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Defence

Grant of Disability Element to Armed Forces Personnel who were retained in service despite disability attributable to or aggravated by Military Service and subsequently proceeded on prematurel voluntary retirement prior to 01.01.2006

No. 16(05)/2008/D(Pension/Policy)
Government of India
Ministry of Defence
Department of Ex-Servicemen Welfare

New Delhi-110011
Dated : 09.05.2017

To,
The Chief of the Army Staff
The Chief of the Naval Staff
The Chief of the Air Staff

Subject : Grant of Disability Element to Armed Forces Personnel who were retained in service despite disability attributable to or aggravated by Military Service and subsequently proceeded on prematurel voluntary retirement prior to 01.01.2006.

Sir,

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Ministry’s letter No.16(5)/2005/ D(pen/Policy) dated 29th September 2009 wherein disability element! war injury element have been allowed to such Armed Forces Personnel who were retained in service despite disability and retired/ discharged voluntary or otherwise in addition to retiring/ service pension or retiring/ service gratuity, subject to condition that their disability was accepted as attributable to or aggravated by military service and had foregone lump sum compensation in lieu of that disability.

2. In terms of Para-3 of the above referred letter the provisions stated above are applicable to the Armed Forces Personnel who were, retired / discharged from service on or after 01.01.2006. Armed Force Tribunal (Principal Branch) New Delhi in OA No. 336 of 2011 vide their order dated 07.02.2012 have struck down Para-3 of this Ministry’s above letter.

3. The issue of extension of above benefit to the Pre-2006 retired/ discharged Armed Forces Personnel, who were retained in service despite disability attributable to or aggravated by military service, was under active consideration of Government. Now, the President is pleased to decide that all Pre- 2006 Armed Forces Personnel who were retained in service despite disability and retired voluntarily or otherwise will be allowed disability element / war injury element in addition to retiring/ service pension or retiring/ service gratuity, subject to the condition that their disability was accepted as attributable to or aggravated by military service and had foregone lump sum compensation in lieu of that disability. Further, concerned Armed Forces Personnel should still be suffering from the same disability which should be assessed at 20% or more on the date of effect of this letter.

4. Implementation of these orders is expected to be arduous and challenging. Documents like Medical Board proceedings, retention of the personnel in service despite disability, option of individual foregoing lump sum compensation and non-payment of lump sum compensation would be required in all cases which may not be available at the end of Pay Accounting Authorities/ Record offices and Pension sanctioning authorities readily. In such cases, pensioners/ family pensioners may be asked to produce the copies of relevant documents to the Executive authorities in support of their claims.

5. The claim for grant of disability element! war injury element in affected cases will be submitted to the PSA concerned by PCDA(O) Pune/ NPO/ AFCAO/ Record office along-with copy of medical board/ fresh medical board proceedings showing extent of disability applicable as on date of effect of this letter in respect of Commissioned officers/ JCOs/ ORs. It win be responsibility of PCDA(O) Pune/ NPO/ AFCAO and Record office to confirm payment! nonpayment of lump sum-compensation in lieu of disability element to Commissioned officers and JCOs/ ORs. A sanction showing extent of disability and its attributability/ aggravation due to Military service in terms of MOD letter No. 4684/DIR(PEN)/ 2001 dated 14.08.2001 would be issued by the Service HQrs in case of Commissioned Officers and sanction would be issued by 01/ C Record office in case of JCOs/ ORs.

6. The corrigendum PPOs granting disability element! war injury element in all affected cases will be issued by respective Pension Sanctioning Authorities.

7. The provisions of this letter shall take effect from 01.01.2006.

8. Pension Regulation of all the three services will be amended in due course.

9. This Issues with the concurrence of Finance Division of this Ministry their letter I. D. No 10(3)2012/FI N/PEN dated 19th May 2017

10. Hindi version will follow.

Yours faithfully
Sd/-
(Manoj Sinha)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

Signed Copy

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PCDA: Submission of Change Statement in the revised format

PCDA: Submission of Change Statement in the revised format: Scheme for Payment of Pensions of Defence Pensioners by Public Sector Banks

Office of the Principal Controller of Defence Accounts Pension)
Draupadi Ghat, Allahabad-211014

Circular No. 189

Dated: 28 .02 .2017

Subject:  Submission of Change Statement in the revised format.

