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Army organised a mega event Youth Fest : 2017 on 13 Nov 2017 at the historic Chowgan ground of Kishtwar

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Army organised a mega event Youth Fest : 2017 on 13 Nov 2017 at the historic Chowgan ground of Kishtwar

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Government of India
Ministry of Defence

13-November-2017 18:26 IST

Army Organised Youth Fest at Kishtwar

Army organised a mega event Youth Fest : 2017 on 13 Nov 2017 at the historic Chowgan ground of Kishtwar.

The Fest was an amalgamation of varied programmes highlighting the rich culture of different regions of India and stalls of food, entertainment and games for people of all the age groups to rejoice & cherish. The event also encompassed display of various ethnic specialities from across the country.

Students from various schools of Kishtwar district & professional artists from other parts of the country participated in the event to showcase their talent and performed folk dances of Rajasthani, Punjabi & Kashmiri culture. Kalbeliya, Gatka, Bhangra and an electrifying performance by the rock band were the highlights of the day. Stalls manifesting the talent of ITI and paintings, clay models were praiseworthy and the preponderant performance of the local youth of Kishtwar was highly commendable. Over 8000 people from all sections of society witnessed the event.

The event was graced by officials of Army, civil administration, Police, CAPF and other civil dignitaries. The youth & spectators quoted that the fest was an enlightening & enriching experience that has surely changed their perspective towards contributing to a peaceful & harmonious tomorrow.

Speaking on the occasion, the GOC, Delta Force expressed his gratitude to civil administration & local populace for their whole hearted support and enthusiastic participation in making the event a grand success. He emphasized that close coordination between civil administration and Army will take Chenab Valley towards meaningful progressive growth. The overwhelming response of youth in such events will send the message of peace & unity in the region, he added.

Col Aman Anand
PRO (Army)

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Non-Productivity Linked Bonus (ad-hoc bonus) to PBORs

Non-Productivity Linked Bonus (ad-hoc bonus) to PBORs

Ministry of Defence
D(Pay/Services)

Subject: Grant of Non-Productivity Linked Bonus (ad-hoc bonus) to the Central Government Employees for the year 2016-17.

A copy of Ministry of Finance (Department of Expenditure) O.M. No. 7/4/2014/E III (A) dated 19th September, 2017 on the above subject is forwarded herewith for information and necessary action in so far as Armed Forces personnel are concerned.

2. It is hereby clarified that Personnel Below Officer Ranks (PBORs) of the Armed Forces including JCOs in the Army and Officers ofthe equivalent rank in the Navy and Air Force will be eligible for the ad-hoc bonus for the year 2016-17 in terms of the Ministry of Finance OM referred to in para 1 above subject to the availability of requisite funds in the sanctioned budget provisions of Defence Services for the current financial year.

3. This issues with the concurrence of Finance Division of this Ministry vide their Dy. N0-443/AG/PD/2017 dated 28.9.2017.

(Prashant Rastogi)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India

Signed copy

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Canteen Stores Department (CSD) go with online soon

Canteen Stores Department (CSD) go with online soon

India’s largest retail network, the Canteen Stores Department (CSD) which supplies goods at concessional rates to defence personnel from the Army, Navy and Air Force is planning a makeover, according to a Times of India report.

The retailer is planning to go online, with the entire range of white goods brands available on the CSD website. Customers can select and make online payment directly to the white goods company via internet banking.

Aside from expanding its depots, the retailer is also looking at putting in place systems that will allow customers to purchase the latest goods with no time lag.

Also, the documents needed for purchases will soon be made online. The main objective of the move is to ensure its 1.2 crore cardholders get to purchase the latest fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) on the same day that they are stocked on the canteen’s retail shelves.

Instead of two board meetings in a year, the retailer is planning to have six meetings for faster clearance of new product introductions.

“We are already in talks with leading FMCG companies like Hindustan Unilever and Procter & Gamble to ensure our customers get to sample their products as soon as they are launched,” Air Vice-Marshal M Baladitya, chairman, board of administration and general manager of CSD told TOI exclusively.

Baladitya is hopeful of carrying out the changes by Diwali this year.

