Thursday, December 9, 2010


         AIIEA as part of social justice is screening the film Dr. Baba Saheb Ambedkar on 12th December at 11.15 am at Albert Theatre.  This is film is being released after 13 years of struggle thanks to the initiative taken by Untouchability Eradiction Front in which AIIEA is a partner.  UEF took up the issue with TN CM for release of the film.  Producers of other commercial films have money to advertise and media to popularise the film and ofcourse there are crazy audience too. But for film like Ambedkar the only available option is oral campaign.  The audience are social conscious audience who cares about the society.   Tickets are available with us. Those interested can contact us.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010


The great drain robbery

India has lost nearly a half-trillion dollars in illegal financial flows out of the country, says a new study by Global Financial Integrity. P Sainath reports.

November 2010 - India is losing nearly Rs.240 crores every 24 hours, on average, in illegal financial flows out of the country. The nation lost $213 billion (roughly Rs.9.7 lakh crores) in illegal capital flight between 1948 and 2008. However, over $125 billion (Rs.5.7 lakh crores) of that was lost in just this decade between 2000-2008, according to a study by Global Financial Integrity (GFI). These "illicit financial flows," says GFI, "were generally the product of corruption, bribery and kickbacks, criminal activities and efforts to shelter wealth from a country's tax authorities."
GFI is a programme of the Center for International Policy, Washington D.C. It is a non-profit research and advocacy body that "promotes national and multilateral policies, safeguards, and agreements aimed at curtailing the cross-border flow of illegal money."
In just five years from 2004-08 alone, the country lost roughly Rs.4.3 lakh crores to such outflows. That is - nearly two and a half times the value of the 2G telecom scam now exercising Parliament and the media. The Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) pegs the 2G scam at almost Rs.1.8 lakh crores.
Accounting for the rate of return on those illegal outflows, the present value of that $213 billion reaches $462 billion (Rs.21 lakh crores) says GFI. Astonishingly, over $96 billion of that amount left the country between 2004 and 2008. As the report's author, Dev Kar, says, "India is losing capital at an average rate of $19.3 billion per annum ... India can ill afford to ignore such a loss of capital."
As the report puts it: "Had India managed to avoid this staggering loss of capital, the country could have paid off its outstanding external debt of $230.6 billion (as of end-2008) and have another half left over for poverty alleviation and economic development."
At the 2004-08 pace (if it has not gone up), the economy is haemorrhaging at a rate of nearly Rs.240 crores every day on average. And even the total $462 billion, says GFI Director Raymond W. Baker in a letter prefacing the report, is "a conservative estimate. It does not include smuggling, certain forms of trade mispricing and gaps in available statistics." Factor these in, and "it is entirely reasonable to estimate that more than a half-trillion dollars have drained from India since independence."
The study
The GFI study is titled "The Drivers and Dynamics of Illicit Financial Flows from India: 1948-2008." Authored by Dr. Kar, formerly a senior economist at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and now Lead Economist at the GFI, it defines 'illicit flows' as "comprised of funds that are illegally earned, transferred, or utilised - if laws were broken in the origin, movement, or use of the funds then they are illicit." Such fund transfers are not recorded in the country of origin for they typically violate that nation's laws and banking regulations.

