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DL-33 ARREAR CALCULATOR (MONTH WISE) FOR PRE-2006 PENSIONERS.

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PROCEDURE FOR FINDING THE ARREAR

In case of JCOs & ORs the figures shown in three Circulars ie 547, 430 and 501 are important Data to be taken in to account for arrears calculation.Thus there will be three figures to be noted from these 3 circulars given above :-

a. Basic pay as per circular 547 from 01 Jan 2006 to 30 June 2009.
b. Basic pay as per circular 430 from 01 Jul 2009 to 23 Sep 2012.
c. Basic pay as perCircular 501 from 24 Sep 2012 to 30 Jun 2014.

Fill the above three data (drawn basic pay) in the corresponding Shells of the drawn column of the calculator to get your arrears amount. Approximate drawn basic pay can be find out from the respective PCDA circular given on the calculator.

Note: If you have drawn more basic pay than MGP in any one of the above a,b,c Please give MGP as the drawn figure.Your Group Shown in 547 Should be selected as your Group in the Calculator & not the Group shown in OROP.

Select your Group & Rank, and enter your drawn basic pay in three places. It will display automatically. If you want to present to any PDAs / Banks, then enter your personal details and take printouts by clicking Print menu available at the top.

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Delinking of 33 years of service for pension- PCDA(P) circular No 568 dated 13.10.2016 - Simplified

First of all we would like to explain how the pension of ESM was calculated before 6th CPC or pre-01.01.2006 pensioners. Suppose you were holding rank of Sgt, Hav or PO. You left service after 15 or 20 years. Pension calculation was made taking into account the maximum of pay scale of the rank you held and years of service rendered at the time of discharge.

Example: Maximum of pay scale of Sgt was suppose=Rs 100

Service rendered=20 years ( or 15 Years whatever may be)

Basic Pension = (20/33 * 100)/2=Rs 30.30. (Then Dearness Relief on pension is added and commutation amount is deducted) it became your total pension.

6 CPC changed pay structure in totally different manner and recommended that in place 33 years of service 20 years is enough to earn 50% pension. Govt accepted its recommendations. Some of our active and vigilant ESM organisations filed a petitions in Armed forces Tribunal Principle Bench (A retired SC Judge is Chairman of AFT) stating that pre 01.01.2006 pensioners are being discriminated as they are not being paid 50% pension even though they served for 20 years. AFT gave its decision in favor of ESM. Then the case went to Delhi HC and later to SC. On 17.03.2015 Honble Supreme Court directed Govt to implement orders of AFT and Delhi HC, justifying the demand of ESM. After a lot of delay, somehow PDCA(P) Allahabad issued the circular no. 568 dated 13.10.2016 for compliance of SC orders.

Circular 568 contains 4 annexures displaying fitment tables for all pre-01.01.2006 Officers and men of armed forces equalizing them with post 01.01.2006 pensioners. Annx A is for Officers of all 3 services, B is for Army JCO/ORs, C is for AF and D is for Navy.

For example: As per this circular a X Gp Sgt is fixed with 14890/- hence his 50% minimum basic pension is 7445/-wef 01.01.2006 to 30.06.2014 before OROP was implemented. Likewise Sgt of Gp Y is fixed at 12840/- and his 50% pension is 6420/-

This circular has been already received by PPAs and Banks but they are mulling over it so far because they have to pay arrears for period of 8.5 years to all ESM who served less than 33 Years. The amount of arrears due to be paid to ESM who served 15-20 years turns out into lacs.

Our observation on this circular is “ Less you served, more the arrears for you”

AFVATN wishs you all the best for getting your dues at an early date.

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For the average citizen, the question is: what really is the OROP agitation all about?

The above question is raised not only by our pensioners but also by our civilians after the suicide of Vn. Subedar Ram Kishan Grewal.

Firstly one should know that pension is not a bounty and it is known as deferred wages. The employer has to contribute for the employee every month for paying pension to the employee. Here the employer is GOI and the employee is the staff. Before third pay commission the Defence establishment was having a separate pay cell which had surplus funds, It was because those who were sent out of service either on their own request, after completion of engagement tenure of 9 years or in the name of reduction of service establishment were not paid any pension benefits because the pensionable service was 15 years. To keep the force young and fit the jawans were sent out of service at the age of 33 to 35 years and were paid above 70% of their last drawn as pension. But for civil services the pension rules were totally different. To earn the pension they were supposed to serve 33 years and the pension was fixed 1/3 of their last drawn.

