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Stoppage of Holiday Over-Time in Ordnance Factories

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

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

Dated: 19.08.2017

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

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

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

Respected Sir,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thanking You,

Sincerely yours

(M P SINGH)
General Secretary

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Implementation of GST in Defence Sector

Implementation of GST in Defence Sector

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

No. GST Cell/9504/GST/Query                                           

16th August 2017

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

Sub: Implementation of GST in Defence Sector

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

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

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

ACGDA (GST)

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

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

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

No. PT/3088/View/Vol-VI

Dated 11/08/2017

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

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

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

Encls: As above

sd/-
Accounts Officer (PT)

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

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

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

To,
PCDA(CC), Lucknow

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

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

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

JT. CGDA (P&W) has seen.

(Ashish Yadav)
Sr. ACGDA

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Enhancement of rates of Marriage Grant dated 15.07.2016

Enhancement of rates of Marriage Grant dated 15.07.2016

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

Subject: Enhancement of rates of Marriage Grant.

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

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

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

(Santhosh)
Joint Secretary (Res-II)

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

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

Source: desw.gov.in

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

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

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

New Delhi, Dated 8th June, 2017

The Controller General of
Defence Accounts, (CGDA)

New Delhi.

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

Sir,

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

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

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

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Housing Facilities to Defence Personnel

Housing Facilities to Defence Personnel

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

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

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

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

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

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

Government of India
Ministry of Defence
(Department of Defence)
D(Civ.II)

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

Ref. : CGDA UO No. AT/11/2366/NDANol-X dated 22.01.2016 and last reminder dated 13.12.2016

In compliance of Hon. CAT, Jodhpur Bench Order dated 5 Nov 2009, MoD issued letter dated 8th May 2015 to provide that the payment of Night Duty Allowance (NDA) shall be made on the basis of the current pay of the employees who are deployed for performing the duty during the night hours. Accordingly, Principal Controller of Accounts (PCA)(Fys), Kolkata issued letter dated 29.05.2015 to define the new formula for computation of NDA. This formula provides that the amount of NDA shall be computed by taking employee’s current Band Pay & Grade Pay plus DA divided by 195 (i.e. total working hours in a month). In this manner, the Hon’ble CAT order, as upheld by Hon’ble High Court/Supreme Court stands implemented in letter & spirit.

2. Subsequently, PCA (Fys) Kolkata issued letter dated,9 Sep 2015 to prescribe the pay ceiling corresponding to Rs. 2200 per month (specified in terms of DoPT OM dated 4 Oct 1989) to determine entitlement of staff for night duty. However, the corresponding pay so prescribed was not accepted by the OFB Administration.

As per OFB’s calculations, the current pay corresponding to Rs.2200 is not only different, but there is wide disparity in both the figures. OFB has stated that they cannot accept this unilateral decision of PCA(Fys) because the calculations are incorrect. Besides, this has led to industrial unrest at all Ordnance Factories.

The staff side members have expressed displeasure and have threatened to stop Night duty at all Ordnance Factories. OFB Admn apprehends serious loss of production and have requested MoD to examine the issue and intimate corresponding pay of Rs.2200 so that the employees could be detailed accordingly for performing duty at night hours. Likewise, CGDA has also sought clarification from MoD on the same issue.

3. The matter was examined in MoD in consultation with MoD(Fin) and DoPT. DoPT stated that the calculations made by both PCA (Fys) and OFB are incorrect and prescribed a different formula to compute the current pay corresponding to Rs.2200 per month that existed during 1989. Both PCA(Fys) and OFB have rejected this formula for being cumbersome and unworkable.

This office also supports their views because using this formula entails tedious calculations of pay of each employee ever since their date of joining service, running into decades. In a nutshell, attempts to find out the current pay equivalent to Rs.2200 pm have not been fruitful in spite of consultations with DoPT and MoD(Fin), and the stalemate on the issue continues across all the defence establishments, leading to confusion and possible loss of productivity.

4. On further consideration, it has been observed that the DOPT OM No. 12012/4/86-Estt.(Allowances) dt. 04.10.1989 on the subject of NDA lays down following condition to determine the entitlement for NDA:

 (Clause a) – The ceiling of pay for entitlement of NDA shall be Rs. 2200/- p.m.

