Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Greetings

Wish that the coming year
is a glorious one that rewards
all your future endeavors with
success.
Happy New Year
2014 
S.C.Maheshwari

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Disbursement of pensionary benefits to all the combined service pension optee absorbed employees of Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited (MTNL)



Press Information Bureau 
Government of India
Ministry of Communications & Information Technology 

26-December-2013 13:27 IST

Disbursement of pensionary benefits to all the combined service pension optee absorbed employees of Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited (MTNL) 

The Union Cabinet today approved the erstwhile all categories (Group A, B, C & D) of employees of the government absorbed in MTNL and who have opted for combined service may be given similar treatment in the matter of payment of pensionary benefits as available to the absorbed employees of BSNL. Accordingly, consequential amendments to the Central Civil Services (Pension) Rules, adjustments in respect of Government pension liability previously discharged by MTNL and proposed change in methodology in pension contribution as per FR-116 upto 31.12.2005 on the maximum of the IDA pay-scales and with effect from 01.01.2006 on the actual pay drawn in the IDA pay-scales will be made. 

Based on the approval for payment of pensionary benefits to the erstwhile government employees absorbed in MTNL who have opted for combined pension in the same manner as in BSNL, necessary amendments in Rule 37-A of CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972 to include MTNL along with BSNL, will be issued and adjustments in respect of Government pension liability previously discharged by MTNL will be done within three months. 

This would help to resolve the long pending MTNL pension issue. The proposal entails an estimated recurring expenditure of approximately Rs. 500 Cr per annum besides adjustments in respect of Government pension liability previously discharged by MTNL. This decision would give benefit to approximately 43000 employees of Delhi and Mumbai. 

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Greetings

WISH ALL OUR DEAR FRIENDS A MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR

Team BPS

Grant of full sets of post retirement Rly. passes after 20years of Service

Grant of full sets of post retirement Rly. paGrant of full sets of post retirement Rly. passes after 20years of Servicesses after 20years of Service


Monday, December 16, 2013

Pensioners Day.The 17th December

D.S.Nakara
 8.4.1914 - 29.72009
Every year we celebrate Pensioners day to pay homage to the great soul of D.S.Nakara who tirelessly fought a legal battle for the self respect & dignity of entire the community of Pensioners, he relentlessly pleaded in the apex court  which resulted  in  the Land mark   judgement on 17.12.1982 in Writ petitions numbers 5939-41 of 1980. Wherein the apex court clarified all the issues connected with pension.
The Honorable Supreme court ruled,"A pension scheme consistent with available resources must provide that the Pensioner would be able to live :
(I)                free from  want, with decency, independence and self respect and
(II)             at a standard equivalent at pre retirement level

(III)          Pensioners form a class, their computation their computation of Pension can not be by different formula affording unequal treatment solely on the ground that some retired earlier and some retired later

(IV)          “The Court held that pension is neither a bounty nor a matter of grace depending upon the sweet will of the employer. It is not an ex gratia Payment, but a payment for past services rendered
It is unfortunate that constant attempts are being made to water down and nullify the spirit of the above judgment.  Cut-of dates are being imposed to deny new benefits to past pensioners. 
The Indian Constitution grants every citizen equality before the law and prohibits discrimination on grounds of caste, class, community or creed. It holds true for public employment as well. But the government seems to think otherwise, even after being hammered by a series of judgments by various High Courts, administrative tribunals and the Supreme Court. It does not follow court orders on the pension

Situation demands launching of country wide agitations to get the justice restored.
 BPS  Call upon all Pensioners to join Dharna  on 24.02.2014 at Jantar Mantar New Delhi From       10.00 A.M. to 14.00 PM



Rly Pensioners National Digest a monthly News letter of NFRP-National Federation of Rly Pensioners' MOU partener of BPS

Enhancement of salary limit of Employees Provident Fund-BPS efforts are likely to bear fruits



Posted: 15 Dec 2013 05:31 PM PST
Enhancement of salary limit of Employees Provident Fund

Enhancement of salary limit of Employees Provident Fund is considering to Rs.15000..!

While answering to a question in Parliament, Minister of State for Labour and Employment Shri Kodikunnil Suresh said that A proposal for enhancing the wage ceiling from Rs. 6500/- to Rs. 15000/- and reducing the threshold limit from 20 to 10 under the Employees Provident Funds & Miscellaneous Provisions Act, 1952 are under consideration of the Government.

A proposal for providing a minimum pension of Rs. 1000/- to member pensioners under Employees’ Pension Scheme, 1995 is also under consideration of the Government.