India witnessed three wars within a period of 10 years and the GOI was in deep trouble after 1971 war. It was that time the GOI decided to dismantle this Defence Pay Cell and merge with Common Pay cell along with the civilians. Then came the Third pay commission headed by Hon.Shri.Ragubhir Dayal took three years (1970 to 1973) to submit the report. This was the first pay commission without any military person as member. This was the biggest and first blow for the soldier and the family pensioners. Some of the main points are given for reference.

It controversially recommended that military pension be de-linked from military service conditions to conform to civil pensions.

On the basis of the 3 CPC recommendations Indira Gandhi, Prime Minister in the Indian National Congress(INC) government, took an "ex-parte" decision and terminated One Rank, One Pension (OROP), the basis of military pensions till then.

In 1973, the Government, implemented the following changes in pension and service conditions of the Armed Forces:

  • Increased the pension of civilians, who retired at 58, by 20 percent, from 30 to 50 percent.
  • Reduced the pension of soldier, Non Commissioned Officers (NCOs), and Junior commissioned Officers (JCOs), by 20 percent, from 70 to 50 percent of basic pay, with the caveat that for full pension the minimum service was 33 years.
  • An exception was made for the armed forces, the mandatory service for full pension was reduced to 25 year. But as soldiers in 1973 retired after 15 years service, at the age of 33-36, they got less than 30 percent of the pay as pension.
  • Soldiers pension was thus decreased not by 20 percent but 40 percent from 70 to 30 percent.

The government in addition to down grading military pensions downgraded the status of soldier by "infantry soldier withless than three years’ service" with a "semi-skilled / unskilled labour". These decisions were based on the recommendation, and endorsement of K B Lall, Defence Secretary. The decision was announced two months after Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw, the victor of the 1971 war, retired from service. The reason for depressing the armed Forces pensions given by the government was to ensure ‘equivalence’ of Armed Forces pensions with civilians. This was accepted by all the three chiefs of staffs.

The actual sufferers were only Jawans and not the defence officers.  When it was pointed out about the retirement of age of soldier, they cleverly gave weightage as per the ranks and calculated the pension proportionately. The Prime Minister Smt. Indira Gandhi has assured One Rank One Pension to compensate the loss to jawans. But nothing happened afterwards. First time this issue was started in 1976 by men but was not successful due to various reasons unknown.

The concept of OROP is mainly for the JCO/Ors only because of early retirement and to have an honorable life after retirement. Even though the officers were not affected financially, their own status which was higher than the Civil Services was affected. Even then how 3rd CPC was accepted and who was the beneficiary is unknown.

4th CPC constituted in 1983 was in favor of Civil Service officers comparing to Armed Forces. This was the second blow for the high ranking officers, they raised the issue of ONE RANK ONE PENSION for the jawans in 1984 and started protesting against the beurocrats and GOI after 11 years (1973-1984) but the actual motive was something else which was known to them only because those associations never came out in support of OROP when jawans were affected.  

Back in 1985, when this demand first surfaced, there were more than twelve categories of pensioners depending upon their dates of retirement and certain options exercised by them. It was then the high powered committee headed by Mr. K.P. Singh Deo coined the term OROP.

Over the next 13 years, these categories were rationalized in different phases, and the Fifth Pay Commission was finally able to reduce all pensioners to just two categories, the pre-1996 retirees and the post-Fifth Pay Commission pensioners. It was widely expected that the Sixth Pay Commission would either narrow the gap further or eliminate the difference altogether.

The 6th Pay Commission rejected OROP as impracticable. After long protests and agitations, the GOI appointed a committee headed by Shri. Bhagat Singh Koshyari a BJP member to examine the OROP issue. The committee has declared the definition for OROP.

OROP termed as “Uniform pension be paid to the 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 of pension to be automatically passed on to the past pensioners”.

On 27 February 2014, the MOD, in a meeting to discuss implementation of OROP attended by AK Antony, Defence Minister, Jitendra Singh, Minister of State, RK Mathur, Defence Secretary, Sangita Gairola, Secretary Department of Ex-Servicemen's Welfare, Arunava Dutt, Secretary Defence Finance, Vice Chiefs of the three Service, and Adjutant General of the Army, endorsed the Koshiyari Committee's definition of OROP .

DID WE GET ACTUAL OROP AS PER THE DEFINITION GIVEN BY THE COMMITTEE?

