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Friday, 17 June 2016

Extension of the tenure of Judicial Committee on OROP

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No. 12(01)/2014/D(Pen/Pol)/Part II
Ministry of Defence 
(Department of Ex-Servicemen Welfare)
New Delhi, dated 15th June 2016
NOTIFICATION
The Govt of India have decided that the Para 3 of this Ministry’s Notification No. 12(01)12014/D(Pen/Pol/Part-H dated 14.12 2015 shall be modified as under
“The Committee shall make its recommendations within one year of the date of its constitution. It may, if necessary, make interim reports on any of the matters mentioned in Para 2 above.”
(K..Damayanthi)
Joint Secretary to the Govt. of India

Revision of enhanced rate of Ordinary Family Pension in respect of Pre-2006 Armed Force Pensioners

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Revision of enhanced rate of Ordinary Family Pension in respect of Pre-2006 Armed Force Pensioners (Army, Navy and Air Force)

Dept of Ex-Servicemen Welfare has issued a Circular on Revision of enhanced rate of Ordinary Family Pension

No.1(14)/2012-D(Pen-Pol)
Ministry of Defence
Department of Ex-Servicemen Welfare
New Delhi, Dated 14 June 2016
To
The Chief of the Army Staff
The Chief of the Naval Staff
The Chief of the Air Staff
Sub:- Revision of enhanced rate of Or din ay Family Pension in respect of Pre- 2006 Armed Force Pensioners.
The undersigned is directed to refer to this Ministry’s letter No. dated 11.11.2008, issued for implementation of Government decisions on the recommendation of 6th CPC for revision of pension/family pension in respect of pre-2006 Armed Force Pensioners/family Pensioners.
2. As per provision contained in Para-3 of this Ministry letter No. 2(1)/2012/D(Pen/Policy) dated 16.1.2013. the revised consolidated enhanced rate of Ordinary Family Pension 01.01.2006 in respect of Pre-2006 Armed Forces Family Pensioners shall not be less than 50% of the minimum of the pay in the pay-band plus the grade pay including Military Service Pay corresponding to the pre-revised scale from which the pensioner had retired field.
3. Now, after issue of GOI, MOD letter No.1(04)/2015(II)-D(Pen/Pol) dated 03.09.2015 on the basis of GOI, Ministry of Personnel, PG & Pensioners, Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare 0M No. dated 30.7.2015, it has been decided that the minimum guaranteed enhanced rate of Ordinary Family Pension of all Pre-2006 pensioners may be revised w.e.f.01.01.2006 on the basis of the minimum of fitment table for the rank in the revised Pay Band as indicated under fitment tables annexed with SAI 1/S/2008, SAI 2/S/2008 & SAI 4/S/2008 as amended and equivalent instructions for Navy and Air Force. The revised consolidated enhanced rate of Ordinary Family Pension w.e.f. 01.01.2006 in respect of Pre-2006 Armed Force Family Pensioners shall not be less than 50% of the minimum of the fitment table for the rank in the revised Pay Band. In case where full revised pension is otherwise not authorized to a retired employee in terms of 6th CPC order, the revised enhanced rate of Ordinary Family Pension shall be restricted to that amount. The amount of revised enhanced rate of Ordinary Family Pension in no case shall be less than thirty percent of the minimum of fitment table for the Rank or thirty percent of the minimum of fitment table in the case of HAG and above.
4. However, in respect of consolidated enhanced rate of Ordinary Family Pension calculated as per Para 4.1 of this Ministry’s letter No. 17(4)/2008(1)/D(Pen/Policy) dated 11.11.2008 is higher than the Family Pension calculated in the manner indicated above, the same shall be continued.
5. This order will take effect from 01.01.2006 and arrears, if any: shall be payable from 01.01.2006 to 23.09.2012 or till effective period of enhanced rate of Ordinary Family Pension admissible. whichever is earlier.
6. All other terms and conditions shall remain unchanged.
7. Pension Regulations Of all the three services will be amended in due course.
8. This issues with the concurrence of Finance Division of this Ministry vide their ID No.PC.2 to dated 02.06.2016.
9. Hindi version will follow.
(Manoj Sinha)
Under Secretary to the Govt of India

LATEST MTG WITH THE RM BY UFESM/IESM STALWARTS-SEEMS ENCOURAGING(The latest on OROP and other ESM issues from the Raksha Mantri Shri Parrikar via Wg Cdr CK Sharma)

