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1.   PERCEPTION OF ARMY LIFE    
2.   SOLDIER YOU THINK YOU DIE FOR THE COUNTRY 
3.   YOU CAN LEAVE THE MILITARY BUT IT NEVER WILL LEAVE YOU 
4.     LIEUTENENT DID YOU DIE IN VAIN
 5.    HARMED FORCES - ENEMY WITH IN
 6.    MORAL COST OF CIV - MIL GAP
 7.    SENSTIVITY TO SENIOR CITIZEN               

 8.    DON'T YOU QUIT   -  THINGS COULD BE WORSE.
 9.    OUR GENERATION GREW UP WITH NATURE -  Contributed Brig AV Bhat
10    HANDAN SAAR (DURABLE) - A TRIBUTE TO INDIAN WOMEN, HINDI SHORT STORY
11.   HINDU RITUALS AND ROUTINES. 
12.   GREATEST HEIST IN INDIAN HISTORY.
13.   PRAYER - SIKH  ARDAAS (With Translation in English).
14.   HOSPITAL VIP WARD   by    Brig Lakshman Singh
15.   HENDERSON BROOKS REPORT - AN INTRODUCTION      By Madhusudan.
16.   A MARK OF HONOUR .  Compliments to those who fought in getting us the Rank Pay.
17.   ARMY  ETHICS  AND  ETHOS by Lt Gen SK Sinha
18.   50 YEARS AFTER 1962 - A Memoir by Vergese
19.   INDIA - NEVER AGAIN THE SAME AFTER - 1962
20.   LEAVES OF HISTORY (SOUTH INDIA) 
21.   AN ATLAS OF 1971 WAR -BY JOHN H. GILL
22.   TIT BITS AND JOKES  Vol-1 -  A Collection from Internet
23.   STORY- RICHARD A VIETNAM VETERAN (USA) - FAUJI'S SACRIFICE (SO WHAT) INDIA
24.   WHY DO I FEEL CHEATED AFTER HAVING SERVED THE ARMED FORCES.
25.   THE VOYAGE OF THE VIKRANT.
26.   JIMMY - ARTICLE  FROM SIGNALMAN MAGAZINE
27.   HOW DO NON-INDIANS VIEW SIKHISM
28.   IS IT A SIN TO BE HINDU IN INDIA
29.   MONEY - WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW
30.   CONQUER SELF TO ACHIEVE SUCCESS
31.   HOW TO PERFORM CPR ON ADULTS
32.   RIGHT TO REJECT (NOTA) - SC JUDGEMENT
33.   OVERSEAS CITIZENSHIP OF INDIA (OCI) SCHEME
34.   LEST WE FORGET - WAR 1962
35.   YOU CAN SCRAP THE ARMY - WAR 1962
36.   BUTLER IN PUBLIC By Lt Col S. Riaz Jafri (Retd), Pak Army
37.    QWERTY KEY BOARD - By Maj Gen Surjit Singh (Veteran).
38.   WHY INDIA BECAME INDEPENDANT - A View Point
39.   ASSUMING RESPONSIBILITY WITHOUT DIRECTION
40.   MODI FROM STATION TO PMO - News Paper Article in Hindi
41   PLIGHT OF WOMEN IN US MILITARY.
42.  WILL OF AURANGZEB
43.  THE SECOND BATTLE OF CHAMKAUR SAHIB
44. THE LABOUR OF LOVE - ARTICLE FROM THE HINDU
45.  PLIGHT OF WOMEN IN US MILITARY
46.  THE SAGA OF THE PANINI KEYPAD An E-Book by Abhijit Bhattacharjee
47.  CAN INDIA DO AWAY WITH INCOME TAX
48.  SUCCESSION PLANNING A MUST FOR WOMEN.
49.  HINDU RITUALS - ANSWERS TO SOME COMMON Qns
50.  ALL IN ONE COMPENDIUM FOR VETERANS
51.  IS HINDU DHARMA GOOD AND HINDUTVA BAD?
52.  CONQUER SELF TO ACHIEVE SUCCESS
53.  STORY OF THE LONE TREE AT MHOW
54.  AGE GRACEFULLY
55.   LEGALISING EUTHNASIA IN INDIA
56.  MILITARY SPOUSES
57  ARYA SAMAJ AND ARYAS
58.  GETTING THE BEST OUT OF YOUR LIFE
59. EXCESSIVE CHARGES ON RESTAURANT BILLS AS SERVICE CHARGES
60. NRI PARENTS  HOME AWAY FROM KID'S HOME (TOI)
61. 30 YEARS AFTER OP BLUE STAR (TOI)
62. SUCCESSION PLANNING A MUST FOR WOMEN
63. AMITABH BACHAN’s TALK AT NATIONAL DEFENCE ACADEMY
64. FEAR AND LOATHING IN LUTYENS’ DELHI By Tavleen Singh
65. DONOT LEAVE YOUR FAMILY IN LURCH
66. CONQUER SELF TO ACHIEVE SUCCESS
67. DEFENCE PERSONNEL AND CIVILIAN GOVT EMPLOYEES – A COMPARISON
68. LEGALISING EUTHNASIA IN INDIA  SOCIAL LEGAL DONE
69. PREVENT ALZHEIMER
70. ABUSE OF ELDERS IN THE FAMILY
71. SENSTIVITY TO SENIOR CITIZEN
72. OLD AGE & LABOUR OF LOVE 
73. DON'T YOU QUIT
74. DOES THE SUN RISE IN THE EAST AND SET IN WEST
75. CELEBRATING FATHER'S DAY WITHOUT COMPARING HIM WITH A MOTHER

