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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

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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

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

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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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Payment of enhanced Monetary Allowance attached to pre and post independence Gallantry Awards

PCDA Circular 199 : Payment of enhanced Monetary Allowance attached to pre and post independence Gallantry Awards

O/o The Principal Controller of Defence Accounts (Pensions)
Draupadighat, Allahabad 211014

Circular No. 199

No. AT/Tech/69-XIII

Dated: 27 /03/2018

To

01. The Chief Accountant, RBI Deptt. of Govt. Bank Accounts, Central office C-7, Second Floor, Bandre- Kurla Complex, P B No. 8143, Bandre East, Mumbai-400051
02. The Director of Treasuris of all state……………
03. The Manager CPPC of Public Sector Banks including IDBI
04. The CDA (PD) Meerut
05. The CDA, Chennai
06. The Nodal Officers (ICICI/AXIS/HDFC Bank)….
07. The Pay & Accounts Officer……………
08. The Military. & Air Attache, Indian Embassy, Kathmandu, Nepal
09. The D.P.D.O…………………….
10. Post Master…………………

Sub: Payment of enhanced Monetary Allowance attached to pre and post independence Gallantry Awards.

Ref: This office Circular No. 9 dated 10/06/2011 and Circular No. 30 dated 22/12/2017.
The rates of Monetary Allowance attached to pre and post independence Gallantary Awards have been revised by the Govt w.e.f. 30/03/2011 and 01/08/2017 and the same have been issued to all the Pension Disbursing Agencies (PDAs) vide this office Circular No. 9 dated 10/06/2011 and Circular No. 30 dated 22/12/2017 respectively. These circulars are also available on this office web site www.pcdapension.nic.in.

However, complaints from various agencies as well as the pensioners/family pensioners & Pensioners’ Associations are being received at various levels including Ministry of Defence (MoD) stating that PDAs are not making payment of enhanced rate of Monetary Allowance attached to pre and post independence Gallantry Awards.

On examining the cases, it has been noticed that monetary allowance of Gallantry award has neither been revised as per this office Circular No. 9 dated 10/06/2011 nor Circular No. 30 dated 22/12/2017. Non-revision of monetary allowance of Gallantry Awards by the PDAs has resulted in huge arrears. Non-payment of dues to the pensioners/family pensioners as well as accumulation of such cases has been viewed seriously by the MoD. The MoD has further directed to ensure that such incidents do not recur.

Therefore, PDAs are requested to review all cases of monetary allowance attached to pre and post independence Gallantry Awards and ensure that revision as per circulars mentioned above has been carried out by them and payment is being made at correct rates. The Pension Disbursing Agencies are also requested to submit detailed status report on payment of correct rate of Monetary Allowance attached to pre and post independence Gallantry Awardees.

Details of Gallantry awardees extracted from pension payment scrolls for the month of January, 2018 received from the Banks in respect of whom monetary allowances are still awaiting for revision in terms of the above circulars is being forwarded separately to each CPPC for immediate revision of the same and to ensure credit the payments along with arrears in pensioners/family pensioners Bank Account. PDAs other than Banks are requested to review all cases of Gallantry awardees and confirm to this office that payment is being made as per the above quoted circulars.

Sd/-
(SANDEEP THAKUR)
Addl. CDA (Pensions)

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Recognition of Ex-Servicemen’s Association – DESW Orders

Recognition of Ex-Servicemen’s Association – DESW Orders

Recognition of Ex-Servicemen’s Association - DESW Orders

No. 28(86)2017/D (Res-I)
Government of India
Ministry of Defence
Department of Ex-servicemen Welfare

Sena Bhawan, New Delhi
Dated the 6th March, 2018.

To
Directorate General Resettlement
West Block IV, Wing 5,
R.K.Puram, New Delhi-110066.

