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VETERAN PATIENT CARE AND ASSISTANCE (VPCA) TEAMS -A VIGILANCE MECHANISM IN ECHS

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Veteran Patient Care and Assistance (VPCA) Teams – A vigilance Mechanism in ECHS

DG (DC & W)
Adjutant General’s Branch
Integrated HQ of MoD (Army)
South Block
New Delhi – 110 011

B/49717-C(VIG)/AG/ECHS

12 Jul 2018

VETERAN PATIENT CARE AND ASSISTANCE (VPCA) TEAMS -A VIGILANCE MECHANISM IN ECHS

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1. Ex Servicemen Contributory Health Scheme (ECHS) is a welfare oriented scheme providing effective healthcare to Ex Servicemen and their dependents. Since in 2003, the scheme has expanded exponentially and has nearly 52 lakh beneficiaries today throughout the length and breadth of the country.

2. There is a need to institute a vigilance framework with a nominated nodal officer at each echelon of the scheme to introduce checks and balances in the system to ensure its efficient and effective functioning . The vigilance frame work so instituted will pay attention to the following aspects with a mechanism to detect, analyse and take corrective and preferably pre-emptive :-

(a) Ensure ECHS benefits are not availed by unauthorized persons.

(b) Check unethical practices I exploitation of ESMs by empanelled facilities.

(c) Monitor referral to empanelled facilities and carry out checks to negate unauthorized treatments/or claims.

Handling of ECHS Issues/Subject/Tasks

3. Tech issues relating to billing, claims and MoA with empanelled hospitals are dealt by Regional Centres of ECHS. All adm issues of Polyclinics are handled by Stn HQ.

4. Regional Centres (RC) ECHS. Comments/ assistance/inv/vigilance on following issues are carried out through RCs:-

(a) MoA with empanelled hospitals therefore complaints regarding empanelled hospitals/Harassment in empanelled hospitals.

(b) Claims/Billing issues of empanelled hospitals.

(c) Indl reimbursement claims received by RC from Polyclinics.

5. Stn HQs. Stn HQs handle the following issues:-

(a) Adm of Polyclinics.

(b) Card making of beneficiaries.

(c) Contractual employment.

(d) Medicine availability through SEMO.

(e) C of I / detailed inv in empanelled hosp or service hosp.

Vigilance Cells

6. A feedback on the satisfactory functioning of Pilot Project at three stations has been obtained. It is now planned to institute the vigilance framework in 14 other major ECHS stations, to include Ambala, Bareilly, Channai, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Jabalpur, Jammu,Kochi, Kolkata, Lucknow, Meerut, Patna, Pune and Ranchi.

7. Composition of Vigilance Cell. The ECHS Vigilance Cell will function under the Stn Cdr and will incorporate a contractual Doctor/serving AMC officer for On-Spot verification of cases of alleged medical negligence/ violation of MoA. It will be composed as under:-

(a) OIC Team. Medical Offr (when accompanying) CMP JCO/NCO.

(b) CMP Team. Two CMP pers (JCO/NCO) in a light vehicle/MC.

(c) Medical Team. One Medical Offr (serving/contractual from ECHS) to be co-opted for all investigations related to hospitals/having examination of medical aspects. Serving offr may be also co-opted under arngs of Stn Cdr.

8. Tasks of Vigilance Cell. While not exhaustive, some of the tasks will be:-

(a) At Polyclinics.

(i) Investigate irregularities I fraudulence by contractual staff.

(ii) Physical verification of ESM and dependents (card and self attested proforma)

(iii) Review adm functioning of Polyclinics when so detailed by Stn I Sub Area I Area HQs on specific instructions

(iv) Surprise physical check of Medicines I Dispensary.

(v) Surprise physical verification of ESM/dependents.

(vi) Check use of ambulance/equipment with Polyclinic.

(vii) Avlb of complaint/Grievance Book and redressal/Comments.

(b) At Regional Centres.

(i) Check BPA verifiers at Regional Centres and any wrong practices by Hospital reps.

(ii) Check process of receipt of bills.

(iii) Ensure process of First in First Out (FIFO) in billing/ as specified by Central Org.

(iv) Monitor hospital representatives visiting for empanelment process.

(v) Security procedure of Regional Centre premises.

(c) At Hospitals/Diagnostic Centres/Labs.

(i) Periodic/Surprise Checks of Empanelled Facilities and patients admitted.

(ii) Physical verification of patients at non-empanelled facilities when so directed.

(iii) Investigate individual cases of fraudulence by beneficiaries .

(iv) Carry out preliminary investigation wrt complaints received at Regional Centre, if so directed by Director Regional Centre. These will be fwd to Stn Cdr being the nodal agency for check.

(v) Assist in medical audits if ordered by Regional Centres / Higher Headquarters .

Investigations and Reporting

9. Investigations. All complaints/reports are to be forwarded to Stn HQ in confidence irrespective of the subject being dealt by any agency. The Stn Cdr will brief the team and allocate the task to them in confidence. No prior info will be made available to vigilance cell members for surprise checks to avoid confidentiality being compromised. Routine and planned checks can be pre-decided.

10. Reporting. Reports will be of two types, viz/Incident/Info Report and Monthly Report. Reports of Vigilance Cell will be forwarded through Stn HQ SO (ECHS) to Area/Sub Area HQ (Dir ECHS/Dir Veteran) to Command HQ (SO ECHS) to Central Org ECHS (Dir C & L). All cases of misuse, fraud and harassment will be reported.

(a) Incident/Info Report. This report will be initiated by the Stn HQ to imdt higher HQ in chain of command within seven days of investigation being completed, with copy to all echelons of Comd till Comd HQ and Central Organisation ECHS (Dir C & L) for prompt action. Report should be passed immediately on telephone depending on gravity of input, to all concerned and followed up by return report so that corrective measures are not delayed. The format is as per Appendix A (in cases where delinquency in respect of serving pers come to notice, it will also be info to HQ Comd (DV) and DV Dte/AG’s Br by Comd (SO ECHS) and Central Organisation ECHS respectively.)

(b) Monthly Report. A monthly report on surprise checks carried out during the month by the Vigilance Team will be forwarded to Central Org ECHS as per format on Appendix B by 20th of next month by the Comd HQ (SO ECHS).

11. Report. The report by the Vigilance Team for various est will be rendered as per u/m formats:-

(a) Empanelled Hospital – Appendix C.