(Clause b)- There will however be no ceiling for entitlement of NDA in respect of officials who are, at present, getting this benefit as per existing criteria.

5.Clause (a)

The pay ceiling of Rs. 2200 per month mentioned in the DoPT in their OM dated 4 Oct 1989, was prescribed more than 25 years ago. During the intervening period, two Pay Commissions have come into force which have altered the pay structure of the employees drastically. In spite of an altogether different landscape of the pay structure, the DoPT did not come up with any revised order to amend the provisions of their OM dated 4 Oct 1989 relevant to the current pay structure. In the absence of clear guidelines, the management of Defence Establishments resorted to adhoc measures to keep their organisations running during the night hours in the intervening period. Proposals sent by MoD to DoP&T at various stages in the light of various judicial pronouncements, were rejected, sometimes on the grounds that the DoPT orders are not applicable to industrial employees.

In the current phase, the efforts being made by the defence authorities to adhere to the prescribed pay limit have proved to be frustrating because of the practical difficulties being faced by both Accounting Authorities and the Defence Estts who, due to tedious and lengthy calculations, have not been able to reach a consensus to determine the level of staff who can be deployed for performing the night duty. In the current scenario, where  the pay ceiling of Rs.2200 prn. is obsolete and meaningless, and the DoPT have  avoided prescribing a realistic ceiling that would be relevant to the current pay  structure of the Government employees, it is left upon MoD to find a solution. Even though MoD proposes to take up the matter with DoPT again for prescribing a pay ceiling based on the current pay structure, it is however felt that the decision thereon shall have reflection over the future cases only and is not likely to resolve the current cases.

6. Clause (b)

The provision in the DoPT OM dated 4 Oct 1989 (highlighted above in para 4) permits entitlement of NDA without any ceiling in respect of officials “who were getting this benefit (at that time) as per existing criteria”. In view of the fact that the pay ceiling prescribed in clause (a) is of no relevance today, it has become necessary to resolve the imbroglio by resorting to the second provision given in this OM – named as clause (b). It has been decided that till such time the new pay parameters based on the current pay structure to determine the entitlement for NDA are prescribed by the nodal Ministry, OFB/Field Offices/Defence Establishments are allowed to determine the entitlement of their employees for the purpose of NDA in terms of this clause in the DoPT OM dated 04.10.1989 that provides that there shall  be no ceiling for entitlement of NDA in respect of such officials who were getting this  benefit at that point of time as per extant criteria. So as to give a formal and concrete shape to this, the OFB and other Defence Establishments are being advised to issue a one-time office order, specifying in definite terms, the designations/ categories/levels of non-gazetted employees (Industrial and Non Industrial) who were getting this benefit of NDA in accordance with extant instructions i.e. DoPT OM dated 4 Oct 1989, so as to ensure their seamless deployment at night shifts and payment of NDA based on current pay.

7. CGDA is, therefore, requested to issue necessary directions to their lower formations to deal with the cases of payment of NDA accordingly.

8. This issues with the approval of Additional Secretary.

S/d,
(Anil Kumar)
Deputy Secretary to the Govt of India
Tel: 23011681

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Struggle Against Defence Privatization – Confederation

Struggle Against Defence Privatization – Confederation

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Source: Confederation

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Status of ex-servicemen Definition

Status of ex-servicemen Definition

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Those who were released on or after 01 Jul 87 :

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

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

Personnel of Territorial Army :

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

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

Personnel of Army Postal Service :

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

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

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

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

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

Cadets :

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

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

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

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Payment of Overtime Allowance (OTA) as per revised pay to the employees of Defence Industrial Establishments under Factories Act, 1948 consequent to implementation of the 7th CPC recommendations

Payment of Overtime Allowance (OTA) as per revised pay to the  employees of Defence Industrial Establishments under Factories Act, 1948 consequent to implementation of the 7th CPC recommendations.

REMINDER

Ref: BPMS / MOD / OTA / 43 A (7/2/R)            

Dated: 29.06.2017

To
The Deputy Secretary (CP),
Govt of India, Min of Defence,
`B’ Wing, Sena Bhawan,To,
New Delhi – 110011

Subject:  Payment of Overtime Allowance (OTA) as per revised pay to the  employees of Defence Industrial Establishments under Factories Act, 1948 consequent to implementation of the 7th CPC recommendations.

