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Saturday, 21 October 2017

VETS JOINED AFVAI

        VETS JOINED AFVAI
       
S. NO RANK             NAME I/CARD NO
1 SGT GAJRAJ SINGH RJ - 6023
2 JWO ROHIT PRASAD SAHU MH - 6024
3 WO SACHCHIDA NAND MH - 6025
4 JWO DILBAG SINGH PB - 2541
5 H.CAPT   GOVIND B PANDEY DL - 3407
6 JWO M00L CHAND RAJORIA RJ - 3408
7 SEP UDEY SINGH RJ - 3409
8 WIDOW BARMAH DEVI  W/O SEP RJ - 3410
    OM PRAKASH  
9 NK SAHAB SINGH RJ - 3411
10 HAV DURG PAL SINGH RJ - 3412
11 WIDOW INDRA DEVI W/O HAV RJ - 3413
    SOBA RAM SINGH  
12 SEP MADAN KUMAR RANA HP - 3414


Kind regards
G.S.Sidhu
Chairman
AFVAI

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

MESSAGE FROM CHAIRMAN




MESSAGE FROM CHAIRMAN

Respected Veterans,

On the behalf of office bearers of Armed Forces Veterans Association of India (AFVAI), I wish all the members and their family a very happy Diwali. I pray this Diwali may bring new lights of joy and happiness in your home.

Special wishes for the happy and healthy Diwali for our serving soldiers (Real hero of the Nation) who are guarding our borders day and night and working hard for the Nation. Due to your hard work and sincerity our country is shining like a star in the whole world.We wish happy, healthy and prosperous Diwali for you and your families who will be celebrating Diwali while you are on duty.

We also pray for happy life for the families of those brave soldiers who have sacrificed their lives for the security of the Nation .Vacuums created due to the loss of their lives can never be filled up, only blessings of almighty God will work.We salute to the departed souls.

Dear veterans in the coming days we have lot of work to do. Our veterans including widows are facing lot of pension related problems which can only be solved if we are united.We must be cooperative with each other,otherwise our coming generations will not pardon us. AFVAI a registered organisation consist of only retired JCOs, ORS and Hon commissioned officers and equivalent of Navy and Airforce from all over India. AFVAI is working very hard for the welfare of our veterans and widows and it is a very good platform for we all. I request you all please join us to make our efforts more effective. AFVAI will leave no stone unturned for the welfare of veterans and widows.

I request you all, forget what happened in the past and work together to solve our pension related problems for the good future of veterans, widows and coming generations.

Thanks & Regards.
GS SIDHU 
Chairman AFVAI 

Thursday, 12 October 2017

Letter sent to Joint Director CSD

Joint Director,                                  13.10.2017
Canteen Services,
Army headquarters,
Quartermaster General's Branch,
Dy Director General Canteen Services,
New Delhi-110001

Dear Sir,

IMPROVEMENT IN CSD CANTEEN FUNCTIONING, ATTITUDE AND ADMINISTRATION

                       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 some genuine grievances of retired soldiers especially of PBOR with regard to CSD cantten hurdles. We as a registered organisation have been receiving complaints from our members and from those who are not our members but have a genuine reason to complain. Recently, AFVAI held its AGM on 17.09.2017 and many participants narrated their plights in CSD canteen and whole AGM of AFVAI was of the view that a letter be written to your benign kindness highlighting therein the problems being faced and possible solutions.

PROBLEMS FACED AND REDRESSAL THEREOF

1.       It is observed that in all the CSD canteens that retired officers are blessed with separate queues but JCOs are made to line up with Ors. It is suggested that the queue system is entirely dispensed with or retired JCOs are allotted a separate counter to end this disparity in canteens.   

2.       The situation becomes very embarrassing when no Tags are put for separate queues for JCOs & Ors & Officers and when the cash clerk refuses to attend saying that “this is not your queue”.

3.       It is seen that some very old retired soldiers and some acutely disabled retired veteran visit canteen and there is no helper provided for these people by the canteen.  It was reported in our  AGM that  some canteen provide helpers but majority of them do not, Moreover, it becomes funny when such persons are asked to produce  medical certification or age proof beyond 80 yrs. It is a matter of administration and attitude and requires improvement.

4.       A very funny and uncalled for situation arises when a smart card holder is not entertained in a canteen saying that the card holder does not belong to their location. The smart cards are issued and maintained centrally and smart card holder has a right to avail the facility of grocery and liquor from any canteen pan India. It is suggested that the defaulters are given a strict warning to provide proper service.

