Standards to Five T-90 Armoured Regiments – a Historical First



On 19th of October 2010, the tiny township of Babina will buzz with activity, where five Armoured Regiment’s of ‘White Tiger’ Armoured Division will be presented with colours. Her Excellency, the President of India, Mrs Pratibha Patil, The Supreme Commander of the Indian Armed Forces, will present the Standards simultaneously to 83, 12, 13, 15 and 19 Armoured Regiments, in a glittering mega event in the presence of the Governor of UP, the Chief of Army Staff, the General Officer Commanding in Chief Southern Army Command and various other Civil and Military dignitaries. A large number of retired Army and civil dignitaries are also expected to attend the event. The bonhomie and camaraderie will be at its peak, when the old stalwarts will meet the younger generation and exchange their experiences. This camaraderie is a hallmark of the Armed Forces, and with all Five Armoured Regiments getting colours simultaneously, Babina will provide the platform for a perfect fusion between the past and present. Later in the day, the T-90 Division will present a mounted parade for the President to Review.

This would be a historical occasion as it would be the first time that five Armoured Regiments of an Armoured Division are presented the Colours together. The blaze of the steel chariots, equipped fully with their weapon systems, will display the nation’s strength to take on any enemy. 

The significance of the “Nishaan” has been there since times immemorial, when man waged war and each tribe, clan and army rallied their men around a banner, which in times to come fluttered arrogantly above the battlefield to stir the soul of valour. For the brave men it came to be known as ‘The NISHAN’. The presentation of Colours is a martial legacy, centuries old and it is reminiscent of heroic deeds of by-gone battlefields. While the practice of carrying the Colour into battle has died, the tradition of receiving, holding and parading it continues. 

Thus, the presentation of Colours by the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces is an apt recognition of the service rendered by the Regiments, in service of the nation. 
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All India Consumer Price Index Numbers for Industrial Workers

All India Consumer Price Index Numbers for Industrial Workers On Base 2001=100 for the Month of August, 2010

 All India Consumer Price Index Number for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) on base 2001=100 for the month of  August, 2010 remained stationary at 178 (one hundred and seventy eight).

During August, 2010, the index recorded an increase of 5 points in Rangapara Tezpur centre, 4 points each in Mariani Jorhat, Munger Jamalpur, Giridih, Asansol and Chhindwara centres, 3 points in 4 centres, 2 points in 5 centres  and 1 point in 12 centres. The index decreased by 3 points in Jharia centre, 2 points in 15 centres and 1 point in 17 centres, while in the remaining 18 centres the index remained stationary.

The maximum increase of 5 points in Rangapara Tezpur centre is mainly on account of increase in the prices of Rice, Mustard Oil, Chillies Green, Clothing items, etc. The increase of 4 points in Mariani Jorhat centre is due to increase in the prices of Rice, Wheat Atta, Mustard Oil, Turmeric Powder, Chillies Green Vegetable & Fruit items, etc. The increase of 4 points in Munger Jamalpur centre is due to increase in the prices of Rice, Onion, Tea (Readymade), Clothing items, etc. In Giridih centre this increase is due to increase in the prices of Rice, Arhar Dal, Milk, Turmeric Powder, Firewood, etc. In Asanol centre this increase is mainly due to Rice, Wheat Atta, Milk, Onion, Firewood, Clothing items, etc. In Chhindwara centre this increase is the outcome of increase in the prices of Wheat, Soyabeen Oil, Garlic, Firewood, etc. However, the decrease of 3 points in Jharia centre is due to decrease in the prices of Wheat, Goat Meat, Fish Fresh, Vegetable & Fruit items, etc.

The indices in respect of the six major centres are as follows :

1. Ahmedabad     173                           4. . Delhi          164



2. Bangalore       182                            5. Kolkata        175



3. Chennai           161                           6. Mumbai       175


       The point to point rate of inflation for the month of August, 2010 is 9.88% as compared to 11.25% in July, 2010.

Special benefits in cases of death and disability in service

No.45/3/2008-P&PW (F)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Pension & Pensioners' Welfare

3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhavan,
Khan Market, New Delhi-110003.
Dated 30th September, 2010

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Special benefits in cases of death and disability in service - payment of Disability Pension/Family pension - regarding.

The undersigned is directed to say that the pension of pensioner/family pensioners who were drawing pension/family pension as on 1.1.2006 under the CCS(EOP) Rules is to be revised in accordance with Department of Pension & Pensioners' Welfare Office memorandum No.38/37/2008-P&P&W(A) dated 1.9.2008.

2. The question of modified parity between past and present pensioners, covered under
the Central Civil Services (Extraordinary Pension) Rules/Liberalized Pensionary Award
Scheme, on the lines of benefits sanctioned for ordinary pensioners/family pensioners, has been under the consideration of the Government. It has now been decided that the revision of pre-2006 pensioners/family pensioners coming under this category would be done as under:-

(A) The past cases of pre-2006 pensioners/family pensioners will be revised under Para
4.1 of this Department's OM NO. 38/37/2008-P&P&W (A) dated 1.9.2008 as is being done hitherto fore and the revised pension on the basis of the provisions of this OM
worked out.

