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Thursday, July 30, 2015

Final closure to the agony of pre-2006 pensioners: Universal orders issued today for revision of enhanced pension from 01-01-2006 rather than 24-09-2012


Following the decision of the Armed Forces Tribunal and the Central Administrative Tribunal, as upheld by a judgement of the Delhi High Court (which in turn was based upon a decision of the Punjab & Haryana High Court) and then endorsed by the Supreme Court, and further after various twists and turns, the Department of Pension and Pensioners’ Welfare (DoPPW) has finally issued universal orders regarding revision of pension of pre-2006 pensioners with effect from 01 Jan 2006 rather than 24 Sept 2012.

All affected pensioners (and not just litigants) shall now be eligible for arrears from 01-01-2006 till 23-09-2012.

A big thank you to all stalwarts who were at the forefront of this fight, including Mr V Natarajan, Lt Cdr Avtar Singh and members of the Bharat Pensioners Samaj.



Thank You. 

40 comments:

Anonymous said...

When will such an Order for the Rank Pay come

MANGE PANGHAL said...

Dear Maj Navdeep,

Thanks a lot for providing long awaited information.

You are doing yeoman service to veterans. May God bless you.

With profound regards,

Maj MR Panghal

Maj Lalit Kant Baghel said...

Great Update Sir.....Atleast some respite for our Veterans along with other beneficiaries of Civi Street.....
Regards
Major Lalit Kant Baghel

JAIPAL SHERGILL said...

Thanks a lot ,Navdeep,you are our greatest asset and saviour.God bless you....
...JPS Shergill

Anonymous said...

I hope some similar order comes out in the case of broadbanding of disability pension.

Unknown said...

Respected maj navdeep sir,thanks for the post,I still remember the joy with which you posted the dopt orders for disability PENSION rationalisation dt 20 Nov 14 and I also learned that you had to meet the hon.DM personally to get it published by desw after 6 months.So the question is how soon the desw republish this om?

sunlit said...

This update is very welcome. The long silence on all blog sites had become a little puzzling.

Fasih Ahmed said...

Great work .aj Navdeep. The ESM owe a lot to you and those who have been silently uet forcefully fighting for our cause. Godbless and Godspeed.
Col Fasih Ahmed

P.Vigneshwar Raju said...

Maj.Navdeep sir.
As per the order, 'the revised pension w.e.f. in no case, shall be lowcer than 50% of the sum of the pay scale from which the pensioner had retired.' Whereas, orders implemented for Defense are not in line with the Pay Commission orders or the Court orders.They have not considered the formula of minimum of 50% of present rank in respect of ORs.

Roy Avikash said...

A big 'thank you' to all veterans and others who fought for this to bring in the benefit to all pre 2006 retirees
Lt Col Roy Avikash

HARDEV said...

Many veterans who were not covered on 24.9.2012 ( since they were already paid on 1.7.2009). There is apprehension among such veterans not being covered by this order, are not sure unless the money is credited into the bank accounts.SC order also does not specify universal coverage but upholding orders of HCs.

Anonymous said...

God Bless you Sir

Gen. Gill said...

Great job Navdeep. I wish the system had many more Navdeeps. God bless you and all other brothers who have devoted their time and resources; seeing the injustices being sorted out.
Maj Gen NS Gill

devinder kohli said...

There is chart of payments for officers.
Where can I see Jco&otherr

ashok said...

First of all my salutation to you sir.I also watch you on Times now, NDTV regarding

OROP. still many are having doubt whether Armed forces are benefited or not can you

just clarify in your next text please. Are we waiting for MOD notification please?

Suryakant Pujari said...

Thanks for good news but I am confused please tell us exservicemen specially ORS are beneficial and how? in details please ! put the chart on web site,,thanks

All adm Job said...

We have to wait till the time this letter is not reproduced by Min. of Def., Dept. of Ex- Servicemen welfare.

How much time our great MOD will take only GOD can tell.

Regards

ASHOK said...

Thanks for this long awaited , great news for which you all deserve our sincere gratitude. Though the order clearly says pre 01-01-2006 retirees, lot of post 2006 veterans have a doubt whether this order has any benefit at all for them too? Pl. clarify.

Ashok Dave said...

Dear Navdeep Sir,

A great salute to you.

Great achievement for pre-2006 pensioners/family pensioners.

My mother is rly family pensioner and she will get the benefits from this OM issued after long time strict follow up with the Judiciary system.

AN Dave
andave56@gmail.com
9924019980(M)

Vish Sharma said...

sir , there some news floating that it is not applicable to all only for who served 33 yrs in service

Daniel Mathews said...

Dear Sir, Please see the article dated 01 Aug 2015 in blog "The Voice of Pensioners" which says that the order is not applicable for pre-2006 pensioners having less than 33 years service. Is it true?. Hony Capt Daniel Mathews.

murugesan g said...

Payment of arrears of pension from
1.01.2006 instead 24.09.2013 to arms
Forces have not so far issued by MOD.
Please clarify sir.

