Sunday, August 21, 2016

Gujarath Files Book releasing function author Ranna Ayub Speaks.




Photos of Relief work at Guindy Labour colony school on 15.8.2016







21st Divisional Women convention photos.









AIIEA FORMATION DAY

WOMEN COMRADES URGED TO BE VIGILANT AGAINST DREADED DISEASES

As part of the observance of the 66th Formation Day of AIIEA, which fell on July 1, 2016, a special Camp was organized by the ICEU, Chennai Division-1, exclusively for the women comrades in the Union Office premises on Saturday, the 2nd July, 2016. Dr. (Mrs.) Sunitha Prabhakar, Consultant Oncologist, MIOT Hospital, Chennai, was the Chief Guest. Com.S.Manjula, Convener, Women’s Sub-Committee of ICEU, Chennai Division-1, welcomed the Chief Guest and the women participants and also inaugurated the Camp. She observed that in the midst of pressing domestic functions, today’s women do not give priority to concerns regarding health. She also gave a brief description of the objectives of the Camp and appealed to the women comrades to closely follow what was presented to them by the doctor and get all their doubts clarified at the end.

Dr. Sunitha Prabhakar dealt with the causes of different types of Cancer, which affect the human beings at different ages. She disclosed that the formation of abnormal cells invade and damage any part of the body leading to the disease. The treatments for cancer included chemotherapy, radiology and surgery depending upon the stage of the dreaded disease. She said that the USA leads the countries in the number of cancerous women, followed by India. She suggested that women should take some precautions by involving themselves in physical activities like excercises, walking, etc. To be aware of body conditions, they should undergo regular check-ups with the doctors and do scanning once a year on reaching the age of 45. She exhorted the women comrades saying that they do have the capabilities to tide over the problems. At the end, she gave several clarifications to the doubts and questions raised by the audience.

Com…….Srividya, Asst. Treasurer, ICEU, presented the Chief Guest a Memento amidst cheerful hand claps by the women comrades present. Com.S.Manjula proposed a vote of thanks.

Pledge Taking on July 1, 2016
A day earlier, a gate meeting of employees was conducted in front of the LIC Building, Chennai. Com.R.Govindarajan, former Joint Secretary of AIIEA, addressing the meeting as a special guest, recalled that the AIIEA was formed on July 1, 1951 and the list of demands it formulated contained the demand for nationalization of the life insurance companies as the first and foremost item. The demand for nationalization materialized when the Government of India nationalized the private insurance companies and formed the public sector LIC on September 1, 1956. He said that whenever the LIC management offered wage rise imposing anti-labour conditions, the AIIEA launched struggles to safeguard the employees’ interests. He appealed to the comrades to strive for fulfilling the objectives of the mighty organization, the AIIEA, and make it more stronger to defeat the machinations of the government.
Com.L.Palaniappan, President, ICEU, Chennai Division-1, administered a pledge to the gathering stressing the need for greater participation of the comrades in struggles to safeguard the LIC in the public sector, keeping in mind the attempts of the government to privatize the premier public sector institution.
Com. S.Rameshkumar, General Secretary, ICEU, Chennai Division-1, welcomed the gathering at the start of the meeting and also profusely thanked Com.R.Govindarajan and the participants at the end.


