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7th CPC Option Calculator for Promotion Cases

7th CPC Option Calculator for Promotion Cases

There were times when Pay commission / Promotion comes, the dealing Clerk in Personnel Department would decide which option is best for government servants whose records were maintained by him. He never gave an opportunity to suspect his prowess. Every office in central Government Departments would be having such staff like this. Now the scenario has changed a lot. Since the Todays generation become tech savvy, they want everything from ONLINE.

The Central government employees want the Online to help them in Pay Fixation Also. Many websites come in handy with online calculators in the matter they try to understand.

The Pay Fixation also very important aspect in one’s career once in ten years. When Pay revision takes place, choosing the effective date becomes tough task, when Promotion Pay fixation involves between the due date of Pay revision and date of notification. Read more about Promotion Option Calculation for Revision of pay in 7th CPC

Probably nobody wants to forgo the 7th CPC arrears for the sake of getting some increase in Basic pay when choosing to revise the pay in Date of Next increment. i.e. 1.7.2016.

But how much increase we will get in Basic pay if we go for that option is really matters. If we get the benefit of one or two increment in advance, there will be no hesitation to go for that option in spite of losing six months’ arrears.

You need to enter the Sixth CPC pay as on 1.1.2016 and Date of Promotion and the Promotion Grade Pay in the relevant field.

The calculator gives you results of fixation of Pay from both Options and the Pay as on 1.7.2016. So that you can choose which is beneficial to you…GO TO PROMOTION OPTION CALCULATOR

7th CPC Allowances Committee meeting held on 4th August 2016

7th CPC Allowances Committee meeting held on 4th August 2016

“This Committee has been constituted on 22.07.2016 and the first meeting of the Committee has been held on 04.08.2016.”

The below statement was submitted as reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha by the Finance Minister Shri Arun Jaitely on 9.8.2016.

“The Government has decided to implement the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission relating to pay, pension and related issues. The resolution on Government decisions has been issued on 25.07.2016. The matters relating to pay and pension, as decided by the Government, have been implemented with effect from 01.01.2016.

In view of the significant departure from the existing provisions recommended by the 7th CPC and a number of representations received from Employee Associations and other stakeholders in this regard, the Government has decided that recommendations on allowances, other than Dearness Allowance, be examined by a Committee comprising Finance Secretary as Chairman and Secretaries of Home Affairs, Defence, Health and Family Welfare, Personnel & Training, Posts and Chairman, Railway Board as Members for examination before taking a final decision.

The Committee has been asked to submit its report within four months. This Committee has been constituted on 22.07.2016 and the first meeting of the Committee has been held on 04.08.2016.”

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Productivity Linked Bonus 7000 per month along with arrear – AIRF

Productivity Linked Bonus 7000 per month along with arrear – AIRF

Productivity – Liked Bonus to Railwaymen for the year 2015-16

In reference to out discussion with the Additional Member (Staff), Railway Board, on 2nd August, 2016, we have explained threadbare about the modalities and normss fixed for the Productivity-Liked Bonus to railwaymen for the year 2015-16. It is a well-known fact that, the formula envisaged for calculation of number of days for PLB in November 1979 has been sacrosanct and the federations had never agreed for any alteration in that formula…

A.I.R.F
All India Railwaymen’s Federation
4,State Entry Road
New Delhi – 110 055
India
No.AIRF/387
Dated: August 3, 2016
The Secretary(E)
Railway Board
New Delhi Kind Attn: Shri Dhruv Singh, EDPC-I, Railway Board

Dear sir,

Sub: Productivity – Linked Bonus to Railwaymen for the year 2015-16

In referencet to our discussion with the Additional Member (Staff), railway Board, on 2nd August, 2016, we have emplained threadbare about the modalities and norms fixed for thr Productivity -Liked Bonus to railwaymen for the year 2015-16.

It is a well-known fact that, the formula envisaged for calculation of number of days for PLB in November 1979 has been sactosanct and the federations had never agreed for any alteration in that formula.

