Tuesday, 5 April 2016

Full Pension to Pre-2006 Pensioners with less than 33 years of service

Full Pension to Pre-2006 Pensioners with less than 33 years of service – Government promises to revise pension but seeks some more time to issue orders This is a news item published in, website for Railway Pensioners with regard to Pre-2006 Pensioners with less than 33 years of service

GOVERNMENT AGAIN COMMITS TO COMPLY WITH CAT JUDGMENT FOR REVISION OF PENSION OF PRE-2006 PENSIONERS WITH LESS THAN 33 YEARS SERVICE BUT SEEKS MORE TIME FOR COMPLIANCE Orders are likely to be issued early for full Pension to the Pre-2006 Pensioners who retired after 10 years of service on superannuation or 20 years of service on Voluntary retirement or on absorption in PSUs.

Their pension shall be revised as per judgment of CAT New Delhi instead of Pro-Rata Pension. Govt. advocate, while replying to the Contempt Petition filed by CGSAG (S-29) Pensioners Association-vs-UOI, had agreed in CAT New Delhi on 16-2-16, to implement within 4 weeks the CAT judgements (dated 21-4-2015 in OA 1165/2011 & Dated 22-1-2016 in OA 2165/2011, RA 165/2015 & 175/2015).

In the hearing of the Contempt Petition in the CAT on 31-3-2016, the Govt. Advocate sought more time to submit compliance orders on the judgment. The next date for hearing was fixed on 25th May, 2016.

Earlier, the Department of Expenditure, wanted to restrict the said benefit to the Petitioners, but finally agreed in a Meeting with Staff Side JCM on 10-3-2016, to reconsider the matter in view of the opinion of Deptt. of Legal Affairs for implementation of the CAT orders.

Source : rscws – website for Railway Pensioners

Ex-Servicemen and Family Pensioners to get justice from courts of law

Indian Military Veterans

Dear Ladies & Gentlemen,
1. TSEWA received large number of requests from Ex-Servicemen and Family Pensioners to get justice from courts of law. Each of these requests have been analysed and brought under various legal cases. Brig SKS Rana, VSM, President, North and Central Zones discussed each case with our legal counsel and have been accepted by the latter to defend them in the AFT Delhi in next two months’ time. The legal cases can only be filed in AFT Delhi if adequate number of litigants join these cases as legal fees charged by our defence counsel is dependent upon the number of litigants. Higher the number less is the legal fees. Each of these cases is explained in detail for you to decide to join the legal case if you fall in any of these legal cases.
Legal Cases Already Filed by TSEWA in AFT Delhi
2.AFT – 1: Fixation of Correct Pension in respect to pre – 2006 Officers by Including their Increments. This case is filed in AFT Delhi and has been given case no : OA -34 of 2016. Respondents i.e. Govt of India and PCDAs have been served noticed by hon’ble AFT. Hearings will commence soon and it is hoped by next five or six hearing the case will be closed hopefully in our favour as similar case has been disposed off in favour of 53 Maj Gens & equivalents by AFT Chandigarh in 2015. These Maj Gens are drawing more than Rs 30350 as pension and corresponding to their number of increments drawn in the rank of Maj Gen. At this belated stage it may not be possible to include any late comer as impleader. However you are requested to speak to Brig SKS Rana, VSM (mob no: 9810281035) and find out whether he will accept you at this stage as Impleader.

3.AFT – 2 (a): Broad Banding Beneift to be given Disabled Soldiers. This case is already filed in AFT Delhi and is given case no: OA – 166/2016. This is for getting broad banding benefit (50%, 75% and 100%) to all disabled soldiers who are in receipt of lower disability percentages (20 to 49%). If you are a disabled soldier and want to join at this belated stage, then please find out the possibility of your being included at this belated stage from Brig SKS Rana, VSM.

4.AFT – 2(b): Broad Banding Benefit to be given to Disabled Soldiers who are not given any Disablity Element. Many disabled soldiers were not given any disability element thought they are disabled on the ground they are NA –NA or they got PMR. Case No: OA – 168/2016. Progress is similar to OA – 34/2016. If you are a disabled soldier and want to join at this belated stage, then please find out the possibility from Brig SKS Rana, VSM.

