Thursday, April 30, 2015


1.  If any one has any problem,  pl cll Maj Gen Sn Yadav. He is coordinating all armed forces help to Nepal.

2. There are bus services organised by indian embassy from mungling to birganj. Mungling is 70 kms from kathmandu. But there are 2 bridge broken enroute. So they will have to change

3. From pokhara tommorow 10 buses will reach mungling.

4.  Buses will start from pokhara by 1200hrs today. 

5.  Kindly pass to all gps. Can be of some help to someone

Posted by: Ravindra Pathak <

DA Orders of DOPT for Armed Forces Veterans and of MOD for (serving) Armed Forces Officers and Personnel Below Officer Rank including NCs(E) – 113% from January 2015

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Dearness Relief Orders for Central Govt Pensioners from Jan 2015

Dearness Relief Orders for Central Govt Pensioners from Jan 2015

Grant of Dearness Relief to Central Government pensioners/family pensioners – Revised rate effective from 1.1.2015.

G.I., Min. of PPGP, DPPW, F.No.42/10/2014-P&PW(G), dated 27.4.2015

Subject : Grant of Dearness Relief to Central Government pensioners/family pensioners — Revised rate effective from 1.1.2015.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s OM No. 42/10/2014- P&PW(G) dated 29th September, 2014 on the subject mentioned above and to state that the President is pleased to decide that the Dearness Relief (DR) payable to Central Government pensioners/family pensioners shall be enhanced from the existing rate of 107% to 113% w.e.f. lst January, 2015.

2. These orders apply to (i) All Civilian Central Government Pensioners/Family Pensioners (ii) The Armed Forces Pensioners, Civilian Pensioners paid out of the Defence Service Estimates, (iii) All India Service Pensioners (iv) Railway Pensioners and (v) The Burma Civilian pensioners/family pensioners and pensioners/families of displaced Government pensioners from Pakistan, who are Indian Nationals but receiving pension on behalf of Government of Pakistan and are in receipt of ad-hoc ex-gratia allowance of Rs. 3500/- p.m. in terms of this Department’s OM No. 2311/97-P&PW(B) dated 23.2.1998 read with this Department’s OM No. 23/3/2008- P&PW(B) dated 15.9.2008.

3. Central Government Employees who had drawn lump sum amount on absorption in a PSU/Autonomous body and have become eligible to restoration of 1/3rd commuted portion of pension as well as revision of the restored amount in terms of this Department’s OM No. 4/59/97-P&PW (0) dated 14.07.1998 will also be entitled to the payment of DR @ 113% w.e.f. 1.1.2015 on full pension i.e. the revised pension which the absorbed employee would have received on the date of restoration had he not drawn lump sum payment on absorption and Dearness Pension subject to fulfillment of the conditions laid down in para 5 of the 0.M. dated 14.07.98. In this connection, instructions contained in this Department’s OM No.4/29/99-P&PW (D) dated. 12.7.2000 refer.

4. Payment of DR involving a fraction of a rupee shall be rounded off to the next higher rupee.

5. Other provisions governing grant of DR in respect of employed family pensioners and re-employed Central Government Pensioners will be regulated in accordance with the provisions contained in this Department’s OM No. 45/73/97-P&PW (G) dated 2.7.1999 as amended vide this Department’s OM No. F. No. 38/88/2008-P&PW(G) dated 9th July, 2009. The provisions relating to regulation of DR where a pensioner is in receipt of more than one pension will remain unchanged.

6. In the case of retired Judges of the Supreme Court and High Courts, necessary orders will be issued by the Department of Justice separately.

7. It will be the responsibility of the pension disbursing authorities, including the nationalized banks, etc. to calculate the quantum of DR payable in each individual case.

