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Improvement in the pension to bridge the gap in pension of Pre 01.01.2006 and Post 01.01.2006 discharged JCOs/ORs of Armed Forces - Click to View / Download PCDA Circular 430

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Implementation of Government's decision on the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission- Revision of Pension of Pre-2016 Defence Forces Pensioners / Family Pensioners order is released by DESW on 29 Oct 16. Click here to download the complete order. Click here to download Annexure-B. No specific orders by PCDA (Pension) are needed for PDAs to action. PCDA which generally waste time to issue necessary follow-up orders to fecilitate PDAs to process the release of funds to pensioners. Hope veterans would get their benifit soon. BANKS HAVE BEEN ASKED TO PAY REVISED PENSION AND ARREARS WITHIN TWO MONTH. Scroll down to read the complete DESW orders.

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THIS IS A EXCERPT FROM THE MAIL BETWEEN A SAILOR AND RAKSHAMANTRI, FROM A CDR TO A SAILOR, FROM SAILOR TO A CDR OF INDIAN NAVY

On Oct 18, 2016 11:53 AM, "Jose Mathew" <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.> wrote:

Respected Raskshamatriji,
 
Let me begin with my sincere thanks for issuing implementation order for De Linking of 33 years by PCDA, I have been contacted by your office twice and conveyed that, PCDA has issued orders for De linking of 33 years on this which showed your love, care and concern toward Militeray Veterns. Thank you very much sir.
 
However PCDA has not yet issued implementation order for VII CPC which is a very simple order as it says only multiplication factor of 2.57 with what basic pension we draw as on 31st December 2015.
 
We would be highly greatful to you sir,  if you kindly direct PCDA to do the needful at the earliest as Deepavali is nearing and Military veterns may have to go for Deepavali with out VII CPC arrears. Even for banks it is very easy to calculate the revised pension as just need to multiply with 2.57.
 
Thanking you,
Jose Mathew
Ex CHELP
 
On Tuesday, 18 October 2016 12:06 PM, Ravindra Pathak <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.> wrote:
 
Dear Veteran Mathews
 
I am not sure if you are keen on getting the 7 CPC dues as recommended or to get dues are we should get in all fairness.
 
If it is the first there is nothing one can say except that ignorance is bliss.
 
If it is the later then you need to have patience and wait till the demands for service Hq are met.So your request should be to meet the demands of service Hq early rather than asking PCDA to issue circular.
 
If by what you say we get what is now recommended i assure you your this diwali may be bright but all future diwalis will ​dark.
 
Brgds
 
Pathak
 
On Oct 18, 2016 08:34 PM, "Jose Mathew" <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.> wrote:
 
Respected Cdr pathak Sir,
 
Offcourse there are anomalies in both De linking of 33 years and VIIC PC resolution.
 
But as I have mentioned earlier, and elaborated by Cdr Pokar Ram sir, the DL 33 should have been with notional maximum from July 2009 and Sep 20012.
 
As far as VII CPC, the GOI /MOD DESW already issued Resolution based on 2.57 multification factor which civilians already got in August 2016. However any enhancement in multification factor ( may be 3 or 2.86 etc) will automatically will pass on to Military Veterns also. So why we should we wait for something on which GOI already issued orders/resolution. My primay question was why we need to involve PCDA on this policy matters.  The primary objective of my original mail was to remove PCDA (which is also a colonial left over) from issuing any implemention order for defence veterns as they are only accountants and not policy makers of Union Of India.
 
It may also like to bring to your kind attention that, any enhancement based on represenations of service chief's will be applicable only to Option I of VII CPC recommendations. The implementation of option 1 is not covered in the MOD/DESW resolution dated 30 September 2016. So we no need to wait for the out come of service chief's represention as it will only be effected at least after six months. It may noted that, service personal already got a 10% increase wef 01 Januvary on adhoc basis.
 