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A 3 member IESM Delegation had a meeting with Shri Manohar Parrikar, RM, at 1845hrs on 15th June 2016 to discuss status of grant of full OROP and various other matters concerning welfare of Ex Servicemen of India.
The Delegation consisted of:

Maj Gen Satbir Singh Chairman, IESM
Hon Lt K Pande Member, Governing Body, IESM
Wg Cdr CK Sharma Treasurer, IESM

It was an extremely warm, proactive, cordial and positive meeting.
Maj Gen Satbir Singh said that IESM, the prime movers of the peaceful and democratic protest at Jantar Mantar, is fully aware that it was the PM, the Finance Minister and the Raksha Mantri who, after 43 years, have finally granted the award of One Rank One Pension to the ESM of India. At Jantar Mantar, we have always made a point of emphasizing this. What the huge number of ESM who regularly visit JM were asking for was not money but for restoration of the IZZAT of the Indian Army, Navy and Air Force that has seen a continuous down-gradation over the last 67 years. They sought INSAAF of the wrongs done to the Defence fraternity more than anything else!

This was virtually the first time in the history of this Nation that we had a hands-on Raksha Mantri who was not only aware of problems of ESM but was fully capable of understanding and sorting out all their problems.

Team-IESM said that the OROP award of 7th November 2015 had four specific anomalies that we would request the RM to look into and resolve.

A very cordial discussion took place thereafter where RM assured us that even though the Reddy Committee has been given a 6-month extension, this does NOT mean that its final report would be submitted in December but that it may get submitted well before the expiry of the extension period.

The four anomalies, and various implications and ramifications if these were to be resolved, were discussed. With his permission, Team-IESM brought out the following problems currently being faced by the Veer Naris and ESM:

1. WIDOWS who had not yet received the arrears of OROP: The RM assured that all necessary orders have already been passed by him regarding this. RM emphasized that it was incumbent on the ESM around the widows to make them understand what their dues were and to make sure the Banks honoured those dues quickly. If there are any cases of negligence by any particular Bank, the matter should be brought to his notice and he would take immediate steps to rectify the errors of the particular Bank.

2. HONORARY RANK EMOLUMENTS: It is necessary that Court orders on the subject need to applicable to all Honorary Rank holders across the board and this needs to be expedited for execution on the ground level.

3. BROAD BANDING: The RM said that the Finance Ministry had raised some queries that are being tackled and answered. We suggested that the Court awards must be made applicable to all and not just the litigants/ petitioners.

4. 33 YEARS CASE: RM said that orders on this have already been finalized. Care was being taken to ensure that the associated tables, especially for Other Ranks and JCOs, were prepared error-free and with the least amount of inaccuracies.

5. ARREARS OF 2006: RM said that all orders regarding this have already been issued and if any discrepancies in execution were noted, these must be brought to his notice at the earliest.

6. DEFINITION OF OROP: Team-IESM requested that the definition of OROP, as enunciated by the RRM on 2nd December 2014 should be adhered to. The actual definition is: “Uniform pension be paid to Armed Forces personnel retiring in the same rank with the same length of service irrespective of their date of retirement and any future enhancement in the rates to be automatically passed on to the past pensioners.” The incorrect definition given to Reddy Committee needs to be aligned with that.

7. RESOLUTION OF THE PENSIONS OF MAJORS. This was discussed again and RM requested to kindly take a favourable decision on it.

8. 7th PAY COMMISSION: It was clarified by the RM that the 7th PC would be applicable to all ESM above and beyond the award of OROP.

9. REDDY COMMITTEE: RM said that all points that were submitted by IESM for the Reddy Committee had been forwarded to it and very soon, Justice Reddy can be expected to call IESM for a discussion on them.

The RM suggested that all the above non-OROP points should be sent to him in writing to enable him to obtain the exact position. He would then call the IESM Team for another discussion on these, as soon as possible. This will be done very soon.

The meeting came to an end with the RM assuring that not only was he fully aware of all problems being faced by ESM but that he, under the Prime Minister, had full intentions of resolving these at the earliest.
(SOURCE : VIA GP EMAIL FROM A Sunder Rajan VET)

7th Pay Commission: Govt staff to get arrears in one installment; likely in October

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 By: Mukul Kumar Mishra Updated: Thursday, June 16, 2016, 17:23 [IST] New Delhi, June 16: This news will give central government employees another reason to celebrate. Reportedly, Government staff will get their six months arrears in one installment in the month of October. Read more: Seventh Pay Commission: Good News! Govt staff likely to get 30% more 'increment' than recommended It is being said that Government will implement Seventh Pay Commission most likely from July. 

