7th CPC – BPS appeals to the Prime Minister for acceptance of option 1 for pension revision
Sh. Narendra Modi ji
Hon’ble Prime Minister Govt. of India
Sub: Parity in Pension – Revision of Pension based on first option recommended by VIICPC (Para 10.1.67(1) and accepted Conditionally by the Govt.
May I on behalf of ‘Bharat Pensioners Samaj beseech a few minutes of your highly precious time for the favour of considering following submission on behalf of Civil Pensioners of the Country:
1. Sir. there is no need of any committee to study feasbility of implementation of option l recommended by 7th CPC for the revision of pension of pre 01.01.016 pensioners& accepted conditionalty by the Govt. It can be smoothly implementedas all the requied records are available. Service records are of permanent nature & their non-availability. if true. is a case of a gross irregularity worthy of being taken serious note of.
2. Departments professing non- availability of records are misguiding the govt to avoid their own accountability as you are insisting on fast compliance. Option 1 contained in Para 10.1.67 (i) of the Pay Commission relates to the Scale of pay/pay band+grade pay in which a pensioner had retired and the stage of pay in that scale which is fuly captured in PPOs issued at the time of retirement. On the recommendations of the V Central Pay Commission full parity in pension was granted to all the pre-1986 retirees and their pension was revised by notional fixation of their pay as on 1.1.1986 & bringing them to the level of 4″ CPC Scales. Modified Parity had been granted to Pre-1996 & Pre-2006 Pensioners as per recommendation of the Filth and Sixth Pay Commissions respectively and the revision of Pension was done accordingly. All this could be done as records were available.
3. The issue of non-availability of Service Records was never raised before at any stage either before or after the Fifth or Sixth Pay Commission nor was it mentioned before the Seventh Pay Commission by any of the Govt. Department. Also it was never mentioned by UOI in any of the legal proceedings so far.
4. In rare cases where service records may not be available, the same can be generated from the information available in PPOs as also with various departments and the pensioners themselves as they hold sufficient authentic information rather than passing over a key recommendation of 7th CPC impacting all pensioners very adversely.
5. Bharat Pensioners Samaj appeal to your goodself to kindly approve the first option of parity in pension without further delay and bestow succour to pensioners in the twilight of their lives.
Thanking you and with Warm regards
Secy. Genl. Bharat Pensioners Samaj