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Government Letter for Revision of pension of pre-2006 pensioners from 1.1.2006



No.38/37/08-P&PW(A)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, PG & Pensions
Department of Pension & Pensioners' Welfare
3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhawan
Khan Market, New Delhi
Dated the 30th July, 2015
Office Memorandum

Sub:- Revision of pension of pre-2006 pensioners - reg.

The undersigned is directed to say that as per Para 4.2 of this Department's OM of even number dated 1.9.2008 relating to revision of pension of pre-2006 pensioners w.e.f.1.1.2006, the revised pension w.e.f. 1.1.2006, in no case, shall be lower than 50% of the sum of the minimum of pay in the pay band and the grade pay thereon corresponding to the prerevisedpay scale from which the pensioner had retired. A clarification was issued vide DoP; PW OM of even number dated 3.10.2008 that the pension calculated at 50% of theminimum of pay in the pay band plus grade pay would be calculated at the minimum of the pay in the pay band (irrespective of the pre-revised scale of pay) plus the grade pay corresponding to the pre-revised pay scale.

2. Several petitions were filed in Central Administrative Tribunal, Principal Bench, NewDelhi inter alia claiming that the revised pension of the pre-2006 pensioners should not beless than 50% of the minimum of the pay band + grade pay, corresponding to the pre-revisedpay scale from which pensioner had retired, as arrived at with reference to the fitment tablesannexed to Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure OM No.l/1/2008-IC dated 30thAugust, 2008. Hon'ble CAT, Principal Bench, New Delhi vide its common order dated1.11.201lin OA No.655/2010 and three other connected OAs directed to re-fix the pension ofall pre-2006 retirees w.e.f. 1.1.2006 based on the Resolution dated 29.8.2008 of theDepartment of Pension & Pensioners' Welfare and in the light of the observations of Hon'bleCAT in that order.

3. The above order was challenged by the Government by filing Writ PetitionNo.153512012 in respect ofOA No. 655/2010 and WP No.2348-50/12 in respect of the threeother connected OAs in the High Court of Delhi. The Hon'ble High Court in Its commonOrder dated 29.4.2013 noted that the DoP&PW had, in the meanwhile, issued an OMNo.38/37/08-P&PW (A) dated 28.1.2013 which provided for stepping up of pension of pre-2006 pensioners w.e.f. 24.9.2012 to 50% of the minimum of pay in the pay band and gradepay corresponding to pre-revised pay scale from which the pensioner had retired. Hon'bleHigh Court observed that the only issue which survived was, with reference to Paragraph 9 ofOM dated 28.1.2013 which makes it applicable w.e.f. 24.9.2012 instead of 1.1.2006. Hon'bleHigh Court of Delhi dismissed the Writ Petition No.1535/20 12 along with three other WritPetitions vide its order dated 29.4.2013. Special Leave Petitions (No.23055/2013 andNo.36148-50/2013) filed against the said order dated 29/412013 of the Hon'ble Delhi High Court have also been dismissed by the Hon'ble Supreme Court.

4. Accordingly, in compliance with the above judicial pronouncements, it has beendecided that the pension/family pension of all pre-2006 pensioners/family pensioners may berevised in accordance with this Department's OM No.38/37/08-P&PW(A) dated 28.1.2013with effect from 1.1.2006 instead of24.9.2012. Further, this benefit has already been grantedto the Applicants in OA No. 655/2010 vide OM of even No. dated 26/08/2014 read with OMdated 19/09/2015 following dismissal of SLP (C) No.23055/2013 by the Hon'ble Supreme Court.

5 In case the consolidated pension/family pension calculated as per para 4.1 of O.M.No.38/37/08-P&PW (A) dated 1.9.2008 is higher than the pension/family pension calculated in the manner indicated in the O.M. dated 28.1.2013, the same (higher consolidated pension/family pension) will continue to be treated as basic pension/family pension.

6. All other conditions-as given in OM No. 38/37/08-P&PW (A) dated 1.9.2008, as amended from time to time shall remain unchanged.

7. Ministry of Agriculture, etc. are requested to bring the contents of these orders to the notice of Controller of Accounts/Pay and Accounts Officers and Attached and subordinate Offices under them on a top priority basis. All pension disbursing offices are also advised to prominently display these orders on their notice boards for the benefit of pensioners.
8. This issues with the approval of Ministry of Finance ID Note No. 1(9)/EV/2011-Vol.1I dated 24.7.2015.

9. Hindi version will follow.

 (Harjit Singh)
Deputy Secretary to the Government of India
To
1. All Ministries/Departments (as per standard mailing list)
2. All SCOV A Members
3. All identified Pensioners Associations
Copy to NIC for uploading on the website of the Department

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Not part of Government letter
Information provided by some well wishers
 Arrears Expected for Officers 
from 1.1.2006


Maj Gen
Brig
Col
Lt Col
Maj
Pension
378299
310399
180845
58555
425435
Family Pension
226974
186242
108513
35147
255266
AMC/ADC





Pension
471574
407317
267398
135247
490228
Family Pension
282950
244382
160440
81139
294118
MNS





Pension
180845
0
0
425435
271523
Family Pension
108513
0
0
255266
162917