Tuesday, October 27, 2015

ARMY GROUP INSURANCE FUND (Contributions - AGIF) AND ITS BENEFITS


1.Oficers pay monthly @ Rs 5000/ PM & JCOs @ Rs 2500/PM.

2. A comparison of Insurance cover and duration of cover provided to The Generals and The Jawans

                  GENERALS
-No of Generals.                                          350 (Approx.)

-monthly premium                                          Rs.  5,000/-
-Annual premium                                           Rs. 60,000/-
-Lt Generals Insurance  Cover up to age      60 years
-COAS  Insurance Cover up to age .            62 years

-Annual contribution                                      Rs. 60,000/-
Total Contribution by The Generals is :-
-60,000/- Multiplied By 350  =                      Rs. 21,000000/-
i.e. Two Crore and ten Lakhs only
                          
                       
                     JAWANS

-No of Jawans 13000000                                (13 Lakh)  (Approx)

-Annual contribution                                       Rs. 30000/-
Total Contribution by Jawans to AGIF
- Rs 30,000/- multiplied by I300000  =          Rs. 3900,0000000/-
Rs Three Thousand nine hundred Crores .
-The Major contributor to AGIF is The Jawans.

-Please note The Jawans are manning The country's Border from the day of joining Service, to the day of leaving service.  These jawans who are more than 95 percent contributors to AGIF their insurance cover is withdrawn  at age 35 -40 years
-The COAS and Lt Generals are not even one percent contributors are getting Insurance cover up to the age of 62 and 60 !!!!

-The Jawans At the age 35, 40 are loaded with responsibility.

-How can we withdraw this security cover to these men who have provided security to the nation from the day they joined service to the day they have retired.


Is it Fair?

On Retiring Jawans are not secure for two reasons:-

-He is now unemployed
-The Insurance Security cover which he had, that too against his own contribution is also withdrawn
 Why is Security cover withdrawn ?
-Jawans while in service, he is young and Physically fit, as he grows in age, THE RISK FACTOR  will keep increasing each year.


Each growing year, he is becoming a greater liability,each year. That is the Reason he is shed at this young age.
His money has been used for Twenty years and Security cover is withdrawn when he needs it most. HE IS NOT EVEN INSURED FINSURED WHEN HE IS HEALTHY
THE WAR RISK & BORDER SKIRMISHES DEATH RATE IS EVEN BELOW 1% IN A DECADE[ INC KARGIL WAR]

Please note the day he retires same day another Jawan is enrolled so strength never decreases, meaning the quantum of money will never decrease.
The Corpus will always be a huge amount .ie Rs 3900,0000000/- multiplied by number of years you can see the figures!!!!

Govt does not fund the Army group insurance scheme at all and the soldiers not only risk their life for the country but also pay in cash for taking such risks.
OVER THE YEAR THE CORPOUS MAY BE GROWING BY LEAPS & BOUNDS,

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 NOTE{
1.      AGIF DOES NOT HAVE TO PAY FOR OVEHEADS AS IT IS FROM WITHIN THE ORG, BUT PUBLIC & CIVIL INSURANCE COMPANIES HAVE TO PAY FOR OVERHEADS
2.      AGIF MAY BE EXEMPTED FROM LICECE FEE BUT OTHERS HAVE TO PAY HEAVY TEARLY FEE
3.      AGIF DOES NOT PAY TO AGENTS AS IT IS BY GROUP ITSELF, BUT LIC & SBI   EXTRA HAVE TO PAY TO AGENTS
4.      AGIF DOES NOT PAY REBATE/COMMISSION BUT LIC/SBI EXTRA HAVE TO PAY
5.      AGIF DOES NOT PAY DIVIDENDS TO SHARE HOLDERS ,BUT LIC /SBI HAVE TO PAY YEARLY DIVIDENDS & BONOUS SHARES FROM TIME TO TIME TOWARDS THEIR RETURN OF INVESTMENT[ ROI[
6.      AGIF DOES NOT PAY FOR AUDITS BUT LIC/SBI  HAVE TO PAY FOR AUDIT
7.       AGIF DOES  NOT PAY TOWARDS ADVERTISEMENT BUT LIC/SBI HAVE TO PAY
8.      THUS THERE AS FAR MORE ADVENTAGES TO AGIF IN SAVING IN AMOUNT  FOR RUNNING BUSINESS OF AGIF.
9.      ALL THE ABOVE SAVINGS SHOULD BE SEPERATLY WORKED OUT & KEPT IN SEPERATE HEAD FOR FUTURE ADDS ON POLICIES.


