Department of Pension & Pensioners Welfare has issued the formal order for revision of central government pensioners.
The said order says:
7. (a) Where the Government servants on permanent absorption in public sector undertakings/autonomous bodies continue to draw pension separately from the Government, the pension of such absorbees will be updated in terms of these orders. I
The finance ministry has issued fresh order to make payment of revised salary in August 2016 itself.
But, there is no instruction about Pension revision. It is understood that Department of Pension is ready with the order and waiting for the nod of finance ministry. Pension Revision is simple as only Option No2 is permitted now.
It is: Just multiply the existing basic pension by the factor of 2.57. The resultant amount is the new basic pension from January 2016, with ZERO percent CDA.
In 2008, when the sixth CPC report was implemented the general notification for Pay Revision was issued on 1-9-2008 and the DoP&PW Office Memorandum for pension revision was issued very next day, 2-9-2008. But, this time, even though the general notification was issued on 25-7-2016, the DoP&PW has not yet issued order for pension revision. We do not know the reason for this unusual delay. If they are waiting for the final decision on option No1 for ensuring parity in pension to the old pensioners, then it will take minimum four months for the high level committee to submit its report. More strange it is, the national level leaders have not taken up the matter of pension revision seriously.
Several coordination committees of Central Government Pensioners Associations and local leaders have expressed their anxiety and displeasure.
We are also getting enquieries from the DoT pensioners about the pension revision. As soon as we get the formal orders we shall upload the same in this Website…… .P S Ramankutty
Some people claim that CGHS facilities to BSNL retirees were made optional because of their efforts. Everybody understands that in 2014 itself the DoT declared it as optional. If someone wants to retain BSNLMRS he/she can do so. If some wants to take CGHS facility he/she can do so so.Main reason is that CGHS is available only in 25 cities. Majority of pensioners are staying in areas not covered by CGHS. At many places there are lot of complaints about the CGHS service.
Another problem was about the fees a pensioner has to pay to avail the CGHS facilities. It was fixed on the basis of Grade Pay whereas there is no system of Grade Pay in BSNL. Many of the retired non-executives can not afford the rate. We had taken up the matter with Minister for Health and Family Welfare in 2014 itself. Thereafter, the case was taken up again with Director (HR) of BSNL in September 2015 with a detailed letter.
But, now BSNL asks every pensioner to approach DOT and get the equivalent pay etc. Should the BSNL pensioners numbering about 1.8 lakh send their PPOs to concerned CCA office to get it recorded in their PPOs?