CBDT extends due date for linking Aadhaar with PAN till June 30, 2018

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CBDT extends due date for linking Aadhaar with PAN till June 30, 2018

The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has extended the last date for linking of Aadhaar with PAN from March 31, 2018 to June 30, 2018.

This is the 3rd time, CBDT has extended the due date for linking Aadhaar number with PAN.


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Cap On educational Concession to Children of Missing/Disabled/Killed Soldiers Removed

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Cap On educational Concession to Children of Missing/Disabled/Killed Soldiers Removed – MoD Orders

Press Information Bureau
Government of India Ministry of Defence 22-March-2018 15:49 IST

Cap On educational Concession to Children of Missing/Disabled/Killed Soldiers Removed Government has decided to continue educational concessions to the children of Armed Forces Officers/Personnel Below Officer Ranks (PBORs)/Missing/Disabled/ Killed in Action without the cap of Rs. 10,000 per month.
Ministry of Defence had persuaded the Finance Ministry twice in this regard, which is agreed upon by the latter. The above educational concession will be admissible only for undertaking studies in a government/government aided schools/educational institutes, Military/Sainik Schools and other schools or colleges recognised by the Central or State Governments including the autonomous organisations financed entirely by the Central/State Governments.

Source: PIB


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Special facilities provided to elderly and disabled by the Banks

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Special Facilities provided to Elderly Persons and Disabled by the Banks

Ministry of Finance Special Facilities provided to Elderly Persons and Disabled by the Banks 23 MAR 2018 Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has issued directions on 09.11.2017 to banks to provide special facilities to the disabled and elderly persons.
All banks have put in place the appropriate mechanism for following specific provisions to ease the Banking Services without difficulty to Senior Citizens and Differently Disabled Persons i.e. Dedicated Counters/ Preference to Senior Citizens, Differently abled persons, Ease of submitting Life Certificate, Cheque Book Facility, Automatic conversion of status of accounts, Additional Facilities to visually impaired customers, Ease to filing Form 15G/H and Banking at door step.
Banks are taking effective steps to provide these facilities. Department of Financial Services (DFS), Ministry of Finance has advised all the banks on 22.12.2017 to implement the instructions of RBI in letter and spirit and give due publicity in their bank branches and bank’s website.

This was stated by Shri Ship Pratap Shukla, Minister of State for Finance in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.


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All banks started this. Know ur bank account balance

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All banks started this. Know ur bank account balance by giving a missed call to below numbers…from your registered mobile number. Don’t waste your ATM transactions just to see your balance…

1. Axis Bank – 09225892258
2. Andhra Bank – 09223011300
3. Allahabad Bank – 09224150150
4. Bank of Baroda – 09223011311
5. Bhartiya Mahila Bank – 09212438888
6. Dhanlaxmi Bank – 08067747700
7. IDBI Bank – 09212993399
8. Kotak Mahindra Bank – 18002740110
9. Syndicate Bank – 09664552255
10. Punjab National Bank -18001802222
11. ICICI Bank – 02230256767
12. HDFC Bank – 18002703333
13. Bank of India – 02233598548
14. Canara Bank – 09289292892
15. Central Bank of India – 09222250000
16. Karnataka Bank – 18004251445
17. Indian Bank – 09289592895
18. State Bank of India – Get the balance via IVR
1800112211 and 18004253800
19. Union Bank of India – 09223009292
20. UCO Bank – 09278792787
21. Vijaya Bank – 18002665555
22. Yes Bank – 09840909000
23. South Indian Bank-
24.Bank of Maharashtra-
25. Karur Vysya Bank - 09266292666

Good information always shared with others. Its working awesome..Post it in other groups also.....


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Dearness Relief from Jan-2018 @ 7%: DoP&PW Order for Central Government pensioners/family pensioners

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Dearness Relief from Jan-2018 @ 7%: DoP&PW Order for Central Government pensioners/family pensioners

Department of Pension & Pensioners' Welfare has issued OM No.42/06/2018-P&PW(G) dated 22nd March 2018
regarding grant of Dearness Relief admissible to Central Government pensioners/family pensioners at enhanced rate from the existing rate of 5% to 7% wef 01.01.2018.

Government of India Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare 3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhavan, Khan Market, New Delhi – 110003
Dated the 22nd March,2018


Sub: Grant of Dearness Relief to Central Government pensioners/family pensioners – Revised rate effective from 01.01.2018.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s OM No. 42/15/2016-P&PW(G) dated 28.09.2017 on the subject mentioned above and to state that the President is pleased to decide that the Dearness Relief admissible to Central Government pensioners/family pensioners shall be enhanced from the existing rate of 5% to 7% w.e.f 01.01.2018.

2. These rates of DR will be applicable to (i) Civilian Central Government Pensioners/Family Pensioners including Central Govt. absorbee pensioners in PSU/Autonomous Bodies in respect of whom orders have been issued vide this Department’s OM No.4/34/2002-P&PW(D) Vol.II dated 23.06.2017 for restoration of full pension after expiry of commutation period of 15 years
(ii) The Armed Forces Pensioners, Civilian Pensioners paid out of the Defence Service Estimates,
(iii) All India Service Pensioners
(iv) Railway Pensioners/family pensioners
(v) Pensioners who are in receipt of provisional pension
(vi) The Burma Civilian pensioners/family pensioners and pensioners/families of displaced Government Pensioners from Burma/ Pakistan, in respect of whom orders have been issued vide this Department’s OM No.23/3/2008-P&PW(B) dated 11.09.2017.

3. These orders shall not be applicable on CPF beneficiaries, their widows and eligible children who are in receipt of ex-gratia payment in terms of this Department’s OM No.45/52/97-P&PW(E) dated 16.12.1997 and revised vide this Department’s OM 1/10/2012-P&PW(E) dtd 27.06.2013. Separate orders will be issued in respect of above category.

4. The payment of Dearness Relief involving a fraction of a rupee shall be rounded off to the next higher rupee.

5. The payment of arrears of Dearness Relief shall not be made before the date of disbursement of pension/family pension of March, 2018.

6. Other provisions governing grant of DR in respect of employed family pensioners and re-employed Central Government Pensioners will be regulated in accordance with the provisions contained in this Department’s OM No. 45173/97-P&PW (G) dated 2.7.1999 as amended vide this Department’s OM No. F.No. 38/88/2008-P&PW(G) dated 9th July, 2009. The provisions relating to regulation of DR where a pensioner is in receipt of more than one pension will remain unchanged.

