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

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

INDWF/Circular/2017/005

Date: 31.07.2017

CIRCULAR

To
All Affiliated Unions of INDWF

Dear Affiliates,

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

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

Yours Sincerely,
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(R.SRINIVASAN)
General Secretary

Source: INDWF

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Grant of eligibility to the Defence civilian employees for the General Pool Residential Accommodation (GPRA) allotted by the Directorate of Estates Representation from BPMS

Grant of eligibility to the Defence civilian employees for the General Pool Residential Accommodation (GPRA) allotted by the Directorate of Estates

No. 17(19)/2014/D(Civ-II)
Government of India
Ministry of Defence
(Department of Defence)
(Civ-II) Section

B-Wing, Sena Bhavan, New Delhi
Dated: the 02 July, 2017

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Grant of eligibility to the Defence civilian employees for the General Pool Residential Accommodation (GPRA) allotted by the Directorate of Estates Representation from BPMS

The undersigned is to refer to Ministry of Urban Development’s OM No. 12033/4/67-Pol.II dated 3rd, October, 1969 on the subject – “Eligibility of the staff of Central Government Office for allotment of residential accommodation from the General Pool-Criteria regarding’ and to say that a number of defence civilian employees working in many Defence establishments located in Delhi/New Delhi/Delhi Cantt are not able to avail the facility of GPRA for the reason that their offices have not been declared “eligible offices” for allotment of GPRA allotted by Directorate of Estates (DoE). The small quota of 15% of residential accommodation of the Defence/Army Pool is grossly inadequate and therefore it causes extreme hardship to the defence civilian employees who have to make their own arrangement for residential accommodation.

2. It has been noticed that Dte of Estates has already granted eligibility for GPRA to majority of defence establishments in Delhi. The defence civilian employees serving in these defence establishments are already availing the facilities of Residential Accommodation of Dte of Estates. Only a few defence establishments are not covered in the list of eligible offices maintained by the Dte of Estates and a list of 8 such defence establishments in Delhi is at Annexure.

3. In view of the hardship being experienced by the Civilian employees of these eight defence establishments, it is requested that eligibility code for allotment of General Pool Residential accommodation (GPRA) to the staff of these defence establishments/offices may please be allotted. It is certified that the essential requirements, listed below, for a Central Government offices to be treated as ‘eligible offices’ for the purpose of the allotment of Government Residences (General Pool in Delhi) Rules, 1963, are fulfilled by these offices/defence establishments:

(i) These offices/establishments have been situated in Delhi/New Delhi/Delhi Cantt since decades and in most of the cases before independence.

(ii) They are attached/subordinate offices of Ministry of Defence under Government of India.

(iii) The salary of their employees is paid from the Consolidated Fund of India.

(iv) 15% quota of residential accommodation of the Defence/Army Pool is not adequate.

4. This issues with the approval of Defence Secretary.

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(Anil Kumar)
Deputy Secretary to the Govt. of India

Director of Estates
Ministry of Urban Development
(Directorate of Estates)- Pol. IV
Nirman Bhavan, New Delhi

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Conducting of Agitation Programme for settlement of Charter of Demands of Defence Civilian Employees

Demands pertaining the 7th CPC Minimum Pay, Fitment Formula, Allowances, NPS, Pre-2016 Pensioners – Employees are in dark about development – INDWF’s All India Demand Week from 24.04.2017 to 29.04.2017 with Charter of Demands

INDIAN NATIONAL DEFENCE WORKERS FEDERATION
Estd 1959 (Recognised by Govt. of India)

No. INDWF/Demand Week/M of D/2017

Date: 18.04.2017

To
Secretary to Government of India
Ministry of Defence,
South Block,
New Delhi 110001

Sub: Conducting of Agitation Programme for settlement of Charter of Demands of Defence Civilian Employees – reg.

Sir,
Indian National Defence Workers Federation in its 21st Conference held on 21nd and 22nd March, 2017 unanimously resolved to conduct agitation programme from 24.04.2017 to 29.04.2017 in order to demand Ministry of Defence and Government of India to settle the demands.

INDWF being one of the constituent organisations of National Council (JCM) under the National Joint Council of Action (NJCA) of Central Government Employees. NJCA deferred the proposed Indefinite Strike which was to commence from 11.07.2016 based on the assurances given by the group of Ministers Chaired by Shri Rajnath Singh, Hon’ble Home Minister that Government will constitute committee on on Minimum Pay, Fitment Formula, Allowances, NPS and Pre-2016 pensioners. It was also the National Council (JCM) within 4 months. However, even after more than 6 months it is regretted to note that none of the demands of the NJCA pertaining to 7th CPC are accepted by the Government Employees in genera and Defence Civilian Employees in particular.

In addition to the above, it is to be pertinent to mention that the Government is going ahead very fast to privatise and outsource the entire defence production activities. We are in dark about the development which is taking place about the letter received from Hon’ble Prime Minister’s office to the Department of Defence Production and OFB asking various information’s of the production activities of the above unhelpful attitude and decision of Government of India and Ministry of Defence, the Defence Civilian Employees are very much agitated in this regard. Therefore, the Indian National Defence Workers Federation has decided to observe All India Demand Week from 24.04.2017 to 29.04.2017 by holding gate meetings, demonstration, wearing demand badges and submit memorandum for your favourable consideration and for early settlement of these demands.

CHARTER OF DEMANDS

1. Stop privatisation and outsourcing of Defence Production and withdraw 100% in Defence

2. Fill up all the existing vacancies including freezed vacancies during the period of ban on recruitment considering the increased work load.

3. Withdraw NEW PENSION SCHEME (NPS) for the Defence Civilian Employees and extend Defined Pension facilities at par with Armed Forces personnel as per CCS Pension Rules 1972 ensuring 50°/o pension on the last pay drawn and also extend Family Pension. Disability pension.

4 Regularise all the Casual. Contract, Outsource employees, Part time employees employed in permanent and perennial jobs.

5. Withdraw arbitrary decisions of stopping detailment of employees on Sundays/Holidays working in Ordnance Factories in order to achieve the projected targets.

6. Early implementation of granting of Allowances on 7m CPC Pay scales on HRA, TA and Other Allowances. Revise the Minimum Pay, implement 7th CPC recommendation of Option-I for pensioners and accepted by Government regarding pension of pre-2016 Pensioners without any further delay

Yours Sincerely.

(R.SRINIVASAN)
General Secretary

Copy to
1) Secretary (DP)
Department of Defence Production
South Block, New Delhi.

2) Secretary & Chairman,
Department of Defence Research & Development.
DRDO Bhawan, New Delhi 110 105.

3) All Heads of Directorates.
DGOF & Chairman. OFB, DGQA, E-in-c’s Branch, COP Navy
AOP Air Force, AG Army HQs

Source: http://indwf.blogspot.in/

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Cash Payment of Dec Salary in Storm Affected Area – BPMS

Cash payment of Salary in Storm Affected Area

Disbursement of salary in cash in the Storm (Vardha) affected area of Chennai – Representation of Bharatiya Pratiraksha Mazdoor Sangh (BPMS)

PRIORITY

Government of India
Ministry of Defence
D(Civ-II)

Subject : Disbursement of salary in cash in the Storm (Vardha) affected area of Chennai – Representation of Bharatiya Pratiraksha Mazdoor Sangh (BPMS)

Defence Civilian Employees Federation BPMS has address letter ref. no. BPMS/MoD/Payment/186(8/1R) dated 27 Dec.2016 (copy enclosed) to the MoD, on the above subject. It has been informed that the storm Vardha has caused enormous damage in the Chennai Area. The disruption of the electricity supply has adversely affected the banking services, thereby causing economic hardship to the Central Government employees working in and around the affected area. It has been requested that the serving employees in the Chennai area may please be paid the salary for the month of Dec 2016 in cash.

In view of the position reported by BPMS, it is apprehended that the ATM systems and the computer network may not be functioning in the storm affected area, which may not be allowing the public to access the electronic banking facilities. It is felt that the hardship being experienced by the affected employees should be addressed with due sensitiveness. It is suggested that necessary instructions may please be issued to the pay disbursing authorities, located in the storm affected area, to explore the possibility of disbursing the salary for the month of Dec 2016 to the Government employees in cash, in accordance with the ceilings/instructions prescribed by the Government

(Gurdeep Singh)
Under Secretary (Civ)

Encl: BPMS letter dt 27 Dec. 2016

Source : http://www.bpms.org.in/

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Exemption of Road Toll Tax to Defence Civilians

REF: BPMS / MoD / 90th SCM (4/1/M)

Dated: 26.09.2016

To,
The Dy Secretary (CP)
Govt of India, Min of Defence,
B Wing, Sena Bhawan,
New Delhi 110011

Subject: Exemption of Road Toll Tax to Defence Civilians

Respected Sir,
With due regards, your attention is invited to the Agenda Point No. 65 raised by this federation BPMS in the Steering Committee meeting for the 90th Departmental Council (JCM) (MoD) held on 27.09.2013 {Refer MoD F.No. 5(2)/2013/D(JCM), Dated 24.09.2013}. This federation BPMS submitted that Ministry of Shipping, Road Transport and Highways have issued a notification vide Notice No. NH 11065/12/2003 P&M, dated 15.09.2004 to Secretary, PWD of all States/Union Territories and National Highways Authority of India clarifying that the provisions of Indian Tolls (Army and Air Force) Act, 1901 is applicable to all States and National Highways whereby Army personnel are exempted from paying tolls on roads and highways in the States/Union Territories for their private vehicles irrespective of whether they are on duty or not.

This Federation has firm belief that the defence civilians are also integral part of Defence Forces and they perform their duties in almost similar conditions of uniform personnel without any extra financial benefits. Hence, they (Defence civilians) also deserve to be granted the benefits to some extent on par with uniform personnel.

