future by whatever possible means.

4. Five days' week :- We once again raised the voice of all employees to implement 5 days’ week (ALL SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS OFF) in LIC. It was brought to the notice of the management that other insurers(GIC) enjoy this benefit since long. ED assured to pay attention on it favourably.

5. Sabbatical/ Child care leave ;- We once again raised this issue. ED has assured to put up this before the Board and get it approved at the earliest.

NOINO assures to follow up the issues regularly and force management to take decisions in favour of employees. It also appeals to all employees to co-operate & participate whole-heartedly in the Joint Front programmes.