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Government approves Rs 1,000 minimum monthly pension under EPS-95 -BPS has been fighting for the cause of EPS 95 Pensioners

NEW DELHI:28.02.2014: Government approved the proposal to ensure Rs 1,000 minimum monthly pension under a scheme of retirement fund body EPFO that would immediately benefit 28 lakh pensioners. 

The decision to provide the entitlement under Employees' Pension Scheme-95, run by the Employees' Provident Fund Organisation, was taken by the Union Cabinet in its meeting held here. 

The move will immediately benefit about 28 lakh pensioners including five lakh widows. There are 44 lakh pensioners. .. 


Release of additional installment of dearness allowance to Central Government employees and dearness relief to Pensioners, due from 1.1.2014

Release of additional installment of dearness allowance to Central Government employees and dearness relief to Pensioners, due from 1.1.2014
The Union Cabinet today approved the proposal to release an additional installment of Dearness Allowance (DA) to Central Government employees and Dearness Relief (DR) to pensioners with effect from 01.01.2014, in cash, but not before the disbursement of the salary for the month of March 2014 at the rate of 10 percent increase over the existing rate of 90 percent.

Hence, Central Government employees as well as pensioners are entitled for DA/DR at the rate of 100 percent of the basic with effect from 01.01.2014. The increase is in accordance with the accepted formula based on the recommendations of the 6th Central Pay Commission.

The combined impact on the exchequer on account of both dearness allowance and dearness relief would be Rs. 11074.80 crore per annum and Rs. 12920.60 crore in the financial year 2014-15 ( i.e. for a period of 14 months from J…

7th Central Pay Commission

7th Central Pay Commission
The Union Cabinet today gave its approval to the Terms of Reference of 7th Central Pay Commission (CPC) as follows:-
a)To examine, review, evolve and recommend changes that are desirable and feasible regarding the principles that should govern the emoluments structure including pay, allowances and other facilities/benefits, in cash or kind, having regard to rationalization and simplification therein as well as the specialized needs of various Departments, agencies and services, in respect of the following categories of employees:-
i.Central Government employees-industrial and non-industrial; ii.Personnel belonging to the All India Services; iii.Personnel of the Union Territories; iv.Officers  and   employees   of  the   Indian  Audit  and   Accounts Department; v.Members of regulatory bodies (excluding the Reserve Bank of India) set up under Acts of Parliament; and vi.Officers and employees of the Supreme Court.
b)To examine, review, evolve and recommend changes that…

BPS mourns the death of Sh.Umraomal Prohit father of Trade union movement in India

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DHARNA EFFECT

DHARNA EFFECT
50% DA Merger and Interim Relief – Cabinet is likely to clear some of them demands.

This week may bring cheer to central Govt.  Pensioners

Central Govt.  Pensioners are likely to find reasons to celebrate this week. The union cabinet is likely to clear our long awaited demand in its last meeting

Pensioners massive DHARNA a grand success over 2000 representatives of pensioners' Associations participated

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B P S monthly magazine Feb 2014 issue

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Is it really OROP applicable to all pre & post 2006 retirees?

If it is really One Rank One Pension applicable to all pre & post 2006 Pensioners as was being demanded & supported by Bharat Pensioners Samaj- BPS welcomes it! But Prospective implementation & allocation of just 500 crores for 22.5lac defence pensioners throws doubt especially in view of what Wg Cdr ( Retd) V. S. Tomar has to say-Read on:
Para 56 of the Buget speech: One Rank One Pension
56.       Hon’ble Members are aware of the long standing demand of the Defence Services for One Rank One Pension (OROP).  It is an emotive issue, it has legal implications, and it has to be handled with great sensitivity.   During the tenure of the UPA Governments, changes in the pension rules applicable to the defence services were notified on three occasions in 2006, 2010 and 2013.  As a result, the gap between pre-2006 retirees and post-2006 retirees has been closed in four ranks (subject to some anomalies that are being addressed): Havildar, Naib Subedar, Subedar and Subedar Major.  The…