Saturday, December 14, 2013

CENTRAL GOVERNMENT PENSIONERS’ FORUM, ANDHRA PRADESH MONTHLY BULLETIN – DECEMBER 2013

CENTRAL GOVERNMENT PENSIONERS’ FORUM, ANDHRA PRADESH
D. Prabhakar Rao                  M. Somasekhar Rao                           Sk. Mahboob
   President                              General Secretary                                 Treasurer
     9490313416                                9949052609                                   9441278709
MONTHLY BULLETIN – DECEMBER 2013
The 58th AGM of Bharat Pensioners Samaj held in the premises of Keyes High School, Secunderabad on 17.11.2013 was a spectacular success.  Nearly 900 delegates from across the country attended the one-day Meeting and Conference.  Delegates came even from far off places such as Manipur, Gowhati, Howrah, Gurgaon, New Delhi, Mathura, Agra, Patna, Ahmedabad, Bombay, Nagpur, Chennai, Erode, Dindigul and Palghat, apart from various centres in Andhra Pradesh.  It is the biggest pensioners meeting held in the twin cities.  The success of the conference is due to the untiring efforts of the members of the Reception Committee and unstinted and whole-hearted support extended by our members as well as those of the BPS affiliated sister organizations in the state of AP.  We thank one and all for their cooperation and support.  The arrangements for the meeting as well as the large attendance have come for unreserved praise from delegates, local as well as outstation.   The sumptuous break-fast and lunch served to the delegates and visitors had also won high appreciation.  We are particularly thankful to Sri Jalda Reddy of Malkajgiri, sponsoring break-fast himself and arranging the caterer at concessional rate.  We are also thankful to the authorities of Keyes High School for giving us their premises for the meeting and extending all facilities.
The Souvenir which we brought-out on the occasion came for special praise from one and all.  We thank S/Sri M.S. Appalachary and S. Rama Rao for the excellent work done by them in the above regard.  All the members of the Reception Committee toiled day and night for the success of the meeting and we extend our special thanks to every one of them.
While Chief Guest Dr. K.R. Gangadharan, President, International Federation on Ageing, Toronto, Canada adjusted his busy schedule to attend the AGM, S/Sri Shiv Gopal Mishra, General Secretary, AIRF and D.N. Chapke, President, AISCCON had come by flight from New Delhi and Bombay respectively only to attend our AGM.  We are very much thankful for their gesture towards BPS and pensioners.  S/Sri J. Sridharan of AIFPA, Chennai and Sukumaran, Varadarajan of NFRP, Palghat, Prakash Yende, General Secretary of EPS 95 Pensioners Association attended the AGM as representatives of their respective organizations. S/Sri K. Chandra Prakash Rao and R.L.N. Ratnam, President and General Secretary respectively of AP State Government Retired Employees Association attended the meeting and sat through the proceedings from beginning to the end along with some of their members.  S/Sri Reddy and V. Nageswara Rao, President and General Secretary of APSCON and Sri Ch. Sankara Rao, General Secretary of SCRMU were also kind enough to attend the meeting and extend their support to BPS as well as to the cause of pensioners.  The meeting unanimously decided to hold a Mass Dharna of pensioners on 24.2.2014 from 10 a.m., to 3 p.m., at Jantar Mantar, New Delhi and present a memorandum on the charter of demands to the Prime Minister of India.  Apart from dignitaries, a number of delegates addressed the meeting highlighting various issues of pensioners and senior citizens in the country.  A good number of senior pensioners above 80 years of age were honored on the occasion under Platinum-Age Brotherhood programme.  Donors who gave donations of Rs.3000/- and more to the above meeting were also honored with garlands and shawls.  The meeting unanimously adopted the Secretary General’s report along with balance sheet for the year 2012 – 2013.  The draft resolutions circulated earlier were passed in the afternoon session after due discussion and alterations/additions.  Sri P.S. Venkata Raman, President, AIRROA addressed the meeting in its afternoon session. 
A cheque for Rs.1,00,001/- was presented to the Secretary General towards BPS corpus fund by Sri D. Prabhakar Rao, Hon Chairman, Reception Committee on behalf of Central and State government pensioners of AP.  Sri R.N. Tripathi, Working President, BPS in his concluding remarks expressed his great pleasure at and surprise over the grand success of 58th AGM.  The meeting ended with rendering of national anthem.
The following demands, among others, in the resolutions passed:
1.      50% DR merger w.e.f., 1.1.2011 to central government pensioners.
2.      Interim relief pending submission of report by VII CPC.
3.      Implementation of VII CPC’s recommendations w.e.f., 1.1.2011 to ensure revision once in 5 years.
4.      Extension of same fitment benefit w.e.f., 1.1.2006 to pre-1.1.2006 pensioners as given to employees to ensure full parity.
5.      Implementation of modified parity w.e.f., 1.1.2006 and payment of arrears thereof.
6.      Extension of all new benefits of VI CPC to past pensioners w.e.f., 1.1.2006.
7.      Raising rates of pension and family pension.
8.      Revision of ex-gratia rates of pre 1986 CPF/SRPF© retirees and their families retrospectively w.e.f., 1.1.2006.
9.      Additional quantum of pension from 65 years of age onwards.
10.  Grant of house rent allowance, transport allowance and festival advance to pensioners and family pensioners and children’s educational allowance and hostel subsidy to their children.
11.  Funeral grant on death of pensioner and family pensioner.
12.  Raising of FMA to Rs.2000/- per month and removal of distance restrictions.
13.  Early implementation of Smart Card facility to RELHS members and their families.
14.  Extension of CS(MA) rules, 1944 to C.G. pensioners residing outside CGHS areas.
15.  CSD canteen facility to Defence Civilian Pensioners.
16.  Ex-gratia once a year to all pensioners and family pensioners to meet their social obligations.
The proceedings as well as pictures of the conference may be viewed on BPS’s website (www.bharatpensioner.org)
Though the government of India have announced its decision to appoint VII CPC, neither the panel has been constituted as yet nor were the terms of reference spelt out.  Issues such as 50% DA/DR merger w.e.f., 1.1.2011, extension of full parity to pre 1.1.2006 pensioners and family pensioners, implementation of CAT Principal Bench’s  Order for implementation of modified parity w.e.f., 1.1.2006 with payment  arrears thereof, raising of FMA, revision of ex-gratia rates of pre 86 CPF/SRPF© beneficiaries and their families w.e.f., 1.1.2006, extension of VI CPC new benefits such as full pension for 20 years service etc., are still  pending settlement and they cannot be swept under the carpet on the pretext of appointing VII CPC.  Similarly the question of granting suitable interim relief assumes urgency.  Further, wage and pension revision should also take place for central government employees and pensioners once in 5 years as in state governments and PSUs etc.  There is absolutely no rationale or justification for revision once in 10 years especially after 50% DR merger benefit is not granted.
We have to march forward under the banner of Bharat Pensioners Samaj to achieve all our out-standing demands.  We have to make the Mass Dharna on 24.2.2014 at Jantar Mantar, New Delhi a great success.  It is time for all central government pensioners, nay all pensioners, to rally behind Bharat pensioners Samaj for a better and more progressive dispensation so that pensioners and their families live in reasonable comfort free from undeserving want and anxiety.
Our Forum will celebrate ’Pensioners Day’ on 17.12.2013 at a meeting in the premises of municipal community hall, Madhusudan Nagar, Malkajgiri, Hyderabad from 10 a.m.  All pensioners are requested to join the meeting in good number and make it a success.
So far Smart Cards have not been issued to RELHS members in several railway zones. 
Also good number of pre 2006 pensioners and family pensioners have to still receive revised PPOs as per VI CPC.  There are abnormal and unjustified delays in several railway divisions in processing of applications for grant of secondary family pension in favour of eligible dependent unmarried, widowed and divorced daughters, parents and disabled siblings.  All these issues are being taken up by Bharat Pensioners Samaj in the ensuing SCOVA meeting in February 2014.
We are glad to inform that the Railway Pensioners Welfare Association/Guntur, affiliated to BPS, has been allotted a railway quarter near Guntur railway station for running their office.  This, will no doubt, go a long way in this association serving the pensioners and family pensioners of Guntur Division more effectively.
DR for pensioners

