9+6 and 10+10 Active+Reservist category denied Pension

Ministry of Defence Report of Raksha Mantri’s Committee of Experts to review of service and pension matters including potential disputes, minimizing litigation and strengthing institutional mechanism related to redressal of grievances, 2015 at its page 58.2.2.13 about the plight of those who joined the Air Force and Naval service, but were discharged after completion of active service en mass resulting in denial of Reservist Pension to them.  Click here to see complete report Reportcc. Copy of extracts of report is reproduced as below

IN Ships

PENSIONARY AND RETIRAL MATTERS 58 2.2.13

RESERVIST PENSION TO RESERVISTS RELEASED FROM SERVICE COMPULSORILY PRIOR TO COMPLETION OF PENSIONABLE COLOUR + RESERVE SERVICE:

Prior to coming into force of the current system of recruitment of full physical terms of engagement, personnel of the defence services were recruited as per the Colour + Reserve scheme. After completion of combined Colour and Reserve Service of 15 years, such individuals were entitled to “Reservist Pension”. For example, in the Air Force, individuals were recruited under the 9 + 6 system wherein they were meant to serve for 9 years in colours (physical service) and then 6 years in reserve wherein they could indulge in any vocation of their choice but were liable for a call-out on mobilization in an emergency.

Due to service constraints of those times, many of such individuals were released in large numbers with gratuity after completion of their colour service but prior to completion of the terms of their reserve service thereby resulting in denial of “Reservist Pension” to them.

This led to a spate of litigation wherein it was held by Courts and Tribunals that based on the principles of promissory estoppel, such individuals could not be denied the benefit of ‘Reservist Pension’ since they were unilaterally released without letting them complete their service as was promised at the time of recruitment. Many of such cases have attained finality including an appeal filed by an affected reservist whose case was initially dismissed by the AFT, that is, Civil Appeal 4787/2012 Cpl Baldev Singh Vs Union of India decided on 06-01-2015 wherein the Supreme Court had held the affected reservist entitled to reservist pension with a restriction of financial benefits for three years prior to filing of the petition.

No policy decision has been taken by the Ministry till date on the subject despite a positive proposal to the effect by the Air HQ. PENSIONARY AND RETIRAL MATTERS

Supreme Court of India

The Committee hence recommends that the decision as rendered by the Supreme Court in Baldev Singh’s case (supra) be implemented in the same terms and all such similarly placed affected personnel be released “Reservist Pension”. All pending and future cases in Courts and Tribunals be conceded and all appeals be withdrawn.

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37 Comments

  • Mathew PC says:

    Can we get a copy of the verdict in favour of Cpl. Balldev Singh of SC and get it uploaded in the Site.

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  • i am IAF 9/6 engagement ,retained in active service in reservist period for 9 mon&9 days. discharged as own request underair force rules 15[2] [f], with out transfering me to reserve service. my O.A filed IN SEPT 2015 NOT YETNUMBRED, I AM VERY LUCKY TO LAND IN THIS SITE. I FEEL GREAT RELIEF.I AM 72 YEARS OLD HAVING TOTAL SICK FAMILY 2 100%DEAF MUTE DAUGHTERS HAVING MUTIPLE DISORDERS.HOPE GOD SENT TO HELP ME GETTING RESERVIST PENSION.RKS

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  • can i get copy of the verdict to help myself&many in tamilnadu .cpl.baldevsingh thereare some who are cheated without res .pension . my village mate who was extended his service twice for 2 to 2 years was to sent on resvist on 26 feb 72 sent on at on own request on 29 rti enqurries revealed this.there is an application on his name signed by someone. he lanquising in utter poverty.pl. help us

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  • sir , did you see my mails to you attaching hindu news.

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  • GOPALAKRISHNA PILLAI says:

    DearSir,I would be grateful if you could advise me about the possibility of filing a complain
    t to LOKAYUKTA regarding disruption of repeated disruption of service .My TATA Domo WLL PHONE is out of Service for the last one week.Although I personally complained to the local TATA DOCOMO agency, no action is taken.
    Previously on two occasions same thing happenevd in Jan.&Feb 2016,they did not provided me any explanation about the repeated disruption of phone Services for many days.
    Also,please inform me whether I can send a complaint to TRAI also as they are the TELECOM REGULATING AUTHORITY?

