We are listed for tomorrow's hearing before the designated Court. Extract of the Cause List is appended.
Thanks and regards,
Sreenivasa Murty M
As said by Shri K. Vijayaprasad in his "Kudos to Pensioner Leaders" (PC: 30-05-2016), the GOI employees' Basic Pension is fixed at 50% of the average of last ten months pay or last pay drawn whichever is more beneficial to the employees. The old rule of 50% of ten months average pay was changed as per recommendations of 6th CPC and from 01-01-2006. If LIC (other institutions like banks and RBI also may) changes the rule of 50% average of the last ten months pay to 50% of the last pay drawn or ten months average whichever is more beneficial to employees, on the lines of the Central Government pension rules, Shri Vijayaprasad's basic pension would have been at Rs.38203/- half of Rs.76405/- , the last month's Basic Pay, FPA and allowances drawn by him. (Rs.36353/-, the 11th Stage of ADM - as shown in the Chart posted in PC on 29-05-2016, plus FPA plus allowances 'reckoned' by him) The B.P. of Rs.38203/- worked out based on the last month's pay is much more than Rs.32214/-, worked out by him based on the existing rule of last ten months average (Pay + DR). The solution for such a problem of Shri Vijayaprasad and few other problems mentioned below, lies no where else, all lies in amending our pension rules.
The GOI employees get full pension (no prorata) w.e.f. 01-01-2006 after putting in 20 years of qualifying service. Their family pension is at 30% of the last pay drawn (or ten months average pay, whichever is more) of the retired / deceased employee. Pensioners (and family pensioners) who are 80 and above get 20% and more pension.
The leaders of the in- service and retired employees should jointly resolve all the above mentioned four issues with the Chairman. The changes should be made from a retrospective date. There is a provision in the LIC Employees (Pension) Rules, 1995 to make amendments to a rule or rules, retrospectively.
It may be known to many that the GOI pre 2006 pensioners had to fight a sustained legal battle for about six years to get full pension with 20 years qualifying service. The GOI finally implemented the CATs and the S.C. judgement by issue of notification dated 06-04-2016. The Government has instructed to pay arrears from 01-01-2006 to all the 'eligible' (who were paid on prorata) pre 2006 pensioners at an early date. Sorry, I am repeating (recalling) this for the pensioners (public) knowledge for the third time this year !
SN (a 1992 pensioner)
Dear Mr Gangadharan,
Delhi High Court developments
AIIPA APPLICATION DISPOSED OF giving liberty to file a Substantive Writ Petition. GNS counsel not present, not needed. No chance to oppose.
Our leaders would surely succeed in their legal battle with LIC and UOI and obtain 100% DR to pre Aug. 1997 pensioners and updation of pension to all pensioners, all the pre and post Aug.1997 pensioners.
A Chart showing the Basic Pension (B.P.), Dearness Relief (DR) - [ 359 slabs @ 0.10% = 35.9% on B.P.- applicable for the period February to July, 2016 ] and Total Pension (T.P.) computed with reference to the latest wage revision of Development Officers, AAOs to EDs in terms of Government Gazette Notification dated 14-01-2016 and the C.O. implementation instructions is furnished below.
It is an exercise to know the pension rightfully due for the current half year Feb. to Jul. 2016 on the fundamental principle of periodic updating of pension along with wage revision of in- service employees and on the basic rule of equality among the pensioners - of same rank with same length of service - call it OROP or by any other name, irrespective of their dates of retirement or pay scales in which they had retired.
The commuted amount of pension, if any, (those who have not completed 15 years as pensioner), may be subtracted from the total pension to arrive at net pension.
Those who are in receipt of FPA etc. may add the amount to the Total Pension mentioned in the Chart to know the Total Pension. The revised FPA : AAO & AO - 1745; ADM & DM - 2300 ; SDM- 2590; ZM(O) - 2685 and E.D.- 3265.
Many do not retire at the basic pension as per the chart. In their cases, the ' Ten months average' will be different. An example : Shri Damodaran retired as DO. His basic was at 20th stage for 4 months and 21st stage for 6 months. (Rs.25928/- for 4 months and 21st stage at Rs.26733/- for 6 months). His ten months average pension works out to Rs.26411/- and DR @35.9% is Rs.9482/- .His Total Pension works out to Rs.35893/-.
B.P.and D.R. have been rounded off to next higher rupee.
As individual cases differ, the fine tune calculations necessary and must be done only with the detailed instructions of the Office.
Here's an article published in Lawyersclubindia.
Regards. C H Mahadevan