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Friday, January 29, 2010

FREE HEART SURGERY FOR CHILDREN

     The following e-mail from our Vet.Manimala is posted for the benefit of information of all Veteran brothers:-
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REVISION OF DISABILITY/WAR INJURY ELEMENT OF PENSION IN R/O PRE-96 ARMED FORCES PENSIONERS : BASED ON CoS COMMITTEE REPORT

     THE GOVT OF INDIA, MINISTRY OF DEFENCE, DEPTT OF ESM ORDERS ON REVISION OF DISABILITY/WAR INJURY ELEMENT OF PENSION BASED ON THE CoS COMMITTEE REPORT (PARA 7.1)MAY PLEASE BE SEEN BELOW.

     ALL AFFECTED VETERAN BROTHERS ARE REQUIRED TO SUBMIT APPLICATION (IN TRIPLICATE) AS PER ANNEXURE, WHICH MAY PLEASE BE NOTED AND COMPLIED WITH IMMEDIATELY.
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Thursday, January 28, 2010

Affordable Housing for protectors of our nation; Shaurya Scheme

     THE FOLLOWING E-MAIL IS POSTED FOR THE BENEFIT OF INFORMATION OF ALL VETERAN BROTHERS:-
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Dear Sir / Madam,

We are enclosing an e-brochure alongwith this mail which we would request you to kindly circulate through your mailing list / blog / site.

As you may be aware, ‘Shaurya Scheme’ has been launched at TDI City Sector 110, Mohali (Near Chandigarh) for providing affordable housing to defence and para-military personnel and their families.

The basic features are :

1440 Sq ft dwelling units starting from Rs 21.00 lacs

Located at a proper govt demarcated Sector in Mohali

Upcoming location with the new international airport and all other amenities, facilities and landmarks in the close vicinity

Escalation-Free Construction linked payment plan

Prices fully disclosed with no hidden element in the pricing sheet

Units would be ‘ready to move’ once possession is handed over

Much cheaper and closer to Chandigarh and Panchkula than AWHO’s project located in Sector 114 Mohali

Relaxed eligibility conditions for all categories and minimal red-tapism

The forms are ONLY accepted through the following project co-ordinators who shall undertake preliminary scrutiny before forwarding the same to the company.

For all over India (Except Delhi and NCR) : Col PC Kanwar, VSM, Telephone : 09592-444555

For Delhi and NCR : Capt Puneet Dadeech, Telephone : 09891-958271

Queries can be directed to  shaurya.scheme@gmail.com

Thanking You

Shaurya Scheme Team
Affodrdable Housing for protectors of our nation @ Sector 110 Mohali

CLICK HERE TO VIEW COMPLETE DETAILS

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Connect With A Smile Of Contentment

Her smile beckons me; it is captivating, friendly and full of warmth. She cuts paddy stalks rhythmically with the other womenfolk labouring under the harsh afternoon sun. They giggle as i wave out to them and ask if i can join them in their work. The woman with the warm smile shyly points out that such hard work is not for the likes of me. The rest start laughing. I too join in the laughter, in response to the simple truth of my inability to swiftly cut paddy stalks with the sun burning my back. Theres so much hard work, harsh circumstances , and little leisure in this remote tribal hamlet. Later she speaks to me about her life cheerfully with no trace of the grim circumstances that engulf her. She connects with a smile of contentment. search for all of us. In this elusive search, several paths are explored in the hope to somersault into a life of deep contentment . Whether or not one makes it to that point of bliss becomes inconsequential if it means sidestepping connectedness with fellow beings. Happy responses to lifes travails are confounding. Is this a mindset that has decided to quietly accept what life has to offer as ones destiny or a smiling dare you to challenging circumstances Surely it is the latter. In each one of us is the innate desire to connect to our circumstances, share moments from our life with another and brave it out. That is the inner core from where each one of us draws energy to live life through hard times.

A smile reflects whats inside us and communicates our desire to experience connectedness with another. Smiling at another is a fleeting moment, but sublime nevertheless. Contentment is a natural outcome of engaging in such moments. Leading a meagre existence is not very appealing. Despite that, with few resources to indulge in materialistic extravagances, there is a simple understanding among these people on the endless bounty of connecting to others and finding contentment. At the other extreme, the modern world is all set on a great march to fulfil an ever-demanding cycle of needs. Rushing past our fellow travellers, there is forgetfulness in our behaviour, little attempt to connect, fear of looking in the eye and displaying feelings. But the deep reservoir of emotions within us is waiting to connect. It is in anguish at not being able to express. And in anguish, there is little scope for contentment. Contentment becomes most elusive, and ironically becomes a never-ending even if the need to connect for the exalted soul becomes less important , there are many who crave for a connection with another being as a means to walking the path of contentment.

It is said that all beings are one, but that they manifest in different forms, and scientific studies have proven that life forms of all kinds respond to warmth and make an effort to connect. It must be this fundamental connectedness that beckons me to the warm smile of a total stranger in a remote tribal hamlet. The lighting up of a face with an exuberant smile, the brushing aside of the daily tirades of life and taking the circumstances as a given is nothing but the opening up of our souls to the many opportunities of exulting in this moment of existence. Then why the search Connecting with a smile is perhaps a way to finding ourselves in a state of contentment.

(Joyoti Deai, The Speaking Tree, toi)
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Wednesday, January 27, 2010

SUBJECT - REVISION OF SERVICE PENSION FROM 1.1.1996 ONWARDS - REGARDING

MANY VETERAN BROTHERS CALLED ME TO POST IN THE BLOG MY PETITION FOR REVISION OF PENSION WEF 1.1.96, BASED ON THEE JUDGEMENT OF PANJAB AND HARYANA HIGH COURT, IS POSTED BELOW FOR THE INFORMATION OF ALL VETERAN BROTHERS.

THEY MAY ALSO SEND SIMILAR APPLICATION WITH THEIR PENSION DETAILS.

ARMY AND NAVY BROTHERS MAY WRITE THEIR RECORD OFFICES AND ARMY/NAVY HQ ADDRESSES.
 
IF SUBSTANTIAL NUMBER OF APPLICATIONS FLOOD THE AUTHORITIES, IT IS HOPED THEY RESPOND POSITIVELY.

THANKS
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FROM : 612027 EX-SGT GV NARAYANA,
C/0 V NARSIMHULU (CONTRACTOR),
HOUSE NO.170/C,
BASAVESHWARA COLONY,
MAKTHAL (TQ),
(DIST) MAHABUBNAGAR - 509208
ANDHRA PRADESH

TO : 1)THE DEFENCE MINISTER,
GOI, MINISTRY OF DEFENCE,
SOUTH BLOCK,
NEW DELHI-110011

2)THE SECRETARY (ESW),
DEPTT OF EXSM WELFARE,
5 - A, SOUTH BLOCK,
MINISTRY OF DEFENCE, GOI,
NEW DELHI 110011

3)THE DIRECTOR (PENSION/POLICY),
213, A WING, SENA BHAVAN,
MINISTRY OF DEFENCE, GOI,
NEW DELHI 110011

4)THE DIRECTOR, INTEGRATED HQ (AIR FORCE),
SOUTH HUTMENTS, KASHMIR HOUSE,
RAJAJI MARG, MINISTRY OF DEFENCE, GOI,
NEW DELHI 110011

5)AIR HEADQUARTERS (VAYU BHAVAN)
DTE OF PAY PENSION AND REGS.
NEW DELHI 110011

SUBJECT - REVISION OF SERVICE PENSION FROM 1.1.1996 ONWARDS - REGARDING

REF :- 1) GOI MOD LTR NO.1(2)98/D(PEN/SER) DATED 3/2/98 AND 14/7/98.
2) GOI MOD LTR NO. 1(1)99/D(PEN/SER) DATED 7/6/99.
3) GOI MOD LTR NO. 14(3)/2004-D(PEN/SER)/VOL.III DATED 1.2.06.
4) PCDA(P) ALLAHABAD CIRCULAR 350 DATED 19.5.06
5) GOI MOD LTR NO.17(4)/2008(1)/D(PEN/POLICY) DATED 11.11.08.
6) PCDA(P) ALLAHABAD CIR ULAR NO.397 DATED 18.11.08.
7) AFRO LTR NO.RO/3201/7/P&WW(CBS)/612027 D/D 18.6.09.
8) PB &HAR HC JUDGEMENT (CWP NO.6223/2007 DATED 26.5.2008)

RESPECTED SIR,

1. I have the honour to state that I was sanctioned a Service Pension of Rs.551/- w.e.f. 29.11.1989 vide Pension Payment Order No. CS/14/B/11350/1990 on my discharge from the IAF. On my petition to revise my pension (correct rate), the AFRO vide letter cited at (7) above, had informed me the pension rates (incorrectly) fixed on various dates as stated -

"8. The Revised Consolidated Penssion (RCP) and Revised Pension(RP) payable to the Pensioner for 18 years of qualifying service is as per the details appended below:-

RCP Rs.1694/- wef 1.1.96 Table No.135 annexed to GOI MOD ltr No.1(2)/98(Pen/Ser) d/d 14/7/98 (V CPC recommendations).

RP Rs.2541/- wef 1.4.04 Table No.62 annexed to O/o the PCDA(P) Allahabad circular No.350 d/d 19/5/06 (with 50% DP merged).

RP Rs.1837/- wef 1.1.06 ---------------------------do----------------------- (without merger of 50%DP)

RP Rs.2755/- wef 1.1.06 --------------------------do-------------------------(with 50% DP merged)

RP Rs.4218/- wef 11.1.06 GOI MOD ltr No.17(4)/2008(1)/D(Pen/policy) daated 11.11.08 and O/o PCDA(P) Allahabad Circular No.397 d/d 18/11/08 (VI CPC recommendations).

2. In the light of Panjab and Haryana High Court Judgement No.6223/2007 dated 26.5.2008, had quashed the cut off date 1.1.06 vide Para 9 of circular dated 1.2.2006 and directed the GOI to grant revised pensionary benefits to all the petitioners and similarly situated PBORs within a period of 6 months. Hence the applicability of this judgement in my pension case also. My correct Service Pension (for 18 years reck.service) should have been fixed at the rates as given below:-

RCP - Rs.1862/- (Rs.1837/-+25/- (50% of Classn allowance) wef 1.1.96 - (wrt max.pay scale of Gp -Y=3775-5050/- as per above MOD Orders.) The effective date should have been wef 1.1.96 (as clarified in terms of Panjab and Haryana High Court Order No.6223/07)

RCP - Rs.2080/-(Rs.2035/-+25/- (50% of Classn allowance)wef 10.10.97 (wrt max.pay scale of Gp-Y=4320-5595/- as per MOD Orders.

