Thursday, September 3, 2015
Wednesday, September 2, 2015
ONE MORE CIRCULAR ISSUED FOR BANKS NOT TO ACT ON SANGAM PROJECT PPOs.- CIR 181.
The Pre 2006 retirees are being issued with revised PPOs under SANGAM PROJECT.
It has come to the notice that, the Rate of pension mentioned is mostly incorrect , that is , it is Reduced / Increased from the existing rate.
Due to this, the Banks have immediately effected the reduced Rate and Recovered the excess amount paid thus putting the pensioners in to hardship.
But the PDAs have not effected the increased Rate .
The PCDA had issued a Circular 163 in this regard, to verify before acting on the PPO. But the PDAs have not bothered about the circular and effected the revision and recoveries.
Organizations like IESM and Exwel Trust . represented the hardships faced by the veterans/ families to MOD and PCDA.
Now the PCDA has issued another circular No.181 instructing the PDAs not to act on the PPOs if there is any variation in the Rate already being paid, instead they have to inform the PCDA through the Annexure as per the circular for confirmation and corrections.
Affected veterans/ families are requested to note the same and request the Banks not to effect the Sangam Project PPOs if there is any difference from the existing rate of pension.
Tuesday, September 1, 2015
HOW FAMILY PENSION IS CALCULATED IN CDA CIR 502.
For Example- For the Rank of Sgt. Group- X
The Minimum fitment emolument - For Sgt. Gp- X………………14890.(CIR-503)
Maximum pension……………14890/2= 7445.
Formula for Family pension= 60% of Max pension of pensioner.
In this case…………………max.pension=7445
Hence Family pension………………..7445 X 60%= 4467. This is the minimum family pension.
See Cir 502- table no 6. It tallies for Sgt. Gp- X 15 yrs of qualifying service.
Now the corresponding Cir 501.
For the same Sgt, Gp- X the pension is calculated on Maximum fitment –ie 18290(. Cir 471.)
So, max .pension will be ……..18290/2=9145
For 15 yrs of QS…………..9145 X 15+8/33= 6374. Ref cir 501 Table; 17. Tallies.
Now see how it is related to cir 502. And calculated according to Rank, Group and QS.
Take the example of Sgt, Gp-X, QS 15yrs.
Pension………………….6374 FP = 6374 X60% = 3824 but the Minimum pension is 4467.(1)
See the Table 6 of 502…………….it tallies. And the rate 4467 is continued up to QS 18.5.
Now for QS 19 yrs, the pension of pensioner is 7493 (cir 501)
So Family pension……………………7493 X 60%= 4490…………………………..(2).
It tallies with cir 502. For sgt – gp-X, Qs 19yrs.
This is how Family pension is calculated and Tabled in Cir 502. For all the Ranks and all the Three services, Army, Navy and Air force.
But in earlier Circular 397-Annexure III, there was only one Rate for a Rank and Group ,calculated on the Max.pension of Rank and group of pensioner irrespective of date of retirement. That was the min and max pension , only one rate. The lesser QS is also was getting the Max family pension.
Now as per this circular, the Rate is calculated on PRORATA basis and it is disadvantage to the families.
In the same way for SPECIAL FAMILY PENSION AND Liberalised Family pension CIR 503
Special family pension- Max.pension X 120%
Liberalised Family pension : Max.pension X 200%.
But for commissioned Officers, the same previous formula (Cir 397 -II) is followed.
As per Cir 500 Annexure-A
For the rank of Major- Maximum pension= 18205
Family pension at 60% …………………..18205 X60%= 10923 – table 2 Family pension ..OK
For the Rank of Brigadier: Max.Pen= 29145
Family pension at 60%.................29*145 X 60%=17487…..Ok
THIS IS THE ANOMALY AND DISCRIMINATION. TO BE ADDRESSED .
Monday, August 31, 2015
The senior Lawyer Mr.Ram Jethmalani visited the agitating veterans at Jantar Mantar and expressed his views on the OROP.
We thank him for his gesture towards the Exservcemen.
Saturday, August 29, 2015
We are very glad to know that MAHARASHTRA STATE GOVERNMENT ha s issued order for DUAL FAMILY PENSION vide their Govt.Resolution No:PEN 2013/ C-R-G/ SER-4 dated 27-4-2015.
The State Govt. has decided to amend Rule 116 (17) and (!8) of Maharashtra Civil Services (Pension) Rules 1982, so as to GRANT
DUAL FAMILY PENSION to the families of deceased Ex-Servicemen who were Re-Employed prior to 01-01-2005, on a Civil post in their State Govt. after having retired from Military Service.
This resolution shall be effective from 24-9-2012.
The affected families may prefer Claims for Dual family Pension .
Our exwel Trust sincerely expresses our gratitude to Maharashtra Government.
We hope that our Tamil Nadu Govt.also will issue such order early.
SOI: Pensioners Advocate- August Issue.
Thursday, August 27, 2015
A final solution to the ‘One Rank One Pension’ row remained out of reach despite hectic back channel talks, as the protesting ex-servicemen today rejected government's formula saying an attempt was being made to “short-change” them.
“The government is hell bent on short-changing. There are only three points of contention," a source here said.
Sources said the government wants 2011 to be the base year, besides no 3 per cent annual increase. The government also wants payment to begin from April 1, 2015 as against the agreed date of April 1, 2014.
OROP: Veterans dismiss govt proposal, deadlock on 3 points
New Delhi, August 26
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
PM Handling One Rank One Pension, Announcement Likely This Week – NDTV
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is handling One Rank One Pension or OROP himself now and “positive movement” is expected on the issue this week, sources have told NDTV.There is speculation that an OROP announcement could come as early as Friday, August 28, the 50th anniversary of the 1965 war with Pakistan.Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar met PM Modi yesterday and sources said only final touches now remain to be given to the new pension plan that the government will announce for ex-serviceman.OROP, a two-decade old demand for pension parity
SOI: Sanjha Morcha.
Monday, August 24, 2015
W.O Rozari Fernando with his wife at our Trust Offfice .
One Warrant Officer called on our office for verification of the correctness of his pension.
Name: A.Rozari Fernamdo( 217531 ) Rank: W.O Air force
PDA: SBI Tirunelveli-Dist. TN.
Date of Discharge : 30-9-1981
On going through his Pass book entries, it was confirmed that he is being paid correct rate of pension.
During interaction, we came to know that he has not applied for Endorsement of family pension.
We explained to him the importance of Joint Notification and prepared the Appendix-I and the Annexure II then and there and guided him to forward the same in Triplicate to AFRO through his PDA.
The WO and his wife were very happy with our service and sincerely thanked for this timely help.
Our Trust is happy in helping one more veteran for Joint Notification.