Monday, September 5, 2016
DELAY IMPLEMENTATION OF 7th CPC RECOMMENDATIONS/REPORT IN RESPECT OF DFENCE PERSONNEL- PENSIONERS/FAMILY PENSIONERS etc., AND PAYMENT OF OROP 2nd INSTALLMENT: UTTER CONFUSING STATE OF AFFAIRS CIRCULATING IN SOCIAL MEDIA. WHY??
Dear Ex-Servicemen Brothers,
I have received several complaints from our esteemed defence pensioners, family pensioners, disability pensioners etc., stating that their pensions were not revised on 7th CPC recommendations in the month of August, 2016 as expected but only the old OROP (as per cir No 555 dt 4th February, 2016) pension has been credited.
Secondly, I had been also complained that the 2nd Installment of OROP not been credited so far, whereas a few of our brothers reported that they got the 2nd installment, and also some DPDOs are paying it. In this regard, I want to clarify that the 1st installment of OROP had been paid in the month of March and the next 2nd installment will be paid in the month of September positively.
Coming to the point of implementation of 7th CPC Recommendations/Report, as per my observation, Revision of pension will be @ 2.57 of the present basic pension but it is not yet finalized. On the contrary, as per the strong and influenced Central Civil Employees Trade Unions are pressurizing the Committee of Secretaries (govt) for applying @ 2.86 – 3.16 as fitment formula to revise minimum salary of Central Govt Employees which is still pending with them.
Thirdly, finalizing the 7th CPC Recommendations in our case is a bit complicated one because the OROP is unresolved issue till date. The one-man Judicial Commission inquiry ends in the month of September 2016, as its last sitting at Hyderabad on 29th September and its duration has been extended till the month of December, 2016. Finalizing the 7th CPC is also not easy, as finalization of OROP is intervened which is the main reason, besides other reasons of anomalies taken place in the original draft. Moreover, the issue of OROP has been pending in the Apex Court subjudice, the matter was posted to 5th September for Affidavit by Union Govt. I personally feel that unless the issue of OROP is resolved finally and issued Orders/Circulars, than only the issue of 7th CPC can be taken up the Govt. On the contrary, the issue of OROP is not concerned to the Central civilian employees; accordingly, their matter has been settled. Still they are not satisfied whatever the bonanza they had been gifted. (VOTE-BANK).
Fourthly, payment of 2nd installment of OROP the 6 months schedule is nothing to do with the settlement of 7th CPC, it will be credited positively within the period as notified.
It is come to my notice from varied information that the serving personnel also did not get the 7th CPC Revised salaries along with the August Salary, somebody says that they got it with dissatisfaction.
INDIAN EX- SOLDIERS INFORMATIVE BULLETIN ▬▬ August, 2016 ▬▬ 05
(New Delhi: Bringing cheers for India's armed forces, the Union Cabinet on Wednesday more than doubled their salary by adhering to the recommendations made by the 7th Pay Commission).
In the above matter, there are several factors had been posted over here and there to implement/apply to decide revision/enhancement of pension apparent of the 7th CPC recommendations that some of them are:
(a). as already stated that to apply the factor of 2.57 i.e. your present basic pension as per OROP revised (may be after one-man Judicial Commission Report or/and the Supreme Court Order). It seems that the Ministry of Finance has accepted this formula. The second one is (b). your last drawn pay while in service + subsequent accordance of weightage of service + 7th CPC. Of course, this suggestion is under scrutiny by Min of Def and Min of Fin. According the derivation of the 2nd one is most beneficial to than the former one. The difference calculated @ 20% variation between the two.
Several, Exm Organizations, individual Exms and Chiefs of Army, Navy and Air force, especially from Officers cadre are representing to the Govt.
The officers are mainly concerned with and vociferously demanding to facilitate them as under:
(1). facilities like cars, housing, sanctions for air travel depend upon the basic pay. (NOT RANK?)
(2). non-acceptance of the demand for non-functional upgrade (NFU). After the last 6th pay commission, the govt allowed “non-functional scale up gradation” and allowed Group-A officers to get the same scale as a Joint Secretary, but after 24 years of service.
Strangely, the armed forces neither are classified as group “A” services nor are they termed as “Central services” like the IAS or the IPS and did not get NFU. Now, with others getting NFU the gap is widened.
(3).higher MSP forJCOs. The 7th CPC has clubbed the MSP of JCOs and jawans at Rs 5,200. The demand is to have it at Rs 10,000 for the JCOs. The MSP for officers between Lieutenant-rank and Brigadier-rank is common at Rs 15,500.
(4). the main issue is lowering of disability pension. As per the new formula, accepted by the 7th CPC, soldiers/officers with 100 per cent disability will see their pensions reduced from the current levels. However, in case of the disabled of other services their perquisites will rise.
In March this year, the MoD had conveyed to an empowered committee headed by the Cabinet Secretary that the status, pay and allowances of the armed forces be kept above all other “fighting” arms of the govt. Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar had also taken up the case that issues of status, pay and allowances for the forces have to be paramount.
In the scenario of the above in nutshell, We have to wait and see what the Govt will approve finally.
TILL DATE THE GOVT/PCDA NOT ISSUED ANY ORDERS/CIRCULARS IN RESPECT OF DEFENCE PENSIONERS.
(Source- From Facebook post)