"What is clear is that, during the post-reform period of 1991-2008, deregulation and trade liberalisation have accelerated the outflow of illicit money from the Indian economy."
So massive are these illegal outflows, says the study, that the "total capital flight represents approximately 16.6 per cent of India's GDP as of year-end 2008." Its estimate falls far short of the $1.4 trillion figure cited in the India media prior to the 2009 general elections. But, says the report, "the figure still represents a staggering loss of capital." Illegal flight of capital, it says, "worsens income distribution, reduces the effectiveness of external aid, and hampers economic development."
That does seem an obvious outcome in a country where according to the National Commission for Enterprises in the Unorganised Sector (NCEUS), 836 million human beings live spending Rs.20 a day or less.
The illegal outflows also account for most of India's parallel economy. "The total value of (such) illicit assets held abroad represents about 72 per cent of the size of India's underground economy which has been estimated at 50 per cent of India's GDP (or about $640 billion at end-2008) by several researchers. This implies that only about 28 per cent of illicit assets of India's underground economy are held domestically." It also strengthens arguments that "the desire to amass wealth without attracting government attention is one of the primary motivations behind the cross-border transfer of illicit capital."
The GFI study makes two vital points amongst others that will surely stoke ongoing debates in the country. One: the drain bloated massively in the era of economic liberalisation and reforms starting with 1991. Two: "High net-worth individuals and private companies were found to be the primary drivers of illicit flows out of India's private sector." Conversely, "India's underground economy is also a significant driver of illicit financial flows."
Tax havens
As Mr. Baker says: "What is clear is that, during the post-reform period of 1991-2008, deregulation and trade liberalisation have accelerated the outflow of illicit money from the Indian economy. The opportunities for trade mispricing have grown, and expansion of the global shadow financial system accommodates hot money, particularly in island tax havens.
"Disguised corporations situated in secrecy jurisdictions enable billions of dollars shifting out of India to "round trip," coming back into short and long-term investments, often with the intention of generating unrecorded transfers again in a self-reinforcing cycle." Interestingly, the points about high net-worth individuals (HNWIs) and corporates and 'mispricing' take the debate way beyond the clich�d 'corrupt politician' explanation.
Lauds reform
The report, while stressing these factors, says that given the limitations of available data, it found "scant evidence that imprudent macroeconomic policies drove illicit flows from the country." It lauds the post 1991-reform era. And praises Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for launching "India's free market reforms that saved the country," in its view, "from financial ruin and placed it on a path to sustained economic growth." On the role of macroeconomic policies in the outflows, it says there is yet work to be done, data to be generated.
But its own evidence on how the outflows escalated post-1991 is pretty damning. And India's liberalisation itself - in which period the GFI study records the greatest drain - was about a sea change in macroeconomic policies. The study notes a rise in inequality in the reform period. And acknowledges, in its summary, that "A more skewed distribution of income implies that there are many more HNWIs in India now than ever before." It implies that governance issues, deregulation without new oversight and a complex web of other factors were more to blame.
GFI calls for measures that would require country-by-country reporting of sales, profits and taxes paid by multinational corporations. It recommends India should curb 'trade mispricing.' Because "transfers of illicit capital through trade mispricing account for 77.6 per cent of total outflows from India over the period 1948-2008." It advises steps that would require automatic cross-border exchange of tax information on personal and business accounts. And actions that would harmonise vital matters under anti-money laundering laws across nations.
P Sainath
19 Nov 2010

P. Sainath is the 2007 winner of the Ramon Magsaysay award for Journalism, Literature, and Creative Communication Arts. He is one of the two recipients of the A.H. Boerma Award, 2001, granted for his contributions in changing the nature of the development debate on food, hunger and rural development in the Indian media.

JG Felicitation & Cadaver donation -- More Responses/Appreciation

JG Felicitation & Cadaver donation -- More Responses/Appreciation

* It gives me a great pleasure to note that Com. Gurumurthy has escalated to a very great height by his donation announcement. I am recalling my association with Com. Gurumurthy. I had the opportunity of attending the wedding of Com. Gurumurthy, which is still green in my memory. It is still unbelievable for me to reconcile that Com. Gurumurthy, whom I know as an young boy, has retired from the services of United India Insurance Company.

As a close comrade, I wish him a good health and continued activities as Com. Rajappa does now. 
-- D.R. Srinivasan

* When I learnt Shri J.Gurumurthy is demitting office, I became speechless and started wondering whether it is the same Gurumurthy, Southern head of AIIEA or someone in AIIEA. Really we all will be missing his leadership and guidance.  I personally will be missing his valuable advice and guidance as far as TAC is concerned and briefing on other insurance related matters in general.

Bravo.  What a noble gesture on his part to donate his organs for a very good cause.  More than any thing else he has proved that he is a very good human being.