(b) Regional Centre – Appendix D.

(c) Polyclinic – Appendix E.

12. Check list. A suggested check list for the Vigilance Team is at Appendix F.

13. The Stn Cdr will compile the activities of the vigilance team and render a ground report after three months to Central Org ECHS through comd channel with recommendations/inputs to refine the vigilance mechanism.

(Yogendra Dimri)
Lt Gen
DG (DC&W)

Source: echs.gov.in

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FIXATION OF MAXIMUM NUMBER OF DAYS FOR DISPOSAL OF VARIOUS TYPES OF CASES

FIXATION OF MAXIMUM NUMBER OF DAYS FOR DISPOSAL OF VARIOUS TYPES OF CASES

No.A/88296/Policv Corr/CAD/A-2(B)

MINISTRY OF DEFENCE

(Office of JS & CAO)

OFFICE ORDER

Sub: FIXATION OF MAXIMUM NUMBER OF DAYS FOR DISPOSAL OF  VARIOUS TYPES OF CASES

  1. General instructions regarding disposal of various types of cases in Govt Depts already exists under Chapter XI ‘Check on Delays’ in the Manual of Office Procedure; MoP). However, Para 60 of the MoP emphasises that each Ministry /. Department should fix time limits for disposal of as many types of cases as possible handled in the Department through departmental instructions.
  2. In accordance with Para 60 of MoP and to streamline the existing practice of disposal of cases in Adm division of CAD’s office, it has been decided to lay down norms for disposal of different cases / requests / applications on a time bound manner under normal circumstances. The under mentioned nature of cases have been considered feasible for the purpose of timely disposal / finalization of cases / requests / applications received from officers / members of staff:-
Sl No. Subject Time Limit for Disposal(working days)
1. Grant of Advance / Withdrawal from GPF 03 Days
2. LTC Advance (Adm Entry) 02 Days
3. LTC Final Claim Adm Ent 05 Days
4. Forwarding of Application for outside posts 01 Day after CCA approval
5. Forwarding of Application for type test 02 Days
6. Forwarding Application for Allotment / Possession of Govt Accommodation 02 Days
7. Application for CGHS card ( New / Renewal) 02 Days
8. Opening of Service Book on New Apptts (including all Nominations. NPS form etc.) 10 Days
9. NOC for Passport 15 Days
10. NoC for Visiting Abroad 15 Days
11. Medical Reimbursement claim under Delegated Powers 05 Days
12. Sanction of Medical Advance under Delegated Powers 03 Days
13. Grant of Permission under Conduct Rules As prescribed under Conduct Rules
14. Change of Home Town for LTC recorded in Service Book 03 Days
15. Issue of LPC on Transfer 07 Days
16. Permission to Undertake Higher Study or Course 05 Days
17. Fixation of Pay on Promotion 15 Days
18. Leave Applications 15 Days
19. Payment of Pay and Allowances On due date
20. Sanction of Hindi Awards and Special Increments 05 Days
21. WIP / VIP Reference 07 Days
22. Parliament Question Starred and Unstarred 05 Days or on demand whichever is less
23. Preparation of Bill for Leave Encashment on LTC 03 Days

Note: The cases where final disposal is dependent upon various clearances from other offices, processing of the case must commence immediately.

  1. All officers and staff are requested to furnish their applications / requests complete in all respects so that their requests may be disposed of within the time limit mentioned above. In case of delay, they may kindly bring the matter to the notice of the SAO / Dy Dir of concerned Adm Section

(Dr. S.K. Mishra)

Dy CAO (Admin) For JS & CAO

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Pay fixation of re-employed Ex-Servicemen

Pay fixation of re-employed Ex-Servicemen

No: Pay/Tech-I/069/XVII

Dated: 01/08/2018

Sub: Pay fixation of re-employed Ex-Servicemen
Ref: HQ office letter No.AT/II/2455-VI dated 06.07.2018

Kindly find, enclosed, HQ office letter quoted under reference on the above subject alongwith its enclosure.

It has been inferred in Para 5 of the aforesaid letter that the provisions of Para 8(iii) of DoP&T OM No 3/3/2016-Estt (Pay-II) dated 01.05.2017 and hence Para 3(v) of DoP&T OM No 3/19/2009-Estt (Pay II) dated 05.04.2010, which is analogical to para 8(iii) of OM No 3/3/2016-Estt (Pay-II) dated 01.05.2017, are applicable only for the pay fixation of retired Gr A officers on re-employment and not for the pay fixation of PBORs on re-employment in civil posts. Accordingly, pay fixation of persons who retired as PBOR and got re-employed in civil posts, in the revised structure of 6th CPC is to be regulated as per the provisions laid down in para 4(b)(i), 4(b)(ii) read with para 4(d) of DoP&T OM No 3/19/2009-Estt (Pay II) dated 05.04.2010.

Affected cases may be dealt with accordingly.

PC of A (Fys) has seen.

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Dy Controller of Accounts(Fys)

Source: www.pcafys.nic.in

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Age Relaxation for Ex-Servicemen for appearing in Civil Services Exam

Age Relaxation for Ex-Servicemen for appearing in Civil Services Exam
Ministry of Defence

Age Relaxation for Defence Personnel by UPSC

The policy on age relaxation applicable for ex-servicemen for appearing in Civil Services Exam (Group ‘A’ & ‘B’ Posts) is governed by ‘Ex-servicemen (Re-employment in Central Civil Services and Posts) Rules, 1979′ as amended vide DoP&T Notification No. 36034/1/06-Estt.(SCT) dated 4th October, 2012. The following provisions have been made:-

For appointment to any vacancy in Group ‘A’ and ‘B’ services or posts filled by direct recruitment otherwise than on the result of an Open All India Competitive Examination, the upper age limit shall be relaxed by the length of military service increased by three years in the case of ex-servicemen and Commissioned Officers including Emergency Commissioned Officers or Short Service Commissioned Officers.

For appointment to any vacancy in Group ‘A’ and ‘B’ services or posts filled by direct recruitment on the result of an All India Competitive Examination, the ex-servicemen and Commissioned Officers including Emergency Commissioned Officers or Short Service Commissioned Officers who have rendered at least five years military service and have been released (i) on completion of assignment (including those whose assignment is due to be completed within one year otherwise than by way of dismissal or discharge on account of misconduct or inefficiency; or (ii) on account of physical disability attributable to military service or on invalidment, shall be allowed maximum relaxation of five years in the upper age limit.

