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Monday, 27 March 2017

Dear Navy Veterans

Dear Navy Veterans 

We are planning to file court case for Navy Veterans served for 10 years before 1976 and not getting pension. Please Circulate the message so that Affected Navy Veterans can join and get benefits of a large group on Advocate Fee. 

Regards

Veteran JWO Ashok Tanwar, 
Joint Secy-AFVAI, 9899371679

Gurcharan Singh Sidhu
Chairman AFVAI

Attn.: Senior Navy Veterans

Senior Navy Veterans, Please pay attention to:-

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF INDIA
CIVIL APPELLATE JURISDICTION
CIVIL APPEAL NO.2147 of 2011
T.S. Das and Ors. …..Appellants
Vs.
Union of India and Anr. ……Respondents
With
Civil Appeal No.8566 of 2014

Brief Introduction
The Applicants were appointed as Sailors in the Indian Navy before 1973. The appointment letter noted that the concerned applicant was engaged as a Sailor for 10 years active service and 10 years on Fleet Reserve Services thereafter, if required. The applicants were continued for a brief period beyond the initial term of 10 years in active service/engagement and discharged without drafting them to Fleet Reserve Services. Thus, each applicant was discharged by the Indian Navy after July, 1976, on completion of their active service and was paid gratuity. As the Armed Forces Tribunal granted relief to similarly placed persons by directing the Authorities to grant Reservist Pension/Special Pension, even these applicants moved the Tribunal for a similar relief.

Main Judgement Point
All Sailors appointed prior to 3rd July, 1976 and whose tenure of initial active service/empanelment period expired on or after 3rd July, 1976 may be eligible for a Special Pension under Regulation 95, subject, however, to fulfilling other requirements. In that, they had not exercised the option to take discharge on expiry of engagement (as per Section 16 of the Act of 1957) and yet were not and could not be drafted by the competent Authority to the Fleet Reserve because of the policy of discontinuing the Fleet Reserve Service w.e.f. 3rd July, 1976. The cases of such Sailors (not limited to the original applicants before the Tribunal) must be considered by the Competent Authority within three months for grant of a “Special Pension” from three years prior to the date of application made by the respective Sailor and release payment after giving adjustment of Gratuity and Death-cum-Retirement-Gratuity (DCRG) already paid to them from arrears. They shall be entitled for interest @ 9% P.A. on the arrears, till the date of payment.

Thanks & regards,

Veteran JWO Ashok Tanwar
Joint Secretary-AFVAI

Saturday, 4 March 2017

Grievance Redressal Mechanism for the Jawans

Government of India has implemented a web based Centralized Public Grievance Redress and Monitoring System (CPGRAMS) in all its Ministries / Departments including the Ministry of Defence. This system provides online access to all citizens including the jawans and other Armed Forces personnel to lodge their grievances with the Ministry of Defence. The CPGRAMS system allows the Ministry to monitor the grievances and ensure their time bound redressal by the organisations / institutions concerned of the Ministry.

The Armed Forces also have systems in place for the redressal of grievances of their personnel. The procedures for dealing with statutory and non-statutory complaints and representations have been laid down under various sections of The Army Act, 1950; The Navy Act, 1957; The Air Force Act, 1950 and the regulations and orders issued on the subject.


There are also informal mechanisms in place for redressal of grievances in the Armed Forces like the sainik sammelans, personal interviews, suggestion boxes, informal meetings, etc.

Thus well laid out grievance redressal systems are in place to deal with the statutory and non-statutory complaints and grievances of the Armed Forces personnel including the jawans.


A new redressal mechanism has been started wherein soldiers can air their grievances directly to the Chief of Army Staff through WhatsApp messages after exhausting all laid down redressal procedures. All the grievances appearing on the social media sites and online relating to Air Force are being monitored at Air Head Quarters for authenticity and remedial measures. There is also a system of open forum on Air Force internet where the Air Force personnel can share their views and project their problems with the senior officers.

This information was given by Minister of State for Defence Dr. Subhash Bhamre in a written reply to Shrimati Chhaya Verma and Shri Vishambhar Prasad Nishad in Rajya Sabha.


