Prime Minister Modi Inspecting Guard of Honour

Prime Minister Modi Inspecting Guard of Honour
FLASH !!! ORDERS ISSUED BY PCDA ON VII PAY COMMISSION**** SEE THE POST BELOW ***

Sunday, December 12, 2010

MHRD finalizes scheme for interest subsidy for education loans June 24, 2010

New Delhi: The ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD) has finalized the modalities for the implementation of a new central scheme to provide full interest subsidy during the period of moratorium on educational loans for students belonging to economically weaker sections (with parental family income from all sources of less than Rs.4.5 lakh annually). The loans will be provided by scheduled banks under the Educational Loan Scheme of the Indian Banks' Association (IBA) for pursuing courses in professional or technical streams from recognized institutions in India. The modalities have been finalized in consultation with IBA. The scheme is effective for all IBA approved educational loans sanctioned in the form of eligible students' in respect of approval course of studies from the academic year 2009-10. "Under the scheme, proof of income is required to be certified by authorities to be designated by the state governments. Accordingly, the ministry has written to all Chief Secretaries of states and union territories to intimate the designated authority/authorities (at the district/sub-district/block etc. levels) to the District Level Consultative Committee (DLCC) so that banking authorities at the branch level where students would be approaching for availing the benefit of the scheme would be aware of the same," an official press release said. All scheduled member banks of the IBA have also been advised to take necessary action to adopt and implement the scheme so its benefits accrue to the eligible students. Canara Bank is the nodal bank, for the member banks of IBA, for claiming reimbursement of interests credited to student accounts. All eligible students who wish to avail of the benefits of the scheme are advised to approach the respective bank branch from where they availed of the education loan and complete the necessary formalities. These include obtaining the certification in respect of annual family income from the competent authority at the block, tehsil or district level, so that the individual student accounts can be credited with the interest due on the loan for the academic year 2009-10 onwards.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

CWP No. 21573 of 2010 FILED IN PUNJAB & HARYANA COURT

Group 'X' SGTs technical tradesmen of Indian Air Force who retired prior to 10-10-1997 were not considered as Diploma Holders by the PCDA (P) vide their circular No. 430 dated 10-03-2010. PCDA (P) Allahabad created two table No.111 & 112. Table No. 111 for the pre-10-10-1997 group "X" SGTs & another table No. 112 for group "X" SGTs diploma holder post-10-10-1997 retirees illegally. Ex-SGT Raj Pal Malik filed the CWP No. 21573 of 2010 in the Hon'ble Punjab & Haryana High Court Chandigarh and the Hon'ble High Court was pleased to issue the notice for 16-12-2010.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

EXEMPTION FROM TOLL TAX TO EX-SERVICEMEN

MOST OF THE EX-SERVICEMEN ARE UNAWARE THAT THEY ARE EXEMPTED FROM TOLL TAX ON THE HIGHWAYS OF NHAI. ON THE REQUEST OF MOST OF THE EX-SERVICEMEN THE FOLLOWING EXEMPTION LETTER IS COPIED AND REPRODUCED FROM REPORT MY SIGNAL BLOG.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

One Rank One Pension for ex-servicemen

One Rank One Pension for ex-servicemen The Parliamentary Standing committee on Defence has urged the government to reconsider the demand of “One Rank One Pension” for the ex-servicemen. The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Defence (15th LOK SABHA) on 1st and 7th Reports reiterated that the Government should consider the issue of ‘One Rank One Pension’ afresh. Since the issue of One Rank One Pension was not accepted in the past and more recently the Cabinet Secretary’s Committee set up to consider it also did not recommend the same, it has not been found feasible to accept the demand of One Rank One Pension. In the case of Original Application No. 15 and 45/2010 the Armed Forces Tribunal, Chandigarh had passed the order dated 3.3.2010 with directions to the respondents to take final decision in the matter. The said order was examined and speaking orders explaining the position were issued on 10.07.2010 to the petitioners. This information was given by Minister of State for Defence Shri MM Pallam Raju in a written reply to Shri Vilas Muttemwar and others in Lok Sabha today.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Immediate Separate Redressal Commission for Armed Forces : Supreme Court (Updated)

The Hon'ble Supreme Court today ordered the immediate constitution of a separate commission to examine the pay / pension anomalies and other grievances of the defence services. The functioning of the commission would be directly monitored by the Supreme Court. The Commission would comprise of Justice Kuldip Singh, Retired SC Judge as the Chairperson and would have as its members Justice SS Sodhi, General VP Malik, Lt Gen Vijay Oberoi and one person to be nominated by the Government of India. The Commission would independently look into the grievances of members of the defence services and the Government would have no say in the same. The Government of India, in its affidavit, had only consented to refer the rank pay issue to the proposed Commission and did not agree to any other term of reference. The Court disregarded the affidavit alongwith the stand of the Government and also ruled that the rank pay issue would NOT be referred to the Commission since the orders had already been passed by the Supreme Court. The Court also refused to recall or modify its earlier orders on the rank pay issue and instead referred the review application preferred by the UoI to the Chief Justice for directions that it be placed before some other Bench. A historic step indeed for the Armed Forces of India. The salient features for the said Commission, as laid down by the Supreme Court in its order, are as follows : (1) The Commission shall be called ‘Armed Forces Greivances Redressal Commission’ (2) The Commission shall look into all grievances forwarded to them in writing or email by serving and retired personnel. (3) Commission shall frame schemes for rehabilitation of soldiers who are discharged at young ages. (4) The term of the first Commission shall be two years, renewable at the option of the central govt. (5) The Commission shall be based at CHANDIGARH. Central Govt to provide adequate infrastructure for the same. (6) Last drawn pay and allowances of the members to be protected. (7) The Commission shall also recommend change of rules if in its opinion the same are defective or inadequate. (8) All civil and military authorities to extend full co-operation to the Commission. CLICK HERE for order Source: Indianmilitary.info

