President: S. K. Mahaptra Mumbai.
Deputy General Secretary: N. P.
Upadhyay, New Delhi.
General Secretary: K. S. Samant,
Mumbai. Treasure: S. K. Jayakar,
D.R Increase: Pensioners will receive 60 slabs D R increase
effective from Feb12 payble in March12.
Pensioners are requested to
send DONATIONS to General Insurance
Pensioners All India Federation. The core banking A/c no…………..
India CPI(iw)base 2001=100
25th January 12
Shri D.K. Mittal
Ministry of Finance,
Department of insurance, R. NO.6/A,
3rd Floor, JeeevanVihar Bldg, (23340222 23343478 23748710
New Delhi- Fax;011 23344605(Ins.
- Staff group medical Scheme for PSU non-life Companies.
Pensioners All India Federation is representing pensioners of PSU non-life
Since GIPSA is hesitant to take
decision on improvement in ‘STAFF GROUP MEDICLAIM SCHEME’ for last two years we
are approaching you with following request in brief:
- On nationalization of the industry
“Medical Benefit Scheme for Officers, supervisory, Clerical
&Subordinate staff” was introduced from 1976 as welfare scheme.
were contributing certain % as contribution whereas class III&IV
employees were not made to contribute. The contribution was on slabs of
- During the span of thirty-six years,
only twice slightly upward revision of eligible sum insured was granted,
last being three years back, where as seven times wage revision has taken
the said staff “Medicla Benefit Scheme” is being treated as purely
commercial proposal instead of welfare scheme by GIC & its
- This has
resulted in continuous upward revision of premium every year forcing
retirees to opt out as premium is unaffordable.
retirement Pensioners are made to bear the entire premium further making
We therefore urge the Department to advise the PSU non-life
companies at least to:
the contribution @75%employer & 25% employees & treat it as other
staff benefit as is provided in LIC.
- Provide medical benefit at
par with serving employees.
- Lift the
eligible limit of sum insured to Rs.500000/- uniformly to employees &
- Cover diagnostic test
- Provide ex-gratia payment of
Rs.1000000/- for high cost specified diseases.
- Provide an option to rejoin
In support of our request we attached a copy of our letter dt. 18th
November 2010 to GIPSA & cos..
K. S. Samant
by mail. ”
It is understood that Govt has Called for
information of Number of Pensioners & their contribution towards Staff
Group Mediclaim form the PSU Companies.
In support of our above request we reproduced
Insurance regulator IRDA today (15th October 11) said companies
should explore the possibility of including daycare treatment in hospitals
under health policies.
The Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority (IRDA) also asked the Union Health Ministryto look into issues of
lack of scientific standardisation of pricing of various health procedures and
lack of comprehensive database in terms of infrastructure and qualities, like
hygiene of healthcare centres,
across the country.
IRDA Chairman J Hari Narayana said, "The
number and scope of daycare procedures have to expand within the context of
insurance policies to enable these kinds of procedures to take effect and be
Under daycare procedure, a patient who does not need hospitalisation beyond 24
hours is admitted to a hospital for limited hours. The existing healthcare
policies grants claim for patients for treatment for 24 hours or beyond in a
The regulator said the total spending on healthcare requirements in India
is about Rs. 3 lakh crore, of which a little less than Rs. 1 lakh crore is the
actual spending that has to do with hospitals.
UPDATION case: (JAIPUR): In
compliance with S C order dt.14/11/11 (“issue notice returnable in ten weeks.
Learned counsel accepts notice on behalf of the respondents. In the meantime,
the proceedings before the H C Jaipur, under Contempt of Court Act 1971 shall
remain stayed subject to the condition that within eight weeks the petitioners
shall deposit in the registry of the H C Jaipur, the amount due to employees”),
the LIC has deposited amount of RS.4,35,513/- in the registry of HC Jaipur on
23/12/11as difference of DA/DR to 20 petitioners (out 0f 27) from Feb2010 only
(subsequent to date of judgment). Against this Shri K. L. Asthana has moved an
application in Jaiupur H C.. He has also submitted a counter affidavit in the
Supreme Court on 5th Jan 12. The hearing is awaited.
HC: A similar W.P. No.24580/2007 filed by Jagdish N
Khanna Pensioners of LIC (Prem Srivastava Dy. General Secretary AIRIEF) is now
referred to a special Bench. This will be finally heard very shortly.
Jodhpur case: Our affiliate the Amm Bima
Seva Nivritaa Karmachari Samiti has filed W P no. SBCW7188/07 for GIC
Pensioners. It is on the board & will be heard any time.
PETITIONS (DIVISION BENCH) 2403 2009 All India Reserve Bank Retired Employees Union
no.1077-1080, 1228-1230, 1258-1259, 1096-1098 of year 2008 , Civil Petition
1096 2008 National. Ins.Vol Retd/Retd. Emp.Asn.& Ors are pending in the S
C.. The status of these cases is not available on the website.
