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SUPREME COURT IS GOING TO HEAR CONTEMPT OF COURT PETITION FILED BY SAILORS AGAINST MINISTRY OF DEFENCE AND CHIEF OF THE NAVAL STAFF AT 10.30 AM ON 14 AUGUST, 2017

MANY SAILORS AND EVEN THOSE WHO ARE PRESENTLY ADVOCATES SHALL BE ATTENDING THE HEARING OF COURT NO.2 OF THE SUPREME COURT OF INDIA

HELLO ALL

TODAY THE 14TH AUGUST, 2017, THE SUPREME COURT OF INDIA, COURT NO.2 AT 10.35 HEARD THE MATTER. SENIOR ADVOCATE MANINDER SINGH ON BEHALF OF MINISTRY OF DEFENCE AND INDIAN NAVY REQUESTED THE HON’BLE COURT FOR TWO WEEKS TIME TO IMPLEMENT THE JUDGMENT OF THE SUPREME COURT FOR WHICH REVIEW PETITION FILED BY GOVT HAS AREADY BEEN DISMISSED.

THOSE PRESENT IN THE COURT INCLUDING AFFECTED VETERANS MR. RAMINDER SINGH SAHOTA EX-ROMINDER SINGH, L/TEL 93588, UNIFORM BATCH, NOW ADVOCATE OF SUPREME COURT OF INDIA, MR, NIRANJAN CHAKRABORTY, ADVOCATE SUPREME COURT OF INDIA AND MR. DINESH KAUSHIK, PRESIDENT OF VETERAN SAILORS WELFARE ASSOCIATION, MR. HANS RAJ, ACTIVE MEMBER VSWA, MR. JAI BHAGWAN, ACTIVE MEMBER VSWA;  FELT EXTREMELY HAPPY TO HEAR THE GOVT ADVOCATE REQUESTING THE HON’BLE COURT THESE WORDS.

CLICK HERE 14.08.2017 SC ORDER TO READ THE ORDER OF THE COURT PASSED TODAY.

13.08.2017 Watch the progress of united affected sailors fighting against injustice meted to them by Indian Naval officers with connivance of Ministry of Defence officials >>>> To see the video Click Here

10.08.2017 Review Petition filed by Navy can be read or downloaded and printed in your own computers by just clicking here >>>>Review Petn-CA2147 of 2011. June 2017

10.08.2017 Review Petition Office Report of petition No. 1395 >>>Review petn 1395 of 2017 Office report

10.08.2017 Review Petition Dismissed (petition no.1395) by Supreme Court Review petn 1395 of 2017 dismissed 12.08.2017

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48 Comments

  • Sanjay says:

    Navy was very efficient and competent when we were there.
    Now it is in the hands of such inefficient officers who do not know that Review Petition should be filed within 30 days. There is separate legal cell and These officers filed it after six months .
    This shows their level of incompetence and laziness.
    With such type of people at top how can we expect justice. That is the reason case is dragged on for forty years. God save my country from such lazy characters. We all thank Hon. Supreme Court for being symphathatic and sensitive to issue.
    Let us all pray god give little brain to these Navy Officers.
    Long live Supreme Court .
    Bharat Mata Ki Jai.

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  • Sanjay says:

    CONGRATULATIONS
    Everybody is winner . Thanks to dedicated team who fought the battle and won . It took years but finally result was big win.
    Blessings from affected people would go to everyone who fought on their individual capacity and also through
    Veteran Sailors Welfare association.
    God Bless everyone.

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  • mohanrao says:

    LET ME GIVE SOME LIGHT , I HAVE MET COMMODORE MELLU DURING LAST MEETING I DON’T KNOW HOW HE BECOME AN OFFICER AND IN THE COMMODORE RANK AS PER MY ASSESSMENT HE MAY NOT QUALIFY TO BE IN NAVY.I DON;T KNOW MOD / GOI DO CORRECT ASSESSMENT FOR COUNTRY STAND.

