NPA to be included from 1st jan 1996 and 1st Jan 2006 for Pre-1996 and Pre-2006 Armed forces Medical Officer Pensioners

Revision of Pension of Pre-1996 and Pre- 2006 Armed Forces Medical officer pensioners by including Non Practicing Allowance (NPA) with effect from 01.01.1996 and 01.01.2006 respectively

Office of the Pr. Controller of Defence Accounts (Pensions) has issued a Circular No.24 dated 11.09.2015 on Revision of Pension of Pre-1996 and Pre- 2006 Armed forces Medical Officer pensioner for inclusion of Non Practicing Allowance (NPA) for revision of pension/ ordinary family pension.

While revising pension of armed forces medical officers (Medical and dental corps) from 1st January 2006, as per PCDA Circular No. No 1(04)/2015(l)-D(Pen/Pol) dated 03.09.2015 meant for Armed forces Commissioned Officers, NPA has to be taken in to account. So system of ensuring 50% and 30% of pay in pay band and equivalent to pay scale at the time of retirement and also NPA for Armed Forces Medical Officer pensioners and family pensioners respectively, will result in fixation of higher pension as a result of inclusion of NPA.

Office of the Pr.C.D.A(Pensions)

Draupatighat, Allahabad – 210 014

Tele (0532) 242 1877

Circular No. 24

Date : 11 September, 2015

To,

1. The Director of Treasury
2. The Post Master, Kathua, Srinagar (J&K)
3. The Post Master, Campbell Bay (Andaman & Nicobar)
4. The Defence Pension Disbursing Officer ……..
5. The Pay and Accounts Officer ……..
6. The Pay and Accounts Officers Indian Embassy, Kathmandu, Nepal
7. The Director of Accounts, Panji (Goa)
8. The Finance Secretary, Gangtok
9. The Chief Manager, CPPC …..
10. The Manager, Link Bank ……..

SUBJECT:- Revision of Pension of Pre- 2006 pensioner- inclusion of Non Practicing Allowance (NPA) for revision of pension/ ordinary family pension in respect of Medical officers of Army Medical Corps (AMC)/Army Dental Corps(ADC)/ Remount Veterinary Corps (RVC).

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Reference is invited towards Govt. of India, MOD letter No.1(1)/99/D(Pen/ Sers) dated 07.06.1999 issued in implementation of recommendation of V CPC. As per the ibid letter the pension/family pension of all Armed Force Pensioners, irrespective of their date of retirement should not be less than 50% /30% respectively of the minimum pay in the revised scale of pay introduced w.e.f. 01.01.1996 of the rank held by the pensioner. The pension of Armed Force officers including Medical officer was revised as per the ibid letter and benefit of NPA was also allowed. However, the Govt has subsequently issued letter dated 11.09.2001, according to which, NPA granted to Medical officers does not form part of the scales of Pay. It is a separate element and it is not to be added to the minimum of the revised scale of pay as on 01.01.1996 in case where consolidated pension/ family pension is to be stepped upto 50%/30% respectively in terms of MOD letter dated 07.06.1999.

2. Similarly, Govt. of India, MoD has issued order vide letter No.17(4)/2008/D(Pen/Policy) dated 16.03.2010 under VI CPC , which provided that NPA element shall not be added to the emoluments to determine minimum guaranteed pension in terms of para 5 of GOI, MOD letter no. 17(4)/2008(1)/D(Pen/Sers) dated 11.11.2008 (Circulated under Circular No.397).

3. It has been decided vide no. 38/31/11-P&PW(A)(Vol.-IV) dated 14.10.2014 and even No. dated 18.02.2015 in cases of Civilian doctors by Govt., in implementation of Hon’ble Supreme Court order dated 27.11.2013 in Civil Appeal No. 10640-46/2013, that while determining minimum guaranteed pension of past retirees from 01.01.1996 in terms of DP&PW OM dated 17.12.1998 and with effect from 01.01.2006 in terms of DP&PW OM dated 1.09.2008 and with effect from 24.09.2012 in terms of DP&PW dated 28.01.2013, the NPA element shall be added to the minimum of revised pay scale subject to the maximum ceiling prescribed from time to time.

