Defence Pension for Commissioned Officers – Retiring or dying in harness on or after 1.1.2016 (Post-2016)
Implementation of the Government decision on the recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission in respect of Commissioned Officers, Retiring or dying in harness on or after 1.1.2016 (Post-2016)
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Subject:Implementation of the Government decision on the recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission in respect of Commissioned Officers, Retiring or dying in harness on or after 1.1.2016 (Post-2016).
Reference: GoI, MoD letter No.17(02)/2016-D(Pen/Pol) dated :04.09.2017.
Consequent upon issue of GoI, MoD letter No. 17(02)/2016-D(Pen/Pol) dated 04.09.2017 (Annexure A), pensionary awards of Commissioned Officers (including MNS and Territorial officers) of three Services who retired/ discharged/ released/ invalided out or died in harness on or after 01.01.2016 are to be sanctioned under orders contained therein.
2. It is therefore, requested to initiate claim/revision claim as detailed below along with the enclosed LPC-cum-Data Sheet for initial/revised pension claims, as the case may be, so that initial PPO/Corrigendum PPO may be issued in affected cases by this Office:-
(a) Initial Claims for Retiring Pension, Invalid Pension, Service Element as well as Disability Element of Disability/ Liberalised Disability/ War Injury Pension:
Initial Claims for Retiring Pension, Invalid Pension, Service element as well as Disability Element of Disability/ Liberalised Disability/War Injury Pension in respect of Commissioned officers of Indian Army who retired/discharged/released/invalided out on or after 01.01.2016 and who are in receipt of pay & allowance under respective Army Officers Pay Rules 2017 shall be preferred in usual manner on revised LPCCum-Data Sheet No. PHP-G1M-01/2017(7th CPC) as per specimen enclosed (Annexure B) and submitted as usual along with data in electronic form. The instructions for the filling up LPC cum Data Sheet are enclosed as Annexure E.
(b) Claim for revision of retiring pension – commissioned officers, retired/discharged on or after 01.01.2016.
Data Sheet PHP-G1M-03/2017(7th CPC) (Enclosed as Annexure C) will be used for revision of pensionary awards as per 7th CPC in those cases where Pension has already been notified as per 6th CPC . This data sheet will be used only once for revision of Pensionary awards already notified from 01.01.2006 to 30.09.2017, thereafter, any amendment/ revision will be done through Data Sheet (Rev) PHP-G1M-02/2017(7th CPC) (Enclosed as Annexure D) for corrigendum of pensionary awards.
(c) Claim For Corrigendum of Pensionary Awards (PHP-G1M-02/2017(7th CPC)) :
Data Sheet (Rev) PHP-G1M-02/2017(7th CPC) (Enclosed as Annexure D) for corrigendum of pensionary awards in respect of commissioned officers will be used for amendment /revision of 7th CPC pensionary awards i.e. pensionary awards already notified as per VI CPC and subsequently revised as per 7th CPC through data sheet “PHP-G1M-03/2017(7th CPC) .
NOTE :- Old Data sheet (Rev) for corrigendum of pensionary awards will continue to be used for revision/amendments of pensionary awards of officers retired/discharged/invalided out prior to 01.01.2016.
3.COMMUTATION OF ADDITIONAL PENSION IN REVISION CASE:
Pensioners who have retired between 1.1.2016 and date of issue of orders for revised pay/ pension based on the recommendations of the 7th CPC, shall have an option, in relaxation of provisions of relevant Pension Regulations, not to commute the pension which has become additionally commutable on retrospective revision of pay / pension on implementation of recommendations of the 7th CPC. Option form is enclosed as Appendix ‘A ‘ to be used for this purpose.
Option for commutation of additionally commutable amount will required to be submitted within 4 months from the issue of the Govt. letter by the Armed Forces officers. Option exercised after expiry of 4 months from the issue of the Govt. letter will not be entertained. The claim submitted without exercising said option or if no option for commutation of additionally commutable amount of pension is received within stipulated time period as mentioned above, it will be presumed that pensioner is not willing to commute additionally commutable amount.
