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  • Saturday, 28 July 2018

    MAIL FROM MAJ GEN SATBIR SINGH

      28 Jul 2018
    Dear Friends,
    1.             Video on SC Hearing on 27th Jul2018, Govt misleading the Nation on OROP recorded by NDTV India on 27th Jul 2018 but covered very small portion at 9 PM is enclosed for information and wide circulation please.
    2.             We will file a strong rejoinder to Govt assertion on OROP in SC within two weeks.
    3.             We will continue our struggle to get Respect, Justice and Status to Soldiers.
    4.             You are aware that other deprived Sections of Society Jawan, Kisan & Dalit have joined together to raise “Haq, Ki Awaj” a peaceful Andolan across the Country with effect from 09 Aug 2018.  People for write-up regarding People for Responsible Government is enclosed herewith.  Though we will execute our individual movements, we will support each other.
    5.             Other deprived Sections ie Youth, Women and labourers have also shown interest to join “Haq Ki Awaj”.
    6.         You are also aware that SC has allowed Protests at Jantar Mantar and Boat Club.  Delhi Police is framing the guidelines.
    7.         Another important issue is use of Power of Votes to ensure Defence Personnel are taken seriously.  Supreme Court in its judgement has stated that serving defence personnel are allowed to become voters at the place of Posting.  ESM at various cantonments and Military Station are requested to meet local commanders and Station Commanders to inform them about the contents of SC Judgement for action please.
    8.         We will continue our struggle at Jantar Mantar and at other loications across the Country.  All ESM and volunteers of our families are requested to join and intensify the struggle till our Mission of Restoration of respect; Justice and Status is accomplished.  Implementation of actual OROP being our fist objective.  All are requested to visit Jantar Mantar regularly as was done when we started the Protest Movement on 15 June 2015
    With regards,                                
    Maj Gen Satbir Singh, SM (Retd)                                                         
    Advisor United Front of Ex Servicemen &                                                                                        
    Chairman Indian Ex-Servicemen Movement (IESM)                                                                          
    Mobile: 9312404269, 01244110570                                                  
    Email:satbirsm@gmail.com 

    Friday, 27 July 2018

    One Rank One Pension: Govt says No to Annual Revision of Pensionary Benefits

    New Delhi: The Central government on Friday told the Supreme Court that it will not revise the formula for One Rank-One Pension (OROP) scheme nor would it bring down the timeline for periodical revision of the pensionary benefits for retired armed forces personnel. Appearing before a bench headed by Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra, Additional Solicitor General Maninder Singh made the government's stand clear in response to a PIL. "We will not revise the OROP formula. The government has already gone out of its way," Singh submitted. The law officer added that whatever has to be decided by the government has already been done. "More than Rs 10, 000 crore has been sanctioned after much deliberation. This has huge ramifications on the exchequer and any interference would further burden us," Singh told the Court. The ASG sought dismissal of the petition by Indian Ex-servicemen Movement also on the ground that there is a limited scope of reviewing a policy decision. "This petition is not maintainable because it seeks to challenge a policy decision," said Singh. Representing the petitioner, senior advocate Vivek Tankha replied that he is ready to argue on both maintainability and merits of his plea.
    The Court then asked Singh to file a formal affidavit in reply to the petition and fixed the matter for hearing after four weeks. The Indian Ex-servicemen Movement (IESM) and others have challenged the government’s policy of periodic review of pension once in five years. It has sought a direction for the government to implement OROP as recommended by the Koshyari Committee with an automatic annual revision, instead of the current policy of periodic review once in five years. “OROP is the uniform desire of all three defence services. Ex-servicemen are presently drawing pension that is not consistent with their rank and/or length of service... the pension of past pensioners be automatically and contemporaneously enhanced, whenever there is any future increase or enhancement in the rates of pension,” said the petition. It added the government should be directed to fix the pension on the basis of highest pension of financial year 2014-15 and not 2013.

    Monday, 23 July 2018

    ‘Complete ban’ on holding protests at Jantar Mantar unacceptable: Supreme Court

    The apex court asked the government to lay down guidelines for granting permission to hold protests in Jantar Mantar and Boat Club near India Gate.