RP - Rs.3078/-(Rs.3053/-+25- (50% of Classn allowance)wef 1.4.04 (with 50% merger of DP with basic pension)

RCP - Rs. 4940/- (Rs.4600/- (2035 x 2.26 VI CPC Formula) + Rs.100/-Classn.allowance+ Rs.240/- GCB 1,2,3 rates) w.e.f. 1.1.06 aas per VI CPC Recommendations.

RCP - Rs.5871/- (Rs.5531/- (15210x24/66 = 5531)+ Rs.100/- CA +240 GCB (I,II,III) Alternatively beneficial pension as per Para 5 of MOD Orders of 11.11.08, 18.11.08 and 2.2.09 in terms of VI CPC Recommendations w.e.f. 1.1.06.

3. You are requested to kindly pass orders so that my correct pension is revised by AFRO as stated above and issue a Corr.PPO at an early date.

4. Thanking you sir.

Yours faithully,

Date :--------------------            (GV Narayana)Ex-sgt
ENCL : AS STATED
Copy to:-

1) CGDA, WEST BLOCK, RK PURAM, New Delhi- for kind information and necesssary action.
2) PCDA(PENSION),DRAUPADI GHAT, Allahabad(U.P.) - --do--
3) Jt.CDA(AF),C/O AFCAO,SUBROTO PARK, New Delhi-10 --do--
4) AFRO, SUBROTO PARK, New Delhi -110010
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BEYOND RULES TO RESPONSIBILITY

        The following article is posted for the benefit of information of all Veteran Brothers:-
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In our daily routine we blindly follow other people's directions instead of relying on our own intelli-gence because it is easy to place responsibility on others. Once, a sergeant in his training session asked the recruits why walnut wood was used for making the rifle. The recruits thought hard and one of them answered, 'Because walnut is harder than other types of nuts.' The sergeant brushed him off saying , 'Wrong!' Another recruit ventured , 'Because it is more durable.' The sergeant's voice boomed, 'Wrong !' A third person tried his luck, 'Because it is waterproof .'

The sergeant tired of the answers by now, replied, 'You boys surely have a lot to learn. Simple reason: that is what is laid down in the rule book!' You say you are obedient, but you are actually shirking the responsibility of owning up to your actions. This is a dangerous and age-old habit — following the rule book is dangerous because sometimes you are not even aware that you are missing responsibility and intelligence. You become a parrot — repeating the same thing for years together because someone told it to you.

Once, a convict was scolding his lawyer, 'You are a useless lawyer. You don't even understand your responsibility of when to raise an objection.' The puzzled lawyer asked him, 'I don't understand. When do you think I should have raised an objection when I didn't ?' The convict replied, 'When the opposing lawyer spoke, you objected. But, when the judge declared me guilty, you kept your mouth shut.'

It is always easy to put the blame on the whole world. But, if you just look a little deeper, you can see how you are responsible for what is happening in your life! Because you do not live every moment with awareness and take responsibility for your words and actions, you do so many things unconsciously. Then, when the effects of these actions happen, you claim you don't deserve the results.

Acting out of your own intelligence is always taking complete responsibility for what you do. When you obey someone else you feel that you are being subservient to that person. But when you disobey that person, you feel guilty. The way out of this conflict is to follow your intelligence with the understanding you alone are responsible for your action. Then you will not hurt anyone including yourself. And you will be responding intelligently to the person you are disobeying as well. Be Blissful!

(By : Raj Kumar Makkad)
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Friday, January 22, 2010

THE COAS DESIGNATE TO TAKE CHARGE ON 31.3.2010


Lt Gen VK Singh, Chief of Army Staff Designate takes over on March 31. He issued a statement today saying, "I am grateful for this honour and the responsibility which our leaders have bestowed on me. I shall carry out my duties well to lead one of the world’s finest Army. It will be my endeavor to lead the brave men while keeping up with the best tradition of the Indian Army and upholding the Indian Constitution."
(SOURCE: lIVEFIST)

Maj (Dr) TC Rao, Chairman Esm Cell, DPCC, nominated as Member, Security Committee to CW Games 2010

     The following e-mail from Maj (Dr) TC Rao (Retd), is posted for the benefit of information of all Veteran Brothers:-
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Dear Sir,

Please find enclosed herewith,

Regards,
Maj (Dr) T C Rao (Retd)
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Dear Veterans,


You will be happy to know that with your good wishes, blessings, and encouragements, I have been nominated as Member of Security Committee to forthcoming Common Wealth Games 2010. The committee would advise the Executive Management on matters relating to planning and monitoring the functional area, and will remain in touch with Executive Management.

The task assigned to me is a challenging one. I would need your valuable support and blessings in the forthcoming games.

I am, doing my best to get rehabilitation of Ex- serviceman in these forthcoming games and had discussion with Minister of Sports, Chairman Common Wealth Games and Chief Minister of Delhi regarding this.

I will keep on apprising about our progress from time to time.

“JAI HIND”

Maj (Dr) TC Rao
Chairman
DPCC
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For more details you are requested to Contact above Address.

Thanking you.

Sincerely yours,

Maj (Dr) T C Rao
Chairman
Ex-Servicemen Department
Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee
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Thursday, January 21, 2010

MRS SONIA GANDHI, CHAIRPERSON, UPA AND PRESIDENT, INC RECIPROCATES THE 2010 NEW YEAR GREETINGS OF EXSERVICEMEN

      THE FOLLOWING E-MAIL FROM MAJ(DR) TC RAO (RETD), IS POSTED BELOW FOR THE BENEFIT OF INFORMATION OF ALL VETERAN BROTHERS:-
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Dear Veteran,


I had sent New Year greeting to Mrs Sonia Gandhi, Chairperson UPA & President, India National Congress Party on behalf of Ex-servicemen.

Our greeting have been reciprocated by her which is attached.

I am always available to you for service.

“Jai Hind”

Regards,
Maj (Dr) T C Rao
Chairman
DPCC
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       LET US ALL HOPE THIS NEW YEAR TO BRING ALL GOOD THINGS TO ALL ARMED FORCES COMMUNITY.

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A CORRECTION TO THE POST - A MIX UP..OF CASE NO.....

      I sincerely apologise for posting inadvertantly, due to mix-up of cases numbers, which is now corrected as follows (thanks to Maj Navdeep Singhji,  for correcting me):-
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There were two SLPs, one on the issue of grant of improved pay scales and resultant pension wef
1-1-96 rather than Oct 97, and the second was on grant of improved pensionary benefits and higher weightages wef 1-1-96 instead of 1-1-06 when the GoM report was implemented.


The first SLP has been dismissed while the second is still pending and the decision of the Hon'ble Punjab & Haryana High Court is still under a stay.
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      The inconvenience caused due to posting of wrong information is HIGHLY REGRETTED.      

      This is for the information of all veteran brothers.
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THE SUPREME COURT DISMISSED SLP OF GOI(MOD) AGAINST THE VERDICT OF PANJAB & HARYANA HIGH COURT(CWP NO.6223/07)

    Some of our Veteran brothers are under the impression that the Govt of India (MOD) have filed SLP and obtained STAY ORDERS on the judgement of Panjab and Haryana High Court, wherein the PARA 9 OF MOD ORDER DATED 1/2/2006 WAS QUASHED AND DIRECTING THE GOVT TO IMPLEMENT EFFECTIVE DATE OF REVISED PENSIONS W.E.F. 1.1.1996 INSTEAD OF 1.1.2006.

     BUT THIS IS NOT TRUE AND INCORRECT.

    All Veteran brothers may kindly note that the SLP filed by the GOI, MOD against the Orders of Hon.Panjab and Haryana High Court (CWP No.6223/07), in the Supreme Court of India, had been dismissed, AND HENCE THE SAME BE CONSTRUED AS UPHELD BY THE HON. SUPREME COURT.
    Therefore, all concerned veteran brothers may send individual petitions for revision of their pensions W.E.F. 1.1.1996  AS PER THE VERDICT OF PUNJAB AND HARYANA HIGH COURT JUDGEMENT, as suggested earlier (in this blog) vide  SPECIMEN APPLICATION TO CONCERNED AUTHORITIES FOR CORRECT FIXATION OF PENSION W.E.F.1.1.1996.  

 

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

STORM/LIGHTENING HITTING BURZ DUBAI TOWER

WHY WE NEED LIGHTNING ARRESTER ? ....KINDLY LOOK THE PICTURE AND SEE HOW THE LIGHTNING ARRESTER SAVE THE TOWER.

It's all happening in Dubai ....spectacular photos of last night's storm...

When lightning hit the world's tallest tower! For as long as half hour lightning hit the tower and the thunder sounded all over the neighouring areas ! An unforgettable night!
(E-MAILED BY THOMAS MANIMALA)
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Tuesday, January 19, 2010

SRI SATYA SAI BABA HONOURS VETERANS

    The following is posted for the benefit of information of all veteran brothers:-
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From: Ravindran Major majorravi@gmail.com

Sent: 16 January 2010 08:16

Subject: SRI SATYA SAI BABA HONOURS VETERANS

There is some good news.

Sri Satya Sai Baba has asked his devotees to honour soldiers and veterans. So on Army Day, yesterday, all over the country Sai Samithi members had invited veterans and extolled their contributions. 9 veterans, including me, were there as guests at the local sai samithi where they gifted us a brass lamp, a steel tray, couple of sai books, and of course the prasad! The host while welcoming us said that 'bhagwan' always used to tell his devotees that they should look after their parents and those who failed to do so should never go to him. But 'this time' he also told them that they should ever be grateful to the soldiers who work tirelessly along the borders to secure this country so that 'all of us could enjoy the freedom to do what we want and sleep peacefully'.