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  • V.Madhi says:

    Dear all,
    We salutes the represnetatives who took the peace of battle for so many years to get the civilzed rights of the sailors on this 15 August 2017,it is a “Bequest” on this Independence day to remember by All the 10 year’s served sailors,Thanks to the Heros”we salute them

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  • Kiran Lal Mukhopadhyay says:

    As on todate there are reasons for us to be happy to think that we shall get Naval Pension, which was our dream. It has only become possible by few of our courageous Seniors and of course VSWA. I convey my heartfelt regardful thanks to all of them. If in true sence the verdict of Hoble Supreme Court is implemented by Navy/MOD within two weeks time from the date of their assurance before the Honble Judges of Supreme Court then then only we all will be free from anxiety. Thereafter we all can hope that ,the follow up action will certainly be accomplished by NAVPEN. Jai Hind. Kiran Lal Mukhopadhyay,Ex LPM.

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  • Sanjay says:

    The battle is won . Congratulations to everyone . Ministry of Defence and Indian Navy agreed to comply with Supreme Court Decision within two weeks.
    So far so good. No bad blood no bitter feelings.
    Everything is well that ends well.

    Now these brave sailors need guidelines.

    Now what documents need to be submitted and when/where?

    What is the amount (3YEARS RETROSPECTIVE )they are likely to get ?

    What will be the pension per month they can expect ?

    As they served for 10 years most of them are SEA 1, LEADING SEAMAN or PETTY OFFICER ranks and equivalent.

    Our request to beloved is to guide us on this also. Your contribution on this issues so far was invaluable . Looking forward for your continues support.

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  • GENGUSAMY GN says:

    I salute VSWA and associates who taken lot of struggle with Navy/Ministry of Defence and won through the court for getting Naval pension for the sailors who served for 10 years. Kindly publish through Newspapes/media to enable all the sailors who served for 10 years to contact the concerned authority and avail the benefits through your associations

    GENGUSAMY G N Ex L/S

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  • 28/07/17

    Truth always win, I am an Ex-Indian Navy LME No.57101 served for the country from 1968 to 1978 my name is C.Krishnan. I thank to all who involved on behalf to all of us till the end. May God bless you all. Once again from me and my family thanks to Hon SC, all behind this. Let us see when this will come in our account.

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  • mohanrao says:

    AS OF NOW NOTHING ANNOUNCED BY NHQ / MOD AND THE INDIAN NAVY ON SP. negotiation level 4 is the attitude AS THE SLP AND RP DRAG FOR SO Long Until supreme court reject.NEGOTIATION LEVEL 4 IS THE BLACK LISTED IN SOCIETY AND A DIFFICULT BEHAVIOUR. WE HAVE TO WATCH OUT SUCH ATTITUDE IF SENSITIVE ORGANISATION DEVELOP.HOPE THINGS GO SMOOTH ON DISBURSEMENT OF SP TO ALL ELIGIBLE.

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  • Dilbagh singh says:

    Just adding to Krishan remarks,I was also an LME,served from 1974-1984 and now well settled in civil life.Had this issue been given more exposure,it would have had more pressure on our corrupt system.But better late than never.Thank god and god bless all those who helped achieve our goals.Dilbagh singh Randhawa.My Ph.# after October 15,2017 till end of nov.2017 will be 819 904 1962.If,i could render any help.thx.&my warm regards to you all.

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  • Kiran Lal Mukhopadhyay says:

    Is any body aware about what is happening at. NAVPEN now? Have they started working on our application for Special Pension and on which basis? According to date of application or something else? It is not possible to know all these answers from them over telephone because now a days it seems none is there in office to attend telephone.
    KL Mukhopadhyay, Ex LPM, No.103532A.

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  • Alphonso Miranda says:

    IT IS GREAT VICTORY FOR THE SEA WARRIORS WHO HAVE SERVED 10 YEARS IN THE NAVY.I CONGRATULATE EVERYONE FOR THIS GREAT LEGAL VICTORY. I ALSO THANK HONORABLE SUPREME COURT FOR UPHOLDING OUR RIGHTS AND DIGINI
    TY. JAI HIND. BHAR
    AT MATHA KI JAI
    ALPHONSO MIRANDA EX POWTR 104490B

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  • Subramanya Kemminje says:

    I strongly endorse Ex-LME C.Krishna comments. I am also Ex-LME served in Indian Navy from 1972 to 1982. I and my family thanks to all those fight on behalf of us and Hats off to honourable Supreme court.
    Please
    Please let us know any progress on this subject…mobile 9448991182

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  • Subramanya Kemminje says:

    I strongly endorse Ex-LME C.Krishna comments. I am also Ex-LME No.96982R served in Indian Navy from 1971 to 1982.I myself and my family thanks to all those fight on behalf of us and Hats off to honourable Supreme Court.