Subject: Recognition of Ex-Servicemen’s Association

Sir,
I am directed to refer to this Ministry’s letter No. 9(37)92/US(WE)/D(Res) dated 31.1.1996, on the subject mentioned above and to revise the guidelines for formation and conduct of Ex-Servicemen Associations and their recognition. The Associations will be accorded recognition subject to their fulfillment of revised conditions as under:-

(a) The Associations should be registered under the Societies Registration Act, 1860. The state chapters of the said Ex-Servicemen Association too should be registered under the Societies Registration Act, 1860. The Association should have been formed with aims and objectives of promoting the common interest of Ex-Servicemen and should have well defined bye-laws and rules approved by the Registrar of the Societies under the Societies Registration Act, 1860

(b) The Associations should have a minimum membership of One Lakh. This membership, however, in case of associations exclusively of Naval Ex-Servicemen or exclusively of Air Force Ex-Servicemen should not have less than ten thousand members. War widows Associations and Disabled War Veterans Associations will be exempted from the criteria of minimum membership.

(c) The Associations formed shall be with the sole intent of projection of grievances/recommendations/problems of Ex-Servicemen and for their amelioration to the Government through its Offices. The Ex-Servicemen Associations will not imply any right to negotiate to the problems/grievances of the Ex-Servicemen.

(d) The Associations in no case should be formed on religious, social, linguistic, area and caste lines. They should be apolitical in nature with no affiliation or contiguity to any Political party or political Association. The Ex-Servicemen Associations shall not espouse any political or religious thoughts to its members or the society, nor should it be in possession of or maintaining any fund amassed through political or religious leaders.

(e) The membership should be comprised exclusively of ESM and they should not be involved in any type of criminal activity/proceedings in any Court of Law.

(f) No other source of fund is allowed to be collected by the Association except subscriptions.

(g) The Associations should not be associated with any Foreign Government or Company/conglomerate and any foreign Governments. Under no circumstances should the association accept any donations/pecuniary benefits from any foreign concern/entity.

(h) The Association shall in not way enter into any communication with any foreign entity. All such correspondences are to be exclusively channelized through the Government and the Government shall have the prerogative to withhold it, if it so deems necessary.

(i) The Acts, charter and conduct of the Ex-Servicemen Associations should not be for anti-Government activities or for acts prejudicial to national interest and security.

(j) The Association shall submit an undertaking affirming its faith in democratic principles and binding itself to resort only to the lawful activities for representing the Ex-Servicemen’s problems.

(k) The Association shall not raise issues in the interest of any caste, tribe or religious denomination.

(l) The Association shall not maintain any political fund or lend itself to the propagation of the view of any political party or a member of such party.

(m) The Association shall be composed of Ex-Servicemen, widows and their next of kin only.

(n) The Association should have a Pan India presence i.e., the Ex-Servicemen Association should be of all India Character and should have adequate number of branches at State and District level. Its Office bearers should be composed of a mix of personnel of all three servies and ranks. The Composite Associations representing Ex-Servicemen of the three services should have a balance of tri service representation and also balanced representation of all ranks i.e. Officers, JCOs and OR and equivalent rank of the Army, Navy and Air Force. The Associations shall submit duly verified list of its members and Office bearers once every year to Directorate General of Resettlement (DGR) after their Annual General Meeting.

(o) The Association shall have duly elected body of office bearers from amongst its members only, valid for a specified period.

(p) The Association shall have a Constitution/bye laws and its functioning should be strictly in accordance with the said charter of its adopted Constitution/bye laws.

(q) Any amendment in the constitution/bye laws of the Association, after its recognition under these rules, shall be made only with the prior approval of the Government, if the recognition is to be continued thereafter.

(r) The Association shall endeavour to hold at least one Annual Body Meeting every year, and the dates and schedule of which should be duly notified in advance to its members and its Office bearers with the proposed agenda points.

(s) The Association shall maintain only one bank account for its operations. The persons authorized to operate these bank accounts shall be selected in its annual general body meetings. Changes, if any, at any later date(s) shall be with consensus and by a majority selection.

(t) The Association shall have its accounts checked every year by a registered Chartered Accountant and copy of the audited accounts, as well as its annual report should be made available to DGR within thirty days of such check for information and scrutiny.

