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Friday, 6 April 2018

Encashment of Earned Leaves

AFVAI New Delhi <afvaindia@gmail.com>

Encashment of Earned Leave

AFVAI New Delhi <afvaindia@gmail.com>Fri, Apr 6, 2018 at 9:13 PM

To: us-res2@desw.gov.in
Cc: RM Nirmala Sitaraman <rmo@mod.nic.in>

The Under Secretary ( Resettlement 2)                                                                                                 April 3, 2018
DESW
New Delhi
Dear Sir,
UNWARRANTED LETTER ISSUED IN RESPECT OF ENCASHMENT OF EARNED LEAVES AND THE SAME TORTURING THE RE-EMPLOYED EXSERVICEMEN WHILE CLAIMING THEIR DUES FROM THE PAY AND ACCOUNTS OFFICE.
                We are the veterans of AFVAI (Armed Forces Veterans Association of India) formed of ex Jco,s , Or,s and and honorary commissioned officers to look into the welfare measures of ex-servicemen and registered under  Society Act 1860 Registration No- society west-2016-8901939.
                It is honourably submitted to your goodself that we have been receiving a plethora of complaints from our re-employed veterans regarding encashment of leaves on retirement on supperannuation due to the circulation of a letter which is miscalulated and misinterpreted. We would like to project the letter here and analyse how carelessly the same has been issued by very responsible under secretary. After going through the CCS leaves Rules, 1972, it is clear that rules are very specific and self explanatory through various Chapters and Heads properly serially numbered and some clarifications added in 2009. The letter isuued reads as follows:-
                                                                Government of India

                                Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
                                Department of Personnel & Training
                                Old JNU Campus, New Delhi 110 067
                                Dated: 27.06.2017

                                                                OFFICE MEMORANDUM

                                Subject:-Clarification in respect of encashment of Earned Leave to reemployed
                                                pensioners- Reg.

                                This Department has been receiving several references requesting for
                clarificationi relating to CCS (Leave) Rules, 1972 regarding eligibility for leave
                encashment to Government servants who are re-employed after retirement.
                2. In this regard, it is clarified that persons re-employed after retirement may be
                governed by rule 39(6)(a)(iii) of the said Rules and they may be granted leave
                encashment up to a maximum of 300 days including the period for which encashment
                was allowed at the time of retirement. The cases already decided otherwise in
                consultation with this Department need not be reopened.
                3. This issues with the approval of JS(E).

                                                                                                                                                (Navneet Misra)

                                                                                                                Under Secretary to the Government of India

                 The rule No-39(6)(a)(iii) which was annexed in CCS leaves Rules 1972 in 2009 relates to termination of services by way of Notice or by payment of Pay and Allowances in lieu of notice but it does not endorse its applicability  to retirement on supperannuation. It is judiciously accepted that the two terms “Termination of Services” and “Retirement on Supperannuation” must not be confused to create fear among the re-employed persons.
                Sir, let us quote the relevant portion of CCS Leaves Rules 1972 to substantiate our contention and the same reads as follows:-
CCS (Leave) Rules, 1972 Rule 34 with respect to “Persons re-employed after retirement” contains that:
“In the case of a person re-employed after retirement, the provisions of these rules shall apply as if he had entered Government service for the first time on the date of his re-employment”.
 Let us also quote frequently asked questions and that run as follows:-
DOPT’s another clarification bearing No. 21011/08 / 2013-Estt(AL) is brought to your notice which reads as under:

Encashment of Earned Leave on joining Central Government from PSUs & vice
versa
Sl. No.
Frequently asked Questions
Answer
1.
Whether earned leave encashment allowed by the State Governments, PSUs, Autonomous Bodies to Govt. servant prior to his joining the Central Govt. is to be taken into account while calculating ceiling of leave encashment
on his superannuation and retirement from Central Govt.?
Encashment of EL allowed by the State Governments, Public Sector
Undertakings/Autonomous Bodies for services rendered therein need not be taken into account for calculating the ceiling of 300 days of Earned leave to be encashed as per CCS (Leave) Rules.

