Tuesday, 18th December 2012
“In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.”
17th Dec. each year Pensioners Day is celebrated for the memory of Shri D S Nakara. We all know that the honourable Supreme Court’s Constitutional Bench in DS Nakara case had given the land mark Judgment on 17.12.1982, which has given remarkable dignity to the Pensioners. Till then Pension was considered as “bounty” by general public but DS Nakara Judgment declared it “Deferred Wages” giving the Pension we receive a respectability which we cherish so much. We are equally thankful to the Judges of the Honourable Supreme Court which gave this Judgment.
Let us propagate this message on this day even amongst ignorant pensioners and all others. Happy pensioners day once again.
No doubt all of us buy newspapers and spend considerable time of the day reading through its columns and pages. Then a question may arise what is the necessity of the links below? The answer is simple and two-fold. It saves the money that you spend in buying all the newspaper which is approximately Rs.100/- per month per paper and reading news online is convenient in as much as you do not have to struggle to choose what you wish to read! Why wait, click any of the links to read the latest and updated news from your favourite news papers.
This site is an attempt on my part to provide possible solutions to difficulties faced by us – retired pensioners. We all, as retired pensioners have certain rights deemed possible by the Government of India and this site is dedicated towards providing the correct approach towards dealing with such rights within the frame work of stipulated rules and regulations.
I took voluntary retirement from NAL as the COA and I am fairly knowledgeable with the Rules and regulations applicable at CSIR/NAL. In the recent past I noticed lack of positive approach to the pensioners’ genuine problems, among those who deal with them. I therefore started this site as an informatory platform where we as retired pensioners can discuss and find solutions to our woes and get it across to the right authorities in a meaningful and lawful manner. I will also upload important orders issued by Government Of India and CSIR/NAL for your information. I will also strive to keep them updated as much as possible. No doubt I will also keep you posted on health and other old age related issues which are of interest to you.
Please do let me know of any issues pertaining to pension, medical bill re-imbursements and other benefits that you have faced; I will guide you with the correct approach to dealing with it.
You can e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org . Kindly provide me with as much information as you can for me to give a clear and concise response.
No.l/16/1996-P&PW (E) (vol.II)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, P.G. & Pensions
Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare
3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhavan,
Khan Market, New Delhi
Dated: 27th November, 2012
Sub:- Eligibility of children from a void or voidable marriage for family pension – clarification regarding.
The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s O.M. No.1/16/96-P&PW(E), dated 2.12.1996 whereby it was clarified that Pensionary benefits will be granted to children of a deceased Government servant/pensioner from void or voidable marriages when their turn comes in accordance with Rule 54(8). It is mentioned in Para 4 of the O.M. that “It may be noted that they will have no claim whatsoever to receive family pension as long as the legally wedded wife is the recipient of the same.”
2. The matter has been re-examined in consultation with the Ministry of Law and Justice (Department of Legal Affairs) and Ministry of Finance (Department of Expenditure). It has been decided that in supersession of Para 4 of the O.M., ibid, dated 2.12.1996, the share of children from illegally wedded wife in the family pension shall be payable to them in the manner given under sub-rule 7 (c) of Rule 54 of CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972, along with the legally wedded wife.
3. It has also been decided that in past cases, no recovery from the previous beneficiary should be made. On receipt of an application from eligible child/children of the deceased Government employee/pensioner born to an ineligible mother, a decision regarding division or otherwise of family pension may be taken by the competent authority after satisfying himself/herself about veracity of facts and entitlement of the applicant (s).
4. As regards pensioners/family pensioners belonging to the Indian Audit and Accounts Departments, these Orders issue after consultation with the Comptroller and Auditor General of India.
5. This issues with the concurrence of Department of Legal Affairs vide their FTS No. 3036, dated 17.10.2012.
6. This issues with the concurrence of Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure vide their I.D. No.530/E.V/2012, dated 23.11.2012.
7. Hindi version will follow.
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India
DO NOT ACCEPT A VISITING CARD OR ANY OTHER PAPER FROM STRANGERS!!
PLEASE READ BELOW.
A MESSAGE FROM MUMBAI POLICE.
This has been sent originally by a member of the Mumbai police force.
Share with everybody you know, particularly your wife, sisters, daughters,
nieces, mother, female friends and colleagues. At a petrol pump, a man
came over and offered his services as a painter to a lady filling petrol
in her car and left his visiting card. She said nothing, but accepted his
card out of sheer kindness and got into the car.
The man then got into a car driven by another person.
As the lady left the service station, she saw the men following her out of
the station at the same time. Almost immediately, she started to feel
dizzy and could not catch her breath. She tried to open the window and
realized that the odour was on her hand; the same hand with which she had
received the card from the person at the service station. She then noticed
the men were immediately behind her and she felt sheneeded to do something
at that moment. She drove into the first driveway and began to honk her
horn repeatedly to ask for help.
The men drove away but the lady still felt pretty bad for several minutes
after she could finally catch her breath.
Apparently, there was a substance on the card that could have seriously
injured her. This drug is called ‘BURUNDANGA’ (Not known To People So Far,
but sufficient information is available in the Net) and it is used by
people who wish to incapacitate a victim in order to steal from or take
advantage of them. This drug is four times more dangerous than the date
rape drug and is transferable on a simple card or paper. So please take
heed and make sure you don’t accept cards when you are alone or from
someone on the streets. This applies to those making house calls and
slipping you a card when they offer their services.
PLEASE SEND THIS ALERT TO OTHERS.
This year, December has 5 Saturdays, 5 Sundays and 5 Mondays.
All India Consumer Price Index Number for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) on base 2001=100 for the month of September, 2012 stood at 215 (two hundred and fifteen).
If the index continues to be same for the remaining 3 months of the year then the expected increase in DA/DR from 01 Jan 2013 will be 8% taking the total DA/DR payable to 80%.
Under Secretary to the Government of India