It is heartening to note that Com.J.Gurumurthy has been re-elected as Joint Secretary of AIIEA & Secretary of Standing Committee.
-- K. Rambabu
TAC / IRDA, Hyderabad

** Mr.Gurumurthy has done the greatest sacrifice a human being can think of.
    Best wishes to him in his new innings
--  G SRINIVASAN, CMD, United India Ins Co Ltd

* Congratulations. your life is a message..
-- Prince Gajendrababu, Educationist

* Tussi Great ho  !!!!
You are a real Murthy of GURU !
All the best .......
-- H I Bhatt, Genl Sec.WZIEA & Jt.Sec.AIIEA, Gandhinagar

** Thanks very much for the excellent documents that graphically highlight the purposeful activities of Com Gurumurthy, which I read with deep appreciation of this stalwart soldier and commander of AIIEA. That I am denied the opportunity to be present for the felicitation function is my illuck. A comrade of this calibre deserves not merely recollection of his services to the insurance employees in the Non-Life sector but should enthuse others to emulate his example so that the great fraternity of AIIEA is always never short of brilliant and efficient personalities like Com Gurumurthy.

I know Gurumurthy and he would be the happiest if somebody from amongst the cadres of AIIEA in Non-Life sector excel him through their services to employees and humanity. Such is his selfless nature and concern for others who are associated with TU and people's movement. This man has inexhaustible energy to be always doing some thing good as well as rewarding to society especially the poor and the deprived sections and so I have no doubt that his retirement from employment only makes him freer to pursue the activities of his choice with redoubled vigour.

Your excellent biographical sketch was informative to me. The sum and substance of your write up is to pin point the fact that without being a qualified lawyer he is a legal luminary directly serviceable to employees and others, without being a qualified Management expert he has managed to acquire the acumen and turn it to the advantage of common people especially employees and the public sector industry, without being a professional he has emerged as somebody who a seasoned professional would point to others as one of the best role models for the art or trade, without being a trained media person by his simplicity and ability to marshall the points, he is now somebody the visual media audience in Tamil Nadu look at with admiration, without being some one who passed the tests of literary heights through universities, he has carved for himself a sublime position as a writer as well as speaker both in Tamil and English. The happiest part of all these achievements is that he never wants to be known by these and always thinks of AIIEA as the one and only school or university that taught and moulded him. That he acknowledges willingly and none else.

The man of such potential should play greater roles and our comrades in Tamil Nadu should strive for that. Before closing this letter I must add that Com Gurumurthy has made Com Sathanam the prouder, for he has brought forth to limelight and use the potentialities ever present in Com Gurumurthy.

I convey my great admiration and regards to Com Gurumurthy.

-- Chidambaram S
Actuary, Trivandrum

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

கலைஞருக்கு ஒரு சிறிய திறந்த மடல்

மாண்புமிகு முதல்வர் டாக்டர் கலைஞர் அவர்களே,

உங்களமாதிரி உடன் பிறப்பிற்கு உணர்ச்சி கடிதம் எனக்கு எழுத தெரியாது. எனக்கு உங்கள மாதிரி அறிவு கிடையாது.  உங்க அறிவை புகழ்ந்து தான் இந்த கடிதமே.
ஒரு சாதாரண தமிழனின் கடிதம் இது.  நீங்க நல்லா இருப்பீங்கன்னு நினைக்கிறேன். ஆனா நாங்க நல்லா இல்லை. எப்படி இருக்க முடியும். நாட்டுலே நடக்கிறத பார்த்த நிம்மதியா சாப்பிட முடியல தூங்க முடியல. 

அது எப்படி தலைவரே இந்த வயசுலே இவ்வளவு பல்டி அடிக்கிறீங்க. என்ன தான் தமிழை (தமிழ்நாட்டை)நீங்க குத்தகை எடுத்திருந்தாலும் அதற்காக என்ன வேணா பேசலாமா?

முதல அ. ராசா உத்தமர்னு சொன்னீங்க.  நீங்க சொன்னத வச்சு நான் வேற இந்த சிகப்பு காரங்க கிட்ட எங்க தலைவர் உண்மை மட்டும் தான் பேசுவார்னு சொல்லி ராசா உத்தமர்னு சொன்னேன்
அப்புறம்  பார்த்தா ராசா மானஸ்தன் அதனால ராஜினாமா செய்தார்னு சொன்னீங்க.நானும் நீங்க சொன்னத வச்சு ராசா மானஸ்தன் சொன்னேன்.
அப்புறம் ராசா ஒரு ஆளு எப்படி ஊழல் செய்ய முடியும் கேட்டிங்க? சரியான பாயிண்ட்ன்னு நான் குதிச்சேன்.
 அப்புறம் நீங்க என்ன சொன்னீங்க? ஊழல் நடந்திருக்குன்னு  ஒரு பேச்சுக்கு வைத்துகொண்டாலும், 1950 களில் TTK ஊழலுக்காக ராஜினாமா செய்தபிறகு யாரும் ஒன்னும் சொல்லலே, ஆனா ராசா ராஜினாமா செய்தாலும் ஏன் கூப்பாடு போட்ராங்குனு,  ஒரு கேள்வி கேட்டிங்கேலே  அப்பகூட ஒரு மைல்ட் டவுட் வரல. 
கடசியா சொன்னீங்களே இவ்வளவு பெரிய தொகைய எப்படி சாப்பிட முடியும்னு கேட்டிங்களே அப்பத்தான் டவுட் வந்தது. அப்ப சாப்பிட்டிருக்கீங்க ஆனா புல்லா சாப்பிடல.

