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Thursday, December 10, 2009
UPDATE ON ONE RANK ONE PENSION FORMULA ; DEFENCE MINISTER'S REPLY
Wednesday, December 09, 2009
A committee was constituted under the Chairmanship of Cabinet Secretary to look into the issue of One Rank One Pension and other related matters. After considering all aspects of the issue, the Committee did not find it administratively feasible to recommend One Rank One Pension, as such. However, keeping in mind the spirit of the demand several other recommendations to substantially improve pensionary benefits of personnel Below Officer Rank (PBOR) and Commissioned Officers have been made, which have been accepted by the Government:-
i) Inclusion of Classification Allowance for PBOR from Jan 01, 2006.
ii) Removal of linkage of full pension with 33 years from Jan 01, 2006.
iii) Revision of Lt Gen pension after carving out a separate pay scale for them.
iv) Bringing parity between pension of pre and post October 10, 1997 PBOR pensions.
v) Further improving PBOR pensions based on award of GOM, 2006.
vi) Broad banding of percentage of disability/war injury pension for pre Jan 01, 2006 disability/war injury pensioners.
vii) Removal of cap on war injury element of pension in the case of disabled pensioners belonging to Category ‘E’.
The recommendations at (i) and (ii) stand implemented by issue of Government letter dated October 30, 2009. Average hike in pension of Ex-servicemen of the three forces of Indian Defence will be known only after all the recommendations of the Committee have been implemented.
This information was given by Defence Minister Shri AK Antony in written reply to Shri Prakash Javadekar and Shri Parimal Nathwani in Rajya Sabha today.
(SOURCE : PIB)