Wednesday, 21 August 2019

7th Pay Commission - Pension hiked for the retired

Central Government has given a big relief to the Ex-servicemen. The Central Government has decided to revise pension of the Ex-servicemen who retired before 2006. These Ex-servicemen were getting a pension as per the 5th Pay Commission
recommendations. After revision, the Ex-servicemen will get pension under the 7th pay commission report recommendations and this revised pension for the Ex-servicemen would be applicable from 1st January 2016. The 7th Pay Commission has also been implemented from the same date and year. What is notable, in this revision, family pension would be included.

Speaking on how this Central Government's decision would benefit the Ex-servicemen who retired before 2006, Harishankar Tiwari, Assistant Secretary-General at All India Audit and Accounts Association said, "The Central Government's decision to revise pension of the Ex-servicemen, who retired before 2006, will be beneficial for those government employees in the armed forces whose monthly salary was below Rs 17,000." 

Tiwari said that the Department of Personnel in the Central Government has approved the revision of pension for Ex-servicemen in July 2019. Then onwards, Prayagraj-based Principal Controllor of Defense Accounts (Pension) directed to implement the decision in the defense department. Principal Controller of Defense Accounts (Pension) also issued an advisory (a copy of the advisory is with the Zee Business) to implement this pension revision decision in all department of the Indian defense services. 

Tiwari went on to add that pension revision includes family pension as well. "In this revised pension, Rs 4,600 would be considered as corresponding grade pay and this pension is for those who retired before 2006 and were getting their pension as per the 5th CPC recommendations," said Tiwari.

What's there in 7th pay commission table?

In 7th pay commission table number 24, pension at the time of retirement is mentioned. In this table, the pay scale of the defense staff was Rs 2000-60-2300-75-3200 in between 1st January 1986 to 31st December 1995. Afterwards, from 1st January 1996 to 31 st December 2005, the pay scale of the defense staffs was Rs 6500-200-10500. Then, from 1st January 2006 to 31st December 2015 pay scale became Rs 9300-34800 and Grade Pay became Rs 4600. From 1st January 2016, Level 7 (Rs 44900 to Rs 142400) came into existence.

In table 25, pay scale post-retirement is mentioned. In this table, pay scale between 1st January 1986 to 31st December 1995 was Rs 2000-60-2300-75-3200-100-3500 which became Rs 6500-200-10500 from 1st January 1996 to 31 st December 2005.

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