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Thursday, 10 March 2016

MARTYRED NCO’S WIFE GETS COMMISSIONED AS LIEUTENENT

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MARTYRED NCO’S WIFE GETS COMMISSIONED AS LIEUTENENT
Scripting history, 26-year-old Priya Semwal, who lost her husband in a counter-insurgency operation two years back, was on Saturday inducted into the technical wing of the Armed Force as a young officer.
From a college-going woman married to an Army jawan in 2006 to an officer commissioned into the Corps of the Electrical and Mechanical Engineering (EME) of the Army today, her life has come a full circle.
Lt Semwal is one of the 62 women, besides the 194 men, who were commissioned into the Indian Army as short service officers at the ceremonial passing out parade at the Officers Training Academy in Chennai.
The mother of the then four-year-old Khwahish Sharma,  Lt Semwal’s future looked bleak when she heard the death of her husband Naik Amit Sharma serving with the 14 Rajput regiment in a counter-insurgency operation near hilly Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh in 2012.
There might be instances where wives of Army officers would have joined the force after their death, but this is probably the first time, the wife of a Non Commissioned Officer (NCO) has become an officer.
“Initially, I did not know what to do. I had a daughter studying... Later, I realised it would be only right to follow my husband into the forces,” said Lt Semwal.
While Priya Semwal was only a first-year undergraduate student when she got married in 2006, she had completed post graduation in Mathematics and a Bachelor’s degree in teaching and employed in a coaching institute at her native Dehradun, when her husband was killed.
Standing at a distance, the officer’s mother Vaishaka Semwal, was short of words, seeing her daughter become a symbol of hope and inspiration to many.
“Though there was hesitation initially, she wanted to face it and become an officer and we supported her. We are very proud of it now,” the officer’s brother Pravesh Semwal said.
The story of Priya Semwal stands out to be an inspiration for many young people fighting the odds....
THE REAL JHANSI KI RANI of INDIA
Jai Hind

Defence Pension Adalat

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As per the Annual action Plan of Controller General of Defence Accounts, New Delhi in consultation with the Ministry of Defence, the Principal Controller of Defence Accounts (Pensions) Allahabad will organise the 139th Defence Pension Adalat at Pune on 7th, 8th and Satara (Maharashtra) on 9 th April, 2016 for redressal of grievances of Defence pensioners including Defence Civilians drawing pension through PUBLIC SECTOR BANKS, TOs’ and DPDOs in the State of Maharashtra and adjoining areas.

Objective

Any Defence Pensioners including Family Pensioners / Defence Civilian Pensioners and their families having any specific grievances relating to sanction or disbursement of Defence pension are requested to submit their representation, in writing, in duplicate to :

Sri Ashish Sen,

Pension Adalat Officer
O/o Principal CDA (Pensions),
Draupadi Ghat,
Allahabad-211014, 


format of the representation is given on this website. Applicants are advised to apply as per the format, for easy processing of their applications.


  1. Applications can either be sent by post or by E-Mail
  2. Photocopies of Pension payment order, Corr PPO, discharge certificate (wherever required) and other documents must be enclosed
  3. Each application will be allotted a unique Adalat Registration Number. The same should be quoted in all future correspondence.
  4. Incomplete and unsigned representations will be rejected.
The Date of the Pension Adalat on 7 th, 8th April, 2016 at Dhanvantri Auditorium,AFMC Pune and 9th April, 2016 at Sanik School Satara .
TA/DA expenditure will not be reimbursed to the pensioners/individuals attending the Adalat for redressal of their pension related problems.

