Friday, May 20, 2016

Senior citizen welfare fund: Norms out; 9 member panel to administer

19 May 2016Senior citizen welfare fund: Norms out; 9 member panel to administer

The Ministry of Finance released the rules for creation of Senior Citizens Welfare Fund, which will have funds from unclaimed deposits in small savings schemes including Post Office Savings Accounts, Public Provident Fund and Employees’ Provident Fund within one year.

The ministry released the notification dated March 18 about the fund, which will be utilised for schemes for the promotion of the welfare of senior citizens in line with the National Policy on Older Persons and the National Policy on Senior Citizens.

The ministry stated the Fund shall be an interest bearing account, administered by a Committee consisting of nine members. The committee will be headed by secretary in the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment who shall be the ex-officio chairperson along with officials from Department of Financial Services, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Ministry of Rural Development and Ministry of Labour and Employment among others.

Finance minister Arun Jaitley in his Budget speech last year had proposed the creation of Senior Citizens Welfare Fund saying, “there are unclaimed deposits of about Rs 3,000 crore in the PPF, and approximately Rs 6,000 crore in the EPF corpus. I have proposed the creation of a Senior Citizen Welfare Fund, in the Finance Bill, for appropriation of these amounts to a corpus which will be used to subsidize the premiums of vulnerable groups such as old age pensioners, BPL card-holders, small and marginal farmers and others.”

Every institution which has the unclaimed deposits in their small savings accounts shall prepare list of unclaimed deposits in the accounts and notify to the public. “The Institution shall identify the unclaimed amounts on annual basis and make transfers to the Fund on or before the 1st day of March, each year. The transfers by the Institutions shall be made on a net basis, namely, the unclaimed deposits minus the claims accepted in accordance with the law for the time being in force, of the accounts whose balances have already been transferred to the Fund,” the notification said.

The nodal Ministry for the Fund shall be the Ministry of Social Justice. The rate of interest for the money lying in the Fund shall be determined and notified by the Ministry of Finance on an annual basis, the notification said.

(Source- Indian Express)

Rishi Kapoor: I’ll start afresh with new vigour against wrongdoings

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On Tuesday, a series of tweets by the actor created a storm on social media and in political circles too. Kapoor expressed his views on prominent places in India being named after politicians, predominantly, the Gandhi family. His first tweet on this issue read, Change Gandhi family assets named byCongress . Bandra/Worli Sea Link to Lata Mangeshkar or JRD Tata Link Road. Baap ka maal samjh rakha tha?' It evoked a strong and mixed response from various quarters. When BT reached out to the actor, he calmly said, "That's all water under the bridge, now. I'll start afresh with new vigour against wrongdoings." On probing further, he said that he didn't wish to pursue this subject any more.

Kapoor's controversial tweets come from his belief that national assets and noteworthy establishments should also be named after legends from other spheres of life who have made a significant contribution to the society, such as Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar and Shahid Bhagat Singh . One of his tweets read, "Imagine Mohamad Rafi, Mukesh, Manna Dey , Kishore Kumar venues on their name like in our country. Just a suggestion.' His tweets created an uproar and reportedly faced protests from Congress party workers.

Rishi Kapoor is one of the few people from Bollywood who has always raised his voice on various issues without mincing words. From his insightful views on the beef ban to Pali Hill hawkers - he speaks his mind and takes a stand. While the actor chooses to move on to other issues, we can't deny that he has certainly triggered a new debate. Socho logon, socho!

Rishi Kapoor's controversial tweets

Rishi Kapoor ‏@chintskap May 17

Change Gandhi family assets named by Congress.Bandra/Worli Sea Link to Lata Mangeshkar or JRD Tata link road. Baap ka maal samjh rakha tha?

Rishi Kapoor ‏@chintskap May 17

If roads in Delhi can be changed why not Congress assets/property ke naam? Was in Chandigarh wahan bhi Rajeev Gandhi assets? Socho? Why?

Rishi Kapoor ‏@chintskap May 17

We must name important assets of the country who have contributed to society. Har cheez Gandhi ke naam? I don't agree. Sochna log!

