Air Force Association - Kozhikode Chapter

AFA ANNIVERSARY 2018 & FAMILY GET TOGETHER

The AFA anniversary and  family get together will be held on Sunday 16th  September 2018 10:00 AM at SK POTTEKKAD HALL, Puthiyara, Calicut. The members are requested to inform how many will be  attending from their family, veg or non-veg.  Please be generous and  bring cheques for CMDRF (Chief Ministers Disaster Relief Fund)   which will be handed over to the District Collector on that day.

<General Secretary, AFA Kozhikode Chapter>

HOUSE TAX EXEMPTION UPDATES

The property tax eemption was not available for houses larger than 2000 square feet. This restriction is removed now so that an ESM gets exemption for the 2000 square feet area  and will have to pay tax only for the area in excess of 2000 square feet. See the paper cutting posted in the GALLERY.

REVISION OF PENSION OF SEVENTH CPC RECOMMENDATIONS IN RESPECT OF PRE 2016 PENSIONERS - OFFICERS/ AIRMEN/ NCs(E)


Sir,
    Mail received from DAV for dissemination to all the veterans is given as follows, all are requested to forward the details to DAV through given mail address.  Further DAV representatives are visiting AFA Kerala Branch AGM-2017 on 11 Nov 17 at Thodupuzha Idukki.  They are willing to collect the forms at Thodupuzha.  So those who like to submit in hard copy can submit the option forms to DAV representatives at the AGM. 
 
MAIL FROM DAV
 
1.   Intimation has been received from DAV vide their letter No. Air HQ/99798/Misc/7th CPC/O/RP/DAV dated 13 Oct 17 and Air HQ/99798/9/SP/DAV dated 23 Oct 17 regarding revision of pension of 7th CPC recommendations in respect of Pre-2016 pensioners and their eligible family pensioners. The same letters are attached herewith for your reference.  
2.   The required information in case of Officers may please be forwarded through DAV email dav.officers@gov.in or by fax on 011-25683190 or by post on the following address:-

      Director AV-II
      First Floor
      SMC Building
      Subroto Park
      New Delhi-110010

3.   The required information in case of Airmen/NCs(E) may please be forwarded through DAV email dav.airmen@gov.in by Ex-airmen and email dirav.nce@gov.in by Ex-NCs(E) or by fax on 011-25696359 or by post on the following address:-

      Director AV-III
      Third Floor
      AFRO Building
      Subroto Park
      New Delhi-110010

4.   You are requested to give wide publicity amongst Veteran Officers/ Airmen/ NCs(E).

 

Email send on Monday, October 30, 2017, 11:31:32 by Gen.Secretary, AFA-Kozhikode

SCHOLARSHIP FOR CLASS IX TO XII - date extended to Nov 15.

NOTE: The undermentioned message was received from AFA HO.  These scholarships are given by AFA Head Office.  Not to mix  up with the scholarships given by AFA Kerala at AGM  2017.  Those who want to apply for the scholarships from AFA Head Office, have to download the form from the undermentioned link and have to forward the application directly to AFA Head Office New Delhi. The applications should reach AFA HO by 15 NOV(R) 15 Nov 2017.

  "Dear Air veterans :


Air Force Association sponsors 79 scholarships for various classes every year. These scholarships have been  sponsored by esteemed members of Association. The  Applications must reach at AFA Head Office,c/o AF Stn, Race  Course New Delhi-110003 by 31 Oct (R) 31 Oct every year.  However the last date to receive application for scholarship  for class IX to XII  is  extended up to 15 Nov (R) 15 Nov 17 only

 

? for ward of Air Veterans. 
 For more query, kindly contact to AFA Head office on 011-23015762 or email on afaheadoffice@gmail.com

 

          To download the scholarship application and to know the list of scholarships, please click on the following link: 

Download Scholarship Application and table

 

 

http://www.afa-india.org/air-f orce-association-scholarship"




 

Air Force Association
Head Office
Race Course
New Delhi - 110 003
Tele:-011-23015762

Marshal of the Indian Air Force Arjan Singh passed away

Marshal of the Indian Air Force  Arjan Sing DFC passed away  on 16 September 2017.

 

All celebrations at the Anniversary of AFA Kozhikode chapter was postponed and  heart felt condolence at the sudden demise of the Marshal of IAF was expressed by several speakers at the function. 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arjan_Singh

ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS & FAMILY GET TOGETHER

Air Force Association Kozhikode Chapter anniversary celebrations and  family get together is scheduled on 17th September 2017 10AM at SK POTTEKKAD Samskarika Nilayam  Hall, Puthiyara,  Calicut.  ALL AIR VETERANS  are cordially invited with family  to the function. 

Gen.Secretary

AFA Kozhikode Chapter

Phone: 7907284118.