Also, CSD is talking to leading consumer durable makers to smoothen the process on white goods.

First started in 1921 for British troops, CSD is now planning to expand depots in places such as Bhubaneswar (Orissa), Danapar (Bihar) and Himachal Pradesh. Currently, CSD has 34 depots and 4,500 outlets.

As per the report, major contributors to CSD’s sales are toiletries (around Rs 4,500 crore), white goods and cars (around Rs 4,000 crore), packaged foods and supplements (Rs 3,500 crore), liquor (Rs 3,000 crore) and other household goods & luggage (around Rs 3,000 crore).

From a turnover of Rs 48 lakh in 1948, CSD comes all the way and had Rs 17,000 crore turnover in 2016-17.

Via : timesnownews.com

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Recruitment in Army

Recruitment in Army 

Recruitment in Army is undertaken on basis of vacancies arising on account of retirement, release or due to accretions in force level from time to time.

State / UT wise details of youth recruited into the Indian Army as Junior Commissioned Officers (JCOs) and Other Ranks (OR) in the last five years is as under:-

RECRUITMENT OF JCOs/ORs IN INDIAN ARMY IN VARIOUS

STATES/UTs DURING THE LAST FIVE YEARS

S.No.

Name of the State/UT

Recruiting Year

2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

1

Andhra Pradesh

2890

3540

2088

2145

2277

2

Arunachal Pradesh

190

490

267

101

254

3

Assam

1019

1051

867

1082

1227

4

Bihar

4540

3195

3708

3595

3865

5

Chhattisgarh

622

448

394

860

852

6

Delhi

865

1212

1105

1043

806

7

Goa

47

20

2

25

50

8

Gujarat, Dadra Nagar

Haveli (UT), Daman & Diu (UT)

2205

2305

1406

1855

1214

9

Haryana

2452

2770

2536

3533

4340

10

Himachal Pradesh

1687

2317

2448

3207

3072

11

Jammu & Kashmir

2085

2699

2057

2844

2504

12

Jharkhand

1140

707

1480

1042

879

13

Karnataka and Lakshadweep (UT)

1671

2033

1091

1613

1697

14

Kerala

2077

2700

2067

2571

2425

15

Madhya Pradesh

2761

3150

2644

2840

3413

16

Maharashtra

5312

5424

3797

5207

6106

17

Manipur

587

456

687

268

359

18

Meghalaya

91

75

117

145

141

19

Mizoram

94

293

405

102

123

20

Nagaland

134

127

165

137

128

21

Odisha

945

1505

1073

1085

1533

22

Punjab and Chandigarh (UT)

3752

4701

5684

5988

5048

23

Rajasthan

3602

3647

3034

4967

5384

24

Sikkim

108

462

182

72

155

25

Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, A&N Islands (UT)

2377

3081

2200

2567

2622

26

Telangana

0

0

0

820

153

27

Tripura

104

56

133

110

1226

28

Uttar Pradesh

7600

7086

8587

8410

10128

29

Uttarakhand

2585

3036

2022

2704

4390

30

West Bengal

3535

3289

3113

3630

4397

Total

57077

61875

55359

64568

70768

 For the recruiting year 2016-17, a total of 53786 vacancies have been allotted.

The Armed Forces have undertaken sustained image projection and publicity campaign to create awareness among the youth on the advantages of taking up a challenging and satisfying career.  Awareness campaigns, participation in career fairs and exhibitions, advertisements in print and electronic media, motivational lectures in schools, colleges are also some of the other measures taken in this direction.

This information was given by Minister of State for Defence Dr. Subhash Bhamre in a written reply to Shrimati Savitri Thakur and Shri Deepender Singh Hooda  in Lok Sabha today.

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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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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.

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Ex-gratia amount for CAPF personnel

Ex-gratia amount for CAPF personnel

The amount of ex-gratia lump sum compensation available to the families of Central Government Civilian employees, who die in the performance of their bona fide official duties under various circumstances, has been increased on the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission w.e.f. 01/01/2016 vide DoP&PW OM No.38/37/2016-P&PW(A)(i) dated 04/08/2016, as under:

Circumstances

Earlier amount ( Rs.)