In this regard, D(Mov) offered its comments (copy enclosed for ready reference) that the subject matter was not being dealt with by D(Mov).

Therefore, you are requested to take appropriate action so that Defence Civilians may also be exempted from paying tolls on roads and highways in the States/Union Territories for their private vehicles.

Thanking you.

Sincerely yours

(MUKESH SINGH)
Secretary/BPMS &
Member, JCM II Level Council (MOD)

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Source: BPMS

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Enhancement of powers to Assistant Accounts Officer (Group B) in DAD

Enhancement of powers to Assistant Accounts Officer (Group -B) in DAD: PCDA(CC) Circular

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

AN/IA/l004/Circular

Dt: 07.04.2016

CIRCULAR

To,

The CDA RTC
The IFA (CC)
All Sub-offices
All Sections of Main Office

Sub: – Enhancement of powers to Assistant Accounts Officer (Group -B) in DAD

As per HQrs Circular No. AN/XI/l1060/Powers/AAO/Vol.-III dated 05.10.2011 and in continuation of the HQ office Circular No. AN/XI/l1060/Powers/AAO/Vol.-III dated 28.08.2003 and 30.07.2008, the powers delegated to AAO in respect of the following items have been enhanced as under:-

S/No. Item as per Annexure ‘A’ of HQrs Circular No. AN/XI/l1060/Powers/AAO/Vol.-III dated 28.08.2003 and 30.07.2008 Existing Financial Power (in Rs.) Enhanced Financial Power (in Rs.)
1. Item No. xi : Requisition for LTC advance 10,000 25,000
2. Item No. xiii : Advance/Withdrawal from GPF/AFPP fund – DAD and Non-DAD 50,000 1,00,000
3. Item No. xiv : M-Section Bills 25,000 50,000
4. Item No. xv (a) : Medical Claim/OPD Treatment 1,000 2,500
5. Item No. xv(b) (ii) : Hospitalization Claim (Final Bills) 25,000 50,000
6. Item No. xvi
(a) : Third party Claims 25,000 50,000
(b) : All Bills which are not covered above, payable through Public Fund Accounts 50,000 1,00,000

Other entries of Annexure ‘A’ to HQ office circular dated 28.08.2003 will remain the same.

2. It has also been decided that the following “level jumping” shall be introduced:-

a) Two tier processing [Auditor and AAO] – for all bills up to the delegated financial powers of AAO’s as mentioned above.

b) Two tier processing [Auditor + AO/SAO] – for all bills valuing above the financial powers of AAO’s and upto Rs.2 lakhs (Two lakhs only)

c) Three tier processing [Auditor, AAO & AO/SAO] – for all bills exceeding Rs. 2 lakhs and upto Rs. 1 Crore in value in all offices except PCDA New Delhi. This limit shall be upto Rs. 5 Crores in the case of PCDA New Delhi.

d) Four tier processing [Auditor, AAO, AO/SAO 8.: Group Officer] – for all bills exceeding Rs. 1 Crore in all offices except PCDA New Delhi.

e) Four tier processing [Auditor, AAO, AO/SAO & Group Officer] – for all bills exceeding Rs. 5 Crores in PCDA New Delhi.

3. In the absence of any Time Scale IDAS Officer in an independent sub-office, the PCDA/CDA, after careful consideration and after recording speaking orders in each case, can authorize one or more Ao3 in the sub-office to pass bills for a period not exceeding three months, even when their value exceeds Rs. 1 Crore.

4. The above provisions shall be effective from 05.10.2011.

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(S.P. Singh)
ACDA (AN)

Source: www.pcdacc.gov.in
[http://pcdacc.gov.in/download/circularsnew/enhancement_of_power_to_aao.pdf]

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CSD Canteen facility to Defence Family Pensioners – DDGCS letter issued on 10.3.2016

CSD Canteen facility to Defence Family Pensioners – DDGCS letter issued on 10.3.2016

Grant of Canteen Facilities to the Family Pensioners of Retired Defence Civilians: DDGCS letter

Annexure-I

Integrated HQ of MOD (Army)
Quartermaster General’s Branch
Dy Dte Gen Canteen Services
Wing-III, West Block-III, RK Puram
New Delhi – 66

No. 95350/Q/DDGCS/POLICY/15/2016

10 Mar 2016

GRANT OF CANTEEN FACILITIES TO THE FAMILY PENSIONERS OF RETIRED DEFENCE CIVILIANS

1. Further to this HQ letter No. 96301/Q/DDGCS/Policy dated 12 Aug 2015.

2. Govt of India, MoD vide letter No. 8(14)/2015 dated 04 Mar 2016 has extended Canteen facilities to family pensioners of retired Defence Civilian employees. The procedure for processing of application will be as per this Dte letter No. 96301/Q/DDGCS/Policy dated 12 Aug 2015. The applicant must write Family Pensioner of retired defence civilian on the application form.

3. All HQ are requested to disseminate this letter to all Fmns/Units/URCs in their jurisdiction.

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(MP Varghese)
Col
OIC Smart Card Cell
Canteen Services
For DDGCS

Source: http://www.aimesccgdea.org/index.php

Order issued on 10.10.2016
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Order issued on 31.17.2015

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Celebration of Defence Civilian Medical Aid Fund [DCMAF] Week

DCMAF : One of the Great Medical Scheme for Defence Civilian Employees.

Defence Civilian Medical Aid Fund [DCMAF] completed 63 years on 28th Sep 2015 : The DCMAF has been providing assistance to fulfill specified medical needs of the Defence Civilian Employees

Celebration of Defence Civilian Medical Aid Fund [DCMAF] Week

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

AN/lA/1004/HQrs/Circulars

Dt: 28.10.2015

CIRCULAR

To,
The CDA RTC
The IFA (CC)
All Sub Offices
All Sections of Main Office

Sub: – Celebration of Defence Civilian Medical Aid Fund [DCMAF] Week

As per CGDA, New Delhi letter No. AN/VII/7089/DCMAF dated 15.10.2015 the Defence Civilian Medical Aid Fund [DCMAF] completed 63 years on 28th Sep 2015. The DCMAF has been providing assistance to fulfill specified medical needs of the Defence Civilian Employees.

On the occasion of the DCMAF week, which was observed from 28th Sep – 04th Oct 2015, it is requested to make special efforts to apprise the staff about the initiatives of DCMAF and motivate them to join the scheme. The application form and scheme details are attached as per Appendix ‘A’ and ‘B’ respectively.

(A.P. Mishra)
DCDA (AN)

Source: http://pcdacc.gov.in/

Click here for ‘Joining Form in Hindi

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Grant of CSD Canteen Facilities to retired Defence Civilians: CGDA’s instructions

Grant of CSD Canteen Facilities to retired Defence Civilians: CGDA’s instructions

 

Consequent to the grant of CSD Canteen Facilities to the Defence civilians Pr. Controllers/Controller to nominate an Officer for countersigning the application forms 

 

Pr. Controllers/Controller to nominate an Officer for countersigning the application forms received from the retired Defence Civilians for grant of CSD Canteen facilities

Pr. Controllers/ Controllers are requested to nominate an Officer not below the rank of an Under Secretary to Govt of India or equivalent for countersigning the application forms received from the applicants of Defence Civilians for grant of CSD Canteen facilities.

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF DEFENCE
DEFENCE ACCOUNTS DEPARTMENT

No.AN/VIl/7089/CSD/ Corr

Dated : 21.09.2015

To
1. All PCsDA/ CsDA
2. PCA(Fys) Kolkata

Subject: Grant of CSD Canteen Facilities to retired Defence Civilians,

Reference : This office letter of even No dated 14.08/2015

A copy of the DDGCS letter 96301/Q/DDGCS/Policy dated 12.08.2015 regarding CSD Canteen facilities to retired Defence Civilians. is forwarded herewith for information and necessary action. The letter is to be given wide publicity by displaying on the notice boards/ websites.

2. Further, attention is invited to point 7 and 9 of the letter wherein action to be taken on the part of the Department from where the Officer/ employee has retired has been mentioned. The Pr. Controllers/ Controllers are requested to nominate an Officer not below the rank of an Under Secretary to Govt of India or equivalent for countersigning the application forms received from the applicants.

The orders should be promulgated and the details be forwarded to DDGCS, Army Headquarters, New Delhi.

(Sangeet)
Dy.CGDA(AN)

Download Defence Accounts Department No.AN/VIl/7089/CSD/ Corr Dated 21.09.2015

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CSD Canteen facilities to Retired Defence Civilian Employees: Important Notice by PCDA(CC)

Grant of CSD Canteen facilities to Retired Defence Civilian Employees: Important Notice by Principal Controller of Defence Accounts (Central Command) :-

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

No.AN-1-B/CSD/Canteen

dated 28/8/2015
Important Notice

Sub: Grant of CSD Canteen facilities to Retired Defence Civilian Employees

Government of India, Ministry of defence has decided to extend of CSD facilities to the retired defence civilian employees vide their office order F.No. 8(14)/2015-D(mov) dated 31/07/2015 and same has been circulated vide No. ANN-II/7089/CSD/Corr dated 18/08/2015 of our HQrs office
The matter has been taken up with CSD card issuing authority ie Smart Chip Limited Lucknow, vide this office No. even dated 24/08/2015. On receipt of direction/ procedure/ requirement of evidences for the said card, then this office will collect the form from eligible retired persons for onward transmission to CSD card issuing authority. As per discussion it may take 4-5 weeks.
Further, up-dation on the matter will be uploaded on web site of this office.
GO (AN) has seen.
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(Raj Kumar)
Senior Accounts officer (Admin)
Canteen in charge

Source: http://pcdacc.gov.in/download/circularsnew/csd_grant.pdf

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NC JCM writes to Finance Ministry to grant 30 percent HRA for Medak (Yeddumailaram) Employees

Grant of HRA/CCA at Hyderabad Rates to the Defence Civilian Employees working at Ordnance Factory Yeddumailaram (Medak) and Eddumailaram (Census Town), Medak

 

National Council (Staff Side)
Joint Consultative Machinery for Central Government Employees
13-C, Ferozshah Road, New DelhI — 110001
E Mail : ncjcm.np@gmail.com

Shiv Gopal Mishra
Secretary

No.JCM/2015/HRA

Date: June 30, 2015

The Joint Secretary(Pers.)
Department of Expenditure,
North Block,
New Delhi-110 001

Dear Madam,

 

Sub: Grant of HRA/CCA at Hyderabad Rates to the Defence Civilian Employees working at Ordnance Factory Yeddumailaram (Medak) and Eddumailaram (Census Town), Medak

 

Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure vide ID No. 2(2)12007/E-li (B) dated 19.02.2007 have informed MoD that the MoD should checkup the matter with the State Government/Local Authorities to confirm whether Yeddumailaram (Medak) and Eddumailaram (Census Town), Medak are two different cities or both are one and the same. It was further clarified that if it happen to be the same city then HRA / CCA is already admissible at Hyderabad rates being part of Hyderabad (UA). Accordingly, Ministry of Defence after consulting the State Government Authorities have issued instructions vide ID No. 6(6)/2005 D (Civ.) dated 16.05.2007 clarifying Yeddumailaram (Medak) and Eddumailaram (Census Town). Medak are one and the same city and accordingly they are eligible for HRA / CCA as applicable to Hyderabad (UA).

