Wednesday, April 17, 2013
GOOD NEWS FOR FAMILY PENSIONER- ENHANCED RATE.
The Enhanced rate of ordinary family pension for the widows of Pre- 2006 retirees , died after 1-1-2006, as per VI th Pay commission was not on Parity with V th Pay Commission so far. , that is, 50% of emolument or the pension of the deceased which ever is less.
The instructions , circulars and the provision was to calculate/ consolidate the Enhanced Rate as per original PPO:
A Naik, Group- D, 17.5 yrs of service , discharged on 1-6-1992 ,
DOB: 21-5-1955------- Pension sanctioned – Rs.450. His DOB-21-5-1955.
He died in 24-11-2010.
As per the original PPO , the Enhanced Rate of family pension= 450
As per the existing order, this rate is to be consolidated as per CDA cir 397.
i.e= Rs.450 consolidated as rs.1396 as on 1-1-1996 and the same was consolidated as 1396 / 2094 = 3500 as on 1-1-2006.
This is the rate of Enhanced rate for a period of 7 yrs . and she is being paid as such. It is not less than 30% of the minimum emolument i.e
5200+2000+2000= 9200 X 30%= 2880. So, it is stepped up to 3500/-It is as good as normal family pension and not a Enhanced rate.
All the ESM organizations were keep on representing this anomaly in various platforms for a long time. This was agreed by Government and order was issued for 50% of emolument for Civilian pensioners.
Now it is extended to Defence services also. It is a good news .
As per CDA cir 494 dated 19-3-2013, the 50% formula is applied to pre-2006 retiree but on minimum of pay band.
Illustration: For the same above example:
Nk- Gp- D 17.5 yrs died in 24-11-2010------
Emolument= 5200+2400+2000= 9600
50% of this will be the rate of Enhanced family pension
i.e ….9600 X 50%= 4800 this will the ERFP w.e.f 25-11-2010 in this particular case. And it is up to
Form 24-9-2012 as per CDA cir 502,Table-1, it is further revised as 5671.
The affected Families may approach your PDA for effecting the change.
Veterans are requested to help the affected families in your areas.