8. The offices of Accountant General and authorised Pension Disbursing Banks are requested to arrange payment of relief to pensioners etc. on the basis of these instructions without waiting for any further instructions from the Comptroller and Auditor General of India and the Reserve Bank of India in view of letter No. 528-TA, 11/34-80-11dated 23/04/1981 of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India addressed to all Accountant Generals and Reserve Bank of India Circular No. GANB No. 2958/GA-64 (ii) (CGL)/81 dated the 21st May, 1981 addressed to State Bank of India and its subsidiaries and all Nationalised Banks.

9. In their application to the pensioners/family pensioners belonging to Indian Audit and Accounts Department, these orders issue after consultation with the C&AG.

10. This issues with the concurrence of Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure conveyed vide their ID No. 1(4)/E.V/2004 dated 24thApril, 2015.


Thursday, April 30, 2015

DA Orders for Armed Forces Officers and Personnel Below Officer Rank including NCs(E) – 113% from January 2015

G.I., Min. of Defence, O.M.F.No.1(2)/2004/D (Pay/Services), dated 16.4.2015

Subject: Payment of Dearness Allowance to Armed Forces Officers and Personnel Below Officer Rank including NCs(E) – Revised rates effective from 1st January, 2015.

I am directed to refer to this Ministry’s letter No.1(2)/2004/ D (Pay/Services) dated 24th September 2014, on the subject cited above and to say that the President is pleased to decide that the Dearness Allowance payable to Armed Forces Officers and Personnel Below Officer Rank, including Non-Combatants (Enrolled), shall be enhanced from the existing rate of 107% to 113% with effect from 1st January, 2015.

2. The provisions contained in paras 2, 4 and 5 of this Ministry’s letter No. 1(2)/2004/D (Pay/Services) dated 25th September 2008 shall continue to be applicable while regulating Dearness Allowance under these orders.

3. The additional installment of DA payable under these orders shall be paid in cash to all Armed Forces Officers/ PBORs including NCs(E).

4. This letter issues with the concurrence of Finance Division of this Ministry vide their Dy. No. 145-PA dated 16th April, 2015 based on Ministry of Finance (Department of Expenditure) O.M. No.1/2/ 2015-E-II (B), dated 10th April, 2015.

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(Source- CG Employees news)

Retired Army personnel to be used as trainers to boost skill development

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Rudy proposed to recruit army personnel retiring at relatively young aged amid shortage of skill trainers in the country. (Express Photo)
By: Press Trust of India | New Delhi | Published on:April 29, 2015 3:12 pm
In its bid to boost skill development, government is working to use thousands of Army personnel retiring every year at a relatively young age as trainers and entrepreneurs, Lok Sabha was informed today.Skill Development Minister Rajiv Pratap Rudy said his ministry would also propose the “Right to Skill” on the lines of a similar provision in Chhattisgarh under which the state government was obliged to train people in skills they wanted.
Admitting to a shortage of skill trainers, Rudy said over 50,000 non-commissioned officials retired from the Army after putting in 20 years of service and his ministry was working to use their experience and skill.“We are trying to partner with the Ministry of Defence,” he said in reply to questions and added that the government wanted to tap these personnel to see if they can come back as trainers or entrepreneurs.Rudy, who is the first minister in charge of the new ministry created by the Narendra Modi government, said it would take some time before his department completed assessing various skills available across the country and their need in various states.“We are creating a map connecting all the states. It will take a while. In six months or a year… we will have a perfect portal,” he said.Speaking about the right to skill, he said, “We are trying to move in that direction. I will make a request. It will take a while.”As a member mentioned a World Bank report which said only 27 per cent of such trained people get employment and 60 per cent of them drop the following year, Rudy said he was planning to come out with incentives for agencies if they could place their trainees.The government wanted to create model centers of training across the country, targeting laborers, tribal, farmers and domestic help among others, he added


