UNDERSTANDING DEFENCE PENSION
The Exwel Trust volunteers visited a number of pension paying bank branches in connection with pension cases. Almost all the Branch Managers complained that they had not received the particular government order. Even if some order is received, they are not in a position to understand and implement it, because the orders are not received serially for cross reference.
Banks do not compile all the orders serially as they do not receive them in order. There is no single website for the defence pension. Some orders are released by PCDA PENSION,
For example, there is no specific order indicating the rates of special family pension to various ranks. The banks are not convinced to pay even if we explain various pension regulations. They want table wise orders linked with ranks as follows:-
The Rates of Special Family pension payable to defence family pensioners as per 6th CPC w.e.f. 01.01.2006. (Army and equivalent ranks)
1. Widows of Sepoys, Naiks and Havildars & equivalent Rs. 7000/-
2. Widows of Nb.Sub. Group. ‘A’ & ‘X’ Rs.10,140/-
3. Widows of Nb.Sub Group B to H Rs. 9,300/-
4. Widows of Sub. Group ‘A’ & ‘X’ Rs.10,380/-
5. Widows of Sub. Group B to H Rs. 9,540/-
6. Widows of Sub.Maj. Group ‘A’ & ‘X’ Rs.10,500/-
7. Widows of Sub.Maj. Group B to H Rs. 9,660/-
8. Widows of Hon. Lts. Rs.16,200/-
9. Widows of Hon. Capt. Rs.16,620/-
The above rates are derived from the pension rules. It is calculated at the uniform rate of 60% of reckonable emoluments (Pay including Grade pay, MSP and ‘A’ Group pay) subject to a minimum of Rs.7000/-. Please refer MOD letter dt.4.5.2009 para 4.2. If the banks wants a tabulated order, it is not available.
Look at the order mod.nic.in/6thCPC/Pens-award pre-2006.pdf in para 4.2 only the rate of minimum Special family pension is mentioned as Rs.7000/-. Nothing else about other ranks. How can the bank pay for other ranks ? This is a mischief done by PCDA (P). Because there is no body to question them. The MOD Department of Exsm. Welfare is not at all bothered about it.
LOOK AT THESE WEBSITES FOR DEFENCE PENSIONERS. YOU MAY GET SOME IDEA ABOUT THE DEFENCE PENSION.