 

Ministry of Finance vide its ID No. 2(2)/2007-E-li(B) dated 01.12.2014 have advised Ministry of Defence that payment of HRA at Hyderabad rates to the employees of Ordnance Factory Yeddumailaram (Medak) and Eddumailaram (Census Town), Medak may be stopped with immediate effect. Accordingly, Ministry of Defence have issued instructions to Ordnance Factory Board to immediately reduce the rate of HRA to the above employees from existing 30% to 10%.

 

In this regard it is stated that Eddumailaram (Census Town) was declared / treated as Urban (i.e. Census Town) at 2001 Census vide Government of India, Ministry of Home Affairs, Director of Census Operation Letter No. 4646/Census CeIl/2001 dated 12.08.2002 (copy enclosed for ready reference) Moreover, as per the publication of Government of Andhra Pradesh regarding concept of Urban Agglomeration defined in Chapter 1 of introduction, concepts and definitions, jurisdictional changes, Rural – Urban Frame Andhra Pradesh in Para 1.3.7 it is clearly mentioned that the Medak District falls within the Urban Agglomeration of Hyderabad (UA).

 

In view of the above Department of Expenditure is requested to re-examine the whole issue in terms of the supporting documents stated in the Preceding Para and arrange to issue instructions to continue 30% HRA for the Defence Civilian Employees of Ordnance Factory Yeddumailaram (Medak) and Eddumailaram (Census Town), Medak, This issue may please be considered seriously and urgently since the Defence Production Unit is facing serious industrial unrest owing to stoppage of HRA at par with Hyderabad (UA) rates.

An early decision is solicited.

Yours faithfully,
(Shiva Gopal Mishra)
Secretary(Staff Side)

Source : NCJCM Staff Side

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Salary Accounts under Defence Salary Package – BPMS urges for extension to the Industrial / Non-Industrial Civilian Employees

SALARY ACCOUNTS UNDER DEFENCE SALARY PACKAGE (DSP)

ARMY/NAVY/AIR FORCE RASHTRIYA RIFLES (RR), ASSAM RIFLES AND GENERAL RESERVE ENGINEERING FORCE (BORDER ROADS ORGANISATION) GREF-BRO

 

Salary Accounts under Defence Salary Package offers many concessions in service charges for serving as well as retired Defence personnel of Army/ Navy/ Air Force/Indian Coast Guard/ Assam Rifles, as well as Rashtriya Rifles (RR) and GREF [Border Road Organization (BRO)] having their Salary/Pension accounts with SBI.

 

Available in four variants, namely Silver, Gold, Diamond and Platinum categorized on the rank of the personnel of Army, Navy ,Air Force, Assam Rifles, RR and GREF (Border Road Organization). PBORs are categorized in Silver Variant, Officers are categorized under Gold, Diamond and Platinum Variants.

 

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  • Unique Lifetime Account Number;
  • Zero Balance Account facility with no penal charges for non-maintenance of minimum balance;
  • Auto sweep (in & out) facility (on request)-Surplus amount in Savings bank account beyond threshold balance is transferred automatically into Term Deposits (multi option deposits) in multiple of Rs.1000/- and vice versa
  • Free Personal Accident Insurance (Death) Cover to Primary Salary Package Account
  • Free personalized Multi City Cheques
  • Free Drafts*/RTGS*/NEFT*
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  • Easy overdraft up to 2 months’ salary repayable within 6 months
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  • Free Debit Cards
  • Domestic cards for Silver Accounts, Gold Debit cards for Gold and
  • Diamond Accounts and Platinum Debit Card for Platinum Accounts.
  • Maximum daily withdrawal of Rs. 40,000 on Domestic Cards, Rs. 50,000 on Gold Cards and Rs. 1,00,000 on Platinum Cards.
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*Conditions apply

BPMS writes a letter to MoD for extension of facilities of Salary Accounts under DFS to the Defence Civilian Employees:-

BHARATIYA PRATIRAKSHA MAZDOOR SANGH
(AN ALL INDIA FEDERATION OF DEFENCE WORKERS)
(AN INDUSTRIAL UNIT OF B.M.S.)
(RECOGNISED BY MINISTRY OF DEFENCE, GOVT. OF INDIA)
CENTRAL OFFICE: 2-A, NAVEEN MARKET, KANPUR – 208001, PH & FAX : (0512) 2332222

REF: BPMS / MOD / 186 (8/1/R)

Dated: 09.05.2015

To,
The Secretary,
Govt of India, Min of Defence,
South Block, DHQ PO,
New Delhi – 110011

Subject: Extension of facilities of Salary Accounts under Defence Salary Package to the Industrial / Non-Industrial Civilian Employees.

Respected Sir,

With due regards, your attention is invited to Section 6. of the Payment of Wages Act, 1936 which stipulates that all wages shall be paid in current coins or currency notes or in both provided that the employer may after obtaining the written authorisation of the employed person, pay him the wage, either by cheque or by crediting the wages in his bank account.
It is worth to mention here that the Head of Departments / Head of Offices of the defence installations under Army, Air Force, Navy, DDP, DRDO etc. have successfully convinced all the industrial & non-industrial civilian employees to draw their wages in bank account and has got the salary account opened in nationalized bank including State Bank of India,
Further, State Bank of India grants some privileges/facilities to the holders of salary accounts under Defence Salary Package, which are mentioned in annexure of this letter. But it is painful to note that the same benefit is not being extended to civilian employees of the same defence installation.
Therefore, you are requested to take necessary action so that the industrial / non-industrial civilian employees of defence installations may also get the benefits of Salary Accounts under Defence Salary Package.

Thanking you.
Sincerely yours

Annexed: As mentioned

(MUKESH SINGH)
Secretary/BPMS
Member, JCM-ll Level Council (MOD)

Source: http://bpms.org.in/documents/salary-fqb1.pdf

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Review of compassionate appointment cases regarding: Clarification by Ministry of Defence

Review of compassionate appointment cases regarding: Clarification by Ministry of Defence

No. 19(4)/2015/D(Lab)
Government of India
Ministry of Defence

New Delhi, the 30.4.2015.

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Review of compassionate appointment cases regarding.

The undersigned is directed to invite attention to this Ministry’s OM No.19(3)/2013/D(Lab) dated 18.11.2014 vide which all administrative/authorities were requested to strictly comply the instructions contained in Para 8 of DoP&T OM No. 14014/02/2012-Estt(D) dated 16.1.2013 regarding withdrawal of three years time limit and Sl.No. 38-43 of FAQ issued vide DoP&T OM No. 14014/02/2012-Estt(D) dated 30.5.2013.

2. An issue has been raised by Bhartiya Pratiraksha Mazdoor Sangh (BPMS) informing that the Line Directorates/Units of Army HQrs are not considering the compassionate appointment cases in true spirit of the guidelines issued by DoP&T and the requests for compassionate appointment are being rejected on the plea that as per policy once three consecutive chances had been considered, the Case is considered to be closed and cannot be opened.

3. As per the new guidelines on compassionate appointment, any application for compassionate appointment is to be considered without any time limit and decision taken on merit in each case.

4. Regarding re-opening of old cases which were closed on completion of three years time limit as per the earlier policy of DoP&T, it may be noted that the DoP&T vide their OM dated 30.5.2013 have clarified that the closed cases can be reopened provided tat the cases were closed due to non-availability of vacancies during the 3 year time period. However these cases may be considered as per the criteria mentiOned in Sl.No. 32 & 39 of FAQ dated 30.5.2013. Such cases should not be opened merely because the time limit has been waived off. In this regard DoP&T have further clarified that the cases which have been closed for not being found suitable under the criteria for compassionate appointments, need not to be opened irrespective of thewaiver of time limit.

