Monday, August 16, 2010

Denial of enhanced pension to 'Widows'

Date: Sun, 15 Aug 2010 08:52:36 +0530
Subject: [CoreGpIESM] Re: [MilitaryVeterans] Re: ESM Sitrep 12 Aug Evening : Denial of enhanced pension to 'Widows'

Dear Sir

The tables on page 94 of the letter implementing the 6PC clearly show that the pension is 60% of the maximum pension of the rank.

It has nor relevance to the length of service.

Government contention is therefore not correct that the family pension is based on length of service.

It was possible to pay the widows the pension of the rank.


R W Pathak

Cdr Ravindra Waman Pathak I.N.(Retd)
Member and Coordinator IESM Pension Cell
(Mobile 919822329340)

Denial of enhanced pension to 'Widows'

From: [] On Behalf Of pravesh renjen
Sent: 15 August 2010 04:57
To: Governing Body
Cc: Core Group
Subject: [IESM_GovBody] RE: [CoreGpIESM] Re: [MilitaryVeterans] Re: ESM Sitrep 12 Aug Evening : Denial of enhanced pension to 'Widows'

Reference email from Cdr Pathak below.
Entirely true. Para 5 of the GoI Deptt of ESW letter dt 11 Nov 2008 on pensions clarifies this amply. To quote; family pension ----, in no case, shall be lower than thirty percent of the sum of the minimum of the pay in the pay band and the grade pay thereon corresponding to the pre-revised pay sacle in which the pensioner/ deceased Armed Force personnel had retired/ died including military service pay and 'X' Group pay where applicable.

There is no doubt.

God Bless,

Pravesh Renjen (Maj Gen PK Renjen, Member IESM Governing Body)

Monday, August 9, 2010

Maj Gen Pension Victory deflated by GOI

Maj Gen Pension Victory deflated by GOI

Hello every one,

Our SC case came up for hearing yesterday & Naresh & myself were present in the Court. Our Senior Counsel Nidhesh Gupta got up to argue the case
& the Govt Chart that they had given us .But the Govt lady counsel immediately got up & said it was not possible to discuss the case off hand & we must file a counter affidavit .

Justice Altamas Kabir agreed with her & the case is adjourned to 9th Sep & before that we have to give them our affidavit 10 days in Advance.
Thus another day was wasted & the never ending saga goes on & on . But I suppose one has to bear with system , I can however, assure you that it is NO joke to attend the hearing in this heat. !

All the same we have taken the responsibility so there is NO problem at all.

Please inform all your friends who are affected.
Warm regards
Maj Gen SC Suri (Retd)
Posted by Indian ExServicemen Movement at 11:18 PM

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Well Done every one at Pune

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Shashank Bendre
Date: 9 August 2010 10:08
Subject: [pensioncell_iesm] Pension Case-W/C Aroskar
To: IESM Pension Group

Dear All,

Wg. Cdr. Aroskar's (1996 retiree) pension was not revised by his PDA , The Bank of Maharashtra after Wg.Cdrs were placed in PB-4 and was being paid about Rs. 13000/- less than what he should have got with basic pension at Rs.25700/-. Unfortunately he suffers from a medical problem and therefore was not in a position to know that he was being denied correct amount of pension. Since I know Aroskar personally, I guided his wife and daughter in taking up the matter with the bank. They got the correct pension and the arrears in July 2010. The manager of the branch was unhelpful but after fighting the case, the bank paid interest on arrears at 8 % too.

In this case, Gp.Capt Phatak took a lot of pains to guide me and also brought up the matter with the CMD of the bank who was very symphathetic towards pensioners and especially the veterans.

This case shows that with proper guidance and effort. pensioners can get their dues. However, there would be countless number of pensioners and families of PBOR and those in small towns and villages, who are being denied their rightful dues but are unaware of it.

I am very thankful to G/C Phatak and Cdr. Ravindra Pathak of Pension Cell for their active help and guidance to me.


Shashank Bendre
Wg. Cdr. (Retd)