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Time limit fixed for filing Appeal for grant of Family Pension

Time limit fixed for filing Appeal for grant of Family Pension

Defence Services Time limit fixed for filing Appeal for grant of Ordinary Family Pension, Special Family Pension, Liberalized Family Pension and disability/ war injury pension/ element etc.

Department of Ex-Servicemen welfare has extended the time limit for filing Appeal for grant of Ordinary Family Pension, Special Family Pension, Liberalized Family Pension and disability/ war injury pension/ element etc.

No.1(3)/2008/D(Pen/Pol)
Ministry of Defence Department of Ex-Servicemen welfare
New Delhi
Dated: 17th May 2016
To
The Chief of the Army Staff
The Chief of the Naval Staff
The Chief of the Air Staff

Subject: Prescription of time limit for filing Appeal for grant of Ordinary Family Pension, Special Family Pension, Liberalized Family Pension and disability/ war injury pension/ element etc.

It has been observed that Service Hqrs are processing the appeal case files-(First Appeal/ 2nd Appeal) for grant of Ordinary Family Pension, Special Family Pension, Liberalized Family Pension and disability/War injury pension/ element etc after elapse of considerable time from the date of rejection of claim/ date of discharge or invalidment of the personnel from Service.

2. The matter has been under consideration of this Ministry for quite some time and President of India is pleased to decide that, a time limit of five years is prescribed for filing an appeal for consideration of the case for grant of Ordinary Family Pension, Special Family Pension, Liberalized Family Pension, disability/war injury pension/ element etc from the date of discharge/ invalidment from service or from the date of rejection of claim. The time limit of five years prescribed in this order is applicable in the case of belated appeal only and the period of six months prescribed in the Pension Regulation and Entitlement Rules etc for filling appeals in respect of disability/ war injury element, special Family Pension etc would continue to be governed under the existing provisions.

3. The time limit of five years prescribed now will not be applicable in the case of delayed manifestation of disease and all such cases would continue to be governed under the existing previsions provided under regulation 86 of Pension Regulation for Army Part. I [2008].

4. Para 1(a)(vi) of Ministry of Defence Ord
er No.4684/DIR(PEN)/2001 dated 14th August 2001 and Para 2(c) of Ministry of Defence letter No. 4684/Dir(Pen)/2001 dated 7th November 2001 maybe modified as “Time bar sanction for filing appeals for all type of Family Pension and disability/War injury pension/ element etc in respect of officers and PBORS beyond twelve months to five years”.

5. A period of one year from the date of issue of this order is granted for submission of the appeal in respect of past cases. This one time relaxation may be allowed judiciously in deserving cases.

6. This issue with the concurrence of Finance Division of this Ministry Vide their ID No PC-2 to 26(7)/2013/Fin/Pen dated 13/14 April 2016. Hindi version will follow.
Yours faithfully,
(R K Arora)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

Who are entitled to 7th Pay Commission additional Bunching increment ?


Who are entitled to 7th Pay Commission additional Bunching increment ?
7th Pay Commission Who are entitled to 7th Pay Commission Bunching Benefit as per Para 5.1.36 of Pay Commission report ? –
As per Illustration provided in the report Employees in GP 10,000 who are fitted in to minimum of Level 14 of New Pay Matrix will be eligible for one additional increment and would be fitted in to next cell of Level 14.
7th Pay Commission Pay Fixation: As per Para 5.1.28 of 7th Pay Commission Report, pay fixation in the new pay structure will have to be made as follows

Step 1: Identify Basic Pay (Pay in the pay band plus Grade Pay) drawn by an employee as on the date of implementation. This figure is ‘A’.

Step 2: Multiply ‘A’ with 2.57, round-off to the nearest rupee, and obtain result ‘B’.