Friday, October 29, 2010

AIRMEN WITH DIPLOMA AND 10 YEARS ARE DEGREE HOLDERS. PUNJAB & HARYANA HIGH COURT

The Punjab & Haryana High Court has delivered a judgment in favour of all the Ex-Airmen retired with Diploma Certificate and have put up 10 years service in the appropriate field to be treated on par with Degree holders in that branch. For the order CLICK HERE.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

DA ORDERS FOR PENSIONERS ISSUED

DA FOR PENSIONERS ORDERS HAVE BEEN ISSUED BY DOPT. CLICK HERE FOR COPY OF ORDER

Thursday, September 16, 2010

DA/DR hike of 10% is Approved by Cabinet w.e.f.1.7.2010 to Employees and Pensioners

Release of additional instalment of dearness allowance to Central Government employees and dearness relief to Pensioners due from 1.7.2010 The Union Cabinet today decided to release an additional instalment of Dearness Allowance (DA) to Central Government employees and Dearness Relief (DR) to pensioners w.e.f. 1.7.2010 representing an increase of 10% over the existing rate of 35% of the Basic Pay/Pension, to compensate for price rise. The increase is in accordance with the accepted formula, which is based on the recommendations of the 6th Central Pay Commission.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Govt implementing One-Rank One-Pension for ex-servicemen

Govt implementing One-Rank One-Pension for ex-servicemen Appealing to ex-servicemen not to take the extreme step of returning their gallantry awards, government today said it has started implementing recommendations of the high level panel on One-Rank One-Pension. However, Defence Minister A K Antony said in the Rajya Sabha that implementing the award in one go was difficult. "In one stretch, we will not be able to implement it but we are near that goal... it is a long process," he said. He said the government has implemented all recommendations of the committee headed by the Cabinet Secretary which went into the demands for One-Rank One-Pension. This would have a financial implication of Rs 2,200 crore and would help 12 lakh ex-servicemen, he said. Source: PTI

Monday, August 23, 2010

Grant of unequal pay in the same rank is a violation of Article 14 of the Constitution'

Highlighting the plight of ex-servicemen, especially wives of deceased personnel, several hundreds former soldiers and officers on Sunday collected medals and submitted a memorandum to the President seeking ‘One Rank, One Pension (OROP)'. Under the Chairmanship of Lt. Gen. (retd.) Raj Kadyan of Indian Ex-Servicemen Movement (IESM), former soldiers and over 300 women assembled at Jantar Mantar here in support of the demand. “Some 6,000 medals have been collected to be returned to the President of India, the supreme commander of the Armed Forces, and we submitted a memorandum containing 1.25 lakh signatures in blood at the Rashtrapati Bhavan on Sunday,” IESM vice-chairman Major General (retd.) Satbir Singh told The Hindu. Plight of women Expressing anguish over the plight of wives of deceased jawans who have not got the benefits of an earlier raise given by the government, he asked how a woman can take care of the needs of a family with a pension of Rs.3,500. He said the IESM Chairman had sought personal audience from the President to meet a delegation on Sunday; but since that did not happen, it was decided to hand over the memorandum at the Rashtrapati Bhavan and not the boxes of medals. Gen. Satbir Singh said the ex-servicemen are also hurt that despite the recommendation by the Parliamentary Defence Standing Committee in May 2010, asking the government to consider afresh the OROP issue, nothing has been done. On the other hand, he said, reports suggest the government is considering raising further the salaries and allowances of Members of Parliament in the light of recommendations of a Joint Parliamentary Committee, all in a matter of few days. Congress MP from Punjab Pratap Singh Bajwa told The Hindu that he had raised the issue in the Lok Sabha last week stating that unequal pension exists even after the “so-called parity” in pension to Personnel Below Officers Rank. Inequality He said a soldier who retired before December 31, 2005, with parity in pension with effect from January 1, 2006 gets Rs.5,523 a month while a solider who retired after January 1, 2006 with same length of service gets Rs.8,700 a month. Citing the Babu Ram Dhiman versus Union of India case, he said the Chandigarh bench of the Armed Forces Tribunal ruled that the grant of unequal pay in the same rank was a violation of Article 14 of the Constitution and that the State cannot lay down different criteria for grant of pension for same rank of officers on the basis of the cut-off date of retirement. He urged the Defence Minister to reconsider the OROP issue and not compare them to civilian counterparts since their terms of service and risk the armed forces personnel face, in discharge of their duties with pride and honour, are different.

Ex-Servicemen Return Medals

NEW DELHI: In a major embarrassment for the government, over 5,000 ex-servicemen on Sunday threatened to return their medals over the government’s reluctance to accept their 'one-rank-one-pay' demand. They also submitted a memorandum to President Pratibha Patil on the issue. The ex-servicemen have been demanding implementation of the one-rank-one-pay policy for the last 26 years. Interestingly, ex-servicemen have timed their protest to the MPs pay hike demand in a clear attempt to put more pressure on the government. Yashpal Rathi, a spokesman of the group, charged the government with insensitivity. “The government doesn't care about us. They are only concerned about us when we are fighting the enemy on the battlefield. But now we are considered as junk. Our protest is futile unless our demands are discussed in Parliament,” he said. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had a few months ago said that the demands of the ex-servicemen were being looked into. On March 5, 2010 the prime minister had said that a committee that was tasked to look into the demand did not come up with a favourable recommendation. “The factual position is that we have constituted a committee under the cabinet secretary to look in into issue of one-man-one-pension and other related matters. The committee did not recommend one-man-one-rank-pension,” Mr Singh had said. Defence minister AK Antony, too, had been maintaining that there were practical difficulties in accepting the demand. “The one-rank-one-pay demand for armed forces hasn't been totally accepted because it can't be given to Armed Forces alone. It would also have to be given to retired civilians, government officials, paramilitary forces and policemen,” the defence minister had said.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

