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Tuesday, 12 December 2017

MEETING WITH HON'ABLE DEFENCE MINISTER

              MEETING WITH HON'ABLE DEFENCE MINISTER ON 12.12.2017 AT 5 P.M.

A delegation comprising of the following ex-servicemen associations met the honourable defence minister, Mrs. Nirmala Sitharaman on 12.12.2017 at 5 P.M. in the office of Defence Ministry in the backdrop of the few veterans openly supporting political parties in spite of the fact that we are apolitical and always stand with the Government. The ex-servicemen community was stunned to see and hear that their apolitical reputation and image is being maligned and shattered in the eye of the Public by some of the veterans for their own vested interests. The delegation comprised as follows:-

1. Lt Gen Balbir Singh (IESL).
2. Brig. Rana (TSEWA)   
3. Col AS Rana (TSEWA).
4. Col Handa (Disabled War Veterans)
5. Nb Sub Gurcharan Singh Sidhu (AFVAI)            
6. Nb Sub Diwan Singh (AFVAI)   
7. JWO Ashok Tanwar (AFVAI)
8. Signal Man Sheoran (NEXCC)

Lt Gen Balbir Singh leading the delegation categorically expressed to the Defence Minister that all the ex-men community is apolitical and stand with the Govt and with national safety and security. He expressed full solidarity with the Gov. He also thanked her for meeting our demand of OROP which was lying unresolved for 45 years though it contained some anomalies. The delegation was unanimous to what Lt Gen Balbir Singh communicated. The Delegation also requested The Defence Minister to hold Quarterly Meeting with the veterans associations along with authorities related to ex-men pay and allowances and other welfare measures. She readily agreed to this suggestion and ordered her staff to hold such meetings regularly and first such meeting decided to take place in the month of January where detailed discussion will take place face to face with all the veterans.  GREAT ACHIEVEMENT.

Col Handa put up the case of war disabled veterans and it was decided to take up the matter in detail in Quarterly Meetings.

Nb Sub Gurcharan Singh Sidhu, The Chairman of AFVAI requested the Madam to issue Universal orders in those cases where they have been decided by courts and AFTs especially in respect of Hon Nb Sub, Last Rank held and disability cases so that unnecessary wastage of time and money be avoided. She listened to it very cautiously and agreed to see a great logic in it.

The delegation was unanimous while requesting the defence Minister to derecognize such veterans associations that being apolitical but play political roles.

The Defence Minister was very benign when she happened to break the news on the report of OMJC which is in the last stage of publication and she also briefed us about the 4 points of the report carry legal validation and other 4 in a re commendatory tone.

The meeting took place in a very cordial atmosphere and ORDER OF QUARTERLY MEETING WITH THE VETERANS ASSOCIATION IS A GREAT ACHIEVEMENT. WE THANK BRIG. RANA FOR ARRANGING THIS MEETING WHEREIN WE REAPED THE FRUITS OF QUARTERLY MEETING FOR SOLVING OUR PROBLEMS FACE TO FACE.

Nb. Sub. G.S. Sidhu
Chairman (AFVAI)

Nb Sub Diwan Singh
Gen. Secy. (AFVAI)   

JWO Ashok Tanwar
Joint Secy. (AFVAI)


Tuesday, 21 November 2017

VETS JOINED AFVAI DISTT. BATHINDA (PUNJAB)