The recruitment in armed forces are governed by their respective policies, rules including recruitment rules, orders on the subject.

This information was given by Raksha Rajya Mantri Dr. Subhash Bhamre in a written reply to Shri Prasanna Acharya in Rajya Sabha today.

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Clarification on eligibility criteria for appearing in Departmental Examination: Graduate MTS & Graduate Clerk to Auditor grade exam to be held in August -2018

Clarification on eligibility criteria for Graduate MTS & Graduate Clerk to Auditor Grade Departmental Examination

Graduate-MTS-clerk-defence

Controller General of Defence Accounts
Ulan Batar Road, Palam Delhi Cantt.-110010

AN/ XI/11154/ 2017/ Mts-Clk (Graduate)

Date 03.07.2018

To,
ALL PCsDA/ CsDAIFAs / PC of A (Fys)

Sub: Clarification on eligibility criteria for appearing in Departmental Examination: Graduate MTS & Graduate Clerk to Auditor grade exam to be held in August -2018.

References are being received in this HQrs office seeking clarification regarding eligibility criteria for appearing in the Departmental examination for Graduate MTS and Graduate Clerk to the -post of Auditor to be held in the month of Aug-2018. Clarification are also being sought as to whether Stenos/ Driver/Staff other than Graduate MTS &Graduate Clerk are eligible to appear in the said exam.

2. The matter was examined in HQrs office and it is stated that eligibility criteria for the examination for the post of Auditor will be same as stipulated in amendment of Defence Accounts Department (Auditor) Recruitment Rule, 2009, promulgated vide S.R.O No. 23 dated 03rd May 2016 which clearly states 10% by promotion from amongst Graduate Clerk cum typist and Graduate MTS having a minimum of three years of service on passing Departmental Examination by them for the post of Auditor.

(P Rai)
Sr. Dy. CGDA(AN)

Source: cgda.nic.in

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Enhancement of Ex. Gratia ad-hoc allowance to Burma Army pensioners/family pensioners and pensioners/families of displaced Army pensioners

PCDA Circular 603 – Enhancement of Ex. Gratia ad-hoc allowance to Burma Army pensioners/family pensioners and pensioners/families of displaced Army pensioners

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

Circular No. 603

Dated: 11.07.2018

To,

The Chief Accountant, RBI, Deptt. Of Govt. Bank Accounts, Central Office C-7, Second Floor, Bandre- Kuria Complex, P B No. 8143, Bandre East Mumbai-400051

2. All CMDs, Public Sector Banks.
3. The Nodal Officers, ICICl/HDFC/AXIS/IDBI Banks
4. All Managers, CPPCs
5. Military and Air Attache, Indian Embassy, Kathmandu, Nepal
6. The PCDA (WC), Chandigarh
7. The CDA (PD), Meerut
8. The CDA, Chennai
9. The Director of Treasury, All States
10. The Pay and Accounts Officer, Delhi Administration, R K Puram and Tis Hazari, New Delhi.
11. The Pay and Accounts Office, Govt of Maharashtra, Mumbai
12. The Post Master Kathua (J&K), Camp Bell Bay.
13. The Principal Pay and Accounts Officer Andaman and Nicobar Administration Port Blair.

Subject:- Enhancement of Ex. Gratia ad-hoc allowance to Burma Army pensioners/family pensioners and pensioners/families of displaced Army pensioners from Pakistan who are Indian National but receiving pension on behalf of Government of Pakistan.

Reference:- This office Circular No.419 dated 06.10.2009.

A Copy of Govt. of India, Ministry of Defence, Deptt of ESW letter No. 1(5)/2017/D(Pen/Policy) dated 11.04.2018 on the above subject, which is self explanatory, is forwarded herewith for your information, guidance and necessary action.

2. Consequent upon receipt of Govt. of India, Ministry of Defence, New Delhi letter No. 1(5)/2017/D(Pen/Policy) dated 11.04.2018 ex-gratia adhoc allowance has been sanctioned on compassionate ground @ Rs. 9000/- p.m. w.e.f. 01.01.2016 to the following categories of pensioners/family pensioners:-

(a) Armed forces pensioners/family pensioners migrated from Pakistan.

(b) Burma Army pensioners/ family pensioners who are Indian national and drawing their pension in India.

(c) Burma army pensioners of Nepalese origin who are drawing pension in India and Indian Embassy, Pension Paying Offices in Nepal.

3. The categories of pensioners/family pensioners mentioned in para 2 above will also be eligible to dearness relief on the ex-gratia ad-hoc allowance at the enhanced rate under the Govt. of India, Ministry of Defence, Deptt. of ESW letter No.1(5)/2017/D(Pen/Policy) dated 11.04.2018 at the retes admissible to Central Govt. pensioners from time to time.

4. The ex-gratia ad-hoc allowance on the authority of the Govt. of India, Ministry of Defence, Deptt. of ESW letter No.1(5)/2017/D(Pen/Policy) dated 11.04.2018 will be paid by you to the categories of pensioners mentioned at para 2 above carefylly. No further authorization on this account should be awaited from this office. Further, it is stated that the para 4 of this office Circular No.419 dated 06.10.2009 will be operative. The extra liability on account to Ex-gratia adhoc allowance to Burma defence family pensioners will be borne by the Government of India.

5. The pre-revised Ex-gratia ad-hoc Allowance (including DR etc) already drawn by the above pensioners from 1.1.2016 onward shall be adjusted from the enhanced Ex-gratia Ad-hoc Allowance which shall become payable w.e.f. 1.1.2016 under these orders. Policy and procedure regarding payment of Ex-gratia Ad-hoc Allowance shall continue to be governed by the existing instructions issued in the matter so far. It may be ensured that the payment to pensioners/family pensioners indicated in para 2 above, is made into the Aadhaar linked Bank Accounts.

6. Any overpayment due for recovery may please be adjusted against the arrears now payable.

7. All other terms and conditions shall remain unchanged.

8. All PDAs are requested to identify the effective cases and revise the rate of Ex-gratia Ad-hoc allowance and render report of revision to Shri K.K.Pant, Sr.AO(P), the OI/C, Audit (Tech) Section of this office for onward submission to higher authorities.

