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FAQs on Implementation of OROP Issued Vide Govt. Order dated 17.01.2013

30 Jul

FAQs on Implementation of OROP Issued Vide Govt. Order
dated 17.01.2013

Q:1 Are these orders applicable to those pensioners also whose date of commencement of pension is exactly 01.01.2006 ?

A: Yes, these orders are applicable to all Pre-2006 pensioners/family pensioners i.e. whose date of commencement of pension is on or before 01/01/2006.

Q:2 The date of commencement of family pension in respect of a family pensioner is 01.04.2006 whose late husband had retired from the service on 31.08.1999.Will the family pension of the family be revised under these orders?

A: Yes, the family pension will be revised under these orders because the deceased soldier was a pre-2006 retiree.

Q:3 It is being contended by some pensioners/their associations that the arrears on account of this revision should be paid w.e.f. 01.01.2006 as the orders are merely an amendment to GOI, MoD letter dated 11.11.2008. Please clarify?

A: As the provisior of these orders are effective from 24th September 2012. Hence no arrears shall be allowed for the period prior to 24th Sep 2012.

Q:4 Will the additional pension also be revised accordingly?

A: The improved pension will be the basic pension from 24.09.2012 and hence additional pension payable will also be revised accordingly by the PDA.

Q:5 The basic pension of a pre-2006 pensioner (Rank- Havildar, Group ‘D’) of Army having total qualifying service of 15 years is slated to be increased from 3500/- p.m. to 5301/- p.m. Is such a high increase in Basic pension is in order?

A: The increase in BP from 3500/- to 5301/- p.m. for the pensioner with particulars as mentioned above is in order. It is evident from the existing basic pension of 3500/- p.m. and the particulars given above that the PDA has not revised pension of the individual correctly w.e.f. 01.07.2009. The correct entitlement of the individual is as under:

Basic Pension w.e.f. : Date Amount Circular No.
(Rs.) PM
01.01.2006 3500/- 397
01.07.2009 4635/- 430(as amended vide 482)
24.09.2012 5301/- 501

Q:6 In most of the cases neither the pensioner has applied to the PDA for revision of their pension nor any Corr PPO or instructions have been received by the PDA from the PSA. Please supply the proforma of application in this regard?

A: It has been clearly mentioned in the orders that the revision of pension by PDAs has to be made with reference to pension Tables annexed to the orders. No further authorization from the PSA or any application from the affected pensioner is required to carry out the revision.

Q:7 The tables annexed to circular No. 501 & circular No. 502 start from QS of 15 years onwards. How to revise the pension of a pensioner having less than 15 years if qualifying years?

A: For Q:5 less than 15 year such case may be referred to PSAs for issues of Corr PPO on Annexure ‘B’ and following elements of pension / type of pension are to be revised by PSA.

– Special pension
– Invalid pension
– Service element of disability pension in respect of PBOR discharged with less than 15 years qualifying service
– Service pension of TA personnel irrespective of their QS service and
– Service element of War Injury pension and Liberalized Disability pension

Q:8 Mr. ‘X’ who is a Hony Nb Sub, Gp ‘D’ pensioner having total QS of 24 Years is already drawing a basic pension of 7750/- p.m. However as per table 4 (Army) annexued to Cir No 501, his basic pension w.e.f. 24.09.12 should be 7601/- p.m. Please advice how to regulate such cases.

A: The existing pension of the pensioner in such cases might have been revised by PCDA (P) by issuing Corr PPO (s) based on some courts orders etc. No action by PDA is required in such cases.

Q:9 Mr ‘X’ is a DSC pensioner in receipt of two pensions, one for regular Army service, and another for DSC service. Are both these pensions to be revised by PDAs?

A: The pension for regular Army service will only be revised under these orders by the PDA. A reference for revision of pension for DSC service will be sent to PCDA (P). Kindly refer para 6.3 of this office Circular No 501.

Q:10 The tables annexed to Circular No 501, in respect of DSC pensioner seem to be incomplete e.g. the table in respect of Sep of DSC are only up to QS of 23 years. How to revise pension of a Sep of DSC who has total QS of 24 years or above?

A: Sepoy in DSC have maximum engagement period up to 20 years only with the exception that the maximum term of engagement can be up to 23 years in case of pensioner retired on or 30.05.98. Hence QS in such type of cases may be restricted to the maximum permissible and pension revised accordingly. Period-wise complete list of maximum terms of engagement for JCOs/ORs is enclosed in Appendix-X to Cir No 501.

Q:11 There is no table annexed to Cir No 502 to revise Ordinary Family Pension for NOKs of DSC Personnel. Please advise how to revise such cases?

