Supreme Court grants Special Pension to ex-Naval Sailors

 “Veteran Sailors Welfare Association” Regd.No.Society/West/2014/8901551 of 31st December, 2014 is association of ex-servicemen of Indian Navy who look after the welfare of naval personnel. The association has helped a category of those ex-naval personnel who were recruited for 10 years for active service in addition to 10 years for reserve service. They were to get Reservist Pension after completion of their engagement with the Navy. The young boys joined in the prime of their youth to serve the nation for attraction of secured career. It was also made clear to them that in case such recruits chose to serve for at least another 5 years in active service, they shall draw normal pension as the normal pension starts after the service of 15 years for other ranks in the Indian Navy.

But prior to 3rd July, 1976, a lot of personnel who were recruited to serve in the above category were leaving the naval service. The Indian Navy issued a letter dated 3rd July, 1976 in which the terms and conditions of this category of personnel was changed to not to keep them as Reservist. This resulted in deprivation of pension to this category of personnel serving the Indian Navy.

A lot of representations, including appointment of high level committees and legal battles went on after 3rd July, 1976 for injustice meted out to this category of ex-naval personnel. Armed Forces Tribunal, at Delhi denied the pension and Armed Forces Tribunal, Chennai had ordered to give Reservist Pension to 3 such category of personnel vide their separate judgment. The ex-naval personnel affected by Delhi judgment appealed before Hon’ble Supreme Court of India and on the other hand the Indian Navy affected by Chennai judgment also appealed before the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India.

We are happy to inform all concerned that the Hon’ble Supreme Court vide its judgment dated 27th Oct 2016, in CA 2147/2011 against AFT, Delhi judgment and CA 8566/2014 against Chennai judgment, along with impleadment petitions filed by members of “Veteran Sailors Welfare Association” have allowed the plea of affected ex sailors, for grant of special pensions, to all ex sailors who had joined Navy prior to 03 Jul 1976 and left on or after 03 July 76, on completing a minimum 10 years or more and less than 15 years service in Para 25 of the judgment as follows:

” Thus understood, all Sailors appointed prior to 3rd July, 1976 and whose tenure of initial active service/ empanelment period expired on or after 3rd July, 1976 may be eligible for a Special Pension under Regulation 95, subject, however, to fulfilling other requirements. In that, they had not exercised the option to take discharge on expiry of engagement (as per Section 16 of the Act of 1957) and yet were not and could not be drafted by the competent Authority to the Fleet Reserve because of the policy of discontinuing the Fleet Reserve Service w.e.f. 3rd July, 1976. The cases of such Sailors (not limited to the original applicants before the Tribunal) must be considered by the Competent Authority within three months for grant of a “Special Pension” from three years prior to the date of application made by the respective Sailor and release payment after giving adjustment of Gratuity and Death-cum-Retirement-Gratuity (DCRG) already paid to them from arrears. They shall be entitled for interest @9% p.a. on the arrears, till the date of payment.”

Most of these veterans have taken part in wars in 1961, 1965 and 1971. When they requested for pension as per naval pension regulations, they were told that, the Govt. has stopped the system of transferring sailors to reserve by an instruction dated 03 Jul 1976. Moreover, the instructions of 03 July, 1976 seems to have been made only with the sole purpose of denying “Reservist Pension” benefit to this category of sailors as a deterrent effect for en-mass leaving the Navy at that time.

It is pertinent to note that, no one was told about it, while in service or later in a time where there was no modern communication like internet or social media. By the latest decision of the Honorable, Supreme Court of India, the struggles of these war veterans for around four decades  for  their right of either of “Reserve Pension” or “Special Pension” has come to an end.

As per this judgment, all such sailors who joined the Indian Navy before 03 Jul 1976 and left after 10 years or more service but less than 15 years are entitled to a “Special Pension”. They have become eligible to get such pension three years from back date from the date of their demand to the Navy.  The widows and other legal heirs of such sailors too are eligible for this special pension.

The “Veteran Sailors Welfare Association” requests all veteran falling in this category to apply for Special Pension to:

“The Logistics Officer-in-Charge,

Naval Pension Office,

C/O INS Tanaji,

Mankhurd,

Mumbai-400 088.

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In case of any doubt or clarification they can contact:

Mr. Dinesh Kaushik, President

Veteran Sailors Welfare Association (Regd)

Flat No.224 Naval technical officers society

Plot No.3A, Sector-22, Dwarka,

New Delhi-110075

www.veteransailors.com

E-mail: veteransailors@gmail.com

 Phone: 9891909074

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73 Comments

  • Kumar Gopalkrishna Kamath says:

    We are yet to get special pension! form duly filled has been submitted but no reply from Naval pension office!