9. This circular has been uploaded on PCDA(P) website www.pcdapension.nic.in.

No.Gts/Tech/0148/LVII

Dated:11.07.2018

S/d,
(Sushil Kumar Singh)
Jt.CDA(P

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PCDA: Restoration of pension in respect of Defence Service Personnel

PCDA: Restoration of pension in respect of Defence Service Personnel

PCDA

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

Circular No. 602

Dated: 10.07.2018

To,
1. The Chief Accountant, RBI, Deptt. Of Govt, Bank Accounts, Central Office C-7, Second Floor, Bandre- Kuria Complex, P B No. 8143, Bandre East Mumbai-400051
2. All CMDs, Public Sector Banks.
3. The Nodal Officers, ICICl/HDFC/AXIS/IDBI Banks
4. All Managers, CPPCs
5. Military and Air Attache, Indian Embassy, Kathmandu, Nepal
6. The PCDA (WC), Chandigarh
7. The CDA (PD), Meerut
8. The CDA, Chennai
9. The Director of Treasury, All States
10. The Pay and Accounts Officer, Delhi Administration, R K Puram and Tis Hazari, New Delhi.
11. The Pay and Accounts Office, Govt of Maharashtra, Mumbai
12. The Post Master Kathua (J&K), Camp Bell Bay.
13. The Principal Pay and Accounts Officer Andaman and Nicobar Administration Port Blair.

Subject : Restoration of pension in respect of Defence Service Personnel who had drawn lump sum payment on absorption in Public Sector Undertakings/ Autonomous Bodies-delinking of qualifying service of 33 years for revised pension with effect from 01.01.2006.

Reference:- This office Circular No. 568 dated 13.10.2016 and Circular No. 592 dated 05.12.2017.

A Copy of Govt. of India, Ministry of Defence, Deptt of ESW letter No. 1(04)/2007/D(Pen/Pol) dated 20.06.2018 on the above subject, which is self explanatory, is forwarded herewith for your information, guidance and necessary action.

2. In terms of GoI, MoD letter No. 1(2)/2016-D(Pen/Pol) dated 30.09.2016, revised consolidated pension and family pension of pre-2006 Armed Forces pensioners w.e.f. 1.1.2006 shall not be lower than 50 % and 30% respectively of the minimum of the pay in the pay band plus grade pay corresponding to the pre-revised scale from which the pensioner had retired/ discharged/ invalided out/ died including Military Service Pay and “X” Group pay, if any, without pro rata reduction of pension even if they had rendered qualifying service of less than 33 years at the time of retirement.

3. Now it has been decided by the Government that while determining the revised pension of above said category of absorbe pensioners/family pensioners with effect from 1.1.2006, the pension/ family pension shall also be revised in accordance with the provisions contained in the GoI, MoD letter No. 1(2)/2016-D(Pen/Pol) dated 30.09.2016 referred above.

4. The pension in terms of this order will be revised by the respective Pension Sanctioning Authorities Suo-moto by issuing Corrigendum PPOs in all affected cases. No application in this regard shall be called for either from the pensioners or from the PDAs concerned. Further, PDAs would also brought into notice of PSAs, such left out cases, if any, for revision of pension.

5. All other terms and conditions shall remain unchanged.

6. This circular has been uploaded on PCDA (P) website www.pcdapension.nic.in.

(Sushil Kumar Singh)
Jt. CDA(P)

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EMPANELMENT OF MEDICAL FACILITIES WITH ECHS

EMPANELMENT OF MEDICAL FACILITIES WITH ECHS

Tele: 25683476
Army: 36833

Central Organisation, ECHS
Adjutant General’s Branch
Integrated Headquarters
Ministry of Defence (Army)
Maude Lines
Delhi Cantt-110010

B/49771/AG/ECHS/Emp/Gen

20 Jun 18

(All Regional Centre ECHS)

EMPANELMENT OF MEDICAL FACILITIES WITH ECHS

1. Further to our letter No B/49771/AG/ECHS/Gen dated 20 Sep 17. Empanelment of medical facilities to recommence as per details in succeeding paras.

2. PI process the applications of hospitals with current procedure with immediate effect.

3. Only completed applications should be fwd.

4. NABH/NABL entities can apply directly to CO ECHS.

5. Applications from the areas having adequate No of empanelled hospitals need not be processed unless the hospital has specialised facility/needed by our ESM.

6. PI focus specifically in those areas where there are no/ltd empanelled facilities.

7. This has the approval of MD ECHS.

S/d,
(DK Dubey)
Gp Capt
Jt Dir (Med)
for MD ECHS

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Restoration of pension in respect of Defence Service Personnel – delinking of qualifying service of 33 years for revised pension with effect from 1.1.2006 reg

Restoration of pension in respect of Defence Service Personnel – delinking of qualifying service of 33 years for revised pension with effect from 1.1.2006 reg

No.1(04)/2007/D(Pen/Pol)

Government of India
Ministry of Defence
Department of Ex-Servicemen Welfare

New Delhi,Dated:20th June,2018

To

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

Subject: Restoration of pension in respect of Defence Service Personnel who had drawn lump sum payment on absorption in Public Sector Undertakings/ Autonomous Bodies – delinking of qualifying service of 33 years for revised pension with effect from 1.1.2006 reg.

Sir,

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Ministry’s letter No.1(04)/2007-D(Pen/Policy) dated 18th Sept,2017 under which orders have been issued for restoration of full pension for those Defence pensioners who had drawn lump sum payment on absorption in Public Sector Undertaking/Autonomous Bodies after expiry of commutation period of 15 years from the date of payment of 100% lump sum amount. The said order also allows revision of pension in accordance with the instructions issued from time to time in implementation of the recommendations of the Pay commissions including Seventh CPC.

2. Instructions were issued by this Ministry vide letter No 1(2)/2016- D(Pen/Pol.) dated 30.9.2016 to the effect that w.e.f.1.1.2006 revised consolidated pension and family pension of pre-2006 Armed Forces pensioners shall not be lower than 50% and 30% respectively of the minimum of the pay in the Pay Band plus Grade pay corresponding to the pre–revised scale from which the pensioner had retired/ discharged/ invalided out/ died including Military Service Pay and ‘X’ Group pay, if any, without pro rata reduction of pension even if they had rendered qualifying service of less than 33 years at the time of retirement.