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Unfortunate rumour-mongering about 7th Central Pay Commission’s visit to Ladakh

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There were messages doing the rounds to the effect that Members of the 7th CPC are visiting Ladakh not for the purposes of analysing the conditions under which our men and women in uniform are deployed, but to enjoy a picnic at Pangong Tso lake at tax payers’ expense.

These messages are patently incorrect, malicious and unfortunate. Members of Pay Commission would, in fact, be visiting Siachen, Kargil, Mushkoh Valley, Chushul and Leh.

Similar whispers are at times heard about officers in the military hierarchy manning key positions related to pay, personnel and pensionary issues, including the pay commission cells of the three services. That too is demoralising.

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25TH Meeting of Standing Committee of Voluntary Agencies (SCOVA)

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The Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, Dr. Jitendra Singh presided over the 25th Meeting of Standing Committee of Voluntary Agencies (SCOVA) here today.

MOS (PP) informed the members of the SCOVA that this Department has made significant changes in the pension rules for the Central Government employees. The time prescribed for processing pension papers has been reduced from two years to one year. The procedure for verification of service for Pensionary benefits has been made simpler and quicker. Now service verification certificate will be issued twice – once after 18 years of service and then five years before superannuation. Provision has been made to rely upon the statement made by the Govt. servant in rare circumstances of non-availability of service records. These steps will eliminate the delay in verification of service, which is the most common cause for delay in getting pension.

Department of Pension & Pensioners` Welfare receives pension grievances electronically on the Centralized Pension Grievances Redressal and Monitoring System (CPENGRAMS). Grievances are also received in the form of manual letters which are also put into CPENGRAMS application for easy monitoring. The various Ministries and Departments also receive grievances directly from pensioners under their own login ID. For redressal, regular review meeting is being held preferably once in a month with various Ministries/Departments. During the current financial year against a total of 10,051 grievances, 6,197 were disposed of, with a balance of 3,854 pending grievances.

Dr. Jitendra Singh further informed that the Department of Pension & Pensioners` Welfare has started organizing Pre-Retirement Counseling (PRC) workshop on last Wednesday of every month for the benefit of retiring employees of the Government of India as a welfare measure. The workshop with retiring employees focuses on the following aspects: (i) formalities necessary for timely payment of retirement benefits (ii) motivation as well as mind-set change for post-retirement activities (iii) Facilities of CGHS/Fixed Medical Allowances after retirement (iv) advice on financial matters i.e. investments, and (v) preparation of Will. The Department has organized 4 PRC workshops till August 2014 this financial year.

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25TH Meeting of Standing Committee of Voluntary Agencies (SCOVA)

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Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions 
05-September-2014 19:11 IST
25TH Meeting of Standing Committee of Voluntary Agencies (SCOVA) 
The Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, Dr. Jitendra Singh presided over the 25th Meeting of Standing Committee of Voluntary Agencies (SCOVA) here today.

MOS (PP) informed the members of the SCOVA that this Department has made significant changes in the pension rules for the Central Government employees. The time prescribed for processing pension papers has been reduced from two years to one year. The procedure for verification of service for Pensionary benefits has been made simpler and quicker. Now service verification certificate will be issued twice – once after 18 years of service and then five years before superannuation. Provision has been made to rely upon the statement made by the Govt. servant in rare circumstances of non-availability of service records. These steps will eliminate the delay in verification of service, which is the most common cause for delay in getting pension.