Guidelines for preparing change statement and submission thereof to PCDA(P), Allahabad have been provided in para 17 of Annexure “H” to Scheme for Payment of Pensions of Defence Pensioners by Public Sector Banks and in para 126 of Defence Pension Payment instructions (DPPI)-2013. Prescribed format and guidelines for submitting change statement has also been intimated by this office to the Pension Disbursing Agencies from time to time.

2.In order to strengthen e-audit of pension payment scroll at this end, need of some additional information has been felt. In order to cater to this need, Annexure-‘E’ i.e. change statement has been redesigned and is being enclosed with the circular. All the PDAs are requested to submit information as per the revised format of change statement (Annexure- E), along with e-scroll at the end of the month including all the cases if transfer of pension account from one PDA to other PDA, change of CPPC, death of pensioner / family pensioner, starting / closing of pension change in additional pension etc.

3.Change scroll should be sent in .CSV format with vertical bar character symbol pipe i.e. (I) as field separator and file name of the change scroll should be as “EAAAYYMM.csv”, Where “E” denotes Change scroll, ‘AAA’ for short name of the bank and YY for year and MM for month concerned. All the fields must be included even if the value in the field is blank / zero. For example, if the change scroll is submitted by State Bank of India for the month of April 2017, the file name of the change scroll should be “ESBIl704.csv”

4. Instruction for submission of information in change statement field Wise is attached as Annexure- ‘D’

No.AT/Tech/30-XVIII
Dated:- 28 .02.2017

 

S/d,
(Abhishek Singh)

Asst. CDA (P)

Signed Copy

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Simplification of procedure for endorsement of Family Pension entitlement in the PPO of living Armed Force Pensioners

Simplification of procedure for endorsement of Family Pension entitlement in the PPO of living Armed Force Pensioners.

OFFICE OF THE PR. CONTROLLER OF DEFENCE ACCOUNTS (PENSIONS)
DRAUPADI GHAT, ALLAHABAD- 211014

Circular No. 572

Dated: 03.01.2017

To,
The O/C
ROS/FAQS (ORs)

 

Subject:- Simplification of procedure for endorsement of Family Pension entitlement in the PPO of living Armed Force Pensioners.

Reference:- This office Circular No. 64 dated 01.09.1988.

GoI, MoD letter No. 6(4)/87/1369/B/D(Pens/Sers) dated 30.06.1988 and Circular No. 64 dated 01.09.1988 were issued for taking appropriate action for endorsement of Family Pension in the PPG of living Armed Forces Pensioners. For this purpose, an application form attached an “Appendix- A” was introduced along with above Govt. letter under which certain details were required to be filled.

  1. Govt. of India, Ministry of Defence vide letter No. 1(11)/2014/D(Pen/Pol) dated 15.07.2016 has modified the ibid “Appendix – A”. Now, 4 items i.e. Present Address, TSIPS No., Details of Family Pension from other sources and Name of handicapped children, if any, have been added in Appendix-A on Sl No. 2, 4, 9 & 10 respectively.
  1. Therefore, all the claims for endorsement of Family Pension entitlement in the PPO of living Armed Force Pensioners shall be submitted to this office in revised Appendix-A duly completed in all respect.
  1. All other terms and conditions remain unchanged.
  1. This Circular has been uploaded on this office website www.pcdapension.nic.in for dissemination of all concerned.

No. Gts/Tech/0167IXXIV

Dated: 03.01.2017

S/d,
(Nasim Ullah)

ACDA (Pensions)

Signed Copy

 

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7th CPC Defence Personnel Pay Hike from May, 2017

7th CPC Defence Personnel Pay Hike from May, 2017

Order says remaining core concerns are being addressed separately

After a wait of about eight months, military personnel are likely to receive their revised pay recommended by the Seventh Pay Commission with arrears in May’s salary, say the general instructions issued by the three Services to their personnel.

The Union Cabinet issued orders last week for implementing the recommendations for military personnel. Following this, the three Services issued the general instructions stating the various recommendations that were approved.