Railway Board is quite aware that the railwaymen are putting their best efforts for running Indian Railways system smoothly and efficiently 365 x 24 x 7 days even by laying their precious lives, therefore, any alteration with PLB Formula, which reduces the number of days, will demotivate them and will be proved counter – Productive to the interests of the Indian Railways. Though the number of railwaymen is being reduced, they are carrying more number of passenger and freight trains, therefore, it is quite evident that, productivity of the railwaymen has increased to a great extent.

AIRF has already explained thatm any reduction in the number of days of PLB in comparison to last year will never be tolerated, and that can lead to further agitations.

Here it is pertinent to mention that, every time when the government changed, ceiling of the PLB also changed in the Railways. Last time (in 2009-10) when PLB ceiling was changed from Rs.2500 to 3500 p.m., railwaymen were paid PLB along with the arrear. Similarly, we expect that, this time also, since PLB ceiling has been enhanced from Rs.3500 to Rs.7000 p.m., Railwaymen will be paid PLB @ Rs.7000 p.m. along with arrear.

Yours faithfully
sd/-
(Shiva Gopal Mishra)
General Secretary

Source: AIRF

Change in criteria for benchmarking of ACR


Change in criteria for benchmarking of ACR

The Government of India has accepted the recommendation of the Seventh Pay Commission with regard to Modified Assured Career Progression (MACP) scheme and withholding of annual increments as under:-

(i) Benchmarking for performance appraisal for promotion and financial upgradation under MACPS to be enhanced from ‘Good’ to ‘Very Good’.
 
(ii) Withholding of annual increments in the case of those employees, who are not able to meet the benchmark either for MACP or a regular Promotion within the first 20 years of service.

This was stated by the Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Development of North-Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr. Jitendra Singh in a written reply to a question by Shri Rajeev Shukla in the Rajya Sabha today .

Source: PIB News

Availing of Home Town LTC for other places

Availing of Home Town LTC for other places

Vide DoPT’s O.M. No. 31011/3/2014-Estt.(A-IV) dated 26.09.2014, Government employees have been allowed to convert their Home Town LTC to visit Jammu & Kashmir, North-East Region and Andaman & Nicobar Islands under the present scheme upto 25.09.2016.

Government servants entitled to travel by air can avail this LTC from their Headquarters to the destination. While, the Government servants not entitled to travel by air may travel by air in Economy class in the following sectors:

(a) Between Kolkata/Guwahati and any place in NER

(b) Between Kolkata/Chennai/Bhubaneswar and Port Blair.

(c) Between Delhi/Amritsar and any place in J&K.

Journey for the non-entitled employees from their Headquarters up to Kolkata/ Guwahati/ Chennai/ Bhubaneswar/ Delhi/ Amritsar will have to be undertaken as per their entitlement.

Reimbursement under the Leave Travel Concession scheme does not cover incidental expenses and expenditure incurred on local journeys.

This was stated by the Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Development of North-Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr. Jitendra Singh in a written reply to a question by Shri Pramod Tiwari in the Rajya Sabha today.

Source: PIB News

7th CPC Pension Calculation : Implementation of First Option after Committee Report

7th CPC Pension Calculation : Implementation of First Option after Committee Report

“Revision of pension using the second option based on fitment factor of 2.57 be implemented immediately. The first option may be made applicable if its implementation is found feasible after examination by the Committee”

Revision of Pension of pre 7tn CPC retirees : The Commission recommends the following pension formulation for civil employees including CAPF personnel who have retired before 01.01.2016

(i) All the Civilian personnel including CAPF who retired prior to 01.01.2016 (expected date of implementation of the Seventh CPC recommendations ) shall first be fixed in the Pay Matrix being recommended by this Commission, on the basis of the Pay Band and Grade Pay at which they retired, at the minimum of the corresponding level in the matrix. This amount shall be raised, to arrive at the notional pay of the retiree, by adding the number of increments he / she had earned in that level while in service, at the rate of three percent. Fifty percent of the total amount so arrived at shall be the revised pension.

(ii) The second calculation to be carried out is as follows. The pension, as had been fixed at the time of implementation of the VI CPC recommendations, shall be multiplied by 2.57 to arrive at an alternate value for the revised pension.