Department of Pension & Pensioners' Welfare receives pension grievances electronically on the Centralized Pension Grievances Redressal and Monitoring System (CPENGRAMS). Grievances are also received in the form of manual letters which are also put into CPENGRAMS application for easy monitoring. The various Ministries and Departments also receive grievances directly from pensioners under their own login ID. For redressal, regular review meeting is being held preferably once in a month with various Ministries/Departments. During the current financial year against a total of 10,051 grievances, 6,197 were disposed of, with a balance of 3,854 pending grievances.

Dr. Jitendra Singh further informed that the Department of Pension & Pensioners' Welfare has started organizing Pre-Retirement Counseling (PRC) workshop on last Wednesday of every month for the benefit of retiring employees of the Government of India as a welfare measure. The workshop with retiring employees focuses on the following aspects: (i) formalities necessary for timely payment of retirement benefits (ii) motivation as well as mind-set change for post-retirement activities (iii) Facilities of CGHS/Fixed Medical Allowances after retirement (iv) advice on financial matters i.e. investments, and (v) preparation of Will. The Department has organized 4 PRC workshops till August 2014 this financial year. 
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Lt Gen Rath gets clean chit, VK Singh virtually indicted by army tribunal

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NEW DELHI: Virtually indicting former Army chief and Union minister Gen VK Singh, the Armed Forces Tribunal on Friday quashed the court martial of former 33 Corps commander Lieutenant General P K Rath, one of the four generals indicted in the infamous Sukna land scam case that rocked the Army five years ago. 

Imposing Rs 1 lakh fine on the Army for causing "loss of honour" to Rath, a two-member AFT bench headed by Justice Sunil Hali said, "The petitioner has suffered undue harassment and loss of reputation by the act of the respondents, which if not compensated would be a travesty of justice. The petitioner is acquitted of all charges. He is entitled to restoration of all benefits with 12% interest." 


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Full-fledged IAF bases in Ladakh, Kargil

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New Delhi, September 5
The Indian Air Force will have two full-fledged bases at Nyoma in eastern Ladakh and Kargil in the northern part of the cold desert to counter China and Pakistan, respectively. IAF Chief Air Chief Marshall Arup Raha listed out the work on two new bases among other expansion plans as he addressed veterans and serving officers while inaugurating a seminar commemorating 50 years of 1965 Indo-Pak War here today. This was the first of the year-long events planned by the IAF to mark 50 years of the 1965 war. It will culminate next year in September to coincide with the ceasefire announced in September 23, 1965. — TNS

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Modi-Sharif meet at UNGA unlikely

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New Delhi, September 5
A meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York later this month is unlikely given the current state of bilateral relations. Sources said there was no proposal from either side to have such a meeting on the margins of the UNGA and it was also unlikely that India would suggest such a parley. Modi will be in New York from September 26 to 29 and Sharif is scheduled to be there from September 22 to 27. — PTI

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Brigadier, Lt Col cashiered, get jail for selling off salvage

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Vijay Mohan
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, September 5
A Brigadier has been cashiered from service and awarded two-year rigorous imprisonment by a general court martial for alleged misappropriation and illegal disposal of thousands of tonnes of salvage (items no longer in use) during his tenure as Commandant of the Central Ordnance Depot (COD), Agra.

Besides, a Lieutenant Colonel, who was in charge of the salvage section, has also been cashiered and awarded one-year rigorous imprisonment, while two others, a Colonel who was the deputy commandant of COD and the depot's security officer, a Captain, have been awarded loss of seniority for their role in the matter.
The GCM presided by Major General Suresh Gupta, General Officer Commanding, Lucknow sub-area, concluded today. The GCM's findings and sentence are subject to confirmation by the convening authority.
Six charges under Sections 52 (f), 63 and 69 of the Army Act pertaining to conspiracy, fraud and violation of good order and discipline had been leveled against the accused. The charges included allowing private contractors to lift thousands of tonnes of salvage from the COD, creating fake vouchers and fabricating documents and board proceedings to cover up their deeds, and intimidating witnesses to give false statements before the court of inquiry. The Brigadier also faced two additional charges under Section 57 for making false declarations before high-ups in official reports.
While the GCM held the Brigadier, the Lieutenant Colonel and Captain guilty of all charges on which they were tried, the Colonel was acquitted of the four charges of conspiracy and fraud and held guilty of two charges for violation of good order and military discipline.
All four officers had pleaded not guilty to the charges against them and had contended that a motivated case was made out against them.
A ourt of inquiry to investigate into allegations of impropriety had held the commandant of the COD, along with the other officers blameworthy of misappropriation.