DUAL PENSION FOR WIDOWS

INFORMATION PUBLISHED SHOULD BE SPREAD AND SPREAD UNTIL SOMEONE GETS BENEFIT Every day and night millions and millions of people surf the Web in search of information. Whatever they gather, are freely distributed to all. But the benefits availed depends upon the individual’s curiosity to practice it. Crying child only gets milk. You knock only then the doors will open. Now that the information regarding the landmark judgement of the Armed Forces Tribunal, Kochi on the grant of dual family pension to the widows of the re-employed ex-servicemen in banks has been published. All the affected widows and their well wishers should note that even though the verdict is applicable for all similar cases, but the benefit is passed on only to the petitioner not to all. The respondents to the petitioner will never allow the verdict to be applicable to all unless and until all the affected file similar petitions individually in the Tribunal. Therefore now the ball is now in our court. All the affected widows and their well wishers should wake up now to knock the doors for similar verdict to get dual family pension. The judgment clearly says that “By no stretch of imagination, the pension received from Canara Bank can be treated as a pension received from the Government. So there is absolutely no merit on the contention (of the respondents) that she is not entitled to get pension from the Air Force……..” READ THE JUDGMENT HERE:http://www.aftdelhi.nic.in/benches/kochi_bench/judgments/may/TA_No.16_of_2010.pdf

Monday, August 16, 2010

Low Cost Housing For Personnel

Low Cost Housing For Personnel Army Welfare Housing Organization (AWHO) has taken up construction of low cost housing for the serving and retired Personnel Below Officer Ranks (PBOR) and widows of deceased PBORs under the Jai Jawan Awas Yojna (JJAY). Under the scheme, houses have been constructed in Jaipur and Pune with an expenditure of Rs. 12 Crores and Rs. 20 crores respectively and construction has been taken up at Allahabad with an estimated expenditure of Rs. 15 crores. Further, planning for construction of houses has been taken up at Belgaum (Karnataka) and Bhatinda (Punjab) with an estimated expenditure of Rs. 23 crores each; and at Secunderabad (Andhra Pradesh) and Dehradun (Uttarakhand) with an estimated expenditure of Rs. 16 crore each. Presently, the rates of dwelling units under JJAY schemes range between Rs. 8 to 12 lakhs, approximately. All serving and retired PBORs and widows of deceased PBORs and eligible for JJAY schemes which are allotted by a draw of lots in case the demand is more than the availability. This information was given by Defence Minister Shri AK Antony in a written reply to Shri Bhudeo Choudhary in Lok Sabha today. Source :PTI

Saturday, August 14, 2010

MANY HAPPY RETURNS OF THE DAY AIR CHIEF MARSHAL HRUSHIKESH MULGAONKAR

TODAY IS BIRTH DAY OF AIR CHIEF MARSHAL HRUSHIKESH MULGAONKAR, CHIEF OF AIR STAFF, HE WAS CAS DURING 1976 TO 1978, YOU CAN GET HIS DETAILS FROM SITE OF INDIAN AIR FORCE. HE HAS COMPLETED AGE OF 90 YEARS AND TOMORROW HE WILL BE ENTERING AGE OF 91., HE IS STILL SOUND AND IN GOOD HEALTH. LONG LIVE TO AIR CHIEF MARSHAL H MULGAONKAR. Ex-Sgt. WALAWALKAR JY

Monday, August 9, 2010

Widow of soldier entitled to dual pension

Widow of soldier entitled to dual pension ARMED FORCES TRIBUNAL, KOCHI. Express News Service First Published : 23 Jul 2010 03:38:23 AM IST Last Updated : 23 Jul 2010 11:28:44 AM IST KOCHI: The Regional Bench of the Armed Forces Tribunal (AFT) in Kochi on Wednesday ordered that the widow of a reemployed soldier is entitled to dual family pension. Disposing of a petition filed by Sobhanakumari of Malappuram, wife of the late Sergeant Sivasankaran Nair, the AFT comprising Justice K Padmanabhan Nair and Lt General Thomas Mathew pronounced the Ministry of Defence's stand against the petitioner's entitlement to get two family pensions simultaneously as "illegal and unsustainable". The petitioner's husband, after being discharged from Indian Air Force, got reemployment in Canara Bank and died in harness while serving in the bank. Till the date of his death, he was getting the Air Force pension. But, after her husband's death, when the petitioner claimed family pension, the Air Force rejected it on the grounds that she was getting pension from the bank. In her petition before the Tribunal, Santhakumari pointed out that there is no provision which disentitles her from getting two family pensions at a time and that the pension from the Canara Bank is not paid out of the consolidated fund of India. The MoD took the stand that she was not entitled to get two pensions based on Regulation 195 (a) of Pension Regulations of Air Force 1961 according to a legal heir shall be eligible for family pension from Air Force only if he or she is not in receipt of another pension from the government. Pointing out that Canara Bank is a statutory body incorporated under the provisions of the Banking Regulation Act and that its funds are not part of the government funds, the AFT made it clear that the pension from Canara Bank cannot be treated as pension from the government. Hence there is no justification in denying family pension to the petitioner on the grounds that she has been already receiving pension from the bank The tribunal directed the MoD to disburse the pension within three months, failing which with interest at the rate of 9 percent a year.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

TV PROGRAMME ON ISSUES OF EX- SERVICEMEN

TV PROGRAMME ON ISSUES OF EX- SERVICEMEN A Door Darshan Programme on issues of Ex Servicemen Titled. “Defence Watch” will be telecast at 10.30PM Today i.e. 08 Aug 10 at “DD News”. The programme will be repeated at 3.30 PM as Wednesday 11Aug 10. This programme has Gen Ashok Mehta as the anchor with Air Marshal Roy (ECHS expert), Brig Gulia (President IESL) and self as participants. You are requested to watch the programme. Pass on the info to as many ESM as possible. Maj Gen (Retd) Satbir Singh, SM Vice Chairman Indian ESM Movement

Monday, August 2, 2010

SBH HAS PAID THE ARREARS

STATE BANK OF HYDERABAD HAS PAID THE ARREARS ON JULY 31ST ALONG WITH JULY PENSION.