Lt Col G K Mohan Rao said...

GOI issued orders sanctioning NPA as part of pension for defence service AMC, AD Corps and RVC veterans

A S ingh said...

Maj Navdeep, Thanks for updating and informing that it is closure of agony for pre -2006 veterans. This is neglected lot by govt but looked after and given justice by lower to supreme courts, be it maj gen case, rank pay arrears case, many disability case and this case. It seems that in case of OROP, credit will also go to Supreme Court. We very well know you are professionally well qualified in military matters and recently you have been asked to do a important role to give your recommendation. All concerned are looking for a fruitful justified action from your side. Thanks

Js Pandher said...

Dear Maj Navdeep,
Is condition of completing 33 yrs of service to earn full pension for pre 2006 pensioners applicable to defence pensioners also?please clear the doubt.
Regards

PBOR said...

Dear Ashok Sir, The recent Circular dated 30/07/2015 issued by DOPPW is only extending the applicability of judgement in OA 655/2010 (field in CAT PB by Railway officers who are having more than 33 years of service pleading for Modified parity to pre-2006 pensioners) to applicants other than petitioners in the above case.Hence this Circular have no effect on the pre2006 pensioners who are having less than 33 years of service, thereby, practically not applicable to faujis as hardly any one in fauj completes 33 yrs of service.

50% pension to less than 33 years of service is a separate case wherein HSC ordered to pay the arrears w.e.f.01/01/2006 with in 4 months. The deadline for compliance of this judgement has expired on 17/07/2015.Now the petitioners need to approach the HSC for contempt of court for non-implementation of court order.

K. Lakshmaiah said...

Major sir I salute&Congratulate U. I am an Ex Cpl&Retired professor leading a district ex -servicemen association in A P. I request u Sir to clarify for our members if the universal order issued recently is applicable to discharged men after 15 years prior to 2006.K Lakshmaiah At kasukurti.lakshmaiah@gmail.com

amlesh singh said...

Sir,when I get payment?

Anonymous said...

Please post orders of MOD on the subject,if issued.

corona8 said...

The closure will be full, and final, only if pension parity for Maj with more than 20 years of service and Lt Col with more than 26 years of service is also taken care of in the MOD/PCDA order when issued. http://bit.ly/1SSjYKY.

Manohar AM said...

Dear Navdeep, your services to the ESM is immense. We would like to hear about the current position of the OROP as no others are giving any news or hope about its implementation. At one time you yourself impressed us to be patient with Mr Modi's delay. But things are being stretched too far. We feel that everyone is mocking at us. Will you come out with the current position on OROP.

Unknown said...

Sir, Some of veterans are saying that this orders are not for veterans/pre 2006, only for civilians.

Request for clarification?

health said...

dear major navdeep sir,
still circular for per-2006 defence pensioners not issued by pcda. please comment.

KOMAL SINGH SHARMA said...

Hello Sir,

I already consult army pension helpline regarding these orders, and they replied that they can't implement it unless Defense Ministry notifications and PCDA circular, so matter is still pending for defense services, kindly comment and reply if i m wrong somewhere.

NITYANAND KAUSHIK said...

Dear Maj Navdeep,
No amount of appreciation nd thanks can repay your efforts made by you for the yeoman services for the benefit of ex-service men. May God bless you in all your future endeavours.
Will appreciate if you could kindly mention if the orders by MOD have been issued for arrears wef 1 Jan 2006.

sudesh kumar said...

Sir any clue when the orders for defence forces pre 2006 pensioners will be issued.

amlesh singh said...

Sir,PCDA issue circular C-144 on 14/08/2015

LT COL CK KAUSHIK(Retd) said...

Dear Major Navdeep Singh,

Nice of u to provide valuable information. There are however many doubts and confusion about applicability of the orders for ESM kindly clerify at the earliest.Thanks.

LT COL CK KAUSHIK (Retd)

sunlit said...

For some mysterious reason, PCDA have not, till the moment of posting this comment, issued a circular implementing this decision for armed forces pensioners.

They have been fairly prompt in issuing one for civilian pensioners listed under the heading "Defence Civilians" on this web page http://www.pcdapension.nic.in/6cpc/civilOrder.htm.

Some prominent blogs and ESM associations, again on inputs from some "keyboard warriors", well meaning though misinformed in this case, continue to circulate, for information of armed forces pensioners, that order which has been listed by PCDA as having been issued for defence civilians. At least a clarification needs to be obtained from PCDA to avoid the possibility of further misguidance.

I had tried to bring this out in this tweet.

LT COL CK KAUSHIK(Retd) said...

The orders for ESM are not issued by DESW so far, may take some time. PCDA has issued circular no C- 114 on 14 Aug 15 for civilians only. PCDA will issue circular for ESM after orders are issued by DESW. So do not expect arrears before end October 2015. For more details visit Ex-Swervcemen welfare.

LT COL CHANDRA KANT KAUSHIK(Retd)