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RBE No. 17/2019: Pension – pre-2006 pensioners – Revision w.e.f. 01.01.2006

No.F(E)III/2008/PN1/12, dated 04.02.2019

Sub: Revision of pension w.e.f. 01.01.2006 of pre-2006 pensioners who retired from the 5th CPC scale of Rs.6500-10500 – regarding.

1. A copy of Department of Pension and Pensioners’ Welfare (DOP&PW’s) OM No.38/33/12-P&PW(A), dated 4th January, 2019 on the above subject is enclosed for information and compliance. These instructions shall apply mutatis-mutandis on the Railways also. CCS (Revised Pay) Rules, 2008, correspond to Railway Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2008. This Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure’s OM’s No.1/1/2008-IC, dated 30.08.2008 and 13.11.2009, mentioned in the DOP&PW’s OM dated 04.01.2019, have been adopted on Railways vide this office’s letter No.PC-VI/2008/I/RSRP/1, dated 11.09.2008 (RBE No. 108/2008) and PC-VI/2009/I/RSRP/8, dated 22.12.2009 (RBE No. 226/2009) respectively.
2. The Railway Board’s instructions corresponding to DOP&PW’s instructions referred to in their aforesaid OM dated 04th January, 2019 are given under:-

S.No.

DOP&PW’s Instructions

Railway Board’s corresponding instructions

1

OM NO.38/37/08-P&PW(A), dated 01.09.2008

Letter No.F(E)III/2008/PN1/12, dated 08.09.2008 RBE No. 105/2008)

2

OM NO.38/37/08-P&PW(A), dated 28.01.2013

Letter No.F(E)III/2008/PN1/12, dated 11.02.2013 (RBE No. 11/2013)

3

OM NO.38/37/08-P&PW(A), dated 30.07.2015

Letter No.F(E)III/2008/PN1/12, dated 31.07.2015 (RBE No. 86/2015)

Ministry of Personnel, PG & Pensions,
Department of Pension and Pensioners’ Welfare
OM No.38/33/12-P&PW(A), dated 4th January, 2019
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Sub: Revision of pension w.e.f. 01.01.2006 of pre-2006 pensioners who retired from the 5th CPC scale of Rs.6500-10500 – regarding.