Saturday, July 31, 2010

DA FROM 1.7.2010 WOULD BE 10% AND TOTAL RAISED TO 45%

DA from July 2010 : AICPIN for the month of June-2010 published by Labour Bureau


Just now All India Consumer Price Index Number for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) on base 2001=100 value has been released by Labour Bureau. The value of the index stands at 174 level, so in this situation, the Dearness Allowance for Central Government Employees will be rised 10% and total of 45% (35% + 10%).

All India Consumer Price Index Number for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) on base 2001=100 for the month of June, 2010 increased by 2 points and stood at 174 (one hundred and seventy four).

During June, 2010, the index recorded an increase of 8 points in Varanasi centre, 6 points each in Quilon and Giridih centres, 5 points in 4 centres, 4 points in 8 centres, 3 points in 13 centres, 2 points in 17 centres and 1 point in 19 centres. The index decreased by 1 point each in Ludhiana and Ghaziabad centres, while in the remaining 12 centres the index remained stationary.

The maximum increase of 8 points in Varanasi centre is mainly due to increase in the prices of Rice, Wheat, Fresh Milk, Onion, Vegetable and Fruit items, Electricity Charges, Bus Fare, Tailoring Charges, etc. The increase of 6 points in Quilon centre is due to increase in the prices of Rice, Fish Fresh, Onion, Vegetable and Fruit items, Cigarette, Tailoring Charges, etc. and in Giridih centres it is due to increase in the prices of Mustard Oil, Fish Fresh, Turmeric Powder, Vegetable and Fruit items, Soft Coke, etc. However, the decrease of 1 point each in Ludhiana and Ghaziabad centres is due to decrease in the prices of Onion, Vegetable items, Sugar, etc.

The indices in respect of the six major centres are as follows :

1. Ahmedabad – 169
2. Bangalore –182
3. Chennai – 162
4. Delhi – 159
5. Kolkata -172
6. Mumbai -171

The point to point rate of inflation for the month of June, 2010 is 13.73% as compared to 13.91% in May, 2010.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Gadkari to PM : Separate Pay Commission for defence forces -



Gadkari to PM : set up separate pay commission for armed

Accusing the government of failing to redress the grievances of ex-servicemen, BJP president Nitin Gadkari today asked the Prime Minister to set up a separate Pay Commission for defence forces.

In a letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Gadkari said "a separate pay commission for defence personnel will solve many anomalies, which successive ten yearly pay commissions have handed down to the defence forces personnel."

He said the "discontentment" should be removed before it "creeps into the serving soldiers and lowers their morale too".

Demanding early implementation of one rank one pay (OROP), he said despite various statements both inside and outside Parliament by the government, the disparities in pension of ex-servicemen due to their date and year of retirement exist even today.

He said the Sixth Pay Commission has done little to solve the problem.

Monday, June 28, 2010

EXPECTED DA W.E.F. 1.7.2010

THE EXPECTED DA FROM 1.7.2010 IS LIKELY TO BE 8-10%  THAT IS 43 TO 45% AS PER THE SOURCES OF CENTRAL GOVT. STAFF NEWS.

EXPECTED DEARNESS ALLOWANCE FROM JULY - 2010 FOR CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES



The second installment for this year (2010) of Dearness Allowance (DA) is awaited with lots of expectations…

The main expectation among lakhs of Central Government Employees will be announcement of the next additional installment of Dearness Allowance (DA) for this year….

The reasons are many…

Employees getting only 3% annual increment for one year and those who are getting promotion, they are also getting only Grade Pay difference + 3% annual increment after waiting for several years. But nowadays employees are getting Dearness allowance percentage much than annual increment due to all commodities price increase.

Dearness Allowance is an essential component of salary, it is based on monthly All India Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers (Base year 2001-100) announced by the Labour Bureau – Government of India from time to time. After 6th CPC only the Government directed that the Dearness Allowance has to be calculated based on AICPIN with the base year 2001-100.

We have clearly stated in our site that the Dearness Allowance (DA) from Jan-2010 to Jun-2010 should be 8% with appropriate proof. Some had doubt about this, but the Government accepted and the 8% Dearness Allowance (DA) was announced (19.03.2010) from Jan-2010.

As of now, the situation demands increase in Dearness Allowance (DA) from Jul-2010 to Dec-2010 should be 44% and it will confirmed only when the All India Consumer Price Index (AICPIN) for May and June to be published. But when the index value 170 decreases to 165 or low for the next two months, the Dearness Allowance (DA) will be 8%. If it increases from 170 to 173 and above, there is a chance that the Dearness Allowance (DA) shoots up to 10%. Till now, we can conclude that additional Dearness Allowance (DA) will be 9% because there is no relief in the prices of essential commodities. But the Government will be strictly monitoring the situation and control prices that the AICPIN (All India Consumer Price Index Number for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) on base 2001=100) value doesn’t go up.

In the next year, when DA crosses 50% all allowances will get a hike up to 25% as per the 6th CPC recommendations. This will bring some relief to the employees.

The Pensioners, State Government employees and who are all getting pay as per 5th CPC also looks forward eagerly waiting for the announcement of increase in Dearness Allowance (DA).

We have to wait for this announcement for almost two months.


Source: CG Staff News

Saturday, May 29, 2010

FIXED MEDICAL ALLOWANCE FOR CG PENSIONERS INCREASED TO 300/- P.M.

Fixed Medical allowance for CG pensioners residing at non-cghs areas has been increased from Rs. 100 to Rs.300/- w.e.f. 1.9.2008.  Probably for Defence Pensioners also orders may be issued soon. For copy of order  CLICK HERE

Friday, May 21, 2010

"HINDUSTAN MAZEE SAINIK" monthly Bulletin

E D I T O R I A L




‘’When faced with a mountain, I will not quit !



I will keep on striving until I climb over,



Find a pass through, tunnel underneath-



Or simply stay and return the mountain



Into a Gold mine, with GOD’s help !!’’