Revised amount (Rs.)

Death occurring due to accidents in
course of performance of duties.
10
lakh
25
lakh
Death in the course of performance of
duties attributed to acts of violence by terrorists, anti social elements
etc.
10
lakh
25
lakh
Death occurring in border skirmishes
and action against militants, terrorists, extremists, sea pirates.
15
lakh
35
lakh
Death occurring while on duty in the
specified high altitude, unaccessible border posts, etc. on account of
natural disasters, extreme weather conditions.
15
lakh
35
lakh
Death occurring during enemy action in
war or such war like engagements, which are specifically notified by Ministry
of Defence and death occurring during evacuation of Indian Nationals from a
war-torn zone in foreign country.

-

45
lakh

The rate of ex-gratia lump sum compensation for 100 percent disability to CAPFs & Assam Rifles personnel, who are disabled in the performance of their bonafide official duty under various circumstances and are boarded out from service on account of disability attributable to aggravated in service, has been revised vide this Ministry OM No.27011/64/2010-R&W (Part) dated 07/06/2017 from Rs. 09 lakhs to Rs. 20 lakhs w.e.f 01/01/2016.

The 7th CPC has recommended a common regime of Risk and Hardship Allowance for Army and CAPFs which has been accepted by the Government.

This was stated by the Minister of State for Home Affairs, Shri Kiren Rijiju in a written reply to question by Shri Bahadur Singh Koli in the Lok Sabha today.

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Counting of former AF Service (Army/Navy/AF) towards Civil Services – PCDA Clarification Orders issued on 16.6.2017

Circular No.C-166

No.GI/C/077/Vol-XIII/Tech
O/o the PCDA (P), Allahabad

Dated: 16/06/2017

To,
——————————

——————————

——————————

(All Head of Department under Min. of Defence)

Sub:- Counting of former AF Service (Army/Navy/AF) towards Civil Services – Clarification regarding…

On the introduction of New Pension Scheme, counting of Former Service was stopped. GOI, DP&PW vide their 0M No.P&PW 0M N028/30/2004- P&PW (B) dated 26 July, 2005 followed by 0M dated 28.10.2009 allowed counting of Former Service for such employees only who have been mobilized after submitting technical resignation for new appointment in the new Ministry/ Department/ Central Autonomous bodies subject to fulfillment of other prescribed condition.

2. The subject matter was referred for clarification as to whether benefits of counting of former service as per Rule 19 of the CCS (Pension) Rules 1972 is allowed to those reemployed Ex-Servicemen who have been appointed to civil establishment on or after 01.012004 on the issuance of GOI DP&PW vide their 0M No. P&PW 0M No-28/30/2004- P&PW (B) dated 26 July, 2005 followed by 0M dated 28.1Allahabad

 

3. In this regard competent authority has issued following clarifications:-

i. Vide Rule 2 of the CCS(Pension) Rules 1972 are not applicable to those who have been appointed to civil establishment on or after 01.01.2004 i.e. benefits of Rule 19 of the CCS(Pension) Rules 1972 are also not available to those appointed to civil establishment on or after 01.01.2004.

ii. DP&PVV vide their 0M No 28/30/2004-P&PVV (B) dt. 26.012005 followed by 28.10.2009 had allowed counting of former service for those employees only who have been mobilized after submitting technical resignation for new appointment in the new Ministry / Department/ Central Autonomous Bodies subject to fulfillment of other conditions i.e. unless and until Armed Forces Personnel had joined new service after rendering technical resignation for joining the new post, he/she shall not be covered under Deptt of P&PW 0M No. 28/30/2004 P&PW (B) dt. 28.10.2009.

3. Therefore, it is requested that all similarly placed cases may be regulated accordingly. Cases where benefits of Rule 19 of the CCS(Pension) Rules 1972 have been given to those appointed to a civil establishment on or after may be reviewed de-novo and necessary action may be taken in each case in consultation with Pay Controllers.

4. In view of the foregoing, you also are requested to issue suitable instructions (along with copy of this circular) to all the Head of Offices under your administrative control to ensure that claim on the subject matter henceforth are floated in accordance with clarification given in above Para.

