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Stoppage of Holiday Over-Time in Ordnance Factories

Stoppage of Holiday Over-Time in Ordnance Factories: BPMS writes to Raksha Matri

BHARATIYA PRATIRAKSHA MAZDOOR SANGH
CENTRAL OFFICE: 2-A, NAVEEN MARKET, KANPUR – 208001
REF: BPMS / MOD / OFB / 186 (8/1/R)

Dated: 19.08.2017

To
Shri Arun Jaitley Ji.,
Hon’ ble Raksha Mantri Ji.,
Government of India
Ministry of Defence,
South Block,
NEW DELHI : 110 011

Subject: Stoppage of Holiday Over-Time in Ordnance Factories – Protest of.

Reference: MoD ID No.DDP-P0012/8/2017-D(Prod-II) dt.08-08-2017.

Respected Sir,

I have been directed to bring the following for your kind immediate intervention.

Vide Ministry of Defence letter cited under reference above, Ordnance Factory Board has been directed to completely stop Holiday Overtime in the Factories.

In this connection we submit that the said order issued by concerned officials is totally unjustified and is without proper application of mind, suffice to say that Over time in the Ordnance Factories is not granted as a matter of routine or luxury but there is a time tested and logical formula vis-à-vis production output on the basis of which the action is taken and it is quantifiable.

Here it may also be pertinent to note that as per the annual statement of accounts of the factories, the total cost of labour on the cost of production is constant between 12 to 13% whereas other elements like Material, Fixed Over heads ,Variable Over heads consumes bulk of cost of production.

Thus targeting Labour to cut cost is not only an unprofessional approach but also shows the biased mindset of the concerned Officials of MoD which is adversely affecting the moral, dedication of the employee and output of the OFB organization.

There is large scale resentment amongst employees as a result of which whimsical diktat of the Ministry and we seek your immediate personal intervention in the matter to provide justice to the workmen.

We therefore once again demand that status quo ante be restored, pending further discussion on the matter.

Thanking You,

Sincerely yours

(M P SINGH)
General Secretary

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Implementation of GST in Defence Sector

Implementation of GST in Defence Sector

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

No. GST Cell/9504/GST/Query                                           

16th August 2017

To,
Commodore Sanjay Vatsayan
PDNP, IHQ MoD (Navy)
New Delhi

Sub: Implementation of GST in Defence Sector

This has reference to letter No.PL/3109/FP5 dated 9th Aug 2017 regarding clarification on GST registration number.

2. In this regard, it is intimated that Section 51 & 52 of GST Act, 2017 (uploaded on CGDA website) has been kept in abeyance by the Ministry of Finance, GoI. Hence, DDOs registration number i.e, GSTIN of PCsDA/CsDA is not required for processing of third party bills, as an interim arrangement, till Section 51 & 52 of GST Act is notified.

3. This issues with the approval of Addl. CGDA (US).

ACGDA (GST)

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ECHS: Enhancement of contractual remuneration of Doctors/Officers engaged on contract basis

ECHS: Enhancement of contractual remuneration of Doctors/Officers engaged on contract basis

22D(19)/2017/WE/D(Res)
Govt of India
Department of Ex-Servicemen Welfare

Sena Bhawan,
New Delhi, the 16th August, 2017

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

ORDER

Sir,

I am directed to convey the sanction of the Competent authority to the following amendments in Para 2 of GoI letter No. 22d(50)/2007/US(WE)/D(Res) dated 27th Nov 2015 as amended vide Ministry of Defence letter No. 22D(50)/2007/US(WE)/d(Res) dated 06.04.2016 regarding contractual remuneration of employees engaged on contract basis in ECHS.

2. Sl. No. 1 to 4 of para 2 to read as follows:-

3. The revised order will be effective from the date of issue of this letter.

4. The issue with the concurrence Ministry of Defence (Finance) vide their U.O. No. 33(05)/2009/Fin/Pen. Dated 09.08.2017.

Yours Faithfully,
sd/-
(A.K. Karn)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India

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Night Duty Allowance (NDA) – Clarification regarding Fixation of Ceiling of pay for entitlement

Night Duty Allowance (NDA) – Clarification regarding Fixation of Ceiling of pay for entitlement

Office of the Principal Controller of Defence Accounts (Central Command)
Cariappa Road, Cantt., Lucknow, Pin Code – 226002

No. PT/3088/View/Vol-VI

Dated 11/08/2017

To,
All Sub-Offices
Under PCDA(CC)
Pay- I, II, III (Local)

Subject: Night Duty Allowance (NDA) – Clarification regarding Fixation of Ceiling of pay for entitlement.

A letter of Government of India, Ministry of Defence, (Department of Defence) D (Civ.II) bearing MOD ID No. 17(4)/2012/D-(Civ-II) dated 07.07.2017 received from HQrs office vide their letter No. AT/II/2366/NDA/Vol-XI dated 31.07.2017/ 02.08.2017 on the above subject, which is self-explanatory. is available on the website of PCDA CC (pcdaacc.gov.in) for your information, guidance and necessary action.

