Wednesday, November 26, 2014


The 19th Extended EC meeting of NOINO was held as scheduled at Mysuru on 24th & 25th November 2014. More than 200 delegates from all over the country covering all 8 Zones attended the meeting. Representatives from far-flung areas like Silchar, Bongaigaon, Jorhat, Kottayam were present. 30 female officers attended the meeting. Following is the report of the meeting:

DAY-1: 24th  November 2014


The meeting commenced with Deep Prajwalan, Vishwakarma Poojan & Shramik Geet. After the welcome address by Shri V Ramchandra G.S., Mysuru Unit, Shri Y.N. Murthy, Secretary, NOINO introduced the dignitaries on the dais. All dignitaries were welcomed, thereafter, with bouquets.

On behalf of BMS Shri Ramkrishna Punja, State President of BMS for Karnataka Pradesh, reviewed the current scenario and emphasized that even though the Government had changed we had to be alert for struggle against anti labour policies of the Government. He stressed that BMS was now leading the labour movement of India. All other Unions with different ideologies, in the joint front of all Central Trade Unions, are fighting the battle as per the guidelines of BMS.

On behalf of Central Committee Dr. S B Sharan, Working President of NOINO delivered the key-note address. In his speech, while noting that NOINO is the fastest growing union in LIC, he also took note of the grim economic situation at the National and International level. He also dwelt upon the set-back in business as well as renewal premium in LIC as also on the slow pace of decision making on the part of the management.

The key-note address also stressed the need to keep the internal customers, viz. the employees, happy & contented.

The Chief Guest Shri P. Shridhar, SDM, Mysuru took stock of the changing situation in LIC where over the years the focus and dependability has steadily shifted from the Assistant cadre to AAO/AO/ADM cadres.


   On behalf of NOIW (BMS) Shri B.K. Sinha, All India Organizing Secretary attended the meeting. He recalled the formation of NOINO, the initial meeting at Patna and growth of NOINO & NOIW through mutual coordination. He urged the gathering to move ahead in the same fashion as we did in the past i.e. through mutual coordination and cooperation and strengthen the wings of BMS.

The vote of thanks for inaugural session was proposed by Shri Lakshmendra Kumar, President, NOINO, Mysuru Unit.



A video message by Shri Prakash Javadekar, Union Minister for Environment was telecast on a big screen. Shri Javadekarji expressed regret that he couldn’t attend NOINO Ext. EC meeting due to Parliament session. However, he said that he was always with NOINO. He also expressed his concern about the pending issues of LIC employees like one more pension option, wage-revision, child care leave etc. He said that since the FM was not keeping well earlier, these issues could not be taken up vigorously. However, now that he (the FM) is fit & fine, he assured the audience that he would be conducting a meeting of the Finance Ministry officials shortly & would make all efforts to solve the issues.

The gathering gave a thunderous applause to its President.


Smt Anagha Sant, GS, NOINO took stock of the current situation & the activities of NOINO during this crucial period. She also put forth her report before house for discussion and approval. The highlights of the GS report are as under:-

i) Formation of various units, AGMs, Reconstitution of Committees etc.
ii) During these 12 months, we met the management in CO number of times and raised several issues like wage-revision, one more pension option, recruitment in Class III/IV, late sitting, child care leave/sabbatical leave for female employees etc.         
iii) During this period we wrote letters to the management on various issues as above and follow-up was taken.

Thereafter Shri Sanjay Ramdasi, All India Treasurer presented the Treasurer’s report. Both the reports were approved by the House amidst thunderous applause.


After a brief self introduction by over 200 participants from all over the country, the Zone-wise reporting by Zonal Secretaries commenced.

The Zonal Secretaries’ reports took stock of the zone wise membership, tours undertaken, planning for opening of new units, activities carried out in the Zone etc. The assembly noted that even though NOINO is growing everywhere & the officers are happy with our activities, we have wider scope to strengthen the roots of NOINO and expand coverage to each and every officer of the Corporation.


     Shri Rajesh Dubey, All India Organizing Secretary, initiated the discussion. The discussion was based on the comprehensive note submitted by NOINO on 25.8.2012. Zone wise representatives participated in this session. The session was very lively & many useful suggestions came out from the participants as also examples from one’s own experiences were quoted. The session showed the loyalty, affection & involvement of the activists towards the organization.