(Rajeev Ranjan Kumar)

Dy. CDA (P)

Authority: http://pcdapension.nic.in/

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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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Level of Ranks in the Pay Matrix for Army PBORs

Level of Ranks in the Pay Matrix for Army PBORs

Level of Ranks

Sl.

No.

Rank

Level in Pay Matrix

(a)

Sepoy

3

(b)

Naik

4

(c)

Havildar

5

(d)

NaibSubedar

6

(e)

Subedar

7

(f)

Subedar Major

8

(g)

Honorary Lieutenant

10

(h)

Honorary Captain

10B

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

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

Ministry of Defence

3-May, 2017

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

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

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Revision of ECHS Rates for Empanelled Hospitals, Diagnostic Laboratories and imaging centres, Mumbai

Revision of ECHS Rates for Empanelled Hospitals, Diagnostic Laboratories and imaging centres, Mumbai

Tele:25683476
Mil: 36833

Central Organisation, ECHS
Adjutant General’s Branch
Integrated Headquarters
Ministry Of Defence (Army)
Maude Lines
Delhi Cantt-110 010

B/49773/AG/ECHS/Rates/Policy

05 April 2017

IHQ Of MoD (Navy) Dir ECHS (N)
Air HQ (VB)/DPS
HQ southern Command (A/ECHS)
HQ Eastern Command (A/ECHS)
HQ Western Command (A/ECHS)
HQ Central Command (A/ECHS)
HQ Northern Command (A/ECHS)
HQ South Western Command (A/ECHS)
HQ Andaman & Nicobar Command (A/ECHS)

REVISION OF ECHS RATES FOR EMPANELLED HOSPITALS, DIAGNOSTIC LABORATORIES AND IMAGING CENTRES, MUMBAI

1. Refer GOI MoD ID No 22A ($*)/2007/US/WE/D (Res) dt 19 Aug 2010.

2. CGHS rates were revised for all cities except Mumbai in 2014.

3. CGHS has vide its OM S-11011/222017/CGHS-HEC dt 03 Apr 2017 revised the rate of Mumbai from 2010 to Delhi 2014 rates as an interim measure.

4. Regional Centre ECHS Mumbai would disseminate the new rates to empanelled hospitals, diagnostic laboratories and imaging centres, SEMO’s Stn HQr’s & ECHS polyclinics.

5. The provedures and CGHS package rates of Delhi shall hereafter be treated as ECHS package rates for hospitals, diagnostic laboratories & imaging centres under Regional centre ECHS Mumbai and the rates would be applicable from the date of issue of this letter.

(IVS Gahlot)
Col
Dir (Med)
for MD ECHS

Government of India
Ministry Of Health and Family Welfare
Department of Health & Family Welfare
Directorate General of CGHS

No.S-11011/22/2017/CGHs-HEC

Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi 110 011
Dated the 3rd April, 2017

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Revision of CGHS package rates for empanelled hospitals, diagnostic laboratories and imaging centres under CGHS, Mumbai

with reference to the above mentioned subject attention is drawn to the Office Memoranda Nos.S.11011/23/2009-CGHS D-II/Hospital Cell dt. 15.11.2010 and S.11011/23/2009-CGHS D-II/Hospital Cell (Part-I) dt. 11.04.2011 vide which CGHS package rates have been prescribed for empanelled hospitals, diagnostic laboratories and imaging centres under CGHS, Mumbai and to state that it has now been decided by competent authority to revise the CGHS package for empanelled HCOs under CGHS, Mumbai as per 2014 CGHS rates of Delhi as an interim measure, till further orders.

A list of the procedures and package rates of CGHS Delhi, which shall hereafter be treated as CGHS package rates for hospitals, diagnostic laboratories and imaging centres empanelled under CGHS, Mumbai is enclosed.

Encl. As above

(Dr.D.c.Joshi)
Director, CGHS

Signed Copy

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Women Personnel of the Armed Forces

Women Personnel of the Armed Forces

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

Army
(as on 1.1.2017)

Navy
(as on 16.3.2017)

Air Force
(as on 1.3.2017)

1528

469

1581

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

Year

Army

Navy

Air Force

2013

127

50

144

2014

104

57

155

2015

72

35

223

2016

69

43

108

2017
(till March)

35

01

14

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

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

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

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

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whether Government has any proposal to extend same benefits to paramilitary forces at par with army?