All are well aware that how the 6th CPC as well as the Central Govt have not only ditched the much awaited aspirations and high expectorations of the ESM ORS/NCOs/JCOs but also misguided the public that much more have been done for upliftment of our ORS/NCOs/JCOs category in sanctioning of several benefits which are sans and false. Under the heavy pressure the Hon’ble Defence Minister has announced without foreseeing the further implications on the annual budget that the ‘officers will also get OROP’, now the Govt is in dilemma, after seeing the would be additional burden on exchequer, analysis shows that the 90-95% of expenditure shall goes into the pockets of officers category alone, only the mere left over will be distributed among the major chunk of 90-95% ORS/NCOs/JCOs which is just reverse matrix of expenditure and strength. The unilateral announcement should be reversible, keeping in view the better package already extended to the officer category by the Govt besides the 6th CPC leaving the ESM ORS/NCOs/JCOs category in lurch.







The original founders of OROP concept was hijacked, recently by the officers floating several ESM Orgns, due to divisive forces working within our categories for selfish motives. Taking advantage created by the splinters they are encashing the situation. In fact, one of the oldest officers Orgns, filed W.Ps (civil) vide NOs. 13550-55/1984; & 547-50/1985, dismissal judgment delivered on 29-01-1991 by the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India. The Central Govt have moral bounded responsibility besides other priority obligations to grant ‘OROP’ exclusively to ESM ORS/NCOs/JCOs category without any further delay.







The dubious nomenclature ‘Double Family Pension/Second Family Pension’, (insulting our category as if we are maintaining two families) the Central Govt should take necessary and immediate steps to remove the restrictive ‘Sub-rule (13-B) of the Rule-54 of the CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972, which reads as: “(13-B): Family Pension admissible under this rule shall not be granted to a person who is already in receipt of Family Pension or is eligible therefor under any other rules of the Central Govt or a State Govt and/or Public Sector undertaking/ autonomous body/Local Fund under the Central or a State Govt’. After submission of several representations by us, it is not enough for the Govt simply to extend the benefit after amending the sub-rule, rather legal right, to only a small segment section of re-employed ESM widows, but all the widows of re-employed ESM shall be benefited as they are entitled ‘FULL FAMILY PENSION’(full details ibid)



Likewise, we do not know when did the designations of ORS/NCOs/JCOs category converted into ‘PBORs’= ‘below officer’ what does it mean at all?. Who has done it. All of a sudden this category



HMS



HMS



surfaced without our knowledge/consent/information. It is most



insulting phonetic medal awarded to us in return of the mass prestigious Indian Defence Forces Personnel untainted services rendered to the Nation and its people. We have sent our protests to the MOD/DGR/KSWB to revert back to original epithets.







In the recent past, several ESM Orgns are floated by the higher ranked Officers and are taking membership from the ESM ORs/NCOs/JCOs category. We like to submit that there is no similarity or equality between these two groups i.e. ORs/NCOs/JCOs and Commissioned Officers of Armed Forces Personnel either while in service or in after retirement civil life except broadly or commonly called as ‘Ex-Servicemen’. One can observe that there is/was lot of inequalities/differences from the bottom shoe toes rather boot laces to top wearing caps/Hats, from bed tea=‘chai’; roti/khana= lunch/dinner; ORs/NCOs/JCOs are prohibited to use certain language/words which are common in any language; pay structure—perquisites; promotional aspects; postings/transfer cushions; conveyance allowances-traveling facilities, living/family quarters vs officers family bungalows; pension bonanzas- cash award benefits, dress code; unit/regiment raising day celebrations- Retired Artillery-Infantry-etc., and equivalent Navy and Air Force units raising day celebrations exclusively by Officers alone through high quality/standard .. etc., special medical facilities including their family members in MHs/ECHs, all separately and quite differently, how these officers floated ESM Orgns taking ORs/NCOs/JCOs as their members, reason?? Purpose??, it is not beyond anybody’s guess. Therefore, we ORs/NCOs/JCOs are requesting these Officers ESM Orgns, do not misuse them as “There is no dearth of intellectuals, experts, qualified, educated, devoted, sincere, honest, astute, in Ex-Servicemen or Serving NCOs/ORs/JCOs Community. The subordinate staff never be partners/members of the elite groups of IAS,IPS,IFS,IRS, Bank Officers etc., Orgns. Likewise the commissioned officers are belonging to such elite groups. We can represent ourselves from proper forum to any authority very effectively on any issue concerning the ESM NCOs/ORs/JCOs Community.







House tax and Professional tax exemption, the afore said ESM Officers Orgn is clarifying referring the MOD Lr.No.30(2)/2002/D that ESM were not exempted. The letter as well as the clarification are most ambiguous. Both the matters falls neither under the jurisdiction of Central List nor Concurrent List but States’ ‘List’. We at Andhra Pradesh and several State Govts extended the House Tax Exemption to the ESM. The ambiguous clarification shall be like that it was not extended to the ESM who are residing in ‘Cantonment’ areas, and we have represented to the Central Govt to extend the same to all ESM irrespective place of residence. Like wise, professional tax too.



Our Central Secretary General taking much trouble and working very hard to see that our both Orgs are intact and functioning effectively. For running any Orgn, the first and foremost requirement is funds availability, how far we spend from our own pockets. We request not only each and every State Unit but also all the individual members to co-operate in this regard. ‘Jai Hind’ HMS







E D I TO R I A L



“The one battle most people lose is



the battle over the ‘fear of failure’...



try…start…begin…and you’ll



be assured you won the first round”







NO MONITORING GOVERNMENT APPOINTED AUTHORITY TO FOLLOW UP THE RESERVATIONS/PRIVILEGES PROVIDED TO THE EX-SERVICEMEN







There were several and innumerable cases, incidents, occasions where only the Ex-Servicemen ORs/NCOs/JCOs(PBORs)=Unemployed-;re-employed-pensioners-widows-dependents’ category got deprived of from their Legitimate share, Constitutional rights, Social privileges and benefits from all spheres of life like lateral induction, reservations and its implementation and compliance with in letter and spirit in the fields of (re)Employment, educational institutions, allotment of several impelling projects/schemes like petrol bunks, Specialist Doctors’ consultations/ referral to Corporate Hospitals, CSD facilities/sharing of profits, discrimination in allotment of houses/Flats by AWHO, sanction of Security Agencies,-- treating them as an ‘untouchable’, unlike the other category of similarly defined Ex-Servicemen Officers. One of the glaring example where this suppressed category was denied their due share and affected adversely is especially in the filed of Reservations in the Employment-Public or Private, Corporate level or Industry level. Many restrictive clauses imposed dividing the two Ex-Defence forces personnel vertically to the most advantage to the elite category at the cost of another.







