My book ‘Pe-nsion in the Defence Services’ was released yesterday by the Western Army Commander. The book is a commentary and compendium of pension related provisions and orders from the Fourth till the Sixth Pay Commission. Other allied benefits such as military insurance modalities, declaration of battle casualties, miscellaneous beneficial provisions etc are also covered in this hard bound book. A press report on the same is reproduced below. One request though – please do not send me queries on procurement of the book since I would not like to associate myself with the commercial aspect of it, such queries will be answered by the distributors through their website http://www.defencepension.wordpress.com/ which can also be accessed by clicking here. Thanks for all the support.
Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, March 4
A book on defence pensionary, allied provisions and regulations for armed forces personnel was released by Lt Gen TK Sapru, General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Western Command, at Chandimandir today.
Titled “Pension in the Defence Services”, the book is authored by Maj Navdeep Singh, a High Court advocate and a decorated Territorial Army (TA) volunteer, according to a release issued here. Former Delhi High Court Chief Justice RN Aggarwal and former Vice Chief of the Army Staff, Lt Gen S Pattabhiraman have written the forewords.
The book contains orders issued by the Central government and service headquarters, notifications, various provisions related to service, disability and family pension, group insurance benefits and battle casualties, along with associated commentary. Pension related orders issued after the Fourth Pay Commission till the Sixth Pay Commission and tables detailing pay and pension of different ranks, are also carried.
The book was released amidst a gathering of senior Army officers and retired judges. Speaking on the occasion, General Sapru dwelt upon the need to educate officers and jawans on various provisions concerning pension-related entitlements and orders issued by the government from time to time and appreciated the efforts undertaken by the author in this regard.
(Photo : Navdeep Singh with Western Army Commander and Chief Justice Aggarwal)