Monday, August 29, 2016

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Monitoring/handling of Pensioners’ Grievances 8: uploading of quarterly lists of retiring employees by Pr. CCAs/CCAs/CAs/ AGs/Administrators of UTs/Delhi Admin and respective PAOs through 'Web Responsive Pensioners Service' of CPAO


GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF FINANCE
DEPARTMENT OF EXPENDITURE
CENTRAL PENSION ACCOUNTING OFFICE
TRIKOOT-II, BHIKAJI CAMA PLACE, 
NEW DELHI-110066

CPAO/IT&Tech/Web Responsive/54/2016-17/120
29.08.2016
Office Memorandum

Subject: Monitoring/handling of Pensioners’ Grievances 8: uploading of quarterly lists of retiring employees by Pr. CCAs/CCAs/CAs/ AGs/Administrators of UTs/Delhi Admin and respective PAOs through 'Web Responsive Pensioners Service' of CPAO
1. Quick & satisfactory disposal of pensioners' grievances has been on top priority of CPAO. For this purpose, a Grievance Cell is already functioning in CPAO and grievances received through different modes are settled by it. So far, grievances not pertaining to CPAO directly but involving other agencies for final disposal were being forwarded to the concerned agency i.e. Bank, PAO for necessary action through email/letter. However, no tracking/monitoring of disposal of such grievances was available either with the Ministries or with CPAO.

2. In order to fill this gap, CPAO has developed Grievance Redressal and Monitoring System in its website www.cpao.nic.in under the ’Web Responsive Pensioners Service’. Through this facility, pensioners’ grievances can be transferred online on the login of the concerned PAO from the CPAO website for early disposal and update thereon for pensioner’s information. For the grievances which need to be resolved by concerned HOO/DDO; PAO has been given facility to mark such grievances to the concerned DDOs for their response. Here, it may be noted that marking of grievances to the DDOs is only for reporting/tracking purpose. After marking the grievances through system, FAQ will require to send the same to the concerned 0005 through available modes i.e. letters/emails as DDOs are not connected through this system. Similarly, response from the 0005 taken through same modes will be updated by FAQs in the system through their login IDs. For the time bound disposal of grievances (within 30 days from the date of receipt at CPAO), monitoring is required. Therefore, facility of monitoring of disposal of grievances marked to PAOs has been provided in the CPAO website under the existing CCAs logins along with Dashboards and meaningful MIS reports.

3. It is further pertinent to mention that large numbers of grievances pertain to delay in start of pension for which late submission of pension papers from HOO to PAD is mainly responsible. For monitoring the timely submission of pension papers, facility to upload quarterly lists of the employees retiring in next 12/15 months has been provided to FAQ in CPAO website to facilitate the implementation of Rule 56 of CCS (Pension) Rules which provides ”that every Head of Department shall have a list prepared every three months each year, of all Government servant who are due to retire within the next twelve/ fifteen months and a copy of each such list shall be supplied to the Accounts Ofiicer concerned” . Under this facility, Pay and Accounts Officers will upload such quarterly lists on CPAO website by using their existing logins after collecting the same from concerned HOOs/DDOs. Facility to monitor timely uploading of quarterly lists and submission of pension papers thereof by the HOOs/DDOs is also provided in the logins of CCA along with Dashboard and required MIS reports.

4. In view of above, all the Pr. CCAs/CCAs/CAs/ AGs/Administrators of UTs/Delhi Admin are requested to use this online monitoring facility on regular basis and keep track of the disposal of grievances to ensure that all grievances received from CPAO are settled on priority and maximum within 30 days and status is updated on CPAO website by their FAQs. The period wise pendency information is available on their dashboards. It is also requested to ensure timely uploading of lists of retiring employees and submission of pension papers arising out of such lists. You are also requested to instruct your PAOs to use these online CPAO facilities as they are the nodal points for CPAO in respect of disposal of grievances and uploading of quarterly lists.

5. For familiarization with this facility, step by step user guidance along with relevant screenshots (for CCAs and FAQs) is attached.

6. In case of any difficulty in using this facility, Sh. Davinder Kumar, Technical Director, NIC, CPAO may be contacted on 011-26715338/ email - kumar.davinder[@]nic.in

This issues with the approval of Competent Authority.

Encl: As above

(Subhash Chandra)
Controller of Accounts

Source: http://cpao.nic.in [Click here]

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF FINANCE
DEPARTMENT OF EXPENDITURE
CENTRAL PENSION ACCOUNTING OFFICE
TRIKOOT-II, BHIKAJI CAMA PLACE, 
NEW DELHI-110066

CPAO/IT&Tech/Web Responsive/54/2016-17/123
29.08.2016
Office Memorandum

Subject: Monitoring of Pensioners' Grievances and uploading of quarterly lists of retiring employees by Ministries/ Departments through 'Web Responsive Pensioners Service' of CPAO.

