Friday, August 28, 2009
Intergated HQ of MOD (Army)
Army HQs / QMG's Branch
Dy. Dte. Gen. Canteen Services
L-1 Block, Room No. 15
New Delhi – 110001.
No. 96410/Q/DDGCS Dt. 23 Oct, 2008
PURCHAS OF CAR BY PBOR
1. Reference this HQ letter No. 96410/Q/DDGCS dt. 08 Aug, 06 and dt. 12 Oct, 07.
2. Consequent to improved socio-economic conditions and purchasing power, the COSC has accorded permission to serving and retired PBORs to purchase four wheelers through the CSD with effect from 01 Jan, 2009 based on certain operative conditions to ensure that the facility is not misused, procedures and safeguards given in the succeeding paragraphs will be strictly adhered to.
ELIGIBILITY AND CONDITIONS FOR PURCHASE
3. Eligibility – All PBOR (serving and retired of the three services having minimum of 15 years colour service and having been released honorably are entitled to purchase a four wheelers up to 1300 CC capacity.
4. PROCEDURE AND Contitions:-
(a) JCOs/ equivalent can purchase the second car after five years of the initial purchase and all other entitled Soldiers / Sailors / Airmen after seven years. Sale of car is not allowed before completion of two years from the date of purchase.
(b) Serving and retired PBORs will apply on the prescribed forms as enclosed at Appendices 'A' and 'B' respectively (which will be provided by the concerned CSDd Depot)
(c) Following documents shall be submitted along with the application;-
(i) Serving PBOR:-………………………………….
(ii) Retired PBOR - The retired PBOR shall submit
an affidavit of Rs. 5/- on Non Judicial Stamp Paper
(Appendix 'D') covering the following:-
(aa) I have not purchased a car in the last 5/7 years as applicable.
(bb) I shall not sell the car for the next two years.
(ac) I understand that any violation of the above will
make me liable to pay back the entire excise/ sales
tax concessions to the Govt.
(ad) The vehicle is for my personal use.
(ae) The vehicle purchased form the CSD will be
registered on self name.
(d) Entry with regards to purchase of car by retd PBOR will be made on the original PPO at the Depot.
5. MISUSE – In case an individual is found to have violated any of the above conditions, that is, purchase of second car before five / seven years or sale of car before two years form the date of purchase, he will be liable to pay the full excise duty / sales tax as applicable.
ACTION BY THE CSD
6. At the CSD depot level, following actions will be taken on receipt of
application from the PBOR:-
(a) Verify the correctness of the details furnished by the PBOR.
(b) Cross check from CSD HO whether the Concerned PBOR has already purchased a car from any other CSD Depot in the last 5/7 years.
(c) Share the date with regards to purchase of car by PBOR with other depots.
(d) The PBOR will be allowed to purchase the car only after receipt of confirmation form CSD HO.
(e) In case of retired PBO following additional actions shall be taken :-
(i) Ensure the affidavits as per Appendix 'D' has been received.
(ii) Ensure entry of purchase of car with date is made on the original PPO.
7. CSD HO will be responsible for collecting the information of all purchase at All India level. A consolidated quarterly report of all purchases will be forwarded by CSD Head Office to the DDGCS.
8. This office letter No. 96410/Q/DDGCS dated 08 Aug, 06 and 12 Oct, 07 are hereby cancelled.
Sd/- (IP Singh)
Dy Dir Gen
"""""Besides fighting insurgency in the state and securing the border, the Army is contributing to its economic development as well. The Army is also boosting human resource development in the state, as it has employed a large number of youths.
Every year, 800 to 1,000 soldiers are recruited in the Army from the state,” said Brig G. Murali of the Udhampur-based Northern Command. The Army has raised six Home and Hearth (H and H) battalions absorbing more than 6,582 youths from the state. The H and H employment is given to locals and members of families affected by militancy,” he said. The Army employs more than 15,000 porters and around 17,000 ponies.
Besides providing employment to locals, the Army also adds to the economic growth of the state by procuring items of daily consumption at the local level. " Everyday, the Army procures 33,000 litres of milk that is around 25 per cent of the total daily requirement of the Army in the state,” said Brig Murali. The Army also makes other local purchases that costs more than Rs 800 crore to the state’s exchequer annually.
“The Army pays Rs 800 crore annually to the state government in the form of electricity and other rental payments,” Brig Murali said.
The Army has also undertaken various other developmental projects in the state. In period 2008-09, the Army constructed 14 bridges, while construction work on 22 bridges was being executed.
“The Army runs 51 goodwill schools in the state, where 11,353 students study. It runs two residential schools also in the state. It sponsors 240 students to six residential schools in the country,” Brig Murali said. He added, “The Army also provides help to the state government schools in their renovation, construction of additional class rooms and other such facilities for the students.”
Brig Murali said the Army “runs 10 hostels with a capacity of 620, 26 women empowerment centres with a strength of 738”. (Posted by HARDCORE SOLDIER at Friday, August 28, 2009).
2. Now, please look at the FUNDS DEPLOYED for the above @ per annum on a rough conservative estimate (and not exact) is about Rs.2150 crores:-
-- Rectt of 800/1000 soldiers into the army : Salary and Perks @ 2 lakh pa per person = 2000 lakhs/20 cr.
