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Friday, October 1, 2010

Full modified parity restored to disability / liberalised / extra-ordinary pensioners on the civil side

The orders for modified parity for pre-2006 disability / liberalised / extra-ordinary family pensioners have been issued yesterday on the civil side.

With this, the calculation of all pre-2006 pensioners and family pensioners in receipt of disability / extra-ordinary / liberalised pension shall be based on percentage basis of the new post-2006 scales rather than the old basic pension X 2.26 formula.

To take an example, the normal disability element of pension of a person with 100 % disability irrespective of date of retirement would be calculated on the basis of 30% of the minimum of pay in the new (post-2006) pay band + Grade Pay rather than 30% of old (post-1996) scale X 2.26 as was the case till date. The calculation of disability element varies with the situation in which the disability was sustained. For example, in case of a disability sustained in a war or warlike operation, the disability element of pension (called war-injury element on the defence side) for 100% disability is to be calculated as 100% of the minimum of pay in the new pay band + Grade Pay.

The fresh benefits have been granted with effect from 01-01-2006.

The OM issued by Department of Pensions and Pensioners’ Welfare can be accessed by clicking here. This OM is to be read with the one issued on 03-02-2000 after the 5th CPC.

Since the Department of Pensions and Pensioners’ Welfare is the nodal authority for formulating pension related policies for civil, defence and railway pensioners, the MoD and the Rail Ministry are expected to soon implement this OM with suitable modifications. This would also be in line with the judgement of the Hon’ble Supreme Court in DS Nakara’s case.


Anonymous said...

Dear Maj Navdeep,

Will this include "special" family

pensioners of Defence forces too.

This OM only talks of "liberalized"

family pension ..

Please do clarify..



Unknown said...

Let us now wait for the interpretation of the above orders by the mandarins of MoD.
One only hopes that past is not repeated, once again.

Be that as it may, yeoman service by Navdeep as usual to keep the community well informed.

More strength to his elbows.


Sgt.S.kanthiah said...

I sincerely thank you for bringing such a very useful information in your blog sir.Please Whether we to wait for our MOD and CDA to issue a seperate orders.

Exwel Trust, Tirunelveli-Dist, Tamil Nadu.

Anonymous said...

Dear Maj Navdeep,
Hope & pray for early and clear
instructions by MOD.
Will it mean that pre 1-1-06 retirees
will also get disability element of pension equal to 30% of basic+Grade Pay+MSP, as applicable for post 1-1-06 retirees ?
Kindly confirm it clearly,once the orders by MOD are issued ?

Anonymous said...

besides this it is now high time for CG to give a generous/uncompareable thought towards the grant of OROP to the veterans/who during their active service shown valour and exemplary work which could be done by their civilian counterparts as it happened incase of construction of a commonwealth game footbridge. The bridge was started to construct by the CPWD in September and collasped. The soldiers were called for finishing the callapsed bridge to complete in six days. Now the construction is completed in five days by the brave and dedicated soldiers. Then how can CG compare these uncompareable lots when the benefits of OROP is demanded by these lot. Hope CG will rise to the occasion and grant OROP immediately as given to dusabilty/liberalised pension. Thanks.

VNatarajan said...

Dear Maj Navdeep,

I am still not sure if the pains you have taken in explaining the "disability pension" aspect will be applicable - as the text of the paragraph used is same as it was being used for pre-2006 pensions. In fact word "the" had been eliminated before "Pay in the Pay Band" which makes it more vulnerable to a "wronger" measning. I THINK A VIVID CALRIFICATION IS REQUIRED WITH AN EXAMPLE OF CALCULATION FOR A SPECIFIC CASE AND SEE IF IT IS ENDORSED BY THE BABUS!

Anonymous said...

Dear Navdeep
You are doing a great service. Being an War injured FighterPilot myself with 30 % disability. I am following the case very keenly. Hope the MOD does not put spokes again to a very clear case. Hope for the best. Please do keep us updated.
Group Captain gurdeep Singh . (Retd)

Anonymous said...

Orders for defence pensioners are still not seen on your site.
How long the defence department takes to issue orders ?
God bless us - the defence pensioners.

Anonymous said...

Maj Navdeep,
Could you throw some light as to when similer orders for defence pensioners are expected.

Anonymous said...

What about the modified parity for service pension?