Tuesday, February 11, 2020


Dear Veterans,
Today on 10 Feb 2020, OROP case came up for hearing in court number 8 of Justice Dr Chandrachud and justice Indu at s no 49. 

Our turn came at 1240. 

Hon'ble Justice expressed that this case is serious and affects our gallant soldiers and their morale and he would like to hear it in detail. Our lawyers pressed that we would need just 30 min to conclude our final arguments. Govt lawyer requested for time. 

Honourable Justice expressed that he would like to hear this case for final disposal.
Our lawyer requested for early date but Govt lawyer resisted&requested for time

Honourable justice fixed 24 Mar for hearing and final disposal of OROP case.
Our lawyers further requested for case to be listed as priority and be listed at early serial number. This request was accepted by Honourable Justice.
Next date for final disposal of OROP petition is 24 Mar 2020.
Large number of ESM came to Supreme Court to show their solidarity.
Gp Capt VK Gandhi VSM
Vice Chairman IESM. 
10 Feb 2020 
Time 1307 from Supreme Court of India.

(Source- Via e-mail)

Sunday, February 9, 2020

Defence ministry to directly disburse Rs 51,000-crore pension, benefitting 24 lakh ex-servicemen Getting rid of the ‘middleman’, Defence Ministry's ambitious plan will do away with the earlier process of banks that used a disbursement agency.

NEW DELHI: Getting rid of the virtual ‘middleman’, the Defence Ministry is implementing an ambitious plan to credit Rs 51,000 crore worth of pensions directly into the accounts of ex-servicemen, doing away with an earlier process of banks – mostly state owned – being the disbursement agency.

Faced with the mounting pressure of thousands of complaints and grievances on pensions being wrongly calculated or distributed unevenly, the MoD has sanctioned a new policy to directly send money to pensioners through the Real Time Gross Settlement (RTGS) process.

Initial estimates by the Controller General of Defence Accounts (CGDA) indicate that an annual saving of over Rs 180 crore will be effected through this change by cutting out the 32 banks – 28 Public sector and 4 private sector - that were earlier the distribution agency for pensions.

More importantly, the MoD believes that implementing a centralized system will do away with a majority of grievances that pensioners bring up on disbursement of funds. “An analysis of grievances received at the Ministry or at CGDA office or at PCDA (Pension) office reveal that more than 95% of the complaints pertain to pensioners drawing their pension from the banks. The task of addressing these grievances and providing services to pensioners to their complete satisfaction is an arduous one,” a note on the new system says.

At present more than 24.16 lakh pension accounts – and growing - are active throughout the nation that received close to Rs 51,000 cr per year. Out of these, 18 lakh pensioners are serviced through banks and the MoD pays Rs 960 a year to the banks as transaction fees for each account.

“If all pensioners are brought under the centralised PDA system where MoD will credit pension in pensioners Bank accounts through NEFT/RTGS, saving of Rs 180 cr could be achieved,” the note says.

Officials said that to start with, all new pensioners in the Navy and Air Force will get disbursements through this new system directly into their bank accounts. Pensioners will need to indicate a joint bank account of their choice along with their Aadhar number. The Army, which has the largest chunk of pensioners, will get the new system by August.

Friday, February 7, 2020


Dear friends and esm association's office bearers, 

Please read carefully. 

Many of you don't know soon CPPCs of banks will stop pensions probably from 01 Apr 2020 and centrally pensions will be credited to your account by CDA Allahabad only. 

Presently 72 CPPCs by all banks and 50 DPDOs are handling 31 lakhs ESM pensioners issues. Now you will have one single CPPC at Allahabad handling all pension issues directly. I already posted ksb letter to RSBs . 

DG CDA Allahabad proposed in lastyear to Govt, that he can save handling charges by banks by him doing the same job. Govt thrust upon, KSB accepted responsibility with out taking feedback from RSBs. All directors RSBs have opposed. 

But Sec KSB felt otherway and not even conducted annual directors meet since 2017. ZSBs and DPDOs will act as pension service centres. 

I told them pension is specialised, even in CDAs, people who gained experience only handle even in State or Central Offices. Now DGCDA Allahabad, wants ZSB clerks to handle and liase with them. 

As ZSB clerk doesn't know including ZSWO on pension ( types and categories)  maximum they will upload individual query and pray that your turn comes out of 31 lakhs ESM pensioners. 

He even wanted ZSBs to handle Def civilians also. It may add another 12-13 lakhs. DGCDA wants to create own empire and must have claimed 24/7 call centre will be set up  etc. 

In my view, this done without taking feedback from any ESM associations including six nationally recognised ESM associations. 

Unless, we all raise ESM difficulty to MoD/DMA under CDS, and through known Service Senior Officers and ESM Association's by sending written letters to appropriate Political Leadership, this damage will be difficult to retrieve. 

Till 1990s, ESM used to get pension through State Treasuries and DPDOs. Then Bank System came and reasonably stabilized.  

People who are convinced can take a pen and represent to Central Government Authorities. 

Incidentally, the same DGCDA who said OROP is not fair and Heading the Committee on this issue. Please understand, he has direct link to PMO, hence top down approach in this issue. 