Rishi Kapoor ‏@chintskap May 17

Film City should be named Dilip Kumar ,Dev Anand,Ashok Kumar ya Amitabh Bachchan ke naam? Rajeev Gandhi udyog Kya hota hai? Socho doston!

Rishi Kapoor ‏@chintskap May 17

Imagine Mohamad Rafi Mukesh Manna Dey Kishore Kumar venues on their name like in our country. Just a suggestion

Rishi Kapoor ‏@chintskap May 17

Why Indira G airport International ? Why not Mahatma Gandhi or Bhagat Singh Ambedkar or on my name Rishi Kapoor . As superficial! What say?
Rishi Kapoor ‏@chintskap May 17

Raj Kapoor has made India proud over the years all over even after his death. Certainly more than What has been perceived by politics.

Indian War hero applauded on domestic flight Indigo Airlines

Three Armed Forces veterans deserve a special salute today. 

One for being a Kargil war hero, the second for bringing public attention to him, and the third for sharing their story widely on social media.

Naik Deep Chand, who lost both legs and his right arm in the 1999 Kargil War, was flying Indigo Airlines recently. 

As soon as the pilot of the aircraft, Harish Nayani, an ex-IAF fighter pilot himself, learned about this, he made an announcement to the passengers that they had a war hero aboard.

All 180 passengers on the flight got up and gave a resounding round of applause to Naik Deep Chand.


Next, another former Indian Air Force pilot, Rajiv Tyagi, shared this incident on Facebook through a status update that went viral and was picked up by the media. 

This is what he wrote:

“Harish Nayani, 62nd course, Kilo Squadron, NDA, erstwhile IAF fighter pilot, now a Captain flying for Indigo Airlines, had a war-hero passenger on his flight the other day. Naik Deep Chand, who lost both legs and his right arm in the 1999 Kargil War, was flying Indigo. Harish announced the presence of the war hero on the flight, to the delighted applause of 180 passengers. This is all the recognition war heroes need, for acts no nation can repay them for.”

Our armed forces men and women, and war veterans, do not get enough recognition for their brave and selfless service to the country. 

In giving Naik Deep Chand, a hero who lost both legs and an arm in the Kargil war, his due recognition, Rajiv Tyagi and Harish Nayani have again reminded us that it is our duty to respect, honour and share stories of their valour with a larger audience.

(Source- Via e-mail from BHARAT BHUSHAN GHAI, VET)


RESERVATIONS AND THE TRUTH of a lying Tina Dabi ...UPSC TOPPER (2016) ! (???)

Grandfather (took benefits from reservation): Worked in Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR).

Father (took benefits from reservation) : Worked as an Engineer in Indian Telecom Service.

Mother (took benefits from reservation) : Worked as an Engineer in Indian Engineering Service.

And even Tina Dabi filled her IAS form from the SC Category.

Tina Dabi scores of prelims Paper 1=96.66, CUTOFF GEN=107.33, OBC =106, SC=94 officially she passed UPSC preliminary as a reserved category candidate ....used the quota .....Else she clearly couldn't have even cleared general cutoff 52.8 percent is what she scored in her mains (Shows the quality of people now-a-days opting for UPSC with that low percentage taking you to a topper Category) since she scored highest even though she was a clear disqualifier in the Prelims had she gone thru GEN quota.

All newspapers and media houses covered her stories and she herself said she wants abolition of reservation system and spoke abt having applied thru general category to all n sundry !

How can she secure number 1 position if she applied through SC category?
STOP making her a HERO of the UPSC exam plz !

Now, the question arises, will Tina's children apply from General category???
The Answer is NO.

Even they will also be eligible to avail the benefits of reservation. There is no limit on how many times a so called SC family can take reservation benefits.
And when someone says that reservation system needs to be reviewed.

Whole media and all MPs start targeting him. This is India for you.

(Source - Via e-mail from BHARAT BHUSHAN GHAI)

IAS True Story : एक नारी के संघर्ष और प्रेरणा की कहानी...