I am NO devotee of Sri Sai Baba but I know that he is doing a lot of humanitarian services to the society. And when you think that those who are tasked, empowered and equipped to do these 'services' as a job - whom we normally refer to as the government- are only cheating us, and we have no option but to acknowldege them as human beings, then Sai Baba may definitely be raised to the category of bhagwan!

regards n bw

ravi
(Maj P Ravindran, Kalpathy, Tamil Nadu)
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(source : iesm blog)

Monday, January 18, 2010

A SIMPLE (CALATION/CHEALATION THERAPY) IN PLACE OF "BYPASS-SURGERY" FOR HEART ATTACK CASES

   THE FOLLOWING (FORWARDED E-MAIL FROM CO SS SOHI IS POSTED BELOW FOR THE BENEFIT OF ALL VETERAN BROTHERS:-
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E-MAIL FROM - MAJ GEN RAJINDER SINGH, VSM (14.1.10)  raj2jas@gmail.com
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This is a new theory which has come to my knowledge very recently and I thought that I should also share this with you all. A few days back my Friends Father in law was admitted in a nursing home due to severe chest pain. He had an attack in 1997 and was undergoing normal treatment. Due to the sudden pain just 15 days back we once again got him admitted in a private nursing home at Kandivali, Mumbai.

The doctors later suggested for Angiography. We conducted the Angiography at Hinduja Hospital and knew from the reports that he has multiple blockages. The doctor told that he cannot undergo Angioplasty due to several blockages but suggested 'By Pass Surgery'.

The same day evening we bought him home since the doctor suggested that his heart is very weak and we can perform the by-pass only after 15 - 20 days.  In the mean time we were discussing this issue with our relatives and friends, we got this new information from one of our family friends.

There is a new therapy in the market which is known as - Chelation Therapy. Or Calation Therapy.

According to this therapy any patient who has to undergo by-pass need not undergo the same. The patient is given appx. 18 bottles of blood where in some medicines are injected along with it. The blood cleans the system and removes all the blockages from the heart. The no. of bottles may increase depending upon the age factor and health of the patient. The cost of the blood per bottle would be appx. Rs.2,500/- The treatment takes of appx. 1 month.

There are only 4 doctors in India and one of them is Dr.Dhananjay Shah at Malad (Mumbai) another at Karnataka. He has a list of patients who had to undergo by-pass from Lilavati, Hinduja and other major hospitals but after undergoing the above treatment they are absolutely fine and leading a normal life.

I give below the Doctor's details for your info:
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Dr Hiten Shah, Integrative Cardiac -Vascular Clinic Heart Rehab Centre,
230, Satyam Mall, Ashirwad Poly Clinic,
Vastrapur, Ahmedabad,, 380015, Gujarat, India
Tel: +91 09998848590 or 9898077966 Fax: 07940067882
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Dr. Dhananjay Shah. Hospital
Tel: 0091-22-2889 2089. Mob: 98194 39657.
Email: shahdhananjay@ rediffmail. com
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DR HITESH SHAH
209, SAMRUDDHI, LINK RD.,
MALAD WEST, MUMBAI, 400064, India
Tel: 91 22 28773777 / 09869035111
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Dr Nirupa Mehta, Oxymed Hospital,
320/E; 9A Main, 40 Cross, 5 Block,
Jayanagar, Bangalore, 560041, Karnataka, India
Tel: 080-56533273; 9986162526
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Dr.B.Ayaz Akber
Oxymed Hospital No:6,First Main Road,
Kasthurba Nagar, Adyar,Chennai -600020, (T N),
India Tel: 044-24452753
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Dr.Vidyut.K. Shroff
1-C, Mahavir, Lajpatrai Road,
Vile Parle [W], Mumbai, 400056, Maharashtra,
India Tel: 91-22-26133889 ; 91-22-26631157
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Safe Health
6-3-1100/5, TVS Suzuki Lane,
Raj Bhavan Road. Hyderabad, 500 082,
Andhra Pradesh, India Tel: 040 2341 4418
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Dr. Rathna Alwa MD, M.R.C.P. et.al.
428, 9th. main road, HRBR layout,
1st. block, Kalyan Nagar, Bangalore-560043,
India. Tel: 5455166 / 5454025
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Look it up in the internet also for more info

Kindly pass on the message to the people you know and one can save huge amount of money, time and risk of undergoing the operation.
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Sunday, January 17, 2010

A ray of hope for 1.25L undertrials - Govt Gives Courts 6 Mths To Free Undertrials Languishing In Jails

    THE FOLLOWING IS POSTED FOR THE BENEFIT OF INFORMATION:-

New Delhi: Year 2010 could go down in history as a watershed one for undertrial prisoners, who for long have been the silent victims of apathy of the police , prosecuting agencies, prison authorities and judiciary. The UPA government is putting a six-month deadline starting from January 26 for the release of 1.25 lakh of the 1.7 lakh undertrials languishing in jail though booked for petty offences and despite having served a major part of the prescribed maximum sentence.

Law minister Veerappa Moilys mission to set right the state of affairs was reflected in his letter to the chief justices of all the high courts requesting them to do everything possible to facilitate the early release of these prisoners . The mission for early release of the undertrials languishing in prison for long years will be launched on Law Day on January 26 as part of the comprehensive legal reforms initiated by the UPA government, which held an elaborate consultation with the chief justices and chief ministers in August last year. India has around 1,500 jails having a capacity to lodge 2.5 lakh prisoners . But these house as many as 3.5 lakh inmates. As many as 70% of the jail population comprises undertrials, which means their number could be pegged at 2.45 lakh. As 70% of the undertrials are booked for petty offences, this category in jails would be 1.7 lakh.

The first target is to get those languishing in jails for years for petty offences and those who have either undergone the maximum punishment or major portion thereof without conviction out of prison by July 31, Moily told STOI from Bangalore.
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Law does not require a citizen to be a coward: SC
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At a time when terrorism and mafia pose a grave security threat to India, the Supreme Court has given a pro-active meaning to the 'right to self-defence' and said the law does not require a lawabiding citizen to behave like a coward when confronted with an imminent unlawful aggression.

Nothing is more degrading to the human spirit than to run away in the face of danger , said a Bench comprising Justices Dalveer Bhandari and A K Ganguly. It laid down a 10-point guideline on right to self-defence , under which a person cannot be accused of committing a crime even if he inflicted mortal wounds on the aggressor. But, it warned against using it as a tool to settle scores or enmity. It also did not approve the use of force in excess of what was warranted to avert imminent danger to the life and property of the person exercising the right to self-defence . "The citizen, as a general rule, are neither expected to run away for safety when faced with grave and imminent danger to their person or property as a result of unlawful aggression, nor are they expected, by use of force, to right the wrong done to them or to punish the wrong doer of commission of offence ," said Justice Bhandari writing the judgment for the Bench. "The right of private defence is thus designed to serve a social purpose and deserves to be fostered within the prescribed limits," it said.
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The Five Commandments of SC
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Right to self-defence available to only one facing imminent danger

Mere reasonable apprehension is enough to put this right into operation

It is unrealistic to expect a person under assault to modulate his defence step by step with any arithmetical exactitude

Force used in self-defence ought not to be wholly disproportionate than necessary for protection of self or property

Person who is in imminent and reasonable danger of losing his life or limb may in exercise of self-defence inflict any harm even extending to death on his assailant either when the assault is attempted or directly threatened
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(SOURCE : TOI)

Friday, January 15, 2010

SPECIMEN INDIVIDUAL PETITION FOR REVISION OF PENSION FROM 1.1.1996 - SGTs/EQUIVALENTs AND BELOW RANKs : IN THE LIGHT OF CWP NO.6223/07)

        The landmark Judgement (CWP No.6223/07) of Panjab and Haryana High Court on 26.05.08,  HAD QUASHED PARA 9(effective date-1.1.2006) OF MOD ORDER DATED 01.02.2006, and ordered  revision of modified pension w.e.f. 1.1.1996.  And thus paved the way to implement the  PCDA(P) Allahabad PENSION TABLES (CIRCULAR 350 OF 29.5.2006) W.E.F. 1.1.1996.

       Due to Revised Scales of Pay/Groups Merger w.e.f. 10.10.1997, the rates of pensions too undergone a further upward revision from 10.10.1997, to some afffected trades/groups.

      Similarly, with Merger of 50% of DP in Pension w.e.f. 1.4.2004, these rates again get changed.
The PCDA(P), in their official website, UNFORTUNATELY AND WRONGLY added the DP element, while revising the pensions w.e.f. 1.1.2006, quoting -  Authority:G.O.I. letter no 14(3)/2004-D(Pen/Sers)/Vol.III dated 01/02/2006 and 02/05/2006.

     The 6th CPC pension rates came into force as per MOD PENSION ORDERS OF 11.11.2008  (and the PDAs have simply applied Annexure III rates) as per Para 4 o the order, w.e.f. 1.1.2006. The beneficial FIXATION OF PENSION AS PER PARA 5 IS NOT DONE BY THE PDAs.

      Further it was re-iterated for Modified Parity of pension vide MOD ORDER DATED 18.11.08   AND MOD ORDER DATED 2.2.2009, to revise the MORE BENEFICIAL PENSION to the lowest three ranks of Sgts and below equivalents, which was not done.

        The PDAs were also supposed to have made available a copy of ANNEXURE -IV to the pensioner for his verification. The Govt had recently given  a PUBLIC NOTICE TOO on this issue
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IN THE CONTEXT OF ABOVE AND WITHOUT HAVING REGARD TO THE OUTCOME OF THE COS COMMITTEE REPORT IMPLEMENTATION/OUTCOME, ALL VETERAN BROTHERS MAY FORWARD INDIVIDUAL REPRENTATION TO AUTHORITIES CONCERNED.

THIS WILL HELP THE AUTHROTIES TO KNOW THE WRONG DONE TO ARMED FORCES PENSIONER PRECISELY, BESIDES THE INDIVIDUAL PENSIONER FEEL A SENSE OF SATISFACTION THAT HIS PROBLEM/GRIEVANCE IS POSTED TO THE AUTHORITIES FOR REDRESSAL.