    The Supreme Court on Monday said there cannot be a “complete ban” on holding protests at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi, and asked the government to lay down guidelines for granting permission to protesters.
    A bench comprising Justices A K Sikri and Ashok Bhushan said there was a need for striking a balance between conflicting rights such as right to protest and right of citizens to live peacefully.  “There cannot be a complete ban on holding protests at places like Jantar Mantar and Boat Club (near India Gate),” the bench said while directing the Centre to frame guidelines on the matter.
    The bench was hearing a batch of petitions, including the one filed by Mazdoor Kisan Shakti Sanghtan challenging the decision of the National Green Tribunal, which had banned all kinds of protests at these (Jantar Mantar, Boat Club) places.
    The National Green Tribunal last year banned all forms of protests at the venue, saying they violated environmental laws. The green panel said it was the duty of the state to protect its people from noise pollution. A bench headed by Justice R S Rathore ordered the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) to remove all make-shift structures, loudspeakers and other protest paraphernalia along the road stretch leading to Jantar Mantar. It identified Ramlila Grounds in Ajmeri Gate as an alternative site for agitators holding dharnas.  According to North body officials, only one organisation can hold an event at any given time at Ramlila Maidan.
    Jantar Mantar has been the site of many famous protests — including Anna Hazare’s anti-corruption movement, Babri Masjid demolition protests and the Tamil Nadu farmers’ protest.

    Thursday, 19 July 2018

    Delay in payment of pension to Defence Pensioners/Family Pensioners by PDA

    Delay in payment of pension to Defence Pensioners/Family Pensioners by the Pension Disbursing Agencies 
    0/0 the principal Controller of Defence Accounts (Pensions) 
    Draupadighat Allahabad – 211 014 
    Circular No. 203 
    No. AT/Tech/342-III 
    Dated: 17/07/2018 
    To 
    1. The Chief Accountant, RBI Deptt. of Govt. Bank Accounts, Central office C-7, Second Floor, Bandre- Kurla Complex, P B No. 8143, Bandre East, Mumbai-400051 
    2. The Director of Treasuries of all State 
    3. The Manager CPPC of Public Sector Banks including IDBI 
    4. The CDA (PD) Meerut 
    5. The CDA, Chennai 
    6. The Nodal Officers (ICICl/AXIS/HDFC Bank) 
    7. The Pay 85 Accounts Officer 
    8. The Military. 85 Air Attache, Indian Embassy, Kathmandu, Nepal 
    9. The D.P.D 0 
    10. Post Master, Kathua (J 85 K) and Camp Bell Bay 
    Sub: Delay in payment of pension to Defence Pensioners/Family Pensioners by the Pension Disbursing Agencies. 
    The payment of pension to Defence (including Defence civilian) pensioners/family pensioners is disbursed by Pension Disbursing Agencies (PDAs) as per instructions contained in Defence Pension Payment Instructions (DPPI), 2013. Any other order issued by the Government affecting in disbursement of pension are also supplied to the PDAs through circulars for timely & correct implementation. 
    However, some of the issues have been highlighted in the 30th Standing Committee of Voluntary Agencies (SCOVA) meeting held on 23/03/2018 under the chairmanship of Hon’ble Minister of State (PP) and accordingly our HQrs office i.e. CGDA, New Delhi has instructed to this office to issue suitable guidelines on the following issues to the PDAs disbursing Defence (including Defence civilian) pensioners/family pensioners. 
    1. Delay in commencement of family pension to spouse on death of pensioners: It has been decided in the SCOVA meeting that family pension should commence within one month of the receipt of death certificate in respect of the deceased pensioner and other required certificates as stated in DPPI, 2013. Therefore, you are advised to make sure that the families of the deceased pensioners get the family pension in time and an acknowledgement is invariably given by the PDAs to the family member on receipt of the death certificate of the deceased pensioner and application for commencement of family pension. 
    2. Timely (i) Restoration of commuted pension and (ii) Commencement of Additional Pension on attaining the age of 80 years : In the SCOVA meeting it has been pointed out that commuted amount of pension is not being restored after deduction of 15 years. It has also been pointed that the additional pension on attaining the age of 80 years of age and above is not being started when it is due. Necessary guidelines in the matter has already been issued vide this office Circular No.165 dated 22/02/2013 and Circular No.191 dated 23/03/2017. therefore, you are advised to take necessary action accordingly. 
    3. Item wise details of payment made to be shown in the pass books of pensioners: This office Circular No.128 dated 13-07-2007 and Circular No.184 dated 06-06-2016 regarding issue of pension slip to Defence pensioners/family pensioners has already been circulated to all the PDAs to issue pension Slip to all the Armed forces personnel/Defence civilian pensioners including family pensioners at the commencement of pension and thereafter whenever there is a change in the quantum of pension. Now, it has been decided in the SCOVA meeting that item wise details of payment made to the pensioners to be shown in the pass books of the pensioners. The same has already been implemented by the SBI to some extent. Therefore, you are advised to take necessary action accordingly in the matter. 
    (Sandeep Thankur) 
    Addl. CDA (Pensions) 