The answer to this is very simple. Its big ‘NO’. The jawans (JCO/ORs) did not get OROP at all. The GOI have once again done bridging the gap between past and present pensioners.

Why we should not support OROP agitation at present situation?

Since beginning the motive behind the OROP agitation is purely selfish and the JCO/ORs were used for the benefits of Officers only. To substantiate JCO/ORs have some proofs such as:

  1. Nowhere in the anomaly have they taken up the correct definition of OROP in favor of JCO/ORs. They call this as one rank five pension because of the 5 revision of pension. But as per the OROP definition it is very clear that no where the pension should be paid group wise. Why didn’t they raise this point so far?
  2. Why the OROP chart which was originally prepared by Service Head quarters was not brought in to effect? CLICK HERE FOR ORIGINAL PROPOSED CHART

These two major anomalies were never discussed from the very beginning neither in the media nor during agitation.

We request all the JCOs/ORs organizations to create awareness among the veterans about this so that no one in the future does the same mistake of sacrificing his life. And we request you all to join with any veterans’ association which is managed by JCOs and ORs for Jawans betterment. JAI HIND..!

ILLUSTRATION

1. For Sepoy equivalent who completed 15 years of service

           Basic as per Service HQs proposed for all group – Rs. 8365

           What he is getting now – ‘X’ Gp – Rs 7145 & ‘Y’ Gp – Rs 6665

2. For Naik equivalent who completed 15 years of service

           Basic as per Service HQs proposed for all group– Rs. 8760

           What he is getting now – ‘X’ Gp – Rs 8375 & ‘Y’ Gp – Rs 7170

3. For Havildar equivalent who completed 20 years of service

           Basic as per Service HQs proposed for all group– Rs. 9810

           What he is getting now – ‘X’ Gp – Rs 9055 & ‘Y’ Gp – Rs 7795

4. For Naib Subedar equivalent who completed 20 years of service

           Basic as per Service HQs proposed for all group– Rs. 11635

           What he is getting now – ‘X’ Gp – Rs 10480 & ‘Y’ Gp – Rs 8755

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OROP : WHAT WAS PRPOSED FOR YOU

OROP SCALES DEMANDED BY SERVICE HQS

REVISED PENSION W.E.F. 01 APR 14: JCOS/ORS
Sr Yrs RANKS
Sep Nk Hav Nb 
Sub
Sub Sb 
 Maj

Lt

Cpt
15 8365 8760 9390 11635 12355 12800
16 8365 8760 9390 11635 12355 12800
17 8365 8840 9685 11635 12355 12800
18 8810 8845 9685 11635 12355 12800
19 8815 9015 9685 11635 12420 12885
20 9350 9550 9750 11635 12775 12885
21 9410 9610 9810 11635 12935 13705
22 9410 9610 9810 11635 13445 13935
23 X 9730 9930 11635 13450 14165
24 9730 9930 11635 13885 14405
25 X 9930 11635 13885 14405
26 9930 11635 14575 15075 14440
27 X 11735 14575 15075 14440
28 11735 14575 15310 16160 17905
29 11865 15015 15545 16160 17905
30 12030 15015 15790 16160 17905
31 12195 15015 16020 16160 17905
32 12360 15015 16020 16160 17905
33 12685 15015 16020 16160 17905
34 12845 15015 16020 16160 17905
35 12845 15015 16020 16160 17905
36 12845 15015 16020 16160 17905
37 12845 15015 16020 17130 17905
38 12845 15015 16020 17130 17905
39 12845 15015 16020 17130 17905
40 12845 15015 16020 17130 17905

 

Rank Sep Naik Hav Nb 
Sub
Sub Sub
 Maj
Hon 
 Lt
Hon 
Capt
OFP 5646 5838 5958 7707 9009 9612 10278 10743
100% Dis 5646 5838 5958 7707 9009 9612 10278 10743

Note: -

1. Table has been made using real data available and best across three Services.
2. Stepping up has been done in cases where the pension for greater length of service in a rank is lower than the lesser length of service in the same rank.
3. Stepping up has also been done in cases where the pension in senior rank is lower than a junior rank for the same length of service.
4. In cases where real data is not available, the date of next rank for same length of service has been used reducing the pension by half the difference in Grade Pays.
5. The Enhanced Ordinary Family Pension will be equivalent of the re-fixed retiring pension. Special Family Pension will be 120% of the re-fixed retiring pension and Liberalised Family Pension will be 200% of the re-fixed retiring pension.
6. For lower disability less than 100%, the above figures will be reduced as applicable

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Disclaimer: The above information was un-official.

