De-linking of qualifying service for Pre-2006 Pensioners – Latest CPAO Order
CPAO OM on Revision of Pension of Pre-2006 Pensioners – Delinking of revised pension from qualifying service of 33 years
Centrl Pension Accounting Office has issued an OM on revisionof pension for Pre-2006 Pensioner
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF FINANCE
CENTRAL PENSION ACCOUNTING OFFICE
TRIKOOT-II,BHIKAJI CAMA PLACE,
NEW DELHI – 110066
CPAO/IT&Tech/Revision (Pre-2006)/8 VOL-VI/2016-17/104
Subject: Revision of Pension of Pre-2006 Pensioners – delinking of revised pension from qualifying service of 33 years.
DP&PW has delinked the revision of pension cases from qualifying service of 33 years vide OM No.38/37/08-P&PW (A) dated 06.04.2016. Para 5 of the OM stipulates that the revised consolidated pension of pre-2006 pensioners shall not be lower than 50% of the Minimum of the pay in the pay Band and the grade pay (Wherever applicable) corresponding to the pre-revised pay scale as per fitment table without pro-rate reduction of pension even if they had qualifying service of less than 33 years at the time of retirement.
Further, it has also been clarified in para 3 of the OM dated 06.04.2016 that in case the consolidated pension/family pension calculated as per para 4.1 of OM No.38/37/08-P&PW (A) dated 01.09.2008 is higher than the pension/family pension calculated in the manner indicated in the OM dated 28.01.2013, the same (higher consolidated pension/family pension) will continue to be treated as basic pension/family pension.
In view of the above it is clear enough that only those pension cases are to be revised in which pension calculated as per order dated 06.04.2016 works out to be more than that of para 4.1 of DP&PW OM dated 01.09.2008. However, it has been observed that SSAs for no monetary change are also received from different departments in CPAO. PAOs are not required to send ‘no change’cases to CPAO as the same results into wastage of time, manpower and operational cost.
In view of above all Pr.CCAs/CCAs/CAs/AGs and Administrators of UTs ar requested to instruct their PAOs for not sending the revised authority covered under OM dated 6th April, 2016 which do not involve any financial implications.
This issues with the approval of competent authority.
Sr. Accounts Officer (IT & Tech.)