(Source- Indian Express)
Sunday, May 29, 2016
BROAD BANDING OF DISABILITY ELEMENT FOR ALL CATEGORIES OF DISABILITY PENSIONERS.
Previously, the orders were issued for Broad banding of Disability element for Medically boarded out and Invalided cases only.
Now the same benefit is extended to other categories also, that is Retired/ Discharged on completion of Terms of engagement cases.
The affected Disability pensioners with 20%, 30% 50% can apply to their Record office for Broad banding by furnishing your full particulars,
Authority: GOI.MOD-DESW letter F.NO.3(11)2010-D(Pen/Legal)-Pt.V dated 18-4-2016.
veterans are requested to pass on this information to others.
Saturday, May 28, 2016
We are glad that a new WEB SITE has been launched for Air Veterans.
All air veterans can utilise this facilities for solving their problems.
Public Info NoticeAs received
HQ SWAC has intimated that the DAV has recently re-launched its website, "www.iafpensioners.
gov.in" to resolve pension related queries/ grievances and timely finalisation of NE benefits.
All Air Veterans are requested to log in to this website and update their personal information like Mob No, residential address and e-mail address.
If you are not able to access the website then please send an e-mail to <email@example.com> cc <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
ARREARS FOR DISABILITY PENSIONER IN LINE WITH CIR 547.FOR PRE-2006 RETIREES: Auth::MOD-DEPT OF DESW No.161/2014/D(Pen/Pol)dated 18-5-2016
The Rate of Disability element was fixed Rate in the V th PC and at the beginning of
It was as per CDA circular 410: Fixed Rates.
For Sepoy to Havildar………3510 for 100% Disability from 1-1-2006
For Nb.Sub to Sub.Major……..4300 for 100%
For Commissioned Officers And Hony.Officers… 5880 for 100%
These Rates were changed to percentage wise: CDA Cir- 456.
That is 30% on Minimum pay band of Rank and Group as per Cir 456.
For Example: A Havildar Group- X
Pay band- 5200-20200 Grade pay- 2400 MSP: 2000
And X gp- pay=1400
Minimum Pay= 5200+2400+2000 +1400=11000
DE- 100%... . at 30%.of min.pay.........= 11000 X 30%=3300
But, the existing DE for Hav was as per Cir 410…3510, hence the same rate continued.
So, there is no benefit for the rank of Sepoy to Havildar.
For Nb.Sub and above there is difference. The rates are:
Sepoy to Havildar……all Groups…………3510 for 100% DE.
Then again these rates were changed as 30% of Minimum Fitment Tables,
as Pay in the Pay Band – CDA Cir 542
taking the Base as per SAI/1/S/2008.RATES FOR 3 services.
For Example: Hav- Gp-X Scale: 4150-100-5650
Pay in the pay band_ 4150X1.86=7720+2800+200+1400=13920
For 100% DE , it is 30% of 13920 = 13920X30%=4176
Like wise for all Ranks and group for all 3 services.
Now as per MOD Ltr dated 18-5-2016, the difference between 542 and 456
may be paid arrears From 1-1-2006 to 24-9-2012
Rate as per CDA Cir 542; For Army:
Rank Group-X Group-Y Group_Z
Sep……. 3672 3510 3510
Naik 3855 3510 3510
Havidar 4176 3510 3510
Nb.Sub 5502 4998 4764
Sub: 6168 5664 5424
Su.Maj 6507 5808 5724
Hon.Lt; 9279 For Hony.Capt: 9687
Thursday, May 26, 2016
BENEFIT OF CDA CIR 547 TO SPECIAL AND LIBERALISED FAMILY PENSIONERS.:
MOD-DESW Letter No: 16(01)/2014/D(Pen/Pol) dated 18-5-2016.
The Rate of Special Family pension was fixed Rate during Vth CPC.
It was: Sepoy to Havildar; 2550- for Group-X
For Hony.Lt………………. 6300
During VIth CPC, the same was revised as consolidated method- cir 397, Annexure-I
Example: Sep: 2550.00
50 % merger… 1275.00
24% DA………. 918.00
40% fixation… 1020.00
Like wise for all the Ranks.
Then as per CDA cir 410, it was revised as Rs.7000 minimum-
Then As per CIR 456, it was revised as 60% of Minimum Pay Band. For the Rank and group.-
No benefit for Sep- Hav.
For Nb.Sub-GP-X- Pay scale:9300-34800
Minimum scale: 9300+4200+2000+1400=16900
Special Family pension – 60% of 16900= 10140- Ref- Cir 456 Table No-3
Same way for all Ranks and Group of all the 3 Services.