(iii) Pensioners may be given the option of choosing whichever formulation is beneficial to them. It is recognized that the fixation of pension as per formulation in (i) above may take a little time since the records of each pensioner will have to be checked to ascertain the number of increments earned in the retiring level. It is therefore recommended that in the first instance the revised pension may be calculated as at (ii) above and the same may, be paid as an interim measure. In the event calculation as per (i) above yields a higher amount the difference may be paid subsequently.(Para 10.1.67 and Para 10.1.68 of the Report)

Both the options recommended by the 7th Central Pay Commission as regards pension revision be accepted subject to feasibility of the implementation. Revision of pension using the second option based on fitment factor of 2.57 be implemented immediately. The first option may be made applicable if its implementation is found feasible after examination by the Committee comprising Secretary (Pension) as Chairman and Member (Staff). Railway Board, Member (Staff), Department of Posts, Additional Secretary & Financial Adviser, Ministry of Home Affairs and Controller General of Accounts as Members

Authority: http://www.pensionersportal.gov.in/

Fixed Medical Allowances on 7th Pay Commission

Fixed Medical Allowances on 7th Pay Commission

Fixed Medical Allowances : Recommendation: The Commission notes that this allowance was enhanced from RS.300/- p.m. to RS.500/- p.m. from 19.11.2014. As such, further enhacement of this allowance is not recommended.

Decision of Government : To be examined by a Committee comprising Finance Secretary and Secretary (Expenditure) as Chairman and Secretaries of Home Affairs, Defence, Posts, Health & Family Welfare, Personnel & Training and Chairman, Railway Board as Members. Till a final decision is taken based on the recommendations of the Committee, Fixed Medical Allowance shall be paid at existing rates.

Authority: http://www.pensionersportal.gov.in/

7th CPC Pension News : dearness relief to employed/reemployed pensioners/family pensioners

7th CPC Pension News : dearness relief to employed/reemployed pensioners/family pensioners

The revised pension/family pension arrived at as per paragraph 4.1 includes dearness relief sanctioned from 1.1.2016.

The existing instructions regarding regulation of dearness relief to employed/reemployed pensioners/family pensioners, as contained in Department of Pension & Pensioners Welfare O.M. No. 45/73/97-P&PW(G) dated 02.07.1999, as amended from time to time, shall continue to apply.

Authority: http://www.pensionersportal.gov.in/

Minimum and Maximum of 7th CPC Pension effect from 1.1.2016

Minimum and Maximum of 7th CPC Pension effect from 1.1.2016

The minimum pension with effect from 01.01.2016 will be Rs. 9000/- per month (excluding the element of additional pension to old pensioners). The upper ceiling on pension/family pension will be 50% and 30% respectively of the highest pay in the Government (The highest pay in the Government is Rs. 2,50,000 with effect from 01.01.2016).

Authority: http://www.pensionersportal.gov.in/

Separate orders will be issued by the Ministry of Defence in regard to Armed Forces pensioners/family pensioners

Separate orders will be issued by the Ministry of Defence in regard to Armed Forces pensioners/family pensioners

These orders shall apply to all pensioners/family pensioners who were drawing pension/family pension before 1.1.2016 under the Central Civil Services (Pension) Rules, 1972, Central Civil Services (Extraordinary Pension) Rules and the corresponding rules applicable to Railway pensioners and pensioners of All India Services, including officers of the Indian Civil Service retired from service on or after 1.1.1973. A pensioner/family pensioner who became entitled to pension/family pension with effect from 01.01.2016 consequent on retirement/death of Government servant on 31.12.2015, would also be covered by these orders.

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Separate orders are being issued in respect of employees who retired/died on or after 01.01.2016

Separate orders are being issued in respect of employees who retired/died on or after 01.01.2016

The Government’s decision on the recommendations of Seventh Central Pay Commission, sanction of the President is hereby accorded to the regulation, with effect from 01.01.2016, of pension/ family pension of all the pre-2016 pensioners/ family pensioners in the manner indicated in the succeeding paragraphs. Separate orders are being issued in respect of employees who retired/died on or after 01.01.2016.

