The Govt of India has progressively dealt a blow to yet another bastion of harassment.
The requirement of submitting Boarding Passes for settlement of TA Claims has been abrogated by the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT).
Though the Ministry of Defence is not as proactive as the DoPT, the same dispensation shall be made applicable to military staff mutatis mutandis.
The Department of Personnel and Training as well as the Department of Pension and Pensioners’ Welfare have time and again displayed utmost sensitivity towards the problems of employees and pensioners. Genuine proposals are given due thought and are not rejected summarily. The officers manning important positions are open to suggestions and are always available for interaction and across the table discussions. In fact, to be military specific, there have been instances when the said departments have taken a stand against the Ministry of Defence and the Army HQ in favour of military pensioners and disabled personnel reminding the system about proper appreciation and interpretation of policy.
It would definitely be in the fitness of things for other Ministries and Departments to imbibe the spirit of positivity set into motion by these two departments.