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Monday, September 14, 2009


1.        All Veteran brothers are requested to go through this excellent article written by eminent writers on the subject, Shri N S Chakravarthy ( retired as a Senior Official in the Telecom Commission. S G Vombatkere ( retired at the rank of Major General
from the Indian Army.

2.        One more article on  The Burden of Military Pensions by Shri Gautam Navlakha, is also posted at the end of the above articles.

          Please CLICK HERE for full details of the article.



  1. Sir , where is the order who increase the moral of jawans-The government has agreed to restore 70 per cent "pensionary weightage" to jawans, even as Defence chiefs on Thursday intensified efforts to get "anomalies" in the 6th Pay Commission notification removed.

    "The government has given in principle approval to reverting to the 70 per cent pensionary weightage, as demanded by the Services, overruling the 50 per cent recommended by the Central Pay Commission (CPC), providing much-needed relief just before this Diwali," top Defence Ministry sources told reporters here.

    Espousing their cause, the Services chiefs today apprised Cabinet Secretary K M Chandrasekhar and officials in the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) on the issues.

    Earlier, jawans used to get 70 per cent of their last drawn pay as pension calculated on the basis of their 10-month average salary before retirement.

    Under the CPC notification, the jawans, who form the backbone of the Armed Forces but retire at a relatively young age, are to be provided with the option of lateral entry in to the Central police forces and paramilitary and in return, they would get reduced "pensionary weightage" of 50 per cent.

    In order to resolve this issue, Defence Minister A K Antony had written a strong letter to both Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Finance Minister P Chidambaram, particularly batting for the jawan's pensionary benefits, reduced by the CPC.

  2. Dear Friends

    I read a PIB news wh I reproduce here-


    PIB News.

    Printer friendly page With Banner | Without Banner Thursday, October 01,
    Ministry of Defence

    "Pay arrears before Diwali", Antony's gift to the Armed Forces

    18:47 IST
    The Defence Minister Shri AK Antony has stressed that all men in the Armed
    Forces must get all their pay arrears relating to the Sixth Central Pay
    Commission well in time before Diwali. Addressing the Defence Accounts Day
    function here today, Shri Antony commended the officials of the Controller
    General of Defence Accounts for adopting computerisation and speeding-up the
    salary computation systems.

    "One of the major challenges before you all is to render prompt, efficient
    and hassle free pensionary services to nearly 2 million Ex-servicemen and
    other retired Defence Personnel", Shri Antony said. The Defence Minister
    called upon the Defence Accounts officials to implement optimally the
    austerity measures announced recently by the Government. "The Prime Minister
    has underlined the importance of service delivery mechanisms", he added.

    Pointing out that the Defence outlay has been growing around 11 per cent per
    annum over the last few years, Shri Antony called upon the Defence Accounts
    Department to ensure fair utilisation of the revenue resources and capital
    spending for the Defence sector. The Defence Minister later released a
    vision document for the department. He applauded the department for its
    valuable contributions in rationalising and simplifying the complicated
    processes and procedures in the Defence Procurement Manual - 2009.

    Earlier, the Controller General of Defence Accounts Smt Bulbul Ghosh
    announced that a pilot project for payment of salaries to all Personnel
    Below Officer Rank (PBORs) irrespective of their place of posting and
    location of their drawing branches through e-payment has been successful and
    it would be implemented shortly across the country. Speaking on the
    occasion, the Secretary Defence Finance Smt Indu Liberhan emphasized on the
    performance audit appraisal system and said though the challenge is
    daunting, we have to rise to the occasion to fulfil the mandate given to the

    The Defence Accounts Department (DAD), with its 998 offices spread over 258
    locations across the country, handles an annual budget of Rs 1,81,306 crores
    (2009-10), which accounts for 26% of the total non-plan outlay of the
    Government of India.

    It provides accounting services to the Ministry of Defence, the three
    Services, and allied organizations like Ordnance Factories, CSD, Military
    Farms, DRDO, Border Roads Organisation (BRO), Defence Estates, Coast Guard
    and NCC. Apart from this, officers from the Indian Defence Accounts Service
    (IDAS), including lady officers, are deployed with the Indian troops on UN
    Peacekeeping Missions in various troubled spots of the world where they
    provide valuable financial management, accounting and payment support.


    Is the statement that the 26% of Non Plan component of the India's annual Budget is that of Defence ? ANY COMMENTS?