 RECOMMENDATIONS
1.      THE PREMIUM RECOVERD BY AGIF  IS TOO HIGH AS SUCH IT SHOULD BE COMPARED WITH LIC/SBI LIFE /HDFC LIFE EXTRA AS DEEMED FIT
2.       WITH SAME PREMIUM GO FAR FAMILY COVER [SELF +WIFE+2 CHILDREN} ENDOWEMENT POLICY UPTO AGE OF 75 YEARS FOR ALL. SO ON DEATH 1 CRORE IF LUCKY GET TERMINAL BENEFIT WHICH WILL BE AN ADDED MONEY IN LAST LIFE OF LIFE
3.      COVER ALL RETIREES  & THEIR SPOUSE WHO ARE ALIVE ,IF FEASIBLE COVER THEIR CHILDREN TOO. UPTO AGE OF 75 YEARS. RETIREES HAVE CONTRIBUTED BULK OF AMOUNT WHICH IS NOW HUGE STOCK WITH AGIF.
4.      THE HUGE BUFFER STOCK BE USED FIRST FOR INSURANCE OF SERVING & RETIREES
5.      THE BALANCE OF BUFFER STOCK BE USED IN PUBLIC SECTOR TAX FREE BONDS LIKE REC EXTRA & P- NOTES
6.      BABUS IN MoD WILL BE EYEING ON SUCH HUGE CORPOUS & ONE DAY WILL TAKE IT AWAY AS A] CANTEEN PROFIT SHARE ALTHOUGH THEY ARE NOT SHARE HOLDERS/CONTRIBUTORS B] LIKE PENSION FUND TRANSFER OF DEFENCE TO THEIR PENSION.
In USA,every soldier is insured regardless of rank for a monthly premium of 27 dollars for sum assured of 4 lakh dollars. This is made possible by the federal govt law by which the heavy premium is borne by the federal govt.
In 
India govt is asking the soldiers to risk the lives and also pay for it too. 
And to the old soldiers who have survived somehow to defeat death during service but paid for the risks taken for the country from their meagre salaries.

55% of defence pension goes to defence civilians who comprise only 22% of the defence pensioners. Veterans who comprise 78% of defence pensioners( who have already paid the risk premium for the country from their salary while serving) get just 45% of defence pension.
AGI BENEFITS
S. No
Description
Amount
JCOs/OR

Offrs

 1.
AGI Insurance wef 01 Sep,2013,
Rs 50 lacs
(incl IMA & OTA cadets
RS 25 LACS
AGIF
2.Post Retirement/Extended Insurance (EI) scheme (for 26 yrs after retirement or 75 years of age whichever is earlier6 lacs3 lacs
AGIF
3.Disability Benefit [ max 100%disability proportionately reduced to 20%disability[Rs20 lac to 4 LacsRs10 Lac to 2 lacs
AGIF







NDA CADETS & AFMC CADETS  IS DIFFERENT & OUT OF PREVIEW OF THIS ARTICLE,
AGI MATURITY  AS PER CONTRIBUTION. BY AGI DIRECTORATE

CONTACT FOR Army Group Insurance benefits
Army Group Insurance Fund
Rao Tula Ram Marg, Post Box No 14.New Delhi-110057.Col Coord : 011-26142369 Director Claim - 011-26145709
Exchange 011-26142749, 26151031 Asst Director Claims : 011-26142897 Fax- 011-26148471

(Source- E-MAIL FROM COL RANBIR LAMBA VET, A ONE MAN ARMY)

12 comments:

  1. AGIF Corpus was made by the initial contributors and they did nothing at the end and now this Organization must take care of soldiers and should pay them something like 5 Lac or 10 Lac on attaining 75 years of age as maximum Jawan's contribution is forfeited because they are out of Extended Insurance Cover at the time of their death i.e. have already crossed 15 or 20 years retired life.

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  2. Sir, Good recommendations. Thanks.

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  3. I retired from service on 31.7.1994 as Sub Maj and at that time insurance cover was for 20 years. The validity period of the insurance cover for the 20 years expired on 31.6.2014.Now I am without insurance cover and the certificate of insurance cover issued to me is invalid.I therefore request the concerned authorities to extend the insurance cover for life period by deducting the appropriate amounts from the pension as applicable.