5.        All the available articles are not placed in display and it needs improving. As a result, most of the time the urgently needed items become unavailable. The limit in the card is unused.  Again a matter of administration and attitude. Many articles are unsold since these are not preferred by the veterans                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
6.     In some cases, CSD canteen staff has been found commenting about the misuse of items by the veterans and behaving like a policeman. This attitude if it is there is derogatory and the staff needs proper training in behavioural science. It is being reported from some sources that the unused items are withdrawn by the staff and misused even selling them in the market for profit. To overcome this problem, strict audit is required.

7.        It was reported that retired soldiers live in remote and far flung areas and are unable to use the facilities of CSD canteen.  To overcome this problem, it is suggested that all the canteens be instructed to provide items of grocery and liquor to all those who visit their canteen casually. Mobile vans can also be arranged for this purpose under strict supervision. One more suggestion is that the retired soldiers are given license like Mother dairy to sell canteen items at Tehsil or Block level.

  FEELING OF THE RETIRED COMMUNITY.

          Many of the veterans in the AGM were of the view that this problem of administration and attitude can be overcome if the Government removes the working staff from there by replacing them with the retired soldiers in the canteen on the basis of their competence as today we have a large number of computer savvy veterans to run canteens. We are moving towards digital India where skill development programmes are going on and retired soldiers can be trained to assume this duty. This will also solve a little the problems of unemployment of veterans.

          Kindly take necessary action to improve this segment as per the wishes of the brave hearts of this great nation.

 Thanking you sir.


Yours Faithfully                                                                  
(Nb sub Diwan Singh)
General Secretary
AFVAI (9811522783)
afvaindia@gmail.com


Friday, 6 October 2017

HARMONIOUS E-PPO: DESIGN, FORMAT AND COMREHENSIVE CONTENTS

AFVAI New Delhi <afvaindia@gmail.com>

HARMONIOUS E-PPO: DESIGN, FORMAT AND COMREHENSIVE CONTENTS

AFVAI New Delhi <afvaindia@gmail.com>Sat, Oct 7, 2017 at 9:03 AM
To: "Under Secy. Shri Manoj Sinha" <us-pen-pol@desw.gov.in>, "Jt. Secy. DESW" <jsesw@nic.in>, RM Nirmala Sitaraman <rmo@mod.nic.in>

The Honourable Defence Minister         07 Oct, 2017
MOD, Govt. of India
Under Secretary Sh. Manoj Sinha ji
Jt. Secretary, DESW Sh. Ravi Kant Ji

Dear Madam/Sir,

      HARMONIOUS E-PPO:  DESIGN, FORMAT AND   COMREHENSIVE CONTENTS

            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 the following for your kind consideration to look into design, format and comprehensive contents of E-PPO. We also felt pleasure when Govt. of India, Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure issued letter No –CPAO/Tech/e-PPO/2013-14/73 dated 26.06.2013 whereincitizen centric e-governance initiative was taken to address and redress the problems and grievances concerning authorization and disbursement of pension and pensionary related matters and related instructions have also been issued in letter No- CPAO/Tech/e-PPO/2013-14/57 dated 03.06.2013. As we are moving in an Era of “DIGITAL INDIA” wherein each and every aspect in digital form is expected to be of high accuracy and precision covering all the required details comprehensively to accommodate possible inclusions.

     Keeping in view the very purpose of e-PPO as enunciated above, we feel that the e-PPO issued require some additions with certain change in design and format. When we went through one Format of PPO sent to RO to feed the data and then return the same to PSAs, the following shortcoming were noticed.

1. The data that has been asked is only for entry level and last level as is in the current PPOs. It is nothing but repetition of the same defects we have been facing today since it does not include the details of intermediary levels. The data of PBOR is very complicated and require utmost attention while preparing format consummating all the details needed for this purpose. The glaring example is the details required for Pension option No-1. We therefore request you to prepare a chart on the back of e-PPO containing complete details of a PBOR,s entry level pay with increments in different designations till his retirement.

 2. Simultaneously, it is felt that there has been a plethora of circulars such as cir 555 on orop, cir 568 on DL-33, Cir-430, and cir 501 and so many. It is very difficult for all the PBORs to know their entitlements. Only officers and few PBOR know about their pension and arrears. They are content with what they are given by pension disbursing agencies. It deprives them of their right to know about their details of monetary benefits. We request you to comprehend all the details in e-PPO date-wise so that a layman even an uneducated widow may get her right to know about her pension.

3.   It may also please be considered that all the legal heirs are shown as NOK in e-PPO in order of precedence so that future hurdles are avoided in case of death of any of the NOKs.

4.  It is urgently felt by all the PBORs that the e-PPOs are issued to us at war footing so that our mental tension is relieved or should be printable at PDAs since they should be authorized to access through a key.

      We hope that your good self will pay attention to our entreaties and resolve it to the fullest satisfaction of brave hearts of this great nation.

