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7th Pay Commission Latest News – Pensioners concerned over DOPT’s opposition for 7th CPC recommended Pension Parity – Earlier NJCA reported on DOPT and Defence Ministry opposition for fixing the pension based on number of increments earned.
On 27th May 2016, NJCA, the joint body of all staff associations of Central Government Employees, Railway Employees and Defence personnel, reported that it met Cabinet Secretary and apart from other issues such as no revision expected in fitment factor, pay matrix etc., there was indication from the side of Empowered Committee regading opposition from DOPT and as well as Defence Ministry for revising pension on the basis of increments earned by the pensioner.
It may be recalled that 7th Pay Commission has envisaged the method of fixing pension on the basis of increments earned by the Pensioners in the retiring scale, for arriving at the pension parity with post 2016 pensioners
Now, with regard to this Pension parity issue, Bharat Pensioners Samaj has writted to DOPT, expressing pensioner’s concern over denial of pension parity benefit recommended by 7th Pay Commission
BHARAT PENSIONER SAMAJNO SG/BPS/7thPC/016/09Dated 01 .06.201 6ToThe Secretary,Govt. of India M/O Personnel.PG and Pensions-DOP &PW(For the kind attention of Sh Chirravuri Viswanath IAS)Sir.Bharat Pensioners Samaj is deeply shocked to know that the Department of Pension is opposed to the first option recommended by the 7th CPC to bring about the parity with the past pensioners and considers it to be infeasible and impracticable (due to the non-availability of the requisite records)It is hard to believe how a department meant for the welfare of pensioners which helped pensioners to get better deal in earlier pay commissions could arrive at such a damaging decision without even consulting the stake holders.Sir.Service record is a permanent one and if it to be destroyed, proper permission from the Competent Authority is to be obtained. In any case. service record can always be reconstructed taking the details from various sources available in the department and the material collected from the Pensioner. This has been done in the past while implementing parity enunciated by fifth CPC and even while implementing modified parity of 6’h CPC. In this regard Your kind attention is also drawn to recent Bombay High court Nagpur judgement dated 09.03.2015 in case of Smt. Saija v. General Manager. Central Railway O.A.No. 2131 of 201 1 (Bombay Bench at Nagpur)Undersigned in the capacity of Secy. Genl ‘Bharat Pensioners Samaj’ request you to please review DOPPW decision to save pensioners/family pensioners from unprecedented permanent damage by a department meant for their welfare.Under signed also request you grant personal audience to a delegation of Bharat Pensioners Samaj to discuss the issue.As the Empowered committee of Secretaries is scheduled to meet on 11/06/016 an immediate action is requested sir.
Thanking you in anticipationDA/copy of JCA letterYours faithfully.S.C.MaheshwariSecy General Bharat Pensioners Samaj
Source: Bharat Pensioners Samaj