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  • It was a long awaited decision that brought cheers to many faces who fought a lone battle with its own Navy for last decade to receive its due entitlements. In enthusiasm, I immediately rushed my claim for special pension to the Officer -In-Charge, Logistics – Pension vide speed post #EM232107675IN dated 7th Dec’16 that was delivered to the above office on 8th Dec’16. But it’s unfortunate that till date the neither I have received any reply nor even an acknowledgement from the navy.
    I feel that once again the matter has entangled in the cobwebs of bureaucracy who is bent upon denying the entitlement to the sailors who once were in forefront of 1971 Indo-Pak war( and there has been no war thereafter, but only Shantikaal). This war was not only decisively won but brought grand glory to the nation & Navy.
    But today the Navy has forgotten its own heros & has waged a war against its own veterans. Former president of United States, Calvin Coolidge, once told that” a nation which forgets its defenders be itself forgotten.
    At this juncture, I feel despondent & dejected, finding no way but to take to the streets demanding my deserving dues. As a matter fact it not the money that matter much to me at the fag end of my life but the honours that I deserve best.
    The greatest political strategist Chankya wrote to Raja Chandragupta centuries ago, The day a soldier has to demands its dues will be sad day for Magadha. For then on the day you will have lost all the moral sanction to be a King.
    Jai Hind! Jai Jawan !

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  • Surinder Kaushal says:

    After three Months of passing order by honourable supreme Court Indian Navy has not shown any action not even courtsy to inform through some order/circular that what they intend to do on this matter. Regards Surinder Kaushal

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  • Ramachandrarao Mohan says:

    DEAR ALL, ON SPECIAL PENSION SC recommend or final deceission LET US CLARIFY. Poor administrators we should not blame either as they are on long silence and powerfully manage.

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  • Satish Arora says:

    As per cabs office the matter is with finance ministry. Individuals will be notified once they receive instructions.

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  • P.S.Mohan Kumar says:

    Two months back I had been to the NAVPEN to find the status update of special pension and they said they are waiting for clarification from Naval Head Quarters,New Delhi. Yesterday I called NAVEPEN and enquired about the status of special pension and the reply was same.

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  • This is inform all, that I contacted NAVPEN Mankhurd, on their toll free No.1800220560 on 23rd March and I am given to understand by the authorities that they have referred the case to Ministry Of Finance for clearance. Accordingly, on receiving the intimation from the said ministry the applicatnts claims will be settled. All those who have applied for special pension may contact on Toll Free Number and enquire about the status giving their official No. and date of submission of application/s.

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  • SYDNEY ROY says:

    GRAND OF SPECIAL PENSION TO EX CAPT (MNS) TT CHINNAMMA who served the Army for 21 years and 8 months including training but did not get any kind of pension. Now she is 71 years and suffering from paralysis due to left thalamic bleed and unable to bear the medical expenses in the evening of her life. A number of grievances sent for redressal to Honourable President, Prime Minister and Defence Minister have been rejected by Army Headquarters on the basis of this Nursing officer has not completed 20 years of service to get minimimum pension It was also requested to pass necessary legislation and order the Department to count the training period to enable the officer to get this minimum pension when soldiers entitled for pension by counting the training period to remove this discrimination to a deserving officer. Now sailors are also entitled to pension for those who served for 15 years.

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  • Prasannakumar K S says:

    not only MPs and MLAs get pension after their term,but their personal staff,who are not even regular employees in Govt.service also get pension if they work as personal staff for TWO years.We have spent our prime youth to serve the nation,are not getting any pension.We,almost everybody are above 60 years now.If we do not get pension at least now,when will we get it?Dear Prime minister must answer this question!

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  • Mohan rao indian says:

    Dear Friends / Mr.Prasannakumar let me put some light and knowledge share, Very popular Krishna stated nothing will reach Dhuryodhan ears as his ears are blocked similarly to whom ever in authority we approach on special pension and facilities. We our PM when he was a common man how many time may be 100000 + time used the same and the message to PM (many PM during the period)un-reachable / message distorted and nothing new about this)

    What Krishna stated? The choice is open between Development – Destruction and finally throw away the bad. Very very nice learning point. The learning point very useful many apply as case histories are known.

