Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Revision of pension in r/o pre-2006 Commissioned Officers/JCOs/ORs pensioners/ Family pensioners: PCDA Circular No. 551


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

Circular No. 551 
Dated: 28.12.2015

Subject :- Revision of pension in r/o pre-2006 Commissioned Officers/JCOs/ORs pensioners/ Family pensioners.

Reference:- This office Circular No. 547 dated 11.09.2015.

Pension Disbursing Agencies are aware that as per this office Circular No. 547 dt.- 11.09.2015, Service/Family Pension in respect of JCOs/ORs are to be revised w.e.f. 01.01.2006 by the Pension Disbursing Agencies as per tables attached with circular. Specific tables for revision of Special Pension/Invalid Pension/ Service Element of Disability Pension in respect of Pre- 01.01.2006 PBORs retirees discharged with less than 15 years of qualifying service and Service Pension of TA personnel irrespective of their qualifying service have not been prepared as the Pension Disbursing Agencies would not be in a position to revise such cases. Hence, such cases shall be referred to the Pension Sanctioning Authorities by Pension Disbursing Agencies on enclosed Annexure to issue corrigendum PPOs in affected cases.

2. Similarly the DSC personnel who are receiving two pensions, one for regular Army Service and other for DSC Service, their pension for DSC Service shall not be revised. The pension for regular Army service shall be revised under these orders by the Pension Disbursing Agencies. A reference for revision of pension for DSC service will be sent to PCDA (P) on attached Annexure for issue of Corr. PPO. However, Pension of DSC pensioners receiving only one pension for DSC service shall be revised under these orders from attached Table of the Army personnel. DSC pensioners who were on clerical duty and other duty, their pension shall be revised by the attached table for group ‘Y’ and group ‘2’ respectively. 

3. Maximum term of engagement for various ranks is mentioned in Appendix ‘X’ of this office important Circular No. 501 dated 17.01.2013. To maintain the uniformity in the tables, the rates have been shown up to the qualifying service of 28 years for each rank. The Service Pension may be revised only up to maximum term of engagement.

4. In Annexure ‘C’ for Navy attached with GOI, MOD letter dated 03.09.2015 circulated vide Circular No. 547, the Column Nos. have been typed erroneously as 2, 3, 5......, same may be treated as re-numbered from ‘1’ upward accordingly. Column No. 21 of Annexure ‘B’ (Air Force) of GOI, MOD letter dated 03.09.2015 circulated vide this office Circular No. 547 has erroneously been typed as ‘2021’, the same may be read as Column No. ‘21’ instead of ‘2021’. Further, in column 9 of Annexure ‘B’, the rate shown for the rank of CPL ‘Z’ against the qualifying service of 25.5 years has erroneously been typed as ‘Rs. 5151’, the same may be read as Rs. 4922 instead of Rs. 5151.

5. Similarly, equivalence of ranks across the three services has also been provided in Circular No. 501 dt- 17.01.2013 and Circular No. 512 dt- 26.06.2013. The rank of Chief Mechanician is equivalent to Chief Artificer. Therefore, the pension of Chief Mechanician shall be revised according to Chief Artificer. As per this office ibid circular, the rank of Mechanician IV is equivalent to Artificer IV. Therefore, the pension of Mechanician lV shall be revised equivalent to Artificer- IV.

6. Further, revision under these order may be done on the basis of rank last held and not for the rank for which pensioned as the same has already been clarified in Note below Annexure-Ill of Gol, MoD letter dated 11.11.2008 circulated vide this office Circular No. 397 dated 18.11.2008 (as amended from time to time).

7. All other terms and conditions shall remain unchanged.

8. This circular has been uploaded on this office website www.pcdapension.nic.in for dissemination across the all concerned.
(G.K. Baranwal)
Dy. CDA (Pensions)
No. GtslTech/O167/XXI (G.K. aaranwal)
Dated: 28.12.2015 Dy. CDA (Pensions)
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Source : http://pcdapension.nic.in/6cpc/Circular-551.pdf

7th CPC Recommendation: Modification sought for various issues relating to Department of Posts


NATIONAL FEDERATION OF POSTAL EMPLOYEES
1st Floor, North Avenue Post office, Building, New Delhi – 110 001
FEDERATION OF NATIONAL POSTAL ORGANISATIONS
1-24, Atul Grove Road, New Delhi – 110 001
No.JCA/7th CPC/Modification/2015


