Grant of revised rates of Bhutan Compensatory Allowance (BCA) in respect of DAD personnel posted in Project Dantak (Bhutan)
Grant of revised rates of Bhutan Compensatory Allowance (BCA) in respect of DAD personnel posted in Project Dantak (Bhutan)
Controlier General of Defence Accounts, Ulan Batar Road, Palam, Delhi Cantt. – 10
All PCDA/CDA/PCA (Fys)
(Through CGDA Web Site)
Sub: Grant of revised rates of Bhutan Compensatory Allowance (BCA) in respect of DAD personnel posted in Project Dantak (Bhutan).
A copy of Government of India, Ministry of Defence (Finance), New Delhi letter No.11(2)/C/2000(2324) dated 21.12.2016 on the above subject is forwarded herewith for your information, guidance and necessary action please. The revised rates of BCA are admissible specific to the DAD officers/officials drawing Grade Pay mentioned for different categories, as stated in the ibid Ministry letter.
Ministry Of Defence (Finance)
DAD (Coord), Room No.24-A, South Block
New Delhi, 21st December,2016
The controller General Of Defence Accounts
Delhi Cantt. 110 010.
Sub: Grant of revised rates of Bhutan compensatory Allowance (BCA) in respect of DAD personnel posted in project Dantak (Bhutan)
I am directed to refer to CGDA’s Office UO No.13012($)/79/AN-XIV/BCA-III dated 19.09.2016 and this Ministry’s letter NO.11(2)/C/2000(1183) dt.27.5.2015, on the above mentioned subject and to convey the sanction of the President of India to the revised rates w.e.f 01.04.2014 and 01.04.2015 of Bhutan Compensatory Allowance (BCA) to the employees of the Defence Accounts Department Serving with Project Dantak in Bhutan at par with General Reserve Engineer Force (GREF) employees serving under project Dantak in Bhutan in terms of letter of Govt. of India, Ministry of Shipping, Road Transport & Highways, BRDB, New Delhi bearing No.BRDB/03/71/2010/GE-I dt. 01.08.2016. The revised rate of BCA after adhoc increase with effect from 01.04.2014 and 0104.2015 for different categories are given as under:
|(Amt. in Rs.)
BCA rate per month with effect from
|1||Officers drawing Grade Pay of Rs. 10000/- p.m. and above||Rs.1,17,964/-||Rs.1,25,697/-|
|2||Officers drawing Grade Pay of Rs.8700/- p.m. and above but less than Rs.10000/- p.m||Rs.1,12,865/-||Rs.1,20.292/-|
|3||Officers drawing Grade Pay of Rs.6600/- p.m. and above but less than Rs.8700/- p.m||Rs.1,07,344/-||Rs.1,14,439/-|
|4||Other Group ‘A’ Officers drawing Grade Pay of Rs.5400/-p.m. and above but less than Rs.6600/- p.m||Rs.99,180/-||Rs.1,05,540/-|
|5||Group ‘B’ Gazetted Officers drawing Grade pay of Rs.4600/- p.m. and above but less than Rs.6600/- p.m||Rs.69,089/-||Rs.73,234/-|
|6||Non Gazetted Staff drawing Grade Pay of Rs.1900/- p.m. and above but less than 4800/- p.m||Rs.59,233/-||Rs.62,787/-|
|7||Staff drawing Grade Pay less than Rs.1900/- p.m||Rs.31,303/-||Rs.33,181/-|
2. The slab deduction prescribed in BRDB letter NO.BRDB/03/71/92/GE-I dt.01.12.1999 has been removed from Bhutan Compensatory allowance (BCA) vide MEA order No.E.IV/235/3/2010 dated 14.7.2014, Corrigendum No.E.IV/235/3/2010 dated 21.7.2014 as conveyed vide BRBD letter No.BRDB/03/71/2010/GE-I dated 2.3.2015
3. All other terms and conditions for drawal of Bhutan Compensatory Allowance including depression of 6% for Officers and 4% for personnel Below Officer Ranks as stipulated in BRDB’s letter No.BRDB/03/71/91/GE-1 dated 22nd September 2006 shall remain unchanged
4. This issues with the concurrence of Addl FA(AK) & JS as IFA(DAD), vide Dy.No.3024/Addl FA(AK)&JS dated 15.12.2016.
Cash payment of Salary in Storm Affected Area
Disbursement of salary in cash in the Storm (Vardha) affected area of Chennai – Representation of Bharatiya Pratiraksha Mazdoor Sangh (BPMS)
Government of India
Ministry of Defence
Subject : Disbursement of salary in cash in the Storm (Vardha) affected area of Chennai – Representation of Bharatiya Pratiraksha Mazdoor Sangh (BPMS)
Defence Civilian Employees Federation BPMS has address letter ref. no. BPMS/MoD/Payment/186(8/1R) dated 27 Dec.2016 (copy enclosed) to the MoD, on the above subject. It has been informed that the storm Vardha has caused enormous damage in the Chennai Area. The disruption of the electricity supply has adversely affected the banking services, thereby causing economic hardship to the Central Government employees working in and around the affected area. It has been requested that the serving employees in the Chennai area may please be paid the salary for the month of Dec 2016 in cash.
In view of the position reported by BPMS, it is apprehended that the ATM systems and the computer network may not be functioning in the storm affected area, which may not be allowing the public to access the electronic banking facilities. It is felt that the hardship being experienced by the affected employees should be addressed with due sensitiveness. It is suggested that necessary instructions may please be issued to the pay disbursing authorities, located in the storm affected area, to explore the possibility of disbursing the salary for the month of Dec 2016 to the Government employees in cash, in accordance with the ceilings/instructions prescribed by the Government
Under Secretary (Civ)
Encl: BPMS letter dt 27 Dec. 2016
Source : http://www.bpms.org.in/
Representation of Defence Civilian Employees Federations regarding misinterpretation of Revised Pay Rules 2016 leading to incorrect pay fixation of employees
Representation of Defence Civilian Employees Federations regarding misinterpretation of Revised Pay Rules 2016 leading to incorrect pay fixation of employees
Government of India
Ministry of Defence
Department of Defence
D (Civ I)
Subject: Representation of Defence Civilian Employees’ Federations regarding misinterpretation of Revised Pay Rules 2016 leading to incorrect pay fixation of employees – reg
The Defence Civilian Employees’ Federations have reported that the Accounting Authorities in the Defence Estts.are misinterpreting the provisions of CCS(RP) Rules,2016 leading to anomalous pay fixation of the defence employees. The Federations have demanded that clarification may be issued to the Defence Estts. to enable them to issue correct pay fixation orders of the employees, on the basis of the options exercised by them.