And finally regarding our Service Chief's representation to MOD/PM of India. We donot know what they recommended. But I am sure the following core issues of JCOs and below are not there in their priority list.
 
a) Up grading of Havildar grade pay to Rs 4200
 
As you know well that, a civilian charge hand in Naval Dockyard was equal to Petty Officer (Hav in army). Now the charge hand has already been upgraded to Gazetted status with class B and having Grade pay of 4600. The Petty officer still not even in 4200. So at least the Petty officer grade pay should be enhanced to Rs 4200. It may be noted that, a petty officer with 10 years of service is awarded an equalant graduation certificate by GOI.
 
b) Up grading of Naib Subaidar grade pay to Rs 4600
 
It is is the same case as above. A Chief Petty Officer in Indian Navy was above a civilian Foreman in Naval Dockyard but now foreman in Naval Dock is having a grade pay of 4600. So Chief Petty Officer ( Nb Sub in Army) Grade pay also must have to enhanced to Rs 4600.
 
c) Granding X group pay to all ranks from Havidar to Subaida Major
 
Since you have been in Indian Navy and Commander Ahuja sir who also been in Navy will surely agree with me, that, a POELP (petty officer Electrical Power) is always Section-in-charge of Power of war ships and most of the Petty officers are also section in charges of their respective sections. A POELP is the head of Power section of warship and he controls entire power generation and distribution of the warship in harbour and and sea. He is responsible for defect rectification and periodical/planned preventive maintenance of all the electrical Equipments. You also will agree with me that a POELP retires and immediately joins Merchent Navy as Electrical officer. It is the same with all the branches in Indian Navy. whether it is a Radar Plottor/Torpedo Operator/Radar and Radio/Missile Operator. They are all doing same  technical job than an artificer apprentice IV class is doing. Where as an artificer apprentice IV class who is in X group gets huge amount as additional pay in the sake of having an equ deploma  where as a Petty Office Electrical Power who also have the same qualification with more experience is kept equal in pay to Petty Officer Topazz (Toilet cleaning department). If a toilet cleaning department petty officer can be equated with a Petty Officer Electrical who has more responsibility even than an Artficer apprentice IV Class why he can not be placed in X group. So it is the case with all general branch Petty officer and equ.It may be noted that, irrespective of trades, a petty officer with 10 years of service is awarded an equalant graduation certificate by GOI.
 
It is more intresting to see that, even the Military Nursing Officers are paid double MSP than JCOs and Ors who even dont have degree. They never sails on board/never serves even on ships at harbour. They donot have to face any enemy threat still they are paid with Commissionined officers salary and double Military Service Pay
 
d) Same Military Service Pay to all ranks
 
The bullets donot recognaise who is an officer/ who is a sailor. all the challanges as a militry man has to be face by all irrespective of their ranks. Hope you remebering INS Andaman. We lost the ship at Bay of Bangal. it is not only officers but majority was sailor who did supreme sacrfice. When a ship sails out to enemy waters wheteher it is in Pakistan waters/Sri Lankan waters for IPKF operation or for Ops Pawan or Somalia/sudan peace keeping operations all ranks have to face the same threat. So the military service pay should have been equal to all ranks

e) Increasing of Pension to 70% of the basic pay from 50% 

 
Restoring the status of Pre 1973. Over the period of time Militery has been down graded and pension was down to 50%  from 70% of the last pay drawn.
 
Sir, I dont think any of the above geniune points of JCOs and ORs are in Service Chief's recommendation. We only can address it through one to one emails to Hon Raksha Manthriji and MOD or painfully through Judicial remedy. It is very happy to say that, after Ms Damayanti IAS was took over as JSEW, there is a facelift in addressing vetern issues. Although she transferred out , hope our Rakshmantriji will soon appoint some senior officers who will have a holistic approach to Military veterns.
 
 
Thanking you
 
Jose Mathew
Ex CHELP
 

YOU ARE A BETTER JUDGE TO DECIDE WHO HAS GOT A WISDOM?