(B) The pension/family pension shall also be calculated as on 1.1.2006 by applying the
following procedure:

I. Family Pension for Categories B & C

(a) Where the deceased Government servant was not holding a pensionable post 40% of minimum of Pay in the Pay Band plus Grade Pay/minimum Basic Pay in the revised Scale of Pay in case of HAG and above, applicable from 1.1.2006, corresponding to the scale of pay last held by the employee, subject to a minimum of Rs.4550/-

(b) Where the deceased Government servant was holding a pensionable post: 60% of minimum of Pay in the Pay Band plus Grade Pay/minimum Basic Pay in the revised Scale of Pay in case of HAG and above, applicable from 1.1.2006, corresponding to the scale of pay last held by the employee, subject to a minimum of RS.7,000/-

In case where the widow dies or remarries, the children shall be paid family pension at the rates mentioned at (a) or (b) above, as applicable, and the same rate shall also apply to fatherless/motherless children. In both cases, family pension shall be paid to children for the period during which they would have been eligible for family pension under the CCS (Pension) Rules. Dependent parents/brothers/sisters etc. shall be paid family pension one-half the rate applicable to widows/fatherless or motherless children.

II. Family Pension under Categories D & E

Family pension shall be calculated as the minimum of Pay in the Pay Band plus Grade Pay/minimum Basic Pay in the revised Scale of Pay in case of HAG and above, applicable from 1.1.2006, corresponding to the scale of pay last held by the employee.

(a) If the Government servant is not survived by his widow but is survived by child/children only, all children together shall be eligible for family pension at the rate of 60% of minimum of Pay in the Pay Band plus Grade Pay/minimum Basic Pay in the revised Scale of Pay in case of HAG and above, applicable from 1.1.2006, corresponding to the scale of pay last held by the employee, subject to a minimum of Rs. 7000/-

(b) When the Government servant dies as a bachelor or as a widower without children, dependent pension will be admissible to parent without reference to pecuniary circumstances, at the rate of 75% of minimum of Pay in the Pay Band plus Grade Pay/minimum Basic Pay in case of HAG and above, applicable from 1.1.2006, corresponding to the scale of pay last held by the employee, if both parents are alive, and at the rate of 60% if only one of them is alive.

III. Disability Pension for Categories B & C

(a) Disability pension would comprise of a service element equal to 50% of minimum of Pay in the Pay Band plus Grade Pay or the minimum Basic” Pay in the revised Scale in case of HAG and above, applicable from 1-1-2006, corresponding to the scale of pay last held by the employee, to be reduced proportionately, if the employee did not have required qualifying service for full pension, plus disability element equal to 30% of the same minimum basic pay, for 100% disability.

(b) For disability less than 100%, disability element shall be reduced proportionately.
In cases of disability pension where permanent disability is not less that 60%, the disability pension (i.e. total of service element plus disability element) shall not be less than 60% of the minimum of pay in the Pay Band plus Grade Pay or the minimum basic pay in the revised Scale of pay in case of HAG and above, corresponding to the scale of pay last held by the employee, subject to a minimum of Rs. 7000/- per month.

IV. Disability Pension for Category D

(a) Disability pension would comprise of a service element equal to 50% of minimum
of Pay in the Pay Band plus Grade Pay/minimum Basic Pay in the revised Scale of
Pay in case of HAG and above, applicable from 1.1.2006, corresponding to the scale of pay last held by the employee subject to proportionate reduction in case his qualifying service up to the deemed date of retirement falls short of full qualifying service and disability element equal to 30% of the same minimum of Pay in the Pay Band plus Grade Pay/minimum Basic Pay in the revised Scale of Pay, subject to the condition that the aggregate of service and disability element shall not be less than 80% of the minimum of Pay in the Pay Band plus Grade Pay/minimum Basic Pay, in case of HAG and above, applicable from 1.1.2006, corresponding to the scale of pay last held by the employee, for 100% disability.

 (b) For lower percentage of the disability, proportionate reduction would be made in disability element as provided in OM dated 3.2.2000 as amended vide O.M. No.45/3/2008-P&PW (F) dated 18.11.2008

V. Disability Pension for Cases under Category E

(a) Disability pension would comprise of a service element equal to 50% of minimum of Pay in the Pay Band plus Grade Pay or the minimum Basic pay in the revised Scale of pay in case of HAG and above applicable from 1-1-2006, corresponding to the scale of pay last held by the employee subject to proportionate reduction in case his qualifying service up to deemed date of retirement falls short of full qualifying service and disability element equal to the same minimum of pay in the Pay Band plus Grade Pay or the minimum Basic Pay in the revised Scale of Pay in case of HAG and above, corresponding to the scale of pay last held by the employee, for 100% disability subject to the condition that the aggregate of service and disability elements shall not exceed the minimum of Pay in the Pay Band plus Grade Pay/minimum Basic Pay in the revised Scale of Pay, in case of HAG and above, applicable from 1.1.2006, corresponding to the scale of pay last held by the employee, for 100% disability.

The condition that the aggregate of service and disability elements shall not exceed the minimum of Pay in the Pay Band plus Grade Pay/minimum Basic Pay in the revised Scale of Pay, in case of HAG and above, applicable from 1.1.2006, corresponding to the scale of pay last held by the employee, for 100% disability stands withdrawn w.e.f. 1.7.2009.

(b) For lower percentage of the disability, proportionate reduction would be made in disability element as provided in OM dated 3.2.2000 as amended vide O.M. No.45/3/2008-P&PW (F) dated 18.11.2008.

3. After the revised pension/family pension has been calculated in accordance with the methods indicated in (A) & (B) above, the higher of the two shall be granted as revised
pension w.e.f. 1.1.2006.

4. All other terms and conditions in the O.M. dated 3.2. 2000, as amended vide O.M.
No.45/3/2008-P&PW (F)  dated 18.11. 2008 shall remain unchanged.

5. This issues with the concurrence of the Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure D.O. NoA03/EV/2010 dated 28.7.2010.

6. In so far as persons belonging to the Indian Audit & Accounts Department, these orders issue after consultation with the Comptroller & Auditor General of India.

 (Tripti P Ghosh)
Director

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