Rahul joins ex-servicemen’s ‘one rank, one pension’ battle

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SOLID SUPPORT Congress vice president promises to take up the issue ‘forcefully’ with government, may even speak to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh THE OROP WILL ENSURE THAT SOLDIERS OF THE SAME RANK AND THE SAME DURATION OF SERVICE RECEIVE THE SAME PENSION, IRRESPECTIVE OF THEIR RETIREMENT DATE. NEW DELHI: The UPA-2 government may give in to a long-standing demand of soldiers for ‘one rank, one pension’ (OROP), with Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi firmly backing the proposal and raising the hopes of around 3 million defence pensioners. Gandhi met several ex-servicemen delegations on Friday and told them he was sensitive to their demand and would take it up with the government forcefully. HT was first to report that he was pushing hard to get the OROP implemented. It is learnt Gandhi may raise the issue with the PM soon. “I am on your side. I will do all that I can to see that your demands are met,” Gandhi told the veterans. The OROP will ensure that soldiers of the same rank and …

Disabled ex- servicemen get breather from Antony

By Gaurav C. Sawant in New Delhi IN THE face of massive outrage, Defence Minister A. K. Antony has been forced to withdraw a controversial Ministry of Defence ( MoD) ruling that ex- servicemen and disabled soldiers who take the ministry to court over disability pension matters should be challenged all the way to the Supreme Court. On January 2, 2014, the department of ex- servicemen welfare issued a ‘ New Year’ memo. H EADLINES T ODAY accessed the Memo that said, “ The department will appeal automatically since reference to legal opinion is time consuming and involves a lot of paper work.” The veterans who fought and won wars at the Line of Control, appeared to be fighting a losing battle against the bureaucracy in the MoD. Ex- servicemen were up in arms about MoD’s heartless and desperate effort to “ tire them out” in the autumn of their lives. “ Soldiers who fought for the country and bled for the country were being forced to sweat it out in a superior court, despite winning cases …

Railway Pensioners National Digest by NFRP Palghat MOU partner BPS

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7th Pay Commission announced

Prime Minister Approves Composition of 7th Central Pay Commission Under the Chairmanship of Justice Ashok Kumar Mathur, Retired Judge of the Supreme Court and Retired Chairman, Armed Forces Tribunal

The Finance Minister Shri P. Chidambaram has issued the following statement:
            “The Prime Minister has approved the composition of the 7th Central Pay Commission as follows:
1.         Shri Justice Ashok Kumar Mathur                            -                          Chairman                        (Retired Judge of the Supreme Court and Retired             Chairman, Armed Forces Tribunal)
2.         Shri Vivek Rae                                                             -                          Member (Full Time)             (Secretary, Petroleum & Natural Gas)
3.         Dr. Rathin Roy                                                             -                          Member (Part Time)             (Director, NIPFP)
4.         Smt. Meena Agarwal                            …

Pensioners Portal &lodging of pension related grievance online

Pensioners Portal & lodging of Pnsion related grievance onlinePensioners Portal & lodging of Pension related grievance online
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Expected DA/DR w.e.f 01.01.014

Expected DA/DR wef 01.01.014 = 100% i.e. 10% rise

The dichotomy in the approach of the Govt.

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1. THE  AUTHORITIES CLEARLY ADMIT THAT THE THREE SLPs NOW COMING UP FOR LISTING FOR ADMISSION ON 4 FEB 2014 ARE "SIMILAR" TO OUR SLP / RP WHICH WERE DISMISSED .....PARTICULARLY THE RP 2492 OF 2013 WHICH WAS DISMISSED ON 12 NOV 2013. IF SO, HOW COME THEY WANT TO MISLEAD THE HSC BY FILING THE 3 SLPS - WITHOUT ANY VALID POINT OR JUSTICE...  2.It is also strange, that the "MATTER BEING SIMILAR", THE LAW MINISTRY HAVE ADVISED THEM TO GO FOR FILING A CURATIVE PETITION. What does this mean?...Delay- wasting Court time..... 3.The HSC must be pointed out the dichotomy and the deliberate mischievous attempt to drag on to implement JUSTICE.....on one side SLPs are being filed on "MATTER OF SIMILAR NATURE" to encroach upon the valuable time of the court and on the other hand , even if they fail to succeed on this attempt, they want to go for  CURATIVE petition on the RP already dismissed on 12 Nov 2013>.. no law point.....