3. Matter has been considered by the Government and it has been decided that while determining the revised pension of above said category of absorbee pensioners/ family pensioners with effect from 1.1.2006, the pension/ family pension shall also be revised in accordance with the provisions contained in this Ministry’s letter dated 30.9.2016 referred above.

4. The revised pension in terms of this order shall be revised by respective Pension Sanctioning Authorities suo-moto by issuing Corrigendum PPOs in all affected cases. No application in this regard shall be called for either from the pensioners or from the PDAs concerned.

5. This issues with the concurrence of the Finance Division of this Ministry vide their ID No.31(8)/09/Fin/Pen dated 23-05-2018.

6. Hindi version will follow.

S/d,
(R K Arora)
Under Secretary to the Govt. Of India.

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Classification of casualties of ammunition accidents of 31.5.2016 at Central Ammunition Depot(CAD) Pulgaon and grant of Liberalized Family Pension(LFP) to NoK

Classification of casualties of ammunition accidents of 31.5.2016 at Central Ammunition Depot(CAD) Pulgaon and grant of Liberalized Family Pension(LFP) to NoK

No.16(5)/ 2016/D(Pen/Pol)

Government of India
Ministry of Defence
Department of Ex-Servicemen Welfare

New Delhi, Dated: 31st May, 2018

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

Subject: Classification of casualties of ammunition accidents of 31.5.2016 at Central Ammunition Depot(CAD) Pulgaon and grant of Liberalized Family Pension(LFP) to NoK-reg.

Sir,
I am directed to refer to IHQ of MoD(Army) letter No. 12841/13/2016/PC/AG/MP 5(d) (Cas Sec) dated 20.12.2016 on the subject mentioned above wherein it was informed that on 31.5.2016 a fire broke out in the Central Ammunition Depot (CAD) Pulgaon. While fire-fighting operations were in progress, at about midnight the entire quantity of mine stores in Explosive Stores House 192 with net explosive content of 135,275 Kgs detonated resulting in death of 19 and grievous injuries to 17 military, DSC and civilian personnel. As per the existing provisions, the death/disability of Armed Forces Personnel were classified as Physical Casualty(PC), attributable to Military Service.

2. Representations were received from Next of Kin (NoK) of the casualties for the classification of the aforesaid casualty as Battle Casualty(BC) to make them eligible for Liberalized Family Pension and Ex-gratia compensation under Category D of MoD letter No. 1(2)/97/D(Pen-C) dated 31.01.2001.

3. High number of casualties has resulted due to detonation of huge amount of explosive material contained in mine Stores of CAD, Pulgaon. The case for classification of said casualties as BC has been considered in this Ministry. It has been decided with the approval of the Competent Authority that as an exception, Military Personnel who died/disabled/injured in the above mentioned ammunition accident shall be eligible for BC status for compensation/pension/gratuity as is admissible in terms of MoD letter No. 1(2)/97/D(Pen-C) dated 31.01.2001

5. This issues with the concurrence of the Finance Division of this Ministry vide their ID No.10(4)/2010/FIN/PEN dated 31.05.2018.

6. Hindi version will follow.

 

Yours faithfully,

S/d,
(Manoj Sinha)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India

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Army Persons to buy Personal Clothing

Army Persons to buy Personal Clothing

Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Defence

Army Persons to buy Personal Clothing

07 JUN 2018

The Seventh Pay Commission has awarded monetary compensation to jawans for allowing purchase of personal clothing items of uniform to be purchased under arrangement to be made by the Army. An annual remuneration of Rs 10,000/- has been paid to all jawans in lieu of selected items of personal clothing. Accordingly, Army has made arrangements for purchase of quality cloth to be made available through CSD outlets and stitching to be carried out under unit arrangements or any other means that the individual jawans may wish to get their clothing stitched as per authorized specifications. This provision is applicable to Central Armed Police Forces as well. It is, therefore, incorrect and inappropriate to single out Army on this issue through inadequately researched articles in the media.

Col Aman Anand

PRO (Army)

Source : PIB

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Fixation of Pension of Retired Medical officers of AMC/ADC/RVC – DESW Orders

Fixation of Pension of Retired Medical officers of AMC/ADC/RVC – DESW Orders

“The fixation of pension/ family pension of retired Medical officers of AMC/ADC/RVC in the above manner, shall be further subject to the condition that emoluments (i.e. Basic Pay MSP + NPA) to be reckoned for pension do not exceed Rs. 2,37,500/- (Rupees two lakh thirty seven thousand and five hundred only). Amount of Gratuity and CVP which has already been notified, shall remain unchanged. ”

No.1(7)/2014/D(Pen/Policy)
Government of India
Ministry of Defence
Department of Ex-Servicemen Welfare

New Delhi, 24th May, 2018

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

Sub: Implementation of Government’s decision on the recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission on revision of provisions regulating Pension/Gratuity/Commutation of Pension/Family Pension including pensionary awards notified in terms of casualty pensionary awards Fixation of Pension of Commissioned Officers of Army Medical Corps/Army Dental Corps/Remount & Veterinary Corps retired during 1.1.2016 to 30.6.2017.

Sir,

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Ministry’s letter No.17(02)/2016/D(Pen/Pol) dated 4th September, 2017. In accordance with Para 4.1.1 of said letter, the emoluments reckoned for calculation of pension include Non Practicing Allowance (NPA) granted to Medical officers of Army Medical Corps /Army Dental Corps / Remount & Veterinary Corps.

2. For Medical Officers of Armed Forces who have retired from 1.1.2016 to 30.6.2017, their pension is based on emoluments which included NPA @ 25% of the pre-revised pay. Orders have been issued by Ministry of Defence vide letter No. 4(10)/2017/D(Med) dated 28th September, 2017 for grant of NPA to serving medical officers @ 20% of basic pay w.e.f. 1.7.2017. Accordingly, the medical officers retired/retiring on or after 1.7.2017 are entitled to pension based on emoluments which include NPA at the rate of 20% of the revised basic pay.

