Friday, 24 June 2016


PARLIAMENT MARCH & RALLY OF ABOUT 20000 CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES – CONFEDERATION MASSIVE PARLIAMENT MARCH & RALLY OF ABOUT 20000 CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES INDEFINITE STRIKE FROM 11TH JULY 2016 33 LAKHS CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES WILL PARTICIPATE A massive parliament march and rally of about 20000 Central Government Employees was held at Jantar Mantar, New Delhi on 24th June 2016. The rally was organized by National Joint Council of Action (NJCA) of Central Government Employees comprising Railways, Defence, Confederation and Postal organizations demanding modification in the recommendations of 7th Central Pay Commissions including minimum wage and fitment formula. Other demands are scrapping of New Contributory Pension Scheme, No FDI in Railways and Defence, Grant of Civil Servant status to Gramin Dak Sevaks, filling up of vacancies, enhancement of bonus ceiling, No outsourcing, downsizing, contractorisation and corporatisation etc. The NJCA had already given strike notice to Government on 9th June 2016. The Modi Government is not ready for a negotiated settlement with the staff side. The rally called upon the entirely of Central Government employees to intensify the campaign and preparations and make the strike a total success. The rally was presided by Shri. N. Raghavaiah (General Secretary, NFIR & Chairman NJCA), Coms. Shiv Gopal Mishra (General Secretary AIRF & Convenor NJCA), Sreekumar (Secretary General AIDEF) M. Krishnan (Secretary General, Confederation) R. N. Parashar (Secretary General, NFPE) Guman Singh (President, NFIR), Rakal Das Gupta (President, AIRF) K. K. N. Kutty (President, Confederation) B. C. Sharma (NFIR) S. K. Tyagi (AIRF), Mrs. Champa and Mrs. Gita Pandey addressed the rally About 33 lakhs Central Government Employees will participate in the strike. 40 lakhs Central Government Pensioners have declared their solidarity with the strike. Central Trade Unions had also extended their full support. State Government Employees Federations have cautioned the Central Government that they will also be compelled to join the strike if Government refuse to settle the demands relating to 7th CPC recommendations as majority of the state Governments are implementing the Central pay parity to their employees also. Source: Confederation


Dear Veterans,

This is in reference to my previous post on the subject and my mail to PCDA (Pensions) and DESW dated 24 May 2016, in which I have brought the errors in their knowledge, but no reply from them.

Finally today I have lodge an online complaint on pgportal vide reference number DOPPW/E/2016 /05880.

Complaint lodged and errors in table are attached herewith for the knowledge of all the veterans.
I am sorry to state that we have to wait for another 7 months to file as case since date of One Man Commission on OROP has been extended till Dec 2016.
For the tables you all can understand how PCDA(P) has cheated us, even in the formula of (average of pension of Minimum & Maximum for a Rank, Same length of service & group )developed by them.
Rajeev Behal Coordinator Punjab & Member Legal Cell Voice of Ex-Servicemen Society Regd 9357172728 Whatsup ================================================

AFA Clarification on Rank with word like Retd or Ex.

AFA Clarification on Rank with word like Retd or Ex.
*AFA Clarification* _
Many Veterans have been enquiring about the usage of the words like 'Retired' or 'Ex' with their Ranks_.
*The reference,therefore, must be made to the Article 18 of Indian Constitution*!and the Abolition of Titles as envisaged through this Article in our Constitution.
The extract of the Constitution reads:-

"Article 18: Abolition of titles:-
Article 18
(1): No title, not being a military or academic distinction, shall be conferred by the State. Article 18
(2): No citizen of India shall accept any title from any foreign State. Article 18
(3): No person who is not a citizen of India shall, while he holds any office of profit or trust under the State, accept without the consent of the President any title from any foreign State.


The Article 18 , through its provisions, thus prevents the people from using any other title except the military and the academic distinctions because the State can award only these two titles, namely the Military (Ranks) and the Academic qualifications (gained on completion of university courses).

Titles such as Rai Bahadur, Sawai, Rai Sahab, Zamindar, Taluqdar etc which were prevalent in the medieval or the British India thus stand completely abolished .
Other suffixes like the IAS, IPS etc also do not form part of the State awards. These are civil appointments and thus do not form part of the 'Ranks' sanctioned under the provisions of Article 18 of the Indian Constitution.

The word 'Retired' used by our 'Traditionalists' is essentially a matter of habit and the present instructions issued on the subject by different Service Headquarters are 'ultra vires' to the provisions of the subject Article of the Indian Constitution.

*The word 'Veteran' is thus the most appropriate prefix/suffix with a warrior's name*.

Examples:- "Veteran Air Marshal XXX, MVC"or "Air Marshal XXX, MVC, Veteran" Or "Veteran Sgt XXX, VSM or "Sgt XXX, VSM, Veteran".

It is for this reason only that the three Services have established Directorates dealing with 'Veteran' affairs and the Govt of India is also working on establishing a ' Veterans' Commission'.
*The term 'ex-servicemen' is explanatory only to our having been in the defence services and is not to be mixed up with our *Ranks which will remain with us till even hereafter*.