Circular No.568

Dated:13.10.2016

To,

  1. The Chief Accountant, RBI, Deptt. Of Govt. Bank Accounts, Central office C-7, Second Floor, Bandre- Kurla Complex, P B No. 8143, Bandre East Mumbai- 400051
  2. All CMDs, Public Sec tor Banks including IDBI Bank
  3. Nodal Officers, ICICI/ HDFC/ AXIS/ IDBI Banks
  4. Managers, All CPPCs
  5. Military and Air Attac he, Indian Embassy, Kathmandu, Nepal
  6. The PCDA (WC), Cha ndigarh
  7. The CDA (PD), Meerut
  8. The CDA, Chennai
  9. The Director of Treasuries, All States...
  10. The Pay and Accounts Officer, Delhi Administration, RK puram an d Tis Hazari, New Delhi
  11. The Pay and Accounts Office, Govt of Maharashtra, Mumbai
  12. The Post Master Kathua (J&K)
  13. The Pr. Pay and Accounts Officer, Andaman and Nicobar Administration, Port Blair

 

Subject: Revision of pension of Pre-2006 pensioners (JCOs/ O Rs and Commissioned Officers)- delink ing of qualifying service of 33 years f or revised pension.

Reference: This office Circular Nos. 547 dated 11.09.2015, 548 dated 11.09.2015, 549 dated 30.09.2015, 551 dated 28.12.2015, 554 dated 14.01.2016, 562 dated 13.06.2016 and , 567 dated 16.09.2016.

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A copy of GOI, M OD letter No. 1(2)/2016-D(Pen/Pol) dat ed 30th September 2016 on the above subject is fo rwarded herewith for information and necessary action which is self explanatory.

2. Prior to issue of the above letter dated 30th Septembe r, 2016, the minimum guaranteed pension was revised w.e.f. 01.01.2006 as per GOI, MOD letter No. 17(4)/2008(1)/D(Pen/ Policy) dated 11.11.2008 circulated vide this office Circular No. 397dated 18.11.2008. Furthe r, it was revised vide this office Ci rcular Nos. 547 dated 11.09.2015 and 548 dated 11.09.2015. Similarly, the minimum guaranteed pension of Ordinary Family Pension w as revised vide this office circular Nos. 397 dated 18.11.2008, 494 dated19.03.2013 and 567 dated 16.09.2016. Now, consequennt upon the issue of the above Govt. letter dated 30th September 2016 , the consolidated revised pension/ ordinary family pension of all Pre-2006 Armed Forces pensioners/ Family pensioners w.e.f. 1.1.2006 shall not be less than 50% and 30% respectively of the minimum of the pay in the Pay band plus Grade Pay corresponding to the pre-revised scale from which the pensioner had retired/ discharged/ invalided out/ died including Military Service Pay and ‘X’ group pay, if any, without pro-rata reduction of pension even if they had rendered qualifying service of less than 33 years at the time of retirement.

3. The revised consolidated enhanced rate of Ordinary Family Pension w.e.f. 01.01.2006 (consolidated as per Para-4 of GOI, MOD letter No.17(4)/2008(1)/D(Pen/Policy) dated 11.11.2008) in respect of Pre-2006 Armed Forces Family Pensioners shall not be less than 50% of the minimum of the fitment tables for the rank in the revised pay band.

4. Revised tables indicating minimum guaranteed retiring/ service pension and ordinary family pension have been annexed to this letter as follows:-

    Annexure- A for Commissioned officers (Army, Navy, Air Force)

    Annexure- B for JCOs/ ORs Pensioners (Army)

    Annexure- C for JCOs/ ORs Pensioners (Air Force)

    Annexure- D for JCOs/ORs Pensioners (Navy)

5. Pension Disbursing Agencies (PDAs) are hereby authorized to step up the pension/ family pension of the affected pre-2006 pensioners where the existing pension being paid to the pensioners, is less than the rate of pension indicated in above said annexure.

6. The provisions of above Govt. letter shall take effect form 01.01.2006 and arrears, if any, shall be payable from 01.01.2006. Further, the Pension/ Family pension of the Armed Force Personnel has been revised a number of times in past vide various letters issued by Ministry of Defence, therefore, if pension already revised w.e.f. 01.01.2006, 01.07.2009, 24.09.2012 & 01.07.2014 (OROP) under respective Govt. orders happens to be more than this amount, then Retiring/ Service and Family Pension as per above orders will continue to be paid as basic pension during that period.

