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Friday, September 11, 2009

Non-revision of pension of post-2006 retirees : Orders of the Hon’ble High Court

Regular readers may remember that the Hon’ble Punjab & Haryana High Court had issued a notice of motion to the PCDA(P) and other authorities for not revising the pension of post-06 retirees even though the orders to the effect were issued in November 2008. A civil writ petition in this regard was filed by Brig P S Sanghera, a retired officer of the Sappers. 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, many post-06 retirees were (are) still being released pensions at 5th CPC scales. Even other retiral benefits of post-06 retirees had not been configured and released in accordance with the new scales. Certain officers who retired after 01 January 2006 had pegged their dues from the PCDA (P) at more than Rs 30 lacs.

The Hon’ble Punjab & Haryana High Court has finally decided the issue and directed the PCDA(P) vide a concise, brief and to-the-point order, to release the revised pensionary benefits within a period of 3 months. The orders are however individually (and not universally) applicable. The decision of the Hon’ble Court can be downloaded and accessed by clicking here.


Lt Col MS Dhillon said...

Is the Govt not liable to pay interest on the large sum due. The individual suffers the loss as a delay of the organisation

Mahabharath said...

A useful news from "THE HINDU"

Additional 5 % DA for Central staff

Special Correspondent
NEW DELHI: The Centre on Thursday approved an additional 5 per cent dearness allowance for Central government employees and pensioners with retrospective effect from July this year.

Briefing the media after the Cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Information and Broadcasting Minister Ambika Soni said: “The Cabinet has decided to release an additional instalment of DA to Central government employees and dearness relief to pensioners... representing an increase of 5 per cent over the existing rate of 22 per cent of the basic pay/pension to compensate for price rise.”

mdsadeek said...


gury said...

Sir, Could you please let me know the status of Post 1996 Pensioners esp JCOs ORs.Where can i get their incresed scales of pensions(if Any).


Maj Gurdeep

Unknown said...

Discrimination to Air Force pensioner comparing to Army : As per old pension policy (Vth pay commission report), Airmen (PBOR) used to get their pension on the highest of the payscale. In army they used to get pension one rank upper to the present rank. In army this polciy has been retained whereas in Air Force no such provision is maintained. There was a cabinet decision prior to Lok Sabha election that PBOR will be given 70 % of last pay as pension.But till now no order has come but decision of WG Cdr/Lt Col/.. to bring them in PB4 has been implemented with letter and spirit. In other issue Pay scale of 5000-100-6500 in civil has been kept in PB2 whereas in Air Force it is kept in PB1. This kind of apparent anamolies will definitely bring down the moral of Airman (PBOR) who all the actual workfor ce for Air Force.

Abdur Razzaque