Important Circular from Confederation for NJCA Strike Notice

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Important Circular from Confederation for NJCA Strike Notice
IMPORTANT CIRCULAR
Dated – 08.03.2016
1. NJCA INDEFINITE STRIKE DATE AND STRIKE NOTICE SERVING DATE POSTPONED TO 11TH JULY 2016 & 09TH JUNE 2016
NJCA meeting held at JCM (NC) staffside office on 07th March 2016, after detailed deliberations has decided to postpone the indefinite strike date of 11th April 2016 and strike notice serving date of 11th March 2016 to 11th July 2016 and 09th June 2016 respectively. The following are the reasons which necessitated the change in dates.
a) While summing up the discussion on Charter of demands held on 1st March 2016 by Empowered Committee of Secretaries (ECoS) with JCM National Council Standing Committee members, Cabinet Secretary has stated that reasonable time should be given to the Government for a fair consideration of all the demands raised in the Charter of demands, since the issues concern inter-departmental consultations.
b) After declaration of the Election schedule in five State Assemblies, the Election Code of Conduct has come into effect. Further there will be polling on 11th April 2016 (strike commencement date) in West Bengal and Assam.
c) As per Section 22 of Industrial Disputes Act 1947 with regard to the validity of strike notice is not more than six weeks from the date of serving the strike notice. Even if we give strike notice on 11th March 2016, for commencement of indefinite strike after the election dates (ie 20th May 2016), the six weeks period will be over by that time and we have to serve fresh strike notice again.
Considering all the above aspects, the meeting took the following decisions:-
1.The indefinite strike shall commence from 6am on 11th July 2016.
2.Strike notice would be served on 09th June 2016.
3.Massive demonstration shall be held in all workplace on 11th March 2016 in support of the charter of demands and strike decision.
4.The decision of the NJCA would be communicated to the Cabinet Secretary.
5.Detailed mobilization programmes would be given later on.
Copy of the NJCA Circular dated 07th March 2016 and letter addressed to Cabinet Secretary dated 07-03-2016 are enclosed herewith.
In view of the above decisions, the state C-O-C level joint meeting of office bearers / committee members of C-O-Cs and affiliated organizations of Confederation scheduled earlier will be rescheduled after NJCA mobilisation programme is finalised. Department-wise campaign and mobilisation on charter of demands (Common demands plus Department specific demands) shall continue.
2. CENTRAL TRADE UNIONS DECIDES TO HOLD NATIONAL CONVENTION OF WORKERS IN NEW DELHI ON 30TH MARCH 2016
The Central Trade Unions in their meeting held on 27th January 2016, besides deciding to stage All India Protest Day on 10th March 2016, also decided to hold National Convention of Workers towards the end of March in New Delhi to discuss and decide on next courseof action programme against the anti-people and anti-labour policies by the Govt. The convention will now be held on 30th March 2016 at Mavalankar Hall, New Delhi. The convention will commence at 10.30 am on 30th March 2016.
All C-O-Cs and affiliated organisations of Confederation are requested to make the 10th March 2016 All India Protest Day a grand success jointly with other Central Trade Unions. Regarding National Convention on 30th Marfch 2016 the C-O-Cs in and around Delhi are requested to ensure maximum participation of Central Govt Employees in the Convention. National Secretariat members of Confederation, who are available in Delhi shall also attend the Convention.
Copy of the joint statement issued by Central Trade Unions is enclosed herewith.
3. WFTU- TRADE UNION INTERNATIONAL – PUBLIC AND ALLIED SERVICES – WORLD DAY OF STRUGGLE AGAINST PRIVATISATION ON 4TH APRIL 2016
The Trade Union International Public and Allied Services – World Federation of Trade Unions (WFTU) has given a call to observe 4th April 2016 as “World Day of Struggle against Privatisation”, focusing mainly on the following issues:-
1.To demand modern, efficient, quality, universal and free public services, to answer the real needs of the workers and people, against their outsourcing or privatization, refusing its use for the accumulation of profits by the oligarchy.
2.To demand the repeal of all rules affecting the rights of Public Administration workers in the countries where they are imposed.
3.To demand improvements in the working and living conditions of the Public Administration workers, namely better wages and work times compatible with their personal and family life.
4. The end precariousness of employment contracts and have guarantees of stability in public employment to ensure the independence from Capitalist Governments, either in the central, regional and local administrations and in the State – owned business sectors
5. To exercise the right of Trade Union freedom (association, meetings, demonstration, participation etc) in all workplaces and the right to negotiation and collective bargaining.
6. To implement social policies that answers the interest of the people and workers for a fairer distribution of wealth, with the rejection of charitable social policies.
7. For the rejection of all neo-liberal policies and austerity that in various parts of the world seek to destroy the labour and social rights of workers and people.
8. To struggle for peace and internationalist solidarity against war, militarism, aggression, interference and blockades that undermine the interests of the wokers and people – in defence of national sovereignty, for the people to freely decide their destiny.
Confederation National Secretariat call upon all C-O-Cs and Affiliated organizations to observe 4th April 2016 as “World Day of Struggle against Privatisation” along with All India State Government Employees Federation (AISGEF) and Bank / Insurance Associations and Federations.
Fraternally yours
M. Krishnan
Secretary General
Confederation of Central Govt
Employees & Workers
Source : Confederation

Army Unhappy With Festival Duty – Defence Ministry in Dilemma – Who Pays for the Expenses Incurred by the Army

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Army Unhappy With Festival Duty – “Had the army chief stood firm on an issue of propriety, the government would have had no choice but to take heed,” says one serving officer.
Military personnel unload an inflatable float from a truck near the site of the World Culture Festival 2016 along the Yamuna flood plains on Tuesday. Express photo by Oinam Anand. 01 March 2016Military personnel unload an inflatablefloat from a truck near the site of the World Culture Festival 2016 along the Yamuna flood plains on Tuesday.
After having engaged the Army in deployment of pontoons for World Culture Festival on request of the Delhi government, the Defence Ministry is now dealing with the question of ‘who pays for the expenses incurred by the Army’ in cases where assistance is extended to non-government entities such as Art of Living Foundation.
“Existing guidelines enable state governments to requisition the Army for aid to civil authorities. A request was received from the Delhi government and the Ministry asked the Army to extend help,” said a defence ministry official.