‘Benefits to paramilitary forces at par with army’ issue raised in Parliament :

whether Government has any proposal to extend same benefits to paramilitary forces at par with army?

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF HOME AFFAIRS
RAJYA SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO-710
ANSWERED ON-08.02.2017

Benefits to paramilitary forces at par with army

710 . Shri A. Vijayakumar

(a) whether Government has any proposal to extend same benefits to paramilitary forces at par with army;

(b) if so, the details thereof;

(c) whether there is any such pending demand by paramilitary forces; and

(d) if so, the details thereof?

ANSWER

MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF HOME AFFAIRS
(SHRI KIREN RIJIJU)

(a) to (d): The proposals from Central Armed Police Force for grant of benefits at par with Army include, inter-alia, Risk & Hardship Allowance, Para Military Service Pay, Discontinuation of New Pension Scheme etc. The CAPF personnel are entitled for pension and other pensionary benefits as per Central Civil Service (Pension) Rules 1972, which are different from the pension rules applicable to Ex-servicemen. The 7th CPC has not recommended grant of Para Military Service Pay to the CAPFs. The 7th CPC has recommended a common regime of Risk and Hardship Allowance for Army and CAPFs which is under consideration of the Committee on Allowances.

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Recommendations of the Lt Gen Shekatkar Committee – Raise in the Retirement Age of Jawans by Two Years

Defence panel raises retirement age of soldiers by TWO years to ‘cut new recruitment cost’

Recommendations of the Lt Gen Shekatkar Committee were submitted to defence minister Manohar Parrikar

The report also touches upon the creation of the post of Chief of Defence Staff

In order to enhance their combat capabilities, a key defence ministry panel has made several recommendations including increasing the retirement age of jawans by two years, doing away with manpower in non-combat arms and shutting down military farms.

The recommendations of the Lt Gen Shekatkar Committee were submitted to defence minister Manohar Parrikar almost three weeks ago.

The report also touches upon the creation of the post of Chief of Defence Staff – who would be the single point contact for the military with the government.

The main aim of the committee was to suggest means to cut down on useless expenditure and use the savings to acquire and enhance fighting capabilities of the army.

One of the most important recommendations of the committee was to increase the retirement age of jawans by two years, which will help the army save a significant amount on pensions and training of personnel.

Army jawans retire after serving a minimum of 17 years and depending upon their promotion while in service.

‘If the recommendations are accepted, jawans and junior commissioned officers till the rank of subedar major will get two more years of service,’ ministry sources told Mail Today.

‘This will reduce the cost of training new jawans along with the problem of providing them reemployment. Of the one million jawans in the army, almost 60,000 retire every year.

‘For two years, the forces can also save on recruiting new manpower,’ they said.

The Shekatkar committee has also suggested ‘optimising’ non-combat support arms in the army such as supply corps, ordnance and electrical and mechanical engineers who service cars and heavy vehicles.

‘Even in remote areas of Arunachal Pradesh and Rajasthan, one can get private agencies close to the border to service and repair army vehicles,’ the sources said.

Same applies for certain functions of the supply and ordnance corps like supplying rations and clothes to the forces.

Their roles can be limited to during war and other critical assignments.

The committee has also recommended abolishing military and dairy farms, where several thousand army personnel and a considerable number of officers are involved in mundane tasks like cattle rearing and growing vegetables.

The committee has also called for downsizing the remount veterinary corps, which looks after horses and mules for ceremonial as well as operations in the higher Himalayan regions of J&K and Arunachal Pradesh.

‘With helicopters and road networks allowing vehicles to reach the last points of border areas and mountains, there is no need to maintain such a large force of mules,’ the sources said.

The NCC is also on the radar of the Shekatkar committee as a large number of officers from the Army are sent there.

‘The committee feels that retiring personnel can be trained and sent there as re-employment. This will save the army the regular personnel for operational duties,’ the sources said.

