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 ***

Thursday, November 21, 2013

SUPREME COURT ISSUED NOTICE TO PENSIONERS IN 3SLP FILED BY UOI

SUPREME COURT ISSUED NOTICES TO RESPONDENTS 

(PENSIONERS ) IN 3 SLP FILED BY UOI  ON 19/11/2013 

AGAINST THE JUDGEMENT OF CAT PB & DELHI HIGH 

COURT.

THE DATE OF  HEARING WILL BE ANNOUNCED SHORTLY AFTER  THE REPLY TO NOTICES ARE RECEIVED BY THE COURT.THERE IS NO PLACE FOR ANY DISAPPOINTMENT 
SINCE THIS WONT AFFECT THE CONTEMPT PETITION 
WHICH IS COMING UP FOR HEARING IN CAT PB 
ON 27/11/2013

Sunday, November 17, 2013

THE REVIEW PETITION FILED BY UOI IN SUPREME COURT IS DISMISSED

The review petition RP(civil) 2492/2013 filed by UOI in SUPREME COURT  against the dismissal of SLP(c) 23055/2013 is againdismissed as there is  no fresh case is made out to review the order dated 29th July 2013.The judgement is reproduced below.                      
             IN THE SUPREME COURT OF INDIA
     CIVIL APPELLATE JURISDICTION
REVIEW PETITION (CIVIL) NO.2492 OF 2013
                   IN
SPECIAL LEAVE PETITION (CIVIL) NO.23055 OF 2013
         U.O.I. & ANR...PETITIONERS
                             VERSUS
    CENTRAL GOVT. SAG (S-29)    &ANR....RESPONDENTS          
                               ORDER
This Review Petition has been filed against
order, dated 29thJuly, 2013, whereby the Special
Leave Petition was dismissed.
                          Delay condoned.
           Prayer for oral hearing is rejected.
We have perused the Review Petition as well as
the grounds in support of the Review Petition. In
our opinion, no case for review of order, dated
29thJuly, 2013, is made out. Consequently,  
          the review petition is dismissed.
                 .,J.
        (SURINDER SINGH NIJJAR)
                  ,J.
   (FAKKIR MOHAMED IBRAHIM KALIFULLA)
NEW DELHI
NOVEMBER 12, 2013

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

ON PAY COMMISSIONS - Damaging a Great Institution - BY LT GEN HARWANT SINGH (RETD)

 
THE 6TH CENTRAL PAY COMMISSION, SET UP IN 2006, DISPLAYED COMPLETE LACK OF KNOWLEDGE OF DEFENCE SERVICES, ON WHOSE PAY &ALLOWANCES IT WAS TO DECIDE. THERE ARE STILL MORE THAN TWO DOZEN ANOMALIES IN ITS RECOMMENDATIONS CONCERNING DEFENCE SERVICES, WHICH AWAIT RESOLUTION 
 
33 YEARS’ SERVICE

The condition of 33 years’ service to earn full pension was introduced,knowing full well that more than 90% of the defence personnel cannot meet this requirement. The 4th CPC created a number of other anomalies which till now have not been resolved.

The 5th CPC took away the running pay band and introduced many more disadvan- tages for the defence personnel. It further lowered the status of defence officers. On persistent protests from the defence services, the bureaucracy (Ajai Vikram Singh Committee), instead of restoring the rank-wise status, altered the very rank structure within the service by creating more vacancies in higher ranks. Thus, we ended up with a Lt Col doing a Major’s jobs, resulting in six to seven Lt Cols in a unit, besides the commanding officer of colonel rank. The same pattern was adopted right up to the rank of Lt Gens. In some manner, this cheapening of the rank did contribute to the problems that have surfaced in units during the past year or so. This has been the handiwork of the bureaucracy, bugged as it had been with the earlier status of armed forces officers vis-à-vis the bureaucracy, police etc. Higher command in the defence forces, unable to oppose this damage to the service, acquiesced to this mischief.

ANOMALIES GALORE
 
The 6th CPC did away with rank pay and displayed complete lack of knowledge of defence services, on whose pay, allowances etc., it was to decide. It thought that a brigadier is of a higher rank than a Maj Gen and consequently gave the former higher pension! It took nearly six years to partially sort out this issue by taking the case right up to the Supreme Court. There are still more than two dozen anomalies in its recommendations concerning defence services, which await resolution.