“Army pay rules 2017 issued on May 03. Some core concerns have been addressed and remaining core concerns are being addressed separately,” said the instructions issued by the Army’s Pay Commission Cell on May 5.

 

Pay stages stretched

The recommendations approved include extension of pay stages for junior commissioned officers (JCO) and other ranks from 24 to 40 to prevent stagnation, increase in index of rationalisation for Colonels and Lieutenant-Colonels from 2.57 to 2.67 and extension of pay stages for Brigadiers by two.

On the pension front, two recommendations approved are restoration of the percentage-based disability pension and an additional option for pension by pay fixation method in addition to the consolidation method, whichever is higher.

“Revised pay with arrears likely to be credited this month,” the instruction stated.

 

Arrears since Jan, 2016

Sources said the arrears will be calculated from January 2016, the date of implementation of the pay panel recommendations, and will be credited with this month’s salary along with the revised pay. “They will deduct the 10% interim arrears given before Deepavali last year,” a source added.

The Controller-General of Defence Accounts (CGDA), which is responsible for implementing the recommendations, has already been issued instructions. “They will now calculate the revised tables and release them,” the source said.
Anomalies remain

However, some of the core anomalies raised by the services are yet to be addressed, top among them are Non-Functional Upgrade (NFU) and higher Military Service Pay (MSP) for JCOs.

NFU entitles all officers of a batch who are not promoted to draw the salary and grade pay that the senior-most officer of their batch would get after a certain period.

In a reference to that the instructions notes: Pay comparison between defence services, all India services and Group A services must be understood in totality and explained to rank and file to dispel apprehensions about discrepancies.

Source:  The Hindu

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Level of Ranks in the Pay Matrix for Army PBORs

Level of Ranks in the Pay Matrix for Army PBORs

Level of Ranks

Sl.

No.

Rank

Level in Pay Matrix

(a)

Sepoy

3

(b)

Naik

4

(c)

Havildar

5

(d)

NaibSubedar

6

(e)

Subedar

7

(f)

Subedar Major

8

(g)

Honorary Lieutenant

10

(h)

Honorary Captain

10B

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Level of Rank in the pay matrix for Air Force PBORs

Level of Rank in the pay matrix for Air Force PBORs

Level of Ranks

Sl.No.

Rank

Level in Pay Matrix

(a)

Aircraftsman/ Leading Aircraftsman

3

(b)

Corporal

4

(c)

Sergeant

5

(d)

Junior Warrant Officer

6

(e)

Warrant Officer

7

(f)

Master Warrant Officer

8

(g)

Honorary Flying Officer

10

(h)

Honorary Flight Lieutenant

10B

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Level of Ranks in the pay matrix for Navy PBORs

Level of Ranks in the pay matrix for Navy PBORs

Level of Ranks

Sl.
No.

Rank

Level in Pay Matrix

(a)

Seaman I/II

3

(b)

Leading Seaman

4

(c)

Petty Officer

5

(d)

Mechanicians and Artificers

5A

(e)

Chief Petty Officer

6

(f)

Master Chief Petty Officer II

7

(g)

Master Chief Petty Officer I

8

(h)

Honorary Second Lieutenant

10

(i)

Honorary Lieutenant

10B

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Pay Matrix Table for Navy PBORs

Pay Matrix Table for Navy PBORs

SCHEDULE

[See regulations 3(g) and 4]

