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Enhancement/sanction of ex-gratia ad-hoc allowance to Burma Army Pensioners

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Enhancement/sanction of ex-gratia ad-hoc allowance to Burma Army Pensioners
Enhancement/sanction of ex-gratia ad-hoc allowance to Burma Army Pensioners/Family Pensioners and Pensioners/Families of displaced Army Pensioners from Pakistan who are Indian National but receiving pension on behalf of Government of Pakistan

No.1(5)/2017/D(Pen/Policy)
Ministry of Defence
Department of Ex-Servicemen Welfare

 

New Delhi 9th April, 2018

To

The Chief of the Army Staff

The Chief of the Naval Staff

The Chief of the Air Staff

Sub: Enhancement/sanction of ex-gratia ad-hoc allowance to Burma Army Pensioners/Family Pensioners and Pensioners/Families of displaced Army Pensioners from Pakistan who are Indian National but receiving pension on behalf of Government of Pakistan.

Sir,

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Ministry’s letter No.B/38174/AG/PS-4(b)/720/A/D(Pen/Sers)/98 dated 13.10.1998 as amended vide letter No. B/38174/AG/PS-4(b)/266/A/D(Pen/Sers)/2003 dated 12.3.2003, No B/38174/PS-5/D(Pen/Pol) dated 3.9.2009 and No B/38174/PS-5/D(Pen/Pol) dated 9.9.2009 regarding enhancement of Ex-gratia Ad-hoc Allowance to Rs. 3,500/- per month with effect from 1.1.2006 in respect of Burma/Pakistan Army Pensioners/Family Pensioners as well as Burma Army Pensioners of Nepalese origin drawing pension in India as well as in Nepal.

2. In implementation of the recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission, the minimum pension/family pension to Armed Forces pensioners/ family pensioners has been revised to Rs. 9,000/- per month with effect from 1.1.2016 under this Ministry’s letter No. 17(2)/2016/D(Pen/ Policy) dated 4.9.2017. The President is pleased to sanction enhancement, on compassionate grounds, Ex-gratia Ad-hoc allowance to the following category of pensioners/ family pensioners from Rs. 3,500/- per month to Rs. 9,000/- per month with effect from 1.1.2016.

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

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

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

3. The Ex-gratia adhoc allowance in each case will be so fixed as to increase the existing Ex-gratia adhoc allowance and any relief sanctioned by the Government of India/ Burma/ Pakistan to Rs. 9,000/- per month as on 1.1.2016.

4. The Burma / Pakistan Army pensioners/ family pensioners getting enhancement of Ex-gratia Allowance under these orders will also be entitled to dearness relief on the enhanced Ex-gratia adhoc allowance at the new rates with effect from 1.1.2016 admissible to and notified for Armed Forces pensioners from time to time.

5.The Payment of Dearness Relief under these orders from the dates indicated above shall be made after adjusting the installments of enhanced Dearness Relief already sanctioned and paid to these categories of pensioners. Payment of Dearness Relief involving a fraction of a rupee shall be rounded off to the next higher rupee.

6.The extra liability on account of grant/revision of Ex-gratia Ad-hoc Allowance will be borne by the Government of India and the expenditure will be debitable to the following head of account.

Account Code No.        
Description
2235 Social Security and welfare, 60 Other Social Security and welfare Programmes, 102 Pension under Social Security Schemes.”
Ex-Gratia
Ad-hoc Allowance to Armed Forces pensioners/family pensioners migrated
from Pakistan and Burma Army pensioners/family pensioners of Indian
origin.
“Major Head 2071 Pensions and other Retirement Benefits, 02 Defence-101 Army.”         
Ex-Gratia
Ad-hoc Allowance to Burma Army pensioners/family pensioners of Nepalese
Origin drawing pension in India or from Indian Embassy, Pension Paying
Offices, Nepal.

7.The pre-revised Ex-gratia Ad-hoc Allowance (including DR etc.) already drawn by the above pensioners from 1.1.2016 onwards shall be adjusted shall be adjusted from the enhanced Ex-gratia Ad-hoc Allowance which shall become payable with effect from 1.1.2016 under these orders.

