10+10 term ex sailors of Navy not given pension by Navy

We, the undersigned ex sailors of the Indian Navy, submit the following for your kind consideration and favorable action.

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  1. All of us has served in the Indian navy for a minimum period of 10 years and was discharged/retired thereafter from the Indian Navy It is a matter of deep regret and disgust.that,we are not granted any pension so far,inspite of many representations to higher authorities. We were initially enrolled for a term of 10 years. Initial service followed by 10 years reserve service.  Accordingly, we were entitled to a reserve pension. However, when raised demand for pension, had rejected our claim stating that vide govt of India order dated 03 Jul 1976, this as reserve service liability has been removed and all existing personnel would get the s reserve pension, “with out either being transferred to reserve or undergoing any reservists training”.  This is really a breach of contract, and unilaterally denying benefits to one group of people, as we all were in service during 1976.  Our consent for this new provision was also not taken.  This is a severe case of discrimination and against article 14 of Constitution.
  2. As regarding cessation of Fleet reserve system it, exists even now. And as such Navy’s statement the fleet reservists have ceased from 03 Jul 1976 is false. Under new scheme effective 4 Th July 1976 all new entrants recruited are under obligation to serve for 15 years active service followed by 2 to 3 years reserve liability.
  3. All central govt employees who leave their service on completion of 10 years are paid pension. Since service in Indian Navy is also a central govt service and more so because of its very nature of job and conditions, wherein one is 24 hours on duty, throughout the service, should get some special benefit.  Instead of that we are deprived of our legitimate right.
  4. We were legally discharged with the knowledge and permission of the Govt. after completion of the regular service as per the terms of service. We are the one who served the nation in its most miserable days after the independence and the hardship that we have put in is no way comparable with the present generation of the Defence Forces. We have sacrificed our prime youth to serve the nation in the worst ever living condition and now fighting for the survival without any source of income. Most of us took part in China war Pakistan operation and Goa operation.
  5. Finally, being an MP of Rajyasabha and Lok Sabha, a person get a monthly pension to the tune of Rs.20, 000.00(being enhanced to Rs.35, 000.00), even for a “ONE” day service.  Even honorable judges of High Court and Supreme Court are paid this pension irrespective of the period of active service.
  6. Since our representations to higher authorities have not yielded any positive response, some of the affected persons have filed a case before armed forces tribunal.  The AFT, Chennai, has given a favorable judgment, taking our plea as genuine and legal.  However, the Navy has filed a. It is very unfortunate that the Ministry of Defence (Navy) has filed a belated special leave Petition in the Honorable Supreme court challenging the above verdict and is numbered as Appeal Civil No. 8566/2014.
  7. Now the Navy has come up with a new argument that transfer to reserve is only if required by the Navy and the personnel discharged after 1976 policy has not been transferred to reserve. However, in the IN 271(Certificate of Service issued by  Indian Navy at the time of Discharge) of the personnel those who were enrolled up to 1976 and discharged after 10 years of regular service, this reserve service liability is continued to be endorsed even after 1976,   . By this endorsement from,IN 271, it is clear that, even after 1976, we were liable for reserve service up to further Ten years of Discharge. If our services as reservists were no longer required, why had they put this entry IN 271, issued even after 1976? From this itself, it is clear that, the Navy’s argument of service not required, after the completion of our liability period is only to deny our right of reservist pension. It is pertinent to mention that none of us got any communication from the Navy, atany time during or after leaving the service, exonerating us from our “reserve service liability”, which was part of our enrollment agreement.
  8. If it is presumed that after 1976 due to a government policy Navy sailors were not transferred to reserve and not eligible for reservists pension, then we are entitled to Special Pension as per Regulation 95 of the Pension Regulations for the Navy, 1964.i.e we are either entitled to reservists pension or special pension.However, we are not being paid, either of these pensions.
  9. Even though, we are confident of winning our case before, Supreme Court, considering the heavy pendency of case before them, any final decision would come only after many years.  Since almost all of us are above 60s,70s and some in 80s,by the time a judgment comes on this, many will not remaining alive to enjoy the pension.  Our total numbers would be less than thousand.  There are no additions to this group, as the present minimum of term of engagement in the armed forces is 15 years and above. The liability of the government with regards to pension to this group would come to NIL with in a period of 20 to 30 years, because of our age.