7. In the case of retired Judges of the Supreme Court and High Courts, necessary orders will be issued by the Department of Justice separately.

8. It will be the responsibility of the pension disbursing authorities, including the nationalized banks, etc. to calculate the quantum of DR payable in each individual case.

9. The offices of Accountant General and authorised Pension Disbursing Banks are requested to arrange payment of relief to pensioners etc. on the basis of these instructions without waiting for any further instructions from the Comptroller and Auditor General of India and the Reserve Bank of India in view of letter No. 528-TA, II/34-80-U dated 23/0411981 of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India addressed to all Accountant Generals and Reserve Bank of India Circular No. GANB No. 2958/GA-64 (ii) (CGL)/81 dated the 21st May, 1981 addressed to State Bank of India and its subsidiaries and all Nationalised Banks.

10. In their application to the pensioners/family pensioners belonging to Indian Audit and Accounts Department, these orders issue after consultation with thc C&AG.

11. This issues in accordance with Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure’s OM No. 11/2018-E.U(B) dated 15th March,2018.

12. Hindi version will follow.

sd/- (Charanjit Taneja)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

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Senior citizen benefits that you must know 

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Senior citizen benefits that you must know 

At 60, one is considered a senior citizen in India. Senior citizens are entitled to a multitude of financial benefits. While you can avail some benefits at 60, you also get some added benefits at 65. From time to time, the government offers senior citizens financial benefits to make their life easier. Here are a few benefits available to senior citizens in India. 

1. Interest income: 

Senior citizens are entitled to a tax exemption of Rs. 50,000 for income from fixed deposits, post office interest and savings bank accounts. 

2. Health insurance premium: 

Senior citizens get a tax exemption of Rs. 50,000 on health insurance premium under Section 80D. Exemption on medical expenditure for critical illnesses is Rs. 1 lakh for both senior citizens and super senior citizens. 

3. Pradhan Mantri Vaya Vandana Yojana (PMVVY): 

The PMVVY scheme was recently extended from March 2018 to March 2020. The investment is capped at Rs. 15 lakh and gives a guaranteed 8 % fixed rate of return for a period of 10 years. 

4. Senior Citizens’ Saving Scheme (SCSS): 

The SCSS scheme offers an interest rate of 8.3% per annum. Any senior citizen over the age of 60 can open the senior citizen savings scheme. If the senior citizen has retired on superannuation or VRS at 55, they can still opt for the SCSS scheme provided they open an account within a month of receipt of retirement benefits and the amount shouldn’t be more than the number of retirement benefits. 

5. Professional tax: 

In some states, resident senior citizens aged 65 and above are exempt from professional tax. 

6. Income tax: 

For senior citizens, an income of up to Rs. 3 lakh is non-taxable. For senior citizens over the age of 80, an income of up to Rs. 5 lakh is non-taxable. 

7. Travel concessions: 

Senior citizens are entitled to discounts on fares. For instance, senior citizens over the age of 60 can avail a discount of 50% on economy class for domestic travel. Women aged 58 are eligible for 50 % discount and men aged 60 and above are eligible for 40 % discount on rail fare. The concession is on all classes of Mail/Rajdhani/Jan Shatabdi/Shatabdi/Duranto/Express trains. Some state and municipal corporations also give discounts on bus fare to senior citizens. There are seats reserved for senior citizens as well. The passenger reservation system automatically allots lower berths to senior citizens subject to availability during ticket booking. 

8. Insurance policies: 

For seniors aged 60-80, national insurance offers the ‘Varishta Mediclaim Policy’ where the maximum sum insured is Rs. 1 lakh in case of hospitalization and Rs. 2 lakh for critical illnesses. LIC offers the Varishtha Pension Bima Yojana that provides assured pension for senior citizens. 

9. Subsidized phone bills: 

Senior citizens over the age of 65 can avail of BSNL connections without registration charges. They are also eligible for registration of telephone on priority. Senior citizens over the age of 65 get 25% concession on monthly service charges and installation charges for landline connections. 

10. Miscellaneous benefits: 

Senior citizens get separate queues in hospitals for registration and clinical examination. They can also avail of preferential hearing for their cases by writing to the court. Banks have separate queues for senior citizens and offer them senior citizen cards, priority services etc. 


Senior citizen benefits are afforded to those over the age of 60 to make sure they aren’t burdened financially during retirement. The benefits also ensure that they don’t end up being dependent on anyone. 

(Source : Facebook post) 


