NSP WEAPON DISPOSAL GUIDELINES

NSP Weapon Guidelines for Ex-servicemen : Disposal issues

Indian Army Veterans directorate has issued guidelines on disposal of NSP Weapons. The advisory is reproduced here.

DISPOSAL OF NSP WEAPON

A large number of Veterans are in possession of NSP weapons. Disposal of these weapons is a
matter of common concern. The Veterans in possession of weapons must familiarize themselves with the
Arms Act, amendments if any (Arms Act of 1959 read in conjunction with Arms (Amendment) Act 2019),
and the relevant Army Orders (SAO 4/S/2006, AO227/75, SAO6/S/81).

Entitled Personnel as per Army Order.

(a) Serving Army Officers – All Weapons
(b) Retired Army Officers – All Weapons less “Prohibited Bore”
(c) JCOs/OR – Carbine. 30, Rif. 30BA df & SBBL
(d) Civilian Gazetted Officers – Pistol/ Revolver.32 & 12 Bore SBBL/DBBL (Serving Class I only)

The options available for disposal of NSP Weapon are as under:

(a) Transfer of weapon to Another Entitled Personnel- Officer/JCO (Serving/Retired).
(b) Return the Weapon to the Ordnance Depot.
(c) On Demise of a NSP Weapon Holder, the legal heirs may apply for retention as family
heirloom on sentimental reasons.

Procedure to Dispose off the NSP Weapon

The Disposal of the NSP Weapon can be carried out only after the approval of the Standing Allotment Committee (STC). The documents required to be submitted are as under :-

(a) Transfer of weapon to Another Entitled Personnel.
(i) Application from the Transferor – Appendix ‘A’.
(ii) Application from the Transferee – Appendix ‘B’.
(iii) Certificate from the Transferee that “I am not in possession of any NSP weapon.
allotted to me through Ordnance or transferred by any other entitled person”- Appendix ‘C’

(iv) Photocopy of the Issue Voucher of the Weapon issued by the Ordnance.
(v) In case of loss of Issue Voucher, an Affidavit as per Appendix ‘F’
(vi) Legible copy of the Valid Arms License of the Transferor and the Transferee (If retired).
(vii) If Arms License is not renewed, an Affidavit on Rs 10/- Non Judicial Stamp Paper attested by Notary, sample at Appendix ‘G’

(b) Return the Weapon to Ordinance Depot.
(i) Application from the Weapon Holder–Appendix ‘D’.
(ii) Photocopy of the Issue Voucher of the Weapon issued by the Ordnance.
(iii) In case of loss of Issue Voucher, an Affidavit as per Appendix ‘F’.
(iv) Legible copy of the Valid Arms License of the Weapon Holder.
(v) If Arms License is not renewed, an Affidavit on Rs 10/- Non Judicial Stamp Paper
attested by Notary, sample at Appendix ‘G’.

(c) On Demise of a NSP Weapon Holder, the legal heirs may apply for retention as family heirloom on sentimental reasons.
(i) Details of the NSP Weapon Holder –Appendix ‘E’
(ii) Application from the Transferee – Appendix ‘B’
(iii) Legible copy of valid arms license of the transferee.
(iv) Certificate from the Transferee that “I am not in possession of any NSP weapon allotted to me through Ordnance or transferred by any other entitled person”- Appendix ‘C’
(v) Photocopy of the Issue Voucher of the Weapon issued by the Ordnance.
(vi) In case of loss of Issue Voucher, an Affidavit as per Appendix ‘F’

(vii) Legal Heir Certificate
(viii) An Affidavit in original on Rs 10/- Non Judicial Stamp Paper from Legal Heir duly
attested by Notary as per Appendix ‘H’.
(ix) Death Certificate of the NSP Weapon Holder.
(x) No Objection Certificate from the other Legal Heirs.
Note: If the sanction for retention is not granted by the SAC, the Weapon will be returned to the designated Ordnance Depot.

The Application should be forwarded to the following address:

DG OS/ OS -15 (Armt) MGO’s Branch
IHQ of MoD (Army) Sena Bhavan
New Delhi-110011
Note:

The SAC may seek any additional information before granting sanction for disposal of NSP Weapon.

ORIGINAL COPY OF ADVISORY AND FORMS ARE HERE – https://www.indianarmyveterans.gov.in/PDF/PANDE%20Advisories/Advisory-Disposal_of_NSP_Weapon.pdf

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