Tuesday, April 21, 2015

OROP Latest News : National Ex-servicemen Coordination committee meets Defense Minister 22.4.2015

Tuesday, April 21, 2015



Office of the Defense Minister invited National Ex-servicemen Co-ordination committee (NeXCC) for having a meeting with Defense Minister Mr. Manohar Parikkar on 22nd April 2015 at 11:30 Hrs to discuss various points of Ex-Servicemen and also on OROP implementation.

NeXCC delegation of 10 members under the leadership of our Chairman Mr. Taneswar Sen, including Vice Chairman Mr. John VS ( Kerala), Secretary General Mr. VN Mishra ( UP), Delhi State general secretary Mr. Vilas rai ( Delhi), Western Zonal Chairman Mr. HR Mattu ( Haryana), Orissa general secretary Mr. GC Senapathi, Thelungana General Secretary Mr. Subba Rao and others.

One rank, one pension scheme in this session: Subramanian Swamy

NEW DELHI, April 21, 2015 Updated: April 21, 2015 01:37 IST


        BJP leader Subramanian Swamy on Monday said he had met Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar who assured him that the government would introduce the one rank, one pension scheme for all military personnel in the current session of Parliament.

          The scheme was one of the BJP’s major poll promises for the 2014 Lok Sabha elections.

          Dr. Swamy said they also discussed various strategic perspectives and the necessary weapons acquisition required to meet the national security threats.

            He said Mr. Parrikar had told him that the Henderson-Brookes Report on the 1962 China conflict will, with a little editing, be declassified soon.
           
           The Henderson-Brooks report blames the Nehru government’s ill-conceived and ill-timed “Forward Policy,” without proper intelligence or adequate military preparation, for India’s defeat in 1962.

(Source- The Hindu)


Monday, April 20, 2015

Defence services may get better pay scales in 7th pay commission than other central government departments

Please read this news paper report

7th+cpc+news+army+defence+para+military
आजकल केंद्रीय कर्मचारी संगठन 7वें आयोग के सामने रख रहे हैं मौखिक साक्ष्य पर सेना के बढ़त बरकरार रहेगी
7वें वेतन आयोग के वेतनमानों को लेकर सेना फिर बाकियों से आगे
नयी दिल्ली : - सीमा पर विषम परिस्थितियों में देश की रक्षा में जुटे सैनिकों और अर्ध -सैनिक बलों को सातवां वेतन आयोग अच्छा तोहफा दे सकता हे । इसका अंदाजा इस बात से होताहै कि सातवे वेतन आयोग की टीम खुद इस बार लद्दाख का दौरा करके लौटी है।  दरअसल, विषम परिस्थितियों में कार्य रहे सैनिकों की बेहतरी के लिए आयोग चिंतित है।  इसलिए आयोग के चेयरमैन 73 वर्षीय जस्टिस ए.के. माथुर अपनी टीम के साथ सियाचिन भी गए और उन्होंने देखा किं किस प्रकार सैनिक वहां अपने कार्य को अंजाम दे रहे हैं। 

रक्षा मंत्रालय के सूत्रों के अनुसार वेतन आयोग की टीम ने 12 से 15 अक्टूबर के बीच लद्दाख का दौरा किया । इस दौरान उन्होंने वहां की दुर्गम भौगोलिक स्थितियों, खराब मौसम और रक्षा संबंधी ड्यूटी करने में आने वाली कठिन चुनौतियों को नजदीक से देखा । सेना के लिए सबसे जटिल सियाचिन होता है जहां तापमान शून्य से नीचे रहता है तथा बारह महीने बर्फ पड़ी रहती है । टीम ने इलाके का दौरा किया और सैनिकों से बातचीत की कि वे किस प्रकार वहां कार्यं कर रहे हैं। 

टीम ने दुर्गम चौकियों पूर्वी लद्दाख और कारगिल का भी दौरा किया । टीम ने सबसे ऊंची हवाई पट्टी दौलत बेग औलडाई का भी निरीक्षण किया । इस दौरान उन्होंने सियाचिन एवं कारगिल वार मेमोरियल भी देखे तथा शहीदों को श्रद्धांजल‍ि दी।  वेतन आयोग की टीम में जस्टिस माथुर के अलावा सदस्य विवेक राय, आयोग की सचिव मीना अग्रवाल तथा 14 अन्य सदस्य शामिल थे।  

सीमाओं पर तैनात जवानों की तरफ से हमेशा ज्यादा जोखिम भत्ता दिए जाने की मांग रहती है । इस बार लगता है कि ऐसे इलाकों में तैनात जवानों के लिए वेतन आयोग विशेष सिफार‍िशें करेगा। 