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1.Col Raghbir Singh, President, T SEWA, Punjab invited team T SEWA to visit Punjab and conduct awareness programmes for benefit of Ex-Servicemen (ESM) and family pensioners of Punjab from 13 to 15 March 2018. The places selected with support from local ESM Associations was Bhogpur (30 kms from Jalandhar on road Jalandhar – Pathankot) and Garh Shankar 40 kms from Jalandar.
2.Col Dhram Raj Singh, Coordinator for T SEWA legal work in AFT Lucknow invited team T SEWA to conduct an awareness programme at Lucknow from 17 to 19 Mar 2018.
3.The Executive Committee approved move of Brig CS Vidyasagar (Rtd) President, T SEWA, Col Ajit Singh Rana, President, T SEWA, North Zone and Brig SKS Rana, VSM, President, Legal Division of T SEWA to conduct awareness programmes at Punjab and Lucknow. Brig SKS Rana, VSM was not available due to his corporate commitments for awareness programmes in Punjab. However he attended the awareness programme at Lucknow from 17 to 18 Mar 2018.
4.The detailed visit report is given in succeeding paragraphs.
Awareness Programme in Punjab from 13 to 15 Mar 2018
5.I boarded Rajdhani Express at Secunderabad on 11 Mar 2018 and reached Hazrat Nizamuddin on 12 Mar. I was house guest of Col Ajit Singh Rana and Mrs Kamlesh Rana at Gurgaon. Col Ajit Rana and I proceeded to Jalandhar in Amritsar Shatabdi express on 12 Mar and reached Jalandhar on 13 Mar 2018. We were put up in Officers’ Mess of HQ 11 Corps courtesy Col Raghbir Singh, President, T SEWA Punjab.
Awareness Programme at Bhogpur, Jalandhar Dist on 13 Mar 2018.
6.A well attended programme by 700 ESMs and family pensioners was organized by Hony Capt Gurmail Singh, President of Bhogpur ESM Association. Col Ajit Singh Rana made a presentation covering the following issues:-
(a)Who are all eligible for pension.
(b)Types of pension for Ex-Servicemen like Service Pension, Disability pension and war injury pension.
(c) Types of pension for Family pensioners like Ordinary Family Pension, Enhanced Rate of Ordinary Family pension, Special Family pension and Liberalised Family pension.
(d)How to calculate your pension.
(e) OROP.
(f)Legal cases launched by T SEWA.
(g)Action an Ex-Serviceman has to take to get any personal occurance like re-marriage or divorce or birth of children, getting joint notification for pension in case name of wife is missing in PPO, getting date of birth of wife endorsed in PPO etc.
(h)Dual family pension.
(j)Activities of T SEWA.
7.I covered 7th CPC benefits and method of fixation of pension by (a) 2.57 method and (b) Notional pay method of pension fixation.
8.After question – answer session, a one to one interaction with Ex-Servicemen and Family pensioners was carried out. Most of the pensioners came out asking whether they are getting correct pension. Some of the non-pensioners sought scope for getting some kind of pension at their old age. Widowed daughters came to know how to get pension on death of their both parents. Reservists complained their in-eligibility for OROP. Widows of JCOs / OR whose husbands after retirement from Army served in DSC are not getting dual family pension.Many of the issues which could not be solved have been taken by Col Raghbir Singh.
9.Col Raghbir Singh got Col Manjeet Singh Kooner, Col (Veterans) of 91 Sub Area, Jalandhar to address the gathering. He explained the role of his office and offered his services to resolve the problems of ESMs and family pensioners.
10.District Sainik Welfare Officer, Jalandhar Dist also addressed the gathering. He advised all ESM Associations in Jalandhar Dist to come under one banner and approach him to resolve their problems with State administration. The DPDO Jalandhar also assured he will look into problems of pensioners with utmost urgency and sympathy. The representatives of SBI and PNB did participate in the Awareness programme.
Visit to Families in Distress
11.After lunch team T SEWA was taken to four villages around Bhogpur to see the pathetic condition of the ESMs and family pensioners. Photos and videos are taken. Financial assistance from  T SEWA was sought by each of the families. Col Raghbir Singh was advised to send details with his recommendation of quantum of financial assistance to Charity Division of T SEWA.
Pathetic Condition of Smt Kulwant Kaur, wife of (late) Nk Kabil Singh
12.We were taken to house of Smt Kulwant Kaur in a nearby village about 10 kms from Bhogpur. Nk Kabil Singh retired from Army and was doing odd jobs earning some meagre amount to supplement his pension to sustain his family. He was blessed or burdened with six daughters and one son. He died in 2001. His eldest daughter and her husband both died in one or two years after death of Nk Kabil Singh. Two daughters got widowed and were thrown out by their in-laws. One of the widowed daughter has 15 year old son and younger widowed daughter has two children (one son and one daughter). Both the widowed daughters came back to her mother’s place with their children.  The youngest child of (late) Nk Kabil Singh was a boy who got recruited into Punjab Armed Police, Jalandhar. He during his training period used to support his mother with his monthly stipend. Unfortunately he also died in a road accident. In this family in a span four to five years from 2001, Nk Kabil Singh, his eldest daughter, three sons-in-law and one son died. Smt Kulwant Kaur now supports her two daughters and three grandchildren with her meagre family pension.
13.Video on her plight is attached.
14.Other Families. The team T SEWA visited three more families in three different villages at distance of 10 to 15 kms. Their condition is also similar to that of Smt Kulwant Kaur. The videos taken in each of these houses are attached.
Visit to Garh Shankar, Dist Hoshiarpur, Punjab
15.Col Ajit Singh Rana and self moved to Chandigarh on 14 Mar 2018 and had detailed discussion with Maj Navdeep Singh on legal matters. He assured his help to TSEWA.
16.The team T SEWA organized one more Awareness programme at Garh Shankar of Hoshiarpur Dist on 15 Mar 2018. Hav Balbir Singh, President, Garh Shankar ESM Association made all the necessary arrangements in the conference hall of PWD Office of Garh Shankar. 225 to 250 ESMs and family pensioners could attend due to limited space. The Awareness progarmme was more or less same as that organized in Bhogpur on 13 Mar 2018.
Visit to Houses of ESMs and Family Pensioners nearby Garh Shankar
17.Team T SEWA visited four families living in remote villages of Garh Shankar tehsil. Videos  showing their condition are attached.
18.Charity Division, T SEWA on getting more details and documents from Col Raghbir Singh will carry out their own deliberations and assessment of quantum of financial assistance to be given to all these families who are in destitute condition.
19.Presentation of Mementos. Team T SEWA presented memento to the Presidents and Gen Secy of Bhogpur and Garh Shankar ESM Associations for the help rendered in organizing the two Awareness programs.