In a million strong Army, the distinguished service awards seem to be almost entirely dominated by the higher ranked officers. Is it that the lower ranks have not done their bit?It’s been a momentous Republic Day for the country. For several reasons and beyond.The Indian Army too has done its role. The Parade down Rajpath is what is on public display; but behind the scenes there is a major exercise which comes to a close the evening before every Republic Day – the announcement of gallantry and distinguished service awards.The science of Phaleristics (the Greek and Roman word for award) does go to say that human beings have an innate desire to distinguish themselves from other individuals. People have a strong urge to be better than others. The quest for social distinction is taken to be a hardwired trait of human nature.
Shubhojit is a retired Army officer. An NDA alumnus, he has commanded an artillery regiment and also done a stint with the United Nations. Out on civvy street, he works in the energy sector, and goes around the world creating wind farms.

In the present context we shall not touch upon the gallantry awards for they are akin to a holy cow. Though there are many in uniform, who know much more than what the citation does go ahead and say for each of the winners we shall not delve into them simply for two reasons – they are for gallantry and that is something none of us can ever sit on judgement on; secondly, let’s give the devil his due.But the story of the distinguished service awards is seriously unnerving. Firstly, the statistics this year.

1. Param Vishisht Seva Medal: 19 – All awarded to Lt Gen only
2. Uttam Yudh Seva Medal : 03 – All awarded to Lt Gen only
3. Bar to Ati Vishisht Seva Medal: 03 – All awarded to Lt Gen only

4. AVSM – 31
a. 15 – Lt Generals                                                                                  

b. 16 – Maj Generals

5. 13 - Yudh Seva Medal
a. 04 – Maj Generals
b. 08 – Brigadiers
c. 01 – Colonel

6. 42 - Sena Medal (Devotion to Duty) 
a. 03 – Maj Generals
b. 09 – Brigadiers
c. 15 – Colonels
d. 06 – Lt Colonels
e. 07 – Majors
f. 02 – Naib Subedars

7. Vishisht Seva Medal – 76
a. 02 – Lt Generals
b. 20 – Maj Generals
c. 33 – Brigadiers
d.19 – Colonels
e. 02 – Lt Colonels

8. Bar to VSM – 04
a. 03 – Maj Generals
b. 01 – Brigadier
Total works out to be:

1.      Lt Gens – 42
2.      Maj Gens – 46
3.      Brigadiers – 51
4.      Colonels – 35
5.      Lt Colonels – 08
6.      Majors – 07
7.      JCOs – 02
The reality is startling. The Generals have it all. Shameless and undignified is not the word. The dole keeps decreasing in pecking order. The distribution is absolutely disproportionate to the strength of cadre in each rank but then who does care
Interesting queries that do arise are –
– Is performance the criteria or is the appointment you hold which makes you eligible for the award

– Is it de riguer that every General, who is the Head of Arm or Service or an Army Cdr have to be awarded PVSMs and AVSMs?
In a fighting and active Army such as ours such forms of blatant adulation towards ones peer group spells of cranny sycophancy and sheer self-promotion, which we not only do not require but can well do without too.
 The lower ranks conspicuously absent from the seva medals.
The number of lower ranks very low in the distinguished service awards
Is it that in a million strong Army the lower ranks have not done their bit or have faltered in their levels of dedication to service and degree of loyalty? That’s what this list reeks of. Even a cursory perusal of the citation for these awards (and a citation is the start point of each and every award) would make one laugh at the sheer play of words and the English written.
Each and every one in uniform does his / her duty, but these awards in specific go to say that some do their duty much more diligently and sincerely than the hoi polloi around them.
Is it not time that we took a stand and decided to do away with this entire mockery of an exercise of distinguished awards. Ask the Army and they will flout grand phrases such as “motivation”, “dedication to duty”, but after thirty plus years, which these Generals usually have put in, do they need such inanities to spur them on?
Studies go to say that individuals tend to exhibit a higher demand for awards if they live in a society in which one’s position in society is uncertain and has to be advertised, rather than a society in which the social rank of the various members is well established and recognized by others; in the latter case, it is less necessary to establish one’s status through awards. Are we to believe that our Generals are in desperate need of some soul searching?
It will require much more than guts (and common sense) to overturn this annual ritual. Does the present Chief “have it in him”? Or, will he simply toe the well-worn line and continue to set new standards of ridicule as he did by presenting a cheque of Rs 115 crores by pooling in a day’s salary of all his men – without their concurrence!