4. Now the Govt. of India, Ministry of Defence has also issued letter NO. 1(7)/2014-D(Pen/Pol) date 31.07.2015 according to which in case of Pre 96 retired medical officers, who were drawing NPA element at the time of their retirement, NPA@ 25% shall be added to the minimum of the scale of pay as on 01.01.1996 while determining minimum guaranteed pension/family pension in terms of MOD letter No. 1(1)/99/D(Pen/Sers) dated 07.06.1999 subject to the ceiling that pay plus rank pay plus NPA should not exceed Rs. 29500/-. It has further been clarified in the ibid letter that in case of pre 2006 retiree medical officers, NPA @ 25% shall be added to the minimum of the pay in pay band plus the grade pay and MSP (subject to Max. ceiling of Rs. 85000/-), where applicable, while determining minimum guaranteed pension /family pension from 01.01.2006 in terms of para 5 of MOD letter dated 11.11.2008. Similarly, for revision of pension/family pension w.e.f. 24.09.2012, NPA @ 25% shall also be added to the minimum of the fitment table for the rank in the revised pay band as indicated under fitment tables annexure with SAI 2/S/2008 and equivalent instructions for Navy and Air Force plus Grade Pay and Military Service Pay where applicable. The copy of Govt. letter dated 31.07.2015 is enclosed herewith as appendix 1 to this letter.

5. Govt. of India, Ministry of Defence has further issued letter NO. 1(04)/2015(I)-D(Pen/Pol) date 03.09.2015 according to which revised tables indicating minimum guaranteed pension/ ordinary family pension for Indian Commissioned officers which is annexed with GoI, MoD letter No.
1(11)/2012-D(Pen/ Policy) dated 17.01.2013 (Circulated under Circular no.500) shall be effective from 01.01.2006 instead of 24.09.2012.

6. In view of the above, the pension of all pre 96 and pre 2006 retired medical officers of Army Medical Corps (AMC)/Army Dental Corps(ADC)/ Remount Veterinary Corps (RVC), who were in receipt of NPA at the time of retirement, is required to be revised after allowing NPA as mentioned above. Therefore, the following Circulars issued earlier on the subject are superseded with this Circular.

(i) Imp. Circular No. 1 dated 20.05.2002 issued from File No. G-1/M/01/NPA

(ii) Imp. Circular No. 2 dated 20.05.2002 issued from File No. G-1/M/01/ NPA

(iii) Imp. Circular No. 3 dated 12.06.2002 issued from File No. G-1/M/01/NPA

(iv) Imp. Circular No. 4 dated 17.07.2002 issued from File No. G-1/M/01/NPA

(v) Imp. Circular No. 5 dated 29.01.2009 issued from File No. G-1/M/01/NPA

(vi) Imp. Circular No. 18 dated 14.02.2014 issued from File No. G-1/M/01/NPA

7. The Pension disbursing officers are requested to identify the affected cases of Medical officers of Armed Forces of Army Medical Corps (AMC)/Army Dental Corps(ADC)/ Remount Veterinary Corps (RVC) who were in receipt of NPA. The minimum guaranteed pension / family pension will be revised by the Pension Disbursing Agencies (PDA’s) in affected cases as indicated in the corresponding tables as per their respective rank and qualifying service. The tables for minimum pension guaranteed pension of different categories of pensioners are enclosed as per the following Annexures:-

 

1. Annexure-A For revised pension under VCPC w.e.f. 01.01.1996 in respect of officers of Regular Commission AMC/ADC/RVC in receipt of NPA
2.

 

Annexure-B For revised pension under VICPC w.e.f. 01.01.2006 in respect of officers of Regular Commission of AMC/ADC/RVC in receipt of NPA
3. Annexure-C For revised pension under VICPC w.e.f. 01.01.2006 in respect of EC/SSC officers of AMC/ ADC / /RVC retired on or after 01.01.1996 but prior to 01.01.2006

8. The pension under respective Annexure has been calculated after adding weightage admissible to actual qualifying service and shown against the qualifying service. Therefore, PDAs are not to allow any additional benefit of weightage in qualifying service. The revised pension shown in Annexure is admissible only to medical officers of AMC/ ADC/ RVC who were in receipt of NPA at the time of retirement. The non technical officers of AMC/ADC/ RVC are not entitled to above revision. The Pension of PSU absorbee’s medical officer of AMC/ADC/ RVC will not be revised as per these tables but cases be referred to this office for further action.

