I am an officer in the Administration of an autonomous research institute coming under the government of India. Many employees in our organization have been given mobile phones. The bills as well as the cost of the instrument are borne by the management.
I would like to know whether the same practice exists in other similar government organizations, and what are the eligibility criteria for an employee to be given a mobile phone.
Thanks in advance!
My name is Capt Nitin Soni (retd).
I served in Indian Army for 5 yrs as a Short Service Commission Officer. During my release from Army, i got 30% disability sanctioned from Army (for a drug reaction case) so started getting disability pension.
However, PCDA (principal controller of defence accounts (pension) ),while issuing the commuted disability pension deducted Terminal Gratuity (as applicable to Short service officers) granted to me by CDAO (controller of Defence accounts (Officers)).
Since then, i have done many correspondence, but they are not clarifying reasons for deducting Terminal Gratuity.
Infact, on being eligible for any pension, an officer automatically becomes eligible for Retirement Gratuity also. But they have not issued that also to me.
No clarification has been issued about Retirement gratuity eligibility also from PCDA.
As i understand, i have a right over gratuity amount for rendering active service for 5 yrs & this right cannot be denied. Whether Terminal or Retirement or both, i must be granted gratuity.
Can you please educate me of the legal opinion with respect to my case. In case required, i am ready to take the legal recourse if i am genuinely being denied the gratuity amount.