7. Prior to issue of above Govt. letter dated 30th September, 2016, this office has issued corrigendum PPOs on the basis of annexures mentioned in previous circulars for revision of minimum guaranteed pension for less than 15 years and 20 years of qualification service for JCOs/ ORs and Officers respectively. Now, consequent upon issue of the above Govt. letter dated 30th September, 2016, the revision of service element for less than 15 years and 20 years of qualification service for PBORs and Officers respectively will also be revised as per this circular only. Therefore, the Annexure for revision of service element as required by previous circulars is not necessary.

8. It is also mentioned that all cases of service element/ service pension in respect of War Injury Pensioners will be revised by the Pension Disbursing Agencies (PDAs). Therefore, the revision claims in respect of War Injury pensioners called for vide this office Circular No. 562 dated 13.06.2016 has been dispensed with henceforth.

9. Further, no table for Hony. Naik, Hony. Havildar and Havildar granted Hony. rank of Nb Subedar has been indicated. It is hereby clarified that since Hony. Rank of Naik, Havildar and Havildar holding Hony rank of Nb Sub are drawing pay in the pay scale of Sepoy, Naik and Havildar respectively, therefore, they are entitled for modified parity with reference to substantive rank held at the time of retirement/ discharge/ invalidment except Naik (TS) who draws the pay of Naik. Naik (TS) should be entitled for modified parity with respect to Naik rank.

10. Provisions of this circular will also be applicable to pensioners of TA and DSC (irrespective of single or dual pension).

11. LTA and Additional Pension will be regulated as per extant orders.

12. All other terms and conditions shall remain unchanged.

No. Gts/Tech/0167/XXIV

(C B Yadav)

Dated:13 .10.2016                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Dy. Controller (Pensions)

If the recommendations in the draft notification on disability pension come into effect, the disability pension for soldiers will go down substantially.

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Wednesday said he has raised the issue of anomalies in the 7th Pay Commission report with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. “Yes, there are some anomalies in the 7th pay commission and the pension…we will resolve that. But, I don’t think that can be an issue for national debate,” Parrikar said at an event here.

“I can assure the people of the country and our armed forces that I have personally taken up the matter with the Prime Minister. There are procedures of the government of India. We will complete those procedure at the earliest and see that one by one, those anomalies are removed,” he said.

Asked about the issue of disability pension, on which a draft notification on the recommendation of the 7th Pay Commission has been uploaded on the Defence Ministry’s website, the minister said: “It is just a draft now.”

The draft notification talks of replacing the present percentage-based system of pension with slab-based pension system.

“In disability pension also, there are some categories of officers, in whose cases there could be some anomaly. We will check it,” he assured.

The minister maintained: “No final order has been issued as yet, only a draft resolution has been put up on the website. We will examine and try to address all that can be addressed, and forward the same to the anomalies committee for their opinion.”

If the recommendations in the draft notification on disability pension come into effect, the disability pension for soldiers will go down substantially.

Parrikar said that misgivings are being created by “certain quarters”, similar to what was done when the demand for One-Rank-One-Pension (OROP) was there. It took time to ensure that other forces do not move the court with similar demands, he added.

“Not every one can be satisfied,” the Defence Minister said.

He informed that so far, two instalments of Rs 4,000 crore and Rs 2,000 crore have been released, with annual cost for OROP being Rs 7,500 crore.

“There are 20 lakh armed forces personnel and about 22 lakh pensioners. It is a huge number, almost a third of the government employees. Whenever you apply a principle to anyone, anomalies will surface,” the minister said.

According to the pay panel’s recommendation, for 100 per cent disability, an officer would get Rs 27,000 per month, those in the ranks of Subedar Major to Naib Subedar would receive Rs 17,000, while Havildars and below would get Rs 12,000.

At present, a soldier, who gets 100 per cent disability, is entitled to a pension equal to the last drawn salary and an additional 50 per cent as ‘service component’.

The draft notification invited criticism from ex-servicemen, who said it will affect the morale of the soldiers.

Delinking of qualifying Service of 33 years for full pension in prespect of Pre 1.1.2006 retiree

No.1(2)/2016-D(Pen/Pol)
Government of India
Ministry of Defence
Department of Ex-Servicemen Welfare

New Delhi, Dated , the 30th September 2016

The Chief of the Army Staff,
The Chief of the Naval Staff,
The Chief of the Air Staff,

Subject: Revision of pension of pre-2006 pensioners( JCOs/ORs and Commissioned Officers) – delinking of qualifying service of 33 years for revised pension.

