This report was presented during our 16th Extended EC meeting held at Dehradun on 5th &
6th November 2012. This report contains an account of our activities
done during last one year.
GS REPORT FOR THE PERIOD NOVEMBER 11 TO OCTOBER 12
FORMATION OF UNITS/AGM/RECONSTITUTION OF COMMITTEES
22.04.2012 --- NOINO, NZ Unit reformed.
16.06.2012 --- In an historic break-through, NOINO SZ unit was formed.
16.09.2012 --- NOINO Coimbatore(SZ) unit formed.
31.08.2012 --- NOINO Satna Divisional (CZ) Unit formed.
06.10.2012 --- NOINO Jabalpur Divisional (CZ) Unit reformed.
02.11.2012 --- NOINO Burdwan Divisional (EZ) Unit formed.
LETTERS/DISCUSSIONS WITH MANAGEMENT
15.12.11----Letter to ED (OS/SBU/Estates) protesting the refusal of the Meerut divisional management to pay lease accommodation rent on par with the rent applicable to Delhi Metro to the Officers residing in NOIDA & Ghaziabad.
19.12.11------Letter to ED (OS/SBU/Estates) regarding problems encountered in encashment of Sodexo coupons.
20.12.11----- Letter to ED (OS/SBU/Estates) offering 3 practical solutions on the problems encountered in encashment of Sodexo coupons.
28.12.11-----Letter to Chief(Legal) demanding to take up the matter of providing certificate in Annexure-1 without any hassles from LICHFL.
30.12.11-----Discussions with Shri A K Dasgupta, MD on various issues like one more pension option, batches for promotion, issues of leave, anomaly after computer increment, revision in tea-coffee expenses, sanction of new cars, meal coupons, problems associated with EFEAP, hike in lease accommodation rent, Allowance to CA’s & to officers acquiring other professional qualifications, Class III recruitment, 5 days week etc.
20.1.2012----Letter to Shri A K Dasgupta, MD & the then current-in-charge Shri Dinesh Mehrotra on the high-handedness of the then Srinagar SDM
24.1.2012----Discussions with the then Current-in-Charge, Shri Dinesh Mehrotra on issues like one more pension option, anomaly after computer increment, Housing loan problems, meal coupons, problems associated with EFEAP, lease accommodation rent for officers working in NOIDA & Ghaziabad, Allowance to CA’s & to officers acquiring other professional qualifications, Class III recruitment, Problem of shortage of Cashiers, Highhandedness of Srinagar SDM etc.
24.2.2012---NOINO delegation led by Shri Prakash Javadekar, President, NOINO & MP, Rajyasabha met the then Current-in-charge Shri Dinesh Mehrotra & discussed issues like one more pension option, EFEAP problems, Housing loan problems, biased & arrogant attitude of SDM’s of Srinagar & Ahmedabad.
17.3.2012---Letter to ED(P) demanding sabbatical leave to women employees.
27.3.2012---Letter to Thomas Matthew, Managing Director & Shri B Manivannan, ED(P) demanding modification in scheme of ex-gratia re-imbursement in medical expenses in cases of High Cost/protracted treatment. The demands related to revision in limits of re-imbursement, removal of condition of a fixed percentage of re-imbursement instead of full re-imbursement & removal of condition of time restriction of 180 days.
3.4.2012---Discussions with Shri B Manivannan, ED(P), on the issues of Transfers/promotions/postings; One more pension option; Problems in Housing loan; Meal coupons; Problems after EFEAP implementation; Sabbatical leave for women employees; Revision in Ex-gratia re-imbursement for High cost/protracted treatment; Anomaly after computer increment; Revision in lease accommodation rent; Leave issues; Revision in tea coffee expenses’ re-imbursement; Recruitment in Class III; 5 days week; Allowances to CA’s & other officers having professional qualifications; Problems of Cashiers; Arrogant & biased attitude of Srinagar SDM
13.4.2012---NOINO delegation met Shri Sushobhan Sarker, MD & discussed various issues like transparency, impartiality & prompt sharing of information on all issues; problem of perennial late sitting by the officers; Statutory audit in some branches of Thane on holidays; Transfers/Promotions/Postings; One more pension option; Recruitment in Class III; Arrogant & biased attitude of Srinagar SDM; Revision in lease accommodation rent etc.
30.4.2012---NOINO President Prakash Javadekar, MP, Rajyasabha led a NOINO delegation to the then current-in-charge Shri Dinesh Mehrotra & discussed some issues like Anomaly after Computer Increment; Sabbatical leave for women; Injustice in promotion matters; lack of transparency & evasive replies to our queries by a section of management etc.
2.6.2012--- NOINO delegation met Shri Sushobhan Sarker, MD & discussed various issues like One more pension option; Sabbatical leave to women employees; Revision in re-imbursement of high cost/protracted treatment; Anomaly in fixation after computer increment; Recruitment in Class III; Information sharing meeting etc.
2.7.2012---NOINO delegation met Shri M R Kumar, ED(P) & discussed various issues like one more pension option, sabbatical leave, 5 days week, anomaly after computer increment, Instructions about PL encashment; Revision in lease accommodation rent; Revision in Ex-gratia re-imbursement for High cost/protracted treatment; Recruitment in Class III; Information sharing meeting; Programmers being utilized for other jobs etc
23.7.2012---- A 30 member NOINO delegation led by NOINO President Shri Prakash Javadekar, MP, Rajyasabha met Chairman Shri Dinesh Mehrotra & submitted the Charter of demands of Class I Officers due on 1.8.2012. The main features of the Charter were 40% rise; running scales; grade pay & increment as a percentage of pay(basic pay+grade pay) instead of a fixed amount.