                             GATHERING OF BMS PARIWAR

       In the evening, there was a gathering of like-minded organizations of BMS. It is pertinent to note that many employees who did not belong to BMS Pariwar also attended this gathering. Shri Dattaraj Prabhukhanolkar, All India Resident Secretary, NOINO & Shri Ganesh Kamath, Chief Advisor, dwelt on the subject “Why NOINO?” & listed the achievements of NOINO as also the reasons why the officers who have not yet joined NOINO should join it. The House was very much impressed by their speeches.

DAY-2: 25th Nov 2014

Shri Baijnath Rai, President BMS and Shri K. Lakshma Reddy, I/C Financial Institutions, BMS also shared their thoughts which were very  informative and inspiring one. They dwelt on the development of organizational setup and relation building by encashing social occasions. They suggested that regular interaction and meetings help to strengthen the relations and are useful for faster growth of the organization. They expressed happiness over NOINO being the fastest growing organization in LIC. They also stressed that the activities of any organization should be on regular basis as per the requirements of the organization. They not only appreciated the activities of NOINO but blessed us for the great success in coming future too.

They said that the organization should grow like a tree so that its members can get both shelter and fruits from it. Each member should have a set target of enrolling new members. Everybody present was inspired by their speech and presence among us.  


The house unanimously passed the following resolutions after elaborate deliberations:-

1.  Speedy settlement of Charter as per the aspirations of the Class I officers
2.  PLLI for the year 2013-2014
3.  Leave Travel Concession
4.  Sabbatical Leave / Child Care Leave for Women Officers / Employees
5.  One more option for pension to employees.

During lunch-hour, Mysuru Unit had arranged a huge gate meeting at Divisional Office. All the veteran leaders of NOINO along with the delegates and activists marched towards the Divisional office building. The meeting started in time after usual slogan shouting by activists and delegates. General Secretary of Mysuru unit Shri V Ramchandra welcomed all the delegates as well as the leaders on behalf of Mysuru unit.   He briefly narrated that the very purpose of the meeting being held at Mysuru is that the South Central Zone unit of NOINO is emerging as a leading unit in southern region.

Shri Rajesh Dubey, Organizing Secretary, NOINO compered the whole meeting. He regaled the audience with his never ending quota of Sher-o-Shayaries which were apt to the occasion.

Starting with the need of NOINO and its great achievements, Resident Secretary Shri Dattaraj Prabhukhanolkar appealed all to join NOINO and strengthen the class-I unity.

General Secretary Smt Anagha Sant reviewed the latest struggles by NOINO and what has been achieved by us for the class-I community. She also stressed that the new officers should contribute to the growth of NOINO in South Central Zone.

All India Chief Adviser of NOINO Shri Ganesh Kamath talked on the practical aspects of organization. His direct, no-nonsense & unconventional approach had a telling effect on the gathering. He focused on the unique features of NOINO like having a lady as a General Secretary; fast & authentic communication; yearly reporting of activities etc. In his inimitable style Kamathji kept the audience in good humour. He expressed gratitude for the active support given by our Honorable President, Shri Prakash Javadekarji, to (all Class-I officers on all issues including FDI, Charter of Demands, One more pension option etc.). He said that it was pertinent to note that Javadekarji had been in the forefront of our struggle for all the pending demands. He also added that a strong emphasis had been laid on the following points:-

·                      To start fruitful discussions on charter of demands immediately.
·                      One more option for pension not linking with the wage revision.
·                      Recruitment of new officers as well as Class III employees in LIC.

He reminded that the settlement of wage revision in 2010 had been because of the strong support given by Javadekarji to the struggle of NOINO. He also reiterated NOINO’s firm opposition to the hike in FDI in Insurance sector.

After vote of thanks by Shri Lakshmendra Kumar, President, NOINO Mysuru unit the meeting concluded with robust slogan shouting.

