Arthur Paul Francis and his daughter -in -law and grand son at his residence .
The Chief Liaison officer S.Kanthiah noticed one Hony.Captain receiving un-revised pension and
Also not getting Additional pension. When approached the PDA, they were not aware of this. After obtaining the address of the pensioner, Chief Admin.Officer Hony.Lt. MP.Natarajan (Retd) and Chief Liaison Officer Sgt.S.Kanthiah ( Retd) made an extensive search of the address. As the address given was old, it took a few days to trace out the correct location.
They contacted the aged Captain, bedridden, but happy to receive them with joy . On scrutinizing his pension papers, they observed that his pension was not revised as per MOD letter dated 11-11-2008 , Annexure-III. And his date of birth as per Discharge book was 18 years on enrolment in 1938. They called for any other document for confirming as per CDA Cir.417. He produced the Election Commission Voters ID card where his age as on 1-1-95 is noted as 75 years. Hence he has completed his 80 years on 1-1-2000 itself and 85 yrs on 1-1-2005. So he is eligible for an additional pension of 30% w.e.f 1-1-2006 and 40% from 1-1-2010.
The aged Captain was delighted to hear all this benefits and particularly his Daughter-in-Law who is looking after him was happy as her father-in Law is getting a hand sum amount during his life time. The Trust members were chatting with him for more than an hour recalling his Military life . His particulars :
Name : HONY.Capt. ARTHUR PAUL FRANCIS -JC 46412 Record office- MEG Bangalore.
PPO.No. PDA: Indian Bank, Tirunelveli-Junction, Tirunelveli-Dist, TN.
Existing Basic pension- 12262/- Revised Basic Pension-13850
Additional pension 30%...4155/- w.e.f 1-1-2006
40 %..7540/- w.e.f 1-1-2010
Arrears worked out w.e.f 1-1-2006 ..Rs. 95920.00
This is a great achievement for EXWEL TRUST and we march forward in search of such veterans/ family pensioners.
But for the efforts of the Exwel Trust members, the aged Captain would not have received these benefits.
Once again we appeal to all veteran brethren to find out such aged pensioners/ family pensioners not knowing their entitlement and getting short payment and try to help them or direct them to approach the Exwel Trust for guidance.