Sunday, January 22, 2017

TIRUMALA TIRUPATI SAINIK NIWAS (TTSN) FOR EX-SERVICEMEN

WEBSITE : www.sainikniwastirupati.com



(SOURCE-VIA GP E-MAIL FROM BB GHAI VET)

NOTICE FOR EX-SERVICEMEN : CSD SALES

Dear members,
As circulated by Wg Cdr CK Sharma(Retd) Treasurer, IESM:
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Please be advised that as of 1st March 2017, ALL Canteens will ONLY be doing sales against payments by Credit or Debit cards.
Cash sales will NOT be accepted.
Kindly take appropriate action right now to have a valid card, thanks.

(SOURCE : FB AC OF Thakur Praveen Kumar, VET)

Saturday, January 21, 2017

TELANGANA STATE CM K CHANDRASEKHAR RAO SPEECH IN ASSEMBLY ON SAINIK WELFARE FUND/WELFARE MEASURES

CM KCR Review Meet On Former Soldiers Development. KCR Arranged a Meeting on their development program ON 17 jAN 17. KCR Spoke EX Soldiers Family's welfare Projects already taken place and Yet to be Introduced more welfare programs. This following video is his speech in the T State Assembly.

JAI TELANGANA, JAI JAI TELANGANA, JAI JAI JAI TELANGANA

Click and watch to feel proud to be a Telanganite.


(SOURCE- T NEWS)
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Dear all,


The slew of welfare measures announced by Hon'ble CM of Telangana State in the assembly, are the initiative of Hony.President, Telangana State Maazi Sainikula Samaakhya, Capt V LaxmikanthaRao, (Retd) & Hon'ble M.P.(RS). The speech is in Telugu language.

Already  GOs issued on Property Tax exemption, Enhancement of SPOs salary from 10,000/- to 20,000/- and War Widows pension from 3000 to 6000.

GOs on other items of welfare measures may be issued in the near future.

Over all, as on date, the financial benefits to ESM are the best in the country,i.e. more than Punjab/HARYANA stateS.

IT IS HOPED THAT HIS COUNTERPART IN AP, SHRI N CHANDRABABU NAIDU, HON'BLE CM OF AP STATE, MAY SOON FOOLOW SUIT AND ANNOUNCE SIMILAR BENEFITS TO ESM, IF NOT MORE THAN THE TELANGANA STATE.

THEREFORE, RELAX BROTHERS, GOOD/HAPPY TIMES HAVE JUST BEGAN.

BLOGGER
SGT GV NARAYANA AIR VETERAN
SECY GEN 
TELANGANA RAASHTRA MAAJI SAINIKULA SAMAAKHYA
HYDERABAD

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Brief of the meeting held today with the Cabinet Secretary : Report of the Committee on Allowances

NJCA
National Joint Council of Action
4, State Entry Road New Delhi — 110055
No.NJCA/2017
                                                                             Dated: January 19, 2017
All the Constituents of
National Council(JCM)
Dear Comrades,
Sub: Brief of the meeting held today with the Cabinet Secretary 
A meeting was held today with the Cabinet Secretary, Government of India, wherein myself as well as Com. M. Raghavaiah were present.
We explained him about various issues of the Central Government Employees pending at the government level. The main issues were NPS, Minimum Wage and Fitment Formula, Allowances, Pension and Very Good Benchmark, etc. etc.
The Cabinet Secretary informed us that, Pension issues have already been referred to the Cabinet, and the report of the Committee on Allowances is likely to be submitted in the next month. So far as issue of NPS is concerned, he has already directed the committee to hold a meeting with the Staff Side, which has already been fixed for 20th January 2017. The issue of Minimum Wage and Fitment Formula is also being vigorously pursued by the government.
He said that, inordinate delay was because of the various problems, but the intention of the government is very clear that, they want to resolve the problems of the Central Government Employees.
He also advised us to have patience for some time and given us an assurance that he would try to get resolved pending issues of the Central Government Employees as early as possible.
Comradely yours,
(Shiva Gopal Mishra)
Convener
(Source – http://ncjcmstaffside.com)

Friday, January 20, 2017

CONGRATULATIONS TO 2ND LT SS CHOUHAN (GCM DISMISSAL) :26 साल बाद सेकंड लेफ्टिनेंट का कोर्ट मार्शल रद्द, केंद्र और आर्मी चीफ पर 5 करोड़ जुर्माना :