Step 3: The figure so arrived at, i.e., ‘B’ or the next higher figure closest to it in the Level assigned to his/her grade pay, will be the new pay in the new pay matrix. In case the value of ‘B’ is less than the starting pay of the Level, then the pay will be equal to the starting pay of that level Click here to get more information on 7th Pay Commission Pay Fixation Also checkout GConnect 7th Pay Commission Pay and allowances Calculator to get your new 7th CPC Pay 7th Pay Commission bunching Benefit: In addition to above, 7th Pay Commission proposes bunching benefit in Para 5.1.36 whenever more than two stages are bunched together for fixation of pay in 7th CPC pay matrix, one additional increment equal to 3 percent may be given for every two stages bunched, and pay fixed in the subsequent cell in the pay matrix.

Further, Para 5.1.37 of the report provides an illustration for fixation of pay of two employees who are drawing pay of ₹53,000 and ₹54,590 in the GP 10000. As per this illustration, after applying 7CPC multiplication factor of 2.57, both of these employees will have to be fixed in first cell of level 15 in the pay of ₹1,44,200 as their revisesd pay are worked out to ₹1,36,210 and ₹1,40,296 respectively which are not more than the first cell of level 15 (₹1,44,200) But to avoid bunching of these two stages of pay, the person drawing pay of ₹54,590 will get fixed in second cell of level 15 in the pay of ₹1,48,500, while the other who is drawing pay of ₹ 53,000 will have to be fixed in ₹1,44,200. Based on this illustration, a table containing Entry pay of Rs. 53,000 in GP 10000, subsequent stages for this pay (pay with increment of 3% for every year) and 7th Pay Commission pay fixation for the same has been prepared as below.
7CPC pay fixation for GP 10,000 6cpc pay basic pay X 2.57 7cpc pay matrix Fixation in 7CPC pay with bunching increment if applicable 53000 136210 144200 144200 54590 140296 144200 **148500 56230 144511 148500 148500 ** One increment as bunching benefit Employees in Grade Pay 5400, 6600, 7600 and 8900 who are fixed in stages next to entry pay will also be entitled to 7th Pay Commission Bunching Benefit Applying same principles, we could find that next stage in entry pay in respect of Grade Pay 5400, 6600, 7600 and 8900 would be entitled to one additional increment as bunching benefit 1. Grade pay 5400 corresponding to pay band 15600-39100 (Entry Pay Rs. 21000 and subsequent stages of pay with increment of 3% for every year) 7CPC pay fixation for GP 5400 (15600-39100) 6cpc pay basic pay X 2.57 7cpc pay matrix Fixation in 7CPC pay with bunching increment if applicable 21000 53970 56100 56100 21630 55589 56100 57800 ** 22280 57260 57800 57800 22950 58982 59500 59500 ** One increment as bunching benefit 2. Grade pay 6600 (Entry Pay Rs. 25350 and subsequent stages of pay with increment of 3% for every year)