May-13
June-13
July-13
Aug-13
Sept-13
Oct - 13
Percentage increase over 1.1.2006
88.97
90.62
92.28
93.94
95.59
97.32
80% to 90% i.e., increase w.e.f., July, 2013
Dearness Relief w.e.f., 1.7.2013 to CPF/SRPF© beneficiaries and their families getting ex-gratia:
CPF/SRPF© beneficiaries   …. 183%
Families & Children           ….. 175%
Booking of Retiring Rooms in railways through IRCTC website:  Please go through Railway Board’s letter No.2009/TGIV/15/RR/1 Commercial Circular No.42 of 2013 dated 6.6.2013(available on pages 17 & 18 of Bharat Pensioner, November 2013 issue) 
We very much regret to report the death of P.V. Kurulkar, former Secretary, All India Retired Railway Officers Association.  Late Kurulkar had selflessly worked for years for the cause of pensioners.  He addressed a number of our meetings.  He was also regularly attending our monthly meetings in the last few months.  We pay our respectful homage to the departed soul.
We also condole with the death of Nelson Mandela, former President of South Africa and an anti-apartheid icon.  He was a man of peace and also an inspirational figure.  He was conferred Nobel Peace prize and Bharat Ratna.
Office: H.No. 12-11-1411, Boudhanagar, Secunderabad – 500 061,
In Ph. No. 040-27078848, Cell No. 9949052609




Friday, December 13, 2013


ENTITLEMENT FOR ECHS MEMBERSHIP

1. Further to central Org ECHS letter No B/49764/AG/ECHS dated 10 Oct 2003.

2. With imediate effect, ECHS facilities have been extend to dependents as applicable in CGHS vide MH & FW letter No 4-24/9G-C&P/CGHS (P) dt 31 May 2007 (Copy attached)

Annexure 3. VA : Age Limit for Dependent children 
Text of MH & FW OM No. 4-24/96-C&P/CGHS/CGHS(P), dt. 31.5.2007

Age Limit for Dependent Children of Government Servants and Pensioners for availing Medical Facilities under CGHS and Central Services (MA) Rules, 1944

The undersigned is directed to state that the age limit for dependent sons and daughters was earlier fixed vide Office Memorandum, No, B-12014/7/92-CGHS(P)dt. 31st December, 1993, issued by the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, according to which for sons to be dependent on his father/mother, he had to be less than 25 years of age or till he started earning, whichever was earlier. 

As a result of stay granted by the Hon’ble High Court of Delhi in Civil Miscellaneous Petition No. 115/97 in Civil Writ Petition No. 2542 of 1996 in Shri Madan Mohan Sharina Vs. Union of India, the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare issued an Office Memorandum No.4-24/96-C&P/CGHS/CGHS(P) on 17th September, 1999, upper age limit for sons was removed subject to fulfilling other conditions regarding dependency and normally staying with the Government servant/pensioner. The Hon’ble High Court Of Delhi has dismissed the petition by its order on 29th November, 2006.

2. In view of the dismissal of the Writ Petition, it has been decided to re-fix the age limit for dependents, as indicated below:

(i)
Son
Till he starts earning or attains the age of 25 years, whichever is earlier.
(ii)
Daughter
Till she starts earning or gets married, irrespective of the age limit, whichever is earlier.
(iii)
Son suffering from any permanent disability 
2 of any kind (physical or mental)
Irrespective of age limit.
(iv)
Dependent divorced/abandoned or separated from their husband/ widowed daughters and dependent unmarried/divorced/abandoned or separated from their husband/ widowed sisters
Irrespective of age limit.
(v)
Minor brother(s)
Upto the age of becoming a major.