-- H and H Batt.6572 persons : Salary and Perks @2 lakh pa per person = 13144lakhs/131.44 cr
-- Porters 15000 and Ponies 17000= 32000 : Expenses @1 lakh pa per each = 32000lakh/320 cr
-- Milk proced for army- 33000 ltrs @Rs.25/- Ltr. : Rs.8.25 lakh p.d x365days = 30.12
-- Other local purchases by army in state Rs.800 cr pa = 800 cr
-- Rent and Elect charges payments to state Rs.800 cr pa = 800 cr
-- 14 bridges constructed in state Appx. Estimate =10 cr
-- 22 bridges under construction in state : Appx. Estimate =25 cr
-- Runs 51 schools(11353 students)in state : Appx.Estimate =5 cr
-- Runs 10 hostels (620 capacity) in state : Appx.Estimate 20 lakhs pm =2.4 cr
-- Runs 26 Women Centres(738 capacity) in state : Appx Estimate 50 lakh pm = 6 cr
----Total amount = Rs.2149.96cr.
3. INCIDENTALLY, the Hon. Finance Minister's announcement in the Union Budget on Fund Estimated for "ONE RANK ONE PENSION'" FOR ARMED FORCES PERSONNEL is Rs.2144.22 cr.
WHAT A CO-INCDENCE ??????
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
The love and affection, compassion and commitment, care and concern, support- official, social and personnel, shown to the Veteran soldiers, perhaps is unmatched in the world of today.
Our countrymen PBORs too deserve similar treatment and hope to get it soon.
Happy blogging. JAI HO & JAI HIND.
"(A) THE HON. DEFENCE MINISTER, SHRI A.K. ANTONY, on Friday(29.8.08) said that the government would soon set up an Ex-Servicemen Commission to address the grievances of armed forces veterans and plan welfare schemes for them. After opening a new department in the Defence Ministry for ex-servicemen, the government is going to set up an Ex-Servicemen Commission soon to recommend various welfare schemes for them and their families, Antony said, during the inauguration function of a Sainik School at Thappa Gothra Khori village near Rewari in Haryana.
He also said that the government had earmarked around Rs 6,000 Crore additionally for serving defence personnel and ex-servicemen after removing the anomalies in the recommendations of the sixth pay commission, which was being implemented from 1st September. Antony urged other States of the country to learn from Haryana, he further added that he is very impressed with Haryana government efforts in taking care of its ex-servicemen and providing them welfare schemes.
The Sainik Schools are today one of the major vehicles to carry forward the movement of mass discipline in our society, he said. (Source :Thaindian News-29.8.08)
(B) THE SECRETARY E S W :- A proposal to constitute a National Commission for the Welfare of Ex-Servicemen is under the active consideration of the government. This was stated by the Secretary (Ex-Servicemen Welfare) in the Ministry of Defence, Deepa Jain Singh in her inaugural address to the annual conclave of the Directorate General of Resettlement (DGR) here today (30.7.08). The measure will expedite issues of rehabilitation, welfare and help resolve grievances of retired soldiers, martyrs and their families, she said.
Nearly 60,000 personnel retire from the three wings of the armed forces every year and most of them are in the productive middle age group. There are nearly 14 lakh Ex-servicemen and over 2.5 lakh widows. When this figure is projected considering each Ex-Servicemen minor children, dependent parents, brothers and sisters, it could affect the livelihood of close to one crore population, she added. In view of the vast population of Ex-Servicemen, the government last year created the post of Secretary in the Defence Ministry to deal exclusively with issues related to the Ex-Servicemen welfare.
Deepa Singh, who has undertaken an exhaustive study on the welfare of Ex-Servicemen during her short four-month stint as Secretary (ESW), said a capsule on the subject is soon to be introduced at the Lal Bahadur Shastri Academy, Mussourie. It would sensitize the young IAS probationers of the vital issues of concern related to the Ex-Servicemen Welfare before they assume responsibility of the District Magistrate posts across the country. This is a step towards fulfilling the Prime Ministers ambitious Skill Development Mission, she added. (Source:Thaindian News of 30.7.08) "
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
This organization has taken up the case of Inadequate promotion among the PBORs (Personnel below Officer Rank), Assured Career Progression Scheme (ACP Scheme) among the ranks up to Havildar and additional conditions imposed on the Post-Retirement Canteen Benefits of PBORs with the Integrated HQs of MOD (Army), Ministry of Defence, New Delhi vide our letter no. IESL/13/2009 Dt. 18 May, 2009. Copy of the letter of response by the Addl. Dte. Gen. Pers. Services Adjutant General's Branch is copied below for the information of PBORs:-
"Tele: 35054 Addl. Dte. Gen. Pers. Services
Adjutant General's Branch
Integrated HQs of MOD (Army)
New Delhi – 110011.
B/33152/AG/PS-2(c) Dt. 05 June 2009.
Indian Ex-Services League (Punjab & Chandigarh)
3 – Guru Ram Dass Nagar
Patiala – 147004.
POST SIXTH CENTRAL PAY COMMISSION DEMANDS
1. Ref your letter No. IESL/13/2009 dt. 18 May, 2009.
2. The following are clarified for your info please :-
(a) Inadequate Promotion among the PBOR. A study for cadre review is under way which would address the issue.
(b) Assured Career Progression Scheme (ACP Scheme). Instructions for implementation of ACP are under preparation and will be issued shortly.