(u) The Association shall inform the Government of all accounts operated by it on all social media platform and only the authorized Office bearers of the association are permitted to post messages on such sites. No offensive posts are to be posted. The Office bearers are to familiarize themselves with Indian IT Act prior to operating any such account.

(v) The Association shall not publish any periodicals, journal, magazines, bulletins etc. without the prior consent of the Government. In no case writings of defamatory nature, vilifying any individuals, group of individuals, private sources and Government shall be permitted to be printed in such publishings. The publishings shall in no way disrupt any ties of the Government with any State Government/foreign concern/Government or any Government authority. The publishing shall also not be inimical to the Government or to the Society. The copies of all such periodicals, bulletins and magazines, journals (as the case may be) shall be supplied by the Association to the Department of ESW, DGR and KSB.

(w) The communication addressed by the Association or any office bearers on its behalf to the Government or Government authority shall not contain any disrespectful or improper language.

(x) In any communications addressed to the Government or in any panel on any national/regional television channels, it shall be ensured that the choice of language used is respectful and not defamatory of the Government or its agencies and such appearances should not be a tool to ignite passions for any particular agenda.

(y) The Association shall not indulge in any Commercial activity with the objective of generating any income/profits.

2. The Associations, including the existing ones, desirous of being considered for recognition may apply to the office of the DGR, West Block IV, Wing-5, R.K. Puram, New Delhi-110066 with documentary proofs in support of and fulfillment of the conditions of recognition as mentioned above along with Memorandum of Understanding, Constitution, Bye Laws, Names and address of Office bearers, membership, certificate of registration by the Registrar of Societies. Any false representations and/or any false documents/evidences submitted shall make the concerned association liable for permanent rejection and penal action.

3. Verification of the membership of the Association as Ex-Servicemen Association shall be carried out through the DGR.

4. The recognition will not entitle any Association or any person concerned with it to any financial or other assistance from the Government.

5. The recognition to the Association shall be subject to its adherence of its Constitution, Bye Laws and observance and fullfillment of the conditions and criteria as laid down in the guidelines.They are to be followed in letter and spirit and the said membership can be revoked by the Government if any of the associations fail to comply with the guidelines.

6. Only the authorized persons as detailed by the Ex-Servicemen Associations shall be permitted to deal with the Government and/or submit application/letters. The associations shall, however, see that causes of individual nature of Ex-Servicemen are not espoused/supported.

7. The Government may dispense with or relax the requirements of any of these rules to such extent and subject to such conditions as it may deem fit in regard to any Association.

Yours faithfully,
(Manmohan Pipil)
Deputy Secretary to the Government of India

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Reimbursement of Tuition Fee

Clarification on Reimbursement of Tuition Fee and Hostel Charges provided to the children of Armed Forces Officers / PBORs missing / disabled / killed in action

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF DEFENCE
LOK SABHA

UNSTARRED QUESTION NO:5354
ANSWERED ON: 28.03.2018

Reimbursement of Tuition Fee

RAJAN BABURAO VICHARE
Will the Minister of

DEFENCE be pleased to state:-
(a) whether the Government has curtailed the reimbursement of tuition and hostel fees provided to the children of working and retired armed forces personnel including martyred, disabled and missing soldiers / officers;
(b) if so, the details thereof and the reasons therefor along with the likely saving in Government exchequer as a result thereof;
(c) whether servicemen and ex-servicemen are distressed by the Government decision;
(d) if so, whether the Government proposes to reconsider the decision; and
(e) if so, the details thereof and if not, the reasons therefor?

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

(a) Yes, Madam.

(b) The combined amount of tuition fee and hostel charges provided to the children of Armed Forces Officers / PBORs missing / disabled / killed in action has been capped at Rs.10,000 p.m. in accordance with the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission (7th CPC) as accepted by the Government.

Keeping in view that both the number of students and the tuition / hostel fee are open-ended, no fixed / uniform amount of savings can be indicated. Out of total reported 2679 students during the year 2017-18, 193 students have been reported to be drawing more than the capped amount of tuition / hostel fee and savings have been reported to be Rs.3.20 crore (Approximately).