A mail from Brig CS Vidyasagar

Indian Military Veterans
Dear Ladies & Gentlemen,
1.         I am receiving too many calls, SMSs, e-mails, posts in Facebook & Whatsapp about eligibility of arrears of JCOs, OR and Family Pensioners from Jan 2006 to Jun 2009. I want to clarify this issue of eligibility as some are nursing fond hopes that when others are getting why not I
2.       Circular 397 lays down the pension of all pre – 2006 JCOs, OR and Family Pensioners as on Jan 2006. This has been revised by Circular 547 in pursuance of judgment of Hon’ble Supreme Court which ruled pension should be = 50% (minimum pay in band + grade pay + MSP).
3.      The arrears arise only when pension as on Jan 2006 as per Circular 547 is higher than Circular 397. Let us see the these two tables.
Sepoy X group – 15 Years’ Serivce
621 / 602
Sepoy YGp, 15 Years’ Service
383 / 135
Naik X Gp, 15 Years’ Service
753 / 602
Naik Y Gp, 15 Years’ Service
383 / 135
Hav X Gp, 15 Years’ Service
690 / 529
Hav Y Gp, 15 Years’ Service
322 / 119
Nb Sub X Gp, 24 Years’ Service
1744 / 935
Nb Sub Y Gp, 24 Years’ Service
1327 / 245
Sub X Gp, 28 Years’ Service
Sub Y Gp, 28 Years’ Service
Sub Maj X Gp, 28 & More Years’ Service
Sub Maj, Y Gp, 28 & More years’ Service

4.         Family Pensioners of Sepoy to Havildar of Y Group also do NOT get any arrears as their pension in Circular 547 and Circular 397 is Rs 3500.
5.         All those who are approaching me to kindly check up their pension both in Circular 397 / 430 and in Circular 547 and must satisfy that they will get pension arrears from Jan 2006 to Jun 2009 only when pension in Circular 547 is higher than in the Circular 397/430 as on Jan 2006.
Brig CS Vidyasagar (Rtd)

Central Govt Employees Fear Delay In Getting 7th Pay Commission Award

Indian Military Veterans

New Delhi: Central government employees have raised concerns over announcing the 7th Pay Commission award, saying this may further delay in announcement which will ultimately result into their financial health.
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley may put up 7th Pay Commission Award for Cabinet nod, most probably after ending the model code of conduct.
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley may put up 7th Pay Commission Award for Cabinet nod, most probably after ending the model code of conduct.
The employees have been promised for 7th Pay Commission award in fiscal 2016-17 as Rs 70,000 crore has been provisioned in the Union Budget 2016-17 for implementation of Seventh Pay Commission for government employees, a top finance ministry official said.
Implementation of the pay commission report in toto is to cost the government Rs 1.02 lakh crore.
“We have provisioned for around 60-70 per cent of the total burden that was talked about,” the official said adding about Rs 70,000 crore has been provided in the Budget.
“We will wait to see the report of the Empowered Committee of Secretaries on the Seventh Pay Commission and decide if we need further allocation,” he said.
The Budget document states that “the implementation of the 7th Pay Commission due from January 1, 2016 is to be implemented during 2016-17 fiscal.”
The report of the Seventh Pay Commission was presented to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on November 19 with a recommendation for 14.27 per cent increase in basic pay. The overall increase in salary, allowances and pensions is 23.55%. The increase in allowances will be higher by 63% while pensions will rise 24%.
The government set up a 13-member Empowered Committee of Secretaries (CoS) headed by Cabinet Secretary P K Sinha for processing the report of the Seventh Pay Commission before cabinet nod.
An Implementation Cell has been created in the Finance Ministry which works as the Secretariat of the Empowered Committee. All central government employees unions’ submitted their written demands in respect of seventh pay commission’s anomalies in the cell to review, which are under process.
“One Rank One Pension (OROP) is now going to be implemented after notification. Hence Finance Ministry will issue the notification of ‘Pay Commission award’ in forthcoming months,” Finance Ministry officials told our reporters on February 4.
“With an eye on implementation of Pay Commission award, the government will not hike the dearness allowance (DA) to 1119% from existing 125%. The DA hike will be merged with the new pay as the Pay Commission made report, assuming that the rate of Dearness Allowance would be 125 percent at the time of implementation of the pay commission recommendation, i.e. on January 1.
Hence, the government will not announce separate DA to hike existing 119 percent to 125 percent effective from January 2016,” Finance Ministry officials also told our reporters on January 7.
The central government not only issued gazette notification of One Rank One Pension (OROP) for ex-servicemen but also announced 6 per cent hike in dearness allowance (DA) on March 23, taking it to 125 per cent of basic pay.
The Finance Ministry and the the Committee of Secretaries on the Seventh Pay Commission said nothing till date about implementation of the pay commission report after the latest DA announcement was made.
Central government employees have expressed frustration at this, and are worried that the the 7th pay commission’s recommendations might not be come out in time.
However, it is to note that the model code of conduct, which is currently in place for five states assemblies’ poll that bars the central government from announcing the 7th Pay Commission award.
We hope, the central government may announce the 7th Pay Commission award, most probably after ending the model code of conduct on May 21, which will cover 48 lakh central government employees and 52 lakh pensioners.