    Wednesday, 18 July 2018

    Delinking of Qualifying Service of 33 years w.e.f. 01.01.2006 - Restoration of pension in respect of Defence Personnel i.r.o. PSU/CAB absorbed : PCDA Circular 602

    OFFICE OF THE PR. CONTROLLER OF DEFENCE ACCOUNTS (PENSIONS) 
    DRAUPADI GHAT, ALLAHABAD- 211014 
    Circular No. 602 
    Dated: 10.07.2018 
    To, 
    1. The Chief Accountant, RBI, Deptt. Of Govt, Bank Accounts, Central Office C-7, Second Floor, Bandre- Kuria Complex, P B No. 8143, Bandre East Mumbai-400051 
    2. All CMDs, Public Sector Banks. 
    3. The Nodal Officers, ICICl/HDFC/AXIS/IDBI Banks 
    4. All Managers, CPPCs 
    5. Military and Air Attache, Indian Embassy, Kathmandu, Nepal 
    6. The PCDA (WC), Chandigarh 
    7. The CDA (PD), Meerut 
    8. The CDA, Chennai 
    9. The Director of Treasury, All States 
    10. The Pay and Accounts Officer, Delhi Administration, R K Puram and Tis Hazari, New Delhi. 
    11. The Pay and Accounts Office, Govt of Maharashtra, Mumbai 
    12. The Post Master Kathua (J&K), Camp Bell Bay. 
    13. The Principal Pay and Accounts Officer Andaman and Nicobar Administration Port Blair. 
    Subject :- Restoration of pension in respect of Defence Service Personnel who had drawn lump sum payment on absorption in Public Sector Undertakings/ Autonomous Bodies-delinking of qualifying service of 33 years for revised pension with effect from 01.01.2006. 
    Reference:- This office Circular No. 568 dated 13.10.2016 and Circular No. 592 dated 05.12.2017. 
    A Copy of Govt. of India, Ministry of Defence, Deptt of ESW letter No. 1(04)/2007/D(Pen/Pol) dated 20.06.2018 on the above subject, which is self explanatory, is forwarded herewith for your information, guidance and necessary action. 
    2. In terms of GoI, MoD letter No. 1(2)/2016-D(Pen/Pol) dated 30.09.2016, revised consolidated pension and family pension of pre-2006 Armed Forces pensioners w.e.f. 1.1.2006 shall not be lower than 50 % and 30% respectively of the minimum of the pay in the pay band plus grade pay corresponding to the pre-revised scale from which the pensioner had retired/ discharged/ invalided out/ died including Military Service Pay and “X” Group pay, if any, without pro rata reduction of pension even if they had rendered qualifying service of less than 33 years at the time of retirement. 
    3. Now it has been decided by the Government that while determining the revised pension of above said category of absorbee pensioners/family pensioners with effect from 1.1.2006, the pension/ family pension shall also be revised in accordance with the provisions contained in the GoI, MoD letter No. 1(2)/2016-D(Pen/Pol) dated 30.09.2016 referred above. 
    4. The pension in terms of this order will be revised by the respective Pension Sanctioning Authorities Suo-moto by issuing Corrigendum PPOs in all affected cases. No application in this regard shall be called for either from the pensioners or from the PDAs concerned. Further, PDAs would also brought into notice of PSAs, such left out cases, if any, for revision of pension. 
    5. All other terms and conditions shall remain unchanged. 
    6. This circular has been uploaded on PCDA (P) website www.pcdapension.nic.in. 
    (Sushil Kumar Singh) 
    Jt. CDA(P) 