(c) Representations have been received for removal of cap of Rs.10,000 p.m. on combined amount of tuition fee / hostel charges from some of the affected beneficiaries.

(d) & (e): The Government has decided to continue the educational concession without the cap of Rs.10,000 p.m.

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Source: Lok Sabha

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Defence Hospitals

Defence Hospitals

Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Defence

Defence Hospitals

28 MAR 2018

There are 112 Military Hospitals, 12 Air Force Hospitals and 9 Naval Hospitals in the country. The State / UT wise number of such hospitals, along with location is as under:

S.No. STATE

Number of Armed Forces Hospitals

Army Navy Air
1 Andhra Pradesh 1 (INHS Kalyani, Vishakhapatnam) 1 (14AFH Hyderabad)
2 Arunachal Pradesh 1 (181 MH Tenga)
3 Assam 6 (151 BH (Guwahati), 155 BH (Tezpur), 160MH (Silchar), 162 MH (Dinjan), 180 MH (Missamari), 188 MH (Likabali) 1 (5AFH Jorhat)
4 Bihar 2 (MH Danapur, MH Gaya)
5 Goa 1 (MH Panaji) 1 (INHS Jeevanti, Vasco da Gama)
6 Gujarat 5 (MH Ahmedabad, MH Baroda, MH Bhuj, MH Dharangandhara, MH Jamnagar)
7 Haryana 3 (MH Ambala, Comd Hosp (WC) Chandimandir, MH Hissar)
8 Himachal Pradesh 6 (MH Kasuali, MH Shimla, MH Bakloh, MH Dalhousie, MH Palampur, MH Yol)
9 Jammu & Kashmir 11 (171MH Samba, Comd Hosp NC Udhampur, MH Doda, MH Kargil, 92BH Srinagar, 150GH Rajouri, 153 GH Leh, 166MH Jammu, 168MH Tangdhar, 169MH Surakot, 170MH Akhnoor)
10 Jharkhand 2 (MH Namkum, MH Ramgarh)
11 Karnataka 1 (MH Belgaum) 1 (INHS Patanjali, Karwar) 1 (Commd Hosp AF CHAFB)
12 Kerala 3 (MH Cannonore, MH Trivandrum, MH Wellignton) 2 (INHS Sanjivani, INHS Navjivani)
13 Madhya Pradesh 6 (MH Bhopal, MH Gwalior, MH Saugor, MH Jabalpur, MH Mhow, MH Pachmari) 1 (3AFH Amla)
14 Maharashtra 9 ((MH Ahmednagar, MH Aurangabad, MH Deviali, MH Kamptee, MH Khadakvasal, MH Kirkee, Comd Hosp SC Pune, MH CTC Pune, MH Pulgaon)) 2 (INHS Asvini Mumbai, INHS Kasturi Lonavala)
15 Manipur 1 (183 MH Leimakong)
16 Meghalaya 1 (MH Shillong)
17 Nagaland 2 (154 GH Zakhama, 165MH Dimarpur)
18 Odisha 1 (MH Gopalpur) 1 (INHS Nivarani, Chilka)
19 Punjab 9 (MH Amritsar, MH Jalandhar, MH Patiala, 159GH Ferozpur, 167MH Pathankot, 172 Gurdaspur, 173MH Faridkot, 174MH Baathinda, 175MH Abohar) 1 (9AFH Halawara)
20 Rajasthan 10 (MH Jodhpur, MH Nasirabad, 177MH Jalipa, 185MH Udaipur, MH Alwar, MH Jaipur, MH Kota, 176MH

Sri Ganganagar, 184MH Suratgarh, 187MH Bikaner)

