Friday, November 18, 2011

Expected DA from Jan 2012

Expected DA from Jan 2012
Perhaps it is very early to calculate the status of additional Dearness allowance from January, 2012 for Central Government employees and Pensioners, before releasing the AICPIN for the balance of three months. We can assume that the AICPIN will certainly go up, because of the essential commodities prices are going high with non stop. Anyway we can assume the additional Dearness allowance from January 2012 will be minimum 7%. The existing Dearness allowance is 58%, it will become as 58% + 7% = 65%.
Expected DA from Jan 2012

Seventh Pay Commission

Tuesday, November 15, 2011 7th pay commission news
VII Pay Commission for Central Govt.Employees should be constituted at the earliest-INDWF

Today the INDWF –Indian National Defence Workers Federation is Celebrating its Golden Jubilee Year in New Delhi. A rally to Talkatora stadium is organized by the Federation as a part of the Golden Jubilee celebration. In which around 10000 of its delegates across India are expected to participate. Sources Close to the INDWF revealed that the Supreme command of the Congress Party Smt. Sonia Gandhi is also expected to participate in the Meeting to be held at Talkatora Stadium in the evening. The Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh, Defence Ministers and Shri Rahul Gandhi are also invited to attend the meeting.
A list of around 30 Demands also been published by the Federation to put before the Government in its Meeting.
The Federation Demands the Government, Particularly the Ministry of Defence that,
  • The Defence Procurement Policy to be reviewed, so that privatization and out sourcing may be avoided.
  • MACP should be granted to Central Govt.Employees on Promotional Hierarchy.
  • VII Pay Commission for Central Govt Employees should be constituted at the earliest so that it can be reviewed and implemented in time.
  • Employment should be provided to the wards of employees those who are willing to go in VRS Scheme like in Railways.
  • The Bonus ceiling to be removed and one full month salary may be granted as Bonus to all Central Govt Employees
  • One Increment should be granted to Central Govt.Employees whose annual increment falls between 01-02-2006 to 30-6-2006
    VII Pay Commission
  • DGR graduating to transparent corruption

    'Serious fraud probe' into ex-servicemen job scam
    New Delhi: The Defence Ministry on Sunday handed over the probe into a job racket for ex-servicemen to the Serious Fraud Investigation Office (SFIO) in the Corporate Affairs Ministry.
    Several senior officers of the Directorate General Resettlement (DGR) have been found guilty in an internal inquiry.
    The case involves a private company, Ex-Servicemen Airlink Transport Service Pvt Ltd (EATS), and the fraud took place under a scheme for ex-servicemen.
    Under the scheme, security agencies run by retired defence personnel were given contracts to provide service to central public sector undertakings.
    The Defence Ministry found substance in allegations of subletting of security agencies for obtaining multiple benefits by a few officers of the ex-servicemen welfare department.
    "The Defence Ministry has decided to request the Ministry of Corporate Affairs to hand over to the Serious Fraud Investigation Office (SFIO) the case relating to private company EATS for further investigation," a Defence Ministry spokesperson said.
    "Action is also being initiated against the officers mentioned in the inquiry report who flouted the extant norms and guidelines of various schemes, and thus were involved in administrative improprieties," the spokesman said in a statement.
    The move comes as the Defence Ministry initiated a series of measures after an inquiry found substance in allegations regarding subletting of security agencies and obtaining multiple benefits by a few ex-servicemen officers.
    This was part of a drive to ensure transparency in the functioning of DGR office.
    DGR is an attached office of department of ex-servicemen welfare, which is responsible for training and rehabilitation of retiring defence personnel and ex-servicemen through various self employment schemes.
    One of these schemes relate to providing security services to central public sector undertakings through security agencies run by ex-servicemen.
    "The essence of inquiry and its analysis is that in the last couple of years, efforts have been made to introduce as much transparency in the manner of the functioning of the DGR office.
    "These efforts have been stepped up both by the department and the director general since the notification of DGR as an attached office of the department of ex-servicemen welfare in January 2009," he said. IANS
    Col Amarjit Singh - New Delhi
    I have not seen a more unhelpful, ruderless and a more incompetent organisation that demoralizes its officers with vague rules and regulations and has a big zero in its track records as far as marketing excellent officers for occupations they richly deserve, Sorry state of affairs.
    DGR under investigation for serious fraud

    IESM takes up welfare issues

    Dear Colleagues,
    As part of ongoing IESM efforts, copies of following letters are attached for information:
  • Letter to Mrs Sonia Gandhi dated 17 Oct 2011 about OROP
  • Memo to Defence Minister dated 14 Nov 2011 about widows’ pension
  • Letter to AG dated 17 Nov 2011 about treatment of Maj Pancholi (Retd) 9 SIKH
    Best regards,
    Lt Gen (Emeritus) Raj Kadyan, PVSM, AVSM, VSM
    Chairman IESM
    Letter to Sonia Gandhi
    Widows meeting with Def Minister
    Letter to AG about Maj Pancholi
  • Thursday, November 17, 2011

    Rank Pay: UOI continues to cheat the Military

    Rank Pay: Lt-Gen writes to Sonia against Centre's appeal
    Bhopal, June 30 : An Indian Army veteran has approached United Progressive Alliance Chairperson Sonia Gandhi and Law Minister M Veerappa Moily regarding the Centre's filing an appeal against a Supreme Court judgement favouring military officers who had been denied benefit of Rank Pay.