3. The other conditions of dependency and normally residing with the Government servant/pensioner will remain the same.

4. This order will take effect from the date of issue of the Office Memorandum.

5. This order would also be applicable to Central Government employees covered under Central Services (Medical Attendance) Rules, 1944.

6. This issues with the concurrence of IFD vide their Dy. No.2552/2007 dated the 15th May, 2007.

1. A son shall be entitled until he gels married. vide dt O.M. of even no. dt 25.2.2009 (Annexure 3.VAA).
2. For meaning of disability. refer O.M. of even No dt. 29.8.2007 (Annexure 3.VB) and dt. 2.8.2010 (Annexure 3.VBB).

Source : www.echs.gov.in

ATTENTION: Pre-2006 Defence Civilian Pensioners / Family Pensioners

ATTENTION: Pre-2006 Defence Civilian Pensioners / Family Pensioners 

NOTIFICATION 
Government of India 
Ministry of Defence 
Principal Controller of Defence Accounts (Pensions) 
Draupadi Ghat, Allahabad – 211014 

ATTENTION: Pre-2006 Defence Civilian Pensioners / Family Pensioners 


Revision (as per 6th CPC) of pension / family pension of Pre-2006 Defence Civilian Pensioners / Family Pensioners has been carried out by Pension Disbursing Agencies (PDAs). Corrigendum PPOs for this pension revision are to be issued by PCDA (P) Allahabad based on the information to be provided in the prescribed format available on the website of PCDA Pension, by Pensioners / Family Pensioners / PDA / Head of the Office from where the Government Servant retired. No application is required from Pensioner / Family Pensioner whose Corrigendum PPO has already been issued as per 6th CPC.  

2. Pensioner / Family Pensioner may download the Application Form from our website www.pcdapension.nic.inand complete the Part-I of it and submit it to his PDA for further action. PDA in turn will verify and fill up the respective field in Part-II of the Application Form and return the same within three days to pensioner for onward transmission to the Head of the Office. All the Head of the Offices are requested to fill-up the respective fields in Part-III of the Application Form and forward the same to the undersigned within one month. 

3. Please visit our website www.pcdapension.nic.in for detailed instructions. 
  
G.K.BARANWAL
Asst. Controller of Defence Accounts (Pensions)

Issuance of corrigendum Pension Payment Order of Pre-2006 Defence Civilian Pensioners/ Family pensioners in terms of the recommendations of 6th CPC.



Issuance of corrigendum Pension Payment Order of Pre-2006 Defence Civilian Pensioners/ Family pensioners in terms of the recommendations of 6th CPC.

OFFICE OF THE PR. CONTROLLER OF DEFENCE ACCOUNTS (PENSIONS)
DRAUPADI GHAT, ALLAHABAD- 211014

Circular No. 114
Dated: 09-12-2013

Subject: Issuance of corrigendum Pension Payment Order of Pre-2006 Defence Civilian Pensioners/ Family pensioners in terms of the recommendations of 6th CPC.

Reference: This office circulars Nos. 57, 62 & 102 dated 17-09-2008,12-11-2008 and 11-02-2013 respectively.

Attention is invited to this office Circulars no. 57, 62 and 102 dated 17-09-2008, 12-11-2008 and 11-02-2013 respectively, under which orders regarding revision of pension/family pension of pre-2006 pensioners have been circulated for immediate implementation of Government orders. Further, it is intimated that the issue of corrigendum PPO in respect of Pre-2006 Defence Civilian Pensioners/Family Pensioners is under Progress. To issue corrigendum PPO in case of living pensioners, it has been decided by the competent authority to call for an application through Head of the Office in the prescribed format available on the website of PCDA (Pension), duly verified by PDA. It is brought to the notice that No application is required from Pensioner/family pensioner whose corrigendum PPO has already been issued as per 6th CPC.

Therefore, PDAs are requested to advise all Defence Civilian pensioners/Family Pensioners whose PPO has not yet been issued to submit an application on a prescribed format directly to concerned Head of the Office duly verified by current PDA. A specimen of application form is enclosed for the use of Defence Civilian Pensioners/Family Pensioners. This may be given wide publicity prominently displaying on the notice boards.
A copy of notification published in the news papers by this office is also enclosed for strict compliance.

sd/-
(C.B.Yadav)
ACDA (P)

Criteria for Setting up of CGHS Dispensary

Criteria for Setting up of CGHS Dispensary - Minister reply in Lok Sabha

Press Information Bureau 
Government of India
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare 

13-December-2013 13:34 IST

Criteria for Setting up of CGHS Dispensary 

The criteria fixed for setting up a Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS) dispensary in a particular area are as under:

(i) In an existing CGHS city: For opening of a new Allopathic CGHS dispensary in an existing CGHS city, there has to be a minimum of 2,000 Card holders (serving employees of Central Government and Central Civil pensioners). 

(ii) Extension of CGHS to a new City: For extension of CGHS to a new city there has to be a minimum of 6,000 Card holders.

However, due to financial and other resource constraints it is not always possible to adhere to the above criteria.