2. Taking into account these reports, MoD has sent a proposal to MoD (Finance) to seek clarification about the manner of fixation of pay through illustrations prepared by this office The said proposal for seeking clarification has been sent to MoD(Finance) on 5.12.2016. A copy of this proposal is enclosed for information. In view of the complaints of incorrect pay fixation in defence establishments, it is requested that tile clarification on this subject from Ministry of Finance/ MoD (Finance) may please be communicated to various Accounting Authorities under the control of CGDA to avoid any inconsistencies in the matter of pay fixation
Women in Defence Forces
Press Information Burea
Government of India
Ministry of Defence
09-December-2016 15:37 IST
Women in Defence Forces
The total held strength of defence personnel vis-a-vis the total number of female officers (excluding medical and dental branch) in all the three wings of defence forces is as under:
|Total officers (as on 1.1.2016)||PBOR (as on 1.1.2016)||Women officers(as on 1.7.2016)||Total officers(as on 6.12.2016)||Sailors(as on 6.12.2016)||Women officers(as on 6.12.2016)||Total officers(as on 1.12.2016)||Airmen(as on 1.11.2016)||Women officers(as on 1.12.2016)|
The Government has been taking steps to make Short Service Commission (SSC) more attractive which in turn is also expected to encourage the intake of women officers in the Armed Forces. Further, few more branches / streams have been opened for induction of women as SSC officers.
The details of women officers (excluding medical and dental branch) recruited during the last three years, Service-wise, are as under:
On experimental basis, the Government has inducted three women Short Service Commissioned Officers (SSCOs) in Air Force into the fighter stream on 18.6.2016. This experimental entry scheme for women in fighter stream will be valid for 5 years from the date of issue of Government of India letter dated 2.12.2015. However, presently there is no proposal with the Government to induct women officers for combat duties in Army or for deployment of women onboard warships.
This information was given by Minister of State for Defence Dr Subhash Bhamre in a written reply to Dr. Thokchom Meinya and others in Lok Sabha today.
Initial pay fixation of re-employed ex-servicemen who held post below Commissioned Officer rank in Defence Forces
Initial pay fixation of re-employed ex-servicemen who held post below Commissioned Officer rank in Defence Forces, retired before attaining the age of 55 years and have been appointed on re-employment basis in civilian posts – Regarding.
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
New Delhi, dated 7/12/2016
Sub: Initial pay fixation of re-employed ex-servicemen who held post below Commissioned Officer rank in Defence Forces, retired before attaining the age of 55 years and have been appointed on re-employment basis in civilian posts – Regarding.
The undersigned is directed to refer to a demand by the National Federation of Indian Railwaymen (NFIR), a recognised Federation of Railwaymen, who have requested that the initial pay of non-commissioned ex-servicemen (PBOR) who are re-employed on the Railways should be fixed by taking into account the service endered by them in the Defence Forces. They are insisting that the fixation done in the minimum of the scale of the re-employed post should be according to the procedure laid down in para 4 (b) (ii) of DOP&T’s OM s dated 31/7/86 as amended vide OM dated 11th November 2008, 5th April 2010 & 8th November, 2010. The Federation states that the content of these OMs clearly states that the Pay of re-employed former Defence Forces Personnel should be fixed as per Rule 7 of CCS (RP) Rules 2008 i.e. at the same stage of their last basic pay drawn at the time of retirement i.e. allowing one increment (in the post held at the time of retirement) for each year of service the ex-servicemen has rendered at the time of retirement with the proviso that the pay thus fixed does not exceed:-
(a) The pay drawn prior to retirement for non-commissioned officer of all three forces like Army, Navy and Air Force (Sub para 2 (ix) of Para 3 & Para 4 (b) (ii) of OM dated 31st July 1986 are relevant).
(b) Para 5 of DOP&T’s OM No. 3/13/2008-Estt.(Pay-II) dated 11th November, 2008 stipulated enhancement of existing ceiling of Rs. 26000/- for drawal of pay plus gross pension on re-employment to Rs. 80,000/- p.m.
2. However, their attention was drawn to the provisions in DOP&T’s OM No. 3/1/85-Estt.(pay-II) dated 31st July 1986 and OM NO. 3/19/2009-Estt.(Pay-II) dated 5th April 2010, governing initial pay fixation, inter alia, of re-employed ex-servicemen who held post below Commissioned Officer rank in Defence Forces and retired before attaining the age of 55 years and have been appointed on re-employment basis in the Railways. As per these orders, the initial pay of such re-employed pensioners is to be fixed in terms of provisions of Central Civil Services (Fixation of Pay of Re-employed Pensioners) Orders, 1986 issued by Department of Personnel and Training vide OM No. 3/1/85-Estt.(Pay-II) dated 31/7/1986 as amended from time to time.
3. It is to be seen that revised provision contained in Para 2 of OM dated 5th April 2010 revising the contents of Para 4(d)(i) of CCS (Fixation of Pay of Re-employed Pensioners) Orders, 1986 provides that in case of ex-servicemen who held post below Commissioned Officer rank in the Defence Forces and in the case of civilians who held posts below Group ‘A’ posts at the time of their retirement before 55 years of age, the entire pension and pension equivalent of retirement benefits shall be ignored, i.e. no duduction on this count is to be made from the initial pay fixed on re-employment. Also, in terms of the Para 4(a) and Para 4(b)(i) of CCS (Fixation of Pay of Re-employed Pensioners) Orders, 1986, as amended vide DOP&T’s OM No. 3/19/2009-Estt.(Pay.II) dated 5/4/2010, the initial pay on re-employment of such pensioners shall be fixed as per the entry pay in the revised pay structure of the re-employed post applicable in the case of Direct Recruits appointed on or after 1/1/2006 as notified vide Section II, Part A of First Schedule to CCS(Revised Pay) Rules, 2008. As is explicit, these instructions do not provide for protection of last pay drawn before retirement, in such cases. Therefore, the fixation of pay of re-employed ex-servicemen is being done accordingly on the Railways.
4. However, the Federation does not agree with the above contention and desires that the pay of ex-Defence Forces personnel re-employed in Railways should be fixed in accordance with the clarification issued vide DoP&T’s OM dated 5th April, 2010 in Para 3 (iv) & (v) which contain clarifications duly stating that the pay of the ex-servicemen, re-employed in the Central Government Organizations will be fixed in accordance with the provision contained in DoP&T’s OM No. 3/13/2008-Estt.(pay-II) dated 11/11/2008 after exercising option in the manner laid down in Rule 6 of CCS (RP) Rules, 2008 and the fixation of pay is to be regulated in accordance with the provisions of Rule 7 of CCS (RP) Rules 2008.
The Federation has further pointed out that the initial pay of a re-employed military pensioner and a direct recruit cannot be the same in view of the fact that the pay of the re-employed Defence Forces Pensioner is to be done as per the provisions of Rule 7 of CCS (RP) Rules, 2008 applicable to direct recruits – the two entrants being independent and have no co-relation with each other.