என்ன புழைப்பு இது. நீங்க கதை எழுதி சம்பாதித்த 5  கோடிக்கு மேல உங்க கிட்ட சொத்து இல்லன்னு நான் சொல்லிடிருந்தேன்,  நீங்க என்னடானு சினிமாக்கு டயலாக் எழுதறதுக்கு பதிலாக எங்களுக்கு கதை எழுதி காதில பூ சுத்ரீங்கள இது நியாமா? 

பேச்சுக்கு நூறு முறை ராசா தலித்னு சொல்றீங்களே தமிழ்நாட்டுல கோடி கணக்கான தலித்துகள் ஒரு வேலை சோறு இல்லாமல் சாவறான் அவனை பற்றி ஒரு நாளாவது பேசி இருக்கீங்களா.  உத்தபுரம் தலித்துகள் மனிதர்களாக வாழ ஆசைபட்டா அவங்க மேல கேச போடறீங்க. கோயிலுக்குள் தலித்துகள் போனா,  போலீஸ் பொறிக்கியா மாதிரி தலித்துகளை நாய் அடிக்கிற மாதிரி அடிக்க சொல்றீங்க. அப்பெல்லாம் எங்க போச்சு உங்க தலித் பாசம்.

சோத்துக்கு இல்லைனாலும் உன் தமிழுக்காக உன் பேச்சில மயங்கி உன் பின்னாடி வந்த எங்கள இப்படி மோசம் பண்ணிடிங்களே.  நீங்க நல்லா இருங்க. காலம் மாறும். உழைக்கிற நாங்க ஆட்சிக்கு வருவோம். அப்ப உங்க அறிவை ஆராய்ச்சி செய்வோம்.


Corruption has scaled unimaginable heights in the reforms era driven by  private capital seeking to manipulate public policy



Q: Why does a JPC have more sanctity than the Public Accounts Committee(PAC)? Sections within the Congress opine that the CAG report has not incriminated anyone and that the individuals concerned have been removed from their posts? 

A: After the CAG report confirmed that there was large-scale manipuclation of the system, the Congress leadership had no other option but to ask Raja to resign. But that does not end the issue. What is required is to find out how such a massive scam could be perpetrated and how an entire system could be manipulated.  That is why we haved demanded a JPC that can go into all the ramifications. I do not know why the Congress party and government refuse to constitute a JPC.  During the period of the NDA government when the Congress was in the opposition, it demanded JPCs for the Tehelka tapes and for other corruption scandals.  The 2G telecom scam is much bigger than these earlier scams. It has caused the single largest loss to the exchequer. 

The removal of the people who are responsible from their position is the first step, whether it is the CWG corruption or the Adarsh Housing Scam.  In all such cases, what is required is prompt investigation, filing of cases and prosecution of those guilty.  In the case of the 2G spectrum issue, the most important step would be to cancel the licences of the companies that illegally got the allocation.

Secondly, there should be an auction of the spectrum so that the government can recoup the losses. The commitment set up to inquire into the CWG is useless as it is without any powers. What is needed is investigation fiing of cases and prosecution.  The CBI and other investigating agencies like the ED should conduct join investigations.

Q - Are all these corruption scandals an outcome of a kind of policy that has been pursued since the 1990s and that the face of corruption has changes somewhat in this period?