Indian Military Veterans
AS AT 1800 hrs 03 Apr, 2016


1.  A well-attended rally was held at Jantar Mantar on 3 Apr 2016. More than 2000 ESMs came from all over India (from 10 states of India) to participate in the rally.

2. The mood in the rally was optimistic and all ESM were looking for direction from the Governing Body of UFESM (JM) and IESM. More than 30 speakers, from Three Services and All Ranks, expressed their views. All speakers expressed full faith in the leadership of Col Inderjit Singh, Maj Gen Satbir Singh and GB of IESM. ESM whole heartedly thanked Jantar Mantar team and all ESM who participated in RHS and expressed that OROP has been possible because of untiring effort of Jantar Mantar team and unity of ESM created by Jantar Mantar Team. Speaker after speaker expressed that now we have a voice at Jantar Mantar which will speak for welfare of ESM and all our problems, besides OROP, would be resolved by team Jantar Mantar.

3.  Everyone reposed full confidence in the leadership of Gen Satbir and UFESM to take the movement forward.       

4.  A large number of officers of the rank of brigadier and above attended the rally. Notable among them were Lt Gen Sujlana, Lt Gen Sateyvir Yadav, Maj Gen SSSandhu, Maj Gen TPS Bakshi, Maj Gen Lalji and Brig Harwant Singh. Col Balbir Singh the convener Punjab made very significant contribution. Large number of JCOs and ORs attended the rally at Jantar Mantar.

5. Speaker after speaker emphasized that we should continue our struggle till complete OROP as defined by Koshiari committee is given to us. Gp Capt VK Gandhi the Gen Secy IESM emphasized vehemently the power of our vote bank. He expressed that time for begging has long gone and we will now demand our rightful place in Indian society. This will be made possible to use our 6 crore votes to send suitable ESM representatives to State assemblies, Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha. He emphasized that if we remain united with our vote bank we would be able to fill atleast 25 % seats in each assembly and about 30 MPs in Lok Sabha.  ESM would not have to beg for welfare but they will have the right to demand their welfare and would have their voice in Parliament. There was complete consensus on the fact that we are not asking anything extra from the government but only our honour and pride and the rights snatched away from us since independence.

6. Col Inderjit singh also graced the occasion and blessed all present that OROP will become reality soon with our unity and we must not lose heart and continue with our agitation relentlessly. He graced Jantar Mantar despite his ill health. Whole gathering thanked him profusely for leading the fight of OROP and promised full support to his leadership.

7.  Gen Satbir made the thundering closing address with roaring and loud applause from the entire gathering. He highlighted the following:-

a)    Gen Satbir singh appreciated the contribution made by the Doyen of OROP, Col Inderjit Singh, and equated him with Bhishm Pitamah for OROP struggle.

b)   Agitation will continue at Jantar Mantar in the present form. However, if there are some positive indications from the government we will be willing to apply midcourse correction.

c)   He gave commitment to everyone that full account will be given of every paisa collected by IESM.  The case filed by Kadyan pertains to 2013 and it has got nothing to do with the agitation at JM. In fact it has been rejected twice by the Police in 2013-14.
The entire audience condemned the act of Kadyan.

d)   Certain forces inimical to the interests of the ESM are trying to create rift between officers and men. He reemphasized that First priority remains Veer Naris. Their case will be taken to grant full pension instead of 60% as of now.

