153rd Defence Pension Adalat (CDA Pensions) conducted under the aegis of HQ Jharkhand & Bihar Sub Area (Danapur Cantt, Bihar)
The 153rd Defence Pension Adalat was successfully conducted on February 15-16, 2018 at Danapur Cantt (Bihar) under the stewardship of Maj Gen SS Mamak, GOC J&B Sub Area. This much awaited 'Adalat' was conducted after a long gap of twelve years in this region. The event facilitated 'on-the-spot' redressal of grievances of the Defence Pensioners hailing from Bihar & all neighboring States like Jharkhand, Odisha, Bengal and UP. The event which was conducted at Akhaura Hall at the Bihar Regimental Centre, witnessed approximately 1000 Veterans including Senior Ex Servicemen, Veer Naris, Widows & Dependents.
The aim of the Defence Pension Adalat was to take the Grievances Redressal Mechanism i.e. CDA (Pensions), Allahabad to the doorstep of Defence Pensioners of the region. Maj Gen SS Mamak also interacted with senior officials present, from CGDA namely Shri Upendra Sah (Addl CGDA), Shri Praveen Kumar Pr CDA (Pensions) & Pr CDA (Navy). On behalf of all the Defence Pensioners the GOC conveyed "the need for CDA (Pensions) to genuinely & timely reach out to the grievances of the Veterans thereby upholding the dignity of all those who gave their prime in service of the nation" .
This two day event saw a team of thirteen Senior Account Officers from CDA (Pensions) Allahabad, registering a total of 658 cases out of which 349 cases were resolved on the spot.
- Col Raja Jesson Singh