    Please let us know any progress on this subject…mobile 9448991182

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  • Darshan Singh Pandher says:

    I joined Indian Navy as a boy on 18/9/967 and discharged on 16/11/1978, whether I am eligible for Special Pension.Please let me know on mobile No.9814709751. Thanks.

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  • Sanjay says:

    Dear Friends,
    We celebrated the success after 40 years of struggle by our brothers . Thanks to those brave sailors for their untiring efforts.
    Everybody knows how difficult to contact NAVPEN office. Phones ring and ring and nobody picks up. They ask you to contact extension 33 for your pension related queries . I tried more than 20 times on different occasions with no result.
    Finally today someone was on line and he said they have a list of 40 sailors to NHQ and only 5 of them were eligible for pension . Remaining have given unwillingness to continue further in service so they are not eligible. He also added that they are still awaiting guidelines from NHQ.
    Friends things will not be as simple as they are looking and get ready for another battle and this time it should be decisive . I feel sorry our hope is turning into despair.
    God give everyone strength to stand and fight again.

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  • jerald lobo says:

    thanks in tons to all who fought the case since so many years.
    I went to naval pension office just a week back to submit my form which was not given before as I was not aware of this development.
    but as per them they are yet to receive orders regarding the same.
    it looks like naval authorities want to still delay the matter.
    may be a word from VSWA will help to expedite the issues as all the doors are closed on naval authorities.
    once again thanks and God bless whoever was involved in the fight for justice.

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  • Arjun Gadling says:

    Sanjayji It seems navy wants another legal battle with their own old veteran.Navy still disrespect to supreme court judgement.We have not given unwillingness to serve as reservist we have given unwillingness for new introduced policy of 15 years service. Our IN 271 is proof of that which shows the reason for leaving service is engagement expired and not given unwillingness.As per navy thinking on judgement then nobody is eligible form pension and battle of forty years is no means.
    Jai Hind

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  • Dear Arjun & veteran friends,explation given by Arjun on verdict is absolutely true. This was very well explained verdict by hon.s/c, leaving no doubt whatsoever. But friends we are dealing with folk of most cunning & shrewd bunch of people sitting in Naval pay& pension office.who will not leave any stone unturned to deny us our legitimate right. And how can we forget all this. Nevertheless friends this it won’t be easy for them. Judiciary, the strongest pillar of our society is by our side this time. Pls just stay alert & united. And never forget they’ll have to cough out 9% interest for the delay they àre causing in releasing payment. Thanks all pls stay fit to enjoy the bounty.

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  • Alphonso Miranda says:

    When ASG had given undertaking in the honorary supreme court they will implement it within 2 weeks on behalf of union govt.There should be no confution . There is no reserve after 03 Jul 76. Where is the question of giving unwillingness.Those unforunfortunate sailor released before 03 Jul 76 are made ineligible under this order. May be Navy wants to prove that they have implemented the order by giving
    Spl pension to 5 people. In my opinion more than 1500 to 2000 sailors eligible.
    ALPHONSO MIRANDA EX POWTR 104490

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  • GENGUSAMY GN says:

    I request VSWA office to share among the VSWA members about latest guidelines in respect of Pension issues for 10 years reservist at Naval Head quarters,New Delhi

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  • Arjun Gadling says:

    VSWA may please help us in getting naval HQ order on implementation of Supreme Court special pension order. On the basis of that we can find out the exact wording.I think in the petition and review petition navy did not mentioned wording of unwillingness any where. We have not given discharge application as per naval Rule 16. I am quoting this because some brother said that due to unwillingness Naval pension office denying pension,Minranda quoted right thing because there is no question unwillingness and yes sailor released before 3 July 76 made ineligible for pension.

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  • GENGUSAMY GN says:

    PLEASE SHARE THE DEVELOPMENT AT NAVAL HEADQUARTERS/NAVAL PENSION OFFICE, AMONG THE VETERANS IN RESPECT OF SPECIAL PENSION

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  • Alphonso Miranda says:

    Dear fellow sailors, this is regarding RTI
    When indian navy gave reply from question
    1 to 12. They said they do not have record
    Of sailors who gave unwillingness. And for every question they said they do not have
    Records. Now suddenly how can they say
    Because unwillingness pension denied.They
    Make contradictory statements.

