Implementation of Govt. decision on the recommendations of the VI Central Pay Commission- Revision of pension of Pre- 2006 Armed Forces Pensioners/ Family Pensioners.
Circular No. 138
No. AT/Tech/VI CPC/349-Vol.I
O/o the Pr. C.D.A. (P),
1. The CDA (PD), Meerut
2. The CDA, Chennai
3. The Director of Treasuries of all states
4. All C.M.Ds, Public Sector Banks
5. Nodal Officer of ICICI Bank, IDBI Bank, Axis Bank and HDFC Bank
6. Military and Air Attache, Indian Embassy Kathmandu, Nepal.
7. The Pay & Accounts Officers ……….
8. The Post Master ……………………
Sub : Implementation of Govt. decision on the recommendations of the VI Central Pay Commission- Revision of pension of Pre- 2006 Armed Forces Pensioners/ Family Pensioners.
Revision of pension of Pre-2006 Armed Forces Pensioners/Family Pensioners is required to be carried out by the Pension Disbursing Authorities in terms of methodology provided for in para 4.1 and 5 of Govt. order dated 11.11.2008 circulated to all PDAs. through this office circular No. 397, 401, 403 dated 18.11.2008, 18.12.2008 and dated 02.02.2009 respectively. A ready recknor as Annexure I, Annexure II & III is also provided in ibid circulars. PDAs are further required to report the cases of revision of pension carried out by them in the prescribed proforma i.e. Annexure IV.
On verification/audit of Annexure IV received from PDAs, it is noticed that PDAs are not maintaining similarity in consolidation of pension for same rank with same group & length of service. Moreover, different Banks in same place and in some cases same banks in different locations are interpreting the above said circular differently and arriving at different consolidated pensions for same rank with same group and length of service.
Nature of irregularities being noticed from Annexure are as under:-
(i) Some pension disbursing authorities are taking into account only para 4 of Govt. order i.e. Annexure I while revising the pension and not considering the Annexure II or III at all i.e. benefit under modified parity.
(ii) Some PDAs are even not taking into account the Annexure I of above circular for revision of pension, rather they are carrying out the revision by consolidating the pension by adding Basic Pension/FP, Dearness Pension, Dearness relief @24% of basic Pension/FP, and Fitment weightage upto 40%. In case consolidation arrived at less than Rs. 3500/= (minimum pension), they are not stepping up the same upto this limit.
(iii) Some PDAs are furnishing the Annexure IV incomplete by showing consolidated pension rather than showing all the elements of pension separately as required therein.
In correct revision of pension is not only infringement of Govt. orders but also course of concern to pensioners. It is, therefore, requested to instruct the pension paying branches/offices, Treasuries under your jurisdiction to consolidate the pension of the pensioners/Family pensioners w.e.f. 01.01.2006 by adding together pension/Family pension (excluding the D.P. in case of post 01.4.2004 pensioners) Dearness Pension, Dearness Relief @24% of Basic Pension/Family Pension plus DP and Fitment weightage @ 40% of Basic Pension/Family Pension. Pension consolidated as above may be checked from Annexure I and further be compared w.r. to benefits available under modified parity provided in Annexure II for commissioned officer and Annexure III for PBORs respectively. More beneficial pension of either two Annexures may thereafter be paid to the pensioners. A flow chart giving the actions to be taken to arrive at correct pension is at Appendix ‘A’.
They may further be instructed to furnish the Annexure IV showing full data required therein to this office in r/o cases revised by them.
Dy. CDA (P)