PENSION CALCULATION AS PER 7TH CPC NOTIFICATION WITH ILLUSTRATION

PENSION CALCULATION AS PER 7TH CPC NOTIFICATION WITH ILLUSTRATION

For existing pensioners, who have retired before 01.01.2016, the revised pension/family pension with effect from 01.01.2016 shall be determined by multiplying the pension/family pension, as had been fixed at the time of implementation of 6th Central Pay Commission (CPC) recommendations, by 2.57. The amount of revised pension/family pension so arrived at shall be rounded off to next higher rupee.

Illustration:
Case I : Pensioner ‘A’ retired at last pay drawn of Rs. 79,000 on 31st May, 2015 under the 6th CPC regime in the scale of Rs. 67000-79000:


Amount in Rs.
1.
Basic Pension fixed in 6tH CPC
 39500
2.
Revised Pension fixed under 7tnCPC (using a multiple of 2.57)
101515

Case II

Pensioner ‘B’ retired at last pay drawn of Rs. 4,000 on 31st January, 1989 under the 4th CPC regime in the pay scale of Rs. 3000-100-3500-125-4500:

Amount in Rs.
1.
Basic Pension fixed in 4tn CPC
 1,940
2.
Basic Pension as revised in 6th CPC
12,600
3.
Revised Pension fixed under T” CPC (using a multiple of 2.57)
 32,382

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7th CPC on Pensionery Benefits – Pension/gratuity/commutation of pension/family pension/disability pension/ex-gratia lump-sum compensation

7th CPC on Pensionery Benefits – Pension/gratuity/commutation of pension/family pension/disability pension/ex-gratia lump-sum compensation

F. No 38/37/2016-P&PW(A)Ci’)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare
Lok Nayak Bhawan, New Delhi-110003
Dated the 4th August, 2016
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Sub: Implementation of Government’s decision on the recommendation of the Seventh Central Pay Commission – Revision of provisions regulating pension/gratuity/ commutation of pension/family pension/disability pension/ex-gratia lump-sum compensation, etc.

The undersigned is directed to state that in pursuance of Government’s decision on the recommendation of the Seventh Central Pay Commission, the President is pleased to introduce the following modifications in the rules regulating pension, Retirement/Death/Service Gratuity, Family Pension, disability pension, ex-gratia lump-sum compensation, etc. under the CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972 and Commutation of Pension under CCS (Commutation of Pension) Rules, 1981, CCS (Extraordinary Pension) Rules, 1939, etc.

2. These orders apply to Central Government Employees governed by the CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972. Separate orders will be issued by the Ministry of Defence, Ministry of Railways and the AIS Division of the DOPT in respect of Armed Forces personnel, Railway employees and the officers of All India Services respectively on the basis of these orders.

DATE OF EFFECT : 3.1 The revised provisions as per these orders shall apply to Government servants who retire/die in harness on or after 1.1.2016. Separate order have been issued in respect of employees who retired/died before 1.1.2016.

3.2 Where pension/family pension/Gratuity/Commutation of pension, etc has already been sanctioned in cases occurring on or after 1.1.2016, the same shall be revised in terms of these orders. In cases where pension has been finally sanctioned on the pre-revised orders and if it happens to be more beneficial than the pension becoming due under these orders, the pension already sanctioned shall not be revised to the disadvantage of the pensioner in view of Rule 70 of the CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972.

EMOLUMENTS : 4.1 The term ‘Emoluments’ for purposes of calculating various pensionary benefits other than various kinds of Gratuity shall have the same meaning as in Rule 33 of the Central Civil Services (Pension) Rules, 1972.

4.2 Basic pay in the revised pay structure means the pay drawn in the prescribed level in the Pay Matrix with effect from 01.01.2016 but does not include any other type of pay like special pay, etc.

4.3 In the case of all kinds of gratuity, dearness allowance admissible on the date of retirement/death shall continue to be treated as emoluments along with the emoluments as defined in Paragraph 4.1 above.

PENSION : 5.1. Subject to para 5.2, there shall be no change in the provisions regulating the amount of pension as contained in Rule 49 of the CCS(Pension) Rules.

