Category Archives: Defence

MoD | Defence Budget Allocation for 2019-20 at Rs 3.19 Lakh Cr excluding Defence Pension

Defence Budget Allocation for 2019-20

Union Budget for the financial year 2019-20, presented by the Finance Minister Smt Nirmala Sitharaman in the Parliament today, envisaged a total outlay of Rs27,86,349 crore. Out of this Rs 3,18,931.22 crore has been earmarked for Defence (excluding Defence Pension). For Defence Pension, an amount of Rs 1,12,079.57 crore has been provided in Budget Estimate… Read More

MoD | Revision of OROP Scheme

OROP

Raksha Rajya Mantri Shri Shripad Naik has informed that A Committee has been constituted on 14.06.2019 under the Chairmanship of Controller General of Defence Accounts (CGDA) to work out the modalities & methodology of implementation of next revision of pension under One Rank One Pension (OROP).  The composition of the Committee is as under:-

(i)  CGDA                            … Read More

MoD announces Defence Production Corridor in Bundelkhand

Defence Production Corridor in Bundelkhand

Raksha Rajya Mantri Shri Shripad Naik  has informed that Hon’ble Finance Minister in his budget speech (2018-19) had announced setting up of two Defence Industrial Corridors in the Country.  Subsequently, Hon’ble Prime Minister, during the inaugural address of Investors Summit 2018, had announced that one of these Defence Industrial Corridors will be… Read More

MoD | Visit of CAS to Russia

Air Chief Marshal Birender

Air Chief Marshal Birender Singh Dhanoa PVSM AVSM YSM VM ADC, Chairman Chiefs of Staff Committee and Chief of the Air Staff is embarking on a bilateral goodwill visit to Russia from 09 to 12 July 2019. The CAS is scheduled to visit various operational and training units as well as fly a sortie in the Russian Trainer aircraft YAK-130. He will interact with senior … Read More

16,925 Cr BE for Dept of Atomic Energy in General Budget 2019-20

Department of Atomic Energy, Mumbai

The Union Budget 2019-20 proposed customs duty reductions on certain raw materials and capital goods needed for nuclear power plants. While presenting the Union Minister of Finance and Corporate Affairs Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman said these measures will further promote domestic manufacturing.

The customs duty reduction will be applicable for the following… Read More

MoD outlines Scholarships to Children of Defence Personnel

Scholarships to Children of Defence Personnel

Raksha Rajya Mantri Shri Shripad Naik has informed that The total budgetary increase made in the current Academic Year (AY 2019-20) from the last Academic Year (AY 2018-19) under the Prime Minister’s Scholarship Scheme (PMSS) is Rs.4.125 crore for the children of Defence Personnel from the National Defence Fund on account of increase in the rate of scholarship… Read More

MoD highlights Shortage of Staff In Ordnance Factories

Ordnance Factories

Raksha Rajya Mantri Shri Shripad Naik  has informed that There is a gap between operational and existing strength of Ordnance Factories resulting in a operational vacancy of 27,763 against operational strength of 1, 10,000.  Out of these 27, 763 vacancy, about 87.5% are technical in nature.

Occurrence of vacancies and their filling up is a continuous and … Read More

MoU between Indian Army and National e-Governance Division

MOU Between Indian Army and National e-Governance Division

Management Information Systems Organisation (MISO) of Indian Army is the nodal agency under Directorate General of Information Systems (DGIS) which is mandated to maintain the centralized database for personnel, equipment and major stores for providing management related information to Integrated HQ of MoD (Army) and other agencies.  The application… Read More

MoD nod for ECHS Facilities to World War II Veterans

ECHS Facilities to World War II Veterans

Raksha Rajya Mantri Shri Shripad Naik has informed that Membership of ECHS has been granted to World War II Veterans, Emergency Commissioned Officers (ECOs), Short Service Commissioned Officers (SSCOs) and pre-mature retirees by waiving off the condition relating to receipt of pension and being Ex-servicemen (ESMs) for becoming eligible to receive medicare… Read More

MOD | Spl Family Pension/Liberalised Family Pension to NOKs of Pensioner on Death Attributable to Military Service

Pensioner on Death Attributable to Military Service

Prior to 17.01.2013, the Next of Kins (NOKs) of Armed Force Pensioner who got re-employed in civil department after getting retired from military service were authorised to draw Ordinary Family Pension (OFP) either from military side or from civil side whichever was beneficial to them in terms of GoI, MoD letter No. 10(6)/92/D(Pens/Sers) dated 28.09.1992.… Read More

MoD outlines Research happening in Defence Organisations

DRDO

Defence Research and Development Organisation(DRDO), an R&D wing of Ministry of Defence, is primarily involved in design and development of complex and security systems in the fields of missiles, unmanned aerial vehicles, radars, electronic warfare systems, sonars combat vehicles, combat aircraft, sensors, etc. for the Armed Forces as per their… Read More