Friday, 1 July, 2022
TopicDefence pension

Topic: Defence pension

After 60,000 veterans fume about delayed April pensions, defence ministry promises payout today

The Ministry of Defence has granted 58,275 pensioners time until 25 May 2022 to get their identification data updated on SPARSH online system.

Decrease military pension, salary bill without reinventing wheel. Just look at other armies

There is scope to reduce the size of the armed forces by 30-40 per cent. And increasing retirement age and reducing pension is not the solution.

Why Modi govt will be spending less on defence pensions next year

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman Monday announced Rs 1.15 lakh crore for defence pensions, about 13 per cent less than the Rs 1.33 lakh crore that was allocated last financial year.

Army’s proposed ‘Tour of Duty’ recruitment model could be expanded to Navy and IAF too

Three-year volunteer scheme is being designed to attract more youth to Army, fill up officers’ vacancies, and reduce ballooning defence pensions.

Don’t tinker with Indian military’s way of life to fix your out-of-control fiscal deficit

Some half-baked economist came up with the specious argument to reform military life to save money — and CDS Bipin Rawat-led DMA swallowed the bait hook line and sinker.

Veterans must know that rising defence pension bill needs to be tamed for military’s own good

Modi govt needs to come out with a new National Pension Scheme for India's armed forces to give them extra in comparison to the civilian workforce.

Proposal to increase retirement age, cut down pension in armed forces irks officers, veterans

A note by the Department of Military Affairs, headed by CDS General Bipin Rawat, proposes changes to the retirement age and pension policy, which could potentially cut costs.

Comments on disabled soldiers return to haunt Lt Gen amid talk of armed forces tribunal job

A lawyer has written to Modi govt & AFT, citing controversial comments made by Lt Gen. Ashwani Kumar (Retd) about disabled soldiers & his call for a code of conduct for veterans.  

Make short service lucrative, raise retirement age: CDS plan to reduce defence pensions

Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat tells parliamentary panel that many steps are being actively considered for saving on the defence budget.

Is India’s rising defence pension bill affecting modernisation of military? 5 myths busted

Business as usual is no longer an option. India must tackle the rising defence pension bill.

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Representational image | Islam devotees offer Friday prayers during Ramadan, Patna, April 2022 | PTI

Quran says no one can limit others’ freedom. Udaipur killing violates Islam’s golden rule

Throughout history, Islamic scholars have uniformly agreed that respecting and obeying the law of the land is an essential aspect of faith.
The Reserve Bank of India logo | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

RBI intervenes with multi-pronged strategy in battle against rupee fall

The Reserve Bank’s challenges include crashes in forward dollar premiums to rising open interest in futures that adds to pressure on the currency.

Defence

National Security Adviser Ajit Doval | File photo: ANI

At 1st Maritime Security Group meet, NSA chief Doval stresses on coordination among stakeholders

Meeting chaired by Vice Admiral (retd) G. Ashok Kumar, India’s 1st national maritime security coordinator. ‘Crucial policy issues’ such as ‘blue economy initiative’ also discussed.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.
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