Mr Sudhakaran’s query:
Mr. Mahadevan says 'pension is 50% of the average emoluments drawn by employee during the last 10 months while in service. Then where is the question of updation?
Yes, that is the Basic Pension fixed on retirement. The pension so fixed has to continue till the date of next wage revision after which revision has to take place with upgradation as per the principle laid down in the D S Nakra case by the Supreme Court .
The formula for initial fixation of pension on retirement need not be an obstacle for upgradation.Are not salaries revised even though appointment letters mention the scale of pay at the time of recruitment? The pension fixation formula does not have to make the pension static forever.
C H Mahadevan