Online tool for 7th Pay Commission Pension fixation based on notional pay
Online Tool for 7th Pay Commission Pension fixation based on notional pay Concordance Table for Pre-2016 Pensioners.
GConnect Pension Calculator as per Department of Pension OM dated 06.07.2017 along with amendments made in Table 51 and 52 as per OM dated 13.09.2017.
To facilitate Pre-2016 Pensioners GConnect has come up with an online tool to calculate revised Pension on the basis of Notional Pay.
Revision of Pension based on notional pay was allowed vide Department of Pension Office Memorandum No.38/37/2016-P&PW(A) dated 12.05.2017, after Govt accepted Pension Committee formed to explore the possibilites of granting revision of pension as per Option 1 of 7th Pay Commission’s recommendations as for as pre-2016 pensioners are concerned.
Subsequently Department of Pension issued OM F.No.38/37/2016-P&PW(A) dated 06.07.2017, by providing official concordance tables for revising the pre-2016 pension as per notional pay calculated based on basic pay of pensioners on the date of retirement.
Online tool prepared by GConnect for calculating revised pension of pre-2016 pensioners is based on these concordance tables. The amendments made by the Govt subsequently in the concordance Tables have also been taken in to account.
Background of Revision of Pension on the basis of Notional Pay:
7th Central Pay Commission recommended two methods for revision of pension of pre-2016 pensioners and also recommended that pensioners will have to be given the option of choosing one of the methods of revision which ever is beneficial to them.
Option 1 for revision of Pension was based on number of increments drawn by the Pension in the pay at the time of retirement Pay.
Option 2 is the method of revision of pension by applying a fitment factor on the Pension drawn by the the pensioner as on 31.12.2015.
Out of these two options, Option 1 for revision of Pension was found to be more beneficial for many of the Pre-2016 Pensioners.
However, while approving the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission, Govt decided that Pre-2016 pensioners would be entitled to only the revision as per option 2 recommended by the 7th CPC, viz., the revision of pension by multiplying a fitment factor of 2.57 with the Pension drawn by the the pensioner as on 31.12.2015.
Subsequently, considering representations made by various pension associations, Govt formed a committee to study the feasibility of the implementing first option recommended by 7th CPC.
Later, based on the recommendations of this pension committee, Govt decided that the revised pension / family pension w.e.f 01.01.2016 in respect of all Central civil pensioners and family pensioners, including CAPF’s, who retired / died prior to 01.01.2016, may be revised by notionally fixing their pay in the pay matrix recommended by the 7th CPC in the level corresponding to the pay in the pay scale / pay band and grade pay at which they retired / died. It was also decided by the Govt that notional pay fixation under each intervening Pay Commission based on the Formula for revision of pay will be taken in to account for determining the notional pay of the Pensioner in the 7th Pay Commission Pay Matrix.
After the order for revision of Pension based on notional pay was issued, Govt released the official concordance tables from Table 1 to Table 58 for easily calculating the notinal pay of the pensioner using the basic pay drawn by him / her at the time of retirement.