    From un-know source MOD complete the step of what SC guided and passed on and final.Let us hope.

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  • Dungar mal Jat says:

    I submitted the documents on 06 march 2017 but not receive any reply from naval pension office.

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  • Dear friends most of us had lost hope to ever get pension realising that the system was taking too long to deliver justice.but it’s well said that nice things never come easily.hats off to supreme court for delivering this great verdict. Altogether we may not be more than 2000 beneficiaries .but more than half of these are boys entries. And to remind this group that there was one earlier decision of s/c in which our servicesof boys entry tenure was counted towards regular service for the purpose of pension & other financial benefits such as gratuities etc

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  • Sanjay says:

    The Navy top brass has fought tooth and nail in opposing pension privilleges to their own sailors. Navy should have gone out of the way and fought the case in their favour.
    But What a shame
    These idiots are even blind to the fact that Any Member of Parliament or MLA gets pension even after completing on term (5 years ).Why not these patriots who served Navy for 10 years.
    The commitee appointed by Raksha Mantri gave very good recommendation in favour of these sailors but someone from Navy neglected it.
    There are two cases here :
    1. Neglecting the reommendations of commitee appointed by defence Ministry (Insulting Defence Ministry/Govt. of India).
    2.Not implementing the Supreme Court decision even after six months.
    Culprit (Naval Officer in charge ) should be tracked and charged with negligence / carelessness and case should be handled by Mr. Ramjethamalani.
    Now Those poor sailors should get their pension immediately and anyone playing with their case should be jailed immediately.

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  • Rakeshsood says:

    Nothing is going in Favour I don’t think we will get anything from navy
    The sad thing I have given my prime period to navy

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  • Mohan rao indian says:

    DEAR RAKESHOOD, UNDERSTAND THE PAINFUL LIVING AT PRESENT AS WE GIVE A STRONG COMMITMENT AT THE AGE OF 14-16 YEARS ENTRY IN SERVICE ATTENDING A SHIFT PATTERN 12 HOURS PER DAY AND WORK FOR 16 HOURS A DAY ON BOARD SHIP ALL ALONG 10 YEARS AND AWAIT FOR THE PENSION APPROVAL.

    DO NOT LOOSE HOPE. WE DO NT GIVE UP . WE KILL THE ISSUE NO MATTER EVERY ONE LEAVE ONE AFTER.

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  • Rajinder singh says:

    Good afternoon sir.may I request yourgoodself what is the status of 10+10 special pensions fornaval sailors granted by supreme court.I shall be very greatful for your kindness if you give me this informations.

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  • Mohan rao indian says:

    DEAR ALL INITIAL 10 YEARS SERVED AND RELEASED FROM SERVICE SIMILAR TO ME, LET ME HAVE KNOWLEDGE SHARING WE ALL SAY IT IS PART AND PARCEL / LIFE IS A GAMBLING. WE KNOW IT IS COMBINED POLITICS OF IN / MOD / GOI 1. DELAY 2. DO NOT ANSWER ANY QUESTION 3. DO NOT RESPOND TO SC 4. DO NOT RESPOND TO DM. 5 DO NOT RESPOND TO EXPERT COMMITTEE.

    EVERY ONE FEEL I AM DOING MY JOB AND NO FAULT AND WHY I SHOULD GIVE ANY STATEMENT.

    NOW TIME TO PLAY ONE UP POLITICS TO CRACK OPEN THE ISSUE TO AVAIL THE RIGHTFUL PENSION AND FACILITIES.

    WHAT IS THIS ONE UP POLITICS. I DO NOT WANT TO PUT IN THIS AND THINK OF CASE HISTORIES. YES WE ARE NOT PREPARED TO PLAY ONE UP POLITICS AS WE FOLLOW 5 P”S MAINLY WE ARE PATRIOTIC.

    EVERYTHING FAIL AS OF NOW THE LINE UP APPROACHED ON PENSION ISSUE AS NON LEFT OUT AND AGAIN QUE UP TO COURT BASE LESS. NO NEED TO TELL WHAT WE DID AND SUPPORTED THIS LAND THAT IS OUR DUTY THE THING WE CAN NOT CARRY A UNDERLYING CAUSE IS IN/ MOD/GOI FAILED PROMISES ON INITIAL LONG 10 YEARS SERVICE AND RELEASED SAILORS PENSION.