Keeping in view the financial and other resource constraints, a decision has been taken  not to expand CGHS to cover new cities /areas. There are some States and UTs which do not have the presence of CGHS as yet. Accordingly, the Ministry has mooted a proposal to open at least one CGHS dispensary in the capital city of such States /UTs namely, Himachal Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Goa, Arunachal Pradesh, Tripura, Manipur, Mizoram, Sikkim, Nagaland and Pudduchery. One dispensary is also proposed for the capital city of Gujarat.           In addition, there is also a proposal to open one CGHS dispensary in Indore in compliance of the High Court’s directions.

This was stated by Sh Ghulam Nabi Azad, Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare in a written reply to the Lok Sabha today.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Beacon Light of Pensioners movement and Centenarian Sri V.S. Devasundaram passed away in the early morning of 10th December 2013. He was 104

PENSIONERS’ MESSIAH DEVASUNDARAM IS NO MORE

Beacon Light of Pensioners movement and Centenarian Sri V.S. Devasundaram passed away in the early morning of 10th December 2013. He was 104 and survived by 4 sons, 4 da The ughters and a horde of 60+ grand and great-grand children.

He was founder Organizing Secretary of the All India Federation of Pensioners’ Association which initially functioned from his residence. He was also one of the visionaries who felt the need for an exclusive journal on pensioners needs and services and helped in bringing out the handy journal “Pensioners” Advocate”. He then rose to be it President too. His untiring efforts and bargaining tactics fetched us the entitlement of Dearness Relief. Commencing his service as a staunch Trade Union leader working with doyens like T.V. Anandan,  V.V. Giri, S. Guruswamy,  K. Anandan Nambiar, M. Kalyanasundaram, and other veterans, he dedicated his entire service to the cause of Railway employees and after retirement to the cause of pensioners. Though small in stature, his ability and competence was so immense and immeasurable he was admired by none other than Periar E.V. Ramaswamy Naicker who sought for an appointment with him through the late C.N. Annadurai, later on Chief Minister of Tamilnadu and the testimony was a report published in the News Paper “Revolt” of those days. He retired as Chargeman in the Carriage Works of Southern Railway at the age of 55 with a meager pension of ` 40. He was awarded the Life Time Achievement Award by the PROBUS CLUB of Chennai and the Gururswamy Forum presented and honoured him with a Purse. Admiring his exemplary lead of the pensioners’ movement the Central Railway Pensioners Associations called him very rightly as “Pensioners Messiah”.

His slogan was “My pay should be my pension and my pension should be my wife’s family pension” which he achieved, though not as envisaged, on his attaining the age of 100 when his pension doubled. His era ends but his legacy will continue. We pray that his soul be at peace. 

Friday, December 6, 2013

Simplification of Pension process for permanently disabled children, siblings and dependent parents.pdf

Simplification of Pension process for permanently disabled children, siblings and dependent parents.pdf
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BxzJmujVle3ccHV3OEt5QzZJaFk/edit?usp=sharing

Expected IDA Increase From January 2014 for PSU Employees


Expected IDA from January 2014 for PSU

Expected IDA Increase From January 2014 for PSU Employees

The Expected IDA w.e.f. 01-January-2014 may increased by 4.5% to 5.8% i.e upto from 90.0% to 91.3% depends upon the Average All India Consumer Price Index Number (Industrial Worker) of the months September-2013, October-2013 & November-2013.


The  AICPI of the months Sep'13, Oct'13 &Nov'13 will be declared on 31-October-2013 & 29-November-13 &31-December-2013 respectively. The  AICPI of the months Sep'13 & Oct'13 are 238 & 241 as it is declared on 31-October-2013 & 29-November-2013 respectively. Even if there is no increase in AICPI , there will be IDA Increase by 4.5%. The actual IDA will be declared on 31-December-2013.

AICPI of Sep'13: 238

AICPI of Oct'13: 241

Top 10 Projections:
S.N.Expected CPI of Nov'13Avg. CPI ProjectedProjectedIDA (%)Projected IDA Increase (%)
1240239.6789.74.2
2241240904.5
3242240.3390.24.7
4243240.6790.55
524424190.85.3
6245241.33915.5
7246241.6791.35.8
824724291.66.1
9248242.3391.86.3
10249242.6792.16.6

Source : www.idapsu.blogspot.in
[http://idapsu.blogspot.in/2013/07/expected-ida-from-october-2013.html]

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

STATUS OF THE CASES OF PRE 2006 PENSIONERSS IN VARIOUS COURTS : AS ON 01.11.2013

                      STATUS OF THE CASES OF PRE 2006 PENSIONERSS IN VARIOUS COURTS : AS ON  01.11.2013
                         COMPILED BY M. L. KANAUJIA, IRSSE / Chief Communication Engineer, N.E. Railway, (Rtd.)