In a recent case, the Hon’ble Supreme Court has held that General Category candidates who crack competitive Examinations but end up getting waitlisted for want of seats can’t be accommodated against posts belonging to the reserved category even if they are lying vacant.(emphasis added: in our case it is just reverse, since there is no monitoring authority)







The ruling came in a case relating to appointment of District Judges in the Delhi Judicial Services. It was alleged by aggrieved candidates that after filling up of the 13 posts notified for the general category posts which were vacancies in the reserved category posts which were not filled and hence those on the top of the merit-cum wait list be considered for the same. A Bench comprising Chief Justice KG Balakrishnan and Justices Deepak Verma and BS Chauhan rejected the petitions saying it would be patently illegal to appoint persons in excess of the notified vacancies. “Any appointment made beyond the number of



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vacancies advertised is without jurisdiction, been voilative of Articles-14 & 16(1) of the Constitution, thus a nullity, inexecutable and unenforceable in law”, said Justice Chauhan writing the judgment for the apex court Bench. [Quota Prevails: Details: (i) in May’07, 20 posts for Delhi District Judges announced=13 for general category and 7 for SC/STs; (ii) All general seats were filled up, but 2 SC & 4 ST posts were vacant, (iii) Hon’ble Supreme Court says that advertised number of general posts were filled up. Waitlist to be “consigned to record room” despite SC/ST vacancies].







The merit list for general category is just for that category, the court has held in its fresh intervention in the “merit Vs. social justice” debate.







Whereas in the case of ORs/NCOs/JCOs(PBORs) Ex-Servicemen there was no such monitoring machinery(Authority) by Legislative proceedings to follow up whether the posts/seats reserved for ESM have been actually filled up with our ESM category/ dependants/wards or not, unlike the other categories like SC/ST/OBC which have Constitutional protection as well as executive empowered questioning authoritative machineries are functioning very effectively from primary level to the highest top end level. If any thing goes wrong by chance, they successfully stall even the Constitutional functions, but such Questioning Authority is totally absent in our case of ORs/NCOs/JCOs(PBORs) Ex-Servicemen.







If you observe the above judgment you feel that the posts and seats reserved in employment and educational institutions respectively; quotas reserved for allotment; assignment of Agricultural lands and house sites and industrial estates are preserved and in other avenues for the ESM category are not filled up from ESM category and the actual position not known to even the directly affected aggrieved ESM, leave the ESM organizations which were made just spectators and powerless. But the concerned authority show their magical statistical figures covered with false and fictious data information in reverse.



In case, there are any back logs, the unfilled vacancies should be carried forward and the same should be filled up from ESM category only which is in vogue in other reserved categories cited above, based on which the above judgment was delivered. In the recently held Banking recruitments all over the country in ALL Banks, the number of vacancies notified for our ORs/NCOs/JCOs(PBORs) ESM category were never filled up as per the notifications issued by each individual banks, leave to the strict implementation/compliance with the Reservation policy promulgated by the Central Govt as well as byall the State Govts. (Chief Editor) HMS



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EX-SERVICEMEN RESERVATION POLICY IS SHAM







There was an astonishing unfair professional management malpractice has been taken place in selection processes. I have immediately vide our A.P.State unit 15 pages Lr. Ref No. NEXCC/AP/GS/VC/87/09 dt.20-09-2009 inter-alia about 23 other issues, brought to the notice of the Director of RSWB reminding him his duties and responsibilities as enumerated by the KSWB in this regard, for taking immediate and suitable action against the erring concerned authorities. I like to reproduce only the relevant portion of the subject matter hereunder: (extracted pages from the above quoted letter). . . . . . . . .







Guidelines from KENDRIYA SAINIL WELFARE BOARD



Responsibilities of Rajya and Zilla Sainik Boards are:



1. . . to . . .11. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .



12. The Departments of Sainik Welfare/Rajya Sainik Boards in the States/UTs are responsible for the following functions:







(We don’t venture to castigate that you are not aware of the following guidelines stipulated as are functional duties and Responsibilities to be complied with or discharged):







Maintain Liaison with Ministries of the State, State undertaking and enterprises and banks to seek vacancies for ESM and widows as per reservation policy of the State and as per recruitment rules. Monitor such vacancies and ensure these are filled up by ESM or widows.







**1. (Part of Our Lr.)= We seek Clarification: in the recent past many of the PSU Banks/Grameena Banks/Co-Operative Banks recruited in thousands in different vacant posts of Officers/ Clerks/ Sheriffs/ Cashiers/ Assistants etc., etc., and several malpractices have been taken place in the selection of ESM against the reserved quota. For Eg: the Vikas Grameena Bank conducted a written test for filling up Clerical/Assistances Posts and conducted written test in the month of Aug, 2009, those who have succeeded in the said written test the Bank has called for interview for selection at 1:4 Ratio. In respect of ESM, the Bank has notified 22 vacancies reserved for ESM and it has issued and called 90 qualified ESM candidates to fill up 22 reserved posts, unfortunately, do you know, how many candidates have been selected through the alleged process of oral interview which is a formal. Only 3 (three). HMS







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Do you believe and endorse the selection process conducted by the said alleged management? Do you please think that all the remaining 87 ESM candidates who passed the written test and called for interview are unfit to be appointed/employment in the reserved category posts? If not or so, what action you have been taken, at least as per the above guide lines from KSWB? We request your detailed reply within a reasonable time and without necessitating us to remind you or complaint to your higher authorities. Meanwhile, we request you to kindly obtain stay and cancellation of the appointments orders issued by the management against 19 posts reserved for the ESM category vacancies but filled up with other candidates.