THE SPECIMEN PETITION TO ALL CONCERNED AUTHORITIES AS INDICATED BELOW:-
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FROM;
Ser.No...................  Rank---------Name------------,
Address-----------------------------------------------
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TO : 1)THE DEFENCE MINISTER,
GOI, MINISTRY OF DEFENCE,
SOUTH BLOCK,
NEW DELHI-110011

2)THE SECRETARY (ESW),
DEPTT OF EXSM WELFARE,
5 - A, SOUTH BLOCK,
MINISTRY OF DEFENCE, GOI,
NEW DELHI 110011

3)THE DIRECTOR (PENSION/POLICY),
213, A WING, SENA BHAVAN,
MINISTRY OF DEFENCE, GOI,
NEW DELHI 110011

4)THE DIRECTOR, INTEGRATED HQ (AIR FORCE),
SOUTH HUTMENTS, KASHMIR HOUSE,
RAJAJI MARG, MINISTRY OF DEFENCE, GOI,
NEW DELHI 110011

5)AIR HEADQUARTERS (VAYU BHAVAN)
DTE OF PAY PENSION AND REGS.
NEW DELHI 110011

SUBJECT - REVISION OF SERVICE PENSION FROM 1.1.1996 ONWARDS - REGARDING

REF :- 1) GOI MOD LTR NO.1(2)98/D(PEN/SER) DATED 3/2/98 AND 14/7/98.
2) GOI MOD LTR NO. 1(1)99/D(PEN/SER) DATED 7/6/99.
3) GOI MOD LTR NO. 14(3)/2004-D(PEN/SER)/VOL.III DATED 1.2.06.
4) PCDA(P) ALLAHABAD CIRCULAR 350 DATED 19.5.06
5) GOI MOD LTR NO.17(4)/2008(1)/D(PEN/POLICY) DATED 11.11.08.
6) PCDA(P) ALLAHABAD CIR ULAR NO.397 DATED 18.11.08.
7) PANJAB &HARYANA  HC JUDGEMENT (CWP NO.6223/2007 DATED 26.5.2008)

RESPECTED SIR,

1. I have the honour to state that I was sanctioned a Service Pension of Rs.----------P.M. w.e.f.------------------ vide Pension Payment Order No. ------------------------------------- on my discharge from the IAF. My pension was revised to Rs.--------------PM- w.e.f.1.1.96 as per V CPC formula (Exiting pension +148%DA+IR-1+IR-2+40% fitment on EP = RP. i.e. Rs............+.........+50+60+..........=Rs...............).  My revised pension rates fixed on various dates are as stated below-

The Revised Consolidated Penssion (RCP) and Revised Pension(RP) payable to the Pensioner
for ---------years of qualifying service is :-

RCP Rs.--------/- wef 1.1.96 Table No............. annexed to GOI MOD ltr No.1(2)/98(Pen/Ser) d/d 14/7/98 (V CPC recommendations).

RP Rs.------------ wef 1.4.04 Table No.------ annexed to O/o the PCDA(P) Allahabad circular No.350 d/d 19/5/06 (with 50% DP merged).

RP Rs.---------- wef 1.1.06 ---------------------do ---------------------- (without merger of 50%DP)

RP Rs.--------/- wef 1.1.06 ---------------------do---------------------------(with 50% DP merged)

RP Rs.---------/- wef 1.1.06 vide GOI MOD ltr No.17(4)/2008(1)/D(Pen/policy) daated 11.11.08 and O/o PCDA(P) Allahabad Circular No.397 d/d 18/11/08 (VI CPC recommendations) (BUT the my PDA ------------Bank,------------------------------------Dt.--------------- had fixed Rs.-----------/- as my basic pension wef 1.1.2006 and being paid as on date.)

(THESE REVISED PENSION RATES ARE INCORRECT WITH REFERENCE TO

(1) REVISION OF EFFECTIVE DATE - 1.1.1996.
(2) CALCULATION OF EMOULMENTS FOR PENSION FIXATION PURPOSE ON SCALE OF PAY OF RANK/GP (IN NO CASE SHALL BE LESS THAN 50% OF THE MAXIMUM OF THE REVISED SCALE OF PAY INTRODUCED WEF 1.1.1996 FOR THE RANK/GROUP LAST HELD.


2.   HENCE, THIS APPEAL TO YOU TO KINDLY INTERVENE AND ISSUE ORDERS TO SET RIGHT THE ISSUE URGENTLY - AS PER THE FOLLOWING SUBMISSIONS:-

(A) REVISION OF EFFECTIVE DATE 1.1.1996:-  The Panjab and Haryana High Court Judgement CMP No.6223/2007 dated 26.5.2008, had quashed the  effective date 1.1.06 vide Para 9 of MOD circular dated 1.2.2006, (we allow the present writ petition and quash the cut off date 01.01.2006 and clause (9) of circular dated 1.2.2006 and direct the respondents to grant revised pensionary benefits to all the petitioners and similarly situated PBOR within a period of six months from  today.) and directed the GOI to grant revised pensionary benefits to all the petitioners and similarly situated PBORs, W.E.F. 01.01.1996. The relevant Paras 8, 11, 15 and 16 (discussed on the issue) of the Judgement are furnished below:-

"8.  Pay Commissions are constituted by the Government of India regarding revision of pay scales and pensionary benefits to the employees of the Central Govt including armed forces. While accepting the
recommendations of 5th Pay Commission, no pensionary benefit accrued to PBOR which is apparent from circular dated 07.06.1999 which is reproduced above. It would be totally unfair and illogical that while other employees of the Central Government got the benefit of recommendations of 5th Pay Commission but the lowest ranks of the Armed Forces were deprived of any increase in pensionary benefits. Though it is the stand of the Government of India that a Group of Ministers was constituted to examine the demands of ex-servicemen for one rank one pension but the fact remains that the Group of Ministers found an anomaly in respect of pensionary benefits payable to PBOR. The recommendation of the Group of Ministers was that the pension of pre 01.01.1996 retiree PBOR is to be revised with
reference to maximum of post 01.01.1996 pay scales meaning thereby that pension was to be revised in terms of the maximum of post 01.01.1996 pay scales. Once in respect of pre 01.01.1996, pension was required to be redetermined with respect to maximum scale of the post w.e.f. 01.01.1996, the cut off dated 01.01.2006 loses its reasonableness. There is no explanation to pick up date 01.01.2006 for the grant of revised pensionary benefits to PBOR except that date has been fixed keeping in view the
financial condition of the Government but the fact that it was an anomaly in the pensionary benefits payable to PBOR could not be disputed. Once there was anomaly in respect of pensionary benefits, pensionary benefits are payable from the date of creation of anomaly and that interpretation will alone serve the purpose and the object of removing anomaly.

11. Though financial constraint is a valid criteria for fixing cut off date for grant of benefits but in the present case, neither the respondents had given any data in respect of financial constraints nor such financial constraints can be relevant when anomaly in the pensionary benefit is sought to be removed. If all other retirees of Government of India have got the benefit of revised pension then why the lowest rank of Armed Forces have been deprived the benefit of revised pension. Since anomaly is sought to be removed in pursuance of the recommendations of the Group of Ministers, PBOR would be entitled to revised pension from the date other employees of the Central Govt have got the revised pensionary
benefits. The plea of financial constraints has been raised in respect of lowest paid employees of the Armed Forces, when all other categories of employees including services have been given the benefit. Such discriminatory treatment is wholly arbitrary.

15. ................. However, in the present case, it is not a new scheme which is being introduced but an anomaly which was noticed in the circular granting revised pensionary benefits alone which is sought to be removed by the recommendations of the Group of Ministers. Such recommendations have to be given effect from the date anomaly arises and not from any other date.

16. In view of the above, we allow the present writ petition and quash the cut off date 01.01.2006 and clause (9) of circular dated 1.2.2006 and direct the respondents to grant revised pensionary benefits to all the petitioners and similarly situated PBOR within a period of six months from today."

(B)CALCULATION OF EMOULMENTS FOR PENSION FIXATION PURPOSE ON SCALE OF PAY OF RANK/GP (IN NO CASE SHALL BE LESS THAN 50% O THE MAXIMUM OF THE REVISED SCALE OF PAY INTRODUCED WEF 1.1.1996 FOR THE RANK/GROUP LAST HELD.  NOT LESS THAN 50% OF PAY SCALE:

GOI MOD ORDER D/D 3.2.98, prescribes, - I. The term reckonable emoluments shall mean:- (a) Officers:- xx xx xx xx xx (b) P BORs including N cs ( E):- Maximum of scale of pay of the rank and group in the pre-revised scales plus 50% of the highest classification pay appropriate to the pay group plus actual Dearness Allowance upto AICII 1436 and Interim Relief I & II. For calculation of gratuity and family pension, basic pay, Classification Pay actually drawn will be included in computing reckonable emoluments”. However, while issuing circular on 7-6-1999 in respect of implementation of Government's decision on the recommendations of 5th Pay Commission allowing pensionary benefits in respect of COMMISSIONED OFFICERS/PBORs, it was circulated as under:-

“ 2.1 Commissioned Officers-Post & Pre 1.1.96 cases- (a) Pension shall continue to be calculated at 50% of the average emoluments in all cases and shall be subject to a minimum of Rs.1275/- p.m and a maximum of upto 50% of the highest pay applicable to Armed Forces personnel but the full pension in no case shall be less than 50% of the minimum of the revised scale of pay introduced w.e.f. 1.1.96 for the rank last held by the Commissioned at the time of his/ her retirement. However, such pension shall be reduced pro rata, where the pensioner has less than the maximum required service for full pension.
(b) and ( c) xx xx
“2.2. PBOR- Post and pre 1.1.96 cases- The revision of service pension in terms of these modified orders in respect of PBOR retirees will not be beneficial except for the rank of JCOs granted Hony.
Commission of Lt. and Captain as the service pension is calculated at the maximum of the pay scale including 50% of highest classification allowance, if any of the rank and group in which paid.

