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Grant of Ex-Servicemen status to Army Postal Service Personnel

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Personnel who were on deputation in Army Postal Service for more than 6 (six) months prior to 14th April, 1987 would also be considered as Ex-servicemen with all consequential benefits.

1(9)/2010/D (Res-I)
Government of India
Ministry of Defence
(Deptt. of Ex-Servicemen Welfare)
New Delhi the 10th April, 2013

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Grant of Ex-servicemen status to Army Postal Service Personnel.


The undersigned is directed to refer to this Ministry’s OM of even No. dated 20/21.07.2011 on the above subject wherein it was stated that as per Order dated 26.03.2010 passed by Hon’ble AFT Chandigarh in connection with TA. No. 110 of 2009 (arising out of CWP No 15237/2009) filed by JC-105931 Ex-Sub Atma Singh & others Vs UOI & others, personnel who were on deputation in Army Postal Service for more than 6(Six) months prior to 14th April 1987 would also be considered as Ex- servicemen with all consequential benefits. It has been reported that Ex-serviceman status has not been given to such personnel as a result of which they are being denied the benefits available to Ex-servicemen. Some representations have been received in this regard from affected personnel also.

2. The matter has been examined in the department and with the approval of the competent authority, it is reiterated that that OM dated 20/21.07.2011 was issued based on the directions of the Hon’ble AFT very clearly stating that personnel who were on deputation in Army Postal Service for more than 6 (six) months prior to 14th April, 1987 would also be considered as Ex-servicemen with all consequential benefits. Hence a person who was on deputation in APS for more than 6 (Six) months prior to 14th April 1987 is to be considered as ESM.
 Sd/-
(Vineet Saini)
Deputy Secretary (Res-I)


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March 13, 2014 at 10:57 PM

This is wrong order and not justified. Please give me reply on following issue :-
(a) What about who had served more then 15 years after 14 April 1987 ?
(b) Why after 14 Apr 1987 not taken into account ?
(c) This irregular orders is quite Di-moralizing to soldiers like me.
(d) Due to this order DSSA Board, Gujarat Ahmadabad is not issuing Identity Cards to Ex Army Postal Service personnel. Resulted we all EX APS facing great difficulties. No one is listening our complaints.
(e) We all do not demanding pension but demanding Identity Cards only.
Now I compelled to prepare all EX APS to file case in Hon'ble Court.

April 19, 2014 at 3:51 PM

This is wrong order and not justified. Please give me reply on following issue :-
(a) What about who had served more then 15 years after 14 April 1987 ?
(b) Why after 14 Apr 1987 not taken into account ?
(c) This irregular orders is quite Di-moralizing to soldiers like me.
(d) Due to this order DSSA Board, Gujarat Ahmadabad is not issuing Identity Cards to Ex Army Postal Service personnel. Resulted we all EX APS facing great difficulties. No one is listening our complaints.
(e) We all do not demanding pension but demanding Identity Cards only.
Now I compelled to prepare all EX APS to file case in Hon'ble Court.

WE strongly condemn such irregular orders. We are helpless because DSSA Gujarat Ahmadabad is not issuing Identity cards to EX APS personnel. We all have done more then 15 years job in Army. Due to such irregular order who will come in Army ? That means we all have wasted our valuable time in Army Postal Service? Please give me reply.

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