Sunday, August 9, 2015
ANOMALY IN FIXING THE RATE OF FAMILY PENSION -CDA CIR 502 AND 503.
The Rate of ordinary family pension was fixed as 30% of the Maximum emolument of veterans for the Rank Group . The qualifying service was taken as full service for the rank and group for the purpose of calculating the Rate of family pension – This was done correctly as per CDA cir 397- Annexure- III- Here there was no QS taken , and only one rate for each rank and group. The same method was adopted for Commissioned Officers also – CDA Cir 397-Annexure- II,
Cir 401- Annexure-II , Cir 453-Annexure- A, and Cir 500 Annexure- A.
For a Major- 30yrs and above QS- The max.emolument –as on 1-1-2006 was = 28200 and the Normal family pension @ 30%= 28200 X 30%= 8460. This is OK.
In the same way for a Sgt. Gp- X Of Air force – the Max. Emoluement as on 1-1-2006=11400
Normal family pension @ 30% = 11400 X 30%=3420 but the minimum 3500 was fixed. –OK.
Now as per CDA cir 500 the same method was adopted for commissioned officers.
But other ranks, the Prorata basis is taken .
For A Major 28 yrs.Qs Annex- A of cir 500- Max .Emolument= 36410,
And Family pension is= 36410 X 30%= 10923. ………………………………………OK
Even for lesser service , the rate is same. There is only one Rate for Major.
But for a Rank of Say Havildar of Y Group- Max Service 26 yrs:
Max Emolument- 14750--------
Family pension @ 30%.................14750 X 30%=4425 –it is correct as per Cir 502 –Table-2
But for the same Rank, for 17 yrs of service It is 3500 only.----cir 502 table-2
So the Rate of family pension is fixed at PRORATA basis. And not the same as for Officers, that is only one rate for one Rank.
It was correctly fixed in the VIth Pay commission as per CDA cir 397- Annexure- III
And the same is revised by Cabinet Committee as on 17-1-2013 to the disadvantage of widows.
This anomaly is to be noted by all and rectified .