Wednesday, October 10, 2018
DA RATE INCREASED TO EX-GRATIA PAYMENT.
Rate of DA for Ex-Gratia Payment is increased with effect from
01-*07-2018. Vide MO. F.No> 42/06/2018-P& PW (G) dt.8-10-18
For pensioners…….274 to 284
For Families………266 to 276
For Pensioners: For Families:
Basic pension………750.00 BP; 645.00
D P…………… 375.00 DP…323.00
DA at 284%......... 3195.00 DA276% 2672.00
Total………4320.00 Total. 3640.00
Affected pensioners may approach their Banks for getting the increased DA>
PRACTICAL HAPPENINGS TO NOTE./ CASE STUDIES.
There was no simultaneous Joint notification while retiring / discharge prior to 01-3-1985.
The families have to apply for sanction of family pension after the demise of their husbands.
Many widows not knowing / not guided by others/ authorities how to claim family pension.
Hence they faced lot of hardship without pension/ getting sanction.
This hardships were expressed and the Govt. issued orders/ circulars to apply for Endorsement of Family pension by Living pre 1986 pensioners in the year 1988.
Many veterans followed the instructions and applied and got the joint notification / Endorsement.
Unfortunately, still many veterans have not applied. They are in the opinion that the name in the first page of Pension order book is the endorsement. IT IS NOT THE ENDORSEMENT. And some are not interested due to various reasons.
Now we come across many families not being paid family pension after the death of pensioner.
On going through the documents held by such widows, we noted that there is no Joint Notification hence the Banks are not paying family pension.
Such cases, we guided and helped them in claiming Family pension from their Record offices, but it takes not less than 6 months time till that time the families are facing the financial hardship.
Our Trust have time and again in various functions and gatherings explained in length the importance of the Joint notification but still some are there. .
There are cases where the families are not sanctioned with correct Type of family pension.
For example :
If a soldier died while in service, death is Attributed to service , his wife is eligible for SPECIAL FAMILY PENSION. If the cause of death is not properly represented , then she will be sanctioned with Ordinary Family pension instead of SPECIAL Family Pension.
Suppose for a genuine case, if ordinary family pensionwas sanctioned, they can appeal through court/ AFT to get Special Family pension. The case is to be taken immediately /within a reasonable time after sanction, if it is delayed for very long time, then it will be difficult to trace out the documents, some time rejected.
PPO NOT RECEIVED BY PDA / WIDOW
In some cases, the PPO issued by CDA is not received by Bank and the widow due to any reason
The family will not be paid with family pension.
We have come across one case: After the death of a sepoy, unmarried , his mother was sanctioned with Family pension , PPO issued in the year 1997.but Bank as well as the widow did not received .
The widow approached the branches many a times , the branch said that they have not received the PPO or any credit from their CPPC.
The poor widow inquired from known ESMs , they could not guide her in the absence of PPO.
She approached us, we took up the case with Record office and came to know that the PPO was already issued and sent to Bank and the widow. Record Office has sent a Xerox copy of PPO to us.
The Bank is not in a position to disburse pension due to non availability of PPO.
Now we have written to CPPC of the PDA to write to CDA for getting issued a DUPLICATE PPO WITH A LOSS CERTIFICATE AS PER PROCEDURE.
The widow has approached very late - case of 1997 reported in 2018. So much delay.
Now the matter is taken up with , CPPC of the Bank, DESW, MOD, Record Office and CDA for issuing a fresh PPO.
Had it been reported in 1997/ 1998, the widow could have received her pension long back.
Time barred claim is submitted now. (IAF A-651)
These are the - Practical cases.. Kovilpatti/ sattur.
Monday, October 8, 2018
Friday, October 5, 2018
On hearing the services of our Welfare Trust , the below mentioned widow called on us for a help .
Name: Smt.R.Kaliammal M/O Late Sep.R. Jegadeesh Kuma ( 14412824Y)
Record Office: Arty.
The sepoy died while in service in the year 1996 ( 18-10-1996). As he was a un-married , his mother was sanctioned with Family pension .Vide: F/NA/2445/1997
Unfortunately, the PPO was not received by her and the Bank.
The Lady visited the bank many a time, and was informed that they have not received the PPO. After some times, the Lady thought that she is not eligible for pension.
On hearing about our service, the Lady visited our office and explained the events. On going through the available papers with her, we noticed that she is eligible for pension.
We wrote to Record office in this regard and received a reply with a copy of PPO which was issued in 1997 itself.
Now we have taken up the case with Bank, Record Office and CDA for disbursement of Family pension with Arrears Calculation from 19-10-1996 to 30-9-2018.
As it is very late only Time barred Claim to be made.
The innocent Lady was so happy with our action and sincerely thanked us for this valuable help.
Sunday, September 9, 2018
WAR INJURED VETERAN SEP. V.KANDAN- 100% W.I.E
PCDA has issued a cir No.604, which is very much disadvantage to our
Invalded war injured veterans.
As per CDA cir 456 and 560, the service Element for invalided wi veterans, was taken as if the veteran had served for full length of service for the Rank and Group. And War Injury Element as per the percentage granted.
Now, as per Cir 604, it says, that as per 6th CPC and Cir 568, the service pension is calculated at 50% of Emolument drawn at the time of discharge irrespective of length of service. This applicable for War injured invalided persons also.
Now we look for an Illustration and difference on these TWO circulars:
Let uis take a Rank of Sepoy- Group- Y QS= 6 yrs - WIE- 100% Invalided .
As per Cir 456 & 560
Service Element…..Full term ( 28 yrs).. 7070.00 OROP Table No.7
War Injury Element …..100% …11735.00 OROP Table No.94
Total…………………………….. 18805.00 + DA…………….
As per 7th CPC……………………………. 18805 X 2.57= 48329.00 +DA… ( 1 )
As per latest Cir 604…..
Service Element for 6 yrs……….. 5868.00 …OROP….Table No: 7
War injury element 100%......... 11735.00 .. OROP….Table No:94
Total…………. 17603.00 + DA
As per 7th CPC …………………………..17603 X 2.57=45240 +DA………………( 2 )
Now let us see the difference in Basic = 48320-45240=3080 + DA
The veteran will be looser by this amount per month due to this
new circular No. 604.
All our ESM Associations and Organisations are requested to bring this
Anomaly to our Defence Minister, MOD ,DESW and PCDA.
Wednesday, September 5, 2018
HONY.NB.SUB - VEDAMANICKAM JACOB AT OUR TRUST OFFICE.
The below mentioned veteran called on us and complained that he was paid less amount of OROP arrears.
Name: Vedamanickkam Jacob Rank: Hony.Nb.Sub ( 6323642L ) QS: 24 yrs Gp- B
PDA: Centrla Bank of India, Tuticorin Dist.
On going through his pass book entries, we noticed that he was paid with OROP arrears each installment of Rs.2334/- ( Total= 9336 )
oN fresh calculation by us, it is found that each installment works out to be 8801/- (Total=35205) Thus a difference of 35205-9336=25869/ –
We have reported the short payment to his CPPC- Central Bank and requested for payment of this differential amount.
The aggrieved veteran was happy with our action and sincerely thanked us for this valuable help.