7th Pay Commission Recommendations pension and Related Benefits Increase in the Rate of Additional Pension and Family Pension to the Older Pensioners
10.1.28 In representations/depositions before the Commission, a case has been made by a number of Pensioners Bodies/Associations for lowering the existing age slabs of old pensioners for payment of additional quantum of pension and family pension from the existing 80 years of age. Enhancing the rates for payment of additional quantum of pension and family pension with advancing age have also been made.
Analysis and Recommendations
10.1.29 The additional pension with advancing age came into force based on the recommendations of the VI CPC. The rates as applicable for the additional pension are as under:
80 years to <85 years: 20% of basic pension
85 years to <90 years: 30% of basic pension
90 years to <95 years: 40% of basic pension
95 years to <100 years: 50% of basic pension
100 years and more: 100% of basic pension
10.1.30 The Commission sought the views of the government in this regard. Department of Pension and Pensioners Welfare stated that the additional pension for old pensioners of the age of 80 years and above has been allowed as per the recommendations of VI CPC. However, it is felt that the same should be allowed from 75 years onwards. The Ministry of Defence has not supported the proposal. The Commission is of the view that the existing rates of additional pension and additional family pension are appropriate.