3. The matter regarding revision of pension the Medical Officers of Armed Forces who retired during 1.1.2016 to 30.6.2017 based on revised rate of NPA has been examined by the Government. It has been decided that all kind of pension/family pension in respect of Medical officers of Armed Forces who retired/died during 1.12016 to 30.6.2017 and were drawing NPA at old rates on the date of retirement/death, shall be further revised w.e.f. 1.7.2017 by adding NPA @ 20% to the basic pay on the date of retirement. The fixation of pension/ family pension of retired Medical officers of AMC/ADC/RVC in the above manner, shall be further subject to the condition that emoluments (i.e. Basic Pay MSP + NPA) to be reckoned for pension do not exceed Rs. 2,37,500/- (Rupees two lakh thirty seven thousand and five hundred only). Amount of Gratuity and CVP which has already been notified, shall remain unchanged.

4. This issues with the concurrence of Ministry of Defence(F1nance/Pension) vide their ID No. 10(8)/2018/Fin.Pen dated 11.05.2018.

5. Hindi version will follow.

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

Source: www.desw.gov.in

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E-Pension Payment Order: New Step in the Right Direction

Ministry of Defence
E-Pension Payment Order: New Step in the Right Direction

14 MAY 2018

E-Pension Payment Order

Furthering the Digital India-initiatives of Govt. of India, Principal Controller of Defence Accounts(Pensions), Allahabad has startedissuance of electronic-Pension Payment Orders (e-PPOs) to the pensioners along with their Pension Disbursement Agencies viz., Banks, Defence Pension Disbursement Offices, Post Offices, etc. What began in the first phase, for all Commissioned Officers and JCOs/ORs of Armed Forces from the month of October 2017, has now been extended to all defence pensioners including defence civilians.

Principal Controller of Defence Accounts (Pensions), Allahabad is the sole agency under Ministry of Defence which sanctions Pensions for the Defence Services viz., Army, Coast Guard, Defence Research and Development Organization,General Reserve Engineer Force, Border Roads Organization, Military Engineering Services and other Defence organisations including Defence Account Department and Defence Civilians.

The shift from manual system to e-PPO system is expected to minimize delays in pension disbursement and further revision as and when needed. This initiative also eliminates the occurrence of human errors in data entry at multiple levels.

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Waival of revenue stamp for all payments on the basis of EC

Waival of revenue stamp for all payments on the basis of EC

No.Pay/Tech-I/0195/XXX

Dated: 04/05/2018

To
All CFA(Fys)/All Branch AOs

Subject: Waival of revenue stamp for all payments on the basis of ECS

A point has been scheduled to be raised in the forthcoming 23rd Ordinary Meeting of OFB JCM-III Level regarding affixing of Revenue Stamp on bills etc. It is alleged that some factories are insisting to affix Revenue stamp on bills above Rs 5000/- on or bills above Rs 25000/- while making payments through banks. In this connection please find enclosed herewith this office letter bearing No Pay Tech-I/0195 dated 8/12/2011 wherein detailed guidelines have been elaborated. It is, therefore, advised to follow scrupulously the guidelines laid down therein to avoid unnecessary confusion/ doubt while making payments made through ECS.

sd/-
Addl CofA(Fys)

Office of the Principal Controller of Accounts (Fys)

10A, S.K. Bose Road, Kolkata – 700001
No. Pay/Tech-I/0195

Dated: 08/12/1011

To
The Secretary
A/A Section,
Ord.Fy.Board,
Kolkata

Sub: Proposal for waive of Revenue Stamp for all payments on the basis of ECS.

Ref: Your No. 111/A/A dated 08-11-2011

With reference to above cited letter please refer to Exception below Rule 92(1) of Swamy’s Compilation of Central Government Account, Receipts and Payments Rules which states- “In case of payment credited directly to the bank account of the officers/staff the acknowledgement of the bank branches for the cheque sent to them is to be watched by the Drawing and Disbursing Officers and confirmation made to Pay and Accounts Office. No formal quittance is to be obtained from the bank or officers/staff”. As such stamped receipt may not be insisted upon if payment is made through ECS.

sd/-
Asst. Controller of Accounts (Fys.)

Source: http://pcafys.gov.in/

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SCOVA : Minutes of the 30th SCOVA meeting held on 23rd March 2018

SCOVA : Minutes of the 30th SCOVA meeting held on 23rd March 2018

F.No. 42/05/2018-P&PW(G)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, P.G and Pensions
Department of Pension & Pensioners Welfare

3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhawan
Khan Market, New Delhi-110003
Date:- 25th April, 2018

To

All the Pensioners Associations included in the SCOVA
vide Resolution dated 31.01.2018

Sub:- Minutes of the 30th SCOVA meeting held under the chairmanship of Hon’ble MOS(PP) on 23.03.2018, at Vigyan Bhawan Annexe, New Delhi-reg.

Please find enclosed herewith the minutes of the 30th Meeting of Standing Committee of Voluntary Agencies (SCOVA) held under the chairmanship of Hon’ble MOS(PP) on 23.03.2018, at Vigyan Bhawan Annexe, New Delhi for your kind perusal.

Encl: as above

S/d,
(Charanjit Taneja)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

Minutes of the 30th Meeting of Standing Committee of Voluntary Agencies (SCOVA) held on 23.03.2018 under the chairmanship of Hon’ble MOS(PP) at Vigyan Bhawan Annexe, New Delhi

The 30th meeting of Standing Committee of Voluntary Agencies (SCOVA) was held under the chairmanship of Hon’ble MOS(PP) on 23.03.2018. List of participants is enclosed.

2. Joint Secretary (P) welcomed the representatives of Pensioners Associations and the participating officers from various Ministries/Departments

3. He mentioned that some issues of the last SCOVA meeting have been resolved. Two review meetings were held with Ministry of Health & Family Welfare on 05.06.2017 and with Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, CPAO, Ministry of Defence, Department of Telecom and Department of Financial Services on 09.01.2018 to resolve issues pending in SCOVA.

4. Thereafter, the Action Taken Report on the decisions of the 29th SCOVA meeting and Fresh Agenda Items of the 30th SCOVA meeting were taken up for discussion.