e)   As far as 7 CPC is concerned, UFESM JM will take up case for &70% pension for JCOS and Jawans as it existed prior 1973. Armed Forces have been tricked by the bureaucracy and their pensions were reduced from 70 % to 50 % after achieving great victory in 1971. 

f)    Govt has sanctioned only Rs 3000 per member, per annum, for funding ECHS for last financial year and as well for this financial year, whereas Govt has earmarked Rs 10000 for Civilians under CGHS scheme. UFESM JM will take up with Govt and with service HQ to correct this anomaly. Once this anomaly is corrected funds shortage will be corrected and there will be overall improvement of availability of treatment and medicines at polyclinics. This Wide gap needs to be abridged.

g)    13 Veteran Hospitals need to be constructed at rate of two every year. Expenditure per hospital is approx 200 crore.

h)    He demanded that our problems can only be sorted out only if we have uniformed persons or veterans as staff in DESW.

i)     He also demanded that befitting war memorial must be built at India Gate in New Delhi for our brothers who gave ultimate sacrifice in protecting India and Indian borders.

j)    He also demanded a veteran commission on priority to be fully manned by suitable ESM. Manning of veteran commission with IAS is not acceptable to ESM community.

k)   He emphasized and left no one in doubt as to relentless efforts being made to get full OROP viz Case has been filed with the Reddy Committee, case is also being filed with the Supreme Court with the help of Dr Ram Jethmalani prominent lawyer of India.

l)      He informed the audience that a letter has been written to RM to grant another meeting to UFESM (JM) delegation to resolve the issue amicably. Jantar Mantar is always ready for any dialogue with Government.

m)  At the end he thanked everyone from the core of his heart for making the rally such a resounding success.

Free Cancer Van
8.  A cancer van was arranged by Mr Mukesh Anand son of an army officer. This van will also be going to Punjab where ever rally will be held to do free check up of ESM and families.

Next Rally
9. Next Rally will be held at Muktsar in Punjab to cover the Malva Region.

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar Visit.
10. Efforts are on to request Sri Sri Ravi Shankar ji to visit Jantar Mantar to bless and help us in getting our problems to the authorities. Environment will be informed about the development on this issue. We are very hopeful that Sri Sri Ravi Shankar ji would consider our request and would bless ESM at Jantar Mantar soon.

Limca Book of World Record.
11. Movement for OROP is likely to enter the world record as the most peaceful protest world on completing 300 days which is only six days away.

Lt Col Inderjit Singh, Chairman All India Ex-Services Welfare Association,
The Doyen of OROP, now called Bhisham Pithamah of OROP.
In spite of his very ill health, was present at the Rally in his wheelchair.

Large number of Veer Naaris regularly visit Jantar Mantar
and have full faith in the leadership of UFESM Jantar Mantar



L to R – Brig Harwant Singh, Maj Gen PK Renjen, Col Kirit Joshipura, Maj Gen Satbir Singh, Gp Capt VK Gandhi, Sub Maj Hony Lt Kameshwar Pandey
All above are Members of IESM Governing Body

Maj Gen Satbir Singh, SM, Chairman IESM
Giving the concluding speech at JM


Indian Military Veterans
04 Apr 16.
Dear Indian Military Veterans and Veer Naris,
Jai Hind.

In spite of repeated dirty tricks being played by many “Jai Chands” and “A Maha Jai Chand”, most probably with strong backup by some political powers, the ESM and Veer Naris continue to show full confidence in the leadership of UFESM Jantar Mantar.

During the Referendum held at Jantar Mantar, New Delhi, on Sunday, 03 Apr 2016, there was unanimous demand to continue with the agitation at Jantar Mantar with even greater Josh.

Everyone present felt that we must not accept diluted OROP; everyone present had very little hope about a favourable outcome from the One Man Committee appointed by the Government, which is a typical game played by Babus to sabotage the process, and to which the politicians have agreed.

Great majority of Indian Armed Forces Veterans and Veer Naris have lost faith in the words of our respected RM, who had sounded so positive on 01 Feb 2015, about granting OROP as per the accepted definition, announced twice in the Parliament by two successive governments.

The RM, who on his own initiative had given a target date for implementation of OROP, July 2015, has now gone back on his words. 
Is it befitting of such a senior Member of the Cabinet of the Government of India.