Item
HEARD BY
PETITION NO. & YEAR
LEAD PETITIONER
NEXT
DATE
FIXED
FOR
HEARING
              REMARKS IN BRIEF
1
CAT-PB Delhi

OA 1165 / 2011
Pratap Narain & Ors Vs. MOP/DOP
19.12.13
Case is for modified parity plus full pension on  20 years of service w.e.f. 1.1.2006. Govt. submitted its Counter on 11.07.12. Copy of Counter received on 17.12.12 and four weeks time was allowed for submission of  Rejoinder. In the meanwhile, MOP,DOP&PW vide OM No. 38 /37 / 08-P&PW(A) dated 28.01.13 has unilaterally issued orders accepting fixation of revised pension at 50% of sum of minimum of the pay in the pay band corresponding to the Table from which a pensioner had retired but prospectively i. e. from 24.09.12. Two issues are still remaining to be settled, namely, arrears from 1.1.06 and full pension at 20 years of  service as per Cabinet approved Resolution dated 29.08.08. On 12.7.13   Petitioners Advocate received suplimentary Counter Affidavit  from GOI. Rejoinder to this by Petitioners Advocate was submitted on 24.7.13.However, Sitting of Court didnot take place on 25.7.13 and next date of hearing was fixed as 17.9.13..  
2
CAT-PB Delhi

OA 2165 / 2011
KR Srinivasan & Ors Vs. MOP/flOP
 19.12.13
Same as for  item 1 above.
3
CAT-PB Delhi

OA 247 of 2012
17 Petitioners
19.12.13 
Same as for  item 1 above.
4
Lucknow HC
Ser.Ben.203 / 2010
s29 UP Officers
No further listing
The case is for modified parity  i.e. revision of pension at 50% of sum of minimum of the pay in the pay band plus the grade pay corresponding to the pre revised pay scale from which a pensioner had retired, in terms of  Resolution dated 29.08.08, effective 1.1.2006. Petitioners are pre 2006 Pensioners belonging All India Service Officers of Govt. of U.P. retired from pre revised pay scale of  Rs. 18,400-22,400. The U.P. Govt. implemented SCPC Report with certain modifications and issued G.O. No. Sa/3/1358 /Das-2010 dated 19.07.2010 fixing their revised pension at Rs. 26,500 w.e.f. 1.1.2006. The Pensioners grieance is that thier pension shold have been fixed at Rs. 27,350 w.e.f.  1.1.2006. The Court heard the case last on 1.7.2013, when as asked for by the Court earlier, UOI submitted a copy of the SCPC Report through a detailed affidavit. On 15 07 13 Pentioners filed CA to SA of  UOI. Listed for 29.7.13 and 29.8.13 but no hearing took place on those dates.

5
Delhi HC
WP(C)3359/
2010
Ex.Para Military (s29,s26)
Association Vs UOI
14.02.14
The case is for modified parity  i.e. revision of pension at 50% of sum of minimum of the pay in the pay band plus the grade pay corresponding to the pre revised pay scale from which a pension had retired, in terms of  Resolution dated 29.08.08, effective 1.1.2006. MOP,DOP&PW vide OM No. 38 /37 / 08-P&PW(A) dated 28.01.13 has unilaterally issued orders accepting fixation of revised pension at 50% of sum of minimum of the pay in the pay band plus grade pay corresponding to the Table concerning to pre revised pay scale from which pensioner had retired effective 24.9.12..Issue remains to be settled  is for  arrears from 1.1.06   as per Cabinet approved Resolution dated 29.08.08. Petioners submitted an application which was heard on 16.07.13. UOI wanted time to file reply which was given. Heard on 1.10.13 and Order passed by Delhi HC Bench comparising of  J. Ms Gita Mittal and Ms Deepa Sharma on 1.10.2013 : C.M. No. 10237 / 2013. "We are informed by Mr.Rohit Kr. Singh that the a Special Leave Petitioner assailing the judgment dated 29th April, 2013 passed by this  court in W.P.(C) 1535 / 2012 has also been dismissed on 29th July, 2013.  It is stated that contempt proceedings have been initiated by the  petitioner in that writ petition against the respondents for non-compliance. Ms. Saahila Lamba, counsel for the respondent seeks further  time to ascertain the position with regard to the applicability of the said pronouncement and its implementation. Last opportunity is granted   to her.   List on 29th October, 2013 on the request of the respondent." Case heard on 29.10.13 when Govt. Counsel again pleaded that a number of Central Govt. SLPs on same issue are coming up for hearing on 1.11.13 in Supreme Court and sought time to wait for the same, which was granted. 
   
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Supreme Court
Contempt Petition (Civil) 64/2009
SPS Vains, Major General & Ors.


10.02.14
This case is for grant of Modified Parity in terms of MOP,DOP Resolution dated 29.8.2008, after including the same in Special Instructions. Petitioners are pre 2006 retirees Major Generals. MOD vide letter No. 1(11)/2012-D(Pen Policy) dated 17.01.13 has already   stepped their revised pension at  50% of sum of minimum of the pay in the pay band 4 plus grade pay and MSP, all corresponding  table of  pre revised pay scale from which they retired but w.e.f. 24.9.2012 and NOT  1.1.2006. Issue remains to be settled  is for  arrears from 1.1.06, the date of implementation of SCPC Report.On 17.10.13,during  hearing UOI sought time again and got it  till 11.11.13.
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Supreme Court
Civil Appeal
2966 / 2011
U0I Vs SPS Vains Mj. General & Ors
10.02.14
 
This case is  same  as CP(C) No.64 of 2009 except  that in this case Petitioners are UOI & Ors. and Respondents are Pensioners. Issue remains to be settled  is for  arrears from 1.1.06, the date of implementation of SCPC Report.  Both cases are being heard  together by the hon.ble Supreme Court. On 17.10.13, during  hearing UOI sought time again and got it till 11.11.13.  
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Supreme Court
Civil Appeal 8875-8876 of 2011.
U0I & Ors.Vs. Vinod Kumar Jain & Ors
(Avtar Singh)