5. Discussion on the Action Taken Report of 29th SCOVA meeting:

(i) Revision of PPOs of pre-2006 pensioners.
(ii). Health Insurance Scheme for pensioners including those residing in Non CGHS area.
(iii). Special “Higher” Family Pension for widows of the war disabled invalidated out of service.
(iv). Extension of CGHS facilities to P&T pensioners.
(v). Conversion of Postal Dispensary at Cantt. Road Cuttack to CGHS Wellness Centre.
(vi). Anomaly in fixation of pension of DoT employees who were absorbed in BSNL between 01.10.2000 and 30.07.2001.
(vii). Extension of benefit of upgraded Grade Pay to pre-2006 retirees of S-12 grade (Issue of grant of grade pay of Rs. 4600/- instead of Rs. 4200/-)
(viii). Merger of Survey of India Dispensary at Dehradun in CGHS on the same lines as P&T.
(ix). Stoppage of recovery of wrongful/excess payments from Railways Pensioners.
(x). Delay in commencement of family pension to spouse on death of pensioners.
(xi). Timely (i) Restoration of commuted pension and (ii) Commencement of Additional Pension on attaining the age of 80 years by the Banks.
(xii). Item wise details of payment made to be shown in the pass books of pensioners.
(xiii). Additional Pension for recipients of disability pension of age of 80 years and above.
(xiv). Upgradation of Polyclinic at Bajaj Nagar, Jaipur.
(xv). Setting up of CGHS Wellness Centre at Kochi.
(xvi). Empanelment of Hospitals/ Health Centre with CGHS in Ambernath/Dombivli.

The meeting ended with the vote of thanks to the Chair

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CADRE REVIEW IN BARRACKS AND STORE CADRE OF MES

Cadre Review in Barracks and Store Cadre of MES

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF DEFENCE
DEPARTMENT OF DEFENCE
RAJYA SABHA

UNSTARRED QUESTION NO.2582
TO BE ANSWERED ON 19.3.2018

CADRE REVIEW IN BARRACKS AND STORE CADRE OF MES

2582. SHRIMATI VIJILA SATHYANANTH:

Will the Minister of DEFENCE be pleased to state:

(a) whether it is a fact that Government has approved the first review of Barracks and Store Cadre that functions under the Military Engineering Services (MES);

(b) if so, the details thereof;

(c) whether it is also a fact that in the new structure, there will be 2792 posts in the officer and subordinate grades;

(d) whether some of the posts have been redesigned; and

(e) if so, the details thereof?

ANSWER

MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF DEFENCE

DR. SUBHASH BHAMRE

(a) & (b): Yes, Sir. The details are as under:

Officers Grade:

(i) Joint Director General (Resource)*

Pay Band-4, Grade Pay Rs.10000/-.

: 01
(ii) Principal Barrack & Store Officer

Pay Band-4, Grade Pay Rs.8700/-.

: 26
(iii) Senior Barrack & Store Officer (NFSG)

Pay Band-3, Grade Pay Rs.7600/-

: 38
(iv) Senior Barrack & Store Officer

Pay Band-3, Grade Pay Rs.6600/-.

: 62
(v) Barrack & Store Officer

Pay Band-3, Grade Pay Rs.5400/-.

: 295
(vi) Reserve at JTS Level. : 20

Subordinate Grade:

(i) Supervisor Barrack & StorePay Band-2, Grade Pay Rs.4600/-. : 696
(ii) Senior Store & Revenue Assistant(erstwhile Store Keeper Grade-I)Pay Band-1, Grade Pay Rs.2800/-. : 715
(iii) Store & Revenue Assistant(erstwhile Store Keeper Grade-II)Pay Band-1, Grade Pay Rs.1900/-. : 939

 

(c) The total revised strength of the cadre is 2792.

 

(d) & (e): Yes, Sir. Store Keeper Grade-I has been re-designated as Senior Store and Revenue Assistant (Pay Band-I, Grade Pay Rs.2800/-). Store Keeper Grade-II has been re-designated as Store and Revenue Assistant (Pay Band-I, Grade Pay Rs.1900/-). The posts of Meter Reader (MCM) and Meter Reader (HSG) shall be re-designated as Senior Store and Revenue Assistant (Pay Band-I, Grade Pay Rs.2800/-), whoever opt for the same, otherwise they shall be allowed to be in the same category and will be wasted out through superannuation. The post of Meter Reader (SK) shall be re-designated as Store & Revenue Assistant (Pay Band-I, Grade Pay Rs.1900/-), whoever opt for the same, otherwise they well be allowed to be in the same category and will be wasted out through superannuation.

 

Source: ENGLISH VERSION & HINDI VERSION

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Grant of financial upgradation under ACP/ MACP Scheme and Non Functional Grade to Pharmacists

Grant of financial upgradation under ACP/MACP Scheme and Non Functional Grade to Pharmacists: Clarification by PCA(Fys)

Circular – 03

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF DEFENCE
OFFICE OF THE PRINCIPAL CONTROLLER OF ACCOUNTS (FYS)
PAY TECH SECTION
10-A, S.K. BOSE ROAD, KOLKATA: 700001

No: Pay/Tech-I/01(6th CPC) Pharmacist

Dated: 13/04/2018

To
All CFAs / Br. AOs

Subject: Grant of financial upgradation under ACP/MACP Scheme and Non Functional Grade to Pharmacists.

The issue of grant of ACP/MACP to Pharmacists on acceptance of Fast Track Committee Report, the Government of India, vide Min of Fin, Deptt of Expenditure F. No. 1/1/2008-IC dated 18.11.2009 was referred to our HQrs office for clarifications on the following points.

(i) Whether the pharmacists (GP Rs2800/-) who have already been granted higher scale/GP (GP 4200/-) by virtue of ACP or otherwise prior to effective date of OM dated 18.11.2009 are again to be allowed Non Functional Upgradation (GP 4200/-) under the above provisions.

(ii) Further, doubt has been raised regarding mode of fixation of pay while on granting ACP after NFU, as in the case of Pharmacists, the scale/GP granted on account of NFU and the standard/common pay scales applicable for ACP in terms of Annexure-II are same and identical i.e. GP of Rs.4200/- in the PB-2.

In this regard a copy of CGDA No-AT/Il/2458-XXIII, dated 01/03/2018 received in this office clarifying the above points is forwarded herewith for information and necessary guidelines.

Sd/-
ACA (Fys)

Office of the Controller General of Defence Accounts
Ulan Batar Road, Palam, Delhi Cantt-11001

No. AT/II/2458-XXIII

Dated: 01 Mar 2018

To
The PCA (Fys)
Kolkata

Subject: Grant of financial upgradation under ACP/ MACP Scheme and Non Functional Grade to Pharmacists.