    DA CALCULATION METHOD TO BE MODIFIED

    New Delhi: The central government is set to modify the index and base year for calculating Dearness allowance (DA), a move that may result in another type of DA will be given to 4.9 million central government employees and 6.1 million pensioners, the labour ministry sources said.
    New series of CPI-IW, which will be used for determining D.A. According to the sources, the labour ministry is re-working the consumer price index (CPI-W) that is used to determine DA and the labour bureau under the ministry has finalised the new CPI-IW with base year 2016.
    The sources further said that the base year is proposed to be revised in every six years so that it captures the change in living expenses more accurately.
    The base year of the current CPI-IW is 2001 and it was last changed in 2006 by the Sixth Central Pay Commission. Prior to that, the base year was 1982.
    DA is an increment paid as a percentage of basic salary to employees to adjust their salary to reflect the change in the cost of living.

    The proposed index will include addition of new industrial centres to make price gauze more representative, taking total number of industrial centres under consideration to 88 against 78 now. Additionally, various new items are being added to the list, including cars and mobiles, to cover the change in lifestyle of industrial workers and employees over the last 15 years, the sources said.
    The new index will soon go to the technical advisory committee for vetting, after which it will go to the national tripartite consultation before it is finalised, the sources said.
    The labour bureau had taken approvals from standing tripartite committee at all stages of development of the index, the official further added.
    The Union Cabinet increased DA to 7 percent from 5 percent effective January 2018. The revision done in March was based on the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission and had benefited the central government employees and the pensioners.
    Now, with the latest revision in Dearness Allowance (DA), central government employees can witness further increase in their compensation.

    Details of the 7th CPC National Anomaly Commitee Meeting on 17th July 2018

    National council(Staff Side)
    Joint Consultative Machinery
    for Central Government Employees
    13-C, Ferozshah Road, New Delhi-110001
    E Mail : nc.jcm.np@gmail.com

    No.NC-JCM-2018/NAC
    Dated: 17/07/2018
    To
    The All Member of the
    National Council (Staff Side)JCM

    Comrades,

    The meeting of the 7 CPC National Anomaly Committee was held today (17/7/2018). Shri Chandramouli, Secretary(P), DOPT presided over this meeting. The Department of personnel had identified the following six items only for discussion:
    1.Item No.3 - Removal of Condition of 3% stipulated to grant bunching benefit
    2.Item No.4 - Fixation of pay on promotion
    3.Item No.5 - Removal of Anomaly in pay matrix
    4.Item No.8 - Lesser pay in higher level of pay matrix
    5.Item No.9 - Bunching of steps in the revised pay structure
    6.Item No.14 - Grant of GP 5400 to Sr section officer of Railways and AAOs of IA&AD and Organised Accounts (Civil Accounts, Postal Accounts and Defence Accounts)
    After completing discussions on the above items the Staff Side insisted that the following remaining items may also be given up for discussion.
    Item No.1 Anomaly will computation of Minimum Wage
    Item No.2. 3 % increment at all stages
    Item No.6 Anomaly due to index rationalization
    Item No.7 Anomaly arising from the decision to reject option No.1 in pension fixation
    Item No.10 Minimum Pension
    Item No.11 Date of Effect of Allowances - HRA Transport Allowance, CEA etc.
    Item No.18 Anomaly in the grant of D.A. installment w.e.f. 1.1.2016
    After discussion on the above items, the official side informed that the DOPT had already examined those issues and have come to the conclusion that those items will not come under the ambit of the definition of Anomaly. The Staff Side contested this. It was decided that the DOPT will convey the reasoning to the staff side and hold meeting with the Staff Side to sort out the differences.
    The following items has been referred to Departmental Anomaly Committee of the respective Department/Ministries.
    Item No.15. Technical Supervisors of Railways
    Item No.16 Anomaly in the assignment of replacement of Levels of pay in the Ministry of Defence, Railways, Mines etc in the case of Store Keepers
    Item No. 17 Anomaly in the assignment of pay Levels in the case of Research Assistants in Ministry of AYUSH, Homeopathic Department.
    The staff side then raised the following other issues.
    1. Central Govt employees may bc granted one more option to switch over to 7 CPC from a date subsequent to 251h of July 2016 - the official side in formed that the matter is under consideration and a decision would be taken shortly.
    2, The issue of pay fixation of ex-servicemen in the Last pay drawn by them before retirement from armed forces is remaining unsettled - the official side informed that the matter has been referred to Min. of Defence by DOPT lor their comments. Decision Would be taken after receipt of comments from MOD.
    3. The Staff side raised the issue of not convening meetings of the National Council, JCM and Standing Committee.
    4. The Staff Side also informed of the decision taken by the NJCA in its meeting held on 3-7-2018 of the revival of the deferred indefinite strike by the Central Govt Employees if no settlement is brought about on major demands like upward revision of minimum pay, fitment factor and NPS before 7-8-2018.
    With Greetings
    Yours fraternally
    (Shiva Gopal Mishra)
    Secretary