5.2 The amount of pension shall be subject to a minimum of Rs.9000/- and the maximum pension would be 50% of highest pay in the Government (The highest pay in the Govt. is Rs 2,50,000 with effect from 1.1.2016). The provisions of sub-rule (2) of Rule 49 of the CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972 shall stand modified to this extent.

5.3 The quantum of additional pension/family pension available to the old pensioners / family pensioners shall continue to be as follows:
Age of Pensioner/family Pensioner
 Additional quantum of Pension
From 80 years to less than 85 years
20% of revised basic pension/ family pension
From 85 years to less than 90 years
30% of revised basic pension / family pension
From 90 years to less than 95 years
40% of revised basic pension / family pension
From 95 years to less than 100 years
50% of revised basic pension / family pension
100 years or more
 100% of revised basic pension
/ family pension
The Pension Sanctioning Authorities should ensure that the date of birth and the age of a pensioner is invariably indicated in the pension payment order to facilitate payment of additional pension by the Pension Disbursing Authority as soon as it becomes due. The amount of additional pension will be shown distinctly in the pension payment order. For example, in case where a pensioner is more than 80 years of age and his pension is Rs.10,000 pm, the pension will be shown as (i) Basic pension=Rs.10,000 and (ii) Additional pension = Rs.2,000 pm. The pension on his attaining the age of 85 years will be shown as (i).Basic Pension = Rs.10,000 and (ii) additional pension = Rs.3,000 pm.

Retirement / Death Gratuity : 6.1 The rates for payment of death gratuity shall be revised as under:

Accordingly, Rule 50(1)(b) 50(1)(b) of CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972 shall stand modified to this extent.

6.2 The maximum limit of Retirement gratuity and death gratuity shall be Rs. 20 lakh. The ceiling on gratuity will increase by 25% whenever the dearness allowance rises by 50% of the basic pay. Accordingly, first proviso under Rule 50(1)(b) of CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972 shall stand modified to this extent.

FAMILY PENSION 1964 : 7.1 Family pension shall be calculated at a uniform rate of 30% of basic pay in the revised pay structure and shall be subject to a minimum of Rs,90001-p.m. and maximum of 30% of the highest pay in the Government. Rule 54(2) relating to Family Pension, 1964 under CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972 shall stand modified to this extent.

7.2 The amount of enhanced family pension shall be 50% of basic pay in the revised pay structure and shall be subject to a minimum of Rs.90001-p.m. and maximum of 50% of the highest pay in the Government. (The highest pay in the Govt. is Rs. 2,50,000 with effect from 1.1.2016).

7.3 There will be no other change in the provisions regulating family pension, enhanced family pension and additional family pension to old family pensioners.

COMMUTATION OF PENSION : 8.1 There will be no change in the provisions relating to commutation values, the limit upto which the pension can be commuted or the period after which the commuted pension is to be restored.

9.1 The pension/family pension under para 5 and 7 above shall qualify for dearness relief sanctioned from time to time, in accordance with the relevant rules/instructions.

FIXED MEDICAL ALLOWANCE : 10.1 Fixed Medical Allowance to the pensioners who are residing in non-CGHS areas and are not availing OPD facility of CGHS shall continue to be paid at the existing rate till a final decision is taken on the basis of recommendations of the Committee constituted for the purpose.

CONSTANT ATTENDANT ALLOWANCE: 11.1 The amount of Constant Attendant Allowance to pensioners who retired on disability pension with 100% disability under the CCS (Extraordinary) Pension Rules, 1939, (where the individual is completely dependent on somebody else for day to day functions) shall continue to be paid at the existing rate till a final decision is taken on the basis of recommendations of the Committee constituted for the purpose.