PART A

Pay Matrix

Pay Band 5200-20200 9300-34800 15600-39100
Grade Pay 2000 2400 2800 3400 4200 4600 4800 5400 5400 6100
Level 3 4 5 5A 6 7 8 9 10 10B
1 21700 25500 29200 33300 35400 44900 47600 53100 56100 61300
2 22400 26300 30100 34300 36500 46200 49000 54700 57800 63100
3 23100 27100 31000 35300 37600 47600 50500 56300 59500 65000
4 23800 27900 31900 36400 38700 49000 52000 58000 61300 67000
5 24500 28700 32900 37500 39900 50500 53600 59700 63100 69000
6 25200 29600 33900 38600 41100 52000 55200 61500 65000 71100
7 26000 30500 34900 39800 42300 53600 56900 63300 67000 73200
8 26800 31400 35900 41000 43600 55200 58600 65200 69000 75400
9 27600 32300 37000 42200 44900 56900 60400 67200 71100 77700
10 28400 33300 38100 43500 46200 58600 62200 69200 73200 80000
11 29300 34300 39200 44800 47600 60400 64100 71300 75400 82400
12 30200 35300 40400 46100 49000 62200 66000 73400 77700 84900
13 31100 36400 41600 47500 50500 64100 68000 75600 80000 87400
14 32000 37500 42800 48900 52000 66000 70000 77900 82400 90000
15 33000 38600 44100 50400 53600 68000 72100 80200 84900 92700
16 34000 39800 45400 51900 55200 70000 74300 82600 87400 95500
17 35000 41000 46800 53500 56900 72100 76500 85100 90000 98400
18 36100 42200 48200 55100 58600 74300 78800 87700 92700 101400
19 37200 43500 49600 56800 60400 76500 81200 90300 95500 104400
20 38300 44800 51100 58500 62200 78800 83600 93000 98400 107500
21 39400 46100 52600 60300 64100 81200 86100 95800 101400 110700
22 40600 47500 54200 62100 66000 83600 88700 98700 104400 114000
23 41800 48900 55800 64000 68000 86100 91400 101700 107500 117400
24 43100 50400 57500 65900 70000 88700 94100 104800 110700 120900

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Pay Matrix Table for Air Force PBORs

Pay Matrix Table for Air Force PBORs

SCHEDULE

[See rules 3(g) and 4]
PART A

Pay Matrix

Pay Band 5200-20200 9300-34800 15600-39100
Grade Pay 2000 2400 2800 3400 4200 4600 4800 5400 5400 6100
Level 3 4 5 5A 6 7 8 9 10 10B
1 21700 25500 29200 33300 35400 44900 47600 53100 56100 61300
2 22400 26300 30100 34300 36500 46200 49000 54700 57800 63100
3 23100 27100 31000 35300 37600 47600 50500 56300 59500 65000
4 23800 27900 31900 36400 38700 49000 52000 58000 61300 67000
5 24500 28700 32900 37500 39900 50500 53600 59700 63100 69000
6 25200 29600 33900 38600 41100 52000 55200 61500 65000 71100
7 26000 30500 34900 39800 42300 53600 56900 63300 67000 73200
8 26800 31400 35900 41000 43600 55200 58600 65200 69000 75400
9 27600 32300 37000 42200 44900 56900 60400 67200 71100 77700
10 28400 33300 38100 43500 46200 58600 62200 69200 73200 80000
11 29300 34300 39200 44800 47600 60400 64100 71300 75400 82400
12 30200 35300 40400 46100 49000 62200 66000 73400 77700 84900
13 31100 36400 41600 47500 50500 64100 68000 75600 80000 87400
14 32000 37500 42800 48900 52000 66000 70000 77900 82400 90000
15 33000 38600 44100 50400 53600 68000 72100 80200 84900 92700
16 34000 39800 45400 51900 55200 70000 74300 82600 87400 95500
17 35000 41000 46800 53500 56900 72100 76500 85100 90000 98400
18 36100 42200 48200 55100 58600 74300 78800 87700 92700 101400
19 37200 43500 49600 56800 60400 76500 81200 90300 95500 104400
20 38300 44800 51100 58500 62200 78800 83600 93000 98400 107500
21 39400 46100 52600 60300 64100 81200 86100 95800 101400 110700
22 40600 47500 54200 62100 66000 83600 88700 98700 104400 114000
23 41800 48900 55800 64000 68000 86100 91400 101700 107500 117400
24 43100 50400 57500 65900 70000 88700 94100 104800 110700 120900

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Pay matrix table for army PBORs

Pay matrix table for army PBORs

SCHEDULE

[See regulations 3(g) and 4]

