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sundarar
07-12-2008, 07:48 AM
Dear Sirs,

As per the OMs in respect of pre-2006 pensioners, wherever the pre-revised minimum scale of pay of Group D, Group C and Group B can be multiplied by 1.86 to arrive at the corresponding minimum of pay bands,
the multiplication factor of 2.26 over the existing pension will be the maximum pension they could get irrespective of their pensionable service. This is irrespective of the scales they served under the respective groups.
In short, the Scale of pay S-1 to S-23 may have to satisfy themselves with the fitment table having 2.26 formula on the existing pension. Even if there is change in the O.M. dated 3.10.2008 with regard to 20 years minimum qualifying service for full pension, by dispensing with the required qualifying service 33 years with retrospective effect, there will be no change in the pension UNLESS THE 50% OF THE MINIMUM PAY IN THE CORRESPONDING RUNNING PAY BANDS WITH GRADE PAY IS PRESCRIBED FOR ENSURING
CONSOLIDATED REVISED PENSION. When that is the case, the Banks
have unnecessarily been put into hardship to ensure minimum pension
when there is no need to do so, as the fitment table of 2.26 formula is available vide O.M. dt. 1.9.2008. As such, the Govt. has achieved parity among these pensioners, ie. the one who has done a minimum pensionable service with a scale of pay in the particular Group D, or Group C, or Group B and the one who has done a maximum pensionable service in the particular Group. by ensuring minimum revised pension vide Annexure to O.M. dated 3/14.10.2008. It is the Pay that is the significant factor for revising pension for 1.1.2006 onwards, and the scales of pay they held has nothing to do under the circumstances of minimum of the corresponding pay band to the scale of pay from which he retired. The O.M. dated 1.9.2008 Para 4.2
as long as not getting reflected in letter and spirit in the subsequent O.M.s and their annexures, this will be the situation.

In respect of scales S-24 and S-25 parity achieved by having same minimum
pension. Same way, S-26&S-27, S-28 and S-29 the same happens.
S-24 to S-30 are having same minimum pay band, it is the Grade pay
that separate these groups by raising the pension among these 4 groups under the same pay band to a very meagre extent. By prescribing same
minimum pay band for these S-24 to S-30 parity among them has been
achieved by the pensioners. Since no 1.86 formula applies for revised minimum pay band for these scales, there may be a small quantum of relief
beyond the fitment table of 2.26 formula over the existing pension. UNLESS THE 50% OF THE MINIMUM PAY IN THE CORRESPONDING RUNNING PAY BANDS WITH GRADE PAY IS PRESCRIBED FOR ENSURING
CONSOLIDATED REVISED PENSION, even under dispensation of maximum qualifying service of 33 years with 20 years for them, the statusquo remains. Here just they could cross the fitment table to ensure minimum
revised pension because of non-applicability of 1.86 formula for arriving at
the minimum pay band in respect of serving employees in these groups.

Can one say diversified Parity achieved within various groups under these
circumstances.

HOWEVER, THE SITUATION CAN BE CHANGED BY OUR HON. FINANCE MINISTER OF DATE FOR CONSIDERING

A) IMPLEMENTATION OF PARA 4.2 IN LETTER AND SPIRIT BY AMENDING
THE ANNEXURE TO O.M. DT. 3.10.2008/14.10.2008 TO THE EXTENT OF
MINIMUM PAY IN THE PAY BAND AS AGAINST MINIMUM PAY BAND.

B) IMPLEMENTATION OF FULL PENSION WITH MAXIMUM QUALIFYING
SERVICE 20 YEARS FOR ALL PENSIONERS OF GOVT. OF INDIA, AND WHERE
THE SERVICE IS MORE THAN MINIMUM QUALIFYING SERVICE, THE
PRO-RATA PENSION THERE OF

C) ASSIGNING THE RESPONSIBILITY OF ENSURING THE ACTUAL REVISED
PENSION TO THE CONCERNED PENSION DISBURSEMENT AUTHORITIES
RATHER THAN TO LEAVE WITH THE BANK ALONE

D) ISSUING A FRESH SPEAKING PENSION PAYMENT ORDER INCORPORATING THE CHANGE IN PENSION IN DETAIL

The pre-revised scales of pay are not furnished in the Pension Book and only the 10months average emoluments are furnished in the Pension Book.
Hence, the ultimatum 30.11.2008 could not be maintained by the Banks.

In spite, there is another factor for the Govt. to consider seriously as to why 50% of the last pay drawn cannot be said to be full pension (leaving the average emoluments aspect as it is)
for a pensioner when he has rendered maximum qualifying service of 20 years or pro-rata otherwise, whether he is a pre-2006, or pre-Sep.2008 or post-September 2008 retiree and whenever the pay scales getting revised subsequently, the corresponding revised BASIC pay (50% or pro-rata) will be the revised pension to achieve modified parity among pensioners. By this a person who retired in a particular GRADE before pay commission and after pay commission in the same scale will be drawing same pension and there will be no anomaly between the senior and junior pensioner of the grade.

UNLESS THERE IS A WILL TO TREAT ALL PENSIONERS ALIKE IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE HON. SUPREME COURT'S DECISIONS, PARITY FACTOR REMAINS A DREAM.

Best Regards.