ICEU, CHENNAI-I PRESENTS RS.1.05 LAKH TO FLOOD-AFFECTED  SCHOOL
As part of an eventful celebration of the of the 70th Independence Day of the country by the Lions Club of GuindyLabour Colony High School located at Guindy, Chennai, the Insurance Corporation Employees’ Union (ICEU), Chennai Division-I, contributed for Rs.1.05 lakh to meet part of the charges for repairing the damages caused to the school buildings by the extensive havoc wrought by the last December floods. Lion Shri S.M.Sundaram, Dist. Convener, Lions Club, was the Chief Guest of the function, who besides distributing prizes and even cash to the students who performed excellently in various subjects and examinations, felicitated the leaders and members of the Lions Club present on the occasion, the leaders of the ICEU and some teaching staff of the school, in a brief address, advised the students to always keep in mind the guidance provided by the teachers which would make them come up in their lives. He also hoisted the National Flag, following which there was a March Past by the students.
Earlier, lion Shri Jeyakumar administered an oath to the audience and a minute’s silence was observed for ‘World Peace’. A welcome song was sung by the Headmistress and two of her colleagues. Lion Shri M.Gunasekaran, Correspondent of the school, welcomed the Chief Guest, other dignitaries and leaders, teachers, students and parents present.
The highlights of the celebrations were the speeches made in Tamil by some little girls without any notes, including one Ms.Amirthadevi whose mother tongue was not Tami and Ms.Anu, eulogizing the roles played by the immortals like Mahatma Gandhi, Kasturba Gandhi, Annie Besant, V.O.Chidambaram Pillai and other leaders in the freedom movement and a group of boys physically forming various types of Pyramids manually, which was lauded by the audience. Lion Shri Ramamuthy spoke greeting the students and the teachers.
The cheque for Rs.1.05 lakh was presented to the school authorities by Com.S.Rameshkumar, General Secretary, ICEU, who in his brief speech, referred to the protection given to the people by the LIC and the role of the All India Insurance Employees’ Association and its Units in social welfare activities, especially the relief measures undertaken for flood-affected students by presenting them Books, Note Books and other school implements. He praised the role of revolutionaries like Bhagat Singh and also explained the role of the government in the education sector, particularly in the Govt. Schools. Of the sum of Rs.1.05 lakh, Rs.55,000-00 was contributed with the help and efforts of Com.L.Palaniappan, President, ICEU. Comrades G,Jayaraman, Joint Secretary and K.Sridhar, Treasurer respectively of ICEU, were present on the occasion.
While Shri M.Gnanasekaran Correspondent and Mrs.M.S.Shanthi Mary, the Headmistress of the school coordinated the multifarious activities of the day’s events, Lion Shri R.Elango and Mrs. K,Karpagam, an Assistant Teacher of the school, compered the programmes in an excellent manner. The school, which is run partly with financial help by the Lions Club and partly by the Government,  has 350 students and 12 teachers, but it appeared that the students, both boys and girls, were taught not only the lessons but were made specialists in various cultural activities.
Shri M.Chandrasekar, Secretary of the school, delivered a vote of thanks.

When one finds himself in the midst of children, he or she forgets everything including, hunger, thirst, tiredness, physical strain, etc. But being in the midst of songs, dances, speeches and cultural programmes by the little students and that too presented in an extra-ordinarily enjoyable manner, one is tended to forget himself as well.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016





AIIEA FORMATION DAY

WOMEN COMRADES URGED TO BE VIGILANT AGAINST DREADED DISEASES

As part of the observance of the 66th Formation Day of AIIEA, which fell on July 1, 2016, a special Medical awareness Camp was organized by the ICEU, Chennai Division-1, exclusively for the women comrades in the Union Office premises on Saturday, the 2nd July, 2016. Dr. (Mrs.) Sunitha Prabhakar, Consultant Oncologist, MIOT Hospital, Chennai, was the Chief Guest. Com.S.Manjula, Convener, Women’s Sub-Committee of ICEU, Chennai Division-1, welcomed the Chief Guest and the women participants and also inaugurated the Camp. She observed that in the midst of pressing domestic functions, today’s women do not give priority to concerns regarding health. She also gave a brief description of the objectives of the Camp and appealed to the women comrades to closely follow what was presented to them by the doctor and get all their doubts clarified at the end.

Dr. Sunitha Prabhakar dealt with the causes of different types of Cancer, which affect the human beings at different ages. She disclosed that the formation of abnormal cells invade and damage any part of the body leading to the disease. The treatments for cancer included chemotherapy, radiology and surgery depending upon the stage of the dreaded disease. She said that the USA leads the countries in the number of cancerous women, followed by India. She suggested that women should take some precautions by involving themselves in physical activities like exercises, walking, etc. To be aware of body conditions, they should undergo regular check-ups with the doctors and do scanning once a year on reaching the age of 45. She exhorted the women comrades saying that they do have the capabilities to tide over the problems. At the end, she gave several clarifications to the doubts and questions raised by the audience.

Com.G.Srividya, Asst. Treasurer, ICEU, presented the Chief Guest a Memento amidst cheerful hand claps by the women comrades present. Com.S.Manjula proposed a vote of thanks.

Pledge Taking on July 1, 2016
A day earlier, a gate meeting of employees was conducted in front of the LIC Building, Chennai. Com.R.Govindarajan, former Joint Secretary of AIIEA, addressing the meeting as a special guest, recalled that the AIIEA was formed on July 1, 1951 and the list of demands it formulated contained the demand for nationalization of the life insurance companies as the first and foremost item. The demand for nationalization materialized when the Government of India nationalized the private insurance companies and formed the public sector LIC on September 1, 1956. He said that whenever the LIC management offered wage rise imposing anti-labor conditions, the AIIEA launched struggles to safeguard the employees’ interests. He appealed to the comrades to strive for fulfilling the objectives of the mighty organization, the AIIEA, and make it more stronger to defeat the machinations of the government.
Com.L.Palaniappan, President, ICEU, Chennai Division-1, administered a pledge to the gathering stressing the need for greater participation of the comrades in struggles to safeguard the LIC in the public sector, keeping in mind the attempts of the government to privatize the premier public sector institution.