PART A

Pay Matrix

Pay Band 5200-20200 9300-34800 15600-39100
Grade Pay 2000 2400 2800 3400 4200 4600 4800 5400 5400 6100
Level 3 4 5 5A 6 7 8 9 10 10B
1 21700 25500 29200 33300 35400 44900 47600 53100 56100 61300
2 22400 26300 30100 34300 36500 46200 49000 54700 57800 63100
3 23100 27100 31000 35300 37600 47600 50500 56300 59500 65000
4 23800 27900 31900 36400 38700 49000 52000 58000 61300 67000
5 24500 28700 32900 37500 39900 50500 53600 59700 63100 69000
6 25200 29600 33900 38600 41100 52000 55200 61500 65000 71100
7 26000 30500 34900 39800 42300 53600 56900 63300 67000 73200
8 26800 31400 35900 41000 43600 55200 58600 65200 69000 75400
9 27600 32300 37000 42200 44900 56900 60400 67200 71100 77700
10 28400 33300 38100 43500 46200 58600 62200 69200 73200 80000
11 29300 34300 39200 44800 47600 60400 64100 71300 75400 82400
12 30200 35300 40400 46100 49000 62200 66000 73400 77700 84900
13 31100 36400 41600 47500 50500 64100 68000 75600 80000 87400
14 32000 37500 42800 48900 52000 66000 70000 77900 82400 90000
15 33000 38600 44100 50400 53600 68000 72100 80200 84900 92700
16 34000 39800 45400 51900 55200 70000 74300 82600 87400 95500
17 35000 41000 46800 53500 56900 72100 76500 85100 90000 98400
18 36100 42200 48200 55100 58600 74300 78800 87700 92700 101400
19 37200 43500 49600 56800 60400 76500 81200 90300 95500 104400
20 38300 44800 51100 58500 62200 78800 83600 93000 98400 107500
21 39400 46100 52600 60300 64100 81200 86100 95800 101400 110700
22 40600 47500 54200 62100 66000 83600 88700 98700 104400 114000
23 41800 48900 55800 64000 68000 86100 91400 101700 107500 117400
24 43100 50400 57500 65900 70000 88700 94100 104800 110700 120900

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Notification of Pay Rules, 2017 in respect of PBORs of the three Defence Forces

Notification of Pay Rules, 2017 in respect of PBORs of the three Defence Forces

pay-rules-2017

Army Pay Rules 2017

[ TO BE PUBLISHED IN THE GAZETTE OF INDIA PART-II SECTION 4]
EXTRAORDINARY
MINISTRY OF DEFENCE
(Department of Defence)

NOTIFICATION

New Delhi, the 3rd May, 2017

SRO ….. In exercise of the powers conferred by the proviso to article 309 of the Constitution, the President hereby makes the following rules, namely:

1. Short title and Commencement – (1) These rules may be called Army Pay Rules, 2017.

(2) They shall be deemed to have come into force on the 1st day of January, 2016.

2. Application:-

(1) Save as otherwise provided by or under this rule, these rules shall apply to Honorary Commissioned Officers, Junior Commissioned Officers, Non-Commissioned Officers, and other Ranks of the Army, Defence Security Corps (DSC), Territorial Army (TA) [when embodied], and Army Postal Service (APS), who were on the effective strength of the Army, DSC, TA (embodied), and APS, as the case may be.

3. Definitions:- In these rules, unless the context otherwise requires

(a) ” existing basic pay” means pay drawn in the prescribed existing pay band and grade pay but it does not include any other types of pay like special pay, military service pay, Group ‘X’ Pay etc.

(b) ” existing Pay Band and Grade Pay” in relation to Junior commissioned Officers/Other Ranks means the Pay Band and the Grade Pay applicable to the rank held by him (including under Modified Assured Career progression) as on the date immediately before the notification of these rules, in a substantive capacity; (Read More »)


Air Force Pay Rules 2017

[TO BE PUBLISHED IN THE GAZETTE OF INDIA PART-II SECTION 4]

EXTRAORDINARY
MINISTRY OF DEFENCE
(Department of Defence)

NOTIFICATION

New Delhi, the 3rd May, 2017

SRO ________. In exercise of the powers conferred by the proviso to article 309 of the Constitution, the President hereby makes the following rules, namely:

1. Short title and commencement.- (1) These rules may be called Air Force Pay Rules, 2017.

(2) They shall be deemed to have come into force on the 1st day of January, 2016.