24.7.2012---NOINO delegation met Shri M R Kumar, ED (P) & discussed issues like Revision in lease accommodation rent; Revision in ex-gratia re-imbursement for High cost/protracted treatment; Representation cases of promotion; Notification of promotion from Class III to Class I; Highhandedness of a section of management in SCZ; Granting of Metro status to Pune division; LTC; Injustice to NOINO office-bearers in Srinagar unit etc.
9.8.2012---Letter submitted to ED (P) on meal coupons. The points raised in this letter were the reiterating & reminder of earlier demands like finding alternatives to meal coupons; meal coupons should be de-linked from attendance & that the meal coupons should be paid for all days of the month, whether working or not; the meal coupons should be DA-linked; amount should be revised from 1st September 2012; in case an officer is on official tour & if journey period expires before office hours or commences after office hours meal coupon should be given for that irrespective of whether DA has been paid for that day or not; while opposing the meal coupons being linked to attendance, pending this demand, Class I Officers should be given one extra coupon for every 3.30 extra hours they put in.
10.8.2012---Letter submitted to ED (OS/SBU/Estates) protesting the meagre hike in lease accommodation rent limits.
25.8.2012---A comprehensive note on Transfer/Posting policy submitted to management. 33 suggestions were made in this note.
29.8.2012---NOINO delegation met Shri M R Kumar & discussed issues like PLLI; Meal coupons; Attendance Grace period; Notification of promotion(Class III to Class I); Injustice to Class I Officers in various issues like filing of property returns, subsidy in GSLI, fixing of responsibility etc.
3.9.2012---Letter submitted to ED (P) demanding Revision in limit of re-imbursement of lodging charges at hotels & daily allowance to employees on official tour; increase in transfer incidentals; increase in packing charges; demand to pay un-packing charges; removal of “20 days clause” from circular on revision in mode of travel allowed to SDM’s on transfer.
11.10.2012---NOINO delegation met Shri Sushobhan Sarker, MD & discussed issues like Inviting unions for discussions on Charter; PLLI; One more Pension option; Restoration of NGI on account of strike on 18th February 2010; Revision in GSLI limits; Anomaly after Computer Increment; Encashment of LTC & Air travel to all Officers; Subsidy on Mediclaim premium to Class I Officers; Excess & Wrong payments & fixing of responsibility etc.
8.11.2011------Compensation for EFEAP rollout announced after continuous follow-up by NOINO.
17.11.2011----50 officers join NOINO in
21.11.2011/22.11.2011-----14th Extended EC meeting at
27.11.2011----Charter committee constituted
9.12.2011----Standing committee on Finance headed by Yashwant Sinha (BJP) rejects proposal to hike the cap on FDI in Insurance from 26% to 49%. This was sheerly due to the dogged efforts taken by all the BMS affiliated unions in LIC (NOINO/NOIW/NOIP/BLIAS). It was also due to the support given to us & firm stand taken by our President Prakash Javadekarji against such hike.
19.12.2011----Circular on refund of subsidy on Housing loan issued due to continuous follow-up by NOINO
23.12.2011---Management takes cognizance of our letters on meal coupons & initiates talks with Sodexo officials & takes steps to add outlets.
7.3.2012----International Women’s day was celebrated by Mumbai unit of NOINO. A lecture by Smt Poornima Advani on “Problems of Working Women at Workplace & legal aids available for their redressal” was conducted along with an interactive session. More than 350 women employees participated.
9.4.2012---Due to continuous follow-up by NOINO, 663 additional outlets were re-activated by Sodexo for accepting meal coupons.
13.4.2012---After our raising of the issue of Statutory Audit in branches of Thane division with the MD on holidays (14th & 15th April), the audit was postponed to the next working day, i.e. 16th April.
18.4.2012---Due to the continuous efforts of NOINO, the mediclaim premium was substantially reduced & two more diagnostic tests without hospitalization were included.
04.05.2012----Ministry of Finance issues instructions allowing payment of TA/DA to polling officers & presiding officers in addition to micro-observers on Election duty.
04.06.2012/05.06.2012---15th EC meeting of NOINO conducted at
21.6.2012-----Due to continuous efforts of NOINO, the monetary limits for re-imbursement of tea-coffee expenses of Class I officers were increased with effect from
1st July 2012.
28.7.2012----Meeting at Mumbai to brief about the Charter of demands submitted & to explain the justification of those demands. About 200 officers attended.
30.7.2012--- Due to continuous efforts of NOINO, the limits of lease accommodation rent were revised w.e.f.
brief about the Charter of demands submitted & to explain the justification
of those demands. About 70 officers attended. Nagpur
study class for NOINO activists held at India . Nagpur
1.9.2012--- Due to continuous efforts of NOINO, the amount of meal coupons was revised w.e.f.
1st September 2012.
12.10.2012--- Meeting of selected affiliates in forenoon and rally of all affiliated Federations in afternoon convened at
by BMS headquarters against
introduction of FDI in Retail, Pension etc and raise of FDI in Insurance. NOINO
was represented on both occasions by Dr S.B.Sharan, Working President
and Shri Ashok Kr Sharma, Coordinator, Pension-option campaign. Delhi
14.10.2012---Meeting of female officers of Pune divisions. About 60 female employees attended. Our All India President Shri Prakash Jawadekar MP, Rajyasabha, Shri Udayrao Patwardhan All India Head of BMS for Financial sector, Shri Subhashchandra Pattanaik SDM, Pune 2 and Shri Vishwas Shastri, Zonal Secretary graced the occasion
15.10.2012--- Management accepted & implemented one of our 33 suggestions (in our Transfer/Posting note submitted to management on 25.8.2012) of allotting the Direct recruit officers to Zones instead of directly allotting them to divisions. This happened for the first time in 26 Batches of recruitment.
Ganesh KamathGeneral Secretary