5. In view of the above, all the Service HQrs/lower formations are requested to follow the DoP&T’s above guidelines in letter and spirit. They may not reject any application for compassionate appointment simply on the ground that it had already been considered thrice unless it was rejected due to lack of merit/not found suitable under the criteria for compassionate appointments. If the compassionate appointment could not be granted due to non-availability of vacancies at that time, any fresh application, received now should be re-considered after adjudging his penurious condition on the basis of the family’s latest financial/economic condition, number of dependents of the family as on date, latest marital status of dependents etc in the light of the existing guidelines of DoP&T on the subject.

sd/-
(Biswajit Guha)
Under Secretary(Lab)

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Night Duty Allowance: Working in the establishments under the Ministry of Defence in implementation of Hon. C.A.T. Jodhpur Order dated 5 Nov 2009

Payment of Night Duty Allowance (NDA) at revised rates to Defence Civilians – MOD Order

No.17(4)/2012/D(Civ-II)
Government of India
Ministry of Defence

B Wing, Sena Bhavan
New Delhi
Dated : 8th May, 2015

To

The Chief of the Army Staff
The Chief of the Naval Staff
The Chief of the Air Staff
The Controller General of Defence Accounts, Delhi Cantt
The Chairman, Ordnance Factories Board, Kolkata
DGAQA/Coord
DGQA/Admn 7
D(R&D)

Subject : Working in the establishments under the Ministry of Defence in implementation of Hon. C.A.T. Jodhpur Order dated 5 Nov 2009.

Sir,

I am directed to say that the consolidated orders on the subject of Night Duty Allowance were issued by the Department of Personnel and Training vide their OM No.12012/4/86-Estt(Allowances) dated 4th Oct, 1989, in terms of sub para (2) of para(2) of Para 2 of this OM, Night Duty Allowance is to be computed taking into account the rates of pay including Dearness Allowance and CCA, in force on the basis of the recommendations of the 4th Central Pay Commission. However, these rates have not been revised on the basis of the pay structure that came into force after the report of 5th and 6th Central Pay Commissions.

2. Aggrieved by this non-revision of the rates of NDA, a number of applications have been filed by the Defence Civilian employees in various Courts/Tribunals. In OA No.34/2008, filed by Shri Ram Kumar & Others Hon. Central Administrative Tribunal, Jodhpur Bench passed orders dated 5 Nov 2009 in favour of the applicants. The appeals filed by the Union of India in the Hon’ble High Court of Rajasthan (DB Civil WP No.9927/2010) and in the Supreme Court order (Sup No.8276/2012) against the above Order dated 5 Nov, 2009 of Hon Court Jodhpur Bench, were dismissed on 1 Aug 2011 on 1 Aug 2011 and 8 May 2012 respectively.

3. The issue of payment of NDA at revised rates to the eligible Defence Civilian Employees, has been examined in the MoD in consultation with Ministry of Finance (Deptt of Expenditure), Deptt of Personnel & Training and Ministry of Law and justice in the light of the observations made by MoF(DoE), DoP&T and Min L&J, a conscious decisions has been taken with the approval of Competent Authority in Ministry of Defence to make payment of the Night Duty Allowance to the eligible Defence Civilian employees (Industrial and non-industrial employees), based on the revised pay and allowances drawn by them w.e.f. 1st Jan 2006 and payment of arrears from April, 2007 in terms of Hon.C.A.T., Jodhpur Bench order dated 5 Nov, 2009 in OA No.34/2008 filed by Shri Ram Kumar & Others, as upheld by the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India.

4. All other terms and conditions as laid down in the MoD ID No.6(4)/88/D(Civ-I) dated 12 Oct 1989 and dated 15 March 1990, as amended from time to time shall remain unchanged.

5. This issues with the concurrence of Ministry of Defence (Fin) vide their ID BNo.89/AG/PB dated 8th May 2015.

 

(Gurudeep Singh)
Under Secretary to the Govt of India

Download : Night Duty Allowance at Revised rates for Defence Civilians

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Demand of allowance at par with Defence Service/Technical Personnel by Defence Civilian Employees is not feasible

Demand of allowance at par with Defence Service/Technical Personnel by Defence Civilian Employees is not feasible

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Government of India
Ministry of Defence

13-March-2015 13:33 IST

Recruitment of Soldiers

From time to time Defence Civilian employees have been raising the demands that they should be granted Field Area allowance and Modified Field Area allowance as applicable to the service Personnel and for providing other allowances like Aeronautical Technical Allowance, Airworthiness Certificate Allowance, Flight Charge Certificate Allowance etc. at par with technical defence personnel. It has not been found feasible to accept these demands as the job requirements and service conditions of Service Personnel and Defence Civilian employees are totally different.

Complaints relating to alleged irregularities / malpractices in recruitment of soldiers have been received from time to time. In cases of complaints of involvement of touts, FIRs, where applicable, have been lodged. During the last three years (2012 to till date), three cases of involvement of Service Personnel were found. Court of Inquiry has been instituted in one case; preliminary investigation has been ordered in another case and in third, the CBI has registered a case.

Proactive measures have been taken on a continuous basis to streamline the recruitment process. These include deployment of vigilance teams, involving police and Government intelligence sources, introducing additional checks and balances in documentation procedure, online verification of documents where feasible, conducting awareness campaigns against falling prey to touts, in-house printing of Question Papers to obviate leakage.

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

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Malpractices in Recruitment of Soldiers

Malpractices in Recruitment of Soldiers

From time to time Defence Civilian employees have been raising the demands that they should be granted Field Area allowance and Modified Field Area allowance as applicable to the service Personnel and for providing other allowances like Aeronautical Technical Allowance, Airworthiness Certificate Allowance, Flight Charge Certificate Allowance etc. at par with technical defence personnel. It has not been found feasible to accept these demands as the job requirements and service conditions of Service Personnel and Defence Civilian employees are totally different.

Complaints relating to alleged irregularities / malpractices in recruitment of soldiers have been received from time to time. In cases of complaints of involvement of touts, FIRs, where applicable, have been lodged. During the last three years (2012 to till date), three cases of involvement of Service Personnel were found. Court of Inquiry has been instituted in one case; preliminary investigation has been ordered in another case and in third, the CBI has registered a case.

Proactive measures have been taken on a continuous basis to streamline the recruitment process. These include deployment of vigilance teams, involving police and Government intelligence sources, introducing additional checks and balances in documentation procedure, online verification of documents where feasible, conducting awareness campaigns against falling prey to touts, in-house printing of Question Papers to obviate leakage.

This information was given by Defence Minister Shri Manohar Parrikar in a written reply to Dr. T.N. Seemain Rajya Sabha today.

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Reimbursement of Medical claim pertaining to in-patient treatment to the Defence Civilians who are getting Fixed Medical Allowance: BPMS writes to MoD

Reimbursement of Medical claim pertaining to in-patient treatment to the Defence Civilians who are getting Fixed Medical Allowance: BPMS writes to MoD
BHARTIYA PRTIRAKSHA MAZDOOR SANGH
(AN ALL INDIA FEDERATION OF DEFENCE WORKERS)
(AN INDUSTRIAL UNIT OF B.M.S.)
(RECOGNISED BY MINISTRY OF DEFENCE, GOVT. OF INDIA)
Ref: BPMS / CSMA / 156 (8/1/L)
Dated: 25.10.2014

To,
The Under Secretary, D(Civ-II),
Govt of India, Min of Defence,
‘B’ Wing, Sena Bhawan,
New Delhi – 110011

Subject: Reimbursement of Medical claim pertaining to in-patient treatment to the Defence Civilians who are getting Fixed Medical Allowance.

Reference: MOD ID No. 9(1)/2010/D(Civ-II), Dated 09.09.2014

Respected Sir,

With due regards, it is submitted that this Federation has raised the subject matter before the Secretary, MOH&FW and Min of Defence on 05.07.2011and reminded from time to time that Fourth Central Pay Commission (04th CPC) recommended in Para 16.9 as under;
We  recognize  that  employees  covered  by  Medical  Reimbursement Scheme (MRS) under the Central Services (Medical Attendance) Rules, 1944 are experiencing difficulties as regards the treatment and reimbursement of expenses incurred by them. There is also considerable administrative and accounting work involved in the settlement of claims. Various kinds of malpractices in the scheme have also brought to our notice. We, therefore, recommend grant of a Fixed Medical Allowance of Rs. 25/- per month for outdoor treatment to all employees covered by MRS. The expenses incurred on special diseases (cancer, diabetes, mental diseases, poliomyelitis, tubercular diseases and leprosy) and hospitalization may continue to be reimbursed to all employees as at present under the scheme”.

 

The above recommendation of 04th CPC was discussed in National Council (JCM) in length and official side concluded the matter, thereupon Govt decided & issued instructions vide G.O.I., M.H., O.M. No. S-14020/1/88-MS, dated 11.07.1990 published as Govt of India’s Decisions No. (9) below Rule 2 of CS (MA) Rules, 1944 which reads as under:
Subject: CS (MA) Rules, 1944 – Grant of Fixed Medical Allowance to the staff working in the interior.
In the National Council of J.C. M., the Staff Side has demanded for grant of Medical Allowance to the staff working in the interior where no Authorized Medical Attendant is available within a radius of 5 kms.
2. This matter has been considered by the Government and now it has been decided that quantum of medical allowance of Rs. 25/- (Rupees twenty five only) per month per employee working in the interior where no Authorized Medical Attendant is available within a radius of 5kms, may be granted on the condition,

 

(i) The Head of the Department should obtain a Certificate from an appropriate District Authority that there is no State Government/Local Body Hospital/Dispensary available within a radius of 5 kms. and also there is no qualified medical practitioner available and if available he is not willing to be appointed as Authorized Medical Attendant.
(ii) The position will be reviewed every three years and a fresh certificate is to be obtained by the Head of Department.
This issues with the concurrence of the Ministry of Finance (Department of Expenditure and the Department of Personnel and Training.”
It is worth to mention here that it was not introduced as optional / replacement of CS (MA) Rules but it was supplement or additional benefit for the employees residing in interiors. Hence, the reimbursement of medical expenses for indoor treatment were allowed by the Govt of India though the employee was drawing Rs. 25/- per month FMA.
It is also to be noted that the matters concluded by the Official side at meeting of the National Council (JCM) will not be reversed by later decision of the Govt as per instructions issued by Govt of India on Joint Consultative Machinery & Compulsory Arbitration.
Subsequently, Fifth Central Pay Commission (5thCPC) also recommended in Para 114.24 on the subject matter as under;

“We are in favour of a greater freedom of choice in obtaining medical aid and advice, where Central Government is unable to organize its own facilities for employees. Such a freedom, while aiming at development of employees within their own responsibilities, will reduce much of clerical work involved in medical reimbursement claims for day-to-day need. For serious ailments and hospitalizations, however, we still do not see any justification for removal of restrictions. Accordingly, we recommend that in areas presently covered by Medical reimbursement Scheme for outpatient purposes a medical allowance of Rs. 100/- per month per employee may be granted only for outpatient facilities, not provided by either CGHS or any departmental medical facilities.”