Encls: As above

sd/-
Accounts Officer (PT)

CGDA’s letter No. AT/II/2366/NDA/Vol-XI dated 31.07.2017/ 02.08.2017

Controller General of Defence Accounts
ULAN BATAR ROAD, PALAM, DELHI CANTT-110010

File No..AT/II/2366/NDA/Vol-XI
Dated: 31 Jul 2017/02 Aug 2017

To,
PCDA(CC), Lucknow

Subject: Night Duty Allowance (NDA) – Clarification regarding Fixation of Ceiling of pay for entitlement.
Ref : This HQrs letter No. AT/II/2366/NDA/Vol-X dated 29.05.2015.

Consequent upon issuance of GoI, Min of Def No.17(4)/2012/D(Civ-II) dated 8th May 2015 for implementation of the order dated 5 Nov 2009 passed by Central Administrative Tribunal, Jodhpur Bench in OA 34/2008, filed by Shri Ram Kumar others, reference had been received in The HQrs office from several controllers regarding ceiling of pay for entitlement of Night Duty Allowance. Accordingly, The matter was Taken up with MOD for clarifications.

2. In this context, please find enclosed a copy of Ministry of Defence, ID No. 17(4)/2012/D-(Civ-II) dated 07th July 2017 on the above subject. The Cases of NDA may be dealt with accordingly.

JT. CGDA (P&W) has seen.

(Ashish Yadav)
Sr. ACGDA

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Boycott of Lunch on 01.08.2017 by all Ordnance Factories affiliated unions of INDWF

Boycott of Lunch on 01.08.2017 by all Ordnance Factories affiliated unions of INDWF

INDWF/Circular/2017/005

Date: 31.07.2017

CIRCULAR

To
All Affiliated Unions of INDWF

Dear Affiliates,

You are all aware that Government of India, Ministry of Defence, Department of Defence Production have declared vide their letter Dt 27.04.2017 that about 143 items Of Ordnance Factories manufactured products are being declared as non-core items and in future these items will be manufactured by private industries. Further, introduction of PPP Model in small arms group of Factories. FDI IO0% in Defence Sector, large scale privatisation in Defence, Withdrawal Of NPS, settlement of 7th CPC related issues are the major concern of Defence Civilian employees for which, INDWF represented to the Oefence Minister for a brief discussion and conducted various agitational programmes, Further, Central Trade unions under the leadership of Dr.G.Sanjaeva Reddy, ex-M.P., President, INTUC are also extending their Solidarity for the Defence employees problems for which National Convention is organised at Delhi on 08.08.2017 in which future course of action going to be decided.

AIDEF has requested vide their letter Dated 25.07.2017 to extend our support for the declared boycott Lunch on 01.08.2017. It has been decided that all the Unions affiliated to INDWF may join by Supporting the issues to achieve the demands.

Yours Sincerely,
sd/-
(R.SRINIVASAN)
General Secretary

Source: INDWF

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Enhancement of rates of Marriage Grant dated 15.07.2016

Enhancement of rates of Marriage Grant dated 15.07.2016

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

Subject: Enhancement of rates of Marriage Grant.

The Standing Committee on Defence (16th Lok Sabha) directed vide para 56 to 58 of its 2nd Report that rate of marriage grant to needy ESM (upto the rank of Hav/equivalent) and their widows be enhanced from Rs 16,000/- to Rs 50,000/- per daughter (for 2 daughters). The Standing Committee also desired that an additional allocation of Rs 10.30 crores may be provided to DESW to meet the requirement of enhanced Marriage Grant.

2. Accordingly Army, Navy & Air force has agreed to provide the additional funds 011 pro-rata basis i.c. 85:5 :10, annually w.e.f. 2016-17.

3. Approval of competent authority is conveyed to the enhancement of the rates of marriage grant from , Rs 16,000/- to Rs 50,000/- per daughter (for 2 daughters) to ESM (upto the rank of Hav/equivalent) and their widows w.e.f. 1.4.2016.

(Santhosh)
Joint Secretary (Res-II)

1. Secretary, KSn
2. COAS
3. CNS
4. CAS

MoD, I.D, No. 102/AFFD/Marriage Grant/20I 6-D(Res-II) dated 15th July, 2016

Source: desw.gov.in

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Enhancement in the rate of Special Pension to Blinded Ex-servicemen under AO 606/75

Enhancement in the rate of Special Pension to Blinded Ex-servicemen under AO 606/75

No. 161/KSB/Policy/SPL PEN/C
Government of India
Ministry of Defence
Department of Ex-Servicemen Welfare

New Delhi, Dated 8th June, 2017

The Controller General of
Defence Accounts, (CGDA)

New Delhi.

Subject: Enhancement in the rate of Special Pension to Blinded Ex-servicemen under AO 606/75.

