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Thursday, January 14, 2010

Q & A (8)

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When are the new OROP scales expected ? (Ex-Hav S S Sudan)

There is nothing called the ‘OROP scales’ in the offing. The letter regarding the new improved pensionary benefits for defence personnel (does not include Officers) is expected to be issued any time now. Also the letters concerning improvement of pension of Lt Gens, broad-banding of disability percentages for pre-96 disability pensioners as well as grant of percentage system of disability element for pre-2006 disability pensioners, are also expected to be issued.

I had been granted 40% disability by the medial board but have been granted a disability pension by treating my disability as 20% only. On my query I have been informed that though the release medical board had granted me 40% disability, the govt accepted it as 20% only. Is this right on the part of the competent authority ? (ABC)

The Hon’ble Courts have held time and again that administrative or accounts authorities cannot override the percentage granted by a medical board. Such an action is patently against the law laid down by the Hon’ble Courts including the Hon’ble Supreme Court.

I am a serving officer but was refused entertainment tax exemption by a cinema in Panchkula, Haryana. The cinema manager said that I had to be in military uniform to claim such exemption. Where do I file a complaint ? (A serving Captain)

On intervention of the Hon’ble Punjab & Haryana High Court, the requirement of wearing uniform in Haryana Cinemas / Theatres / Multiplexes has been abrogated. You may learn more about it by clicking here. The manager may not be aware of the same and you may complain to the Excise and Taxation Commissioner of Haryana about the said incident.

A relative of mine (PBOR) had died on duty. His mother (who is a widow) was totally dependent upon him. The special family pension is however being paid only to the widow of the deceased and not to his mother. The DPDO says that special family pension can only be paid to a widow. Is this correct ? (Lt Col P K Sharma)

No, the DPDO is wrong. Special Family Pension (SFP) is not meant only for the widow but for the entire family in accordance with Regulation 215 of the Pension Regulations. The said SFP can be divided between the widow and her mother-in-law (and other heirs too) in case the widow refuses to look after the mother of her late husband. Take note however that Ordinary Family Pension (OFP) cannot be divided under the same circumstances.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Please publish orders on broadbanding of disability pension and also grant of disability pension on percentage basis for pre 1-1-06 pensioners; as and when issued by MOD/GOI.

Anonymous said...

CONGRATS NAVDEEP SIR ON YOUR 8TH DECORATION ON ARMY DAY - COAS COMMENDATION.

PS- PLEASE DO NOT DELETE THIS POST SIR :-)

JB Singh said...

Facilities are very grudgingly extended by civil governance to service personnel and grabbed by us. It is officers who will generally take umbrage over a few rupees ignoring the thousands spent in malls and cineplexes. PBOR, who actually economically benefit from these concessions, figure nowhere. How many Havaldars can afford to go to Big Cinema/Inox's with their families without making a major dent in their monthly budget?
I feel, as officers we require to have a sense of perspective. We need to fight for the rights of our PBOR's not when we are personally hurt, but otherwise. And we need to show our magnanimity - How? It needs no explaining.

Rancho said...

Please publish the authorisation details of residentiial telephones for Lt Cols and equivalents. It is interpretated that the Rs. 1500/- sealing as per MoF letter dated Nov 07, based on Pay band, is applicable only for Gr 'A' officers and only Cols and above are authorised for residential telephones Is there any letter regarding the same issued by MoD or authorisation scale for Lt Cols promulgated by by service HQs or Govt.

sharma said...

Congrate Navdeep sir after all you deserve the best because U give your best. Carry on doing good service.

Anonymous said...

@ (Ex-Hav S S Sudan)
IT SEEMS THE ORDERS FOR MODIFIED PARITY/PIP/OROP IS IN COLD STORAGE ALONG WITH 70% PEN. WEIGHTAGE AND OTHER BENEFITS TO PBOR.
70% PEN. WEIGHTAGE TO PBOR WAS ONE OF THE CORE ANAMOLY AGREED BY GOVT ALONG WITH PB-4.
PB-4 IS THRU WHAT ABOUT THIS ANAMOLY????
" BHAIYA SS SUDAN SAB SARKARI KAMKAJ HAI." WITH DUE RESPECT AND REGARDS TO GOVT. FUNCTIONERY.

Anonymous said...

EVEN THE UNFAVOURABLE APPROCH OF GOVT IN P.O.W. CASE IS ALSO NOTED DOWN BY COURT. COURT HAS ISSUED NOTICE TO GOVT ASKING EXPLAINATION FOR ACTION TAKEN.
"FAUJI BHAIYO YEH POW KA CASE BADA SENSITIVE HAI. SUB FAUJI BHAIYO CHUP Q HAI??? "
NAVDEEP SIR PL GIVE UR VIEWS ON THE SUBJECT.

Anonymous said...

PLEASE DO GIVE THE AUTHORITY FOR BASIC PAY DEFINITION WHICH INCLUDES PAY IN BAND, GRADE PAY, X-GROUP PAY AND MS PAY.