Reference: This federation’s letter of even No. Dated 03.01.2017

Respected Sir,

With due regards, your attention is invited to the Anomalies Committee meeting held on 26.12.2016 under the Chairmanship of AS(J) Shri J Rama Krishna Rao wherein we have reflected our concern over the delay in the revision of statutory nature allowance (Over Time Allowance under the Factories Act, 1948) in defence establishments.

In turn, the AS(J) pleased and instructed to resolve the matter of the payment of Over Time Allowance as per revised pay consequent to implementation of 7th CPC recommendations.

Therefore, you are requested to take necessary action so that the issue of the payment of overtime allowance in defence establishments on the revised pay of 07th CPC may be resolved without further delay.

Thanking you.

Sincerely yours

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

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

Circular No.C-166

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

Dated: 16/06/2017

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

(Rajeev Ranjan Kumar)

Dy. CDA (P)

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

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

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

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

New Delhi
Dated 20th June 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

5. All other terms and conditions shall remain unchanged.

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

7. Hindi version will follow.

Yours faithfully,
sd/-

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

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One Rank One Pension (OROP) to the Defence Forces Personnel

One Rank One Pension (OROP) to the Defence Forces Personnel

No. 12(1)/2014/D(Pen/Pol)-Part-II

Ministry of Defence
Department of EX-Servicemen Welfare

New Delhi,
Dated :06.06. 2017

CORRIGENDUM

To

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

Subject: One Rank One Pension (OROP) to the Defence Forces personnel.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Ministry letter No. 12(1)/2014/D(Pen/Pol)-Part-II dated 7.11.2015. The following amendments are made in said letter:

Line 2 of Para 4

For: 13(3)1(i)(b), 13(3)1(iv)

Read: 13(3)I(i) (b), 13(3)II(i)(b), 13(3)III(iv)

  1. All other terms and conditions shall remain unchanged.
  1. This issues with the concurrence of Finance Division of this Ministry vide their ID Note No. PC.1 to 10(11)/2012/Fin/Pen dated 305.2017.

Hindi version will follow.

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

Signed Copy

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Compassionate appointment: Clarification by Ministry of Defence

Compassionate Appointment – clarification regarding.

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

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

Dated: 05.06.2017

To

All Group Controllers

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

Subject: Compassionate Appointment – clarification regarding.

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

All branch offices may please be informed accordingly.

Please acknowledge receipt.

Encl. Three.

sd/-

Dy. Controller of Accounts (AN)


Circular /Most – Immediate

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

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

Dated: 22.05.2017

To,

The PCsDA /CsDA PCA (Fys)

Subject :- Compassionate appointment -clarification regarding.

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

sd/-
(R. Renganathan)
For CGDA


Government of India
Ministry of Defence
D(Lab)

Sub : Compassionate appointment – clarification regarding.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Government of India
Ministry of Defence
D(Lab)

Sub : Compassionate appointment – clarification regarding.

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

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

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

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

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

Signed Copy

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ECHS Order: Empanelled Hospital Claims- Ophthalmic procedures

ECHS Order: Empanelled Hospital Claims- Ophthalmic procedures

Empanelled Hospital Claims- Ophthalmic procedures

Central Organisation,ECHS
Adjutant General’s Branch
Integrated Headquarters
Ministry Of Defence(army)
Maude Lines
Delhi Cantt – 110010

B/49773/AG/ECHS/Rates/Policy

18th May 2017

UTI-ITSL
15533/1, Above Farico Show Room
1st Floor, Old Madras Road
Halasuru, Bangalore,
Karnataka – 560008

EMPANELLED HOSPITAL CLAIMS : OPHTHALMIC PROCEDURES

1. It has been noted with concern while scrutinizing claims of an Eye Centre that ECHS had been billed more than the hospital rates. It was also observed that for ocular investigations the hospital was billing ECHS at twice the CGHS rates (stating that the CGHS rates are for one eye). It has been clarified the CGHS rates for Ophthalmology investigations are for both eyes unless specified”.

2. As per provisions of MoA and para 4(b)(x) of Gol MoD letter NO.24(8)/03/US(WE)/D(Res) dated 19 Dec 2003, the hospital cannot bill ECHS more than the hospital rates. It should be ensured by Regional Centre’s that the rate list of the hospital is taken whenever MoA is being renewed. The rate list attached with MoA should not have a rate more than CGHS rate/Hospital rate. wherever the hospital rate is below CGHS rate it should be reflected with an asterisk (*) on the rate list attached with MoA.