    EVEN THOUGH WE CAN NOT PLAY POLITICS AND ONE UP POLITICS AS NO ANSWERS FROM THE AUTHORITIES WHOM WE RESPECTED AND FOUND TO BE SPEECH LESS WE DO NOT GIVE UP GOD WILLING.

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  • Akash Gulati says:

    Where to contact

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  • AMIT KUMAR Roy says:

    Dear veteran/as we all know that excess of every thing is bad.lot we heard from the comments that our honourable Defence minister has had made a strong recommendation for our pension.now we came to know that navpen-navy is yet to receive any direction from Naval HQ.for affecting the said special pension.now who will follow up otherwise the justice denied is…… Or the operation is successful but the patient could not be saved.

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  • Mohan rao indian says:

    DEAR ALL , I AM ALSO SERVED INITIAL ENGAGEMENT OF 10 LONG YEARS SERVED AND RELEASED AND RECEIVED MY PENSION AND BENEFITS AS OF DATE.

    WE HAVE TO GO ON HAMMERING THIS ISSUE UNTIL WE RECEIVE OUR RIGHTFUL PENSION AND BENEFITS.

    DEFENCE MEAN IT IS INDUSTRY AND ALWAYS INDIAN NAVY /MOD / GOI LOOK FOR PROFIT BUSINESS.

    I HOPE YOU ALL AGREE WITH ME IF IT IS INDUSTRY – BUSINESS , THE MANAGEMENT OF INDIAN NAVY / THE MANAGEMENT OF MOD / THE MANAGEMENT OF GOI WANT TO PROFIT MAXIMUM SO , WHEN THE MIND SET OF PROFIT DO YOU KNOW THE MANAGEMENT OF INDIAN NAVAL BUSINESS / THE MANAGEMENT OF MOD BUSINESS / THE MANAGEMENT OF GOI BUSINESS THEY DO NOT HAVE ANY NATIONALITY , THEY DO NOT KNOW HARD SHIP OF 10 LONG YEARS SERVED AND RELEASED SAILORS, SUFFERING FAMILY AND DEPENDENT CHILDREN AS THEY ARE IN BUSINESS.

    DO NOT BELIEVE IN/MOD/GOI. IN BUSINESS ALL OUR ACHIEVEMENTS ARE ZERO VALUE AS THEY DID BUSINESS BY EMPLOYING US AND DO NOT BOTHER ABOUT SUPREME COURT DIRECTION ON WASTING MONEY AT TIME AND KEEP SILENT.

    WATCH THEM . WE DO NOT GIFT OUR RIGHTFUL PENSION AND GIVE UP.

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  • Mohan rao indian says:

    DEAR ALL, I AM ALSO SERVED INITIAL ENGAGEMENT OF 10 LONG YEARS AND RELEASED AND NOT RECEIVED MY PENSION AND BENEFITS AS OF DATE.

    WE HAVE TO GO ON HAMMERING THIS ISSUE UNTIL WE RECEIVE OUR RIGHTFUL PENSION AND BENEFITS.

    DEFENCE MEANS IT IS INDUSTRY AND ALWAYS INDIAN NAVY / MOD / GOI LOOK FOR PROFIT BUSINESS.

    I HOPE YOU ALL AGREE WITH ME IF IT IS INDUSTRY – BUSINESS , THE MANAGEMENT OF INDIAN NAVY / THE MANAGEMENT OF MOD / THE MANAGEMENT OF GOI WANT TO PROFIT MAXIMUM SO, WHEN THE MIND SET OF PROFIT DO YOU KNOW THE MANAGEMENT OF INDIAN NAVAL BUSINESS / THE MANAGEMENT OF MOD BUSINESS / THE MANAGEMENT OF GOI BUSINESS THEY DO NOT HAVE ANY NATIONALITY, THEY DO NOT KNOW HARD SHIP OF 10 LONG YEARS SERVED AND RELEASED SAILORS, SUFFERING FAMILY AND DEPENDENT CHILDREN AS THE IN/MOD/ GOI IN BUSINESS.

    DO NOT BELIEVE IN/MOD/GOI. AS THEY ARE IN BUSINESS OUR ACHIEVEMENTS ARE ZERO VALUE AS THEY DID BUSINESS BY EMPLOYING US AND DO NOT BOTHER ABOUT SUPREME COURT DIRECTION AND FEEL WASTING TIME, MONEY AND KEEP SILENT.

    WATCH THEM. WE DO NOT GIFT OUR RIGHTFUL PENSION AND GIVE UP.