1. Quick & satisfactory disposal of pensioners’ grievances has been on top priority of CPAO. For this purpose, a Grievance Cell is already functioning in CPAO and grievances received through different modes are settled by it. So far, grievances not pertaining to CPAO directly but involving other agencies for final disposal were being forwarded to the concerned agency i.e. Banks & FAQs for necessary action through email/letter. However, no tracking/monitoring of disposal of such grievances was available either with the Ministries or with CPAO.

2. In order to fill this gap, CPAO has developed Grievance Redressal and Monitoring System in its website www.cpao.nic.in under the Web Responsive Pensioners Service. Through this facility, pensioners' grievances can be transferred online on the login of the concerned PAO from the CPAO website for early disposal and update thereon for pensioner’s information. Here, it is not out of the context to mention that most of the pensioners' grievances arise out of the wrong fixation and late finalization of pension by HOO/DDO and delay in start of pension for which late submission of pension papers from Ho0 to PAD is mainly responsible. Such grievances need to be resolved by concerned HOO/DDO; therefore, PAO has been given facility to mark these grievances to the concerned DDDOs for their response.

3. For the time bound disposal of grievances (all grievances need to be disposed of within 30 days from the date of receipt in CPAO), marked to DDOs and strengthen monitoring, login IDs Passwords have been created for 15 (Admin) in the CPAO website along with Dashboards and meaningful MIS reports. For monitoring the timely submission of pension papers, Rule 56 of CCS (Pension) Rules provides that "every Head of Department shall have a list prepared every three months each year, of all Government servant who are due to retire within the next twelve/ fifteen months and a copy of every such list shall be supplied to the Accounts Officer concerned”. In this regard, facility to upload quarterly lists of retiring employees has also been provided in CPAO website. Under this facility, HOOs/DDOs are required to prepare quarterly lists of retiring government employees and furnish the same to concerned Pay and Accounts Officers who in turn will upload it on CPAO website. Facility to monitor timely preparation/uploading of quarterly lists and submission of pension papers thereof by the HOOs/DDOs is also provided in the logins of JS (Admin) along with required MIS reports.

4. In view of above, Joint Secretaries (Admin)/Admin in charge of respective ministries/departments are requested to use this online monitoring facility for timely disposal of pensioners' grievances and timely preparation/uploading of quarterly lists of retiring officials submission of pension papers.For familiarization with this facility, step by step user guidance with relevant screenshots are attached along with login id & password.

5. In case of any difficulty in using this facility, Sh. Davinder Kumar, Technical Director, NIC, CPAO may be contacted on Telephone No. 011-26715338 or through email - kumar.davinder@nic.in.

Sanjai Singh
Chief Controller (Pension)
Encl: As above.

Source: http://cpao.nic.in [Click here to view/download]

Sunday, August 21, 2016

CPAO: Stepping up of notional full pension w.e.f. 01.01.2006 - Restoration of 1/3rd commuted portion of pension in respect of CPSU/CAB Absorbees



GOVERNMENT OF
MINSTRY OF FINANCE
DEPARTMENT OF EXPENDITURE
CENTRAL PENSION ACCOUNTING OFFICE
TRIKOOT-II, BHIKAJI CAMA PLACE
NEW DELHI-110066

CPAO/IT&Tech/Pre-2006 (PSU)/8 (Vol-VI)/2016-17/105 
9th August, 2016

Office Memorandum

Subject-Restoration of 1/3rd commuted portion of pension in respect of Government servants who had drawn lumpsum payment on absorption in Central Public Sector Undertakings / Central Autonomous Bodies-Stepping up of notional full pension w.e.f. 01.01.2006 for the purpose of Dearness Relief and additional pension for old pensioners.

Taking into consideration DP&PW OM No. 38/37/08-P&PW (A) dated-06.04.2016, instructions were issued for processing of cases of pre-2006 pensioners by delinking of revised pension from qualifying service of 33 years vide this office OM No. CPAO/IT& Tech/ Revision (Pre-2006)/2016-17/11 dated-12th April, 2016 and subsequent OM No. CPAO/IT &Tech/ Revision (Pre-2006)/2016-17/19 dated-27th April, 2016 & OM No. CPAO/IT &Tech/ Revision [Pre-2006)/2016-17/8 Vol-VI/58 dated-13th June, 2016.