Sir,

In supersession of Government of India, Ministry .of Defence letter No. 12-SB(8)/52-2001/958/D(Res) dated 16th Nov.2001, I am directed to convey the sanction of the President to enhance the Special Pension to blinded Ex-Servicemen from Rs. 500/- p.m. to Rs. 4000/-per month with effect from June, 2017. The expenditure will he debited to relevant Head of account of Defence Services Estimates.

2. The sanction is issued with the concurrence of Ministry of Defence (Fin/Pen) vide their ID No 10(12)/2016/FIN/PEN dated 05/06/2017.

Yours faithfully,
(A. K. Pandey)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

Signed copy

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Women Personnel in Defence Forces

Women Personnel in Defence Forces

Presently, women are recruited in Indian Army as Officers through Short Service Commission (SSC) on all India merit basis along with men candidates.  Women Officers are inducted in Army Service Corps, Army Ordnance Corps, Army Education Corps, Judge Advocate General Branch including Engineers, Signals, Intelligence and Electrical & Mechanical Engineering branches.  In addition, they are also commissioned in Medical Branch Army Medical Corps (AMC), Army Dental Corps (ADC) and Military Nursing Service (MNS).  Further, Women Officers are eligible for grant of Permanent Commission in Judge Advocate General (JAG) Department and in Army Education Corps (AEC) of Army.

The IAF has pioneered the entry of women as officers in flying and ground duty.

In Indian Navy, women officers are inducted through Short Service Commission, in Logistics, Law, Observers, Air Traffic Control (ATC), Pilots (Maritime Reconnaissance Stream), Naval Armament Inspectorate cadre (NAIC), Naval Architecture and Education Branch.

The details of women officers in Army (excluding Medical, Dental & Nursing Branch), in Indian Air Force (excluding Medical and Dental Branch) and in Indian Navy recruited during the last three years, Service-wise, are as under:-

Year

Army

Navy

Air Force

2014

104

57

155

2015

72

35

223

2016

69

43

108

The percentage of women officers in the three services of armed forces are as under:-

Percentage of women officers

Army

Navy

Air Force

3.64%

(as on 1.1.2017)

4.49%

(as on June 2017)

13%

(as on July 2017)

 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.

 In the Indian Air Force since 1993, women officers have been inducted in all branches and stream as Short Service Commissioned Officers except in the fighter stream.  However, IAF has revised Short Service Commission scheme to induct women into the fighter stream on experimental basis for five years.  The first batch of three women officers was commissioned in the fighter stream on June 18, 2016.

 In addition, steps like increasing tenure of women officers and improving promotional prospects in Army have been taken to increase participation of women in the Army.

 This information was given by Minister of state for Defence Dr. Subhash Bhamre in a written reply to Shri Harish Chandra alias Harish Dwivedi in Lok Sabha today.

 Source : PIB

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Housing Facilities to Defence Personnel

Housing Facilities to Defence Personnel

Government has sanctioned construction of 1,98,881 Dwelling Units (DUs) for the Married Military officers / soldiers. Apart from construction of DUs, hiring of houses is also undertaken for Defence personnel to meet the deficiency of housing. In addition, Service personnel are authorized to House Rent Allowance (HRA) / Compensation in Lieu of Quarter (CILQ) / Family Accommodation Allowance (FAA).

Married Accommodation Project (MAP) was approved in 2002 for providing 1,98,881 Dwelling Units (DUs) to serving defence personnel. Under this project DUs with improved specifications are being constructed. Besides, under Annual Major Works Programme (AMWP) residential accommodation projects are undertaken as per special needs from time to time.

Phase-I comprising 57875 DUs has been completed. Out of 69904 DUs meant for Phase-II, 38811 DUs have been constructed & balance 31093 DUs are under construction. Balance 71102 DUs are planned for phase-III projects. Provision exists for construction of Field Area Family Accommodation (FAFA) in peace stations for the families of Officers / soldiers serving in field areas. In view of shortfall of FAFA accommodations, Defence Personnel are provided HRA / CILQ / FAA at the rate of selected place of residence of family.

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

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Implementation of Govt’s decisions on the recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission-Revision of pension of pre-2016 pensioners/family pensioners, etc.

7th CPC Revision of Pension of Pre-2016 Defence Civilian Pensioners: PCDA Circular No. C-168 (In amendment of C-164)

OFFICE OF THE PR. CONTROLLER OF DEFENCE ACCOUNTS (PENSIONS)

DRAUPADI GHAT, ALLAHABAD- 211014

Circular No. C-168

No: G1/C/0199/Vol-I/Tech

Dated: – 10 .07.2017.

To,
————————————–
——————————–
(All Head of Department under Min. of Defence)

Subject: – Implementation of Govt’s decisions on the recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission-Revision of pension of pre-2016 pensioners/family pensioners, etc.

Reference: – (i) GOI, Deptt. of P&PW O.M. No. 38/37/2016-P&PW(A), dt. 6th July, 2017.

