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Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Delinking of qualifying service of 33

Delinking of qualifying service of 33 years -                                                      
Revision of pension of pre-2006 pensioners( JCOs/ORs and Commissioned Officers) -delinking of qualifying service of 33 years for revised pension: DESW Order No.1(2)/2016-D(Pen/Pol) Government of India Ministry of Defence Department of Ex-Servicemen Welfare ...

Tuesday, April 12, 2016


No. 38/37/08-P&PW (A)

Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, PG & Pensions
Department of Pension & Pensioners' Welfare
Lok Nayak Bhawan
Khan Market, New Delhi-ll0 003.
Dated the 06th April, 2016


Sub:- Revision of pension of pre-2006 pensioners - delinking of revised pension
from qualifying service of 33 years.

The undersigned is directed to say that as per Para 4.2 of this Department's OM
of even number dated 1.9.2008 relating to revision of pension of pre-2006 pensioners
w.e.f 1.1.2006, the revised pension w.e.f. 1.1.2006, in no case, shall be lower than 50%
of the sum of the minimum of pay in the pay band and the grade pay thereon
corresponding to the pre-revised pay scale from which the pensioner had retired. A
clarification was issued vide DoP&PW OM of even number dated 3.10.2008 that the
pension calculated at 50% of the minimum of pay in the pay band plus grade pay would
be calculated at the minimum of the pay in the pay band (irrespective of the pre-revised
scale of pay) plus the grade pay corresponding to the pre-revised pay scale.
2. Several petitions were filed in the Central Administrative Tribunal, Principal
Bench, New Delhi inter alia claiming that the revised pension of the pre-2006
pensioners should not be less than 50% of the minimum of the pay band + grade pay,
corresponding to the pre-revised pay scale from which pensioner had retired, as arrived
at with reference to the fitment tables annexed to Ministry of Finance, Department of
Expenditure OM No. 1I112008-ICdated 30th August, 2008. Hon'ble CAT, Principal
Bench, New Delhi vide its common order dated 1.11.2011 in OA No.65512010 and
three other connected OAs directed to re-fix the pension of all pre-2006 retirees w.e.f.
1.1.2006 based on the Resolution dated 29.8.2008 of the Department of Pension &
Pensioners' Welfare and in the light of the observations of Hon'ble CAT in that order.
3. Orders were issued vide this Department's OM of even number dated 28.1.2013
for stepping up of pension of pre-2006 pensioners w.e.f. 24.9.2012 to 50% of the
minimum of pay in the pay band and grade pay corresponding to pre-revised pay scale
from which the pensioner retired. Para 5 of this OM provides that in case the
consolidated pension/family pension calculated as per para 4.1 of O.M. No.38/37/08-
P&PW (A) dated 1.9.2008 is higher than the pension/family pension calculated in the
manner indicated in the O.M. dated 28.1.2013, the same (higher consolidated
pension/family pension) will continue to be treated as basic pension/family pension.
4. Subsequently, in compliance of the order dated 1.11.2011 of the Hon'ble CAT,
Principal Bench in OA No. 655/2010, order dated 29.4.2013 of Hon'ble High Court of
Delhi in WP (C) No. 1535/2012 and order dated 17.3.2015 of Hon'ble Supreme Court
in SLP (C) No. 36148/2013, order were issued vide this Department's OM of even
number dated 30.7.2015 that the pension/family pension of all pre - 2006
pensioners/family pensioners may be revised in accordance with this Department's
O.M. No.38/37/08-P&PW(A) dated 28.1.2013 with effect from 1.1.2006 instead of


Friday, March 18, 2016

ASHRAY_ Check your pension details

Veterans can now check their pension details and profile on dpdopensioners.org/profile

Wednesday, March 16, 2016


Veterans community including families of the martyred are by and large are happy and satisfied for OROP declaration by the present government. Almost every one has received his dues baring a few anomalies  which hope will be settled because of their good intentions.

Raksha Mantri Sh. Manohar Parikar has done a lot for the Defence Forces. Although it was the rights of the veterans but somebody like him was needed to bring it to logical   conclusion. We remain thankful to him.

Some of our senior most veteran officers have some issues but they must give some time to the govt.

Wish their grievances are taken into account.

Jai Hind Jai jaw an...

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

A word of thanks to the members and readers

I, Vinod Luthra, thank all the members of this blogs and readers for viewing and offering their views and suggestions. It encourage me to update and accommodate the view of the members and its viewers.
Thanks and regarded for the support.

Vinod Luthra

Sunday, September 1, 2013


Veterans of all the military wings have represented their demand for OROP but neither this govt.has will nor any priority for this.

There was no scare city of funds because lot of funds have gone into corruption and populous schemes like MNREGA or food security. And now they will be needing the funds for general/as sly election. So the OROP have taken a back seat till election.                                        

But this govt.still have a chance to announce as policy in principal to be executed by the next govt.

I hope they will grab the opportunity.

18March 2014

Now that the UPA government has agreed to implement OROP, no other government at.the center will be able to implement it immediately  and may find difficultwith different views from its allies so it is important UPA is again voted back to power and given a chance to implement and fulfill its promise of OROP and others.

This is my personal view and not an appeal to vote.

Vinid Luthra

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Revised Pension w.e.f. 24.9.2012(OROP)

The latest revision of pension of ex-servicement w.e.f. 24.9.2012 is a welcome decision of the government to give some reliefe but falls too short of OROP demand of ex-servicemen. It will of course be debated and protested after thorough study of the recommendation of the committee,

The latest revised pay structure is available on 'suvigya' (click on the link on the left of this blog)

Please write your comments/suggestions here.