Thereupon Govt issued instructions to enhance the quantum of FMA to Rs. 100/- from Rs. 25/- per month per employee vide G.O.I., M.H., O.M. No. S-14020/1/88-MS, dated 18th Jan, 1999, for employee working in interior where no Authorized Medical Attendant is available within a radius of 05 km, and if available, he is not willing to be appointed as AMA.
But this O.M. does not prohibit for reimbursing the medical expenses in case the Government Employee or his dependant is being treated as ‘indoor patient’ because the employee is being granted the Fixed Medical Allowance for the reimbursement of consultation fees paid to any doctor available in the interior areas. Even the employee has to bear the cost of medicines prescribed by such doctors and in such circumstances he is authorized for reimbursement of cost of medicines, any pathological test etc. as ‘Out Door Patient’.
Simultaneously, on the recommendation of 5th CPC, Govt introduced Fixed Medical Allowance of Rs. 100/- per month from 01.12.1997 to Central Government Pensioners/family Pensioners not covered under CGHS vide DOP&PW, O.M. No. 45/57/97-P&PW, dated 19.12.1997. According to this scheme, a pensioner/family pensioner may opt either CGHS facility or Fixed Medical Allowance of Rs. 100/ which has been enhanced to Rs. 300/- vide your O.M. No. 390/2010-MS, Dated 14th July, 2010. Since the issuance of the O.M. dated 19.12.1997 the medical reimbursement of the Govt employee and their family members has been discontinued.
It is to be kept in the mind that the DOP&PW, O.M. No. 45/57/97-P&PW, dated 19.12.1997 is concerned with the payment of Fixed Medical Allowance to the pensioners/family pensioners, where CGHS facility is not available, on the recommendation of 5th CPC, whereas this federation is raising the issue of Fixed Medical Allowance being granted to serving employees residing in the interior area and who are under the purview of CS (MA) Rules, 1944 and have been granted Rs. 25/ per month vide G.O.I., M.H., O.M. No. S-14020/1/88-MS, dated 17th July, 1990, 28th Sep, 1991 and the quantum enhanced to Rs. 100/- per month vide G.O.I., M.H., O.M. No. S-14020/1/88-MS, dated 18th Jan, 1999.
The employee residing in the interior area has no option to avail outpatient medical facility from any source of Central Government/State Government/Local Municipality/Private Medical practitioner appointed as Authorized Medical within a radius 05 km, hence he has been compelled/granted by Central Government to accept Rs. 25/- or 100/- as FMA and whenever such medical facility will be provided to him, this FMA will be discontinued forthwith.
Further, this federation has raised the issue through online Public Grievance Redressal System before Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Govt of India (Grievance Registration No. DHLTH/E/2014/00820) & Department of Expenditure, Min of Finance (Grievance Registration No. DOEXP/E/2014/00164). Dept of Exp, Min of Finance has intimated that the proposal sent by MoHFW for reimbursement of in-patient medical expenses to serving Govt. employees in remote areas, is being considered by them.
Therefore, you are requested to liaise with the concerned authorities of Min of Finance, Dept of Expenditure (SO E.V) so that genuine grievances of the serving employees who are getting FMA Rs. 100/- per month may be resolved without further delay by reimbursement of the medical expenses for indoor treatment.
Thanking you.
Sincerely yours
(MUKESH SINGH)
Secretary/BPMS &
Member, JCM-II Level Council (MOD)
PORTAL FOR
PUBLIC GRIEVANCES
Department of Administrative Reforms & Public Grievances
Government of India

Status as on 25 Oct 2014

Registration Number  :DOEXP/E/2014/00164
Name Of Complainant : Bharatiya Pratiraksha Mazdoor Sangh
Date of Receipt: 06 Sep 2014
Received by: Department of Expenditure
Forwarded to: SO E.V
Contact Address: 28, North Block, New Delhi 110001
Contact Number: 23092604
Grievance Description : Reimbursement of Medical Expenses where Payment of Fixed Medical Allowance is allowed to staff working in the interior (mostly Defence Civilians) where AMA not available. The employee residing in the interior area has no option to avail outpatient medical facility from any source of Central Government or State Government or Local Municipality or Private Medical practitioner appointed as Authorized Medical within a radius 05 km, hence he has been compelled or granted by Central Government to accept Rs. 100 per month as FMA. This issue is being considered by Department of Health and Family Welfare under Ministry of Health and Family Welfare which states (grievance Regn no. DHLTH/E/2014/00820) that the matter is already under consideration in the Ministry and the views/comments have been sought from Dept. of Expenditure, DoPT and Ministry of Defence. It is requested to issue necessary directives to the authorities to reimburse the medical claims for indoor treatment where the serving employees are getting FMA Rs. 100/- per month.
Current Status: CASE CLOSED
Date of Action: 08 Oct 2014
Details: The proposal sent by MoHFW for reimbursement of inpatient medical expenses to serving Govt. employees in remote areas, is being examined in this Department.

Source: http://bpms.org.in/documents/fma-51g7.pdf

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Reimbursement of Medical bills in r/o Defence Civilians

Reimbursement of Medical bills in r/o Defence Civilians

Important Circular
OFFICE OF THE PRINCIPAL CONTROLLER OF DEFENCE ACCOUNTS
CARIAPPA MARG LUCKNOW-226002

No. Pay/IV/Med/7007/Ord

Dt. 23.05.2014

To
The Officer-In-Charge

Sub:- Reimbursement of Medical bills in r/o Defence Civilians
During the audit of Medical Claims pertaining to your office some shortcomings have been noticed to your office which are appended below.
1. The medical claims are submitted along with the Hospital Bills without PAN,TIN,TAN printed on the Bills.
2, The claims/treatments of Emergency nature are submitted without any assessment from the Addition A Director of the concerned CGHS cities.
3. Most of the claims of more than RS,2 lacs are forwarded to this office without necessary permission from the HOD, New Delhi/Ministry of Hearth and Welfare, New Delhi.
4.The Medical claims are submitted in a casual nature without enclosing the BHT sheet duly verified by the treating doctor
5.. CGHS Hospitals are not giving 10% discount on every cash payment.
To avoid the return of the medical claims repeatedly and inconvenience faced by the individuals the o I/C of the units/formations you are advised to rectify the shortcomings before forwarding the claims to this office. And it has been decided by the competent authority that the units/formations may liaise with hospitals of the concerned cities for bills/documents bearing printed PAN,TAN,TIN(wherever applicable). It has also been decided that no medical claims will be entertained w.e.f 01/07/2014 if printed PAN,TIN TAN(where applicable) are not embossed on the bilis.

Please acknowledge receipt.

sd/-
Accounts Officer

Source: www.pcdacc.gov.in
[http://www.pcdacc.gov.in/download/circularsnew/reimbursement.pdf

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Achievements of Ministry of Defence During the Year 2013 – PIB Report

