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Thursday, 9 June 2016

7th Pay Commission: Finishing Touches on 11 June by Empowered Committee

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7th Pay Commission: Wage hikes to roll out soon as panel meets on June 11 for finishing touches

Once the meeting is held this weekend, it will only be days before the wage hikes are effected.

The 7th Pay Commisison committee is all set to meet this weekend to give finishing touches to the recommendations that will impact the wages of lakhs of government employees, a Zee News report has said.

The Empowered Committee of Secretaries led by Cabinet Secretary PK Sinha will meet on June 11 (Saturday) to make the final changes to the 7th Pay Commission's recommendations, the report said. 

Once the Saturday meet is held, it will only be a few days before the Finance Ministry implements higher pay packages for central government employees, reports indicate. 

The Secretaries' group has recommended a wage hike of Rs 21,000 and Rs 2.7 lakh for the lower and upper level, respectively. This is Rs 3,000 more for the lower level and Rs 20,000 more for the upper level prescribed by the 7th CPC.

The wage hikes will impact the salary packages of 47 lakh central government employees and 52 lakh pensioners. 

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PIL seeks review of One Rank One Pension (OROP) scheme

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PIL seeks review of One Rank One Pension (OROP) scheme
A plea filed in the Delhi High Court has asked for the ‘One Rank, One Pension’ scheme to be reviewed and a public hearing to take note of the grievances of ex-servicemen.
Chief Justice G. Rohini and Justice Jayant Nath have now ordered for the PIL to be listed before another Bench on Thursday.
The PIL has also sought extension of the term of the one-man commission of L. Narasimha Reddy, who was former Chief Justice of the Patna High Court. The Commission was instituted to review the ‘One Rank, One Pension’ scheme after several veterans of the Army objected to it.
Filed by ex-serviceman S.P. Singh, the PIL sought directions to the Ministry of Defence (MoD) and the Commission “to give an effective public hearing to those affected or aggrieved by implementation of One Rank One Pension (OROP)”.
According to the petition, a letter from the Ministry of Defence dated April 13, 2016, said: “Defence Forces pensioners/family pensioners, Defence Pensioners’ Associations can submit their representation, suggestions/views on the revised pension as notified, to the MoD, through post or by email within 15 days i.e. by April 29, 2016”.
‘Notice not published’
The petitioner also claimed that the notice was not published in newspapers, as a result of which most people did not know about it. It also said that the time given to submit grievances and suggestions was very little, and that asking those the scheme will affect to forward their grievances to the Ministry was “unfair and in violation of principles of natural justice”.
It also said that the mechanism for consultation only allowed written representations, which violated “the basic concept of effective hearing”.
The petition also said that the Central government did not provide the address and contact information of the Commission despite “repeated requests”, due to which those affected by the scheme would not be able to put their objections before it ahead of the mid-June deadline.
Source: thehindu

PIL seeks review of One Rank One Pension (OROP) scheme

PIL seeks review of One Rank One Pension (OROP) scheme
A plea filed in the Delhi High Court has asked for the ‘One Rank, One Pension’ scheme to be reviewed and a public hearing to take note of the grievances of ex-servicemen.
Chief Justice G. Rohini and Justice Jayant Nath have now ordered for the PIL to be listed before another Bench on Thursday.
The PIL has also sought extension of the term of the one-man commission of L. Narasimha Reddy, who was former Chief Justice of the Patna High Court. The Commission was instituted to review the ‘One Rank, One Pension’ scheme after several veterans of the Army objected to it.
Filed by ex-serviceman S.P. Singh, the PIL sought directions to the Ministry of Defence (MoD) and the Commission “to give an effective public hearing to those affected or aggrieved by implementation of One Rank One Pension (OROP)”.
According to the petition, a letter from the Ministry of Defence dated April 13, 2016, said: “Defence Forces pensioners/family pensioners, Defence Pensioners’ Associations can submit their representation, suggestions/views on the revised pension as notified, to the MoD, through post or by email within 15 days i.e. by April 29, 2016”.
‘Notice not published’
The petitioner also claimed that the notice was not published in newspapers, as a result of which most people did not know about it. It also said that the time given to submit grievances and suggestions was very little, and that asking those the scheme will affect to forward their grievances to the Ministry was “unfair and in violation of principles of natural justice”.
It also said that the mechanism for consultation only allowed written representations, which violated “the basic concept of effective hearing”.
The petition also said that the Central government did not provide the address and contact information of the Commission despite “repeated requests”, due to which those affected by the scheme would not be able to put their objections before it ahead of the mid-June deadline.
Source: thehindu