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Sunday, April 19, 2015

One Rank One Pension Will Be Announced Before Govt Completes One Year of Rule-Defence Minister(Watch TV report on 13.04.2015)


Putting things in perspective, Defense minister Manohar Parrikar has justified the decision to go for govt to government route for purchase of Rafale jets from France. He also indicated that the announcement for one rank one pension will be made before govt completes one year in office. Defense Minister visited DD news studios for a frank and candid chat . A report  
 (Source- CG Employees news)

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

MoD letter violates SC order on broad banding of disability

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
  • Updated: Feb 14, 2015 08:38 IST
The apex court had come out with that order on December 10, 2014. The ministry letter issued on January 27 by ex-servicemen's welfare department undersecretary RK Arora, however, states: "The matter regarding the implementation of the judgment was placed before Raksha Mantri (defence minister), who has approved it prospectively from January 1, 2015, excepting the PMR/VR (pre-mature retirement/voluntary retirement) cases." The Supreme Court verdict, however, had stated that the benefit of broad banding be given to all.
The issue
The fifth pay commission had introduced the broad-banding formula to minimise medical subjectivity medical board mistakes by providing that those with below 50% disability would get a disability element by treating it as 50%, those with 50 to 75% disability would be granted the benefit of 75%, and the above-76% cases would be considered as 100%. Rounding off the disability percentage would mean higher pension for disabled soldiers.
The government had implemented it from January 1, 1996, for only those invalided out of the army. There was a series of litigation, in which various benches of the Armed Forces Tribunal, high courts, and then the Supreme Court held in a detailed decision that the personnel disabled before 1996 and those released on completion of terms or superannuation could not be deprived of broad-banding benefit.
One of the cases was of former army vice-chief lieutenant general Gen Vijay Oberoi (retd) of Panchkula, who lost his leg in the 1965 war with Pakistan. In 2011, In spite of a decision of the-then chief of the army staff, general VK Singh, of refusing to file appeals against judgments in favour of disabled soldiers, the MoD insisted on filing appeals in all matters, stating that the decisions were against "government policy" and instructing government lawyers to file appeals in thousands of these cases; this when the Supreme Court had ruled in favour of all disabled soldiers on December 10, 2014.
Contempt notice
Chandigarh-based All-India Ex-servicemen Welfare Association now has issued a contempt notice to the defence ministry. "RK Arora in the MoD department of ex-servicemen's welfare has committed contempt on two counts. First, he has asked the concerned branches vaguely to issue sanction letters not from the date upheld by the Supreme Court, and then mentioned that benefits may not be released to voluntary retirement cases," association chairman Bhimsen Sehgal stated in the contempt notice.
(Source- Hindustan times)

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

OROP: MY DEMAND : " DISMANTLE MOD LOCK STOCK & BARREL "

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

EVERY THING IN INDIA  WILL MOVE

Dear Members

IESM has been getting calls from veterans who wanted to know the correct position of OROP. Veterans are very confused about the various mails floating on the net giving different status of OROP. 

IESM sought an appointment with RM to learn the real situation from RM himself. IESM delegation consisting of four members Maj Gen Satbir Singh, Maj Gen AJB Jaini, Gp Capt VK Gandhi and Hony Lt K Pandey met Sh Manohar Parikkar at 1300h on14 Apr 15.

RM was forthcoming and explained the latest situation. OROP file has been moving upwards as predicted. At the last stage an official from Finance Ministry has put an observation about the SC ruling regarding SPS Vains case. RM was fully apprised of the SPS Vains case and told the delegation that this observation is not applicable to OROP case. Hence suitable reply will be given on file by MOD and file will be sent   back for approval.

RM further stated that he is working to issue Government letter latest by June end that is within one year of NDA Government being sworn to power. He sounded very confident that OROP is foregone conclusion and the next step is issuance of notification for OROP and the tables. He assured IESM delegation that the notification for OROP will be issued soon.

IESM delegation requested RM that stake holders must be involved in finalizing Government letter and the relevant tables for OROP. He confirmed that calculations for his note were done by Armed Forces pay cells and he would keep this in mind. 

IESM delegation came back fully assured that OROP is in safe hands of RM Sh Manohar Parikkar who will make sure that OROP will see the day light after 30 yrs of struggle.

Dear Veterans have a drink and celebrate.  

Regards

Gp Capt VK Gandhi VSM
Gen Sec IESM
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