Return to Gurgaon
20.Col Ajit Singh Rana and self, interacted with six senior retired officers in Hoshiarpur over dinner on 16 Dec 2018 who thanked team T SEWA for the visit to Punjab and to villages to see the living condition of ESMs and family pensioners. They assured of their help and support to T SEWA in the noble task to alleviate the suffering of ESMs and family pensioners in Punjab in particular and rest of India in general. Col Ajit Singh Rana and self returned by Hoshiarpur – Delhi Express to Delhi on 16 Mar 2018.
Visit to Lucknow
21.Team T SEWA comprising of Brig SKS Rana, VSM, Col Ajit Singh Rana and self, arrived in Lucknow on 16 Mar 2018. We were received by Col Dharam Raj Singh,  TSEWA Coordinator for AFT Lucknow and Hav Harish Asthana, President, T SEWA, UP. Brig Amulya Mohan (Rtd), Director Sainik Welfare was kind enough to make a presentation on activities of his organization and welfare schemes launched by Govt of UP. A Minister of State is in charge of Sainik Welfare. UP has the largest number of Ex-Servicemen and family pensioners. 4,56,000 identity cards were issued to eligible ESMs and family pensioners. Lt Col Dr Bhatt, the Zilla Sainik Welfare Officer, Lucknow dist informed us that there could be few thousands or even a lakh ESMs and family pensioners who though eligible did not register with Rajya Sainik Board. The case of daughter of (late) Maj Bhatt of Kumaon Regt who was found begging on streets of Lucknow was explained. She is now employed as a sales lady in Sub Area canteen.  We were put up in Sub Area Officers’ Mess and of 15 Kumaon.
22.Visit to Col (Veterans) Madhya UP Sub Area and Col YR Sharma.  On 17 March 2018, Col Dharam Raj Singh took us to office of Col Aniruddha Wale, Col (Veterans) of Madhya UP Sub Area (MUPSA) who briefed us on the activities his organization is carrying out. His main grouse is many of ESMs are not aware that such an organization is existing for their welfare. He assured that any problems with PCDA (Pensions) Allahabad or Record Offices or CPPCs of banks will be dealt expeditiously by his office. He is responsible for resolving grievances of ESMs and Family pensioners in 14 districts out of 75 districts of UP. Col YR Sharma, a practicing advocate in AFT Lucknow and Lucknow bench of Allahabad High court promised to help ESMs and family pensioners in legal cases.
23.Dinner with 50 Retired Officers. Col Dharam Raj Singh organized a dinner on 17 Mar 2018 in Mohd Baug Club, Lucknow where in almost 50 retired officers / JCOs & OR were present. They all praised the good work being carried out by volunteers of T SEWA and promised to get more members into T SEWA. We could find five to six officers who were dedicated to the cause of ESMs and Family pensioners. They are doing silently some welfare oriented work but they lamented that there is lot of distrust between Officer Community and JCOs /OR.
Awareness Programme in Lucknow on 18 Mar 2018
24.Col Dharam Raj Singh, T SEWA Co-ordinator for AFT Lucnow with support from five to six retired officers organized an Awareness programme in function hall owned by Nk DK Shukla, an Ex-Serviceman. He charges Rs 1.25 lakhs per day to rent out his well furnished function hall in Uthrethia, Lucknow but he gave his premises free to T SEWA. The format of Awareness programme was similar to that in Punjab. Brig SKS Rana, VSM gave out details of legal cases being handled by T SEWA and as President, Legal Division. He assured T SEWA will get justice to ESMs and family pensioner at very low legal cost. I was asked to cover activities of TSEWA which I summarized as True SEWA and Timely SEWA. Question – Answer session followed. The questions were mostly on pensions, OROP which did not give anticipated increase in pension, problems being faced by non – pensioner reservists etc.
25.Why OROP Gave Less Benefit to JCOs and OR?. Col Ajit Singh Rana explained that the JCOs and OR were given enhanced pension w.e.f. Jan 2006, another rise in 2009 and third rise in Sep 2012 with the pension fixed at maximum of the scale. The OROP is only pension of those retiring in 2013. Therefore the increase in pension from Sep 2012 to calendar year 2013 of OROP has to be less for JCOs /OR. Whereas there was no such increase in pension for Officers.
26.Donation by Col Harvardhan Singh of 5 Raj Rif. Col Harsha Vardhan Singh donated Rs 25,001 to T SEWA during the awareness programme. He was kind enough to give his car Skoda Laura with driver for use by Team T SEWA for five days.
27.One to One Session for Grievance Redressal on 19 Mar 2018. Col Dharma Raj Singh organized grievance redressal session in his own house on 19 Mar 2018 followed by lunch. A number of ESMs and family pensioners came to get their individual problems resolved. Brig DM Tripathi, Hav Harish Asthana and self, listened to every one patiently to understand their problems. The main grouse is that banks are not paying correct pension. They themselves are not very clear as to what is their pension. A widow of an infantry soldier from 11 GR who died in 2001 has not been getting her family pension. She was assured that T SEWA will ensure that she will get her pension at the earliest.
28.Presentation of Mementos. Team T SEWA presented five mementos to Col Dharma Raj Singh (17 Raj Rif), Col Ram Raj Singh (15 Rajput), Col Harsha Vardhan Singh (5 Raj Rif), Brig DM Tripathi (Signals), Lt Col Hem Lohumi (102 Engr Regt) and Nk DK Shukla, function hall owner for organizing the Awareness programme so successfully. 
29.I returned to Secunderabad on 21 Mar 2018 on successful completion of Awarenes programmes in Punjab and Lucknow.  
30.Vidoes and Photos Taken During the Three Awareness Progarmmes.  These are attached. The size of video files is too large, hence the videos will be sent in six to seven mails mostly in Google Drive.
31.It is evidently clear that unless T SEWA goes into interior villages and meet the ESMs and family pensioners in their homes, to see how they live and to understand their grievances, very little is likely to be achieved. The Awareness programmes bring  T SEWA closer to the ESMs and family pensioners. With whatever limited funds available for charity, such visits to these remote areas will enable T SEWA to ensure financial assistance is rendered to deserving personnel.
32.T SEWA thanks innumerable members of T SEWA, non-members and civilians who contributed to charity Division to enable them to carry out philanthropic activities. It is with great amount of pride, I state T SEWA distributed Rs 7.50 lakhs as financial assistance to ESMs, Family pensioners and even to civilians during financial year 2017 – 18. With support from large hearted members of T SEWA, we hope to surpass this figure during next financial year (2018 – 19) and bring succor to many deserving ESMs and family pensioners.
Brig CS Vidyasagar (Rtd)


