Sunday, July 23, 2017

PENURY GRANT for Ex-Servicemen

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FOR EX-SERVICEMEN IN PENURY

Background

The scheme to provide financial assistance to non-pensioner Ex-Servicemen (ESM) in a state of penury was started in year 1981 with an amount of Rs 100/- per month for a period of two years. Thereafter, it was increased to Rs 500/-pm for two years in 2007 and then changed into onetime grant of Rs 30,000/- for life-time. This was revised by the Management Committee of AFFD Fund in Oct 2011 and revised the onetime grant into a monthly grant of Rs 1,000/-.

Aim

The aim of this aid gratis is to provide a small measure of relief from total penury to a non-pensioner ESM up to rank of Hav/equivalent and their widow.

Financial Assistance

For Penury is provided at the rate of Rs.4000/- per month (Applicable from 01 Apr 2017) per head for life time from AFFD Fund.

Eligibility Conditions

The eligibility criteria are to be met to avail financial assistance under this scheme are as follows:-

(a) Must be a non-pensioner ESM or his widow.

(b) Should be of rank Havildar/equivalent from the Navy/AF and below.

(c) Should be above age of 65 years.

(d) Should be recommended by respective ZSB and RSB.

(e) Details of bank account (in SBI/PNB only) and IFS Code.

Application Form

Application should be made in given form with recommendation of respective ZSWO & Secretary, RSB on it. A specimen form is enclosed. Copies of the following documents duly attested by ZSWO must accompany the application:-

(a) Service Document/Discharge Book of ESM.

(b) Age proof, if date of birth not given in the Service Document/Discharge Book.

(c) Identity Card of ESM/Widows issued by ZSB.

(d) Details of Bank A/c No (in PNB/SBI only) and IFS Code.

Channel of Application

Applications are required to be submitted by eligible ESM/widows at respective ZSB by 31 Mar or 30 Sep each year. ZSWO will scrutinize these applications and if found in order, forward them with soft copy of their data to concerned RSB. If found meeting QRs, RSB will forward all these applications by last day of the following month to the KSB Sectt for processing.

Processing of Applications

On receipt of applications at the KSB Sectt, these shall be processed by its Welfare Section in order of the date of their receipt. Such applications pertaining to AFFD Fund will be moved for approval of Competent Authority in one lot preferably on a quarterly basis.

Payment Procedure

After approval of the applications by the Competent Authority, the same will be processed for payment in batches of 200 applications by the Section. After verification of data, the Welfare Section will forward the batch list to the Accounts Section for making payments via ECS . The Jt Dir (Welfare) will display payment status of the approved applications on website(www.desw.gov.in).

Subsequent Grant

The Penury Grant, once approved by the Competent Authority, stands for life of the approved non-pensioner ESM or the widow. No fresh application will be required thereafter, however beneficiary must submit a 'life certificate' through respective ZSB once a year in the month of December for release penury grant in the following financial year. A specimen form of 'Life Certificate' is placed at Annexure 2 to this document. ZSWO will forward all such Life Certificates in one lot to KSB Sectt, by the following 15 January each year. All the cases of renewal will be put up to JD (Welfare) by 01 Mar, who will in turn obtain approval of Secy,KSB for continuation of the penury grant during next financial year. It may be noted that the financial assistance is non-transferable and will cease automatically upon death of the ESM or widow. It is the responsibility of respective ZSWO to inform the KSB Sectt regarding death of the beneficiary ESM/widow.

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

KERALA STATE EX-SERVICES LEAGUE KOLLAM DISTRICT COMMITTEE AGITATION

KERALA STATE EX-SERVICES LEAGUE 

KOLLAM DISTRICT COMMITIES  AGITATION AGAINST STATE GOVERNMENT 

ON 15 FEB 2016. THE DHARNA INAUGURATED BY SRI. PK GURUDASAN M.L.A 






Sunday, December 13, 2015

EX-SERVICES LEAGUE 
PATHANAPURAM TALUK 
ANNUAL MEETING

STATE PRESIDENT  BRIG. G. ANANDAKUTTAN INAUGURATING



OROP acceptable to large number of defence associations: FM Arun Jaitley
Army veterans have been protesting for One Rank, One Pension (OROP) for over four decades. Recently, when Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar announced the implementation of OROP, some ex-servicemen boycotted it while some gave it thumbs-up. Here are five points Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today said about OROP: (PTI)

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

SEATS FOR MILITARY NURSING SERVICE TO WIDOWS

SEATS FOR MILITARY NURSING SERVICE TO WIDOWS

No:   2DBQ/Empol/CG1/2015                        

From
        Zila Sainik Welfare Officer

Sir,
Sub:  Policy – Recommended allotment of seats for Military Nursing Service to Widows;  Death Attributable to Military Service.

