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Friday, 22 September 2017

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Kind regards
G.S.Sidhu
Chairman
AFVAI

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Full Pension in r/o who drawn lump sum payment

Gurcharan Sidhu <gurcharansidhu1948@gmail.com>

Full Pension in r/o who drawn lump sum payment .

Gurcharan Sidhu <gurcharansidhu1948@gmail.com>Tue, Sep 19, 2017 at 5:51 PM
To: AFVAI New Delhi <Afvaindia@gmail.com>
No.1(04)/2007-D(Pen/Policy)
Government of India
Ministry of Defence
Department of Ex-servicemen Welfare
New Delhi-110011
Dated: 18th September 2017

To
The Chief of the Army Staff
The Chief of the Naval Staff
The Chief of the Air Staff

Subject: Restoration of full pension in respect of Defence Service Personnel who had drawn lump sum payment on absorption in Public Sector Undertakings/ Autonomous Bodies.

Sir,

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Ministry’s letter no. 1(4)/2007-D(Pen/Policy) dated 4.12.2007 under which revised methodology to workout restoration of pension was issued for those Defence pensioners who had drawn lump sum payment on absorption in Public Sector Undertaking/Autonomous Bodies. The restored pension as well as full amount of pension was further revised with effect from 01.01.2006 in terms of this Ministry’s letter No. 1(4)/2007- D(Pension/Policy) dated 21.08.2009 as amended vide letter No. 

1(4)12007-D(Pen/Policy) dated 09.02.2011, letter No. 1(1)/2014- D(Pen/Policy) dated 16.10.2014. As per these orders, payment of dearness relief and additional pension to old pensioners is regulated on the basis of the notional full revised pension.
2. In compliance of Hon’ble Supreme Court Order dated 01 09.2016 in Civil Appeal No. 6048/2010 and Civil Appeal No. 6371/2010, Govt. of India, Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Department of Pension & Pensioners Welfare vide their OM F.No. 4/34/2002- P&PW(D)-Vol II. dated 23.6.2017 read with OM of same No dated 21.07.2017, have decided to extend the benefit of ibid orders of Hon’ble Supreme Court to all such absorbee pensioners who had taken 100% lump sum amount and in whose case 1/3rd pension had been restored after 15 years, by restoring their full pension after expiry of commutation period of 15 years from the date of payment of 100% lump sum amount.

3. Matter has been considered and it has been decided that the provisions of Govt. of India, Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Department of Pension & Pensioners Welfare OM F. No. 4134/2002-P&PW(D)-Vol. II dated 23.6.2017, shall also apply mutatis mutandis to all Armed Forces pensioner absorbed in PSUs/ Autonomous bodies. Other terms and conditions prescribed vide this Ministry’s letters issued from time to time which are not affected by the provisions of this letter, shall remain unchanged.

4. The Armed Forces PSU absorbees whose full pension is restored in terms of the above instructions would also be entitled for revision of their pension in accordance with the instructions issued from time to in implementation of the recommendations of the Pay Commissions, including 7th Central Pay Commission.

5. The pension in terms of these orders shall be revised by respective Pension Sanctioning Agencies suo-moto by issuing Corrigendum PPOs in all affected cases. No application in this regard shall be called for either from the pensioners or from the PDAs concerned.

6. This issues with the concurrence of the Finance Division of theis Ministry vide their ID No. 31(8)/9/Fin/Pen dated 07.09.2017.

7. Hindi version will follow.
Sd/-
(Manoj Sinha)
Under Secretay to Govt. of India


Regards
Gurcharan Singh Sidhu

Friday, 15 September 2017

VETS JOINED AFVAI

         VETS  JOINED  AFVAI
SRL NO    RANK                NAME I/CARD NO
1 MWO YASHPAL SINGH MH-4004
2 JWO DAKSHAN RAVI KUMAR TN - 6020
3 JWO SATYA NARAIN  RJ - 6021
4 JWO OMPRAKASH GUPTA DL - 3401
5 HFO B S TOMAR UP - 3402
6 SUB MAJ SATBIR SINGH HR - 3404
7 N/SUB INDERJIT HR - 3406
BIHAR
8 SGT MANOJ SHAH BR - 3405
9 JWO MUKESH KUMAR BR - 3403
JALLANDHAR   ( PUNJAB )
10 SGT NARINDER PAL PB - 2636
11 SUB JOGINDER PAL SINGH PB - 2637
12 PO (R) DAULAT RAM PB - 2638
13 WIDOW GURDEV KAUR w/o GNR  PB - 2639
CHAMAN LAL
14 HON CAPT PRITPAL SINGH PB - 2643
15 HAV GURMIT SINGH PB - 2737
16 JWO FAQIR CHAND PB - 2738
17 SEP SEWA SINGH PB - 2740
18 SUB  GIAN CHAND PB - 2741