(ii) This office important circular no. C-164, bearing no.G1/C/0199/Vol-I/Tech, dated 30th May 2017.

GoI, Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievance and Pensions, Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare has issued a CONCORDANCE TABLE vide O.M. No. 38/37/2016-P&PW(A), dated 6th July, 2017 for revision of pension of pre-2006 pensioners/family pensioners based on notional pay fixed as on 01.01.2016. A copy of the same has been uploaded on this office website www.pcdapension.nic.in for easy accessibility of all concerned. This table should be used to arrive at notional basic pay in the pay matrix of 7th CPC.

2. Reference of this office DO letter of even no. dt. 02/06/2017 is also invited, under which it was requested to all HODs that a Nodal Officer may be nominated who can be contacted for expediting the process and resolving any issue which is encountered. Details such as telephone number, mobile no., email -id etc. may kindly be intimated immediately if not already done, by email to gograntonecivil.dad[at]hub.nic.in .

3 Reference may kindly be made to this office circular no. C-164 dated 30.05.2017 wherein methodology for revision of pension consequent upon issue of GOI, DP&PW OM No. 38/37/2016-P&PW(A), dated 12.05.2017 was conveyed. Several queries in form of letter, email, phone calls are being received for clarification of certain provisions of the ibid circular. It has been decided, therefore to circulate such clarification through this circular. Hence, topic wise clarifications are appended below:-1

a). HOO Code:

(i) At Para 20 of the circular C-164 dated 30.05.2017, it was mentioned that HOO code shall to be obtained by sending email to pcdapedp.cgda@nic.in in the prescribed proforma duly signed by Head of Office (HOO) and Head of Department (HOD). It has been seen that request for HOO code allotment is being received in this office in very sparse manner. Since, this code is mandatory for preparation of LPC-cum- Datasheet and also for transmission of PPOs to Head of Offices, it is requested to impress upon the Head of Offices functioning under your jurisdiction to kindly forward the request for allotment of HOO code immediately in prescribed manner. It is worthwhile to mention here that the term ‘Head of Department’ refer to organization such as OFB, AOC, ENG., DRDO, AF, Navy, DAD, Coast Guard etc. and Head of Office indicates the Unit (say a Factories under OFB, a laboratories under DRDO etc.) which are required to send claim for pension sanction/revision to this office. It is also planned to soon modify existing LPC-cum- Datasheet which is presently being used for processing regular pension claims for other types of pension including superannuation etc. Therefore, timely allotment of HOO Code will avoid any delay in preparation of pension claims.

(ii) It may be kept in mind while filling HOO registration form that column ORGANISATION should be filled with organisation code(as being filled in 1st column of existing LPCs) of HOD. For example if HOD is Factory organisation then ORGANISATION Column shall be filled as : 01.

(iii) It has been observed that in some cases HOO Code has been allotted, but the same isshowing error while filling LPC-cum- Datasheet through Utility because the leading zero is dropped and then the code consists of 5 digits only. The utility has been updated and the revised version of the utility is now available on this office website www.pcdapension.nic.in .

b) LPC-CUM-DATA SHEET

(i). HOO Name (Column2):- It has also been observed that in the field of ‘HOO Name’ name of officer holding that appointment is mentioned. In this regard, attention is invited to filling instructions of Column 2 which mentions clearly that the column will be filled with ‘office name’ of the pensioners. For example if Govt. employee retired from HQ CWE SHIMLA HILLS JUTGAON CANTT SHIMLA, this column shall be filled as HQ CWE SHIMLA. In no case, name of the officer who is Head of the Unit or appointed to act as HOO under Delegation of Financial Power Rules 1976 should be mentioned.

(ii) In the field of PPO no., slashes ‘/’ are also being indicated. While it is clearly mentioned in filling instruction that PPO no. should be filled without slashes. For example if PPO no. is C/MISC/10250/2016, it should be filled as CMISC102502016 .

(iii) Date of Birth, Date of Appointment and Date of Retirement should be filled in (MMDDYYYY) format. For example if Date of Birth is 5th February 1950 it shall be filled as 02/05/1950. Alternatively calendar facility provided in the utility may be used.

(iv) It has been observed that pay scale at the time of retirement is not being filled in the corresponding column as provision mentioned under the caption ” PAY DETAILS”. For example: if, Govt. employee retired under 4th CPC in Pay scales 5900-200-7300 with last pay drawn 6100/- all columns from 4th CPC Pay Scale and onward should be filled properly. For example :-

4th CPC Scale (as 01.01.1986) : 31 (5900-200-7300)
4th CPC Pay/Notional Pay (as 01.01.1986) : 6100
5th CPC Pay (as 01.01.1996) : 29 (18400-500-22400)
5th CPC Pay/Notional Pay (as 01.01.1996) : 18400
6th CPC Pay Band(as 01.01.2006) : 4 (PB-IV)
Grade Pay (as 01.01.2006) : 10000
6th CPC Pay/Notional Pay (01.01.2006) without grade pay : 44700
7th CPC Level of Pay : L14
7th CPC Pay Index : 1
7th CPC Notional Pay (as on 01.01.2016) : 144200

(v) Basic Pension as on 01.01.2016 (Column 29) It has been observed that in some cases this column is filled with 50% of notional pay as on 01.01.2016, which is not correct. Filling instruction in this regard is very clear, this column is meant to reflect basic pension as on 01/01/2016 as per pre-revised scale of 6th CPC. In other words pensionary entitlement under 6th CPC should be multiplied by 2.57 and this results need to be reflected in this column.