Now, DP&PW vide their OM No. 4/38/2008-P&PW (D) dated 04.08.2016 (copy attached) has clarified that the notional full pension of absorbee pensioners would also be revised in accordance with the instructions contained in aforesaid OM dated 06.04.2016 w.e.f. 01.01.2006 and dearness relief and additional pension for old pensioners would be admissible on such notional revised full pension. There will however be no change in the actual 1/3rd restored pension determined in accordance with the OM dated-15.09.2008 read with OM dated-11.07.2013.

All Pr. CCAs/CCAs/ CAs/AGs and Administrators of UTs are requested to instruct their FAQs for sending revisions for such cases as per above instructions. They are also advised to instruct their PAOs to verify the list of PPO numbers for revision provided by CPAO in FAQs login, from their records as to whether these PPO numbers are covered by DP&PW OM dated-06.04.2016. The other cases which are not available in the list provided by CPAO but covered under the OM dated-06.04.2016 are also to be revised. 

This issues with the approval of competent authority.

Encl:-As above 
sd/-
(Vijay Singh)
Sr. Accounts Officer IT Tech)

7th Central Pay Commission Railway Board Order RBA No. 55/2016- Revision of Pension of pre-2016 Pensioners/ Family Pensioners & Payment of arrears


GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
RAILWAY BOARD
RBA No. 55/2016

No. 2016/AC-II/21/8
New Delhi dated 19th August, 2016

1. Heads of CPPCs of Railway Pension Disbursing Banks;
2. Heads of Government Business Division of Railway Pension Disbursing Banks;



Sub :- Implementation of. Government’s decision on the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission-Revision of Pension of pre-2016 Pensioners/ Family Pensioners, etc.


Ministry of Railways vide letter No. 2016/F(E)III/1(1)/7 dated 1oth August, 2016 (POVII No. 4/ 2016, RBE No. 97/2016) has brought out that DOP&PW’s O.M dated 4th August, 2016 is made applicable to Railway’s pensioner also. Copy of this letter is enclosed. Subsequently CPAO’s office vide Office memorandum N o. CPAO / IT &Tech/ Revision (7th CPC) / 19.Vol-III/ 2015-2016/ 109 dated 11th August, 2016 had directed all the Banks to start immediate action so that revised pension and arrears can be paid to the pensioners / family pensioners by 31st August, 2016.

As pension/ family pension paid under 6‘h CPC will provide basis for 7th CPC revision, Banks may ensure that present pension paid under 6th CPC is as per the amount authorized by the Pension Payment Order issuing authority of Zonal Railways sent to the Banks, so that instances of underpayments/overpayments may be avoided in 7th CPC revisions.

Information relating to payment of arrears arising out of 7th CPC recommendations may be reported separately in the e-Scroll being submitted to all the Zonal Railways.

As already brought out in the CPAO’s letter dated 11th August, 2016, there are possibilities that in some cases where revisions are still pending under 6‘h CPC which may be received by the banks later after effecting revisions under 7th CPC by them based upon the existing pension, they have to make provision in their software to revise these cases under 6th CPC at a later date and further required adjustments for 7th CPC revisions may be made by them accordingly.

Please ensure compliance of the instructions.

(Amitesh Kumar Sinha)
Director Finance (CCA)

Source: http://www.indianrailways.gov.in/railwayboard/uploads/directorate/accounts/downloads/circular/2016/RBA_55_2016.pdf

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

7th CPC Pension Revision - Post-2016 Railway Pensioners/Family Pensioners: Railway Board Order RBE 99/2016

7th CPC Pension Revision - Post-2016 Railway Pensioners/Family Pensioners: Railway Board Order RBE 99/2016

PC-VII No. 05 /2016
R.B.E. No.: 99/2016
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA (BHARAT SARKAR)
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS (RAIL MAN TRALAYA)
(RAILWAY BOARD)
No.2016/F(E)III/l(l)/8
New Delhi, Dated: 12.08.2016
The GMs/FA&CAOs,
All Zonal Railways/Production Units,
(As per standard mailing list)

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 etc.


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 etc. under the Railway Services (Pension) Rules, 1993 (hereafter referred to as Pension Rules) and Commutation of Pension under Railway Services (Commutation of Pension) Rules, 1993 and Railway Services (Extraordinary Pension) Rules, 1993.

2. These orders apply to Railway employees governed by the Railway Services (Pension) Rules, 1993.

DATE OF EFFECT

3.1 The revised provisions shall apply to Railway servants who retire/die in harness on or after 01.01.2016. Separate orders have been issued in respect of employees who retired/died before 01.01.2016.

3.2 . Where Pension/Family Pension/Gratuity/Commutation of Pension, etc. has already been, sanctioned in cases occurring on or afier 01.01.2016, 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 90 of the Pension Rules.

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 49 of the Pension Rules.