                The rules are very clear and specific and are being complied with in many departments barring a few from where we have been receiving thsese complaints. It is requested that the letter issued on 27.06.2017 is applied in the cases where reemployed employee is terminated or resignes on his own as the rule provides but not in the cases of “Retirement on Supperannuation”
                We have received grievances of two re-employeed emloyees retired on supperannuation and the same is mentione below:
1.       KV Govindanakutty, Ex SGT re-employed and retired from the post of Superintendent CGST & Central Taxes Audit Commissionerate, Vadodara on Superannuation on 30.11.2017 and was denied legitimate due in respect of Leave Encashment by quoting the letter of 27.06.2017 and he retired on Superannuation where the Rule 39(6)(a)(iii) does not apply and where Rule No. 34 of CCS Leaves Rules applies alonwith DOPT’s another clarification bearing No. 21011/08 / 2013-from Estt. (AL as mentioned above.
2.       Another case of Ex Nk (TS) Surat Singh Rawat re-employed and retired from Central excise & Customs on 31.01.2018 Vadodara. He also retired on superannuation and deserves the same treatment as explained above in case of Ex Sgt KV Govindanakutty.


               We are also sending applications received from Mr. KV Govindanakutty and Ex NK Surat Singh Rawat along with our covering letter and request you to look into the matter on urgent basis and solve in the light of extant rules after consulting with DOPT. An early action is anticipated with due acknowledgement.

Yours Faithfully                                                                                
(Hon Nb sub G S SIDHU)
Chairman AFVAI 
Mob. - 9810233443

(Nb sub Diwan Singh)
General Secretary AFVAI
Mob. - 9811522783


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Friday, 16 March 2018

VETS JOINED AFVAI

 VETS JOINED AFVAI
Punjab, Distt. Bathinda
S. No. Rank Name I Card No.
1 Nk Mohinder Singh PB - 2776
2 Sub Gurnam Singh PB - 2777
Punjab, Distt. MUKATSAR SAHEB
3 Nk Sukhraj Singh PB - 2778
4 Hav Gurmeet Singh PB - 2779
5 Sub Maj Balkar Singh PB - 2780
6 Nk Lakhmir Singh PB - 2781
7 Nk Balkar Singh PB - 2782
8 Nk Partap Singh PB - 2783
9 Hav Gurjant Singh PB - 2784
10 Nk Jaspal Singh PB - 2785
11 Sub Maj Kuldeep Singh PB - 2786
12 Nk Rajinder Singh PB - 2787
13 Widow Prabhjit Kaur w/o Hav Tarsem Singh PB - 2788
14 Hav Balbir Singh PB - 2789
15 Hav Parvinder Singh PB - 2790
16 Nk Gopal Singh PB - 2791
17 Hav Pargat Singh PB - 2792
18 Hav Balwinder Singh PB - 2793
19 Nk Major Singh PB - 2794
20 Nk Hardeep Singh PB - 2795
21 Hav Gurmit Singh PB - 2796
OTHER STATES
22 WO Tanaji Appaya Talavar KA - 6035
23 Sub Surinder Kumar Kapoor UK - 6036
24 Sub Ved Pal UK - 6037
25 Jwo Khairati Lal Sharma GJ - 6038
26 Sub Kailash Chandra Lakhera UK - 6039
27 Sub  Bhumesh Kumar Sharma UK-6040
28 Sgt Pradip Kumar Singh UP - 6041
29 Hav Kuldeep Chand HP - 6042
30 Sub Maj Ajay Kumar HP - 6043
31 Jwo Sunil Mankar MH-4006


Kind regards
GS Sidhu
Chairman AFVAI

Tuesday, 27 February 2018

IMPORTANT QUESTIONS / ANSWERS Reg. ECHS

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
STATS & AUTOMATION

Ques 1: I am a war widow. Do I need to pay contribution towards availing ECHS facilities?
Ans: No War-widows are exempted from paying contribution towards availing ECHS facilities.
Authority: GoI, MoD letter No. 22(1)/01/US(WE)/D(Res) dated 08 Mar 2004.

Ques 2: My wife is also a defence pensioner. Who will pay contribution towards availing ECHS facilities?
Ans: Only one contribution has to be given.
Authority: GoI, MoD letter No. 22(20)/05/US(WE)/D(Res) dated 10 Feb 2006.