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DEAR VETERANS IF YOU GO THROUGH ALL THE CIRCULARS GIVEN BELOW, YOUR MAXIMUM DOUBTS WILL BE CLEARED. BE SELF EMPOWERED AND KNOW YOUR LEGITIMATE DUES. THANK YOU FOR YOUR VISIT

Implementation of ‘One Rank One Pension’ to Defence pensioners - Click to View / Download PCDA Circular 555

Revision of pension in r/o pre-2006 JCOs/ORs pensioners/ Family pensioners - Click to View / Download PCDA Circular 547

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

Improvement in pension of JCOs/ORs of Armed Forces retired / discharged /invalided out of service prior to 01.01.2006 - Click to View / Download PCDA Circular 501

7th CPC MoD Pension Resolution - Click to View / Download

Revision of Enhanced Rate of Ordinary Family Pension in respect of Pre-2006 Armed Forces Pensioners (Minimum Fitment Table & Enhanced Family Pension) - Click here to View / Download PCDA Circular  567

Delinking of qualifying service of 33 years (DL-33) Orders for payment - Click here to View / Download PCDA Circular 568

7th Pay Commission Payment Order - Click here to View / Download PCDA Circular 570

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DL-33 ARREAR CALCULATOR

15 October 2016
Published in News & Events

DL-33 ARREAR CALCULATOR FOR PRE-2006 PENSIONERS.

1. In case of JCOs & ORs the figures shown in three Circulars ie 547, 430 and 501 are important Data to be taken in to account for arrears calculation.
There will thus be three Figures to be noted from these 3 circulars given above :-
a. Basic pay as per circular 547 from 01 Jan 2006 to 30 June 2009.
b. Basic pay as per circular 430 from 01 Jul 2009 to 23 Sep 2012.
c. Basic pay as perCircular 501 from 24 Sep 2012 to 30 Jun 2014.
Fill the above three Data in the corresponding Shells of the drawn column of the calculator to get your arrears amount.
d. If you have drawn more than MGP in any one of the above A,B,C Please give MGP as the drawn figure.Your Group Shown in 547 Should be selected as your Group in the Calculator & not the Group shown in OROP
PLEASE NOTE
1. ALL RECRUITS BOARDED OUT WITH SERVICE ELEMENT OF PENSION ARE ELIGIBLE TO GET MGP IN THEIR GROUP & ARREARS UNDER Cir 568 IRRESPECTIVE OF THE LENGTH OF SERVICE.
2. ALL CONFIRMED SOLDIERS BOARDED WITH LESS THAN 15 YEARS OF SERVICE & DRAWING SERVICE ELEMENT ARE ELIGIBLE TO GET MGP AS PER Cir 568 IN THEIR RANK & GROUP

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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)

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

 

1) Revision of pension under OROP Scheme should be carried out every year instead of once in five years as mentioned in OROP Notification dated 07/11/2015. 

2) Such revision should be carried out by taking maximum of the scale of the particular rank with giving due weight age to length of service avoiding same pension to a particular band of age as given the notification. 

3) Pension under OROP scheme should be calculated on the Last rank held instead of last pensioned rank as mentioned in the OROP Notification.In this regard we bring to your kind attention that many of the AFT’s has already allowed it. Many veterans drawing pension on this basis. 

4) All Disability pensioners, Reservist pensioners & Family pensioners are to be brought under the purview of OROP. 

5) All Hon. Commissioned JCO’S to be brought in par with respective commissioned ranks for the purpose of calculation of pension under OROP. 

6) All JCO’s are to be respectively brought in par each other irrespective of group since all of them are performing managerial function on promotion to JCO regardless of their group. 

7) Methodology for fixation of pension under OROP for invalided out war injury pensioners and liberalized family pensioners requires any modification in pension fixation formula. 

8) Pension tables for more than 33 years should be prepared since this is unique recognition of devoting their entire human life for defending sovereignty of the nation. 

9) The benefit of OROP is to be extended to Reservist. It is suggested that our previous heroes contribution to the nation cannot be pverlooked as they passed through the life of a regular soldiers. 

10) The decison to grant benefit of MACP under OROP only to pensioners who have actually earned should be extended to all pensioners 

11) Reference related to certain rules and regulations which must be equally applied for both officers and PBOR as both have regular and honorary ranks. If the pension of regular rank having less number of years of service, than the honorary rank should be equated to this rank, same criteria may please be extended to PBOR also.

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