3. The above are the issues being progressed by PS Directorate.
(VS Rama Raju)
Dy Dir/AG PS – 2
QM (Coord) - A photocopy of Indian Ex-Services League letter under ref in para 1 above is fwd herewith. You are requested to reply to the issue raised in para 3 of the letter regarding additional conditions imposed on post retirement canteen benefits of PBOR. "
(Source - Veteran Prabhjot Singh, Punjab & Chandigarh IESL Unit)
2. The payment of arrears are to paid before 30.0.09.
1. Sub (Hony) Lt. S N Dubey had drawn the following Tentative Pension Scales for 'X' and 'Y' Groups, of Pre-and Post 2006 Retirees (PBORs), based on the recommendations of the Committee of Secretaries, submitted to the GOI (Indian Military blog of 23.8.09). However, the orders containing the actual Pension Scales along with Tables etc. are yet to be issued by the GOI (in the near future). These Scales may, match or vary with the Actual ones, as and when issued by the Govt, and published here, only to have a fair idea of the Pension scales and for information of all anxious Veteran PBORs.
Pre - 2006 :- Rank/Group 'X'/Group'Y'/Length of Service.
Sepoy- Rs.6580.00/Rs.5570.00/ 20Years,
Naik - Rs.6980.00/Rs.6050.00/ 22 Years
Hav. - Rs.7660.00/Rs.6500.00/24 Years
Nb/Sub-Rs.10340/-/Rs.9510.00/ 28 Years
Sub - Rs.11700/-/Rs.10710.00/ 28 Years
Sub Maj-Rs.12150/-/Rs.11000.00/ 28 years.
Post 2006 :-
Sepoy - Rs.6640.00/Rs.5630.00 (appx)/20 Years
Naik - Rs.7040.00/Rs.6110.00/ 22 Years
Hav. - Rs.7720.00/Rs.7720.00/ 24 Years
Nb/Sub-Rs.10400/-/Rs. 9570.00/ 28 Years
Sub. - Rs.11760/-/Rs.10770.00/ 28 Years
Sub Maj- Rs.12210/-/Rs.11060.00/ 28 Years
HONY LT - Rs.13500.00/ (Pre-06) - Rs.14474.00 (Post -06)
HONY CAPT- Rs.13850/-(Pre-06) - Rs.14985.00(Post-06)
(These are/will not be the final Pension Scales, but best calculation done on the basis of CoS report information and its true. Thanks. Subedar(Hony) Lt. S N Dubey - 23 Aug 09 at 7:41 PM)
EXCELLENT PIECE OF INFORMATION AND WELL DONE ! Sub(Hony)Lt SN Dubey, Sir.
You are also invited to participate in the Chat-box of this blog and share your rich and valuable knowledge with all our veteran PBORs. Thanks a lot and Jai Hind.
This facility has been accorded to PBORs as a result of great struggle by various ESM organizations including Indian Ex-Services League, Punjab & Chandigarh, headed by the undersigned. However, we are utterly disappointed by the eligibility conditions imposed by Ministry of Defence on the purchase of car through CSD by PBORs. Following conditions are to be fulfilled by the PBORs before they can purchase car:-
1. PBOR should have retired honorably with pension after a colour service of 15 years.
2. The retired PBORs shall submit an affidavit of Rs. 5/-on Non Judicial Stamp Paper covering the following:-
(a) He has not purchased the car in the last 5 years (for JCO) and 7 years (for other rank).
(b) The vehicle is for his personal use.
(c) Vehicle will be registered on his name.
Entry with regards to purchase of car by retd PBOR will be made on the original PPO at the Depot.
After that CSD will take the following action:-
(a) Verity the correctness of the details furnished by the PBOR.
(b) Cross check from CSD HO whether the Concerned PBOR has already purchased a car from any other CSD Depot in the last 5 / 7 years.
(c) Share the data with regards to purchase of car by PBOR with other depots.
PBOR will be allowed to purchase the car only after receipt of confirmation from CSD Head Office.
No such condition is applicable to officer and all officers including ECs and SSCs, not drawing pension, are allowed to purchase a car of any capacity after a gap of 2 years.
This organization has already taken of the case of these additional conditions applicable to PBORs with Integrated HQ of MOD (Army) Adjutant General's Branch and they have further asked QMG Branch for the reasons for the additional conditions applicable to PBORs vide their letter no. B/33152/AG/PS-2(c) dt. 5 June 2009 with a copy to this league HQ.
So far no reply has been received from QMG Branch. Same will be displayed on this blog as and when received.
Veteran Prabhjot Singh Chhatwal PLS (Retd.)
Indian Ex-Services League, Punjab & Chandigarh.
Mob. 98554-09128 Telefax- 0175- 5000896.
Saturday, August 22, 2009
2. In the present day context, this allowance of Rs.100/- is not sufficient to meet even the lowest rate of one time Consultation charges of a Doctor, leave alone buying the prescribed medicines by the pensioners. The inflation has caused sharp increase in prices in general and the prices of medicines in particular, which abnormally rose by 15-20 times of prices of 1997-98.
3. The vast majority of Armed Forces Pensioners, especially PBORs/family pensioners belong to and are settled in remote rural areas, that are not covered by CGHS facilities. They, being sick/infirm and of advanced age, are prone to frequent sickness/diseases. Other adverse conditions such as lack of support or indifference of family members, social security and lack of avocation or work etc. play their part. The luxury/facility of a Doctor or even a RMP is not available at their places and as such, they invariably have to visit/travel to nearby town for medical treatment, usually with an escort since they cannot make it on their own. This involves transportation cost of about Rs.30/-to 50/-per person (one way)on an average, which is inescapable to them.
4. Keeping in view to overcome the above, it becomes all the more necessary justification that the Fixed Medical Allowance of the Armed Forces Pensioners/family pensioners may be Enhanced to Rs.2000/-pm by the Govt of India, w.e.f. 1.9.08. and issue orders urgently.
