JAMMU, July 1: Employees of LIC of India, J&K under the banner of NZIEA Srinagar Division celebrated Foundation Day of All India Insurance Employees’ Association (AIIEA) in offices of LIC of India here today. All the members of NZIEA affiliated to AIIEA wore badges highlighting its 70th Foundation Day.
On this occasion, Flag of AIIEA was hoisted at DO Cell Jammu by vice president, Dinesh Kumar Sharma along with Divisional Committee members, Romesh Chand and Rajesh Gupta (joint secretaries), Treasurer, Raj Kumar Sharma, Rajesh Kumar, Raj Kumar, Nanak Chand, Kishore Lal led by Divisional Secretary, Pawan Gupta.
In Srinagar, programme was led by president AM Tantray, Ajaz Ahmad Dar, Fyaz Ahmad Gul, Amar Jeet Singh, Bashir Ahmad Bhat, Abdul Majid Sheikh, Nadeem- Ul- Rehman and others.
Speaking on the occasion at Jammu, Divisional Secretary Pawan Gupta said that AIIEA was formed on 1st July 1951 and this 70th Foundation Day of AIIEA is a historic occasion for all of us being celebrated in all over India without violating the norms of physical distancing.
“As the AIIEA steps into the 70th year of its magnificent journey, we look back with great satisfaction over the successes achieved against difficult and at times impossible situations. The successes achieved are due to unity of the employees and the unity built on the political beliefs the organisation holds so dear,” he added.
He said in the past year 8000 Assistants have been recruited in LIC and there is a possibility of many more recruited in the coming years. Considerable numbers of young employees have joined our ranks in the General Insurance. This generation has been brought up on the values that define neo-liberal project. The neo-liberal project considers organised trade union movement as an obstacle for economic development and unhealthy for society.
Gupta said the challenges the organisation has to confront in its 70th year are listing of LIC and its privatization, privatization and selling of the public sector, amending the labour laws to snatch rights of the workers, fight against communalism and casteism, struggle against neo liberal economic policies; thus leading to a society which is equal, just and fair.