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Dear Friends,

Kindly read Maj Gen, SG Vombatkere letter to Secy DESW dated 25.3.2017, pasted BELOW for info.

He had also filed WP 18444/2017 in High Court of Karnataka, and obtained an order restraining the PDA (Canara Bank) from imposing Aadhaar as a pre-requisite (in his case, since it was not a PIL) for disbursing pension.




25 March 2017


Major General S.G.Vombatkere, VSM

475, 7th Main Road

Vijayanagar 1st Stage

Mysuru-570017; Karnataka

Tel:0821-2515187; Mobile:94804-75925



The Secretary

Department of Ex-Servicemen Welfare

Ministry of Defence

New Delhi-110011

Advance Copy by E-mail to: <>; <>;

Sent by e-mail 25/03/2017; 10:07 AM

SubjectAadhaar as identity document for Defence Forces pensioners

ReferenceGazette of India Extraordinary Notification No.672 dated March 6, 2017


1. The Notification under reference requires Defence Forces (“military”, for short) pensioners “... to furnish proof of possession of Aadhaar number or undergo Aadhaar authentication”, so as to enable pensioners to “get their entitlements directly in a convenient and seamless manner”, and “... provide [them] convenient and hassle free pension benefits ...”.

2. The present system of disbursement of military pension is through banks functioning as Pension Disbursing Authority (PDA). The PDA banks establish the identity of every military pensioner after going through previously established know-your-customer (KYC) procedures which include obtaining PAN, Proof of Identity & Proof of Address. This system is already working conveniently and seamlessly. In fact, the data used by banks for KYC is precisely the primary data which UIDAI uses to enrol a person for Aadhaar. Hence I respectfully submit that there is no need for a military pensioner to obtain Aadhaar in case he does not already possess the Aadhaar number.

3. The Notification under reference clearly expresses that military pension is a benefit; the word “benefit” in fact occurs 12 times in the Notification. Here I would respectfully like to bring to your notice that military pension is neither a benefit nor a service, but a right. In this connection, I draw your attention to the Hon'ble Supreme Court of India, Civil Appellate Jurisdiction Civil Appeal No.1123 of 2015, arising out of SLP(C) No.321 of 2015. Also, paragraph 20 of the Judgment delivered on 17.12.1982 in D.S.Nakara & Others vs Union of India (WP Nos. 5939-5941 of 1980), reads as follows:

... the decision of the Constitution Bench in Deoki Nandan Prasad v. State of Bihar and Ors,

wherein this Court authoritatively ruled that pension is a right and the payment of it does not depend upon the decision of the Government but is governed by the rules, and a Government servant coming within those rules is entitled to claim pension.”

4. Further, a Constitution Bench of the Hon'ble Supreme Court of India passed an Interim Order dated 15.10.2015 in W.P. (C) No.494/2012, which reads as follows:

5. We will also make it clear that the Aadhaar card scheme is purely voluntary and it cannot be made mandatory till the matter is finally decided by this Court one way or the other”.

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5. Since the matter has not as yet been finally decided by the Hon'ble Supreme Court of India, its Interim Order continues to remain in force. However, the Notification under reference, which reads: “An individual eligible to receive the pension benefits is hereby required to furnish proof of possession of Aadhaar number or undergo Aadhaar authentication”, makes Aadhaar enrolment obligatory and not voluntary. Thus, the Notification under reference is in violation of the above quoted Interim Order of the Hon'ble Supreme Court of India, and in contempt of the Hon'ble Supreme Court of India.

6. In view of the foregoing, I request you to immediately issue a fresh Gazette of India Notification cancelling the Notification under reference, and resuming status quo ante until the matter is finally heard and decided by the Hon'ble Supreme Court of India.

Yours faithfully,

Major General S.G.Vombatkere


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Dear Veteran Brothers Please update yourself....!!

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Dear Veteran Brothers

Please update yourself....!!

1. Fixed Medical Allowance @ Rs.100 was introduced w.e.f. 01.12.1997.

2.Fixed Medical Allowance @ Rs.1000 was increased w.e.f. 01.07.2017.

3. ECHS members not eligible for Medical Allowance.

4. ECHS facility is now extended to the dependents of ex-recruits boarded out are drawing Disability pension.

5. ECHS made compulsory for those discharged after 01.04.2003.

6. There is no fee for pre 1.1.96 pensioners to join this scheme.

7. From 1.1.96 to 31.3.2003 they have to pay to join this scheme.

8. From 29.12.2017 the rates have been increased. (From Recruit to Hav rank Rs. 30,000, From Nb.Sub. to Hon.Capt and Equivalents. Rs.67000 & for all Officers Rs.1,20,000)

9. If you are having 32 KB individual white card, you can use up to Dec 2020.

10. If you are having Temporary ECHS slip, you have to apply for NEW Card.

11. If you have lost your ECHS card, you have to apply on line for new card.

12. If you are a member of ECHS make sure that you are not paid Fixed Medical Allowance.  If you are paid, wirte a letter to the bank to stop it, otherwise your ECHS Card will be suspended.

13. War disabled pensioners & widows are exempted from paying ECHS contribution.

14. If you are having old 16Kb (Red colour combined card), you have to change it before Sep 2018.

15. Keep note of your PPO No and always give your particulars like Rank, Group, Qualifying Service and date of birth in case of any query.

16. Always keep your pension account jointly with your Spouse. (E or S or F or S basis)

17. All family pensioners must give nomination to their pension accounts.

18. Update your pass book entries regularly.

19. Collect Pension slip from bank every month and keep it safe.

20. Link your Aadhaar Number and PAN number with your Pension account.

21. Name of your spouse in the PPO and in the Bank account must be same.

22. If your and your spouse date of birth is not with your Bank, please submit your school certificate, Aadhaar card, PAN Card, Voter ID to the Bank for recording your Date of Birth.

23. Do not forget to give Life Certificate to the Bank in November every year.

24. All Pre 1.4.1985 pensioners must make sure that their Spouse name is there for family pension.  If not, apply for endorsement of family pension immediately through ZSB to your Records office.

25. All pre 1.4.1985 pensioners, who do not have pension book or PPO copy, please apply to bank and get a copy

26. If a pensioner dies before the age of 67,his spouse should get the same pension as her husband.  From the date of death till the deceased attains age of 67 or for 7 Years whichever falls early.

27. The pensioners who completed 80 years of age are eligible to get 20% increase in their basic pension as additional pension.  If you are not getting, you have to apply to the bank with the proof of date of birth.

28. EPF Pension in addition to Defence Pension Family pension allowed w.e.f. 27.07.2001

29. ESM can draw two pensions separately without any ceiling w.e.f. 01.01.1996.

30. DR. for re-employed ex-servicemen with some conditions w.e.f. 18.07.1997.

31. DR. is admissible to employed family pensioners without any condition w.e.f. 18.07.1997.

32. Minimum Ordinary Family Pension as per 7th CPC  is Rs.9,000+ DR  w.e.f. 01.01.2016.

33. Minimum Special Family Pension as per 7th CPC is Rs. 17,990 w.e.f. 01.01.2016.

34. Compensation for Delayed payment of Pension/Arrears to be paid w.e.f. 01.10.2008.

35. Improvement in pension for ORs & JCOs as per CDA Circular 430 w.e.f. 01.07.2009.

36. Additional pension is payable after 80 years on both the pensions, if any one drawing two pensions.

37. Additional pension is applicable for WIP/Disability Pension/Lib.FP & SFP.

38. Joint notification of family pension was introduced from 01.03.1985.  Those who do not have    joint notification for family pension, they have to apply immediately.