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Sathasivam sworn in as Kerala Guv

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Thiruvananthapuram, Sept 5
Former Chief Justice of India P Sathasivam was on Friday sworn in as Kerala Governor. Sathasivam (65), whose appointment triggered debate in legal and political circles on the propriety of giving gubernatorial assignment to a former CJI, is the 23rd Governor of the state.
He was administered the oath of office by Acting Chief Justice of the Kerala High Court, Justice Ashok Bhushan, at the Raj Bhavan here. He is the first Chief Justice of India to be appointed to the post which is lower in warrant of precedence to the CJI.
He is also the first non-political person appointed for a gubernatorial post by the new NDA government.
Chief Minister Oommen Chandy, his cabinet colleagues, Deputy Chairman of the Rajya Sabha P J Kurien and Kerala Assembly Speaker G Karthikeyan were present at the function.
However, LDF leaders did not turn up for the function.
After his appointment on September 3, Sathasivam had said, “I can utilise my service to the people of the state in a better way compared to other politicians.”
“I want to utilise my experience for the people of the particular state (Kerala),” he had said. — PTI

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TATRA SCAM : Lt Gen Tejinder ge ts bail

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Legal Correspondent
New Delhi, September 5
The Delhi High Court today granted bail to Lt Gen Tejinder Singh (retd) in the case over the truck purchase scam. Justice Pratibha Rani ordered his release on a personal bond of Rs 1 lakh and on the condition that he would not leave the country without the trial court’s permission.
The trial court had ordered his arrest for allegedly offering a bribe of Rs 14 crore in 2010 to the then army chief Gen VK Singh for clearing the purchase of 1,676 sub-standard trucks.
The HC noted that the CBI had not opposed the bail plea apprehending that he would influence the witnesses. CBI had cited the number two position held by Lt Gen T Singh in the army and the magnitude of the alleged offence. The reasons given by the trial court for denial of bail on September 1 “are against the settled legal principles” laid down the HC and the Supreme court, the judge held.

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President Shri Pranab Mukherjee Presents National Award to Teachers-2013

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The President Shri Pranab Mukherjee today presented the National Awards to Teachers- 2013. 378 teachers were awarded in this function.

The Scheme of National Award to Teachers was introduced in 1958 with the objective of enhancing the prestige of teachers and given public recognition to teachers of outstanding merit. Upto 1965 the Scheme covered teacher of Primary, Middle, Secondary and Higher Secondary schools only. From 1965, its scope was enlarged to cover teacher of Sanskrit Pathshalas. In 1976 it was further extended to cover Persian/Arabic teachers of Madrasas run on traditional lines, Awards have also been allotted for teacher of Primary and Secondary schools in Kendriya Vidyalayas, N.V.S., C.T.S.A., C.I.S.C.E., Sainik Schools and Atomic Energy Education Society.

43 awards have been allotted to teachers who promote the education of children with disabilities in regular schools by States/UTs and other school systems.

The number of awards allotted to a State depends upon the strength of the teaching community in that State. Each State/U.T. is, however, entitled to at least one Award for the Category of Primary schools teachers and one for the Secondary school teachers. The total number of awards presently, stands at 378.

Under the Scheme, school teachers are selected for the award on the basis of their academic efficiency, desire for improvement in education, genuine interest in and love for children, involvement in social life and reputation enjoyed in the local community.

The names of the teacher awards are recommended in the first instance, by the District Education Officer etc. on the basis of teacher’s record of work. It is further vetted by the District Committee. The recommendations of the Committee are scrutinised/ examined by the State Selection Committee which forwards its recommendations, in order of merit, to the State Government. The State Government in turn sends the same to the Union Government alongwith Character Certificate of faultless antecedents and absolute integrity duly signed by the State Education Secretary. The final selection is made by the Union Government. Each award consists of a Certificate of Merit, a Silver Medal and a Cash Prize of Rs. 25,000/-

The President also gave away the National Communication Technology (ICT) Award for the years 2010, 2011, 2012 & 2013. In all, 41 teachers (13 in the year 2010, 7 in the year 2011, 9 in the year 2012 and 12 for the year 2013) have been awarded with the ‘National Information Communication (ICT) Award for School Teachers.

This award proposes to felicitate those teachers who have enhanced learning by effectively and innovatively integrating technology supported learning into the school curriculum and subject teaching, and thereby promoted enquiry-based cooperative-collaborative learning using National Information Communication amongst students.

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