A: The family pension in respect of DSC personnel who are in receipt of family pension for only DSC service are to be revised at the same rates as given for family pensioners of Regular Army. DSC personnel on “clerical duty” and “other duty” are entitled for family pension of regular Army personnel of group “Y” and “Z” respectively. (Kindly refer Para 5.2 of this office Circular No 502 dated 17.01.2013)

Q:12 What are the basic fields/data required to revise pension under these order?

A: The basic fields/data required to revise pension under these orders are as follows:

1. Type of pension viz Retiring pension/service pension/ Ordinary Family Pension/ Special Family Pension/ War Injury Pension/ Dependant Pension.
2. Rank of the pensioner
3. Group of the pensioner (only for JCOs / PBORs)
4. Qualifying service (without weightage)
5. Record Office
6. Date of commencement
7. Date of Retirement

Q:13 How to look for the above information in the PPO or related record?

A: In case of Post-86 retires all the information is generally available in the original PPO of the Pensioner. In case where the required information is not available in the PPO or other record of the PDA, the missing information may be called for from the PSA concerned.

Q:14 In case of pre-86 retires Qualifying service is generally not available in the PPO of the pensioner. Please advise the way out to regulate such cases.

A: The qualifying service in such type of cases can be looked for in the original Descriptive Roll of the pensioner or in the Corrigendum PPO(s). Original discharge book/certificate issued to the pensioner by the Record office is also an authentic source of such information. But all such case may be referred to PSAs for authorisation.

Q:15 Is capturing of information about Record office financially importance or can be done away with?

A: Following are the 4 major categories of JCOs/PBORs based on Record office:

1. Naval Record Office
2. Air Force Record Office
3. DSC Cannanore Record Office
4. All other Record offices except those mentioned above.

Different tables are available to cater to these categories and hence the importance of information about Record Office can’t be done away with.

Some Model Calculations are done here

Case – I

Name of Pensioner J.S. Bala
Name of Bank SBI Chandigarh
Existing Pension 26050/- (Circular No 397)
Rank Colonel
Qualifying Service 26 Years 05 Months
Date of Commencement 07/06/1990

Being a commissioned office of Regular Army, the revision is to be done as per Annexure –A (table No 1) annexed to PCDA (P) Circular No 500. Look in relevant column for the rank and relevant row for qualifying service. The revised pension w.e.f. 24.09.2012 comes out to 27795/- P.M.

Case – II

Name of Pensioner Smt. Amarjit Kaur
Name of Bank SBI Mohali
Existing Pension 8679/- (Circular No 397)
Rank Major
Date of Commencement 19/07/1990

Being the family of a commissioned office of Army, the revision is to be done as per Annexure –A (table No 2) annexed to PCDA (P) Circular No 500. The revised pension w.e.f. 24.09.2012 comes out to 10923/- P.M.

Case – III

Name of Pensioner Sukhvinder Singh
Name of Bank SBI Ropar
Existing Pension 13500/- (Circular No 397)
Rank MWO – Hony. Flying Officer
Qualifying Service 34 Years
Date of Commencement 01/01/1985
Date of Birth 08/12/1929

The existing pension of the pensioner is not in order. Firstly, it needs to be raised to 13590/- P.M. wef 01/07/2009 as per PCDA (P) Circular No 482 dt 19/04/2012. Then look for revised pension for the Rank and QS in Table – 20 (Air Force) annexed to Circular No 501. The revised pension should be 15465/- wef 24/09/2012. Moreover, as the pensioner is more than 80 years old, he is also entitled to additional pension corresponding to revised pension.

Nodal Officer for Queries Complaints Related to CSC 2012

S.No. Nodal Officer Name Address
O/o The PCDA (P)
1. Shri S K Mahajan, SAO Draupadi Ghat, Allahabad – 211014
Contact No: 0532-2421877, 2421879
Ext : 307
Email : orop.pcdapension@gmail.com

2. Shri B K Seshadri, O/o The PCDA (P)
ACDA (Navy) 1, Cooperege Road, Mumbai – 400039
Contact No: 022-22021231, 222021346
Ext : 227
Email : orop.pcdanavy@gmail.com

SECURITY MEASURES AGAINST ANTI NATIONAL AGENCIES

7 Jun

1. Security of the country is an ongoing activity and every citizen’s responsibility. The service personnel continue to be lucrative target for antinational activities for obvious reasons. The retired service personnel are equally vulnerable for such treasure hunts by Anti- National agencies.

