Revised OROP Tables to Defence Forces Personnel – PCDA Circular No. 608

Revised OROP Tables to Defence Forces Personnel – PCDA Circular No. 608

“OROP Tables No. 5, 14, 23, 32, 41, 50, 63, 64, 74, 83 and 92 have been Modified”

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Circular No. 609

Dated: 26.10.2018

Subject:- One Rank One Pension (OROP) to the Defence Forces Personnel.

Reference:- Gol, MoD letters No. 12(1)/2014/D(Pen/Policy)-Part-II dated 07.11.2015 and 03.02.2016 circulated vide this office Circular No. 555 dated 04.02.2016 and amended vide Circular No. 557 dated 17.03.2016, Circular No. 566 dated 16.09.2016, Circular No. 580 dated 05.07.2017, Circular No. 581 dated 02.08.2017.

A Copy of GoI, MoD letter No. 12(1)/2014/D(Pen/Pol)-Pt-II dated 17.10.2018 which is self explanatory, is forwarded herewith for further necessary action and immediate implementation.

2. Consequent upon issuance of GoI, MoD letter dated 17.10.2018, the tables No. 5, 14, 23, 32, 41, 50, 63, 64, 74, 83 and 92 have been modified to the extant mentioned in ibid Govt. letter. Pension of the affected pensioners may be reviewed and revised according to amended tables. However, if pension revised in these cases according to amended tables w.e.f. 1.7.2014 is less than the pension as on 30.06.2014, the same will not be revised of the disadvantage to the pensioners.

3. Further, in table No. 7, the pension rate of Hony. Nb. Subedar with qualifying service of 13 years has not been protected with reference to the lower rank viz Havildar of same qualifying service i.e. 13 years. As such following amendment may be carried out in tables No. 7.

Rank – Hony. Nb. Sub.
Group – X
Qualifying service – 13 Years
For – 8078
Read – 8136

4. Any arrears/recovery of over payment pension would have to be adjusted by the concerned PDAs as per the extant rules/procedure.

5. All other terms and conditions remain unchanged.

6. This Circular has been uploaded on this office website for dissemination to all concerned.

No. Gts/Tech/0167/XXIX
Dated: 26.10.2018

(Sandeep Thakur)
Addl CDA(P)


7th CPC Level in Defence Forces of JCO / ORs

7th CPC Level in Defence Forces of JCO / ORs

Rank wise list of 7th CPC Levels in Army

Level of Ranks : JCOs/OR
(a) Sepoy – Level 3
(b) Naik – Level 4
(c) Havildar – Level 5
(d) Naib Subedar – Level 6
(e) Subedar – Level 7
(f) Subedar Major – Level 8
(g) Honorary Lieutenant – Level 10
(h) Honorary Captain – Level 10B

Implementation of 7th CPC for Defence Forces – An over view

Implementation of 7th CPC for Defence Forces – An over view

The 7th Central Pay Commission (CPC) has been implemented for the Defence Forces vide Govt MoD Gazette Notification S.R.O. 12 (E) dt 03 May 2017 and S.R.O. 9 (E) dt 03 May 2017. This Info Brochure has endeavoured to combine the entitlements of each indl alongwith relevant authorities so that benefits of 7th CPC are exploited to the maximum.

2. The 7th CPC makes a major departure from its predecessors, in so far as the pay structure is concerned. The recommendations of 7th CPC involves dispensing with the existing Pay Bands and Grade Pay and instituted Pay Levels which correspond to the erstwhile Grade Pay. The 7th CPC has proposed a Pay Matrix for the purpose of pay fixation of the employees. The major features of the 7th CPC, as related to Army, are as under:-

(a) The recommendations to take effect from 01.01.2016.

(b) The minimum revised pay approved is Rs 21700/- {in place of Rs 8460/- (6460/- + 2000) and the maximum is Rs 250000/- (in place of Rs 90000/-)}.

(c) A Fitment Factor of 2.57 is applied for transition from 6th CPC to 7th CPC.

(d) Annual increment will be calculated by transiting one stage vertically down in the same Level.

(e) MACP shall continue to be granted without any changes.

(f) Separate Pay Matrix for Defence Personnel and Military Nursing Services Officers.

(g) All Allces have been rationalized.

(h) Most of the Allces have been raised corresponding to the rise in Dearness Allowance (DA).

(j) House Rent Allowance (HRA) shall be revised to 24%, 16% and 8% of Basic Pay in X, Y and Z Cities respectively. Rate of HRA will be revised to 27%, 18% and 9% when DA crosses 50% and further to 30%, 20% and 10% when DA crosses 100%.

(k) Non Practicing Allowance (NPA) and Military Service Pay (MSP) not to be included for calculating HRA, Composite Transfer Grant (CTG) and Annual Increment.

(l) All non-interest bearing advances to be abolished.

(m) Ceiling for Gratuity to be enhanced to Rs 20 lakhs wef 01.01.2016 and thereafter increase of 25% to be allowed whenever DA rises by 50%.

Air Travel is Allowed for JCOs in Defence Forces

Air Travel Entitlement for JCOs in Defence Forces

According to the Gazette Notification issued by the Government on 6.7.2017, Junior Commissioned OFficers (JCOs) are now eligible to travel by Air.

Those who are in Level 6 to 8 of Pay Matrix (Pre-Revised Grade Pay 4200, 4600 and 4800), as the Travel entitlement for them so far is AC II by Train only. Now the are entitled to Travel By Air in Economy Class.

Level 6 to 8 pertain to the three ranks of JCOs — Naib Subedar, Subedar and Subedar Major — in the Army, and their equivalents in the Navy and Air Force. Level 5 A of Defence Forces to be clubbed with Level 6 for travelling entitlements.

7th CPC Recommendations on Travel Entitlements: The 7th Pay Commission opines that the present provisions are adequate. Hence, status quo is recommended with the present system of differentiation based on Grade Pay duly substituted by the Levels of the Pay Matrix…

Source: CGEN