Saturday, September 20, 2014

Bharat Pensioners’ Samaj donates to Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund-PIB

Bharat Pensioners’ Samaj donates to Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund
A delegation of “Bharat Pensioners’ Samaj” (BPS), the largest and oldest organization of Pensioners in India met Dr Jitendra Singh, Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Science & Technology and Earth Sciences, Minister of State in Prime Minister's Office (PMO), Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, Space and Atomic Energy, here today. The delegation handed over a cheque as donation to the Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund (PMNRF) in the aid of flood victims of Jammu & Kashmir and also dispatched two trucks full of relief material including ration and clothes to Jammu & Kashmir.

Acknowledging the contribution made by the Pensioners’ Association, Dr. Jitendra Singh said that even though the money and material contributed by them were going to be of immense help in carrying out the relief work, but more than that, it is the symbolic gesture of these elder retired officials, which is like a blessing for all of us who are engaged in pulling Jammu & Kashmir out of this ordeal.

Expressing solidarity with the people of Jammu & Kashmir in their hour of distress, Secretary General of BPS, Shri S.C. Maheshwari informed Dr. Jitendra Singh that their organization is a conglomerate of 648 organizations of pensioners from different departments with branches spread all over India and in the days to come, more donations for Jammu & Kashmir relief will be handed over on behalf of these different groups of pensioners.

Shri Maheshwari said that BPS has also launched a campaign for organ donation and wherever needed in the rescue and relief of flood victims in Jammu & Kashmir, they would be ready to help medically also.

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KSD/BK
(Release ID :109861)

Secy. Genl BPS S.C.Maheshwari with MOS (PP)

SCM Secy.Genl BPS discussed pensioners issues with MOS(PP) in the presence of Secy & JS (p).Also presented a Cheque of Rs 1lac to PMNRF on 20.9.2014.Honorable MOS agreed that persons in chair forget that they too will retire one day.


S.C.Maheshwari in discussion with Dr Jitinder Singh Honorable MOS (PP)






Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Enforce ‘One Rank One Pension', Say Ex-Servicemen




KOCHI: Their demand for ‘One Rank One Pension’ started in 1983. Even after 30 years, the plea of ex-servicemen, the first to raise such a demand, is falling on deaf ears, when the judges, MPs, MLAs, bureaucrats and many others receive pensions based on their rank.

The former UPA Government has thrice earmarked fund in its budget for ‘One Rank One Pension’ scheme. But the ex-servicemen, who once served the country, are yet to get their due. Left with no other alternative, ex-servicemen across the country have decided to go for hunger strike on Wednesday.

“After the sixth Pay Commission in 2006, the Army personnel who retired a day before it and after it with the same rank get a pension with wide gap. Those who retire early gets a considerably lower pension than those who retire recently. It has been 30 years, since we had requested them to bridge the gap,” said  Pratapan, secretary, NationalEx-servicemen Co-ordination Committee, Ernakulam.


Many committees constituted to study the subject were also in their favour of the ex-servicemen. In 2009, the UPA government allocated Rs 2,144 crores in the budget for the scheme. In 2012, they allocated Rs 2,300 and finally in 2014, the Central Government set aside Rs 500 crore. The then Defence Minister A K Antony said the ‘One rankone pension’ scheme would be implemented from April 1, 2014. 

The K M Chandrashekar committee also submitted a report in favour of ex-service men. “But the officials conveniently brushed aside the directive by the then Defence Minister aside. The officials of the Ex-servicemen Welfare Department at Delhi is throttling every efforts taken in this regard,” he said. The Modi Government has now allotted Rs 1,500 crore for it. But various other committees state that it needs around Rs 3500 to implement the scheme.


Tuesday, September 16, 2014

PRE 2006 AGGRIEVED PENSIONER LOT!

  16 September 2014
IMPORTANT- PRE 2006 AGGRIEVED PENSIONER LOT!
Dear Pre 2006 Litigant/ Non-litigant friends,
SUPREME COURT OF  INDIA
        DISPLAY  BOARD

  16 September 2014
Display Board at 16.27.33 
dated 16.9.2014 shows all courts  Not in session. In Court No. 3 the last item was 13, which was heard.Our case at 18  in Court No 3 was not heard ?