Reference: Your office letter No Pay/Tech-I/01 (6th CPC) Pharmacist dated 12-01-2017, 20-02-2017 and 14-09-2017.

The issue of grant of ACP/MACP to Pharmacists referred to HQrs Office vide your office letter dated 12-01-2017 has been examined in consultation with other PCsDA/CSDA. As regard to the first point of doubt referred by your office, it is viewed that grant of NFU (in the grade pay of Rs 4200/-) to the pharmacists who have already been granted GP of Rs 4200/- by virtue of ACP or otherwise as on 01-
01-2006 does not appear to be in tune with or supported by the orders regulating the grant of NFU.

2. Further, regarding second doubt raised by your office it is stated that the clarification given at S] No 2 of DOPT OM No 35()34/1/97-Estt (D) (Vol-IV) dated 10-02-2000 clearly stipulates that in cases where pay scale given as selection grade/in-situ promotion is not a part of hierarchy, the pay scale granted by virtue of selection grade/in-situ promotion may be treated to have withdrawn on grant of ACP. In View of the provisions ibid it is viewed that the pay scale/ grade pay of Rs 4200/- granted by virtue of NFU in the cases of pharmacists which is not a part of hierarchy may be treated to have withdrawn on grant of ACP.

This has the approval of Addl CGDA (PP&W).

Sd/-
(V K Purohit)
for CGDA

Source: pcafys.nic.in

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Over Time Allowance – Defence Industrial

Over Time Allowance – Defence Industrial
No. Pay/Tech-II/73

Date: – 12/04/2018

To

1) All Controller of Finance & Accounts (Fys)

2) All Br. AOs

Sub: Payment of Over Time Allowances(OTA) in the revise pay to the employees of Defence Industrial Establishment governed by the Factory Act.1948.

MoD No 13(3)/2016/D(Civ-II) dated 26.02.2018, received under OFB, Kolkata letter bearing No. 525/Genl/Per/Policy(VI) dated 19.03.2018 regarding payment of Overtime Allowance to the employees of the Defence Industrial Establishment governed by the Factory Act, 1948 on the basis of revised wages with effect from the date the wages have been revised i.e. 01.01.2016 subject to the conditions mentioned therein, is forwarded herewith for further necessary action at your end.

Further, in case of the OT element of Piece Workers in respect of Overtime upto 9 hours a day or 48 hours in a week is to be worked out on the basis of Piece Work Correlation on 6th CPC pay scale till finalization of the same on revised pay structure.

Signed copy

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Defence Accounts Department Releases Handbook on Pay & allowances of JCOs & ORs

Defence Accounts Department Releases Handbook on Pay & allowances of JCOs & ORs

Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Defence

 

04-April-2018

DAD Releases Handbook on Pay & allowances of JCOs & ORs

The Defence Accounts Department is entrusted with the responsibility of maintaining the pay accounts of million plus Jawans and JCOs of Indian Army. The Pay Accounts Offices (PAOs) of this department are at the forefront of the concerted efforts that are being put in to ensure that these men get their correct dues within reasonable time frame.

An important requirement to meet the expectations of the end user and ensuring their contentment is that the JCOs/ORs understands their dues and their entitlement. If they further appreciate the processes involved in acceptance or denial of any dues, it would equip them with enough knowledge to have better awareness to contest entitlement inconsistencies, if any.

This handbook was conceptualized with the aim to provide more grasp on the rules of entitlement as well as to have complete transparency of procedures in the PAOs. This first edition contains all the procedures right from the inception stage of publishing and processing of the daily Part II orders, till the final processing and disbursement of entitlements.

The book also details the functional boundaries and constraints of PAOs. The chapters are so ordered that they lay down entitlement parameters in a user-friendly manner. Each of the chapter seeks to enlighten the JCOs/OR on the documentary and procedural requirements for processing an entitlement.

The audit and procedural requirements behind processing of Contingent Bill items, AFPP Fund claims, MACPs, transfer/deputation, leave/TD etc., are all detailed in distinct chapters of the handbook. The deductions from pay and allowances, bank account details, etc. are also elaborated in the book.

In a unique separate chapter interpretation of the Monthly Pay Slip has been elaborated. It details item-wise description of notifications provided in the Pay Slip, which, it is expected, would not only ameliorate grievances of Jawans at the inception stage but also give him confidence regarding legitimacy of the entitlements so granted. A chapter on general FAQs is also included for assistance and ready references

The book has sought to cover all the parameters of pay and allowances of JCOs/ORs, incorporating the 7th CPC entitlements as well, wherever available on the date of publication. This book in pdf format is also available on the website of PAO(OR) AMC & 11 GRRC as well as of PCDA(CC), Lucknow.

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Free Personal Accident Death Cover and Permanent Disability Cover of Rs 30 lakhs

Free Personal Accident Death Cover and Permanent Disability Cover of Rs 30 lakhs

 

“Army personnel will get free personal accident death cover and free permanent disability cover of Rs 30 lakhs, free educational cover of upto Rs 1 Lakh per year for four years for education of dependent child in case of accidental death of defence personnel”

 

Ministry of Defence
MoU between Indian Army and HDFC Bank

 

A Memorandum of Undertaking (MoU) was signed between the Indian Army and HDFC Bank on the Defence Salary Package on 03 Apr 2018. The first MoU between HDFC Bank and the Indian Army was signed in 2011 and was renewed on 13 Mar 2015. The current MoU is tailor made to suit the requirements of serving soldiers, pensioners and families.

 

The signing in ceremony was chaired by the Director General (MP&PS), Lt Gen S K Saini and was attended by the top dignitaries of HDFC Bank headed by Ms Smita Bhagat, Head Government Business and Branch Banking.

 

Currently Indian Army has MoUs on Defence Salary Package with 11 public and private sector banks. MoUs are considered for inception and renewal with banks on analyzing their utility and suitability to the requirements of serving soldiers, pensioners and families. Army is hoping that this MoU will benefit a large number of serving and retired Army personnel who are having their accounts with HDFC bank; and also provide them an opportunity to access modern banking facilities.

Under the current MoU apart from other benefits the Army personnel will get free personal accident death cover and free permanent disability cover of Rs 30 lakhs, free educational cover of upto Rs 1 Lakh per year for four years for education of dependent child in case of accidental death of defence personnel and 100% processing fees waived for Car Loans and Personal Loans.

 

Source: PIB

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