Thursday, August 20, 2009
2. The Ministry of Home Affairs have initially opposed this Scheme, on the pleas that the Age Profile of CPOs will be Hit, the Training of Defence Personnel (TO KILL) is different from that of CPOs(TO CONTROL & NOT TO KILL), the Employment Opportunities will be Curtailed, The Career Progression of Existing Employees will be Affected, AND, It would be Difficult to Maintain ONE TO ONE PARITY between Different Posts in Defence Forces, Central Police Organisations and Defence Civilian Organisations. The 6th CPC had analysed and reviewed these objections and found the scheme viable with favourable administrative and financial aspects, and concluded, that the scheme is extremely viable, beneficial and no real drawbacks exists in effective implementation.
3. The 6th CPC further opined that implementation of this scheme will not only result is substantial financial savings for the Govt, but will also guarantee a lifetime employment to the Defence Forces Personnel. Besides, the Govt will have an abundant supply of trained manpower for induction into various posts in Central Police Organisations and Defence Civilian Organisations. And, THEREFORE, SHOULD BE IMPLEMENTED IN ITS ENTIRETY WITHOUT ANY DELAY.
4. The Ministry of Defence, GOI in their Resolution dated 30.8.08, have accepted the 6th CPC recommendations on this subject with a remark that "the matter will be examined separately". It is almost a full year elapsed and the action to be initiated on the issue is AWAITED. This issue is of UTMOST IMPORTANCE TO THE ARMED FORCES PERSONNEL, particularly the PBORs, who retire very early in their mid-30s, and search for alternate civil employment.
5. Perhaps, the policy of the GOI will, with all excitement, be put into operation on the occasion of the 140th Jayanthi celebrations of MAHATMA GANDHI, the Father of the Nation on 2.10.2009? That would be a befitting TRIBUTE to the MAHATMA and the Defence Forces Personnel. JAI HIND.
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Monday, August 17, 2009
WINDS OF CHANGE : MILITARY OFFFICERS APPOINTED AS APPOINTING/DISCIP./APPELLATE AUTHY IN R/O CIVILIAN EMPLOYEES
2. But why the other similar establishments like AFA, Naval Academy and other important training institutions are not included in this amendment is not known. May be that happens a little later.
Friday, August 14, 2009
WISHING YOU ALL A HAPPAY AND PROSPEROUS 63RD INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATIONS.
MAY THIS AUGUST DAY BRING SETTLEMENT OF OUR LONG PENDING ISSUES.
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Wednesday, August 12, 2009
When I Take a long time to finish,
I am slow,
When my boss takes a long time,
he is thorough
When I don't do it,
I am lazy,
When my boss does not do it,
he is busy,
When I do something without being told,
I am trying to
When my boss does the same,
he takes the initiative,
When I please my boss,
I am apple polishing,
When my boss pleases his boss,
he is cooperating,
When I make a mistake,
I' am an idiot.
When my boss makes a mistake,
he's only human.
When I am out of the office,
I am wondering around.
When my boss is out of the office,
he's on business.
When I am on a day off sick,
I am always sick.
When my boss is a day off sick,
he must be very ill.
When I apply for leave,
I must be going for an
When my boss applies for leave,
it's because he's
When I do good,
my boss never remembers,
When I do wrong,
he never forgets.
Monday, August 10, 2009
A CASE FOR URGENT REFIXATION OF PAY (BANDS/GRADE PAY) AND ALLOWANCES/PENSIONS OF ARMED FORCES PERSONNEL - W.E.F. 01.01.2006
The following is submitted for your kind perusal, please.
1. The 6th CPC recommendations have added more woes to the already beleaguered Armed Forces Personnel in respect of Pay, Pay Grade, and Pension related decisions, particularly to the lower/middle level functionaries. The comparison of army Sepoy with a police Constable appear to be main reason for this fiasco. The job criteria/service/working conditions of a Sepoy( and equivalent in AF/Navy) are distinctively different from that of a Constable.
2. The process of recruitment of army personnel emphasizes requirement of able bodied and fairly educated/intelligent youngsters so as to train them to the combatant service which is fairly technological and highly skilled. They are required to render most of their services usually in extreme geographical/climatic conditions, treacherous/inhospitable terrains along the borders of the country, facing the enemy forces. The professional hazard here is simply THE PHYSICAL THREAT OR RISK TO LIFE and hence stands unparalleled and comparable to any other service under the government. Apart from this known element of SUPREME SACRIFICE conditionality, the AF Personnel are subject to (a) Frequent Postings in all directions on borders and far away from native place/district/state, (b) Unfamiliar/inhospitable/extreme climatic conditions in places of posting, (c) Unsuitable/forced circumstances in not allowing families to stay at workstations, resulting in extra expenditure on maintenance of more than one establishment, (d) Inability to take care of the family/social obligations and protect family/ancestral properties due to prolonged absence from home. No amount of monetary compensation can substitute these peculiarities, which are simply not known to the Civilian employees.