Com. S.Rameshkumar, General Secretary, ICEU, Chennai Division-1, welcomed the gathering at the start of the meeting and also profusely thanked Com.R.Govindarajan and the participants at the end.

Friday, June 24, 2016

Listing of PSU insurers to happen one-by-one: Shaktikanta Das

The process of listing of four public sector general insurance companies will begin one by one and "lot of action" is expected on the front in next few months, a top official said today.

The process of listing of four public sector general insurance companies will begin one by one and “lot of action” is expected on the front in next few months, a top official said today.“In the last Budget, government has announced listing of various public sector insurance companies and that is work in progress.“We expect that the process of listing of the insurance companies will begin one-by-one. Modalities are being worked out and I think we should see lot of action on that front in the next few months,” Economic Affairs Secretary Shaktikanta Das said at the Economic Times ‘BFSI Best Brands’ Summit.
Also Read:FDI inflows in 2016-17 to top 15.3% growth in 2015-16: Shaktikanta DasIn his Budget speech, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley had proposed listing of four wholly-owned PSU general insurance companies.The four companies are New India Assurance Company, National Insurance Company, Oriental Insurance Company, United India Insurance Company.Insurance sector regulator IRDAI yesterday released draft guidelines for Indian listed insurance companies.As of now, no insurer, either private or state-owned are listed. However, several of them shown intent to tap the IPO route and get listed.Commenting on the narrowing down Current Account Deficit (CAD) numbers, released by RBI this evening, Das said it is a “significant” achievement over the previous year.“If you see this figure (of CAD) along with fiscal deficit, revenue deficit figures and all the other macro-economic parameters that we have, contextually we can say that Indian economy is doing well.The fundamentals are robust, especially when we have strong global headwinds,” he said.
He said India should consolidate on its fundamentals to achieve much higher growth.“7.6 per cent growth in the last year is not enough…I am sure we can do better,” Das said. (MORE) PTI NKD MR 06162146 DAS-INSURANCE Listing of PSU insurers to happen one-by-one: DEA Secretary
New Delhi, June 16 (PTI) The process of listing of four public sector general insurance companies will begin one by one and “lot of action” is expected on the front in next few months, a top official said today.In the last Budget, government has announced listing of various public sector insurance companies and that is work in progress.
“We expect that the process of listing of the insurance companies will begin one-by-one. Modalities are being worked out and I think we should see lot of action on that front in the next few months,” Economic Affairs Secretary Shaktikanta Das said at the Economic Times ‘BFSI Best Brands’ Summit.In his Budget speech, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley had proposed listing of four wholly-owned PSU general insurance companies.The four companies are New India Assurance Company, National Insurance Company, Oriental Insurance Company, United India Insurance Company.Insurance sector regulator IRDAI yesterday released draft guidelines for Indian listed insurance companies. As of now, no insurer, either private or state-owned are listed.However, several of them shown intent to tap the IPO route and get listed.Commenting on the narrowing down Current Account Deficit (CAD) numbers, released by RBI this evening, Das said it is a “significant” achievement over the previous year.
“If you see this figure (of CAD) along with fiscal deficit, revenue deficit figures and all the other macro-economic parameters that we have, contextually we can say that Indian economy is doing well. The fundamentals are robust, especially when we have strong global headwinds,” he said.He said India should consolidate on its fundamentals to achieve much higher growth.“7.6 per cent growth in the last year is not enough…I am sure we can do better,” Das said.



Friday, April 8, 2016





Demonstration on 15.3.2016 against management TMP proposals
Memorandum was submitted to 5 parliament MPs by ICEU, Chennai division -I, Opposing Service Tax for insurance premium. They are

1. Sri. S.R.Vijaya Kumar  M.P (AIADMK)
2. Com.T.K.Rangarajan    M.P CPI(M)
3. Smt.Maragatham Kumaravel M.P (AIADMK)
4. Hon. Pon.Radhakrishnan M.P (BJP)
5. Sri.K.N.Ramachandran M.P (AIADMK)



