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  • Wednesday, 30 November 2016

    Re-Employment of JCOs Retiring from Indian Army

    JCOs Retiring from Indian Army and re-employment
    Press Information Bureau
    Government of India
    Ministry of Defence
    29-November-2016 15:26 IST
    JCOs Retiring from Indian Army
    The year-wise details of the approximate number of Junior Commissioned Officers getting retired from Indian Army from 1st January, 2013 to 30th June, 2016 is as under:-

    Year
    Annual Wastage
    2013
    12836
    2014
    12609
    2015
    10606
    2016
    (till 30th June)
    5368

    Government has provided reservation for re-employment of defence personnel details of which is as follows:
    The details of reservation available to Ex-Servicemen in Government Departments/PSUs are as under:-
    • 10% of the vacancies in the posts up to the level of Assistant Commandant in all para-military forces.
    • 10% in Group ‘C’ and 20% in Group ‘D’ posts.
    • 14.5% in Group ‘C’ and 24.5% in Group ‘D’ posts in Public Sector Undertakings and Nationalized Banks. Out of this reservation, 4.5% reservation in each category is meant for Disabled Soldiers and Widows/Dependents.
    • 100% in Defence Security Corps.
    Further, a MoU has been signed in July, 2015 between Ministry of Defence and Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship. Post MoU, Indian Army institutionalized linkages with National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) and raised Directorate of Indian Army Veteran (DIAV) in January, 2016 with a separate Skilling & Transition Section which is dedicated to skilling prospective retirees under NSDC for job placements on retirement. Presently, nearly 2000 personnel have undergone various skill courses being conducted under 09 Sectors and 19 Job Roles at various Regimental Centres. 
    This information was given by Defence Minister Shri Manohar Parrikar in a written reply to Shri Shiv Pratap Shukla in Rajya Sabha today.

    Tuesday, 29 November 2016

    Nagrota terror attack: 7 Army personnel martyred; 16 rescued in hostage-like situation



    JAMMU: Two officers and five soldiers of the Indian Army were martyred in a terrorist attack on an Army unit+ in Jammu and Kashmir's Nagrota on Tuesday. Army personnel killed three terrorists and rescued two women, two children and 12 soldiers who had been trapped in a hostage-like situation.
    The attack took place early on Tuesday+ , when heavily armed terrorists disguised as policemen attacked an Army unit posted close to the Corps Headquarters in Nagrota, which is less than 15 km away from Jammu. They stormed into the offcers' mess after throwing grenades. In the initial counteraction, one officer and three soldiers were killed, the Army's Northern Command said in a statement.
    The terrorists then entered residential buildings, where the families of some personnel were lodged. This led to a hostage-like situation. Army personnel contained the situation and launched a deliberate operation to rescue the soldiers and their family members caught in the buildings and also to neutralize the terrorists. One more officer and two more soldiers were killed in the operation that saw the rescue of 16 people, including two children and two women. The Northern Command said it had recovered the bodies of three terrorists. Operations to sanitize the region and ensure that there are no more terrorists are underway.
    The attack on the Army camp in Nagrota is the latest major attack in the ongoing escalation of infiltration by terrorists from the other side of the Line of Control and border. The attack also comes in the midst of repeated ceasefire violations by Pakistani forces, which the Indian Army has said often serves as covering fire to support infiltration by terrorists supported by the Pakistani defence establishment+ .
    Army has released names of six of the seven Army personnel who were martyred today:

    *Major Gosavi Kunal Mannadir
    *Major Akshay Girish Kumar
    *Havildar Sukhraj Singh
    *Lance Naik Kadam Sambhaji Yeshwantro
    *Grenadier Raghvendra Singh
    *Rifleman Asim Rai