बचपन में पिता की हत्या, माँ को कैंसर, लेकिन खुद पढ़ी और बहन को पढ़ाया, आज दोनों है IAS

बिना बाप की बेटी, मां कैंसर से पीड़ित फिर भी जीवन से संघर्ष और स्वयं बनी आईएएससाथ में छोटी बहिन को भी बनाया आईएएस. 

“बचपन में मम्मी कहती थी कि पापा चाँद पर गये हुए हैं। फिर हमने धीरे-धीरे उनसे पूछना शुरू किया तब उन्होने पापा के साथ हुए हादसे के बारे में बताया।”

आपको जानकर शायद ही विश्वास हो कि फ़ैज़ाबाद की डीएम किंजल सिंह और उनके परिवार की कहानी बहुत ही भावुक और दर्दनाक है। किंजल सिंह 2008 में आईएएस में चयनित हुईं थी। आज उनकी पहचान एक तेज़-तर्रार अफ़सर के रूप में होती है। उनके काम करने के तरीके से जिले में अपराध करने वालों के पसीने छूटते हैं। लेकिन उनके लिए इस मुकाम तक पहुंचना बिल्कुल भी आसान नही था।

आईएएस किंजल सिंह मात्र 6 महीने की थी जब उनके पुलिस अफ़सर पिता की हत्या पुलिस वालों ने ही कर दी थी।

हमारे देश में आज बहुत सी महिला आईएएस हैं। लेकिन वो किंजल सिंह की तरह नहीं है। उनमें बचपन से ही हर परिस्थितियों से लड़ने की ताक़त थी। 1982 में पिता के.पी सिंह की एक फ़र्ज़ी एनकाउंटर में हत्या कर दी गयी थी। तब के पी सिंह, गोंडा के डीएसपी थे। अकेली विधवा माँ विभा सिंह ने ही किंजल और बहन प्रांजल सिंह की परवरिश की। उन्हे पढ़ाया-लिखाया और आइएएस बनाया। यही नही करीब 31 साल बाद आख़िर किंजल अपने पिता को इंसाफ़ दिलाने में सफल हुई। उनके पिता के हत्यारें आज सलाखों के पीछे हैं। लेकिन क्या एक विधवा माँ और दो मासूम बहनों के लिए यह आसान था।

पिता की अंतिम गुहार “मुझे मत मारो मेरी दो बेटियां हैं”

आईएएस किंजल के पिता के आख़िरी शब्द थे कि ‘मुझे मत मारो मेरी छोटी बेटी है’। वो ज़रूर उस वक़्त अपनी चिंता छोड़ कर अपनी जान से प्यारी नन्ही परी का ख्याल कर रहे होंगे। किंजल की छोटी बहन प्रांजल उस समय गर्भ में थी। शायद अगर आज वह ज़िंदा होते तो उन्हे ज़रूर गर्व होता कि उनके घर बेटियों ने नहीं बल्कि दो शेरनियों ने जन्म लिया है।

सामान्य तौर पर बचपन जहाँ बच्चों के लिए सपने संजोने का पड़ाव होता है। वहीं इतनी छोटी उम्र में ही किंजल अपनी माँ के साथ पिता के क़ातिलों को सज़ा दिलाने के लिए कोर्ट कचहरी के चक्कर लगाने लगी। हालाँकि उस नन्ही बच्ची को यह अंदाज़ा नही था कि आख़िर वो वहाँ क्यों आती हैं। लेकिन वक़्त ने धीरे-धीरे उन्हे यह एहसास करा दिया कि उनके सिर से पिता का साया उठ चुका है।

और इंसाफ़ दिलाने के संघर्ष में जब माँ हार गयी कैंसर से जंग...