9. The normal rate of family pension will be revised by PDAs as indicated in Annexure. The enhanced rate of family pension will also be revised and the amount of enhanced rate will be the same as retiring pension corresponding to the service rendered by the officer. However, in cases of death-in-service of officer, the enhanced rate of family pension will be revised equal to the amount of retiring pension shown against the qualifying service of 30 years and above. The period of payment of enhanced rate may be verified before making any payment. The amount of enhanced rate of family pension will not be less than the amount of normal rate of ordinary family pension indicated in the table.

10. The tables of minimum guaranteed pension/family pension circulated under this office Circulars No. 397 dated 18.11.2008 as amended vide circulars No. 452 dated 21.02.2011, No. 453 dated22.02.2011, 500 dated 17.01.2013 and 536 dated 05.02.2015 stand
modified in respect of Medical officers of Army Medical Corps (AMC)/Army Dental Corps(ADC)/ Remount Veterinary Corps (RVC). For officers other than medical officer of Army Medical Corps (AMC)/Army Dental Corps (ADC)/ Remount Veterinary Corps (RVC) including non technical officer of AMC separate instructions will be issued to allow revised rate of pension as mentioned in Govt. letter dated 17.01.2013 with effect from 01.01.2006.

11. The pension will not be revised to the disadvantage of a pensioner. Such cases and other doubtful cases will be referred to this office by making a reference to the following officer with the details of PPO No., Name of officer, personal No., PDA details alongwith A/c No. and address of correspondence.

Sri R.B. Sharma, Sr. A.O.(P)

Office of the PCDA (Pension)

G-1/M/ Section, Draupadi Ghat

Allahabad-211014

12. The PDAs will prepare due – drawn statement and the amount of pension already paid is to be adjusted in full before making any payment of arrear. Any overpayment coming to the notice of PDA’s or under recovery may be recovered from arrear due.

13. All other subsidiary payment instructions will be the same as already circulated vide this office circulars quoted under reference.

14. It is also requested that a copy of this circular may please be circulated to all the PDAs under your jurisdiction in order to ensure prompt action for the revision of pension/family pension.

15. This circular has been uploaded on PCDA (P) website http://www.pcdapension.nic.in for dissemination across the Defence pensioners and PDAs.

No. G-1/M/01/ICOS/NPA/ Vol. -III Date: 11 .09.2015

(C.B. Yadav)

Asstt. CDA (P)

Download P.C.D.A Circular No.24 dated 11.09.2015

 

ANNEXURE A

Rate of revised pension under VCPC w.e.f. 01.01.1996 in respect of pre-96 retired officers of Regular Commission of Army Medical Corps (AMC)/Army Dental Corps(ADC)/ Remount Veterinary Corps (RVC) in receipt of NPA

TABLE-1: RETIRING PENSION

RANK

2nd Lt./ Lt.

Captain

Major

Lt. Col. (TS)

LT.Col.

Colonel

Brigadier

Maj. Gen.

Lt. Gen.

DGAFMS

Q.S.