7CPC pay fixation for GP 6600 6cpc pay basic pay X 2.57 7cpc pay matrix Fixation in 7CPC pay with bunching increment if applicable 25350 65150 67700 67700 26120 67128 67700 69700 ** 26910 69159 69700 69700 27720 71240 71800 71800 ** One increment as bunching benefit 3. Grade pay 7600 (Entry Pay Rs. 29500 and subsequent stages of pay with increment of 3% for every year)
7CPC pay fixation for GP 7600 6cpc pay basic pay X 2.57 7cpc pay matrix Fixation in 7CPC pay with bunching increment if applicable 29500 75815 78800 78800 30390 78102 78800 81200 ** 31310 80467 81200 81200 32250 82883 83600 83600 ** One increment as bunching benefit 4. Grade pay 8900 (Entry Pay Rs. 49100 and subsequent stages of pay with increment of 3% for every year)
7CPC pay fixation for GP 8900 6cpc pay basic pay X 2.57 7cpc pay matrix Fixation in 7CPC pay with bunching increment if applicable 49100 126187 131100 131100 50580 129991 131100 135000 ** 52100 133897 135000 135000 53670 137932 139100 139100 ** One increment as bunching benefit Whether Employees in who are fixed in the middle stages of new 7th CPC pay matrix will be eligible for Bunching Benefit ? Relevant portions of 7th Pay Commission report (para 5.1.36 and Para 5.1.37) that discuss about Bunching increment are given under the heading “Entry Pay”. The illustration provided by 7th CPC for fixation of pay with bunching increment also discusses only about entry pay in a grade pay. Also, Para 5.1.28 of 7th Pay Commission Report which explains the method of fitment of existing 6th CPC pay in all stages in to 7th Pay Commission Pay Matrix does not contain any explanation about Bunching increment Hence, it is not clear from the 7CPC report whether bunching benefit would apply to employees who are fixed in middle stages of new pay matrix. For instance, we analysed the pay fixation of entry pay pertaining to Grade Pay Rs. 1800 and Grade Pay Rs. 2400 and its subsequent stages of pay with increment of 3% for every year
7CPC pay fixation for GP 1800 6cpc pay basic pay X 2.57 7cpc pay matrix Fixation in 7CPC pay 7000 17990 18000 18000 7210 18530 19100 19100 7430 19095 19100 19100 ## 7660 19686 20300 20300 7890 20277 20900 20900 ## Bunching of 6cpc pay in two stages in to one stage of 7CPC Pay Matrix 7CPC pay fixation for GP 2400 6cpc pay basic pay X 2.57 7cpc pay matrix Fixation in 7CPC pay 11170 28707 29600 29600 11510 29581 30500 30500 11860 30480 30500 30500 ## 12220 31405 32300 32300 12590 32356 33300 33300
From the above, it could be seen that Pay pertains to Grade Pay of Rs. 1800 and Rs. 2400 in middle stages are getting bunched and fitted in to one stage of new pay structure as per the methods of fitment envisaged by 7th Pay Commission. However, 7th pay Commission report has not discussed about applicability of Bunching Benefit in respect of pay fixation in middle stages of new pay matrix. It is also not clear whether bunching increment would apply to subsequent stages of pay when bunching increment is given to previous stage in the same level.

For instance, 7th Pay Commission has recommended that pay of Rs. 54590 in GP 10,000 will be eligible for bunching increment and will be fitted in new of pay of Rs. 148,500. However, there is no discussion about the subsequent stage to Rs. 54,490 in GP 10,000 which is also getting fixed in same new Pay of Rs. 148,500/- We are of the opinion that to clarify all these doubts, Govt has to come up clear-cut Clarification on Bunching Increment issue while 7th Pay Commission report is implemented

Swachh Bharat Pakhwada (May 16-31, 2016)

Swachh Bharat Pakhwada (May 16-31, 2016) Action Plan for Pensioners’ Associations

No. 55/10/2016-P&PW (C) Government of India Ministry of Personnel, P.G. and Pensions Department of Pension and Pensioners’ Welfare
3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhavan, Khan Market, New Delhi
Dated the 9th May, 2015
The Secretary / President All identified Pensioners’ Associations (As per enclosed list)
Subject; Swachh Bharat Pakhwada (May 16-31, 2016) Action Plan for Pensioners’ Associations.
Sir,
As you are aware Government of India has launched Swachh Bharat Mission to achieve total sanitation and cleanliness by 2nd October, 2019. It has, therefore, been desired that each Ministry, based on the Ministry’s areas of responsibility, draw out and implement at least a fortnight long action plan every year to bring into focus, its contribution towards Swachh Bharat Mission and also to carry out substantive work related to Swachhta.
2. As a step towards this direction, this Department has prepared an action plan, to involve Pensioners’ Associations identified under Pensioners’ Portal in this mission, with special reference to ‘Swachh Bharat Pakhwada’ being observed during May 16-31, 2016. Under the proposed action plan, Pensioners’ Associations are expected to:-
(i) Organize a mass pledge by members of Pensioners’ Associations (copy enclosed)
(ii) Sensitize their members on cleanliness in their neighborhood.
3. In view of above you are requested to observe the Swachh Bharat Pakhwada during May 16¬31, 2016 by organizing the above activities by involving members of your Pensioners’ Associations.
4. You are also requested to take photographs of activities undertaken by you during the Pakhwada and send the same along with a report on the activities undertaken by your Association, immediately after duration of the Pakhwada, for uploading the same on Pensioners’ Portal website. Your faithfully sd/- (Seema Gupta) Deputy Secretary to the Govt. of India
Authority:
www.persmin.gov.in

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