The undersigned Is directed to refer to this Ministry’s letter No. 7(4)/2008(1)/D (Pen/Pol) dated 11.11.2008 as amended, for implementation of government decision on the recommendations of the Sixth CPC for revision of pension/ family pension in respect of Pre-2006 Armed Forces pensioner/Family pensioners. As per provisions contained in Para 5 of the letter, revised pension and revised ordinary family pension of all Pre-2006 Armed Forces pensioners/Family pensioners determined in terms of fitment formula laid down in Para 4.1 of above said letter dated 11.11.2008 should in no case be lower than fifty percent and thirty percent respectively, of the minimum of the pay band plus the Grade pay corresponding to the pre-revised scale from which the pensioner had retired/discharged/ invalided out/ died including Military Service Pay and ‘x’ Group Pay, where applicable. The pension so calculated had to be reduced pro-rata where pensioner had rendered less than 33 years of qualifying service.

2. The above minimum guaranteed pension was revised w.e.f. 24.09.2012 vide GOl, MOD letter No. 1(11)/2012/D(Pen/Pol) dated 17.01.2013 in case of commissioned officers. As per this letter, with effect from 24.09,2012, the minimum guaranteed pension in respect of Pre-2006 commissioned officers/family pensioners should be determined as fifty and thirty percent respectively of the minimum of the fitment table for the rank in the revised pay band as indicated under fitment tables annexed to SAI 2IS/2008 as amended(equivalent Instructions for Navy & Air Force) and SAI 4/S/2008 (for MNS Officers), plus grade pay corresponding to the pre revised scale from which the pensioner had retired/ discharged/invalided out/died including M.S,P. The minimum guaranteed pension/family pension in respect of Preto 96 retired EC/SSC officers should be revised w.e.f. 24.09.2012 as 50% 30% respectively of the pay in pay band corresponding to the pre revised scale of pay of Rs, 10500/- ( in terms of para 9(a)(I) of SAI 1/S/2008 ) plus grade pay. of Rs 5400/. and M.S.P. of Rs. 6000/-.

3. The above minimum guaranteed pension was further revised, vide Ministry’s letter No. 1 (04)/2015/(I)-0(Pen/Pol) dated 3rd September, 2015 ( in rIo ICOs) and Letter No, 1 (04)/2015/(11)-D(Pen/Pol) dated 3rd September, 2015(in do JCO/ORs). Pension/family pension in respect of Pre- 2006 Armed Forces pensioners/Family Pensioners, has been determined as fifty and thirty percent respectively of the minimum of the fitment table for the rank in the revised Pay Band as indicated under fitment tables annexed with 1/s/2008, 2/s/2008 as amended and equivalent instructions for Navy and Air Force plus Grade Pay Corresponding to the pre-revised scale from which the pensioner had retired/discharged/invalided out/died including Military Service Pay and ‘X’ group pay where applicable w.e.f 01.01.2006. However, vide Ministry’s letter No.1(7)/2014-D(Pen/Pol) dated 31.07.2015, the minimum guaranteed pension in case of Medical Officers of AMC/ADC/RVC has been revised by adding NPA @ 25% of minimum of fitment table for the rank in the revised pay band as indicated in the fitment table annexed with SAI 2/s/2008.

4. Now, GOI, Ministry of personnel, PG & Pensions, Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare has issued O.M.No.38/37/08 P&PW(A) dated 06.04.2016 for delinking of Qualifying Service with pension for revision purpose. Therefore, it has been decided that w.e.f 1.1.2006, revised consolidated pension and family pension of pre-2006 armed forces pensioners shall not be lower than 50% and 30% respectively of the minimum of the pay in the pay band plus Grade pay corresponding to the pre-revised scale from which the pensioner had retired/discharged/invalided out/died including Military Service Pay and X group pay, if any, without pro-rate reduction of pension even if they had rendered qualifying service of less than 33 years at the time of retirement. Accordingly, Para 5 of this Ministry’s letter dated 11.11.2008 would stand modified to this extent.