10

2969

3599

4364

4364

4862

5506

5506

5506

5516

5811

10.5

3047

3694

4485

4485

5005

5668

5668

5668

5728

6035

11

3125

3788

4607

4607

5148

5830

5830

5830

5940

6258

11.5

3204

3883

4728

4728

5291

5992

5992

5992

6152

6482

12

3282

3978

4849

4849

5434

6154

6154

6154

6364

6705

12.5

3360

4072

4970

4970

5577

6316

6331

6331

6576

6929

13

3438

4167

5091

5091

5720

6478

6512

6512

6788

7152

13.5

3516

4262

5213

5213

5863

6640

6693

6693

7000

7375

14

3594

4357

5334

5334

6006

6802

6874

6874

7213

7599

14.5

3672

4451

5455

5455

6149

6964

7054

7054

7425

7822

15

3750

4546

5576

5576

6292

7125

7235

7235

7637

8046

15.5

3829

4641

5697

5708

6435

7287

7416

7416

7849

8269

16

3907

4735

5819

5847

6578

7449

7597

7597

8061

8493

16.5

3985

4830

5940

5986

6721

7611

7778

7778

8273

8716

17

4063

4925

6061

6125

6864

7773

7959

7959

8485

8940

17.5

4141

5019

6182

6265

7007

7935

8140

8140

8697

9163

18

4219

5114

6304

6404

7150

8097

8321

8321

8910

9387

18.5

4297

5209

6425

6543

7293

8259

8501

8501

9122

9610

19

4375

5304

6546

6682

7436

8421

8682

8682

9334

9834

19.5

4454

5398

6667

6822

7579

8583

8863

8863

9546

10057

20

4532

5493

6788

6961

7722

8745

9044

9044

9758

10281

20.5

4610

5588

6910

7100

7865

8907

9225

9225

9970

10504

21

4688

5682

7031

7239

8008

9069

9406

9406

10182

10728

21.5

4766

5777

7152

7378

8151

9231

9587

9587

10394

10951

22

4844

5872

7273

7518

8294

9393

9768

9768

10607

11175

22.5

4922

5966

7394

7657

8437

9554

9948

9948

10819

11398

23

5000

6061

7516

7796

8580

9716

10129

10129

11031

11622

23.5

5079

6156

7637

7935

8723

9878

10310

10310

11243

11845

24

5157

6250

7758

8074

8866

10040

10491

10491

11455

12069

24.5

5157

6250

7879

8214

9009

10202

10672

10672

11667

12292

25

5157

6250

8000

8353

9152

10364

10853

10853

11879

12516

25.5

5157

6250

8000

8492

9295

10526

11034

11034

12091

12739

26

5157

6250

8000

8631

9438

10688

11215

11215

12304

12963

26.5

5157

6250

8000

8770

9438

10688

11395

11395

12516

13186

27

5157

6250

8000

8910

9438

10688

11576

11576

12728

13410

27.5

5157

6250

8000

9049

9438

10688

11757

11757

12940

13633

28

5157

6250

8000

9188

9438

10688

11938

11938

13152

13857

28.5

5157

6250

8000

9188

9438

10688

11938

11938

13364

14080

29

5157

6250

8000

9188

9438

10688

11938

11938

13576

14304

29.5

5157

6250

8000

9188

9438

10688

11938

11938

13788

14527

30 & above

5157

6250

8000

9188

9438

10688

11938

11938

14000

14750

TABLE 2: NORMAL RATE OF ORDINARY FAMILY PENSION

RANK

2nd Lt./ Lt.

Captain

Major

Lt. Col. (TS)

LT.Col.

Colonel

Brigadier

Maj. Gen.

Lt. Gen.

DGAFMS

Q.S.

3095

3750

4800

5513

5663

6413

7163

7163

8400

8850

NOTES:-

1.While the Qualifying Service indicated in Table-1 above is the actual qualifying service,the amount of pension indicated against qualifying service is inclusive of the rank weightage as admissible in terms of Para 5(b)(I)of this Ministry letter No.1(6)/98/D(Pen/Sers) dated 03.02.1998.

2.In order to remove the anomaly in pension of a senior rank with same qualifying service of a lower rank, arising as a result of the difference in weightage allowable to different ranks, the pension of senior rank has been stepped up to the level of their junior rank officer.

3. Revised minimum guaranteed pension in respect of Non Technical Officer of Army Medical Corp shall not be revised as per this Annexure.

4. Rate of pension in above Table have been shown for qualifying service of 10 years and above as Armed Forces Personnel are entitled for invalid pension after 10 years of qualifying service. In order to cover all conceivable situations, revised pension with as low as 10 years of qualifying service has been shown in this Table even for such senior ranks as Lt. Gen/Maj. Gen./Brig, even though such cases may not occur in reality.