3. It may be pointed out that the Sepoy 's pay scale was always more than the Constable/LDC in the IV and V CPC revisions of pay. It is unfortunate that this time in VI CPC revision, the Sepoy's pay has been fixed at the lowest along with Group D employees scales for some unfair, unknown and inexplicable reasons (the Peons,NCs(E), Lascars, Mess Waiters/Water Carriers etc are now clubbed with LDC/UDC and Sepoys). Furthermore, all other ranks of PBORs and also the Commissioned officers have been fixed their pay scales/grade pay , unjustly, @ of at least ONE RANK BELOW w.e.f. 1.1.06. This requires urgent correction. Therefore, to set right this unjust anomaly, the following suggested course of re fixation/revision of pay scales/grade pays would meet the ends of justice:-
(A) PAY SCALE AND GRADE PAY IN PAY BANDS
(a) PBORs (EQUIVALENTS IN ARMY/NAVY):
AIRCRAFTMAN - PB-1 AND GRADE PAY Rs.2400/-
LEADING A/C - PB-1 AND GRADE PAY Rs.2800/-
CORPORAL - PB-1 AND GRADE PAY Rs. 3600/-
SERGEANT - PB-2 AND GRADE PAY Rs.4200/-
JUNIOR W.O. - PB-2 AND GRADE PAY Rs4600/-
WARRANT OFFICER - PB-2 AND GRADE PAY Rs4800/-
MASTER W.O. - PB-2 AND GRADE PAY Rs5400/-
(HONY FG OFFR - PB-3 AND GRADE PAY Rs.6100/-
AND HONY FLT LT -PB-3 AND GRADE PAY Rs.6600/-)
(b) COMMISSIONED OFFICERS( The commissioned Officers' ranks have been subjected to avoidable reduction in pay scales from 1.1.86 onwards (rank pay de-linked/deducted from basic pay) and the matter is sub-judice (Maj Dhanapalan's case):-
FLIGHT CADET (ON JOINING ACADEMY) - PB-3 AND GRADE PAY Rs.5400/-
FLYING OFFICER - PB-3 AND GRADE PAY Rs.6100/-
FLIGHT LIEUTENANT- PB-3 AND GRADE PAY Rs.6600/-
SQUADRON LEADER - PB-3 AND GRADE PAY Rs.7600/-
WING COMMANDER - PB-4 AND GRADE PAY Rs.8900/-
GROUP CAPTAIN - PB-4 AND GRADE PAY Rs.10000/-
( B) MILITARY SERVICES PAY :- The existing fixed rates of Rs.2000/-(PBORs) and Rs.6000/- (Officers) appear be not commensurate with rank or length of service. Equity and natural justice demand that this pay be allowed akin to other allowances like HRA, DA etc. on certain percentage basis. Accordingly the following fair rate(s)is suggested:-
(a) PBORs/JCOs - @50% of Basic pay of the rank held or 1.5 times of Grade pay applicable to their rank, subject to a minimum of Rs.2000/-.
(b) Officers - @ 33%of Basic Pay of the rank held or 1.25 times of Grade Pay applicable to their rank, subject to a minimum or Rs.6000/-
(c) NCs(E): The NCs(E) also don service uniform (although they are non-combatants) but their service conditions are similar to PBORs. It would be just and proper they too get MSP @Rs.1500/-flat rate.
(C) PENSIONS :- The pensions of the Officers and PBORs may be revised to the 70% of the total emoluments (last 10 months average) or the last pay drawn, whichever is beneficial to them for the 15/20 year respective eligibility of pensions,(de-linking 33 year condition for earning full pension) for all w.e.f. 1.1.06. This will ensure all senior ranked PBORs/Officers get more pension than their juniors (past or present).
(D) MEDICAL ALLOWANCES:- Presently the Medical allowance is paid at a fixed rate of Rs.100/-p.m. to all non-CGHS covered PBORs. This is very meagre and negligible especially in the context of soaring rates of medicines or the consultation charges of the Doctors. So, in fitness of things, this allowance may be increased to Rs.2000/-pm w.e.f. 1.9.08.
(E)LATERAL ABSORPTION/MOVEMENT:- The general perception that the personnel of Armed Forces are fit for Security or Guards duties is ill-conceived and illogical. The VI CPC, therefore, strongly recommended for Lateral Absorption/movement of AF personnel to CPOs/CPMFs and other other organisations of Defence Ministry. But the PBORs/officers of the Armed Forces are well-trained and richly experienced in their respective fields. Their USP is the ability to work superbly under severe stress/strain and often ON THE FACE OF DANGER TO LIFE. Their disciplined life/work style fits them to any type of job with ease and a little bit of guidance. Therefore, it is in fitness of things that a flat 10% posts in all categories of Central/State Govt Depts may be earmarked for this purpose and implemented immediately to utilise the rich experienced work force and avoid loss of time and resources in future recruitment/training of fresh work force to that extent.
Yours faithfully, http://www.exsmpborwelfare.blogspot.com/ 16.8.2009
1. Please see the designated force for Counter Insurgency/Anti-Naxal operations etc. is suffering from various diseases in this newspost. http://epaper.dailypioneer.com/THEPIONEER/PIONEER/2009/08/10/ArticleHtmls/10_08_2009_005_004.shtml?Mode=1 i.e. Hyp.Tension (27000), Diabetis(7000), Cancer(700), Hepatitis (6000), Skin Diseases (52000), Malaria (16300), Heart (6200) and an equal numbers for Psychiatric /depression disorders. The reason? well, The continuous deployment in Stressful situations without proper medical health care/lack of promotional avenues and without Family support. The Remedy- started Yoga and Art of Livin g Classes and the results are encouraging. But the GOI had approved setting up of a Medical College for CPMFs as a long term solution to recruit doctors to treat the troops (now 700 vacancies of doctors). The GOI soon to sanction one Heptarambulance (Helicopter Ambulance) to treat the troops.