Revision of Casualty Pension for Pre-2006 Defence Pensioners

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Revision of Casualty Pension for Pre-2006 Defence Pensioners
PCDA advises Pension Disbursing Agencies to step up the casualty Pensionary Award of the affected Pre-2006 pensioners/family pensioners
Revision of Casualty Pension in respect of Pre-2006 Defence Pensioners – Armed Forced Officer and JCOs/ ORs Pensioners / Family pensioners.
PCDA has released a Circular No.560 dated 08.06.2016 revising the Casualty Pension in respect of Pre-2006 Officers & family pensioners.
Office of the Principal CDA(Pensions)
Draupadi Ghat, Allahabad- 211014
Circular No. 560
Dated: 08.06.2016
To,
1. The Chief Accountant, RBI, Deptt. Of Govt. Bank Accounts, Central office C-7, Second
Floor, Bandre- Kurla Complex, P B No. 8143, Bandre East Mumbai- 400051
2. All CMDs, Public Sector Banks including IDBI Bank
3. Nodal Officers, ICICI/ HDFC/ AXIS/ IDBI Banks
4. Managers, All CPPCs
5. Military and Air Attache, Indian Embassy, Kathmandu, Nepal
6. The PCDA (WC), Chandigarh
7. The CDA (PD), Meerut
8. The CDA, Chennai
9. The Director of Treasuries, All States.
10. The Pay and Accounts Officer, Delhi Administration, RK Puram and Tis Hazari, New Delhi
11. The Pay and Accounts Office, Govt of Maharashtra, Mumbai
12. The Post Master Kathua (J&K)
13. The Post Master Camp Bell Bay
14. The Pr. Pay and Accounts Officer, Andaman and Nicobar Administration, Port Blair
Subject: Revision of Casualty Pensionary awards in respect of r/o Pre-2006 Armed Forced Officer and JCOs/ ORs Pensioners/ Family pensioners.
Reference: This office Circular No. 503 dated 17.01.2013,    Circular No.542 dated.27.05.2015, Circular No. 547 and 548 dated 11.09.2015.
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Copy of GOI, MOD letter No. 16(01)/2014/D(Pen/Pol) dated 18th May, 2016 on the above subject is forwarded herewith for further necessary action at your end.
2.          As per provisions contained in GOI, MOD letter No. 17(4)/2008(1)D (Pen/Policy)/Vol-V dated 15.02.2011 issued in implementation of Government decision on the recommendations of 6th CPC, under which minimum guaranteed rates of various casualty pensionary awards for Pre-2006 Armed Forces Officers and JCOs/ ORs have been provided on the basis of the minimum of the pay in the pay band plus Grade Pay, Military Service Pay & ’X’ Group Pay where applicable. After issue of GOI, MOD of letters No.1(11)/2012/D(Pen/Pol) dated 17.1.2013, No.1(04)/2015(I)- D(Pen/Pol) dated 03.09.2015 and No.1(04)/2015(II)-D(Pen/Pol) dated 03.09.2015, the basis of the minimum guaranteed pension under Modified Parity has been changed as minimum of the fitment  table for the rank in the revised pay structure issued for implementation of recommendation of 6th CPC instead of the minimum of the pay band.
3.           Further, in respect of disability pensioners, the minimum guaranteed rates of Disability Element/  Liberalized  Disability Element/  War  Injury  Element were already  revised  w.e.f. 24.09.2012 vide GOI, MoD letter No. 16(01)/2014/D(Pen/Pol) dated 10.04.2015 at the rates of the minimum of the fitment table for the rank in the revised pay structure issued for implementation of recommendation  of  6th CPC  instead  of  minimum  of  the  pay band.  Similarly,  the  minimum guaranteed Special Family Pension, Dependant Pension (Special), Liberalized Family Pension, Dependent Pension (Liberalized) & Second Life Awards (in case of JCOs/ ORs in respect of pre-2006 family pensioners of Commissioned Officers and JCO/ORs were also revised with reference to minimum of the fitment table for the rank in the revised pay band w.e.f.  24.09.2012 vide GOI, MOD letter No 1(16)/2012/D(Pen/Pol) dated 17.01.2013.
4.           Accordingly,  the  rates  of  Casualty  Pensionary  Awards of  all  Pre-2006  Disability pensioners/ Family Pensioners shall be revised with effect from 01.01.2006 on the basis of minimum of fitment table for the rank in the revised Pay Band as indicated under fitment tables annexed with SAI 1/S/2008 & SAI 4/S/2008 as amended and equivalent instructions for Navy and Air Force.
5.           General Guidelines: Implementation regarding revision of various elements of pension may be done keeping in view the following general guidelines:
(i)           Applicability:  These  Orders  are  applicable  to  all  Pre-2006  Armed  Forces  Officer, JCOs/ORs and their families who were/ are in receipt of Disability Pension/ Liberalized Disability Pension/ War Injury Pension, Special Family Pension/ Dependent Pension (Special)/ Liberalized Family Pension/ Dependent Pension (Liberalized)/ Second Life Award  of SFP/ LFP(in case of JCOs/ ORs ) on 01.01.2006 and onwards.
(ii)          Non Applicability:
The provisions of this letter do not apply in the following cases: –
a)          UK/ HKSRA pensioners.
(b)          KCIOs who are in receipt of pension in Pound or Sterling as on 01.1.2006.
(c)          Persons in receipt of Compassionate Allowance/ Guzara/ Reservists Allowance or any other allowance on which relief is not payable.
(iii)         Due/ Drawn Statements:
All  the  payments  already  made  shall  be  adjusted  by  preparing  due  and  drawn statement.  A  suitable entry regarding revised  Special  Family  Pension  /  Dependent  Pension (Special)/ Liberalized Family  Pension/ Dependent Pension (Liberalized ) /Second Life Award (in case of  JCOs/ ORs ) and Disability Pension/ Liberalized Disability Pension/ War Injury Pension should be made in Check Register/ Payment Register/ Pension Payment Scroll/ Pension Certificate etc.
(iv)         Over Payments/ Recovery of:
Any overpayment of pension coming to the notice or under process of recovery shall be adjusted in full by the Pension Disbursing Agencies against arrears becoming due on revision of pension on the basis of these orders.
(v)          Life Time Arrears (LTA):
If a pensioner to whom benefit accrues under the provisions of this letter, had already died on or after 01.01.2006, the PDAs will itself revise the pension as per this order and LTA may be paid to the family pensioners or his/ her heir. Payment of LTA shall, however, be regulated as per the extant Government orders on the subject matter.
(vi)         No Revision where Pre-revised Pension is more beneficial:
In cases where pension has been finally sanctioned under the pre-revised orders and if it happens to be more beneficial than the pension becoming due under these orders, the pension already sanctioned shall not be revised to the disadvantage of the pensioners.
(vii)        No additional Commutation –
No commutation will be admissible for the additional amount of pension accruing as a result of this revision. The existing amount of pension commuted, if any, would continue to be deducted from the consolidated pension while making monthly disbursements.
(viii)         Elements to be revised by the Pension Disbursing Agencies:
(a)         Disability Element/ War Injury Element   (ANNEXURE- 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7)
(b)         Special  Family  Pension/  Liberalized  Family  Pension/  2nd    life  Award  (JCOs/Ors)
(ANNEXUREA, B, C)
(c)         Special    Family    Pension/    Liberalized    Family    Pension/    Dependent    Pension
(Commissioned Officers)  (ANNEXURE– D)
Note-1: The amount of Disability Element already commuted out of pre-revised disability element should be deducted from the revised disability element till restoration of commuted portion of pension.
2: Tables given as Annexure 1 to 7 are for 100% disability/War Injury Element. For disability/War Injury Element lesser than 100%, the same shall be proportionately reduced.
3: The rounding off benefit for disability percentage, if applicable, under rules shall also be given.
(IV)        Dearness Relief:
Dearness Relief shall be admissible on the revised rates sanctioned from time to time vide Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pension (Deptt. of Pension and Pensioners’ Welfare) while calculating dearness relief on Casualty Pensionary Award.
6.           Cases to be referred to concerned Pension Sanctioning Authorities:
(a)          Disability Pension:
In cases where permanent disability is not less than 60%, the Disability Pension (i.e. total of Service Element revised in terms of Para-2.1 of GOI, MOD letter dated 04.05.2009 as amended from time to time plus Disability Element) shall not be less than 60% of minimum of the fitment   table   for   the   rank   in   the   revised  pay   structure   issued  for   implementation   of recommendation  of 6th   CPC  corresponding  to  the  pre-revised  scale  held  by Armed  Forces Personnel at the time of retirement/ discharge/ invalidment, subject to minimum of ` 7,000/- p.m. In such cases where aggregate of service element and disability element is less than 60% of minimum of the fitment table, such cases are required to be stepped up to 60% of minimum of the fitment table. As the corrigendum PPO will be required to be issued by the concerned Pension Sanctioning Authorities therefore, these cases shall be referred to the respective Pension Sanctioning Authorities for revision of pensioner.