My duty is to inform ESM and you can judge what is good for you. 

You can check from other State ZSB staff , Colleagues and Friends, Retd officers.  

Commodore MVS Kumar retd, Fwd as received on WhatsApp

(Source : Via e-mail)

Friday, January 24, 2020

Allocation of Work and Staff between Department of Defence and newly created Department of Military Affairs

F.No 38(1)/2020-D(0&M)
Ministry of Defence
Department of Defence
New Delhi,
Dated the 09th January, 2020.
Sub: Allocation of Work and Staff between Department of Defence and newly created Department of Military Affairs.
Cabinet Secretariat vide its notification No.1/21/17/2019-Cab dated 30.12.2019 has amended the Government of India (Allocation of Business) Rules, 1961 to create a new Department viz. Department of Military Affairs (DMA) in the Ministry of Defence. The Second Schedule to the said Rules has also been amended allocating the subjects between the Department of Defence and Department of Military Affairs.
2. Accordingly, with immediate effect, the work as mentioned in the Annexure to this Order stands transferred to Department of Military Affairs from the Department of Defence. Two posts of Joint Secretary, 13 posts of DS/Director, 25 posts of Under Secretary and 22 Section Officers along with supporting staff stands transferred to the Department of Military Affairs.
3, Further, the Secretariat for Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) presently under the DCIDS (PPRFD) vertical of HQIDS will be shifted to the DG, Acquisition Wing of DOD.
4, Notwithstanding the above distribution, any matter which has an import on the Defence Policy has to be dealt by DOD.
5. This issues with the approval of Defence Secretary.
(Meenakshi Jolly)
Joint Secretary
  1. PS to Hon’ble RM
  2. PS to Hon’ble RRM
  3. All Secretaries in the Ministry of Defence
  4. Secretary (Defence Finance) _
  5. All Additional Secretaries, Joint Secretaries in MoD

Details of Work to be transferred to DMA

1 & 2. AG.I and AG.II Divisions

1. Statutory complaints — policy of all ranks and individual cases of Army Officers on disciplinary matters only. (other individual cases are to be dealt with by respective administrative Sections).
2. Court martial and disciplinary cases for all Army officers/personnel.
3. Human Rights violations cases referred by NHRC pertaining to discipline, Recruitment, Terms & Conditions of Service and Manpower Planning in Army to expedite disposal of cases.
4. Recruitment policy for Army Officers/personnel.
5 Policy on Terms and Conditions of Service (excluding pay and allowances and pensionary benefits) of all ranks of the Army (other than those from (i) Medical, Dental and Nursing;& (ii) TA and NCC)
6. Amendment to Defence Services Regulations in r/o provisions relating to Recruitment, Terms and Conditions of Service, Discipline and Manpower Planning in Army.
5. Casualities and issue of condolence messages from Raksha Mantri to the next of kin (NOK) of Army personnel who die in various operations.
8. Prisoners of War/Geneva Convention of 1949.
9. Policy on Manpower Planning in Army.
10. Maintenance allowance – individual cases.
11. Detention in Military custody – individual cases.
12. Policy on grant of Honorary Rank/Commission to JCOs and NCOs.(Powers in respect of individual cases stands delegated to Army HQ).
13. Pre-independence awards.
14. Individual cases from Infantry-6 (Pers) pertaining to terms & conditions of personnel.
15. All establishment and administrative matters pertaining to AG’s Branch i.e. Estt. and administrative matters of AG’s Branch, including issue of Govt. sanction, of office equipment, computer, Telephone, fax etc. for various Establishments under AG’s Branch of Army HQ.
16. Individual cases regarding reserve and reinforcement.
17. Policy on documentation and Records of Army offices.
18. Policy on grant of Permanent Commission, Short Service Commission, SL Commission and Inter-Arms transfer.(Power stands delegated to Army HQ in individual cases).
19. Policy on extension of tenure-SSC officers.
20. Individual offers for recruitment in the Army.
21. Notification in the Gazette of India of appointment/promotion to JCO rank in respect of Infantry-6 pers. “
22. Policy on appointment of JCO as ADC to the President. °
23. Recovery of Government dues from Army personnel.
24. Individual cases of furlough, parole and pre-mature release of Army prisoners.
25. Policy on leave encashment of Army personnel.
26. Verification of character and antecedents of Army Recruits (includes cases belonging to Nepal).
27. Opening of Recruiting Offices/Branch Recruiting Offices (BROs)/Centres all over India.
28. Convention on the ‘Rights of the Child’.
29. Policy matters relating to fraud/irregularity in enrolment in Army.
30. Compassionate appointments. (Some cases are being dealt with by D(AG) and some other by respective Sections of the concerned Arms.)
31. Plural marriages-individual cases.
32. Cadre review of JCOs/ORs.
33. Policy on terms & conditions of Army Officers and personnel on deputation with Assam Rifles.
34. It is administrative section for AG/Infantry-6(Pers). ,
35. Extension of PEs in respect of various Establishments viz. Provost Marshal, Vigilance Directorate and Recruiting Directorate.
36. Regularisation of Government losses in respect of cases pertaining to Recruitment Terms and Condition of Service, Discipline & Manpower Planning emanating from Rtg. Dte, PS-2 Dte, DV Dte and MP Dte. except MP-4(Civ) which deals with Civilian matters.
37. Establishment cases of AG/C&W Dte,
Note – Individual cases pertaining to welfare schemes for serving soldiers as well as retired soldiers emanating from Ceremonial and Welfare(C&W) Directorate are dealt with by D(Res) section.
38. Missing personnel of Army from 1965 and 1971 Wars, i.e. issues relating to
Note – Personnel missing in Action/ Operations is the concern of ‘G’ Wing.
39. Military convicts/personnel.
40. Admission in Army Schools.
41. Policy on transfers of Personnel Below Officer rank (PBOR) – individual cases of Infantry-6 (Pers) only.
42. Appointment of non-Indians.
43. Maintenance of Army Bands.
44. Policy relating to Army Messes.
45. Policy regarding recruitment examinations through UPSC for CDS/NDA & NA Examination/ IMA.
Note – Actual conduct of examination etc. is carried out by UPSC and the service HQ. Admn.  Powers for grant of Commission to the Cadets delegated to Service HQ.
46. National Service Act.
47. Indian Reserve Forces Act.
48. Army Reserve of ranks up to the rank of Non-Commissioned Officers.
49. 49. Establishment matters of — .
(a) Corps of Military Police (CMP)
(b) Judge Advocate General’s Department (JAG).
50. Policy relating to dresses, badges, and ribbons for the Army.
51. Participation of Armed Forces Personnel in Elections.
52. Welfare and entertainment of serving soldiers and their Families.
93. Policy regarding delegation and deputation abroad of Armed Forces Personnel [Policy regarding delegation and deputation abroad of Civilian Personnel in the Armed Forces – concerned Administrative Section]
54. Matters relating to the delegation of the administrative power.