5. After protracted correspondence and discussion of the issue between NFIR and the concerned officials of this Ministry, as NFIR are still not convinced with the official stand on this issue and insisting on implementation of Para 3 (iv) and (v) of DoP&T’s O.M. Dated 5/4/2010. Hence, it was decided to refer the matter to DOP&T for clarification.
6. In the light of the position as brought out above, DOP&T are requested to clarify specifically as to whether the contention of NFIR that the pay of non-commissioned ex-servicemen (PBOR) who retire from the Defence Forces before attaining the age of 55 years, and are subsequently re-employed on the Railways should be fixed by taking into account the service rendered by them and last pay drawn in the Defence Forces, is in order, or the procedure being followed on the Railways i.e. fixing the pay of such re-employed ex-servicemen as per the entry pay in the revised pay structure of the re-employed post applicable in the case of Direct Recruits appointed on or after 1/1/2006, without any pay protection is correct.
7. An early reply in the matter is solicited.
Jt. Dir. Estt. (Genl.)
Shri A.K. Jain,
Deputy Secretary (Pay),
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions,
Department of Personnel and Training,
Permanent Commission to Women
Eligible women officers who are being inducted into Ground Duty branches are considered for grant of permanent commission at par with their male counterparts based on a gender neutral policy with uniform Qualitative requirements (QRs).
Permanent commission (excluding Medical and Dental Branch) have been granted to 10177 officers in the IAF as on 01.12.2016.
A total number of 336 women officers (excluding Medical and Dental branch) have been granted permanent commission till date.
The criteria for allotting permanent commission (PC) in the IAF are based on a gender neutral policy. The eligible officers for grant of PC are considered by a Board of Officers constituted at Air Headquarters based on their suitability, willingness, medical category, availability of vacancies and position in merit etc.
This information was given by Minister of State for Defence Dr Subhash Bhamre in a written reply to Shrimati Poonamben Maadam in Lok Sabha today.
GUIDELINES OF THE MINISTRY OF DEFENCE FOR PENALTIES IN BUSINESS DEALINGS WITH ENTITIES
A.1 It is imperative that the highest standards of propriety be maintained throughout the process of procurement of defence equipment.
A.2 The procurement process needs to proceed without loss of credibility and therefore, there is a need to put in place appropriate measures to deal with acts of impropriety.
A.3 The following paragraphs lay down the policy and guidelines for Levy of Financial Penalties and/ or Suspension/Banning of business dealings with entities seeking to enter into contract with/having entered into a contract for the procurement of goods and services by the Ministry of Defence.
A.4 In applying the measures provided for under the guidelines, the concerned authorities shall be guided by the need to ensure probity, transparency, propriety and compliance in the defence procurement process. Equally, the concerned authorities shall also ensure fairness, impartiality, rigour and correctness in dealing with entities, keeping in view the overall security interests of the country.
B.1 Ministry of Defence will include Department of Defence, Department of Defence Production, Departement of Defence Research & Development, HQ, IDS, Armed Forces Headquarters and their attached/subordinate offices.
B.2 “Entities” will include companies, trusts, societies, as well as individuals and their associations with whom the Ministry of Defence has entered into, or intends to enter into, or could enter into contracts or agreements.
B.3 All firms/companies which come within the sphere of effective influence of the entities shall be treated as its allies firms. In determining this, the following factors may be taken into consideration:-
(i) Whether the management is common or the majority interest in the management is held by the partners or directors of the entities.
(ii) Majority shares are owned by the entity, their directors/shareholders and by virtue of this it has controlling voice.
B.4 Effect of actions, viz., levy of financial penalties and/or suspension/banning of business dealings with an entity in accordance with these guidelines may, with the approval of the competent authority also apply when an entity participates in the procurement process as member of consortium.
B.5 The competent authority for the purpose of these guidelines will be Raksha Mantri.
B.6 The Competent Authority may constitute Committees as necessary, to examine and make recommendations on any matter provided for under the guidelines.
(C) Causes for Suspension and Banning of Business Dealings with Entities
C.1 The competent authority may levy financial penalties and/or suspend/ban business dealings with an entity for one or more of the grounds listed below:-
a) Violation of Pre-Contract Integrity Pact (PCIP) (where such PCIPs are entered into between the Ministry of Defence and an entity).
b) Resort to corrupt practices, unfair means and illegal activities during any stage of bid/contract to secure a contract, even in cases where PCIP is not mandated.
c) Violation of Standard Clause in the contract of agents/agency commissions.
d) If national security considerations so warrant.
e) Non-performance or under performance under the terms and conditions of contract(s) or agreement(s) not covered in grounds listed in (a) to (c) above in accordance with provisions in contract or agreement.
f) Any other ground for which the competent authority may determine that suspension or banning of business dealings with an entity shall be in the public interest.
D.1 Suspension of business dealing with an entity may be ordered by the competent authority pending a full proceeding into allegations or facts related to any grounds enumerated in paragraph C.1 (a) to (f) above.
D.2 The competent authority may suspend business dealings with an entity when it refers any complaint against the entity to CBI or any investigating agency or when intimation is received regarding initiation of criminal investigation or enquiry against any entity.
D.3 An order of suspension of business dealings with an entity will be issued for such period as the competent authority may deem fit. The period of suspension shall not ordinarily exceed one year. A review of the Order of suspension of business dealings with an entity shalll be undertaken within six months of the issue of such an Order and before expiry of the period specified therein. The suspension of an entity may be extended beyond the period of one year, on the order of the Competent Authority for subsequent periods of six months each. The total period of suspension of business dealings with an entity shall not exceed the maximum period of banning of business dealings with an entity for the same cause of action.
(E) Effect of Suspension of Business Dealings with an Entity
E.1 An order of suspension of business dealings with an entity shall result in immediate ineligibility of the entity from participating in future bids. No RFP will be issued to such an entity.
E.2 Any on-going procurement process, where L1 determination has not yet been done, will be progressed after excluding the bid involving an entity with which business dealings are suspended. In case there are only two bidders, one being the entity with which business dealings are suspended, the procurement will be progressed as per extant provisions of DPP after excluding such an entity.
E.3 Any on-going procurement process where the lowest bid involves the entity with which business dealings are suspended by order of competent authority, will be held in abeyance till decision of revocation of such order or banning of business dealings with the entity or till expiry of the validity of the existing bid, whichever is earlier. Extension of the validity of the bid involving such entity will not be permitted. On expiry of the bid validity, the procurement process will be terminated and fresh procurement process, if required, may be initiated. In cases of operational urgency, the procurement process may be foreclosed prior to the expiry of the bid validity and a fresh process initiated, excluding the entity with which business dealings are suspended.
