Both the options recommended by the 7th Commission as regards pension revision vide their para 10.1.67 have been accepted subject to feasibility of their implementation. Option 2 is to be implemented immediately.
In case option one is finally accepted for which ‘Bharat Pensioners Samaj’ is fighting tooth & nail, the pensioner will have the option to choose whichever is more beneficial to him/her
The objection of DOPW &MOD against option 1 is that records may not be available to implement. It is a very poor & illogical argument to deprive pensioners of their legitimate right. Service record of an employee is permanent in nature & cannot be destroyed without specific permission under specific circumstances. In case for any reason if anyone’s service record is missing it can always be reconstructed with the help of PPO, various other records with the departments & with the employee/pensioner. In 100% cases PPOs are available; in 95% cases all other records too are available. Pensioners too are having authentic records required for the purpose.
OPTION 1 & 2 Revised Pension Table of Pre- 2016 Pensioners, w.e.f. 01.01.2016
· The table covers all the 5th CPC scales from S 4 to S 29 (except S 6) grouped in 4 PBs after 6th CPC. These have been assigned Levels 1 to 14 in the matrix table by 7th CPC.
· The table also gives pension for pensioners falling in 3 age groups i.e. upto 80 years and with additional pension @ 20% and 30% after the age of 80 and 85 respectively.
· Since the pension as per option 2 may take time, the pension as per option 1 (with a factor of 2.57) may be paid in the first instance as an interim measure.
· Pension as per option-1 is to be calculated on the basis of pension as fixed after 6th CPC. This being different for pensioners retiring from the same scale, the figures in the table under option -1 are according to the minimum revised basic pension as per DOP OM dated 30-7-2015. The Pension is to be finally fixed at the higher of the two Options.
· In some levels like levels 6, 10, 11, 12, 13 and 14, there is no common min revised pension as per 6th CPC (differing with each scale though GP is same). The table can accommodate only one figure. Therefore,in such cases lowest of the figure has been taken as representative of the respective level.
Compiled by N.P . MOHAN C.E (Retd.)Railways ,Life member BPS &President RSCWS (An affiliate of BPS)
Revision of Pension Option II based on Fitment Factor of 2.57 Implemented
Revised basic pension of as on 01.01.2016 = Existing basic pension as on 01.01.2016 X 2.57 = Revised basic pension +Nil DR as on 01.01.2016
Option 2 is to be implemented immediately
In case option one is finally accepted for which BPS is fighting tooth & nail the pensioner will have the option to choose whichever is more beneficial to him/her
Secy General Bharat Pensioners Samaj