(vi) Name of PDA (Column 45) : As per filling instructions if PDA is Bank (Code-9), then filling of Column no. 45 to 51 i.e. PDA Station, Name of Bank, Bank Account no., IFSC code of Paying Branch and BSR Code of CPPC must not be left blank.

c) Vetting of Data Sheet

(i). At Para 20 of the circular C-164 dated 30.05.2017, it was mentioned that in the annexed proforma of LPC-Cum-Data Sheet, the claim will be forwarded along with all concerned documents by the H.O.O/H.O.D to PCDA (Pension) Allahabad after getting it vetted from PAO/LAO attached. In this connection it is clarified that it is not necessary to get LPC-cum- Datasheet vetted by both authority i.e by PAO and LAO. Any one of the two may vet the LPC-cum- Datasheet before forwarding to this office.

4. In view of the foregoing, Head of Departments are requested to issue suitable instructions (along with copy of this circular) to all the Head of Offices under their administrative control to ensure that claims on the subject matter are floated in accordance with clarification given in above Paras without delay. It is further requested that HOD’s may evolve suitable mechanism to monitor progress in forwarding of LPC-cum-Data Sheet by their sub -offices functioning as on Head of Office.

(Rajeev Ranjan Kumar)
Dy. CDA (P)

No: G1/C/0199/ Vol-I/Tech
Dated: 10 /07/2017

Source: http://pcdapension.nic.in/

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Struggle Against Defence Privatization – Confederation

Struggle Against Defence Privatization – Confederation

CONFEDERATION EXTENDS FULL SUPPORT AND SOLIDARITY TO THE STRUGGLE OF DEFENCE EMPLOYEES AGAINST PRIVATISATION.

Successive Governments after 1990s have started permitting private sector in the field of Defence production. During May 2001, the Defence Industry sector which was reserved for the Government sector and Public sector was opened to 100% for Indian private sector with 26% Foreign Direct Investment (FDI). Subsequently the FDI cap in Defence was raised to 49% and now the NDA Govt raised it to 100%. Government has issued so far 222 licenses to private corporate sector like ADHANI, AMBANI, L&T, ASHOK LEYLAND, BHARAT FORGE, GODREJ &BOYCE, PUNJ LLOYD, PIPAVAV DEFENSE, PREMIER EXPLOSIVES etc,. The present Govt is bent upon to extend all types of support to the Indian private corporate houses and their foreign collaborators. Recently the Prime Minister office asked all the 41 Ordnance Factories, the information about the name of the products manufactured, its photographs, technical description, land holding by each factories, details of plants and machinery, strength of employees etc.,

On 27-04-2017, the Ministry of Defence issued an order with the approval of the Defence Minister Shri Arun Jaitely, to completely outsource 143 defence equipment like Military, Vehicles, Ammunition, Ammunition boxes, Guns, Rifles, Tanks, Troop comfort items etc., which are being manufactured at present by the ordnance factories. This decision of the Govt is going to affect more than 25 Ordnance factories and about 20,000 defence employees will be thrown out of job. Again another order was issued categorizing 39 more items as “non-care” items for outsourcing.

All these decisions are taken to encourage private corporates, making the state-owned Defence Industries sick and redundant and bringing in their place the private corporate sector whose sole intention is to earn more and more profit.

The All India Defence Employees Federation (AIDEF) is on a war path and has already started series of agitations and campaign programmes against the policy decision of the Government to privatise Defence Industry and closure of ordnance factories rendering thousands of defence employees surplus and consequent retrenchment.

As a higher form of agitation AIDEF has commenced indefinite relay hunger fast near Parliament (Jantar Manthar) from 3rd July 2017 onwards. The relay fast was inaugurated by Com. Sharad Yadav, MP. Former Vice President of AIDEF.

The National Secretariat of Confederation of Central Govt Employees and Workers extends full support and solidarity to the struggle of the Defence Employees against privatization.