Dated: 08.12.2015

To
The secretary
Department of Posts
Dak Bhawan, New Delhi – 110 001
Madam,
Sub: Process to examine the recommendations made in the report of 7th CPC Report  Modifications sought for
Ref: Your No.7-1/2015-PCC dated 26.11.2015With reference to your letter No.cited above, we are submitting a note requesting modifications in the recommendations of the 7th CPC regarding the demands placed by the staff side (NFPE & FNPO) in the joint Memorandum submitted to the chairman 7th CPC. A copy of the joint memorandum submitted by NFPE & FNPO is enclosed herewith for your ready reference.
It is requested that the Department may suggest the empowered committee headed by cabinet Secretary, to accept the modification suggested by us.
Regading the issues which are common to all Central Government Employees, the JCM National Council, Staff Side, will be submitting a detailed letter to Government seeking modification. As we are part of the JCM National Council Staff Side, we fully endorse the view points of the JCM (NC) staff side on issues which are common to all Central Government employees including postal.
Yours faithfully,
NFPE    FNPO

वेतन आयोग की सिफारिशें लागू करने के लिये चाहिए अतिरिक्त वृद्धि 1.5 percent extra growth needed to grant wage hikes: Jaitley

वेतन आयोग की सिफारिशें लागू करने के लिये चाहिए अतिरिक्त वृद्धिनयी दिल्ली, 30 दिसंबर,  वित्त मंत्री अरुण जेटली ने आज कहा कि सातवें वेतन आयोग की सिफारिशों और वन रैंक वन पेंशन योजना को लागू करने के लिये देश की अर्थव्यवस्था को एक से डेढ़ प्रतिशत अतिरिक्त वृद्धि की जरूरत है और इसे वस्तु एवं सेवा कर (जीएसटी) से हासिल किया जा सकता है। श्री जेटली भारतीय मजदूर संघ (बीएमएस) द्वारा आयोजित अभिनंदन समारोह में बोल रहे थे। दत्तोपंत ठेंगड़ी भवन में श्री जेटली के अलावा बिजली मंत्री पीयूष गोयल और श्रम एवं रोजगार मंत्री बंदारू दत्तात्रेय का भी अभिनंदन किया गया। वित्त मंत्री ने कहा कि भारत 7.5% की वृद्धि दर से आगे बढ़ रहा है जबकि दुनिया में इस समय मंदी चल रही है। उन्होंने कहा कि सातवें वेतन आयोग की सिफारिशों को लागू करने से करीब एक लाख करोड़ रुपये का अतिरिक्त बोझ पड़ेगा। इसके अलावा पूर्व सैनिकों के लिये लागू की जाने वाली एक रैंक एक पेंशन का बोझ भी पड़ेगा। इस बोझ को वहन करने के लिए अर्थव्यवस्था में एक से डेढ़ प्रतिशत अतिरिक्त वृद्धि की जरूरत है। उन्होंने कहा कि जीएसटी को 2016 के मध्य तक लागू किया जा सकता है। श्री जेटली ने कहा कि राज्यसभा में कांग्रेस की ताकत धीरे-धीरे कमजोर हो रही है और इसका फायदा सरकार को मिलेगा। सरकार अगले साल के मध्य तक जीएसटी को लागू करने में कामयाब हो सकती है। सरकार 2016 की शुरुआत से ही जीएसटी लागू कराना चाहती थी, लेकिन कांग्रेस के विरोध के कारण यह राज्यसभा में लंबित है। राज्यसभा में भारतीय जनता पार्टी और राष्ट्रीय जनतांत्रिक गठबंधन की संख्या विपक्षी दलों के मुकाबले कम है। सरकार इस विधेयक के बजट सत्र के दूसरे हिस्से में राज्यसभा में पारित होने की उम्मीद कर रही है।Read at: LiveAryavart1.5 percent extra growth needed to grant wage hikes: Jaitley The government is ready to have a dialogue with the trade unions on wage increases, but the country needs to grow by an extra 1-1.5 percent so that it can sustain wage hike and other benefits given to workers and the poor, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Wednesday.
"Our GDP growth of 7.5 percent is at a time when the world is experiencing global slowdown. We need to increase our growth rate. We have to at least increase it by 1-1.5 percent," he said at a felicitation function organised by the Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh."In the coming year, there would be a burden of Rs 1.02 lakh crore of Seventh Pay Commission, OROP (one rank, one pension) burden is also there. That burden can be sustained only when there is increase in economic activity. Because of increased economic activity, government revenue and resources will go up," the finance minister said.Noting that wages or bonus can only be increased when the government and private sector have the required resources, Jaitley said the minimum wages of labour should, at the least, be respectable and allow for inflation.He asked the BJP-affiliated BMS to support the growth-oriented policies of the government, which will, in turn, take care of all their reasonable demands.Read at: Business Standard