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 69 of the 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 01.01.2016). The provisions of sub-rule (2) of Rule 69 of the Pension Rules 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 years20% of revised basic pension/family pension
From 85 years to less than 90 years30% of revised basic pension/family pension
From 90 years to less than 95 years40% of revised basic pension/family pension
From 95 years to less than 100 years50% of revised basic pension/family pension
100% of revised basic100% 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:

Length of qualifying serviceRate of Death Gratuity
Less than One year2 times of monthly emoluments
One year or more but less than 5 years6 times of monthly emoluments
5 years or more but less than 11 years12 times of monthly emoluments
11 years or more but less than 20 years20 times of monthly emoluments
20 years or moreHalf month’s emoluments for every completed six monthly period of qualifying service subject to a maximum of 33 times of emoluments

Accordingly, Rule 70 (1) (b) of Pension Rules 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 70 (1) (b) of Pension Rules 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.9000/- pm. and maximum of 30% of the highest pay in the Government. Rule 75(2)(c) relating to Family Pension, 1964 under Pension Rules 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.9000/-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 01.01.2016).

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.

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

CONSTANT ATTENDANT ALLOWANCE
10.1 The amount of Constant Attendant Allowance to pensioners who retired on disability pension with 100% disability under the Railway Services (Extraordinary Pension) Rules, 1993, (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.

11.1 Formal amendments to Railway Services (Pension) Rules, 1993 and Railway Services (Extraordinary Pension) Rules, 1993 in terms Of the decisions contained in this order will be" issued in due course. Provisions of the Railway Services (Pension) Rules, 1993, Railway Services (Extraordinary Pension) Rules, 1993 and Railway Services (Commutation of Pension) Rules, 1993 which are not specifically modified by these orders, will remain unchanged.

12. Please acknowledge receipt.

13. Hindi version will follow.

(Vaidehi Gopal)
Joint Director, Finance, (Estt.),
Railway Board.

Source: http://www.indianrailways.gov.in/railwayboard/uploads/directorate/finance/FE-III/2016/2016_F(E)III_1(1)_8.pdf


Setting up of 7th CPC Anomaly Committee – Dopt orders on 16.8.2016

Setting up of Anomaly Committee to settle the Anomalies arising out of the implementation of the Seventh Pay Commission’s recommendations.

No.11/2/2016-JCA
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
JCA Section
North Block, New Delhi
Dated the 16th August, 2016
OFFICE MEMORANDUM
Subject: Setting up of Anomaly Committee to settle the Anomalies arising out of the implementation of the Seventh Pay Commission’s recommendations.
The undersigned is directed to say that it has been decided that Anomaly Committees should be set up, consisting of representatives of the Officials Side and the Staff Side to settle the anomalies arising out of the implementation of the 7th Pay Commission’s recommendations, subject to the following conditions, namely:
(1) Definition of Anomaly
Anomaly will include the following cases:
(a) where the Official Side and the Staff Side are of the opinion that any recommendation is in contravention of the principle or the policy enunciated by the Seventh Central Pay Commission itself without the Commission assigning any reason; and
(b) where the maximum of the Level in the Pay Matrix corresponding to the applicable Grade Pay in the Pay Band under the pre-revised structure, as notified vide CCS (RP) Rules 2016, is less than the amount an employee is entitled to be fixed at, as per the formula for fixation of pay contained in the said Rules”.
(2) Composition: 
There will be two levels of Anomaly Committees, National and Departmental, consisting of representatives of the Official Side and the Staff Side of the National Council and the Departmental Council respectively.
(3) The Departmental Anomaly Committee may be chaired by the Additional Secretary (Admn.) or the Joint Secretary (Admn.), if there is no post of Additional Secretary (Admn.). Financial Adviser of the Ministry / Department shall be one of the Member of the Departmental Anomaly Committee.
(4) The National Anomaly Committee will deal with anomalies common to two or more Departments and in respect of common categories of employees. The Departmental Anomaly Committee will deal with anomalies pertaining exclusively to the Department concerned and having no repercussions on the employees of another Ministry / Department in the opinion of the Financial Adviser.
(5) The Anomaly Committee shall receive anomalies through Secretary, Staff Side of respective Council upto six months from the date of its constitution and it will finally dispose of all the anomalies within a period of one year from the date of its constitution. Any recommendations of the Anomaly Committee to resolve the anomaly shall be subject to the approval of the Government.
(6) Cases where there is a dispute about the definition of “anomaly” and those where there is a disagreement between the Staff Side and the Official Side on the anomaly will be referred to and “Arbitrator” to be appointed out of a panel of names proposed by the two sides. However, this arbitration will not be a part of the JCM Scheme.
(7) The Arbitrator so appointed shall consider the disputed cases arising in the Anomaly Committees at the National as well as Department level.
(8) Orders regarding appointment of the Arbitrator and constitution of Anomaly Committee at National Level will be issued separately. All Ministries / Departments are accordingly requested to take urgent action to set up the Anomaly Committees for settlement of anomalies arising out of implementation of the 7th Pay Commission’s recommendations, as stipulated above.
(G. Srinivasan)
Deputy Secretary (JCA)
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Proposed draft representation regarding implementation of option 1 para 10.1.67 0f 7th CPC recomendations-Open to amendments & corrections

Representation on implementation of option -1 of 7th CPC relating to pre 2016 pensioners.