        VETS JOINED AFVAI DISTT. BATHINDA (PUNJAB)
S. NO RANK            NAME I/CARD NO
1 SGT HARDAM SINGH PB - 382
2 HAV KAUR SINGH PB - 383
3 HAV SUKHDEV SINGH PB - 384
4 NK MUKHTIAR SINGH PB - 385
5 SEP TEK SINGH PB - 386
6 SUB MAJOR RAJINDER SINGH PB - 387
7 HAV  KULDIP SINGH PB - 388
8 SEP KARAMJIT SINGH PB - 389
9 HAV  MAKHAN SINGH PB - 390
10 HAV DARBARA SINGH PB - 391
11 HAV PARTAP SINGH PB - 392
12 NK AVTAR SINGH PB - 393
13 HON.CAPT NAZAR SINGH PB - 394
14 SUB MAJOR BALBIR SINGH PB - 395
15 HAV  NAZAR SINGH PB - 396
16 HON. LT PARKASH SINGH PB - 397
17 NK IQBAL SINGH PB - 398
18 HAV JAILA SINGH PB - 399
19 H.NB/SUB HARPAL SINGH PB - 400
20 H.NB/SUB NACHHATAR SINGH PB -2742
21 NK KAUR SINGH PB - 2743
22 SEP GURTAJ SINGH PB - 2744
23 WIDIW VIR PAL KAUR W/O NK  PB - 2745
SHER SINGH
24 WIDOW MUKHTIAR KAUR W/O HAV PB - 2746
NANDH SINGH
25 WIDOW BHAN KAUR W/O SEP  PB - 2747
BHAN SINGH
26 WIDOW SUKHDEV KAUR W/O NK PB - 2748
GURDEV SINGH
27 WIDOW SUKHEAR KAUR W/O SEP PB - 2749
MOHAN SINGH
28 WIDOW NARPAL KAUR W/O HAV  PB - 2750
JAGDEV SINGH
29 WIDOW MALKIT KAUR W/O SUB PB - 2751
MOHINDER SINGH
30 WIDOW JAIL KAUR W/O HAV PB - 2752
CHAND SINGH
31 WIDOW  JASBIR KAUR W/O R/MAN PB - 2753
DARSHAN SINGH
32 SUB AJAIB SINGH PB - 2754
33 SEP JAGRUP SINGH PB - 2755
34 NK SUKH RAJ SINGH PB - 2756
35 NK BAHADUR SINGH PB - 2757
36 SEP JAGRUP SINGH PB - 2758
37 HAV JASVINDER SINGH PB - 2759
38 HAV KAUR SINGH PB - 2760
39 HAV RESHAM SINGH PB - 2761
40 HAV  GURDIP SINGH PB - 2762
41 WIDOW AMARJIT KAUR W/O NK  PB - 2763
MITHU SINGH
42 WIDOW PARAMJIT KAUR W/O NK PB - 2764
BIKAR SINGH
43 SGT MANJU NATH GOUWDA KA - 6026

Kind Regards

Diwan Singh
Gen. Secy. AFVAI

Ashok Tanwar
Jt. Secy. AFVAI

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

AFVAI Meeting in Punjab

MEGA EVENT OF AFVAI VETERANS AT TALWANDI SABHO, BHATINDA (PUNJAB) ON 12 NOV, 2017

            We have a pleasure to communicate to the honourable members of AFVAI that Talwandi Sabho, Bhatinda (Punjab) witnessed gathering of more than 120 veterans including 10 Veer Naris on 12 Nov, 2017. The whole event which we can describe as” Mega Event” was facilitated by the strenuous efforts of Mr. GS Dhariwal, The District president of Bhatinda under the able guidance of Mr. Harbansh Singh, The Honourable Vice Chairman of AFVAI. It was a matter of satisfaction for us that 44 new veterans took membership of AFVAI and the whole event was covered by the local media with a view to highlighting the problems of ex-servicemen community. The Honourable Chairman was given an opportunity to elaborate to the participants the various problems and their solutions as well as steps taken by AFVAI leadership to bring those hardships to the knowledge of higher authorities through precise communications. The Gen Secretary, Mr. Diwan  Singh was competent enough to answer the various queries raised by the participants and suggested ways how to tackle problems at local level and if not tackled at local level the same to be bundled up in a lot and be sent to central leadership through the state president for onward submission to related authority. Some such untackled problems were collected including the one related to dual family pension which has been unresolved since 24.09.2012.

