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Friday, 19 May 2017

VETS JOINED AFVAI

VETS JOINED AFVAI
S .No RANK                NAME I/CARD NO
1 MCPO MOHAN LAL GARG UK - 6006
2 CPO HARE RAM KADROLKAR KA - 6007
3 H.N/SUB RAM ROOP SINGH UP - 6008
4 CPL TAPTEJ SINGH SAINI UP - 6009
5 SGT BALBIR SINGH UP - 6010
6 JWO AVTAR SINGH UP - 6011
7 SGT RAVINDER K MALHOTRA DL - 2537
8 EMA 1 RASHPAL SINGH PB - 2538
9 JWO MUSLE S.V. MH - 6012
10 NK CHANAN SINGH PB - 2425
11 NK JASWANT SINGH PB - 2426
12 NK BALDEV SINGH PB - 2427
13 N/SUB DHARAM SINGH PB - 2428
14 NK BALJINDER SINGH PB - 2429
15 HAV SUKHDEV SINGH PB - 2430
16 SEP CHARANJIT SINGH PB - 2431
17 WIDOW JASBIR KAUR w/o SEP MANJIT SINGH PB - 2432

Regards
G.S.SIDHU
Chairman
AFVAI

Saturday, 13 May 2017

Another letter to Hon'able RM from AFVAI

To,
Shri Arun Jaitley (Hon’able RM)
CC: The Jt. Secretary (DESW)
CC: Shri Manoj Sinha (US – Pen/Policy)
New Delhi
May, 14, 2017

Dear Sir,

URGENT REQUEST TO ADDRESS CONCERNS AND REDRESS GRIEVANCES OF SERVING AS WELL AS RETIRED SOLDIERS
We are the veterans of AFVAI (Armed Forces Veterans Association of India) formed of ex Jco,s , Or,s and honorary commissioned officers and equalent IAF & NAVY to look into the welfare measures of ex-servicemen and registered under  Society Act 1860 Registration No- society west-2016-8901939.
   We submit to your goodself that 7 cpc report both for civil as well as for defence personnel contains innumerable anomalies and they require reasonable redressal. The anomalies exist in the following areas and can be enumerated as below especially for soldiers.
1.       MULTIFICATION FACTOR
  A strange way of discovering the MF by reaching a figre of Rs 18000/- through market study of consumable items on a particular date and then dividing it by 7000/- ( 5200 BP and + 1800 GP). For example 18000/7000=2.57 and then applying it unevenly to PB 1, PB 2, PB 3, PB 4 and HAG from 2.57 MF to 2.81 MF. It is strange that lower the pay, lower is the MF and higher the pay, the higher is the MF factor.
Note;-  7 CPC  REPORT CLEARLY SAYS THAT THE MF FACTOR OF 2.57 WILL BE EVENLY APPLIED TO THE PAY OF SERVING AND PENSION OF RETIRED.
 The Pay Matrices of  7 CPC are clearly related to S-1 to S-33 of 5 cpc and PB 1 to PB 4 and HAG of CPC which are result of subsuming of 5  cpc scales. The various scales of 5 cpc from S-1 to S-8  are converted into 6 cpc as PB-1. The various scales  of 5 cpc from S-9 to S-15 converted to PB-2 including a new scale created in 9300-34800 BP and 5400 Gp in 6 cpc.. The variuos scales from S-16 to S-23 are converted into PB-3 in 6 cpc. To resolve this problem CONCORDANCE  TABLES FOR CIVILIANS AND Minimum Fitment Tables for Army personnel were devised and there were many court cases in this regard also. The Minimum pay  in the pay Bands not the minimum of pay band was decided by court to be taken to determine the initial pay.  Consequently, Minimum Fitment Tables were drawn showing the initial pay on recruitment for the first month salary of a soldiers in different ranks.We are of the view that Minimum Fitment Tables need to be multiplied by 2.57  to derive starting pay in the pay matrices. Calculations based on Min Fit Tables * 2.57 do not fit into the case of  Sepoy X and Nb sub X. Let us represent it through following illustration.


S.N
Rank
GP
Min Fit Tab
Revised Min Pay
MSP
X Pay
Real Initail pay
Pay set by 7 cpc
loss
1
Sep
X
12240
12240*2.57=31457
-5200
-3600
22657
21700
-957
2
NK
X
12850
12850*2.57=33025
-5200
-3600
24225
25500
+1275
3
Hav
X
13920
13920*2.57=35774
-5200
-3600
26974
29200
+2226
4
Nsub
X
18340
18340*2.57=47134
-5200
-3600
38334
35400
-2934
5
Sub
X
20560
20560*2.57=52839
-5200
-3600
44039
44900
+861

S /M
X
21690
21690*2.57=55743
-5200
-3600
46943
47600
+657
 The same anomalies exists in the pay Matrices of Air Force and Navy and need upgradation.

Notes
(a)    We are of the view that minimum fitment tables using MF 2.57 to derive starting pay are at variance in case of Sepoy X and Nb sub X as illustrated in the Table above and the same needs upgradation to a level which confirms to the accepted procedure in case of NK x, Hav X , Sub X, and Sub Maj X and others.
(b)   We have been compelled to think that the MF is not evenly applied and it is unjustifiable.It  is beyond understanding why higher MF is given to those who are drawing higher basic pay. We feel unjustified in this respect.
(c)    We have calculated initial BP and Gp in the context Min Fit Tables as per 6 cpc and discovered that Sep Gp X and Nb sub Gp X are suffering by Rs 957 and Rs 2934 respectively due to a certain factor which has not been taken into consideration and it needs correction.

