Indian Navy Chief of Naval Staff requested on Supreme Court Verdict

I am an ex sailor who joined Indian Navy on 16.09.1967 with a regular service bond of 10 years followed by 10 years fleet reserve, for which, I was entitled to a reserve pension or special pension.  However, when later, after the discharge from the Navy, requested for pension, Navy replied that the system of transferring sailors to reserve has been stopped from 03 Jul 76.  It may be noted that Navy has not conveyed this decision of discontinuance of the system while I was in service or after wards.  No one was aware about it, at a time when there was no modern communication means like internet or social media.  When such en-mass discharge occurs, as a result of a Govt. policy, as per section 95 of Naval Pension Regulations, We were entitled to get a special pension.  However, since the Navy has denied our right even after many representations, left with no other option, we were forced to approach the Supreme Court for justice like any other citizen who is deprived of justice.

Finally, almost after four decades of struggle, the honorable Supreme Court vide its judgment dated 27th Oct 2016, in CA 2147/2011 and CA 8566/2014 along with impleadment petitions have allowed the plea of affected ex sailors, for grant of special pensions. As per this judgment, all such sailors who joined the Indian Navy before 03 Jul 1976 and left after 10 years or more service are entitled to a special pension, from three years back date to be paid within three months from the date of judgment.

Based on the judgment, I had applied to the Logistics Officer-in-Charge, Naval Pension Office, C/O INS Tanaji, Mumbai for grant of the same vide an application dated 23-11-2016. As per the court Order, the judgment has to be implemented on or before 27 Jan 2017. All of us are at their fag end of our life, from ages as high as 87 and below. As such, prolonging the implementation of the Supreme Court judgment further could only be treated as inhuman and a thankless attitude towards these veterans who had spent their youth-full years in the service of the Nation.

Therefore, I hereby register my strong protest, in the indifferent attitude of the Indian Navy and request you for the immediate implementation of the judgment granting special pension.

Thanking you

Yours faithfully,

With Due Regards
Raminder Singh Sahota

Advocate

http://rsahota.com

Mobile: 981006544​7

Ex- Leading Telegraphist (IN)

O.No.93588-A

 

Note: We have come across a unclassified letter sent by ex Naval sailor, which has been published above.

 

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10 Comments

  • I have written two letters to Logistics Officer Navy Pension(Mumbai) for grant me,special pension after the judgement of apex court but having waited for three months, leave aside the favourable reply for my claim, the above office has not even bothered to give acknowledgement of my letters. Now seeing the a letter addressed to C-n-C published in your site requesting for a favourable action, I am not sure even the chief of Navy will ever give due consideration to the anomaly of aggrieved sailors who fought a decisive 1971 Indo-Pak war and wrote a landmark history that brought glory not only to the nation but also liberated the people of Bangladesh thereby changing the map of south-east Asia.But the irony of the whole case is that despite the verdict by Honarable Supreme Court granting special pension to the aggrieved veteran sailors, navy has turned a Nelson eye on the issue. Jai Hind ! Jai Jawan!

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  • Mohan rao indian says:

    DEAR ALL SIMILARLY PLACED 10 LONG YEAR INITIAL SERVICE AND RELEASED SAILORS, IT IS TOTAL MIND SET WHOM EVER NAME IN, DM, MOD, SC, PM EXCEPT EXPERT COMMITTEE ANY ONE STATED THE 10 LONG YEARS SERVED INITIAL ENGAGEMENT AND RELEASED SAILORS TO BE PAID PENSION AND APPLIED EFFECTIVE.
    MIND SET, SO NOT COME OUT AND SAY YES / NO AS ALREADY 3 AVAIL PENSION. HOW MANY DAYS THE HIDE AND PLAY CONTINUE?LET THEM ALSO KNOW THE 10 LONG YEARS INITIAL SERVICE AND RELEASED SAILORS MIND SET MILLION TIME POWERFUL TO GET WHAT LEGALLY RIGHT.

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  • Mohan rao indian says:

    DEAR ALL SIMILARLY PLACED 10 LONG YEARS INITIAL SERVICE AND RELEASED. WE HAVE TO HAMMER AND MAKE PUBLICITY OF THIS SENSITIVE ISSUE SPECIAL PENSION.
    I PUT SOME LIGHT AS I HAVE READ “WHEN YOU FIGHT FOR YOUR RIGHT YOU WIN OR EITHER LOSE” / LET ME RE WRITE EITHER TO LOOSE AS KRISHNA STATED ONLY APPLICABLE ON NEGOTIATION FAIL. WHY NEGOTIATION FAIL?