- AIRCRAFTSMAN - Lowest rank in Royal Air Force (Brit)
- LEADING AIRCRAFTSMAN - One rank just below Non Commissioned Offr rank in RAF. (Leading = Chief, most important.)
- CORPORAL - Army or Air Force NCO next below Sergeant.
- SERGEANT - Non Commissioned Army/Airforce Officer next below Warrant Officer.
- JUNIOR WARRANT OFFICER - ----
- WARRANT OFFICER - Officer ranking between Commissioned and NCOs.
- MASTER WARRANT OFFICER - -----
- (WARRANT = (noun) Thing that authorises an action, Written authorisation allowing police to carryout search or arrest, Money, Voucher, Certificate of service rank held by Warrant Officer, Justify, (vb), Authorisation, Certification, Document, Licence, Permit, Sanction, Warranty, entitlement.
- JUNIOR (WO) = Junior in age, standing or position (to WO)
- MASTER (WO) = (Noun) Person having control over, Ship's Captain, Commanding/ controlling officer, Main, Principal, Overcome, Conquer, Acquire complete knowledge of)
- SOME GENERAL TERMS
- AIRMAN - Pilot or Member of Aircraft Crew, Aviator, Flier.
- AIRWOMAN -Woman Pilot or Member of Aircraft Crew.
- RECRUITMENT - Replenishment, Re-invigoration, new enlistment of servicemen for Army.
- ENLIST - Enrol in Army Service.
- ACTIVE SERVICE - Marked by Action, Energetic, Diligent, Military Service in Wartime.
- COMMISSION - Authority to perform task, Persons given such authority, Warrant conferring Officer rank in Armed Forces, Empower, Give authority to, Ready for Active Service.
INTERESTINGLY, the following meanings could be found with regard to Police Dept.
- CONSTABLE - Police officer of lowest rank.
- INSPECTOR (OF POLICE) - Police officer next above Sergeant.
- SUPERINTENDENT (OF POLICE) - Police officer above the rank of Chief Inspector.
....AND all other ranks prefixing or suffixing with above as Head Constable, ASI, Sub Insp. CI, Dy SP, Sr SP, etc. as per their convenience.
After enlightening ourselves with the meanings stated above, it can safely be surmised that neither the Pay Commission Cells of our Armed Forces (Army/Navy/Air Force) have properly projected the case of PBORs to the 6 th CPC thro' GOI MOD nor the 6th CPC themselves seem to have perceived the peculiarity /speciality of the Armed Forces in proper perspective in recommending the pay scales to AF Personnel (PBORs), resulting in the present fiasco.
A JOURNEY MAY BE SHORT OR LONG, BUT IT MUST START AT THE VERY SPOT ONE FINDS ONESELF.
Sunday, August 9, 2009
2. It does not bind itself to the Civil Procedure Code and hence provides for flexibility in procedure as long as they are in conformity with the Principles of Natural Justice. It stress on predictability in hearing and adjournments in very exceptional cases, is a welcome sign in disposal of cases faster and in a time bound manner. Pl see link. http://epaper.asianage.com/ASIAN/AAGE/2009/08/09/ArticleHtmls/09_08_2009_003_009.shtml?Mode=1
3. The Hon. RM ,on this occassion, had announced that WOMEN MEMBER are likely to be appointed to the AF Tribunal in due course, which is another SPECIAL news.
Saturday, August 8, 2009
Thursday, August 6, 2009
2. The VI CPC recommendations in r/o the CG Civilian Employees were already implemented (orders issued), the same in r/o the AF personnel are yet to be issued, although nearly a full year had elapsed.
3. Your honour is requested to personally intervene and order issuance of Orders on ACP for AF personnel, URGENTLY.
DISPENSATION OF LINKAGE OF FULL PENSION WITH 33 YEARS QUALIFYING SERVICE (VI CPC) OF DEFENCE FORCES PBORs - W.E.F. 1.1.2006
2. Further, payment of full pension on completion of 20 years qualifying service will take effect only prospectively for all Central Govt servantsother than PBORs of Defence Forces, from the date it is accepted by the Govt.
3. Sir, the PBORs are eligible for pension on completion of 15 years of minimum reckonable service, but it is 20 years minimum for CG Employees. The above order authorises full pension at 50% of average pay of last 10 months or last pay drawn, whichever beneficial to the CG employee. The Pre-96 PBORs of Defence Forces are a disadvantaged lot as their full pensions are fixed/calculated on 50% pay on 33 years pro-rata reduction for less number of years of reckonable service. This is a total catastrophe to the PBORs and discrimination and also against equity aand natural justice.
4. You are requested to personally intervene and order for extending the above full pension entitlement of CG employees (on 20 yrs compl.50% average emoulments/last pay drawn whichever is beneficial) to the Defence Forces PBORs also, (on completion of 15 years of reckonable service) keeping in view their conditions of service. This would go a longway in improving the existing pension anamolies of PBORs to a great extent.
5. It is brought to your kind notice that although nearly a full year had elapsed but thee relevant orders for AF personnel (PBORs) are yet to be issued.