Employees will get increased payout in their July salary and it will be credited in their account on August 1. Latest media reports say that six months arrears from January to July will be handed over just ahead of the Dusshera festival in October. An official working on the implementation of 7th CPC was quoted as saying, "Central government employees could get the revised pay and allowances from their August salaries and arrears are to be paid ahead of festival season in one installment". 

Know all about salary increment, past pay commissions It is being said that P K Sinha headed Empowered Committee of Secretaries held a meeting on Tuesday. Reportedly, secy panel in its final report has recommended 30 per cent more than what was proposed by the pay panel in its November report. AK Mathur led 7th pay panel had proposed a minimum monthly basic salary of Rs. 18,000 and maximum Rs. 2,50,000 for the central government staff. With 30 per cent more, the minimum will become 23,400 and maximum at Rs. 3,25,000. Sources say that government will go by the recommendations of Secretaries panel as later has taken into account concerns of all stakeholders including employees' unions and trade Unions. 

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REVISION OF ENHANCED ORDINARY FAMILY PENSION FOR PRE2006 PENSIONERS

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Will this revision be more beneficial than the previous one? Kindly see the highlighted portion in Red and Blue.

No.1(14)/2012-D(Pen-Pol)
Ministry of Defence
Department of Ex-Servicemen Welfare

New Delhi, Dated 14 June 2016
To
The Chief of the Army Staff
The Chief of the Naval Staff
The Chief of the Air Staff

Sub:- Revision of enhanced rate of Ordinary Family Pension in respect of Pre- 2006 Armed Force Pensioners.
The undersigned is directed to refer to this Ministry’s letter No. dated 11.11.2008, issued for implementation of Government decisions on the recommendation of 6th CPC for revision of pension/family pension in respect of pre-2006 Armed Force Pensioners/family Pensioners.
2. As per provision contained in Para-3 of this Ministry letter No. 2(1)/2012/D(Pen/Policy) dated 16.1.2013. the revised consolidated enhanced rate of Ordinary Family Pension 01.01.2006 in respect of Pre-2006 Armed Forces Family Pensioners shall not be less than 50% of the minimum of the pay in the pay-band plus the grade pay including Military Service Pay corresponding to the pre-revised scale from which the pensioner had retired field.
3. Now, arter issue of GOI, MOD letter No.1(04)/2015(II)-D(Pen/Pol) dated 03.09.2015 on the basis of GOI, Ministry of Personnel, PG & Pensioners, Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare 0M No. dated 30.7.2015, it has been decided that the minimum guaranteed enhanced rate of Ordinary Family Pension of all Pre-2006 pensioners may be revised w.e.f.01.01.2006 on the basis of the minimum of fitment table for the rank in the revised Pay Band as indicated under fitment tables annexed with SAI 1/S/2008, SAI 2/S/2008 & SAI 4/S/2008 as amended and equivalent instructions for Navy and Air Force. The revised consolidated enhanced rate of Ordinary Family Pension w.e.f. 01.01.2006 in respect of Pre-2006 Armed Force Family Pensioners shall not be less than 50% of the minimum of the fitment table for the rank in the revised Pay Band. In case where full revised pension is otherwise not authorized to a retired employee in terms of 6th CPC order, the revised enhanced rate of Ordinary Family Pension shall be restricted to that amount. The amount of revised enhanced rate of Ordinary Family Pension in no case shall be less than thirty percent ot the minimum of fitment table for the Rank or thirty percent of the minimum of fitment table in the case of HAG and above.
4. However, in respect of consolidated enhanced rate of Ordinary Family Pension calculated as per Para 4.1 of this Ministry’s letter No. 17(4)/2008(1)/D(Pen/Policy) dated 11.11.2008 is higher than the Family Pension calculated in the manner indicated above, the same shall be continued.
5. This order will take effect from 01.01.2006 and arrears, if any: shall be payable from 01.01.2006 to 23.09.2012 or till effective period of enhanced rate of Ordinary Family Pension admissible. whichever is earlier.
6. All other terms and conditions shall remain unchanged.
7. Pension Regulations Of all the three services will be amended in due course.
8. This issues with the concurrence of Finance Division of this Ministry vide their ID No.PC.2 to dated 02.06.2016.
9. Hindi version will follow.
sd/-
(Manoj Sinha)
Under Secretary to the Govt of India

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