2. The internet has, infact acted as one of the easy and effective means to penetrate amongst veterans through various social networking sites, blogs and e-mails from fictitiously created email ids resembling Defence HQs etc. Using same means, these agencies misguide and trap innocent veterans unknowingly who approach them for solving any problem in exchange (of so called resolving their problem) asking them to join their organisation.

3. All Veterans are therefore advised to exercise caution whilst dealing with agencies who seek to resolve their redressal or problems of any kind or whilst joining an ESM organisation.

INTIMATION OF MOBILE PHONE NUMBER BY PENSIONERS TO THEIR RESPECTIVE BANKS

11 Apr

TO FACILITATE SMS ALERT REGARDING CREDITING OF MONTHLY PENSION, ALL PENSIONERS ARE REQUESTED TO UPDATED THEIR MOBILE PHONE NUMBER WITH THEIR RESPECTIVE BANKS.

ONE RANK ONE PENSION

21 Feb

one rank one pension

TOLL FREE HELP LINE AT DESA- 1800-11-3999

5 Sep

DEAR NAVAL VETERANS

NAVY HAS SET UP A 24 HRS TOLL FREE HELP LINE  1800-11-3999 FOR ASSISTING NAVAL ESM AND WIDOWS,

ALL NAVAL VETERANS AND WIDOWS ARE WELCOMED TO CALL UP ON THIS LINE.

YOU CAN SEEK GUIDANCE ON VETERAN ISSUES NOW ONWARDS.

CMDE GANGESH KUMAR,

PDESA

AU-REVOIR- CMDE MVS KUMAR,PDESA

5 Sep
  • DEAR NAVAL VETERANS,

I AM POSTING THIS BULLETIN TO SAY THANK YOU TO ALL NAVAL VETERANS AS I AM MOVING AWAY FROM JOB OF PRINCIPAL DIRECTOR, DESA NHQ TO DIRECTOR, REGIONAL CENTER, ECHS VIZAG BY 10 SEP 2012 (.)

2. I CONSIDER AN HONOUR TO HAVE JOINED DESA TO INTERACT WITH YOU ALL FROM MAY 2010 TO AUG 2012 (.) FEW ACTIVITIES SUCH AS INFO BULLETINS, NEWS LETTERS, DESA BLOG/VSF WEBSITE, INTERACTION WITH ZSB/RSB, EXPANSION OF VETERAN SAILORS FORUM MEMBERSHIP FROM 1200 (MAY 2010) TO 7200 (AUG 2012) CONDUCT OF AGM OF VSF, NF, OPENING NEW CHARTERS OF VSF AND NAVY FOUNDATIONS, CONDUCT OF WORKSHOPS/JOB FAIRS, SELF FINANCING PRC FOR SAILORS, INITIATION OF HELPLINE AT DESA( 1800-11-3999)UNDERTAKEN (.) FIRST TIME EVER YEAR OF ESM ACTIVITIES WERE PLANNED AND COORDINATED BY DESA (.) IMPLEMENTATION AND MONITORING OF NAVAL REGIMENTAL SYSTEM AND INITIATION OF WIDOWS HOSTEL PROJECT AT DELHI ARE FEW MORE TO ADD (.) TRANSITION TO INDIAN MERCHANT NAVY VIDE MS NOTICE 12/2002 APR 2012 AND INITIATION OF PANAMA CERTIFICATION ARE ALSO FRUCTIFIED (.)

3. I ONLY SAY THAT AN ATTEMPT MADE IN SMALL MEASURES TOWARDS REACHING OUT TO VETERANS (.)

4. ABOVE ACTIVITIES ONLY REINFORCES MOTTO OF OUR NAVY ON YEAR OF ESM i.e. “ NAVY CARES FOR ITS VETERANS”. I WISH DESA WILL CONTINUE TO FURTHER NAVY AIM EVEN MORE IN FUTURE (.)I AM JOINING VETERAN CLUB BY 30 JUN 13.

5. ONCE AGAIN “THANK YOU” TO ALL NAVAL VETERANS AND WISH ALL THE BEST TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILIES.

“AU-REVOIR”

I REMAIN
CMDE MVS KUMAR
SECRETARY, NAVY FOUNDATION; VICE CHAIRMAN ,VETERAN SAILORS FORUM/ NAVAL REGIMENTAL SYSTEM

Dear Veterans,Air Force Naval Housing Board (AFNHB) is conducting census for Vizag, Nagpur, Nasik, Trivendrum, NILGIRI and Guwahati. Relevant IG attached.INTERESTED PERSONNEL TO WRITE LETTER IN PLAIN PAPER TO DG AFNHB WITH YOUR DETAILS AND TEL NO/ MAIL ID

4 May

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