Monday, September 15, 2014

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Defence/ Tatkal/ Female (above 45 years)/ Senior Citizen Quotas in trains

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
LOK SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO 5308
ANSWERED ON 14.08.2014
REDUCED RAILWAY QUOTAS
5308 . Karandlaje Km. Shobha
Will the Minister of RAILWAYS be pleased to state:-

(a) whether Railways have reduced Defence/ Tatkal/ Female (above 45 years)/ Senior Citizen Quotas in trains;

(b) if so, the details thereof, zone-wise, train-wise, class-wise including trains going from New Delhi/H. Nizamuddin Railway Stations to Karnataka State viz. Bangalore, Hubli and Kankanadi (Mangalore) along with the reasons for the same;

(c) whether the Railways propose to restore the earlier quotas including trains going to Karnataka;


(d) if so, the time frame for its restoration; and

(e) if not, the reasons therefor?

ANSWER

MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS (SHRI MANOJ SINHA) 

(a): There has been no reduction in total number of berths/seats earmarked on Indian Railways under Tatkal, Ladies and Senior Citizens quotas. However, based on poor utilisation, there has been marginal reduction in number of berths/seats earmarked under Defence Department Quota.

Train-wise, class-wise distribution of all types of reservation quotas except Defence Department Quota is done by the Zonal Railways on the basis of demand pattern and availability of accommodation. Reservation Quotas so earmarked including Defence Department, Tatkal, Ladies, Senior Citizens are reviewed on periodical basis and adjustments made, wherever required, based on utilisation. This is a continuous process.

(b): There has been no reduction in the total number of berths/seats earmarked under Tatkal, Defence Department, Ladies and Senior Citizens quotas in trains originating from Delhi area and terminating/passing through Bangalore, Hubli and Kankanandi (Mangalore) as indicated below:

Type of Quota Number of berths/seats earmarked in the year
Quata - 2013 - 2014
Tatkal - 2438 - 3008
Defence Department - 53 - 55
Ladies - 78 - 92
Senior Citizen - 307 - 398

(c) to (e): Although, there is marginal reduction in the Defence Department quota on all India basis, there is no reduction in the accommodation earmarked under Tatkal, Defence Department, Ladies and Senior Citizens quotas in trains originating from Delhi area and terminating/passing through Bangalore, Hubli and Kankanandi (Mangalore). Since the reduction of Defence Department Quota was on account of poor utilisation, there is no proposal to restore this quota to the earlier level.


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Thursday, September 11, 2014

PENSIONERS CASE – REPLY FROM MINISTRY OF PERSONNEL, PUBLIC GRIEVANCES & PENSIONS, DEPARTMENT OF PENSION & PENSIONERS WELFARE DATED – 02.09.2014

PENSIONERS CASE – REPLY FROM MINISTRY OF PERSONNEL, PUBLIC GRIEVANCES & PENSIONS, DEPARTMENT OF PENSION & PENSIONERS WELFARE DATED – 02.09.2014

1.     Extension of benefit of upgraded Grade Pay to Pre-2006 retirees of S-12 Grade


Reply: Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure has intimated that since the matter is subjudice no decision can be taken. Ministry of Finance clarified that the scale of 6500-10500 has been upgraded to the scale of 7450-11500 and after revision in the Pay Band in PB-2 with Grade Pay of Rs. 4600. Therefore in terms of OM dated 11.05.2011, the Pre-2006 pensioners who held the pre-revised scale of 6500-10500 at the time of their retirement are not entitled for stepping up of their pension and family pension with reference to the revised grade pay of Rs. 4600/-.