Regards
AFVAI

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

VETS JOINED AFVAI

VETS JOINED AFVAI
SRL NO      RANK                           NAME I CARD NO
 MUKATSAR   ( PUNJAB )
1 HAV HARI NARAYAN PB 2405
2 SEP LILA RAM PB 2406
3 NK BALBIR SINGH PB 2407
4 SEP PURAN SINGH PB 2408
5 NK MOHINDER SINGH PB 2409
6 SEP HARJINDER SINGH PB 2410
7 SEP AJMER SINGH PB 2411
8 HAV  HARBHAJAN SINGH PB 2412
9 HAV JAGRAJ SINGH PB 2413
10 HAV DARSHAN SINGH PB 2414
11 NK JARNAIL SINGH PB 2415
12 NK BALBIR SINGH PB 2416
13 WIIDOW CHARANJIT KAUR W/O SEP PARAMJIT S PB  2417
14 NK SAHIB SINGH PB 2418
15 NK KASHMIR SINGH PB 2419
16 NK JASKARAN SINGH PB 2420
17 N/SUB MITHU SINGH PB 2421
18 SEP HARMINDER SINGH PB 2422
19 HAV SUKHDARSHAN  SINGH PB 2423
20 NK BOHAR SINGH PB 2424
           SANGRUR ( PUNJAB  )
21 HAV BHARPUR SINGH PB 362
22 KULDIP SINGH PB 363
23 HAV JASPAL  SINGH PB 364
24 HAV SHAMSHER SINGH PB 365
          HR / CHANDIGARH /PB
25 SGT ASHOK KUMAR VERMA HR 2525
26 SGT NACHHATAR SINGH CH 2526
27 JWO HARDEV SINGH SIDHU CH 2527
28 SUB GURMEET SINGH CH 2528
29 MWO KEWAL SINGH CH 2529
30 MWO JOGINDER SINGH CH 2530
31 MCPO PAWAN KUMAR DL 2531
32 MCPO SUKHDARSHAN SINGH  SIDHU PB 2532
33 CPO VED PARKASH PB 2533
34 MCP0 BALDEV SINGH SERAN PB 2534
35 MCPO GURCHAND SINGH PB 2535
36 CPO BHUPINDER SINGH PB 2536
           MH / WB /TN / UP
37 JWO RAJIV AMBADAS PATIL MH 5996
38 CPL DIPAK KUMAR DAS WB 5997
39 SIGMN R CHANDI  RAIYAN TN 5998
40 HFO RAJENDRA SINGH UP 5999
41 SGT UMAKANT SINGH UP 6000
42 NK SHIV PRASAD UP 6001
43 SGT BALWANT RAI  KAKKAR UP 6002
44 SGT RATAN BASAK WB 2240
          ODISHA
45 HAV ROHIT KUMAR RAY OD 6003
46 NK GADADHAR DASH OD 6004
47 N/SUB ASHOK KUMAR PATRA OD 6005

Thanks & Regards
G.S.Sidhu
Chairman AFVAI

Thursday, 16 February 2017

Salute to nation's Hero

Maj Satish Dahiya 30 RR, attained martyrdom today while fighting terrorists in Langate (Handwara). The officer hailing from Narnaul haryana has put in 7 yrs of service. He was fatally wounded in chest. Civilians came up and started stone pelting on soldiers in order to give cover to terrorists. 3 terrorists were gunned down, the rest managed to escape under civilian cover. The security forces, as in practice , were order bound to not hit civilians. Yet again it's the army and its brave hearts who are held up in the tussle between upholding human rights and upholding the anti-terrorist agenda of the Union. Need to empower soldiers. Need to empower AFSPA. The offr was declared brought dead at base hospital Srinagar. May the brave soul rest in peace. A message to a grieved Nation.

Tuesday, 7 February 2017

Letter sent to PM & RM

To
The Prime Minister
Raksha Mantri


SUB: RATE OF INTEREST & EFFECTIVE DATE OF APPLICATION ON DELAYED PAYMENTS & ARREARS


Dear Sir,

RBI decision on payment of interest, that was earlier 2% above the normal rate, changed to flat rate of 8% simple rate on delayed payment of dues is welcome.