                Qualified widows of soldiers whose “death is attributable to military service” are earmarked,  two vacancies for the Short Service Commission(Women) entry scheme by exempting them appearing for written test and directly nominating for Service Selection Board by Government of India. This facility is fully utilized by the widows.

        It is recommended that similar provision of four seats be done for Military Nursing Service selection by exempting the above category widows from written test and directly calling them for interview and selection process. This will benefit a good majority of widows, who are BSc nursing qualified.
       
        The matter may be taken up with appropriate higher authority for policy decision and implementation.  


                                                               Sainik Welfare Officer

Thursday, August 20, 2015

ARREARS CPC 2006 JAN -REVISION OF PENSION OF PRE-2006 PENSIONERS

REVISION OF PENSION OF PRE-2006 PENSIONERS
OFFICE OF THE PR. CONTROLLER OF DEFENCE ACCOUNTS (PENSIONS)
DRAUPADI GHAT, ALLAHABAD- 211014
Circular No: C-144
No:-GI/C/0198/Vol- V/Tech
O/o the Pr.C.D.A. (Pensions)
Draupadighat Allahabad -211014
Dated: 14-08-2015
To,
The Treasury Officer
The PO- Master, Kathua, Srinagar (J&K)
The PO- Master, Campbell Bay (Andman & Nicobar)
The Defence Pension Disbursing Officer
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Pay & Accounts Officer
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Military & Air Attache, Indian Embassay, Kathmandu, Nepal (through Gorkha Record
Officer, Kurnaghat, Gorakhpur)
Director of Accounts, Panji (Goa)
Finance Secretary, Gangtok, PO-l, Thimpu Bhutan
The General Manager (Nodal Officer, PSBs)
All Managers, CPPC of Public Sector Banks.
All Managers, CPPC of Authorized Private Banks.
Subject: Revision of pension of Pre-2006 pensioners – reg.
Reference: This office Important Circulars No. 102 bearing no. GI/C/0198/VOL-IV/Tech dated 11-02-2013.
Attention of all pension disbursing authorities is invited to above cited circular wherein instructions had been issued for implementation of GOI, Ministry of P,PG and pensions, Deptt of P&PW OM No. 38/37/08-P&PW(A,) dated 28 January, 2013 and this order was applicable w.e.f 24.09.2012. Now, GOI, Ministry of P, PG and pension, Dept of P&PW have further issued orders under their OM No. 38/37/08 P&PW (A) dated 30.07.2015, that “the pension/family pension of all pre-2006 pensioners/family pensioners my be revised in accordance with this Department’s OM No. 38/37/08-P&PW(A) dated 28.1.2013 with effect from 24.9.2012.”
(2) In case the consolidated pension/family pension calculated as per Para 4.1 of OM No.38/37/08-P&PW (A) dated 01-09-2008 is higher than the pension/family pension calculated in the manner indicated in the OM dated 28.01.2013, the same ( higher consolidated pension/family pension) will continue to be treated as basic pension/ family pension.
(3) All other conditions as given in OM No. 38/37/08-P&PW (A) dated 1.9.2008, as amended from time to time shall remain unchanged.
(4) All pension disbursing authorities are therefore, requested to revise the pension/family pension in affected cases in terms of Govt. OM No. 38 /37/08-P&PW(A) dated 28-01-2013 w.e.f. 01.01.2006 instead of 24.09.2012. Payment made w.e.f. 01.01.2006 will be adjusted against the arrears now being paid and these cases may be reflected in the monthly account sent to this office as ‘change item’.
(5) Where the PDAs are in doubt in regulating the payment of revised pension/family pension under these orders, the cases with full details of pensioner/family pensioners and PPO No: etc may be referred to Audit Section of this office for advice and further action.
sd/-
(Subhash Kumar)
A C D A (P)
Authority: www.pcdapension.nic.in


Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Thursday, May 28, 2015

One Rank One Pension Latest News

Be patient: Navy chief to veterans on 'One rank, One pension'



New Delhi: Navy Chief Admiral RK Dhowan on Thursday asked ex-servicemen to be patient on "One rank, One pension" scheme and added that the central government was "very serious" about the issue.

"We need to be patient. The government has been seized of the matter. The defence ministry will address the concerns of ex-servicemen," Dhowan told journalists after the conclusion of the Naval Commander's conference here.
"I can only say the government is very serious. To the best of my knowledge a lot of progress has been made. A final decision rests with the government," he said.

The comment comes on a day when two war veterans boycotted a function where they were to be felicitated by Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar. 

Wing Commander S.D. Karnik and Wing Commander Bhopadekar were protesting against the delay in the proposed "One rank, One pension" scheme for the armed forces.

"The two veterans have refused to attend the function and all ex-servicemen support them," Maj. Gen. (retd) Satbir Singh of the Indian Ex-Servicemen Movement told IANS.

Parrikar had said the files on 'One rank, One pension' have already been sent to the finance ministry.