3. BPA to check the claims of such hospital (including settled claims) which have not been processed correctly and the excess amount paid post implementation of CGHS 2014 rates if any would be recoered from the pending claims of the hospitals.

4. The RCs are directed to ensure no additional charges/extra charges than CGHS/ECHS or actuals whichever is less to be paid to the hospital. It is also requested RCs to accordingly review the pending claims (i.e not settled claims) of the hospitals not restricted to ophthalmic claims and those with observations be returned to BPA for correct processing.

5. Please ask.

Sd/-
(IVS Gahlot)
Col
Dir (Med)
for MD ECHS

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Grant of Disability Element to Armed Forces Personnel who were retained in service despite disability attributable to or aggravated by Military Service and subsequently proceeded on prematurel voluntary retirement prior to 01.01.2006

No. 16(05)/2008/D(Pension/Policy)
Government of India
Ministry of Defence
Department of Ex-Servicemen Welfare

New Delhi-110011
Dated : 09.05.2017

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

Subject : Grant of Disability Element to Armed Forces Personnel who were retained in service despite disability attributable to or aggravated by Military Service and subsequently proceeded on prematurel voluntary retirement prior to 01.01.2006.

Sir,

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Ministry’s letter No.16(5)/2005/ D(pen/Policy) dated 29th September 2009 wherein disability element! war injury element have been allowed to such Armed Forces Personnel who were retained in service despite disability and retired/ discharged voluntary or otherwise in addition to retiring/ service pension or retiring/ service gratuity, subject to condition that their disability was accepted as attributable to or aggravated by military service and had foregone lump sum compensation in lieu of that disability.

2. In terms of Para-3 of the above referred letter the provisions stated above are applicable to the Armed Forces Personnel who were, retired / discharged from service on or after 01.01.2006. Armed Force Tribunal (Principal Branch) New Delhi in OA No. 336 of 2011 vide their order dated 07.02.2012 have struck down Para-3 of this Ministry’s above letter.

3. The issue of extension of above benefit to the Pre-2006 retired/ discharged Armed Forces Personnel, who were retained in service despite disability attributable to or aggravated by military service, was under active consideration of Government. Now, the President is pleased to decide that all Pre- 2006 Armed Forces Personnel who were retained in service despite disability and retired voluntarily or otherwise will be allowed disability element / war injury element in addition to retiring/ service pension or retiring/ service gratuity, subject to the condition that their disability was accepted as attributable to or aggravated by military service and had foregone lump sum compensation in lieu of that disability. Further, concerned Armed Forces Personnel should still be suffering from the same disability which should be assessed at 20% or more on the date of effect of this letter.

4. Implementation of these orders is expected to be arduous and challenging. Documents like Medical Board proceedings, retention of the personnel in service despite disability, option of individual foregoing lump sum compensation and non-payment of lump sum compensation would be required in all cases which may not be available at the end of Pay Accounting Authorities/ Record offices and Pension sanctioning authorities readily. In such cases, pensioners/ family pensioners may be asked to produce the copies of relevant documents to the Executive authorities in support of their claims.

5. The claim for grant of disability element! war injury element in affected cases will be submitted to the PSA concerned by PCDA(O) Pune/ NPO/ AFCAO/ Record office along-with copy of medical board/ fresh medical board proceedings showing extent of disability applicable as on date of effect of this letter in respect of Commissioned officers/ JCOs/ ORs. It win be responsibility of PCDA(O) Pune/ NPO/ AFCAO and Record office to confirm payment! nonpayment of lump sum-compensation in lieu of disability element to Commissioned officers and JCOs/ ORs. A sanction showing extent of disability and its attributability/ aggravation due to Military service in terms of MOD letter No. 4684/DIR(PEN)/ 2001 dated 14.08.2001 would be issued by the Service HQrs in case of Commissioned Officers and sanction would be issued by 01/ C Record office in case of JCOs/ ORs.

6. The corrigendum PPOs granting disability element! war injury element in all affected cases will be issued by respective Pension Sanctioning Authorities.

