NEW WEB SITE FOR RETIRED AFMS
OFFICERS DGAFMS Web Site titled ‘Retired AFMS Forum’ has been uploaded on NIC web portal. This website specially designed for Retired Officers of Armed Forces Medical Services can now be accessed at http://exafms.gov.in. The web site aims to enhance interactivity and responsiveness between retired AFMS officers, the AFMS and various placement organisations in public and private sector for their ‘Second Career’ post retirement. Institutions/Hospitals/Placement organisations looking to employ retired officers of Armed Forces Medical Service can log on to http://exafms.gov.in and register themselves to the “Retired AFMS Forum”. For more details, contact 011- 26712537, and firstname.lastname@example.org
ASSURED DECENT LAST RITES SCHEME (ADLRS)
ADLRS scheme is an endeavour to ensure that our veterans get an honourable and a befitting farewell from the Services during their last ‘Journey’. The expenditure on last rites, wreath and pay & allowances/ honorarium is to be paid out of URC profits as per policy in force. The basic thematic consideration behind this scheme is that it is our moral obligation to ensure decent last rites to our veterans who were once our comrade-in-arms. ADLRS grant has been enhanced to Rs 10,000/- wef 08 Jul 2016, meeting the long persistent demand of the environment. DDG Canteen Services letter 95350/Q/DDGCS/Advisory/05-2017 dated 09 May 2017 refers.
ARMY CENTRAL WELFARE FUND (CORPUS)
Education grant Class I to VIII – Rs 10,000/-, Class IX to XII – Rs 14,000/-, Graduation – Rs 20,000/-, Post Graduation – Rs 25,000/- and Professional Course – Rs 50,000/-(maximum) for the academic session 2016-17 for children of soldiers who have died in harness and have passed in all subjects. Application forms can be sent directly to Dir (Corpus), R&W Section, Dte of DIAV, AG’s Branch, Delhi Cant-10 and there is no requirement of the signature of Zila Sainik Board. Computer grant (one time grant of Rs 35,000/-) for wards of soldiers who have died in harness and pursuing graduation/professional courses. Wards of battle casualty should apply for full reimbursement of education grant to Ceremonial & Welfare Directorate (CW-3), AG’s Branch, IHQ of MoD (Army), 206G, South Block, DHQ PO New Delhi-11. Mobility equipment for soldiers disabled in service (Only Amputee/Paraplegic/Tetraplegic/Quadriplegic or requires support for walking) and a grant of Rs 40,000/- for modification of bathroom (wheel chair bound only). Marriage of daughters of Soldiers who have died in harness and war disabled soldiers (Rs 1,00,000/-) Remarriage of widows of soldiers who have died in harness (Rs 1,00,000/-). Marriage of orphan son (Rs 1,00,000/-). Education grant for widows of battle casualties (fatal) and physical casualties (fatal) for pursuing graduation (Rs 20,000/-), post graduation (Rs 25,000/-) and professional courses (Rs 50,000/- maximum). For more details log on web site: www.indianarmyveterans.gov.in.
There are a No of websites dealing with issues concerning our veterans, which can be used for guidance. Important website addresses as follows:
- http://www.vsf-desa.com http://sainiksamachar.nic.in
- http://email@example.com http://firstname.lastname@example.org
Notional Pension Fixation Formula’ under 7th Central Pay Commission (CPC)
As all are aware, the 7th CPC had recommended two formulas for calculation of pension of Pre-2016 retirees. While the first formula involved calculation of pension based on a notional basis, the second involved the multiplication of old 6th CPC pension X 2.57. The orders for the second formula were issued earlier and the first formula was recently accepted with certain modification. Order for calculation pension based on the first formula for civil pensioners who retired prior to 2016 and similar order for defence pensioners shall be issued separately since military pensions involve certain additional complexities as compared to civilians. Pensioners shall be entitled to receive the higher pension of the two formulas. The revision shall be undertaken by notionally fixing the pay in the pay matrix recommended by 7th CPC in the level corresponding to the pay in the pay scale/pay band and grade pay at which such pensioners had retired (for pension) or died (for family pension). This will be done by notional pay fixation under each intervening Pay Commission based on the formula for revision of pay.
Delay in first Payment of Pensionary Awards and Revised Pension after issue of Initial Corrigendum PPOs
Revised pension after issue of corrigendum PPOs also needs to be paid expeditiously by completing necessary action at the end of ROs and PDAs. All ROs and PDAs are advised that to avoid delay in dispatch/processing of PPOs, DCRG, commuted value of pension, pension in case of 1st payment and revised pension in the case of corrigendum may be credited to the pensioner’s account immediately. PCDA (Pen) Allahabad Circular No. 575 refers.