A DEFENCE pension adalat will be held at Bhopal on February 15 and 16 next year for redressal of grievances of defence pensioners (Army, Navy, Air Force and civilians) residing in and adjoining districts of Bhopal and are drawing pension from treasury offices, DPDOs and public sector banks.
The forum of adalat will serve as a platform from where the pensioner’s grievances relating to grants/payments of pension will be examined comprehensively with a view to prompt finalisation of cases. Every effort will be made to settle the complaints before the date of Adalat.
Even Navy and Air Force pensioners, whose PPO were issued by CDA (Navy), Mumbai or CDA (AF), New Delhi can apply. Pensioners desirous to s will have to fill up a prescribed form. All the pensioners and individuals, who have any pension related problems, can attend the adalat on the above dates. The adalat will commence at 10.30 am.
The pensioners and individuals are advised to bring their discharge book, PPO number, bank pass book and other supporting documents for verification and necessary action.
Every effort will be made to settle the complaints before the date of the adalat. Pensioners applying should quote their correct postal address, PPO Nos., phone Nos. (if any), and name of their record office/head of office with name, address and SB A/C No. of the pension paying office in the below form.
Lecture and lunch
A lecture on ‘self esteem’ was delivered by Lt Col A Sudan, a group testing officer at the Selection Centre Central, Bhopal, under the guidance of Brig Prithviraj Patil, President, 21 SSB. The lecture emphasised on a direct relationship between people’s feeling and their productivity.
The speaker highlighted that self- opinion critically influences everything from the performance at work, relationships, role as a parent and all the accomplishments in life. People with high self-esteem grow in conviction, competence and willingness to accept responsibility.
They face life with optimism and have better relationships and fulfilling lives. They can give and receive criticism and compliments, tactfully and with ease. He accentuated the need for positive approach as high self esteem leads to a happy, gratifying and purposeful life.
While the officers pondered over the lecture, ladies of the Selection Centre Central took a well-deserved break at a special lunch organised for them at Jehan Numa Palace.
It was the ladies day out in every sense of the word away from the world of responsibilities, routine and regular daily
Dwelling units for widows
In order to alleviate the sufferings of the widows of serving personnel killed in accidents, a scheme has been worked out whereby the widow will be provided with a shelter in arrangement with Air Force Naval Housing Board (AFNHB). A subsidy of Rs 1 lakh for Airmen/NCs (E) and Rs.1.5 lakh for officers will be granted from the Air Force welfare for this purpose.
This subsidy will be contributed by Air Force Group Insurance Society (AFGIS), Indian Air Force Benevolent Association(IAFBA), Command Welfare Fund, and AFWWA in the ratio of 60:20:10:10 respectively. The AFNHB as a service welfare body is committed to serve the housing needs of the Naval and Air Force community purely on ‘No Profit No Loss’ basis.
This Board was registered under the Societies Registration Act 1860, with an objective to promote housing schemes in cities all over the country, as per the demand of the Naval and Air Force personnel.
The top priority allottees are war widows followed by widows of other personnel who die in harness. AFNHB can proudly claim to have a clientele of over 15,500 allottees and by the turn of the millennium, it had completed handing over of almost 9,000 dwelling units and farm units.
Did you know?
The British Army is not completely British. According to a recent survey, there were 5,620 foreign soldiers from 42 countries in it. (Not counting over 3,000 Gurkhas from Nepal. Gurkhas comprise about 7.5 percent of the Army’s total strength.
After Nepal, the nation with most citizens in the British army is Fiji with 1900, followed by Jamaica with 960 soldiers. Other commonwealth nations represented in the British Army include Australia, South Africa and Canada.
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