A- After liberalisation, what has developed is a nexus between big business, politicians and the bureaucrats.  Under the neoliberal regime, corporates, multinational companies are able to suborn policymaking. If one side of 2 G spectrum is Raja, on the other side are corporates who try to get famous.  In the recent case of officials of banks taking bribes for giving loans to the real estate sector, corporates are involved in the bribing.  But the government refuses to acknowledge the nexus that has developed. Even some of the regulators are in connivance. 

This is not just because politicians need money to fight elections.  The loot of public funds is a form of accumulation of capital in the country.  Without fighting against this system and policies, corruption can not be curbed or eliminated.

Thanks frontline

Monday, December 6, 2010

டிசம்பர் 6 - அம்பேத்கர் நினைவு தினம்:

அகில இந்திய இன்சூரன்ஸ் ஊழியர் சங்கத்தின் அங்கமான சென்னை மண்டல பொது இன்சூரன்ஸ் ஊழியர் சங்கம் அம்பேத்கர் நினைவு தினத்தில் எடுத்துள்ள ஒரு முக்கியமான முடிவு: பத்தாண்டுகள் போரட்டத்திருக்கு பிறகு வெளி வரும் அம்பேத்கர் திரைபடத்தை பார்க்க வைக்க ஒரு மக்கள் இயக்கமாக மாற்ற அம்பேத்கர் பட டிக்கட்டுகள் 100 வாங்கி ஊழியர்களுக்கு விநியோகிப்பது என்று முடிவு செய்துள்ளது.

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GIEA,SZ, Monday, December 6, 2010

Cadaver Donation - Felicitation to Com J Gurumurthy heralds yet another initiative & movement 

Senior leader of the Insurance employees movement Com J Gurumurthy pledged to donate his body (cadaver donation) for harvesting of organs and for Medical Research. This was announced by him in the felicitation function got up for him at Chennai on Dec 4 in connection with his retirement from United India Insurance Co after four decades of service. Com AK Padmanabhan (President, CITU) was the chief guest on the occasion. Comrades Amanulla Khan (President, AIIEA), K.Venu Gopal (General Secretary), N.M.Sundaram, R.Santhanam, P.Bagchi, K.Swaminathan, P.V.Nanda Kumar and leaders from various organisations extended greetings. Com.Gurumurthy was recently re-elected for another term as Joint Secretary of All India Insurance Employees Association (AIIEA) & as Secretary of Standing Committee (Gen Ins) in the national conference of the Association held at Delhi during Nov 20-24. JG is a regular blood donor and he has already pledged for eye donation. We salute Com.JG for his noble lead.
G Anand, General Secretary,
GIEA,South Zone, Chennai

Response, Reaction & Appreciation: 

Comrade Gurumurthy has set an example for others .Convey my congratulation to him and family.
Dusmanta Das, Bhubaneswar

Wonderful gesture. Hats off.

Hats offf to Com JG for his noble gesture.
G Jambukeswaran Jt. Secy MRGIPA (Trichy)

The very thought process has touched my heart. *
KC Behra, Cuttack

Great. Congrats Mr. Gurumurthy. As usual you r an unusual man. Regards and all the best in your retired life.
M. Ramadoss, CMD, New India Assurance Co Ltd

Kudos to Com GJ and aiiea. Only aiiea can donate such great leaders who can set example for others to follow.
TK Sadasivan, Kochi

Wish you a very happy and active retired life. Happy to note u have followed Mr.Jyoti Basu to donate cadaver.
AV Muralidharan, CMD, ECGC

As a leader of a militant Association u have set an example to be followed by the cadres like us. Thanks. Goutam Maitra, Kolkata

Congrats.on your noble initiative.
Dr Rex Sargunam

Dear Gurumurthy, Hats off to you. I am simply amazed and speechless. You are a great 'Human Being'. Your decision is unique and unparalleled. May God bless you. With regards,
K P Brahma & National Parivar (General Manager, National Ins, Kolkata)

Dear Gurumurthiji, at first, let me wish you a very very happy & peaceful retired life. Dear Guruji, Mr Arun Goel, who had once been Internal Audit Incharge, RO Delhi had been here at Moradabad on Thursday. He was enquiring about you. Probably, he knows you very well. Dear Guruji, I honestly believe you have won hearts of so many people. Today, S K Verma rang up to me and he was saying that your image is such that not only AIIEA but whoever knows you personally will feel proud about it. I personally feel that whenever you came across any genuine request/demand from the employee's side, you joined hands & worked for it from the core of your heart. On hearing of your retirement on 30th Nov morning, for sometime, I had the feeling that I was losing something absolutely very very precious.
Bhola Nath Mishra, Moradabad