39. Dual family pension is payable from 24.9.2012. as per CDA Cir.504 dt.17.01.2013.  The families of ESM who were drawing two pensions and died before 24.9.2012 were denied dual family pension at that time.  As per CDA Cir.504, they are eligible for two family pensions.

40. W.E.F. 01.07.2009 the concept of Broad banding of percentage of disability/War injury Shall be extended to Armed Forces Pensioners who were invalided out of service prior to 01.01.1996 and are in receipt of disability/war injury pension as on 01.07.2009.

41.Broadbanding for all pensioners is applicable wef 01.01.2016(Circular 596)

42. The Cap on maximum WIP i.e. not to exceed emoluments last drawn has been removed w,e,f, 01.07.2009.

43. Liberalised family pension came into existence from 01.02.1972.

44. If you are having disabled children, unmarried daughters, widowed daughters, you must apply for Part II order (POR) for pension benefits on later dates.

45. Always check your pension with your Rank, Group, Qualifying service and date of birth.

46. Apply for financial assistance for disabled children from  KSB if you are not getting from anywhere.

47. If you have lost your ESM ID Card, you have to apply for duplicate from Zilla Sainik Board.

48.Your full date of birth must be recorded in your Aadhaar Card.  Your mobile number also to be linked to your Aadhaar card.  Visit Aadhaar permanent enrolment centre for any change.Nowadays banks are also entrusted to be Aadhaar enrolment centre.

49. ADLR Scheme Funeral Grant Rs.10,000 w.e.f. 08/07/2016. Paid by Canteen.

50.Zilla Sainik Board pays Rs.5000 funeral grant.

51. Dignified Last Rites grant from Army/Navy/Airforce HQs amount differs.

Note:- There are many more to know shall keep updating.

Regards and Jai Hind 🙏🇮🇳🙏


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Grant of Dearness Allowance to Central Government Employees – Revised Rates effective from 1.1.2018

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Grant of Dearness Allowance to Central Government Employees – Revised Rates effective from 1.1.2018
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure

North Block, New Delhi
Dated the 15th March, 2018

Office Memorandum

Subject: Grant Of Dearness Allowance to Central Government – Revised Rates effective from 1.1.2018.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Ministry’s Office Memorandum No.1/9/2017- E-II (B) dated 20th September, 2017 on the subject mentioned above and to say that the President pleased to decide that the Dearness Allowance payable to Central Government employees shall be enhanced from the existing rate of 5% to 7% of the basic pay with effect from 2018.

2. The term ‘basic pay’ in the revised pay structure means the pay drawn in the prescribed Level in the Pay Matrix as per CPC recommendations accepted by the Government, but does not include any other type of pay like special pay, etc.

3. The Dearness Allowance will continue to be a distinct element of remuneration and will not be treated as pay within the ambit of FR 9(21).

4. The payment on account of Dearness Allowance involving fractions of 50 paise and above may be rounded to the next higher rupee and fractions of less than 50 paise may be ignored.

5. The payment of arrears of Dearness Allowance shall not be made before the date of disbursement of salary of March, 2018.

6. These orders shall also apply to the civilian employees paid from the Defence Services Estimates and the expenditure be chargeable to the relevant head of the Defence Services Estimates. In respect of Armed Forces personnel and Railway employees, separate orders will be issued by the Ministry of Defence and Ministry of Railways, respectively.

7. In so far as the employees working in the Indian Audit and Accounts Department are Auditor concerned, these orders are issued with the concurrence of the Comptroller General of India.

(Nirmala Dev)
Deputy Secretary to the Government of India

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Implementation of the Government Decision on the recommendation of the Cabinet Secretary's Committee - Revision of pension in respect of Personnel below Officer Rank (PBOR) discharged prior to 01.01.2006. Dated 08.03.2018

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Implementation of the Government Decision on the recommendation of the Cabinet Secretary's Committee - Revision of pension in respect of Personnel below Officer Rank (PBOR) discharged prior to 01.01.2006. Dated 08.03.2018

So far, the following  Air force Trades were Treated under  Group Z.


This anomaly is now rectified and these Trades are brought under
Group ' Y'   with effect from  10-10-1997.

All affected Air veterans may approach their PDAs for getting revised.

Please wait for the CDA circular.

Autority: MOD Ltr.No: 1( 4)/ 2012/ D/ (Pension/ Policy)  dated 8-3-2018. Please click here


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Indian defence forces out of funds, won't sustain 10-day war, says Parliam

