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21 15/11/2018 Procedure for Change of Pension Disbursing Authority PCDA(P) Allahabad has issued procedure for change of Pension Disbursing Authority (PDA) vide their Circular No 206. The same is uploaded in DESA website and can be viewed/downloaded by following the link
22 18/07/2018 ISSUE OF DOMICILIARY CARE EQUIPMENT TO ECHS BENEFICIARIES IN DELHI / NCR The responsibility of providing Domiciliary Medical Equipment to ECHS beneficiaries and their dependents rests with the Senior Executive Medical Officers – SEMOs (Comdts/ CO of Service Hospitals) whose specialists have recommended the equipment. Accordingly, DGAFMS has issued the following guidelines:- (a) AH(R&R) will be treated as DEEMED SEMO for procurement of BIPAP/CPAP machines only prescribed by the respective Medical Specialist, irrespective of the polyclinic from which the ECHS patients have been referred. Additional funds as per requirement for the same, will be demanded by the hospital from O/o DGAFMS/DG-2C. (b) AFC, New Delhi, as SEMO, will procure domiciliary equipment for patients of ECHS polyclinics under its AOR prescribed by the specialist of AFC, New Delhi. (c) Base Hospital, Delhi Cantt will be the SEMO for procurement of all other domiciliary equipment for the patients of ECHS polyclinics of Delhi NCR, not covered in Para (a) & (b) above.
23 12/07/2018 Free Home Collection by Dr Lal Path Labs Dr Lal’s Path Labs has offered home collection services ‘Free of Cost’ to ECHS beneficiaries of special category within Delhi and NCR. The special category would include following:- (a) Above 80 years of age, as on date booking of test, and as per of birth shown in ESM Card. (b) ECHS White Card holders, with relevant documentary proofs. (c) Cancer Patients, as confirmed by relevant prescription and tests. (d) Dementia Patients, as confirmed by relevant prescription and tests. (e) Parkinson’s Patients, as confirmed by relevant prescription and tests. For availing the services, the beneficiaries should be in possession of relevant documents, with all referrals stamped and legible details on the ECHS cards. The Procedure for availing the services would be as follows:- (a) Book the tests by calling Dr Lal’s Path Labs Customer Care No. 011-39885050 three days prior to the test. (b) Hand over relevant documents to the phlebotomist at the time of home collection of samples.
24 29/05/2018 Advisories on Griavance Redressal Advisories on grievance redressal by naval veterans, veer naris and their dependents is available under the Menu 'News'
25 23/05/2018 Grievance Redressal for Naval Veterans Naval veterans face various issues after retirement. Navy and other agencies dealing with veterans have set up various channels and platforms to assist the veterans in resolving the issues and in assisting / guiding them to seek resolution to these issues. Please read the following post at DESA Blog ( for more details
26 14/05/2018 Clarification on Special Pension for Sailors 1. Numerous representations are being received at IHQ MoD(Navy) as well as NAVPEN from aggrieved ex-sailors whose request for grant of Special Pension has been rejected. It is observed from the representations that the ex-sailors’ grievance is about the Indian Navy having taken a ‘Selective’ and ‘Discriminatory’ method for granting Special Pension to a few among all similarly placed ex-sailors. The clarification regarding grant of special pension is enumerated in the succeeding paragraphs. 2. As per Regulation 78 of Navy (Pension) Regulation 1964, it was mandatory for a Personnel Below Officer Rank to render 15 years of colour service to become eligible for Service Pension. All sailors of the Indian Navy were recruited with 10 years initial engagement tenure till 03 Jul 1976 and had two options at the time of discharge to become eligible for pension:- (a) Either to sign for further service of 05 year i.e to complete 15 years of colour service which is mandatory to earn service pension. Or (b) To enrol for Indian Fleet Reserve for 10 years to earn Reservist Pension. This enrolment into Fleet Reserve was guided by Indian Fleet Reserve Act of 1939 and the enrolment was neither a matter of right nor was automatic as per Reg.6 of Indian Reserve Act 1939. 3. Among the sailors who volunteered for the second option mentioned at Para 2(b) above, only those who met requirements of service i.e certain qualifications in terms of character, efficiency, age and medical category, were drafted to Fleet Reserve. Their conditions of service were entirely different from those who had signed for first option, in that, they were called for training once every two years and were paid retention fee and TA/DA/Pay for the training period. 