A very noble soul indeed. Also wishing Mr JG a very active & peaceful retired life.
S.M.Hamesh Kumar, Divl Mgr, DO 12, Chennai

JG is a true leader who has contributed even his body for the public cause needs salutation. Pl convey my personal respects. Regards.
G. Anandan, DGM, Oriental, Chennai RO

My appreciation and compliments. I will insert d news to b followed by others.
Capt Dr MS Singaraja, Chairman, Senior Citizens Bureau

Commendable decision. My best wishes.
Murali, AO, Oriental

You have inspired many into movement. Now inspired for cadaver donation. Red Salute to you beloved comrade.

Thanks to THEEKATHIR- News on Felicitations to Com J Gurumurthy Jt secy, AIIEA

Thanks to THEEKATHIR- News on Felicitations to Com J Gurumurthy Jt secy, AIIEA

சமூக மாற்றத்திற்காகவும்தொழிற்சங்க ஊழியர்கள் போராட வேண்டும்!

சென்னை, டிச.5-
ஒரு பொதுத்துறை நிறுவன ஊழியரின் பணி நிறைவு பாராட்டு நிகழ்ச்சி, ஒவ்வொரு தொழிற்சங்க ஊழியருக்கும் சமுதாய அக்கறை தேவை என்று வலியுறுத்துகிற மாநாடு போல நடைபெற்றது.
அகில இந்திய இன்சூரன்ஸ் ஊழியர் (ஏஐஐஇஏ - பொதுக் காப்பீடு) சங்கத்தின் நிலைக்குழு செயலாளர் ஜே. குருமூர்த்தி பொதுத்துறை நிறுவனமான யுனைடெட் இந்தியா இன்சூரன்ஸ் நிறுவனத்தில் பணியாற்றி ஓய்வு பெற்றுள்ளார். அவரது பணி நிறைவு பாராட்டுக் கூட்டம் சென்னை மண்டல பொது இன்சூரன்ஸ் ஊழியர் சங்கத்தின் சார்பில் சனிக்கிழமையன்று (டிச. 4) சென்னையில் நடைபெற்றது. சங்கப் பணிகளிலும், ஊழியர் பிரச்சனைகளிலும், மக்கள் நல இயக்கங்களிலும் முழுமையாக ஈடுபடுவதற்கென்றே பதவி உயர்வு வாய்ப்புகளை நிராகரித்தவரான குருமூர்த்தியின் அர்ப்பணிப்புமிக்க பங்களிப்புகளை அனைவரும் நினைவுகூர்ந்தனர்.
சிஐடியு அகில இந்திய தலைவர் ஏ. கே. பத்மநாபன்,ஒவ்வொரு தொழிற்சங்க ஊழியருக்கும் சமுதாய அக்கறை தேவை. சமூக மாற் றங்களை உள்வாங்கிக் கொண்டு செயல்படுகிறவர் களாக தொழிற்சங்கத்தினர் வளரவேண்டும்’’ என்று கூறினார்.
தொழிற்சங்க உரிமை என்பதே கூட இன்று கேள்விக்கு உட்படுத்தப்பட்டுள்ளது. எல்ஐசி, ஜிஐசி போன்ற பொதுத்துறை நிறுவனங்களை பாதுகாக்க போராட வேண்டிய சூழல் ஏற்பட்டுள்ளது என்று கூறிய அவர், “பணி ஓய்வு பெற்றுவிட்டாலும், இன்னும் விரிவான சமுதாய இயக்கக் களங்களில் குருமூர்த்தி செயல்பட வேண்டிய தேவைஉள்ளதுஎன்றார்.
ஏஐஐஇஏ மூத்த தலைவரும் இன்சூரன்ஸ் ஒர்க்கர்பத்திரிகையின் ஆசிரியருமான என்.எம். சுந்தரம்,நாம் தொழிற்சங்க இயக்கம் மட்டுமே அல்ல, மாறாக ஒரு மக்கள் இயக்கமாகச் செயல்பட வேண்டும்,’’ என்றார். அனைத்து பொதுத் துறை நிறுவனங்களையும் தனியார் மயமாக்க அரசு முயல்கிறபோது, தொழிலைப் பாதுகாக்கிற கடமையும் தொழிற்சங்க இயக்கத் தின் தோளிலேயே விழுந்திருக்கிறது என்றும் அவர் கூறினார்.
குருமூர்த்தி போன்ற உறுதியான தோழர்களின் வலுவான போராட்டத்தால் தான் எல்ஐசி, ஜிஐசி நிறுவனங்களைப் பாதுகாக்க முடிந்தது. அரசைக் கேள்வி கேட்க மக்களுக்கு கற்றுத் தருகிற பொறுப்பும் தொழிற்சங்க ஊழியர்களுக்கு இருக்கிறது,” என்றும் அவர் கூறினார்.
சங்கத்தின் அகில இந்திய தலைவர் அமானுல்லா கான், பன்னாட்டு நிறுவனங்களின் ஆக்கிரமிப்புடன் வருகிற பண்பாட்டுத் தாக்கங்களையும் எதிர்த்து போராட வேண்டியுள்ளது என்றார். பொதுச்செயலாளர் கே. வேணுகோபால், மக்கள் பணமும், ஊழியர் நலனும் பாதுகாக்கப்பட வேண்டுமானால் பொதுத்துறை நிறுவனங்கள் பாதுகாக்கப்பட வேண்டும் என்றார்.
ஏஐஐஇஏ தலைவர்கள் ஆர். சந்தானம், ஆர். வைகுண்டம், பி. பக்ஷி, கே. சுவாமிநாதன் ஆகியோரும் பல்வேறு சகோதர அமைப்புகளின் தலைவர்களும் பாராட்டுரை வழங்கினர்.
மார்க்சிஸ்ட் கட்சியின் மாநிலச்செயலாளர் ஜி. ராமகிருஷ்ணன் உள்ளிட்ட பலரும் வாழ்த்துச் செய்தி அனுப்பியிருந்தனர். எல். உமாமகேஸ்வரி வரவேற்றார், ஜி. கிருஷ்ணகுமார் நன்றி கூறினார்.