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  • g.jeyaprakash ex cpl says:

    All the above comments are coming from the hearts of sailors who fought 1971 wars Living in fag end life.on the other hand DESW IN ITS ORDER to chief of 3 staffs to granting disability benefits to ALL PRE 2006 DISABLED WENT OUT OF SERVICE VOLUNTARILY/AT OWN REQUEST WITH ARREARS OVERLOOKING S.C FOLLOWING ONLY 3 YEARS PRIOR TO FILING OF PENSION CASES.VIDE LT NO:16(05)2008/D(pension policy)dt 17 .05.2017.but for,those veterans ,all who completed their regularterms of service &retained due to 1971 war ,the justice is denied.

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  • AMIT KUMAR Roy says:

    Dear veterans, please refer p_d_module and as per pension disbursement module published by the Ministry of defence(finance) as in page 27 of149 guidelines it clearly says that prompt payment in court cases to avoid further litigation, penal charges and interest as well as contempt of court order. Now the officials reposible to please act on this award otherwise such notifications published by you will loose all credibility of the authority. Your delay may cause detrimental effect to our judicial system. Because they are the authority and we all believe them.

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  • SANJAY says:

    Has anyone got any idea where the case is pending ?
    it is with Navy or Finance Ministry or Defence Ministry ?

    What clarification they are looking for ?
    Strange thing is this Govt. moves too slow.
    Nobody is there to take responsibility.
    Let us know who is not doing their duties properly.
    Seven months for implementing Supreme court decision…..really disgrace.

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  • shyamal .kumar chowdhury says:

    I some time surprise to think that , we spend Valuable 10 years of our young days with hard life and asking or type of begging for pension , where as their is many example getting pension even one day service, and I have left Navy on 31/10/1979 and now 69 years running thanks for what ever.

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  • Kiran Lal Mukhopadhyay says:

    Though it is too late yet I believe that this time Indian Navy/ MOD will not be successful to deceive us , because Honble. Supreme Court is in our legitimate demands favour. Ex LPM, K.L.Mukhopadhyay

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  • Dear mukho pleased with ur positive attitude.u r right we r just at the threshold of success. Navy & m.o.d.having exhausted all the tricks r bound to grant our pension now.in one of the civil contempt petion hearing they’be been given nice dressing by the supreme court & now will be required to act in four week’s time.so let us some new trick of our super smart authorities. Ex LPM RAVINDER FROM INS VIRBAHU.

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  • Kiran Lal Mukhopadhyay says:

    Dear Ravinder Kumar, Ex LPM of INS Virbahu , thanks for your analytical observation of our pending Special Pension issue. It was so nice on your part to identify me. I believe that God is great and so we will get justice for our rendered service for Mother land. Jai Hind. Kiran Lal Mukhopadhyay, Ex LPM of INS Virbahu.

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  • RS Rathore ex LEMR says:

    Review petition will be heard tomorrow ie 10.8.2017

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  • Kiran Lal Mukhopadhyay says:

    It is now a patience game to achieve the result of toughest efforts of all of our beloved V S F. Though Indian Navy/ MOD is putting best efforts to be reason of our sorrow by appealing further to Supreme Court for some new verdict against the earlier one but let us all hope that Honble Supreme Court will reject their plea. Jai Hind. Kiran Lal Mukhopadhyay , Ex LPM.

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  • Veteran LRO Tel M Thankachan says:

    Wait for the Reservists Pension will be over by tomorrow. Navy’s RP on the Supreme Court order will be taken up tomorrow at 1.55. PM, And we are all sure that the verdict will be on our favour.

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  • Kiran Lal Mukhopadhyayj says:

    In my writings of 09/08/ 2017 in first line , in place of VSF it will be VSWA. Kiran Lal Mukhopadhyay, Ex LPM.

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  • Satish Arora says:

    apply with your discharge certificate to
    The Logistics Officer-in-Charge,
    Naval Pension Office, C/o INS Tanaji
    Sion Trombay Road, Mankhurd,
    Mumbai – 400 088

    Tel: 022-25075455/ 5600/5615/5616

    Toll Free Helpline : 1800220560

    Fax: 022-25575605, 25075621, 25564823

    Email : navpen-navy@nic.in

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  • R.s.Rathore. Ex LEMR says:

    Review petition of navy dismissed by
    Hoble supreme court today.
    Now all clear.
    Order will be issued shortly.