1 (15AFH Jaisalmer)
21 Sikkim 1 (178MH Gangtok)
22 Tamil Nadu 2 (MH Avadi, MH Chennai) 1 (6AFH Coimbatore)
23 Telangana 2 (MH Golconda, MH Secundrabad)
24 Tripura 1 (182MH Agartala)
25 Uttarkhand 5 (MH Dehradun, MH Lansdowne, MH Ranikhet, MH Roorkee, 161MH Pithorgarh)
26 Uttar Pradesh 12 (MH Babina, MH Jhansi, MH Agra, MH Allahabad, MH Bareilly, BH Lucknow, Comd Hosp (CC) Lucknow, MH Faizabad, MH Fatehgarh, MH Mathura, MH Meerut MH Varanasi) 3 (7AFH Kanpur, 11AFH Hindon, 12AFH Gorkhpur)
27 West Bengal 7 (BH Barrackpore, Comd Hosp (EC) Kolkata, MH Panagarh, 158BH Bendubi, 163MH Lebong, 164MH Binaguri, 179MH Kalimpong) 2 (4AFH Kalakunda, 10AFH Hasimara)
28 Andaman & Nicobar Islands 1 (INHS Dhanvantari, Portblair)
29 Delhi 2 (Army Hosp (R&R), BH Delhi Cantt).

This information was given by Raksha Rajya Mantri Dr. Subhash Bhamre in a written reply to ShriAshwini Kumarin Lok Sabha today.

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Combined Defence services Examination (i)-2018 Declaration of written result

Combined Defence services Examination (i)-2018 Declaration of written result

On the basis of the results of the COMBINED DEFENCE SERVICES EXAMINATION (I), 2018 held by the Union Public Service Commission on 04th February, 2018, 8261 candidates with the following Roll Numbers have qualified for being interviewed by the Service Selection Board of the Ministry of Defence, for admission to (i) Indian Military Academy, Dehradun 146th Course commencing in January, 2019 (ii) Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala, Kerala, Course commencing in January, 2019 (iii) Air Force Academy, Hyderabad (Pre-Flying) Training Course (205 F(P)) commencing in February, 2019 (iv) Officers Training Academy, Chennai 109th SSC Course (NT)(for Men) commencing in April, 2019 and (v) Officers Training Academy, Chennai, 23rd SSC Women (Non-Technical) Course commencing in April, 2019.

The candidature of all the candidates, whose Roll Numbers are shown in the lists below, is provisional. In accordance with the conditions of the admission to the examination, they are required to submit the original certificates in support of age (Date of Birth), educational qualifications, NCC (C) (Army Wing/Senior Division Air Wing/Naval Wing) etc. claimed by them along with self attested copies thereof, to Army Headquarters, A.G.’s Branch/Rtg./CDSE Entry Section for males and SSC Women Entry Section for women candidates, West Block-III, Ground Floor, Wing 1, R.K. Puram, New Delhi-110066 in case of IMA/SSC as their first choice and to IHQ of MoD (Navy), DMPR (OI & R Section), Room No. 204, ‘C’-Wing, Sena Bhawan, New Delhi-110011 in case of Navy as their first choice, and to PO 3 (A) Air Headquarters, ‘J’ Block, Room No. 17, Opp. Vayu Bhawan, Motilal Nehru Marg, New Delhi-110011 in case of Air Force as their first choice. The original Certificates are to be submitted within two weeks of completion of the SSB Interview and not later than 13th November, 2018 for AFA and not later than 01st January, 2019 for IMA and not later than 01st January, 2019 for admission to NA (1st April, 2019 in case of SSC only). The candidates must not send the original Certificates to the Union Public Service Commission.

All the candidates who have successfully qualified in the written exam are required to register themselves online on the Indian Army Recruiting website joinindianarmy.nic.in within two weeks of announcement of written result. The successful candidates would them be allotted Selection Centres and dates, of SSB interview which shall be communicated on the registered e-mail ID. Any candidate who has already registered earlier on the site will not be required to do so. In case of any query/Login problem, e-mail be forwarded to dir-recruiting6-mod@nic.in.

In case, there is any change of address, the candidates are advised to promptly intimate directly to the Army Headquarters/Naval Headquarters/Air Headquarters as the case may be.