Achievements of Ministry of Defence During the Year 2013 – PIB Report

Press Information Bureau 
Government of India
Ministry of Defence
19-December, 2013 14:53 IST
Achievements of Ministry of Defence During the Year 2013 
YEAR END REVIEW – 2013
Reaching out to innumerable victims of the devastating flash floods & landslides of Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh that struck on 16/17th  June by mounting the biggest ever Rescue & Relief operations in these two States by the Indian Armed Forces was the most visible achievement of the year. The eventful year also saw augmentation of Nation’s defence preparedness by adding new weapon. In defence R&D, successful test flight of 5000 Km range ICBM Agni-V, launching of long-range cruise missile Nirbhoy and continued successful user trials of Agni-II, Agni-III, Agni-IV, Prithvi-II, Supersonic BrahMos and Beyond Visual Range missile “Astra” during the year displayed the nation’s prowess and self-reliance in advanced missile technology development programme.
The year also witnessed capacity building in existing and new strategic areas through acquisitions and development of new weapons / platforms which include commissioning of India’s biggest aircraft carrier 44,500 tonne capacity INS Vikramaditya on 16th November, preceded by the  launching of India’s own IAC-INS Vikrant and commissioning of deadly Mig-29K squadron into the Indian Navy. Similarly, induction of first P-8I Boeing aircraft into the Navy alongwith joining of C-17 Globemaster-III and Pilatus PC-7MKII aircraft into the Indian Air Force consolidated our hold in different strategic, logistics and training arena. The nuclear reactor fitted in the indigenous nuclear powered submarine INS Arihant, in the making, attaining criticality also pointed towards this end. The year gone by also saw systematic force projection of our Armed Forces in India’s neighborhood and far off Asian Region by engaging them through military exercises and defence diplomacy, when Indian Navy perhaps undertook a record number of exercises with foreign Navies to build Navy to Navy co-operation, understanding and inter-operability. The Indian Army and IAF also supplemented these efforts by undertaking a number of military exercises with their friendly foreign counterparts. In this context  our prowess in fire powers, anti-terrorist operations and network centric  warfare were amply demonstrated by IAF exercises ‘Iron Fist’ and ‘Live Wires’ and Army’s biggest  war game exercises Indra and Indo-French exercises ‘Shakti-2013’.
The nation achieved spectacular progress in strengthening  coastal security network, ex-servicemen’s welfare, and its journey towards modernisation and indigenization of Indian defence industry complex by adopting a policy of ‘Swadeshi’ where transparency and accountability were the hallmarks.
Along with these highs, there were some lows too. The sudden and unprovoked attack from the Pakistan Army in the guise of armed infiltration in the Line of Control in Poonch and later in Keran sector of J&K brought disquiet into the region. Though our soldiers retaliated these recurrent attacks with full force at their command, yet there was no stopping of ceasefire violations from Pakistan side, which kept happening almost all through the year. The thaw in India-China border relations was also broken in April when Indian Army was once again challenged by China’s Peoples’ Liberation Army (PLA) by their repeated incursions into Ladakh Sector on the LAC. Thankfully after the face –off between the troops on both sides for nearly one month, both sides simultaneously withdrew from the contentious areas of LAC in this sector.
The devastating fire accident in our frontline submarine INS Sindhurakshak and it’s going down under the sea in Mumbai Naval Dockyard in August this year was another big loss to the Indian Navy. The Board of Inquiry instituted by the Government to find out the cause of this mishap hopefully will look into all angles of the accident and suggest measures so that the same is not repeated in the fighting arm of the Navy.
Reaching out to the People in Distress
A cloud burst and torrential rain took thousands of tourists and pilgrims by surprise in Uttarakhand & Himachal Pradesh in the third week of June. Immediately, the Armed Forces were called by the state Government of these two states for rescuing its citizens and tourists from some of the most dangerous terrains devastated by floods & landslides. Within no time, the Forces sprang into action and launched the biggest rescue operation conducted by the defence and para-military forces anywhere in the world. The troops from Central Command of the Army launched the biggest rescue and relief operation ‘Rahat’ in collaboration with ITBP, BRO and National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) on June 17. Sensing the gravity of the situation, IAF mobilised 54 transport aircrafts and helicopters for rescue efforts, which also included stationing a gigantic strategic airlifter C-17 Super Hercules in Jolly Grant, Dehradun airfield to evacuate the stranded tourists and general people to safer places. Indian Navy also deployed its marine commandos on 25th June, which with foot soldiers of the Army, rescued hundreds of pilgrims and evacuated thousands to safer places.
Our Armed Forces’ laudable role and conduct of operations to minimise the effects of cyclone ‘Phailin’, which struck the Odisha & Andhra Pradesh Coast in the fateful evening of 12th October also came for universal praise and commendation from all quarters.
New Milestones in Defence R&D
Agni –V: India reiterated its expertise in high end missile technology when the second test flight of over 5000 Km Intermediate Range Ballistic Missile (IRBM) Agni-V proved successful on 15th September. The missile designed by the DRDO and launched from Wheeler Island  off Odisha Coast reached the pre-designed target point, over 5000 Km away, in the Indian Ocean, incorporated many indigenous technologies. These include the composite rocket motor, state-of-the-art avionics, 5th generation on-board computer distributed architecture, highly accurate laser Gyro-based Inertial Navigation System (RINS), reliable redundant micro-navigation system and the re-entry kit shield that withstands temperature of more than 4000 degrees Celsius ensuring that avionics function smoothly by maintaining an inside temperature less than 50 degrees Celsius.
After successful test firing of Agni-V, DRDO now aims for 10,000 Km range Inter –Continental Ballistic Missile (ICBM), which according to its Chief would be preceded by above 6000  Km range Agni-VI to be launched soon.
In the meantime the training and user trials of Agni-II, Agni-III and Agni-IV of varying ranges as well as supersonic 300 Km range BrahMos and Prithvi–II have been successfully accomplished in the year. All these missiles which were tested by the users, the Strategic Forces Command of Indian Army, in the presence of scientists and engineers of DRDO and other collaborating laboratories.
LCA programme finally out of woods: The much awaited and long-delayed indigenous Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) project for the Indian Air Force undertaken by the Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. (HAL) with its tech partner DRDO finally will see the light of the day, as its initial operational clearance-II is scheduled on 20th December to be held at HAL, Bangalore.
The LCA ‘Tejas’, a fourth generation fighter aircraft is meant to meet the versatile and stringent requirements of the Indian Air Force as its front-line multi mission aircraft. Besides developing the fighter version, Aeronautics Development Agency (ADA), the main lab for DRDO incharge of designing and making this metal bird, is also now fully engaged in developing LCA Trainer for IAF and LCA Navy Trainer.
 The weaponisation programme, the focus of the current IOC phase of LAC attained a significant milestone by the successful and flawless firing of the air-to-air close combat missile, weapon carriage and release trials. Recently, initial block of flight testing of LCA Naval variant (NP-1) has been successfully completed. Successful Night Flying of LCA has been yet another achievement. Thus the programme is moving towards certification leading to Final Operational Clearance (FOC), which is expected towards the end of next year.
INS Vikrant Launched: India launched its first indigenous aircraft carrier INS Vikrant on August 12 at Kochi marking the end of Phase-I (IAC-I) of the project. The imposing ramp of the 37,500 tonner Short Take Off But Assisted Recovery (STOBAR) carrier boasted indigenous design and built capabilities of the country.
Atomic Reactor of ‘Arihant’ went critical: In adding another feather to its crown of superior state-of-the-art nuclear technology, Indian defence scientists and technologists successfully activated the atomic reactor on board INS Arihant in early August. The next major milestone would be when Arihant begins its trials, which has been planned for September 2014. The nuclear submarine will go for extensive trials before it becomes operational with the Indian Navy.
New Weaponary/Platforms to Strengthen Defence Preparedness
INS Vikramaditya: India finally commissioned its second aircraft carrier 44,500 tonne INS Vikramaditya into the Indian Navy at the Sevmash Shipyard in Severodvinsk in Russia on 16th November when Defence Minister Shri AK Antony commissioned the carrier after its extensive refurbishment and refit over the past few years. The Carrier, in its previous avtar as Admiral Gorshkov, can carry over 30 combat aircraft/helicopters and has the staying power of operating nearly 45 days in high seas with its 1600 crew & officers. It is equipped with long range Air Surveillance Radars, Advanced electronic warfare suite capable of maintaining a surveillance bubble of over 500 Kms around it. The deadly Mig -29K deep penetration striker aircraft, Kamov-31, Sea Harriers and ALH Dhruv helicopters comprise its air element. The ship is also equipped with the state-of-the-art launch and recovery system along with aids to enable smooth and efficient operation of sea-borne aircraft. The carrier which is now sailing towards India is expected to arrive in mid February 2014 and will be based at Karwar Naval Base in the Western Coast.
C-17 Globemaster III
Giving impetus to the long standing strategic airlift of the Indian Air Force, the Boeing C-17 Globemaster III was formally inducted into the IAF on 02 September at Hindon Airbase near Delhi. Four of the C-17 have been already delivered to the IAF and the fifth aircraft joined the fleet in November.
Pilatus PC 7 MK II Basic Trainer Inducted
The IAF’s premier flying Academy located at Dundigal, Hyderabad witnessed the unveiling of Pilatus PC7MKII basic trainer aircraft, which heralded a new era in imparting high quality flying training to budding pilots ensuring proficiency in handling more sophisticated aircraft.
Boeing P-8I Arrives at INS Rajali
The first of the three Boeing P-8I aircraft for the Indian Navy arrived at INS Rajali, Arakonam on 15th May. The P-8I aircraft based on the Boeing 737-800(NG) airframes is equipped with an array of sensors for maritime reconnaissance, anti-submarine operations and for electronic intelligence missions. The aircraft has drawn its lethality from its arsenal of highly potent Anti-Surface and Anti-Submarine weapons.
Advanced Jet Trainers (AJT) inducted
The Indian Navy inducted the first fully Indian manufactured Hawk Advanced Jet Trainer (AJT) at INS Dega, Vishakhapatnam on 06 November.
ALH–Dhruv Squadron Commissioned
The first Advanced Light Helicopter (Dhruv) Squadron was commissioned into the Navy at Kochi on 12 November.
Mig -29K Squadron Commissioned
INAS 303, the first Mig 29K squadron was commissioned on 11th May 2013 by the Defence Minister Shri AK Antony at INSA Hansa, Goa. Mig-29K, arguably one of the best in the subcontinent today is equipped with high-end avionics completed with anti-aircraft beyond visual range missiles, guided anti-ship missile and smart guided bombs and rockets.
Launching of GSAT-7  satellite
Launching of GSAT-7, a dedicated communication satellite for the Indian Navy on 30 August gave a boost to realization of Navy’s network centric war capability based on an indigenous platform. With multiple transponders in various frequency bands, the satellite will provide voice and data communication and hence will help in seamless integration among the various command centres and Naval Units operating across the IOR.
INS Sarayu Commissioned
INS Sarayu, the lead ship of the indigenous Naval Offshore Patrol Vessel (NOPV) Project was commissioned on 21 January. Aimed at meeting the increasing ocean surveillance and patrolling requirements of the Indian Navy, the primary role of the ship is to undertake EEZ surveillance, anti-piracy patrols, fleet support operations and provide maritime security to offshore assets and carry out escort operations for high value assets.
INS Trikand Commissioned
INS Trikand, the last of the three ‘follow on Talwar class’ frigates was commissioned into the Indian Navy at Kaliningrad, Russia on 29 June. It carries a state-of-the-art combat suite which includes the supersonic BrahMos Missile system, advanced surface-to-air missile, upgraded A190 medium range gun, Electro-optical 30mm close-in weapon system and Anti-submarine weapons and an advanced electronic warfare system. Her sister ships INS Teg and INS Tarkash were commissioned last year.
IAF- launches its 3G WCDMA Cellular Network Project
The Indian Air Force launched its 3G Cellular Network named AFCEL (Air Force Cellular) recently, thereby, becoming the first in the Services to have commissioned its own captive 3G network. Launching of phase-I of AFCEL in the National Capital Region is a milestone in the IAF’s transformation into a modern, networked aerospace entity with full spectrum dominance. With this project IAF has taken a quantum leap forward to their quest to provide mobile and secure entry-point connectivity to the air warriors deployed across the length and breadth of the country as it will facilitate real time exchange of information in an ever dynamic operational environment.
International Co-operation through Exercises & Defence Co-op. Talks
During the year, the Indian Army, to develop Army to Army understanding and inter-operability, conducted bilateral exercises with China, France, UK, Russia and Nepal. India-China joint exercises Hand-in-Hand 2013 conducted in Chengdu Province of China culminated on 13 Nov. This battalion level exercise practiced the joint operations on Cordon & Search in international scenario. Exercise ‘Ajeya Warrior’, a four week Indo-UK joint military exercise, also aimed at enhancing counter terrorism skills. In October Indian and Russian armies conducted a joint exercise, Indra, at Mahajan field firing range in Thar Desert of Rajasthan. The event saw both sides perform various combat exercises including anti-terrorist operations. It also saw a joint Indo-Russian command planning. A joint exercise between India and the French armies was organised from September 9-20 in the French Alps at Grenoble.
As friendly neighbours, an Indo-Nepal battalion level joint military exercise, Surya Kiran-V was conducted at Pithoragarh in Uttarakhand from 23 September – 06 October.
Based on the agreement during the 7th Nepal-India Bilateral Consultative Group on Security the two countries commenced joint training at platoon level in 2011. The first two joint exercises focused primarily on jungle warfare and counter-insurgency operation. Troops shared their experiences and exhibited skill sets during training at Counter-Insurgency and Jungle Warfare School at Vairangate in Mizoram and a similar school at Amlekhganj in Nepal. Later, the joint training was upgraded to company level in 2012 and based on experiences gained in previous two exercises, it was further upgraded to battalion level this year.
In a bid to further strengthen the existing Indo-French relationship, a joint exercise between India and the French Army called ‘Shakti – 2013’ was organised from 9 – 20 September at Jodhpur which is the second joint military exercise between the two countries.
This platoon level exercise’s theme was on counter-insurgency operations in high altitude mountainous terrain under the UN Charter, thus emphasizing the shared concern of both countries about global terrorism. An added aim of the exercise is to qualitatively acknowledge of each other’s military procedures, thus increasing the scope for inter-operability and better responsiveness to a common threat.
Record Exercises with Foreign Navies
In its endeavour to build Navy to Navy co-operation, understanding and inter-operability, the Indian Navy held military exercises with Navies of numerous friendly countries. These included:
  • CORPAT – These Co-ordinated Patrols (CORPAT) with maritime neighbours of India not only strengthened naval co-operation with our neighbours but also helped in developing trust and confidence among participant countries.
  • First India –Myanmar Navy Co-ordinated Patrol in March 13 with the aim of flushing out extremists operating from Myanmar soil and Navy-to-Navy understanding was successfully conducted.
  • Indo-Thai bilateral naval exercise in April and November.
  • India-Indonesia bilateral naval exercise in May and September.
  • India-RSN (Republic of Singapore Navy) exercise SIMBEX in May.
  • Bilateral naval exercise ‘Naseem Al Bahar’ between India and Royal Navy of Oman on 11 September.
  • Indo-UK exercise ‘Konkan’ in October.
  • Indo-US naval exercise ‘Malabar’ in November.
  • India-Sri Lankan Navy exercise ‘SLINEX’ in November.
  • Naval exercise between India and Japan Maritime Self Defence Forces in December.
  • India-Brazil-South Africa Maritime Exercise ‘IBSA mar’ was conducted among Indian, Brazilian and South African Navies in the IOR. The exercise is the maritime element of the regional co-operation initiative among these three countries.

