Tuesday, 17 February 2015

PCDA Circular 537: Enhancement of Ordinary Family Pension in respect of pre-2006 JCO/OR family pensioners

OFFICE OF THE PR. CONTROLLER OF DEFENCE ACCOUNTS (PENSIONS)
DRAUPADI GHAT, ALLAHABAD- 211014
Circular No. 537
Dated: 05.02.2015

Subject: Implementation of Government decision on the recommendations of the Committee of Secretaries 2012 on the issues related to Defence Services Personnel and Ex Servicemen- Enhancement of Ordinary Family Pension in respect of pre-2006 JCO/OR family pensioners.


A copy of corrigendum of Government of India, Ministry of Defence letter No.1 (14)/2012/D (Pen/Policy) dated 25th November 2014 on the above subject is forwarded herewith for information and necessary action, which is self-explanatory.

2. The rates of Enhanced rate of Ordinary Family Pension have already been circulated vide this office circular no 502 dated 17th January 2013. However, the provision for Enhanced rate of Ordinary Family Pension could not be reflected in Para 3 of the MoD letter No.1 (14)/2012/D (Pen/Policy) dated 17th Jan 2013 [Click here]. Therefore the same has been amended vide Government of India, Ministry of Defence corrigendum referred to in Para 1.

3. Further, some columns of GoI, MoD letter No.1 (14)/2012/D (Pen/Policy) dated 17th Jan 2013 [Click here] which need correction, addition and deletion have also been amended vide Government of India, Ministry of Defence, corrigendum mentioned above.

4. In view of the above, all Pension Disbursing Agencies are hereby authorized to review all such cases and step up the pension of the affected Pre-2006 pensioners with effect from 24.09.2012, as per these orders.

5. All other subsidiary payment instructions will remain the same as already circulated vide this office circulars quoted under reference. All nodal agencies are requested to circulate this circular to all concerned under their jurisdiction. It is also requested that all PDAs may download the same from this office website for
immediate implementation of the government orders to revise the pension w.e.f 24.09.2012.
Please acknowledge receipt.
No.Grants/Tech/0167/XIX
Dated: 05.02.2015
(A.K.Nigam)
ACDA (P)
Enhancement of Ordinary Family Pension in respect of pre-2006 JCO/OR family pensioners with respect to CSC 2012 dated: 25.11.2014

No.1(14)2012/D(Pen/Policy)
Government of India
Ministry of Defence
Department of Ex-Servicemen Welfare
Dated: 25th November, 2014

To
The Chief of the Army Staff,
The Chief of the Naval Staff,
The Chief of the Air Staff.
CORRIGENDUM
Subject:- Implementation of Government decision on the recommendations of the Committee of Secretaries 2012 on the issues related to Defence Service Personnel and Ex-Servicemen - Enhancement of Ordinary Family Pension in respect of pre- 2006 JCO/OR family pensioners.


Sir,

Kindly refer to MoD letter No.1 (14)/2012/D[Pen/Policy) dated 17.01.2013 on the captioned subject, enclosing therewith tables indicating the rates of ordinary family pension.

2. The provision of enhanced rate of Ordinary Family Pension could not be reflected in the body ofthe main letter hence the following lines may be inserted below para 3 of the MOD letter No. 1 (14)/2012/D[Pen/Policy] dated 17.01.2013:-

Similarly, the minimum guaranteed enhanced rate of ordinary family pension in respect of family members of pre-2006 JCO/ORs including honorary Commissioned Officers and Non-Combatants (Enrolled) of Army, Navy. Air Force, DSC 8: TA, shall be determined as 50% of the minimum of the fitment table for the rank in the revised pay band as indicated under fitment tables annexed with SAI/1/8/2008 as amended and equivalent instructions for Navy & Air Force, plus the grade pay corresponding to the pre-revised scale from which the pensioner had retired discharged / invalided out/ died including Military Service Pay and 'X' Group Pay, wherever applicable."

3. Amendments in Table No.2 (Army) - following additions/deletions may be carried out in table No.2 (Army) attached with MoD letter No.1 [14]/2012/D(Pen/Policy] dated 17.01.2013 

[i] Columns in 5th horizontal row from above were not numbered properly. Hence, Column Numbers 1 to 32 from left to right may be marked therein. Further, in Co1 No.6 [for Hony. Naik, Gp-Z) & Col. No.9 (for TS Naik, Gp-Z) for Q.S. 20 years the existing figure 3628 may be read as 3500.

(ii) in Co1.No.9 (for TS Naik, Gp-Z), the rate for Q.S. 24.5 years and above, is deleted. Similarly, in Col No.15 (for Hony. Hav, Gp-Z) rates for Q.S. of 26.5 years and above is deleted.

(iii) Following figures may be inserted in column 12 in respect of Naik Group Z for respective Qualifying service as mentioned against each in the table below:

Q.S.
Naik, Group-Z
26.5
3599
27
3599
27.5
3656
28
3711

4. Amendment in Table No.4 (Navy) (attached with MOD letter No.1 (14]/2012/D[Pen/Palicy] dated 17.01.2013):- the existing figures in the respective columns may be replaced by the figures as mentioned in the table below:-

Q.S.
Art.IV
Co1.No.8
Q.S.
Art.III-1
Col.No.12
27.5
5405
22
4989

24.5
5378
25
5469
27
5834
27.5
5925

5. Amendment in Table No.5 (Air Force) [attached with MOD letter No.1 (14)/2012/D[Pen/Policy) dated 17.01.2013): the existing figure in the respective column maybe replaced by the figure as mentioned in the table below:-

Q.S.
AC, Group-X
(Col.No.1)
16
6225

6. The provisions ofthis letter shall take effect from 24.9.2012.

7. This issues with the concurrence of the Finance Division of this Ministry vide their ID No. 10(11)/2012/FlN/PEN dated 15.10.2014.

Hindi version will follow.

[Prem Parkash)

Under Secretary[Pension / Policy)

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