8. Policy and procedure regarding payment of Ex-gratia Ad-hoc Allowance shall continue to be governed by the existing instructions issued in the matter so far.

9.It may be ensured that the payment to pensioners/family pensioners indicated in para 2 above, is made into the Aadhaar Linked Bank Accounts.

10.This issues with the concurrence of Defence(Fin) vide their ID No.10(01)/2018/Fin/Pen dated 28-02-2018.

11. Hindi version will follow.

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

Signed Copy

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

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

Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Defence

 

04-April-2018

DAD Releases Handbook on Pay & allowances of JCOs & ORs

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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7th CPC Pay & Allowances Handbook For JCOs and Ors: Ministry of Defence

7th CPC Pay & Allowances Handbook For JCOs and Ors: Ministry of Defence

Ministry of Defence
DAD Releases Handbook on Pay & allowances of JCOs & ORs

Dated 04 APR 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

Ministry of Defence
MoU between Indian Army and HDFC Bank

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

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

Circular No. 199

No. AT/Tech/69-XIII

Dated: 27 /03/2018

To

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Recognition of Ex-Servicemen’s Association – DESW Orders

Recognition of Ex-Servicemen’s Association – DESW Orders

Recognition of Ex-Servicemen’s Association - DESW Orders

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

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

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

Subject: Recognition of Ex-Servicemen’s Association

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Reimbursement of Tuition Fee

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

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF DEFENCE
LOK SABHA

UNSTARRED QUESTION NO:5354
ANSWERED ON: 28.03.2018

Reimbursement of Tuition Fee

RAJAN BABURAO VICHARE
Will the Minister of

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

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

(a) Yes, Madam.

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

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

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

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

Read in Hindi

Source: Lok Sabha

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Defence Hospitals

Defence Hospitals

Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Defence

Defence Hospitals

28 MAR 2018

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

S.No. STATE

Number of Armed Forces Hospitals

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

Sri Ganganagar, 184MH Suratgarh, 187MH Bikaner)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sena Bhawan, New Delhi
Dated 22nd, March 2018

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

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

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

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

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

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

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

Illustration:

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

to 29600 in Level 5)

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

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

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

Illustration:

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

“Entitlement (per calendar year) –

8 days – For those entitled to 17 holidays

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

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

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

To

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

 

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INDWF: POSTPONEMENT OF STRIKE ON 15.03.2018

POSTPONEMENT OF STRIKE ON 15.03.2018 – INDWF

“It was assured that no employees will be retrenched and no factory will be closed.”

INDWF/Circular/Strike/2018

Date: 13.03.2018

To
All Affiliated Unions of INDWF
All Office Bearers, Working Committee Members,
Special Invitees & Permanent Invitees of INDWF

Dear Affiliates
Joint memorandum submitted by Three recognised Federations and INDWF Circular No. INDWF/Circular/002/2018 dated 19.02.2018 for holding oal attention Strike on 15.03.2018 alongwith demands were discussed in a meeting by MoD convened under the Chairmanship of JS (Army) on 09.03.2018 at New Delhi. All the issues were discussed and it was agreed by MoD.

1. Reduction made in the expenditure budget of approximate Rs.3000 Crores is likely to be restored.

2. It was assured that no factory will be closed and no employees will be retrenched.

3. Efforts will be made not to dislocate the employees from their existing factories/place of postings.

4. In case, after the stipulated period the Army do not place indent for existing items, then appropriate training of staff for re-deployment would be considered.

5. Items which are included in the Uniform allowance are being examined and will be clarified, and the case is under process for releasing the indents for the next financial year for the allotted workload.

6. JS (LS) also stated that VFJ is loaded with manufacturing of Mine Protected Vehicle (MPV) and Federation was assured about the future work load of Small Arms Factories.

7. No employee will be retrenched in Army and the effect of GOCO model on employees of Army Base Workshops (ABWs) and the manpower requirement of MES would be considered. All efforts will be made do not dislocate the employees from their existing Workshops, Depots and MES.