5. Revised tables indicating minimum guaranteed retiring/service pension and ordinary family pension have been annexed to this letter as follows:

Annexure A for commissioned Officers (ICOs)
Annexure B for Army Pensioners (JCOs/ORs)
Annexure C for Air Force Pensioners (JCOs/ORs)
Annexure D for Navy Pensioners (JCOs/ORs)

Pension Disbursing Agencies (PDA) are hereby authorized to step up the pension/family pension of the affected pre-2006 pensioners where the existing pension being paid to the pensioners, is less than the rate of pension indicated in above said annexures. Necessary implementation instructions to all concerned shall be issued by principal CDA (Pension), Allahabad

6. The provisions of this letter shall take effect from 01.01.2006 and arrears, if any, shall be payable from 01.012006. Further, the pension/Family pension of the Armed Force personnel has been revised a number of times in past vide various letters issued by this Ministry, therefore, if pension already revised w.e.f. 01.01.2006, 01.07.2009, 244.09.2012 & 01.07.2014 (OROP) under respective Govt. orders happens to be more than this amount. then Retiring/Service and Family pension as per above orders will continue to be paid as basic pension during that period.

7. Payment of Life Time Arrears (LTA)
If a pensioner to whom the benefit accrues under the provisions of this letter has died/dies before receiving the payment of arrears, the Life Time Arrears of pension (LTA) shall be paid in the following manner:-

(a) If the claimant is already in receipt of Family Pension or happens to be the person in whose favour Family Pension already stands notified and the awardee has not become Ineligible for any reason, the LTA under the provisions of this letter should be paid to such a claimant by the PDA on their own.

(b) If the claimant has already received LTA in the past in respect of the deceased to whom the benefit would have accrued. the LTA under the provisions of this letter should also be paid to such a claimant by the PDA on their own.

(c) If the claimant is a person other than the one mentioned at 7(a) & 7(b) above, payment of LTA shall be made to the legal heir/heirs as per extant Government orders on the subject.

8. Additional Pension.

The rate prescribed in these orders shall be the minimum guaranteed basic pension from 1.1.2006. Additional pension as applicable to the old aged pensioners/family pensioners on attaining the relevant age (80 years and above) shall also be enhanced by the PDAs, where beneficial from 1.1.2006 or the date from which the pensioner attain the age of 80 years or more, whichever is later as per the extant orders on the subject.

9. All other terms and conditions shall remain unchanged.

10. This issues with the concurrence of Finance Division of this Ministry vide their ID No.10(6)/2016/Fin/PEN dated 29.9.2016.

11. Hindi version will follow.

Yours faithfully

Sd/-
(Manoj Sinha)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

 

The much awaited notification for implementing recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission for members of the armed forces was signed by the competent authority in the Ministry of Defence on September 6th, thereby paving the way for the uniformed fraternity to get enhanced salaries.

Sources said the approval for implementing the new pay scales was received from the Ministry of Finance two days ago. The notification signed today is only effective for serving personnel and does not include ex-servicemen, sources added.

It is now expected that defence personnel will start getting revised salaries from the next month once the new special army instructions and equivalent orders by the Air Force and the Navy are issued.

The notification for implementing new pay scales according the 7th pay commission recommendations for civilian central government employees was issued in July.

The notification does not reflect any changes from the recommendations of the 7th pay pay panel, except for the deletion of a sentence concerned with the parity of the armed forces with the Central armed police forces. A number of anomalies have been projected by the three services and these would be addressed at a separate forum.

7th Pay Commission Resolution PBOR of Armed Forces

RESOLUTION

New Delhi, the 5th September, 2016

No : 02(E).—1. The Seventh Central Pay Commission (CPC) was set up by the Government of India vide Ministry of Finance (Department of Expenditure) Resolution No. 1/1/2013-E.III(A) dated 28th February, 2014. The
Commission submitted its report on 19th November, 2015. The report covered among other things, matters relating to structure of emoluments, allowances and conditions of service of Armed Forces personnel. Government has given careful consideration to the recommendations of the Commission relating to these matters in respect of Personnel Below Officer Rank (PBOR) of the Armed Forces and have decided that the recommendations of the Commission on the aforementioned matters in respect of these categories of Defence personnel shall be accepted as follows. Some of the major points in respect of the Defence Personnel (PBOR) are as mentioned below:

(i) Implementation of the revised pay structure will be w.e.f 01.01.2016;

(ii) Pay related matter;

a) The existing system of Pay Band and Grade Pay has been replaced with separate Pay Matrix for Defence forces personnel as specified at Annexure-II.

b) Fixation of payof each employee in the new Pay Matrix as on 01.01.2016 would be done by multiplying his/her basic pay by a factor of 2.57.