Monday, January 13, 2020


Dear All

Please see the attached Job Description

Job Location: Hyderabad
Company: KEOLIS (Hyderabad Metro Rail)
Name of the Post & Positions:

1.  Traffic Controller (TC): 5 Positions.
  • Responsible for the smooth functioning & Safe Train Movement of all trains running on their respective main line during his shift
  • Monitors supervise & Controls automatic Train Control System during normal & abnormal scenarios.
  • Manages failures on the train and signalling system, regulate traffic using relevantprocedures and resume normal operation as quickly as practicable
  • Coordinates with maintenance teams (works, track work, power supply, overhead line etc.), and planning cell and monitors the execution of work accordingly
  • Coordinates with traction power controller and depot controller for all field works (permits to work granted by Chief controller) especially the ones that need power blocks & Train Movement
  • Coordinates with other OCC Controllers, Train Crew Controller, Train Operators & Station
  • Controllers and maintenance staff while managing normal & abnormal scenarios
  • Select and implement timetable as per schedule in consultation with OCC Chief Controller
  • Strictly follows operational procedures and rules
2.    Group Station Controller (GSC): 5 Positions.
  • The Group Station Controller is responsible for ensuring that:
  • All Station Operations staff is competent in performing their duties and that their refresher training is done on time.
  • That there is always a Station Controller at each station
  • Documentation is up to date, cascaded to all staffs in stations and that superseded documents are destroyed
  • Cash is handled safely as per SOP
·        Manage Station Controllers under his jurisdiction
·        Being conversant with all station equipment and replace Station Controller, if required
  • There is one Group Station Controller on duty for approximately 5 to 8 stations in General shift, ideally covering the peak hours
  • Reporting all important events, analysis to Station Manager
  • Strictly follows operational procedures and rules Responsible for elaborating reports and analysis on station’s working
  • Any other works assigned by Station Manager
  • To coordinate mock-drills
  • To provide on-the-job training to new recruits.
  • Candidates possessing B. Tech / Diploma – ECE / EEE / Electrical / Mechanical
  • Languages Known: Telugu, Hindi, English
  • Medical Standard - Vision should be 6/6 without glasses (Candidates using glasses; have undergone Eye surgery; using glasses for headache; are not eligible for the position)
Preference will be given to the ex-servicemen who have worked in ATC, Radar control operations, flight operations, etc in Army/Navy/Air Force

Age Criteria: Below 48 Years.
Salary: Best in the Industry

Selection Process:

     a)  Psychometric Test:  At Hyderabad Metro Administrative Building, Nagole.
     b) Personal Interview:  At Hyderabad Metro Administrative Building, Nagole.
     c)  RDSO Test (Research Designs & Standards Organisation):  RDSO test will be    
          conducted by Indian Railways - (RDSO).
     d)  Medical Test:   Cost will be borne by company

Eligible and interested candidates may send their resume by e mail to:

Contact:  Mr Anil: 040-22080170.

Please send e mail directly to the above e mail id Rudrapogu.anil@keolishyderabad.com
Please don’t send resume to Sainik Welfare Department

Thanks and Regards,

Col.P.Ramesh Kumar (Retd)
Director, Sainik Welfare. 
Sainik Aramghar Complex
Raj Bhavan Road

Telangana State




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