(b)          Liberalized Disability Pension:
In cases where aggregate of Service Element (i.e. total of Service Element revised in terms of Para-2.1 of GOI, MOD letter dated 04.05.2009 as amended from time to time plus Disability Element) is less than 80% of the minimum of the fitment table for the rank in the revised pay structure issued for implementation of recommendations of 6th CPC, corresponding to pre-revised scale held by Armed Forces Personnel at the time of retirement/ discharge/ invalidment, such cases may be stepped upto 80% of minimum of the fitment table. As the corrigendum  PPO  will  be  required  to  be  issued  by  the  concerned  Pension  Sanctioning Authorities,  therefore,  these  cases  shall  be  referred  to  the  respective  PSAs  for  revision  of pension.
(c)          War Injury Pension:
All cases of War Injury Pension, irrespective of their qualifying service shall be forwarded to the concerned Pension Sanctioning Authorities through respective Record Offices in  ANNEXURE attached to this circular as the restriction of aggregate of War Injury Pension (Service Element plus War Injury Element) with reference to minimum of fitment table in the revised pay structure applicable from 01.01.2006 is applied till 30.06.2009.   However, the same is removed with effect from 01.07.2009 vide  GOI,  MOD letter No.  10(01)/D(Pen/Pol)/2009/Vol.II dated 19.01.2010.   In such cases, Pension Disbursing Agencies may not able to revise the War Injury Element as well as Service Element under these Government orders; therefore, such cases shall also be referred to the concerned Pension Sanctioning Authorities for revision of War Injury Pension through corrigendum PPOs or issue of instructions as the case may be.
Other cases:
7.           In cases, where Pension Disbursing Agencies are in doubt regarding the revision in individual case, the concrete cases with full details of pensioners and PPO number may be referred to:-
(i)            Pr. CDA(P) Allahabad:
All types of cases pertaining to the Commissioned Officers(Army) and Air Force & Navy (retired prior to 01.11.1985) to the O I/ C, G-1/ Military Section O/o the PCDA(Pensions) Draupadi Ghat, Allahabad- 211014 and O I/ C, G-3 Section for disability pension /War Injury Pension pertaining to the JCOs/ORs (Army) & Air Force/Navy personnel(invalided out/discharge prior to 01.11.1985). The details of officers to whom cases will be referred are as under: –
(a)  Shri H.P.Verma,Sr.AO OI/C
G-1/ Military Section
O/o the PCDA(Pensions) Draupadi  Ghat, Allahabad- 211014
For cases pertaining to All Commissioned Officers(Army) and Air Force   &   Navy   (retired   prior   to
01.11.1985).
(b)  Shri Abhijit Kundu, Sr.AO OI/C
G-3 Section
O/o the PCDA(Pensions) Draupadi Ghat, Allahabad- 211014
For cases pertaining to All JCOs/ORs(Army) and Air Force/ Navy personnels (invalided out/discharged prior to 01.11.1985)
(ii)         PCDA (Navy), Mumbai:
Cases pertaining to the Commissioned Officers and PBORs of the Navy retired on or after 01.11.1985 may be forwarded to;
Smt. Vandana Shetty, Sr.AO
O/o the PCDA (Navy) Mumbai-400039
(iii)         CDA (AF), New Delhi:
Cases pertaining to the Commissioned Officers of the Air Force and PBOR  retired on or after 01.11.198 may be forwarded to;
Shri Ravinder Grover,Sr.AO                   Officers (Air Force)O/o the Jt.CDA (Air Force) New Delhi-110066 For Commissioned
Shri Amar Singh,Sr.AO        O/o the Jt.CDA (Air Force) New Delhi-110066 For JCOs/ORs (Air Force)
8.           Pension  Disbursing  Agencies  are  hereby authorized to step  up  the  casualty Pensionary Award of the affected Pre-2006 pensioners/family pensioners whose existing pension is less than the rate of pension indicated in Annexures attached to this Circular.
9.            All other terms and conditions shall remain unchanged.
10.         The provisions of this letter shall take effect from 01.01.2006 and arrears, if any, shall be allowed from 01.01.2006 up to 23.09.2012.
11.      This  circular  has  been uploaded  on this  office  website  www.pcdapension.nic.in  for dissemination to all alongwith Defence pensioners and Pension Disbursing Agencies.
No. Gts/Tech/05/LXXVI, Dated: 08.06.2016
(Nasim Ullah)
Asst. Controller (Pensions)