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Parliament Standing Committee has said in its report that the Indian Army, Air Force and Navy does not have enough funds to buy new weapons systems required to fight a 10 day intense war, pay for liabilities already committed to or meet its recurring expenditures.
Deposing before the committee of the Parliament, the Vice Chief of Army Staff Sarath Chand has said, "Funds allocated is insufficient and the army is finding it difficult to even stock arms, ammunition, spares for 10 day intensive war. All the three services are expected to be prepared for at least 10 days of intense battle."
General Chand has told the committee that allocation of Rs 21,338 crore for modernisation is insufficient. Paying for liabilities carried over the previous year 2017 will hardly leave any funds for new schemes (acquisition of new weapon systems) in 2018-19.
Recently, to cut the red-tape and speed-up the process of acquisition the government has allowed the Vice-Chief of Army Staff make emergency purchases of Rs 14,000 crore.
Shockingly, the committee found that no separate allocation was made in this regard. The money has to be allocated from within the Army's Budget, thereby leaving no choice but to re-prioritize expending the budgetary resources by way of going slow on some planned acquisitions, reducing the spending etc.
The committee has found that little has been achieved to protect military installations and bases that are increasingly under attack from Pakistan based terrorist.
The committee has said that government needs to move beyond inquiries and policy announcements and make tangible progress.
"The Committee cannot help expressing unhappiness with the state of affairs in the Ministry with regard to existing scenario of 'perimeter security' of defence establishments and installations, including offshore establishments. The Sunjuwan attack underscores the need for speedy measures," the committee said.
The shortfall of funds for army alone has shortfall is staggering Rs 42,512.14 crore.
"Keeping in view the increasing threat perception, which includes various occurrences of external strife and internal dissidence such as Doklam, increased external activities in Tibet over a year, rampant cross border firing, militant activities etc the current budget is not supportive to the inevitable needs of the Army," the committee observed.
Similarly the Navy has been allocated only 70 per cent of the funds that it had asked for. Against a projected need of of Rs 11,320.39 crore, the allocation has only been to the extent of Rs 7,985.06 crore.
The Committee observed that the allocation amounts to an increase of only Rs 220 crore over Revised Estimate of 2017-18, which works out to a rise of only 2.84 per cent.
The committee after consulting the Indian Navy has said that the increase would not even cater to the inflationary pressure. Matters such as maintaining the requisite armament level as well as emergency procurements would indeed require more funds.
Interestingly, the Committee has found that the Budget has also not factored in the impact that GST will have on the naval expenditure.
The Parliamentary committee has said the Indian Navy has been given only Rs 20,003.71 crore for modernization and new weapon platforms whereas the Navy wanted at least of Rs 33,458.38 crore for the capital segment, the allocation made has been Rs 20,003.71 crore. And, shockingly, it is Rs 5000 crore short when it comes to paying for committed liabilities-liabilities that have incurred in previous years to be paid in the current financial year.
This amounts to a huge shortfall of almost 40 per cent of the budget projected as required and "will indeed have a cascading impact on the operational preparedness and technological upgradation of the Navy"
The government has provided for either GST or export duties that are now levied on the equipment bought from abroad. There would be an additional burden of taxes due to the new taxation laws.
On this count, the Committee have gathered that in 2016-17 the customs duty paid was to the tune of Rs 943.62 crore, which has since hiked up to Rs 1,614.28 crore in 2017-18.
"This amount has not been reimbursed to the Air Force during the year," the committee has observed.
Like the other two services that IAF too is severely cash strapped. The committee has found that IAF is short by at at least Rs 6,400 crore when it comes budgeted revenue expenditure.
While the IAF had asked for Rs 1,14,526 crore only Rs 65,891 crore have been allocated. In a scathing remark the committee says the budget does not reflect the intent of achieving even the strategic objectives.


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7th Pay Commission – Govt Mulling To Review The Salary Of Central Government Employeeser Evy Year

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7th Pay Commission – Govt Mulling To Review The Salary Of Central Government Employeeser Evy Year

In the latest development related to the implementation of 7th Pay Commission recommendations, the government is reportedly considering automatic pay revision mechanism to keep salary and allowances of central government employees in balance with prices in the market. Finance Ministry officials involved in process of implementing recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission or 7th CPC said under this mechanism salary and allowances will be hiked when DA will rise above 50 percent.
The government is mulling not to form any Pay Commission for increasing salaries and allowances after the 7th Pay Commission. This was also suggested by the 7th Pay Commission when it submitted its recommendations to the government. The government should review the salary of central government employees every year rather than forming new pay commission after the long period of ten years, said the 7th Pay Commission. Instead of forming new central pay commission after the 7th Pay Commission, the government may revise salaries and allowances when DA crosses 50 per cent.
“The government is likely to want to take decisions on raising central government employees’ salaries and allowances when DA will rise above 50 per cent,” Finance Ministry officials hinted. “The government’s objective is to keep central government employees salaries and allowances in balance with prices in the market,” they added. They said the government will discontinue the practice of appointing pay commissions in future to suggest salary structure and other perks for all central government employees and pensioners.
Earlier in an interview, Justice AK Mathur, who led the 7th Pay Commission, said, “The government should review the salary of central government employees every year looking into the data available to it and based on the price index.” The salaries of central government employees can be reviewed on the basis of the Aykroyd formula which takes into consideration the changes prices of the commodities that constitute a common man’s basket. The Labour Bureau at Shimla reviews these changing prices of commodities periodically.
It simply means the government need not wait for ten years and form a pay commission to review salary and pension of the central government employees. Any changes required regarding pay and allowances would be made considering inflation after every year.
Serious consideration of abolition of any more pay commission by the government is coming forth, however the government still has not cleared the cloud which the finance minister promised to consider, i.e., CG employees demand for hike in fitment factor.


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Increase of fitment factor and minimum pay for Central employees - real picture

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Indian Military Veterans.

Many websites/blogs and a section of media is being flooded with possible increase of minimum pay and fitment factor for central Govt. employees for a considerable long period of time.

Some of these agencies even declared the date of effect as 1st April 2018. As per their prediction,

1. Fitment factor to be increased from 2.57 to 3 

2. Minimum pay to be hiked from Rs 18,000 to 21/26,000

3. The hike will be effective only for employees upto level 5

But as per reply given by Minister of State (Finance) in Rajya Sabha on 6th March 2018, Govt. is not considering any change in these issues. So , we urge our viewers not to be misguided and expect any betterment in pay as of now.



ANSWERED ON-06.03.2018

Increase in minimum pay and fitment factor

1170 . Shri Neeraj Shekhar

(a) whether Government is actively contemplating to increase minimum pay from Rs.18,000/- to Rs.21,000/- and fitment factor from 2.57 to 3, in view of resentment among Central Government employees over historically lowest increase in pay by 7th Central Pay Commission (CPC);

(b) if so, the details thereof and the date from which it would be implemented; and

(c ) if not, the reasons for the callous attitude of Government towards Government Employees?


(a),(b)&(c ): The minimum pay of Rs.18,000/- p.m. and fitment factor of 2.57 are based on the specific recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission in the light of the relevant factors taken into account by it. Therefore, no change therein is at present under consideration.


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Linking of Aadhar with various services : Deadline extended by Supreme Court

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Linking of Aadhar with various services : Deadline extended by Supreme Court

SC extends March 31 deadline of Aadhaar linking till it gives its order

New Delhi, Mar 13 (PTI) The Supreme Court on Tuesday extended the March 31 deadline for linking Aadhaar with various services till the five-judge constitution bench delivers its judgement on petitions challenging the validity of the biometric scheme and the enabling law

A five-judge constitution bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra had on March 7 said it may not be possible to decide by March 31 the batch of petitions challenging the constitutional validity of the Aadhaar Act

The bench, which also comprised justices A K Sikri, A M Khanwilkar, D Y Chandrachud and Ashok Bhushan, had earlier said that since the matter would have implications on financial institutions, like banks and stock exchange, it would create a huge problem of compliance if the deadline was extended at the last moment

On December 15 last year, the apex court had extended till March 31 the deadline for mandatory linking of Aadhaar with various services and welfare schemes

Former Karnataka High Court judge Justice K S Puttaswamy had told the apex court on February 22 that several deaths had reportedly taken place due to starvation on account of glitches in the Aadhaar-based public distribution system and the court must consider granting them compensation

Earlier, the top court had observed that the alleged defect of citizens' biometric details under the Aadhaar scheme being collected without any law could be cured by subsequently bringing in a statute

It had said that the Centre came out with the law in 2016 to negate the objection that it was collecting data since 2009 without any authorisation, but the issue which needed consideration was what would happen if the data collected earlier, had been compromised.