Your Faithfully                                  Yours Faithfully
(Hon Nb Sub GS Sidhu)                  (Nb sub Diwan Singh)
Chairman                                         General Secretary
AFVAI   (9810233443)                     AFVAI (9811522783)
E-Mail – afvaindia@gmail.com


Friday, 29 September 2017

VETS JOINED AFVAI

          VETS JOINED AFVAI
SRL NO RANK           NAME I/CARD NO
       PUNJAB (Distt. Bathinda )  
1 NK DHARAM SINGH PB - 367
2 SEP DAVINDER SINGH PB -368
3 HAV HARJINDER SINGH PB - 369
4 NK DARSHAN SINGH PB - 370
5 H.NB/SUB ASHOK KUMAR PB - 371
6 NK SUKHDEV SINGH PB - 372
7 H.NB SUB JASWANT SINGH PB - 373
8 SUB SUKHJIT SINGH PB - 374
9 H.NB SUB SUKHDEV SINGH PB - 375
10 SEP KARNAIL SINGH PB - 376
11 H.NB SUB PRITAM SINGH PB - 377
12 NK MAJOR SINGH PB - 378
13 SEP JANTA SINGH PB - 379
14 WIDOW JASWINDER KAUR w/o HAV BHAGWANT SINGH PB - 380
15 SUB GURCHARN SINGH PB - 381
16 JWO RAY VERGHESE KA - 6022

Kind regards
G.S.Sidhu
Chairman
AFVAI

Tuesday, 26 September 2017

CONDUCT OF AGM ON 17.09.2017

CONDUCT OF AGM ON 17.09.2017  AND INFORMATION THEREOF

I , GS Sidhu ,the Chairman  of Armed Forces Veterans Association of India (AFVAI), a registered body at national level for the welfare of JCO/OR including honorary  commissioned officers , feel  proud and privileged to inform you about the successful  conduct of AGM attended by large number of veterans surpassing more than 100 from different parts  of the country .

     I feel elated at the enthusiasm and zeal reflected by the veterans who graced the AGM by their benign presence at the cost of their precise time and money. I have a right to feel honoured and simultaneously extend my heartiest wishes for them and for their families to support our cause intended for the welfare of veterans as mentioned above.

            I am very happy to convey that the AGM accepted all our insertions, modifications and deletions put up as proposals for consideration and acceptance. All the Agenda points proposed by newly elected General Secretary Mr. Diwan Singh were given accord with one voice by the participants of AGM this time, AGM ensured to pass a Resolution which is practical, pragmatic and comprehensive. The salient features of the passed Resolution and MOM are mentioned below:-

                        The meeting was called to order at 11 am.
            Shri. G S Sidhu, Chairman AFVAI chaired the meeting. The chairman in his introductory remarks welcomed all the members ofof AFVAI.

      Thereafter, the chairman put up the resignations received from Gen. Sec. Mr. M. Prabhakarn from the post of General Secretary and also from Mr. M.P. Sharma (HFO) from the post of Matgdarshak Mandal and Head of Finance for consideration along with the resignation of Vice President of UP. for approval thereof. The resignations were accorded sanction by AGM after due deliberations and it was decided to fill up the posts with new incumbents.

            After a brief discussion, the General Body unanimously nominated Vet US Maurya and Vet (Hon Capt) GB Pandey to conduct election of General Secretary that fell vacant due to resignation of Mr. MP Karan and also election of Organizing Secretary, a newly created post. The AGM unanimously elected Vet Diwan Singh as General Secretary and Vet US Maurya as Organizing Secretary.

                        . The chairman himself tabled detailed up-to-date Financial Statements of accounts of Karur Vyas Bank and SBI (starting since account opening) for the years 2015-2016 and 2016 - 2017 and the same was duly accepted by the General Body which comprised of those who attended the AGM in person and those who sent mails for their retention. The mails were received from vet M. Biswas (WB). Vet AN Singh (Gujarat), Vet KM Naick (AP) and Vet Satyaseelan (TN).

            After his being elected as Gen Secretary, Vet Diwan Singh submitted Agenda points before the General Body for consideration and approval. All the agenda points put up by Gen Sec found sanction in the AGM.

1.  A new committee named “Executive committee” was formed under the Chairmanship of the chairman along with five members to take speedy decisions on matters such as resignation, creation of new post or remove anybody not performing well and any miscellaneous matter on urgency as per the calls of amended charter.

2.  Charter was amended giving effect to State Presidents Powers to appoint his own team as Vice- Presidents at state level, District Presidents at District level, Secretaries at Tehsil/ Taluka level and under secretaries at Village level. It was also approved by AGM that the president can appoint more vice presidents region wise if the states are larger.

3.  The AGM was very practical when it accorded its approval to amend the share of the membership fee between the Centre and States as 30% and 70% respectively and further agreed to allocate 20% out of State’s 70% to District stipulating the condition that the financial statements be audited and verified by the auditor appointed by the Executive Committee.