The Union Public Service Commission have a Facilitation Counter near Examination Hall Building in its Campus. Candidates may obtain any information/clarification regarding this examination on working days between 10.00 AM to 5.00 PM, in person or over telephone No.011-23385271, 011-23381125 and 011-23098543 from this Facilitation Counter. Candidates can also obtain information regarding their result by accessing UPSC website http://www.upsc.gov.in

The marks-sheet of candidates who have not qualified, will be put on the Commission’s website within 15 days from the date of publication of the final result of OTA (after conducting SSB Interview) and will remain available on the website for a period of 60 days.

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Defence: option for fixation of pay on promotion from the Date of Next Increment (DNI) in the lower post and method of fixation of pay from DNI

Option for Fixation of Pay on Promotion from the Date of Next Increment – MoD Orders dt.22.3.2018

Availability of option for fixation of pay on promotion from the Date of Next Increment (DNI) in the lower post and method of fixation of pay from DNI, if opted for, in respect of Army Pay Rules 2017, Air Force Pay Rules 2017 and Navy Pay Regulations 2017 in respect of Officers and JCOs/ORequivalent

No.1(20)/2017/D(Pay/Services)
Ministry of Defence
D (Pay/Services)

Sena Bhawan, New Delhi
Dated 22nd, March 2018

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Availability of option for fixation of pay on promotion from the Date of Next Increment (DNI) in the lower post and method of fixation of pay from DNI, if opted for, in respect of Army Pay Rules 2017, Air Force Pay Rules 2017 and Navy Pay Regulations 2017 in respect of Officers and JCOs/OR equivalent.

Reference is invited to Special Army Instructions (SAI-2008), Special Air Force Instructions (SAFI-2008), Special Navy Instructions (SNI-2008) dated 11.10.2008 and Army Pay Rules 2017, Air Force Pay Rules 2017 and Navy Pay Regulations 2017 dated 3.5.2017 in respect of Officers and JCOs/OR equivalent.

2. In 6th CPC regime pay fixation on promotion in respect of Defence Services Personnel was governed by provisions contained in SAI-2008, SAFI-2008 and SNI-2008. These provisions regulates pay fixation on promotion, wherein an Officer has an option to get his pay fixed in the higher post either from the date of his promotion or from the date of next increment. Similarly, consequent upon implementation of ih CPC, the pay fixation on promotion from the date of promotion is regulated by Rule 12 of the Army Pay Rules 2017, Air Force Pay Rules 2017 and Navy Pay Regulations 2017 dated 3.5.2017 in respect of Officers and JCOs/OR equivalent. This methodology of fixation of pay on promotion to a post carrying duties and responsibilities of greater importance, of a Defence Services Personnel in case he opts for pay fixation from the Date of Next Increment (DNI) has been considered in this Department.

3. After due consideration in this matter, the following is decided as follows:

(i) A Defence Personnel, who is promoted or upgraded from one rank to another, subject to the fulfilment of the eligibility conditions as prescribed in the relevant Recruitment Rules, to another post carrying duties or responsibilities of greater importance than those attaching to the post held by him/her. Such, Defence Personnel may opt to have his/her pay fixed from the Date of his/her
Next Increment (either 1st July or 1st January, as the case may be) accruing in the Level of the post from which he/she is promoted, except in cases of appointment on deputation basis to an ex-cadre post or on direct recruitment basis or appointment/promotion on ad-hoc basis, as applicable in the Defence Services.

(ii) In case, consequent upon his/her promotion, the Defence Personnel opts to have his/her pay fixed from the date of his/her next increment (either 1st July or 1st January, as the case may be) in the Level of the post from which Defence Personnel is promoted, then, from the date of promotion till his/her  DNI, the Defence Personnel shall be placed at the next higher cell in the level of the post to which he/she is promoted.