2. Application.-

(1) Save as otherwise provided by or under this rule, these rules shall apply to Honorary Commissioned Officers, Master Warrant Officer, Warrant Officer, Junior Warrant Officer, Sergeant, Corporal, Leading Aircraftsman, and Aircraftsman, who were on the effective strength of the Air Force as on the 1st day of January, 2016; and Recruits in Air Force undergoing training.

3. Definitions.- In these rules, unless the context otherwise requires,-

(a) “existing basic pay” means pay drawn in the prescribed existing Pay Band and Grade Pay but it does not include any other types of pay like Special Pay, Military Service Pay, Group ‘X’ Pay etc;

(b) “existing Pay Band and Grade Pay” in relation to Warrant Officer/ Sergeant/Corporal/Leading Aircraftsman/Aircraftsman means the pay band and the grade pay applicable to the rank held by him (including under Modified Assured Career Progression) as on the date immediately before the notification of these rules, in a substantive capacity; (Read More » )


Navy Pay Rules 2017

[TO BE PUBLISHED IN THE GAZETTE OF INDIA PART-II SECTION 4]

EXTRAORDINARY
MINISTRY OF DEFENCE
(Department of Defence)

NOTIFICATION

New Delhi, the 3rd May, 2017

SRO ________. In exercise of the powers conferred by section 184 of the Navy Act, 1957 (62 of 1957), the Central Government hereby makes the following regulations, namely:-

1. Short title and commencement:- (1) These regulations may be called Navy Pay Regulations, 2017.

(2) They shall be deemed to have come into force on the 1st day of January, 2016.

2. Application.-

(1) Save as otherwise provided by or under this regulation, these shall apply to Honorary Commissioned Officers, Master Chief Petty Officer I/II, Chief Petty Officer, Petty Officer, Leading Seaman, and Seamen I/II, and includes Artificers or Mechanicians, who were on the effective strength of the Navy as on 1 January 2016; and recruits in Navy undergoing training.

3. Definitions.- In these regulations, unless the context otherwise requires.

(a) “existing basic pay” means pay drawn in the prescribed existing Pay Band and Grade Pay but it does not include any other types of pay like Special Pay, Military Service Pay, Group ‘X’ Pay etc;

(b) “existing Pay Band and Grade Pay” in relation to a Sailor means the Pay Band and the Grade Pay applicable to the rank held by him (including under Modified Assured Career Progression) as on the date immediately before the notification of these regulations, in a substantive capacity; ( Read More » )

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Gramin Bank Employees Contribute 29.85 Lakh to Army Battle Casualties Welfare Fund

Gramin Bank Employees Contribute 29.85 Lakh to Army Battle Casualties Welfare Fund

Ministry of Defence

3-May, 2017

The Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer of the Punjab National Bank Ms Usha Ananthasubramanian presented a cheque of Rs. 29.85 lakh to Defence Minister Shri Arun Jaitley as donation towards the Army Battle Casualties Welfare Fund, here today. Financial assistance will be provided to the families of the Army Battle Casualties out of this fund. The amount was contributed by the employees of the Madhya Bihar Gramin Bank, which is sponsored by the Punjab National Bank.

While accepting the cheque, Shri Jaitley appreciated the concern shown by the employees of the Bank towards the families of the defence personnel who have sacrificed their lives for the country and expressed his confidence that such efforts will be continued by them towards this noble cause.

PIB

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Extension of medical facilities to Defence Industrial Employees in Mumbai

Extension of medical facilities to Defence Industrial Employees in Mumbai

CGHS benefits to Defence Industrial Employees of Naval Dockyard, Central Ordinance Depot and AFMSD in Mumbai

S.11030/25/2009-CGHS(P)/EHS
Government of India
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
EHS Section

Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi
Dated the 21st/April, 2017

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Sub: Extension of medical facilities to Defence Industrial Employees in Mumbai- reg

The undersigned is directed to say that the matter regarding extension of CGHS facilities to the Defence Industrial Employees of Naval Dockyard, Mumbai, Central Ordinance Depot, Mumbai and AFMSD, Mumbai at par with the Defence Industrial employees who are availing CGHS facilities in stations other than Mumbai, was under examination in this Ministry.