4.   The Technical committee was found redundant and recommended to be deleted from Charter.

5.  The whole AGM was happy to remove the MDM and the Chief Patron post from the Charter to avoid confrontation between the Chairman and MDM or Chief Patron. The Resignations of MR M Prabhakaran from the post of Gen Sec, of HFO MP Sharma from the post of Chief Patron Who did not attend AGM were accepted. The resignation was also received from Vice President of UP and the same was accepted.

6. The elections were made against the following posts.
1.  General Secretary                                            Nb sub Diwan Singh
2.  Organizing secretary                                       Nb sub US Maurya
3.  President Bihar                                                 Sgt Manoj K. Shah
4. President Haryana                                            Sub Maj Satbir Singh
5.  President Rajasthan                                         Jwo KC Sharma

All the Presidents of states who attended meeting were advised to form their team at States level expeditiously and all those who could not attend meeting are hereby advised to form their new team as per amended Charter of AGM of 17.09.2017 with instructions to send the details thereof to the Centre to keep record.

Note:-  I feel pleasure to inform the members that all the documents duly attested by Notary have been deposited in the Registration office on 26.09.2017 and the same have been received by them duly signed and duly stamped..

G.S.Sidhu 
(Chairman)

AFVAI

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Full Pension in r/o who drawn lump sum payment

Gurcharan Sidhu <gurcharansidhu1948@gmail.com>

Full Pension in r/o who drawn lump sum payment .

Gurcharan Sidhu <gurcharansidhu1948@gmail.com>Tue, Sep 19, 2017 at 5:51 PM
To: AFVAI New Delhi <Afvaindia@gmail.com>
No.1(04)/2007-D(Pen/Policy)
Government of India
Ministry of Defence
Department of Ex-servicemen Welfare
New Delhi-110011
Dated: 18th September 2017

To
The Chief of the Army Staff
The Chief of the Naval Staff
The Chief of the Air Staff

Subject: Restoration of full pension in respect of Defence Service Personnel who had drawn lump sum payment on absorption in Public Sector Undertakings/ Autonomous Bodies.

Sir,

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Ministry’s letter no. 1(4)/2007-D(Pen/Policy) dated 4.12.2007 under which revised methodology to workout restoration of pension was issued for those Defence pensioners who had drawn lump sum payment on absorption in Public Sector Undertaking/Autonomous Bodies. The restored pension as well as full amount of pension was further revised with effect from 01.01.2006 in terms of this Ministry’s letter No. 1(4)/2007- D(Pension/Policy) dated 21.08.2009 as amended vide letter No. 

1(4)12007-D(Pen/Policy) dated 09.02.2011, letter No. 1(1)/2014- D(Pen/Policy) dated 16.10.2014. As per these orders, payment of dearness relief and additional pension to old pensioners is regulated on the basis of the notional full revised pension.
2. In compliance of Hon’ble Supreme Court Order dated 01 09.2016 in Civil Appeal No. 6048/2010 and Civil Appeal No. 6371/2010, Govt. of India, Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Department of Pension & Pensioners Welfare vide their OM F.No. 4/34/2002- P&PW(D)-Vol II. dated 23.6.2017 read with OM of same No dated 21.07.2017, have decided to extend the benefit of ibid orders of Hon’ble Supreme Court to all such absorbee pensioners who had taken 100% lump sum amount and in whose case 1/3rd pension had been restored after 15 years, by restoring their full pension after expiry of commutation period of 15 years from the date of payment of 100% lump sum amount.

3. Matter has been considered and it has been decided that the provisions of Govt. of India, Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Department of Pension & Pensioners Welfare OM F. No. 4134/2002-P&PW(D)-Vol. II dated 23.6.2017, shall also apply mutatis mutandis to all Armed Forces pensioner absorbed in PSUs/ Autonomous bodies. Other terms and conditions prescribed vide this Ministry’s letters issued from time to time which are not affected by the provisions of this letter, shall remain unchanged.

4. The Armed Forces PSU absorbees whose full pension is restored in terms of the above instructions would also be entitled for revision of their pension in accordance with the instructions issued from time to in implementation of the recommendations of the Pay Commissions, including 7th Central Pay Commission.

5. The pension in terms of these orders shall be revised by respective Pension Sanctioning Agencies suo-moto by issuing Corrigendum PPOs in all affected cases. No application in this regard shall be called for either from the pensioners or from the PDAs concerned.

6. This issues with the concurrence of the Finance Division of theis Ministry vide their ID No. 31(8)/9/Fin/Pen dated 07.09.2017.

7. Hindi version will follow.
Sd/-
(Manoj Sinha)
Under Secretay to Govt. of India


Regards
Gurcharan Singh Sidhu

EXSERVICEMEN BENEFITS