    Sunday, 15 July 2018

    Next Meeting of National Anomaly Committee to be held on 17.7.2018

    F.No.11/2/2016-JCA(Pt)
    Government of India
    Ministry of Personnel, PG & Pensions
    Department of Personnel & Training
    Establishment (JCA-2) Section
    North Block, New Delhi
    Dated July 13, 2018
    Meeting Notice

    Subject: Meeting of the National Anomaly Committee - regarding

    The next meeting of National Anomaly Committee under the Chairmanship of Secretary (P) is scheduled to be held on 17.07.2018 (Tuesday) at 11.00 A.M. in Room No.119, North Block, New Delhi.
    2. Kindly make it convenient to attend the meeting.
    sd/-
    (Juglal Singh)
    Deputy Secretary (JCA)
    To
    All Members of the National Anomaly Committee of National Council (JCM) - (As per list attached)

    Source: Confederation

    Saturday, 14 July 2018

    ESM UNITY MEETING ORGANISED BY Mr.MOHANA RANGAN AT DINDUGAL

    A meeting of members of Various ESM organization was held at Dindugal Tamil Nadu under the guidance of Mr.Mohanarangan.Representative from Many ESM association participated.This is the first step in the right direction to achieve unity among ESM & finally towards the creation of a united front of ESM

    Friday, 13 July 2018

    IAF faces HC ire for confining corporal to psychiatric ward for alcohol dependency

    New Delhi, July 12
    The Indian Air Force (IAF) faced the ire of the Delhi High Court on Thursday for confining one of its non-commissioned officers, a corporal, to a psychiatric ward for over two months, because he was an alcoholic and suffered from mental disorders.A Bench of justices S Muralidhar and Vinod Goel questioned the rationale behind the IAF’s decision, asking how it determined on a daily basis that the corporal still “craved for alcohol”.The court also said the newly-enacted Mental Health Act made it clear that a person could not be forced to undergo treatment without his consent, adding that the IAF “cannot ignore the laws of the country”.Terming the conduct of the IAF “irresponsible”, the Bench wondered how many of such cases there might be, which were yet to be highlighted.“How were you determining on a daily basis that his craving for alcohol had not gone down? What tests were conducted by you? This is completely irresponsible. We wonder how many such cases are there.“This is a clear case where a man is saying he has been detained without consent. Under the new Mental Health Act, you cannot force him to undergo treatment without his consent. Then how are you pumping him full of drugs? We do not know who should be proceeded against,” the Bench said.It added that the IAF needed to be reminded not to interfere with a person’s liberty as “short of chaining him up, everything else was done here” and directed that the corporal be produced in court tomorrow.According to the IAF, represented by the Centre’s standing counsel, Ripudaman Singh Bhardwaj, the action against the corporal was taken on a complaint from his wife that he turned violent after consuming alcohol.Bhardwaj said the corporal, Kriyad Yogesh Bhankhariya, had alcohol dependency issues for which he was initially treated in the psychiatric ward of the Army Base Hospital here and thereafter, in June, he was shifted to the medical centre at the Tughlakabad Air Force Station.The court said if the non-commissioned officer (NCO) was an alcoholic, then the IAF ought to have sought the help of the “Alcoholics Anonymous” on how to deal with the matter as any psychiatric would confirm that confinement of a person was advisable only in extreme cases.“It is worrying, the manner in which you have approached the situation,” the Bench told the IAF.The court was hearing a habeas corpus petition filed by the 30-year-old corporal’s father, claiming that his son was being illegally confined at the Army Base Hospital. —PTI