Friday, 1 September 2017

VETERANS JOINED AFVAI

    VETERANS JOINED AFVAI  
SRL NO     RANK NAME ID CARD NO
Distt. MUKATSAR   ( PUNJAB )
1 NK NARDER SINGH PB - 2433
2 HAV DARSHAN SINGH PB - 2434
3 HAV JASPAL SINGH PB - 2435
4 HAV GULAB SINGH PB - 2436
5 HAV HARCHOOL SINGH PB - 2437
6 SEP GURDIP SINGH PB - 2438
7 NK GURDIAL SINGH PB - 2439
8 SUB KARAJ SINGH PB - 2440
9 NK GURDIP SINGH PB - 2441
10 NK HARPAL SINGH PB - 2442
11 SEP LAL SINGH PB - 2443
12 HON.LT SARWARUN SINGH PB - 2444
DISTT. FEROZEPUR ( PUNJAB )
13 SEP DARSHAN SINGH PB - 2445
14 N/SUB KASHMIR SINGH PB - 2446
15 HAV GURMAIL SINGH PB - 2447
16 NK LAKHWINDER SINGH PB - 2448
17 N/SUB GURDEEP SINGH PB - 2449
18 HAV GURBACHAN SINGH PB - 2450
19 NK ROOP SINGH PB - 2451
20 SEP SAWARN SINGH PB - 2452
21 SEP GURMAIL SINGH PB - 2453
22 SEP JAGDISH LAL PB - 2454
23 N/SUB SUKHDEV SINGH PB - 2455
24 SEP GURPREET SINGH PB - 2456
25 NK  HARBHAJAN SINGH PB - 2457
26 NK AJMER SINGH PB - 2458
27 SEP KULDEEP SINGH PB - 2459
28 HAV  GURNAM SINGH PB - 2460
29 SEP PRAKASH SINGH PB - 2461
30 SEP BALWANT SINGH PB - 2462
31 HAV MUKHA SINGH PB - 2463
32 HAV PRAKASH SINGH PB - 2464
33 NK GURNAM SINGH PB - 2465
34 HAV BALVIR SINGH PB - 2466
35 NK  PURAN SINGH PB - 2467
       UTTAR PRADESH
36 HFL DARSHAN SINGH GAGA UP - 6016
37 WO HARBHAJAN SINGH UP - 6017
38 WO KULDEEP SINGH SEHMI UP - 6018
39 WO DALJEET SINGH UP - 6019
DELHI
40 H.N/SUB  MATU RAM JINNAGAL DL - 2540

Kind Regards
G..Sidhu
Chairman
AFVAI 

Sunday, 27 August 2017

RATIONALIZATION OF ADDITIONAL PENSION BASED ON LIFE EXPECTANCY OF PERSONNEL BELOW OFFICER RANK

RATIONALIZATION OF ADDITIONAL PENSION BASED ON LIFE EXPECTANCY OF PERSONNEL BELOW OFFICER RANK

AFVAI New Delhi <afvaindia@gmail.com>Sun, Aug 27, 2017 at 3:37 PM
To: "Jt. Secy. DESW" <jsesw@nic.in>, RM Arun Jaitley Ji <rmo@mod.nic.in>, "Under Secy. Shri Manoj Sinha" <us-pen-pol@desw.gov.in>
To,
Hon'ble RM Shri Arun Jaitley Ji
Under Secy. Shri Manoj Sinha Ji
Jt. Secy. DESW Shri Ravi Kant Ji

Date - 27/08/2017

Respected Sir,

RATIONALIZATION OF ADDITIONAL PENSION BASED ON LIFE EXPECTANCY OF PERSONNEL BELOW OFFICER RANK

We are the veterans of AFVAI (Armed Forces Veterans Association of India) formed of ex Jco,s , Or,s 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.