    ALPHONSO MIRANDA EX POWTR 104490B

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  • Arjun Gadling says:

    Mirandaji have you received written communication from Naval pension office that you are denied pension on account of unwillingness given by you? If they have to refuse pension due to unwillingness they would have told us on 27/10/2016. Why they filled Review petition. Even in review petition or in petition there is nothing about unwillingness. Supreme court said (not opted discharged in accordance with regulation 16)and this with our 10 years service for that we have not opted discharge as per Regs 16. Unwillingness given by us is to serve further 15 years.VSWA has opened a new link about the latest in this regards we should watch it daily.

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  • Alphonso Miranda says:

    Dear Arjunji,
    Earlier I had send request to Navpen to consider my case whenever they implement
    SC judgement. But no reply. Again I sent
    In June 17. No reply. Again I called on
    Toll free no about 20 times. Finally one gentleman tlls me in hindi “aap log kabhi
    Phone Karna
    band kardoge”. I said I am
    Calling first time. Ok “aap ne request
    Bej Diya na. Ham Dekh lenge”.He kept phone.. Thereafter I sent a email to Navpen asking details abt spl pension.
    I also mentioned rude behaviour of this
    Person. No reply. Again several emails to
    Navpen to clarify rgdg. spl pension. Till today no reply. I had sent all documents.
    Again no response. There is no use of blaming Navpen. They only do post office
    Duty. There is legal team at MOD. Judge
    Advocate General Branch at NHQ. What these
    Law officers are doing. They should interpret the judgement or seek advice from supreme court. It is unfortunate
    Navy is not trying to help it’s own sailors. How can parents discard their own
    Children. Navy is our parents who r ditching us at this old age. Please let them clarify the rule from supreme court rule 16. Till then let us wait. NHQ should
    Give directives to NAVPEN. Then only they
    Can act.

    Alphonso MIranda EX Powtr 104490b

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  • So far you have fought for us through VSWA. We r with u for further
    Legal battle. We will support u by becoming member. Individually it will
    Not be possible.
    Alphonso MIranda EX Powtr 104490B

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  • A.K.Biswas says:

    Dear friends,

    I am A.K.Biswas of 3/74 batch, left Navy on 01.01.1986 as Leading Aircraft Mechanic. It is indeed a tremendous efforts our friends have given to achieve the long denied justice. There was a legal dispute continued for a pretty long lime and contemporary officials of Navy dealt with the matter. In fact when they become a party in legal dispute they are duty bound to play their role to protect the interest of the service and it happens with any organisation. If they do not play their role properly, then they fail professionally. Therefore, As I understand, there is no justice to use any bad comments against them or cast any word to dishonour any individual. In fact our past is their present, time will come when all of us will be out of gate. At the same time we as veterans also expect that we are not treated as arch enemy of the Navy. In the past we had been part and parcel of the office where they are today. We still carry our memories of Navy and use the skill of the service and outsiders still consider us as Ex-serviceman. Therefore, we desire that we should have compassion and mutual respect for each other. The legal dispute is over. The highest court of the county has found justification in the claim. For mutual respect and survival of the old colleagues the veterans expect the present Naval colleagues to co-operate and further request to refrain from legal litigation to drag the issue till they die. Rather our present colleagues in service are requested to expedite the matter so that it gives them some relief in the old age of the veterans.

    My Regards to all of you,

    A.K.Biswas

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  • I agree with Biswas, let us not hate anyone. Everyone trying to protect their job. But I feel NAVY ONLY discarding its
    10 year sailors. Air force having 9 plus 6. Army was helping its soldiers always. Navy is only force which was engaging sailors for 10 years to deny them pension.
    Even removing them from reserve after 17 years. What suffering we had undergone
    No one knows. Govt gave assurance they will implement order within 2 weeks. Now navy says out of 40 sailors only 5 eligible remaining gave uneillingness. I understand this a trick by navy to prove
    In front of sc that they have implemented
    Their order to avoid contempt. When navy Say they do not have records since 1948 for
    Regarding everything through RTI. They cannot lie further. Why MOD is so much
    Adamant. It is navy advised them to go
    Against us through litigitation. We r fighting for 40 years. After all we may die without pension. Does not natter.let
    Govt pay 100 crores to lawyers. But let
    Them make us beggars. This not Nehru’ s
    Socialism. But modhi’ s capitalism.