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

VII th Pay Commission Injustice

SHRI KHAJA SYED HAMEED HAS PREPARED A COMPARATIVE CHART ON THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF 7TH CPC WHEREIN INCREASE OF PAY HAS BEEN ANALYSISED ON THE BASIS OF EXISTING GRADE PAY. IN THIS METHOD ALSO GROUP C AND GROUP B EMPLOYEES FOUND SUFFERER. THE STATEMENT AS PREPARED BY HIM IS GIVEN BELOW:

VII th Pay Commission Injustice

 Dear Sir,
I am bringing the following to your knowledge and information of Central Government Staff that VIIth Pay commission has done injustice to 98% of the Central Government Staff by just giving a multiplication factor of around 10 times their existing Grade Pay but generously awarded more than 14 times multiplication benefit to higher officials. So please fight for uniform multiplication of 14 times of the Grade pay and for each year of service one increment at the new scale as recommended to retired employees to give justice to all.

PB I      Rs 5200-20200

Grade Pay

Minimum recommended @ entry level by 7th CPC (Rs) in the Pay Matrix
Multiplication factor by VII th pay Commission
1800
18000
 10 times
1900
19900 (difference +1900)
10.47
2000
21700(difference +1800)
10.85
2400
25500(difference +3700)
10.62
2800
29200(difference +3800)
10.42
Initially for first 2 stages  every Rs100/ in GP the corresponding proposed increase is 1800 0r 1900 but for GP difference of Rs 400/ at later 2 stages the corresponding increase is only Rs3700/ to Rs3800/- whereas it must be Rs1800 0r 1900 multiplied by 4times to Rs7200-7600/.
PB II      Rs 9300-34800

Grade Pay

Minimum recommended @ entry level by 7th CPC (Rs) in pay matrix
Multiplication factor by VII th pay Commission
4200
35400(difference +6200)
8.42 times
4600
44900 (difference +9500)
9.76
4800
47600(difference +2700)
9.91
5400
53100(difference +5500)
9.83
Initially for Rs1400/- GP difference the corresponding increase proposed is Rs6200/- but in next stage for Rs400/-GP  the proposed hike is mind blowing Rs9500/-,in next stage for Rs200/-GP the increase is Rs2700/- and for Rs600/-GP hike further increase is Rs5500/-


PB III    Rs 15600-39100

Grade Pay

Minimum recommended @ entry level by 7th CPC (Rs) in the Pay matrix
Multiplication factor by VII th pay Commission
5400
56100
 10.38times
6600
67700 (difference +11600)
10.25
7600
78800(difference +11100)
10.36
For a GP of Rs1200/- difference the hike proposed is Rs11600/- and for another Rs1000/- GP increase the increase given by CPC is Rs 11100/-

PB IV      Rs 37400-67000

Grade Pay

Minimum recommended @ entry level by 7th CPC (Rs)in the Pay matrix
Multiplication factor by VII th pay Commission
8700
118500(difference  +39700)
 13.62 times
8900
131100 (difference +12600)
14.73
10000
144200(difference +13100)
14.42
For a GP increase of Rs1100/- the CPC proposed a hike of Rs39700/- and for a GP difference of Rs200/- the CPC recommended a increase of Rs12600/- and for a GP increase of Rs1100/- the CPC recommended a hike of Rs13100/-

It will easily understood the members of VII th Pay commission done fixation and recommendation quite irrationally without any uniformity in a whimsical manner. If 14 times multiplication is awarded to all the staff uniformly Min.Basic will be Rs1800* 14 = 25200/-for entry level staff. Kindly publish this in your website.
Kindly fight for justice.

