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Minimum Guaranteed Pension for Disability / War Injury Element

Minimum Guaranteed Pension for Disability / War Injury Elememt as per CSC 2012 Recommendation – PCDA Pension circular

Controller of Defence Accounts (Pensions) has issued an important circular regarding payment of minimum guaranteed pension for Disability / War Injury Element as per CSC 2012 Recommendation.

0/o  THE PR. CONTROLLER  OF DEFENCE ACCOUNTS  (PENSIONS)
DRAUPADI  GHAT, ALLAHABAD-   211014

IMPORTANT CIRCULAR REGISTERED

Circular  No. 542

                   Dated:  27.05.2015

 

To,

1.  The Chief Accountant,  RBI, Deptt. Of Govt. Bank Accounts,  Central office C-7, Second
Floor, Bandre- Kurla Complex, PB No. 8143, Bandre East Mumbai- 400051
2. All CMDs, Public Sector Banks including  IDBI Bank
3.  Nodal Officers, ICICl/HDFC/AXIS/IDBIBanks
4.  Managers, All CPPCs
5.  Military and Air Attache, Indian Embassy, Kathmandu, Nepal
6. The PCDA (WC), Chandigarh
7. The CDA (PD), Meerut
8. The CDA, Chennai
9. The Director of Treasuries, All States…
10. The Pay and Accounts Officer, Delhi Administration,  RK puram and Tis Hazari, New Delhi
11. The Pay and Accounts Office, Govt of Maharashtra, Mumbai
12. The Post Master Kathua (J&K)
13. The Pr. Pay and Accounts Officer, Andaman and Nicobar Administration,  Port Blair

Subject:   Minimum Guaranteed Pension for  Disability/ War Injury  Element as per CSC-2012 recommendation.

Reference: This Office Circular No.456 dated 18.03.2011

(Available on the website of this Office www.pcdapension.nic.in)

A copy of GOI, MOD New Delhi letter No. 16(01)/2014-D(Pension/  Policy)  dated
10th  April  2015 is forwarded herewith for immediate implementation. The same has also been uploaded  on  this  office  website  www.pcdapension.nic.in.  The  same  may  please  be downloaded at your end without waiting for the hard copy of the order and action may be taken accordingly.

2.        The following instructions/ clarifications are issued for smooth implementation of MOD letter on the subject.

3.         General  Guidelines:  Implementation regarding revision of various elements of pension may be done keeping in view the following general guidelines:

(i)        Applicability: These Orders are applicable to all Pre-2006 Armed Forces Disability/ War Injury Pensioners who were/ are in receipt of Disability Pension/ Liberalized Disability Pension/ War Injury Pension as on 24th September 2012.

(ii)       Non Applicability:
The provisions of this letter do not apply in the following cases: –
(a)       UK/HKSRA pensioners.
(b)       KCIOs who are in receipt of pension in Pound or Sterling as on 01.1.2006.
(c)       Persons  in receipt  of Compassionate   Allowance/   Guzara/   Reservists  Allowance   or any other allowance  on which  relief is not payable.

(iii)       Due/ Drawn  Statements:
All  the  payments already  made beyond 24th September 2012  shall  be adjusted  by preparing due and drawn statement. A  suitable entry  regarding revised Disability Pension/ Liberalized Disability Pension/ War Injury Pension should be made in Check Register/ Payment Register/ Pension Payment Scroll/ Pension Certificate etc.

(iv)       Over  Payments/  Recovery  of:
Any over payment 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.

(v)        Life Time Arrears (L TA):
If a pensioner, to whom benefit accrues under the provisions of this letter, had already died on or after 24th September 2012, the PDAs will itself revise the pension as per this order and LTA may be paid to the family pensioners or his/ her heir. Payment of LTA shall, however, be regulated as per the extant Government orders on the subject matter.

(vi)       No Revision where  Pre-revised   Pension  is more  beneficial:
In cases where pension has been finally sanctioned under the pre-revised orders and if it happens to be more beneficial than the pension becoming due under these orders, the pension already sanctioned shall not be revised to the disadvantage of the pensioners.

(vii)      No additional Commutation:
No commutation will be admissible for the additional amount of pension accruing as a result of this revision. The existing amount of pension commuted, if any, would continue to be deducted from the consolidated pension while making monthly disbursements.

(viii)      Elements  to be revised  by PDAs:
(a)        Disability Element (Para 3 of GOI, MOD letter dated 10th April 2015)
(b)        Liberalized Disability Element (Para 4 of GOI, MOD letter dated 10th April 2015)
(c)        War Injury Element (Para 5 of GOI, MOD letter dated 10th April 2015)

4.         Guidelines for Revision of Special  Elements: (i)      Disability Pension:
The  Disability  Element  revised  in  terms  of  Para  2.2  of  GOI,  MOD  letter  dated 04.05.2009 as amended from time to time shall not be less than 30% of the minimum of the fitment table for the Rank in the revised pay structure issued for implementation of recommendation  of  5th   CPC  corresponding  to  pre-revised  scale  held  by  Armed  Forces Personnel at the time of retirement/ discharge/ invalidment for 100% disability.