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  • Mohan.R says:

    As reservist – ex.Indian Naval sailor I,thank the committee President and members well analysed and written report.My full respect to the senior citizen and senior ex- defence officer for such a pain taking on reservist issue as they know even a day working in defence for the country is not so cheap the way issues for reservist is treated. Statistically very few of them alive on likely to avail reservist pension by hands-full of patience and bag-full of patience. A total negligence reasons of any.Once again I thank for the job done well on well analysed and well written report at this age as Nation first – reservist to get pension all the way.Even if not no issue we keep up our patience.

    Warm regards,
    Mohan.R – ex.Indian naval reservist – Non pensioner

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  • I WANT TO GET THE COPY OF S.C .CIVIL APPEAL NO 4787/2012 DT 06 01 2015 TO MY RESERVIST PENSION CASE IN AFT CHENNAI.PL HELP ME AS I AM WANDERING FOR JUSTIICE SINCE 2009.MY MAIL ID jeyaprakashgopalswamy@gmail.com cell 9443812903.mohan .r. comments are welcome .pl share infm available

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  • pls give the details of website or mail ID as how to download the judgement. That will help me my advocate and friends and myself tried in SC WEBSITE and you are free to publish my email address and phone number in this website

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  • Mohan.R. I understand MR. Jeyaprakash, you can get all follow up from the same site and type on search. Now have patience and wait and see how the action tracking team attend to all well aligned recommendation with the respective agencies. It is human tendency to find how the project die on infancy reasons of many and discuss within the agency and approach door to door at the maximum level up.we do not know 100+ days the report received agencies may went sleepless night. Let me tell every one, the expert team can well visualise at times may cried while preparing the report how many ex.servicemen and family live as of date.knowlingly or unknowingly a total neglegence happened by the higher line up failed duty care on defence man report for only defence job by sacrificing all comfort from the day military regime formed. We shall not go on non- competent Military competency occurrence. Now we hope that very basic of competency – compliance – respect all is understood and put in effect. / I have read the report as of Chinese saying 25 times line to line understand total report. job done well by the expert team . Warm regards, Mohan.R

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  • Dear Sir, The way expert committee aligned the issue is a very very expensive we can not dream this effort on entire generation under theTeam leader and the members utmost help of DM and supervised by Presendent – Defence Head as per Organisation as this report is last go for handfull and bagfull of patience maintained by defence family on job and off the job on leaving service. So far on receiving the total recommendations non of the agencies come out with the action tracking agenda neither vsf forum placed the expert committee report on respective site. Let us be free hand on brainstorm the recommendation to move from infancy to maturity stage with fruitful result. Warm regards, Mohan.R

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  • Dear SIr, Thanks for your advice. I am an ex Indian navy Resrvist – non pensioner. I did not approach to AFT or any court for reservist pension. My point is that, the issue went in depth with AFT of all the region – High court – Supreme Court – Analysed by Defence Minister nominated expert committee and the aligned report accepted by DM and forwarded to all responsible action team of respective head on pictorial view on Outlook magazine. On count down 100+ days complete on providing the report surprisingly to day I have received a reply to my same subject on reservist implementation on pension the DESA come up with stating no official letter on expert committee recommendations as of to-day 29.03.2016.and shall be informed as and when receipt.It is shameful no road map on action tracking even on findings jumped in to serious findings totally disoriented and worried that the report may disappear that is the reason I specially brainstorm on this issue. No one is perfect and mistaken simply agree/apologies and the people are important and time bound very important as the affected ex.servicemen played utmost important role on difficulties. By placing on your site some belong to the action team may read through and awake. Warm regards, Mohan.R

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  • i will try to meet shri.mohan,at chennai saturday or sunday this week.i am very anxious in implementing the expert committee report prepared for helping veterans who took part i wars.

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  • Dear sir, Thanks. The expert team listen to the story behind services reservist terms and well analysed -interviewed the responsible -questioned /audited as necessary -cross examined the reports of Supreme Court Indian Navy and Airforce win through -granted Resrvist pension and made the services decision maker to agree upon. Now await agreed party for the implementation. Only what we need is reachable and time bound. If we cook again in the same issue in various court it is National loss as well criminal loss. Services was double sure that, release of initial engagement from forces are unstoppable as the salaries and promotions were not up to the living standards and services cut corners of stopping agreed terms on reservist pension issue.This I point out again the damage of direct and indirect losses are heavy to the respective services Resrvist and families. This yet another National loss.