2. The matter has been examined in this Ministry in consultation with Ministry of Defence and it has been decided to extend CGHS benefits to Defence Industrial Employees of Naval Dockyard, Central Ordinance Depot and AFMSD in Mumbai.

3. This issues with the approval of the Competent Authority.

(Sunil Kumar)
Under Secretary to the Government of India
Tel:23061436

Source: www.cghs.gov.in

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Pension Scheme for Armed Forces

Whether Government proposes to restore the old Pension Scheme for Armed Forces that was in vogue till 1971

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF DEFENCE
LOK SABHA

UNSTARRED QUESTION NO: 5651

ANSWERED ON: 07.04.2017

Pension Scheme for Armed Forces

RAGHAV LAKHANPAL

Will the Minister of DEFENCE be pleased to state:-

(a) whether the Government proposes to restore the old pension scheme of the Armed Forces that was in vogue till 1971 which clearly defined pension as 70 per cent of last pay drawn and if so, the details thereof;

(b) the time by which the Government plans to set up a committee to review the present pension scheme which pegs pension at 50 per cent of last pay drawn;

(c) if so, the details thereof; and

(d) the other steps taken by the Government in this regard?

ANSWER

MINISTER OF STATE (DR. SUBHASH BHAMRE) IN THE MINISTRY OF DEFENCE

(a) No, Madam. Under the old pension scheme, the concept of standard period of service and standard rate of pension was in vogue for Armed Forces personnel. In this scheme, standard retiring pension, service pension were related to Rank and the prescribed length of service but it was neither linked to the emoluments nor to the service beyond the prescribed period of standard service.

(b) There is no such proposal.

(c) & (d): Does not arise.

Source: Loksabha

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Cabinet approved leave encashment up to 180 days to Defence personnel

Cabinet approved leave encashment up to 180 days in respect of those Defence personnel who died or were invalidated out of service between 30.12.1991 to 29.11.1999 with less than 15 years of service

Cabinet approves encashment of accumulated leave to certain Defence Services Personnel who died or were invalidated out while in service between 30 December 1991 to 29 November 1999 with less than 15 years of service

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved leave encashment up to 180 days in respect of those Defence personnel who died or were invalidated out of service between 30.12.1991 to 29.11.1999 with less than 15 years of service.

The decision will benefit the families of 9777 Officers and other personnel of Defence Services who died or were invalidated out of service during this period. This period is very significant as a large number of casualities took place during the Kargil conflict (“Operation Vijay”) and in counter insurgency operation in J&K and North East during the period.

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132 Armed Forces Hospitals

Army Hospitals

There are 132 Armed Forces Hospitals in the country.  The State / UT-wise number of such hospitals is as under:

S. No. State Number of Armed Forces Hospitals
Army Air Force Navy
1. Andhra Pradesh - - 1
2. Arunachal Pradesh 1 - -
3. Assam 5 2 -
4. Bihar 2 - -
5. Goa 1 - 1
6. Gujarat 5 - -
7. Haryana 3 - -
8. Himachal Pradesh 6 - -
9. Jammu & Kashmir 11 - -
10. Jharkhand 2 - -
11. Karnataka 1 1 1
12. Kerala 2 - 2
13. Madhya Pradesh 6 1 -
14. Maharashtra 9 - 2
15. Manipur 1 - -
16. Meghalaya 1 - -
17. Nagaland 2 - -
18. Odisha 1 - 1
19. Punjab 9 1 -
20. Rajasthan 10 1 -
21. Sikkim 1 - -
22. Tamil Nadu 3 1 -
23. Telangana 2 1 -
24. Tripura 1 - -
25. Uttarakhand 5 - -
26. Uttar Pradesh 12 3 -
27. West Bengal 7 1 -
28. Andaman & Nicobar Islands - - 1
29. Delhi 2 - -
Total: 111 12 9

There are 98 Field Hospitals, which are located in different parts of the country based on operational requirement.  In addition, one Military Hospital is being raised at Likabali, Assam and approval has been granted for raising a Military Hospital at Panagarh, West Bengal.