2.       X-PAY
It is very surprising that X Pay which was being used till date for calculation of DA, Increment and Pension is now being considered for  DA only and not for increment and pension. It is unjustifiable and we think that this regressive step has been taken into account to reduce the pension of future retirees so that the burden of OROP may be mitigated.Kindly bring it to a level which was existing prior to implementation of 7 CPC.

3.       MSP
 We are horribly struck to learn that PBOR who are the front runner of facing the hardships and risks are being given MSP less than MNS very less than those who do not have that much of a risk as a Sepoy has. An urgent attention is required to upgrade the amount to boost the morale of PBOR.

4.       Pay matrix
 The extension of Pay Matrix up to 40 stages for JCO,s  is intended only to create a Public Perception but practically no benefit. We request you to extend the benefit of 40 stages to the stages of 28. We mean to say the the benefit of 40 stages must given to those who have served for 28 yrs.

5.       Publication of Report of Judicial commission
 The report of Judicial commission on OROP was submitted long time back and we have a right to know as to what happened of that report which was prepared by Honourable Reddy sir by touring the whole country intensively and extensively. Kindly publish the report.

Thanking you sir.

Yours Respectfully
(Hon Nb sub G S SIDHU)
Chairman
AFVAI( 9810233443)

(Nb sub Diwan Singh)
Organizing Secretary
AFVAI(9811522783)

JWO Hardev Singh
President AFVAI Chandigarh


Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Insertion of protection clause in the realm of disability element to avoid loss to PBORs.

To,
Shri Arun Jaitley (Hon'able RM)
CC: The Jt. Secretary (DESW)
CC: Shri Manoj Sinha (US – Pen/Policy)

New Delhi (Date-May, 10, 2017)

Dear Sir,

Insertion of protection clause in the realm of disability element to avoid loss to PBORs.

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 are happy that DESW is functioning well under the able guidance and supervision of your leadrship and we are sure that our grievances are being well attended and redressed at your level. We appreciate your efforts to take up the matter of disability element to be retained at percentage based rather than  slab based which was recommended by 7 cpc. The committee has used the word” RETENTION”  for keeping the system percentage based and it gives us an impression that both the systems as they existed in 6 cpc will be retained for the benefit of disabled soldiers. Still, doubts are being raised by exservicemen especially by PBOR that slab based system has been done away with and percentage based system has been approved.

   Sir, if doubts of PBOR are true then they are going to loose immensely due to this recommendation and an illusration below will exemplify the true picture. Let us compare the figures of cir 555 of OROP on the basis of  percentage  with that of slab based as recommended by 7 cpc

S.N.
Pension
(Yrs)
Rank
GP
OROP
Calculation for 100% (percentage based)
Slab based as per 7cpc
Difference
Remarks
1
15
Sep
X
7145
7145*2.57*.6=11018
12000
982 (-)
Loss
2
15
Sep
Y
6665
6665*2.57*.6=10277
12000
1723(-)
Loss
3
15
Nk
X
8375
8375*2.57*.6=12914
12000
914(+)
gain
4
15
Nk
Y
7170
7170*2.57*.6=11056
12000
944(-)
Loss
5
15
Hav
X
8585
8585*2.57*.6=13238
12000
1238(+)
Gain
6
15
Hav
Y
7550
7550*2.57*.6=11642
12000
358 (-)
Loss
7
15
Nb/Sub
X
10480
10480*2.57*.6=16160
17000
840(-)
Loss
8
15
Nb/sub
Y
8740
8740*2.57*.6=134777
17000
3523(-)
Huge loss
9
15
Sub
X
10923
10923*2.57*.6=16843
17000
177(-)
loss
10
15
sub
Y
10923
10923*2.57*.6=16843
17000
177(-)
loss
11
Hon
Lt

16160
16160*2.57*.6=24919
27000
2081(-)
loss
12
Hon
Capt

17010
17010*2.57*.6=26229
27000
771(-)
loss










  The figures of orop has been taken for 15 yrs because PBOR are eligible for pension for 15 yrs. PBOR are mostly comcentrated around 15 yrs to 20 yrs for which the figures of OROP are nearly same. The above chart clearly shows that in more than 80% cases , PBOR will suffer due to percentage based system which is beneficial only for those who are in higher pay brackets especially officers. The chart shows that the Y Gp is straightway at loss and only GP X Hav and Nk are gaining a little. We hope that a protection clause in the form of better of the two options is sanctioned to PBOR. In 80% cases PBOR will  be protected by the slab based system as recommended by 7 cpc as 12000/- for Ors and 17000/- for JCOs and 27000/- for Honrary ranks for 100% disability.

  In view of the above , it is requested to implement slab based system  as a ‘ PROTECTION CLAUSE”as recommended by 7 cpc alongwith percentage based system to avoid unnecessary representations and agitation by those who are likely to suffer before the issuance of final orders. We also request you to allow our meeting with you to personally represent our case to you through our Delegation of AFVAI.

Thanking you sir.

Yours Faithfully
(Hon Nb sub G S SIDHU)
Chairman
AFVAI( 9810233443)

(Nb sub Diwan singh)
Organising Secretary
AFVAI(9811522783)
E-mail – afvaindia@gmail.com

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