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  • Wednesday, 20 March 2019

    WHY PENSION UPDATION

     It is an accepted fact there is erosion of money value.The salaried class are badly affected by this phenomenon.In order to contain   this loss to a certain extent  due to depletion of money value Dearness Allowance is introduced.In the long run Dearness Allowance also become insufficient to safe guard money value & purchasing power due to unforeseen economic conditions, Pay revision is resorted to make up loss of money value & purchasing power beyond the ambit of dearness allowance .Now coming to the subject of pension, Supreme court has already  declared that Pension is not a bounty, it is differed wages for the services reentered & a right. Although Dearness allowance is given in pension also to make up the erosion of money value & purchasing power, but discriminated from salaried successors by denying pension updation during wage revision, even though pension is a differed wage as declared by Hon Supreme Court.Hence this is a case which comes under Article 226.

    AN ARTICLE BY MBC MENON

    Monday, 18 March 2019

    PCDA Circular No.618: 7th CPC Casualty Pensionary Awards for Defence Forces Pensioners/family pensioner - Minimum Pension @ Rs.18000/- w.e.f. 01.01.2016

    Office of the Principal CDA(Pensions)
    Draupadi Ghat, Allahabad- 211014
    Circular No. 618
    Dated: 13/03/2019
    To,
    The Chief Accountant, 
    RBI, Deptt. Of Govt. Bank Accounts, 
    Central office C-7, Second Floor, 
    Bandre- Kuria Complex, P B No. 8143,
     Bandre East Mumbai- 400051
    1. All CMDs, Public Sector Banks including IDBI Bank
    2. Nodal Officers, ICICl/ HDFC/ AXIS/ IDBI Banks
    3. Managers, All CPPCs
    4. Military and Air Attache, Indian Embassy, Kathmandu, Nepal
    5. The PCDA (WC), Chandigarh
    6. The CDA (PD), Meerut
    7. The CDA, Chennai
    8. The Director of Treasuries, All States
    9. The Pay and Accounts Officer, Delhi Administration, RK Puram and Tis Hazari, New Delhi
    10. The Pay and Accounts Office, Govt of Maharashtra, Mumbai
    11. The Post Master Kathua (J&K)
    12. The Post Master Camp Bell Bay
    13. The Pr. Pay and Accounts Officer, Andaman and Nicobar Administration, Port Blair
    Subject: Implementation of Government decision on the recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission- Provisions regulating Casualty Pensionary Award for Defence Forces pensioners/family pensioners-regarding.
    Reference: This office Circular No. 570 dated 31.10.2016, Circular No. 582 dated 5.09.2017, Circular No. 585 dated 21.09.2017 and Circular No. 584 dated 07.09.2017.
    Copy of GoI, MoD letter No. 16(3)/2017/D(Pen/Policy) dated 29th January 2019 on the above subject, which is self-explanatory, is forwarded herewith as annexure to this circular for further necessary action at your end.
    2. As per ibid Govt. letter, it has been decided that following minimum ceiling shall be applied to the under mentioned casualty pensionary awards:
    a. The Disability/Liberalized Disability/War Injury pension (i.e. total of service element plus disability/liberalized disability/war injury element as the case may be), shall be subject to minimum of Rs.18,000/- per month irrespective of degree of disability of the personnel.
    b. The amount of special family pension,admissible to the families of Armed Forces personnel, shall be subject to a minimum of Rs.18,000/- per month.
    c. The amount of liberalized family pension, admissible to the Child/Children of Armed Forces Personnel, shall be subject to a minimum of Rs.18,000/- per month.
    3. All other provisions stipulated in above mentioned circulars which are not affected by the provisions of this letter, shall remain unchanged.
    4. The provisions of this letter shall take effect from 01.01.2016
    5. This circular has been uploaded on this office website www.pcdapension.nic.in for dissemination to all along with Defence pensioners and pension Disbursing Agencies.
    No.Grants/Tech/05/LXXXI
    Dated: 13/03/2019
    (Sandeep Thakur)
    Addl CDA (P)

    Sunday, 17 March 2019

    VOPians Pay HOMAGE TO OUR BELOVED FORMER DEFENCE MINISTER SRI MANOHAR PARRIKAR WHO WAS INSTRUMENTAL IN SANCTIONING OROP


    Manohar Parrikar, Goa Chief Minister and former defence minister, has passed away at the age of 63 after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. Parrikar was diagnosed with advanced pancreatic cancer in February 2018 and had been in and out of hospitals in Goa, Mumbai, Delhi and New York since.