This information was given by Minister of State for Defence Dr. Subhash Bhamre in a written reply to Shri Sunil Kumar Singh in Lok Sabha today.

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Women Personnel of the Armed Forces

Women Personnel of the Armed Forces

The number of women officer’s (excluding medical and dental branch) in all the three wings of defence forces is as under:

Army
(as on 1.1.2017)

Navy
(as on 16.3.2017)

Air Force
(as on 1.3.2017)

1528

469

1581

The details of women officers (excluding medical and dental branch) recruited during the last four years and the current year, Service-wise, are as under:-

Year

Army

Navy

Air Force

2013

127

50

144

2014

104

57

155

2015

72

35

223

2016

69

43

108

2017
(till March)

35

01

14

In 2011, the Government  approved consideration of women Short Service Commission Officers (SSCOs) for grant of permanent commission along with men SSCOs in specific branches in the three services viz. Judge Advocate General (JAG), and Army Education Corps (AEC) of the Army and their corresponding branches in Navy and Air Force, Naval Constructor in Navy and Accounts Branch in Air Force.

In March 2016, approval has been accorded for induction of women Short Service Commission (SSC) officers as Pilots in Maritime Reconnaissance (MR) stream and in the Naval Armament Inspectorate (NAI) cadre.  The inductions are planned commencing from mid-2017.

The IAF has revised Short Service Commission (SSC) scheme to induct women into the fighter stream on an experimental basis for a period of five years.  The first batch of three women officers were commissioned into the fighter stream on June 18, 2016.

This information was given by Minister of State for Defence Dr. Subhash Bhamre in a written reply to Shri Tiruchi Siva in Rajya Sabha today.

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Ordnance Factory Board (OFB)

Ordnance Factory Board

Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) was established in 1979. It is a departmentally run production organization functioning under the Department of Defence Production, Ministry of Defence and manufactures Arms, Ammunitions, Artillery Guns, Tanks, Combat Vehicles, Troop Comfort items and other equipment required by the Armed Forces. It serves as a dedicated production base for military hardware needs of the Armed Forces, with a view to achieve self-reliance in defence preparedness of the country.

Performance of OFB in terms of value of issue during the last three years and current year is as below:

(Rs. in Crore)

2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17
(till February 2017)
11,123 11,364 13,047 12,426

 

 

 

This information was given by Minister of State for Defence Dr. Subhash Bhamre in a written reply to Shri Laxmi Narayan Yadav in Lok Sabha today.

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Chief of Defence Staff

Chief of Defence Staff

Creation of the post of Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) was recommended by Group of Ministers in 2001. A decision in this regard was to be taken after consultation with political parties. The consultation process however is not yet complete as all political parties have not responded. Subsequently, Naresh Chandra Task Force on National Security recommended creation of the post of Permanent Chairman Chief of Staff Committee in 2012. Both the proposals are simultaneously under consideration of the Government.

This information was given by Defence Minister Shri Manohar Parrikar in a written reply to Shri Ravneet Singh in Lok Sabha today.

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President accepts Parrikar’s resignation, Jaitley gets additional charge of Defence

President accepts Parrikar’s resignation, Jaitley gets additional charge of Defence

New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee, as advised by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has accepted Manohar Parrikar’s resignation from the Council of Ministers, with immediate effect, under clause (2) of Article 75 of the Constitution.

As advised by Prime Minister Modi, the President has directed that Arun Jaitley, Cabinet Minister, shall be assigned the charge of the Ministry of Defence, in addition to his existing portfolios.

This development as the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is all set to form the government in Goa under the leadership of Parrikar, who will be sworn-in as the Chief Minister tomorrow.

Governor Mridula Sinha invited Parrikar to form the next government in the coastal state last night after he submitted a letter of support of 21 legislators. Three MLAs of the Goa Forward Party, three of the Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP) and two Independents have pledged support to Parrikar.

The BJP, which won 13 seats in the 40-member Goa Assembly, managed to garner support from other parties and Independents to attain majority under Parrikar.

The Congress got 17 seats in the recently concluded polls.
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