8. Necessary instructions will be issued for holding DPCs and effecting promotions in DGQA.

9. It was assured that no employees will be retrenched and no factory will be closed.

Based on the assurances given in the meeting with the Federation leaders and the issue of minutes of the meeting with the above assurances, three Federations have deliberated and considered the above decision and decided to POSTPONE the proposed “Call Attention Strike” and the “ONE Hour Work Boycott on 15.03.2018.

At the affiliated unions are directed to conduct the Gale meeting on 15.03.2018 during the mustering in time and declare the decisions to all the employees not to proceed with the agitation already declared till further instructions are issued for communication. The Federation will monitor these decisions with MoD for adopting/implementing the decisions. Unions may communicate to all the employees accordingly, further discussion will take place in the Working committee Meeting to be held at Medak on 6th and 7th April, 2018.

Yours Sincerely,
(R. SRINIVASAN)
General Secretary
Minutes of JCM Meeting with Chairmanship of JS(Army) on 9.3.2018 – INDWF

Source: INDWF

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Grant of Military Service Pay

7th-CPC-Grant-of-Military-Service-Pay

Ministry of Defence
Grant of Military Service Pay

12 MAR 2018

Delhi High Court in its order dated 28 November 2017 has not given any specific direction to grant Military Service Pay (MSP) equally to all ranks. It may be informed that the court in its order mentioned that the conduct of the petitioners in withholding material information and at the same time, trying to invoke equities under Article 226 of the Constitution of India is deprecated.

The 7thCentral Pay Commission (CPC) had considered all aspects with regard to applicability of MSP including the rates while making its recommendations. The Government after carefully considering the recommendations of the 7thCPC in respect of MSP has accepted the same and have already been notified.

This information was given by RakshaRajyaMantriDr. Subhash Bhamre in a written reply to Shri Mahendra Singh Mahrain Rajya Sabha today.

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Empanelment of Hospitals for ECHS Facilities

Ministry of Defence
Empanelment of Hospitals for ECHS Facilities

12 MAR 2018

Empanelment of private hospitals with ECHS depends on the willingness of the hospitals to accept CGHS Rates and to abide by the procedures and rules of ECHS. The Government is continuously empanelling private hospitals, which are applying for empanelment and are found eligible for empanelment as per ECHS rules. In the recent past 217, 189, 123, and 85 private hospitals have been empanelled on 10.11.2016, 2.06.2017, 05.12.2017 and 04.01.2018 respectively. A total of 2609 hospitals are empanelled with ECHS as on date.

This information was given by RakshaRajyaMantriDr. Subhash Bhamre in a written reply to Shri Rajeev Chandrasekhar in Rajya Sabha today.

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Women Personnel in Army

Ministry of Defence

Women Personnel in Army

07 MAR 2018

Held strength of women officers (excluding Medical, Dental and Nursing) in the Indian Army for the last three years are as under:

Year Number of officers
2015 (as on 1st July) 1466
2016 (as on 1st July) 1512
2017 (as on 1st July) 1548

The borne strength of women officers (excluding Medical and Dental) in the Indian Navy as on 1st January from 2015 onwards is as follows

Year Borne strength of women officers
2015 382
2016 409
2017 469

The strength of women officers (except Medical and Dental branch) in Indian Air Force in the last three years is as follows:

Year Strength of women officers
2015 1428
2016 1584
2017 1598

Details of women officers (excluding Medical, Dental and Nursing) in different Arms and Service of Indian Army as on 1st January, 2018 are as under:

Arm / Service Women officers
AAD 63
Engrs 195
Sigs 220
ASC 265
AOC 292
EME 263
Int 73
Army Avn 20
AEC 85
RVC 0
JAG 85
Total 1561

Current held strength of women officers in Armed Forces Medical Services as on 1st January, 2018 is as under:

Services Number of Officers
AMC (Medical Officers) 975
AD Corps (Dental Officers) 127
MNS (Military Nursing Service) 3730

There are no non-commissioned women officers in the Army. As on 27 February 2018, the total strength of women officers in the Indian Navy (including Medical and Dental) is 639.