Ques 3: What are the rates of one time contribution for availing ECHS membership?
Ans: The rates of contribution are as appended below:
Grade pay drawn at the time of retirement (in Rupees)
Contribution (in Rupees) 1800/- pm to 2800/- pm and recruits drawing family pension/medical pension 15,000/-
3400/- pm and 4200/- pm 27,000/-
4600/- pm to 6600/- pm 39,000/-
7600/- pm and above and Officers under HAG Scale 60,000/-
Authority: GoI, MoD letter No. 22D(04)/10/US(WE)/D(Res) dated 02 Aug 2011.

Ques 4: I am a pre-96 pensioner. What would be the rate of contribution in my case?
Ans: Ex-serviceman drawing pension from CDA who have retired prior to 01 Jan 1996 are exempted from payment of contribution under ECHS.
Authority: GoI, MoD letter No. 17(10)/06/US(WE)/D(Res) dated 13 Apr 2007.

Ques 5: I am a war disabled pensioner. What would be the rate of contribution in my case?
Ans: Ex-servicemen who were disabled due to injuries received during proclaimed wars or any other encounters which had been specifically accorded such status are exempted from payment of contribution under ECHS.
Authority: GoI, MoD letter No. 24(2)/05/US(WE)/D(Res) dated 24 Jul 2005. 

Ques 6: I am a retired Short Service Commission Officer not in receipt of any kind of pension. Am I eligible for availing ECHS facilities?
Ans: No. ECHS facilities are not being extended unless ESM status and pension from CDA is being drawn.
Authority: MoD ID No. 18(6)/2009/US(WE) dated 12 Apr 2013.

Ques 7: I am residing in district which is not covered by ECHS. How can I avail the medical facilities?
Ans: ECHS beneficiaries who are holding a valid ECHS card and are residing in districts not covered by ECHS shall be eligible to obtain treatment from Govt (Central/State/Local Self Govt) hospitals and submit the medical re-imbursement claim to the ECHS Polyclinic.
Authority: GoI, MoD letter No. 22D(09)/2013/US(WE)/D(Res) dated 21 Aug 2013.

Ques 8: I have got married after retirement, Is my wife eligible for ECHS facility?
Ans: Yes, you can apply for ECHS card along with Part – II order published by respective Record Office.
Authority. Central Organisation ECHS letter No B/49701-PR/AG/ECHS dt 15 Jun 2011.

Ques 9: I am blessed with a baby child after retirement. How can I apply for ECHS card for my child?
Ans: You can apply for ECHS card along with Part – II order published by respective Record Office. You have to submit a fresh application along with the documents and master card for issue of new cards.
Authority (i) An affidavit of the circumstances under which the loss took place on Rs.10/- Non-Judicial Stamp paper duly notorised.
: Central Organisation ECHS letter No B/49701/AG/ECHS dt 09 Mar 2005.

Ques 10: I have lost my ECHS membership card. What procedure should I follow to get a fresh ECHS membership card?
Ans: You need to submit an application giving details of the lost membership card (s) to the dependent polyclinic / Stn HQ along with the following:-
(ii) Photocopy of the lost card (s), if held.
(iii) Fresh application form duly filled in and photographs affixed of all the beneficiaries concerned. 
On submission of an application for issue of a ECHS membership Card, a receipt will be issued by Stn HQ and this would be the authority for seeking treatment from an ECHS Polyclinic till the time the membership card is issued.
Authority: Central Org ECHS, Army HQ letter B/49711 /AG/ECHS dt 10 Oct 2012.

Ques 11: I am having a daughter who is above 25 years of age and still unmarried. Is she eligible for ECHS facilities?
Ans: Yes. You need to submit an affidavit to your Regional Centre, that your daughter above 25 years of age is still unmarried / widow / divorced and the monthly income of such daughter is not more than Rs. 9000/- excl DA and that she is wholly dependent on you.
Authority: Central Org ECHS, Army HQ letter B/49711 /AG/ECHS dt 04 Apr 2013 & B/49701-PR/AG/ECHS/2017 dt 06 Feb 2017.

Ques 12: I am having a daughter above 25 years of age who is permanently disable. Is she eligible for ECHS facilities?
Ans: There is no age restriction for onset of permanent disability in a dependent child. Mentally / Handicapped children who are unable to earn their livelihood are permitted to be dependent for life time. The minimum degree of disability should be 40% in order to be eligible for any concession / benefits under ECHS. Certification has to be done by service specialist.
Authority: Central Org ECHS, Army HQ letter B/49708-E/AG/ECHS dt 16 Apr 2013.