We wish to represent the following.

1. RBI guideline also falls short of justice & only partly compensate the loss & deny him/her the interest earning as discussed below

2. The Simple rate of interest is paid as per RBI guidelines.

3. The arrears of dues as a result of rectification of an anomaly from the date of anomaly but he does not get the interest paid from the same date.


Understanding the problem of Armed forces personnel in this regard.

A. We need to understand how the affected individual is at receiving end since he get arrears of his delayed payments.

B. The arrears dues are paid w.e.f date that is much earlier than the date of decision for payment & actual payment.

C. If the anomaly did not occur the affected individual would have received the difference of amount from the due date of arrears.

D. Since the money accrued on monthly basis could be invested in Recurring Deposits monthly saving investment plan.& earn interest on this differential amount of arrears per month & or could be invested in a fixed deposit term deposit & earn higher rate of interest than RD monthly saving investment plan.

E. We find that some of cases are filed & decided after a gap of many years either because of longer litigation or due to ignorance of the person to whom the money is due.

F. Many a times it is noticed that it takes years to decide on the policy & further delay in implementation the beneficiary becomes helpless to watch the delay caused.

G. We must also realize that most of the pensioners are not aware about their correct dues or only come to know from others or through consultancy. 

H. Many times the Letters issued are not given wider publicity & some times are withdrawn after few year. 

J. Those who did not have the access or knowledge are deprived of their dues.

K. They might win a court case if lucky but only the arrears are paid from the effective date of rectification & interest only in case of delay in the payment.

L. Hence it would be incorrect to hold them responsible for the delays of claims for their ignorance.

M. Whereas the officials dealing with pay & pensions are supposed to be experts -should be well aware of the possible loss to the affected personnel/ pensioners.


Solutions & Recommendations

a. We plead to change the application of interest payment from the due date of arrears.

b. The rate of interest should also be compounded.

c. The application of orders should be the responsibility of the dealing department & arrears as well interest payment should automatically apply & paid on delayed payments & arraers without any action from the beneficiary.

d. Beside the court orders the following arrears also should be treated as delayed payment & interest should be paid as per delayed payment.

I. The retrospective change of policy.
II. Delays caused in implementation.
III. Arrears dues paid in installments.


Hardev Singh
President AFVAI Chandigarh

Saturday, 14 January 2017

Open Letter to Hon'able PM & RM

To 
The Hon'able Prime Minister &
Hon'able Raksha Mantri

SUB: SOLUTION TO PERPETUAL PROBLEM OF STAGNANCY

Dear sir,

I we all know that stagnancy is a major issue where the carrier is stalled during the course of carrier.

In Armed forces beside the shortened span of carrier this problem is prominent in both the Commissioned Ranks & JCOs & Other Ranks.

Both the above segments have fewer vacancies on top side. 
.
The problem is duration of engagement while in employment..
 
The problem is some what mitigated for Commissioned Rank segment but still not fully resolved as the promotion prospects are still the same.
They can serve upto the age of 57 years now (without being force retired) this is as good as full age of retirement which 58 years.
Young Officer become a Major in 8 years & Lt Col in 13 years & can go upto Col in TS & equivalent Ranks in other 2 forces 

The picture is very poor for JCOs & ORs.
The stagnancy is most felt in ranks of Rank of Naik & Havildar & equivalent Ranks in all the 3 Armed forces.
It takes 12 to 18 years to become Havildar & equivalent 
It takes 20 -24 years to reach the rank of JCO that too only if one survives forced retirement.
There is no (TS), time scale  promotions in JCOs & ORs segment.
There is no assurance for ORs on retirement at maximum age of 58 years for ORs 

This problem of stagnancy is migratory in JCOs & below Ranks some time it is one rank & shift to the other ranks.

Historically this can be traced back to the irregular & sudden influx of recruitment which could not be projected& planned in advance.
Since we could not foresee the WAR with China & may not foresee with any other.country where the expansion or increased induction may be required suddenly.This type of induction is always a trouble as the future promotion can not be to the same volume.

We can reasonably assess our security requirements.