On 01 Feb 2015, the RM had made very categorical statement that he had made very detailed personal check of the of OROP tables and financial figures there in, in consultations with the Services HQs and the Min of Finance and has arrive at the figure of Rs 8,300 crore; the figure had been agreed by all concerned. 
He further said that sufficient funds were already available for implementation of OROP.

On 1st Feb 2015, in the presence of 27 Indian Armed Forces Veterans and Veer Naris, lead by Maj Gen Satbir Singh, Chairman IESM, the RM made all the above mentioned statements.
He also said that – “I have told all concerned that this is Military Pension and that no other service can be compared with it”.
The COAS, who was present during the  meeting, is a witness to the above.
I, Brig CS Kamboj, was one of the 27 veterans present when RM made the above statements on 01 Feb 2015, at Kotah House New Delhi.
 days the RM was  living in The Kotah House, The Naval Mess at Shah Jahan Road, New Delhi.)

It is important for you to know that the above  meeting was called by The RM on his own initiative for reasons explained in the succeeding paras.

After the Modi Government had had more than enough time to issue the Government letter for grant of OROP as promised, a major ESM Rally had been called by IESM on 01 Feb 2015 to highlight the failure of the Government to issue the Govt orders for grant of OROP.

In view of the then forthcoming elections of Delhi State, BJP did not want that there be any agitation against the Modi Government.

The RM asked the COAS to advise Gen Satbir to call off the agitation. 
When COAS approached Gen Satbir, Satbir replied -

“Sir let the Government give a public statement that they will grant OROP by so and so date, we will convert this rally from an agitation to a ‘Thanks Giving Rally’”.

After repeated calls between the RM and COAS, COAS and Gen Satbir, – on 31 Jan evening, RM directly spoke to Gen Satbir and told him that due to Delhi elections having been announced he could not make a open public statement. He, therefore, on his own, suggested that Gen Satbir, accompanied with some ESM, can come to Kotah House at 1100 hrs, on 01 Feb 2015. In presence of the ESM he would make a public statement that OROP would be granted  as per the approved definition. 
During the meeting on 01 Feb the RM then said what has been stated in the above paras.

Gen Satbir like a true soldier, after the meeting at Kotah House, when he arrived at Jantar Mantar, where the Rally was on, he announced what RM had promised a short while ago.
Everyone trusted what Gen Satbir announced. The rally thanked the Government for its firm commitment (
which has not been fulfilled till date as per the promise made).

Not only going back on his words, The RM has termed the most peaceful and highly disciplined agitation by Indian Armed  Forces Veterans and Veer Naris as “holding gun on his head”.
If this holding gun on Government’s head than what was it that happened in Haryana and Rajasthan???

Probably the Indian politicians understand only the type of agitation which was held recently in Haryana or twice in Rajasthan earlier.

Of course, we the former soldiers, who love India from the core of our heart and can sacrifice  our life for India to protect it from all sorts of troubles, will never resort to such agitation which will cause inconvenience to our countrymen or cause any damage to nation’s property or spoil international image of India.

But we have unlimited capacity and stamina to fight peacefully against injustice and defeat dirty designs of the Babus supported by politicians, who are clueless about the nature of the duties of Armed Forces and the sacrifices we have been making for the safety and honour of India and all its citizens.

No doubt the Indian  Police forces are doing their share of duties to the best of their abilities, but we see every day that when things are serious in nature and when danger to life is very high and certain, when more organised, better trained and highly motivated force is required to handle calamity, it is Indian Armed  Forces that are called to restore law and order to save human life and Government property. 

Even then these clueless politicians (on the advice of Babus) compare the Indian Armed forces with central police forces.

A report on the Referendum Rally held on Sunday, 03 Apr 2016, at Jantar Mantar, New Delhi is appended below.
The Doyen of OROP, Lt Col Inderjit Singh, Chairman All India Ex-Services Welfare Association, in spite of his very ill health, was present at the Rally in his wheelchair.
Col Inderjit has been struggling for OROP for almost four decades – during these four decades, many PM and RMs promised OROP to him but then betrayed him under the pressure of Babus.

We all Indian Armed Forces Veterans and Veer Naris must whole heartedly support the UFESM Jantar Mantar.

If we continued  to stand united – the Government will have to yield.


In service of Indian Armed Forces Veterans of All Ranks 
& Families Around the World

Chander Kamboj

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