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  • tssoch@gmail.com says:

    I, T.S.Soch, Rtd. SCPO, served in Active Service of the Indian Navy for over 16 years from 05-05-1956 to 10-08-1972 and was granted Service Pension. I was also retained and drafted to Fleet Reservist for a further period of 10 years w.e.f. 10-08-1972 and completed my retention period of Reserve in August 1982. On completion of Reservist period, I requested for grant of Fleet Reservist Pension to me and I was told by the Indian Navy has discontinued Fleet Reservist Scheme and such pension can not be granted to me. As a disciplined Ex.Service Man, I did not follow up the case, disregarding the fact that I was not being compensated for retaining me in the Fleet Reserve during Prime Years of my life(I was then aged about 33 Years when retained as reserve to answer the call for recall to active service in emergency, shortage of personnel and any other exigency. Needless to add that I lost an opportunity to join service abroad, which I could not do due to liability of Fleet Reserve Service.

    After checking up information about Pension Entitlement of Naval Sailors over Web. and coming to know about grant of pension to a few retired sailors as result of favourable Legal Orders of Hon’ble Armed Forces Tribunals and Courts, I Made a request to Naval Pension Office to grant me Fleet Reservist Pension.

    I was informed by the Senior Staff Officer(Pension) that “In accordance with Regulation 71 of Navy (Pension) Regulation 1964 -No person may draw more than one pension, and in case of any person who becomes eligible for more than one pension, the lesser pension shall lapse” Further saying that you have already been sanctioned service pension which is more beneficial to you-therefore you are not entitled for Reserve Pension.

    In response to the position stated in foregoing paragraph, I submitted to the Naval Pension Office that, as regards payment of second pension, the Government of India has already issued orders for payment of second pension to entitled Govt. Pensioners.Further giving example that PBOR of
    Army, who are drawing Service Pension for their Colour Service are also being granted Reservist Pension under Regulation 155 of Pension Regulation of Army 1961 (Part I) also stating other relevant facts supporting my case. I am still awaiting favourable orders.

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  • Sanjay says:

    I got confused . Someone is fighting with you for 40 years . You are old , helpless and depend on your children for your day-to-day expenses. You feel so helpless. You are requesting Government to help you which is rightfully yours and the Supreme Court also admitted that we deserve the Special Pension for the services we rendered. Now the people who were supposed to help us in getting pension are opposing us tooth and nail.

    Why we should have compassion and mutual respect for these crooks?
    And what is this logic it is their duty to oppose us ? No Sir . They can do their duty by helping us in our case.
    Their are some dirty brains working with negative attitude and are very happy in denying what even Supreme Court has agreed to give.
    I think in Court also we should learn to use simple sentences of English. Now what Supreme Court has said —- we interpreted we won , Navy and MOD has thought they won .

    Now to get right interpretation people are advising to file CONTEMPT OF COURT case .

    This will take long time. We all will be dead by then.
    We must not forget to give our addresses to Navy so that in future when letter from Navy comes to our Grand children, they will have second thought over joining Navy as they will tell how efficient the Navy is and how it treated my grand father and his colleagues.

    Farmers were paid 70000 Crores by last Govt. Now Maharashtra Govt. is trying to help farmers by giving another 35000 crores. When it is time to help JAWAN why everyone is shying away.

    Reason is Senior men in Uniform in Naval Headquarters are the opposing every good move to help the Sailors and Ex-sailors. Officers in Navy always had tendency of suppressing sailors.
    They are showing same tendency here. Losing the case in Supreme Court is hurting their ego and that is the main issue.
    Some problems are easy , some are difficult , some are complicated , and some are made more complicated . Our problem is made more complicated so solution is not easy.
    May God give them wisdom to think rationally.

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  • sk sharma says:

    Great Efforts and Kudos to the entire team . it will bring cheer and happiness to many who waited for many years. ultimagtely justice prevailed. i am also ex serviceman but i doubt whether i can be eligible. details as under:

    i have joind as a boy on 17 january 1972 and discharged on compassionate ground on 7th March 1983, whether i am eligible or not. can any one help me .

    my email id is subhash7264@gmail.com
    mobile no 9819001366

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  • GENGUSAMY GN says:

    I came to understand that Naval pay office got instruction to pay only those who gone to the supreme court For others NHQ proposed to MOD for approval for the remaining sailors who have not gone to the court. In case MOD insists that others also should get court orders. Then we should find the solution through VSWA i.e filing case on behalf of the sailors.

