INFORMATION FOR VETERANS

SBI Naval Pension Liaison Cell

This Liaison Cell has been inaugurated on 11 Jan 2018 for speedy redressal of Naval veterans grievances, direct access with all Centralised Pension Processing Centres (CPPCs) of SBI and direct interaction with SBI staff, improved Navy-SBI relationship and enhanced veteran satisfaction. The SBI has positioned a staff of two employees including one ex-navy sailor for better understanding/coordination. In addition, an email id and telephone help line number are also being activated so as to ensure speedy resolution of pension issues. A landline telephone number 022-25500149 has already been allotted.

Revision of Disability/ War Injury Pension for Pre-01.01.2016 Defence Forces pensioners

In terms of Para-2 of GOI, MOD letter No. 17(01)/2017(01)/D (Pension/ Policy)dated 04th September’ 2017, disability element of disability pension to Armed Forces pensioners has to be revised by multiplying the existing rate of disability element as had been drawn on 31.12.2015 by factor of 2.57 to arrive at revised rate of disability element as on 01.01.2016. Further, in terms of para5.2 & 5.3 of GOI, MOD letter No. 17(01)/2017 (02)/D(Pension/ Policy) dated 05 September2017, disability pensionary award has to be revised on notional pay fixation method and benefits of broad banding will be given to discharge cases also as in invalided out cases and these will be done by issuing Corrigendum Pension Payment Order (PPO). Now, consequent upon the issue of GOI, MOD letter dated 23 January 2018, the cases where Armed Forces pensioners who were retired/discharged voluntary or otherwise with disability and they were in receipt of disability/war injury element as on 31.12.2015, their extent of disability/war injury element shall be re-computed before applying the multiplication factor of 2.57 on existing disability/war injury element as on 31.12.2015 for getting the revised disability/war injury element as on 01.01.2016 in accordance to para-2 of GOI, MOD letter No. 17(01)/2017(01)/D(Pension/ Policy) dated 04 September2017.

Army Welfare Education Society Written Admission Test (AWES WAT)-2018

This Society is to provide admission to desired candidates to various courses and Indian Army institutes. Following courses are yet to run in the year 2018:

Army Institute of Fashion Designing (AIFD) Bangalore Admission 2018. This institute conducts entrance examination for admission in UG and PG course. The UG admission is granted in B.Sc in FAD on the basis of Written Admission Test (WAT). Whereas the PG course offered by institute is M.Sc in FAD and to get admission, candidates need to get through Creative Aptitude Test (CAT) and Interview round. The last date to submit the application form for AIFD, WAT and CAT is March 31 and July 05, 2018 respectively. For more details log on website www.aifdonline.in Army Institute of Hotel Management and Catering Technology (AIHMT) The eligible candidates can apply for its BHM program. The Bachelor’s Degree in Hotel Management (BHM) is a 4 years full time degree program. Last date to submit application form without late fees is 31 March 2018.

Army Institute of Law (AIL) B.A, LL.B Law Entrance Test (LET) 2018. The AIL-LET 2018 will be held in the month of July 2018. Interested candidates will be able to apply for the examination from the official website of the AIL at armyinstituteoflaw.org. The process to fill the application form will be completely online process, there will be no offline mode.

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