1. The undersigned is directed to say that as per para 4.2 of this Department’s OM of even number dated 01.09.2008 relating to revision of pension of Pre-2006 pensioners w.e.f. 01.01.2006, the revised pension w.e.f. 01.01.2006, in no case shall be lower than 50% of the sum of the minimum of pay in the pay band and grade pay thereon corresponding to the pre-revised pay scale from which the pensioner had retired.
2. Instructions were issued vide this Department’s OM of even number dated 28.01.2013 for stepping up of pension of Pre-2006 pensioners w.e.f. 24.09.2012 to 50% of the sum of the minimum of pay in the pay band and grade pay thereon corresponding to the pre-revised pay scale from which the pensioner had retired, as arrived at with reference to the fitment table annexed to Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure’s OM No.1/1/2008-IC, dated 30th August, 2008. A concordance table indicating the revised pension/ family pension of Pre-2006 pensioners in terms of instructions contained in para 4.2 of OM dated 01.09.2008 read with the OM dated 28.01.2013 was also annexed to the OM date 28.01.2013. Subsequently, orders were issued vide this Department’s OM of even number dated 30.07.2015 that the pension/ family pension of all pre-2006 pensioners/ family pensioners may be revised in accordance with this Department’s OM No.38/37/08-P&PW(A), dated 28.01.2013 with effect from 01.01.2006 instead of 24.09.2012.
3. In the aforesaid OM dated 28.01.2013 of Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare, the grade pay corresponding to the pre-revised pay scale of Rs.6500-10500 was shown as Rs.4200 and the minimum pension in terms of para 4.2 of the OM dated 01.09.2008 was shown as Rs.8145 (50% of minimum pay of Rs.16290 as per fitment table for the pre-revised scale of pay of Rs.6500-10500, annexed to Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure’s OM No.1/1/2008-IC, dated 30th August, 2008).
4. Orders were issued vide Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure’s OM No.1/1/2008-IC, dated 13.11.2009 that the posts which were in the pre-revised scale of Rs.6500-10500 as on 01.01.2006 and which were granted the normal replacement pay structure of grade pay of Rs.4200 in the pay band PB-2, will be granted grade pay of Rs.4600 in the pay band PB-2 corresponding to the pre-revised scale of Rs.7450-11500 w.e.f. 01.01.2006.
5. Representations have been received in this Department for extending the benefit of grade pay of Rs.4600 for revision of pension/ family pension, w.e.f. 01.01.2006, in respect of Pre-2006 pensioners who retired/ died in the 5th CPC scale of Rs.6500-10500 or equivalent Pay Scale in the earlier Pay Commission periods. The matter regarding the amount of minimum pension/ family pension in terms of para 4.2 of the OM dated 01.09.2008 in their case has been re-examined in the light of the orders issued by Ministry of Finance, (Department of Expenditure) vide their OM No.1/1/2008-IC, dated 13.11.2009 and decision of courts in certain cases. It has been observed that pay of all serving employees in the pre-revised pay scale of Rs.6500-10500 has been fixed w.e.f. 01.01.2006 in the grade pay of Rs.4600. Therefore, the grade pay of Rs.4600 can be considered as the grade pay corresponding to the pre-revised pay scale of Rs.6500-10500.
6. Accordingly, it has been decided that, for the purpose of revision of pension/ family pension w.e.f. 01.01.2006 under para 4.2 of OM dated 01.09.2008, the grade pay of Rs.4600 may be considered as the corresponding Grade Pay in the case of Pre-2006 pensioners who retired/ died in the 5th CPC scale of Rs.6500-10500 or equivalent pay scale in the earlier Pay Commission periods.
7. In accordance with the provisions of Rule 7 of the CCS (Revised Pay) Rules, 2008, the pay corresponding to the pay of Rs.6500 in the pre-revised pay scale of Rs.6500-10500 would be Rs.12090 in the PB-2. After adding the grade pay of Rs.4600, the pay in the pay and Grade Pay corresponding to the pay of Rs.6500 in the pre-revised pay scale of Rs.6500-10500 would be Rs.16690 (12090+4600). Accordingly, the revised pension w.e.f. 01.01.2006 in terms of para 4.2 of OM dated 01.09.2008, for the pre-2006 pensioners who retired from the pay scale of Rs.6500-10500 in the 5th CPC or equivalent pay scales in the earlier Pay Commission would be Rs.8345. Accordingly, the entries at serial number 13 in the annexure of this Department’s OM No.38/37/08-P&PW(A), dated 28.01.2013 may be substituted by the entries shown in the statement annexed to this OM.
8. As provided in this Department’s OM dated 28.01.2013, in case the consolidated pension/ family pension calculated as per para 4.1 of this Department’s OM No.38/37/08-P&PW(A), dated 01.09.2008 is higher than the pension/ family pension calculated in the manner indicated above, the same (higher consolidated pension/ family pension) will continue to be treated as basic pension/ family pension.
9. In their application to the persons belonging to the Indian Audit and Accounts Department, these orders are issued in consultation with the Comptroller and Auditor General of India.
10. All the Ministries/ Departments are requested to bring the contents of these orders to the notice of Controller of Accounts/ Pay and Accounts Officers and Attached and subordinate Offices under them. They are also requested to revise the pension of the affected pre-2006 pensioners in accordance with the instructions contained in this OM on a top priority basis.

Department of Pension and Pensioners’ Welfare
Revised Pension Family/ Pension w.e.f. 01.01.2006 in terms of Para 4.2 of OM No.38/37/08-P&PW(A), dated 01.09.2008 read with OM dated 28.01.2013 in the case of Pre-2006 pensioners who retired/ died in the 5th CPC Pay Scale of Rs.6500-10500 or equivalent pay scales in the earlier Pay Commissions.

S.No.

Pay Scale w.e.f. 01.01.1986

Post/ Grade and Pay Scale w.e.f. 01.01.1996

Name of Pay Band/ Scales

Corresponding 6th CPC Pay Bands/ Scales

Corresponding Grade Pay

Sum of minimum pay in the pay band and grade pay/ minimum pay in the pay scale as per fitment table

Pension = 50% of sum of minimum pay in the pay band and grade pay/ minimum pay in the pay scale as per fitment table

Family pension = 30% of sum of  minimum pay in the pay band and grade pay/ minimum pay in the  pay scale as per fitment table

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

13

2000-60-2300-75-3200/

2000-60-2300-75-3200-3500

S-12

6500-10500

PB-2

9300-34800

4600

16690

8345

5007

Download Railway Board Circular RBE No. 17/2019

Forward reference⇒RBE No.

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