    1. WHAT WE DID ? HOW MUCH WE SHOULD ASK MOD / GOI / IN SO THAT , THEY CAN GIVE A MINIMUM SPECIAL PENSION? GUYS TURNED BACK.
    2. HOW MUCH WE GIVE UP TO SEE MOD / GOI / IN CAN FIX A SPECIAL PENSION ? GUYS TURNED BACK
    3. HOW MUCH WE CAN REDUCE AND GIVE UP TO GET SO THAT, WE SHALL BE PENSION CATEGORY AND AVAIL EX-SERVICEMAN MEDICAL FACILITY? GUYS TURNED BACK
    4. LIKE DHURYODHAN NO QUESTION OF GIVING ANY THING NOT EVEN THE NATIONALITY AND FORGET ABOUT EX.SERVICEMAN SHIP? THAT IS WHAT MOD, GOI, AND IN SCRAP OUT ALL OUR SERVICE AND SAY I DON’T HAVE NO RECORD OF INITIAL 10 LONG YEARS AND RELEASE SAILORS LIST. / CHECK OUT

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  • Mohan rao indian says:

    Dear all , We all know RAKSHA MANTRI’S COMMITTEE OF EXPERTS, THEY HAVE COME FRONT TO MINIMIZE LITIGATION AND CLOSE OUT PENSION DISPUTE, WHO ARE THEY? 1. EX . RESPONSIBLE , SENIOR RANKING, WAR FRONT AND KNOW EACH AND EVERY MEN OF DEFENCE SERVICES FROM RECRUITMENT UNTIL SERVICES AND SUFFERINGS AS EVERY ONE GIVE UP AND SACRIFICE FOR INDIA FIRST. BY KEEPING IN MIND AND HEART FELT COME UP WITH VARIOUS ITEMS SOLUTION. WITH ABSOLUTE FAITH PUT SPECIAL EFFORT BY SPENDING NUMBER OF HOURS/ DAYS AND ANALYSE AND PRODUCED ONE OF THE BEST REPORT TO SEE LET FORCES MEN, FAMILIES, SON AND DAUGHTERS LIVE ANOTHER DAY. EVERY ONE HAPPY THAT, AT THIS AGE THEY COULD WAKE UP MOD/GOI/ AIR-FORCE / NAVY/ARMY. SURPRISING NOTHING CHANGED.

    ONE SAYING : THE EXPERTS / SENIORS / WHO LIVED IN THE HIGHEST LEVEL IN THE FORCES ADVISE NOT TAKEN AND NOT FOLLOWED THE GUYS ALL AIM WILL SPOIL / GUYS MAY INTERPRET DIFFERENTLY AND AFTER ALL ENGLISH WE CAN TWIST , THE EXPERTS/ SENIORS/ WHO LIVED IN THE HIGHEST LEVEL IN THE FORCES WELL AWARE IF THE ADVISE NOT TAKEN IN GOOD MANNER AND REFUSE WILL ALL GET VANISHED / DISAPPEAR

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  • Mohan rao indian says:

    Dear all, FAILURE IS COMMON IN INDIAN GROUND AS WE USE ENGLISH AS FIRST LANGUAGE IN DECISION MAKING EVEN BY SUPREME COURT. SEE THE LINE UP FAILURE. DISPUTE IN FORCES HIGH-LIGHTED MANY TIME BY FORCES SERVING AND RELEASED FORCES MEN. RAKSHA MANTRI FOUND MANY CASES PENDING AND INCAPABLE MOD COULD NOT COME UP WITH ANY SOLUTION / CLOSE OUT ISSUES AS DIRECTED BY COURT.

    REASONS OF THAT, EXPERT COMMITTEE FORMED WITH RETIRED HIGHLY RESPONSIBLE WELL ABOVE ANY RANKS OF MOD ADMINISTRATION WENT THROUGH ALL CASES PENDING WITH MOD AS DIRECTED BY COURTS TO COME OUT WITH REASONS AND CLOSE OUT.

    THE EXPERT TEAM REPORT READ THROUGH AND APPROVED BY RAKSHA MANTRI FORWARDED TO VARIOUS ACTION PARTIES FROM SERVICES.