Review of Pay and Allowances of Armed Forces by Pay Commission

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Minister for Defence replies in Lok Sabha regarding Reviewing pay and allowances of Armed Forces personnel – four critical questions answered

Review of Pay and allowances Defence Personnel by Pay Commission

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF DEFENCE
RAJYA SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO-1169
ANSWERED ON-08.03.2016
Reviewing pay and allowances of Armed Forces personnel
1169 . Shri Mahendra Singh Mahra
(a) when Government had decided to entrust the task of reviewing the pay and allowances of the Armed Forces to a Pay Commission in place of departmental Committee;
(b) what were the constraints for and circumstances before Government for such a decision;
(c) whether the terms of references for the Armed Forces and Civilians were same and why the pensions of Armed Forces Personnel were clubbed with Civilians; and
(d) whether mistake had been committed in 1973 by “Ex-parte Administrative Order” in the matter and why that cannot be corrected to treat Armed Forces Personnel a separate class?
ANSWER
MINISTER OF DEFENCE
SHRI MANOHAR PARRIKAR
(a) The Government entrusted the task to a Pay Commission in 1973, at the time of setting up of 3rd Central Pay Commission.
(b) The Government had set up a Post War Pay Committee in 1947, a departmental pay committee (Raghuramiah Committee) during 1959-60 and another Departmental Committee in 1967 for review of pay and allowances of Defence Forces Personnel. There was general discontentment amongst the Services with respect to the recommendations of these Committees. Thereafter, the Government decided to entrust the examination of structure of emoluments, including benefits in cash and kind and death cum retirement benefits of the Armed Forces to the 3rd Central Pay Commission.
(c) & (d): The terms of reference with respect to the Armed Forces personnel were different to the extent that the 3rd Central Pay Commission was not required to make recommendations on the conditions of service of the Armed Forces personnel. Though, the matters related to pension of Defence Service personnel was referred to 3rd Pay Commission, there has been no clubbing with civilians. The Commission felt that by and large, the principles followed by Armed Forces Pension Revision Committee (AFPRC) continue to be valid. The 3rd Pay Commission had considered the peculiar conditions of service and hierarchical set up of the Services, age of retirement, period of qualifying service pension etc. in respect of Armed Forces personnel. As such there has been no mistake in entrusting the matter to 3rd Central Pay Commission.

Source : Rajyasabha.nic.in

Restoration of 1/3rd Commuted portion of pension in respect of Government Servants who had drawn lump sum payment on absorption in Central Public Sector Undertakings/Central Autonomous Bodies

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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF FINANCE
DEPARTMENT OF EXPENDITURE
CENTRAL PENSION ACCOUNTING OFFICE
TRIKOOT-II, BHIKAJI CAMA PLACE
NEW DELHI – 110 066
CPAO/IT & Tech/Revision Pre- 2006/2015-16/1769
03.03.2016

Office Memorandum



Subject: Restoration of 1/3rd Commuted portion of pension in respect of Government Servants who had drawn lump sum payment on absorption in Central Public Sector Undertakings/Central Autonomous Bodies – stepping up of notional full pension w.e.f 01.01.2006 for the purpose of Dearness Relief and additional pension for old Pension.

Attention is invited to DP&PW OM No.4/38/2008-P&PW (D) dated 17.02.2016 (copy enclosed) on the captioned subject.

All Pr.CCAs/CCAs/CAs and Accountants General/Administrators of UTs are requested to take up the revision of pensions of these pensioners on priority basis. A list containing Ministry/PAO wise number of such cases is enclosed herewith, Further, the list of PPO numbers of such cases are already provided on CPAO’s website www.cpao.nic.in for downloading be respective offices by using login and password provided by CPAO.

Apart from above cases, some more cases falling, under above category may also come to the notice for revision of pension by Ministries/Depatts. In this context, Pay & Accounts Offices may check their records for any such additional cases requiring revision.

All Pr. CCAs/CCAs/CAs/Administrators of UTs and Accountants General may issue necessary instructions to their PAOs dealing with revision of pension to take necessary action for revision of such cases on priority basis.

This issues with the approval of Competent Authority.

Encl: As above

Sd/-
(Vijay Singh)
Sr. Accounts Officer (IT & Tech)
Ph.No.011 -26166758

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