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  • Dear all, See the weak team / selfishness to note that, 1. In OROP eligibility they bracket reservist are not eligible.2.canteen facility the four wheeler for ex.servicemen who served only15 years colour service. A minimum 100 pound hammer shot need for this drunkereds who do not understand our service.

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  • one clarification, the navy issue certificate of service IN271 in which nature of decoration 9 years long service medal and can have a write up on detailed brief on this subject. Warm regards, Mohan.R

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  • dear mathews pc thanks to shri navdeep singh member of expert committee send cpl.baldev singh judgement to me .pl contact me in my mail jeyaprakashgopalswamy@gmail.com i will forward the same.

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  • Surinder Kaushal says:

    I understand honourable supreme Court has completed hearing on 1/9/2016. Any one can tell please when the decision is likely to come. I m also one of affected naval service with 10 years service. I regularly view this site which is so much informative. Regards Surinder Kaushal EX CHEAP 52979 8th batch

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  • iam also affected person pl keep in touch with me.

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  • mkg.panicker says:

    Dear sir
    I am also 10+10 (reservist)regularly watching the site. Let us pray and hope for a positive result for reservist.
    Mkg.panicker ex Lme. 105387.T.2/75 batch

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  • cpl.g.jeyaprakash says:

    pl.have touch with affected veterans,&share all the imformation. why not we start petitioning to our pm&rm for their intervention to grant reservist pension

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  • Rabindra Nath Roy says:

    I, served in the Indian Navy wef 31.12.1958 and was released from active service on 10th March’1970. This included 1 yr 3 months of training in the beginning. After 10th March’1970 I was shifted to Reserve service of 10 years during which I was also entitled to reservist pension of Rs. 10/ per month and after further 10 years on 10th MaRTCH OF 1080, i WAS SHIFTED to pension and there after it was a pension but for the increases that took place in 2009 and also thereafter I was denied the increases sayingthat Reservist Pensioners are not entitled to the same. Now I have no Idea what is further to this. Would you please elaborate on this Mine is the caser of 11yrs 3month plus 10 yra.

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  • pl.let us know the judgement on 10+10 naval reservist pension case in s.c.

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  • Ramachandrarao Mohan says:

    Dear all , Now with the dismisal of SLP by SC. IN got cornered. May await the SC various judges signature before release it is understood now reservist pension is through.What a Indian Navy and Administrators?How to rate them?

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  • Ramachandrarao Mohan says:

    The defaulted Indian Navy on reservist pension issue should surrender and come up as a gentleman on SC decision and instead going with SLP do not look good.Indian Navy??????.

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  • Ramachandrarao Mohan says:

    Dear all, So far Indian Navy was replying to reservist petioner our communication only correct and all AFT claim are incorrect and we cannot provide pension for 10+10 reservist. The boys buy them for 1 rupee and sold them for 1 paise.

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  • Thank you for infm i will contact mr.dinesh kaushik

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  • Ramachandrarao Mohan says:

    Dear all,, The Boys entry sailors maintained patience all the way with distrustful so called Indian Navy. Why we look terror outside SC rightfully identified so called Indian Navy failed to care the Boys took a sensitive appointment on Nations difficulties.It is very hard to digest un-faithfulness by such forces. The reservists are not asking charity money and asking hard earned small money to live up on un-employed old age.

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  • s.c. judgement provided special pension to all naval reservists ,not only to 38 reservists. pl.do help veterans of 9/6 airveterans &similarily placed army veterans by approaching s.c at the earliest

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  • Ramachandra rao Mohan says:

    Dear all, For the corrupt negotiation won’t work out. What we know teach them who will not be corrupt again. Teach them through expert Committee findings and bring out similar or even less served being paid with pension and on-going the corrupt won’t change and thick headed decided not to give pension for 10 years release sailors. What is left to deal the corrupt? Answer in your hands. Keep distance and do not recommend your near and dear to serve corrupt organisation – is as simple.