    "A committee of secretaries met to consider the judgement and within a week (a record of sorts) decided to appeal against it, as it was 'unviable'," Lieutenant-General (Retd) S K Bahri, Param Vishisht Seva Medal, wrote in a letter to Ms Gandhi. A copy was provided to UNI.

    Can a fraud detected by the apex court be wished away due to its financial cost, the veteran asked while adding that in his earlier mail to Mr Moily he informed the Minister that the Centre's action is against Mr Moily's own statement that the Government should not be a persistent litigant.

    "After your (Ms Gandhi's) assurance at Amritsar, inclusion in the Congress manifesto, declaration by the President (Pratibha Devisingh Patil) in her opening address to Parliament, the Finance Minister's statement in the Budget speech and proclamation by the Prime Minister (Manmohan Singh) from the ramparts of the Red Fort, One Rank One Pension remains a mirage," Lt-Gen Bahri pointed out. --UNI
    Rank Pay: Lt-Gen writes to Sonia against Centre's appeal

    Maj Navdeep's blog post
    Many people keep inquiring about the status of the Rank Pay case which is now fixed for 22 Nov 2011 before the Supreme Court. Since the case is pending adjudication before the highest Court of the land, it is not proper to go into the merits of the stand taken by both parties before it. However, I cannot help but make the following observations on the affidavit filed by the UOI while seeking a review of the judgement (Sorry, this may be a bit technical): Click here

    Wednesday, November 16, 2011

    Widows pf ESM get Raksha Mantri's hearing

    Dear Colleagues,
    A delegation of widows accompanied by some of us (total 12 members) called on the Defence Minister in his office on 14 Nov 2011. This meeting was at the behest of Mrs Sonia Gandhi: a delegation of 200 widows was to meet her Nov 12, but as she is still not fit enough for such commitments, she had advised the Defence Minister to meet their representatives. The meeting aimed at seeking removal of discrimination against the widows and implementing a hike in their pension as was done in case of JCOs and OR following recommendations of the Cabinet Secretary’s Committee.
    It was a good, unhurried meeting where the widows had their full say. The Minister sounded very sympathetic and promised to have a meeting of the concerned officials of his Ministry to resolve the issue of widows’ pension. A memorandum was then handed over to the Minster. It ended by saying that in case there was no positive response from the government by end of December 2011, the widows would revive their plans to meet with Ms Sonia Gandhi.
    Subedar Major and Hony Captain Hari Singh of 3 GRENADIERS was a hero of the battle of Basantar in 1971 war. He had commanded a platoon in ‘C’ Coy under Major Hoshiar Singh, PVC, had lost a leg and was awarded Sena Medal. (Also had been Commended twice by the COAS). Hari Singh expired on 15 November 2010 and on his first death anniversary, they have installed a statue in his native village Salhawas in Jhajjar District. They had given the honour of unveiling the statue to Chairman IESM. Kameshwar Pandey had accompanied. On the occasion some 250 ESM had gathered from nearby areas and it was a good interaction.
    Notably, the politicians were earlier unveiling such memorial statues of our heroes. After the recent awakening among the ESM to assert their rights, the veterans have now started doing this honour.
    Best regards,
    Lt Gen (Emeritus) Raj Kadyan, PVSM, AVSM, VSM
    Chairman IESM

    Sunday, November 13, 2011

    How big a problem is corruption in India?

    2G Scam making headlines: India has always been corrupt nothing new. Only the scale has increased from Arithmetic Progression to Geometric Progession. This is raising heads to question where we are heading?

    A. Raja, India's former telecommunications minister, has gone on trial, along with several others, exposing the biggest corruption scandal the country has ever seen.
    The defendants are accused of selling mobile phone frequencies at a fraction of their value - in exchange for bribes. It is a costly affair. India's treasury may have lost up to $40bn in revenue.
    Just why is this case different? Is Prime Minister Manmohan Singh feeling the pressure? And how big is the problem of corruption in the world's largest democracy?
    Inside Story, with presenter James Bays, discusses with guests Nandita Rao, an attorney and activist specialising in civil rights; Anupama Jha, the executive director for the India branch of Transparency International; and Rani Singh, a security analyst and author.
    Original Post