E.4 Order of suspension of business dealings with an entity may be extended to its allied firms by specific order of the competent authority.
(F) Banning of Business Dealings with an Entity/Debarment of an Entity
F.1 Banning of business dealings with an entity may be ordered by the competent authority on acceptance of misconduct related to any of the grounds enumerated in paragraph C.1 (a) to (f) above by the entity or establishment of such misconduct by a competent court/ tribunal/ authority
F.2 Banning of business dealings with an entity may be ordered by the competent authority on receipt of information regarding filing of charge-sheet in the court of law by CBI or any other investigating agency.
F.3 The order of banning of business dealings with an entity will be issued for such specified period as the competent authority may deem fit. For the grounds listed in paragraph C.1 (a) to (d) above, the period of banning of business dealings with an entity shall not be less than five years. For the grounds listed in paragraph C.1 (e) and (f) above, banning of business dealings may be resorted to if, in the view of the competent authority, the grounds for action are such that continuation of business dealings with the entity would be detrimental to public interest. In such cases, the period of banning of business dealings with an entity shall not ordinarily exceed three years. The period of Banning of business dealings with an entity in both the categories will be inclusive of period of suspension of business dealings with an entity, if any, for the same cause of action. In exceptional cases and those involving national security considerations the competent authority may order a longer period of banning of business dealings with an Entity, as deemed appropirate.
(G) Effect of Banning of Business Dealings with an Entity/Debarment of an Entity
G.1 An order of banning of business dealings with an entity shall result in immediate ineligibility of the entity, from participating in future bids of a specified period with effect from the date of such order. No RFP will be issued to such an entity.
G.2 Any on-going procurement process where L1 determination has not yet been done will be progressed after excluding the bid involving entity with which the business dealings are banned. In case there are only two bidders, one being the entity with which business dealings are banned, the procurement will be progressed as per extant provisions of DPP after excluding such an entity.
G.3 Any on-going procurement process where the lowest bidder involves an entity with which business dealings are banned, will be terminated and fresh procurement process, if required, may be initiated.
G.4 Orders of banning of business dealings with an entity may be extended to its allied firms by specific order of the competent authority.
(H) Employees / Agents of an Entity
H.1 Any employee or agent of an entity, who is convicted for any act of impropriety, will not be allowed to engage in any bid process in any capacity with the Ministry of Defence, any time in the future.
H.2 Any employee or agent of an entity with which business dealings are suspended or banned and who is involved in a case of alleged impropriety for which investigation or judicial proceedings is in progress, will not be allowed to engage in any bid process in any capacity with the Ministry of Defence even after the expiry of the period of suspension / banning of business dealings with the entity.
I.1 The entity with which business dealings are suspended or banned, may with the approval of competent authority, participate in the future RFPs for spares, upgrades, maintenance etc for the equipment/weapon systems supplied earlier by it, if the equipment which is the object of the Contract is a proprietary item and there are no available alternate sources of supply.
I.2 In cases wherein Transfer of Technology (ToT)/Licensed production has been taken in the past for manufacturing of equipment/weapon systems in India from the entity with which business dealings are suspended or banned, may with the approval of the competent authority, participate in the future RFPs related to components/ rotables/ additional items of such equipment/ weapon systems for which the TOT/Licensed production has been taken.
I.3 Any contract(s) related to the procurement process(es) in connection with which business dealings with an entity have been suspended will be held in abeyance. Any contract(s) related to the procurement process(es) in connection with which business dealings with an entity have been banned, shall be cancelled. However, other contracts involving such entity shall continue unless a decision to the contrary is taken by the competent authority, on a case by case basis.
I.4 If it becomes necessary on grounds of national security and operational preparedness / export obligations, to deal with an entity with which business dealings have been suspended or banned, in a procurement process and which is the only source that can supply/manufacture an equipment/weapon systems, the Competent Authority will be approached for approval of issuance of RFP or conclusion of contract with such an entity. Certificates (as provided in Annexure-I) signed by the Vice Chief of the service concerned / CISC / Additional Secretary (Defence Production) will be placed before the Competent Authority. SHQ / Department of Defence Production may propose special conditions to conclude a contract with such an entity.
I.5 The entity with which business dealings have been suspended or banned will not be permitted to transact contracts or agreements under a different name or division either through a transfer of assests of such an entity to another legal entity or otherwise.
I.6 An updated list of entities with which business dealings have been suspended or banned by the competent authotity and/or against which financial penalties have been imposed shall be maintained on the official website of the Ministry of Defence.
J.1 These guidelines shall come into force with immediate effect.
(Refers to Para-1.4 of draft Guidelines)
…………………………………………………………………………………. [equipment/weapon system] is inescapably required for national security and operational preparedness / export obligations and no other alternative/combination of equipment/weapon system can fulfil the requirement.
2) The …………………………………………………………………………………………….. [equipment/weapon system] is not availbale from any other source.
3) It is absolutely necessary to deal with …………………………………………………………………………… [name of the entity] with which business dealings have been suspended or banned for meeting the instant requirement.
**Certificates as above, signed separately by the Vice Chief of the Service concerned / CISC, are to be placed before the Competent Authority.
**Certificate for inescapable requirement on account of export obligations, signed by AS (DP) is to be placed before the Competent Authority.
RBI asks banks to be cash-ready for pensioners, armed forces
RBI has asked banks to ensure cash supply for pensioners and armed forces in the wake of limited currencies in the market following cancellation of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes.
The Reserve Bank said demand for cash from government officials and pensioners is expected after electronic payment of their salary or pension.
Banks are, therefore, advised to take appropriate steps in order to meet this likely demand for cash, RBI said.
It also asked them for arrangements at military outposts for cash requirements of armed forces.
Source : economictimes
Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Pay Parity between Military and Civilian Personnel
The 7th Central Pay Commission (CPC), an expert body constituted by the Government, gave its recommendations on emolument structure of government employees, including personnel belonging to Defence Forces, after due consultation with various stakeholders and thorough examination of various aspects involved. The Commission recommended separate Pay Matrix for Defence Forces after considering: (i)principles and philosophy adopted in devising the Pay Matrix for civilian employees; and (ii)some of the aspects in the rank structure unique to Defence Forces. The Government accepted the Commission’s recommendations on Minimum Pay, Fitment Factor, Index of Rationalization, Pay Matrices and general recommendations on pay with certain exceptions in Defence Pay Matrix, namely, (i)revision of Index of Rationalization of Level 13A (Brigadier) from 2.57 to 2.67; and (ii)addition of three stages in Level 12A (Lt Colonel), three stages in Level 13 (Colonel), and two stages in Level 13A (Brigadier).