किंजल ने प्रारंभिक शिक्षा बनारस से पूरी करने के बाद, माँ के सपने को पूरा करने के लिए दिल्ली का रुख किया तथा दिल्ली विश्वविद्यालय में दाखिला लिया। बेटी का साहस भी ऐसा था कि छोटे से जनपद से दिल्ली जैसी नगरी में आकर पूरी दिल्ली यूनिवर्सिटी में टॉप किया वो भी एक बार नहीं बल्कि दो बार। किंजल  ने 60 कॉलेज को टॉप करके गोल्ड मैडल जीता था।

सुना है ना वक़्त की मार सबसे बुरी होती है। जब ऐसा महसूस हो रहा था कि सबकुछ सुधरने वाला है, तो जैसे उनके जीवन में दुखो का पहाड़ टूट पड़ा। माँ को कैंसर हो गया था। एकतरफ सुबह माँ की देख-रेख तथा उसके बाद कॉलेज। लेकिन किंजल कभी टूटी नहीं लेकिन ऊपर वाला भी किंजल का इम्तिहान लेने से पीछे नहीं रहा, परीक्षा से कुछ दिन पहले ही माताजी का देहांत हो गया।

देखिये शायद ऊपर वाले को ही मालूम होगा कि ये बच्ची कितनी बहादुर है तभी तो दिन में माँ का अंतिम संस्कार करके, शाम में हॉस्टल पहुंचकर रात में पढाई करके सुबह परीक्षा देना शायद ही किसी इंसान के बस की बात हो। पर जब परिणाम सामने आया तो करिश्मा हुआ।  इस बच्ची ने यूनिवर्सिटी टॉप किया और स्वर्ण पदक जीता।

बेटियों ने माँ का आइएएस बनने का सपना पूरा किया... 

आईएएस किंजल बताती हैं कि कॉलेज में जब त्योहारों के समय सारा हॉस्टल खाली हो जाता था तो हम दोनों बहने एक दूसरे की शक्ति बनकर पढ़ने के लिए प्रेरित करती थी। फिर जो हुआ उसका गवाह सारा देश बना, 2008 में जब आईएएस का परिणाम घोषित हुआ तो संघर्ष की जीत हुई और दो सगी बहनों ने आइएएस की परीक्षा अच्छे नंबरों से उत्तीर्ण कर अपनी माँ का सपना साकार किया।

मेरिट सूची में किंजल जहाँ आईएएस की 25 वें स्थान पर रही तो प्रांजल ने 252वें रैंक लाकर यह उपलब्धि हासिल की पर अफ़सोस उस वक़्त उनके पास खुशियाँ बांटने के लिए कोई नही था। किंजल कहती हैं:

“बहुत से ऐसे लम्हे आए जिन्हें हम अपने पिता के साथ बांटना चाहते थे। जब हम दोनों बहनों का एक साथ आईएएस में चयन हुआ तो उस खुशी को बांटने के लिए न तो हमारे पिता थे और न ही हमारी मां।”

आईएएस किंजल अपनी माँ को अपनी प्रेरणा बताती हैं। दरअसल उनके पिता केपी सिंह का जिस समय कत्ल हुआ था उस समय उन्होने आइएएस की परीक्षा पास कर ली थी और वे इंटरव्यू की तैयारी कर रहे थे। पर उनकी मौत के साथ उनका यह सपना अधूरा रह गया और इसी सपने को विधवा माँ ने अपनी दोनो बेटियों में देखा। दोनो बेटियों ने खूब मेहनत की और इस सपने को पूरा करके दिखाया।

इंसाफ़ आख़िर मिल ही गया....

कहते हैं कि एक कहावत है कि “जस्टिस डिलेड इज जस्टिस डिनाइड” अर्थात देर से मिला न्याय न मिलने के बराबर है। जाहिर है हर किसी में किंजल जैसा जुझारूपन नहीं होता और न ही उतनी सघन प्रेरणा होती है, पर फिर भी इंसाफ़ इंसाफ़ होता है। किंजल इन भावुक पल में खुद को मजबूत कर कहती हैं:

“सबसे ज्यादा भावुक करने वाली बात ये है कि मेरी मां जिन्होंने न्याय के लिए इतना लंबा संघर्ष किया आज इस दुनिया में नहीं है। अगर ये फैसला और पहले आ जाता तो उन सब लोगों को खुशी होती जो अब इस दुनिया में नहीं हैं। ”

जानिए क्या था मामला?