Ques 13: I have been issued with a temporary slip in lieu of ECHS Smart Card. The validity of same is expiring. What procedure should I follow for extension of temporary slip?
Ans: You can approach your Regional Centre / Stn HQ for extension of validity of your temporary slip. The validity of Temporary slip can be extended by 18 months from the date of issue or till resumption of Smart Card Project whichever is earlier.
Authority: Central Org ECHS, Army HQ letter B/49711-SC/AG/ECHS dt 07 Aug 2015 & 14 Jul 2016.

Ques 14: I have been issued with one temporary slip in lieu of ECHS Smart Card. However, me and my family are located at two different places, due to which my family is facing problem availing facility. Can I be issued with separate temporary slip for my dependents?
Ans: Yes. You can approach your Regional Centre / Stn HQ with a request for issue of additional temporary slip. However, the additional temporary slip will be issued only if your requirement is found genuine by the issuing authority.
Authority: Central Org ECHS, Army HQ letter B/49711-SC/AG/ECHS dt 14 Oct 2016.

Ques 15: I have availed treatment from Empanelled Private Hospital on referral from my Polyclinic. Do I need to pay the hospital bills?
Ans: No, treatment obtained from empanelled hospitals on referral from Polyclinic is cashless service. Hospital will be directly reimbursed from ECHS for the bills after due verification.

Ques 16: There was an emergency situation where my dependent son met with an accident. Can, I avail treatment from a Private nearby Hospital ?
Ans: Yes, in case of emergency for availing treatment at non empanelled hospital, you need to obtain sanction from your polyclinic within 48 hours of casualty.

Ques 17: I have availed treatment from a Private nearby Hospital in an emergency situation and paid the hospital bills. Am I am eligible for re-imbursement of hospital bills?
Ans: The payment for hospital bills will be initially borne by you. After treatment, the bills along with related documents to be submitted to polyclinic. Thereafter, polyclinic will process your claim for reimbursement. However, reimbursement will be made as per approved CGHS rates.


Regards
JWO BS Rokade
Vice President
AFVAI Maharashtra


Thursday, 15 February 2018

AFVAI's Letter to RM

Protection of Human Rights of all Forces

AFVAI New Delhi <afvaindia@gmail.com>Fri, Feb 16, 2018 at 9:47 AM
To: RM Nirmala Sitaraman <rmo@mod.nic.in>
Dear Madam

Please see attached letter for your reference.

Thank you.

Kind Regards
GS Sidhu
Chairman
AFVAI



Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Regarding Human Rights of Armed Forces / Para-Military Forces

Regarding Human Rights of Armed Forces / Para-Military Forces

AFVAI New Delhi <afvaindia@gmail.com>Wed, Feb 14, 2018 at 10:00 PM
To: cr.nhrc@nic.in
Dear Sir

Please see attached the letter for your reference.

Thank you.

Kind regards
GS Sidhu
Chairman
AFVAI





Thursday, 25 January 2018

VETS JOINED AFVAI

 VETS JOINED AFVAI FROM PUNJAB
S.NO RANK                   NAME I CARD NO
    DISTT. BATHINDA  
1 HAV HARDIT SINGH PB-2766
2 HAV SUKHWINDER SINGH PB-2767
3 SUB HARI SINGH PB-2768
4 SUB BAKHTAWAR SINGH PB-2769
5 SMT GULAB KAUR W/O SEP RANJIT SINGH PB-2770
6 HAV  JAGTAR SINGH PB-2771
7 NK GURPIAR SINGH PB-2772
8 SMT MUKHTAR KAUR W/O N/SUB  PB-2773
    GURMAIL SINGH  
9 N/SUB AMARJIT SINGH PB-2774
10 SUB  KULDEEP SINGH PB-2775
       
    DISTT. MUKATSAR SAHEB  
11 HAV  JAGTAR SINGH PB-2469
12 NK JASVINDER SINGH PB-2470
13 N/SUB RAJINDER SINGH PB-2471
14 SEP MUKAND SINGH PB-2472
15 NK GURMAIL SINGH PB-2473
16 NK SATNAM SINGH PB-2474


Kind regards
G.S.Sidhu
Chairmaan 
AFVAI

EXSERVICEMEN BENEFITS