BY | September 30, 2011

The Defence Minister Shri AK Antony today asked senior Defence Finance officials of his Ministry to consider the satisfaction level of Ex-Servicemen (ESM) pensioners as the benchmark of their performance. Addressing the 264th Annual Day Celebration of the Defence Accounts Department (DAD) here today, Shri Antony pointed out that his office still continues to receive several pension settlement related grievances.

“True, most of these cases were a baggage from the past as a consequence of Pay Commission recommendations and Cabinet decision on pay and pension hike, yet these needed to be addressed at the shortest possible time,” Shri Antony said. “Ultimately, the taste of the pudding lies in its eating,” he quipped adding that “the veterans deserved their due as they had sacrificed the prime of their life safeguarding our borders.”

The Defence Minister hoped that the two IT projects ‘Sangam’, for pension payment, and ‘Dolphin’ related to monthly pay system for the Other Ranks (OR) in Army, will facilitate quick disbursal of dues to the serving ORs and ESM. “You must strive to provide enhanced customer satisfaction through hassle-free service and prompt and accurate payment of dues to the soldiers and their dependents.” Project ‘Sangham’ has fulfilled a long-pending demand of our ESM.

Commending the DAD for launching of its two IT projects – ‘Vishwak’ and ‘Bhawan’, Shri Antony said, “You should strive to utilise this advantage to assist the Services in achieving their goals.” Underlining the need for transparency in accounting procedures, the Defence Minister observed, “In today’s era of globalisation, accountability has acquired new connotations. Accountability is no longer restricted to quantitative techniques and financial inputs and outputs. It has become an integral part of good governance, with several aspects like integrity, transparency, responsiveness and sustainability becoming a part and parcel.”

On the occasion, the Shri Antony also presented the Raksha Mantri’s Awards for Excellence for the year 2011. The Excellence Award for Software Development was bagged by CGDA (IT Wing Team) headed by Shri S Murali Krishnan, which has developed Project ‘Suvigya’ (Pension inquiry system), Project ‘Aashraya (pension disbursement system) and Project ‘Darpan’ (Defence Accounts Receipts and Payments Analyses). CDA Secunderabad, Secunderabad team headed by Shri Y Rajareddy was awarded the Excellence Award for Project ‘Dophin’, an online PBOR Monthly Pay System. PCDA (Central Command) team headed by Shri HH Mishra also bagged the Excellence Award for launching of Monthly Pay System and its implementation on all Pay Accounts Offices.

Secretary, Ex-Servicemen Welfare, Shrimati Neelam Nath, Controller General of Defence Accounts (CGDA) Shri Nand Kishore and Additional CGDA Ms UG Antony were among the dignitaries present at the function.

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  • N KARUPPIAH

    Sir,

    Many News Line like NORTHERN VOICES ON LINE NEWS helped to spread the news about the benefits given by the Defence Ministry to the Pensioners of the Forces. Though the Government sanctioned the issues and only thing is to carry out and reach the same to the dowline people I mean to say to get the benefits by the Retired Soldiers are still pending. Thanks a lot to the NORTHERN VOICES ON LINE NEWS to highlight the truth through timely publication. Thanks.
    Ex-Havildar N Karuppiah from Signals Indian Army

  • http://htpc SREE KUMAR KK

    DEAR READER,

    NOTHING WILL HAPPEN OTHER THAN PROMISE BY THE DEFENCE MINISTER SINCE THE BASTARD IAS OFFICERS AND ITS COUNTER PARTS DO NOT WANT TO GIVE ANY BENEFITS TO SERVICE PERSONNEL OF INDIAN ARMED FORCES AS WELL AS EX SERVICEMAN. THESE BASTARDS (IAS/IRS/IES/IPS/IFS) LOBBY IS WORKING FOR THE SAME PURPOSES.

    REPLY PLEASE

    SREE KUMAR KK

  • shankar satpute

    i am ex JWO discharge on 31 july 2003 in Y total service 29 yers revision pension i should get Rs 10675/ but bank pay me Rs 9199/ My disability pension is 75% i should get Rs 3225/ but i am getting Rs 2580/ my pension account in canara bank nasik road branch 23573 to whom i should i approach cppc banglore not giving any reapply branch manager shy cont do any thing my ppo no 08/14/B/10051/03 and corr ppo08/14/B/1192/04 please hep me out thanking you.