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  4. At the age 78/27years retired and getting pension so l am eligible for any lump sume amount if so please intimate the perform like sent pl information the answer alagesan

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  5. My certificate no212113/89issuedto JC 69852 sub maj alagesan from01 may 89 to30 April 99 sum assured 30000 date of birth 1 June 1938 date retired in 1/5/1989 . my present address g1 srinivasa residency 8 th cross kodihalli hal 2 stage Bangalore 8. Please intimate the present entail ment for financial asst thanking you earlier replay . alagesan

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  6. Sub Maj Biswanath Panigrahi (Retd)May 5, 2016 at 1:08 PM

    I recommend that a sum of Rs 1 lac to be deducted in place of sum deducted as EI. The amount to be utilised by AGI Dte and the monthly interest of Rs 1 lac to be cumulated as monthly subscription of insurance upto age of 80 years. The money back instalment be paid to individuals at 5 years interval and the death benefit and the capital of Rs 1 lac to NOK to be fixed by AGI Dte as per prevailing market rates if anybody died before 81 years. The cumulative sum of premium + bonus + Capital value Rs 1 lac to be paid to the individual on completion of 80 year as maturity. A minimal sum for EI can be deducted out of maturity value in respect of survived personnel after 80 year to provide insurance cover to NOK (Wife, PH son/daughters or divorced daughter only). If no body of these three category not available the maturity value be donated to respective Regt Centre for welfare projects for ex-servicemen or serving men at the discretion of Sr Col Comdt and Sr Sub Maj of the Corps/Regt.
    JC-693270W Sub Maj Biswanath Panigrahi, AMC (Retd)

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  7. What is the meaning of replay delet when the ex-service man want to clear the actual replay reason clarification for that
    ease intimate the reason at earliest sub maj alagesan g1 srinivasa residency 8 crose kodihalli hal 2 stage Bangalore 8

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  8. This article is written by a ignoramus moron. A moron is a higher form of idiot. This whole article is misleading without any idea of the AGIF rule. He is talking about coverage to Generals upto 60 or 62. This idiot doesn't realise that the people who are in Service be it a General or a Brigadier or a Colonel or Sub Major or Subedar will continue to provide subscription and that is the reason that they have Insurance cover upto whatever age is their retirement.

    When they retire, the accumulated amount with interest is returned to the individual, be it a General or Jawan. A small amount is kept with AGIF from which they give Extended Army Group Insurance for upto 26 years or 75 years whichever is earlier and in case of death before this period, a lumpsum is paid to the NOK

    This idiot has given figures only to confuse the reader or sensationalise the issue. Every where people are looking to get things totally FREE. That is the problem of the mindset. The earlier idiots like the author of this article realise it, it will be good for his health and peace of mind

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  9. I discharged from service on 01 Oct 96 as Nb/Sub. While at the time of discharge I got extended AGI cover 1.5 lakhs up to the period of
    16 Sep 16. Iis it possible to extend the same. I am Sajeev G my No 9447588023.

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  10. I am retiring from service in the rank of Col(TS) on 31 Jan 17,you are requested to advice as to how should I apply for Compulsory Extended Life Insurance Benefit

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  11. I agree with the suggestion made by the blogger on 27 Oct 2015, ibid above. I retired on 01 May 1998 as Hong Sub Maj and covered life for Rs one lakh at Rs 3500/-one time premium, upto 30 Apr 2018 (20 years), as recovered at the time of retirement. I just can't make out as to how Nb Sub Sajeev G got coverage of Rs 1.5 lakh. Is it more amount for lesser service, and logically incorrect.


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  12. Sir,
    My papa had extended army group insurance certificate. His certificate No: 190578/13908052/82. ISSUED TO NO: 13908052. RANK NAIK, NAME R SIVADASAN. REG: AMC. COMMENCEMENT IN 30-8-82... MATURITY WAS ON 29-8-92. SUM ASSURED 30,000.
    MY PAPA PASSED AWAY.
    WE APPLIED FOR THE SUM ASSURED
    BUT WE DIDNT GET..
    WILL U PLEASE REPLY ME
    HIW WR CAN GET THOSE ASSURED MONEY
    MY EMAIL IS samdaspunalur@gmail.com
    Please reply me ok email.

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