Then as perCDA cir 542 it was revised as 60% of Pay in the pay Band
On the Basis of SIA-01/S/08 by multiplying by factor 1.86 on minimum.
Eg.for Nb.Sub – Gp-X Pay scale-5770-140-8290
5770 X1.86=10740 +4200+2000+1400=18340
Special Family pension- 60% of 18340=11004- w.e.f 24-9-2012
Like wise for all the Ranks and groups and for all the 3 services.
Again As per CDA cir 503, the Rates are arrived according to Rank , group and Length of service , but the minimum rate is maintained. This is with effect from 24-9-2012.
Now, as per the MOD letter, this Benefit, Rate is to be given with effect from 1-1-2006 in stead of 24-9-2012. like Cir 547.and arrears to be paid .
Here, the Rate as per CDA cir 503 Minus 456 to be arrived and arrears to be calculated.
Say for example: Nb.Sub- Group- X - QS-15 yrs
As per Cir 503-11004
As per cir 456 -10140
Difference 864.00 this is to be paid from 1-1-2006 to 23-9-2012
Arrears= 864 X 103.65=89554.
In the same method for all the ranks and group, the arrears cir-503-456 to be calculated.
Monday, May 23, 2016
The below named veteran came for a help in getting his Group changed from E to D/Y- a Driver MT by Trade.
Name: Krishnasamy Genganna Rank: Sepoy QS: 17 yrs.
We prepared the applicable Annexure as per Cir 478 and guided him to send the same to his Record Office through his PDA and he did the same
Now he has received the revised PPO No: S/CORR/9542/2015 for change of Group E to Y with effect from 1-1-2009.. and basic pension from 4762 to 4971 and 5115 to 5480.
By this order, his basic pension from 1-7-2014 will be 5480.
The veteran was so happy with this valuable help of our Trust and expressed his sincere thanks .
Our Trust is also happy in helping one more veteran in this regard.
Sunday, May 22, 2016
A very good scheme for elders- New concept and we pray that the scheme will be implemented in good spirit and sincerity.
Friday, May 20, 2016
19 May 2016
The Ministry of Finance released the rules for creation of Senior Citizens Welfare Fund, which will have funds from unclaimed deposits in small savings schemes including Post Office Savings Accounts, Public Provident Fund and Employees’ Provident Fund within one year.
The ministry released the notification dated March 18 about the fund, which will be utilised for schemes for the promotion of the welfare of senior citizens in line with the National Policy on Older Persons and the National Policy on Senior Citizens.
The ministry stated the Fund shall be an interest bearing account, administered by a Committee consisting of nine members. The committee will be headed by secretary in the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment who shall be the ex-officio chairperson along with officials from Department of Financial Services, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Ministry of Rural Development and Ministry of Labour and Employment among others.
Finance minister Arun Jaitley in his Budget speech last year had proposed the creation of Senior Citizens Welfare Fund saying, “there are unclaimed deposits of about Rs 3,000 crore in the PPF, and approximately Rs 6,000 crore in the EPF corpus. I have proposed the creation of a Senior Citizen Welfare Fund, in the Finance Bill, for appropriation of these amounts to a corpus which will be used to subsidize the premiums of vulnerable groups such as old age pensioners, BPL card-holders, small and marginal farmers and others.”
Every institution which has the unclaimed deposits in their small savings accounts shall prepare list of unclaimed deposits in the accounts and notify to the public. “The Institution shall identify the unclaimed amounts on annual basis and make transfers to the Fund on or before the 1st day of March, each year. The transfers by the Institutions shall be made on a net basis, namely, the unclaimed deposits minus the claims accepted in accordance with the law for the time being in force, of the accounts whose balances have already been transferred to the Fund,” the notification said.
The nodal Ministry for the Fund shall be the Ministry of Social Justice. The rate of interest for the money lying in the Fund shall be determined and notified by the Ministry of Finance on an annual basis, the notification said.
(Source- Indian Express)
(Source- Indian Express)
Thursday, May 19, 2016
BENEFIT OF CDA CIR 547 TO SPECIAL AND LIBERALISED FAMILY PENSIONERS.
Ordinary Family pensioners were paid arrears as per CDA circular 547 with effect from 1-1-2006 to 24-9-2012..
Now, the Special and Liberalised Family pensioners are also eligible for the same benefit from 1-1-2006 to 24-9-2012- On the basis of Minimum fitment Tables.