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7th Pay Commission: Latest news today 2018 – Long wait likely to end finally! Pay hike from April

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7th Pay Commission latest news today 2018: Putting an end to the long wait, Central government staff are likely to get a hike in their salaries from next month. As promised by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in 2016, the Centre is likely to hike salaries.

7th Pay Commission: The government is likely to increase the pay with effect from April

 7th Pay Commission latest news today 2018: The government is likely to increase the pay with effect from April
7th Pay Commission latest news today 2018: Putting an end to long wait, Central government staff are likely to get a hike in their salaries from next month. As promised by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in 2016, the Centre is likely to hike salaries of lower-level Central government employees as per the 7th Pay Commission recommendations from April. Staff deriving salaries from pay matrix level 1 to five will see a salary hike.
As per reports, the NDA government is planning to increase the minimum pay from Rs 18,000 to Rs 21,000.
The fitment factor is also set to increase from 2.57 times to 3.00 times, as per the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission. However, the Central government employees have demanded a spike in the fitment factor to 3.68 times, contrary to the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission or 7CPC, which recommends the fitment factor to be raised three times.
It is also important to add that the increase will differ based on the pay matrix level. This is said to be government’s conscious effort to reduce the income disparity between the high-end and low-level government employees. Thereby, the already well-paid employees may not reap beyond ordinary benefits. Notably, in order to shrink the uneven income, the finance ministry, on February 12, had directed the merger of all Group B officers with Group C staff cadres of all Directorates under Central Board of Excise and Customs. This was seen as a pioneer attempt to merge the officers with the staff cadres. In order to resolve the issue of pay anomalies, the Narendra Modi-led NDA government has formed National Anomaly Committee (NAC) in September 2016.
7th Pay Commission in Tripura!
Meanwhile, newly-elected Chief Minister of Tripura, Biplab Deb Kumar has announced that the Tripura government will constitute an expert committee to see for the implementation of the 7th Pay Commission recommendations for the state government employees. It is worth mentioning here that BJP has promised to implement the recommendations of the Seventh Pay Commission in the state during its election campaign.
The announcement by Tripura CM comes a week after Gujarat state government announced 7th Pay Commission benefits for about 8.77 lakh people ( over 4.65 lakh Gujarat government employees and more than 4.12 lakh pensioners). Reportedly, the Vijay Rupani led Gujarat government will start to pass out these benefits to employees from this month onwards. 


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Minimum Pension – Lok Sabha Q&A

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Minimum Pension – Lok Sabha Q&A

Minimum Wages – Lok Sabha Q&A


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PCDA (Pension) Circular No. 597-Delinking of qualifying service of 33 years for revised pension :

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Delinking of qualifying service of 33 years for revised pension : PCDA (Pension) Circular No. 597  


Circular No. 597 
Dated: 08.03.2018 

Subject: Amendment of GOI, MOD letter No.1(2)/2016-D(Pen/Pol) dated 30.09.2016 and revision of pension of Pre-2006 pensioners (JCOs/ORs and Commissioned Officers) delinking of qualifying service of 33 years for revised pension.
Reference: GoI, MoD letter No.1(2)/2016-D(Pen/Pol) dated 30.09.2016 (Circular No.568 dated 13.10.206) 
Copy of GoI, MoD letters No.1(2)/2016-D(Pen/Pol) dated 11.10.2017 and 22.12.2017 are forwarded herewith for further necessary action at your end. 

2. Minimum guaranteed pension table for all the ranks of Defence Forces Personnel for service pension and family pension have been issued vide GoI, MoD letter No.1(2)/2016-D(Pen/Pol) dated 30.09.2016 (Circular No.568 dated 13.10.206). 

3. Consequent upon issue of GoI, MoD letter dated 11.10.2017 following amendments are made in GoI, MoD letter No.12(2)/2016-D(Pen/Pol) dated 30.09.2016: 

Annexure – A (ICOs) rates for the rank “Maj. Gen.” For Commissioned Officer (MNS) 
RankNormal rate of ordinary Family Pension
Maj. Gen.16277
RankNormal rate of ordinary Family Pension
Maj. Gen.16227

Annexure – C (Air Force) rates for the rank of “MWO” Group “X”

RankMinimum of Fitment tableService PensionEnhanced Rate of Ordinary Family PensionNormal Rate of Ordinary Family Pension


RankMinimum of Fitment tableService PensionEnhanced Rate of Ordinary Family PensionNormal Rate of Ordinary Family Pension

4. Further, it has also been decided by the competent authority that rates of service pension and family pension in respect of NCs (E) of Army and Air Force will also to be revised in terms of GoI, MoD letter dated 22.12.2017 as the rates of service pension and family pension in respect of NCs (E) of Army and Air Force have not been provided in GoI, MoD letter dated 30.09.2016. Therefore, AnnexureB (Army) and Annexure-C (Air Force) are amended as follows:-

(i) Following note is inserted below Annexure-B (Army) 

Note:- Rates of pension indicated in Annexure-B (Army) is also applicable for the revision of pension in respect of NCs (E) of Army as per rates applicable for Sepoy Group “Z”.

(ii) Following rates of pension may be included in Annexure-C (Air Force) :-

RankMinimum of Fitment tableService PensionEnhanced Rate of Ordinary Family PensionNormal Rate of Ordinary Family Pension
NCs (E)7000350035003500
NCs (E) Tindal7000350035003500
NCs (E) Head Tindal7160358035803500

5. All other terms and conditions remain unchanged. 

No. Gts/Tech/0148/LVII 
Dated: 08.03.2018 

(Subhash Kumar) 
Dy CDA (Pensions) 

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