As and when issues regarding anomalies in the pay of defence personnel are brought to notice, the same are examined by the Government, on case to case basis.
This information was given by Minister of State for Defence Dr. Subhash Bhamre in a written reply to Shri Sultan Ahmed and others in Lok Sabha today.
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF DEFENCE
STARRED QUESTION NO: 56
ANSWERED ON: 18.11.2016
Ex-Servicemen Contributory Health Scheme
MD. BADARIDDOZA KHAN
Will the Minister of
DEFENCE be pleased to state:-
(a) the details of aims and objectives of the Ex-Servicemen Contributory Health Scheme (ECHS);
(b) whether ECHS has fulfilled its mandated aims and objectives;
(c) if so, the details thereof and if not, the reasons therefor;
(d) whether shortcomings / deficiencies in the implementation of ECHS have come to the notice of the Government; and
(e) if so, he details thereof and the corrective measures taken by the Government thereon?
MINISTER OF DEFENCE (SHRI MANOHAR PARRIKAR)
(a) The aim and objective of the scheme is to provide quality healthcare to the Ex-Servicemen (ESM) pensioner and their dependents.
(b) & (c): Yes, Madam. Ex-Servicemen Contributory Health Scheme (ECHS) was launched on 1st April 2003. Its growth has been phenomenal. It had a beneficiary base of only about 3.5 lakh in 2003 and its beneficiary base has expanded to approximately 50 lakh. Having started with 13 Regional Centres and 227 Polyclinics, the Scheme expanded in October 2010 with 15 more Regional Centres and 199 Polyclinics, taking the total to 28 Regional Centres and 426 Polyclinics. Presently all Regional Centres and 421 Polyclinics are operational across the country. Further, ECHS has a large number of empanelled medical facilities.
(d) The shortcomings / deficiencies in the functioning of the empanelled hospitals, supply of medicines, budgetary and manpower matters, have come to the notice of the Government.
(e) Corrective steps taken / being taken to overcome the shortcomings / deficiencies include outsourcing of pharmacy, authorization of local chemists, enhancement of financial power of Officer in-charge of ECHS polyclinic to obviate the shortage of medicines, processing of medical bills of all 28 Regional Centres on-line as per rules, appropriate use of ECHS funds by the service hospitals, adherence to the terms and conditions of Memorandum of Agreement by the empanelled hospitals, recruitment of the manpower in ECHS polyclinics, de-duplication of ECHS smart cards etc.
Source: Loksabha.nic.in [Click to view/download]
GoAir offers a 10% discount on base fares for serving and retired personnel of Defence, Paramilitary, Police and their departments
10% Discount in GoAir for Defence Personnel
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Under the offer, the defence, paramilitary and police personnel and their families will have to carry valid identification proof while travelling.
Rebooking or rescheduling of tickets can be done at the current existing fare.
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Defence Pension Adalat in Aizawl on 25th and 26th November,2016
As per the Annual action Plan of Controller General of Defence Accounts, New Delhi in consultation with the Ministry of Defence, the Principal Controller of Defence Accounts (Pensions) Allahabad will organise the 144th Defence Pension Adalat at Aizawl (Mizoram) on 25 th and 26 th November, 2016 for redressal of grievances of Defence pensioners including Defence Civilians drawing pension through PUBLIC SECTOR BANKS, TOs and DPDOs in the State of Mizoram and adjoining areas.
Any Defence Pensioners including Family Pensioners / Defence Civilian Pensioners and their families having any specific grievances relating to sanction or disbursement of Defence pension are requested to submit their representation, in writing, in duplicate to :
Sri S K Sharma,
Pension Adalat Officer
O/o Principal CDA (Pensions),
A format of the representation is given on this website. Applicants are advised to apply as per the format, for easy processing of their applications.
- Applications can either be sent by post or by E-Mail
- Photocopies of Pension payment order, Corr PPO, discharge certificate (wherever required) and other documents must be enclosed
- Each application will be allotted a unique Adalat Registration Number. The same should be quoted in all future correspondence.
- Incomplete and unsigned representations will be rejected.
The Date of the Pension Adalat on 25 th and 26th November, 2016 at Station HQ, Aizawl.
TA/DA expenditure will not be reimbursed to the pensioners/individuals attending the Adalat for redressal of their pension related problems.
Source : PCDA
Recovery of electricity charges from domestic consumers in Defence
OFFICE OF THE CONTROLLER OF DEFENCE ACCOUNTS
UDAYAN VIHAR, NARANGI, GUWAHATI-781171
AO GE/ AO BSO
C/O 99 APO
SUBJECT : Recovery of electricity charges from all domestic paying consumers – Officers/JCOs/ORs and equivalent.
Reference :- HQ CGDA , Delhi Cantt letter No. 18020/AT-X/XXXVII dated 20/10/2016.
It has been observed by the CGDA , New Dehi during analysis of information of recovery of electricity charges / consumption from all domestic paying consumers that significant number of stations impose electricity charges at flat rates. It has also been observed that no billing is being done in large no of cases in respect of PBORs on the pretext of free consumers.
2. In this connection, it is intimate that flat rates are applicable in the case of not functioning / faulty meters or in case of non-installation of meters. As per GOI MOD letter No. 9(1)/2005/D(Works-II) dated 25th October 2005, only 100 units per month of electricity are free for Officers/JCOs/ORs and its equivalent. Excess of free electricity will be charged as per rates applicable at the station . E-in-C’s Branch has also clarified that fixed charges /meters rent etc are to be recovered from consumers, if charged by Local Civil Authorities. In such conditions charging at flat rates / no billing may cause huge revenue loss to the Govt.
3. It is , therefore , requested to looked into the matter personally in consultation with their respective GEs/BSOs to strictly adhere to the Govt orders on recovery of electricity charges from domestic consumers in Defence. In case, faulty meters are not repaired or not installed , such cases may be considered for inclusion in MFAI Report.
4. Please accord Priority.
(K Lalbiakchhunga), IDAS
MOU on Defence Salary Package Signed between Indian Army and Corporation Bank
Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between the Indian Army and Corporation Bank on the Defence Salary Package today. The signing ceremony was chaired by the Adjutant General, Lt Gen Rakesh Sharma, and was attended by top officials of Corporation Bank headed by Mr Gopal Murli Bhagat, Executive Director.
The MoU is tailor made to suit the requirements of serving soldiers, pensioners and families and includes free / concessional services including free drafts, free cheque books, free funds transfers to any bank in India through RTGS / NEFT, free ATM cards, Unlimited transactions on all ATMs including that of other Banks. Some important features of the MoU include Personal Accident Insurance Cover of Rs 5 & 10 lacs, Air Insurance Cover of Rs 5 to 50 lacs and Term Life Insurance Cover of Rs 5 & 10 lacs. All the facilities are also extended to the pensioners except Term Life Insurance Cover.