For disability less than 100%, the Disability Element shall be proportionately reduced as per period and degree of disability accepted.

However, in cases where  permanent disability is  not less than 50%, the  Disability Pension (i.e. total of service element revised in terms of Para-2.1 of GOI, MOD letter dated 04.05.2009 as amended from time to time plus disability element) shall not be less than 50% of minimum of the fitment table for the rank in the revised pay structure issued for implementation of recommendations of 5th  CPC corresponding to the pre-revised scale held by Armed Forces Personnel at the time of retirement/ discharge/ invalidment, subject to minimum of Rs.7,000/-
PM.

Concordance table showing existing rates and revised rates of disability element for 100% disability for various ranks are given in Table  No. 1 to 7.

(ii)        Liberalized  Disability Pension
The   Disability   Element   revised   in  terms   of   Para   2.2   of  GOI,   MOD   letter   dated 04.05.2009   as amended   from time to time  shall  not  be  less  than  30%  of the  minimum  of the

fitment    table   for   the   rank   in   the   revised
pay   structure issued   for   implementation     of recommendation     of  5th    CPC   corresponding to   pre-revised scale   held   by  Armed   Forces Personnel  at the time of retirement/  discharge/  invalidment  for 100% disability.

For Disability  less than  100%, the  Disability  Element  shall  be proportionately   reduced  as per period  and degree  of disability already  accepted.

However,   in no  case  the  revised   Disability   Pension  (i.e.  aggregate   of  service  element revised  in terms  of Para-2.1  of GOI,  MOD letter dated  04.05.2009  as amended  from time to time plus disability  element)  shall be less than 80% of the minimum  of the fitment  table for the rank in the    revised    pay   structure    issued    for    implementation     of   recommendation    of   5th    CPC corresponding   to pre-revised   scale  held  by Armed  Forces  Personnel  at the time  of retirement/ discharge/ invalidment.

Concordance    table  showing   existing   rates  and  revised   rates  of  disability   element   for
100% disability  for various  ranks are given  in Table No. 1 to 7.

(iii)      War Injury Pension
The   War   Injury   Element   revised   in  terms   of  Para   2.3   of  GOI,   MOD   letter   dated 04.05.2009   as amended  from  time  to time  shall  not  be less than  100%  in case  of invalidment and  50%  in case  of  retirement/   discharge,   of  minimum  of the fitment  table  for  the  rank  in the revised  pay structure  issued  for  implementation   of recommendations    of 5th  CPC corresponding to  pre-revised   scale  held  by  Armed   Forces   Personnel   at  the  time  of  retirement/   discharge/ invalidment  for 100% disability.

For disability  less than100%,  the War  Injury  Element  shall  be proportionately   reduced  as per period  and degree  of disability already  accepted.

Concordance   table  showing  existing   rates  and  revised  rates  of war  injury  element  for 100% war injury for various  ranks are given  in Table No. 1  to 7.

Note-1:  The amount  of  Disability  Element  already  commuted  out  of pre-revised  disability element should be deducted from the revised disability element till restoration of commuted portion of pension.
2:  Tables given  as  annexure are for  100% disability,  for disability lesser than  100%Disability/ War Injury Element shall be proportionately reduced.
3: The rounding off benefit for disability percentage, if applicable, under rules may also be given.

(IV)       Dearness Relief:
Dearness   Relief  shall  be admissible   on the  revised  rates  sanctioned   from  time  to time vide  Ministry  of Personnel,   Public  Grievances   and  Pension  (Deptt.  of Pension  and  Pensioners’ Welfare)   .While  calculating   dearness   relief  on disability  pension,  service  element  and  disability element,  both will be taken  together.

5.        Tables from No. 8 to 13 showing  the  revised  pay structure  introduced  with  effect  from 01.01.2005   corresponding   to the  Pre revised  scale  & minimum  of the fitment  for various  ranks held by Armed  Forces  Personnel  are also enclosed.

6.        Rates/  tables  for  minimum   guaranteed   pension   for  Disability/   War  injury  element   for various   ranks  have  been prepared   but  no  table  for  Hony  rank  of  Naik,  Hony  Havildar   and Havildar  granted  Hony rank of Nb-Subedar  have been prepared.

Disability/  War  Injury  Element  have  been  calculated  with  reference  to newly  introduced pay structure  corresponding   to  the  pre-revised    scale  held  by the  Armed   Forces   personnel at the  time  of retirement/    discharge/    invalidment. In  view  of  above,   it  is  hereby  stated  that  Hony  Rank  of  Naik,  Havildar  and  Havildar holding   Hony   rank   of  Nb  Sub  draw   pay   in  the   pay   scale   of  Sepoy,   Naik  and   Havildar respectively,   therefore,  they  should  be entitled  for  modified parity with  reference  to substantive rank  held  at the  time  of  retirement/   discharge/   invalidment   except  for  the  Naik  (TS) who  draw pay  Scale  of  Naik  and  therefore,   should  be entitled  for  modified  parity  with  reference  to  Naik rank.