    From an RSS pracharak to a Union Minister, the technocrat-turned politician was known for his administrative acumen and clean image, which left an indelible mark on the politics of the tiny state. A Mumbai IIT graduate in metallurgical engineering and among the first members of BJP in Goa, Parrikar was instrumental in raising the profile of his party from its just four members in state assembly in 1994 to its present status as a ruling party in the state assembly.

    Friday, 15 March 2019

    Payment of Dearness Allowance to Armed Forces Officers and Personnel Below Officer Rank including NCs(E) - Revised rates effective from 01.01.2019

    No. 1(2)/2004/D(Pay/Services)
    Government of India
    Ministry of Defence
    New Delhi, the 11th March, 2019
    To
    The Chief of the Army Staff
    The Chief of the Air Staff
    The Chief of Naval Staff
    Subject : Payment of Dearness Allowance to Armed Forces Officers and Personnel Below Officer Rank including NCs(E) - Revised rates effective from 01.01.2019.
    Sir,
    I am directed to refer to this Ministry's letter No. 1(2)/2004-D(Pay/Services) dated 18th September 2018, on the subject cited above and to say that the President is pleased to decide that the Dearness Allowance payable to Armed Forces Officers and Personnel Below Officer Rank, including Non-Combatants (Enrolled), shall be enhanced from the existing rate of 9% to 12% with effect from 01.01.2019.
    2. The term 'basic pay' in the revised pay structure means the pay drawn in the prescribed Level in the Pay Matrix as per 7th CPC recommendations accepted by the Government, but does not include any other type of pay like special pay, etc.
    3. The Dearness Allowance will continue to be a distinct element of remuneration and will not be treated as pay within the ambit of Pay rules of Defence Force Personnel.
    4. The payment on account of Dearness Allowance involving fractions of 50 paise and above may be rounded to the next higher rupee and the fractions of less than 50 paise may be ignored.
    5. The payment of arrears of Dearness Allowance shall not be made before the date of disbursement of salary of March, 2019.
    6. This letter issues with the concurrence of Finance Division of this Ministry vide their Dy. No. 63-PA dated 07.03.2019 based on Ministry of Finance (Department of Expenditure) O.M. No. 1/1/2019-E-II(B), dated 27th February 2019.
    Your faithfully,
    (Arun Kumar)
    Under Secretary to the Government of India

    PCDA Circular 619: Deletion of note of conditional sanction printed in PPOs of Pre-01.01.2006 retirees Havildar granted Hony Rank of Naib Subedar

    Office of the Prinapar CDA(Pensions)
    Draupadi Ghat, fillafia6ad- 211014
    Circular No. 619
    Dated: 14/03/2019
    Subject: Regarding deletion of note of conditional sanction printed in PPOs of Pre-01.01.2006 retirees Havildar granted Hony Rank of Naib Subedar in compliance of Honbie High Courts and AFTs orders.
    In compliance of various court orders, conditional sanctions were being issued by AG/P5-4 (Pen/Legal), IHQ (Mob), New beihi in respect of Pre-01.01.2006 retiree Havildars granted Hony rank of Naib Subedar for implementing Gol, Mob letter dated 12.06,2009 in their cases. Accordingly, corrigendum PPOs were/are being issued notifying their pension w.e.f. 01.01.2006 @ Rs. 8450/- for Group “X” and ( Rs. 7750/- for Group .Y and “Z as per the provisions of ibid Mob letter by this office. These Corrigendum PPOs have a Note containing that condition as “The sanction will, however, be subject to the final outcome of appeal, if any filed before the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India. In the event, the appeal is decided in favour of liaI, the petitioners shall be liable to refund the entire amount paid to him under the ibid sanction”.
    1. Of late, it has been observed that large number of such cases of pre 01.01.2006 retiree Hcivildar granted Hony rank of Naib Subedar for grant of pension in terms of Gol, Mob letter dated 12.06.2009 were decided by the various Courts/AFTS. Now, AG/PS- 4 (Pen/Legal), IHQ of Mob, New beihi has started converting conditional sanction into absolute sanction by deleting the ibid contents as printed in Note of Corrigendum PPO of these cases. Large number of such type of sanctions for deleting conditional sanction are being received in this office from Record Offices concerned for issuing Corr. PPO for deleting that Note of conditional sanction in respect of pre-01.01.2006 retiree Havildar granted Hony rank of Naib Subedar.
    2. As large number of Corr. PPOs are to be issued in such cases without any financial bearing or other changes, as such, it has been decided by the competent authority that the note The sanction will, however, be subject to the final outcome of appeal, if any filed before the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India. In the event, the appeal is decided in favour of UoI, the petitioners shall be liable to refund the entire amount paid to him under the ibid sanction” as printed in the respective PPO of those pre-01.01.2000 retirees Havildars granted Hony rank of Naib Subedar issued in compliance of the Court/AFT orders. may be treated as deleted.
    3. It is further reiterated that deletion of ibid note will be applicable only where Service Pension w.e.f. 01.01.2006 @ Rs. 8450/- for Group X and @ Rs. 7750/- for Group and Group Z were notified in compliance of various Courts/AFTS orders in respect of Pre-01.01.2006 retiree Havildar granted Hony rank of Naib Subedar and not in other cases.
    4. This circular has been uploaded on this office website www.pcdapension.n
    sd/-
    (Sandeep Thakur)
    Addl CbA (P)