Monday, October 29, 2012

A General and a Sepoy

Have you ever come across an incidence when a General is working shoulder to shoulder with rather working under the guidance of a Sepoy. This is not the beauty of our democracy but of the discipline, dedication and humbleness of our Armed forces and coordination between the ranks.There are many Armed forces associations of ex-servicemen where officers and other ranks work shoulder to shoulder.but a General working under the guidance of a Sepoy is unique.

I salute to Gen. VK Singh who has set an example as an honest officer for the cause he feels to the closest of his heart while in service and continued his commitment even after his retirement unlike many others who refrained from it for want of some material benefits from the government He is an inspiration and motivation for the younger officers of the Armed Forces.

A picture perfect A General(V K Singh) sitting with a Sepoy (Anna Hazare) sitting on the same dais for the same cause - Anti corruption movement. 

I wish them as well all those working with them for the sole cause - removal of corruption from public life and inculcation of discipline among the people, good luck.

Jai Hind..

Monday, September 24, 2012


The Union Cabinet has approved the recommendations of the Committee headed by Cabinet Secretary for benefits to ex-servicemen on four issues.   The financial implications of the improvements made as per the Cabinet decision on the four items are broadly estimated at Rs.2300 crore per annum.  The details are as follows:

I.             One Rank One Pension:

On One Rank One Pension, the demand of the Defence Forces and Ex-Servicemen Associations is that uniform pension be paid to the Defence Forces personnel retiring in the same rank with the same length of service irrespective of their date of retirement and any future enhancement in the rates of pension be automatically passed on to the past pensioners. 

            The difference in the pension of present and past pensioners in the same rank occurs on account of the number of increments earned by the defence personnel in that rank.  There is also a difference between the pension of pre 1.1.06 and post 1.1.06 retirees belonging to a particular rank.  The UPA Government on two previous occasions has taken decisions to narrow the gap between the present and past pensioners, particularly those belonging to the ranks of JCOs and Other Ranks.

            On the issue of One Rank One Pension, the following have been approved by the Cabinet:

(i)         Bridging of the gap in the pension of pre 1.1.06 and post 1.1.06 JCO/OR retirees by determining the pension of pre 1.1.06 retirees on the basis of notional maximum for ranks and groups across the three Services as in the case of post 1.1.06 retirees.  In addition, the weightage of qualifying service in the ranks of Sepoys,Naik and Havaldar would be increasedby two years for both pre and post 1.1.06 retirees.
(ii)        The pension of pre 1.1.06 Commissioned Officer pensioners would be stepped up with reference to the minimum of fitment table for the ranks instead of theminimum of pay band.
These are expected to largely meet the demands of the defence pensioners on one rank one pension. 

II.                   Enhancement of Family Pension :

(i)                   The pension of pre - 1.1.2006 family pensioners(Commissioned Officers, Honorary Commissioned Officers, JCOs/ORs ) be stepped up based on the minimum of the fitment table instead of the minimum of the Pay Band;

(i)            Establishing linkage of the family pension with the pension of JCOs/ORs, in those cases where the death takes place after the retirement of the JCO/OR since such a JCO/OR drew a pension based on the maximum of the pay scales, 60% of the pension applicable to JCO/OR pensioners would be granted to the family pensioner in case of normal family pension calculated a 30% of last pay drawn. Accordingly, based on the rank, group and length of service of the deceased JCO/OR pensioner, his pension would first be determined on notional basis. In cases where death of JCO/OR took place afterretirement, the family pensioners in receipt of normal family pension would become entitled to 60% of the said pension determined on notional basis and those in receipt of enhanced family pension will beentitled to 100% of this pension. Similar entitlements would be determined in the case of Special Family Pension; and

(ii)                 The family pensioner of the JCO/OR would be granted pension arrived at on the basis of the family pension worked out as per the formulation at (i) above or the pension on the basis of stepping upwith reference to the minimum of the fitment table, whichever is beneficial. Further, the linkage of family pension with retiring pension be applied in the case of post 1.1.2006 family pensioners of JCOs/ORs also.

III.           Dual Family Pension:
Dual family pension would be allowed in the present and future cases where the pensioner drew, is drawing or may draw pension for military service as well as for civil employment.

IV.          Family pension to mentally / physically challenged children of armed forces personnel on marriage:

Grant of family pension to mentally/physically challenged children who drew, are drawing or may draw family pension would continue even after their marriage.

The above recommendations made by the Committee on pension issues of Ex-Servicemen may be implemented from a prospective dateand payment made accordingly.

Source : PIB

Thursday, August 23, 2012

IT deductions by Banks

Some veterans have reported that some banks specially state bank of India has deducted the advance tax from the monthly pension of veterans in the first quarter of this year. It is a wrong procedure and banks are not supposed to deduct IT without informing the pensioner. This is normally done in the month of January in case the pensioner has not deposited the form 15H (details of expected total income and savings in the scheme which save the tax). A pensioner thus can reduce Rs 120000 from the taxable salary of the financial year. All veterans are requested to approach their bankers and submit form 15H to avoid unnecessary deduction of tax from the monthly pension.

The issue had been taken up with SBI and the instructions were issued by the head office SBI has issued instruction to the branches not to deduct TDS without the permission of the pensioner. But some over-active branch managers have started deducting the TDS for this ye
ar without the permission of the pensioner. The issue has once again been taken up by the Gp Capt S Phatak with Head Office of SBI.

All veterans must check their monthly pension and ensure that banks are giving them full pension and ensure that TDS is not being deducted.

(An article by Gp Capt VK Gandhi VSM on FB)