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  • Ramachandraraomohan says:

    Mr. G.Jayapraksh, I am fully aware that, at the age of 76 you are communicating level best to reach your message to secure pension. Apply through AFT and await.Relax teaching the corrupt is ruled out and not in our blood. Corrupt dis-regard all around , and every thing The long 9 year served tested the corrupt organisation and don’t loose hope. Corrupt feel they win some gain and that is not when they loose …….???????

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  • kamal borgohain says:

    I don’t understand why the Indian navy authority is not clarifying their stand after the Supreme Court verdict. Indian Navy authority should clarify their stand and publish in the national news papers and social media when they will release the special pension to the beneficiary and the address to whom the ex- sailors to contact for their special pension.

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  • Mohan rao indian says:

    Dear Similarly 10 years release Sailors on initial engagement and await for Special Pension. One saying The earlier Teachers when contradiction between Two Boys What Teachers do? They can not set up a court in the School and the action is either of them holding cross pattern of ears both the hands and say ” I HAVE SPOILED DUE TO YOU AND YOU HAVE SPOILED DUE TO ME AND EITHER OF THEM REPEAT HOURS TOGETHER BY SIT-STAND UP AND EVERY CLASS MEMBER WATCH SO THAT NONE OF THE CLASSMATE OR PASSER AROUND REPEAT SIMILAR MISTAKE. Who will Teach a Lesson to our Family. IN is 101 percent belong to our Family and if silent do not bother they understand and action Pension request.

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  • Mohan rao indian says:

    Dear Similarly placed 10 years engagement of initial service and released , Joint-venture of GOI/MOD and Navy spoiled between lead to this people(Sailors)sensitive issue and keep silent. I have read through Face Book, and various ex -serviceman group of many voices. Every thing has got limit and not asking charity money and what i assess non of the 10 years initial engagement sailors released not going to give up.What ever the negotiation let us be Gentleman will be good for either side.What is asked is end result PEOPLE ARE IMPORTANT AND PEOPLE ARE DIFFERENT DO NOT UNDER ESTIMATE.

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  • Mohan rao indian says:

    Dear Similarly placed 10 years engagement of initial service and released. See the logic behind the sensitive pension issue. We went through AFT, SC, MOD. IN. GOI, Various Ex.Serviceman League by spending Time and Money what is the status now? Most importantly RTI. LET US ANALYSE. ” SHOULDER TO SHOULDER” PASSING CONTINUE WITH IN THE STATED ABOVE AND NO END RESULT. ALL OF THEM HAVE GOOD SLEEP. VERY SIMPLE WHEN ANY ONE COME UP WITH SENSITIVE ISSUE TO THE AUTHORITY AFT+RTI+IN+GOI+MOD+DM+PM+EX.SM ASSOCIATION+INDIAN GOVT.PRESIDENT ANY ONE LEFT , ADD MEDIA WHO INVOLVED altogether 10 / The logic is that, out of ten straight 6 from the list not bother/ do not know / do not analyse.On the remaining 4 , that is not my area and i don’t need to think about, The remaining 2 do not want to involve and want to stay in safe side by passing shoulder to shoulder responsibility.
    They all forget all of the above responsible if the sensitive issue has been heard of, if the papers are read through /seen. No way they can walk away.
    At one point the initial engagement and released sailors will be judge for individuals right. Begin Dislikes

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  • I am in financial distress in this old age of 66as I am experiencing in this old age of 66 I expect early payment of special pension. Thank you.

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  • Mohan rao indian says:

    Dear Mr.S.M.Haque,
    You may have registered your name in DSSA Board from your state and approach them as they have many system to help out who really in need through central / state funds. As well various scheme to support ex.serviceman families and school / higher studies students.

    About Service pension our near and dear IN/MOD/GOI ARE ON DEEP SLEEP. THEY SHOULD WAKE UP AND UNTIL SUCH TIME WE DO NOT GET THAT. THE PASSED AWAY LONG AWAITED REBIRTH ??? DOUBLE SURE NOT IN INDIA NOT OUT OF ASIA ALSO DUE.

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  • ravi says:

    Sir I have served in Air Force as a Airman for 10 years 08 months and discharged at own request. whether i am eligible for reservist pension or not ? or can i get age relaxation for any Defence(army TGC/SSC) jobs or there is any procedure to re-join Air Force.

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