Reference: Dept of ESM Welfare-
GOI-MOD Letter No: 16(01)/2014/D(Pen/Pol) dated 18-5-2016.
For Example: FOR SPECIAL FAMILY PENSIONERS.
For a Rank of Sepoy- Group-X
Minimum Rate of Special Family pension was- 7000- which was enhanced to 7344 as per CDA cir 503 with effect from 24-9-2012.
Now the same benefit is given from 1-1-2006.
Thus a difference of 7344-7000=344 and an arrears from 1-1-2006 to 23-9-2012.
Arrears works out to be : 344 X 103.65=35656/-
For Sepoy to Havildars OF Group Y and Z there is no benefit up to 7 yrs of service
FOR LIBERALISED FAMILY PENSIONERS:
Example: Sepoy- say- Group- Y
The Minimum LFP was enhanced from 9200 to 10250 as per CDA cir 503 with effect from 24-9-2012.
Now the same benefit is given from 1-1-2006, thus a difference -10250-9200=1050
This difference per month will be payable from 1-1-2006 to 23-9-2012,
Arrears works out to be: 1050 X 103.65= 108833/.
Like wise, for Navy and Air Force,
The affected Family pensioners may approach their Banks for getting the benefit.
Dear veteran brothers, please help such widows in your arrears to get the benefits.
Sunday, May 15, 2016
ATTENTION VETERAN BROTHERS- SERIES-14
We all know what is Disability pension and War injury pension.
But what is Liberalised disability pension.
Disability caused under the Categories D & E as per
GOI.MOD letter NO.1(2)/97/D(Pen-C0 dated 31-1-2001,
Part II, para 4.1. is the Liberalised Disability pension.
The Para says, Disability caused due to acts of violence/ attack by Terrorists, anti Social element etc. whether on duty or not on duty and because of Bomb blasts in public places would cover under this clause.
And also, disability caused while engaged in operations dealing with natural calamities will be covered.
Disability caused during War/ War like activities, exercises also come under these category.
In this :
The service element will be calculated for full term of engagement for the Rank and group , as if the soldier served for full term.
The Disability Element will be decided by Medical board.
NOTE : The aggregate total of Service Element and Disability Element shall not be less than 80% of Reckonable emolument of the person.
The veteran should be invalided out .
This is called LIBERALISED DISABILITY PENSION ( Cir 456 and 542)
If death occurred due to these reasons, then it will be called Liberalised Family pension
Payable to NOK of the soldier.
D/ 123/2001...... NORMAL DISABILITY PENSION
D/BC/ 123/2001.........WAR INJURY PENSION
F/BC/123/2001...........LIBERALISED FAMILY PENSION.
Veteran brothers to note the same and if any veterans with such Disability in your area may be advised to write to their Record Office for clarification. and benefit.
Saturday, May 14, 2016
The below mentioned Veteran came to our trust office for verifying the correctness of his OROP arrears.
Name: L.Subbiah Rank: Nk ( 14324209)
PPO D/C/ 475/1990.
On verifying his documents, we confirmed that he is being paid correct rate of OROP pension and arrears paid .
But, we also noticed that , he was Medically boarded out, hence eligible for Broad banding but not done.
Immediately, we prepared the applicable Annexure as per CDA cir 429/529 in triplicate and asked him to forward to his record office through his PDA.
The veteran was very much happy with our action and thanked us for this timely help.
Our Trust is satisfied in helping one more Veteran in this regard.
Friday, May 13, 2016
A woman delivered 5 children at one stroke.
We feel that this is the first time such delivery had taken place.
Mother of quintuplets reveals babies in photo shoot
Kim Tucci — who gave birth to quintuplets in January 2016 — has released pictures from a photo shoot of her babies. Believe it or not, Keith, Ali, Penelope, Tiffany and Beatrix were conceived naturally — a one in 55 million chance.
She, in fact, gave birth to them in just 2 minutes, assisted by a team of 50 doctors and nurses. Tucci told an Australian current affairs programme, 60 Minutes, that her body was shutting off during the pregnancy. Due to mounting health risks to both her and her yet-to-be-born children, she was initially given a choice of saving two babies, while terminating the others. "No-one thought I could do it, and I did, I showed everyone in my life," Tucci said in the interview.
SOI; INDIAN EXPRESS.
Thursday, May 12, 2016
Smt. Petchithai (left) with smt.Lakshimi W/O Late Hav (right) expressing her thanks to our Trust.
One widow was being paid family pension vide PPO.No: S/R/MODP/ 626/2006 AFTER DEMISE OF HER HUSBAND.