M.KRISHNAN
Secretary General
confederation
Mob&whatsapp: 09447068125
E-mail: mkrishnan6854@gmail.com

Source: Confederation

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Status of ex-servicemen Definition

Status of ex-servicemen Definition

Those who were released between 01 Jul 66 and 30 Jun 68 (both days inclusive) :

Any person who has served in any rank (whether as a combatant or not) in the Armed Forces of the Union, has been released therefrom otherwise than by way of dismissal or discharge on account of misconduct or inefficiency

(Authority : Min of Home Affairs Notification No F.14/26/64-Estt(D) dated 11 Oct 1966)

Those who were released between 01 Jul 68 and 30 Jun 71 (both days inclusive) :

Any person who has served in any rank (whether as a combatant or not) in the Armed Forces of the Union for a continuous period of not less than six months and released there from otherwise than by way of dismissal or discharge on account of misconduct or inefficiency

(Authority : Min of Home Affairs Notification No 14/11/68-Estt(D)/Estt(C)dated 13 Feb 69)

Those who were released between 01 Jul 71 and 30 Jun 74(both days inclusive) :

Any person who has served in any rank (whether as a combatant or not) in the Armed Forces of the Union and has been released therefrom otherwise than by way of dismissal or discharge on account of misconduct or inefficiency

(Authority : Cabinet Secretariat, Department of Personnel Notification No 13/3/71-Ests(C) dated 14 Oct 71)

Those who were released between 01 Jul 74 and 30 Jun 79(both days inclusive) :

ESM means a person who has served in any rank(whether as a combatant or non-combatant) in the Armed forces of the Union,for a continuous period of not less than six months after attestation and has been released therefrom otherwise than by way of dismissal or discharge on account of misconduct or inefficiency.

(Authority : Cabinet Secretariat, Deptt. of Personnel & Administrative Reforms Notification No 13/24/73-Estt(C) dated 26 Oct 74)

Those who were released between 01 Jul 79 and 30 Jun 87(both days inclusive) :

Any person who has served in any rank(whether as combatant or not)in the armed forces of the Union for a continuous period of not less than six months after attestation if discharged for reasons other than at their own request or by way or dismissal or discharge on account of misconduct or inefficiency and not less than five years service if discharged at own request.

(Authority : Deptt. of Personnel & Administrative Reforms Notification No 39016/10/79-Estt(C ) dated 15 Dec 79)

Those who were released on or after 01 Jul 87 :

Any person who has served in any rank (whether as combatant or not) in the armed forces of the Union and was released/retired with any kind of pension from Defence Budget or released on completion of specific terms of engagement with gratuity otherwise than at his own request or by way of dismissal or discharge on account of misconduct or inefficiency.

(Authority : DOP&T OM No 36034/5/85-Estt(SCT) dated 14 Apr 87)

Personnel of Territorial Army :

Who are pension holders for continuous embodied service, persons with disability attributable to military service and gallantry award winners retired on or after 15 Nov 86.

(Authority : DOP&T OM No 36034/5/85-Estt(SCT) dated 14 Apr 87)

Personnel of Army Postal Service :

Personnel of Army Postal Service , who are a part of regular Army and retire from such service (that is directly from APS without reversion to P&T Department) with a pension or who have been released from such service on medical grounds attributable to military service or circumstances beyond their control and awarded medical or other disability pension shall come within the definition of ex-servicemen

(Authority : Min of Defence OM No 9(52)/88/D)(Res) dated 19 Jul 89)

Note : As per Govt. of India, Min of Def/Deptt. of ESW OM No 1(9)/2010/D(Res-I) dated 20/21 Jul 2011, personnel who were on deputation in APS for more than six months prior to 14 Apr 87 would also be considered as ex-servicemen with all consequential benefits.

Recruits : Who are boarded oput/released on medical grounds and granted medical/disability pension. However, the operation of the OM has been kept in abeyance for issuance of notification by DOP&T.

(Authority : Min of Def/Deptt of ESW OM No 12/1/2005/D(Res) dated 01 Feb 2006)

Cadets :

Disabled Cadets have not been accorded the status of ex-servicemen.

(Authority : Min of Def ID No 12/1/2005/D(Res) dated 02/05 Sep 2011)

 Note : The eligibility of the person to the status of ex-servicemen will be governed by the definition in vogue at the time of his discharge and will not be affected by the changes in the definition subsequent to the discharge.

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Ex-Servicemen Welfare – ECHS – Grievance Redressal Mechanism

Ex-Servicemen Welfare – ECHS – Grievance Redressal Mechanism : Grievance Redressal Mechanism. Beneficiaries have following options available for seeking redress to their grievances:-

(a) Online.

(i) CPGRAMS. Centralized Public Grievance Redress & Monitoring System run by Deptt of Administrative Reforms & Public Grievances, Govt of India can be accessed on web site http://pgportal.gov. in/.

Grievance related to ECHS are automatically routed to DoESW/Central Org ECHS.

(ii) Army Veterans Grievance Handling Portal. This portal is launched by Army Veteran Cell for redressing grievances of our esteem veterans. The web ID of this portal is indianarmyveterans.gov.in.

(b) E-Mail. E-Mail to the Director (Complaint & Litigation) on his e-mail ID dircomplaints-mod@nic.in.