    Thursday, 12 July 2018

    PCDA Circular 601 – Non receipt of e-PPOs
    OFFICE OF THE PR. CONTROLLER OF DEFENCE ACCOUNTS (PENSIONS)
    DRAUPADI GHAT, ALLAHABAD- 211014
    Circular No. 601
    Dated: 06.07.2018
    To,
    The O I/C
    Records/PAO (ORs)
    Subject:- Non receipt of e-PPOs — reg.
    Reference:- This office Circular No. 588 dated 20.10.2017, Circular No. 590 dated 06.11.2017 and Circular No. 595 dated 25.01.2018.
    *********
    Office of the PCDA(P) Allahabad has started issuing e-PPOs for all categories of pensioners. A new PPO series was also introduced for various types of e-PPOs and subsequently range of modifications took place while adopting the process.
    2. Copies of digitally signed e-PPOs are being sent electronically to PDAs and to Record Offices (ROs) concerned in case of JCOs/ORs . The RO, after scrutinising and checking the e-PPO, is required to forward a hard copy of the e-PPO (after printing from the PDF file) along with Descriptive Roll of the pensioners to PDA concerned. Record Offices (ROs) are also required to provide a copy of the e-PPO to the Armed Forces Pensioners/ Family Pensioners for their record either as a hard copy or through an e-mail as deemed fit.
    3. After issuance of e-PPOs by this office, the e-PPOs are immediately forwarded to Record Offices concerned through DPCC (Defence Pension Contact Centre) functioning in the office premises of the PCDA (Pensions) Allahabad.
    4. However, it has been noticed that the Record Offices (ROs) and the pensioners/family pensioners are not receiving e-PPO on time thereby causing delay in receipt of pension and other pensionary benefits.
    5. In view of the above, all Record Offices are requested to instruct their representative/s to contact the DPCC (Defence Pension Contact Centre) functioning in the office premises of the PCDA(Pension) Allahabad for collection of e-PPOs issued by this office in soft copy viz. Compact Disk (CD) or in Pen Drive. Discrepancy observed in the e-PPO, if any, may be immediately brought to the notice of this office for necessary action at this end. For any query regarding collection of e-PPO, please contact Lt. Col. Palani S, Officer I/C, DPCC (E-Mail ID :- dplc1pcdap@gmail.com, Phone: 0532- 2423486, Army Line : 6219).
    6. Further, Record Offices are requested to ensure that e-PPOs are collected and despatched timely to PDAs alongwith Descriptive Roll so that payment of pensionary benefits are made to the pensioners/family pensioners in time.
    7. This circular has been uploaded on official website of this office www.pcdapension.nic.in.
    (Sushil Kumar Singh)
    Jt. CDA(P)
    No. Gts/Tech/7th CPC/0181/Vol-VI
    Dated: 06.07.2018

    Tuesday, 10 July 2018

      Resolution

    National Joint Council of Action
    4, State Entry Road New Delhi - 110055
    RESOLUTION
    The National JCA, which met today(03.07.20 18) at New Delhi as per the notice issued by the Convenor, after deliberations, came to the painful conclusion that the government had been unfortunately indulging in chicanery for the past two years by not honouring their commitment made to the NJCA leaders on 30.06.2016. The NJCA which was formed to pursue the demands and issues of the Central Government Employees especially those emanating from the recommendations made by the 7th CPC in the matter of Wage Revision, New Pension Scheme etc. had deferred the Indefinite Strike action, which was to commence from 11 .07.2016, on the solemn announcement held out by the Group of Ministers, consisting of the Hon'ble Home Minister, Finance Minister and the then Railway Ministers. The Govt had categorically stated that they should set up a High Power Committee to look into the matters concerning the upward revision of Minimum Wage Fitment Formula etc. with a direction to submit its report within four months. The NJCA had made reasoned submissions as to the fallacy of the computation of Minimum Wage made by the 7th CPC.

