Flt.Lt.M.P.Natarajan (Retd.) (Bottom Photo)
THE EXWEL TRUST FINDS ANOTHER WIDOW AND HER
The Exwel Trust’s Chief Liaison Officer Sgt.S.Kanthiah (Retd) , during his visit to Indian Overseas bank, Panagudi,branch, Tirunelveli- dist, for assisting the bank in revising the defence pension as per CDA cir 430, noticed one Widow, Special family pensioner has completed 80 years of age and not paid the additional pension.
Her particulars are:
Name : Smt.Esther Samuel
W/O Late Sub.Clk.R.Samuel, Jc 16204, PPO.No.F/ /68
PDA: I O B Panagudi , Tirunelveli-District, Tamil Nadu SB.A/C No………………..
Special Family pensioner ..Basic pension. 7825/-
We sent a letter to her to call on our office but there was no reply. On enquiry we came to know that she cannot travel due to bad health condition. Hence our Chief Admin.Officer Hony.Flt.Lt.MP.Natarajan (Retd) along with Chief Liaison officer visited her place, a remote village called Vadakku Veppalankulam, 45 kilometers from Tirunelveli. She was immobile due bad health and was looked after her elder daughter, a widow . The condition was pathetic.
On scrutinizing the available pension papers, we confirmed her date of birth as 26-6-1926, hence she was eligible for additional pension of 20% with effect from 1-6-2006. We calculated the arrears on the spot and informed the aged widow . She was surprised and delighted to have such a huge amount of about Rs.85000 plus Rs.2113 increase in monthly pension from next month onwards at this age. We also informed her that her widowed daughter is also eligible for Family pension after her demise. The whole family members were very happy to know this entitlement of pension to her widowed daughter, as they were not at all aware of this Govt. order. They all thanked our Trust for giving this information, that too at their door step.
But for the intervention, Exwel Trust, the poor widow would not have got this arrears and additional pension as there is no body to guide and help her. More over the news of her widowed daughter will be getting pension after her demise is another moral boost to her.
The Exwel Trust members are ready to travel to any corner of the District and help them, if they come to know that some ESM/ family pensioner is getting less pension.