The problem of stagnancy still persists in both the segments even with normal induction as fewer can only be promoted to the higher Ranks while remaining will stagnate.

Effect on morale:
We also see the younger Officers, even though promoted faster now, are unable to handle the situation like an experienced hand would do.This is more prevalent in Ranks upto the Major & equivalent in other forces.

We must appreciate that the JCOs are the back bone & an important link between the High Officials & the Lower Ranks. &

a. JCOs are the most experienced of the lot.
b. The JCO with more than 24 years of service is placed below a young inexperienced Commissioned Officer which has a demoralizing effect not only on the JCOs but on the other lower Ranks too.
c. This also has created n invisible rift between the 2 segments.We may agree or not but it does exit & can touch my heart & say.
d. Commissioned Ranks especially high profiled or otherwise failed to live upto their pledge they make to keep the interest of their subordinates above their own & only used the name of soldier who are forced retire right form the age of 32.
e.  The partisan attitude also observed.
it is only the soldiers who start to retire at 32 age not the Commissioned Officer.
Now the problems of many Emergency Commissioned & Short service Commissioned is being solved by lowering the bar to 10 years.
What about the Airmen who served for 9 years of regular engagement are left out ?

The Solutions:
Problem of stagnancy in both segments can be resolved & experience can be available in the lower Commissioned Ranks.

A. Lower ranks should be promoted upto the Rank of Major & equivalent in normal promotion avenue.
B. Direct Entry officers can be restricted to lesser number.
C. Stopping all the Honorary Ranks from the lower Ranks.
D. Regularize all the Honorary Ranks as regular promotions.
E. Stopping Regiment & Branch Commissions.
F. Make the time scale promotion for all if they have qualified & meet the ACR criteria.
G. Older soldiers JCOs if qualify at the time of their retirement should also get the this benefit.

How to make Time scale promotion
Maximum span of carrier is 40 years (the difference between Min induction age=18 max age of retirement=58)
Maximum number of Ranks upto Major & equivalent =11  add 1 for equal residency hence use 12 for calculation
Equal Residency in each Rank  40/12=3 years & 3 months.
Even though actual promotion vacancy does not exist the financial benefits should be given. 

Adavnatges:
I.    The experienced hand is available in the lower Commissioned Ranks beside inexperienced new Officers.
II.  New & younger officer can learn from the rich experience of their colleagues in more congenial atmosphere.
III.  This will not cause stagnancy since these officers will anyway retire by their age.
IV. Since these JCOs will be promoted through normal promotion avenues will have good psychological effect on the morale of the lower ranks too.
V.  If you give the benefit to retired JCOs then the effect moral boosting will multiply since you will have taken care of them too.