However, the biggest mischief of this CPC has been the exclusion of defence officers from what is called Non-Functional Upgradation ( NFU), which means that once an IAS officer, say with 14 years’ service, becomes a joint secretary to the union government, then all, yes all officers, in grade A central service with 16 years of service will get elevated to an equivalent status in terms of pay etc. There are more than 50 class-A central services. Army officers are not in class-A central service, it is military service as designated by the bureaucracy. The issue of NFU for the defence services is being left for the 7th CPC to decide, which of course should not be accepted. Hopefully, army commanders (and those in the air force and the navy) will, in writing, apprise the defence minister of the damage such policies are inflicting on the services.

NO REPRESENTATION

No CPC had a member from the defence services, while theirs is the largest officer cadre and nearly 40% of central employees are from the armed forces. There has never been a defence member even among the staff of more than 150 officers assembled to work out the nitty-gritty of various CPC reports. The 5th CPC’s report runs into 2,100 pages in three volumes, where less than 50 pages deal with the defence services.

The government has succeeded in making the service so very unattractive that few suitable candidates want to join it and many of those in service want to quit. During 2001-04, 2,000 officers applied to leave service and that included two Lt Gens, 10 Maj Gens, 84 brigadiers and the rest colonels and below. How many from the IAS, IPS and other central services have opted to leave? Looking at the number of mutinies in units in recent times and the increasing number of cases of suicides and fratricides, even the dumb-witted can make out the impact these developments will have on national security. The British took more than a century to create a worldclass military, while we have succeeded in inflicting much damage to this great institution within a much shorter period. Winston Churchill spelt out the time and the type of effort required to restore the spirit and morale of an army.

The 7th CPC must have a member from the services and sufficient number among the staff that prepares the report. The issue of NFU for the defence services and other anomalies need to be decided now and not left to the 7th CPC.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

AN INSPIRING STORY OF EX-AIR VETERAN


Hon'ble Justice H.R.Panwar (Retd)

The best second inning ever played by an Ex Airman…Inspiring story..
Justice H R Panwar (retd) Ex Corporal, Borne on 11.02.1948 and enrolled as Advocate of High Court of Rajastan on 01.02.1982 and appointed as Judge of Rajastan High Court on 11.01.2001.

Friends, I came to know him somewhere in 1980. He was a Corporal of Clk/Acct. We were sweating together at AF Jodhpur that time. We almost used to see each other daily because of location of work place. He completed his LLB from Jodhpur University just before his discharge from AF in 1982 and quickly changed his uniform from khaki to balck & white (IAF was Khaki then). His attractive personality with good physic and always charming smile on face made him a different person. He started his practice as a lawyer in High Court Jodhpur and soon became a popular person among our folk. Many Ex airmen from Jodhpur followed his footsteps and adopted the same profession and are now successful lawyers.
By his hard work, helping nature and with the blessing of people he was appointed as a Judge in High Court ,Jodhpur in the year 2002. He retired in the year 2010 after 62 years and leading very peaceful life with a lot of respect in the society now. No doubt he added glory to ex-airmen class as a whole.
I met him on the eve of this Diwali at his home. He narrated many inspiring stories of his tenure as a judge to me. It was a wonderful experience to listen him.
…...Is there anybody else who has played second inning like him? Bring him out. People need inspiration.
By 
Having worked in Jodhpur from 1978 to 1983 as Corporal, I feel proud of having worked with him during my tenure in Jodhpur. I convey my thanks to  Sri. Nathu Singh Choudhary to bring his inspired story to notice of our fraternity.

P.Vigneshwar Raju
Ex-Sergeant
Supdt. of Customs & Central Excise. 

Monday, November 4, 2013

HEARING OF SLP FILED BY UOI FOR ADMISSION DEFERRED BY TWO WEEKS

The review petition filed by UOI against CAT PB judgement in  OA 655/2010 & DELHI HIGH COURT judgement  WP(civil) 1535/2012 in SUPREME COURT is listed to be heard on 12/11/2013.

 The fresh SLP in pre2006 pensioners 
case filed by UOI against CAT PB & DELHI HIGH COURT JUDGEMENT IN SUPREME COURT , which is listed to be heard on 01/11/2013  is now deferred by two weeks & the next date of hearing will be on 15/11/2013.

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