Most honorably, we draw your attention towards the defective texture and irrational dispensation of additional pension granted to pensioners equally to all across the board without taking into consideration a very important factor. 

THE GUIDING FACTOR OR PRINCIPLE EXPECTED TO BE DECIDING IT WOULD HAVE BEEN “LIFE EXPECTANCY” WHICH IS DIFFERENT FOR EACH CATEGORY OF PENSIONERS.

The features of Additional pension are described below:-

“According to the amended rules, this extra pension will be increased after every five years and pensioners will get 100 per cent of such additional benefits, other than the regular pension drawn by them, after they complete 100 years of age.

Such retired Government officials will get 20 per cent of additional pension after they complete 80 years of age, 30 per cent of after completing 85 years, 40 per cent after crossing 90 years of age, 50 per cent after reaching 95 years and 100 per cent of additional pension after completing 100 years of age .”

Having studied it in the light of  “ Life Expectancy” of PBOR versus army officers , we are astounded by the fact that this feature of pension entitled Additional pension is only for those who live more and those who have  adequate means to fulfill  their various needs and  survive more and   this category included our army officers along with class I , class II gazette officers.  PBOR do not fall in this category at all. Let us quote a study by Maj Gen Surjit Singh AVSM, VSM along with other experts in 2005  in this regard.

LIFE EXPECTANCY OF A SOLDIER LESS THAN HIS CIVIL COUNTER PART: A STUDY REVEALS
1. An important and serious issue as above was brought to the notice of the Govt on 28 June 2005.  Unfortunately, it has been swept under the carpet and no remedial measures initiated.   Is this the way, the Govt treats its Soldiers” who sacrifice their life to protect the integrity and sovereignty of the Nation? On 26 July 1999, when the count was taken, 527 brave soldiers had obtained “Martyrdom” and another 1363 had been seriously war wounded and disabled.  This was because the Country’s intelligence Agencies and the Govt failed to read and appreciate correctly the ground realities and intentions of Pakistan.  No one responsible for the same had been held accountable and punished but the soldiers unflinchingly laid down their lives to save the Nation’s pride.

2. It is a common knowledge that soldiers retire ahead of their time.  What is not so well known, however, is that they also die much younger than their civilian counterparts?  It is more than a coincidence that longevity of defence veterans bears a direct relationship with their age at retirement.  Thus, officers live longer than JCOs who, in turn, outlive the Other Ranks.  The worst hit are the other ranks who bear the main brunt of the battle. However, the fact is that all defence veterans die much early than personnel from other civil services, for harsh conditions & stressed lives because of various factors.

3. Life expectancy of the civil government employees was studied by the Institute of Applied Research in Manpower Analysis (IARM) at the behest of the fifth CPC.  After a detailed and thorough investigation, they arrived at 77 Years as the life expectancy of the Civil Servant.  Railways conducted a similar exercise for their personnel; they assessed their life span as 78 years. 

4. No such study was formally conducted for the defence veterans since; it was generally believed that soldiers live longer than civilians.  However, Maj Gen (Retd.) Surjit Singh, AVSM, VSM who headed the Army Cell of 5th CPC, carried out a detailed study along with other experts in 2005 which revealed that the average age category wise at which our defence veterans die are as under :-
(a)  Officers                 -           72.5 years.
(b)  JCOs                     -           67 years.
(c)   Other Ranks         -           59.6 to 64 years.


5. The above facts were put down in a Paper which was forwarded to the then COAS  Gen  JJ Singh by Lt Gen (Retd.) MM Lakhera, PVSM, AVSM, VSM then Lieutenant Governor Pondicherry on 07th July 2005 .


6. The above paper was widely covered by all the National News Papers and  a question was raised in the Parliament on this subject.  The then RM (and later became The Rashtrapati and Supreme Commander of Defence Forces), Sh. Pranab Mukherjee stated that issue would be examined in detail and that was the last we heard about the most important aspect of soldiers life expectancy as compared to their Civilian Counterparts.  The files still lie buried in the archives of the MOD.  Otherwise, there is no reason as to why the Govt. should not have executed measures to suitable address all aspects of the profession of Arms.   

