Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Instructions on national fixation of pension

7th CPC - Instructions on Notional Fixation for revision of pension of pre-2016 pensioners/ family pensioners
Office of the Controller General of Defence Accounts

No. AT/II/ 2701/ Orders 
Dated: 07 June 2017
All PCsDA/CsDA/PCA(Fys)/CFA(Fys)

Subject: Implementation of Government’s decision on the recommendations of the 7th CPC- Revision of pension of pre-2016 pensioners/ family pensioners, etc.

Copy of Ministry of Personnel, PG & Pensions, Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare OM No 38/37/2016-P&PW (A) dated 12-05-2017 containing Central Government decision for revision of pension of pre-2016 pensioners/family pensioners in accordance with first formulation recommended by the 7th CPC is forwarded herewith for information and necessary action.

2. As per para 4 of DOPP&W ibid OM, the pension/family pension w.e.f. 01-01-2016 in respect of all pensioners/family pensioners, 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 an 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. As per first formulation recommended by 7th CPC and accepted by the Government the revised pension/family pension w.e.f. 01-01-2016 shall be calculated based on this notionally revised pay.

3. In this regard reference is also invited to DOPP&W OM No 45/86/97-P&PW (A) (iii) dated 10-02-1998 issuing instructions for revision of pension/family pension in respect of Government servants who retired/ died before 01-01-1986, by notional fixation of their pay in the scale of pay introduced w.e.f. 01-01-1986. For the purpose of calculation of notional pay w.e.f. 01-01-2016 of those Government servants who retired or died before 01-01-1986, the pay scale and notional pay as on 01-01-1986, as arrived at in terms of the instructions issued vide DOPP&W OM No 45/86/97-P&PW (A) (iii) dated 10-02-1998, will be treated as the pay scale and the pay of the concerned Government servant as on 01-01-1986. In the case of those Government servants who retired or died on or after 01-01-1986 but before 01-01-2016, the actual pay and the pay scale from which they retired or died would be taken into consideration for the purpose of calculation of the notional pay as on 01-01-2016 in accordance with para 2 above.

4. For the purpose of revision of pension /family pension as elaborated above in terms of Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare OM No 38/37/2016-P&PW (A) dated 12-05-2017, revised LPC-cum-data sheet audited by the last Pay & Accounts Office of the concerned Government servant would have to be forwarded to PCDA (P) Allahabad by the concerned unit/formation. Accordingly, any subsidiary instructions to meet the audit requirements in connection with the submission of requisite documents for the approval of revised LPC may please be issued to the units and formations through Command/Area Headquarters. The implementation instructions in this regard are also being finalized by PCDA (P) and will be circulated to all Heads of Offices shortly.

5. To have an effective monitoring of the notional revision of pay as on 01-01-2016 in terms of DOPP&W OM No 38/37/2016-P&PW (A) dated 12-05-2017 and approval of revised LPC-cum-datasheet for forwarding to PCDA (P) Allahabad, it is requested that a monthly report in the format enclosed may please be forwarded to HQrs Office. The first report on this account showing the position as on 30-06-2017 may please be submitted to reach HQrs office by 07th July 2017.

Please acknowledge receipt.

This issues with the approval of Addl CGDA (P&W).