Source : dailymail.co.uk

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Initial pay fixation of re-employed ex-servicemen who held post below Commissioned Officer rank in Defence Forces

Initial pay fixation of re-employed ex-servicemen who held post below Commissioned Officer rank in Defence Forces, retired before attaining the age of 55 years and have been appointed on re-employment basis in civilian posts – Regarding.

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
RAILWAY BOARD

No.E(G)2013/EM 1-5

New Delhi, dated 7/12/2016

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Sub: Initial pay fixation of re-employed ex-servicemen who held post below Commissioned Officer rank in Defence Forces, retired before attaining the age of 55 years and have been appointed on re-employment basis in civilian posts – Regarding.

The undersigned is directed to refer to a demand by the National Federation of Indian Railwaymen (NFIR), a recognised Federation of Railwaymen, who have requested that the initial pay of non-commissioned ex-servicemen (PBOR) who are re-employed on the Railways should be fixed by taking into account the service endered by them in the Defence Forces. They are insisting that the fixation done in the minimum of the scale of the re-employed post should be according to the procedure laid down in para 4 (b) (ii) of DOP&T’s OM s dated 31/7/86 as amended vide OM dated 11th November 2008, 5th April 2010 & 8th November, 2010. The Federation states that the content of these OMs clearly states that the Pay of re-employed former Defence Forces Personnel should be fixed as per Rule 7 of CCS (RP) Rules 2008 i.e. at the same stage of their last basic pay drawn at the time of retirement i.e. allowing one increment (in the post held at the time of retirement) for each year of service the ex-servicemen has rendered at the time of retirement with the proviso that the pay thus fixed does not exceed:-

(a) The pay drawn prior to retirement for non-commissioned officer of all three forces like Army, Navy and Air Force (Sub para 2 (ix) of Para 3 & Para 4 (b) (ii) of OM dated 31st July 1986 are relevant).

(b) Para 5 of DOP&T’s OM No. 3/13/2008-Estt.(Pay-II) dated 11th November, 2008 stipulated enhancement of existing ceiling of Rs. 26000/- for drawal of pay plus gross pension on re-employment to Rs. 80,000/- p.m.

2. However, their attention was drawn to the provisions in DOP&T’s OM No. 3/1/85-Estt.(pay-II) dated 31st July 1986 and OM NO. 3/19/2009-Estt.(Pay-II) dated 5th April 2010, governing initial pay fixation, inter alia, of re-employed ex-servicemen who held post below Commissioned Officer rank in Defence Forces and retired before attaining the age of 55 years and have been appointed on re-employment basis in the Railways. As per these orders, the initial pay of such re-employed pensioners is to be fixed in terms of provisions of Central Civil Services (Fixation of Pay of Re-employed Pensioners) Orders, 1986 issued by Department of Personnel and Training vide OM No. 3/1/85-Estt.(Pay-II) dated 31/7/1986 as amended from time to time.

3. It is to be seen that revised provision contained in Para 2 of OM dated 5th April 2010 revising the contents of Para 4(d)(i) of CCS (Fixation of Pay of Re-employed Pensioners) Orders, 1986 provides that in case of ex-servicemen who held post below Commissioned Officer rank in the Defence Forces and in the case of civilians who held posts below Group ‘A’ posts at the time of their retirement before 55 years of age, the entire pension and pension equivalent of retirement benefits shall be ignored, i.e. no duduction on this count is to be made from the initial pay fixed on re-employment. Also, in terms of the Para 4(a) and Para 4(b)(i) of CCS (Fixation of Pay of Re-employed Pensioners) Orders, 1986, as amended vide DOP&T’s OM No. 3/19/2009-Estt.(Pay.II) dated 5/4/2010, the initial pay on re-employment of such pensioners shall be fixed as per the entry pay in the revised pay structure of the re-employed post applicable in the case of Direct Recruits appointed on or after 1/1/2006 as notified vide Section II, Part A of First Schedule to CCS(Revised Pay) Rules, 2008. As is explicit, these instructions do not provide for protection of last pay drawn before retirement, in such cases. Therefore, the fixation of pay of re-employed ex-servicemen is being done accordingly on the Railways.