    Wednesday, 6 March 2019

    DOPT ORDER FOR PAYMENT OF 3% MORE DA TO CENTRAL STAFF W.E.F 01/01/2019


    No. 42/04/2019-P&PW(D)
    Government of India
    Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
    Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare

    3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhavan,
    Khan Market, New Delhi – 110003
    Dated the 06th March,2019
    OFFICE MEMORANDUM
    Sub: Grant of Dearness Relief to Central Government pensioners/family pensioners — Revised rate effective from 01.01.2019-reg
    The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s OM No. 42/06/2018- P&PW(G) dated 18.09.2018 on the subject mentioned above and to state that the President is pleased to decide that the Dearness Relief admissible to Central Government pensioners/family pensioners shall be enhanced from the existing rate of 9% to 12% w.e.f 01.01.2019.
    2. These rates of DR will be applicable to (i) Civilian Central Government Pensioners/Family Pensioners including Central Govt. absorbee pensioners in PSU/Autonomous Bodies in respect of whom orders have been issued vide this Department’s OM No. 4/34/2002-P&PW(D) Vol.II dated 23.06.2017 for restoration of full pension after expiry of commutation period of 15 years (ii) The Armed Forces Pensioners, Civilian Pensioners paid out of the Defence Service Estimates, (iii) All India Service Pensioners (iv) Railway Pensioners/family pensioners (v) Pensioners who are in receipt of provisional pension (vi) The Burma Civilian pensioners/family pensioners and pensioners/families of displaced Government Pensioners from Burma/ Pakistan, in respect of whom orders have been issued vide this Department’s OM No. 2313/2008-P&PW(I3) dated 11.09.2017.

    3. The payment of Dearness Relief involving a fraction of a rupee shall be rounded off to the next higher rupee.

    4. The payment of arrears of Dearness Relief shall not be made before the date of disbursement of pension/family pension of March,2019.

    5. Other provisions governing grant of DR in respect of employed family pensioners and re-employed Central Government Pensioners will be regulated in accordance with the provisions contained in this Department’s OM No. 45/73/97-P&PW (G) dated 2.7.1999 as amended vide this Department’s OM No. F.No. 38/88/2008-P&PW(G) dated 9th July, 2009. The provisions relating to regulation of DR where a pensioner is in receipt of more than one pension will remain unchanged.

    6. In the case of retired Judges of the Supreme Court and High Courts, necessary orders will be issued by the Department of Justice separately.

    7. It will be the responsibility of the pension disbursing authorities, including the nationalized banks, etc. to calculate the quantum of DR payable in each individual case.

    8. The offices of Accountant General and authorised Pension Disbursing Banks are requested to arrange payment of relief to pensioners etc. on the basis of these instructions without waiting for any further instructions from the Comptroller and Auditor General of India and the Reserve Bank of India in view of letter No. 528-TA, II/34-80-11 dated 23/04/1981 of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India addressed to all Accountant Generals and Reserve Bank of India Circular No. GANB No. 2958/GA-64 (ii) (CGL)/81 dated the 21st May, 1981 addressed to State Bank of India and its subsidiaries and all Nationalised Banks.
    9. In their application to the pensioners/family pensioners belonging to Indian Audit and Accounts Department, these orders issue after consultation with the C&AG.

    10. This issues in accordance with Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure’s OM No. 1/1/2019-E.II(B) dated 27th Feb,2019.

    Hindi version will follow.
    (Charanjit Taneja)
    Under Secretary to the Government of India