(c) Normal Post. Forward grievances at following address :- Director (Complaint & Litigation) Central Organisation ECHS Adjutant General’s Branch Integrated HQ of MoD (Army) Maude Lines, Near Blood Bank, Sadar Bazar, Delhi Cantt – 10

Email – dircomplaints-mod@nic.in.

(d) Helpline. Helpline No 1800-114-115 is operationalised from 0900hr to 1700hr (Monday to Friday).

(e) Telephone numbers and e-mail IDs of important functionaries are at Appendix.

(f) Self Attestation. ECHS self attested proforma for dependent Son / Daughter above 18 years of age has been circulated to all Command Headquarters and all Regional Centres vide Central Org ECHS letter No.B/49711-SC/AG/ECHS dated 10 Feb 2017, as additional check for authentication of rightful dependent beneficiary.

Note : Beneficiaries are requested to:-

(i) First approach concerned OIC Polyclinic/Stn HQs/Regional Centre for grievances if any and for resolving the issues expeditiously.
(ii) Lodge their grievances on-line as per Para 3 (a) for resolving them on fast track basis as also monitoring progress on their grievances.

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Condonation of deficiency in service for grant of 2nd service pension in respect of DSC (Defence Security Corps) personnel: DESW Order dated 20.06.2017

Condonation of deficiency in service for grant of 2nd service pension in respect of DSC (Defence Security Corps) personnel: DESW Order dated 20.06.2017

No. 14(02)/2011-D(Pen/Pol)
Government of India
Ministry of Defence
Department of Ex-Servicemen Welfare

New Delhi
Dated 20th June 2017

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

Subject : Condonation of deficiency in service for grant of 2nd service pension in respect of DSC (Defence Security Corps) personnel.

Condonation of deficiency in service for eligibility of service pension has been mentioned in Rule 125 of Pension Regulation Part-l 1961 (Rule 44 of Pension Regulation Part-I 2008). This rule is applicable in all cases except the case mentioned under the Rule125 of Pension Regulation Part-l 1961 (Rule 44 of Pension Regulation Part-l 2008). Deficiency in service for eligibility of Service pension or Reservist pension or Gratuity in lieu may be condoned by competent authority up to 12 month as mentioned in GoI, MoD letter No. 4684/DlR(PEN)/2001 dated 14th August 2001.

2. Representations of the ex-servicemen who have been granted Service pension from Army side and re-employed in DSC are received for condonation of deficiency in service for the 2nd service pension from DSC. The matter has been examined and decided that condonation of deficiency in qualifying service is to be

accorded on merit and in the deserving cases to make individual eligible for at least one service pension. Condonation of deficiency in qualifying service for grant of 2nd service pension in respect of DSC personnel has no merit.

3. It is conveyed that the intention behind condonation of deficiency in service for grant of service pension is that the individual must not be left high & dry but should be made eligible for at least one service pension in View of above, it is clarified that no condonation shall be allowed for grant of second service pension.

4. The Pension Regulation for the Army shall stand amended by inserting item “(iv) an individual who is eligible for 2nd service pension for the service rendered by individual in respect of DSC” below Regulation 44 of Pension Regulation for the Army PM (2008).

5. All other terms and conditions shall remain unchanged.

6. This issues with the concurrence of Finance Division of this Ministry vide their ID No 10(16)/2016/FlN/PEN dated 26/08/2016

7. Hindi version will follow.

Yours faithfully,
sd/-

(K.T. Lepcha)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

Source: www.desw.gov.in [PDF]

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Revision of rate of Penury Grant from Rs.1,000 p.m. to Rs.4,000 p.m. w.e.f. 01.04.2017: DESW Order

Revision of rate of Penury Grant from Rs.1,000 p.m. to Rs.4,000 p.m. w.e.f. 01.04.2017: DESW Order

No.4(5)/D(Res-II)/2017
Government of India
Ministry of Defence
Department of Ex-Servicemen Welfare

Room No.237, ‘B’ Wing,
Sena Bhawan, New Delhi-110011.
dated the 08th June, 2017

Subject: Revision of rate of Penury Grant funded out of Armed Forces Flag Day Fund (AFFDF).

It has been decided with the approval of the competent authority to enhance the rate of Penury Grant to the non-pensioner Ex-Servicemen/Widows (above 65 years of age) under the Scheme of Raksha Mantri Ex-Servicemen Welfare Fund (funded out of Armed Forces Flag Day Fund) from Rs.l,000/- per month per beneficiary to Rs.4,0.00/- per month per beneficiary.

2. The revised rate will come into force with effect from 1st April, 2017.

(Santosh)
Joint Secretary to Government of India
Tele: 230145772

Secretary (KSB), KSB,
West Block-IV, R.K. Puram,
New Delhi-1110066.

Press Note:
Penury Grant to Non-Pensioner Ex-Servicemen/Widows Enhanced

Copy to:
Director,Rajya Sainik Board
All States/UTS.

