Ex-serviceman Ram Kishan Grewal had Rs 3.5-lakh loan against his pension account

At the SBI branch in Bhiwani where he drew his Army pension from, there’s another reason that may have added to his frustration — a Rs 3.5-lakh loan that he took against his pension account.

Written by Abhishek Angad | New Delhi | Updated: November 4, 2016 1:40 pm
OROP, ex-serviceman suicide, OPOP suicide, Ram kishan grewal, post-mortem, post-mortem report, suicide post-mortem, India news, indian express New Delhi: **File** Identity card of 70-year-old ex-serviceman Ram Kishan Grewal who allegedly committed suicide over One Rank, One Pension scheme in New Delhi.PTI Photo(PTI11_2_2016_000288B)

At the centre of the controversy around ex-serviceman Ram Kishan Grewal’s death was his ostensible frustration over what he alleged was the non-implementation of One Rank One Pension (OROP). At the State Bank of India branch in Bhiwani where he drew his Army pension from, there’s another reason that may have added to his frustration — a Rs 3.5-lakh loan that he took against his pension account.

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It was a loan even his family is unaware of but sources in the Bhiwani SBI branch said Grewal had taken the loan in 2015. “In May last year, Grewal had taken Rs 3.5 lakh loan against his pension account,” said an officer from the bank.

But Grewal’s son Jaswant said he was unaware of his bank transactions or loans. “Neither my brothers nor I know about our father’s transactions in the bank,” he said. Before April, when OROP was implemented, Grewal drew a pension of Rs 21,927 and last month drew a pension of Rs 22,608. According to Jaswant, his father had told him his pension should have increased to around Rs 30,000 “if the government had implemented OROP correctly.”

The SBI branch said claims, made by some officials yesterday, that Grewal’s lower pension was a result of the bank “miscalculating the amount” were wrong.

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Branch Manager Ram Singh told The Indian Express that since April this year Grewal has been paid Rs 22,608. Singh said,” From April he has been paid this amount and there is no chance of any miscalculation. Neither did he orally or, in writing, provided us with any complaint regarding this issue.”

Singh added that calculation of the pension depends on Pension Payment Orders (PPO) sent by the previous employer to the Centralised Pension Processing Cell of State Bank Of India in Panchkula. “The bank disburses the pension according to the PPO issued by the employer and in this case too we have done the same,” said Singh.