EX GRATIA LUMPSUM COMPENSATION: 12.1 The amount of ex gratia lump sum compensation available to the families of Central Government Civilian employees, who die in the performance of their bonafide official duties under various circumstances shall be revised as under:

Age of Pensioner/family Pensioner
 Additional quantum of Pension
From 80 years to less than 85 years
20% of revised basic pension/ family pension
From 85 years to less than 90 years
30% of revised basic pension / family pension
From 90 years to less than 95 years
40% of revised basic pension / family pension
From 95 years to less than 100 years
50% of revised basic pension / family pension
100 years or more
 100% of revised basic pension
/ family pension

13.1. Formal amendments to CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972 and CCS (Extraordinary) Pension Rules, 1939 in terms of the decisions contained in this order will be issued in due course. Provisions of the CCS (Pension) Rules 1972, CCS (Extraordinary) Pension Rules, 1939, and CCS(Commutation of Pension) Rules, 1981 which are not specifically modified by these orders, will remain unchanged.

14.1. These orders issue with concurrence of the Ministry of Finance Department of Expenditure vide their U.O. No. 30-1/33(c)/ 2016-IC dated 03.08.2016

15.1. In their application to the employees of the Indian Audit and Accounts Department, these orders issue in consultation with Comptroller and Auditor General of India.

16. Ministry of Agriculture etc. are requested to bring the contents of these orders to the notice of Controller of Accounts/Pay and Accounts Officers and Attached and Subordinate Offices under them on a top priority basis.

(Vandana Sharma)
Joint Secretary to the Government of India

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7th CPC Resolution for Pensioners and Family Pensioners

7th CPC Resolution for Pensioners and Family Pensioners

(TO BE PUBLISHED IN THE GAZETTE OF INDIA (EXTRAORDINARY), PART I, SECTION 1)

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF PERSONNEL, PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS
(Department of Pension and Pensioners’ Welfare)

RESOLUTION
New Delhi, the 4th August, 2016

No.38/37/2016-P&PW (A) – The Terms of Reference of the Seventh Central Pay Commission as contained in Ministry of Finance (Department of Expenditure) Resolution No.1/1/2013-E.1I1 (A) dated 28.2.2014 included the following:

“To examine the principles which should govern the structure of pension and other retirement benefits, including revision of pension in the case of employees who have retired prior to the date of effect of these recommendations, keeping in view that retirement benefits of all Central Government employees appointed on and after 01.01.2004 are covered by the New Pension Scheme (NPS).“

2. The Commission, on 19th November, 2015, submitted its report to the Government on Terms of Reference as contained in aforementioned Resolution dated 28.02.2014. Government, after consideration, has decided to accept the recommendations of the Commission on pensionary benefits to the Central Government civil employees, including employees of the Union Territories and Members of All India Services subject to certain modifications, as specified hereinafter ..

3. Detailed recommendations of the Commission relating to pensionary benefits and the decisions taken thereon by the Government are listed in the statement annexed to this Resolution.

4. The revised provisions regarding pensionary benefits, which have been accepted as indicated in the Annexure, will be effective from 01.01.2016.

sd/-
(Vandana Sharma)
Joint Secrtary to the Govt of India

Implementation 7th Pay Commission Revision of pension of pre-2016 Pensioners/Family Pensioners

Implementation of Government’s decisions on the recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission – Revision of pension of pre-2016 pensioners/family pensioners etc.

F.No.38/37/2016-P&PW(A) (ii) 
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare
Lok Nayak Bhawan, New Delhi-110003

Dated the 4th August, 2016

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Sub: Implementation of Government’s decisions on the recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission – Revision of pension of pre-2016 pensioners/family pensioners etc.

The undersigned is directed to say that in pursuance of Government’s decision on the recommendations of Seventh Central Pay Commission, sanction of the President is hereby accorded to the regulation, with effect from 01.01.2016, of pension/ family pension of all the pre-2016 pensioners/ family pensioners in the manner indicated in the succeeding paragraphs. Separate orders are being issued in respect of employees who retired/died on or after 01.01.2016.

2.1 These orders shall apply to all pensioners/family pensioners who were drawing pension/family pension before 1.1.2016 under the Central Civil Services (Pension) Rules, 1972, Central Civil Services (Extraordinary Pension) Rules and the corresponding rules applicable to Railway pensioners and pensioners of All India Services, including officers of the Indian Civil Service retired from service on or after 1.1.1973. A pensioner/family pensioner who became entitled to pension/family pension with effect from 01.01.2016 consequent on retirement/death of Government servant on 31.12.2015, would also be covered by these orders.

