Saturday, 6 August 2016

IMPLEMENTATION OF PENSION ETC. FOR PRE 1/1/2016 - DP&PW OM DATED 04/08/2016

Department of Pension & Pensioners' Welfare vide F.No.38/37/2016-P&PW(A) (ii) Dated the 4th August, 2016 issued Government's decisions on the recommendations of the 7th CPC - Revision of pension of pre-2016 pensioners/family pensioners etc. Separate orders were also issued in respect of employees who retired/died on or after 01.01.2016 (Please refer to my earlier post).
“2.1 These orders shall apply to all pensioners/family pensioners who were drawing pension/family pension before 1.1.2016 under the Central Civil Services (Pension) Rules, 1972, Central Civil Services (Extraordinary Pension) Rules and the corresponding rules applicable to Railway pensioners and of All India Services, including officers of the Indian Civil Service retired from service on or after 1.1.1973. A pensioner/family pensioner who became entitled to pension/family pension with effect from 01.01.2016 consequent on retirement/death of Government servant on 31.12.2015, would also be covered by these orders.

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2.2 Separate orders will be issued by the Ministry of Defence in regard to Armed Forces pensioners/family pensioners.
2.3 These orders also do not apply to retired High Court and Supreme Court Judges and other Constitutional/Statutory Authorities whose pension etc. is governed by separate rules/orders.”
“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 6thCentral Pay Commission (CPC) recommendations, by 2.57. The amount of revised pension/family pension so arrived at shall be rounded off to next higher rupee.”
“4.2 For this· purpose, 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 pension/family pension payable to the old pensioners/family pensioners will be worked out in accordance with para 4.5 of this O.M.
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 The minimum pension with effect from 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 with effect from 01.01.2016).
4.5 The quantum of pension/family pension available to the old pensioners/ family pensioners shall continue to be as follows:
From 80 years to less than 85 years 20% of revised basic pension/ family pension From 85 years to less than 90 years 30% of revised basic pension / family pension From 90 years to less than 95 years 40% of revised basic pension / family pension From 95 years to less than 100 years 50% of revised basic pension / family pension 100 years or more 100% of revised basic pension / family pension.
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/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 = Rs.10,000 and (ii) additional pension = Rs.3,000 pm. Dearness relief will be admissible on the additional pension available to the old pensioners also.
4.6 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 with effect from 1.1.2016……”
“10 The pension/family pension as worked out in accordance with provisions of Para 4.1. and 5 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 thereafter……..”

“. It is considered desirable that the benefit of these orders should reach the pensioners as expeditiously as possible. …….the arrears due to the pensioners in terms of para 4.1. and para 5 above is paid to the pensioners or credited to their account by 31st August, 2016 or before positively.”

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