              It would be unthankful on our part if we fail to eulogize the efforts of the whole Punjab unit of which the president, the vice-President, the District Presidents, Secretaries and under-secretaries as well as members blessed the occasion with their presence under the able guidance of the vice chairman.

             The mega event terminated with a vow to be united for this cause and show full zeal to muster more members and arrange such mega events in future.

            The central leadership congratulates the whole Punjab unit for such vigour for the cause of ex-servicemen fraternity. Many, Many thanks to the Punjab Unit!.

Kind Regards
G.S.Sidhu
Chirman AFVAI

Diwan Singh
Gen. Secy. AFVAI

Friday, 10 November 2017

CLARIFICATION REGARDING LETTER NO-F-No-3(8)/2013/D(Pension)/Legal

AFVAI New Delhi <afvaindia@gmail.com>


CLARIFICATION REGARDING LETTER NO-F-No-3(8)/2013/D(Pension)/Legal


AFVAI New Delhi 
<afvaindia@gmail.com>
Sat, Nov 11, 2017 at 9:29 AM
To: RM Nirmala Sitaraman <rmo@mod.nic.in>, "Under Secy. Shri Manoj Sinha" <us-pen-pol@desw.gov.in>, "Jt. Secy. DESW" <jsesw@nic.in>

The Honourable Defence Minister                      11 Nov, 2017
MOD, Govt. of India
Under Secretary Sh. Manoj Sinha Ji
Jt. Secretary, DESW Sh. Ravi Kant Ji

Dear Sir,

CLARIFICATION REGARDING LETTER NO-F-No-3(8)/2013/D(Pension)/Legal , GOVT OF INDIA , MOD, DESW Dated 30.10.2017

            We are the veterans of AFVAI (Armed Forces Veterans Association of India) formed of ex Jco,s , Or,s and and honorary commissioned officers to look into the welfare measures of ex-servicemen and registered under  Society Act 1860 Registration No- society west-2016-8901939.

            We feel honoured to submit our request to your good self to clarify the vagueness created in the above -mentioned letter. We submit that the letter contains two paradoxical propositions and the same is enumerated below:-

1.  The cases cited at ser 1 (a) and 1(b) clearly mentions that the pre-2006   petitioners filed case for the benefits of the letter No-1(8)/2008-D(Pen/Policy) dated 12 June, 2009  wherein nowhere was mentioned that the letter relates to post-2006 but the benefits were given to post-2006 only thereby depriving pre-2006 cases from the benefits. It compelled the pre -2006 veterans to challenge the same letter in AFT where they won and ultimately endorsed by honourable Supreme Court. The moment, the SC extended benefits of the letter to the petitioners on the basis of the said letter, the applicability of the letter automatically goes to pre-2006 and it becomes a matter of universal application. We strongly feel that THE SC ENDORSEMENT OF THE BENEFITS OF THE SAID LETTER TO THE PRE-2006 PETITIONERS MAKES IT A GENERAL LETTER AND BE APPLIED UNIVERSALLY.

2.   The guidelines given at ser -3 to service HQs wherein two words have been used as “Conditional Sanction and Absolute Sanction” restrict the letter to certain categories and deprive thereby the universal application of the letter. One letter cannot have two contradictory dictums and thereby creating uttermost confusion.

We, therefore request you to clarify whether this letter is universal or restricted to petitioners only when the highest court of the land has extended benefits of the letter to pre-2006 cases and thereby making the letter universal. We strongly feel and request you to issue a letter specifically mentioning that the letter will be applied universally to pre-2006 cases so that we are saved from going round the courts and wasting money on trifles.

   Kindly look into this problem and solve it to the benefits of the brave-hearts by making this letter a general letter.
Thanking you sir.


