Revision of Disability Pension for Defence Pensioners – Clarification Circular C-159

Monitory allowance for Gallantry awards

7th CPC Revision – Implementation of Govt’s decisions on the recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission – Revision of disability Pension of Pensioners/Family Pensioner.

PCDA Circular regarding implementation of 7th CPC and revision of disability Pension.



Circular No.C- 159


Dated: – 07.12.2016.


The Treasury Officer

The PO- Master, Kathua, Srinagar (J&K)

The PO- Master, Campbell Bay (Andman & Nicobar)

The Defence Pension Disbursing Officer


Pay & Accounts Officer


Military & Air Attache, Indian Embassay, Kathmandu, Nepal (through Gorkha Record Officer, Kurnaghat, Gorakhpur)

Director of Accounts, Panji (Goa)

Finance Secretary, Gangtok, PO-I, Thimpu Bhutan

The General Manager (Nodal Officer, PSBs)

All Managers, CPPC of Public Sector Banks.

All Managers, CPPC of Authorized Private Banks.

Subject: –  Implementation of Govt’s decisions on the recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay     Commission-Revision of disability Pension of
Pensioners/Family Pensioners – Clarification regarding.

Reference: – This office important circular no. C-153, bearing no. G1 /C/ 0199 /Vol-I/Tech, dated 12th August 2016.

Attention is invited to above cited circular wherein instructions had been issued for implementation of GOI, Ministry of P, PG and Pension, Deptt. of P&PW OM No. 38/ 37/ 2016- P&PW (A) (ii) dated 4th August, 2016. As per Para 4.1 of the ibid OM dated 4.8.16, the existing pension/family pension is to be multiplied by 2.57 and the amount of revised pension/family pension so arrived at shall be rounded off to the next higher rupee. As per Para 4.4 of the OM, it was indicated that the upper ceiling of so revised pension/family pension will be 50% and 30% respectively of the highest pay in the Government, i.e. Rs. 2,50,000/.

2. A doubt was raised whether the above ceiling would also be applicable to disability pension/ family pension under CCS (EOP) Rules, after revision in terms of Para 4.1 of OM dated 04.08.2016. Now GOI, DP&PW have clarified in their OM No. 1/4/2016-P&PW (F), dated 11th November 2016 that “the ceiling of pension/family pension indicated in Para 4.4 of DP&PW OM dated 04.08.2016 referred to above is applicable only in the case of pension/family pension under CCS [Pension] Rules and will not apply in the case of disability Pension/family pension under CCS (EDP) Rules.”

3. A copy of GOI, DP&PW OM NO. 1/4/2016-P&PW (F), dated 11.11.16 is enclosed which may be kept in View while disposing the cases of revision of disability pension / family pension under CCS (EOP) Rules in terms of OM dated 4th August, 2016.

(Dr. Upinderbir Singh)


Download PCDA Circular No.C- 159 No:G1/C/0199/Vol-I/Tech dated 07.12.2016.

No. 1/4/2016-P&PW(F)

Government   of India

Department  of Pension  and Pensioners’  Welfare

3rd Floor,  Lok Nayak  Bhavan,

Khan  Market,  New Delhi,

Dated the 11th November, 2016


Subject:  Implementation   of Government’s   decision  on the recommendations    of the
Seventh  Central  Pay Commission   – Revision  of disability  pension  of pre-2016 disability  pensioners  – clarification  regarding.

The  undersigned  is directed  to say that  in pursuance  of Government’s   decision  on the recommendations   of Seventh Central  Pay Commission,   orders  have been issued  for revision of  pension and  disability pension of  pre  2016 pensioners/disability pensioners, vide  this Department’s   OM No.38/37/2016-P&PW(A) (ii)  dated  4.8.2016. As  per para 4.1. of the OM dated  4.8.2016,    the  existing    pension/family   pension   is to  be  multiplied   by    2.57   and  the amount   of revised  pension/family   pension   so  arrived  at  shall  be rounded  off  to  the  next higher   rupee.   As per  para 4.4.  of the  OM,  it was  indicated   that  the  upper  ceiling  of pension. and family pension  will be 50% and 30%  respectively   of the highest  pay in the Government, ie.  Rs.2,50,000/-

2. A  doubt  has  been  raised  whether the  above  ceiling  would  also  be  applicable  to disability pension/family pension   under  CCS(EOP)Rules.  Pension/family  pension under CCS(Pension) Rules    is calculated   @ 50%/30% of   the last  pay drawn  or average  emoluments for last 10 months,   whichever  is more beneficial  to the pensioner/family    pensioner.    Disability pension and  family pension, under CCS(EOP) rules is more than 50%/30% of last pay/average   emoluments   on account  of the disability  element.   Therefore,   it is clarified  that the  ceiling  of pension/family   pension   indicated   in  para  4.4   of  Department  of  Pension  and Pensioners  Welfare  OM dated  04.08.2016  referred  to above   is applicable  only in the case of pension/family  pension  under  CCS(Pension)   Rules and will not apply  in the case of disability pension/family   pension   under CCS(EOP) Rules.

(Sujasha  Choudhury)