    THE NAVY WAS SLEEPING ALL 2+ YEARS ON 3 RESPECTIVE SLP FILED AND WAKE UP WITH THE EXPERT COMMITTEE REPORT AND APPROACHED SLP EXPLANATION.

    KNOWINGLY OR UN-KNOWINGLY OF EXPERT COMMITTEE INTERVENTION ( VERY VALUABLE ASSESSMENT ABOVE MOD) HOW COME THE SUPREME COURT ACCEPT MADE IT ADVANTAGE TO ALL ALONG SLEEPING AND WEAK MOD / KEPT THE SLP UNDER THE PILLOW TILL THE WAKE UP CALL MADE BY EXPERT TO PAY PENSION SIMILARLY PLACED. VERY FUNNY WHEN INTERVENTION BY EXPERT COMMITTEE IN PLACE SUPREME COURT TAKE UP SLP WHICH STAND CANCELLED

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  • MOHANRAOINDIAN says:

    I am also similarly placed my name is Mohan. Supreme court Analyse judgement of AFT Chennai and stated errors occurred and need to follow Supreme court judgement on 10 long years served and released sailor with Special Pension who full fill the requirements are the Supreme court news only and not the action close out. IN INDIA WHO WILL ASSESS THE SUPREME COURT DECISION ARE ERROR FREE AND ABSOLUTE CORRECT ???./ IS ANY FOLLOW UP ON SUPREME COURT DECISION MADE FILE ??? WHO ARE THEY AND ANY GOI POLICY ON THIS ??? THE NEWS ONLY FROM SUPREME COURT IS ONE SIDED FROM INDIAN NAVY / MOD BY HIDING EXPERT COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION. OUR CLAIM IS NOT A NEWS AND WE DO NOT GIVE UP. ON AIM to get pension-GOD willing.

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  • Dear veterans don’t worry our case though,slow but moving.once it’s cleared by mod we’ll hear some positive news.nevertheless we’ll be required to once again move court for our legitimate rights such as date of effect among of pension etc.Pls stay United.

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  • Dear veterans this website is just a ray of hope for all of us who’ve got s/c verdict in favour after such a long struggle.this was made possible by this great institution the pivotal pillar of our democracy. Indeed we’re suffering through the hands of our stubborn system.now only fear is will then give us peanuts in the name of pension. For this we need to stay alert & prepared to move the court if required. Another point is date from which our pension should commence? To this a learned friend told me that it’ll be prior to three years from the date we first approached the court. For this pls read the verdict again .our representative friends moved DelhiH/C first in Mar/Apr 2008. So this makes us eligible for pension from 2005.bear it in mind let them delay paying us but they wiill’ve to pay entire arrears @9% compound. Friends cool up & stay health to enjoy this blissful bounty in Grand style .

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  • Mohan rao indian says:

    DEAR ALL, FROM OTHER SITE, I HAVE HEARD THE VOICE OF READY MADE APPLICATION AVAILABLE FOR APPLYING AS A APPLICANT FOR SPECIAL PENSION TO PM AS ONLY LEFT TO AND THE FINAL AND IF NOT WE FILE A CASE IN SC. OUR PM IS FULLY ENGAGED WITH SOLVING PROBLEM INTERNAL ALL COUNTRY ISSUES INCLUDES NATURAL DISASTER TO FUND HEAVILY FROM OUR TAXED MONEY WHAT EVER THE FUNDS TO BE EXTENDED.PM DO NOT KNOW WHO IS THIS KISAN AND JAWAN AND WHAT THEY WRITE AND BOTHER PM OFFICE FUNCTION AS THIS OFFICE DEAL ONLY INTERNATIONAL FUNDING AND REHABILITATE VARIOUS COUNTRY PEOPLE..HURRY LEAVING TO AIR PORT.HOW DO YOU FEEL ALL OUR PM LIKE THAT, MIND SETS ARE DIFFERENT, ALL ARE GANDHI DESIGN , CLOSED EARS, CLOSED EYES, CLOSED MOUTH WHAT DO WE EXPECT.

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  • Vadavarayil Jacob Abraham. says:

    Our all attempts so far will Bombard the RP Of Navy Lawyers, and we willCelebrate it with all honour in the comming Hours of 25th July. Be united a Depressed and Negletted veteran Sailors are Praying to the Lord for honoring us for our Young Blood we Poured for our Mother land, so that the Kind less Officers will ashamed soon.

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