ANNEXURE B

Rate of revised pension under VICPC w.e.f. 01.01.2006 in respect of Pre-2006 retired officers of Regular Commission of Army Medical Corps (AMC)/Army Dental Corps(ADC)/ Remount Veterinary Corps (RVC) in receipt of NPA

TABLE-1: RETIRING PENSION

RANK

2nd Lt./ Lt.

Captain

Major

Lt. Col. (TS)

LT.Col.

Colonel (TS)

Colonel

Brigadier

Maj. Gen.

Lt.Gen.

DGAFMS

Q.S.

10

10551

11296

12839

15344

17390

18424

18436

18436

18436

18436

18436

10.5

10829

11594

13196

15856

17902

18965

18979

18979

18979

18979

18979

11

11107

11891

13552

16367

18413

19507

19521

19521

19521

19521

19521

11.5

11384

12188

13909

16879

18925

20049

20063

20063

20063

20063

20063

12

11662

12485

14266

17390

19436

20591

20605

20605

20605

20605

20605

12.5

11940

12783

14622

17902

19948

21133

21148

21148

21148

21148

21148

13

12217

13080

14979

18413

20459

21675

21690

21690

21690

21690

21690

13.5

12495

13377

15336

18925

20970

22217

22232

22232

22232

22232

22232

14

12772

13674

15692

19436

21482

22758

22774

22774

22774

22774

22774

14.5

13050

13972

16049

19948

21993

23300

23317

23317

23317

23317

23317

15

13328

14269

16405

20459

22505

23842

23859

23859

23859

23859

23859

15.5

13605

14566

16762

20970

23016

24384

24401

24401

24401

24401

24401

16

13883

14863

17119

21482

23528

24926

24943

24943

24943

24943

24943

16.5

14161

15161

17475

21993

24039

25468

25486

25486

25486

25486

25486

17

14438

15458

17832

22505

24551

26010

26028

26028

26028

26028

26028

17.5

14716

15755

18189

23016

25062

26551

26570

26570

26570

26570

26570

18

14994

16052

18545

23528

25574

27093

27112

27112

27112

27112

27112

18.5

15271

16350

18902

24039

26085

27635

27654

27654

27654

27690

27690

19

15549

16647

19258

24551

26597

28177

28197

28197

28197

28334

28334

19.5

15827

16944

19615

25062

27108

28719

28739

28739

28739

28978

28978

20

16104

17241

19972

25574

27619

29261

29281

29281

29281

29622

29622

20.5

16382

17539

20328

26085

28131

29803

29823

29823

29823

30266

30266

21

16660

17836

20685

26597

28642

30344

30366

30366

30366

30910

30910

21.5

16937

18133

21042

27108

29154

30886

30908

30908

30908

31554

31554

22

17215

18430

21398

27619

29665

31428

31450

31450

31450

32197

32197

22.5

17493

18728

21755

28131

30177

31970

31992

31992

31992

32841

32841

23

17770

19025

22111

28642

30688

32512

32535

32535

32535

33485

33485

23.5

18048

19322

22468

29154

31200

33054

33077

33077

33077

34129

34129

24

18325

19619

22825

29665

31711

33596

33619

33619

33619

34773

34773

24.5

18325

19619

23181

30177

32223

34137

34161

34161

34161

35417

35417

25

18325

19619

23538

30688

32734

34679

34704

34704

34704

36061

36061

25.5

18325

19619

23538

31200

33246

35221

35246

35246

35246

36705

36705

26

18325

19619

23538

31711

33757

35763

35788

35788

35788

37349

37349

26.5

18325

19619

23538

32223

33757

35763

35788

35891

35891

37993

37993

27

18325

19619

23538

32734

33757

35763

35788

36461

36461

38637

38637

27.5

18325

19619

23538

33246

33757

35763

35788

37031

37031

39281

39281

28

18325

19619

23538

33757

33757

35763

35788

37600

37600

39925

39925

28.5

18325

19619

23538

33757

33757

35763

35788

37600

37600

40569

40569

29

18325

19619

23538

33757

33757

35763

35788

37600

37879

41213

41213

29.5

18325

19619

23538

33757

33757

35763

35788

37600

38471

41857

41857

30  & above

18325

19619

23538

33757

33757

35763

35788

37600

39063

42500

42500

TABLE 2: NORMAL RATE OF ORDINARY FAMILY PENSION 

RANK

2nd Lt./ Lt.

