Friday, 27 March 2015

Address Ex-Servicemen as ‘Armed Forces Veterans’

Dte Gen of Staff Duties
General Staff Branch
Integrated HQ of MoD(Army)
South Block
New Delhi - 110 011

13048/SD-1B                                                                                       dt. 23 Dec, 2010

Southern Comd (GS/SD)
Eastern Comd (GS/SD)
Western Comd (GS/SD)
Central Comd (GS/SD)
Northern Comd (GS/SD)
Southern Western Comd (GS/SD)


Based on the recommendations of the Chief of Staff Committee, Raksha Mantri (MOD) has approved the proposal that henceforth "Ex-Servicemen" will be addressed as "Armed Forces Veterans".

Army HQ has issued a letter
 on Monday, 7th Feb 2011 ordering discontinuation the use of the word “PBOR”.

The abbreviation/acronym 'PBOR' does not exist in the 'Staff Duties in Fd Appx 'C' - Abbreviation 2006'. However, over a period of time incorrect usage of this term PBOR has become a practice. It is seen and reported by a Comd HQ that the acronym 'PBOR' is being wrongly used in respect of 'JCOs and ORs'.

The issue has been considered at the IHQ of MoD(Army). It has been decided that the acronym 'PBOR' will not be used, instead 'JCOs and ORs' is to be used in all the letters/communications.

The above instructions may be disseminated to the effect for compliance.

( S Sharma )
Lt Col
Offg Dir SD-1
for DCOAS (IS&T) 

Copy to:-

All Branches of IHQ of MoD (Army)
All Dtes of GS Branch 

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