The branch wise breakdown is as follows:

Branch /Cadre / Specialisation Strength
Education 132
Logistics 144
Law 04
ATC 67
Naval Constructor 64
Observer 70
Pilot 02
Naval Armament 10
Medical 144
Dental 02
Total: 639

Branch wise details of women officers (except Medical and Dental branch) in the Indian Air Force (IAF) as on 1st February, 2018 is as follows:

Branch No. of women officers
F(P) 104
F(N) 16
AE(M) 48
AE(L) 569
ADM 430
LGS 162
ACCTS 116
EDN 83
MET 70
Total: 1598

There are no non-commissioned women officers in the IAF.

The complaints of discrimination received from women officers at work place in the armed forces are investigated and necessary action taken against defaulting officers, in accordance with the prevailing Acts and rules in force.

This information was given by Raksha Rajya Mantri Dr. Subhash Bhamre in a written reply to Smt Kamla Devi Paatle in Lok Sabha today.

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Defence Expenditure

Ministry of Defence

Defence Expenditure

07 MAR 2018

There has been a consistent increase in Defence Expenditure every year over previous year, as is brought out in the table below, providing the details for the last three years as well as the current year. Defence expenditure as a percentage of GDP is also given in the table below:

(Rs. in crore)

Year Defence Expenditure excluding Defence Pension Defence expenditure including Defence Pension GDP Defence Expenditure excluding Defence Pension as % of GDP Defence expenditure including Defence pension as % of GDP
2014-15 2,24,654 2,85,104 1,05,36,984 2.1 2.7
2015-16 2,33,682 2,93,920 1,13,81,002 2.05 2.58
2016-17

(Actual)

2,66,795 3,54,621 1,21,89,854
(PE)
2.18 2.9
2017-18#

(RE)

2,79,004 3,74,004 1,67,84,679
(RE)
1.66 2.2

This Ministry projects all the requirements posed by the Services to Ministry of Finance for favourable consideration. Ministry of Finance, being the Nodal Ministry for allocating funds to the Ministries, State Governments, etc. provides budget for Ministry of Defence taking into account resource envelope of the Government of India. The allocated funds are optimally and fully utilized towards operational requirements. However depending on the Budget allocation the schemes are reprioritized to ensure that urgent and critical capabilities are acquired without any compromise to operational preparedness of the Defence Services.

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

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Defence: Recruitment of Soldiers

Ministry of Defence

Recruitment of Soldiers

07 MAR 2018

The details of youths who were recruited as soldiers in the Indian Army at various levels such as Commissioned Officers, Junior Commissioned Officers / Other Ranks (JCOs / ORs) are given below:

Officers *:

Year Candidates Selected
2015 1961
2016 1858
2017 1773

JCOs / ORs *:

Year Candidates Selected
2014-15 66,992
2015-16 71,434
2016-17 52,086
2017-18 17,257

(Till 31st December 2017)

*Recruitment for Commissioned Officers is done calendar year wise, whereas the recruitment for JCO / ORs is done financial year wise.

This information was given by Raksha Rajya Mantri Dr. Subhash Bhamre in a written reply to Shri Vinod Lakhamashi Chavda in Lok Sabha today.

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Modernisation of Ordnance Factories

Ministry of Defence

Modernisation of Ordnance Factories

05 MAR 2018

To keep pace with contemporary manufacturing technologies, Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) has undertaken modernisation of Ordnance Factories including the six factories located in the State of Tamil Nadu. In addition to modernisation of Plant & Machinery, capacity augmentation programme is also under way in three factories namely Heavy Vehicles Factory, Avadi, Engine Factory Avadi and Heavy Alloy Penetrator Project, Trichy.

Details of factory-wise expenditure incurred in the year 2016-17 on modernisation of the six Ordnance Factories located in the State of Tamil Nadu are as follows:

Factory Investment on Plant & Machinery and Civil Works on capacity creation & augmentation Expenditure on Renewal & Replacement of Plant & Machinery
(i) Heavy Vehicles Factory,  Avadi 554.00 24.59
(ii) Engine Factory  Avadi 234.00 5.30
(iii) Heavy Alloy Penetrator Project, Trichy 35.19 12.19
(iv) Ordnance Factory, Trichy - 6.65
(v) Ordnance Clothing Factory, Avadi - 1.22
(vi) Cordite Factory  Aruvankadu - 2.93

This information was given by RakshaRajyaMantriDr. Subhash Bhamre in a written reply to ShrimatiSasikalaPushpain Rajya Sabha today.