7.     Re-grouping    of Groups-
Groups  for  all  ranks  of  PBOR  have  been  introduced   w.e.f.  01.06.1953.   Initially  there were  8 groups i.e. A, B,  C, D,  E,  F, G and H. These pay groups were regrouped in 5 (i.e. A, B, C, D,  E) w.e.f. 01.01.1973 which further regrouped in 3 groups (X, Y & Z) w.e.f. 10.10.1997. It has been clarified that eight groups have been regrouped in five groups from 01.01.73 and further reduced to three groups from 10.10.1997 are as follows-

ARMY

Pre-1973

A

GP ‘B to D’ & Gunner GD G, H
Post-1973

A

GP ‘B to D’

E

Post-10.10.1997

x

y

z

Similarly, groups of Air Force, Navy are also given below for Pre-73 to Post 10.10.1997 and Pre 01.01.1996 to 10.10.1997.

AIR FORCE
Pre-1973

I

II,  Ill, IV

v

Post-1973

I

II, Ill

IV

Post-10.10.1997 x

y

z

NAVY

Pre-1996 A            Ot her Than “A” & Group “B”
and Special Group

c

Post-1996 A

B

c

Post-10.10.1997 x

y

z

8.        Cases to be referred to other Authorities:

(a)       Disability Pension:
In  cases where permanent disability is not less than 60%, the Disability Pension (i.e. total of service element revised in terms of Para-2.1 of GOI, MOD letter dated 04.05.2009 as amended from time to time plus disability element) shall not be less than 60% of minimum of the fitment table for the rank in the revised pay structure issued for implementation of recommendation of 61h    CPC corresponding to the  pre-revised scale held by Armed  Forces Personnel at the time of retirement/ discharge/ invalidment, subject to minimum of J   7,000/• PM. In such cases where aggregate of service element and disability element is less than 60% of minimum of the fitment table, such cases are required to be stepped up to 60% of minimum of the fitment table. As corrigendum PPO will be required to be issued by PSA concerned, therefore, these cases will be referred to the respective PSAs for revision.

(b)        Liberalized  Disability Pension:
In cases where  the aggregate  of Service  Element  (i.e. total of Service  Element  revised  in terms  of  Para-2.1  of  GOI,  MOD  letter  dated  04.05.2009   as  amended   from  time  to  time  plus Disability   Element  is less  than  80%  of the  minimum  of the fitment  table  for  the  rank  in the revised  pay structure  issued  for implementation   of recommendations    of 61h   CPC, corresponding to  pre-revised   scale  held  by  Armed   Forces   Personnel   at  the  time  of  retirement/   discharge/ invalidment,   such   cases   may  be  stepped   upto  80%   of  minimum   of  the  fitment   table.   As corrigendum   PPO will  be required  to be issued  by PSA  concerned,   therefore,  these  cases  will be referred  to the respective  PSAs for revision.

(c)       War Injury Pension:
In some  cases  of war  injury  pension,  the  aggregate   of service  element  and  war  injury element  has been  notified  as a single  amount  in the  PPO,  in such  cases,  PDA may  not able to revise  the  war  injury  element   as  well  as  service   element   under  these  Government    orders, therefore,   such cases will also be referred  to PSAs concerned  for revision  of war  injury  pension through  corrigendum   PPO.

Other cases:
In  cases,  where  the  PDAs  are  in  doubt  regarding   the  revision   in  individual   cases,  the concrete  cases with full details  of pensioners  and PPO number  may be referred  to:-

(i)        Pr. CDA(P) Allahabad:
All  types  of  cases  pertaining   to  the  Commissioned    Officers  to  the  01/C,  G-1/  Military Section  and  01/C, G-3 Section  for disability  pension.  The  names  of 01/C of the above  sections are given  as under:-

Officer-in-Charge,    G-1/Military  Section-  Shri H  P Verma,  Sr. Accounts  Officer  (P) Officer-in-Charge,    G-3 Section-  Shri Shital  Das, Sr. Accounts  Officer  (P)

(ii)       PCDA (Navy), Mumbai:
Cases  pertaining  to the Commissioned   Officers  and PBOR of the Navy who  retired  on or after 01.11.1985.

(iii)      CDA (AF), New Delhi:
Cases  pertaining  to the  Commissioned   Officers  of the Air  Force  and  PBOR  who  retired on orafter01.11.1985.

No. Gts/Tech/05/LXXIV, Dated: 27.05.2015

Dy. Controller (Pensions)

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