Best Practices

While a career in the Service can give most officers little time to attend to domestic matters, retirement can be gainfully used to organise one’s life more systematically. Towards this end, there are various best practices which can be followed by naval veterans, as – unlike in the Service – they would have to do most things by themselves. Such best practices also ensure that in the unfortunate event of your death, your spouse and dependents have much less running around to do, while disposing of your worldly assets in accordance with your wishes, including searching for details on the multitude of accounts that you were holding in various institutions.

  • In the unfortunate event of a veteran’s death, there are various actions – some immediate, others as a follow-up – that the spouse and next of kin may be required to take. Some of these are placed below for reference but are not all-encompassing. Immediate Actions Follow Up Actions Read more

  • It is a best practice to have your bank accounts – especially the pension account – as joint accounts with your spouse/child(ren), though this may be a matter of personal preference. This also facilitates the release of Life Time Arrears and Family Pension as and when the contingency arises. The advantage of having a joint… Read more

  • Ageing is a gradual and continuous process of natural change that begins in early adulthood. Most veterans of NFPC retire when they are middle-aged, which is generally considered the period between 40-60. During early middle age, many bodily functions begin to gradually decline which tend to increase as one enters old age. Life expectancy of… Read more

  • Death is a certainty for all of us. While we hope that all veterans will be able to live long and fulfilling lives, it is also a fact that some of us may have to depart this world a little earlier. Whatever be the case, it is a best practice to plan for when that… Read more

  • A nominee is a legal trustee of the assets of the deceased i.e. a custodian. The nominee will only hold your money/asset as a trustee and is legally bound to transfer it to the legal heir(s) entitled to the deceased’s assets. A legal heir is the person bequeathed the asset in the will of the… Read more

  • The introduction of the Personal Computer in the early 1980s, the Internet – or more specifically, the World Wide Web – in the 1990s and the smartphone in 2007 has made our daily life quite different from what it used to be in the 20th Century. These technological marvels have provided us with the systems… Read more

  • In addition to the Master Folder, it is also a best practice for the veteran to keep all his personal information in a secure, central location that his next of kin can access. The following table is an indicative – though not necessarily all-encompassing – list of some of the important information that should be… Read more

  • A ‘Will’ or ‘testament’ is a legal document that expresses a person’s (‘testator’) wishes as to how their property (estate) is to be distributed after their death and as to which person (‘executor’) is to manage the property until its final distribution. Some Frequently Asked Questions about a Will are placed below and some specimen… Read more