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Recruitment of Pilots in Armed Forces

Ministry of Defence
Recruitment of Pilots in Armed Forces

05 MAR 2018

There are four modes of entry for becoming a pilot in the Indian Air Force (IAF) [NDA, CDSE, AFCAT and NCC special entry]. A written test is conducted for NDA/CDSE (by UPSC) and AFCAT (by IAF) entries followed by SSB testing. NCC special entry candidates with valid ‘C’ certificate (Air Wing) are directly called for SSB testing. The recommended candidates undergo medical tests. The final merit list is prepared based on the candidate’s performance and medical fitness. On successful completion of flying training at Flying Training Establishments (FTEs) of the IAF, the cadet is commissioned as a pilot in the IAF.

Pilots are inducted in the Indian Navy as Permanent Commission (PC) or Short Service Commission(SSC).

  • Permanent Commission (PC) : Volunteers from serving Executive branch officers (upto 25 years of age) are selected for pilot training biannually.
  • Short Service Commission (SSC) : Short Service Commissioned officers are inducted biannually through Direct Entry Scheme.

All pilots in Army Aviation are commissioned officers. Options to join Army Aviation are as under:-

  • Volunteers who opt for Army Aviation during pre-commissioning training at IMA and OTA.
  • Volunteer Officers from any Arm of Indian Army on completion of one and half years of service.

Volunteer Officers are required to undergo the following tests:-

  • Pilot Aptitude and Battery Test (PABT)
  • Aviation medical examination

Officers clearing the PABT and medical examination undergo the Basic and Advance flying training, on completion of which they become pilots in the Indian Army.

As on 1st February, 2018, sanctioned strength and strength of pilots in Indian Air Force (IAF) is as follows:

Sanctioned Strength Strength
4231 3855

There is a marginal shortage in strength of pilots in IAF against the authorized establishment.

Indian Navy:

Government Sanction 735
Borne Strength 644
Vacant Posts 91

Indian Army:

The total number of pilots in Army Aviation as on date are:

Sanctioned 794
Held 602
Vacant 192

A study on Restructuring of Army Pilot Cadre was conducted and salient decisions that have been implemented are:

  • There has been an increase in Direct Commissioned Officers (DCO) both from IMA and OTA.
  • For the DCO, the lower service limit of two years of attachment period with fallback arm after commissioning has also been reduced to one and half years.

IAF ensures that the aircrew are fully utilized in a cockpit vacancy for the maximum duration which is well beyond the period required for amortization of the cost of training. It is also ensured that only limited numbers are given release such that the combat potential of IAF is not compromised at any stage

  • Setting up of an Air Force Selection Board (AFSB) at Gandhinagar in 2013.
  • The selection process into the IAF has been simplified with the introduction of the Air Force Common Admission Test (AFCAT) for non-UPSC entries. Under this format, a candidate may apply for selection in any branch for which they meet the QRs, through a single application in a selection cycle.
  • Proactive steps have been taken by the IAF to reduce the shortage of pilots, which include participation in career fairs/exhibitions, advertisements in print and electronic media, motivational lectures in schools, colleges, visuals/signage at strategic locations etc.

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

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Fixed Medical Allowance – MoD Orders

Fixed Medical Allowance – MoD Orders

Ministry of Defence
Department of Defence
D(Civ-II)

MoD ID No.12(10)/2017/D(Civ-II)

Dated: 13.02.2018

Subject: Grant of Fixed Medical Allowance to Central Government Civil Pensioners residing in areas not covered under Central Government Health Scheme-reg.

A copy of Deptt of Pension & Pensioners Welfare O.M.No.4.34.2017-P&PW(D) dated 31.01.2018 on the above mentioned subject is forwarded for information and necessary action.

Encl.As above

(Pawan Kumar)
Under Secretary to the Govt of India

Source: www.mod.gov.in

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