                              POST-LUNCH SESSION—25.11.14
The following All India committee was unanimously elected for the next three years:-

            1. President:- Shri Prakash Javadekar, Union Minister.
            2. Working President:- Shri Pulak Kumar Dey (EZ)
            3. General Secretary:- Shri Dattaraj Prabhukhanolkar (CO)
            4. Organizing Secretaries:-
             a)  Shri Rajesh Dubey (NCZ)
             b)  Shri Vishwas shastri (WZ)
            5. Vice-Presidents:-
             a) Smt Anagha Sant (WZ)
             b) Shri Sudhir Ranjan Nema (CZ)
             c) Shri Sudhakar Mishra (NCZ)
             d) …………………………. {ECZ (to be filled-in after formation of ECZ full committee which is in process)}
            6. Joint Secretaries:-
               a)  Shri Y.N.Murthy (SCZ)
               b) Shri Shibabrata Saha (EZ) 
               c)  Smt K. Mallarkodi (SZ)
               d)  Shri R.S.Yadav (NZ)
            7. Treasurer:- Shri Sanjay Ramdasi(WZ)
            8. Assistant Treasurer:- Shri Shrikant Thombare (WZ)

Chief Advisor: Shri Ganesh Kamath

EC members:

            1 – 8. All 8 Zonal Secretaries (ex officio)
  9. Smt Trupti Brahme (CO)
 10. Smt Ankita Rane (WZ)
 11. Shri Ketan Purandare (CO)
 12. Smt Neeta Prabhavalkar (CO)
 13. Shri Milind Wagh (WZ)
 14. Shri Sanjay Patil (WZ)
 15. Shri Ram Vadalkar (WZ)
 16. Shri Naushad Ali Shaikh (CZ)
 17. Shri Narendra Nath Patwari (EZ)
 18. Shri R.K. Dubey (NCZ)
 19. Shri G.S.L. Shrivastava (NCZ)
 20. Shri S.K. Saini (NZ)
 21. Shri A.R. Baba (NZ)
 22. Shri B.S. Manjunatha Rao (SCZ)
 23. Shri S. Ganeshan (SZ)
24. ……………………. {ECZ (to be filled-in after formation of ECZ full committee which is in process)}

Newly elected General Secretary Shri Dattaraj Prabhukhanolkar thanked house  for extending him the opportunity to serve class I officers in LIC and assured the house to work hard for fulfillment of their expectations.

The concluding speech was delivered by Shri Ganesh Kamath, Chief Advisor, NOINO. Shri Kamath congratulated the newly elected committee & exhorted all the delegates to lend full support to it by actively participating in the union activities. He stressed the need to further strengthen NOINO & laid stress on self-assessment instead of waiting for sermons & instructions. He once again laid emphasis on self-evaluation, self-disclipline & working honestly for the organization to take NOINO to new altitudes. He warned against complacency & advocated the need of live contact with the members as well as the management. He reminded the delegates about the importance of media & communication to stay in the race.

In his maiden address newly elected Working President Shri P K Dey expressed his gratitude towards the Organization for entrusting the work of Working President to him. He recalled the sacrifice & hard work of the activists in the initial years of NOINO which helped NOINO flourish & gain ground. He assured the House that he would work hard to live up to the expectations of all.

He further said that the NOINO Central Committee will meet LIC management shortly for expediting the Wage negotiation talks and for the demand of one more option for pension so that we can achieve the two issues at the earliest. He also emphasised the need for a codified, uniform & transparent Transfer Policy and the 33 points note on this subject submitted to management by NOINO on 25th August 2012. He also mentioned that LTC reforms / Sabbatical/Child care leave were also on the agenda of NOINO. He also reiterated our firm opposition to any further hike in FDI in Insurance sector in accordance with BMS principles. He appealed to the House to be in readiness for a struggle to protect the interest of the Class-I officers & the LIC as a whole.

The Central committee expressed great satisfaction at the way the 19th Extended EC meeting was held. The tastefully & artistically decorated venue with Cultural heritage of Mysuru in background, the magnanimous & warm hospitality extended to the delegates gathered from throughout our country and comfortable accommodation  provided to the participants are indeed praise worthy and also the reflection of the hard work of the organizers. On behalf of Central Committee mementos were presented to all the activists of Mysuru.

On behalf of the entire team of NOINO Shri V. Ramchandra GS, NOINO, Mysuru Unit extended vote of thanks for all those who helped in the successful conduct of the meeting.

The meeting ended with Sampoorn Vande Mataram.