‘OFFICE OF PCDA (PENSION) STICKS TO THEIR GUN WITH THEIR MERCILESS PEN’
Woes’ of (Re)tired Major GR Nagabhushan who is being denied of his ‘RETIRING PENSION’ for over 14 long years due to callous attitude of CDA (P), Allahabad, CDA (O), Pune and CDA (AF), New Delhi.
‘JUSTICE DELAYED IS JUSTICE IS DENIED’
Now, Major Nagabhushan authorizes MN Subramani, President, VeKare Ex-Servicemen Trust (VKET), Mysore to intervene and to help the Major to get his retiring pension by educating office of PCDA (P), Allahabad.
PLEASE SEE MAJOR NAGABHUSHAN’PHOTOGRAPHS AND READ HIS LETTERS
From 15 Nov 2005
SS – 34368 P, A/Maj. G.R. Nagabhushana (Retd.)
C/o. Revathi Techno Crafts,
# 645, 1st Floor, Narayana Shastri Road,
K.R.Mohalla, Mysore – 570 024
VeKare Ex-Servicemen Trust (VKET)
No. 3 (KHB) “Cauvery Nilaya’,
Udayagiri 2nd Stage,
Mysore – 570 019
KIND ATTN.: M.N.SUBRAMANI
INORDINATE DELAY IN SANCTIONING OF GRATUITY AND RETIRING PENSION BY THE CHIEF CONTROLLER OF DEFENCE ACCOUNTS
1. I am pleased to inform you that, I have been reading a lot about your charitable trust’s service for the uplift of Ex-Servicemen fraternity through leading local and national dailies. Subsequent, to the news that appeared in website www.starofmysore.com dated 30th November 2005 and the news in ‘The Hindu’ and ‘The New Indian Express’ edition dated 1st December 2005, I decided to approach your charitable trust with a request to take up my pension case, on my behalf, on the above subject with the appropriate authorities.
2. Case History:
I was enrolled in the Indian Air Force as an airmen with Service No. 673777 ‘F’ on 04th November 1981. I was released from the Indian Air Force on 8th March 1990 subsequent to grant of Short Service Commission on 9th March 1990 in the Indian Army. I was released from the Indian Army as an Acting Major on 6th April 1995, on fulfilling the terms of engagement as a SSC Officer. My total reckonable service in the Armed Forces for the purpose of claiming pension from defence estimates is 13 years 146 days.
3. I had forwarded a lot of representation to every conceivable authority immediately after my release from the Indian Army for sanctioning of eligible Gratuity and Retiring Pension as per the policy in vogue. However, the authorities at CDA (Pension) Allahabad kept hedgehopping over the subject and they are yet to sanction my pension even after a lapse of well over 10 years.
4. I have all the reason to believe that, the inordinate delay in sanctioning my bonafide gratuity and pension is either due to pension sanctioning authorities redtapisum or due to CCDA’s ignorance / inefficiency. Repeated representations and remainders from my end yielded no result. Clarification address to CCDA Pension by Army and Air Force authorities on the subject were brushed aside with no respect what so ever. I have all the grounds to conclude that, the pension sanctioning authorities has displayed their negligence and callous attitude in handling my claim.
5. When I approached a few retired Air Marshals and Army Generals, I was also advised me to approach your trust as you have a panel of advocates who are taking the cause of hapless Ex-Servicemen and widows of Ex-Servicemen.
6. In view of the above and as per the advise of a few retired senior Armed Forces Officers I am enclosing copies of the official communication, I have received from Air Force Record Office, Army authorities and CDA Pension. I am also enclosing a copy of the judgment pronounced by the High Court of Kerala at Erankulam (OP No. 15186 of 1994 – G) in a similar case pertaining to Ex-Capt. C.V.Muralidharan.
7. I shall be grateful to you Sir, if you could kindly take-up my case with appropriate authorities to get my pension sanctioned along with compound interest for the entire arrears and compensation for the mental agony I suffered for well over 10 years due to the callous attitude of Pension sanctioning authorities i.e. CCDA (P) Allahabad.