Sunday, January 3, 2016

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58TH GENERAL CONFERENCE OF ICEU, CHENNAI DIVISION-1
The 58th Annual General Conference of ICEU, Chennai Division-1, was an unprecedented success in terms of elaborate and informative speeches by the leaders of the mighty organization, the AIIEA, the attendance of almost 75 percent of the members of the Division from all over its jurisdiction, an exhaustive and comprehensive Report presented by the leadership of the Union and in terms of decisions taken to carry forward the movement and struggle. Despite the advice tendered by the AIIEA to conduct the conference in a low-key manner in view of the massive destruction and devastation caused by the recent floods in and around the city of Chennai and the leadership of the Divisional Union had followed the advice tendered, the conference was a tremendous success. The inaugural session of the conference was attended by more than 500 comrades including a record 300 women comrade. Senior leaders of AIIEA, Comrades R.Govindarajan, S.Rajappa, Chidambaram of the LIC Pensioners Association, Thiruvananthapuram, R.D.Dharanipathi, H.M.A.Mallick, S.R.Krishnamurthy, D.Devaprakash, V.D.Somasundaram, K.David, N.S.Rajan and some leaders of the general insurance sector formed part of the audience.
The conference, presided over by Com.L.Palaniappan, President, ICEU, who  hoisted the flag of AIIEA at the beginning,  was inaugurated by veteran leader of AIIEA, Com.N.M.Sundaram, on 26-12-2015.  Com.Sundaram recalled the struggles launched by the AIIEA to defeat the move of the Manmohan Singh government earlier and later by the present NDA government led by Narendra Modi, despite the fact that the both the LIC and the four public sector general insurance companies had been contributing lakhs of crores of rupees to the government for various development activities. The ruling party’s affiliated Sangh Parivar was indulging in all sorts of disruptive activities to deny religious, cultural and other democratic freedoms and while fighting against such divisive tactics, the LIC employees should aim to safeguard the LIC in the public sector besides forcing the ruling party to abandon its reform policies in order to ensure an unemployment-free situation for the   young people. He also called upon the audience to make sure that the LIC continues to serve the policyholders and the people, remaining in the public sector.
Com.K.Swaminathan, General Secretary, SZIEF, said that the conference was being held in the midst of a good wage revision secured by the AIIEA according to its tradition and also in the backdrop of the unprecedented floods in Tamil Nadu. The AIIEA would continue its efforts on solving the remaining problems of  another option for pension, New Pension Scheme, five-day week, etc, he said. He also pointed out that it had been the demand of the AIIEA that the wage revision should reflect the all-round growth achieved by the LIC. He appealed to the comrades to conduct an elaborate campaign among the policyholders and the general public against the imposition of income tax on claim amount and service tax on premium, which amounted to attacks on social security. He elaborately discussed the various flood relief operations undertaken by the comrades of all the Units and called upon the comrades to make the AIIEA a frontline leader in the arduous tasks ahead.
Comrades G.Kannan, Joint Secretary, GIEA, South Zone and K.Manoharan, General Secretary, ICEU, Chennai Division-2, greeted the participants. Com.D.Ramesh, Joint Secretary, ICEU, Chennai Division-1, proposed a vote of thanks.
DELEGATES’ SESSION: In the Delegates’ Session that followed, Com.S.Rameshkumar, General Secretary, ICEU, Chennai Division-1, placed the Report of the Executive Committee, on which 12 comrades including one woman comrade spoke. There was absolute unanimity on the view that the movement and struggle to safeguard the LIC in the public sector should be continued more vigorously and attempts of the government to weaken the premier public sector undertaking should be defeated. Greeting the participants, Com.R.Govindarajan, former Joint Secretary, AIIEA, in an emotion-filled address, was highly critical of the leaders of the BJP and the Sangh Parivar for their anti-Pakistan statements, the state of intolerance that prevails in the country in the cultural, religious and historical spheres. In proof, he cited the instances of killing of progressive writers, removal of the Chairmen of Indian Council of Cultural Affairs, Indian Council of Historical Research, etc. to accommodate leaders of the Sangh Parivar. In the prevailing  tense situation, the attempts of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to bring in foreign capital for growth of the economy would fail. This view has also been expressed by persons of eminence like N.R.Naryana Murthy of the INFOSYS and Raghuram Rajan of the RBI, he pointed out. He called upon the comrades to fight against these policies in order to make advancements. Comrades N.Ananda Selvi, Joint Secretary, SZIEF and K.David, former Manager of Insurance Worker, greeted the conference.
After a spirited reply to the debate by Com.S.Rameshkumar, General Secretary, the Report was adopted unanimously. The Statements of Accounts presented before the house by Com.K.Sridhar, Treasurer, were also approved by the house unanimously. The conference elected Com.NMS, S.Rajappa, K.David and R.Boopathy as honorary members. The conference elected Comrades L.Palaniappan, S.Rameshkumar and K.Sridhar as President, General Secretary and Treasurer, respectively, for the next term. The meeting elected the members of the Executive Committee and the Delegates to the 33rd General Conference of SZIEF to be held in January, 2016 at Thanjavur. A number of resolutions were also adopted by the meeting.


 S.Rameshkumar, General Secretary