The Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) issued directives to the Centre, Defence Ministry’s Department of Defence Production and Ordinance Factory Director General to grant full family pension of the missing father of the applicant from the Ordinance factory Hospital.
While hearing the petition of Ms Sonia Angre, 21 year old daughter of Mr Ramesh Angre an Ordinance Factory Khamaria employee. who was declared missing from August 25, 1988 from the Factory Hospital, a bench of Justice Ranbir Singh and Judicial member Mukesh Kumar, ordered to the OFK General Manager that the pension arrears interest and other benefits of Mr Angre to be given pay to his legal heir Sonia, within 45 days.
It also directed them to contemplate the application of compassionate appointment to her within three months as per the Defence Service Rules.
Ms Sonia’s mother was carrying her when her father disappeared and in 1995, her mother was also expired when she was just seven years old.
She filed a petition demanding full arrears of her missing father’s pension and other interests on May 1, 2007.