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

1 st Pension Adalat held by the CPMG, A P Circle- Items reg

1st Pension Adalat Agenda Items for the Kind Notice & Orders of Chief Postmaster General Andhra Pradesh Circle, Vijayawada 520 013
( For Vijayawada and Visakhapatnam Regions )
To be held on 8.6.2017
Submitted by Postal Officers’ Pensioners’ Association Hyderabad & Bharat Pensioners’ Samaj ND14 68th Last Pension Adalat was held in Composite Circle on 24.3.21015
Thankful to Chief Postmaster General, Vijayawada for holding this 1st Pension Adalat. A copy of Minutes issued on 24.4.2015 is also enclosed for ready reference.
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New Items :
  1. Shri E.L.N.Murty Retd ASPOs issued with PPO No.18630/LPR retired from service on the afternoon of 30.6.2007. He is settled in Nellore and his pension drawn from Nellore HO. Contact No.8522801208 and 8125665737. He informed over phone that his Increment due on 1.7.2007 (Day of retirement date) was not drawn. It is requested to re-examine his case and allow the increment since all other pensioners were paid with it as a lump sum arrangement.
  2. The Pre-1996 Pensioners of all cadres are suffering with Lesser Pension and Family Pension by implementing the orders of MOF O.M. in No. dated 28.1.2013 uniformaly in all the departments. With the introduction of Grade Pay system in 6th CPC. the 4th scales of actually drawn by Superintendents, Postmasters etc. were wrongly shown in the annexure to Circular O.M. in F.No.38/37/08- P&PW(A) dated 28.1.2013 comparatively with Lower Scales of 5th CPC drawn by their subordinate cadres. This item was raised as Item No.1 as seen from the Minutes copy enclosed. It was mistook by the administration as of MACP issue and closed it with a reply not connected to the item raised. The GOI in its Notification dated 25.7.2016 upheld and clarified at Sl.No.6 of doubts favorably for application reiterating that there is no question of down gradation of post at any stage and further asserted that pay for the post held should be given. This may kindly be reviewed to remove DROP in monthly pension. ( A copy of minutes issued is enclosed )
  3. Refund of Irregular Recovery of Family Pension amount of Rs.51,189/- to Smt. P. Ammaji PPO No.8095/LPR as the widow of late Shri P.Suryanarayana Ex-Asst. Postmaster (BCR) Vizianagaram wrongly reducing the entitled grade pay of Rs.4200 to Rs.2800. During the course of discussion, it was agreed to review the order.
  4. Inclusion of Physically Handicapped dependent son Mr. P. Srinivas son of Shri Parchuri Sitaramayya, Retd. Dy PPM Calcutta (Kolkatta) GPO now aged 98 years and attaining 99 years having DOB 01.07.1918 living with his wife. The case is kept pending for want of orders for inclusion from Chief PMG Kolkatta.
I request the Chief Postmaster General to consider the above issues and grant awards on merits and sympathetic conditions of the elderly people in their evening days of survival. For which act of kindness, the Pensioners and Family Pensioners would always be Grateful. With Regards,
                                                                        ( M. Chandra Mowli )
                                                                       Secretary POPA & BPS

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Cabinet approves revision of pension to pre 2016 pensioners

The Cabinet approved modifications in the recommendations of the 7th CPC relating to method of revision of pension of pre-2016 Pensioners and Family Pensioners based on the suggestions made by the Committee, chaired by Secretary(Pensions), constituted with the approval of the Cabinet. While approving implementation of the 7th CPC recommendations on 29th June, 2016, the Cabinet had approved the changed method of pension revision recommended by the 7th CPC for pre-2016 pensioners, comprising of two alternative formulations, subject to the feasibility of the first formulation which was to be examined by the Committee. In terms of the Cabinet decision, pensions of pre-2016 pensioners were revised as per the second formulation multiplying existing pension by a fitment factor of 2.57, though the pensioners were to be given the option of choosing the more beneficial of the two formulations as per the 7th CPC recommendations. In order to provide more beneficial option to the pensioners, Cabinet has accepted the recommendations of the Committee, which has suggested revision of pension based on the information contained in the Pension Payment Order (PPO) issued to every pensioner. The modified formulation will be beneficial to more pensioners than the first formulation recommended by the 7th CPC, which was not found to be feasible to implement on account of non-availability of records in a large number of cases and was also found to be prone to several anomalies.

Monday, April 24, 2017

Air India offers 50% fare concession to Sr Citizens

NEW DELHI: Here is a fresh incentive for retirees to celebrate the end of their career with a vacation.

From now on, Indian citizens aged over 60 years will be able to avail of a 50% discount on Air India's basic fare for economy class tickets in domestic flights.
The Maharaja has lowered the eligibility age for the travel concession scheme — available so far to those aged 63 years and above — to 60 years to ensure more people benefit from it.
To avail of the scheme, people need to produce valid ID proof, like voter ID, passport, driving licence, or a senior citizen card issued by the national carrier.