Note-1 With regard to fixation of pay in the new Pay Matrix as on 01.01.2016, the existing pay (Pay in Pay Band plus Grade Pay) in the pre-revised structure as on 31.12.2015 shall be multiplied by a factor of 2.57. The figure so arrived at is to be located in the Level corresponding to employee’s Grade Pay in the new Pay Matrix. If a Cell identical with the figure so arrived at is available in the appropriate Level, that Cell shall be the revised pay; otherwise the next higher cell in that Level shall be the revised pay of the employee.

Note-2 After fixation of pay in the appropriate Level as specified in Note-1 above, the subsequent increments shall be at the immediate next Cell in that Level.

(iii) Increase in Military Service Pay (MSP) of Personnel Below Officer Rank (PBOR) from Rs. 2000/- to Rs. 5200/- p.m. MSP would be counted only for Dearness Allowance (DA) and Pension purposes;

(iv) There would be two dates for grant of increment viz. 1st January and 1st July of every year, instead of existing date of 1st July. However, an employee will be able to avail annual increment only on one of these two dates depending on the date of appointment, promotion or grant of financial upgradation;

(v) Recommendations on Allowances (except Dearness Allowance) would be referred to a Committee comprising Finance Secretary & Secretary (Expenditure) as Chairman and Secretaries of Home Affairs, Defence, Health & Family Welfare, Personnel and Training, Posts and Chairman, Railway Board as Members. The Committee would submit its report within a period of 4 months. Till a final decision on Allowances is taken based on the recommendations of this Committee, all Allowances would continue to be paid at existing rates in existing pay structure, as if the pay had not been revised w.e.f. 1.1.2016 i.e. , status quo would be maintained;

(vi) Arrears of Pay would be paid during the current financial year;

(vii) Recommendations not relating to pay and allowances and other administrative issues specific to department/ cadres/ posts would be examined separately as per the Transaction of Business Rules/ Allocation of Business Rules.

2. Other instructions on Pay Fixation and increment not specifically covered in these instructions will be as in the Government of India, Ministry of Finance (Department of Expenditure) Resolution No.1-2/2016-IC dated 25th July, 2016.

3. The decisions taken by the Government accordingly on various recommendations of the Commission in respect of Personnel Below Officer Rank (PBOR) of Armed Forces are indicated in the statement at Annexure-I to this Resolution. New Pay Matrix applicable toPersonnel Below Officer Rank (PBOR) is at Annexure-II.

[No. 1(7)/2016/D (Pay/Services)]

V. ANANDARAJAN, Jt. Secy.

Annexure-I

STATEMENT SHOWING THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE VII CENTRAL PAY COMMISSION RELATED TO PERSONNEL BELOW OFFICER RANK (PBOR) OF THE ARMED FORCES AND GOVERNMENT DECISION THEREON (FIGURES REFERRED IN PARENTHESIS PERTAINS TO CHAPTER AND PARAGRAPH OF THE PAY COMMISSION REPORT)

Sl.No Recommendations of the VII CPC Decision of the Government
1

Fitment Factor: The Seventh CPC has recommendedfitment in the pay band in the following manner:

‘The fitment in the new matrix is essentially a multiplefactor of 2.57. This multiple is the ratio of the new minimum pay arrived at by the Commission and theexisting minimum pay. The fitment factor is being applied uniformly to all employees. It includes a factor of 2.25 to account for DA neutralisation, assuming that the rate of Dearness Allowance would be 125 percent at the time of implementation of the new pay as on 01.01.2016. The actual raise/fitment being recommended by the Commission is 14.29 percent. An identical fitment of 2.57 has also been applied to the existing rates of Military Service Pay (MSP), applicable to Defence forces personnel only.’ (Para 5.2.7)

Minimum Pay, Fitment Factor, Index of Rationalisation, Pay Matrix and general recommendations on pay recommended by the Commission in as much as it impacts PBORs accepted without any material alteration.
2 Rate of increment: The rate of annual increment is being retained at 3 percent. ( Para 5.1.38)

There would be two dates for grant of increment viz.

