WE WANT SOME IMPROVEMENT IN PENSION FOR THE PBOR
The pension paying banks are finding it very difficult to understand the special features of Defence Pension. The rank structure of PBORs, of the three services, their service conditions, the terms used in Defence Pensions are not understood by the Bankers.
Identifying a Special Family Pension, Liberalised Family Pension, Disability Pension, Constant Attemdamce Allowance, War Injury Pension, monetary allowance to gallantry awards etc., etc., are very difficult even to the concerned pensioners.
Many family pensioners of the PBORs don’t know the ranks of their husbands. In the circumstances, how can one expect the bank to pay correct pension. There is no compilation of a single comprehensive book on Defence pension.
Unfortunately, none of the ex-servicemen organizations have come forward to publish a book on this subject. There may be some here and there. But if it was worth referring, many banks would have come across such books and solved the problems to some extent.
The CDA (P)
I regret to publish that one of the richest ex-servicemen organization like the Indian Ex-services League, so far neither started a Website nor published any book on Defence Pension.
It is a matter of great concern that the Indian Ex-services League, which was founded in the year 1964 by late Field Marshal K.M.Kariappa, recognized by the Govt. of India and claims having membership over many lakhs of ex-servicemen, is keeping silent over the genuine demands of the ex-servicemen for the ONE RANK ONE PENSION.
If the term OROP is confusing the finance ministry, at least get some improvement in pension for the PBOR specially the lower ranks i.e. Sepoys, Naiks and Havildars & equivalents in other services.