4. However, the Federation does not agree with the above contention and desires that the pay of ex-Defence Forces personnel re-employed in Railways should be fixed in accordance with the clarification issued vide DoP&T’s OM dated 5th April, 2010 in Para 3 (iv) & (v) which contain clarifications duly stating that the pay of the ex-servicemen, re-employed in the Central Government Organizations will be fixed in accordance with the provision contained in DoP&T’s OM No. 3/13/2008-Estt.(pay-II) dated 11/11/2008 after exercising option in the manner laid down in Rule 6 of CCS (RP) Rules, 2008 and the fixation of pay is to be regulated in accordance with the provisions of Rule 7 of CCS (RP) Rules 2008.

The Federation has further pointed out that the initial pay of a re-employed military pensioner and a direct recruit cannot be the same in view of the fact that the pay of the re-employed Defence Forces Pensioner is to be done as per the provisions of Rule 7 of CCS (RP) Rules, 2008 applicable to direct recruits – the two entrants being independent and have no co-relation with each other.

5. After protracted correspondence and discussion of the issue between NFIR and the concerned officials of this Ministry, as NFIR are still not convinced with the official stand on this issue and insisting on implementation of Para 3 (iv) and (v) of DoP&T’s O.M. Dated 5/4/2010. Hence, it was decided to refer the matter to DOP&T for clarification.

6. In the light of the position as brought out above, DOP&T are requested to clarify specifically as to whether the contention of NFIR that the pay of non-commissioned ex-servicemen (PBOR) who retire from the Defence Forces before attaining the age of 55 years, and are subsequently re-employed on the Railways should be fixed by taking into account the service rendered by them and last pay drawn in the Defence Forces, is in order, or the procedure being followed on the Railways i.e. fixing the pay of such re-employed ex-servicemen as per the entry pay in the revised pay structure of the re-employed post applicable in the case of Direct Recruits appointed on or after 1/1/2006, without any pay protection is correct.

7. An early reply in the matter is solicited.

 

(S. Pal)
Jt. Dir. Estt. (Genl.)
Shri A.K. Jain,
Deputy Secretary (Pay),
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions,
Department of Personnel and Training,
North Block,
New Delhi.

Source: NFIR

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Calendar for Mid-Career interaction between Armed Forces and Civil Services Officers : 2016-17

Calendar for Mid-Career interaction between Armed Forces and Civil Services Officers : 2016-17

Month Institute Theme Date States/ UTs and Central Ministries proposed to be requested for sending nominations in r/o Civil Officers
September

2016

DOPT

Assam

Administrative

Staff College,

Guwahati

Drug Trafficking 02-03

September,

2016

Punjab, Maharashtra, Utter Pradesh, Bihar, Rajasthan, Chattisgarh, Jharkhand, Gujarat, Assam, Manipur, Nagaland, West Bengal, Kerala, Tamilnadu, Kamataka, Andhra Pradesh, Orissa & MHA
October

2016

DOPT

Mahatma Gandhi

State Institute of

Public

Administration,

Chandigarh,

Punjab

Counterfeit Currency 06-07 October,

2016

Punjab, Maharashtra, Utter Pradesh, Bihar, Rajasthan, Chattisgarh, Jharkhand, Assam, Manipur, Nagaland, West Bengal, Kerala, Tamilnadu, Kamataka, Andhra Pradesh, Orissa, Telangana, Tripura, Arunachal Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh & MHA
November

2016

MOD- Navy

Maritime Warfare

Centre, Vishakhapatnam

Eastern Maritime TheaterOpportunities, Challenges and sea based threats 01-04 November,

2016

Andhra Pradesh, Andaman & Nicobar, Dadra & Nagar Haveli, Goa, Gujarat, Kamataka, Kerala, Lakshadweep, Maharashtra, Odisha, Puducherry, Tamilnadu, Telangana, West Bengal & MHA
December

2016

MOD-Army

HQ Western

Command, Jalandhar

Misuse of social mass comm. (Media) Facilities for anti National activities and remedial measures 05-06 December,