    The meeting further noted that the report of the committee, set-up by the Government under the Chairmanship of the Secretary, Pension, to look into the grievances of the employees and officers over the newly introduced Contributory Pension Scheme in place of the existing Defined Benefit Pension Scheme, has been kepi pending by the Government without taking any action whatsoever, thereby denying the benefit of Defined Benefit Of Pension to the employees recruited on or after 1.1 .2004.
    The meeting also noted that, rejection of Option No.1, recommended by the 7th CPC, to the Pensioners on the specious ground that the said recommendation was not feasible to be implemented, was nothing but denial of legitimate parity between the past and present Pensioners.
    The meeting noted with deep concern and anguish that the government has virtually closed down the doors of negotiation by not convening the meeting of the National council JCM for the past 8 years.
    The meeting in the above circumstances and given the totally nugatory attitude of the government has decided to revive the Indefinite Strike action, which was deferred on 30.06.2016, immediately and call upon the Central Government employees to prepare themselves for an otherwise inevitable show down. The meeting noted that the government had been dillydallying the issue for the past two years. The meeting desired that the government must immediately address the following issues and bring about negotiated settlement thereof without any further delay.
    a) Upward Revision of Minimum Wage and Fitm ent Formula
    b) Scrapping the New Contributory Pension Scheme.
    c) Allow Option No.1 as one of the Pension Fitment Formula.
    The meeting has directed the Convenor to bring to the notice of the Cabinet Secretary and through him the government lhe resentment and discontent of the employees and await their response up to 07.08.2018 and put into operation the deciSion to revive the decision of Indefinite Strike action immediately, thereafter, in case no negotiated settlement is brought about on the various demands included In the Charter of Demands .
    (Shiva Gopal Miishra)
    Source: Confederation
    Convener
    Dated: 3rd July, 2018

    Monday, 9 July 2018

    BOTH SERVICE ELEMENT & DISABILITY ELEMENT ARE EXEMPTED FROM IT

    Instruction No 2/ 2001
    F.No. 200/51/99-ITA.I
    Govt of India Ministry of Finance
    Deptt of Revenue
    Central Board of Direct Taxes
    New Delhi, the 2ndJuly, 2001
    To: All Chief Commissioners of Income-Tax
           All Directors General of Income-Tax

    Subject: Exemption from Income Tax to disability pension, i.e., “disability element” and “service element” of a disabled officer of the Indian Armed Forces – Instructions regarding

    Sir,

    References have been received in the Board regarding exemption from Income Tax to disability pension, i.e., “disability element” and “service element” of a disabled officer of the Indian Armed Forces.2.It appears that field formations in certain cases are not uniformly allowing disability pension in spite of Board’s Instruction No 136 dated 14thJanuary 1970 (F No 34/3/68-II(AI) ).3.The matter has been re-examined in the Board and it has been decided to reiterate that the entire disability pension, i.e, disability element and service element of a disabled officer of the Indian Armed Forces continues to be exempt from Income Tax.4.This may be brought to the notice of all officers working under you.

    Yours faithfully
           Sd/-
    (B L Sahu)
    OSD (ITA-I)
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    Wednesday, 4 July 2018

    A LEGAL WORKSHOP SCHEDULED AT PUZHAMUKHAM HALL NAVAL BASE KOCHI ON 07 JULY 18

    Dear Veteran,
    1. A Legal Workshop is scheduled at Puzhamukham Hall, Naval Base Kochi on 07 Jul 18. As part of the Legal Workshop, a legal aid awareness programme on eligibility/ procedure to obtain free legal aid from Kerala Legal Services Authority is scheduled at 1130 Hrs on 07 Jul 18. In addition, an awareness session on service matters, pensionary benefits and role of Armed Forced Tribunal is also scheduled for ESM. The Legal Aid Clinic will be beneficial for the ESM, so as to make an awareness of the rights and forum/ facilities available under law.
    2. ESMs who are interested to attend the same are to contact Telephone no: 0484-2873334 and register their names latest by 05 Jul 18.
    3. Request wide publicity.
    Regards,

    VSF Kochi Charter
    Tele - 0484 2873334