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Reasons for Difference in Method of Revison of Pre-2006 Pension between Commissioned Officers and PBORs – Indianmilitary.info blog has come up with a detailed study on method of revision of Pension of Pre-2006 Armed forces Commissioned Officers and PBORs
Ministry of Defence recently issued following two Orders / Circulars for revision of pension of pre-2006 Commissioned Officers pensioners and also Pre-2006 PBOR (JCOs/ORs) Pensioners with effect from 1st January 2006 in line with Department of Pension Office Memorandum dated 30.07.2015 for revision of pre-2006 Pension for retired Central Government Employees.
In fact, all these developments are based on Hon’ble Supreme Court decisions in the cases filed by Pre-2006 Armed Forces Pensioners and Central Government pensioners for rectifying Pension anomaly while fixing the pension as per 6th CPC implementation.
As far as Orders dated 03.09.2015 issued by Ministry of Defence is concerned, there was an apparent difference between the method of revision of pension for Commissioned officers and that of PBORs with respect to date of effect. While Revision of Pension of Commissioned officers which was earlier give effect from 24.09.2012, was revised to 1st January 2006.
However, in respect of Revision of Pension of Pre-2006 Armed Forces PBORs (JCOs and ORs), effect of revision of pre-2006 Pension based on rank as per the minimum pension table given in order dated 03.09.2015, was applicable from 1st January 2006 to 31st Jun 2009 since Armed Forces pensioners other than commissioned officers were already granted revised pension with effect from 1st July 2009 on the basis of highest pay of 5th CPC scale.
As a result of this revision, the minimum pension ensured for pensioners as well as family pensioners is in all cases higher than than the minimum pension / family pension ensured as per the minimum pension table given in latest revision of pension order dated 03.09.2015.
Indianmilitary.info has provided the reasons for difference in the method of revision of pension of Armed Forces Commissioned Officers and PBORs (JCO/ORs). For clarity in this issue we have given the same below