7th CPC Defence Pension Calculation Method with Illustrations
DESW Order No. 17(01)/2016-D(Pen/Pol) Dated on 29.10.2016, Annexure-A (Refer Para 5.1)
(i) Pensioner ‘A’ retired as Col. (T8) at last pay drawn of Rs. 48730/- plus Grade pay Rs. 8700/- plus MSP Rs. 6000/- on 30.9.2009 under the 6Ih CPC regime in Pay Band-IV.
|Sl. No.||Particulars||Amount in Rs.|
|1||Basic Pension fixed in 6th CPC at the time of retirement (w.e.f. 1.10.2009)||31,715|
|2||Existing Pension on 31.12.2015 (after re-fixing under OROP Scheme)||36,130|
|3||Revised Pension fixed under 7th CPC (using a multiple of 2.57 of SI No. 2 above)||92,855|
(ii) Pensioner ‘B’ retired as Havildar Group ’E’ at last pay drawn of Rs. 13307- on 30.6.1994 under the 4th CPC regime in the Pay Scale of Rs. 1020-2541270-30-1420:
|Sl. No.||Particulars||Amount in Rs.|
|1||Basic Pension fixed in 4th CPC at the time of retirement (w.e.f. 1.7.1994)||629|
|2||Basic Pension revised in 6th CPC||5,023|
|3||Existing Pension on 31.12.2015(after re-fixing under OROP Scheme.)||7,808|
|4||Revised Pension fixed under 7th CPC (using a multiple of 2.57 of SI No. 3 above||20,067|
(iii) Family pensioner ’C’ of capt with qualifying service of 20 years 06 months (Post 2006)
|Sl. No.||Particulars||Amount in Rs.|
|1||Ordinary Family Pension fixed in 6th CPC (w.e.f. 24.9.2012)||9,687|
|2||Existing Ordinary Family Pension on 31.12.2015(after re-fixing under OROP Scheme)||9,687|
|3||Revised Ordinary Family Pension fixed under 7th CPC (using a multiple of 2.57 of Sl No. 2 above)||24,896|
(iv) Family pensioner ’D’ of Lt. Col with qualifying service of 25 years 07 month(Post 2006)
||Particulars||Amount in Rs.|
|1||Special Family pension fixed in 6th CPC w.e.f. 20.2.2014||37,788|
|2||Special Family Pension on 31.12.2015(after re-fixing under CROP Scheme)||39,376|
|3||Revised Special Family Pension fixed under 7th CPC (using a multiple of 2.57 of Sl No. 2 above)||1,01,197|
(v) Pensioner ‘E’ retired as Lt. Col with qualifying service of 20 year 06 month and basic pay of Rs. 49260, MSP Rs. 6000 and Grade pay Rs. 8000. His disability is 30% (Post 2006):
|Sl. No.||Particulars||Amount in Rs.|
|1||Basic Pension fixed in 6th CPC at the time of retirement (w.e.f. 24.9,2014.)||31,630|
|2||Existing Pension on 31.12.2015(after re-fixing under OROP Scheme)||31,305
|3||Existing Pension on 31.12.2015(after re-fixing under OROP Scheme)||31,630|
|4||Revised Pension fixed under 7th CPC (using a multiple of 2.57 of Sl No. 3 above)||81,290|
7th CPC Defence Pension : DESW Orders issued on 29.10.2016
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
Government of India
Ministry of Defence
Department of Ex-Servicemen Welfare
Dated 29th October 2016
The Chief of the Army Staff
The Chief of the Naval Staff
The Chief of the Air Staff
Sub: 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.
The undersigned is directed to state that in pursuance of Government’s decision on the recommendations of 7th Central Pay Commission, notified vide Government of India, Ministry of Defence Resolution No.17(1)/2014/D(Pen/Policy) dated 30th September 2016 based on Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pension, Department of Pension & Pensioners Welfare Office Resolution No. 38/37/2016-P&PW(A) dated 4th August, 2016 and Office Memorandum F.No.38/37/20l6-P&PW(A)(ii) dated 4th August,2016, sanction of the President is hereby accorded to regulate the Pension/Family Pension of all Pre-1.1.2016 pensioners/family pensioners of the Defence Forces with effect from 1.1.2016 in the manner indicated in succeeding paragraphs. Separate Orders will be issued by this Ministry in respect of Defence Force Personnel who retired/died on or after 1.1.2016 and for revision of disability element in respect of Pre-2016 Defence Pensioners.
2. Applicability : These orders shall apply to all Defence Forces pensioners/family pensioners who were drawing pension/family pension as on 1.1.2016 under the Pension Regulations of the three Services/ State Forces and various Government orders issued from time to time.
3. Non-Applicability : The provisions of this letter do not apply to the following categories:
(i) Gallantry awardees drawing only monetary allowance attached to the award, such as Param Vir Chakra, Ashok Chakra etc.
(ii) United Kingdom/Hong Kong & Singapore Royal Army( UK/HKSRA) Pensioners.
(iii) Persons in receipt of Compassionate Allowance, Guzara, Reservist Allowance or any other Allowance on which dearness relief is not admissible.
(iv) Reservists in receipt of Ex-gratia payment at Rs 750/- per month covered under Govt. of India, Ministry of Defence letter No. 1(06)/2010-D(Pen/Policy) dated 22”d Nov 2013.
(v) Families of the deceased Reservists in receipt of Ex-gratia family pension at Rs 645/- per month covered by Govt. of India Ministry of Defence letter No.1 (06)/2010-D (Pen/Policy) dated 22nd Nov 2013.
4. Definitions : (a) ‘Existing Pensioner’ or ‘Existing Family Pensioner’ means a pensioner who was entitled to/drawing pension/family pension on 31.12.2015. This will also include a pensioner/family pensioner who became entitled to pension/family pension with effect from 1.1.2016 consequent upon retirement/discharge/death of Defence Forces Personnel on 31.12.2015. For the purpose of family pension, it also covers members of family to those who retired/discharged prior to 1.1.2016 and in whose case family pension had not commenced as the pensioner was alive on 31 .12.2015.
(b) Existing Pension means the basic pension inclusive of commuted portion of pension, if any, due on 31.12.2015 and covers all kinds of pension viz. Retiring/Service/ Special/Reservist/Invalid Pension/ Service element of Disability/ Liberalized Disability Pension/ War Injury Pension. This will also include Pension/Family Pension which became due with effect from 1.1.2016 consequent on retirement/discharge/ death of Defence Force Personnel on 31.12.2015.
(c) Existing Family Pension means the basic family pension drawn on 31.12.2015 under the Pension Regulations of the three Services/ State Forces and other orders issued on the subject from time to time. It also covers Special Family Pension/ Dependent Pension/2nd Life award of Special Family pension and Liberalized Family pension sanctioned in battle and non-battle casualty cases.