उत्तर प्रदेश पुलिस की कार्यवाही के अनुसार इस मामले में पुलिस का दावा था कि केपी सिंह की हत्या गांव में छिपे डकैतों के साथ क्रॉस-फायरिंग में हुई थी। मामले की जांच सीबीआई को सौंप दी गई। जांच के बाद पता चला कि किंजल के पिता की हत्या उनके ही महकमे के एक जूनियर अधिकारी आरबी सरोज ने की थी। हद तो तब हो गई जब हत्याकांड को सच दिखाने के लिए पुलिसवालों ने 12 गांव वालों की भी हत्या कर दी। 31 साल तक चले मुकदमे के बाद सीबीआई की अदालत ने तीनों अभियुक्तो को फांसी की सजा सुनाई। इस मामले में 19 पुलिसवालों को अभियुक्त बनाया गया था। जिसमें से 10 की मौत हो चुकी है।

किंजल सिंह जिलाधिकारी खीरी के पद पर रहते हुए इन्हें कई सम्मान प्राप्त हुए जिसमे शख्सियत, देवी अवार्ड्स, हाफ मैराथन मुंबई, इंदौर में राष्ट्रीय अवार्ड, राज्य निर्वाचन आयोग मुख्य है।

आईएएस किंजल सिंह अभी फ़ैजाबाद की जिलाधिकारी हैं। लेकिन एक साल में लखीमपुर खीरी की जिलाधिकारी रहते जो कार्य इन्होने किया वो कोई नही कर सका। जनपद खीरी में थारु आदिवासियों के लिए किंजल सिंह किसी मसीहा से कम नहीं है। श्रीमती किंजल सिंह जी ने थारुओं को समाज की मुख्यधारा में लाने के लिए भरसक प्रयास किये जिसे हर किसी ने सराहा तथा इसके लिए उन्हें मुख्यमंत्री, गृह मंत्री तथा कई संस्थाओं ने सम्मानित किया।

आईएएस किंजल सिंह के जज्बे को सलाम, जिसने जीवन में आने वाली कठिनाइयों को अपना रास्ता बनाया और अपनी मंजिल पर पहुंचकर देश के कई युवाओं को निरन्तर संघर्ष करते रहने की सीख दी।

इस भारत की बेटी को हमें अपना प्रेरणा श्रोत बनाने की जरुरत है हमें हमेशा नारी का सम्मान करना चाहिये जो इस संसार को आगे लेकर जाने बाली हैं यह कहानी एक पत्रिका से ली गयी है इसमें कोई बदलाव नहीं किया गया है तथा इसकी सत्यता का Governmentdailyjobs कोई दावा नहीं करता है।

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Taken from--- Topyaps --By Shirish Tripathi

(Source- Govt daily jobs website)

Ashali Strikes Again! : Ishrat Jahan, Karti Chidambaram and the UPA loot is causing a Congress implosion

In his brilliant speech at the Lok Sabha, Prime Minister Modi questioned what the Congress party had achieved during its almost 60 years in power. The fact that there are still farmers committing suicide; rampant poverty; a huge illiterate population; thousands of UN-electrified villages; lack of toilets and sanitation; and millions of malnourished children proves that whatever the Congress did it was either not enough or badly mismanaged and corrupt. As it turns out, the UPA rule from 2005 to 2014 was the most corrupt that this country has ever seen.

According to a US based think tank, Global Financial Integrity (GFI), $505 billion went out of India from 2004 to 2013 when the UPA was in power. Is it any wonder then that people are still mired in poverty?
The Sunday Guardian reported that a 16 member team has been set up by the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) to verify this report. The fact that the annual illicit outflow was, on an average, $51 billion is mind blowing. This is more than the $40 billion annual defense budget of India. How many miles of roads could have been built with this money? How many irrigation projects undertaken for farmers? How many children could have been saved from malnutrition? How many more schools and hospitals built? Is there no end to greed? What about India­; does she not deserve better leaders?
I hope the DRI can give us names of who took out the loot, because India cannot afford to let the rogues go free. In a press release, the GFI claimed it “analyzed discrepancies in balance of payments data and direction of trade statistics (DOTS), as reported to the IMF, in order to detect flows of capital that are illegally earned, transferred, and/or utilized.”