Wednesday, April 29, 2015



PLEASE CLICK HERE  for viewing orders of 27.4.15 on the above subject.

(Source- MOD Website)

One Rank One Pension: Finance Ministry to take call

Written by Sushant Singh | New Delhi | Updated: April 29, 2015 9:25 am

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The Defence Ministry has arrived at a consensus formula of One Rank One Pension (OROP) with the defence forces and has referred the calculations to Finance Ministry for its decision. This was informed by the defence ministry to the parliamentary standing committee on defence.
In a scathing observation, the standing committee observed that the OROP “issue has been protracted for considerably long passage of time and it is beyond the understanding of the Committee as to what reasons are preventing the Government from making necessary decisions and arriving at a solution”.
“We are pursuing intensively with the Ministry of Finance also. Our target, naturally, is that these are the commitments of the Government. They have to be honoured as fast as possible,” the defence ministry told the standing committee.
In September 2013, Narendra Modi, in his first public rally after being made the NDA’s Prime Ministerial candidate, promised the implementation of OROP. The UPA government announced the implementation of OROP in the interim budget of 2014-15 and allotted Rs 500 crore towards it. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley reaffirmed the commitment by allotting Rs 1,000 crore in his first full budget last year.
Explaining the sequence of events, the defence ministry stated that meetings chaired by the then-defence minister, AK Antony were held in February and April last year where a Working Group chaired by the CGDA was set up. The Working Group could not arrive at any consensus and no clear recommendation was given in its report submitted on 26 May. Government then referred the implementation of OROP to a committee of secretaries. After intervention by the defence minister, Manohar Parrikar, the defence ministry has managed to reconcile the differences and has arrived at a formula.
The details of the formula are not mentioned in the report. However, it is believed that the problem of variations in rank and last pay drawn has been solved by creating standardised slabs for each rank with a certain length of service. Navdeep Singh, a lawyer in the Punjab and Haryana High Court and an expert on veterans’ issues, says, “Mr Parrikar has proactively ensured a consensus of all stakeholders as per the actual concept of OROP which broadly implies that the pensions of past retirees would be based upon the pensions of fresh retirees and revised periodically. OROP is likely to be applicable from 1st April 2014.”
Rs 54,500 crore have been allocated for defence pensions in this year’s budget. This is 9% more than the Rs 51,000 crore allocated last year.


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Tuesday, April 28, 2015


1.  If any one has any problem,  pl cll Maj Gen Sn Yadav. He is coordinating all armed forces help to Nepal.

2. There are bus services organised by indian embassy from mungling to birganj. Mungling is 70 kms from kathmandu. But there are 2 bridge broken enroute. So they will have to change

3. From pokhara tommorow 10 buses will reach mungling.

4.  Buses will start from pokhara by 1200hrs today. 

5.  Kindly pass to all gps. Can be of some help to someone

Posted by: Ravindra Pathak <

OROP Latest News


A delegation of 05 members of NEXCC central committee consisting of Vice Chairman Mr. VS John, Secretary General Mr. VN Mishra, North Zone Chairman Mr. LR Mattu, Delhi State secretary Mr. Vilas Rai and Haryana State Secretary Mr. VP Rathi met the Defense Minister Mr. Manohar Parikar in his south Block office New Delhi on 18 Mar 15 at 1130 hrs to discuss the problems of ESM in civil life and implementation of One Rank One Pension issue.
The Defense Minister heard the points very patiently and assured full help to the PBOR. He also confirmed that he is aware of the points submitted by us. He also given an assurance he will call our team in the first week of next month to discuss the points in details. The delegation was assured by the Defense Minister that the issue of OROP is at the final stage and orders are being issued very shortly by MOD. The effective date of OROP is 1-4-14 and the arrears of this period will be disbursed in equal four installment w.e.f. 1.5.15. total of the 86% amount will be paid to the PBOR. The proposed new pension structure has been shown to the delegation.
Other Points discussed:
1. ECHS room facilities in hospital of all irrespective of ranks
2. Pay parity in MSP structure
3. Representation of PBOR in DGR, KSB, RSB and ZSB.