7. The provisions of this letter shall take effect from 01.01.2006.

8. Pension Regulation of all the three services will be amended in due course.

9. This Issues with the concurrence of Finance Division of this Ministry their letter I. D. No 10(3)2012/FI N/PEN dated 19th May 2017

10. Hindi version will follow.

Yours faithfully
Sd/-
(Manoj Sinha)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

Signed Copy

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Simplification of procedure for endorsement of Family Pension entitlement in the PPO of living Armed Force Pensioners

Simplification of procedure for endorsement of Family Pension entitlement in the PPO of living Armed Force Pensioners.

OFFICE OF THE PR. CONTROLLER OF DEFENCE ACCOUNTS (PENSIONS)
DRAUPADI GHAT, ALLAHABAD- 211014

Circular No. 572

Dated: 03.01.2017

To,
The O/C
ROS/FAQS (ORs)

 

Subject:- Simplification of procedure for endorsement of Family Pension entitlement in the PPO of living Armed Force Pensioners.

Reference:- This office Circular No. 64 dated 01.09.1988.

GoI, MoD letter No. 6(4)/87/1369/B/D(Pens/Sers) dated 30.06.1988 and Circular No. 64 dated 01.09.1988 were issued for taking appropriate action for endorsement of Family Pension in the PPG of living Armed Forces Pensioners. For this purpose, an application form attached an “Appendix- A” was introduced along with above Govt. letter under which certain details were required to be filled.

  1. Govt. of India, Ministry of Defence vide letter No. 1(11)/2014/D(Pen/Pol) dated 15.07.2016 has modified the ibid “Appendix – A”. Now, 4 items i.e. Present Address, TSIPS No., Details of Family Pension from other sources and Name of handicapped children, if any, have been added in Appendix-A on Sl No. 2, 4, 9 & 10 respectively.
  1. Therefore, all the claims for endorsement of Family Pension entitlement in the PPO of living Armed Force Pensioners shall be submitted to this office in revised Appendix-A duly completed in all respect.
  1. All other terms and conditions remain unchanged.
  1. This Circular has been uploaded on this office website www.pcdapension.nic.in for dissemination of all concerned.

No. Gts/Tech/0167IXXIV

Dated: 03.01.2017

S/d,
(Nasim Ullah)

ACDA (Pensions)

Signed Copy

 

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Notification of Pay Rules, 2017 in respect of PBORs of the three Defence Forces

Notification of Pay Rules, 2017 in respect of PBORs of the three Defence Forces

pay-rules-2017

Army Pay Rules 2017

[ TO BE PUBLISHED IN THE GAZETTE OF INDIA PART-II SECTION 4]
EXTRAORDINARY
MINISTRY OF DEFENCE
(Department of Defence)

NOTIFICATION

New Delhi, the 3rd May, 2017

SRO ….. In exercise of the powers conferred by the proviso to article 309 of the Constitution, the President hereby makes the following rules, namely:

1. Short title and Commencement – (1) These rules may be called Army Pay Rules, 2017.

(2) They shall be deemed to have come into force on the 1st day of January, 2016.

2. Application:-

(1) Save as otherwise provided by or under this rule, these rules shall apply to Honorary Commissioned Officers, Junior Commissioned Officers, Non-Commissioned Officers, and other Ranks of the Army, Defence Security Corps (DSC), Territorial Army (TA) [when embodied], and Army Postal Service (APS), who were on the effective strength of the Army, DSC, TA (embodied), and APS, as the case may be.

3. Definitions:- In these rules, unless the context otherwise requires

(a) ” existing basic pay” means pay drawn in the prescribed existing pay band and grade pay but it does not include any other types of pay like special pay, military service pay, Group ‘X’ Pay etc.

(b) ” existing Pay Band and Grade Pay” in relation to Junior commissioned Officers/Other Ranks means the Pay Band and the Grade Pay applicable to the rank held by him (including under Modified Assured Career progression) as on the date immediately before the notification of these rules, in a substantive capacity; (Read More »)


Air Force Pay Rules 2017

[TO BE PUBLISHED IN THE GAZETTE OF INDIA PART-II SECTION 4]

EXTRAORDINARY
MINISTRY OF DEFENCE
(Department of Defence)

NOTIFICATION

New Delhi, the 3rd May, 2017

SRO ________. In exercise of the powers conferred by the proviso to article 309 of the Constitution, the President hereby makes the following rules, namely:

1. Short title and commencement.- (1) These rules may be called Air Force Pay Rules, 2017.

(2) They shall be deemed to have come into force on the 1st day of January, 2016.