In view of the above, we request an expeditious solution of our rightful and just demand of granting at least a minimum pension similar to the one granted to a central government employee of 10 years service. By this memorandum, we request your whole hearted help, at appropriate level, in getting justice to us.

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7 Comments

  • P.S.Mohan Kumar. says:

    Very Very nice thing sir.

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  • ASOK KUMAR says:

    What is the judgement in the Soundararajan Ramdas case at the SC ?

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  • P.J.MANUEL says:

    HELLO NAVY BOYS ENTRY SAILORS COME TOGETHER AND FIGHT FOR OUR RIGHTS AS PER S\C JUDGEMENT.HELLO NAVY / THINK ABOUT THE WORD BOYS ENTRY.WE ARE ALL SENIOR CITIZEN NOW.LET ALMIGHTY DECIDE NOW. BECAUSE WE KNOW WE WILL NOT GET JUSTICE FROM INDIAN NETHAAS.ie FROM INDIAN GOVERNMENT.LET US ALL FIX UP A DATE AND COMMIT SUICIDE .LET THEM BE HAPPY AS OF NOW.

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  • P.J.MANUEL says:

    PLEASE GO THROUGH OUR S/C JUDGEMENT AND ACT ACCORDINGLY. BECAUSE YOU ARE NOT ABOVE THE LAW.YOU CAN SIMPLY SOLVE OUR PROBLEM BY ONE SIGNATURE.THIS IS OUR LAST REQUEST FROM OUR SIDE, ie FROM BOYS ENTRY SAILORS.THIS MESSAGE I AM SENDING TO DEFENCEE MINISTER OF INDIA.BECAUSE BALL IS IN YOUR COURT.

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  • Ramachandraraomohan says:

    Hello Mr.P.J.M what ever way communicate / Negotiate they are not prepared – link DM / SCM/ EXPERT COMMITTEE.INDIAN NAVY ONLY REPLY + 5 YEARS OPEN TO RELEASE SAILORS AND INDIAN NAVY BLOCKED / STOPPED RESERVIST in INDIAN NAVY SO WE KEEP QUITE.

    WE ALL WASTING TIME ON THIS ISSUE. TOTAL CRIMINAL WASTE ON THIS ISSUE, THE TIME AND MONEY. SIMPLE ISSUES KILL FIRST AND DIE SHALL BE APPRECIATED. IF INDIAN NAVY IS WRONG DO NOT GIVE UP.WE SERVED TO FIGHT AND PROTECT THE COUNTRY AND FIGHT OUT THICK HEADED.

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  • K.S.Ramanan says:

    Sailors fought in 1971 War against Pakistan and won,now loosing hope in their old age for a special pension from Indian Navy.

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  • CV Varghese says:

    Hi my beloved sailor boys.. salute from me to you all, salute to the lion placed in the lion gate(the lion must have too old now). come on .. on your march .. let us find out why the Navy is against us..when the supreme court itself ordered for our pension..?? Navy week in all December clebrated just because of us.. in that day we defeated Pakistan.. we blasted Karachi.. we sunk their submarine Ghazi.. the present Navy does’nt know whatis war .. what we are… it commonly says that soldiers come first..during our service we are on duty 24 hours. there is no off duty soldiers.. if one MP in the chair for 1 day there are getting pension.. we would like to know why the Navy is against us.. rather than protecting us.. we do not have political connection, we do not have trade union??? see INS Khukri was sunk by Pak Submarine Hangor, so many of our batchees sacrificed their life in the high seas for our Nation. (KC Nair, ME-1 bravo batch who died was on board INS Khukri). The present Navy brass heads should know ..one day they will also be ex Navy… whom have not seen what is War at high seas???

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