Thanking you Sir,

Yours sincerely
Dr.Hameed

courtesy staffnews.in

Monday, December 28, 2015

Breaking News


PAN India Smart card for Railway Pensioners under way but they may have to shell out extra money for it
After failure of Zonal Railways except Eastern Railway to implement Railway Board’s orders vide 2007/H/28/1/RELHS/Smart Card dated 18.07.2012 for issuing Samart Cards to RELHS beneficiaries for cashless treatment in medical emergencies. Ministry of Rlys is now working on long pending demand of Bharat Pensioners Samaj for issuing PAN India smart card for cashless treatment in medical emergencies. Proposal is pending with Financial Commissioner Rly Board who on  has promised to clear it early .  PAN India Smart Card which will be valid throughout the country for cashless treatment of RELHS beneficiaries  in emergencies will be linked to Aadhar Card.

Er.S.C.Maheshwari
Secy.General Bharat Pensioners Samaj                                                                      29.12.2015

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Minimum pension fixed for retired Central Government employees

Minimum Pensions

The minimum pension fixed for retired Central Government employees is Rs. 3,500/- per month with effect from 01.01.2006. For pensioners, including those retired from public sector corporations and other establishments, to whom the Employees’ Pension Scheme (EPS), 1995 framed under the Employees’ Provident Funds & Miscellaneous Provisions Act, 1952 applies, provision of a minimum pension of Rs. 1,000/- per month has made with effect from 01.09.2014.


The Sixth Central Pay Commission had recommended pension of Rs. 3,330/- per month in respect of employees retired from the Central Government. The minimum pension of Rs. 1,000/- per month under the EPS, 1995 implemented by the Central Government was one of the recommendations of the Expert Committee constituted by the Government. Apart from this, the Committee on Petitions of the Rajya Sabha under the chairmanship of Shri Bhagat Singh Koshiyari in its 147th Report had recommended to increase Government share of contribution under EPS, 1995 from 1.16 per cent to 8.33 per cent to support the minimum pension level of Rs. 3000/- per month. However, it was not found feasible for implementation.

No complaints regarding anomalies in minimum pension in respect of Central Government employees have been received by the Government.

However, representations, grievances and complaints have been received from various quarters that the monthly pension to pensioners under EPS, 1995 have not increased to Rs. 1,000/- per month even after the notification in respect of pensioners who had taken short service pension, commutations or return of capital. Some grievances also relate to the fact that pension has not increased for those drawing more than Rs. 1,000/- per month.

Consequent upon implementation of the minimum pension to pensioners under EPS, 1995 vide notification number GSR 593(E) dated 19.08.2014, the pension of all member/widow(er)/disabled/ nominee/dependent parent pensioners whose original pension was less than Rs. 1,000/- per month had been fixed at the minimum of Rs. 1,000/- per month. In cases where members had preferred option for Commutation, Return of Capital and Short Service Pension and have already availed these benefits as per choice exercised by them at the time of making pension claim, the deductions on account of these options would continue to apply on the minimum pension of Rs. 1,000/- per month that has now been fixed. In such cases, the pension amount would be less than Rs. 1,000/- per month even after implementation of the said notification.

This information was given by Shri Bandaru Dattatreya, Minister of State (IC) for Ministry Labour and Employment, in reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.

Source: PIB News

Issue of Pensioners Identity Card to pensioners.

Competent Medical Officer/Board for issuing certificate of disability for the purpose of family pension under rule 54 of CCS(Pension) Rules, 1972 - reg.

Sunday, December 20, 2015

7th CPC: Fitment Factor 2.81 for All, Minimum Family Pension 9,000 and various demands related to Pensioners - BPS writes to Cabinet Secretary

BHARAT PENSIONERS SAMAJ WRITES TO EMPOWERED COMMITTEE OF SECRETARIES FOR RECTIFICATION OF DEFICIENCIES IN PENSION RELATED RECOMMENDATIONS OF 7th CPC

BHARAT PENSIONERS' SAMAJ
(All India Federation of Pensioners' Associations)
New Delhi - 110014
No SG/BPS/11/2015 
Dated 13.12.2015

Dear Shri. Pradeep Kumar Sinha,
Cabinet Secretary GOI
Cabinet Secretariat, Government of India,
Rashtrapati Bhawan,
New Delhi - 110 004