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First Published on: November 4, 2016 4:12 am
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    Archna
    Nov 4, 2016 at 8:11 am
    Dirty politics by congress AAP. lt;br/gt;Looks stage managed a cold blooded murder by his own Son on behest of congress
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      BHASKARAPRASAD
      Nov 4, 2016 at 9:28 am
      These opposition parties are so deranged that they do not even see that their actions are hurting themselves. If they think they are creating problems for Modi then they are living in a dream world. They are only creating chaos in media and a few uneducated who cannot see through the narrative.lt;br/gt;These actions of the fools in the media and opposition will only reinforce the re-election of Modi in 2019. These ignoramous s can fool some for sometime but not all for all the time.
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        Jayl
        Nov 4, 2016 at 8:10 am
        Absolutely no sympathy for this Congressman who overspent his money, and user his "ex-serviceman" tag to indulge in politics. He received pension for many many years, and by demanding more pension, he commits "suicide" at the age of 65, and the next day the B Wing of the Corrupt Party grants 1 crore to the family. It should be investigated whether the person was killed by the Corrupt Party in collusion with some of his family members. The nation does not respect such individuals.
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          MyTake
          Nov 4, 2016 at 12:06 am
          Suicide culture should be condemned no matter who does it. This is not a way out to even get justice what to speak of something like this done by a "soldier"!!
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            George
            Nov 4, 2016 at 1:27 pm
            I think you can join the congress. You have all the markings of becoming a leader like Rahul since you are as dumb witted like him. You need to be sent to the border to until understand what is going on there so that you don't speak volumes of a coward who committed suicide because of getting around 3000 less.
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              George
              Nov 4, 2016 at 9:10 am
              Our soldiers die everyday now. Let kejerival and Rahul hi pay each family one crore, and visit their families. Is it their own money or the tax payers money?Instead they are paying a coward who was living well beyond his means. This has to be investigated. I will note surprised if he was killed.
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                Tarakkad
                Nov 4, 2016 at 10:35 am
                And his two sons are unemplo and having leaning towards Congress.
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                  Aayush
                  Nov 4, 2016 at 12:24 am
                  Who doesn't has loans these days?
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                    Atis Mitra
                    Nov 4, 2016 at 12:58 am
                    This is the case of our OROP fed Virs
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                      neeraj agrawal
                      Nov 4, 2016 at 11:14 am
                      but everyone do not go for suicide.
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                        Rathna LK
                        Nov 4, 2016 at 1:43 am
                        Anyway his suicide issue is handed over to CBI,he himself is no more and unfortunatly for his fate he was elected as sarpanch on a particular political partylt;br/gt;ticket .And no one should question or take up the issue.It becomes a high drama and unnecessary politics..
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                          A. KHAN
                          Nov 4, 2016 at 3:37 am
                          CONGRESS AND AAP ARE ONLY RAISING SLOGANS AND NO WORK BEING DONE ON THE GROUND LEVEL...CONGRESS COULD NOT IMPLEMENT OROP IN 20 YEARS...COULD NOT REDUCE POVERTY IN 60 YEARS....NOTING DONE FOR MUS LIMS.....NOW WE MUS LIMS ARE WITH MODI FOR DEVELOPMENT AND GOOD GOVERNANCE.
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                            A. KHAN
                            Nov 4, 2016 at 8:21 am
                            MUS LIMS ARE BADLY TREATED IN STAN AND USA...WE ARE BETTER OFF IN INDIA....MANY EDUCATED MUS LIMS ARE NOW SUPPORTING MODI for development.
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                              Arvind
                              Nov 4, 2016 at 4:56 am
                              Basically Congress party has no issue to fight with Modi Govt except fight on petty issues. Rahul hi is making Congress party laughing stock before Ex-servicemen when Congress Party failed to implement OROP to ex-servicemen for 40 years while it was in power.All ex-servicemen know that it is only Narendra Modi Govt implemented it as promised. The sympathy over Suicide case of Grewal has exposed both Rahul hi and Arvind Kejriwal how they fish in troubled water and then making both laughing stock before public and ex-servicemen. Arvind Kejriwal must know that more he attacks Narnedra Modi more he will lose respect and sympathy in Public .Rahul hi has already lost everything including power and no ne take so seriously including Congress Party Leaders.
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                                ashok
                                Nov 4, 2016 at 1:32 am
                                Rahul and kejiriwal have lost sense and patience they are just trying everything thing to be in the lime light but for the wrong reasons.Mr Rahul has to learn a lot in politics
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                                  Bhadra Kaali
                                  Nov 4, 2016 at 6:08 am
                                  Oh God ...43 years of denial of OROP and reduction of pension in 1973 by Indira hi Congress government from 75 per cent to 50 percent and increase in Babus pension can not be obliterated by the tragedy of farce being enacted by Pappu and his chamchas. He and Khujaliwal are simply but unbelievingly comical and farcical in that. There could be problems in implementation which is the "basic" problem of "India" but what did our 80 years of government / governance do for it. They simply perpetuated the non-implementation regime. The nexus between the looters of India and bureaucrats needs smashing. Bureaucrats need a moulding into culture of Serving rather than governing. Failure to implement is absolutely bureaucrats responsibility. Bureaucrats have failed modern India.
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                                    Bhagavath B S
                                    Nov 4, 2016 at 1:23 pm
                                    KEZARI HAS TOLD THAT HE WILL GIVE 1 CRORE,but he will not give, his job of remaining one day in media is over, next day next drama?
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                                      Bhagavath B S
                                      Nov 4, 2016 at 1:21 pm
                                      LAST 40 YEARS WHAT CONGRESS HAS MESSED UP,ANY IDEA?
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                                        Bhagavath B S
                                        Nov 4, 2016 at 1:31 pm
                                        all paper will come to BJP,leaving sonia mafia group?
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                                          Bhagavath B S
                                          Nov 4, 2016 at 1:19 pm
                                          foreign ngos are paying the money,i doubt this ngos wre not behing killing this fellow,OROP?
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                                            Brahm Gaur
                                            Nov 4, 2016 at 5:16 am
                                            Atleast this government is fulfilling most promises unlike Congress that made only promises and did nothing. You are not waiting for 15 lakhs are you?
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