Opening a postal bank account just a phone call away

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Opening a postal bank account just a phone call away
Post Offices are going to function as Commercial Banks. Postman are going to act as mini ATM. Pensioners & account holder will get benefited
Postal Bank to be launched soon – Minister says postal bank account can be opened by just dialing designated phone number – Swiping Machines to be carried by Postmen for transaction at place of account holder
NEW DELHI: Opening a postal bank account is just one phone call away and if you are a pensioner, the money will reach at your door step through your friendly postman. These are a few of the many customer friendly initiatives approved last week by the Postal Board.
Aimed at making postal banking a major commercial success, the board has identified a number of touch points that required ease of customer interface. Customers will soon be able to drop cheques in those forgotten red post boxes, to deposits money in their postal account. In order to open postal bank accounts, all a person has to do is call a number that will be announced soon. This call will be diverted to the local postman of the area. The postman will speak to the called number that will be displayed on his smartphone/tab, (to be soon issued to all post man) and fix an appointment to visit the caller.
He will take pictures of the necessary documents on his smart phone/tab and get it processed at the postal bank. Union Minister for Communications, Information Technology and Post Ravi Shankar Prasad has received the decisions taken by the board and is understood to have approved them.
The major support that postmen will offer is to the more than 5.5 million pensioners in India, who will soon get the benefit of receiving pensions at their door steps, delivered by their postman. “We have a target to launch these services before March 2017,” sources in the Department of Post said.
Among other benefits to customers include Core Banking Systems at all the places of historical, cultural and tourist importance, as well as all state capital cities. Which means that all the facilities that are available at major postal offices will be available to them The core banking system at all major post offices are in advanced stages of connecting to CBS.

New roles galore

  • The post man will also act as a mini ATM, to help the old and infirm to deposit and withdraw money
  • Postmen will carry hand held card swipe machines that will accept deposits and also withdraw money, if a prior request is made
  • The Department of Port is aiming at a launch date before March 2017
  • 5.5 million pensioners will get the benefit of receiving pensions at the doorstep, delivered by postmen
  • The post man will also act as a mini ATM, to help the old and infirm to deposit and withdraw money
  • Postmen will carry hand held card swipe machines that will accept deposits and also withdraw money, if a prior request is made
  • The Department of Port is aiming at a launch date before March 2017
  • 5.5 million pensioners will get the benefit of receiving pensions at the doorstep, delivered by postmen