Area Meeting at Vadakara

Dear Members, 

You are invited to the area meeting of AFA Kozhikode at Vadakara Kopra Bhavan hall on Sunday, 23.April.2017 10:00 AM. All members are requested to attend.

<< Gen.Secretary  AFA KKD >>

AFA Anniversary & GBM

Dear Members,

AFA Kozhikode Chapter is celebrating Anniversary and General Body Meeting as family get together on 18 September 2016 Sunday 10:30 AM at SK Pottekkad Hall, near water tank, Puthiyara, Calicut. All members are cordially invited with family for the function.

General Secretary,

Kozhikode Chapter.

Issue of Sangam PPO

Dear Air Veterans,

 The issue of Sangam PPOs for Pre 2006 pensioners had been repeatedly taken up with the office of CGDA, PCDA (P) Allahabad and Jt CDA (AF). PCDA (P) Allahabad has now uploaded a performa on their website (http://www.pcdapension.nic.in/Misc/sang_proj.htm) for processing pending Sangam  PPO.

 All Air Veterans(Pre-2006) who have not been issued with Sangam PPO are advised to fill the performa and forward it to PCDA(P) Allahabad and  Jt CDA (AF) Subroto park to enable issue of Sangam PPO.

Please Send the following information on the PCDA (Pension) email id   i.e   cda-albd@nic.in   to enable them to notify / dispatch PPO under Sangam Project :-

S.N                       Details :

1. Original PPO Number  :

2. Name of the Officer / Employee  :

3. Name of Family Pensioner   :

4. Regimental / IC Number  :

5. Date of retirement  :

6. Date of Death of officer / employee (in case of Family Pensioner )  :

7. Rank Category (AMC/ADC/RVC/TA/MNS/SS/EC/OTHERS ) :

8. Pension Disbursing Authority (PDA) i.e Bank / Treasury /DPDO/I.E Kathmandu /PPO Pijhara/PPO Dharan/Post Office  :

 9. Basic Pension being Paid by PDA :

     a. W.E.F 01-01-2006 :

     b. W.E.F 24-09-2012 :

10. Bank Account Number, If PDA is Bank :

11. BSR Code and Address of Paying Branch, if PDA is bank :

12. BSR Code and Address of CPPC, if PDA is bank :

13. PDA Station :

14. Present Address of Pensioner :

15. Mobile / phone Number :

16. E-mail ID :

17. Adhar Number,  where available

 

<< Gen.Secretary, AFA-Kozhikode >>

One Rank One Pension

12(1)/2014/D(Pen/Pol)-Part-II

Government of India

Ministry of Defence

Department of Ex-Servicemen Welfare

New Delhi, Dated 7th Nov 2015

To

        The Chief of the Army Staff

        The Chief of the Naval Staff

        The Chief of Air Staff

Subject:  One Rank One Pension (OROP) to the Defence Forces Personnel.

       In view of the need of the Defence Forces to maintain physical fitness,  efficiency and effectiveness, as per the extant Rules,  Defence Service personnel retire at an early age compared to other wings in the Government. Sepoy  in Army and equivalent rank in Navy and Air Force retire after 17/19 years of engagement/service and officers retire before attaining the age of 60 years i.e. the normal age of retirement in the Government. Considering these exceptional service conditions and in the interest of ever vigilant Defence  forces, the pensionary benefits of ex-servicemen have accordingly, over time,  been fixed.

2.  It has now been decided to implement “One Rank One Pension” (OROP) for the Ex-Servicemen with effect from 1.07.2014. OROP implies that uniform pension be paid to the Defence Forces Personnel retiring in the same rank with the same length of service, regardless of their date of retirement, which,  implies bridging the gap between the rates of pension of current and past pensioners at periodic intervals.

3.  Salient features of the OROP are as follows:

i.  To begin with, pension of the past pensioners would be re-fixed on the basis of pension of retirees of calendar year 2013 and the benefit will be effective  with effect from 1.07.2014.

ii. Pension will be re-fixed for all pensioners on the basis of the average of minimum and maximum pension of personnel retired in 2013 in the same rank and with the same length of service.

iii. Pension for those drawing above the average shall be protected.

iv. Arrears will be paid in four equal half yearly instalments.  However,  all the family pensioners including those in receipt  of Special/Liberalized  family  pension and Gallantry award winners shall be paid arrears in one instalment.

v. In future, the pension would be re-fixed every 5 years.

4.   Personnel who opt to get discharged  henceforth on their own request under rule 13(3) 1(i)(b) 13(3) 1(iv) or Rule 16 B of the Army rule 1954 or equivalent  Navy or Air Force  rules will not be entitled  to the benefits of OROP. It will be effective prospectively.

5. The  Govt has decided to appoint a Judicial Committee to look into anomalies, if any arising out of implementation of OROP. The Judicial Committee will submit its report in six months.