Hardev Singh
President AFVAI Chandigarh

Thursday, 15 December 2016

SUPPORT BY AFVAI to Pre-2006 Veterans at AFT-DELHI


SUPPORT BY AFVAI to Pre-2006 Veterans at AFT-DELHI:-

Veteran Friends, Case details filed for LAST RANK PENSION at Armed Forces Tribunal, Delhi. For Latest Status, Check on www.aftdelhi.nic.in
These Veterans are getting pension of Lower Rank because they could not complete 7 Months in LAST RANK HELD before Dischrge from Service i.e JWO Rank Veteran is getting Pension of SGT Rank due to 10 Month Rank Rule.
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OA 1549/2016, MWO PRITAM SINGH & Others, Total: 2 Members,
S.No Name
1. 221504-L MWO N Chandra Sekharan
Current Status: OA 1549/2016 Ex MWO Pritam Singh & Ors. (Petitioner)
v/s
UOI & Ors. (Respondent) 18-01-2017
28-11-2016view PDF
with MA 1146/2016
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OA1643 /2016, Ex JWO SUSHIL KUMAR SINGH & Others, 18 Members
S.No Name
1. 280352-T, Ex JWO M. Balusamy Rdo/Fit
2. 680955-F EX JWO Singh Vinod Kumar Rdo/Fit
3. 676322-L, EX JWO Kamlakar N Nisal AF/Fit
4. 680341-H, EX JWO V Venugopal
5. 653566-K EX JWO B K Kshirsagar Rdo/Fit
6. 674001-G EX JWO GurjantSingh Rdo/Fit
7. 6766004-S EX JWO S N Sah AF/Fit
8. 690320-L EX JWO Devraj Singh Rad/Fit
9. 676956-S, EX JWO AnnapareddyKrishnareddy AF/Fit
10. 679755-H, EX JWO SeshadriSrinivasadesigan AF/Fit
11. 684664-H, EX JWO RavindraNath Singh Rdo/Fit
12. 624932-R, EX JWO Suresh Pal Rdo/Fit
13. 683133-N, EX JWO Kailash Chandra Sharma Rdo/Fit
14. 681851-S, Ex-JWO Rajagopalan U Rdo/Fit
15. 281945, Ex-JWO Sethumadhavan K U Elect/Fit
16. 676879-B Ex-JWO Ramdas M AF/Fit
17. 677771-K Ex-JWO Jay Shankar Verma Eng/Fit
Current Status: OA 1643/2016 Ex JWO Sushil Kumar Singh & Ors. (Petitioner)
v/s
UOI & Ors. (Respondent) 15-12-2016 with MA 1226/2016
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OA 1630/2016, SGT KRISHNA RAO & Others, Total: 6 Members
S.No Name
1. 262787 Sgt Sethumadhavan
2. 605790 Sgt Laltu Kumar Ray
3. 248133 Sgt Devinder Partap Singh Jaswal
4. 278745 Sgt Deen Dayal
5. 242306 Ex Sgt Balbir Singh
Current Status: OA 1630/2016 Ex Sgt K R Krishna Rao & Ors. (Petitioner)
v/s
UOI & Ors. (Respondent) 05-01-2017
13-12-2016 with MA 1218/2016
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OA 1589/2016, GANGARAM TIKARE & Others, Total: 8 Members
S.No Name
1. 297192-H Ex JWO Ramanand
2. 677842-R Ex JWO Shashidhar Prasad Ojha
3. 227266-T Ex WO J P Awasthi
4. 675826-K, Ex JWO Anand Kumar
5. 629798 – K Ex JWO Srinivasan Sure
6. 617379-R Ex JWO Vishwanath Singh Tiwari
7. 258575-N Ex JWO Prithvi Shiv Raj
Current Status: OA 1589/2016 Ex JWO Gangaram Tikare & Ors. (Petitioner)
v/s
UOI & Ors. (Respondent) 07-02-2017
06-12-2016view PDF
with MA 1194/2016
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OA 1362/2016, GUTTA NARSIMHA & Others, Total:13 Members
S.No Name
1. 625428-G Ex JWO Nagendra Singh Rajput Rdo/Fit
2. 677731-L Ex JWO Bijendra Dagar AF/Fit
3. 683610-T EX JWO Rajendra Singh Yadav Rad/Fit
4. 676314 Ex JWO Musale Santosh Vasant AF/Fit
5. 639599-K Ex JWO AK Garg Rdo/Fit
6. 690323-A Ex JWO Uttam Kumar Badooni Rad/Fit
7. 690339-N EX JWO Suresh Kumar Khanduri Rad/Fit
8. 6183138-R Ex JWO MC Rajoria Rdo/Fit
9. 643503-F Ex JWO Rajender Singh Eng/Fit