Reg: Pension related benefits of civilian employees Chapter 10.1 of 7th CPC report



Ref: Bharat Pensioners Samaj(BPS) representation to Shri Arun Jaittley ji. Honourable Minister of Finance Government of lnda vide its No SG/BPSI10/2015 dtd.25-11.15 copy attached)

Sir,
ln continuation of BPS representation vide No SG/BPS/10/2015 dd.25-11.15 (copy attached) to the honorable Minister of Finance GOI following few points are put forth for the consideration of Empowered Committee of Secretaries under your chairmanship:

1 .Fitment benefit (5.1 .27) & {10.1 57(3)} 2.57 Fitment factor has been recommended for uniform application to all employees & Pensioners arrived by dividing revised minimum pay by existing minimum salary Minimum revised salary has been worked out on the principle of need base minimum wage following Dr Aykroyed fonnuia .01 503 which is out dated & smells of colonial mindset . The “Normative Family" is taken to consist of a spouse and two children below the age of 14yrs.(Husband 1 unit. wife 0.8 unit and chiiden(2) at 0.6 unit each). Considering wife to be .80 unit is nothing but gender bias .In the present scenario a wife too put in the same amount of physical work rather may be more as compared to husband. She needs more nutrients to keep herself fit to be a mother & needs more clothing. A lady whether she is a wife of a labourer or a Secretary to Govt. oi India has a basic right to keep her reasonably presentable for which she needs some minimum add-ons as such treating her to be less than a unit is goss injustice. 

Similarly growing Children of less than 14 yrs need more of proteins. fats & carbohydrates, with sufficient exercise & field activities for healthy growth .Today they need much better & more clothing compared to 50s. Today Nation needs healthy & stout young citizens. It is against the national interest to restrict their need base minimum requirement to .6 units.

The basket of items taken does not take care of digital India‘s minimum requirement i.e. a smart mob. phone & internet connection. The quantities of consumption & rates taken for the items in the basket are unrealistic compared to actual retail market rates. 


In the light of above mentioned facts it is felt that minimum salary has been intentionally calculated to be lower to keep common fitment factor low. BPS. therefore. appeal that minimum revised salary be raised upwards to make it realistic.

According to 7th CPC recommendations, 2.57 fitment factor is for all employees and pensioners. But, in tact, 2.81 fitment has been given at Secy level by raising existing Salary of 80,000/PM to 2,25,000/ per month. This is robbing Peter to pay Paul, violative of CPC own recommendation and that of Article 14 of the constitution of India. BPS. therefore, appeal that 2.81 fitment benefit be provided to all employee and Pensioners without any discrimination 


2.Minimum Pension/family pension (1 0.1.24)(1 0.1 .26):As per 7th CPC recommendations revised minimum pension will be 50% of the minimum revised salary of Rs 18,000/- & Family pension will be 30% of it i.e. Minimum Pension will now be =Rs.9,000/- p.m. & Family Pension=5400/- So far minimum pension &Family pension have been the same i.e.Rs.3500/-. If existing minimum family Pension of Rs. 3500/- is multiplied by 2.57 fitment benefit, it comes to Rs. 8995/-PM BPS request that the matter be looked into to ensure that minimum pension family Pension remains the same.

3. Parity in Pension between Pre & Post seventh CPO retirees (10.1.53): The pension formulation under para 10.1 .670) option 1 recommended by the Commission is that all past pensioners shall first be fixed in the Pay Matrix being recommended by it, 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 oi increments he had earned in the corresponding pay scale from which he had retired, at the rate of 3 per cent. Fifty per cent of the amount thus obtained would be the revised pension. 

It would be seen that the Commission has recommended fixation of the revised pension of the past pensioners (without rectifying anomalies 6th CPC), on the basis of the pay scale, after 31-12-2005/ Pay Band and Grade Pay from which they had retired and not on the basis of the revised pay of the post from which they had retired. The concept of full parity implies that it is the rank or post held by the pensioner which determines his pension and not the pay scale. In many cases the pay scales have been upgraded alter the retirement of the pensioners as a result oi Pay Commission’s recommendations or otherwise without any change in the rank or in the nomenclature of the post held previously by them. Advantage of these upgraded pay scales was denied to those who retired earlier to such up gradation creating disparity in Pension.