4. DISABILITY PENSION/WAR INJURY PENSION
4.1 There shall be no change in existing provisions regulating the Disability Pension/War Injury Pension under casualty pensionary award so.
4.2 The amount of all kind of pension shall be subject to a minimum of Rs. 9,000/-
The maximum amount of normal rate, enhanced rate of ordinary family pension and retiring pension shall be 30%, 50% and 50% respectively, of the highest pay in the Government which is Rs. 2,50,000/- with effect from 1.1.2016. The maximum ceiling is, however, not applicable in the cases of Disability Pension/War Injury Pension etc., applicable under casualty pensionary awards.
5. Ex-GRATIA LUMP SUM COMPENSATION IN CASES OF INVALIDMENT :
Ex-gratin lump sum compensation to Defence Service Personnel who are boarded out of service on account of disability/ war injury attributable to or aggravated by military service, shall be paid @ Rs. 20 lakh for 100% disability subject to provisions as stipulated in MoD letter No. 2(2)/2011/D(Pen/Policy) dated 26.12.2011. For disability/ war injury less than 100% but not less than 20%, the amount of Ex-gratin compensation shall be proportionately reduced. No Ex-gratin compensation shall be payable for disability/war injury less than 20%. The proportionate compensation would be based on actual percentage of disability as certified by the Invaliding Medical Board, without applying broad banding provisions as contained in Para 7.2 of MoD letter No. 1(2)/97/D(Pen-C) dated 31.01.2001.
6. DISABILITY/WAR INJURY ON DISCHARGE /INVALIDMENT:
6.1 BROAD-BANDING OF PERCENTAGE OF DISABILITY/WAR INJURY ON DISCHARGE:
In cases where Armed Forces personnel are discharged/retired on or after 1.1.2016 under the circumstances mentioned in Para 4.1 of MoD letter No. 1(2)/97/D (Pen-C) dated 31.1.2001 with disability including cases covered under MoD letter No. 16(5)/2008/D(Pen/Policy) dated 29.9.2009 and the disability/war injury has been accepted as 20% and more, the extent of disability or functional incapacity shall be determined in the manner prescribed in Para 7.2 of said letter dated 31.1.2001 for the purpose of computing disability/ war injury.
6.2 BROAD-BANDING OF PERCENTAGE OF DISABILITY/WAR INJURY ON INVALIDMENT:
Existing provisions for broad banding of invalidment cases of Disability and War Injury Pension shall remain unchanged.
6.3 Rates for calculation of disability where composite assessment is made due to existence of disability, as well as war injury, shall be determined in terms of provision contained in Para 3(b) of MoD letter No. 16(02)/2015-D(Pen/Pol) dated 08.08.2016.
6.4 CONSTANT ATTENDANT ALLOWANCE (CAA)
Constant Attendant Allowance shall continue to be admissible under the condition as hithertofore at the existing rate from 1.1.2016 to 30.06.2017. However, with effect from 01.07.2017 it shall be admissible at the uniform rate of Rs. 6750/- per month, irrespective of the rank.
7. All out efforts may be made to submit affected cases for revision of pension duly completed in all respect (along with option for commutation, if any) to avoid correspondence and back references.
8. The Software Programme for Data entry and validation check may be collected from EDP Centre of this Office.
9. Various Orders on the subject are available on the website of this Office e. www.pcdapension.nic.in.
10. As far as possible, all fresh claims for grant of retiring pension should be submitted only on revised LPC-cum Data Sheet. After 01.10.2017, no fresh cases for notification of Pension will be entertained on old LPC-cum Data Sheet. However, cases on the new LPC-cum-Data Sheet received before 01.10.2017 will also be accepted if revised pay details are available. It may please be ensured that Seal of LPC cum data sheet signing officer is affixed and name of all officials signing LPC cum data sheet are clearly and legibly mentioned.
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