4. Gol had revised the initial engagement tenure of all sailors to 15 years vide letter AD/5374/2/76/2214/S/D(N-II) dated 03 Jul 76. By the same letter, the Indian Fleet Reserve Service was discontinued. Those sailors who were already enrolled prior to 03 Jul 1976 in the Indian Fleet Reserve were allowed to continue and complete their respective tenure and were sanctioned Reservist Pension. 5. Thus there is a category of ex-sailors who were discharged after 03 Jul 1976 with initial engagement of 10 years but since enrolment into fleet reserve was done away with, they were not granted Reservist Pension. These personnel approached the court for grant of Reservist Pension. The Hon’ble Supreme Court passed an order dated 27 Oct 16 in CA No. 2147/2011 and 8566/2014 for grant of Special Pension stating, that “all sailors appointed prior to 3rd July, 1976 and whose tenure of initial active service/ empanelment period expired on or after 3rd July, 1976 may be eligible for a Special Pension under Regulation 95, subject, however, to fulfilling other requirements. In that, they had not exercised the option to take discharge on expiry of engagement (as per Section 16 of the Act of 1957) and yet were not and could not be drafted by the Competent Authority to the Fleet Reserve because of the policy of discontinuing the Fleet Reserve Service w.e.f 3rd Jul 1976”. 6. The Hon’ble Supreme Court order is being implemented on case-to-case basis as per Gol, MoD/D(Pension/Legal) Letter No. 4/10/2017/D(P/L) dated 26th September 2017. The letter states that sailors appointed prior to 03 Jul 1976 and discharged on or after 03 Jul 1976 on expiry of 10 years active service, subject to following conditions are eligible for grant of Special Pension:- (a) The Ex-Sailor was not and could not be drafted to Fleet Reserve Service because of the discontinuation of the policy. (b) The Ex-Sailor did not exercise the option to take discharge on expiry of engagement period i.e the Sailor opted for retention in active service, but not granted extension to qualify for pensionable service. 7. The Hon’ble Supreme Court order is being implemented in true letter and spirit and there is no discrimination or violation of rules.
27 27/04/2018 Admission to Summerfield Residential School, Dehradun Summer Residential & Day School, Dehradun (SRDS) is a Senior Secondary Residential and Day school, affiliated to CBSE, located at Herbertpur, (Dehradun). The school has been involved with the education of children of battle casualties since 1993. The school is the only Pvt. Public School in the country providing quality education to children of service personnel. As on date, 45 service wards (including 02 naval wards) are residential students of the school. 2. The fee charged by the school for service wards vis-a vis civilian wards is mentioned below:- Ser Classes Fee for Service wards (in Rs) Fee for Civilian wards (in Rs) (a) I – V 85,000/- Ranging from 1,60,000/- to 1,80,000/- (b) VI – VIII 90,000/- (c) IX – X 95,000/- (d) XI-XII 1,00,000/- 3. An amount of Rs 30,000/- is also waived off towards Admission Fee for service wards. Further, the Contingent Bill, for the school fee paid in respect of deceased service personnel’s wards is prepared by the school and handed over to the parent/guardian to facilitate reimbursement of the same from the respective Service Headquarters. Further, details can be obtained from the school website
28 04/04/2018 Tentative DGR PRC Program for Officers-FY 2018-19 Tentative DGR PRC Training Programme for officers for FY 2018-19 is available at Document Repository->Pre-Release Courses
29 15/03/2018 New website of INPA Launched New website of Indian Naval Placement Agency has been launched by VAdm A K Chalwa AVSM NM VSM, Chief of Personnel on 14 Mar 18. The new website allows direct interaction between recruiters and job seekers without any financial implications. Online soft skill training modules by Wadhwani Foundation has also been hosted in the website to prepare veterans for corporate employment. The new website is integrated with to enhance employment opportunities and to avail career support services at discounted rates. The new website can be accessed at Old INPA website at will no longer accept new registration and will not be updated with fresh job vacancy information. All registered users of old INPA website are requested to login to the new website using their registered email id and update their profile in the new website.
30 23/02/2018 Revision of Disabiility Pension as per 7th CPC GoI letter on revision of Disability / War Injury Pension for Pre-01 Jan 2016 Defence Pensioners is available at


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