6. You are requested to personally intervene and order issuance of above GO in r/o PBORs URGENTLY.
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
2. The 6 th CPC (Para 2.1.1.) while fixing the minimum wages of the CG employees w.e.f. 1.1.2006, had adopted and calculated the monthly rates of rations etc. (as per 15 ILC Norms), as given below:-
- Rice / Wheat - Rs.769.50ps
- Dal(Toor/Urad) - Rs.288.00ps
- Raw Vegetables - Rs. 90.00ps
- Gr.leaf Vegetables -Rs.112.50ps
- Other vegetables - Rs.67.50ps
- Fruits - Rs.324.00ps
- Milk (200ml/18 Lt) - Rs. 432.00ps
- Sugar/Jaggery - Rs.120.00ps
- Edible oil - Rs. 180.00ps
Eggs (90 Nos) - Rs.180.00ps
Total - Rs.2563.50ps and
- Fish - Rs. 300.00ps
-Meat -Rs. 600.00ps
Gr.total Rs.3463.50ps./per month, Or @ Rs.115.50ps p.d
As can be seen from the above, Rs.115.50ps per day figure arrived at the 6th CPC is apparently for a single person expenditure per day, as on or before 1.1.2006. But there is no provision made for fluctuating prices. On comparison of prices of present times, the above rates donot buy them for even 10 days.
Furthermore Sir, have a glance @Rs.36.91ps per day, the rate of rations of AF personnel and it is beyond imagination as to how these rates arrived at in the first place, and their revisions at regular intervals. The subject matter apparently does not matter the AF officers and the unmarried PBORs since they get rations in lieu.
It is requested that the issue my be personally looked into and order the concerned authorities to devise the Ration Allowance for the AF personnel rationally, and revise the same periodically (quarterly at least) keeping in view the market prices, URGENTLY.
1. The Career in the Armed Forces, perhaps, ONE OF ITS KIND, is linked to Supreme Sacrifice during the course of its deployment in war or peace times. The extreme and exacting physical fitness of the prospective personnnel is the tough demand of the Armed Forces Training Institutes to keep them in physical/fighting fitness not only during the training but also throughout the career. Leave alone the deaths occuring at borders during wars of skirmishes with enemies or terrorists, the GOI, MOD specifically indemnifies themselves NOT LIABLE for any INJURIES/DEATH during the process of RECRUITMENT OR TRAINING at Military Training Institutes. Please login http://docs.google.com/View?id=ddbr6w4w_36j99kvtf6 for a very detailed article on this subject.
2. The GOI, on the recommendations of VI CPC had extended several benefits of the AF personnel on par basis , to the Civilian employees. But the GOI/6th CPC have conveniently ignored that the AF Personnel are subject to Army/AF/Navy Acts,(which are very Stringent) in addition to all other Laws of the Land. Thus, the DOUBLE RISKS of SUPREME SACRIFICE AND INACCECIBILITY to several rights available to their CG Employees to redress their grievances. The GOI is fully aware of AF Personnel's special working circumstances and, therefore, taken steps like Creation of a Separate Dept for Ex-SM afffairs in MOD, Formation of Armed Forces Tribunal to exclusively deal the legal cases, and agreeing to set up a Separate Pay Commission to them.
3. This Bond Remuneration to AF personnel may be granted at least @ Rates on par with that of @ 25% of basic pay granted to CG Employees working in NE Regions, w.e.f. 1.9.08, to be just and make good this deficiency, to AF Prsonnel.
2. But the Min scale in the scale of pay of a AC (Gp I,II,III,IV&V) of IAF as on 1.1.96 was Rs.3675/-, Rs.3200/-, Rs.3050/- and Rs.2975/- and therefore the min pension must have been Rs.1838/-, Rs.1600/-, Rs.1515/-, Rs.1498/- respectively in terms of Para of GOI MOD orders of 7.6.99. But taking refuse in Para 2.2.(a), the MOD themselves declared that these orders will not be beneficial to lower rank PBORs and did not implement revision of pensions of Pre-96 PBORs pensions w.e.f.1.1.96.
3. The MOD restructured the Trades w.e.f. 10.10.97 based on the entry level Qualifications and (merged some) in X, Y and Z Groups in place of I -X,II&III-Y, and IV&V-Z, and as a result some scales of pay also got changed. But this order too was not applied to Pre-97 PBORs. .If, applied, the Min pension of AC (Gp X,Y,Z) of IAF w.e.f. 10.10.97 muust have been Rs. 1838/-, Rs.1625/-, Rs.1525/- respectively. But this was not done by the MOD.
4. Based on the recommendations of GoM on improvement of Pensionary benefits to Pre-96 PBORs, the MOD issued another order wherein the Min pension was raised by 1.5 times of Rs.1275/- to Rs.1913/- w.e.f. 1.1.96. The said MOD order also enhanced the weightage of years from 5 years to 10,8 and 6 years respectively to the 3 lower ranks. Here again the PCDA(P) Allahabad vide their Circular No.350, had still fixed the Min Pen of the 3 lower ranks PBORs at Rs.1275/- and or less than the stipulated enhancement of 1.5 times increase of old penion of Rs.1275/- to Rs.1913/-. (Tables – 59, 60, 61, 62, 69,70, 72, 74,75,76,77). Upon implementation of these orders of MOD, the minimum pensions of ACs (Gp X,Y and Z) must have been Rs. 2757/-, Rs.2438/- and Rs.2388/- respectively.
5. The GOI had announced payment of Dearness Pay @ 50% of DA (to be merged with the basic pay) to all CG employees w.e.f. 1.4.04. This was also made applicable to PBORs and was paid. But the DP was paid at lesser rates (on old Basic pension rates ) from 1.4.04 and not on the (to be) revised rates stated at para 4 above. i.e. w.e.f. 10.10.97 revised 50% of DP for AC (Gp X,Y &Z) @ Rs.1379/-, Rs.1219/- and Rs.1194/- respectively w.e.f. 1.4.04 and upto 31.12.05.
