From, 11th June 2008
W/o Late Major N.T. Konerigowda (World War-II Veteran),
# 84/6, 2nd Main Road,
Yadavagiri, Mysore – 570 020
Deputy General Manager, PCDA (Pension),
State Bank of Mysore, Draupadi Ghat,
Zonal Office, Allahabad,
Kuvempunagar, Mysore. UP.
Kind Attn: Kind Attn:
Shri S. Jagadish Shri Sandeep Sarkar, IDAS
VICTIMIZATION OF WIDOW OF WORLD WAR-II VETERAN BY
PENSION DISBURSING AUTHORITY AND PENSION SANCTIONING AUTHORITY BY STOPPING FAMILY PENSION
1. This has reference to State Bank of Mysore, Main Branch letter No. DP/PPOMYS/547-1/01 dated 23rd December 2006 and Office of PCDA (P) letter bearing No. G1/M/SF/Poe-64/NTK dated Nil/09/2007 with regard to payment / cancellation of Defence Family pension subsequent to the demise of my late husband Major N.T. Koneri Gowda who was a Second World War Veteran. While my husband was serving in Mysore State Force, he was sent fight in World War–II. After actively participating in the war and fighting the Japanese in Rangoon (Yangon), Burma (Mayanmar) and after the war he was released from Mysore Infantry Training Centre, Bangalore with retiring pension of Rs. 294.40 paise with effect from 01.01.1952 with PPO No. MYS/547/M dated 28th Feb 1952. Original pension papers are still held with State Bank of Mysore, Main Branch, Mysore as well as in the office of PCDA (P), Allahabad.
2. State Bank of Mysore as the Pension Disbursing authority and Office of Principal Controller of Defence Accounts (Pension), Allahabad has been displaying enough of inefficiency and cruelty by not viewing or reviewing my family pension case for the past 12 years. To my dismay and disbelief the ultimate nail was driven on the coffin by canceling my pension and withheld my huge arrears. Now, State bank of Mysore is playing a blame game and do not wish to own-up its inefficiency, callous attitude and cruelty that has been shown to me i.e. towards a widow of a II world war veteran (I am sure in due course the blame will be put on a lowly placed clerk in the office of PDA i.e. State Bank of Mysore or in the office of PCDA (P), Allahabad).
3. However, the almightily has blessed me with the courage to fight my case as my late husband Major Koneri Gowda has groomed his co-second World War Veteran’s (Late M.A. Nanaiah) son Ex-Sgt M.N. Subramani to take-up hapless widows’ case on humanitarian ground as a matter of principle.
4. In order to educate the PDA and the office of PCDA and to clarifying the doubts and to represent my case with PDA (State Bank of Mysore) & office of PCDA, I am authorizing my late husband’s ‘BOY’ Ex-Sgt M.N. Subramani M.Com. LLB, President, VeKare Ex-Servicemen Trust (VKET) to correspond on my behalf under his signature and represent my case either personally or through representations at Zonal office or Head office of State Bank of Mysore / Bangalore and with PCDA (P), Allahabad. All the representations originated by the Charitable Trust (NGO), VeKare Ex-Servicemen Trust (VKET) may please be viewed seriously and the replies may please be sent first through fax to No. 0821-2459555 and subsequently forward the hard copy through speed post addressed to:
Ex-Sgt M.N. Subramani M.Com., LLB.,
VeKare Ex-Servicemen Trust (VKET)
‘SAMPADA’, # 124, 19th Cross,
25th Main, ‘C’ Block,3rd Stage,
5. Specimen signature of M.N. Subramani, President of VeKare Ex-Servicemen Trust (VKET) is appended and authenticated by me.
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6. I have also instructed the President of the Charitable Trust-VeKare Ex-Servicemen Trust (VKET) to address a press meet at Mysore & Bangalore, release press notes and give interviews to electronic media exposing the inefficiency and the harassment caused to me by unreasonably canceling my family pension and with holding my dues due to the inefficiency of the concerned authorities i.e. PDA-State Bank of Mysore and officer of PCDA, Allahabad.
7. My late husband fought World War-II and died unsung and unheard. Now I am fighting for my family pension with the help of one insignificant Ex-Sgt M.N. Subramani S/o of another World War-II Veteran 123635 of IEME Late L/NK M.A. Nanayya.
8. I also wish to reiterate that, I am taking up this case as a matter of principle and with utter disgust as younger generation these days working in banks are prone to create problems and harass the senior citizens rather than extending a helping hand.
9. You are also hereby notified that, if you do not take the required measures to get my pension sanctioned / released with in one month, I would be constrained to file a suit in the appropriate Court of Law and would claim not only the cumulative compound interest for the arrears of family pension but also claim substantial damages for the financial loss and mental agony caused to me due to the inefficiency of State Bank of Mysore, Main Branch for the mistake committed by the bank.
10. You are advised to accord top priority on my family pension case as am too old too ill and may not live for long.
I sincerely bless your bank as an elderly widow of a Second World War veteran.
1. Chief of the Army Staff, Army Head Quarters, New Delhi.
– You are kindly requested to impress upon PCDA (P) to take appropriate measures to sanction / release my family pension at the earliest.
2. ADG (PS), Adjutant General’s Branch,
Sena Bhawan, ‘A’ Wing, New Delhi – 110 011.
-Kindly refer your office letter bearing No. B/41011/ Maj/AG/PS-5 dated 10 Jan 07 addressed to M.N. Subramani, President, VeKare Ex-Servicemen Trust (VKET), Mysore. As I do not possess the address of the record office in which my late husband’s service particulars are maintained, you are most humbly requested to advise President, VeKare Ex-Servicemen Trust (VKET), Mysore with regard to the service details of my late husband and the address of the Record Office to which VeKare Ex-Servicemen Trust has to address the representations.
3. Director, Department of Sainik Welfare & Resettlement, Bangalore.
– for your information, please.
Mrs Nagarathnamma (85 year old) Wife of Late Maj NT Konerigoda (Widow of II world War Veteran signing the authorisation letter.