  • http://www.legalindia.in unnikrishnan nair

    i am an ex serviceman retired from service 31 may 1996 from madras engineer group after completing 15 years and 9 months service as sepoy.cda will sanctioned rs 4775for service pension and 30% disability. but the bank authorities will give only 8656/- what can ido please help me,

  • http://www.legalindia.in unnikrishnan nair

    pension problems

  • http://htpc SREE KUMAR KK

    DEAR READERS

    SINCE INDEPENDENCE IT IS SEEN THAT IN INDIA ALL BENEFITS GOES TO RICH AND OFFICERS CATEGORIES ONLY BUT IN PAPER ALL BENEFITS TO POOR AND BELOW OFFICER CATEGORIES NOTHING WILL HAPPEN OTHER THAN CHEATING OF POOR AND BELOW OFFICDER CATEGORIES. ALL BASTERD IAS LOBBY WANT TO DEDUCT MAXIMUM BENEFITS OF BELOW OFFICER RANKS AND POOR PEOPLE BUT THEY WANT TAKE MAXIMUM BENEFITS / ADVANTAGES FROM GOVERNMENT, IF , IAS IS NOT THERE IN INDIA, INDIA WILL GO SMOOTHLY BUT IAS WILL MAKE INDIA DOWN BY DOWN EVERY DAY ONE DAY INDIA WILL GO IN A PATHETIC STAGE IT IS SURE TO AVOID THIS ACCORDING TO MY VIEW ABOLISH IAS / IPS / IRS / IFS / IFS ETC CADRE AND GIVE PROMOTION FROM BOTTOM LEVEL BY STEP BY STEP TO ALL THEN ONLY PEOPLE CAN REALISE THE DIFFICULTIES SORROWS AND FEELINGS OF POOR PEOPLE. ALMOST IAS CATEGORIES IS NOW BORNE FROM RICH FAMILIES AND SONS/DAUGHTERS OF IAS AND ITS SIMILAR CATEGORIES ONLY AND NOT FROM ANY POOR FAMILY. IN INDIA IF PATTI(DOG) CHIDAMBARAM AS UNION HOME MINISTER , MOST CORRUPTED & USELESS PRIME MINISTER MAN MOHAN SINGH AND MOST USELESS PRESIDENT OF INDIA(GOOD FOR NOTHING TO INDIAN ARMED FORCES SINCE PRESIDE IS SUPREME COMMANDER OF INDIAN ARMED FORCES SINCE SHE DO NOT HAVE ANY TIME TO SEE THE PROBLEMS OF EX SERVICEMAN AS EX SERVICEMAN IS WANDERING FROM ONE POINT TO ANOTHER POINT FOR GETTING THEIR LEGITIMATE ENTITLEMENTS FROM GOVERNMENT SINCE LONG HOWEVER SUPREME COURT OF INDIA HAS GIVEN A JUDGEMENT / ORDERS FOR EARLY IMPLEMENTATION OF GRIEVANCES CELL IN 2010 / 2011 BUT GOVERNMENT/MOD / SOLITOR GENERAL OF INDIA IS FOOLING PUBLIC AS WELL AS TO COURT FOR THIS HOWEVER PRESIDENT OF INDIA HAVE SUFFICIENT TIME TO SPENT WITH CRICKET TEAM AND HAVING TEA WITH THEM AT MUMBAI)

    AS THE REASONS AS MENTIONED ABOVE, I NEVER HPE ANY THING FROM GOVERNMENT IF GOVERNMENT IS GIVING / PROVIDING FLESH TO RICH AND OFFICERS CATEGORY SOME BONE TO POOR AND BELOW PEOPLE. MY HUMBLE REQUEST IS IN INDIA DO NOT BELIEVE ANY BASTERED OFFICERS CATEGORIES AND BLEDY BASTERD POLITICIANS FOR EVER OR TILL TO DEATH. NOW I FEEL REALLY ASHAMED BEING AN INDIAN AND SERVED FOR COUNTRY AROUND 24 YRS OF SERVICE IN INDIAN ARMED FORCES.

  • http://htpc s

    DEAR READERS,

    PLEASE GO THROUGH MY PREVIOUS COMMENTS AND REPLY ON THAT. I NOW SAY THAT OFFICERS FROM CIVIL AS WELL AS FROM INDIAN ARMED FORCES ALL ARE BASTERD AND GOD FOR NOTHING TO POOR AS WELL AS BELOW OFFICER RANKS. MY HUMBLE REQUEST IS TO KILL THESE BASTERERDS ON SIGHT AND VANISH THEM FROM THE EARTH.

  • A.Shanmuganathan

    DISABILITY PENSION DA NOT RECEIVED
    Dear Sir
    No 13950255M Ex Naik A. Shanmuganathan
    8/444 North street Sankarapandiapuram,
    Chatrapatti PO. Virudhunagar Dist.
    Tamilnadu state. 626 102

    DISABILITY PENSION DA NOT RECEIVED
    1. After the retirement CDA Allahabad has been granted Disability Pension Rs-620/- per Month with effect from 01 Sep. 2000. vide PPO No.D/RA/2270/2003.for 40% disability and 6th cpc revise on Rs-1404/- per Month with effect from 01.01.2006 to for life vide PCDA (P) Allahabad circular No.410. After that i received Both pension from Canara Bank Rajapalayam Branch.till April 2011. Thereafter, i.e. May 2011onwards. only service pension alone being credited and disability element is not credited by the CPPC.
    So please kindly arrange to credit arrears of the same for the period from 01 May to till date.

    Thanking you

    Yours Faithfully
    A. Shanmuganathan
    Mobile:9488053317