Illustration:

1. Level in the revised pay structure: Level 4 Pay Band 5200 – 20200
2. Basic Pay in the revised structure: 29600 Grade pay 2000 2400 2800
3. Granted promotion in Level 5. Levels 3 4 5
1 21700 25500 29200
2 22400 26300 30100
4. Pay in the upgraded Level i.e., Level 5: 31000 (next higher

to 29600 in Level 5)

3 23100 27100 31000
4 23800 27900 31900
5 24500 28700 32900
5. Pay from the date of promotion till DNI: 30100 6 25200 29600 33900
7 26200 30500 34900
8 26800 31400 35900
9 27600 32300 37000
10 28400 33300 38100

(iii) Subsequently, on DNI in the level of the post to which Defence Personnel is promoted, his/her Pay will be re-fixed and two increments (one accrued on account of annual increment and the second accrued on account of promotion) may be granted in the Level from which the Defence Personnel is promoted and he/she shall be placed, at a Cell equal to the figure so arrived, in the Level of the post to which he/she is promoted; and if no such Cell is available in the Level to which he/she is promoted, he/she shall be placed at the next higher Cell in that Level.

1. Level in the revised pay structure: Level 4 Pay Band 5200 – 20200
2. Basic Pay in the revised structure: 29600 Grade pay 2000 2400 2800
3. Granted promotion in Level 5. Levels 3 4 5
1 21700 25500 29200
2 22400 26300 30100
4. Pay from the date of Promotion till DNI: 31000 3 23100 27100 31000
4 23800 27900 31900
5 24500 28700 32900
5. Re-Fixation on DNI: Pay after giving two increment in Level 4: 31400 6 25200 29600 33900
7 26200 30500 34900
8 26800 31400 35900
9 27600 32300 37000
6. Pay in the Upgraded Level i.e., Level 5: 31900 (either equal to or
next higher to 31400 in Level 5)
10 28400 33300 38100

Illustration:

(iv) In such cases where Defence Personnel opts to have his/her pay fixed from the date of his/her next increment in the Level of the post from which he/she is promoted, the next increment as well as Date of Next Increment (DNI) will be regulated accordingly.

  1. It is further reiterated that in order to enable the officials to exercise the option within the time limit prescribed, the option clause for pay fixation on promotion with effect from date of promotion/ON I shall invariably be incorporated in the promotion/appointment order, as per applicability, so that there are no cases of delay in exercising the options due to administrative lapse.
  2. This issues with the concurrence of Ministry of Finance vide their 1D No. 4-23/2017-IC/E.III (A) dated 22.3.2018.

sd/-
(Prashant Rastogi)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

Source: https://mod.gov.in/

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Grant of 10 days Casual Leave to those Civilian employees under Defence Establishments who are not entitled to 17 holidays per calendar year

Government of India
(Department of Defence)
Ministry of Defence
D(Civ-ll)

 

Subject: Grant of 10 days Casual Leave to those Civilian employees under Defence Establishments who are not entitled to 17 holidays per calendar year

 

The undersigned is directed to say that this division has been receiving proposals from Line Dtes and Defence Federations to grant 10 days Casual Leave to the Defence Civilian employees in such Defence units wherever the entitlement is less than 17 days Gazetted holidays.

 

2. In this connection, para 9 of the Appendix-III of the CCS(Leave) Rules, 1972 is reiterated as under:

“Entitlement (per calendar year) –

8 days – For those entitled to 17 holidays

10 days – For those not entitled to 17 holidays.”

3. All concerned are therefore requested to ensure that the entitlement of Casual Leave to the Civilian employees in the Defence Establishments under MoD who are covered under CCS(Leave) Rules, 1972, is adhered strictly as per Para 9 of the Appendix-III of these Rules.

S/d,
(Dalpat Singh)
Under Secretary to the Govt of India

To

Grant of 10 days Casual Leave to those Civilian employees under Defence Establishments who are not entitled to 17 holidays per calendar year

 

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Compulsory Military Service – What says Parliamentary Standing Committee 40th Report?

Compulsory Military Service – What says Parliamentary Standing Committee 40th Report?

Compulsory Military Service to Government Servants – Matter is with DOPT

The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Defence has recommended five years Compulsory Military Service to Government Servants to be made mandatory and it was informed that the matter is now with DOPT

The Standing Committee on Defence, headed by Maj Gen B C Khanduri, AVSM (Retd) has submitted its 40th Report on ‘Demands for Grants (2018-19)’ to the Central Government this month.