    Sunday, 13 November 2016

    SAILORS WITH 10 YEARS OF INITIAL ENGAGEMENT TO GET SPECIAL PENSION

    IN THE SUPREME COURT OF INDIA
    CIVIL APPELLATE JURISDICTION
    CIVIL APPEAL NO.2147 of 2011
    T.S. Das and Ors.
    .....Appellants
    Vs.
    Union of India and Anr.
    ......Respondents
    With
    Civil Appeal No.8566 of 2014
    J U D G M E N T
    A.M.KHANWILKAR, J.
    These appeals emanate from the divergent relief claimed by
    the original applicants before the Armed Forces Tribunal
    (Appellants in Civil Appeal No. 2147 of 2011 and Respondents in Civil Appeal No. 8566 of 2014), which, however, involve overlapping points for consideration. Hence, we deem it apposite to dispose of both these appeals analogously, by this common judgment.
    PARA 25 OPERATIVE PART
    Thus understood, all Sailors appointed prior to 3
    Rd July, 1976 and whose tenure of initial active service/empanelment period expired on or after 3
    Rd July, 1976 may be eligible for a Special Pension under Regulation 95, subject, however, to fulfilling other
    requirements. In that, they had not exercised the option to take  is discharge on expiry of engagement (as per Section 16 of the Act of 1957) and yet were not and could not be drafted by the competent Authority to the Fleet Reserve because of the policy of discontinuing the Fleet Reserve Service w.e.f. 3rd July, 1976. The cases of such sailors (not limited to the original applicants before the Tribunal) must be considered by the Competent Authority within three
    months for grant of a “Special Pension” from three years prior to the date of application made by the respective Sailor and release payment after giving adjustment of Gratuity and
    Death-cum-Retirement-Gratuity (DCRG) already paid to them from arrears. They shall be entitled for interest @ 9% P.A. on the arrears, till the date of payment. 
    NNew Delhi,
    DDatDated: 27th
    OOctober, 2016
     CLICK HERE TO REFER FULL JUDGEMENT 

    OROP: Steps being taken to rectify anomalies, says Subhash Bhamre

     OROP, OROP issue, subhash bhamre, manohar parrikar, defense minister, defence minister manohar parrikar, narendra modi, indian express, india news
     PTI | Kochi | Published:November 12, 2016 3:09 p
    Seeking to reach out to retired soldiers, Union government on Saturday assured the ex-servicemen that it was taking all steps for “resolving the anomalies” in One Rank One Pension (OROP) and seventh pay commission. Minister of State for Defence, Subhash Bhamre, also said Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar, who are “very sensitive” to the issues of ex-servicemen, are “personally looking into the effective implementation” of OROP scheme.
    “The issue of OROP is the area of concern for the ex-servicemen. Number of representations were being received from ex-servicemen about OROP,” he said, inaugurating the Kerala State conference of the ‘Akhil Bharathiya Poorva Sainik Seva Parishad’ here.
    He said approximately one lakh defence pensioners/family pensioners were yet to get the benefits of OROP because of missing information such as non-update of records or unavailability of date of birth of family pensioners.
    “Government is taking expeditious steps to get the payment released to left out pensioners on priority basis,” he said.
    The Minister also dismissed media reports about down-gradation of military ranks vis-a-vis civilian cadre.
    “Was there any down gradation? The answer is No,” he said.
    Bhamre said a letter was issued by the Defence Ministry on October 18 regarding the equivalence of officers of a civilian cadre which is known as the Armed Forces Headquarters Civil Service (AFHQ CS).
    “The letter reiterated the existing equivalence of joint director, director and principal director of AFHQ with Colonel, Brigadier and Major General equivalents respectively based on duties and functional responsibilities.
    “This equivalences is not new and it has been clarified on several occasions in 1991, 1992, 2000, 2004 and 2005.Therefore, this alleged down gradation was a complete misinterpretation of facts,” the Minister said.
    The service ranks and designations and the channel of reporting continued as earlier, he said alleging that an attempt was being made by some quarters to project a negative image of the government.
    “The government is most sensitive and receptive to the needs of the armed forces,” the Minister said.
     

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