My readers have asked me whether Karti Chidambaram was also part of the massive outflows. Imagine the son of a former Finance minister building a huge empire for himself in cities across the world including London, Dubai, South Africa, Philippines, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, The British Virgin Islands, France, USA, Switzerland, Greece and Spain.

Apart from vast real estate holdings, he is supposed to own football teams, luxury resorts and many businesses and illegal bank accounts.  All this has come to light due to documents obtained in the joint raids by the Enforcement Directorate and Investigation Wing of Income Tax in the Aircel-Maxis scam. But Karti says it is all accounted for and taxes have been paid. But one wonders where he got the millions from even if we were to consider for a moment that everything he touched turned into gold.
The timing is curious.  Officials have found that all these deals were executed in 2006 after the Aircel- Maxis deal. It seems Karti made a huge amount of money from 2006 to 2014 when his father was Finance Minister, except for a three year break in 2008 when he took over the Home Ministry. Maybe it is all a happy coincidence!  For him, not for India!
Now, other revelations have come to the fore that would have kept Mr. Chidambaram very busy as Home Minister in 2009, ­such as the so called false encounter in the Ishrat Jahan case. Ishrat Jahan was a 19-year-old, Lashkar-e-Taiba(LeT) operative who was killed in a police encounter along with two other Pakistani operatives and another accomplice, in Gujarat in 2004. How do we know she was with the LeT? David Headley, as well as the LeT’s own newspaper and Facebook site confirmed this. She was called a martyr by the organization.
In addition, our Intelligence Bureau had enough evidence about this to be really worried as the foursome had been given orders to take out Chief Minister Modi and Amit Shah. This in itself would be enough for any country in the world to gun down potential assassins; but for the UPA government, it seems Modi was more of a threat then a suicide bomber.  He was too powerful and doing too well in Gujarat, and could be the front runner for the 2014 elections.
So The Congress party went into overdrive in 2009 to try and bring down the Gujarat government by implying that Ishrat was innocent and it was a fake encounter.  Apart from all the evidence, I am simply not ready to believe that an innocent 19- year- old girl would travel with three men, two of them Pakistani’s all over India. I wonder why her mother would allow it.
In my earlier blog, I had written about Rajendra Kumar, a former Special Director of the Intelligence Bureau who had broken his silence after 12 long years. In an explosive interview to Times Now, he claimed he was victimized as he refused to do the bidding of the CBI­ to implicate the chief minister of Gujarat, who the Congress felt had become too powerful and had to be brought down.
Kumar’s interview on television is mind blowing and brings to light the conspiracy that was hatched to bring Modi down while he was Chief Minister of Gujarat. He said that senior most officers became pawns in the Congress game. They were lured by good retirement posts and other such benefits.
He clarified that as late as 2013, a senior cabinet minister of the Congress party told the second in command of the CBI to arrest him and give him a thrashing to make him say what they wanted him to say. He said that the CBI official refused to arrest him, but said he would charge sheet him. Imagine the CBI trying to bring down the IB! What was the UPA up to? They were ready to compromise our best officers, who keep us safe from terrorism, in order to win an election. Is this the mandate of the Congress Party? Nixon was impeached for less.
Kumar said not only he but several junior officers also suffered, and were falsely implicated. Institutions were degraded and police officers who had arrested several terrorists were put under a cloud, their reputations and careers ruined. Kumar says his father has been in depression and his family had to bear the brunt of a political conspiracy.
He was blunt about how this kind of degradation not only ruined the morale of the police force but questioned “Why would anyone want to get into such a career when they could be ruined by powerful political forces.”
G K Pillai, home secretary also confirmed that the affidavit in the Ishrat Jahan case was reworded by then home minister P Chidambaram, even though he knew full well that the evidence given by the intelligence agencies and the L-e-t among others could not have been wrong.
But perhaps the saddest interview I saw was of RVS Mani.  Mani, in an interview to Times Now, seemed a broken man. He was the Under Secretary of Home at the time, and alleged he was tortured with cigarette butts to implicate senior IB officials, to make the Ishrat Jahan encounter look like a fake one. Mani said that the order came from the very top, and that then Union Home Minister P Chidambaram was behind the decision to file the second affidavit.  To what lengths would the UPA government go to get at Narendra Modi? It seems they would even sell out to the LeT.
As the evidence comes in and the story unfolds, I do hope the mainstream media will not take this lightly, because if they do they will be letting down the nation and over a billion people who want the truth to come out.
The fact that institutions were degraded under the UPA regime, we know from Vinod Rai’s CAG report. But the extent to which they were degraded, is now coming out. This, as they say, is just the tip of the iceberg.  I wonder what Rahul Gandhi has to say about all this. I guess he is worried about the National Herald Case, and mourns for the achchhe din that was had by many in power looting the country.
Ashali Varma : 
Freelance journalist Ashali Varma has authored the biography of her father, late Lt. Gen. PS Bhagat ­ ‘The Victoria Cross: A Love Story’.
She was executive producer with the International Commentary Service Inc, New York in 1990. She was the executive publisher of The Earth Times, New York (1992- 98). She has also worked as the editor of Choices Magazine, United Nations Development Programme. 
She writes on various issues including human rights, population and sustainable development.