No. SG/BPS/PC7/016/08.                                                                        Dt.       August, 2016
The Secretary
Deptt of Administrative Reforms & Pensioner' Grievances,
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions,
Patel Bhawan, New Delhi - 110001.
 ( Kind Attention: Shri Chirravuri Vishwanath IAS ).
                                                                         

Subject: Feasibility of implementation of recommendations accepted by GOI contained in paras 10.1.67 & 10.1.68 of 7CPC report.
Sir,
          In connection with feasibility of implementation of recommendation contained in para 10.1.67 of 7CPC report relating to pre-2016 pensioners, the undersigned, on behalf of Bharat Pensioners Samaj (Federation) a conglomerate of over 628 pensioners Associations, submits as follows:
i).    Your kind attention is invited to 5th CPC recommendation contained in Para 137.14 of the report together with GOI's decision there on which reads as under:
The pension of all pre-1986 retirees may be updated by notional fixation of their pay as on 1.1.1986 by adopting the same formula as for the serving employees. Thereafter, all the past pensioners who have been brought on the Fourth CPC pay scales by notional fixation of their pay and those who have retired on or after 1.1.1986 can be treated alike regarding consolidation of their pension as on 1.1.1996 by allowing the same fitment weightage as may be allowed to the serving employees. However, the consolidated revised pay of the post held by the pensioner at the time of retirement. (137.14)
Govt Decision:
Accepted to the extent that pension of pre 1.1.96 retirees including pre-86 retirees shall be consolidated as on 1.1.1996 as recommended but the consolidated pension shall be brought on to the level of 50% of the minimum of the revised pay of the post held by the pensioner at the time of retirement. Nos. 45/86/97-P&PW(A) Part-II dt. 27.1099 & 45/1098-P&PW(A) dt 17.12.98 refer.
ii).   Similarly 6th CPC recommendation on the subject of revision of pre-2006 pensioners were possible as per GOI orders contained in F No.38/37/08-P&PW(A) dated 01.09.2008 and amendments issued by DOP& PW thru F No.38/37/08-P&PW(A) dated 28-01-2013 wherein para 4.2 reads " That is, the fixation of pension will be subject to the provision that the revised pension , in no case shall be lower than 50% of the minimum of the pay in the pay band plus grade pay corresponding to the pre revised pay scale from which the pensioner had retired. In case of HAG+ and above scales, this will be 50% of the minimum of the revised pay scale."
iii). Pension record is of permanent nature and if it is to be destroyed, proper permission from the competent authority is to be obtained. In any case, these record can always be reconstructed taking the details from various sources available in the department and the material collected from the Pensioner. In this regard attention is also drawn to recent CAT Bombay Nagpur Bench judgement dated 09.03.2015 in case of Smt. Saija vs. General Manager, Central Railway O.A.No. 2131 of 2011(CAT Bombay Bench at Nagpur) It is also pointed out that never ever any department in any of the Court cases brought out the issue of non-availability of records.

2.      It was possible to implement the above recommendations of pay panels and issue revise PPOs as records were traced out, probably due to some incentive given to the staff concerned for revising the PPOs of pre-1986 retirees involving notional fixation. Railway administration for certain gave incentive to the staff concerned for implementing 5th CPC recommendations. It is reliably learnt that as no incentive for additional work involved in revision of PPOs after 6thCPC was offered. Rly Admn did face some difficulties in implementing recommendations of 6th CPC and consequential issue of revised PPOs to pre-2006 retirees, still as per Rly Board 100% PPOs could be revised. Govt. records can speak of the position of incentive offered by various departments concerned. It is one of the suggestions to consider incentive to staff to ease the problem of locating old records/information required, since in 90% cases records are available and remaining can be recasted.
3.     7th CPC considered the long standing demand of pensioners retired in earlier CPCs regimes to grant them parity in fixation of pension with those retiring subsequently after implementation of its report. Accordingly, 7th CPC has recommended granting benefit of increments earned by the pensioner in the Pay Band and Grade Pay/Scale of Pay for 01.01.2006 Pensioners, while determining their notional pay as on 01-01-2016 at a level in the pay matrix given by the 7th CPC. Pension would be fixed at 50% of the notional pay so arrived.