 

Exercise on the anvil
The 13th Meeting of India-Russia Inter-Governmental Commission on Military and Technical Co-operation (IRIGC-MTC) was held at Moscow in November co-chaired by the Defence Minister Shri AK Antony with his Russian counterpart Mr. Sergey Shiogu. The meeting which gave a new impetus to the relationship decided that the two countries will hold joint Air-Force level exercises, for the first time besides a joint Navy exercise in the Peter the Great Bay in the Sea of Japan, both in 2014.
IAF under Transformation 
As the Indian Air Force (IAF) celebrates its 81st anniversary, it is conscious of the transformation it has been undergoing since 1995 where it wrote its first war doctrine, purchased Sukhoi-30 aircraft from Russia, raised the pitch for aerospace command and formally shed its tactical role for a strategic one.
      Keeping in view the rapidly changing geo-political situation and to fulfil its new operational stance, the IAF has taken a number of steps related to its force level, infrastructure development, force multipliers, training and most importantly its mindset  from a tactical to a strategic entity.
Besides inducting AWACS and AEW&C for better early warning and assured air defence, net centricity for better command, control, communications, computers and intelligence gathering, better strategic lift capabilities and advanced electronic warfare, are now the buzz words in the IAF.
In addition to tying up with Russia to develop and manufacture state-of-the-art 5th Generation Fighter Aircraft (FGFA), India has also collaborated with Russia for development of a multi-role transport aircraft. The design preparation and allied works relating to FGFA has picked up the momentum after satisfactory high level defence talks with Russia which was held in Moscow in November. Besides these, IAF has planned to upgrade select Mig-21 Bis, Mig-27, Mig-29, Mirage-2000 and Jaguar fleets and has taken steps to further compress the delivery schedule of HAL Built Su-30 MK-II, besides 40 more acquired from Russia.
Developing Strategic Partnership
Working in tune with its ‘Look East Policy’, India has started forging strategic partnership with countries of Far East and ASEAN. In this context, India’s willingness to co-operate with Vietnam Republic in helping it exploring oil from the South China Sea is significant. Similarly its relations with Japan, South Korea, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Maldives, Nepal and Afghanistan is steadily growing through bi-lateral exercises and fruitful defence co-operation talks in the form of defence exchanges, training and other areas.
India’s bilateral defence ties with US, UK, France, Turkey, Australia, Brazil, South Africa, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Iran, Germany, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Israel, Oman etc. is growing over the years. Indo-French High Committee on Defence Co-operation which met in October this year decided to further strength the ties in different fields which include joint research & development in high technology and transfer of technology, defence equipment collaboration, training and close navy-to-navy interaction in matters like joint exercises and defence exchanges. Already France is committed to manufacture and handover of three state-of-the-art lethal Scorpene submarines and another three will be built at Mazagon Dock Ltd, Mumbai with active French collaboration and TOT.
Coastal Security Initiatives
Drawing lessons from 26/11 terrorist attacks on Mumbai in 2008, the Govt. took a number of security measures to close the gaps in India’s vast coastline and strengthen the coastal security apparatus in a planned manner by involving all stakeholders in this endeavour. Under Phase-I of the Coastal Surveillance Network Project installation of 36 radar chain to have a gap free Coastal Surveillance Network (CSN) was envisaged. In the first Phase of the project, the coastal States/UTs were provided with 73 coastal police stations, 97 Check Posts, 58 Out Posts, 30 Barracks, 204 boats, 153 jeeps and 312 motorcycles.
The completion of the phase-I of the project at a cost of Rs. 646 crores on the Indian mainland took place when MoS, Defence, Mr Jitendra Singh inaugurated the static sensor chain at Visakhapatnam on 23 November. India has already a chain of 36 radars along the Maharashtra, Gujarat and Kerala coast.
In the phase-II of CSN which will cost Rs. 1580 crores, we will have another 38 radars chain to cover the rest of the 7,500 Km long coastline. The Indian Coast Guard was delegated to implement the project. For this, the Govt. had signed the contract with the state owned Bharat Electronics Ltd (BEL) in Sept 2011 at a cost of Rs 602 crores considering the strategic nature of the turnkey project and with an aim to develop indigenous capabilities. Under this scheme, the coastal States/UTs interalia are provided with 131 coastal police stations, 10 Marine Operation Police Centres (MOCPs), 60 jetties, 225 boats of various categories and a lump sum assistance of Rs. 15 lakhs per coastal police station to develop its infrastructure.
Linking up the National Automatic Identification System Network (AIS) and Vessel Traffic System (VTS) off Gulf of Khambat with the Coastal Security Network would help the security forces in identifying a friend or foe in the Indian waters.
Of late, a worrisome trend is the problem of tackling the issue of Private Armed Security Guards on board Commercial ships in international waters as well as territorial waters. The urgent need to regulate these ‘floating armouries’ has assumed significance in the backdrop of two recent incidents close to Indian Coast. A high level meeting on Coastal Security convened at Delhi by the MoD recently decided to take up this issue of Private Armed Security Guards with international fora such as International Maritime Organisation (IMO).
Welfare of Jawans & Ex-Servicemen
Welfare and all-round well being of ex-servicemen and war widows have been the cornerstone of our rehabilitation policy since independence.
In our ongoing effort to improve the well being of jawans, the govt has further widened the scope of ECHS (Employees Contributed Health Scheme) and established more polyclinics and regional health centres. To improve the living and working conditions of jawans, several steps have been taken to improve the quality of rations, accommodations and clothing. For soldiers deployed in high altitude areas, warm clothings, special shoes and attractive monthly compensatory allowances have been provided. To protect the officers, jawans and other ranks posted in very high altitudes from mental and physical fatigue, liberal leave facilities as well as rotation of personnel at regular intervals have been given high priority. To reduce the stress levels of jawans so as to avoid stray cases of fragging and fratricide, Counselling Centres have been established at different levels manned by professional psychologists and psychiatrists starting from unit to command level.
MAP:- To overcome the acute shortage of accommodation for serving  defence personnel, Married Accommodation  Project (MAP) was started by the Govt. in 2002. In this project, totalling two lakh dwelling units (DUs) were supposed to have been constructed. After implementation of Phase-I of the project, approximately 60,000 dwelling units have been constructed. This has enhanced the satisfaction level with regard to availability of married accommodation to 60%. In the second phase of MAP, construction of about 68,400 DUs is going on at different places and on their completion, satisfaction level will increase to 72%. In addition, construction of 71,000 DUs of Phase-III is now under planning. On completion of all the phases of the project, the satisfaction levels will reach 85%.
For ex-servicemen welfare, Govt. has taken a number of steps to further improve their pension. For this, a high level committee was constituted by the Govt. in 2012 to look after the pay and pension anomalies of armed forces personnel and family pensions etc. Acting upon the recommendations of the committee, the Govt. further liberalised the pension amount for different types of ex-servicemen pensioners last year which costs the exchequer of approximately Rs 2200 crores.
OTHER IMPORTANT EVENTS/PROGRAMMES
1.      To give further encouragement to promote indigenisation and developing Indian defence industrial base in the country, the Government promulgated amended Defence Procurement Procedure 2013 on 01 June, where a number of concessions and priorities have been given to ‘Buy Indian’ and ‘Buy and Make’  (Indian) categories, besides bringing further clarity in the definition of the Indigenous Content and simplifying the Buy and Make (Indian) process. Other significant changes include incorporation of the new offset policy guidelines which were promulgated in August 2012 and revision of the chapter on Ship-building which had been introduced in the DPP 2011. The Ministry has also undertaken the exercise of further simplification of the Make procedures and revision of the Fast Track Procedures which is likely to be completed in the near future.
2.      Indian Air Force formally bade farewell to its Mig-21 (FL) fleet, after the fleet’s glorious service to the nation for more than thirty years, in December this year. Their place will be filed up by the LCA fighter version in near future.
3.      India signed the much awaited Border Defence Cooperation Agreement (BDC) with China during the Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh’s visit to China in October. The agreement is expected to bring in a relatively peaceful and intrusion free LAC in the northern sector. The agreement lays out a protocol to prevent incidents like intrusion, when Chinese troops came and pitched tents inside Indian territories in August/September.
4.      On July 02, 2013, India unveiled the much awaited National Cyber Security Policy to create a secure cyber eco-system in the country.
5.      Indian Coast Guard Ship ‘Rajdoot’, the sixth in the series of light Inshore Patrol Vessels (IPVs) designed and built by M/s Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers (GRSE), Kolkata was commissioned at Kolkata in May 2013.
6.      The Naresh Chandra Task Force constituted by the Govt. on national security and higher defence management submitted its recommendations, where among others, it has recommended to create the post of Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) in the Indian Armed Forces.
7.      The first NCC National Games was held in Delhi in November where 1900 boys and girls athletes from 17 NCC directorates, from all the States and Union Territories took part. The eight day long Games was inaugurated by the DG, NCC Lt. Gen P.S. Bhalla amidst much grandeur and fanfare.
8.      The foundation stone for India’s first National Defence University (INDU) was laid by the Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh in Binola, near Gurgaon in May 23, 2013 in the presence of high dignitaries including the Defence Minister.
9.      INAS ‘HANSA’ in Goa celebrated its diamond jubilee on 11th May, 2013.
10. First Passing Out Parade at the newly established Indian Naval Academy at Ezhimala in Kerala was held on 25th May, 2013.
11. Indian Coast Guard’s Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) ICGS ‘VAIBHAV’ was commissioned on May 21, 2013.
12. Defence Minister Shri AK Antony dedicated to the Nation the new Air Force Station at Thanjavur in Tamil Nadu on 27th May 2013 where a special runway has been made for the operation of Su-30 MK-I fighter aircraft.
13. Defence Minister visited Maldives in April 2013.
14. Defence Minister visited Myanmar on January 21, 2013.
15. Commissioning of Indian Coast Guard Ship Rajkamal was held in 08 January 2013.
16. Govt. orders a CBI probe into Augusta Westland Contract for 12 VVIP Helicopters on 12 February 2013.
17. The 9th edition of Asia’s biggest air show ‘Aero-India’ -2013 took place in Bangalore in February 2013, where 44 countries took part. Defence Minister Shri AK Antony inaugurated this mega event where in the Air show vintage Tiger Moth aircraft made its flight appearance after a gap of 22 years.
18. HAL formally handed over to Army the weaponised edition of ALH-Dhruv as ‘ALH MK-IV Rudra’ on 08 February 2013 at Bangalore.
19. Commissioning of Indian Coast Guard Ship ‘Rajratan’ held on 11 February 2013.
20. Chinese Defence Minister with a delegation visited India on 22nd March 2013 and India-China Talks on Defence co-operation held in Delhi.
21. Indian Navy concludes theatre level exercise Tropex-13 on 02 March 2013.
Source: PIB News

