Pension Scheme in Ordnance Factories

Pension Scheme in Ordnance Factories

The new pension scheme has been implemented in all the ordnance factories including Jabalpur based ordnance factories.

HVF NPS Reformation Association, Avadi filed an OA before CAT Madras Bench challenging the implementation of New Pension Scheme introduced by the Government of India as unconstitutional and violative of Article 14, 16 & 21 of the Constitution of India contending, inter alia, that new pension scheme does not guarantee any minimum return on investment of employees. A strike had been called on 28.2.2012 by All India Defence Employees Federation, Indian National Defence Workers Federation and BharatiyaPratirakshaMazdoorSangh jointly demanding to scrap the new pension scheme. 

No proposal for considering the implementation of old pension scheme in ordnance factories is under consideration

This information was given by Minister of State for Defence Shri MM PallamRaju in a written reply to Shri Rakesh Singh in Lok Sabha today

Mobile Polyclinics for Ex-Servicemen

Mobile Polyclinics for Ex-Servicemen

Providing Medicare to Ex-servicemen and their dependents is an ongoing process and the endeavor of the government is to continuously upgrade the quality of medicare services being provided. The Government has approved opening of additional 199 polyclinics including 17 mobile polyclinics besides the existing 227 polyclinics to improve accessibility of Ex-servicemen to medical facilities. Out of 199 polyclinics, 43 polyclinics have already been operationalised. 

Opening of new polyclinics is based on the ESM population in a particular area. Mobile polyclinics are proposed for remote/hilly areas where the ESM population is less and scattered. Presently 342 districts have been covered with 426 ECHS polyclinics (270 operational & 156 proposed) including 17 mobile polyclinics. The newly sanctioned polyclinics will be operationalised across the country including Himachal Pradesh in a phased manner over a period of time. 

This information was given by Minister of State for Defence Shri MM Pallam Raju in a written reply to Shrimati Viplove Thakur in Rajya Sabha today

Medical Facilities to Gorkha Pensioners

The Government has extended the benefits of Ex-servicemen Contributory Health Scheme (ECHS) to Nepal Domiciled Gorkha (NDG) pensioner Ex-servicemen and their dependents. Medical facilities will be provided through 3 ECHS polyclinics at Kathmandu, Pokhara and Dharan. One mobile clinic will also be attached with each of the polyclinic. The polyclinics will provide outpatient treatment and patient requiring hospitalization will be referred to empanelled hospitals in Nepal. Cashless treatment will be provided by these hospitals as is the case in India. The manpower for ECHS Polyclinics and the mobile clinics will be engaged on contractual basis. NDG Ex- servicemen residing in India already have coverage of this scheme since its inception. 

This information was given by Minister of State for Defence Shri MM PallamRajuin a written reply to Shri Manicka Tagore in Lok Sabha today.

Clarification on booking of tickets from an agency other than the authorized travel agents by non-entitled officers/staff

Controller General of Defence Accounts, 
Ulan Batar Road, Palam, Delhi Ca ntt-110010


No. AN/XIV/14162/TA/DA/LTC

Dated 19.3.2012


(Thru CDA mail server)

Sub: Clarification on booking of tickets from an agency other than the authorized travel agents by non-entitled officers/staff.

References are being received in this HQrs office seeking clarification on regulating of LTC claims in respect of officials who are not entitled to travel by air but carry out the journey by air (Air India/Pvt airlines) on LTC etc. due to unavoidable or other circumstances. Clarifications are also being sought as to whether a non-entitled officer should compulsorily book their air tickets from the authorized agents viz. M/S Barmer &  Lawrie & M/S Ashoka Travels etc. as brought out in this HQrs office important circular of  even number dated 16/09/2010 and 24/8/2011.

2. In this connection attention is invited to this HQrs office letter No.AN/XIV/14162/VI CPC/Circular/Vol.III dated 12/3/2010, forwarding a copy of Govt of India, DoP&T OM No.31011/2/2006-Estt.(A) dated 11th March 2010 on the above subject. It has been clarified by D0P&T that “restriction of travel by Air India only need not apply to non- entitled officials concerned who travel by air and claim LTC reimbursement by  entitled class of rail.”

3. Accordingly, it is clarified that the restriction as laid down by the Govt to travel only by Air India and booking of tickets compulsorily through web site of Air India/M/S Barrner & Lawrie/M/S Ashoka Travels is applicable only for officers who are entitled to travel by air and whose cost of air passage is borne by the Govt. It is however, further clarified that in the event of non-entitled officials travelling on LTC by air (Air Indiai/Pvt. Airlines for J&K) while availing special concessions for J&K/NER, the booking of  tickets/travel has to be done as per the extant orders on the subject.

This issues with the approval of Jt.CGDA(AN)

(R.K Bhatt) 


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