Smt.Petchithai W/O Late Sep. Appadurai ( 2556551)
PDA: Syndicate Bank, Tirunelveli-Dist, TN.
Now a Sangam Project PPO No. s/corr/6th cpc/ 362681/2014 is issued in the name of deceased sepoy, in that there is no mention of family pension.
Hence, the PDA has stopped paying pension to the widow.
On enquiry by the widow, the PDA has told her that there is no family pension in the Sangam PPO, hence we have stopped pension. Also they have questioned the widow, how she was being paid pension so long.
The aggrieved widow came and reported the same to us.
On verifying the available documents with her we noticed that the JOINT Notification is available in her favour.
Immediately we contacted the PDA and informed that as the Joint Notification is available, she is eligible for family pension and the Sangam PPO should not be considered as per CDA cir 163 and 181.
These circulars say that, if there is any variation in the Sangam PPO, it should not be acted up on, the PPO to be sent back or a clarification to be sought from Record Office / PCDA.
We have also reported this stoppage of pension to CPPC, Syndicate Bank for immediate restoration of pension.
The aggrieved widow was very happy of our action and thanked us for this help.
Our Trust is also happy in helping a widow due to ill effect of Sangam PPO>
Monday, May 9, 2016
Wednesday, May 4, 2016
The existing DA Rate of 234% is enhanced to 245 for Ex-Gratia pensioners with effect from 01-01-2016
as per :
Authority: F.NO.42/06/2016-P&PW(G) , GOI. Dept. of P &PW , New Delhi dated 3-5-2016.
Accordingly the Rate of Eligible pension :
FOR LIVING PENSIONERS. 245%
FOR FAMILIES /DEPENDENTS- 237%
All the Ex-Gratia pensioners are requested to approach their Banks for getting the revised Rate of DA.
We understand that, still some Banks have not revised the basic pension as per CDA circular 521 with effect from 24-6-2013.
Dear veteran brothers, please help these aged pensioners in your areas to9 get their correct Rate of pension.
Saturday, April 30, 2016
Dear All, we are happy that the 320 days old Agitation for the cause of OROP has come to an end.
PROTESTING EX-SERVICEMEN AT JANTAR MANTAR SUSPENDED THEIR 320 DAYS OLD AGITATION FOR COMPLETE IMPLEMENTATION OF ONE RANK ONE PENSION (OROP)
AS THE SENIOR LAWYER SRI.RAM JETHMALANI ASSURED THEM FOR LEADING THEIR LEGAL BATTLE IN THE SUPREME COURT.
THE IMPORTANCE OF L.T.A. WITH O.R.O.P.
The undrawn pension of a deceased pensioner paid to the Family pensioner or the Nominee or his Legal heirs is called LTA. Since the O.R.O.P arrears are paid in Four installments, and most of the beneficiaries are aged, it is likely that they may miss the remaining installments. Therefore, the legal heirs of the aged pensioners are to be more vigilant in claiming the O.R.O.P arrears as LTA. Every pensioner must submit nomination or convert their pension account into Joint account (E or S) immediately. They should also inform their legal heirs about the amount of future installments and probable payment dates.
The Family pensioner or the Nominee or the Legal heirs are normally not aware of the dues to them after the death of the pensioner. The Banks even after getting the information about the death of the pensioner continue to credit monthly pension till the next life certificate. In some cases, the family continue to draw pension through ATM for many months.
The mistake is detected only when the family approaches for family pension. In the case of death of a family pensioner, the over paid pension after the death of the family pensioner remain as it is with the bank. None of the legal heirs comes forward to close the account. In normal days, it is ignored as the amount involved is less. But now the significance of LTA has become more important for the family pensioner because of the O.R.O.P arrears which is due in half yearly installments.
O.R.O.P has been implemented from 1.7.2014. The arrears of OROP of a pensioner who died before receiving the same will have to be paid to his wife as LTA. In case of a family pensioner, the OROP arrears will be paid to the Nominee or Legal heir. As on today, none of the bank will pay the OROP arrears of a deceased pensioner of their own. Unless and until, the concerned people are more vigilant, and claim they will never get.
In addition to O.R.O.P. arrears, there are other arrears like Pre 2006 (Cir.547 arrears) is also to be paid. Also one more order on Delinking of 33 years service for full pension is also likely to come. All these arrears involves considerable amount. Therefore, it is informed that all the defence pensioners and their families are to be more vigilant to claim these arrears. Otherwise they will lose forever.
SOI: Indian Exserviceman Blog- Sincere thanks for this valuable article.