The formulation proposed by the 7th CPC will not remove the existing disparity between the pension of the pre 01-01-2006 pensioners and those retiring after this date. Such a disparity will continue even after the implementation of the formulation recommended by the 7th CPC tor the fixation of the pension of the past pensioners since their pension will be fixed on the basis 01 the pay scale from which they had retired and the benefit of revised scale upgraded after their retirement will not be admissible to them.

The principle of full parity implies that the uniform pension should be paid to all pensioners retiring in the same rank with the same length of service. irrespective of the date of their retirement. Since the formulation recommended by the Seventh Pay Commission will not bring about uniformity in the pension of the past pensioners retiring in the same rank on different dates, 7th CPC recommendation thus will not ensure till parity for all civil pensioners.

Another glaring anomaly relating to pensioners in the new Pay Matrix which the Commission has proposed alter dispensing with the existing system of Pay Bands and Grade Pay introduced on the recommendations of the Sixth Pay Commission. In the proposed Pay Matrix in place of the existing Grade Pay, there are 18 distinct Pay Levels which would henceforth be status determiner. Each Level lays down the minimum pay, the annual pay progression of 3 per cent. and the maximum pay. It is seen that the maximum pay in each Level exceeds the minimum pay in the next higher Level. This is likely to create a situation in which a person retiring from a higher Level will receive pension less than a person retiring from a lower Level. A situation may arise where a junior may draw more pension than a senior in the level above him. 

BPS appeals for the removal of the anomalies discussed above while taking a decision on the Commission's recommendation. 

4. Ratio between minimum and maximum: Instead of reducing it is raised which is against the preamble of the Constitution of Indian Republic. issue may be revisited.

5. Raising Percentage of pension, based on sustenance (10.1 24 to 27) Analysis given by CPC is silent on sustenance-this is unjustified rejection and may be reconsidered.

6. Additional pension at 75yrs of age(10.1.28 to 30) is denied only because Defence Ministry did not agree. this is rather absurd. if Defence Ministry does not want to have it. let them not have it. Why make others suffer on this account? 

7. Medical facilities : (9.5.18 The Commission's recommendations regarding merging of all postal dispensaries with CGHS dispensaries and inclusion of non CGHS covered postal Pensioners are welcome.

However, its recommendations regardng Health insurance for pensioners do not suit existing pensioners on account of no coverage at existing disease without lock-in period, no provision of OPD facility payment of premium and less amount of coverage.

BPS , wish to draw your kind attention to para 9.5.1 8 (iii) of the 7th CPC and request you to create without delay a combined entity of CGHS. ECHS-RELHS which in terms of 7th CPC would result in a very strong network of health facilities for the Central Govemment employees/pensioners across the length and breadth of the country.

8. Fixed Medical Allowance (FMA ) (8.1.51) it is granted to pensioners for meeting expenditure on day to day medcai expenses that do not require hospitalization. Keeping in view the high cost at medicines & ever rising consultation fee of Doctors, BPS urge that the issue be revisited to reconsider the demand for raising FMA to Rs 2000/ PM.

Thanking you in anticipation.

With warm regards

Yours sincerely,
sd/
Er. S.C. Maheshwari

Courtesy: staffnews.in

Saturday, December 19, 2015

BPS 60th AGM at Amritsar on 29.11.2015: Published on Dec 18, 2015.







This You Tube video shows Editor Sh. M.M.Kapur being  forced  to abandon introduction of important amendments to BPS Rules & Regulations.The Souvenir Published (from Delegation fee & Donations)w/o approval of competent authority is a self praise document of so called Trimurti plus. It is evident from the way 60th AGM was conducted that some the office bearers who were hitherto dormant after latest balance sheet have suddenly became  active and are up for a grab.Alas! The great Pensioners' organization after rising to the peak is in danger of steep down fall .May GOD save the organization from 'Bullies"

BPS 60th AGM at Amritsar on 29th Nov. 015


BPS 60th AGM at Amritsar on 29th Nov. 015

.It is evident from the way 60th AGM was conducted that some office bearers who were hitherto dormant after latest balance sheet have suddenly became very active and are up for a grab.Alas! The great Pensioners' organization after rising to the peak  is in danger of steep down fall .May GOD save the organization from 'Bullies"