6. Detailed instructions relating to implementation of OROP along with tables indicating revised pension for each rank and each category, shall be issued separately for updation of pension and payment of arrears directly by Pension Disbursing Agencies.

7.  This issues with concurrence of Finance Division of this Ministry vide their ID no . MOD(Fin/Pension) ID No. PC to 10(11)/ 2012/Fin/Pen dated 07 November 2015.

8. Hindi version will follow.

(Signed)

K Damayanthi, Joint Secretary to the Government of India.

 

ANNUAL GENERAL BODY MEETING & FAMILY GET TOGETHER - 2015

AIR FORCE ASSOCIATION

(Registered Head Office : Air Force Association, 412 Air Force Station, New Delhi - 110003) 

Kerala Branch

Tele: 0471-2551361 Extn 7866 c/o HQ SAC(Unit), AF

E-mail : afa.kerala@gmail.com Akkulam, TVM - 695011

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AFA/KLA/111                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 OCT 2015

ANNUAL GENERAL BODY MEETING & FAMILY GET TOGETHER - 2015

Dear Member,

1. The Annual General Body Meeting and Family Get Together of the members of AFA Kerala Branch for the current year will be held at Kannur on 13th Dec 2015. Air Marshal Jasbir Walia VM VSM, AOC-in-C, HQ SAC, IAF has kindly consented to be the Chief Guest for the function. You are requested to attend along with your family. The venue & time are given below: 

 

Date  :  13 Dec 2015

Venue  :  St.Michael's Anglo Indian H.S.School

            Burnachery, Kannur (1.1 Kms from Railway Station)

Time  :  10.00 AM

 

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AFA anniversary - Family Get together

AFA anniversary and Air Force Day will be celebrated as a Family Get Together  on 27th  Sept 2015, 10:00 AM at S K Pottekatt hall, near Puthiyara water tank, Calicut. All members of AFA Kozhikode chapter are cordially invited with their family to participate in the function and make it a success. Please contact 9847438345 to specify the number of veg, non veg participating from your family.

General Secretary.

Government announces OROP

  1. "Despite the huge fiscal burden, given its commitment to the welfare of ex-servicemen, Government has decided to implement OROP," the Defence Minister said at a press conference that was attended by the three service chiefs.
  2. The scheme will be effective from July 1, 2014 with arrears that will be paid in four half-yearly installments. The base year for calculating the arrears has been fixed at 2013.
  3. The estimated cost to implement OROP would be Rs. 8,000-10,000 crore and will further increase in future, Mr Parrikar said.
  4. But the government will stick to revision of pension every five years and not the one, or maximum two years as demanded by the veterans.
  5. That is not acceptable, the veterans said after the announcement. Another key demand to not exclude ex-servicemen who opted for voluntary retirement from OROP benefits was not acceded has not been included in the announcement.
  6. "They accepted one point and rejected six points... we are not fully satisfied," said Major General Satbir Singh (retd.) after the announcement.
  7. Widows, including war widows, will be paid arrears in one installment.
  8. Since there are many cases of veterans of the same rank earning different pensions, the government proposes to take the average of the maximum and minimum pension paid per rank, while protecting those who earn above average pensions in their rank.
  9. The veterans and the government have been involved in negotiations for months now. The Prime Minister's Office stepped in last month after the strike escalated into a hunger-strike.
  10. OROP was a key promise made by Prime Minister Narendra Modi when he was campaigning for last year's national election. OROP will give the same pension to ex-servicemen who retired many years ago as that which soldiers of the same rank retiring now draw. The scheme will benefit three million veterans.

As reported by : NDTV on 05.Sept.2015

CALICUT AREA MEETING

All Calicut Area members are cordially invited to the area meeting at 3 PM on 08.August.2015 at Shikshak Sadan (opposite Atlas Jewellery), Poonthanam Junction, Kozhikode.  Your presence in the meeting is important. 

General Secretary.

WEBSITE FOR ONLINE GRIEVANCE REDRESS

Veterans Cell at IHQ of MOD(Army) has launched their website http://www.indianarmyveterans.gov.in/     for online grievance redress. Veterans are requested to make use of it for expeditious redress of their grievances.
Veterans can also lodge their grievances on http://pgportal.gov.in/  which is Centralized Public Grievance Redress and Monitoring System (CPGRAMS) of Department of Administrative Reforms & Public Grievances, Government of India. 