இயக்கமாக வேண்டிய உடல் தானம்
ஏற்புரை வழங்கிய ஜே. குருமூர்த்தி, அனைத்துப் பாராட்டுகளும் சங்க இயக்கத்திற்கே சேரவேண்டும் என்றார். எனது மறைவுக்குப் பின் உடல் எரிக்கப்பட்டுவிடக் கூடாது. கண்கள் உள்ளிட்ட அங்கங்கள் தேவைப்படுவோருக்காகவும், மருத்துவ ஆராய்ச்சிக்காகவும் எனது உடலைத் தானமாக வழங்க முடிவு செய்திருக்கிறேன். மேற்கு வங்கத்தில் உடல் தானம் என்பது ஒரு மக்களிடையே பரவியுள்ளது. தமிழகத்திலும் இது ஒரு இயக்கமாக வளரவேண்டும், என்ற தமது விருப்பத்தையும் அவர் வெளியிட்டார். அவரது இயக்க பணிகளுக்கு உடனிருந்து ஒத்துழைத்து வருபவரான அவரது மனைவி ரமா இந்த முடிவை அங்கீகரித்து தானும் சேர்ந்து கரவொலி எழுப்பினார்

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Com. JG retires

Com.J.Gurumurthy is retiring from the services of United India Insurance Co. on 30.11.2010.  A felicitation function has been arranged at Chennai on 04.12.2010.  Besides Com.Amanulla Khan (President, AIIEA) & Com. K.Venu Gopal (General Secretary, AIIEA) and other leaders, Com.A.K.Padmanabhan (President, CITU) are attending the programme.  The Invitation for the programme and a Profile of Com. JG are sent in the attachment herein.  A copy of JG's photo is also sent in the attachment as requested by some of the units.
We are happy to inform you that in the Diamond Jubilee Year 22nd General Conference of AIIEA held at New Delhi (Nov.20 to 24, 2010), Com.J.Gurumurthy has been re-elected as Joint Secretary of AIIEA & Secretary of Standing Committee (Genl Insurance) for the ensuing term. Please check, password: orientalanand for invitation and circular regarding the function.
G Anand
General Secretary,
GIEA, South Zone
Mob: 09444904157