INDEFINITE STRIKE NOTICE SERVED TO CABINET SECRETARY

INDEFINITE STRIKE NOTICE SERVED TO CABINET SECRETARY
35 LAKHS CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES TO COMMENCE INDEFINITE STRIKE FROM 11TH JULY 2016.
40 LAKHS CENTRAL GOVERNMENT PENSIONERS ALSO WILL JOIN THE PROTEST ACTION THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY.
LARGEST PARTICIPATED STRIKE ACTION OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES TO BEGIN AT 6 AM ON 11TH JULY 2016.
PRESS STATEMENT OF CONFEDERATION
Source: http://confederationhq.blogspot.in/

PCDA(P) CIRCULAR 560 ISSUED ON REVISION OF CASUALTY PENSIONARY AWARDS IN R/O PRE-2006 ARMED FORCES OFFICERS, JCOs/ORs PENSIONERS/FAMILY PENSIONERS

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CLICK HERE TO VIEW PCDA(P) CIRCULAR 560


(SOURCE- PCDA(PENSIONS) ALLAHABAD WEBSITE

URGENT NEED FOR REFORMS IN PENSION DISBURSEMENT OF ARMED FORCES PENSIONS

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From: rsrawat1947
To: Sivasankar Vidyasagar
I think a way out needs to be seriously debated, taking the observations given by you & others. Yes, What are DPDOs doing? The collective effort & finances spent by these various agencies be better spent in creating the necessary accretions in the PCDAs to do the needful. In any case all our complaints, whether to the Ministry, Service HQs, CPPCs etc all land up at the PCDA(P) for final resolution. No one in between ie Records or CPPCs can take any action without the auth of PCDA(P). The buck therefore finally stops at the PCAD(P).

Maybe it will be worthwhile to find out how pension of some advanced countries is disbursed. We are working & thinking hemmed by the kind of environment we have been accustomed to.

By no means TSEWA is doing a fine job & I don't have to say so as I am very much a small part of it.  Anyway let us plough on the way it is & the way we have decided to go along. We are getting the results. That matters.

Best rgds

Brig RS Rawat (retd)
President
UESL Uttarakhand
Mob 9760821868

Dear Brig Rawat Sir,

1.    You have the vast experience of dealing with more than 2 lakh defence pensioners living in most remote areas in the state of Uttar Khand. Some of these villages may not have electricity even today. So you are the best person to represent their grievances. If TSEWA can arrive at some method of finding their problems and getting them redressed nothing could be better than this. So keep finding out how TSEWA can help ESMs and Family Pensioners of Uttar Khand. Then that model can be replicated all over India and even in Nepal.

2.     Sir, you need someone representing PCDA (P) Allahabad, PCDA (Navy) Mumbai and Jt CDA (AF), Subrotopark, Delhi in every district. The best place is to accommodate them in Zilla Sainik Welfare Office. Alternately they can be located in Stn HQ. But unfortunately in Southern India we have very few military stations. So to my way of thinking one DAD person be located in each Zilla Sainik Welfare Office to receive grievances of all ESMs and Family pensioners. It must be his responsibility to project it through e-mails to the concerned PSAs and get suitable reply. This way DAD person in Zilla Sainik Welfare Office will be able to render maximum service to ESMs and Family Pensioners.

3.   There is no need for DPDOs and these personnel can be redistributed to Zill Sainik Welfare Offices. This way PSAs can be coming closer to the ESMs and Family Pensioners. Since most of ESMs and Family pensioners do go to Zilla Sainik Welfare Offices which are generally co-located in Dist HQs and also CSD (in military stations or where NCC units are located) all works pertaining to ESMs can be done at one location.

4.    My second suggestion is unless we have stake holders in the decision making nothing is going to improve. We must pitch for having 50% ESMs and family pensioners on contract basis for a period of five years extended by another five years to be employed in all PSAs. PSAs must also have component of serving soldiers who should know what awaits them when they hang their uniform. This should not be a problem for each service to keep few serving officers, JCOs and OR who are LMCs in these PSAs who act as bridge between Record Offices, PSAs and Zilla Sainik Welfare Offices.

4.   Your mail is getting good response from ESMs. Once we get better solution, I will try to send it as a concept paper after getting it edited by you to Ministry of Defence.

Regards,
Brig CS Vidyasagar (Rtd)
9493191380
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Dear Brig Rawat Sir,

I must compliment you on your excellent observations and comments on the present situation which I can describe as Sorry State of Affairs.