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  • P Sasidharan says:

    I have sent the pension request as per the format given to Naval pension office Mankhurd on 28 Aug 17
    but not heard from them yet. I have joined Navy as a boy in 25 Mar 1967 and was released on 31 oct 79.
    Can you advise what is the latest status on the special pension’
    Sasidharan P

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  • Mohamed Meera says:

    I joined Navy 19 Sep 1964 and discharged 31 Jul 1975.I was not drafted for fleet reserve as not required. Am I entitled to special pension.

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  • T R Sengupta. says:

    My service period in Ind Navy was from 17.07.1969 to 31.12.1979 which is all most 10 yrs 6 months .what is IN act 16 of 1957 ? Kindly give the correct interpretation of ” The ex sailors did not exercise the option to take discharge on expiry of engagement period ” solicit early reply. Thanks and regards.

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  • CS MAHADEVAN says:

    I am CS MAHADEVAN, EX POELR, 202397W.

    Why don’t we take up this with all the highest offices like, PM, DEFENCE MINISTER, CHIEF JUSTICE, PRESIDENT explaing the developments till date ? I f needed the whole team can send individual letters or a combined letter? Why can’t we talk this to our Advocate and decide ?

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  • CS MAHADEVAN says:

    I am CS MAHADEVAN, EX POELR, 202397W.

    Why don’t we take up this with all the highest offices like, PM, DEFENCE MINISTER, CHIEF JUSTICE, PRESIDENT explaing the developments till date ? I f needed the whole team can send individual letters or a combined letter? Why can’t we talk this to our Advocate and decide ?

    My comment is not getting posted /?

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  • Lakhbir Singh says:

    Sir
    very cleverly MOD has issued letter dated 26 Sep 2017 for implemenetation of SC Judgement of 27.10.2016. As per para (b) of the letter non of the sailors would be elegible for special pension. It says that ex-sailors who did not exercised the option to take discharge on expiry of engagement.shall be considered for special pension. Navy and MOD is playing with the sentiments of poor sailors and making mockery of Hon’ble SC Judgement.
    For your information on 20 Sep 2017 High court of J&K even has granted pension to a Govt employee who was employed on temporary basis. Court held that pension is property and pensioner has a fundamental right to receive it . Court said a govt employee becomes elegible in case he completes 10 yrs service as per article 240A(IV) where wvwn a qualifying service is 33 yrs. but in our case it is just 15 yrs for qualifying service. court said it would be discriminatary and violative of Article 14 of the consitution of India by which an employee is disentitled of the benefits of pension. Since civil employee works for only 08 hours a day but in Navy sailor is on 24×7 duty in sea. 10 yrs in Navy shall be counted as 30 yrs in civil employment.
    Kindly let us fight the nexus of this colonial attitude of higher ups
    Regards.
    Lakhbir Singh
    Ex Navy

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  • K B Pillai says:

    Hi All,
    Any update on the special pension ? I heard that Govt. of India defense has approved the request and forwarded the notification to navy.

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  • CS MAHADEVAN IYER says:

    Why nobody is answering the mail? what is the current status of the pension? i request all members to take it seriously and make a meeting of all and take it up to all higher ups the the Central Govt. including hon. PM’s office.

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  • Sanjay says:

    Supreme Court Judgment is totally fraud.
    Advocates from our end missed the point.

    Judgement says anyone who has given unwillingness to continue further is not Eligible for pension.

    Dear Judges without giving unwillingness you would continue further . To come out after 10 years service everyone will have to sign the form to express his unwillingness (to continue further)
    Based on that sailor is released after 10 years service.
    If you use that as basic condition no sailor with 10 years service is eligible for pension.

    Then what non sense is that anyone who has given unwillingness will not be eligible for pension.
    To understand this sailors are fighting for 40 years and judges are interpreting it 40 years Navy is playing the dirty game for forty years sailors are appealing the Supreme the next decision of 10,000 pages will come after forty years and interesting part ……No sailor with 10 years service will be alive to hear that judgement after forty years.
    As usual Prime Minister, President and many more will be giving floral tribute to the memorials of Solders / Sailor who has sacrificed their lives serving nation for more than forty years.
    Long Live My Nation My Nation.
    Bharar Mata Ki Jai.