It has following features:-  
-Complainant can upload a relevant document
-Monitoring dash board for the senior officers  
-Grievance Monitor to have holistic view  
-Enhanced Operability 
-Provision to forward multiple grievances to a single department in one stroke  
-Provision to forward grievance to multiple departments

with best wishes

Col BS Gangwar

Director (Complaint & Legal)

Central Organisation, Ex Servicemen Contributory Health Scheme

IHQ MoD (Army), AG Branch,

Maude Lines, Delhi Cantt

New Delhi-110010

Tele-011-25690327

Fax- 011-25684946

Mob-8588836337

Toll Free: 1800 114 115

www.echs.gov.in

LATEST CORRIGENDUM PPO

All Chapter VP/Secy are to give vide publicity of the message stated below:

 

''AIR VETERANS NOT IN POSSESSION OF LATEST CORRIGENDUM PPO ARE ADVISED TO FORWARD THEIR ORIGINAL PPO COPY ALONG WITH FULL ADDRESS AS A REPRESENTATION TO THIS OFFICE.  AFA KERALA BRANCH WILL TAKE UP CASE WITH DAV".  
INFO RECEIVED FROM PD DAV AIR CMDE R SOOD ON 13 JAN 15.
AFA KERALA.

"BIOMETRIC VERIFICATION SYSTEM FOR PENSIONERS"

"BIOMETRIC VERIFICATION BASED ON AADHAR FOR LIFE CERTIFICATE HAS BEEN RECENTLY LAUNCHED. HENCE, IN ORDER TO AVAIL THE FACILITY, IT IS  APPRECIATED THAT ALL RETIRING / RETIRED PERSONNEL ARE TO ENROLL  SELF AND ALL FAMILY MEMBERS FOR AADHAR IMMEDIATELY  AND PROVIDE THE SAME TO PENSION DISBURSING AGENCY (BANKS) AND DAV."

Issued by Dir AV-II, Directorate of Air Veterans, Air HQ(SP), New Delhi  on 12 Dec 2014.

New Plastic Laminated Membership Cards

To all branches,

1.         With effect from 01 May 2014, New Plastic Laminated AFA Membership Cards have been introduced. Existing Members who wish to have their old paper based cards replaced with new Plastic Laminated Cards are advised to submit their old cards to AFA Head Office along with the following information:-

(a)        Rank

(b)        Service No.

(c)        Name

(d)        Membership No. & Date

(e)        Date of Birth

(f)         Date of Enrolment

(g)        Date of Retirement/Discharge

(h)        Name of NOK and Relationship

(j)         Permanent Home Address

(k)        Mobile no.

(l)         One stamp size photograph

2.         The cost of New Plastic Laminated Card is Rs.50/-. Members wishing to replace old Cards may send a multicity cheque/ Demand Draft of Rs.50/-. The new cards will be dispatched by post after 4 days (approx) of  receipt of old cards.

3.         Ex-Air Veterans are requested to forward the details directly to AFA Head Office for obtaining Plastic Cards.  

 

 Secretary

AFA Head Office

C/o 412 AF Stn

Race Course Camp 

New Delhi-110003

-- 
AFA Kerala Branch

Ex-sericemen yet to Utilise Health Scheme Benefits

Around 5,000 ex-servicemen  and their dependants are keeping themselves away from an array of facilities being offered by the Ex-servicemen Contributory Health Scheme (ECHS), show records at the ECHS Polyclinic at West Hill.   Out of the 16,000 ex-servicemen only 11,000 have registered their names in the scheme.

“ A series of value-added services have been included in the scheme for the benefit of ex-servicemen and their dependants from last month, apart from the already existing schemes. A number of Army men who have retired long ago, may not be aware of the facilities being provided here”, says ECHS Officer-in-charge Col R K Nair.

During its inception in 2005, the ECHS Polyclinic had only  4,000 members and the strength has now grown to 11,000. Around 10 value-added services have been introduced at the clinic. They include doctors on call, patient education, blood donors’ forum, palliative care, patient feedback, treatment room, booking by SMS, counselling and interactive sessions with doctors.

In the ‘doctors on call’ facility, the patients can interact with the doctors about their ongoing treatments and other health problems from 2 pm to 4 pm. The members can book the slot by sending an SMS  to 8089134363. To check if particular medicines are available at the pharmacy, the patients can call 9656842384.

To ensure transparency in the treatment at empanelled hospitals, in connection with the Unit Trust of India (UTI), a scheme has been introduced, wherein the bills will be forwarded to the UTI by the hospitals, which will upload them online. Doctors from the polyclinic can refer the patients online to the empanelled hospitals.  In case of life-threatening diseases, the patients can directly go to the hospital and contact the ECHS desk there. From there intimation will be transferred to polyclinic and they will clear the files.

Experts, including a psychologist and psychiatrist from the empanelled hospitals, will be available on request, to provide counselling to the families of ex-servicemen on issues related to family and mental health. The clinic has a blood donors’ forum, which will help especially those seeking emergency treatment at the empanelled hospitals.

The ambulance facility at the clinic will help stabilize the condition of the patients prior to admitting him/her at the empanelled hospital. There will be three physicians and one dental surgeon at the clinic  from 8 am to 4 pm.