4. Formation of New ECHS in Harayana In view of the assurance given by the Defense Minister on 18 Mar 15 in his office for implementation of OROP with in 2 months time i.e. March and April. the recommendation of the OROP has been forwarded to Ministry of Defense (expenditure) on 25 Feb 15 and likely to get back with in a week time, Hence our schedule for the CEC on 5th April, 2015 and relay hunger strike w.e.f. 6April, 2015 is hereby deferred.

(Source- )

Monday, April 27, 2015

Parliamentary panel slams govt for non-implementation of OROP in Armed forces

New Delhi | Monday, Apr 27 2015 IST

Taking the government to task on the issue of implementation of OROP scheme for the personnel retiring from the Armed forces, a parliamentary panel today asked the Centre to work out an amicable solution "within stringent timeframe at the earliest".

The Standing Committee on Defence, in its report submitted in the both Houses of Parliament, regretted that even after Prime Minister Narendra Modi had made a commitment and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley had provided Rs 1,000 crore in the General Budget, the OROP has not been implemented.

"It is beyond the understanding of the Committee as to what reasons are preventing the government from making necessary decisions and arriving at a solution," the Committee wondered, adding that it was utmost important that requisite modalities were sorted out and an amicable solution brought with regard to OROP within stringent timeframe at the earliest.

The Committee asked the government to apprise it about the progress made in this regard.

(Source- Web India news)

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Ex-servicemen Meet Union Minister

Published: 26th April 2015 06:05 AM
Last Updated: 26th April 2015 06:05 AM
KOCHI:Delegates of the National Ex-servicemen Coordination Committee met Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar at his office in New Delhi on Wednesday and took up the issue of ‘One-Rank-One-Pension’ (OROP), which is pending before the Ministry for some time.
The Committee briefed the Minister about the concerns of the ex-servicemen community over the non-implementation of the OROP scheme by the Defence Ministry, though he had promised prompt action at a meeting held on March 18.
National Ex-servicemen Coordination Committee vice-chairman V S John, who was part of the delegation, said the Minister assured that all modalities and formalities to implement the One-Rank-One-Pension scheme were completed for issuing order. However, the Minister said the matter required a second approval from the  Parliament. “The Minister was very considerate of the Pension of Personnel Below Officer Rank issue, and assured that he would obtain the approval of Parliament in the current session itself. The orders to implement the decisions will be issued before the current Parliament session concludes,” he said.

(SOURCE-By Express News Service)


Dear All,

The other day one policeman was shot dead near Hyderabad by a terrorist because of the stupidity of the policeman. He was given an ex-gratia of Rs.30.00 lakhs by Telangana Govt in addition to his normal benefits. 

I am slightly out of touch, but can some one tell me what MOD pays to our brave Jawans shot while fighting the terrorists in the Valley or NE? 

How are we accepting the great injustice done to the Armed Forces Personnel by Govt of India? Who is responsible for our plight? 

The Chiefs at the helm of affairs are themselves disunited and tow the line of Ministers in the hope of some Governorship of a non-decript state after retirement. 

We as IESM have to stay united and fight for our own brethren. Jai Hind IESM. Jai Jawan.
warm regards,

(Sudheer Parakala)
Commodore, IN (Retd)

Mob: 9849057767 

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5 Ways India Mistreats Its Bravest Men And Women. Yes, We're Talking About Our Ex-Military Officers- Kunal Anand

25 April 2015

Here are just a handful of stories that will make you realise that the men and women who volunteer their lives in exchange for serving India are also endangering their dignity. 

