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Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Pension enhancement of pre-2006 widows : more movement

As was reported on this blog on 25 November 2011 with full details and modalities, the enhancement of pensions of widows is on the anvil.

Though the Raksha Mantri had accorded an in-principle approval to the policy revision, the Department of Ex-Servicemen Welfare (DESW) and Defence Finance had forwarded the file to Department of Expenditure which had then further endorsed it to the Department of Pensions and Pensioners’ Welfare (DoPPW) for its consideration whether such a revision would invite similar demands from other services.

The IESM informs that the DoPPW has written back on the subject with neutral notings and the file is soon going to be back in the Defence Ministry.

With the new Secretary DESW, Mr Samirendra Chatterjee in chair for a few more months and who seems to be strongly in control of the situation without being over-reliant on the lower level staff of the DESW, positive movement can be expected soon related to the file on which the Raksha Mantri has already in fact given his word of approval. 


Ravinder said...

Dear Maj Navdeep,

One thing that remains ambiguous is whether this would be applicable to widows of officers?

Please do specify...



Navdeep / Maj Navdeep Singh said...

There is no ambiguity.
It is NOT applicable to family pensioners of officers.



Anonymous said...

is this app called eyewatch recently launched by army free for existing officers or only for veterans????