In terms of clause 2.2 of the above circular, the revision in the service pension was not beneficial for PBOR retirees except for the rank of JCO granted honorary commission. It is the case of the petitioners that three lowest ranks of the Air Force, such as Sepoy, Naik and Havildar, were not getting any benefit of revision of pension as circulated by the Government of India itself. The Group of Ministers examined the demand of exservicemen claiming same pension for the same rank, found that there was justification in improving the pensionary benefits of PBOR, particularly three lowest ranks. While accepting the recommendations of the Group of Ministers on 01.02.2006, it was inter alia circulated as under:-

“ 2. Finally, GOM unanimously recommended that the pension of pre 1.1.1996 retiree PBOR may be revised with reference to the maximum of post 1.1.1996 pay scale. In addition, the weightage of Sepoy, Naik and Havildar ranks for past as well as future retirees be increased to 10/8/6 years respectively subject to a maximum qualifying service of 30 years. The benefit would be given only in respect of service pension. 3. The above recommendations of the GOM have been accepted by the Government. Sanction of the President is hereby accorded to the modifications to the extent specified in this letter in the relevant Rules/Regulations/Instructions concerning pensionary benefits of the PBOR. 4. xx xx xx xx
5. The following is added after Para 2.2 (a) of this Ministry's letter No. 1(1)/99/D/D(Pen/Services) dated 7.6.1999 relating to revision of pension of post and pre 1.1.1996:

“ With effect from 1.1.2006, pension of pre 1.1.1996 retirees in all ranks of PBOR in Army, Navy and Air Force for 33 years of qualifying service shall not be less than 50% of the maximum pay in the revised scales of pay introduced with effect from 1.1.1996 including 50% of highest classification allowance, if any, of the rank and group held continuously for 10 months preceding retirement subject to a minimum pension of Rs.1913/- p.m.
Such pension shall be reduced pro rata where the pensioner has less than the maximum qualifying service for full pension that is 33 years. (the GOI MOD Order Dated 3.2.98 Prescribes a min.pension of Rs.1275/-).

3.    TO CUT THE LONG STORY SHORT, I SUBMIT THAT, the Minimum and Maximum Service Pensions of Armed Forces personnel were increased by successive CPCs are furnished below for your ready reference:-

WEF 1.1.96=MIN(MAX) PEN OF IV/V CPC - INCREASE (MULTIPLIED)
(1) Rs.375-Rs.5000/-= Rs.1275-Rs.15000/-   - 3.4/3 TIMES (CG EMPLOYEES)
(2) Rs.375/- -----       =Rs.1913/- --------        - 5.101/ TIMES (MOD ORDER 1.2.06.)                                      
WEF 1.1.06=MIN(MAX)PEN OF V/VI CPC - INCREASE(MULTIPLIED)
(1)Rs.1275-15000/-= Rs.3500-45000/-          -2.745/3 TIMES (CG EMPLOYEES)
(2)Rs.1913/- ----     = Rs.3500/- -----             -1.829/3 TIMES (AF PENSIONERS)

4.     I bring to your kind notice that while upper level Pension rates are maintained at 3 times increase, the lower level Pension Rates have been decreased considerably  from 3.4 TO 2.745(by .655 times) for CG Employees and from 5.101 to 1.829 times(by 3.272 times), paving way for a wide disparity. Equity, Justice and Fairplay demand that this Disparity/Decrease rates for lower ranks, at least, be maintained  akin to IV to V CPC increase (3.4 times).HENCE YOUR PERSONAL INTERVENTION IS REQUESTED TO SET RIGHT THE MALADY.

5.      In view of the applicability of this judgement in my pension case, and the MOD order 1.2.06, my correct Service Pension (for 18 years reckonable service) should have been fixed w.e.f. 1.1.96 at the rates as given below:-   (the figures given as an example)

RCP - Rs.551/- X 5.101 = Rs.2810/- w.e.f. 1.1.96
RCP - Rs.2835/-(Rs.2810/-+25/- (50% of Classn allowance)wef 10.10.97
RP - Rs.4240/-(Rs.2810+1405=4215/-+25-) (with 50% merger of DP with basic pension WEF 1.1.04)
RCP - Rs.6690/- (2810 x 2.26=6350/-( VI CPC Formula) + Rs.100/-Classn.allowance+ Rs.240/- GCB 1,2,3 rates) w.e.f. 1.1.06 as per VI CPC Recommendations - (NOT BENEFICIAL),

HENCE-BENEFICIAL PENSION AS PER VI CPC FORMULA - (3.4 TIME INCREASE) : 
RCP Rs.9900/-(2810 X 3.4=9554 R/O=9560)+ Rs.100/-Classn.allowance+ Rs.240/- GCB 1,2,3 rates)W.E.F.1.2.06. OR 9560 X 24 / 33=6952 R/O 6960 +100+240=7300)

3. You are requested to kindly pass orders so that my correct pension is revised by AFRO as stated above and issue a Corr.PPO at an early date.

4. Thanking you sir.



Encl : As stated                                   Yours faithully,

Date :...................                                (x  y  z   )Ex-sgt

Copy to:- 
1) CGDA, WEST BLOCK, RK PURAM, New Delhi- for kind information and necesssary action.
2) PCDA(PENSION),DRAUPADI GHAT, Allahabad(U.P.) -          --do--
3) Jt.CDA(AF),C/O AFCAO,SUBROTO PARK, New Delhi-10          --do--
4) AFRO, SUBROTO PARK, New Delhi -110010          --do--
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UPDATE ON NEW IMPROVED PENSIONARY BENEFITS FOR DEFENCE PERSONNEL

AN UPDATE ON NEW IMPROVED PENSIONARY BENEFITS FOR DEFENCE PERSONNEL is posted below for the benefit of information of all veteran brothers:-
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Q. When are the new OROP scales expected ? (Ex-Hav S S Sudan)


Ans.- There is nothing called the ‘OROP scales’ in the offing. The letter regarding the new improved pensionary benefits for defence personnel (does not include Officers) is expected to be issued any time now. Also the letters concerning improvement of pension of Lt Gens, broad-banding of disability percentages for pre-96 disability pensioners as well as grant of percentage system of disability element for pre-2006 disability pensioners, are also expected to be issued.

(Source : Q. and A on Indian Military blog)

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

DO-IT-YOURSELF INDIA

INDIA is increasingly a do-it-yourself country. And the government of India should give a medal to the residents of Tajnagar village, near Gurgaon, for setting a new benchmark in the DIY (do-ityourself ) scheme of things. Having waited a quarter of a century in vain to get their own railway station from a sarkar that seemed deaf to all their pleas, the enterprising Tajnagaris had a whip around among themselves, raised Rs 21 lakh, and set up their own railway station, certainly the first DIY railway station in India, if not in the world.

God is said to help those who help themselves. Our sarkar goes one better than God: it doesnt even help those who help themselves,but implicitly urges them to continue good work and keep helping themselves some more because as sure as eggs is eggs the sarkar certainly aint going to help anyone. In that way our sarkar is eminently fair, and does not discriminate on the basis of caste, creed or gender. It leaves us all irrespective of particular persuasion to help ourselves to whatever it is that we think we require.

You want an uninterrupted supply of bijli Fine, its not an unreasonable request. But dont look to the sarkar, or any of its many agencies, to generate it for you; youve got to do it yourself. Get a genset. Or a kerosene lantern and a handheld pankha. What No kerosene available in the government-run fair price shops Havent you ever heard of a do-it-yourself source of supply for kerosene or for that matter for anything else you might require, like potatoes, and onions, and dal and rice which is called the black market

No municipal water to be had Stop bellyaching and get on with the job of digging a community bore well in your area. Set up a rain harvesting system. Push comes to shove, buy bottled water. To drink No, dummy. To bathe in. Its either that or dont take off your clothes before sending them to the drycleaners.

Government hospitals and healthcare centres either non-existent or full of rats, disease and infections Go to a private read, do-it-yourself nursing home. What do you mean you cant afford it Of course you can. What do you think do-it-yourself medical insurance is for, for which you have to pay those humongous annual premiums

There are no textbooks, blackboards or teachers at your local sarkari school Send your kid to a school set up by a do-it-yourself entrepreneur who charges swingeing fees for the services provided. Almost everything in India is on a do-it-yourself basis. Electricity, water, health, schooling. With the virtual collapse of the governmental postal system, the sarkari postman has become an endangered , if not a nearextinct , species, spotted only at Diwali time when he rings your doorbell to collect his yearly baksheesh . The rest of the time you deal with a do-it-yourself delivery system called a courier company.

Rising incidence of crime in your neighbourhood and the cops unable, or unwilling, or both, to do anything about it Employ do-it-yourself security guards to protect your property and your person. In some parts of the country you have not just do-it-yourself cops but do-ityourself armies, like the Ranvir Sena, or the Salwa Judum. And to provide competition to these, you have another do-ityourself army called the Naxalites, who are said to run a parallel do-it-yourself state-within-a-state in over 160 districts across the country.

Each day, in every way, Indias do-ityourself capacity increases, as exemplified by the resourceful villagers of Tajnagar who got themselves their own DIY railway station, thus relieving railway minister Mamatadi of an onerous chore. The sarkar should recognise and honour such doit-yourself enterprise. The residents of Tajnagar deserve a medal for the DIY spirit theyve shown. Trouble is, the medal will also have to be of the DIY variety, because the sarkar cant supply even that.

(secondopinion@timesgroup.com http:// blogs.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/jugglebandhi/)  
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SUKNA LAND CASE - ARMY CHIEF SOFT ON MILITARY SECRETARY

Army chief General Deepak Kapoors decision to take only administrative action rather than the harsher disciplinary action in the shape of a court martial against his close aide and military secretary Lt-Gen Avadhesh Prakash has evoked incredulity down the ranks. The court of inquiry (CoI) into the alleged Sukna land scam case, in which three other generals have been indicted blames Lt-Gen Prakash for allegedly concealing information and taking undue interest in furthering the vested agenda of real estate developer and family friend Dilip Agarwal.

The Army HQ on Tuesday, however, said it would be premature to conclude that Lt-Gen Prakash, who retires on January 31, would escape with just an administrative reprimand. But the erupting fissures in the top Army brass are there for all to see. Eastern Army Command (EAC) chief Lt-Gen V K Singh, who is slated to become Army chief on March 31, has locked horns with Gen Kapoor after having recommended immediate termination of services of his aide Lt-Gen Prakash.

(SOURCE : TOI)

INDIAN NAVY POISED TO SET UP A KEY STATION NEAR HYDERABAD IN 1400 ACRE AREA

Nearly 1400 acres of forest land will be allotted to the Indian Navy at Pudur mandal in Ranga Reddy district which is about 65 kms from the city. The state government has agreed to allot the required land to Indian Navy to set up Very Low Frequency (VLF) station and Communications Station at Pudur. The Navy will monitor the Arabian sea, Bay of Bengal and Indian Ocean signals from this station , which according to them is a strategic location for the purpose.