Yours Faithfully                                          Yours Faithfully
(Hon Nb Sub GS Sidhu)                            (Nb sub Diwan Singh)
Chairman                                                   General Secretary
AFVAI                                                         AFVAI           
(9810233443)                                            (9811522783)

Tuesday, 31 October 2017

IMPLEMENTATION OF ORDER OF HON'BLE COURTS/AFTs IN PRE-2006 RETIRE HAVILDARS GRANTED HONY RANK OF NB SUB CASES

Government Of India
Ministry Of Defence
Department of Ex-Servicemen Welfare
D (Pension/Legal)
Sena Bhawan, New Delhi
Dated 30th October,2017
To
The chief of the Army Staff
Subject: Implementation of orders of Hon’ble courts/AFTs in pre-2006 retiree Havildars granted Hony Rank of Nb Sub Cases.
The Hon’ble supreme Court in the following cases has decided:-
(a) Ex Hav (Hony Nb Sub) Virender Singh & 4 Ors. Who retired prior to 01.01.2006, filed OA No.42/2010 before Hon’ble AFT (RB) Chandigarh seeking the benefits of fitment in the pay grade of Nb Sub in accordance with Government of India, Ministry of Defence letter No.1(8)/2008-D(Pen/Policy) dated 12 June 2009. The Hon’ble AFT, vide its order dated 08 February,2010 ordered to grant the benefit to the petitioners with instructions to release the entitlement of pension and arrears w.e.f. 01.01.2006. Civil Appeal filed by the UOI to assail AFT order dated 08 February,2010 was dismissed by the Hon’ble Supreme Court vide order dated 13 December,2010.
(b) In a similar case, Civil Appeal No.4677/2014 was filed by the UOI in the Hon’ble supreme court in Ex Hav (Hony NB Sub) Subhash Chander Soni’s (OA 3305/2013) case. Hon’ble Supreme court vide its order dated 20 May 2015 has dismissed the appeal and held that “we are not inclined to entertain this appeal, which is dismissed accordingly.”
2. In view of the above judgment of Hon’ble Supreme Court, matter for implementation of orders of Hon’ble Courts/AFTs in respect of Armed Forces Personnel in Hony Nb Sub cases was taken up with Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance for consideration. Deptt. of Expenditure has agreed to implement those orders of Hon’ble courts/AFTs.
3. Accordingly, I am directed to convey the approval of Competent Authority in Ministry Of Defence for implementation of orders of Hon’ble courts/AFTs in Pre-2006 retiree Havildars granted Hony rank of Nb Sub cases, by Service Hqrs. as under:-
a) Service Hqrs may implement the orders of Hon’ble courts/AFTs in Hony Nb Sub cases by issuing absolute sanction keeping in view of the orders of Hon’ble Apex court, quoted at para 1 above.
b) In those Hony Nb Sub Cases in which conditional sanctions have been issued by the Service Hqrs. with the approval of competent authority in MoD, Service Hqrs may convert conditional sanction into absolute sanction at their level with the approval of competent authority at Service HQ. No interest shall be payable as per Hon’ble Supreme Court order dated 20.05.2015 in the case of UOI Vs Subhash Chander Soni.
4. The benefit regarding grant of pension of Naib Subedar to pre-2006 retired Havildars who were granted Honorary rank of Naib Subedar after their retirement, as ordered by the Courts/AFTs, would be applicable only in case of revision of pension as indicated in MoD order No 1(8)/2008-D(Pen/Policy) dated 12.06.2009 and not for retirement gratuity, encashment of leave, composite transfer grant etc.
5. The amount involved on account of implementation of Court/AFT orders will be booked under charged expenditure.
6. This issues with concurrence of Department of Expenditure, Ministry Of Finance vide I.D.Note No.140/E-V/2017 dated 05.06.2017 and MoD (Fin/Pen) U.O.No.10(6)/2012/Fin/Pen/2012 dated 08.09.2017.
(Ajay Kumar Agrawal)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India
Tele:23015650

Kind Regards
G.S.Sidhu
Chairman
AFVAI

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