(d) ‘Pension Disbursing Agency’ (PDA) means Treasury, Post Office, Pay and Accounts Office. Defence Pension Disbursement Office (DPDO), Indian Embassy, Nepal and authorized Public Sector/Private Sector Banks.
(a) ‘Pension Sanctioning Authority’ (PSA) means PCDA (Pensions) Allahabad, PCDA (Navy) Mumbai, and CDA (AF) Delhi, as the case may be.
5. Revision of Pension : 5.1 For 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. The Disability Element will be regulated as per Para 9. Illustrations for revision of pension are annexed in Annexure-A attached to this letter…
5.2 For this purpose, the existing Pension/Family Pension will be the Basic Pension(before commutation)/ Basic Family Pension only without the element of Additional Pension (referred to at Para 12) available to the old pensioners/ family pensioners of the age of 80 years and above. The Additional Pension/Family Pension payable to the old pensioners/family pensioners will be worked out in accordance with Para 12 of this order.
5.3 Since the revised pension will be inclusive of commuted portion of pension, if any, the commuted portion will be deducted from the said amount while making monthly disbursements.
5.4 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).
5.5 The revised Pension/Family Pension arrived at as per paragraph 5.1 includes dearness relief sanctioned from time to time by the Government.
6. Where the revised Pension/Family Pension in terms of paragraph 5.1 above works out to an amount less than Rs. 9000/-, the same shall be stepped up to Rs. 9000/-. This will be regarded as Pension/Family Pension with effect from 11.2016.
7. The existing instructions regarding regulation of Dearness Relief to employed/ re-employed pensioners/family pensioners, as contained in Department of Pension 6 Pensioner’s Welfare OM. No. 45/73/97-P&PW(G) dated 02.07.1999 and as amended from time to time, shall continue to apply.
8. Applicability to Permanent absorbees in PSUs/ Autonomous Bodies: Pension of a Defence Forces Personnel who has been permanently absorbed in Public Sector Undertaking/Autonomous Body will be regulated as under:
8.1 Pension: Where the Defence Force Personnel on permanent absorption in Public Sector Undertaking/ Autonomous Body continues to draw pension separately from the Government, the pension of such absorbees will be revised in terms of these orders. in cases, where the Defence Forces Personnel has drawn one time lump-sum terminal benefits equal to 100% commutation of the pension and has become entitled to the restoration of 43% / 45% commuted portion of pension as per the orders issued by this Ministry from time to time, such cases will not be covered by these orders. Orders for regulating pension of such pensioners will be issued separately.
8.2 Family Pension: In cases, where on permanent absorption in Public Sector Undertakings/Autonomous Bodies, the family pension is being drawn by the family of the PSU absorbee under the orders applicable to the Defence Forces, the same will be revised in accordance with these orders.
9. 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 ore-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.
10. Following elements will continue to be paid as separate elements in addition to the Pension/Family Pension revised under these orders. These payments will not be taken into account for the purpose of revision as well as for applicability with regard to the minimum limit of Pension/Family Pension is. Rs. 9000/- per month.
(i) Monetary Allowance attached to Gallantry Awards such as Param Vir Chakra, Ashok Chakra etc.
(ii) Constant Attendant Allowance (CAA), matter to be examined by Committee comprising Finance Secretary and Secretary(Expenditure) as Chairman and Secretaries of Home Affairs, Defence, Posts, Health & Family welfare, Personnel & Training and Chairman Railway Board as members. Till a final decision is taken on the recommendation of the Committee, Constant Attendant Allowance shall be paid at the existing rates.
11. Where a pensioner is in receipt of Disabilityl Liberalized Disabilityl War Injury Pension, the minimum limit of Rs. 9000/- will be applicable to Service Pension/Service Element. Disability/ War Injury Element will be payable in addition to Service Pension/Service Element.
12. Additional Pension for Pensioners of age 80 years and above: The quantum of Additional Pension/Family Pension available to the old pensioners/family pensioners shall be as follows:
The amount of additional pension will be shown distinctly. For example, in case where a pensioner more than 80 years of age and hislher revised pension in terms Para 5.1 above is Rs.1000/-pm, the pension will be shown as (i) Basic pension: Rs 10000 and (ii) Additional Pension Rs 2000 p m (20% of revised basic pension Rs 10000). The pension on his/her attaining the age of 85 yrs will be shown as (i) Basic Pension = Rs 10000 and (ii) additional pension = Rs 3000 pm. Dearness relief will also be admissible on the additional pension available to old pensioners.
(Note: The additional Pension will not be admissible on Disability Element Liberalized Disability Element / War Injury Element of Disability/Liberalized Disability/ War Injury Pension.)
13. 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 invalidment of a Cadet (Direct) on medical grounds due to causes attributable to or aggravated by military training:
(i) Payment of monthly ex-gratia award of Rs. 9000/- per month;
(ii) 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%;
14. Dearness Relief: The revised Pension/Family Pension as worked out in accordance with provisions of Para 5.1 read with Para 6 and additional pension wherever payable under Para 12 above shall be treated as “Basic Pension” with effect from 1.1.2016 for the purpose of calculation of dearness Relief sanctioned thereafter by the Government.
15. Revision of Pension for employed/re-employed pensioners: The revision of pension in respect of employed/re-employed Commissioned Officer and Personnel Below Officer Rank pensioners will also be carried out as per methodology provided in Para 5.1 ie. their Basic Pension as on 31.12.2015 will be multiplied by 2.57 to arrive at revised Pension as on 01.01.2016. The revised pension so arrived at will be the Basic Pension with effect from 1.12016. However, Dearness Relief beyond 1.1.2016 will not be admissible to employed/re-employed Commissioned Officer pensioners and Personnel Below Officers Rank pensioners, whose pay on re-employment has been fixed above the minimum of scale of pay of the re-employed post during the period of employment/ re-employment.
16. Methodology for Implementation and Reporting
16.1. 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 above without any further authorization from the concerned Pension Sanctioning Authorities.
16.2 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 is paid to the pensioners or credited to their account in one installment within two months from the date of issue of the letter.
16.3 A suitable entry regarding revised pension with effect from 1.1.2016 fixed in terms of Para 5.1 above, 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 intimation regarding disbursement of revised pension may be sent by the Pension Disbursing Agencies to the Office of PCDA (P), Allahabad in prescribed Annexure to these orders so that records can be updated. A hard copy of the said Annexure-B may invariably be provided by the PDAs to the pensioners concerned for their information. An acknowledgement shall be obtained by the Pension Disbursing Agencies from Office of PCDA (Pensions), Allahabad in token of receipt of the requisite Annexure.