6. The GOI MOD had revised the PBORs pensions w.e.f. 1.1.06 (6 CPC), subject to a minimum of Rs.3500/- (50% of lowest pay+grade pay applicable to CG retirees. The VI CPC further reduced the groups to X& Y and introduced an element of X pay of Rs.1400/- for X group and merging the Z group into Y. The multiplication factor has been 2.26 times on the existing pension. The PCDA(P) Allahabad again defined the existing pensions as per Circular 350 only. Hence the PBORs pensions have been fixed at old rates only as applicable to CG employees and MSP element was also not taken into account. And going by the improved Basic pensions (para 4 above) of ACs (Gp X ) would have been Rs.2757 x 2.26 =Rs.6230.82ps and (Gp Y) Rs.5510/- By adding 50% element of MSP to these Basic pension, the final pension figures of Pre-06 PBORs should have been – for Xgp AC = Rs. 7230/- and Y Gp AC = Rs.6510/-.
7. Now the GOI MOD had announced that pensions of all the Pre-97 PBORs be brought on par with Post 97 PBORs. This takes care of all the above anamolies, by simple modification of relevant para in 7.6.99 order.
8. In this connection, the following uncomfortable questions arise:-
(a) Why the Pensions of PBORs were not fixed as per the stipulated
modified GOI MOD order d/d 7.6.99 that NOT LESS THAN 50% PAY IN
the Scale of Pay w.e.f. 1.1.96?
(b) Why was the MOD order of 7.6.99 was issued when it was known
that the Pre-96 PBORs were not benefited by such orders?.
© Why was the MOD Orders of 10.11.00 (restructured Trades/groups ) were
not applied to Pre-96 PBORs pensions?
(d) Again why the GOI MOD Orders of 1.2.06 were not implemented with
Minimum pension clause of Rs.1913/- (1.5 time increase over the earlier
Min Pension of Rs.1275/-?
(d) Why should the large number of PBORs be denied their pension monies
besides causing misery/hardship, for over a long over 12 year period
to them due to careless or otherwise implementation of Govt Orders.
9. In fitness of things and to meet the ends of justice, the Pension Arrears may pleasebe paid to the PBORs on the above lines, and with a 10% simple interest thereon till the date of payment, at the earliest, for which the entire PBOR community would be grateful to the GOI MOD.
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
The Committee also interacted with various ESM Associations, namely, the IESL and the Air Force Association to seek their views. The Associations gave the following major options in regard to OROP:
Option 1 Calculation of the pension of pre-1.1.2006 retirees by reckoning the highest of the pay in the pay band for each rank and thereafter application of weightage to this figure.
Option 2 Calculation of the pension of pre-1.1.2006 retirees by taking the mid-point between the minimum fitment of each rank in the revised pay band and maximum of the pay band and thereafter applying the weightage.
Option 3 Calculation of the pension of pre- 1.1.2006 retirees with reference to the notional maximum in the post- 1.1.2006 pay scales. Thereafter the weightage may be applied.
Options 1&2 were found not feasible as even the pension of post 1.1.2006 retirees is not calculated on this basis. “However, the option 3 is similar to the benefit granted in 2006 based on the recommendations of the GOM.”
Summary of Recommendations
(1)Bring pre-10.10.1997 PBOR pensioners on par with post 10.10.1997 PBOR pensioners. (financial implication – 470.66 Crore per annum)
(2)Accept enhancement of classification allowance wef 1.1.2006 on notional basis (as in case MSP). This would benefit around 88000 PBOR. (Financial implication – 7.73 Crore per annum). To be implemented wef 1.1.2006 and pay arrears.
(3) Notional, weightage sans Arrears:
(a) Reckon pension of all pre 1.1.2006 PBOR pensioners with reference to a notional maximum in the post 1.1.2006 revised pay structure corresponding to the maximum of pre-Sixth Pay Commission pay scales as per fitment table of each rank.
(b) Also to continue with the enhanced weightage awarded by the GOM.
This will result in average monthly increase in the pension of pre 1.1.2006 PBOR in the range of Rs 800 to Rs 1400 for Gp Y depending on rank and years of service. Will benefit 12 lakh pre 1.1.2006 PBOR pensioners, (financial implication – 1636 Crore per annum). Being a new concession applies prospectively. No arrears.
(4) Remove linkage of full pension with 33 years of qualifying service wef 1.1.2006 instead of 1.9.2008. Will benefit around 1100 officers (Army) whose pension would increase by about Rs 3000 pm (financial implication – 4.83 Crore per annum). Proposal emanates from Sixth PC; implement from 1.1.2006 and pay arrears.
(5) A separate pay scale starting at 67000 and going up to 79000 be created and all offrs at the level of Lt Gen/Addl Secy/equivalent be fixed in this scale. As a result, pension of pre-1.1.2006 Lt Gens will get fixed at 36500.00 and those of Addl Secys at 33500.00. Will benefit roughly 4000 offrs. (Financial implication – 25 Crore per annum). Proposal emanates from Sixth PC; implement from 1.1.2006 and pay arrears. The Committee has justified the increase for Lt Gens by stating that after the Sixth PC recommendations, the pensions of pre-1.1.2006 Brigs, Colonels and Lt Cols have greatly improved and in percentage terms there is very little difference the pension of pre-1.1.2006 and that with ref to minimum of fitment tables. The difference is around 2% at the level of Lt Col, 6% at the level of Colonel, 11% at the level of Brigadier, 13% at the level of Maj Gen. Only at the level of Lt Gen is there a difference of about 26%.
(Source : Reportmysignal blogspot)