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History of Defence Accounts Department – DAPWA

History of Defence Accounts Department – DAPWA

The organisational history of the present Defence Accounts Department may be traced to the Article of War adopted by the British Parliament en April, 1747. Regulation 17 of the Articles empowered the Government to appoint a Millitary Pay Master for disbursing the Pay and Allowances of the officers, NCOs and Private men. Millitary Pay Master General, Purser General and Pay Master General were the fore-runners of Commissary General, in modern parlance Controller of Defence Accounts.

Defence Accounts Department, evolved over the last 266 years, is presently responsible for the payments, accounting, financial compilation of reports, internal financial advice and internal audit of the expenditure and receipts of Army, Navy, Air force, Ordnance Factories, Research and Development Organization and Inter-Service Organizations. Similar services are also provided to the Defence related organizations such as the Border Roads, the Coast Guard and the Canteen Stores Department.

During the year 1747 to 1760, our Department was known as Millitary Pay Master and Commissary General. During 1766 Pay Master General was created by amalgamating Commissary General and Millitary Pay Master. After a lapse of seven years in 1773 the Commissary General was revived to control Millitary Stores, Contracts and to audit and certify all bills for Millitary Charges. Again after fifteen years in 1788 Commissary General was re-designated as Auditor General of Millitary Accounts. Millitary Pay Master General constituted to make advances for Millitary Disbursements.

After completion of 113 years in 1860, Millitary Finance Department with a Chief for whole of India was constituted. Under the Chief, functioned a Controller of Millitary Finance in each Presidency and under each Controller functioned Examiners and Compliers. The Board of Audit comprising Accountant General (also Auditor General) and Chief of Millitary Finance Department was constituted. After a short span of five years Accountant General of Millitary Department was redesigneated as Controller General of Millitary Expenditure, which was further re-designated as Accountant General of Millitary Expenditure in 1871. In 1906 Millltary Accounts Department was made subordinate to Finance Department as a result of creation of two separate departments viz Army and Millitary Supply in lieu of Millitary Department. It was headed by Millitary Accountant General. On 01st October 1913, Financial Advisor Millitary Finance was created in place of Millitary Finance Branch.

Thus it would be seen from the above that number of times the name of the Department was changed without diluting the functions of the Department. In 1920 a major change was effected as Accounting of Millitary Works Expenditure hither to being done by Comptroller and Auditor General was transferred to Millitary Accountant General and in the same year Controller of Marine Accounts, presently CDA (Navy) formed In Bombay (now Mumbai) and Controller of Royal Air Force Accounts, presently CDA (Air force) formed in Ambala. The year 1920 saw so many changes because Accounting of Millitary works was decentralized to various Controllers of Millitary Accounts. After World War-I Army restructured into four commands. The idea of Centeralized Pension, hither to dealt by each controller was mooted and ultimately resulted in the creation of Controller of Millitary Accounts (Pensions), Lahore in 1929. Our Department was the first wherein Hollerith Machines were introduces in 1931. In 1942 consequent upon on major restructuring of entire Army, Millitary Accounts Department reorganized with CMA, North Western Command at Rawalpindi, CMA Eastern Command at Ranchi, CMA Southern Command at Pune, CMA Central Command at Meerrut, CMA (Pension) at Lahore and FCMA, Pune to Account and audit all field formations and for making advances to the officers. In 1950 FCMA (ORS) moved from Ambala to Secundrabad and the fund work transferred from Eastern Cmmand to Hollerith Section, Meerut in 1951.

On 01st October 1951 Millltary Accounts Department was re-designated as Defence Accounts Department and Controller of Millitary Accounts accordingly re-designated at Controller of Defence Accounts. Millitary Accountant General was also re-designated as Controller General of Defence Accounts. This is the precise reason for celebrating 01st October as Annual Day of Defence Accounts Department.

We are the first Department of the Govt. of India to introduce computer IBM-1401 in Meerrut during the year 1969. Undergoing a great change DAD projects for construction of office and residential accommodation were undertaken by us in 1977. To impart training National Institute of Financial Management and Accounts (CDA Training) was established at Meerrut in 1978. In 1983 Integrated Financial Scheme was introduced in Ministry of Defence-FA (DS) and DAD came under the jurisdiction of Ministry of Defence. Further, to strengthen the system of training Regional Training Centers were setup at Meerut, Pune, Bangalore and Calcutta (now Kolkatta) in 1991. The Controllers of Accounts (Factories) was also redesignated as Controller of Finance and Accounts (Factories) in 1994. IFA system was introduced for Air Force, Naval HQs, Border Roads and Army HQs in the years 1994, 1995. A major change took place in the reorganization of the Army Controllers. Functional Controllers for other ranks abolished and the work transferred to respective Army Controllers in 1995.

In 1996 the Department look a further leap by inauguration of Training-cum-Convention Centre, CGDA Office, Brar Square, New Delhi and We are first amongst various Departments of Govt. of India, to whom the award of ISO 9002. 1994 was accorded to one of our Accounts Office, Ordnance Factory, Dehu Road.

Defence Accounts Department is marching ahead of various other departments of the Govt. of India with a missionary zeal with moto ‘In the service of Services. We are proud to be a part of this great Department and we bow our head to the great traditions of the Department and wish the present leadership will strive to achieve more glorious heights in the time to come.

D.C.Gupta,
President
DAPWA (Regd.)

Source: www.dapwa.org
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