Pension Revision

Havildars Granted ACP 1

Revision of pension under OROP in respect of Post-2006 Havildars granted ACP-I and who later on was promoted to the Rank of Hony Nb Sub. It is clarified that pension of Post- 2006 Havildars granted ACP-I, who got pensionary benefits of Nb-Sub rank but later on promoted to the rank of Hony Nb- Sub for which Corr PPOs were issued revising the rank as Hony Nb-Sub. Pension in such cases shall be revised to the rank of Nb-Sub. Revision of pension under OROP in r/o Fly. Sergeant. The rank of Fly. Sergeant has not been mentioned in the equivalence of ranks in Appendix ‘Y’ of the PCDA Pension Allahabad Circulars 555& 557. It is hereby clarified that rank of Fly. A sergeant is equivalent to JWO of the Air Force and Naib Subedar of the Army. Hence, pension of Fly. Sergeant shall be revised from the Tables of Naib Subedar. PCDA pension Allahabad circular No 566 dated 16 Sep 2016 refers. Implementation of Government’s decision on the recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission- Revision of Pension of Pre-2016 Defence Forces Pensioner/Family Pensioners Revision of Pension: As per Para 5.1 of GOI, MoD, DESW letter No.17(01)/2016-D(Pen/Pol) dated 29 Oct 2016, for the existing pensioners, who have retired/died before 01.01.2016, the revised pension/family pension with effect from 01.01.2016 shall be determined by multiplying the Basic Pension (before commutation)/Basic Family Pension (exclusive of Dearness Relief) as had been drawn as on 31.12.2015 by 2.57 to arrive at revised pension under 7th CPC. The amount of revised pension/family pension so arrived at shall be rounded off to next higher rupee. 

Minimum and Maximum Pension

The minimum basic pension with effect from 01.01.2016 will be Rs. 9000/- per month (excluding the element of additional pension admissible to old pensioners). The upper ceiling of pension/ family pension will be 50% and 30% respectively of the highest pay in the Government (The highest pay in the Government is Rs 2,50,000/- with effect from 01.01.2016). 

Disability Element

The implementation of 7th CPC recommendations relating to methodology for calculation of disability element has been referred to the Anomalies Committee. The disability element which was being paid to pre-2016 Defence Pensioners as on 31.12.2015 will continue to be paid till decision on the recommendations of Anomalies Committee is taken by the Government. 

Ex-gratia awards to Cadets in cases of disablement

The following ex-gratia award shall be payable subject to the same conditions as hitherto in force in the event of invaliding of a Cadet (Direct) on medical grounds due to causes attributable to or aggravated by military training. Payment of monthly exgratia award of Rs. 9000/- per month and payment of ex-gratia disability award @ Rs. 16200/- per month for 100% disability during the period of disablement. The amount will be reduced proportionately from the ex-gratia disability award in case the degree of disablement is less than 100%; 

Methodology for Implementation and Reporting 

All Pension Disbursing Agencies handling disbursement of pension to the Defence Pensioners are hereby authorized to pay pension/family pension to existing pensioners/family pensioners at the revised rates in terms of Para 5.1 of the above letter without any further authorization from the concerned Pension Sanctioning Authorities. It is considered desirable that the benefit of these orders should reach the pensioners as expeditiously as possible. To achieve this objective, it is directed that all Pension Disbursing Agencies should ensure that the revised pension and the arrears due to the pensioners in terms of Para 5.1 above are paid to the pensioners or credited to their account in one instalment within two months from the date of issue of the letter. A suitable entry regarding revised pension with effect from 1.1.2016 fixed in terms of Para 5.1 of the above letter, as the case may be, will be recorded by the Pension Disbursing Agencies in the Pension records of the pensioners viz. Pension Payment Order, Check Register/Pension Payment Scroll, Register. An acknowledgement shall be obtained by the Pension Disbursing Agencies from Office of PCDA (Pensions), Allahabad in token of receipt of the requisite Annexure. 

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