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Respect Indian ex-servicemen

October 21, 2011 2 comments

   Now a days its a well known issue that the ex-army or military peoples are not treated thankfully. 

Dear readers its a shame, we should feel ashamed of it. 

Here is a  picture of Army peoples providing relief during the recent Sikkim earthquake. 

Who could serve our Nation better ?

   Think well and act wisely. There are about 20 lakh ex-servicemen in the country. They are the most valuable human resources that the country can make use of.
   They even sacrifice their precious lives to safeguard the wellness of the nations people.
So help and respect such valuable gems of our nation.

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“Resolve Ex-Servicemen Pension Grievances Quickly”: – A.K. Antony

October 1, 2011 Leave a comment

Antony’s Message to Defence Accounts on Annual Day 

The Defence Minister Shri AK Antony today asked senior Defence Finance officials of his Ministry to consider the satisfaction level of Ex-Servicemen (ESM) pensioners as the benchmark of their performance. Addressing the 264th Annual Day Celebration of the Defence Accounts Department (DAD) here today, Shri Antony pointed out that his office still continues to receive several pension settlement related grievances. 

“True, most of these cases were a baggage from the past as a consequence of Pay Commission recommendations and Cabinet decision on pay and pension hike, yet these needed to be addressed at the shortest possible time,” Shri Antony said. “Ultimately, the taste of the pudding lies in its eating,” he quipped adding that “the veterans deserved their due as they had sacrificed the prime of their life safeguarding our borders.” 

The Defence Minister hoped that the two IT projects ‘Sangam’, for pension payment, and ‘Dolphin’ related to monthly pay system for the Other Ranks (OR) in Army, will facilitate quick disbursal of dues to the serving ORs and ESM. “You must strive to provide enhanced customer satisfaction through hassle-free service and prompt and accurate payment of dues to the soldiers and their dependents.” Project ‘Sangham’ has fulfilled a long-pending demand of our ESM. 

Commending the DAD for launching of its two IT projects – ‘Vishwak’ and ‘Bhawan’, Shri Antony said, “You should strive to utilise this advantage to assist the Services in achieving their goals.” Underlining the need for transparency in accounting procedures, the Defence Minister observed, “In today’s era of globalisation, accountability has acquired new connotations. Accountability is no longer restricted to quantitative techniques and financial inputs and outputs. It has become an integral part of good governance, with several aspects like integrity, transparency, responsiveness and sustainability becoming a part and parcel.” 

On the occasion, the Shri Antony also presented the Raksha Mantri’s Awards for Excellence for the year 2011. The Excellence Award for Software Development was bagged by CGDA (IT Wing Team) headed by Shri S Murali Krishnan, which has developed Project ‘Suvigya’ (Pension inquiry system), Project ‘Aashraya (pension disbursement system) and Project ‘Darpan’ (Defence Accounts Receipts and Payments Analyses). CDA Secunderabad, Secunderabad team headed by Shri Y Rajareddy was awarded the Excellence Award for Project ‘Dophin’, an online PBOR Monthly Pay System. PCDA (Central Command) team headed by Shri HH Mishra also bagged the Excellence Award for launching of Monthly Pay System and its implementation on all Pay Accounts Offices. 

Secretary, Ex-Servicemen Welfare, Shrimati Neelam Nath, Controller General of Defence Accounts (CGDA) Shri Nand Kishore and Additional CGDA Ms UG Antony were among the dignitaries present at the function. 

Sitanshu Kar/PK/NN 
(Release ID :76384)

Source – pib

Empanelment of candidates for recruitment of Ex-Servicemen in erstwhile Group ‘D’ posts, PB-I with GP 1800/-

April 23, 2011 Leave a comment

Railway Recruitment Cell


Sub: Empanelment of candidates for recruitment of Ex-Servicemen in erstwhile Group ‘D’ posts, PB-I with GP 1800/-
Ref: This office Employment Notice No. 01/2010 dated: 26.11.2010.

   In reference to this office employment Notice No. 1/2011, 962 candidates have been provisionally found suitable for appointment in Western Railway for erstwhile Group ‘D’ posts against Ex-Servicemen quota. The details of the candidates are available in Western Railway website Any further correspondence in this regard may be made with the Personnel Officer of the concerned Division / Units are indicated against their name.

Deputy Chief Personnel Officer (Recruitment)

For more details visit:,4,461,471



Supreme courts displeasure over the pension case of a 90year old lady.

December 1, 2010 Leave a comment

    It has been recently reported in a section of the press that the Supreme Court expressed displeasure over the “shabby” treatment of a war widow by the government in what was attributed to be the case of “a 90-year-old war widow of an Army officer being paid a measly monthly pension of ` 70.” It was further mentioned that Ms. Pushpawanti was running from pillar to post making representations for enhanced pension but her efforts proved futile. She claimed that after the latest pay revision she was entitled to about `27,000/- per month, denied to her by the authorities. 

    The Minister of Defence Shri AK Antony promptly asked for an immediate inquiry into the matter and the redressal of her grievance if any. The Department of Ex-Servicemen Welfare subsequently ascertained the facts and found gross anomalies in the media reports. Firstly, Ms. Pushpawanti cannot claim to be a War Widow. Her husband, Major Dharam Chand died on March 1, 1967. His widow did indeed represent for grant of Special Family Pension which was not found suitable and she was granted Ordinary Family Pension (OFP). Her appeal before the Appellate Committee was also found inappropriate since the officer died of a disease which was neither attributable to nor aggravated by military service. 

   As regards her pension, the CGDA initially notified an OFP of ` 80 pm from March 2, 1967, vide PPO No.M/1685/67, which was revised to ` 216 pm, vide PPO No.M/1686/1967. After the Fifth Pay Commission, her pension was revised to ` 2,438, vide PPO No. M/V CPC/3112/1998 and to ` 3,840 vide Corr PPO No.M/MODP/9784/99. Following the Sixth CPC recommendations, the PDA, SBI, Meerut revised her pension to ` 8,679 pm as per MoD’s letter dated November 11, 2008. She has last drawn a pension of ` 11,717 pm as on August 30, 2010 (including Dearness Relief @35 percent). Ms. Pushpawanti was further granted an additional Family Pension of Rs.1,736 pm @20 percent from January 01, 2006 to February 28, 2010 and ` 2,604 pm @30 percent from March 1, 2010 on account of her old age. Arrears amounting to ` 1,57,694 have been credited to her bank account in Sepember 2010. 

   The erroneous representation of facts in the media has created a wrong impression regarding the welfare measures of the government, particularly those related to the Ex-Servicemen. The facts as placed above may be published to convey the correct picture to the public at large. 

Source- PIB


Reconsider the demands of One Rank One Pension for ex-servicemen – Defence

November 23, 2010 Leave a comment

The Parliamentary Standing committee on Defence has urged the government to reconsider the demand of “One Rank One Pension” for the ex-servicemen.

The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Defence (15th LOK SABHA) on 1st and 7th Reports reiterated that the Government should consider the issue of ‘One Rank One Pension’ afresh. Since the issue of One Rank One Pension was not accepted in the past and more recently the Cabinet Secretary’s Committee set up to consider it also did not recommend the same, it has not been found feasible to accept the demand of One Rank One Pension.

In the case of Original Application No. 15 and 45/2010 the Armed Forces Tribunal, Chandigarh had passed the order dated 3.3.2010 with directions to the respondents to take final decision in the matter.

The said order was examined and speaking orders explaining the position were issued on 10.07.2010 to the petitioners.

This information was given by Minister of State for Defence Shri MM Pallam Raju in a written reply to Shri Vilas Muttemwar and others in Lok Sabha today.