Indian Navy Commadore (signals) Capt Alok Khanojo, T V Rao, joint director of Designing Chief Engineer Office, Indian Navy, Visakhapatnam and Ranga Reddy district joint collector M Jagan Mohan and sub-collector Mutyala Raju conducted joint inspection at Pudur on Friday.

A survey will be conducted for demarcation of the required land for Indian Navy by January 20. The state government has agreed to give the land which is a reserve forest land, Jagan Mohan told TOI on Friday. Officials said there are about 2700 acres of forest land in Pudur. Since the Navy wanted an entire 1400 acres at a stretch in that area, the state government gave a green signal for the allotment.

While the revenue department will allot the same extent of the land to the forest department , the Indian Navy will bear the expenditure to grow trees in the allotted land. Prior to that, the Navy had sought 1,000 acres of land at Vikarabad mandal in RR district which is about 70 km from the city. The defence wing also expressed its readiness to pay compensation to private land owners if there was government land around the area, but the revenue department informed them that there was no government land and it would be impossible to acquire private land in such a huge extent. Following this, the Navy reportedly chose the forest land at Pudur.

(SOURCE : TOI)

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

GYANDEEP : INDIAN ARMY - IGNOU PARTNERSHIP(SOLDIERS TO GET DEGREE FROM IGNOU)

New Delhi: The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) recently entered into a partnership with the Indian Army aiming to provide the soldiers a second career option post retirement. The new venture, called 'Gyandeep', will award degrees to train the soldiers during their service period. IGNOU will register the Army's 38 regimental training centers, 55 human resource development centers, 11 central training centers and other established schools of instruction as community colleges where soldiers will be trained and imparted learning in their chosen vocations.

The scheme is based on the US system of community colleges in Defence cantonments which is expected to benefit a majority of the 1.2 million soldiers in the Army. The initiative will not only enable the jawans to earn B.A., BBA, B.Sc. and B.Com. degrees but will also help them master livelihood-driven courses.

Typically Indian Army soldiers retire around 40, with a productive span of nearly 15-20 years ahead of them. Because of their long training and discipline, post retirement, there is a demand for ex-Servicemen in industries, enterprises and security services. A formal degree will not only enhance their personality but create new employment opportunities for them.

With the entry of soldiers into the community college system, the Gross Enrolment Ratio (GER) as well as the Gross Graduation Ratio (GGR) is expected to increase. The soldiers can get themselves enrolled to a community college in their training academy and pursue the course according to their convenience.

An associate degree will be provided to those who successfully complete the two years of training.
Thereafter they will be given lateral entry to the third year of a three-year degree course for a graduate degree. 96 credits are required by the soldiers to be legible for a graduate degree.

A five member joint consultative committee representing IGNOU and the Army has been formed to formulate a curriculum for the two-year associate degree as well as lay guidelines for in-servicesoldiers to enhance their education.

(source - HARDCORE SOLDIER)

WELFARE BULLETIN

   THE FOLLOWING BULLETIN IS POSTED FOR THE BENEFIT OF INFORMATION OF ALL VETERAN BROTHERS:-
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ISSUE OF FIRST CLASS/2ND AC COMPLEMENTARY CARD PASSES TO THE WIDOWS OF GALLANTRY AWARDEES (CHAKRA SERIES)

1. First Class/2nd AC Complementary Card passes were being granted to the Gallantry Awardees (Chakra Series) belonging to Defence Forces and widows of posthumous award winners and the Police personnel conferred with President’s Police Medal for Gallantry, Police Medal for Gallantry and to the widows of posthumous Gallantry awardees of the two categories of awards.

2. It has now been decided by the Railway Board that on the death of the Gallantry award winners, Ist Class/2nd AC complementary card passé fecility should be extended to the surviving widows of all Gallantry awardees at par with the facility already available to widows of posthumous Gallantry awardees of Defence/Police Forces.

3. The widow will need to submit the following documents/information to the office of Zonal Railway Headquarter or the Divisional Railway Manager to avail this facility. The passes will be issued by the above two offices.

(a) Name of the recipient of Gallantry Award (in block letters)
(b) Residential Address
(c) Attested copy of the citation of the Gallantry Award
(d) Attested photocopy of Pension Payment Order
(e) Two recent passport size, attested photographs of applicant
(f) Attested photocopy of the Death Certificate of the Awardee
(g) Certificate from a Gazetted Office indicating that the widow has not re-married.

Authy : GOI, Min of Railways, Railway Board letter No. E(W) 2004 PS 5-6/55 dated 06.10.2004.
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FORMAT -I ----WILL

I........son of.........aged...years resident of............

Hereby revoke all former Wills and Testamentary dispositions made by me and declare this to be my LAST WILL and TESTAMENT.

I declare that I am of sound disposing mind and I am making this Will of my own free will and accord without any persuasion, undue influence of coercion whatsoever.

I do hereby leave, devise, bequeath and give to my wife Mrs.....aged...... years all my property, movable and immovable, whatsoever and whosesoever, which I may be possessed of or entitled to at the time of my death.

AND I hereby appoint my wife the said Mrs...........to be the sole Executrix of this my WILL and I authorise her to take all steps incidental in the execution of this WILL.

AND in the event of simultaneous demise of my wife Mrs.......... And my own self, by this WILL I bequeath that all the above mentioned items be share by my children as under:

Name Share

1.............. ...........

2.............. ...........

So that the above mentioned items or the amount realized from the items if sold are divided into the share/proportion as specified above. For such an eventuality I hereby appoint Mr............S/O.........aged....yrs, resident of ..........as Executor/Executrix of this WILL.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF I, said.........have hereto signed at........on this the .....day of......200.......

...........

(Signature)

SIGNED by the said testator.........at his last Will Testament in the presence of us. Present at the same time, who in his presence and in the presence of each other, sign as witness hereto.

1.......................

2.......................

(WITH FULL NAMES AND ADDRESS)

(It is advisable to have one witness a doctor)
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FORMAT -II  ----WILL

This is the last will of Sri...........s/o.....Late Sri........ Made this day.......voluntarily and while in sound state of mind.

And whereas I am possessed of movable and immovable properties more particularly described in the schedule hereto which are my self acquired properties and which are acquired without any detriment to the ancestral property or to the family funds and I have the absolute power of disposal over the same.

And whereas I am anxious to make necessary arrangement in respect of the enjoyment of my properties after my lifetime, so that unnecessary misunderstanding between the members of my family may be avoided. Therefore, I am executing this last will and TESTAMENT of mine of my own free will voluntarily, without any compulsion or pressure of any person, with a sound disposing mind and declare as follows:

I hereby revoke all former wills and codicils made by me at any time heretofore.

I have my wife, two daughters and one son.

I Bequeath the property described as item No-I in the schedule hereto to my wife Smt..................aged..years absolutely to he held and enjoyed by her with full and absolute power of alienation.

I bequeath property described as item No.3 and 4 in the schedule hereto my first daughter Smt/Kum......aged...years and second daughter Smt/Kum.........aged....years, absolutely to be held and enjoyed by them.

Schedule Property

1.

2. (Details with documents nos/make etc, describing each item/set of items)

3. I hereby appoint my wife, the said Smt.......to be the sole Executrix of this my WILL.

In the event of simultaneous demise of my wife.........and my own self, by this WILL I bequeath that all above mentioned items at Sl Nos...be shared by my children as under.

..............



For such an eventuality I hereby appoint Sri/Smt.............. s/o.........aged...years, resident of.............., as Executor/Executrix of this WILL.

IN WITNESS WHERE OF, I, the said ........... have hereto signed at ............. on this ........ day of ........ 200...


(Signature)

The above named Testator has signed in our presence and each of us has in presence of the Testator signed his name hereunder as an attesting witness.

(a) 2.

(Signature with full name and address)

NOTE: It is advisable to have one witness as a doctor
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From:........... Ref. No: (if any)......

To:..............

Dear Sir,

NOTIFICATION OF DEATH OF; HUSBAND/PENSIONER FOR SANCTION/AWARD
OF FAMILY PENSION AND ADMISSIBLE DEATH GRANTS/OTHER BENEFITS

1. I regret to inform the death of my........(relationship with the deceased), whose particulars are given below :-

(v) Rank:....

(vi) Name(in block letters):.......

(vii) Service No:........

(viii) Date of commission/enrolment:........

(ix) Date of retirement/release/discharge:........

(x) Date of death:......

(xi) Cause of death:........

(xii) Pension Payment Order (PPO): Original PPO No.......dt...... Corr No (if any:........dt.........

(xiii) Particulars of PDA (Bank/DPDO/Treasury) where the pension account of the deceased was operated......................

Account No (Joint with spouse/single):.................

(xiv) Particulars of my account No (if pension a/c was not joint) S/B....... Name of the Bank and Branch:...................

2. I request that I may be sanctioned/awarded/paid the family pension, Family Assistance Scheme benefits, lumpsum grant, ex-gratia and various other financial benefits for which I am entitled, at your earliest convenience.

Place:..........                                                             Yours faithfully,

Date:........... ..........

(Signature as with bank account)
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COUNTING OF SERVICE RENDERED AS ARTIFICER APPRENTICE
FOR THE PURPOSE OF PENSION/GRATUITY

With regard to counting of Boy service rendered before attaining the age of 17 years as qualifying service for the purpose of Pension/Gratuity in respect of Army and Air Force personnel. These orders do not stipulate for counting of Artificer/Apprentice service for the purpose of Pension/Gratuity in respect of Army and Air Force personnel similar to the orders contained in MOD letter No.PN/1288/88/CC/C/D (Pen/Sers) dated 17.2.1998 and 08.2.2002 for Navy Personnel. The matter has been reconsidered and it has been decided that the provisions of MOD letters dated 17.2.1998 as amended by 08.2.2002 will mutatis mutandis apply to the Army and Air Force Personnel also.

Authy : MOD (Deptt of Ex-SM Wel)/B/39022/AG/PS-5/907/B/06/D (Pen)/Sers) dated 17 May 06.
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INCORRECT DEDUCTION OF RANK PAY WHILE FIXING PAY IN THE I
NTEGRATED SCALE CONSEQUENT TO IMPLEMENTATION OF IV CPC REPORT

1. Consequent to the implementation of the IV CPC, the pay of AF Officers was fixed in terms of SAFI 1/S/87. The procedure outlined in the SAFI for fixation of initial pay in the revised scales is given briefly in the succeeding paras: -

(a) An amount representing 20% of the basic pay in the existing scale shall be added to the 'existing emoluments' of the Officers.