2.2 Separate orders will be issued by the Ministry of Defence in regard to Armed Forces pensioners/family pensioners.

2.3 These orders also do not apply to retired High Court and Supreme Court Judges and other Constitutional/Statutory Authorities whose pension etc. is governed by separate rules/orders.

3. In these orders:

a. ‘Existing pensioner’ or ‘Existing Family pensioner’ means a pensioner/family pensioner to whom these orders are applicable in terms of para 2.1 above.

b. ‘Existing pension’ or ‘Existing Family Pension means the basic pension (inclusive of commuted portion, if any) or basic family pension, as had been fixed at the time of implementation of 6th CPC recommendations, which an existing pensioner or family pensioner was entitled to.

4.1 For existing pensioners, who have retired before 01.01.2016, the revised pension/family pension with effect from 01.01.2016 shall be determined by multiplying the pension/family pension, as had been fixed at the time of implementation of 6th Central Pay Commission (CPC) recommendations, by 2.57. The amount of revised pension/family pension so arrived at shall be rounded off to next higher rupee.

Illustration:
Case I : Pensioner ‘A’ retired at last pay drawn of Rs. 79,000 on 31st May, 2015 under the 6th CPC regime in the scale of Rs. 67000-79000:

Amount in Rs.

1.
Basic Pension fixed in 6tH CPC
 39,500
2.
Revised Pension fixed under 7tnCPC (using a multiple of 2.57)
1,01,515

Case II: Pensioner ‘B’ retired at last pay drawn of Rs. 4,000 on 31st January, 1989 under the 4th CPC regime in the pay scale of Rs. 3000-100-3500-125-4500:
Amount in Rs.
1.
Basic Pension fixed in 4th CPC
 1,940
2.
Basic Pension as revised in 6th CPC
12,600
3.
Revised Pension fixed under 7th CPC (using a multiple of 2.57)
 32,382

4.2 For this purpose, the existing pension/family pension will be the basic pension/family pension only without the element of additional pension available to the old pensioners/family pensioners of the age of 80 years and above. The additional pension/family pension payable to the old pensioners/family pensioners will be worked out in accordance with para 4.5 of this O.M.

4.3 Since the consolidated pension will be inclusive of commuted portion of pension, if any, the commuted portion will be deducted from the said amount while making monthly disbursements.



4.4 The minimum pension with effect from 01.01.2016 will be Rs. 9000/- per month (excluding the element of additional pension to old pensioners). The upper ceiling on pension / family pension will be 50% and 30% respectively of the highest pay in the Government (The highest pay in the Government is Rs. 2,50,000 with effect from 01.01.2016).

4.5 The quantum of pension/family pension available to the old pensioners/ family pensioners shall continue to be as follows:-
Age of Pensioner/family Pensioner
 Additional quantum of Pension
From 80 years to less than 85 years
20% of revised basic pension/ family pension
From 85 years to less than 90 years
30% of revised basic pension / family pension
From 90 years to less than 95 years
40% of revised basic pension / family pension
From 95 years to less than 100 years
50% of revised basic pension / family pension
100 years or more
 100% of revised basic pension
/ family pension

The amount of additional pension will be shown distinctly in the pension payment order. For example, in case where a pensioner is more than 80 years of age and his/her revised pension in terms para 4.1 above is Rs.10,000 pm, the pension will be shown as (i).Basic pension=Rs.10,000 and (ii) Additional pension = Rs.2,000 pm. The pension on his/her attaining the age of 85 years will be shown as (i). Basic Pension = Rs.10,000 and (ii) additional pension = Rs.3,000 pm. Dearness relief will be admissible on the additional pension available to the old pensioners also.

4.6 The revised pension/family pension arrived at as per paragraph 4.1 includes dearness relief sanctioned from 1.1.2016.

5. Where the revised pension/family pension in terms of paragraph 4.1 above works out to an amount less than Rs. 9000/-, the same shall be stepped up to Rs. 9000/-. This will be regarded as pension/family pension with effect from 1.1.2016.