2. Promoting measures for the welfare and resettlement of ex-Servicemen and families of serving/deceased personnel of the Armed Forces.



3. Disseminating information to the general public regarding



***2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9:.: will you please provide with us in details referred in c.d.h.j.k.l.m.n para wise guidelines/ directions.







Maintain upto date status of ESM, disabled ESM, widows and dependents.











Organize RSB meeting under Chairmanship of Chief Minister and Amalgamated Fund meeting under chairmanship of Governor of the State.











Seek and monitor employment opportunities for ESM and widows in the private sector.











Assist ESM and widows in planning and funding of Self-employment ventures.











Organize Armed Forces Flag Day Fund collection drive throughout the year.











Enhance interest in Armed Forces amongst general public.











the Armed Forces in the country and for taking measures to











n. Create additional welfare measures for ESM and widows















13. The Zila Sainik Welfare Offices (ZSWOs)/Zila Sainik Boards(ZSBs) which are the field units of this organization are responsible for the tasks as given under:



Disseminating information to the general public regarding the



Armed Forces in the country and constantly endeavoring to promote and maintain a feeling of goodwill between civilians and service personnel and ex-Servicemen.







Monitoring the welfare of families of servicemen and ex-Servicemen and assisting them in representing their cases with the local administration or the Defence authorities.



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Giving information to the general public regarding the conditions



of service in the Armed Forces and to assist intending candidates in approaching the appropriate recruiting authorities for purposes of enlistment.



Keeping a watch on the adequacy of the number of pension paying



Branch Post Offices.







Scrutinizing applications for relief from various Military and



Civil charitable funds and making suitable recommendations.















[ “The need of the day is UNITY among ESM ORs/NCOs/JCOs (PBORs)”











































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Granting financial relief to ex-Servicemen and their dependents from



funds at their disposal. Recommending cases of ESM and their families



for financial assistance from KSB.











*1,2,3,4,5,6:: will you please provide with us in details referred in a. to f. para wise guidelines/ directions.







14. The welfare responsibilities of Zila Sainik Welfare Offices ZSWOs) will encompass all such traditional activities which were already being performed by these offices with particular reference to the following:







a.



Settlement of financial problems such as pension and other retirement/release benefits/dues to ex-Servicemen and grants and assistance in kind to ex-Servicemen beneficiaries and dependents from the Central/State Govts or other Organizations such as the Indian Red Cross Society etc.







b. Maintaining close liaison with the Pension Disbursing authorities/agencies in the District to ensure prompt and correct payment of pension and reliefs to ex-Servicemen pensioners or their dependents.



c. Providing assistance for settlement of land and other disputes.



d. Assist families of serving personnel staying separately during their absence away on duty.



e. Promote and maintain under the guidance of the State Rajya Sainik Boards, welfare measures in the District such as Rest House for ex-Servicemen, old age pensioners' homes, vocational and other training facilities etc. HMS







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f. Mobilize assistance for medical treatment in Military/Civil hospitals.



g. Maintain liaison with other welfare organizations such as the Indian Red Cross Society, etc to enhance additional sources of welfare and concessions for ex-Servicemen and their families/dependents in the Districts.



h. Maintain an up-to-date register of war widows, dependents and those disabled in action with a view to ensure their welfare.



i. To represent DGR/KSB, Ministry of Defence (Govt of India) in Court Cases under their jurisdiction in which these organizations have been made respondent.







15. The responsibilities of the Zila Sainik Welfare Offices



(ZSWOs) with regard to resettlement of ex-Servicemen are:



a. To maintain close and effective liaison for purpose of resettlement through employment of ex-Servicemen with:



(i) Local Central/State/Private industrial Organization



(ii) to (vi) . . . . . . . .. .



(vii) We have deleted several paras from the guide lines issued by KSWB, we feel and as per our opinion, are not necessary to quote herein for our extendable services, as they may be your internal matters and we do not want to interfere with and waste your time, but in the above left over matters where the interest and welfare of ESM/Widows/ dependents are involved directly and immediate action is to be initiated, we request you to kindly provide us with the full details point-wise and issue-wise. We are doing a yeoman job in all fronts making easy task for your office, extending our selfless services towards the several helpless ESM and their families at our own cost, (we do not have any source of funds), sacrificing our precious time.



Yours faithfully,



Hyderabad



20-09-2009 M.NAGESWARA RAO



M.Com.,LL.B.,LL.M., M.B.A.,CAIIB.,



NationalVice-Chairman(NExCC)(Regd)& A.P State General Secretary



And



All India President (AIExBEF) (Regd) &



Chairman A.P State







the reply we received from the Director RSWB is reproduced herewith:



“Quote”



(will be in the next issue)







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CONFLICTING DEMANDS BETWEEN EX-SERVICEMEN ORs/NCOs/JCOs (PBORs) vis-a-vis COMMISSIONED OFFICERS’ ORGANIZATIONS and THEIR COMPOSITION. (M N Rao)





Wednesday, May 19, 2010


Thursday, March 11, 2010

THE PREDICTION TABLES PREPARED BY THIS BLOG ARE ALMOST TALLIED WITH MOD TABLES RELEASED

 THE TABLES PREPARED BY THIS BLOG ON 16.10.2009 IN RESPECT OF AIR FORCE PENSIONS OF DIFFERENT RANKS ARE ALMOST TALLIED BY THE TABLES RELEASED BY MOD BELOW. TO SEE THE TRABLES PUBLISHED BY THIS BLOG EARLIER BASED ON COS REPORT CLICK HERE.

