BELATED REVISION OF ENHANCED RATE OF ORDINARY FAMILY PENSION FROM 1.1.2006 TO 23.9.2012.
(CDA CIR.567 D.16.9.2016, CDA CIR.494 DT.19.3.2013 AND CDA CIR.397 DT.11.11.2008.)
The Defence Family Pensioners, who were eligible for payment of Enhanced rate of Ordinary Family Pension from 1.1.2006 for their respective period, were paid as per 5th CPC scales. The pension paid to the deceased pensioners at that time was as per his PPO which was pro rata pension.
The same Pro-Rata pension was sanctioned as Enhanced Rate of Ordinary Family Pension. Whatever paid to the deceased Pensioner was treated as Enhanced Rate of Ordinary Family Pension. This rate of pension was actually pro rata pension and not full pension. The pro rata pension was continuing for pre 2006 pensioners even after implementation of 6 CPC, which removed the Pro rate clause for the pre 2006 pensioners.
Various pensioners’ federations took up the matter in the legal forum and got benefits for pre 2006 pensioner including abolition of pro rata pension.
The following circulars were released on this subject. Cir.547, 548, 567 and now delinking order for full pension.
Now let us see the benefit of CDA Cir.567.
The 6 CPC recommendations were implemented in 2008 only through Cir.397. But the enhanced rate of Ordinary family pension was not touched at that circular. It was taken up only on 19.3.2013 through CDA Cir.494 to revise the Enhanced Rate of Ordinary Family pension with the Minimum of the Pay Band rates through Tables 1 to 4 w.e.f. 1.1.2006 w.e.f. 1.1.2006. It is not known whether the benefits of this circular No.494 was passed on the eligible family pensioners. Because the effected family pensioners do not know this benefit at the same the Banks also normally does not pay such arrears of their own.
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Later many judicial pronouncements made the government to release another Circular No.567 on 16.9.2016 to revise the enhanced rate of Ordinary Family Pension as per the attached tables A to F w.e.f. 1.1.2006 to 23.9.2012 or till the effective period of enhanced rate of Ordinary family pension admissible, whichever is earlier.
Now the ball is in our court. The Banks will not pay of their own. It is a back dated arrears for a limited people and for a limited people. The concerned pensioners also do not know the benefits. This is the time for the Welfare Associations to come out and help these family pensioners.
In order to make the arrears calculation easy, the Exwel Trust had developed a Software programme to calculate the arrears for the affected people and it will be uploaded in their Website www.exweltrust.in very soon.
This is applicable for those pre 2006 deceased pensioners whose families were eligible for Enhanced rate of Ordinary Family pension from 1.1.2006 to 23.9.2012. They will get arrears from 1.1.2006 to 23.9.2012 for their respective periods. The amounts of arrears will be the difference between rates as per circular 494 and cir.567 with DA for their applicable period from 1.1.2006 to 23.9.2012. (7 Years)
Every family pensioner should have the following information to specific dates to claim the arrears.
1. Name of the Deceased Pensioner.
2. Rank of the Pensioner.
3. Qualifying Service.
5. Date of Birth of the Deceased pensioner.
6. Date of Death of the pensioner.
7. Age at the time of Death.
8. Enhaned pension received on 1.1.2006.
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