The Committee, taking into the account of acute shortage of manpower in Officers Rank in Armed forces, has recommended five Years Compulsory Military Service should be Made mandatory for Government Officers on their initial appointment to address this issue. When the Committee asked the Ministry of Defence about the status of this recommendation, the Ministry has said that the matter has been taken up with DOPT and response of the Department is awaited

The Committee has taken serious view over the functioning of Bureaucrats in respect of addressing the issue of Shortage of Manpower in Armed Forces. The standing Committee is not satisfied with the Ministry’s reply and made the following observations and recommendations in the Report.

The observation and Recommendation of the Committee as follows …

Shortage of manpower in the forces
“From the data furnished by the Ministry, the Committee note that there is a shortage of 7679 Officers and 20,185 JCOs/ORs in Army, 1434 Officers and 14,730 Sailors in Navy, 146 Officers and 15,357 Airmen in Air Force”

While examining the Demands for Grants 2017-18, the Committee pondered on this issue and recommended for providing five years of compulsory military service to such aspirants wanting to directly join Central and State Government Gazetted services. The Ministry, in its Action Taken Reply on the matter has stated that the recommendation regarding providing five years compulsory military service to such aspirants wanting to directly join Central and State Government services, with a view to overcome shortage of officers in Armed Forces, has been taken up with Department of Personnel and Training (DoP&T). The response of the Department is awaited.

Apparently, the Ministry of Defence has not taken up the matter with due seriousness with the DOP&T. The Committee, while recommending five years of compulsory military service to such aspirants wanting to directly join Central and State Government Gazetted services, have taken into account the fact that there is a perennial and alarming shortage of Officers and PBOR in the Armed Forces, which needs to be corrected. The Committee, once again express their desire that the issue of shortage of officers needs to be given priority for being addressed.”

In the same report the Committee fired the Ministry of Defence on another issue with the following comments

“The Committee found the reply as bureaucratic in nature and not conveying anything about specific actions taken or proposed”

So it appears that the Standing Committee on Defence is very serious in addressing the issue of Shortage of Manpower in Armed Forces by enforcing Five Years Compulsory Military Service to such aspirants wanting to directly join Central and State Government Gazetted services .

As the matter is now with DOPT, it is believed that the Central Government may accepts this recommendation though it had earlier rejected the Proposals submitted in Parliament for implementation of Compulsory Military Training for Youths and Citizens.

Source: www.gservants.com

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Military Service Mandatory for State Government, Central Government Jobs?

Military Service Mandatory for State Government, Central Government Jobs?

5years-Military-Training

Compulsory Military Training

Aspirants for the state and central government jobs should henceforth serve five years in the military. A proposal to this effect was made by the Parliamentary Standing Committee.

More than 20 countries around the world, including North Korea and Russia, have compulsory military service for all its citizens. Some of these countries have compulsory military service for women too. They insist on this training because they believe that, in addition to instilling a sense of patriotism in its citizens, military training also teaches them discipline and good values.

The Parliamentary Standing Committee has pointed out that there is a shortage of about 7,000 officers and about 20,000 soldiers in the Indian Army. The Indian Air Force is short of 150 officers and 15,000 soldiers; and the Navy is running short of 150 officers and 15,000 lower ranked personnel. The Parliamentary Standing Committee has suggested ways to reduce this growing shortage.

The Parliamentary Standing Committee, under the leadership of Retired Army Major General KC Khanduri, submitted its report on defence. The committee has recommended that a five-year military service be made mandatory for those who are seeking government jobs. The committee believes that the measure would reduce the shortage of human resource in armed forces.

The central institutes that design and implement the various training programmes for government employees could look into it, the committee said. According to statistics, more than 30 lakh people are employed in various central government offices, and more than 2 crore people are employed in the various state government agencies throughout the country.

Central Minister Arun Jaitley had, in July 2014, clarified that the government was not supporting the implementation of compulsory military service in India. But, he also informed that the number of recruits in the National Cadet Crop is increasing.

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