(b) After the existing emoluments have been so increased, as amount equivalent to the rank pay, if any, appropriate to the rank held by the Officer on 01 Jan 86 at the rate prescribed in Para 3 (a) (ii) of AFI will be deducted. Thereafter, the Officers will be fixed in the revised scale at the stage next above the amount thus computed.

2. Maj AK Danapalan (Retd) had filed a writ petition in the High Court of Kerala praying that his pay be refixed in the rank of Captain as on 01.0.86 without deducting the amount of Rank Pay from his emoluments and the Rank Pay appropriate to his rank would be paid to him over and above the amount so fixed. The Court has upheld the plea of the Officer and directed to refix the pay of the petitioner wef 01.1.86 without deducting the Rank Pay. An appeal was filed in the High Court of Kerala, which was dismissed. An SLP was filed in the Supreme Court, which was also dismissed. A sum of Rs. 28, 031/- in favour of the petitioner was issued by the MoD towards compliance of the judgement of the High Court.

3. MoD vide their ID note No. 1(2)/2006/D (Pay/Services) dated 07 Apr 06 has now asked this HQ to work out the financial implications involved in there fixation of pay of Officers who were affected on account of formula of pay fixation devised by IV CPC.

4. The matter is under consideration with MOD.

Authy :- Air HQ/25840/21/D Accts dated 01 Jun 06)

UPDATE as on March 07,2007

In the interest of equity and justice, Chairman COSC in sep-2006, had requested the Raksha Mantri for issuing suitable instructions to extend this benefit to all other similarly placed officers -both serving and retired.

Large number of officers in the meanwhile had filed cases in various courts.The Govt.of India then petitioned the Supreme Court to club all such cases and be heard at one place. Supreme Court has admitted the GOI plea on Feb05, 2007.
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RESETTLEMENT SCHEME FOR ESM/WAR WIDOWS
SPONSORED BY THE CORPORATE HOUSES

The following Corporate Offices have offered resettlement proposals for ESM/War Widows :-

(a) BAJAJ AUTOS has offered Two Wheeler Rural Sales/Service centres for retired Air Force Personnel/next of kin at an investment of Rs.75,000/- to Rs.1.5 lacs with monthly profits of Rs.7,000/- to 15,000/-. Bajaj offices in various cities be contacted to get more details.

(b) TATA MOTORS have agreed to allow special discounts to all Ors who are presently not entitled to CSD benefits on purchase of Cars/Jeeps.

(c) HCL has also offered special concessions to all serving and retired personnel of the IAF.

For further details/discounts available on various vehicles kindly contact with AFA (Head Office) or respective AFA Branches
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PRIME MINISTER'S MERIT SCHOLARSHIP SCHEME

1. On the occasion of the Independence Day 2005, the Hon'ble Prime Minister has announced a scholarship scheme called 'Prime Minister's Merit Scholarship Scheme'. The scheme will be applicable only for the wards/widows of ex-servicemen who joined professional degree course in Engineering, Medicine, Dental, Veterinary, MBA, MCA duly, recognised by the respective government regulatory bodies during the academic year 2006-07. A total number of 4000 cases will be benefit from this scheme every year.

2. Amount of Scholarship. (a) Rs. 1250/- per month for boys.

(b) Rs. 1500/- per month for girls.

3. Academic Requirement. At least 60% marks at the 10+2 level for the initial sanction. For renewal in subsequent years, 50% marks each year.

4. Duration of the Wcholarship. Two to five years as approved by the concerned regulatory body for the programme.

5. Persons eligible for the Wcholarship. The following persons are eligible for the scholarship :-\

(a) Wards of ex-servicemen and their widows (below officer rank).

(b) Wards of widows of ex-servicemen died in harness due to causes attributed to military service.

(c) Widows of ex-servicemen die in harness.

(d) The scheme is open only for widows and unmarried wards of ESM/Widows. However, marriage/re-marriage at a subsequent date would not disqualify the awardees.

6. Application can be had from Kendriya Sainik Board by sending a demand draft of Rs.30/- drawn in favour of Secretary KSB payable at Delhi or Director Rajya Sainik Board payable at respective state capital. Application can also be downloaded from Website http://www.dgrindia.com. In this case the cost of the application should be send by demand draft along with the filled in application form. For more details please contact:

Kendriya Sainik Board
West Block - IV, Wing-
RK Puram, New Delhi - 110 066
Telephone: 01-26192361, 26715250

Authy: - Air HQ/23484/28/PM S/SHIP/PSW(wel) dated 13 Jul 06
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LIFE TIME GRANT TO WW-II VETERANS/WIDOWS FROM IAFBA

1. IAFBA has been paying Monthly Maintenance Grant of Rs.1500/-pm for life to WW-II Veterans/Widows under needy WW-II Veterans Scheme.

2. One of the existing condition "WW-II Veterans should bot be in receipt of any grant/pension was causing hardships to the veterans who are forced to surrender the State Govt grant in favour of the higher IAFBA grant.

3. IAFBA has since initiated the case for waiver of this clause, which has now been approved. Accordingly future cases would be regulated as follows :

"Those veterans/widows who are not drawing any pension/grant should be paid full Rs.1500/-pm and others should be paid grant in such a manner that pension/grant received from Central/State government plus grant from IAFBA should be Rs.1500/-pm neither less nor more".

Authy : Air HQ/26076/WWII/IAFBA/Accts dated 09 Aug 06
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ECHS : AN APPEAL TO AIRZENS

According to report published in Hindustan Times, dated 10 Jun 2006 ECHS was being exploited recklessly by private hospitals. Malpractice has become so endemic that the ECHS rejection rate of emergency claims processed by it is a whopping 50 percent.

Retired airzens would agree that the convenience provided to them through ECHS should be exercised genuinely. AFA appeals to all its members to ensure that the lifetime free medical treatment facility should not be misused and the discipline inculcated in them during the service is maintained even after the retirement.

In case it comes to your notice that somebody is misusing the facility, please report to ECHS.

Let one dirty fish not spoil the whole pond.
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BENEFITS TO EX-SERVICEMEN AND THEIR FAMILIES FROM RAJYA SAINIK BOARD DELHI

(a) Marriage Grant to widow/widows's daughter's marriage - Rs. 8,000/-

(b) Funeral Grant to widows/dependents on the death of ESM - Rs. 2,000/-

(c) Grand Citizen Award to ESM who is 80 years and above - Rs. 5,000/-

Note : The Ex-serviceman, widow MUST belong to Delhi as per the Service Records and registered with the Rajya Sainik Board, Delhi for availing of any of the above mentioned benefits.

Authy : RSB letter No. F-13/C/Gen/RSB/3834 dated 25 Aug 2006.
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ASSISTANCE TO NOK/FAMILIES OF DECEASED AIR WARRIORS

Air Headquarters (AOA)'s Branch) has set up an Adm Help Cell called "SAMVEDNA" at the Station and the Command HQs with designated appointments and a laid down charter of responsibilities. The main intention of setting up such cells is to help the NOK of deceased Air Warrior in claiming the entitled benefits expeditiously. Whenever the NOK is facing any hurdle, it is required to be resolved by taking proactive approach. It is most urgent that correct compilation of pension papers/forms of NOK of deceased air warriors is forwarded to the concerned agencies as expeditiously as possible so that timely help and early pension is authorised to the NOK. This Cell will be playing a vital role in helping/settling the NOK. All concerned to note.

Authy : Air HQ/23481/22/1/PS (Wel) dated 14 Aug 06
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Monday, January 11, 2010

HELP GUIDE - PENSIONS

ELIGIBILITY- DIVORCED/ WIDOWED DAUGHTER


As per clauses (ii) and (iii) of sub-rule (6) of Rule 54 of the C.C.S (Pension) Rules, 1972 read with clause (b) of Para 7.2 of this Department’s O.M. No. 45/86/97-P&PW (A)- Part I dated the 27th October 1997, son / daughter including widowed / divorced daughter shall be eligible for grant of family pension till he/she attains the age of 25 years or up to the date of his/her marriage/remarriage.

In consultation with the Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure and the Ministry of Law and Justice, Department of Legal Affairs etc., it has now been decided that there will be no age restriction in the case of the divorced/widowed daughter who shall be eligible for family pension even after their attaining 25 years of age subject to all other conditions prescribed in the case of son/daughter. Such daughter, including disabled divorced/widowed daughter shall, however, not be required to come back to her parental home as stipulated in Para 2(ii) of this Department’s O.M. dated 25th July 2001, which may be deemed to have been modified to that extent.

HANDICAPPED CHILDREN OF ARMED FORCES PERSONNEL

As per existing Para 7 of A. I. 51/80 (and corresponding provisions on the Naval and Air Force side), after the widow, a minor son unto the age of 21 years and for unmarried daughter up to the age of 30 years are eligible for grant of ordinary family pension.

The President is pleased to decide that if the son or daughter of a Service Personnel is suffering from any disorder or disability of mind or is physically crippled or disabled so as to render him or her unable to earn a living even after attaining the age of twenty one years in the case of the son and thirty years in the case of the daughter the family pension shall be payable to such son or daughter for life subject to the following condition namely: -

If such son or daughter is one among two or more children of the Service Personnel, the family pension shall be initially payable to the minor children in the order set out in note under Para 8 of AI 51/80 (and corresponding provisions of the Naval and Air side) until the last minor child attains the age of twenty one or thirty years as the case may be, and thereafter the family pension shall be resumed in favour of the son or daughter suffering from disorder or disability of mind or who is physically crippled or disabled and shall be payable to him/her for life

AUTHORITY - GOI, MOD letter No. A/49601/AG/PS4(e)/3363/B/D (Pension/Services)dated 27 Aug 1987.