Gratuity to Officers: The difference
of gratuity to officers retired between 1/8/92 to1/7/94 was ordered by Dy.
Commissioner of labour (gratuity) Kanpur to Oriental
Insurance co.. The matter was referred to GIPSA by the companies. On direction
by GIPSA the oriental has filed an appeal stating that the service conditions
of the employees are governed by notification issued under GIBNA Act and as
such the Gratuity Act is not enforceable on PSU. This has to be contested by
all of us. The PSU & Govt will drag pensioners again to S. C. Shri Prem
Srivastava Dy. General Secretary of All India Retired Insurance Employees
Federation is trying his level best to get this issue sorted out in favour of
the pensioner officers of GIC. This is a issue not limited to a section of
officers but envolving larger issue of whether notification under GIBNA ACT
supersedes the special Acts like Gratuity, I> D.. We will have to support
him even financially. In this regard we have requested OIC to immediately
release the gratuity difference to officers by our letter dt 7th
TAC winding up: The sudden winding up of TAC has created problems for the pensioners
especially the spouse of pensioners. So also the continued mediclaim is
threatened to them. Pensioners Federation is pursuing these cases.
Tribunal orders updation:- "Respondents (Government) are
directed to re-fix the pension of all pre-2006 retirees with effect from
January 1, 2006... Let the respondents re-fix the pension and pay the arrears
thereof within a period of 3 months from the date of receipt of a copy of this
The above order of the Central Administrative
Tribunal is not yet implemented by the Govt. though three months are over.
(NPOP): - The committee appointed by
the Ministry of Social Jusctice & empowerment has submitted its report on
the revised National Policy on Senior Citizens. The policy is aiming at
providing security financial, physical, and social to sr citizens. We are also
joining this cause. Our demand of decent pension, health, security are assured
in this policy,
Delhi, January 31, 2012
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has approved the constitution of a
National Council for Senior Citizens, which will be chaired by the
Minister of Social Justice & Empowerment.
The Council would advise the Central and State Governments on issues
related to welfare of senior citizens and enhancement of their quality
of life with special reference to policies, programmes and legislative
measures; promotion of physical and financial security, health and
independent and productive living, and awareness generation and
community mobilization, an official press release said.
Helpage India -
All India Senior Citizens Helpline
1800-180-1253 Bhopal : 1800-233-1253 Bhubaneswar : 1800-345-1253 Chandigarh : 1800-180-1253 Chennai: 1253
within Chennai. From other states dial 044-420103535, 23452365 Hyderabad:
1253 Dehradun: 1800-180-1253 Guwahati : 1800-345-1253 Kolkata: 1800-345-1253 Lucknow : 1800-180-1253 Mumbai : 1800-180-1253 / 1090
(Mumbai Police) / 1298 (NGO Elder Helpline) Patna :
INDUSTRY: - Finance
ministry has formed four committees to consult on insurance business in the
country, drawing representatives from insurance companies, industry bodies,
rating agencies and finance ministry officials.
Representatives from The Insurance and Development Authority of
India- the country's insurance regulator- are notably absent from the
issues: - There are issues like
improvement in Pension, commutation, Family pension, medical assistance to pre
86 retirees, improvement in their pension, extension of non core facilities to
pensioners Retirees, setting apart a portion of Fund for pensioner’s welfare
There are problem faced by pensioners in
delay/non receipt of pension, mediclaim renewal intimation, restoration of
commuted value of pension, mediclaim reimbursement, nomination of single
pensioner/family pensioner and other grievances.
Treatment with dignity& respect is most
important for the pensioners.
The pensioners must have say in all matters concerning them. Today’s situation
is that they are getting a raw deal. uniting and organizing is the first step
to voice their concern. We are therefore demanding recognition from PSU
& Govt. Parliament has directed
constitution of SCOVA committee to inter act with the pensioners in the central
Govt. similar advises are given by the Ministry of Finance to consult
pensioners organizations on their difficulties. We have to establish our
representative character to PSU & Govt as early as possible.
are appealing those few local pensioners organization to unite. Individuals are
appealed to enroll as members of pensioners Association/ Federation in the
interest of all of us.
General Insurance Pensioners All India Federation is in need of financial
support. We are appealing to units and Pensioners to donate generously when
they will receive 60slabs D R increase in March.
SECOND CONFERENCE: The conference of the General Insurance Pensioners All India Federation
is now scheduled to take place on 24th March12 in Mumbai. It is
heartening to announce that General Insurance Retired Employees Association
Madhya Pradesh has decided to seek affiliation with our Federation. We welcome
Similarly the south zone
Pensioner from Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Keral & Tamilnadu are meeting in
Bangalaru to constitute pensioners Association to affiliate with our
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