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Tuesday, 18th December 2012


“In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.”


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Pensioners Day – 17th December.

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.

Warm regards.

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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.

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The Hindu

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Indian Express

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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 . Kindly provide me with as much information as you can  for me to give a clear and concise response.

Eligibility of children from a void or voidable marriage for family pension – clarification

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.


[D.K. Solanki]

Under Secretary to the Govt. of India


Be Alert
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.


Payment of Dearness Allowance to Central Government employees – Revised Rates effective from 1.7.2012.

Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
North Block, New Delhi
Dated: 28th September, 2012
Subject : Payment of Dearness Allowance to Central Government employees – Revised Rates effective from 1.7.2012.
The undersigned is directed to refer to this Ministry’s Office Memorandum No.1(1)/2012-E-II (B) dated 3rd April, 2012 on the subject mentioned above and to say that the President is pleased to decide that the Dearness Allowance payable to Central Government employees shall be enhanced from the existing rate of 65% to 72% with effect from 1st July, 2012.
2. The provisions contained in paras 3, 4 and 5 of this Ministry’s O.M. No.1(3)/2008-E-II(B) dated 29th August. 2008 shall continue to be applicable while regulating Dearness Allowance under these orders.
3. The additional installment of Dearness Allowance payable under these orders shall be paid in cash to all Central Government employees.
4. These orders shall also apply to the civilian employees paid from the Defence Services Estimates and the expenditure will be chargeable to the relevant head of the Defence Services Estimates. In regard to Armed Forces personnel and Railway employees, separate orders will be issued by the Ministry of Defence and Ministry of Railways, respectively.
5. In so far as the persons serving in the Indian Audit and Accounts Department are concerned, these orders issue in consultation with the Comptroller and Auditor General of India.

(Anil Sharma)
Under Secretary to the Government of India