Sunday, March 29, 2020


Dear Ex-Servicemen and their families

1.   In view of the outbreak of CORONA VIRUS, may I request all Ex-Servicemen and their families to take necessary precautions to prevent spread of the virus.

2.  I also request you all to avoid non essential travel and avoid crowded places.

3.  Please avoid going to religious places, houses of friends, relatives, various Offices, etc

4.  Kindly maintain strict personal hygiene and consult the doctor in case of any emergency and avoid routine check up as much as possible

5.  Sainik welfare Department welcomes all Ex-Servicemen and their families  for resolving their grievances. However, considering the present situation, we feel that it would be better for all of you to use the mail, whatsapp and other means to resolve your problems as a temporary measure and visit the Zilla Sainik Welfare Offices only in case of emergency.

6.  Special request you to Ex-Servicemen above 60 Years  of age: Please take utmost care and avoid travel outside your home except for emergencies

We are soldiers and shall remain so. Let’s maintain strict discipline in containing the disease and maintaining a safe nation

Wish you all the Good Health and safety

Thanks and Regards,
Col.P.Ramesh Kumar (Retd)
Director, Sainik Welfare. 
Sainik Aramghar Complex
Raj Bhavan Road
Telangana State


Appeal to generously donate to ‘Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations Fund (PM CARES Fund)’

The pandemic of COVID-19 has engulfed the entire world and has posed serious challenges for the health and economic security of millions of people worldwide. In India too, the spread of coronavirus has been alarming and is posing severe health and economic ramifications for our country. The Prime Minister’s office has been receiving spontaneous and innumerable requests for making generous donations to support the government in the wake of this emergency. 

Distress situations, whether natural or otherwise, demand expeditious and collective action for alleviating the suffering of those affected, mitigation/control of damage to infrastructure and capacities etc. Therefore, building capacities for quick emergency response and effective community resilience has to be done in tandem with infrastructure and institutional capacity reconstruction/ enhancement.  Use of new technology and advance research findings also become an inseparable element of such concerted action.
Keeping in mind the need for having a dedicated national fund with the primary objective of dealing with any kind of emergency or distress situation, like posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, and to provide relief to the affected, a public charitable trust under the name of ‘Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations Fund’ (PM CARES Fund)’ has been set up. Prime Minister is the Chairman of this trust and its Members include Defence Minister, Home Minister and Finance Minister.
PM Narendra Modi has always believed and shown in actions that public participation is the most effective way to mitigate any issue and this is yet another example. This fund will enable micro-donations as a result of which a large number of people will be able to contribute with smallest of denominations.
Citizens and organisations can go to the website and donate to PM CARES Fund using following details:
Name of the Account     : PM CARES        
Account Number       : 2121PM20202                                                                                
 IFSC Code               : SBIN0000691                                                                        
SWIFT Code              : SBININBB104                                                                         
Name of Bank & Branch :State Bank of India, New Delhi Main  Branch                                        
UPI ID                         : pmcares@sbi
Following modes of payments are available on the website 
  1. Debit Cards and Credit Cards
  2. Internet Banking
  3. UPI (BHIM, PhonePe, Amazon Pay, Google Pay, PayTM, Mobikwik, etc.)
Donations to this fund will be exempted from income tax under section 80(G).

Posted On: 28 MAR 2020 4:36PM by PIB Delhi

(Source : Via e-mail from Wg Cdr RK Bali (Retd.), 9899809930)

Friday, March 27, 2020


  26 Mar 2020

Dear Friends,

1.  You are aware of the spread of corona virus and its imminent dangers. The whole world  is being affected  by the deadly virus. India has been able to control the onset of stage three  for the time being, thanks to the timely steps taken by the  Hon’ble Prime Minister, the Medical fraternity and the people of the country. This does not mean that corona virus has been eliminated. It can exponentially   spread even now.

2.  Our Hon’ble Prime Minister has advised all countrymen to observe self-discipline and strictly follow self quarantine. It is our paramount duty to follow this advice and ensure that there are no violations of this order for saving citizens from this calamity.

3.  Indian Ex-servicemen Movement (IESM) has will extend full cooperation to the Govt to face this calamity.  Firstly, IESM has extended its services and confirmed that IESM members are ever ready to help Civil Administration  to confront this evil, whenever called to help.

4. IESM strongly feels that veterans must also contribute financially in supporting the Government to help the under-privileged, casual and daily labour and any other distressed sections of the Indian society.

5. IESM therefore requests all veterans to contribute to IESM to fight this calamity. IESM will transfer the donations received from 26 Mar to 15 Apr 2020 in Prime Minister Relief Fund.

6. Veterans are requested to generously  contribute for this cause. Veterans are requested to send their contributions in  IESM account.   

7. Please donate generously and send your donations in cheque/ draft/ E-transfer in the IESM account. Payable to:

Indian Ex Servicemen Movement
A/C No: 06162000001330
IFSC Code- HDFC0000616
Sector 23A, Gurugram
Haryana 122017

Or, you can send it to our office address:

543, Sector 23,
Gurugram – 122017 (Haryana), INDIA.  

Please mark it 'Donation for the Corona Emergency'

Please Donate generously and motivate others to do so.

With regards

Maj Gen Satbir Singh, SM (Retd)
Chairman IESM
Mob: +919312404269
Tel: 0124-4110570

Email ID:
Note: Please circulate to maximum Ex-Servicemen.

(Source : Via e-mail)

Friday, March 13, 2020

Dearness Allowance Hiked for Central Government Employees! Modi Cabinet approves 4% DA increase

Updated: March 13, 2020 5:46:22 PM

Dearness Allowance Hiked for Central Government Employees! The Union Cabinet led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi today approved the proposal to increase the Dearness Allowance for Central Government Employees by 4 per cent.

dearness allowance hike for central government employees, 7th pay commission latest news today
Dearness Allowance Hiked for Central Government Employees: Good news for Central Government Employees! The Union Cabinet led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi today approved the proposal to increase the Dearness Allowance for Central Government Employees by 4 per cent in accordance with the accepted formula based on the 7th Pay Commission recommendations. Dearness Relief for Pensioners has also been increased by 4%. The increase in DA and DR for Central Government Employees and Pensions respectively will come into effect from January 1, 2020. “The Union Cabinet has approved four per cent hike in dearness allowance (DA) for central government employees,” Union Minister Prakash Javadekar told reporters.
The news of DA and DR hike comes days after the Government has told the Rajya Sabha that Dearness Allowance was due to Central Government Employees from January 1, 2020. The revision in DA and DR is over the existing rate of 17 per cent of the Basic Pay and Pension of Central Government Employees and Pensioners respectively, the Government said.
An official statement of the Government said: “The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has approved to release an additional instalment of Dearness Allowance (DA) to Central Government employees and Dearness Relief (DR) to pensioners w.e.f. 01.01.2020. There will be an increase of 4 per cent over the existing rate of 17 per cent of the Basic Pay/Pension, to compensate for price rise.”
The statement further said that the combined impact on the exchequer on account of both Dearness Allowance and Dearness Relief would be Rs.12,510.04 crore per annum and Rs.14,595.04 crore in Financial Year 2020-21 (for a period of 14 months from January, 2020 to February, 2021). The DA and DR hike will benefit about 48.34 lakh Central Government employees and 65.26 lakh pensioners respectively.
“The increase is in accordance with the accepted formula, which is based on the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission,” it added.