17. If a pensioner/family pensioner to whom benefit accrues under the provisions of this order, has already died before receiving the payment of arrears, the LTA will be disbursed in the following manner:
(i) If the claimant is already in receipt of Family Pension or happens to be the person in whose favour Family Pension already stands notified and the awardees has not become ineligible for any reason, the LTA under the provisions of this letter should be paid to such a claimant by the PDAs on their own.
(ii) If the claimant has already received LTA in the past in respect of the deceased to whom the benefit would have accrued, the LTA under the provisions of this letter should also be paid to such a claimant by the PDAs on their own.
(iii) If the claimant is a person other than the one mentioned at (i) & (ii). above, LTA will be paid to the legal heir/heirs as per extant Government orders.
18. No commutation will be admissible for the revised pension accruing as a result of this revision. The existing amount of pension commuted, if any, would continue to be deducted from the revised pension while making monthly disbursements.
19. Revision of Pension/Family Pension under these orders will not affect the amount of Retirement Gratuity/ Death Gratuity already determined and paid to the pensioners/ family pensioners with reference to rules in force at the time of discharge/death.
20. Any overpayment of pension coming to the notice or under process of recovery shall be adjusted in full by the Pension Disbursing Agencies against arrears becoming due on revision of pension on the basis of these orders.
21. The revision of pension/ family pension of Defence pensioners arrived in the above manner shall be subject to the findings and recommendation of the committee set up with the approval of the Cabinet to examine the feasibility of increment based formulation recommendation of 7th CPC for revision of pension and decision of the Government thereon if any.
22. These orders issue with the concurrence of the Finance Division of this Ministry vide their ID No. 10(6A)/2016/FIN/PEN dated 29.10.2016
Under Secretary to the Government of India
Government notifies revision of pension of defence forces pensioners
New Delhi: The government on Saturday has notified revised pension of pre-2016 Defence Forces Pensioners on the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission.
As per the order, for the pre January 1 pensioners, the revised pension w.e.f. January 1 shall be determined by multiplying the basic pension/basic family pension as had been drawn as on December 31 by 2.57 to arrive at revised pension under the seventh CPC.
The implementation of the 7th Pay Commission recommendation relating to methodology for calculation of disability element has been referred to the Anomaly Committee.
The disability element which was being paid to pre-2016 Defence Forces Pensioners as on December 31 will continue to be paid pending decision on the recommendations of the Anomaly Committee.
There was widespread criticism from opposition parties and the military establishment over a letter issued on September 30 which had introduced a slab-based system, as recommended by the 7th Pay Commission, for determining the disability pension for defence forces.
Following this, the Ministry had referred the matter to the Anomaly Committee.
However, there was confusion as to what system would be used to determine disability pension.
Till the Committee comes out with a report, existing percentage system will be used to determine disability pension, defence sources said.
Earlier, the Defence Ministry had said the 7th CPC had recommended a slab-based system for determining disability pension, which was accepted by the government.
A percentage-based system was followed under the 6th CPC regime for calculating disability pension for defence forces personnel as well as civilians.
What the military personnel are upset about is that civilians will continue to be paid pension according to the earlier percentage system, which means that a civilian employee will get higher disability pension than his military counterpart.
Army Welfare Fund Battle Casualties
Of late, a large number of philanthropic organizations and individuals have been approaching in a benevolent gesture to assist next of kins of battle causalities with monetary assistance. A surge of such requests come about post the Siachen avalanche where the Indian Army lost 10 brave soldiers.
Post detailed deliberations, it was decided that donations/contributions would be accepted from such organizations and individuals through a separate and centralized fund focused for such a purpose. This would be in addition to the various existing schemes for the welfare of next of kins and children of battle casualties. The expenditure out of this fund towards welfare of families of the deceased soldiers will be undertaken as per approved procedures and laid down guidelines.
Accordingly. Indian Army has opened a new bank account for welfare of bereaved families of Battle Casualties named “Army Welfare Fund Battle Casualties“.
Organizations and individuals desirous of donating to the cause may transfer the contribution directly in the account of “Army Welfare Fund Battle Casualties” as per the details of Bank Account given below :-
Fund Name : Army Welfare Fund Battle Casualties.
Bank Name : Syndicate Bank
Branch : South Block, Defence Headquarters,
New Dlehi 110011.
Branch Code : 9055.
IFSC Code : SYNB0009055.
Account No : 90552010165915.
Alternatively, the amount can also be forwarded through Cheque/Demand Draft in favour of “Army Welfare Fund Battle Casualties” payable at New Dlehi at the following address:-
Director Accounts Section
Adjutant General’s Branch
Ceremonial & Welfare Directorate
IHQ of MoD (Army)
The contribution to the fund is purely voluntary in nature and the fund shall be exclusively used for the welfare of Next of Kins of Battle Casualties.
In case of queries, the donor may contact the following at Army Headquarters:
|(a) Deputy Director General (Welfare)
Ceremonial & Welfare Directorate
|(b) Director Accounts Section
Ceremonial & Welfare Directorate
The proposal for obtaining approval from I.T. authorities in order to make the contribution eligible for tax exemption is under consideration.
Armed Forces to get 10% Arrears before October 30 : The defence ministry has said a pending issuance of the pay commission notification has been sanctioned by the president on ad-hoc basis.
Even as the Central government and the three armed forces chiefs are trying to sort out a dispute over the new pay grades for the army, navy and the air force, the central government has planned a temporary payment for the armed forces.
The defence ministry has said a “pending issuance” of the pay commission notification has been sanctioned by the president on ad-hoc basis. The arrears will be 10 percent of the current pay drawn by the soldiers, which would be calculated from January 2016.
This means all the soldiers are set to receive roughly one month’s salary. The government is trying to ensure that the arrears are reflected in salary slips before October 30 (Diwali).
According to media reports, the army, navy, and the air force personnel (unlike the civil service) have neither received their arrears arising out of the pay-commission order, nor have their new salary scales come into force. The delay is due to the three service chiefs’ intervention seeking correction in the anomalies in the compensation structure for the forces.
The service chiefs have said that the services will not implement the pay commission’s recommendations until and unless the anomalies, which include those related to disability and pay pensions, are resolved.
In other news, the government on Monday refuted media reports, which suggested that the disability pension scheme for the armed forces had been cut. Government sources cited by a leading daily claimed that the disability pension for sepoys had increased by Rs 2,700 per month, for havaldars by Rs 1,450 per month and for naiks by Rs 2,300 per month post the implementation of the 7th pay commission.
Media reports indicated that the government has notified of a new set of rules for granting disability pensions to the armed forces. The new pension calculation method replaces the decade-old system put in place by the sixth pay commission (CPC) according to which, the pensions arising by disability aggravated by military services/wars were calculated on percentage basis on the last pay drawn.