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HANDICAPPED CHILDREN OF ARMED FORCES PERSONNEL UNABLE TO EARN AN
INDEPENDENT LIVING

As per existing policy, during the life time of pensioner and spouse, family pension endorsement cannot be notified in the PPO in favour of disabled son/daughter. However, if the name of such son/daughter is to be placed on records of Pension Sanctioning Authority, Pensioners can furnish the information in quadruplicate as per attached Performa along with latest medical certificate to each of the following addresses by Registered post :-

(i) PCDA(P), Allahabad, G1, Military Group, Gp-IV, Draupathi Ghat, Allahabad, (UP).

(ii) Dy CDA(AF), Pension Cell, Subroto Park, New Delhi – 110010

(iii) AD, Dte of PO3(F), Air HQ, Vayu Bhavan, New Delhi – 110011 for officers

(iv) JD, Dte of PP&R, Air HQ, West Block-6, RK Puram, New Delhi – 110066

(v) AFRO, Subroto Park, New Delhi – 110010 for PBORs

It may also be noted that when such contingency arises, such son/daughter/legal guardian, as the case may be, has to apply for sanction of family pension in the prescribed application form to the Pension Sanctioning Authority through Dte of PP&R along with fresh Medical Certificate from Medical Officer not below the rank of Civil Surgeon , on the armed forces side would be an Medical Officer of the rank of Brigadier or above shall be considered appropriate for issue of certificate. As far as possible, the exact mental or physical condition, disability and degree of disorder of the Child and also (ii) state that handicapped child is not in a position to earn his or her livelihood.

The person receiving the family pension as guardian of such son or daughter shall produce every three years a certificate from a Medical Officer not below the rank of a Civil Surgeon or medical officer not below the rank of Brigadier or above to the effect that he or she continues to suffer from disorder or disability of mind or continues to be physically crippled or disabled.

Authority. MOD Air HA/24229/263/FPNS/PP&R- 3(i)/582/F/D Pen/Sers dated 29.11.05

REVISION OF PENSION OF CORPORAL RANK - RETIRED ON OR AFTER 01 JAN 1986

GOI, MOD vide their letter No. (1)/92/D(Pen/Sers) Part – II dated 13 Oct 98 has accorded sanction for the grant of service pension to Corporals (CPL) of Indian Air Force, who have been discharged on or after 01 Jan 1986 and rendered actual qualifying service of 15 years or more but less than 17 years of service at the same rates as admissible to those with actual qualifying service of 17 years. The arrears of pension and dearness relief thereon will be payable from 01 Jan 1992. The revision as required will be done by O/o JCDA(AF) by issue of Corrigendum Pension Payment Order.

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INFORMATION & FACILITATION COUNTER OF DEPARTMENT OF PENSION & PENSIONERS WELFARE

An Information & Facilitation Counter of Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare is functioning opposite Gate No.2, Lok Nayak Bhavan, Khan Market, New Delhi – 110003 for providing information and assistance for facilitating the redressal of pensioners’ grievances. The name, telephone number, fax number and e-mail address of the official at the Counter is as under :-

Name : Smt. Lakshmi Pal, Section Officer

Telephone No. : 011 – 24652985

Fax No. : 011 – 24652985

E-mail address : pen.gram@nic.in

For prompt attention, all correspondence from pensioners should contain the following essential details, so that relevant records can be easily linked: -

(i) Name

(ii) Full Address

(iii) Office from which retired (Full form)

(iv) Post held at the time of retirement (and scale of pay)

(v) If pension has been sanctioned, quantum may be specified along with the following :-

(a) particulars of Accounts Officer who issued the PPO

(b) particulars of Pension Disbursing Authority

(c) PPO Number / or a photocopy of the PPO

(SOURCE : AFA)

MANAGING INDO-PAK TENSIONS


Sunday, January 10, 2010

CONVERSION OF PENSION A/C INTO JOINT ACCOUNT WITH SPOUSE : ARMED FORCES PENSIONERS

PAYMENT OF PENSION THROUGH AUTHORISED BANKS(CREDIT OF PENSION TO JOINT BANK ACCOUNT OPERATED BY A PENSIONER WITH HIS/HER SPOUSE)

Under the facility of disbursement of pension through Authorised Banks available to pensioners, a pensioner is entitled to receive his/her pension by getting it credited to a saving/current bank account operated individually by him/her. Para 4.1, 4.2 and 12.9 of the “Scheme for Payment of Pension for Central Government Civil Pensioners Through Authorised Banks” outline the present procedure for credit of pension to Bank Account of the pensioner.

It has now been decided to permit credit of pension also to a joint account operated by pensioner with his/her spouse in whose favour an authorization for family pension exists in the pension payment order (PPO). The joint account of the pensioner with the spouse could be operated either by ‘Former or Survivor’ or ‘either or survivor’ basis subject to the following terms and conditions: -

(a) Once pension has been credited to a pensioner’s bank account, the liability of the Government/Bank ceases. No further liability arises, even if the spouse wrongly draws the amount.

(b) As pension is payable only during the life of a pensioner, his/her death shall be intimated to the bank at the earliest and in any case within one month of the demise, so that the bank does not continue crediting monthly pension to the joint account with the spouse, after the death of the pensioner.

(c) Payment of Arrears of Pension (Nomination) Rules 1983 would continue to be applicable to a Joint Account with the pensioner’s spouse. This implies that if there is and accepted nomination’ in accordance with rules 5 and 6 of these Rules, arrears mentioned in the Rules shall be payable to the nominee. (from AFA )
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 All veteran brothers may ensure that the PENSION ACCOUNT in banks/PDAs may be converted into JOINT ACCOUNT with SPOUSE name as mentioned in Part.B-FAMILY PENSION (COL.22) of the PPOs.  The application format for the same and the relevant authority letter (can be copied from this blog) is furnished below, for the benefit of their information.
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No. CPAO/Tech/ Amendments/Sch.Book/2005-06/69

Govt of India, Min of Fin, Dept of Exp, Central Pension Accounting Office
Trikoot-II, Bhikaji Cama Place,  New Delhi.

Dated: 09-06-2005

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Sub:-Payment of pension through Authorized Banks-Credit of pension
to Joint bank account operated by a pensioner with his/her spouse.

1. Under the facility of disbursement of pension through Authorized Banks available to pensioners, a Pensioner is entitled to receive his/her pension by getting it credited to a saving /current bank account operated individually by him/her. Paras 4.1,4.2 and 12.9 of the "Scheme for Payment of Pension for Central Government Civil Pensioners Through Authorized Banks" outline the present procedure for credit of pension to Bank Account of the pensioner. - However, operation of a joint account is not permitted under the existing scheme.

2. The matter whether pensioners should be given an option to receive pension by getting it credited to their saving or current bank accounts operated jointly with their spouse, has been under consideration. It has now been decided to permit credit of pension also to a joint account operated by pensioner with his/her spouse in whose . favour an authorization for family pension exists in the Pension Payment Order (PPO). The joint account of the pensioner with the spouse could be operated either by 'Former or Survivor' or Either or Survivor' basis subject to following terms and conditions:

(a) Once pension has been credited to a pensioner’s bank account, the liability of the Govt/Bank ceases. No further liability arises, even if the spouse wrongly draws the amount.

(b) As pension is payable only during the life of a pensioner, his/her death shall be intimated to the bank at the earliest and in any case within 0ne month of the demise, so that the bank does not continue crediting monthly pension to the joint account with the .spouse, after the death of the pensioner. lf; however, any amount has been wrongly credited to the joint. account, it shall be recoverable from the joint account and/or any to her account held by the pensioner/spouse either individually or jointly. The legal heirs, successors, executors etc. shall also be liable to refund any which has been wrongly credited to the joint account.

(c) Payment of Arrears of Pension (Nomination) Rules 1983 would continue to be applicable to a Joint Account with the pensioner's spouse. This implies that if there is an 'accepted nomination' in accordance with Rules 5 and 6 of these Rules, arrears mentioned in the Rules shall be payable to the nominee.

3. Existing pensioners desiring to get their pension credited to a joint account as indicated above are required to submit an application to the branch bank, from where they are presently drawing pension in the enclosed form. This would also be signed by the pensioner's spouse in token of having accepted the terms and conditions laid down in this Office Memorandum. These instruction are also applicable to the Govt. servants who will be retiring of this Office Memorandum.

4. 'The existing Scheme shall stand modified to the extent indicated above Formal correction to the Scheme will be issued in due course by the Central Accounting Office."

5. All Ministries/Departments and all Authorized Banks are requested to give publicity to the Office Memorandum so that pensioners may avail of this benefit.


(Vadana Sharma)
Chief Controller (Pension)
  
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LETTER FORMAT - CONVERSION OF INDIVIDUAL PENSION A/C TO JOINT A/C
(Send letter to the Branch Manager of the bank which operates your Pension Account)

To

The Branch Manager
_________________
_________________

Sub: - Payment of pension under PPO No.____________________ through your bank branch.

Dear Sir/Madam,

I wish to receive my pension under PPO No._______________by getting it credited to the saving/current bank account no.____________________ which is operated jointly in your branch by me and my spouse, Mr./Mrs._______________________ in whose favour an authorization for family pension exits in the Pension Payment Order (PPO).

I have read and understood the contents of the Government of India, Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure, Central Pension. Accounting Office OM No.CPAO/Tech/ Amend-ments/S.ch Book/2005-06/69 dated 09.06.2005 which contains the following terms and conditions: Once pension has been to a pensioner's bank account, liability of the government/ bank ceases. No further liability arises even if the amount is wrongly drawn by the spouse.

(a) As pension is payable only during the life of a pensioner, his/her death shall be intimated to the bank at the earliest and in any case within one month of the demise, so that the bank does not continue crediting monthly pension to the joint account with the spouse, after the death of the pensioner. If, however, any amount has been wrongly credited to the joint account, it shall be recoverable from the Joint account and/or any other account held by the pensioner/spouse either individu1ly or jointly. The legal heirs, successors executors etc, shall also be liable to refund any amount, which has been . wrongly credited to the joint account.

(b) Payment of Arrears of pensions (nomination) Rule, 1983 would continue to be applicable to the joint account with pensioner's spouse. Thus. If there is an 'accepted nomination' in accordance with Rule 5 and 6 of these Rules, arrears mention in the Rules will be payable to the nominee.

I accept the above terms and conditions; My spouse too, in token of having accepted those terms and conditions, has put his/her signature below.





1. Signature of Pensioner:_____________________________
                                        


2. Signature of Spouse:_________________________________

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