There are many ESM rallies held by Sub Areas and Areas. I have not seen any grievance getting redressed.

Reason: Fmn HQs treat Ex-Servicemen and Family pensioners as burden and they do not have manpower to look after us. Banks blame PSAs, PSAs blame Record Offices & Service HQs. This blame game goes on.

PCDA (Pensions) Allahabad got a dedicated SANGAM cell to generate Corr PPOs of 6th CPCs new pension. Till today there are lakhs of defence pensioners who have not yet been issued Corr PPOs showing pension as on Jan 2006 & 24 Sep 2012. JWO Milan Das is getting these Corr PPOs from PSAs by lodging complaints with Min of PPP &G. Has anyone asked PCDA(P) Allahabd why his office could not issue Corr PPOs when all other ministries completed issue of Corr PPOs of 6th CPC many many years back? Min of Def does not crack the whip. But if minor transgression takes place, Min of Def does not hesitate to ask for an explanation from Service HQ. When PSAs do not function they are not questioned.

The CGDA proposed to have Central Pension Disbursing Agency (CPDA) to perform the role of PDAs i.e. banks, Treasury Office and DPDOs. The pension will be calculated by this agency centrally for all pensioners of three services and pensions will be credited into individual pensioner's account held in the banks through NEFT. Very laudable. Will it work?

My only apprehension is it is OK to save about Rs 195 crores per annum being paid to various PDAs @ Rs 65 per entry with maximum 14 entries per year per pensioner.

Sir, just imagine who will do it? Will the man power, equipment and other resources to prepare list of 24.5 lakh pensioners with PPOs of each one of them, send pension to 24.5 lakh pension accounts every month be carried without any additional manpower? My guess definitely is NO. I guess it will be another white elephant with few more IDAS offrs who know very little of defence accounts, battalions of SAOs and AOs will be sanctioned over and above their existing strength to do this CPDA job. It is to my view spreading tentacles.

If present PCDA (O) Pune can work out, generate pay slips of 42,000 officers every month why cannot these PSAs do the job themselves instead of asking banks to work out pensions and pension arrears? Do not these 65 DPDOs (manned by DAD persons) calculate pensions for whom they are PDAs? Abolish all of these DPDOs and bring them under CPDA. You will save lot of money. DPDO was a British concept when you did not have elaborate banking system in those days. Do you need them today?

Even today many re-employed officers in the period 1986 to 2005 did not get their rank pay arrears from whom rank pay in re-employed period was deducted. It is already11 years but PCDA (Pensions) Allahabad cannot give pension fixed for such officers when they superannuated from service as their pension has to be deducted to fix basic pay during re-employment by PCDA(O) Pune. PCDA(O) Pune blames PCDA (P) Allahabad for not giving information. PCDA (P) Allahabad pretends they do not know what the issue all about is. If PCDA (O) Pune is really interested then cannot he send a senior IDAS officer to PCDA (P) Allahabad to collect information like we do in Army and then carry out working the rank pay arrears of these re-employed officers? They do not move their back side and would not like to stir out of Pune. This is the interaction and co-operation between two PCDAs.
I want to file RTA query to seek this kind of information. But I get too busy in replying to large number of mails I receive every day. Unfortunately we have very few dedicated veterans like JWO Milan Das who can file RTA. TSEWA reimburse any expenditure on filing RTS on line. By getting such information we can shame these shameless DAD fellows.

Sir, it is lack of accountability that is bane of all ills. Someone has to crack a whip to make these laggards to start working.

Unless you employ some outsiders (preferably Ex-Servicemen) on contract basis in these PSAS with clear delineation of responsibilities nothing is going to improve.

I sincerely hope if JWO Milan Das continues to file 15 to 20 complaints a day against PSAs for non-remittance of OROP arrears, then only these lazy guys will wake up.

If I were PCDA (P) Allahabad, I will sit in front of computer and start working on 7th CPC arrears with a simple MS Excel (being not a programmer). Once Govt’s approval comes in a jiffy I will make tables for all ranks so that there is no delay in remittance of 7th CPC arrears. You have to have will to do anything.