10. 281532-S Ex WO J N Sharma Elect/Fit
11. 690825-S Ex JWO Palani Ramesh Rad/Fit
12. 684320-G Ex JWO Shashi Bhushan Rad/Fit
Current Status: OA 1362/2016 Ex JWO Gutta Narasimha Rao & Ors. (Petitioner)
v/s
UOI & Ors. (Respondent) 22-12-2016
02-11-2016view PDF
with MA 1026/2016
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OA 1174/2016, BAVISHETTY & Others, Total: 15 Members
S.No Name
1. 690852-L, Ex JWO Ashok Kumar Chauhan Rdo/Fit
2. 67188-B EX JWO Subhash Chandra Sharma Eng/Fit
3. 684865-K, EX JWO Ranchhore Sinha Rad/Fit
4. 683681-S EX JWO Devendra Kumar Gupta Rad/Fit
5. 677689-B EX JWO Barad Govinda Krishnasa Eng/Fit
6. 6275299-F EX JWO B K Tyagi Eng/Fit
7. 680514-T, EX JWO Lalit C Pandey Rdo/Fit
8. 684360-F, EX JWO Yogesh Kumar Sharma Rdo/Fit
9. 682277-T, EX JWO Seeta Rama SastryKannepalli Rdo/Fit
10. 682408-T EX JWO Jayakumar P Rdo/Fit
11. 691533-L, EX JWO Sunil Kumar Pathak Rad/Fit
12. 677072-S, EX JWO Katkati Mahmad Siraj AF/Fit
13. 684057-G,EX JWO Mahesh Shanker Dwivedi Rdo/Fit
14. 684278-S, EX JWO Rambir Singh Chauhan Rad/Fit
Current Status: OA 1174/2016 Ex JWO Bavisetty Srinivas & Ors. (Petitioner)
v/s
UOI & Ors. (Respondent) 22-12-2016
02-11-2016view PDF
03-10-2016view PDF
with MA 884/2016
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OA 1153/2016, KRISHNA KUMAR SHARMA, Total: 20 Members
S.No Name
1. 677688-S, Ex JWO Vijay Pal Singh Eng/Fit
2. 683582-A, EX JWO Shiv Prasad Swarnkar Rdo/Fit
3. 682321-A, EX JWO Chandra ShekharBaireddi Rad/Fit
4. 638406-G EX JWO G.Srinivas Reddy Rdo/Fit
5. 681349-EX JWO Muthuvinayagam S Rdo/Fit
6. 677709-T, EX JWO Rajiv AmbadasPatil AF/Fit
7. 624909-G, EX JWO Ram Narayana Pandey Inst/Fit
8. 696720-H, EX JWO Subhash Kumar Sinha Eng/Fit
9. 677086-S, EX JWO Md Qurban AF/Fit
10. 684271-B EX JWO Kulveer Singh Panwar Rdo/Fit
11. 680068-N, EX JWO JuturPratap Reddy Rdo/Fit
12. 690477-L, EX JWO Kripa Shankar Tripathi Rad/Fit
13. 682206-A, EX JWO Anil Kumar Chaturvedi Rdo/Fit
14. 690666-G, EX JWO Rajendra Prasad Yadav Rad/Fit
15. 680469-A, EX JWO SahayakumarGaspar Rdo/Fit
16. 653208-S, EX JWO Nagendra Pal Singh Rdo/Fit
17. 677112-B EX JWO Herdeo Upadhyay AF/Fit
18. 677694-R EX JWO Sadawarte Deepak Namdeorao AF/Fit
19. 677060-K EX JWO Pathode Dilip Kumar Krushnarao AF/Fit
Current Status:OA 1153/2016 Ex JWO Krishan Kumar Sharma & Ors. (Petitioner) v/s UOI & Ors. (Petitioner) 07-10-2016 view PDF with MA 868/2016
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OA 882/2016 , JWO ASHOK TANWAR & Others, Total: 10 Members
S.No Name
1. 684584-F, JWO Ramesh, Chandra Rad/Fit
2. 692147-L, JWO Om Prakash Gupta Rdo/Fit
3. 673912-A, JWO KulBhushan ADSO
4. 684862-A, JWO Sribachha Mahapatra Rad/Fit
5. 683214-N, JWO Sewda Ram Chandra Singh Rdo/Fit
6. 681094-B, JWO Ravindra Kumar Rdo/Fit
7. 681094-B, JWO Ranvir Singh Malik Rdo/Fit
8. 690590-T, JWO Nand Kishore Phularia Rad/Fit
9. 683561-R, JWO Awadhesh Singh Rad/fit
Current Status: OA 882/2016 Ex JWO Ashok Kumar Tanwar & Ors. (Petitioner)
v/s
UOI & Ors. (Respondent) 16-12-2016
14-10-2016view PDF
19-08-2016view PDF
10-08-2016view PDF

Thanks to AFVAI Joint Secy. Ashok Tanwar who is following these cases.

Regards
Gurcharan Singh Sidhu
Chairman AFVAI

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