1st January and 1st July of every year, instead of existing date of 1st July. However, an employee will be able to avail annual increment only on one of these two dates depending on the date of appointment, promotion

or grant of financial upgradation.

3

Military Service Pay for PBORs:

The Defence forces personnel, in addition to their pay as per the Matrices above, will be entitled to payment of Military Service Pay for all ranks up to and inclusive of Brigadiers and their equivalents. The Commissionrecommends an MSP for Defence forces personnel at Rs 5,200 for JCO/ORs.

MSP will continue to be reckoned as Basic Pay forpurposes of Dearness Allowance, as also in the computation of pension. Military Service Pay willhowever not be counted for purposes of House RentAllowance, Composite Transfer Grant and Annual Increment. (Para No. 5.2.22)

Rate of Military Service Pay (MSP) is accepted. However, MSP will be counted only for Dearness Allowance (DA) and Pension.

4

Group ‘X’ Pay: TheCommission recommends:

a) X pay for JCOs/ORs in Group X at Rs 6,200 per month: For all X trades which involve obtaining a qualification which is equivalent of a diploma recognised by AICTE. This amount is the difference in the minimum of the Pay level 6 (corresponding to Grade Pay of Rs 4200in VI CPC), and Pay level 5 (corresponding to Grade Pay of Rs. 2800 in VI CPC). (Para 6.2.88)

b) X pay for JCOs/ORs in Group X at Rs 3,600 per month: (standard fitment of 2.57 on the existing X pay of Rs 1,400) for those currently in X pay, but not having a technical qualification recognised by AICTE. (Para 6.2.88)

Accepted
5 Pay Scales of Honorary Commissioned Officers: TheCommission, taking note of the existing framework ofHonorary Commission recommends that the JuniorCommissioned Officers on their promotion as HonoraryLieutenant or Honorary Captain shall be placed in the pay level 10 and pay level 10 Brespectively. They will, in addition be paid Military Service Pay of Rs.15,500 per month onpar with that payable to all the Commissioned officers. (Para 6.2.92) Accepted
6

Grant of Financial Upgradation under MACP to the

DSC Personnel: Since Defence Security Corps personnel are personnel under the Army, they would also be permitted the benefit of MACP. However this benefit should be limited to a total of three upgrades in the entire service career, both during regular employment and in the course of reemployment as defence service corps personnel. As they are defence forces personnel the benefit of MACP would be extended to them after a period of eight years from their date of re-employment, in case they do not get a promotion.(Para 6.2.98)

Accepted
7 Pay Structure of Non Combatant (Enrolled):TheCommission recommends MSP for Non Combatants(Enrolled) at the rate of 70 percent of combatants.Accordingly, the Commission recommends anenhancement of MSP for NonCombatant (Enrolled) in the Air Force from the existing rate of Rs 1,000 per month to Rs. 3,600 per month. (Para 6.2.100 & 6.2.101) Accepted

Annexure – II

Pay Matrix (Defence Forces Personnel – except Military Nursing Service)

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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 6th Central 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.

Illustration:

Case I

Pensioner ‘A’ retired at last pay drawn of Rs.79,000 on 31st May, 2015 under the 6t CPaC regime in the scale of Rs.67000-79000:

Amount in Rs.
1 Basic Pension fixed in 6th CPC 39500
2 Revised pension fixed under 7th CPC (using a multiple of 2.57) 101515

Case II

Pensioner ‘B’ retired at last pay drawn of Rs.4,000 on 31st January, 1989 under the 4th CPC regime in the pay scale of Rs.3000-100-3500-125-4500:

Amount in Rs.
1 Basic Pension fixed in 4th CPC 1940
2 Basic Pension as revised in 6th CPC 12600
3 Revised Pension fixed under 7th CPC (Using a Multiple of 2.57) 32,382

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