REVISION OF PENSION

Revision of Pension Pre 01.01.2016 Armed Forces Commissioned officers & their eligible families Pensioners in terms of The PCDA(Pension), Allahabad letter No. G-1/M/01/ICO’s/7th CPC/Vol.II/ 2017 dated 29.9.2017 

Revised pension/family pension of all Armed Forces Officers who retired/died prior to 01.01.2016, shall be revised by notionally fixing their pay in the pay matrix recommended by the 7th CPC in the level corresponding to the pay in the pay scale/pay band and grade pay at which they retired/died. This will be done by notional pay fixation under each intervening Pay Commission based on the formula for revision of pay. The revised rates of Military Service Pay, Non Practising Allowance, where applicable notified in terms of 7th CPC orders, shall also be added to the amount of pay notionally arrived at under the 7th CPC pay matrix and shall be termed as notional reckonable emolument as on 01.01.2016.

For the purpose of calculation of notional pay with effect from 01.01.2016 of those Commissioned Officers who retired or died before 1.1.1986, the pay scale and the notional pay as on 1.1.1986, as arrived at in terms of the instructions issued GoI, MoD letter No. 1(3)/98/D (Pen/Services) dated 27.5.1998, shall be treated as pay scale and the pay of the concerned Commissioned Officer as on 1.1.1986. In the case of those Commissioned Officers who retired or died on or after 1.1.1986, but before 01.01.2016, the actual pay and the pay scale from which they retired or died would be taken into consideration for the purpose of calculation of the notional pay as on 01.01.2016. An annexed proforma of LPC-cum-Data Sheet with soft copy in CD of Armed Forces Pensioners/Family Pensioners will be provided to The PCDA (Pension) by CDA(O) Pune as per Govt letter dated 05.09.2017 for speedy issue of new PPO number series and same would travel to PDA in usual manner.

Revision of Pension of Pre- 01.01.2016 retired Armed Forces Pensioners/ Family Pensioners: JCOs/OR

Revised pension/ family pension of all Armed Forces Personnel who retired/ died prior to 01.01.2016, shall be revised by notionally fixing their pay in the pay matrix recommended by the 7th CPC in the level corresponding to the pay in the pay scale/ pay band and grade pay at which they retired/ died. This will be done by notional pay fixation under each intervening Pay Commission based on the formula for revision of pay. However, Pre 01.01.1986 retired JCOs/OR have no such notional fixation of pay was prescribed and revision of their pension was based on pension tables provided vide GoI, MoD letter No. 1(2)/98/D(Pen/Services) dated 14.7.1998. In cases where pension/ family pension being paid w.e.f. 01.01.2016 in accordance with GoI MoD letter No. 17(01)/2016-D(Pen/Pol) dated 29th October 2016 happens to be more than pension/ family pension as worked out in accordance with Para-5 of PCDA (Pension) Alllahabad circular 585 dated 21 Sep 2017, the pension/ family pension already being paid shall be treated as revised pension/ family pension w.e.f. 01.01.2016. Pension commuted, if any, will be deducted while making monthly disbursements from 01.01.2016.

For calculation of notional pay as on 01.01.2016, in case of all Pre-01.01.2016 JCOs/ ORs who retired or died before 01.01.2016, the actual pay and the pay scale from which they retired or died would be taken into consideration for the purpose of calculation of the notional pay as on 01.01.2016 in accordance with PCDA Pension Allahabad circular 585 dated 21 Sep 2017 and GoI, MoD letter dated 05 Sep 2017. Their notional pay based on formula for revision of pay will be done by the ROs (Record Offices) concerned and verified by respective PAOs. Record Office and attached Pay Account Office of JCOs/ ORs of the three Services will initiate cases for revision of pension/ family pension of pre-01.01.2016 pensioner/ family pensioner with effect from 01.01.2016 in accordance with Govt. order dated 05.09.2017 for issue of revised Pension Payment Order (PPO) for every pensioner/ family pensioner. The RO shall send LPC-cum-Data-Sheet to PSA for issue of PPO in due course. Aadhaar No., Mobile No., PAN No., and E-mail ID of pensioner/family pensioner or spouse may be mentioned in the LPC-Cum-Data Sheet. However, for revision of pension, this is not a mandatory requirement. Only electronic PPOs (e-PPO) will be generated which will be digitally signed and sent to Record Office through CGDA WAN in “pdfs” format. The new PPO will also contain a QR code wherein all important data will be embedded. This QR code may be used by PDA’s to capture the data. These e-PPOs will be sent to PDAs electronically. PDAs are being requested to effect payment based on e-PPO without waiting for any confirmation from respective ROs. Record Office concerned shall download the PPO and forward the Pensioner’s/ Family Pensioner’s copy to them via e-mail or post as the case may be.

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