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  • Arjun Gadling says:

    We all of us wants to thanks Mr. TS Das and his team for their sucesseful fight for pension. Jai Hind

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  • Kiran Lal Mukhopadhyay says:

    Henceforth 10th August 2017 will be remembered by all the Ex Sailors of Indian Navy of ten years Bond engagement with Reservist liability as Day Of Victory because of the dismissal of R/ P of Indian Navyby the Honble Supreme Court of India on this date. Jai Hind. Kiran Lal Mukhopadhyay, Ex LPM.

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  • Dear veteran friends a giant leap finally towards our goal. Now hopefully nothing should hinder implementation of great verdict of Hon.Supreme Court. Our patience & persistent efforts would yield results. Weldone friends.3 cheers for great victory.

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  • R.s.Rathore. Ex LEMR says:

    Tomorrow ie 14/8/2012 cox will be heard hy hon’ble supreme court

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  • R.s.Rathore. Ex LEMR says:

    Coc(court contempt)

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  • Vadavarayil Jacob Abraham. says:

    WITH THE DISMISSAL OF NAVY’S REVIW PETITION THE SPECIAL PENSION IS AT A DISPOSSAL STAGE. LET US BE PROUD NOW , I FFEEL THAT I AN EX-SERVICE MAN.

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  • Sanjay says:

    Congratulation to everyone who fought the battle for so long. Some of them like Raminder Singh Sahota were fighting lonely and some under the umbrella of Veteran Sailors. All of them won.

    Navy is not defeated it should never be.

    It is the group of some mentally ill officers who showed their arrogance and insensitivity to the issue were defeated.
    Now we move to the next step.
    How much pension will we get ? Since when ?
    If anyone has any idea ,please let everyone know.

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  • Pritam Singh says:

    congratulation to all those who have conquered the battle to its logic end. Thank you everybody brave heart.

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  • RANJIT DATTA says:

    We destroyed Karachi in 1965 war which made Pak to beg as Fakir, We snatched & created Bangladesh in 1971 as proud Liberator and now it is really time for all the VSWA members “Celebration of 70 years of Independence with Triumph over the Evils in Hindustan” – Cheers and Salute to each & everyone at VSWA!!

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  • Sukumar Saha, Ex LAM says:

    Congratulation to each and every persons who were engaged with this fight until the Victory. I myself experienced the 1971 war of India-Pakistan was easier than this battle. May be some of our veterans might have died and left their survivors. Hope they should also enjoy this benefits.

    It is a shame for those mentally ill persons who was raising repeated objections for several years and defeated in front of the poor sailors and their families who saved their nation, where you too also belongs.

    JAY HIND JAY JAWAN

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  • R.s.Rathore. Ex LEMR says:

    Coc is heard by ho’ble supreme court . navy advocate agreed that within two weeks
    Special pension matter will be implemented
    14.8.2017

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  • RALPH PATRICK SWASBROOK says:

    Congratulations to all and thank you for the good newa of the 14th August 2017 by the SC order to sanction pension to all the Sailors who served ten years in the Indian Navy. I am a non pensioner therefore I would like to know if I am entitled to this grant. I am Ralph Patrick Swasbrook and I joined the Indian Navy on 22nd April 1963 and got my release on 22nd April, 1973. Kindly update me. thanking you Ralph

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  • v sadanandan ex navy 10 years service says:

    Sc judgement 14/08/2017 regarding 10 years pension to ex naval sailors and latest news

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  • K B Pillai says:

    Sir
    The details are still not available in the website. Could you please share the link.

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  • H.K.CHADHA says:

    PLS ADVISE I DID 7.5 YRS IM INDIAN NAVY.
    I WAS RELEASED ON MEDICAL GROUNDS CATEGORY EEE & MY DISABILITY WAS LESS.(NO MEDICAL PENSION)
    KINDLY ADVISE IF I AM ELIGIBLE FOR PENSION.

    THANKS

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  • AMIT KUMAR Roy says:

    I Amit Kumar Roy 96083 an ex-LAM
    congratulate those hero’s who fought this 40 years long battle
    and got the liberation on 14/08/2017.
    If our country got the liberation on 15th August then the veterans got liberation on 14/08/17.
    Conveying my regards and love to all naval personnel of our Navy
    Thanks.

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  • Chintan Yadav says:

    Hi Everyone, Request to guide if My Father will be also applicable for special pension if Navy will accept the Supreme Court Judgement.My Father retired from Navy as Leading Electric Mechanic after completion 10 years service from 15 Oct 1969 to 31st Oct 1979.