   04.02.14    
 
The case is for modified parity  i.e. revision of pension at 50% of sum of minimum of the pay in the pay band plus the grade pay corresponding to the pre revised pay scale from which a pension had retired, in terms of  Resolution dated 29.08.08, effective 1.1.2006. AFT has given Judgment in favour of Pensioners but UOI has gone in appeal to Supreme Court. In the meanwhile, MOD vide letter No. 1(11)/2012-D(Pen Policy) dated 17.01.13 has unilaterally issued orders accepting fixation of revised pension at 50% of sum of minimum of the pay in the pay band corresponding to the Table but prospectively i.e. from 24.09.12. Issue remains to be settled  is for  arrears from 1.1.06, the date of implementation of SCPC Report.Hearing couldnot take place on 16.8.13 and 27.9.13. Case clubbed with SLPC 18339-341. Heard on 1.11.13. Delinked from SLPC 18339-341 and case  adjourned for       
   02.02.
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Supreme Court
Civil  Appeal  5367 -5368    Of   2005
Principal Secretary, Govt. Finance and Planning  Deptt., Andhra Pradesh   Vs.   A.P. Pensioners Samaj.
25.10.13.
Three Judge Bench Matter.
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Delhi HC
WPC No. 4572 of 2012
All India S30 Pensioners Association Vs. UOI
DOJ
19.8.13.
Full parity case wherein  writ, order or direction sought are  : (a) setting aside the impugned judgment dated 6th March, 2012 passed by the Hon’ble Central Administrative Tribunal, Principal Bench, New Delhi in O.A. No.937 of 2010; (b) calling for the records of the case from the Respondent Authorities; (c ) granting the reliefs prayed for by the Petitioners in their Original Application No.937 of 2010 filed before the Hon’ble Central Administrative Tribunal, Principal Bench, New Delhi; and Judgment thereof.. DHC  has obsrved  in operating paras : we set aside the impugned decision(s) dated March 06, 2012   and simultaneously we restore OA No.937/2010 and OA No.2101/2010 for  fresh adjudication on merits by the Tribunal on the claim of the  petitioners for full parity. The decision shall be rendered after giving   full opportunity of hearing to the petitioners and the decision dated  November 01, 2011 passed by the Tribunal in the case of S-29 scale retirees shall not be treated as binding upon it by the Tribunal for the  reasons on the subject of full parity the said decision  was pronounced  notwithstanding said retirees giving up the claim for full parity. The matter would be decided in remand as early as possible and   preferably within three months from today. Parties shall appear through their counsel before the Registrar of  the Tribunal in the two original applications on September 09, 2013 on which date OA No.937/2010 and OA No.2101/2010 shall be listed before the  Registrar.

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CAT-PB/Delhi
Contempt  Petition No.158 of 2012
CG SAG (S29) Pensioners Association, Shri Satish Verma, Rtd.CE Vs. Shri RC Mishra, Sec. DOP, MOP,GOI. and Shri Sumit Bose, Sec.DOE,MOF,GOI.


18.12.13
This Petition is against non-compliance of orders passed by CAT-PB while giving Judgment in case of  OA 0655/2010 with other OAs. In view of  IR granted by Delhi HC on 21.5.12, hon.ble Court on 30.5.12 closed the case with liberty to move application  for revival of  CP as per the Orders of  hon.ble Delhi HC. Accordingly, after the dismisal of UOI Petition in Delhi HC, the revival application was put up which was heard on 24.5.13 and 28.5.13 and orders for isuue of notices to respondents  were passed. Hearing on 7.8.13 couldnot take place. Case was heard on 25.9.13. Hon.ble Court ordered for revival of Contempt Petition and fixed 10.10.13 to take up contempt proceedings. On 10.10.13, during hearing ASG himself appeared for UOI and argued citing pending SLPs in Supreme Court, for stay on contempt proceedings which was opposed by the Advocate of Association. Court did not agree for granting stay but fixed next date of hearing as 27.11.13.Adjouraned to 18.12.13 without hearing.

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Supreme Court
SLP (Civil) 19784 of 2013 with
SLP(C)CC 12122,12366,12373,13325 & 14816.
Haryana Viduat Prasaran Nigam  Ltd & Ors Vs R K Agarwal and Ors

DOJ
28.10.13
This SLP is againsst Punjab and Haryana High Court Judgment in case of CWP No. 19641 of 2009 R K Agarwal &Ors. Vs. HVPN Ltd & Ors. dated 21.12.2012. Hearing took place wheein Haryana Advocate pleaded about Haryana Regulations for Pensioners and about financial implications which Respondents Advocate opposed.  Court was not impressed but allowed them to put up their arguments in writing for orders before next hearing which was fixed for 28.10.2013.SLPs Dismissed. No further information.

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Supreme Court
SLP (C) 23055
 of  2013
UOI  & Ors  Vs CGSAG Pensioners Assoc.& Ors.
DOJ 29.07.13
UOI  has filed this SLP against the Delhi High Court Judgment  dated 29.4.13 in case of  WP(C) 1535 of 2012. This case was heard by Hon.ble Supreme Court on 29.07.2013 with SLP(C) CC No.13280 of 2013, UOI Vs Atma Singh  (arising out  of  P&H  HC  Judgment)  and issued following Orders of Dismissal : "We are not inclined to interfere with the order  passed  by   the High  Court.  Consequently, the special leave petitions  are   dismissed.  However, the petitioners are at liberty to raise all  points before the Tribunal as and when the appeal, including the  contempt  petition is preferred."