4. Apprehension of non-feasibility of recommendation, discussed in para 3 , due to non-availability of records is further narrowed & not zeroed. PPOs issued at the time of retirement and revised afterwards do reflect changes prescribed by the Govt. in the pay scales on the recommendations of different Pay Commissions, record the stage of pay in the Pay Scale/Pay Band of a person retired. But it is silent on the number of increments earned after promotion to the grade in which a particular pensioner had retired. May please recall that pay fixation on promotion, as per FR 22, is arrived at after granting one increment in the pre-promotion scale followed by stepping up the same to the immediate next stage of pay in the higher grade if there is no stage after grant of increment in the lower grade. Some of the promotees may get fixed at the minimum (First stage) of the higher grade whereas others may get fixed at the second or third next stage depending upon the pay in the lower grade.

5.  The recommendation of 7thCPC vide their para10.1.67(option1) for Parity of Pension is based on legal & Constitutional grounds and as such to maintain sanctity it needs to be implemented in toto.

6.  It is a history that pensioners retired earlier were always at a discount in the matter of revised pensions.7th CPC has tried to give some relief to pre-2016 retirees. For the purpose of determining pension under para 10.1.67 of 7th CPC in cases where all attempts to trace records or to recast missing ones fail, it is suggested that such of the pensioners may be given option to get their notional pay determined on the basis of stage of pay in the grade indicated in the PPO

7. .  Fixation of notional pay of pre 2016 pensioners on the basis of the stage corresponding to the grade of pay in which a pensioner had retired would offer a fair & equitable option in all cases where records cannot be traced inspite of best efforts.

  8  To meet the ends of justice, Bharat pensioners Samaj request that a personal hearing be granted to its delegation before any adverse decision is arrived at by the Committee.
   Thanking you in anticipation.
   
 With regards

   Yours sincerely


(S. C. Maheshwari)
Secretary General, Bharat Pensioners Samaj.

                           

Monday, August 15, 2016

7th CPC Revision of Pension of Pre-2016 Defence Civilian Pensioners/Family Pensioners - PCDA Cricular C-153

PCDA Circular C-153 – Implementation of Govt’s  Decisions on the recommendations of the 7th CPC Revision of pension of Pre-2016 Defence Civilian Pensioners/Family Pensioners


Important circular No.C-153
No.GI/C/0199/VOL-I/Tech
O/O The Pr. C.D.A.(P)
Allahabad.
Date 12 August, 2016

Subject: Implementation of Govt’s decisions on the recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission – Revision of Pension of Pre-2016 Pensioners/Family Pensioners etc.



A copy of GOL, Ministry of P,PG and Pensions, Deptt. of P&PW OM No.38/37/2016-P&PW (A) (ii) dated 4th August, 2016 is enclosed for immediate implementation of Govt’s decision on recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission relating to revision of Pension of Pre-1-1-2016 Pensioners/Family Pensioners w.e.f. 1-1-2016.

2. The following further instructions are issued for smooth implementation of the ibid Govt. OM on the subject:-

APPLICABILITY

3.1 Para-2 of the enclosed Govt. OM provides the extent of its applicability. Present orders are applicable to the Pensioners/family pensioners in whose respect pension payment order (PPO) have been issued by CDA (Pensions)/Chief CDA (Pensions)/Pr.CDA (Pensions) from time to time in respect of Defence Civilians/Civilians under Ministry of Defence (MoD).

3.2 As stated in Para 2.2 of the enclosed OM, nothing contained in the enclosed OM applies to Commissioned Officers and Personnel Below Officer Rank (PBOR) of Armed forces. Separate orders will be issued for them by Ministry of Defence.

REVISION OF PENSION

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 a factor of 2.57. The amount of revised pension/family pension so arrived at shall be rounded off to next higher rupee.

4.2 For calculation of revised pension, 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 pensions/Family pension payable to old pensioners/family pensioners will be worked out in accordance with para 4.5 of the OM.

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 MINIMUM/MAXIMUM PENSION/FAMILY PENSION : The minimum pension w.e.f 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 w.e.f. 01.01.2016).

4.5 ADDITIONAL PENSION : the quantum of pension/family pension available to the old pensioners/family pensioners shall continue to be as follows:-

Age of Pensioner/Family Pensioner
Addition quantum of Pension
From 80 Years to less than 85 Years20% of revised basic pension/family pension
From 85 Years to less than 90 Years30% of revised basic pension/family pension
From 90 Years to less than 95 Years40% of revised basic pension/family pension
From 95 Years to less than 100 years50% of revised basic pension/family pension
100 Years or more100% of revised basic pension/family pension
The amount of additional pension will be shown distinctly in the pension payment order. For example, in cases 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 = 10,000 adn (ii) additional Pension = Rs.3000 pm. Dearness Relief will be admissible on additional pension available to the old pensioners also.