    My Father passed 3 years back, so will my mother can also apply?

    Also what are the documents/form required to submit.

    Thanks for feedback !
    Chintan Yadav

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  • SURINDER KAUSHAL says:

    It is a great news for us. Congratulations to all and heartiest thnks to VSWA. Sincere thanks to … who is taken up our case to public forum. Regards Surinder Kaushal EX Sailor Indian Navy

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  • NATHAN says:

    PLEASE LET ME KNOW WHETHER A NAVAL SAILOR WHO TOOK PREMATURE RELEASE OF FEW MONTHS IS ELIGIBLE FOR SPECIAL PENSION

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  • Dilbagh singh says:

    I dilbagh s.randhawa(ex-LME).really appreciate the tireless efforts put by the hard working ex-servicemen of the great naval force.I just talked to one of my colleagues who apprised me of the decision given by the honorable judge.Better late than never.Kudos to all.thx.

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  • K S Raju Vir Chakra says:

    I K S Raju Vir Chakra (Petty Officer) served Indian navy for 10years from year 1964 to 1974 and I was not drafted in reserve fleet but I too was waiting for 10years pension release soo long but the decision arrived but I’m not in to context only because I was not released on or after 3rd of July 1976
    Doesn’t I need to be considered for the judgement of Supreme Court which is not applicable on me
    Please let me know what should I do now

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  • UMMED SINGH BHOJ says:

    Dear my name is Ummed Singh Bhoj, Ex. POELP joind Navy 30-03-1961 and discharged from Navy 31-12-1972.
    I was active in war 1965 and 1971, and got discharged as per rule not keeping reservist in Nay.
    Kindly let me know if am entitled under “Special Pension ”
    I have already transferred Rs. 500/-from my HDFC Bank and credited in your bank [IMPS Ref no. 7238161966 ] Further will pay for life membership if any positive reply given you. I have submitted membership form, kindly check in record.
    Thanking you.

    .

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  • N K Jain, Ex- LEM(P), 95853 says:

    Dear All Veteran’s , this is justice to all of us by Hon’ble Supreme Court.

    I thank everyone who fought this till justice, you all deserve salute and true respect from all of us.
    Amit Kumar Roy, LAM ,you are same who was in Boxing team in 1979 in GOA.

    this NK Jain Ex LEM(P) 95853.

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  • Kiran Lal Mukhopadhyayv says:

    DDear friends,
    After the confession of AG of Govt.of India and Lawyer of Navy in Honble SC that NAVY/MOD will implement the verdict within two weeks time we all were in victory mood but as on todate it seems , things are not the same as it looks. VSWA is aware of the situation and certainly they are also planning about their next course of action. From the available information it seems that Navy will start will start making ineligible all the applicants by wrong interpretation of the verdict of Honble SC . However we are having our advocate to fight with them legally and to make them defeat. Jai Hind.
    K Iran Lal Mukhopadhyay, Ex LPM, No.103532)~

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  • sumit sharma says:

    My father comes under this criteria and as per the supreme court’s decision; my mother is eligible for the pension under this scheme. Please let me know how to get the form for applying the same. If someone is having the same; please share on my mail id i.e. sharma1782@gmail.com.

    Thanks & Regards,

    Sumit Sharma

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  • Subhash chandra das says:

    I have served 10 years in the Indian Navy.I WAS HAPPY THAT SUPREME COURT HAS GIVEN THE JUDGMENT IN FAVOUR OF THE SAILORS THOSE WITH 10YEARS OF SERVICE. BUT IN THE JUDGEMENTS REG,95 says that the sailor has opted for further continuous service. In that case ones opted

    for continuous service then the sailors would have got normal pension. There was no necessary to knock the door of justice.
    This judgment of Supreme Court has fooled all 10 years sailors. The Navy has made a mockery of the judgements denying almost all the sailors with 10 years service. These clause regulations 95 needs to be ammended so that all the sailors with 10 years of active service become eligible for special pension kindly advise.

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  • Sanjay says:

    Yes the judgement is faulty. It created false sense of happiness. Navy was successful in cheating all of us.
    Our advocates missed the point.
    Do not know if things can be rectified.
    Worst part is that there are some who fought both 1965 and 1971 wars and were released after 10 years and were not eligible for pensions . What a joke!
    It should have been pension for all those who have served 10 years.
    Illiterate goondas , bootleggers context elections
    and most of the time do not attend parliament or legislative assemblies and on completion of five years get pension for life long…

    Long live Hindustan.

