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Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Revision of pension of pre-2006 pensioners

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F.No.38/37/08-P&PW(A)

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA

Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions

(Department of Pension & Pensioners'Welfare)

Lok Nayak Bhawan,New Delhi-110003
dated the 14th July, 2009

OFFICE MEMORANDUM


Sub:Implementation of Government's decision on the recommendations of the Sixth Central Pay Commission - Revision of pension of pre-2006 pensioners.



The undersigned is directed to say that in accordance with para 4.2 of this Department's O.M.No.38/37/08-P&PW(A) dated 1.9.2008 (as clarified vide OM dated 3.10.2008 and 14.10.2008), the revised pension of pre-2006 pensioners shall, in no case, be lower than fifty percent of the minimum of the pay in the pay band plus the grade pay corresponding to the pre-revised pay scale from which the pensioner had retired. In the case of HAG+ and above scales, this will be fifty percent of the minimum of the revised pay scale. Clarifications have been sought by Ministries/Departments as to whether Non Practicing Allowance (NPA) is to be added to the minimum of the revised pay band plus the grade pay / revised pay scale while considering stepping up consolidated pension on 1.1.2006. The matter has been examined in consultation with the Ministry of Finance (Department of Expenditure).

2.On implementation of the recommendations of Fifth Central Pay Commission, NPA was not added to the minimum of the revised scale of pay as on 1.1.1996 in cases where consolidated pension / family pension was to be stepped up to 50% / 30% respectively. Hon'ble Supreme Court, in its judgement dated 10.10.2006 in Transfer Cases (civil) 72 of 2004 - Col. (Retd.) B.J.Akkara vs. UOI & others, upheld the validity of OM dated 11.9.2001 of Ministry of Defence not allowing the benefit of NPA in the case of retired medical officers of Armed Forces to be added to the minimum of revised scale as on 1.1.1996.

3. NPA granted to medical officers does not form part of the Pay Bands / scales of pay. It is a separate element, although it is taken into account for the purpose of computation of pension. It is, therefore, clarified, that in the case of pre-2006 pensioners NPA is not to be added to the minimum of the revised pay band+Grade pay/revised pay scale in cases where consolidated pension/family pension as on 1.1.2006 is to be stepped up to 50% / 30% respectively, in terms of para 4.2 of Department' of pension & PW's O.M.No.38/37/08-P&PW(A) dated 1.9.2008 (as clarified vide OM dated 3.10.2008 and 14.10.2008).

4. It is impressed upon all the Ministries/Departments of the Government of Inida to keep in view the above clarifications while disposing of the cases of revision of pension/family pension. They are also advised to dispose the representations received by them from pensioners on the above issues whithout referring them to this Department.

5. This issues with the concurrence of Ministry of Finance (Department of Expenditure) vide their U.O.No.264/EV/2009 dated 9.7.2009.

Air Travel on official account – both domestic and international

with 12 comments

F.No.19024/1/2009-E.IV

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA

Ministry of Finance

(Department of Expenditure)

New Delhi,dated the 13th July, 2009

OFFICE MEMORANDUM


Sub: Air Travel on official account – both domestic and international



In partial modification of this Ministry’s OM No. F. No. 7(2)/E.Coord/2005 dated 23rd November, 2005 and in supersession of this Ministry’s OM No. 19024/1/E.IV/2005 dated 24.3.2006, it has been decided that in all cases of air travel, both domestic and international, where the Government of India bears the cost of air passage, the officials concerned may travel only by Air India.

2. For travel to stations not connected by Air India, the officials may travel by Air India to the hub/point closest to their eventual destination, beyond which they may utilize the services of another airline which should also preferably be an alliance partner of Air India.

3. In all cases of deviation from these orders because of operational or other reasons or on account of non-availability, individual cases may be referred to the Ministry of Civil Aviation for relaxation.

4. All Ministries / Departments of the Government of India are requested to strictly adhere to these instructions.

5. These orders will also apply to officials in autonomous bodies funded by Government of India.

Grant of Variable Increment to high performers in the Pay Band 3

with 4 comments

No.1/1/2009-Estt.Pay I

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA

Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions

(Department of Personnel and Training)


New Delhi,dated the 13th July, 2009


OFFICE MEMORANDUM


SUBJECT:     Grant of Variable Increment to high performers in the Pay Band 3- recommendation of the 6th Cpc



     The Sixth Central Pay Commission in Para 2.2.12 of its report, has recommended grant of higher rate of increment to not more than 20% of Group A officers in the Pay Band-3. As per the recommendations,for Group A officers in PB 3,annual increments in the band will vary depending upon the performance of the officer. The recommendations of the Pay Commission were considered and accepted with modification to the extent that Variable Increment may be granted @4% instead of 3.5% recommended by the Commission to not more than 20% High Performers in PB 3.

2.     All Ministries/Departments are requested to give their suggestions, before the guidelines for grant of Variable Increment are formulated & finalised by this Department. The suggestions should reach the undersigned within a month of the issue of this Office Memorandum failing which it will be presumed that the concerned Ministry/Department has no suggestion to make and this Department will proceed with the process of framing of guidelines in the matter.

s/d
(Rita Mathur)
Director (Pay)



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