6. The existing instructions regarding regulation of dearness relief to employed/re- employed pensioners/family pensioners, as contained in Department of Pension & Pensioners Welfare O.M. No. 45/73/97-P&PW(G) dated 02.07.1999, as amended from time to time, shall continue to apply.

7. The cases of Central Government employees who have been permanently absorbed in public sector undertakings/autonomous bodies will be regulated as follows:-

(a) PENSION : Where the Government servants on permanent absorption in public sector undertakings/autonomous bodies continue to draw pension separately from the Government, the pension of such absorbees will be updated in terms of these orders. In cases where the Government servants have drawn one time lump sum terminal benefits equal to 100% of their pensions and have become entitled to the restoration of one-third commuted portion of pension as per the instructions issued by this Department from time to time, their cases will not be covered by these orders. Orders for regulating pension of such pensioners will be issued separately.

(b) FAMILY PENSION : In cases where, on permanent absorption in public sector undertakings/autonomous bodies, the terms of absorption and/or the rules permit grant of family pension under the CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972 or the corresponding rules applicable to Railway employees/members of All India Services, the family pension being drawn by family pensioners will be updated in accordance with these orders.

8. The matter regarding Constant Attendant Allowance admissible to the existing pensioners shall be examined by a Committee comprising Finance Secretary and Secretary (Expenditure) as Chairman and Secretaries of Home Affairs, Defence, Posts, Health & Family Welfare, Personnel & Training and Chairman, Railway Board as Members. Till a final decision is taken based on the recommendations of the Committee, Constant Attendant Allowance shall be paid at existing rates.

9. All Pension Disbursing Authorities including Public Sector Banks handling disbursement of pension to the Central Government pensioners are hereby authorised to pay pension/family pension to existing pensioners/family pensioners at the revised rates in terms of para 4.1 and 5 above without any further authorisation from the concerned Accounts Officers/Head of Office etc. Wherever the age of pensioner/ family pensioner is available on the pension payment order, the additional pension/ family pension in terms of para 4.4. above may also be paid by the pension disbursing authorities immediately without any further authorisation from the concerned Account Officer/ Head of Office, etc. A suitable entry regarding the revised pension shall be recorded by the pension Disbursing Authorities in both halves of the Pension Payment Order.

10 The pension/family pension as worked out in accordance with provisions of Para 4.1. and 5 above shall be treated as ‘Basic Pension’ with effect from 01.01.2016. The revised pension/family pension includes dearness relief sanctioned from 1.1.2016 and shall qualify for grant of Dearness Relief sanctioned thereafter.

11. Further orders in regard to revision of pension based on the recommendations of the Committee to be constituted in terms of the Government’s decision on Item No. 11 of this Department’s Resolution No. 38/37/2016-P&PW (A) dated 4th August, 2016, will be issued in due course.

12. After a decision as in para 11 above is taken by the Government and orders are issued in this regard, the Head of the Department of the Ministry, Department, Office, etc. from which the government servant had retired or where he was working prior to his demise will revise the pension/family pension of all pensioners/ family pensioners with effect from 1st January 2016 in accordance with those orders and issue revised Pension Payment Order (PPOs) accordingly.

13. It is considered desirable that the benefit of these orders should reach the pensioners as expeditiously as possible. To achieve this objective it is desired that all Pension Disbursing Authorities should ensure that the revised pension and the arrears due to the pensioners in terms of para 4.1. and para 5 above is paid to the pensioners or credited to their account by 31st August, 2016 or before positively.

14. In their application to the persons belonging to Indian Audit and Accounts Department, these orders issue in consultation with the Comptroller and Auditor General of India.

15. Ministry of Agriculture etc. are requested to bring the contents of these Orders to the notice of Controller of Accounts/Pay and Accounts Officers and Attached and subordinate Offices under them on a top priority basis. All pension disbursing offices are also advised to prominently display these orders on their notice boards for the benefit of pensioners.

16. Hindi version will follow.

Sd/-
(Vandana Sharma)
Joint Secretary to the Government of India


Authority: http://www.pensionersportal.gov.in/


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