Thursday, November 10, 2011

Sixth Pay Commission to apply on pre-2006 retirees also: CAT

In a relief to senior citizens, who retired from government service before 2006, the Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) has directed the Centre to re-fix their pension on the basis of recommendations of the Sixth Central Pay Commission (VI CPC).

The order will provide relief to thousands of such retired government servants whose pension would increase substantially. A three-judge bench of CAT headed by its Chairman Justice V K Bali quashed the August 29, 2008 government resolution which amended the recomendations of the sixth pay commission due to which the pre-2006 retirees were getting lower pension than the post 2006 retirees. The bench passed the orders on a bunch of petitions filed by individuals, their association -- Central Govt. Pensioners Association -- claiming pension at par with post-2006 retirees on the recommendations of the VI CPC, which took effect from January 1, 2006.
Source : PTI