(Source- Via e-mail from JPS Shergill, Vet) 

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Prescription of time limit for filing Appeal for grant of Ordinary Family Pension, Special Family Pension, Liberalized Family Pension and disability/ war injury pension/ element etc.


No.1[3]/2008/D(P.en Pol)
Ministry of Defence
Department of Ex-Servicemen-welfare
New Delhi . 
Dated: 17th May 2016
The Chief of the Army Staff
The Chief of the Naval Staff
The Chief of the Air Staff

Subject: Prescription of time limit for filing Appeal for grant of Ordinary Family Pension, Special Family Pension, Liberalized Family Pension and disability/ war injury pension/ element etc.

It has been observed that Service Hqrs are processing the appeal case files-(First Appeal/ 2nd Appeal] for grant of-Ordinary Family-Pension, Special Family Pension, Liberalized Family Pension and disability/War injury pension/ element etc after elapse of considerable time from the date of rejection of claim/ date of discharge or invalidment of the personnel from Service.

2. The matter has been under consideration of this Ministry for quite some time and President of India is pleased to decide that, a time limit of five years is prescribed for filing an appeal for consideration of the case for grant of Ordinary Family Pension, Special Family Pension, Liberalized Family Pension, disability/war injury pension/ element etc'from the date of discharge/ invalidment from service or from the date of rejection of claim. The time limit of five years prescribed in this order is applicable in the case of belated appeal only and the period of six months prescribed in the Pension Regulation and Entitlement Rules etc for filling appeals in respect of disability/ war injury element, special Family Pension etc would continue to be governed under the existing provisions.

3. The time limit of five years prescribed now will not be applicable in the case of delayed manifestation of disease and all such cases'Would continue to be governed under the existing previsions provided under regulation 86 of Pension Regulation for Army Part. I [2008].

4. . Para 1(a)(vi] of Ministry of Defence Order No.4684/DIR(PEN)/2001 dated 14th August 2001 and Para 2(0) of Ministry of Defence letter No. 4684/Dir[Pen)/2001 dated 7th November 2001 maybe modified as "Time bar sanction for filing appealsfor all type of Family Pension and disability/War injury pension/ element etc in respect of officers and PBORS beyond twelve months to five years”.

5. A period of one year from the date of issue of this order is granted for submission of the appeal in respect of past cases. This one time relaxation may be allowed judiciously in deserving cases. 

6. This issue with the concurrence of Finance Division of this Ministry Vide their ID No PC-Z to 26(7)/2013/Fin/Pen dated 13/14 April 2016.

Hindi version will follow. 

Yours faithfully,

(R K Arora)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

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