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  • CV Varghese says:

    Hi my beloved sailor boys, I am CV Verghese-ex-LRO(TEL) bravo batch O.No. 095812F. Do any one have up dates of our special pension?? why the Navy is crewl on us? i sent the application al most one year ago, i sent several e-mails to NAVPEN, there was no courtsey of “yes we received your application” Probably the higher ups of Navy does’nt know that, the life in Navy was such a tough on the high seas, with limited facilities on board, we know what is a Naval war which we took part in 1971, they all now celebrate navy week on that. they have to think that, they all will become ex-Navy. We all love our Navy…even though the lion placed on the lion gate must have become old, we are that.

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  • Section 16 of navy act 1957 says all sailors are entitled for discharge on expiry of engagement unless CNS wants them to continue or they are ‘re enrolled or ‘re engaged.

    Under section 95 spl pension may be granted to sailors who are not trfd to
    Fleet reserve and discharged in large no in pursuance of govt policy by discontinuing fleet reserve w.e.f 03 Jul 76.

    Please refer SC judgement para 15.
    The applicants assert that none of the applicants opted for discharge. That however does not mean they would in fact continued to be in fleet reserve.

    Then SC says all sailors joined before 03 Jul 76 and discharged after this date and served more than 10yrs but less than 15 yrs may be entitled for spl pension subject to fulfilling other conditions that they are not discharged under rule 16.
    Actually this is little confusing.
    I don’t understand what honourable SC mean to say to be confirmed.
    According to my understanding
    All sailors who were on active service have lost chance to be in fleet reserve due it’s discontinuation as a
    Matter of govt policy. Although placing in fleet reserve through express orders. So all sailors deemed be placed in fleet reserve but it’s
    Disbanded all sailors discharged in
    Large no and they are entitled for
    Spl pension.

    Now most of us are talking about
    Unwillingness. Unwillingness is
    For service pension.and not for fleet
    Reserve. Please remember we are
    Asking spl pension and not service
    Pension.
    ALPHONSO MIRANDA EXPOWTR 104490B

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  • Now if the present judgement to be interpreted by layman other than legal
    Experts, no sailors will get spl pension. Because everyone is released/discharged under rule 16.those who discharged under SNLR not
    Eligible. If somebody ‘re engaged after 10 years and requested for discharge before completing 15 yrs becomes eligible for spl pension.
    I don’t think honourable supreme court
    Meant that. I request our ex navy advocates to clarify from constitutional expert lawyers please.
    Kindly let us know further course of action please.

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  • Arjun Gadling says:

    In spite clear cut instruction of MOD Notification 26.09.2017 regarding implementation of special pension that”The Ex sailors did not exercise the option to take discharge on expiry of engagement i.e the sailor opted to retention in active service but not granted extension to qualify for pensionable service” MOD clarify very broadly. We the sailors opted for retention in active service as reservist but due to discontinuation of fleet reservist we have not granted extension after 10 years service to remain in fleet reservist.So the question of unwillingness come to an end we should not again and again discussed about unwillingness.I came to know that Naval pension office is verifying the service record of such sailors and they will soon in contact with you.

    AR Gadling Ex SEAI 55120

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  • CS MAHADEVAN IYER says:

    Can we know the details of our Advocates who appeared for us in Supreme court and our guys who took it up, so that we all can take it up once again with Supreme court with letters to the PM, HM, DM, President, Vice President and all all media houses ? unless we take a drastic step it is not going to happen. my dear Veterans, come forward, let us talk to each other and fight it out.

    Jai hind

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  • Sanjay says:

    Case goes on for years. Lot of Advocates from both the side fight the case so long defending their own view points.
    Finally Judge writes the judgement in his English which nobody can interpret.
    Everybody celebrated. Navy & MOD thought they won and Sailors thought they won.
    Nobody including Judge knows what he has written in his judgement.
    Judges did not understand what the case is. They need to hear it again and understand what sailors are requesting and then deliver the judgement.
    If you say anything against the judgement it will be considered contempt of court.
    What a justice system ?
    Wastage of time ?
    So many days innocent sailors are fighting how long system wants them to fight? They are old , do not have money , can not attend hearings every now and then. Their near and dear are advising them stop fighting against people as they are against you and will keep you busy for whole life.
    Justice Delayed is Justice Denied.
    Bharat Mata Ki Jai.

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