Payment of Special Pension to Fleet Reservists Supreme Court Order Dated 27 Oct 2016

Dear Veteran Sailors,

Consequent to the Honourable Supreme Court Order dated 27 Oct 2016 passed in Civil Appeal 2147/2011 and 8566/2014 for Grant of Special Pension Under Regulations 95 of Navy Pension Regulations 1964, there have been a lot of queries from affected veteran sailors.

As per the above Supreme Court Order, all Fleet Reservists who were in service prior to 03 Jul 1976 and discharged on or after 03 Jul 1976 were given Special Pension. Earlier, the litigants who were part of the above civil suits only were given Special Pension.

MOD vide their letter dated 26 Sep 2017 have now approved Special Pension to all affected veteran Sailors without the need for any fresh litigation. The conditions for grant of Special Pension are as given in the MOD letter dated 26 Sep 2017 which is appended below.

All affected Veteran Sailors who are eligible for Special Pension may please send their application to Navpen at the following address giving all relevant documents:

The Logistic Officer-in-Charge
Navy Pension Office
C/O INS Tanaji
Sion Trombay Road
Mumbai- 400 088

Warm Regards,

Commodore Sudheer Parakala, IN (Retd)

Vice President & President East/South Zones
Tri Services Ex-Servicemen Welfare Association (T SEWA)
Mob: 9849057767


Commissioned into the Indian Navy on 25 Mar 1970, an alumnus of Defence Services Staff College and College of Defence Management. Served in various ships for 9 years including commissioning of India's First Guided Missile Destroyer INS Rajput. Important shore appointments include Dy Naval Attache, Moscow, DS at CDM, Director Naval Plans, Principal Director Procurement at NHQ, Chief Staff Officer (LA&P) at ENC and HF at CDM. Took pre-mature retirement after 32 years service at the peak of career before the Promotion Board to the Flag Rank on compassionate Grounds. At Present totally dedicated to the Ex-Servicemen Welfare and is the President of East & South Zones of TSEWA

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