7th CPC – BPS appeals to the Prime Minister for acceptance of option 1 for Revision of pension
BHARAT PENSIONERS SAMAJ
Sh.Narendra Modi Ji
Hon’ble Prime Minister
Govt. of India
sub: Parity in Pension – Revision of pension based on first option recomended by VII CPC (Para 10.1.67(i) and accepted conditionally by the Govt.
May i on behalf of Bharat Pensioners Samaj beseech a few minutes of your highly precious time for the favour of considering following submission on behalf of civil pensioners of the country.
1. Sir, there is no need of any committee to study feasibility of implementation of option 1 recommended by 7th CPC for the revision of pension of pre 01.01.2016 pensioners & accepted conditionally by the Govt. It can be smoothly implemented as all the required records are available. service records are of permanent nature & their non-availability if true, is a case of a gross irregularity worthy of being taken serious not of.
2. Departments professing non- availability of records are misguiding the govt to avoid their own accountability as you are insisting on fast compliance. option 1 contained in para 10.1.67
” 10.1.67 The Commission recommends the following pension formulation for civil employees including CAPF personnel, who have retired before 01.01.2016:
i) All the civilian personnel including CAPF who retired prior to 01.01.2016 (expected date of implementation of the Seventh CPC recommendations) shall first be fixed in the Pay Matrix being recommended by this Commission, on the basis of the Pay Band and Grade Pay at which they retired, at the minimum of the corresponding level in the matrix. This amount shall be raised, to arrive at the notional pay of the retiree, by adding the number of increments he/she had earned in that level while in service, at the rate of three percent. Fifty percent of the total amount so arrived at shall be the revised pension.
ii) The second calculation to be carried out is as follows. The pension, as had been fixed at the time of implementation of the VI CPC recommendations, shall be multiplied by 2.57 to arrive at an alternate value for the revised pension.
iii) Pensioners may be given the option of choosing whichever formulation is beneficial to them.”
(i) of the pay commission relates to the scale of pay/pay band + grade pay in which a pensioner had retired and the stage of pay in that scale which is fully captured in PPOs issued at the time of retirement. On the recommendations of the V Central Pay commission full parity in pension was granted to all the pre-1986 retirees and their pension was revised by notional fixation of their pay as on 1.1.1986 & bringing them to the level of 4th CPC scales, Modified Parity had been granted to Pre-1996 & Pre-2006 pensioners as per recommendation of the Fifth and Sixth pay Commissions respectively and the revision of pension was done accordingly. All this could be done as records were available.
3. The issue of non-availability of service Records was never raised before at any stage either before or after the Fifth or sixth pay commission nor was it mentioned before the seventh pay commission by any of the Govt. Department also it was never mentioned by UOI in any of the legal proceedings so far.
4. In rare cases where service records may not be available, the same can be generated from the information available in PPOs as also with various departments and the pensioners themselves as they hold sufficient authentic information rather than passing over a key recommendation of 7th CPC impacting all pensioners very adversely.
5. Bharat pensioners samaj appeal to your goodself to kindly approve the first option of parity in pension without further delay and bestow succour to pensioners in the twilight of their lives.
Thanking you and with Warm regards
Secy.Genl.Bharat Pensioners Samaj