2. Application.-

(1) Save as otherwise provided by or under this rule, these rules shall apply to Honorary Commissioned Officers, Master Warrant Officer, Warrant Officer, Junior Warrant Officer, Sergeant, Corporal, Leading Aircraftsman, and Aircraftsman, who were on the effective strength of the Air Force as on the 1st day of January, 2016; and Recruits in Air Force undergoing training.

3. Definitions.- In these rules, unless the context otherwise requires,-

(a) “existing basic pay” means pay drawn in the prescribed existing Pay Band and Grade Pay but it does not include any other types of pay like Special Pay, Military Service Pay, Group ‘X’ Pay etc;

(b) “existing Pay Band and Grade Pay” in relation to Warrant Officer/ Sergeant/Corporal/Leading Aircraftsman/Aircraftsman means the pay band and the grade pay applicable to the rank held by him (including under Modified Assured Career Progression) as on the date immediately before the notification of these rules, in a substantive capacity; (Read More » )


Navy Pay Rules 2017

[TO BE PUBLISHED IN THE GAZETTE OF INDIA PART-II SECTION 4]

EXTRAORDINARY
MINISTRY OF DEFENCE
(Department of Defence)

NOTIFICATION

New Delhi, the 3rd May, 2017

SRO ________. In exercise of the powers conferred by section 184 of the Navy Act, 1957 (62 of 1957), the Central Government hereby makes the following regulations, namely:-

1. Short title and commencement:- (1) These regulations may be called Navy Pay Regulations, 2017.

(2) They shall be deemed to have come into force on the 1st day of January, 2016.

2. Application.-

(1) Save as otherwise provided by or under this regulation, these shall apply to Honorary Commissioned Officers, Master Chief Petty Officer I/II, Chief Petty Officer, Petty Officer, Leading Seaman, and Seamen I/II, and includes Artificers or Mechanicians, who were on the effective strength of the Navy as on 1 January 2016; and recruits in Navy undergoing training.

3. Definitions.- In these regulations, unless the context otherwise requires.

(a) “existing basic pay” means pay drawn in the prescribed existing Pay Band and Grade Pay but it does not include any other types of pay like Special Pay, Military Service Pay, Group ‘X’ Pay etc;

(b) “existing Pay Band and Grade Pay” in relation to a Sailor means the Pay Band and the Grade Pay applicable to the rank held by him (including under Modified Assured Career Progression) as on the date immediately before the notification of these regulations, in a substantive capacity; ( Read More » )

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Merger and re-designation of various common category posts as per 6th CPC recommendations

Merger and re-designation of various common category posts per 6th CPC recommendations-Reg

F.No.410/2009-D(CIV-I)
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF DEFENCE

Sena Bhavan, New Delhi
Dated: 27th April, 2017

To

The Chief of Army Staff,
The Chief of Air Staff,
The Chief of Naval Staff,
The DGOF.

Subject: Merger and re-designation of various common category posts as per 6th CPC recommendations- Reg.

Sir,

In continuation of MOD letter of even No. dated 27th February 2013 letters of even number dated 01st May, 2015 and 08th August, 2016 were subsequently issued on the subject mentioned above with the approval of Ministry of Finance (Deptt. of Expenditure). As the Model RRs for various posts of Draughtsman Cadre have now been issued by DoP&T vide letter No.AB-14017/7/2013-Estt(RR) dated 09th January, 2017, the designation of Draughtsman Cadre in defence Establishments may be kept as per the Model RRs, which as under :

6thCPC_7thCPC

 2. Other terms and conditions mentioned in the above mentioned letter dated 01st May 2015 shall remain unchanged.

3. This issues with the concurrence of Ministry of Finance (Deptt. of Expenditure) UO Note No.10(6)/E.III(B)/2012 dated 12.04.2017 and Ministry of Defence (Finance AG/PB) vide their Dy No.76/AG/PB dated 27.04.2017.

sd/-
(Pawan Kumar)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

Authority: http://mod.gov.in/

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

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

Ministry of Defence

3-May, 2017

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

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

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