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Pension Scheme for Short Service Candidates in the defence sector


GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF DEFENCE
LOK SABHA

UNSTARRED QUESTION NO: 1028
ANSWERED ON: 04.12.2015

Pension Scheme for Short Service Candidates

KAMAKHYA PRASAD TASA
Will the Minister of
DEFENCE be pleased to state:-

(a) whether the Government proposes to introduce pension scheme for short service candidates in the defence sector;

(b) if so, the details thereof;

(c) whether the Government proposes to sanction pension for military personnels having less than fifteen years of service and if so, the details thereof;

(d) whether the Government has received any representation from the Military Service Pensioners Association in this regard and if so, the details thereof along with the action taken by the Government thereon; and

(e) whether the Government proposes to introduce other welfare schemes for military personnels having less than fifteen years of service and if so, the details thereof?

ANSWER

MINISTER OF STATE (RAO INDERJIT SINGH)
IN THE MINISTRY OF DEFENCE

(a)&(b): At present, the Short Service Commissioned officers granted commission from other rank are entitled to pension on completion of 12 years of qualifying service. However, Short Service Commissioned officer who is granted commission from direct civil life is entitled to Terminal Gratuity only. There is no new proposal under consideration.

(c) Presently there is no such proposal.

(d) No, Madam.

(e) There are certain welfare schemes, administered by Kendriya Sainik Board for non-pensioners. Details are enclosed as per Annexure. There is no proposal at present to introduce any new welfare scheme.

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ANNEXURE REFERRED IN THE REPLY GIVEN IN PART (e) OF LOK SABHA UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 1028 FOR ANSWER ON 4.12.2015

WELFARE SCHEMES KENDRIYA SAINIK BOARD
1. Financial Assistance from Raksha Mantri’s Discretionary Fund (RMDF):

S. No.GrantsAmount (inRs.)
(a)Penury Grant (65 yrs.)
(Non-Pensioners upto Havildar Rank)
1000/- p.m (life time)
(b)Education Grant
i. Boys /Girls upto Graduation
ii. Widows upto Post Graduation (Non-Pensioners upto Havildar Rank)
1000/- pm
(c)Officer Cadet Grant (for Cadets of NDA only)
(Pensioner/Non-Pensioner upto Havildar Rank)
1000/- pm
(d)Disabled Children Grant
(Pensioner/Non-Pensioner upto Havildar Rank)
1000/- pm
(e)House Repair Grant
(Pensioner/Non-Pensioner upto Havildar Rank)

  • 100% Disabled Ex-Servicemen· 
  • Orphan Daughters (of all Ranks)·
20000/-
(f)Marriage Grant
(Pensioner/Non-Pensioner upto Havildar Rank)
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Widow Re-Marriage grant
(Pensioner/Non-Pensioner upto Havildar Rank)
16000/-
(g)Funeral Grant
(Pensioner/Non-Pensioner upto Havildar Rank)
5000/-
(h)Medical Grant
( Non pensioner upto Havildar Rank)
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Medical Grant
(Pensioner/Non-Pensioner upto Havildar Rank Nepal)
30,000/- (Max)
(i)Orphan Grant
(Pensioner/Non-Pensioner All ranks)

  • Daughters of ex-servicemen till she is married.· 
  • One son of ex-servicemen upto 21 years of age.·
1000/- pm
(j)Vocational Trg. Grant for Widows
(Pensioner/Non-Pensioner upto Havildar Rank)
20,000/- (one time)

2. Serious Diseases (Listed Only) Grant from Armed Forces Flag Day(AFFD) Fund:

(a) Serious Diseases:- 
Angioplasty, Angiography, Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (CABG), Open Heart Surgery, Valve, Replacement, Pacemaker Implant, Renal Implant, Prostate Surgery, Joint Replacement and Cerebral Stock. 
(b) Other Diseases: Where more than Rs. 1.00 lac has been spent on treatment.
For (a) & (b): 75%/90% of total expenditure(Officer and Personnel Below Officer Rank respectively).Upto a maximum of Rs. 1.25 lac.
(c)Dialysis and Cancer treatment.
For (c): 75%/90% of total expenditure(Officer and Personnel Below Officer Rank respectively). Upto a maximum of Rs. 75,000 per Financial Year only.

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