The Hon’ble Punjab and Haryana High Court has issued a notice of motion to the PCDA(P) and other authorities for not revising the pensions of post 01 Jan 2006 retirees. A civil writ petition in this regard was filed by Brig P S Sanghera, a retired Sapper officer.
The Ministry of Defence had issued orders for revising the pensions of pre-1-1-06 retirees on 11 Nov 2008 and post 1-1-06 retirees on 12 Nov 2008. Though the pensions of pre-06 pensioners were revised in accordance with the new 6th CPC scales immediately thereafter, the post-06 retirees till date are being released pensions at 5th CPC scales. Even other retiral benefits of post-06 retirees have not been configured and released in accordance with the new scales. Certain officers who retired after 01 January 2006 have pegged their dues from the PCDA (P) at more than Rs 30 lacs.
Even the Sainik Welfare department of the Punjab Govt has communicated the predicament of post-06 pensioners to the MoD and related authorities. The department has reminded the Central Govt that all pay records of defence personnel are computerized and in this particular light the delay in fixation of pension as per the new scales is perplexing. It has also been conveyed to the authorities that the Presidential sanction for pension revision was issued in November last year but till date the pension of such retirees has not been re-fixed in accordance with the orders.