Saturday, September 20, 2014
TIRUNELVELI LABOUR COURT ORDERED FULL WAGES FOR SUSPENSION PERIOD TO LIC EMPLOYEE SRI AYYAPPAN OF NAGERCOIL BRANCH ____________________________________________________________________________ Sri Ayyappan,an employee of Nagercoil Branch of LIC OF INDIA was suspended and later dismissed for alleged misconduct on 16_4_1996.His termination was challenged before the Central Government Industrial Tribunal. The CGIT set aside the termination order and ordered back wages and all attendant benefits. The order of CGIT was challenged before the High Court,Chennai by LIC management. The High Court dismissed the petition filed by LIC. In the meantime Sri Ayyappan died. The LIC management settled all the benefits due to Sri Ayyappan including back wages ,PLLI etc. But the LIC management refused to settle wages for his suspension period ie.from 22.4.93 to 15.4.99 ie nearly 6 years wages. The issue was taken before the Labour Court,Tirunelveli by a claim petition by the wife of late Sri Ayyappan. The Labour Court ordered on 12_9_14 for payment of full wages less subsistence allowance already received ie balance amount of Rs.1,66,298/.It is a lesson to LIC for denying legal rights to its employees. This case is conducted by P.Esakkimuthu,joint secretary of CITU,Tuticorin District Committee.