    Compare that with the services rendered by these brave people . Unlimited working hours , years of separation from parents , wives ,kids . 24 Hours Ready to die for nation.
    And were fighting to get the pension for 40 years. Some of them fought the wars of 1965 and 71.

    They have lived without pension for last 40 years they might survive without pension for another 10 /20 years.
    Their fight was fight for their dignity not for money.
    The nation has failed. Navy has back stabbed their own men.
    When we see such things happening our heart cries . Alas no one hears that.

    Bharat Mata Ki Jai.

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  • Alphonso Miranda says:

    Dear fellow sailor, this rule is for
    Service pension. Because of strength of
    Reserve forces reduced from 03 Jul 76.Those who joined prior to this date
    And discharged after this date after
    Completing 10 years and more but less than
    15 years are eligible for spl. Pension.we have 2 ex navy advocates Mr sahota and niranjan chakraborthy who have fought for
    So many years. Don’t lose heart. We r not
    Asking normal pension. But spl pension.
    ALPHONSO MIRANDA EX POWTR 104490B
    AL

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  • Advocateji says:

    Dear Sanjay, you are advised to become member of VSWA. contact 9891909074 http://veteransailors.com/

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  • Alphonso Miranda says:

    Dear sanjay
    Don’t get heart broken. Our advocates have
    Not missed anything. We have lost reserve pension case everywhere except Chennai AFT. supreme court said it is error. Regs
    Navy clearly says it is not a right to be in naval reserve unless there is express order from competent authority. Special pension comes to effect after 03 July 76 because disbanding of fleet reserve forces. Supreme court says those joined before this and discharged/released after
    This date may be eligible for spl pension
    Under navy pension regs 95. Now we cannot blame the lawyers. 2 of our ex navy
    10 year sailors lawyers have been fighting
    These cases. This spl pension case where
    Interpretion is confusing is rule 16 to be
    Clarified. Otherwise all 10 year navy sailors have to fight again politically,
    Influence the lawmakers to have sympathy
    With us. Because we have suffered worst
    In our naval tenure less salary,less facilities,bad food,hardships. No one is
    Recognised. I feel sorry a P.O. gets VIRCHAKRA but no one cares. Today servicemen r much better. People adore them. Financially they r secure. It is
    Unfortunate govt and navy ditched us.
    ALPHONSO MIRANDA EX POWTR 104490B HAI HIND

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  • Inder Singh says:

    Confused. Sanjay says he with 10 years service is not eligible and yet some say they are. Can you clarify this

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  • Arjun Gadling says:

    Dear Fellows you must read page 16 & 17 of the supreme court judgement 27/10/16 where advocate for navy argued about unwillingness which is not accepted by the supreme court. so do not lose heart as Miranda said. 10 years serving sailors will get special pension as mention in para 25 of the judgement.

    Jai hind AR GADLING EX SEAI 55120

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  • Advocateji says:

    Dear Arjun, You wont get it unless you again file a Contempt of Court.

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  • Advocateji says:

    Dear Inder, You wont get it unless you again file a Contempt of Court.

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  • Advocateji says:

    Dear Miranda, You have not engaged any advocate yet. How do you think you should get with the efforts of others.

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  • Inder Singh says:

    I read that non pensioners won on 14.8.2017 decision of SC and navy said to do it in two weeks it was contempt of court case. Do we need to file again

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  • Advocateji says:

    Dear Inder Singh, It is better for you to join veteran sailors welfare association with total fees 5500 for life http://veteransailors.com/

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  • Arjun Gadling says:

    In my openion implementation might have taken palace wef 14/8/2017. These government procedure take time to implement. Navy have to allocate budget for arrears of payment finding out correct list of benificiaries, develop software publish government order and lots more.Until unless we see the MOD orders we should not confused with because judgement is 100%correct. Please be clam,VSWA is doing his job. If we are not eligible navy will have to write us.

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  • I never thought I will get pension at others efforts. I understand the difficulties faced by my brothers. Neither I am a cheering party as mentioned. I was not aware of this developments. When I retired from my govt Bank job when I came to know about this in Apr 2017. Please don’t misunderstand me. I will support u either we win or lose. Today, I have become member. I can understand ur Feelings. I am with u now onwards. Let us Reach everyone. I know u r angry. Please continue for our sake.please remember I am not a cheering Party. I feel the same pain others feeling. I can understand ur feelings.
    ALPHONSO MIRANDA EX POWTR 104490B

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