Amit Tiwari | News18Hindi First published: January 20, 2017, 9:06 AM IST | Updated: January 20, 2017, 11:11 AM IST
26 साल बाद सेकंड लेफ्टिनेंट का कोर्ट मार्शल रद्द, केंद्र और आर्मी चीफ पर 5 करोड़ जुर्माना
गलत तरीके से कोर्ट मार्शल कर जेल भेजे जाने के एक मामले में एक सेकंड लेफ्टिनेंट को 26 साल बाद न्याय मिला. गुरुवार को आर्म्ड फोर्सेज ट्रिब्यूनल की लखनऊ बेंच ने सेकंड लेफ्टिनेंट शत्रुघ्न सिंह चौहान को न सिर्फ बेदाग़ माना बल्कि उन्हें नौकरी पर बहाल करने और प्रमोशन देने का भी आदेश दिया.

गलत तरीके से कोर्ट मार्शल कर जेल भेजे जाने के एक मामले में सेकंड लेफ्टिनेंट शत्रुघ्न सिंह चौहान को 26 साल बाद जाकर इंसाफ मिला है.  आर्म्ड फोर्सेज ट्रिब्यूनल की लखनऊ बेंच ने गुरुवार को सेकंड लेफ्टिनेंट शत्रुघ्न सिंह चौहान को न सिर्फ बेदाग माना, बल्कि उन्हें नौकरी पर बहाल करने और प्रमोशन देने का भी आदेश दिया.

ट्रिब्यूनल ने केंद्र सरकार और आर्मी चीफ पर 5 करोड़ का जुर्माना भी लगाया. इतना ही नहीं जुर्माने की रकम में से 4 करोड़ रुपए चौहान को मुआवजे के तौर पर देने का भी आदेश दिया है. जुर्माने की बची एक करोड़ की रकम को सेना के केंद्रीय कल्याण फंड में जमा कराने होंगे.

आर्म्ड फोर्सेज ट्रिब्यूनल के न्यायिक सदस्य जस्टिस देवी प्रसाद सिंह और प्रशासनिक सदस्य एयर मार्शल जस्टिस अनिल चोपड़ा की खंडपीठ ने यह आदेश सुनाया. दरअसल मैनपुरी निवासी शत्रुघ्न सिंह चौहान ने रक्षा मंत्रालय और सेना प्रमुख के खिलाफ आरोप लगाए थे.

सोने के बिस्किट के लालच में फंसाया

दरअसल, राजपूत रेजिमेंट के सेकंड लेफ्टिनेंट चौहान श्रीनगर में तैनात थे. 11 अप्रैल 1990 को बटमालू मस्जिद के लंगड़े इमाम के यहां से सोने के 147 बिस्किट बरामद हुए थे. कर्नल केआरएस पंवार और सीओ ने शत्रुघ्न सिंह चौहान पर दबाव बनाया कि वे बरामद सोने की बिस्किट को दस्तावेजों में न दिखाएं. इस मामले में बाकी अफसर भी चुप हो गए.

इसके बाद याची ने मामले को पार्लियामेंट्री कमेटी के पास भेजा. सेना मुख्यालय ने जांच करवाई और कोर्ट ऑफ़ इन्क्वायरी का आदेश दिया. इसके बाद 1991 में शुरू हुई कोर्ट मार्शल की कार्रवाई में चौहान को 7 साल की सजा सुनाई गई थी.

(Source- Twitter a/c of News 18 India)




OROP MUST BE AS PER KOSHIARI COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS : TIME THE UNITED INDIAN MILITARY VETERANS CONTINUE AGITATION WITH FAST UNTO DEATH FOR HONOUR

Updated on January 19, 2017 :Agitation by Veterans

General Satbir Singh
Maj General Satbir Singh




In India, the armed forces have the lowest priority. This is nothing new as this has been an ingrained culture in the ethos of the Indian political leadership right from the days of Jawaharlal Nehru. Nehru emasculated the army, reduced its strength and weaponry and downgraded its status. Later his daughter Indira Gandhi reduced the pension of the Indian soldiers while upping the pension of the civil servants. This was in 1973 and that after the Indian armed forces had won a magnificent victory and created the state of Bangladesh in 1971. What a reward it was!
The defense Minister Mohan Parrikar
The Defense Minister Manohar Parrikar
The veterans have been agitating for the last 42 years but the movement only picked up after General Satbir Singh came to head the united front of ex-servicemen. In the 2014 election Narendra Modi the BJP leader swore in an address to ex-servicemen at Rewari that he would sanction OROP as per the Koshiari committee as approved by parliament.
However, the Modi government forgot all about its promise after winning the elections and about 18 months after coming to power sanction a diluted version of OROP. This was contrary to the Koshiari committee recommendations which had been accepted by 2 parliaments in 2014. At the same time, he and the BJP began to shout from the rooftops that OROP had been sanctioned, forgetting that glaring anomalies remained and the BJP had actually lowered the status of the armed forces even further.