4.6 In cases, where the Govt. 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, their cases will not be covered by these orders. Orders for regulating pension of such pensioners will be issued separately.

4.7 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 w.e.f. 01.01.16.

6. PENSIONER EMPLOYED/RE-EMPLOYED: 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. CONSTANT ATTENDANT ALLOWANCE: The matter regarding CAA admissible to existing pensioners shall be examined by the Committee constituted by the Gol. For this purpose, till a final decision is taken based on the recommendation of the Committee, constant Attendant Allowance shall be paid at the existing rates.

8. DEARNESS RELIEF: The Pension/family pension as worked out in accordance with provision of Para 4.1 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 there after.

9. ARREARS OF PENSION: The arrears of pension/Family pension, as a result of consolidation of pension, will be worked out by PDAs and will be paid to pensioner or credited to their accounts by 31st August 2016 positively.

10. If any overpayment is in the process of recovery, the amount still due for recovery should be adjusted in lump – sum against the arrears payable.

11. PROCEDURE: The Govt. has authorised the Pension Disbursing Authorities including Public Sector Banks to pay the consolidated pension/Family Pension without further aughorization from this office at the revised rates in terms of Para 4.1 and 5 above. Wherever the age of Pensioner/Family Pensioner is available in the PPO, the additional pension/family pension in terms of Para 4.5 above may also be paid by the PDAs without any further authorization from this office. The following points may specially be kept in view while authorizing disbursement under the captioned order:

(a) A Suitable entry regarding the revised pension shall be recorded by the pension Disbursing Authorities on face of Pension Payment Orders.

(b) a suitable entry regarding revised consolidated pension/Family Pension w.e.f 1-1-2016 should also be recorded in the check register/payment Register/Pension Payment scroll.

(c) In every case, where revision is done by PDA’s, intimation to this office in the form given as Annexure-I to this circular will be prepared in triplicate. Two copies thereof will be sent to this office in covers bearing the following address in convenient batch(s):-

SAO, O/IC Audit Section, O/o the Pr.C.D.A. (P), Allahabad – 211 014.
A consolidated soft copy of all such payment in CSV format may be sent in a CD to this office and also be mailed to us in the format attached in Annexure-II on the email sevenpaycomalbd.dad@hub.nic.in specially created for the purpose.

(d) All cases where such revision is carried out will Change entitlements and other data which must be reflected as such in the Pension Payment Account in a separate schedule/scroll.

12. In cases where the PDAs are in doubt about the entitlement on revision in individual cases or in regulation of minimum pension/revised pension for pensioners in receipt of more than one pension, the cases with full details of pensioner and PPO NO. may be referred to Audit Section of this office for advice and further action on the same address mentioned in para 11(c) or a mail may be sent on the email address given in para 11 (C).

(The copy of this circular is available on the website of this office www.pcdapension.nic.in)

(Dr.Upinderbit Singh)
DCDA(P)

Annexure – I

Form of intimation by the Pension Disbursing Authority to the P.C.D.A.(P) regarding revision of Pension in terms of Department of Pension and Pensioners Welfare Office Memorandum No. 38/37/2016-P&PW (A) (ii) dated 04 -8-2016
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7th CPC Revision of Pension of Pre-2016 Defence Civilian Pensioners/Family Pensioners - PCDA Cricular C-153

PCDA Circular C-153 – Implementation of Govt’s  Decisions on the recommendations of the 7th CPC Revision of pension of Pre-2016 Defence Civilian Pensioners/Family Pensioners


Important circular No.C-153
No.GI/C/0199/VOL-I/Tech
O/O The Pr. C.D.A.(P)
Allahabad.
Date 12 August, 2016

Subject: Implementation of Govt’s decisions on the recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission – Revision of Pension of Pre-2016 Pensioners/Family Pensioners etc.



A copy of GOL, Ministry of P,PG and Pensions, Deptt. of P&PW OM No.38/37/2016-P&PW (A) (ii) dated 4th August, 2016 is enclosed for immediate implementation of Govt’s decision on recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission relating to revision of Pension of Pre-1-1-2016 Pensioners/Family Pensioners w.e.f. 1-1-2016.

2. The following further instructions are issued for smooth implementation of the ibid Govt. OM on the subject:-

APPLICABILITY

3.1 Para-2 of the enclosed Govt. OM provides the extent of its applicability. Present orders are applicable to the Pensioners/family pensioners in whose respect pension payment order (PPO) have been issued by CDA (Pensions)/Chief CDA (Pensions)/Pr.CDA (Pensions) from time to time in respect of Defence Civilians/Civilians under Ministry of Defence (MoD).