2.     Extension of Benefit of OM dated 28.01.2013 with effect from 01.01.2006 instead of 24.09.2012


Reply: The matter is subjudice, so no decision can be taken. Four OAs are decided by a common order dated 01.11.2011 of CAT New Delhi. In OA No. 655/2010 curative petition have been dismissed by Hon’ble Supreme Court. In compliance to order dated 15.05.2014 of CAT Principal Bench New Delhi, action is being taken to implement the CAT order dated 01.11.2011 in respect of petitioner in OA No. 655/2010 only. Law Ministry has advised to await the outcome of the SLP in OA No. 655/2010 before deciding in respect of other Pre-2006 pensioners. Next hearing in SLP No. 36148-50/2013 is on 16.09.2014.


Gazette Notification regarding minimum pension of Rs.1000/- pm under EPS,1995Gazette Notification regarding minimum pension of Rs.1000/- pm under EPS,1995



REGD. NO. D. L.-33004/99

The Gazette of India
EXTRAORDINARY
PART II—Section 3—Sub-section (i)
PUBLISHED BY AUTHORITY

No. 429] NEW DELHI, TUESDAY AUGUST 19, 2014/SRAVANA 28, 1936

MINISTRY OF LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT
NOTIFICATION

New Delhi, the 19th August, 2014.

G.S.R. 593 (E).—In exercise of powers conferred by section 6A, read with Sub-section(1) of Section7 of the Employees’ Provident Funds and Miscellaneous Provisions Act, 1952 (19 of 1952), the Central Government hereby makes the following Scheme, further to amend the Employees’ Provident Funds Scheme, 1995, namely:-

1. 
(1) This Scheme may be called the Employees’ Pension (Second Amendment) Scheme, 2014.
(2) It shall come into force on and from the 1st day of September, 2014.


2. In the Employees’ Pension Scheme, 1995(hereinafter referred to as the principal Scheme), in paragraph 12, after sub-paragraph (7), the following sub-paragraph shall be inserted, namely:-

“(7A) The monthly member’s pension including any relief payable to any existing or future member under this paragraph shall not be less than one thousand rupees for the financial year 2014-15.”.

3. In the principal Scheme in paragraph 15, for the words, brackets and figures “sub-paragraphs (2) to (5) of paragraph 12, as the case may be,”, the word and figures “paragraph 12” shall be substituted.

4. In the principal Scheme, in paragraph 16,-

(a) in sub-paragraph (2), in clause (a), after sub-clause (iv), the following sub-clause shall be inserted, namely:-

“(v) in all the cases, where the monthly widow pension including relief, if any, is less than one thousand rupees per month, the amount of monthly widow pension in such cases shall be enhanced to one thousand rupees per month for the financial year 2014-2015.”;

(b) in sub-paragraph (3), for clause (b), the following clause shall be substituted, namely:-

“(b) Monthly children pension for each child shall be equal to 25 per cent of the amount admissible to the widow of the deceased member as monthly widow pension payable under clause (a) of sub-paragraph (2):

Provided that the minimum monthly children pension including relief, if any, for each child of the deceased member shall not be less than two hundred and fifty rupees per month for the financial year 2014-2015.”;

(c) in sub-paragraph (4), for clause (a), the following clause shall be substituted, namely:-

“(a) if the deceased member is not survived by any widow, but is survived by children falling within the definition of family or if the widow pension is not payable, the children shall be entitled to a monthly orphan pension equal to 75 per cent of the amount of the monthly widow pension as payable under clause (a) of sub-paragraph (2):

Provided that the minimum monthly orphan pension including relief, if any, for each orphan shall not be less than seven hundred and fifty rupees per month for the financial year 2014-15.”.

[F. No. R-15025/3/2007.SS-II/Pt.II]

ARUN KUMAR SINHA,Addl. Secy.

Foot Note.- The Employees’ Pension Scheme, 1995 was published in the Gazette of India vide notification number G.S.R. 748(E), dated the 16th November, 1995 and was lastly amended vide notification number G.S.R. 80(E), dated the 14th February, 2013.

Source: http://www.labour.nic.in/upload/uploadfiles/files/latest_update/what_new/5400645038fa3MinimumPensionofRs.1000.pdf