Glaring Anamolies

The OROP sanctioned by the government greatly differed from the recommendations as approved by parliament. Firstly, it selected the base year as 2013 in place of 2014 and secondly a revision of pension was agreed to every 5 years while the Indian parliament had approved a revision every year. Thus the basic aim of OROP of equal pension for all soldiers irrespective of the year of retirement was negated.
The government also accepted the recommendations of the 7th pay commission which further demoted the services. Medical benefits to veterans were reduced while the medical benefits to civil servants were much higher. In addition, a new allowance called hardship allowance was introduced which was double of that given to armed forces and soldiers compared to civil servants. In other words, men who served in inclement weather in minus 40 degree centigrade guarding India were given short shrift.
Overall the services found themselves at the receiving end. A lot of blame apart from the political leadership must go to the Army, Navy and Air Force Chiefs of Staff who just sat on their haunches making soft noises like a cat and accepted the government diktat. To show the rank and file that something was being done they dashed some letters which had no reaction from theModii government.
It was general Satbir Singh who has picked up the gauntlet and once again the veterans have started an agitation at Jantar Mantar in Delhi. In addition, 3 veterans including a lady veteran's wife have started a fast unto death. This is sad that a community so disciplined has to resort to this to ask the government to approve what is already approved and accepted by parliament.

The Future

The future does look bleak and I am afraid it will affect India's ambition to be a great power to rival China. There is no country in the world where veterans have to resort to an agitation to get their rights, which in any case had been approved by parliament. The Pakistan and Chinese army will be laughing up their sleeve at the state of the Indian armed forces. 
The government has forgotten that there is an umbilical cord between serving soldiers and veterans and this agitation will certainly affect them.
There are some veterans who want to call off the agitation, but their reasons are obscure and colored by a pro-BJP mental approach. Modi did a lot for India but his failure on the front is hard to rationalize. Politics is politics and Rahul Gandhi has jumped into the fray and promised OROP as per the recommendations of the Koshiari committee. 
For the good of the Indian nation, OROP needs to be approved as per the definition as approved by parliament as well as the glaring anomalies of the 7th pay commission that discriminate against the men in uniform must be erased. 
Is Modi up to the task? Sadly the horse seems to have bolted and the armed forces will never be the same again.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

DUAL PENSION BENEFITS, SPECIAL FUND FOR WELFARE OF SERVICEMEN : KCR's BIG BANG SOPS FOR SOLDIERS

Ex-servicemen who have now joined the state government have got reason to rejoice, as the state government has announced a dual pension benefit for them. The Telangana government on Tuesday announced a slew of benefits in the Legislative Assembly for active and retired soldiers, their families and also for the families of soldiers who lost their lives in the line of duty .When an ex-serviceman joins the state government services, he is allowed to draw two pensions -one from the armed forces and the other from the state government. However, widows of such ex-servicemen were barred from collecting state pension. “The Telangana government is doing away with this restriction. Henceforth, such pensioners will be allowed to draw state government pension along with pension issued by armed forces,“ KCR said.
“The government is also constituting a special fund for the welfare of soldiers, a first in the country ,“ said KCR. The fund will begin with annual contributions of `25,000 each from the CM and his cabinet colleagues while MLAs, MLCs and MPs will contribute `10,000 each every year. Thanking eve ryone for joining hands to contribute to the fund, KCR said, “The state government employees have also come forward to gi ve one day's salary to this fund.“
He also announced that the government is increasing the cash awards for soldiers.

Pension offices to be moved to ground floor



The state government has decided to shift all pension payment offices, which are currently located on upper floors, to the ground floor. The decision has been taken to ensure that the aged state government pensioners are not inconvenienced while collecting their pensions.The announcement came after Qutbullapur MLA KP Vivekanand highlighted the plight of pensioners making multiple trips to the pension payment office at Nampally .Vivekanand also suggested that the state government must ensure that the online Jeevan Praman system registration services are offered at all Mee Seva centres to make it easy for pensioners to acquire life certificates. “The government should also allow pensioners to visit the nearest police station, where they can use the available systems to access Jeevan Praman registration,“ Vivekanand later added in the House.
(SOURCE- TOI)