2016

Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Jammu and Kashmir, Jharkhand, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Odisha, Punjab, Rajasthan,. Tripura, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Chandigarh, Daman and Diu, NCT of Delhi and MHA
January

2017

DOPT

Sardar

Vallabhbhai Patel

National Police

Academy,

Hyderabad

Cyber Security and Crime 16-18 January,

2017

Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Chattisgarh, Kamataka, Kerala, Maharashtra, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram Nagaland, Punjab, Rajasthan, Tamilnadu, Telangana, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal & MHA
February

2017

MOD- Air Force

CAW

Secundrabad

Low Intensity Conflict Operations; Employment of Air Power 07-10 February

2016

Andhra Pradesh, Goa, Gujarat, Jammu and Kashmir, Kamataka, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Manipur, Odisha, Punjab. Rajasthan, Telangana, Uttarakhand, West Bengal, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Lakshadweep, NCT of Delhi, Puducherry

Source: Official Order

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Ordnance Factory Board

Ordnance Factory Board

Majority of the requirement of items like Ammunition, Armoured Vehicles, Troop Comfort items etc for Indian Army are met through the Ordnance Factory Board (OFB). The contribution of OFB in meeting the requirement of the Army has increased over the years. In value terms, the supplies by OFB to Army has increased by over 25% in the year 2015-16 compared to 2014-15.

Further, for communicating long term requirement of Army, the system of Five Year Roll On Indent for Ammunition items has been introduced since 2010. In order to ensure time bound delivery to Army, a system of Letter of Intent (LoI) has been introduced to indicate the tentative quantities to OFB in the beginning of the year to enable OFB to initiate procurement.

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

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VEcare : Army helpline for Veterans

VEcare : Army helpline for Veterans

Headquarters Eastern Command launched a 24×7 veteran helpline ‘VEcare 1904’ at Fort William today, which was inaugurated by Gen Shankar Roy Chowdhury (Retired), former Chief of the Army Staff, amidst a large number of serving and retired soldiers. Lt Gen Praveen Bakshi, GOC-in-C Eastern Command, said the facility was in continuation of the Chief of the Army Staff’s focus on ‘Welfare of Ex-servicemen and Veer Naris’. Post launch of Directorate of Indian Army Veterans in January this year at New Delhi, the VEcare service is a new initiative for veterans and serving personnel of all three services. It would be particularly of immense help to individuals in distress and requiring immediate medical help. The facility will soon be extended to other stations of Eastern Command.

VEcare service can be availed from landline or mobile by simply dialing 1904. To a registered mobile user, it will provide automated voice guidance for medical emergency assistance including immediate dispatch of an ambulance, queries related to medical facilities and appointments at ECHS/ Command Hospital, CSD related value addition services and facilitate connectivity to Army telephone numbers. The Army Commander further stated that, an endeavour was underway to populate the data of all the veterans whereafter the software driven initiative would be fully exploited. The helpline facility is being seen as a major initiative towards veterans’ welfare.

Col Rohan Anand, SM
PRO (Army)

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Policy Towards World War II Veterans Pensioners

Policy Towards World War II Veterans Pensioners

Ministry of Defence

The pension of World War-II pensioners was granted as per provisions of Pension Regulation for the Army in India (Part-I & Part-II) 1940, prevalent at that time. As per these Pension Regulations, there were provisions of Retiring pension, Ordinary pension, Special pension Family, Disability pension, Children Allowance and Gratuity, which were governed on the basis of different eligibility conditions like rank last held in different arms, qualifying service rendered, attributability / non attributability and aggravation etc. In addition, there was provision of ‘Jangi Inam’ for World War-I & II veteran pensioners which was payable for two lives and one life respectively. At present, the rate of monetary allowance on account of Jangi Inam is Rs.500/- per month.

The number of surviving World War-II pensioners and Family pensioners is dynamic and therefore, keeps on changing due to natural wastage. As regards actual number of World War-II pensioners, no separate data-base has been maintained to distinguish World War-II veteran pensioners vis-a-vis other pensioners.

This information was given by Minister of State for Defence Rao Inderjit Singh in a written reply to Shri Rajeev Chandrasekhar in Rajya Sabha today.

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