    ESM endorses Jan Lokpal Bill

    Ex-servicemen to invite Anna for holding anti corruption rally in Himachal Ravinder Makhaik | November 11, 2011 |
    Dharamshala: Ex-servicemen league of Himachal has drawn up plans to invite Anna Hazare for holding an anti-corruption rally in the state.
    A former minister and president HP ex-servicemen league Vijay Singh Mankotia let Hill Post know that after holding a two day annual general meeting of the organization, three resolutions were adopted, which included sending out a team to Maharashtra for extending an invite to Anna for holding a rally at Dharamshala.
    Endorsing the stand on Jan Lokpal Bill, Mankotia said the state body of ex-servicemen also intended to honour Anna, also an ex-serviceman, with Shan-e-Hind title for the fight against corruption he has been waging.
    Our league supports the fight against corruption to expose corrupt politicians, bureaucrats and industrialists and work for good governance by ensuring accountability, he said.
    The second resolution adopted by the league has condemned the statement of defense minister AK Antony saying that the UPA government could not concede the ‘one rank, one pay’ demand of the ex-servicemen.
    For 25 years the union government has been giving a firm commitment about implementing the demand, said Mankotia.
    The matter will be discussed at a national conference of ex-servicemen to be held at Delhi on 25th and 26th November.
    The third resolution has asked the state government to install the statues of Major Somnath Sharma, the first Parm Vir Chakra, Major Durga Mal and Captain Dal Bhadur at the Vidhan Sabha complex at Tapovan, Dharmshala.
    Major Durga Mal and Captain Dal Bhadur were Gurkha members who were part of Netaji Subash Chandra Bose’s Azad Hind Fauj and were hanged by the British rulers in 1945 and 1946.
    All the three of these brave sons of India belong to an area that is within a five Kms from Tapovan, says Mankotia. There statues deserve to be part of Vidhan Sabha complex and we will be raising this demand with chief minister Prem Kumar Dhumal, he said.
    Ex-servicemen to invite Anna for holding anti corruption rally in Himachal

    IESM Jantar Mantar Rally 12 Nov 2011

    Dear All,
    Proud to have taken part in the rally at Jantar Mantar today. Enclosing some photos taken.
    Best Regards,
    Col TN Baba (Veteran)

    IESM Rally at Jantar Mantar on 12 Nov 2011

    Dear Colleagues,
    The planned IESM rally was held today at Jantar Mantar, New Delhi. It had more than 2500 ESM and Service families from all over the country. There was palpable enthusiasm in support of continuing with our struggle for seeking justice for the ESM, fronted by OROP. There was also unanimity in demanding that we the ESM start using out voting strength in getting our just demands accepted.
    A memorandum was thereafter submitted to the President highlighting the non-grant of OROP and discrimination against widows in not including them in the pension enhancement that was implemented in 2009.
    Kudos to Maj Gen Satbir Singh, Group Captain Vinod Gandhi, Wing Commander CK Sharma and other team members for organizing the event in an excellent manner.
    Best regards,
    Lt Gen (Emeritus) Raj Kadyan, PVSM, AVSM, VSM
    Chairman IESM

    Pension Adalat Udaipur

    1. The PCDA (P) Allahabad will hold Defence Pension Adalat at Udaipur Rajasthan in Dec 2011.The proposed dates by them are 22 and 23 Dec 2011,
    2. The place and month were finalised by MoD/ CGDA and IHQ of MoD (Army) had issued instrs in Aug 2011 to controlling Fmns for issue of detailed instrs to lodger fmn at Mil Stn Udaipur for Adm and Lgs Bandobast. The final dates are yet to be confirmed by the controlling fmns.
    3. All Military (Army,Navy & AF) and Civ pensioners paid from defence estimates are covered by such adalats who establish camp office and entertain complaints from the aggrieved pensioners.
    4. A large number of senior officers from MoD, three service HQs, CGDA, PCDA (P), Def Accts Dept, officials from Banks, Soldier Boards and Record offices will attend the Adalat.
    5. The pensioners are advised to register themselves in advance through post or E- Mail as per format and details given at the web site of PCDA P. The same can be seen by clicking at the link below-
    6. The grievances are attended during the camp and face to face solutions are found in most of the cases by staff on ground. The proposed rally at Udaipur can be attended by all pensioners for whom it is convenient to travel to this part of Rajasthan especially from adjoining states of Gujarat, MP & UP in addition to the pensioners from Rajasthan.
    7. This information may please be widely circulated to all Mil and Civ defence pensioners especially those from Rajasthan, Haryana, MP, UP and Gujarat. It is expected that the lodger fmn at Mil Stn Udaipur will make suitable bandobast for Veterans and def civ pensioners.
    8. The pensioners will be required to make advance travel plans to visit Udaipur during the dates as finalised by authorities since December is a busy tourist month as well as very cold during X mus/ New Year Eve.
    Wg Cdr CK Sharma (Retd)
    Treasurer, IESM


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