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Thursday, November 19, 2015

Pension Matters



Shri Sudhakaran's exercise of pension eligibility of officers - retired in Aug. 2012 to May, 2013, from AAO to ZM, from minimum to maximum of the different stages of revised pay scales in comparison with the position as of July, 2012 (based on old pay scales) is highly commendable. The task is Herculean requiring lot of patience. 

Salutations to him for his extraordinarily brilliant, clear and transparent chart. The retiree concerned can easily access to know how much benefit he is going to get with revision on cards.

Shri C H Mahadevan Sir, Shri Sudhakaran and I have been trying to 'console' Shr. K. Vijayaprasad for loss in his pension. He, like any other employee, must have been entertaining thoughts of updation of pension approved by the SC, by GOI, by LIC well before his retirement and hence, he is quite right expecting to get a difference of Rs.5000+ in his take home monthly pension. All of us, seniors retired in pre 1997 pay scales, without the benefit of 100% DR and those retired in subsequent 2002 and 2007 pay scales have also been entertaining the similar thoughts of updation for long.

Shri Vijayaprasad cannot feel fully satisfied to the figures given till date (equally applies to all of us - if we are honest to our wants). He has till date maintained the gentleman's cool. He has not reacted to the figures.

Had the SC decision come by now, probably, every pensioner would have entertained the thoughts of getting their pension re- fixed from 01-08-2012, based on the latest revised pay scales. It is the amount - new basic pay - May, 2013 indicated in Shri Sudhakaran's Chart. That is the OROP or simply put, stage to stage fitment in the revised pay scale/s relevant to the post and the pay the ensioner has retired. 

When the SC judgement comes in favour of pensioners, Shri Vijayaprasad shall get what he has been asking for. Viz : Fifty percent of the maximum of revised pay of the post he retired - ADM : Rs.74670 /- plus FPA and from 01-09-2012 and admissible DR from time to time. No less.

Let's succeed. Let's shake hands.

SN.