7. The above statistics are of 2005 vintage.  The environments in 2012-13, reveal that the life expectancy and stress levels have further deteriorated due to continuous apathy by the Govt. 1053 suicides by the serving soldiers in the last few years is indicative of high stress levels and low satisfaction levels.   

This indifference of the MOD is adversely affecting not only the veterans but also the future veterans.

In view of the foregoing, may we request you to trace out the file which may be catching dust in MOD or Army HQ and Review the management of Defence Personnel in more humane and pragmatic manner?  Initiate measures to ensure that the soldiers are given their due status, respect, pay and allowance, pensions and family pensions and measures are put in place where soldiers can live in dignity and respect in our democracy.”

The above study clearly shows that the life expectancy of PBOR is very less than others and the ground reality is that survival rate of PBOR is far less than the above as shown in study. The wear and tear of a PBOR is more than those who have sufficient means to live a happy life.

In view of the above, it is urgently requested to reconsider this benefit for PBOR and grant 5% additional pension to them after every 5 years starting from 65 yrs onwards to reach 20% at the age of 80, and there after follow the guidelines of additional pension as per Govt. rules so that they may at east be happy to receive one or two such benefits in their life and nation may pay some homage to these brave hearts who sacrificed their youth to this proud nation. There is a co-relation between low pension and low life expectancy and high pension high life expectancy. PBORs have low pay and pension and die earlier than those who are paid handsomely in respect of pay and pension.

The essence is that The Govt. of India is requested to focus its attention on this very important issue and decide in the favour of war heroes.

Thanks & Regards

Yours Faithfully

(Hon. Nb. Sub. G.S. SIDHU)
Chairman AFVAI
9810233443

Nb. Sub. Diwan Singh
Organizing Secy. AFVAI
9811522783

E-mail : afvaindia@gmail.com

AFVAI Annual General Meeting 2017

Dear AFVAI Members,

It is to inform you that Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held as per programme mentioned below:

Date - 17th Sep. 2017 ( Sunday )

Time - 1100 AM

Venue:- 
MAHARAJA AGGARSEN BHAWAN 
M - Block, VIKAS PURI, NEW DELHI-110018
(NEAR METRO STATION JANAK PURI WEST)


Thanks & Regards

GS SIDHU
Chairman AFVAI
Mob - 09810233443

Sunday, 20 August 2017

OMJC Report

AFVAI New Delhi <afvaindia@gmail.com>Sun, Aug 20, 2017 at 5:42 PM
To: RMO <rmo@mod.nic.in>, <jsesw@nic.in>

To,
Hon'ble RM Shri Arun Jaitley Ji

Jt. Secy. DESW

New Delhi
Date - 20/08/2017

Respected Sir,

URGENT REQUEST TO PUBLISH OMJC REPORT ON THE ANOMALIES IN OROP SUBMITTED TO GOVT  LONG BACK IN THE MONTH OF OCTOBER 2016.

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.

Most honourably, we, the PBOR through this registered organisation called AFVAI for the welfare of PBOR  express our anguish and concern regarding non publication of OMJC Report which was prepared by the Honourable Justice L Narasimha  Reddy  touring extensively all over the country. The report we feel, is withheld only to deprive the PBOR  of the benefits recommended in the report. The non publication of report is intentional and arbitrary.

We strongly feel that the benefits recommended for officers in the report have been given through cabinet decisions consequent to the Lavasa Committee report. The PBOR are left out in the lurch. This we feel that it is a connaivance between our officers and beauracrats.

Kindly refer our letter dated 11.05.2017 at srl no 5 and your reply thereof on 24.05.2017 wherein it was communicated that the report is under consideration.

We again request you to make the OMJC report public.

Thanking you sir.


Yours Faithfully.

Hon. Nb. Sub. G. S. Sidhu
Chairman AFVAI
9810233443

Nb. Sub. Diwan Singh
Org. Secretary AFVAI
9811522783


Email - afvaindia@gmail.com

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

AFVAI AGM 2017

NOTICE FOR ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF AFVAI ON 17 SEPT, 2017(Sunday)

We have to intimate that a meeting was held in Delhi on 29 July 2017 under the chairmanship of Mr. G.S. Sidhu, the chairman of AFVAI and was attended by the office bearers and the Presidents of Delhi state and Maharashtra state. Many pressing and vibrant points were discussed there and it was agreed that such meetings must take place frequently and AGM be called in the month of September, 2017. The date was decided to be 17.09.2017 (Sunday).