Dear Gen, 
What an initiative which remained our concern as faujis. Yours truely was the one who received 686 repatriated personnel into the camp at Delhi Cantt in 1972 being Adjt of camp & wholesole i/c as i moved to camp on condition that there shall be no CO camp , who was unable to manage a large assembly of support persons from most centres. I used to get the details who were left behind as some would confide in me & the same persons were directed to interrogators & thus some details were known. 
A BSF JCO got some names hidden in his mirror & so on. I am thankful to you personally for this initiative as it always touched me & angered me that nincompoops amongst us could barter away 93K & yet not get our hundreds. 
Since your initiatives are linked to 4 decades plus cases, my respectable salute to you with good wishes to make it happen more resolutely than OROP.

 With due respect, Yogi Dated: 23 June 2016 

 Dear Veterans, 
 Letter to Hon’ble Raksha Mantri,copy endorsed to Hon’ble Prime Minister and three Chiefs dated 23 June 2016 regarding 54 Indian POWs Languishing in Pakistan Jails is enclosed herewith for your information and widest circulation please.

 With regards, 
 Yours Sincerely, 
Maj Gen Satbir Singh, SM (Retd) Advisor United Front of Ex Servicemen & Chairman IESM Mobile: 9312404269
 23 June 2016 
 Shri Manohar Parrikar Hon’ble Raksha Mantri 104, South Block, New Delhi 


 Hon’ble Raksha Mantri 

 1. The issue of 54 Indian POW of 1971 WAR in Pakistan Jails has been pending for the past 46 years. While India Returned 93000 Pak POWs of 71 WAR, our 54 POWs have not been returned by Pakistan. The list of Indian POWs in Pak Jails is attached. 

2. While some of these brave soldiers would have died, many may be still alive languishing in Pakistan Jails. The Govt of India has been taking up the case with the Govt of Pakistan but without any positive outcome. Very reliable evidence is available but our POWs have not come back. The Govt of India needs to take up the case directly with the Govts of Pakistan afresh and also approach the International Court of Justice to get our POW released. 

3. One of most authentic piece of evidence is the SAARC Meeting 1989. During the SAARC Meeting at Islamabad, Benzazir Bhutto Pime Minister of Pakistan admitted that there were 41 Indian POWs held by them against the claim of 43 POWs, given by late Shri Rajiv Gandhi. Mrs. Bhutto promised to release them soon but never kept her promise to release them.

 4. This is motive issue and needs to be taken up by the Govt on Priority. May we request you for your kind indulgence to get our POWs released at the earliest please? 
 With regards, 
 Yours Sincerely, 
Maj Gen Satbir Singh, SM (Retd) Advisor United Front of Ex Servicemen & Chairman IESM Mobile: 9312404269

 Copy to :- Shri Narendra Modi Hon’ble, Prime Minister of India Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) New Delhi – 110 001 For info with request to accord priority to get our soldier POWs back from Pakistan. 

 General Dalbir Singh PVSM, UYSM, AVSM, VSM, ADC Chief of the Army Staff Integrated HQs of Ministry of Defence (Army) South Block, New Delhi-110011 You are requested to jointly and strongly take up the issue with the Govt.

 Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha PVSM, AVSM, VM, ADC Chief of the Air Staff & Chairman, Chiefs of Staffs Committee (CoSC), Integrated HQs of Ministry of Defence (Air Force) Vayu Bhawan, New Delhi 110011 Our request as above. 

Admiral R K Dhowan, PVSM, AVSM, YSM, ADC Chief of the Naval Staff Integrated HQs of Ministry of Defence (Navy) South Block, New Delhi -110011 Our request as above. -

7th Pay Commission: Lower rank employees to get highest percentage salary hike

In a populist move, Prime Minister Narendra Modi led government is likely to pay highest percentage of salary hike to the lower rank government employees with the implementation of the 7th Pay Commission recommendations.

7th Pay Commission: Review panel working on effective mechanism for implementation of salary hike by
August 1 
7th Pay Commission: Bad news for government employees, allowance hike may be delayed by 2 years

7th Pay Commission Latest News:

Government may refuse 30 per cent hike proposal, says Finance Ministry

7th Pay Commission: How new pay scale will affect the salaries of Central Government employees from August 1

New Delhi, June 24: Prime Minister Narendra Modi led government is likely to pay highest percentage of salary hike to the lower rank government employees with the implementation of the 7th Pay Commission recommendations. The Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) has reportedly asked Cabinet Secretary Pradeep Kumar Sinha led Empowered Committee of Secretaries, that is examining the 7th Pay Commission recommendations, to increase the pay of lower grade employees.
The PMO told the Empowered Committee that the salaries of employees in the lower ranks should rise by the highest percentage, reported The Sen Times.
The government decided to give highest percentage salary hike to bottom grades employees and maintain parity of incomes between mid-level tier officers and the bottom grade employees.

Notably, all pay commissions in the past had not only recommended highest percentage of salary hike for top central government officials but also considered the disparity ratio between its highest and lowest paid employees. The ration of highest and lowest paid employees was about 1:12 in 2006. The 7th Pay Commission, headed by Justice A K Mathur, had originally proposed hike of 14.27 in basic pay, 23.55 per cent in salary, allowances and pensions.

The Empowered Committee of Secretaries has reportedly recommended a whopping 30 per cent hike in government employees’s salary, making the minimum amount Rs 23,500 and the maximum to Rs 3,25,000.
The Empowered Committee of Secretaries will submit its final report later this month and the Cabinet will take final call on the 7th Pay Commission recommendations in July.
47 lakh central government employees and 52 lakh pensioners will be benefited from the recommendations of 7th Pay Commission.

Modified Date: June 24, 2016 2:41 AM

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