Thursday, 9 July 2015

Good news soon on One Rank One Pension (OROP): Parrikar

Good news soon on One Rank One Pension (OROP): Parrikar

Lucknow: Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar today said there will be “good news” soon on the issue of One Rank One Pension, a long-standing demand of ex-servicemen who have been holding protests across the nation.

“It’s an inter-departmental issue. As far as the Defence Ministry is concerned, our work is almost over. This is taking time but I can say that there will be a good news soon,” he said.

Ex-servicemen have been protesting since last month to press for the implementation of One Rank, One Pension. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had said that his government is committed to the long-awaited One Rank, One Pension (OROP) policy for ex-servicemen.

Currently, the pension of retired personnel is based on the pay commission recommendations in force at the time of their retirement.

One Rank One Pension scheme is aimed at ensuring that all retired soldiers, who have the same rank and the length of service receive the same amount of pension, irrespective of their date of retirement.

Currently, all those soldiers who retired before 2006 receive less pension than their counterparts and even their juniors.

PTI

Clarification on definition of Hometown LTC: Orders issued on 6.7.2015

Clarification on definition of Hometown LTC: Orders issued on 6.7.2015


PC of A (Fys) clarified that “areas falling within Urban Agglomeration of a city but within different districts may be termed as same station for the purposes of LTC Rules”.

OFFICE OF THE PRINCIPAL CONTROLLER OF ACCOUNTS (FYS)
10-AI S.K. BOSE ROAD, KOLKATA – 700 001.
No.T/1/72/Circular-28
Date: 06.07.2015
To
1. The Secretary, OFB, 10-A, S.K. Bose Rd., Kol – 700 001
2. All Sr. General Managers / All General Managers Ordnance / Equipments Factories
3. All Group Controllers & Br. SAO/AOs.

Sub: Clarification on definition of Hometown LTC

Attention is invited to HQr office CGDA, New Delhi letter No. AN/XIV/14162/TA/DA/LTC/Vol-II dated 04/03/2014 in regard to above mentioned subject wherein it is clarified that “areas falling within Urban Agglomeration of a city but within different districts may be termed as same station for the purposes of LTC Rules”.

It is, therefore, once again impressed upon all concerned to comply the aforesaid guidelines while availing home town conversion in LTC.

Kindly ensure maximum/wide publicity of the above points within your jurisdiction for effecting compliances.
This has approval of J. C. A. (Fys.).
sd/-
(VIDHU AGGARWAL)
Asstt. Cont. of Accounts (Fys.)
Authority : www.pcafys.gov.in (Click to view the order)

Aadhaar Camp for Pensioners at New Delhi from July 13th to 17th, 2015

Aadhaar Camp for Pensioners at New Delhi from 13th to 17th July, 2015

Aadhaar Seeding cum Registration Camps from 13th to 17th July, 2015
Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
06-July-2015 18:34 IST
Aadhaar Seeding cum Registration Camps from 13th to 17th July, 2015

The Department of Pension and Pensioner’s Welfare will hold five Aadhaar Seeding and Regularisation for pensioners in Delhi NCR in collaboration with Punjab National Bank from 13th to 17th July, 2015. These camps will be held at Rajendra Place, Civil Lines, Scope Tower – Lakshmi Nagar in Delhi and Noida Sector 1 and Neelam Chowk, Faridabad respectively.

Pensioners residing in the Delhi NCR may visit an Aadhaar Camp on any one of the days with original PPO, Aadhaar Card, and bank pass book along with photocopies of these documents.

Pensioners who do not have Aadhaar number yet may in addition carry a photo id like Voters Card. Jeevan Pramaan is in addition to the other existing facilities for submission of Life Certificate. All the Nationalised banks, as also UIDAI will participate in these camps which are proposed to be held later in other parts of the country.

Camp Timings: 9am to 5pm

Pensioners-issues

For implementation of Jeevan Pramaan- an Aadhaar based life certification system – all pensioners are requested to furnish their Aadhaar Numbers to their bank, if not already done. The pensioners who do not have “Aadhaar” are requested to obtain Aadhaar number.

PIB

Feedback by Re-employed pensioners – Problems being faced relating to the stoppage of Dearness Relief

Feedback by Re-employed pensioners – Problems being faced relating to the stoppage of Dearness Relief

Feedback may be given by re-employed pensioners on visiting banks regarding problems being faced relating to the stoppage of Dearness Relief on pension on re-employment and for restoration of the same when the re-employment ceases.

Feedback in the following format may be furnished by 17.07.2015.

Re-employed Pensioners

Source: www.pensionersportal.gov.in

Principle of OROP as per Government order issued by D/o ESW, MOD on 24.4.2014

Principle of OROP as per Government order issued by D/o ESW, MOD on 24.4.2014

Definition of One Rank One Pension as per Government order issued by MoD (DoESW) : The principle of OROP implies that uniform pension be paid to the Armed Forces Personnel retiring in the same rank with the same length oi service irrespective of their date of retirement and any future enhancement in the rates of pension to be automatically passed on to the past pensioners.

No.12(01)/2014-D(Pen/Pol)
Ministry of Defence
Deptt. of Ex-Servicemen Welfare
D (Pension/Policy)
Sena Bhawan.
New Delhi the 24th April. 2014
ORDER
As decided in the meeting on OROP chaired by Hon’ble RM on 22.04.14, a Working Group is constituted as follows to finalize the modalities of implementation of OROP based on the principle specified in the previous meeting on OROP held on 26.02.14. The principle of OROP implies that uniform pension be paid to the Armed Forces Personnel retiring in the same rank with the same length of service irrespective of their date of retirement and any future enhancement in the rates of pension to be automatically passed on to the past pensioners.

2. The composition of the Working Group would be as follows:
(i) Controller General of Defence Accounts Chairperson
(ii) Jotnt Secretary (SSW) Member
(ill) Joint Secretary (E). Deptt of Defence Member
(iv) Addl. FA (Defiance Finance) Member
(v) Representatives of the three Services Member
(vi) Addl CGDA Member
(vii) PCDA (P). Allahabad Member
3. The Terms of Reference of Working the Group are as follows:-
(i) To examine the proposal on implementation of OROP which was presented by the Services in the meeting on 22.04.14 to enable CGDA to prepare DGL after due deliberation on all aspects.
(ii) To work out the detailed financial implications.
4. CGDA would finalise the DGL and submit it to D/o ESW, MOD along with financial implications thereof within three weeks from the date of this order.

5. Since substantial increase is anticipated in expenditure on OROP, FA (DS) would thereafter seek additional funds as per requirement.

6. This issues with the approval or the Competent Authority.
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(Chahan Ram)
Deputy Secretary (Pension)
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