Captain

Major

Lt. Col. (TS)

LT.Col.

Colonel (TS)

Colonel

Brigadier

Maj. Gen.

Lt.Gen.

DGAFMS

AMOUNT

10995

11772

14123

20255

20255

21458

21473

22560

23438

25500

25500

NOTES:-

1.While the Qualifying Service indicated in Table-1 above is the actual qualifying service, the amount of pension indicated against qualifying service is inclusive of the rank weightage as admissible in terms of Para 5(b)(I)of this Ministry letter No.1(6)/98/D(Pen/Ser) dated 03.02.1998.

2.In order to remove the anomaly in pension of a senior rank with same qualifying service of a lower rank, arising as a result of the difference in weightage allowable to different ranks, the pension of senior rank has been stepped up to the level of their junior rank officer.

3.Revised minimum guaranteed pension in respect of Non Technical Officer of Army Medical Corp shall not be revised as per this Annexure.

4. Rate of pension in above Table have been shown for qualifying service of 10 years and above as Armed Forces Personnel are entitled for invalid pension after 10 years of qualifying service. In order to cover all conceivable situations, revised pension with as low as 10 years of qualifying service has been shown in this Table even for such senior ranks as Lt. Gen/Maj. Gen./Brig, even though such cases may not occur in reality indicated is inclusive of the rank weightage

ANNEXURE C

For revised pension under VICPC w.e.f. 01.01.2006 in respect of EC/SSC officers of Army Medical Corps (AMC)/Army Dental Corps(ADC)/ Remount Veterinary Corps (RVC) retired on or after 01.01.1996 but before 01.01.2006

TABLE-1: RETIRING PENSION

RANK

2nd Lt./ Lt.

Captain

Major

Q.S.

10

8330

8918

10699

10.5

8608

9215

11056

11

8885

9513

11413

11.5

9163

9810

11769

12

9441

10107

12126

12.5

9718

10404

12483

13

9996

10702

12839

13.5

10274

10999

13196

14

10551

11296

13552

14.5

10829

11593

13909

15

11107

11891

14266

15.5

11384

12188

14622

16

11662

12485

14979

16.5

11940

12782

15336

17

12217

13080

15692

17.5

12495

13377

16049

18

12772

13674

16405

18.5

13050

13971

16762

19

13328

14269

17119

19.5

13605

14566

17475

20

16104

17241

19972

20.5

16382

17538

20328

21

16660

17836

20685

21.5

16937

18133

21042

22

17215

18430

21398

22.5

17493

18727

21755

23

17770

19025

22111

23.5

18048

19322

22468

24

18325

19619

22825

24.5

18325

19619

23181

25

18325

19619

23538

25.5

18325

19619

23538

26

18325

19619

23538

26.5

18325

19619

23538

27

18325

19619

23538

27.5

18325

19619

23538

28

18325

19619

23538

28.5

18325

19619

23538

29

18325

19619

23538

29.5

18325

19619

23538

30& above

18325

19619

23538

TABLE 2: NORMAL RATE OF ORDINARY FAMILY PENSION

RANK

2nd Lt./ Lt.

Captain

Major

AMOUNT

10995

11772

14123

NOTES:

1.While the Qualifying Service indicated in Table-1 above is the actual qualifying service, the amount of pension indicated is inclusive of the rank weightage as admissible in terms of Para 5(b)(I)of this Ministry letter No.1(6)/98/D(Pen/Ser) dated 03.02.1998 read with MOD letter No.PC/B/39028/AG/PS-4(A& C)/863/B/D(Pen/Sers) 28.11.2000.

2.In order to remove the anomaly in pension of a senior rank with same qualifying service of a lower rank, arises as a result of the difference in weightage allowable to different ranks, the pension of senior rank have been stepped up to the level of their junior rank officer.

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