Accordingly, a notice is hereby given to all the members of AFVAI, to all the Present Presidents of states, to all the present office bearers and to all those incumbents who represent AFVAI in any capacity to take note of this notice to attend AGM on the said date. Simultaneously, we regret to mention that no TA and DA will be reimbursed to the attending members as AFVAI does not have sufficient funds to meet such expenses.

The points that were discussed at the meeting included MSP, additional pension to start at the age of 65 yrs @ 5% for a bracket of 5 yrs to reach 20% at the age of 80 yrs as per extant guidelines, removal of disparity in orop figures between Honorary ranks and Regular ranks, pension for last rank held, ECHS facilities etc. and consequently correspondence was decided to be taken with MOD and DESW in this regard.

AGENDA OF MEETING

The following points and any other points raised by participants will be discussed leading to approval for future implementation:-

1. Submission of statement of accounts of two banks duly verified and audited by internal audit system. We have not yet reached the limit for verification by external auditor such as CA and consequently approval thereof by GB.

2. Submission of statement of expenditure for verification and approval by GB.

3. Election and re-election of office bearers, Presidents of states and other posts and if status quo is maintained then confirmation thereof for future smooth functioning of duties connected to the post.

4. An urgent need is felt after nearly more than two yrs that an effective and judicious Mechanism is evolved under the chairmanship of the chairman of AFVAI and members being the vice chairman, Gen Sec and two members from states to decide on certain matters such as creations of new posts for smooth execution of policies of association and also quickly deciding on the matters of resignations if any and any other matters of importance.

5. Any other miscellaneous matters as they crop up during GB including those received from other members.

PLACE OF MEETING

It has been decided that the venue of meeting will be in Delhi as AFVAI cannot afford at any other place due to financial constraints and other difficulties in management. The timing and the address of venue will be communicated later on. Participants are advised to forward their names to the Chairman for the purpose of arrangement accordingly.

Note:-
All those who are not members of AFVAI or those who have resigned and duly accepted or those who have been expelled from AFVAI due to indisciplined activities are not permitted to participate on the AGM.


Warm Regards
G.S. Sidhu
Chairman AFVAI.
Mob-09810233443
afvaindia@gmail.com

Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Govt clips wings of Armed Forces Tribunal in new rules

The Union government has changed the rules governing appointment in the Armed Forces Tribunal (AFT), giving more powers to the Defence Secretary who would now have a role in ordering inquiries against members of the tribunal and their removal.


Under the new rules, any advocate with 10 years of practice can be appointed as the AFT Chairperson while the lower appointment of Judicial Member can only be held by a High Court.

The rules also reiterate the role of the Defence Secretary in selecting the Members of the tribunal and even consultation with the Chief Justice of India (CJI) has been abrogated. The Defence Secretary and other bureaucrats would now have a role in ordering inquiries against members of the tribunal and their removal, which could only be undertaken by a Supreme Court judge till now.
The facilities and benefits of retired High Court Judges appointed as Judicial Members have been downgraded to regular Group A (Class I) officers of the Central Government. While the SC had directed a longer tenure for tribunal members without a provision for re-appointment to ensure independence, the new rules have decreased even the existing tenure to 3 years and have provided for re-appointment by a selection committee, of which the Defence Secretary is a member. This, despite the fact that the Defence Secretary is the first respondent party in all litigation in AFT.
While the existing provisions barred the post-retirement employment of members with the government, the new rules specifically allow such employment. Under the new rules, any advocate with 10 years of practice can be appointed as the AFT Chairperson while the lower appointment of Judicial Member can only be held by a High Court Judge.
Chairman of All Indian Ex-servicemen Welfare Association and a practising advocate at AFT’s Chandigarh bench, Bhimsen Sehgal, said that the amendment to rules was wrong and it will degrade the status of the appointees. “Nobody will come forward to become a member of the AFT in view of such rules. Further, the AFT should come under the ambit of the Minstry of Law and not Ministry of Defence. It cannot function independently as all infrastructure is provided by MoD,” he said./article/india/govt-clips-wings-of-armed-forces-tribunal-in-new-rules-4746818/

http://indianexpress/

Thanks & Regards
G.S.SIDHU
Chairman
AFVAI

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