The below part of the recommendation of the 7th CPC in respect of Pension was objected by me in my earlier blog (http://www.centralemployeesnews.manjaly.net/2016/06/seventh-central-pay-commission-7th-cpc.html)
"(i) All the Civilian personnel including CAPF who retired prior to 01.01.2016 (expected date of implementation of the Seventh CPC recommendations) shall first be fixed in the Pay Matrix being recommended by this Commission, 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 of increments he / she had earned in that level while in service, at the rate of three percent. Fifty percent of the total amount so arrived at shall be the revised pension."
Now in the implementation dated 12/5/2017, the Government (Department of Pension & Pensioners' Welfare) has substituted the same as follows:
“4. The aforesaid Committee has submitted its Report and the recommendations made by the Committee have been considered by the Government. Accordingly, it has been decided that the revised pension/family pension w.e.f. 01.01.2016 in respect of all Central civil pensioners/family pensioners, including CAPF's, who retired/died prior to 01.01.2016, may be revised by notionally fixing their pay in the pay matrix recommended by the 7th CPC in the level corresponding to the pay in the pay scale/pay band and grade pay at which they retired/died. This will be done by notional pay fixation under each intervening Pay Commission based on the Formula for revision of pay. While fixing pay on notional basis, the pay fixation formulae approved by the Government and other relevant instructions on the subject in force at the relevant time shall be strictly followed. 50% of the notional pay as on 01.01.2016 shall be the revised pension and 30% of this notional pay shall be the revised family pension w.e.f. 1.1.2016 as per the first Formulation. In the case of family pensioners who were entitled to family pension at enhanced rate, the revised family pension shall be 50% of the notional pay as on 01.01.2016 and shall be payable till the period up to which family pension at enhanced rate is admissible as per rules. The amount of revised pension/family pension so arrived at shall be rounded off to next higher rupee.”
Hence my objections are solved by adopting same matrix for serving as well as the retired employees.
If the same prudence was shown by the Department of Pensions & Pensioners' Welfare (DOP&PW) in respect of my objection with regard to the implementation of MACPS under the 6th CPC, a protracted litigation (http://www.centralemployeesnews.manjaly.net/2016/08/writ-petition-macps-6thcpc.html) could have been avoided and many persons would have been benefited.
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