8. I am sure sir, your trust would certainly educate the concerned authorities, specifically at the principal / chief controller of Defence Accounts (Pensions) in order to get my pension sanctioned at the earliest with compound interest @ 12% per annum.
A / Major G.R. Nagabhushana (Retd)
From: 16th January 2009
Ex-SS – 34368 P, A/Maj G.R. Nagabhushana
(Ex-673777-F Corporal of IAF)
C/o Shri M.N. Subramani, M.Com, LLB.,
VeKare Ex-Servicemen Trust (VEKT)
# 645, 1st Floor, Narayana Shastri Road,
K.R.Mohalla, Mysore – 570 024
Chief of the Army Staff, Chief of the Air Staff, PR.CDA (Pension),
Sena Bhavan, Vayu Bhavan, Draupati Ghat,
New Delhi New Delhi Allahabad
DENIAL OF RETIRING PENSION AND GRATUITY
ON UNREASONABLE GROUNDS BY PCDA (P) AUTHORITIES
1. It is submitted that, I was enrolled in the Indian Air Force as an Airman on 04th November 1981 with Service No. 673777-F. Subsequently, I was commissioned in the Indian Army (SS-34368-P) on 9th March 1990. On completion of my term of engagement as short service commissioned officer, I was released from the Army w.e.f. 06th April 1995. My total reckonable service for claiming military pension is 13 years 146 days.
2. Immediately, on my release from the Army, I had forwarded my application for sanctioning of Retiring Pension as I have completed the required length of total service. Despite Air Force & Army authorities clarifying every doubt of PCDA (Pension), the pension sanctioning authority is yet to understand my case for granting me the retiring pension even after lapse of well over 13 years ago.
3. Having found problems in corresponding and convincing the office of PCDA (P), I have decided to approach VeKare Ex-Servicemen Trust (VKET) to take up my case with appropriate authorities on my behalf as I have come to know through the National daily ‘THE HINDU’ & from Defence Officer brethrens that, Mr. Subramani, President of VeKare Ex-Servicemen Trust had solved the eleven year old family pension case very recently pertaining to Mrs. MN Nagarathnamma, 87 years old, widow of Late Major NT Koneri Gowda, a Second World War veteran retired during 1951 and expired on 14.09.1997 with the help of Army authorities.
4. In view of the confidence, I have in the efficiency of VeKare Ex-Servicemen Trust (VKET) a Charitable NGO, I hereby authorize Shri M.N. Subramani, M.Com, LLB, President of VeKare Ex-Servicemen Trust (VKET), Mysore functioning from the above said address to originate representations to concerned authorities, clarify the doubts of PCDA (Pension), Allahabad, Air Force authorities, Army authorities and all other authorities concerned with regard to sanctioning of my Retiring Pension.
5. I also authorize Mr. M.N. Subramani, President, VeKare Ex-Servicemen Trust (VKET) to suo-motto raise queries, reply official letters received from Office of PCDA (P), Army & Air Force authorities, claim interest on Arrears of retiring Pension, compensation for causing mental agony due to delay in sanctioning of retiring Pension despite a lapse of well over 13 years for no fault of mine. I shall abide to all the official communication originated by M.N. Subramani, President of the Trust, as if, it has been done by me in my interest.
6. The specimen signature of Mr. M.N. Subramani, President of VeKare Ex-Servicemen Trust (VKET) is appended below.
a) Sd/- b) Sd/- c) Sd/-
7. You are kindly requested to record this authorization at your end and all future communications pertaining to my retiring Pension may please be forwarded to the above address only.
8. Kindly acknowledge.
A/Major G.R. Nagabhushana
1.Air Officer Commanding,
Air Force Record Office,
Subroto Park, New Delhi.
7 MAHAR, C/o 56 APO.
R.K. Puram, New Delhi – 66.
4.Command Accounts Officer,
Central Air Command,
President, VeKare Ex-Servicemen Trust (VKET), Mysore
with Major Nagabhushan (Retd) at VKET’s Office
Click below for the replies recieved from air force record office dated 27th jan 2009 and Army Adjuctant Generals Branch letter dated 3rd February, 2009.