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CAT-PB
OA No. 937 of 2010 and OA No. 2101 of 2010 (DHC order for Fresh Adjudication)
All India S30 Pensioners Association Vs. UOI
No further listing.
Hon.ble Delhi High Court, in WP(C) 4572 of 2012 in case of All India S30 Pensioners Association Vs. UOI has, by order dated  19.8.2013, has restored these two OAs for fresh adjudication on merits on the claim of full parity, giving full opportunity of  hearing the petitioners, without binding decision
given on 1.11.2011 in case of OA No. 655 of 2010. Delhi HC has furtehr ordered that  the matter would be decided in remand preferably within three months from 19.8.2013 and case be listed for hearing by on 9.9.2013, when both parties  would appear before Registrar of CAT-PB.Not heard on 25.9.13.

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Supreme Court
Contempt Petition (Civil) No. 328 of 2013
N.K. Nair & Anr.  Vs Shashikant Sharma & Ors.
10.01.14
While implementing 4th CPC Report pay of Army , Navy and AF Officers upto Brigadier level and equivalent, was fixed without adding Rank Pay. Hon.le  Supreme Couart vide Judgment dated 4.9.12 had directed for refixation of their pay after adding the Rank Pay and arrears paid accordingly.  MOD issued orders on 27.12.12 for implementation of the said Judgment. CP(C) 328 of 2013 has been preferred in Supreme Court with  plea that (1) Judgment should be implemented w.e.f. 1.1.1986 and not as on 1.1.1986,(2) Minimum of  Pay in Integrated Pay Scale for each Rank of officers given in SAI 1/S/87 for Amy and equivaalent officers in  Navy and AF should also be raised,(3) Maximum of Integratred Pay scale i.e. 5,100  should also be  raised and (4) Refixation  of  revised pay  on 1.1.1996 (5th CPC) and  1.1.2006 (6th CPC) should be done again on the basis of  law set by the above mentioned Judgment of the Apex Court, now, meaning
 thereby, that, the revised pay should be refixed by adding into existing pay the admissible component of Rank Pay  or MSP, as the case may be and,payment of arrears be made,accordingly. Further, it is learnt  that the Attorney General  for India, when Govt. sought his advice, has advised, after due consideration of  the pleas in the light of  Apex Court  Judgment    to agree to plea (1) and (4) and not to agree for  (2) and (3). 

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Supreme Court
SLP(C)CC No.18339 -341
of 2013
UOI Vs DL Vhora & Ors.
04.02.14
These SLPs (along with applications for condoning delay) have been filed by UOI against Delhi HC Judgment  dated 29.04.13 in WPC No. 2348-50/2012. (Full parity case).The case came up for hearing before HSC Bench comparising CJI and  Justice Ranjan Gogai  on 04.10.13 whereupon hon.ble Court ordered : List on 07.10.13 before an approprite Bench. On 07.10.13 the case came up for hearing before HSC Bench comparising of  Justice Nijjar and Justice Kalifulla. The Court ordered  "On the request of Mr. A.S.  Chandhiok,  learned  ASG,  list these matters along with Civil Appeal Nos.8875-8876 of 2011." Case adjourned for hearing on 01.11.13. Heard on 1.11.13 and delinked from  CA No. 8875-76.Heaard on 19.11.13 and again linked to CA No. 8875-76, delaly condoned, ordered for issuing  notices and staying bringing up contempt petition in HC or CAT.

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Supreme Court
SLP(C) 19784
SLP (C) CC 12122, 12366, 12373, 13325, 14816, all of 2013.




H V P N L
Vs. R K Agarwal  and Other 5  Respondents


DOJ 28.10.13
These SLPs (along with applications for condoning the delay) are against P&H High Court Judgments granting Modified Parity to Haryana State Govt. Pensioners.Heard on 18.10.13. Hon.ble Court asked UOI Advocate to submit written statement before next hearing. Case was heard on 28.10.13 and following order were passed : Learned  counsel  appearing  for  the petitioners   seeks  permission to withdraw the special leave petitions with  liberty  to   approach   the   High   Court. Permission   is granted. Consequently, the  special  leave  petitions are  dismissed  as   withdrawn with the liberty as aforesaid.


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Supreme Court
Review Petition(Civil)No. 2492  of 2013.
31861
 of 2013
UOI Ors.
Vs s29 SAG Pensioners Association
DOJ
12.11.13
This Review Petition(Civil) has been filed on 4.10.13 and is under scrutiny. This is against Judgment of dismissal given by hon.ble Supreme Court in case of UOI Vs. s29 Pen. Assoc. SLP(C) No. 23055 on 23.07.13.The RP was taken up in Chamber by the hon.ble Supreme Court and following order were passed on 12.11.13 : Delay condoned. Oral hearing rejected. No merit in case. RP dismissed.

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Supreme Court
SLP(C) 33864 of 2013
U.O.I,SECRETARY,MIN OF COMMUNICATION&ORS Vs RAM KISHAN PANIPAT
DOJ
28.10.13
Heard on 28.10.13. Hon.ble Supreme Court passed following order : We are not inclined to interfere with the order  passed  by the High Court.Consequently,the special leave petition  is  dismissed.  However, the petitioners are at liberty to raise all  points before the Tribunal as and when the appeal, including the contempt petition is preferred.