MANIPULATION IN THE WELL INTENTIONED RECOMMENDATION OF THE 6TH CPC
The Govt approved recommendation the 6th CPC states “The fixation of pension will be subject to the provision that the revised pensions, in no case, shall be lower than fifty percent of the sum of the minimum of the pay in the pay band and grade pay thereon corresponding to the pre-revised scale from which the pensioner had retired”.
However, above provisions having been duly approved by the Union Govt, were tweaked / tinkered / modified / manipulated as under to entirely change the essence of the govt resolution “The pension calculated at 50 percent of the minimum pay in pay band plus grade pay would be calculated (i) At minimum of pay band (irrespective of the pre-revised scale of pay ) plus the grade pay corresponding to the pre-revised pay scale”.
Kindly note- The wording “Minimum of Pay in the Pay Band” has been replaced by inserting words “At minimum of Pay Band (irrespective of the pre-revised scale of pay)”
Further the word “and” has been replaced by word “plus” thereby bringing about complete change to determent of the defence services. It may be noted that “the words “sum of” and “thereon” used by the 6th CPC have been omitted and the word “and” has been replaced by word “plus”. This mischievous insertion (of plus) side tracks/de-links wording “corresponding to the pre-revised scale from which the pensioner had retired” from the grade pay and relates ONLY to the “Grade Pay” of the rank, thereby de-linking the same from the words “Pay in the Pay Band”. The entire effect of the 'well- intentioned' Government resolution has been wiped out by this unauthorised and mischievous substitution.
Defence pensioners can only be benefited from the recommendation of the 6th CPC if Minimum of pay in the pre-revised scale of pay of the rank from which such pensioners retired, is taken into account for revision of pension of pre 2006 pensioners.
Consequent to above, not only are we nowhere near to the genuine demand of OROP but even the modified parity recommended by the 6th CPC and accepted by the Government has been mischievously and maliciously denied to defence personnel due to bureaucratic intrigue. Extracted Above is from the Memorandum submitted by IESM in response to public inputs sought with reference to petition praying for grant of OROP to the Armed Forces Personnel. Maj Gen (Retd) Satbir Singh, SM Vice Chairman, IESM.
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