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Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Army Tribunal Grants One Rank One Pension by Bhartesh Singh Thakur letters@hindustantimes.com

Hindustantimes
epaper
March 09, 2010
http://epaper.hindustantimes.com/
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Army Tribunal Grants One Rank One Pension
Bhartesh Singh Thakur letters@hindustantimes.com
CHANDIGARH:
The Chandigarh bench of the Armed Forces Tribunal has directed the Union government to grant one rank one pension or the same pen- sion to personnel belonging to the same rank, irrespective of the date of retirement.
Deciding on the cases of Babu Ram Dhiman vs Union of India and Sohan Singh vs Union of India, the tribunal on Monday said, "It is quite clear that the State cannot lay down differ- ent criteria for grant of pension for same rank of officers and Personnel Below Officer Rank (PBOR) on the basis of the cut- off date of retirement. All pen- sioners, irrespective of the date of retirement are entitled to (the) same pension."
The judgment also said grant of unequal pay in the same rank was a violation of Article 14 of the Constitution that grants equal rights to all citizens.
The All India Ex- Servicemen's Welfare Association, Chandigarh, under its legal aid scheme, filed these two cases seeking a direction to the Ministry of Defence to revise the pension of those who retired before January 2006 to put them on par with post- September 2008 pensioners. Bhim Sen Sehgal, chairman of the association and Rajesh Sehgal, petitioners' counsel, submitted that a Havildar who retired before January 2006 gets a pension of Rs 4,060 per month while those retiring after September 2008 get Rs 7,846.
Similar are the cases of equiv- alent ranks of the army, navy and air force, they said.
Amar Preet Sandhu, the cen- tral government's lawyer main- tained that the matter was under the government's con- sideration.



Friday, February 19, 2010

One of the Veteran's feelings of OROP

Dear Veteran,
 
I am happy to learn that you have opened a blog to discuss on various issues of retired/serving soldiers.  It is no doubt an ideal attempt to do some benevolent deeds for the veterans.  On One Rank One Pension, my opinion goes like this.  In lieu of fighting for more, we should try to get whatever is donated by the GOI immediately then we should fight for the equality.  All are very well aware that now a days  the prices of consumer commodities have sky rocketed.  All the veterans are running short of their monies.  By the time we may win the bargain, many of us may not be there to taste the smell of the fruits.  So I go with  the saying "Something is better than nothing".
Please do send your comments on my opinion.
 
Further with regards to PBOR, why are we not commenting on us alone?  When I visit any Military Establishment viz CSD, MH etc, the phrase PBOR is highlighted on the counter.  Ealier there were three counters Officers, JCOs and ORs but now a days it has become a fashion to write Officers and PBORs.  Should we not write to the concerned authorities for degrading us by our own brethren.
 
Next point which I would like to share is that those who are reemployed in the civil group C and D services, have been given two years ante date seniority for promotion above the peers who joined directly from schools/colleges (irrespective of their service they have rendered in the armed forces).  How far this is also justifiefied when now a days one can come out with pension after serving twenty years of military service.  This rule is way back to 1986 when one used come out of military service after 9 years.  We should give proper attention on this also.
 
Likewise there are lot more anomalies with regard to the lives of the ex-soliders.  We should concentrate only one issue i.e. fighting unitedly irrespective of the rank, creed and colours.  Then only we may succeed in our goal.  Otherwise there are many culprits to divide and rule the mass.  Hope, you are agreeable with me.
 
For today here I am
 
Ex-W.O. N.N. Mukhopadhyay

Saturday, February 13, 2010

An Important Judgement in assignment of agricultural land to All Ex-Servicemen in A.P.


For an important land mark judgement on assignment of agricultural land to All ranks of Ex-Servicemen please click the link
http://docs.google.com/Doc?docid=0AdSXwXV-hGsOZGRic2JqdDlfMWduOGhyd2N0&hl=en

Friday, February 5, 2010

PENSION SLIP FOR SBI ACCOUNT DEFENCE PENSIONERS

The following are the FAQ regarding pension slip for defence personnel provided for SBI in its website https://onlinesbi.com
Pension Slip FAQ
  1. What is pension slip? A pension slip contains details of pension payment credited to a savings or current account held by a pensioner.
  2. How can I generate a pension slip?
    You need an Internet banking user name and password. The savings or current account which serves as the pension account must be mapped to the username. After you login to Internet banking you can generate a pension slip for any month in the previous or current year.
  3. Can I generate a pension slip for multiple months?
    No. Since Pension Payment is made on a monthly basis, you can generate the slip for any month starting October 2006 up to any past month in the current year.
  4. Can I generate the pension slip for future months?
    No. You can only generate the pension for months for which you have received a pension payment from the government.
  5. Can I print a pension slip generated online?
    Yes. You can print the pension slip details, whenever you require the payment details.
  6. How long does it take to generate the pension slip?
    You can instantaneously generate the pension slip for any past month in the current year or previous year.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Hats off to the dedicated team and Pilots of IAF, no one else can do it…………….
India in the Sky...... Splendid Work! -  by Indian Air Force

Monday, February 1, 2010

The Govt. is testing the patiance of the Veterans

All the veterans must be eagerly waiting for their improved pension but, the Govt. is not intereted to release the same soon. The recent blow of dismissal of Appeal in  Supreme Court has created a jolt in the arms Bureaucracy. This is likely to cause little more delay in making the tables. But without fighting nothing is going to be shelled out. Our struggle to achieve OROP should continue. All the exercises done are only to supress the bottom most category of the soldiers.  

Finally we have to be content with what they are giving. Do not compare with civilians. Do not expect any miracles.  

ON PUBLIC REQUEST THE PUNJAB AND HARYANA HIGH COURT JUDGEMENT IS POSTED AGAIN HERE

SALARY HIKE TO MPS, ONE RANK, ONE PENSION

SALARY HIKE TO MPS, ONE RANK, ONE PENSION
Letter to Hon'ble Prime Minister by Hon'ble M.P.

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Ex-Servicemen return Medals