3.2 As stated in Para 2.2 of the enclosed OM, nothing contained in the enclosed OM applies to Commissioned Officers and Personnel Below Officer Rank (PBOR) of Armed forces. Separate orders will be issued for them by Ministry of Defence.

REVISION OF PENSION

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 a factor of 2.57. The amount of revised pension/family pension so arrived at shall be rounded off to next higher rupee.

4.2 For calculation of revised pension, 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 pensions/Family pension payable to old pensioners/family pensioners will be worked out in accordance with para 4.5 of the OM.

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 MINIMUM/MAXIMUM PENSION/FAMILY PENSION : The minimum pension w.e.f 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 w.e.f. 01.01.2016).

4.5 ADDITIONAL PENSION : the quantum of pension/family pension available to the old pensioners/family pensioners shall continue to be as follows:-

Age of Pensioner/Family Pensioner
Addition quantum of Pension
From 80 Years to less than 85 Years20% of revised basic pension/family pension
From 85 Years to less than 90 Years30% of revised basic pension/family pension
From 90 Years to less than 95 Years40% of revised basic pension/family pension
From 95 Years to less than 100 years50% of revised basic pension/family pension
100 Years or more100% of revised basic pension/family pension
The amount of additional pension will be shown distinctly in the pension payment order. For example, in cases 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 = 10,000 adn (ii) additional Pension = Rs.3000 pm. Dearness Relief will be admissible on additional pension available to the old pensioners also.

4.6 In cases, where the Govt. 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, their cases will not be covered by these orders. Orders for regulating pension of such pensioners will be issued separately.

4.7 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 w.e.f. 01.01.16.

6. PENSIONER EMPLOYED/RE-EMPLOYED: 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. CONSTANT ATTENDANT ALLOWANCE: The matter regarding CAA admissible to existing pensioners shall be examined by the Committee constituted by the Gol. For this purpose, till a final decision is taken based on the recommendation of the Committee, constant Attendant Allowance shall be paid at the existing rates.

8. DEARNESS RELIEF: The Pension/family pension as worked out in accordance with provision of Para 4.1 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 there after.

9. ARREARS OF PENSION: The arrears of pension/Family pension, as a result of consolidation of pension, will be worked out by PDAs and will be paid to pensioner or credited to their accounts by 31st August 2016 positively.

10. If any overpayment is in the process of recovery, the amount still due for recovery should be adjusted in lump – sum against the arrears payable.

11. PROCEDURE: The Govt. has authorised the Pension Disbursing Authorities including Public Sector Banks to pay the consolidated pension/Family Pension without further aughorization from this office at the revised rates in terms of Para 4.1 and 5 above. Wherever the age of Pensioner/Family Pensioner is available in the PPO, the additional pension/family pension in terms of Para 4.5 above may also be paid by the PDAs without any further authorization from this office. The following points may specially be kept in view while authorizing disbursement under the captioned order:

(a) A Suitable entry regarding the revised pension shall be recorded by the pension Disbursing Authorities on face of Pension Payment Orders.

(b) a suitable entry regarding revised consolidated pension/Family Pension w.e.f 1-1-2016 should also be recorded in the check register/payment Register/Pension Payment scroll.

(c) In every case, where revision is done by PDA’s, intimation to this office in the form given as Annexure-I to this circular will be prepared in triplicate. Two copies thereof will be sent to this office in covers bearing the following address in convenient batch(s):-

SAO, O/IC Audit Section, O/o the Pr.C.D.A. (P), Allahabad – 211 014.
A consolidated soft copy of all such payment in CSV format may be sent in a CD to this office and also be mailed to us in the format attached in Annexure-II on the email sevenpaycomalbd.dad@hub.nic.in specially created for the purpose.

(d) All cases where such revision is carried out will Change entitlements and other data which must be reflected as such in the Pension Payment Account in a separate schedule/scroll.

12. In cases where the PDAs are in doubt about the entitlement on revision in individual cases or in regulation of minimum pension/revised pension for pensioners in receipt of more than one pension, the cases with full details of pensioner and PPO NO. may be referred to Audit Section of this office for advice and further action on the same address mentioned in para 11(c) or a mail may be sent on the email address given in para 11 (C).

(The copy of this circular is available on the website of this office www.pcdapension.nic.in)

(Dr.Upinderbit Singh)
DCDA(P)

Annexure – I

Form of intimation by the Pension Disbursing Authority to the P.C.D.A.(P) regarding revision of Pension in terms of Department of Pension and Pensioners Welfare Office Memorandum No. 38/37/2016-P&PW (A) (ii) dated 04 -8-2016
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