A Copy for information to:

l. Adjutant General, Q of MoD (Army),South Block, New Delhi.

2. Chief of Personnel (CoP), IHQ of MOD (Navy), Sena Bawan, New Delhi.

3. Air Officer In-charge (Personnel), Air Hqtrs, Vayu Bhawan, New Delhi.

4. Lt. Gen (Dr.) Balbir Singh, President, Indian, Ex-Servicemen League(IESL), Nayaya Marg, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi-110021

5 . Air; Marshal (Retd) T.S. Radhawa, Senior Vice President, Air Force Association, Air Force Station, Race Course, New Delhi-l 10 003.

6. Capt. N.K. Mahajan, President, Disabled War Veterans, C-6-18/1, Safdarjung Development Area (Behind Haus Khas Telephone Exchange) New Delhi-110016.

7. Director General Resettlement, West Block-IV, R.K. Puram, New Delhi – 110066.

8. MD, ECHS,Central Organizatiion, ECHS, AG’s Branch, IHQ of MoD (Army), Mode Lines, Delhi Cantt, 1150010.

9. ADG (Media), Ministry of Defence alongwith copy of Press Note.

10. PS to Hon’ble RM/RRM;

11. PPS to Secretary, ESW.

Click here to download the Original Order from DESW Website

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Compassionate appointment: Clarification by Ministry of Defence

Compassionate Appointment – clarification regarding.

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF DEFENCE
OFFICE OF THE PRINCIPAL CONTROLLER OF ACCOUNTS (FYS)
ADMIN – II SECTION
10-A, SK. BOSE ROAD, KOLKATA:700001

No. 032/AN-II/Comp. Apptt/Vol-XX

Dated: 05.06.2017

To

All Group Controllers

Avadi/Ambajhari/Kanpur/Jabalpur/Dehradun/Kirkee/Medak/Bolangir/ Bengal Group of Factories.

Subject: Compassionate Appointment – clarification regarding.

A copy of HQrs. Office Circular No. AN/VIII/19001/Circular/VoHI dated 22/05/2017 along with copies of MOD D(Lab) Endorsement No. 19(1)/2016-D(Lab) (Pt.) dated 24/10/2016 and MOD ID. No. 19(1)/2016-D(Lab)(Pt.II) dated 06/03/2017 on the above subject are forwarded herewith for information, compliance, guidance and necessary action please.

All branch offices may please be informed accordingly.

Please acknowledge receipt.

Encl. Three.

sd/-

Dy. Controller of Accounts (AN)


Circular /Most – Immediate

CONTROLLER GENERAL OF DEFENCE ACCOUNTS
ULAN BATAR ROAD, PALAM, DELHI CANTT – 110010

No. AN/VIII/19001/Circular/Vol-II

Dated: 22.05.2017

To,

The PCsDA /CsDA PCA (Fys)

Subject :- Compassionate appointment -clarification regarding.

Copies of Ministry of Defence D(Lab) ID No.19(1)/2016-D(Lab)(Pt II) dated 06.03.2010 and Ministry of Defence D(Lab) ID No.19(1)/2016-D(Lab)(Pt II) 24.10.2016 on the above subject are forwarded herewith for compliance, guidance and necessary action.

sd/-
(R. Renganathan)
For CGDA


Government of India
Ministry of Defence
D(Lab)

Sub : Compassionate appointment – clarification regarding.

A reference was received from Directorate General of Signals seeking clarification on the following points:-

(a) whether married sister can be considered for compassionate appointment? and,

(b) whether dependents of the deceased Armed Forces personnel who committed suicide can be considered for compassionate appointment?

2.The matter has been examined in this Ministry in consultation with Department of Personnel & Training. It is clarified that

(a) A married sister in the case of unmarried Government servant or member of the Armed Forces can also be considered for compassionate appointment, subject to the conditions that-

(i) she was wholly dependent on the Government servant at the time of his/her death in harness or retirement on medical grounds.

(ii) she must support other dependent members of the family.

(b) The dependent family member of Armed Force personnel who has committed suicide may also be considered for compassionate appointment.

sd/-
(Biswajit Guha)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India


Government of India
Ministry of Defence
D(Lab)

Sub : Compassionate appointment – clarification regarding.

A reference was received from MGO Branch through D(O-II) Section seeking clarification regarding inclusion of dependent divorced daughter as ‘Dependent Family Member’ for allocation of points as well as for appointment on compassionate appointment.

2.It is stated that the matter has been examined in this Ministry in consultation with Department of Personnel & Training. It is clarified that a divorced daughter may be considered as a dependent family member of the deceased Government servant for compassionate appointment and also for the purpose of allocation of points, subject to the conditions that-

(i) she was wholly dependent on the Government servant at the time of his/her death in harness or retirement on medical grounds; and

(ii) she must support other dependent members of the family.

sd/-
(Biswajit Guha)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of lndia

Signed Copy

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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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