1. Jobs for ex-servicemen are limited

Indian sikh soldier taxi driver
That’s not an ordinary taxi driver – it’s former Havaldar Gurmukh Singh Sahanu. 

There’s a reason you see ex-servicemen in careers that offer much less than a shadow of the glory and discipline of their former roles – the government isn’t pushing corporate India to hire them. 

Instead, you find ex-army men working in  blue collar jobs like security and gyms. There’s 50,000 men who retire from the armed forces every year, and most are still capable and willing to work. These men have a discipline and mental agility forged in life or death situations. 

India can learn from America, which offers tax benefits to companies hiring veterans (ex-servicemen). For a US corporate employer, the tax credit can be as high as $9,600 for every qualified veteran hired. These tax credit rules applied to all veterans hired before January 1, 2014. 

Since then, unfortunately, the US Congress has been in a bit of turmoil and the extension of the tax credit remains in abeyance. 

Last year, on Memorial Day, Wal-Mart, one of the largest retail chains, announced its commitment to hiring veterans. It set a target of 1,00,000 over a five-year span. 

2. Army authorities don’t care about disabled soldiers

Army authorities faced flak from the Supreme Court in a recent judgment ruled in favor of Sukhvinder Singh, who was discharged from the army in 2002, a year after he joined, because he lost his hearing. 

The court found that not only did the army 'NOT' give him a disability pension for 12 years, but also didn’t even consider if he should be retained in service in any other category. 

In fact, the Supreme Court has pulled up the army for fighting against giving ex-army soldiers a slight raise in disability pension.

“So what? The government can have at least this much of budget for its soldiers who are dying for the people of this country every day. What is the point of having these memorials and placards saluting our defence personnel if you litigate against the disabled soldiers till the Supreme Court. You should pay them,” said the Supreme Court bench.

3. The horrors of war and the poor living condition scars them with mental issues

Here’re some facts:

In the last 5 years, 597 military personnel have committed suicide. Out of these, 108 personn suicides are just from last year.

In 2012, it was noted that over four times more soldiers die battling their internal demons rather than fighting militants in Kashmir or north-east. 

Stress-related deaths in the shape of suicides and "fragging" (killing fellow soldiers) show no sign of flagging in the Army, with the toll alarmingly crossing the 100 mark year after year.

suicide gun

Those who live long enough to retire aren’t safe either.

Mental hospitals and military hospitals don’t have enough beds or staff to manage the inflow of ex-military men who report anxiety, frustration, and depression.  Many are pushed into disorder due to the combination of low pay, the stress of family, and inability to adjust to civilian life. And the army doesn’t seem to have the concern to do something about it.

4. If they are injured in the line of duty, Indian soldiers might not get war injury pension

After ex-Major DP Singh lost his leg to Pakistani mortar fire, the army refused to recognise him as a war-wounded soldier. He receives only 14,000 Rupees a month, because the army refused to pay him the dues that a war injured soldier gets (matching the salary he was receiving when hurt in the line of duty), and instead scheduled him for a disabled pension. Then, the army reduced his 100% disability pension to 90 percent.  

indian army

Today, he is a famous marathoner, and also engaged in legal 7 year marathon with the army for a dignified life.
More recently, former NSG commando Surender Singh, who risked life and limb while saving Mumbai from the 26/11 attacks didn’t receive his pension for almost 2 years. 

He is today an AAP MLA, and Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal had to intervene to get his pension.

5. They legally are not allowed to file High court cases against the army 

The Armed Forces Tribunal Act kills the right of army people to file High Court cases against the army.  This week, Indian Ex-Servicemen Movement (IESM),one of India’s largest ex-servicemen bodies has written to PM Modi asking to amend the act.

(Inputs from Economic Times | TOI)