Thursday, November 13, 2014
INJUSTICE TO A HAVILDAR - INCORRECT BASIC PENSION.
The Aggrieved veteran expressing his sincere thanks to our Liaison Officer Sgt.S.kanthiah for the help extended by the Trust.
Here IS A CASE OF ERROR IN THE PPO/ CONTROVERY IN THE RATE OF PENSION-QUALIFYING SERVICE
Name: T.Anaintha perumal -Reg.No; 1430828.Rank: Havildar.
.Group- D , Qualifying service 15yrs, 10months and 19 days was discharged
on 31-8-1987….with pension and drawing his pension through Indian bank, Tirunelveli-Dist.TN.
Now he has received the Revised PPO issued by PCDA Allahabad ,dated 11-10-2014 noting the rate of pension as on 1-1-96, 1-1-2006 and 24-9-2012.. ( 3500, 4635 and 5301 ).
On going through the Discharge certificate and the original PPO of the veteran, it is confirmed that his qualifying service was 15yrs-10months and 19 days. Rank Hav, Group-D. So the QS to be taken as 16 yrs. But in the revised PPO, the Rates of pension is notified for a QS of 15 yrs only. That is 5301 w.e.f 24-9-2012,
Whereas per CDA cir 501, for a QS of 16 yrs it is Rs.5531, Short of 230 per month .
“ALAS” when we went through the Bank pass book entries, he was paid a total pension of Rs.10724/ for the month of August 2014. A basic pension of 5362+DA100% 5362= 10724.
When we checked up with the Cir 501, it was noticed with great surprise that this Rate is for the rank of Naik, Gp-D, QS-16yrs.
We fail to understand How these errors do take place / happening,
We feel that the Bank has revised the pension of their own way. And
The PCDA has revised for only 15 yrs QS. taking it granted that nobody will question them.
And the poor veteran is drawing the pension in good faith , thinking that the Bank as well as the CDA are giving his correct Rate of pension.
We do not know how many such cases are in the store.
It is a case to be taken for the cause ERROR at CDA/PDA. How this Error has happened . The printed PPO comes out after Auditing at CDA and the Record office simply forward it to the pensioner without noticing/ checking any kind of error in the PPO. And the PDA/CPPC has revised the pension on their own and the Pensioner was happy because there was some increment in his pension.
This is what happening.
Now as per the PPO, the rate is fixed as Rs.5301/- but being paid at the Rate of 5362/ hence excess payment and Recovery to be made for no mistake of pensioner. Actually it is not so.
Now we understand from the veteran that the PDA has since recovered the excess amount paid i.e 5362-5301 from 24-9-2012 .
It is a great injustice to the veteran.
We have taken up the case to Record Office and CDA Allahabad and also to our Army Veteran Cell to set right the mistake.
All the ESM organizations and the pensioner are requested to go through the revised PPO and compare with CDA circulars 501, 502 and 503 for correctness. If there is any variation, it is to be brought to knowledge of their Record Offices and CDA for correction.