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Friday, January 1, 2010

A New Year Gift, but please handle with care !

As an experiment, I am introducing a registration based chat-box on the blog as a new year gift for all those consistent requests.

Please be sensitive to the fact that generalised direct or indirect slants against any organisation, individual or service would not be tolerated and shall be promptly expunged. Anyone indulging in abusive or slanderous behaviour would also be banned without notice. Please maintain the dignity of the military community. The Chat-box can only be used for discussing military benefits and providing links on the subject.

To remind the readers of this blog, this is the reason why the chat-box was suspended. I would not hesitate in closing the box again if the need arises and consider this a beta version in that sense.

Please go through the rules of chatting before hitting that keyboard :-)

Thanks, and a Happy New Year. Here’s to world peace !!!


Col NR Kurup (Retd) said...

Dear Maj Navdeep,
I request you to get rid of the Anonymous posting. Every posting has to be identified by their correct name and verified e-mail address. Any laxity will naturally revert this to its previous condition.

Ashish said...

Sometimes wishes comes true. If u remember i said few days back that there is a rumour that navdeep will open the chat box as a NEW YEAR GIFT. And it came true. HAPPY NEW YEAR NAVDEEP AND TO ALL THE READERS OF THIS WONDERFUL BLOG :-)



Anonymous said...

Sir.Happy new year
pls tell something about broad banding of disability prior to 1996.pls reply

kroy said...

Thanks you Sir.It is really a pleasant surprise of New Year/New Decade.Happy prosperous,healthy New year to u and ur family and all the associates of this blog.

CR Krishnan said...

Respected sir,
Thanks for opening the chat box. I wish you and your family a very happy and prosperous new year 2010. Can you kindly post the acceptance of the recommendations of the Committee of Secretaries about the enhancement of pension of PBORs who retired after Oct 1997 and pre Oct 1997.
CR Krishnan

Anonymous said...

Dear Maj Navdeep,
Happy New Year to you/your family/friends/admirers.
Hearty congrats for throwing open the much-demanded Chat Box and I hope the gesture will be fully reciprocated by the users!

Anonymous said...

my one query is still waiting a suggestion from you regarding one of cos recomendations accepted but not declared in black and white.pls give your suggestion regarding broad banding of disability prior to 1.1.1996.
with regards s.b.singh

Rajababu said...

Happy new year to you and family. keep up the social service

Brig. Rajesh Malhotra said...

CONGRATULATIONS for your efforts.Wish you a very happy 2010.
My question Is a war widow of an air force offr of 1971 ops entitled to pension on her re marraige in 1974

Navdeep / Maj Navdeep Singh said...

@Brig Malhotra

Yes, the Govt of India in Sept 09 (?) has authorised spl fam pension to pre-96 re-married widows. For current cases, there is no bar on spl fam pen on re-marriage.

AS said...

Dear Navdeep,
Any further info on revision of Disabilty pension rates of pre2006?
Who is competent to refer this to Anomoly Committee?Since the ESW Dept(MOD)is disinterested can the IESM appch Anomoly committee on this?
Brig ASK

Navdeep / Maj Navdeep Singh said...

@Brig ASK

Sir. It would be wrong to assume that the Deptt of ESW is disinterested.

The letter is expected any moment now.

No anomaly committee related to the above mentioned issue is in session since the same has been deliberated upon and referred to the MoD which has already accepted the rectification in principle the letter for which would be out soon.

I hope this clarifies :- )

AS said...

Dear Navdeep,
Thanks a lot for your prompt reply.
Brig ASK

swaminathan said...

dear sir,

please let me know when a military nursing officer can retire with full pension ? after how many years of service the military nursing officer can retire with full pension ?


Anonymous said...

dear sir,

i m going through the contents on ur blog n appreciate the info sharing among the army pers. Pl accept my sincere gratitude for the same.I also would like to include info pertaining to SL cat offrs in the army to make us well abreast with latest happenings about our career profile/policies.

Unknown said...

Dear sir,
a lot of anomalies have been removed regarding the outdated army rules e.g.travelling restr of 1450 km for use of free warrants etc,i wish army personnel be allowed to use their own car while travelling on AL/CL.No point in locking up their cars in garage in their duty stn and then requesting their parents for car to move around in their leave stns?
Lt Col prithipal singh