Saturday, August 22, 2015
ANOMALY AND DISCRIMINATION IN FIXATION OF FAMILY PENSION FOR JCOS AND OTHER RANKS.
The formula for Normal family pension as per VIth Pay commission is
60% of the maximum pension of the Rank and Group of the pensioner , irrespective of the date of retirement/ discharge.
There was only one Rate for each Rank and Group-
Ref: CDA cir 397-Annexure- III for PBOR and Annexure- II for Officers
There was only one Rate of Family pension for each Rank and Group for PBOR and Commissioned officers.
Now as per the latest Cir 500, the method is followed for Commissioned officers.
But for JCOs and Ors, the method is changed. Cir 502. So many rates for the same Rank and group , the length of service is taken into account.
It is contrary to circular- 397-Annexure-III.
This is a new concept – It is disadvantage and instead of enhancement it is a reduction.
The pension for Pensioners is calculated on the Maximum fitment formula but the Family pension is calculated on the minimum fitment for PBOR.
But for Officers, it is correctly calculated on the maximum fitment formula.-
IT IS A DISCREMINATION.
Eligible Norms: F.P = 60% of the Maximum pension of Rank and Group of the pensioner irrespective of the date of retirement.
Example; For a Rank of Sergeant- X Group:
Maximum fitment - cir 471= 18290 and Max.pension= 18290/2=9145
So Family pension as per norms= 9145 X 60%= 5487-…………………….(1)
This should have been arrived and only one Rate for Sgt-Gp-X. No QS applied.
But as per Cir 502, they have arrived the rate as per minimum fitment formula.
i.e for Sgt- Gp-X = 14890 and pension- 7445.
So family pension - 7445 X60%= 4467. This is the min, FP…………….(2)
See the difference = 5487-4467= 1020 .
Not only this, it is calculated according to Rank, group and length of service as per CDA cir 502.
It is contradictory to Cir 397- Annexure-III.
Whereas for Officers, it is correctly arrived- CDA cir 500, the Method of Cir 397.
For example: For a Rank of a Major
Fitment Formula : 36410 Max pension= 36410/2= 18205- (cir 500)
Family pension= 60% of Max.pen= 18205 X60%= 10923 ( cir-500-Annexure-A)
There is only one rate. As good as Cir 397- Annexure- II.
We request all our ESM Associations to take up the issue with appropriate authorities for the benefit of widow pensioners..
This anomaly and discrimination to be addressed immediately .