You just need data and software will do everything. We can get best software for a price as low as Rs 50,000. Cannot PCDA (P) Allahabad spend that much money to get software for arrears calculation if they do not have in-house IT skills to develope software.

Even DGIT of Army can make these softwares on various types of pensions & arrears. He can give it free to PSAs. But who will take initiative to get these things done?

If it is a question of BC or SC or ST or Minority issue then everything will be sorted out in no time. A number of questions will be raised in Parliament. NHRC, SC Commision, ST Commission, Minority Commission will swing into action. News papers and TV channels blare it as Breaking News if a minor incident happens. But since ESMs are not consolidated vote bank, none of these organisations do not take us seriously.

In my view TSEWA should plough a lone furrow and make these softwares made spending money for arrears of 7th CPC, 33 years rule to get full pension abolished. I consider some money spent on these real welfare programmes is not a waste. The 6thCPC and OROP arrears software is getting lot of credit to TSEWA. Let us see how thing pan out in the near and distant future. 

regards,

Brig CS Vidyasagar (Rtd)
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MEDICAL FITNESS आवश्यक जानकारी जो सबको पता होना चाहिए।

Indian Military Veterans

((( PREVENTION IS BETTER THAN CURE )))

MEDICAL FITNESS:-
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" CHOLESTEROL "
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Cholesterol --- < 200
HDL --- 40 --- 60
LDL --- < 100
VLDL -- < 30
Triglycerides -- < 150
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CHOLESTEROL
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Borderline --200 -- 239
High ---- > 240
V.High -- > 250
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LDL
------
Borderline --130 ---159
High --- 160 --- 189
V.High -- > 190
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TRIGLYCERIDES
-----------------
Borderline - 150 -- 199
High -- 200 --- 499
V.High -- > 500
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PLATELETS COUNT
----------------------
1.50 Lac ---- 4.50 Lac
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BLOOD
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Vitamin-D -- 50 ---- 80
Uric Acid -- 3.50 --- 7.20
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KIDNEY
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Urea --- 17 --- 43
Calcium -- 8.80 -- 10.60
Sodium -- 136 --- 146
Protein -- 6.40 --- 8.30
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HIGH BP
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120/80 -- Normal
130/85 --Normal (Control)
140/90 -- High
150/95 -- V.High
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LOW BP
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120/80 -- Normal
110/75 -- Normal (Control)
100/70 -- Low
90//65 -- V.Low
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SUGER
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Glucose (F) -- 70 --- 100
(12 hrs Fasting)
Glucose (PP) -- 70 --- 140
(2 hrs after eating)
Glucose (R) -- 70 --- 140
(After 2 hrs)
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HAEMOGLOBIN
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Male -- 13 --- 17
Female -- 11 --- 15
RBC Count -- 4.50 -- 5.50
(million)
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PULSE
--------
72 per minute (standard)
60 --- 80 p.m. (Normal)
40 -- 180 p.m.(abnormal)
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TEMPERATURE
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98.4 F (Normal)
99.0 F Above (Fever)

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Heart Attacks And
Drinking Warm
Water.

This is a very good article. Not only about the warm water after your meal,
but about Heart Attack's . The Chinese and Japanese drink hot tea with their
meals, not cold water, maybe it is time we adopt
their drinking habit while
eating. For those who like to drink cold water, this
article is applicable to
you. It is very Harmful to have Cold Drink/Water during a meal. Because,
the cold water will solidify the oily stuff that you
have just consumed. It will
slow down the digestion. Once this 'sludge'
reacts with the acid, it will break down and be
absorbed by the intestine faster than the solid food. It will line the intestine. Very soon, this will turn into fats
and lead to cancer . It is best to drink hot soup
or warm water after a meal.

French fries and Burgers
are the biggest enemy of heart health. A coke after that gives more power to
this demon. Avoid them for
your Heart's & Health.

Drink one glass of warm water just when you are about to go to bed to avoid clotting of the blood at night to avoid heart attacks or strokes. 

A cardiologist says if everyone who reads this
message sends it to 10 people, you can be sure that we'll save at least
one life. ... So, please be a true friend and send
this article to people
care about.
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