Full Pension for Pre-2006 Pensioners with less than 33 years of Service – Update

Bharat Pensioners Samaj has released the file noting on the issue of Pro-rata pension for Pre-2006 Pensioners which states that there is no chance for review petition yielding result in favour of Govt

As per File Noting released by BPS, presently Department of Pension is of the view that Pre-2006 Pensioners’ case that they should be granted full pension if they have rendered 20 years of service at par with Post 2006 Pensiners has reached finality and Court ruling (for granting full pension) has become law of land.
We hope Department of Pension would issue OM for granting full pension for Pre-2006 Pensioners who have completed 20 years of Service


FULL PENSION FOR THOSE WITH LESS THAN 30 YEARS but MORE THAN 20 YEARS QUALIFYING SERVICE

In view of the fact that review Petition filed by UOI RP (C) NO. 2565/2015 in SLP (C) No. 6567/2015 UOI Vs M.O. Inasu dismissed by HSC on 28.8.2015, and Following file notings of DOPW (obtained under RTI)let us hope DOP&PW will now issue necessary instructions extending benefit of full min. pension to all pre 2006 pensioners irrespective of Q.S. rendered.
The extract from the File Noting obtained from DOP&PW under RTI ACT, on pro rata pension matter. Extract from File Noting of DOP&PW OM 30.7.2015 obtained under RTIA:

12.   It may be mentioned that in its order dated 22.1.2013 and 16.8.2013 in OA No. 715/2012 and OA No. 1015/2012 respectively, Hon’ CAT Ernakulam Bench directed that the revised pension fixed in terms of para 4.2 of OM dt. 1.9.2008 would not be reduced pro rata in cases where the qualifying service of a pre 2006 pensioner was less than 33 yrs. This order of Hon CAT was challenged by D/o Revenue in the H.C. of Kerala in OP(CAT) No. 4/2012 and No. 8/2012. Hon’ H.C. of Kerala dismissed the Op(CAT) No. 4/2012 and No. 8/2012 vide order dt. 7.1.2014. The SLP filed by the Dept. of Revenue against the order dt. 7.1.2014 has also been dismissed by Hon’ S/C. in its order dated 20.2.2015. Learned ASG, Sjri P.S.Narsimha has advised to file a Review Petition. The concerned file is presently with MOL(CA Section) and Ms. Rekha Pandey, Adv. is drafting the RP.

13.    As already mentioned above, in the order dt. 29.4.2013 of Hon HC of Delhi in WP No. 1535/2012, it was observed that the only issue which survived was, with ref. to para 9 of OM dt. 28.1.2013 which makes it applicable from 24.9.2012 instead of 1.1.2006. In view of this observation of the Hon H.C. of Delhi, we may issue orders for giving effect to the OM dated 28.1.2013 w.e.f. 1.1.2006 instead of 24.9.2012. The question whether or not the revised pension in terms of OM 28.1.2013 would be reduced proportionally would be examined once the order of the Hon S.C. in the RP to be filed against dismissal of SLP 21044/2014 is available ( para 12 above)

( emphasis added)
Sd. S.K. Makkar US
17.4.2015
Noting of Secy(P)

6.Thus the court ruling has become law of the land

7.Given the fact the review/curative petition in the same matter has once been dismissed by Hon. Apex Court, as also the fact that Civil Appeal of Ministry of Defence with which the SLPs in question got tagged, has also failed, there is no chance that a review petition may yield a different result. On the other hand this will not only engage the govt. machinery in uncessary litigation but will also result in attendant avoidable expenditure. ( emphasis added)

Sd. Alok Rawat Secy/ Pension
22.4.2015
Hon MOS(PP) Sd. 7.5.2015
Source: Bharat Pensioners Samaj

UP Government Needs 368 Peons, 23 lakh Candidates Apply

UP Government Needs 368 Peons – 23 lakh Candidates Apply! – To understand how best to tackle the deluge of applications for the post, the government is consulting experts. If so many candidates are to be interviewed, selection could take four years, say officials.


For 368 vacant positions of peons at the Vidhan Sabha Sachivalay or state assembly in Lucknow, more than 23 lakh people have applied. Of the total 368 posts, 268 are for general category and the rest are for SC, ST and other reserved categories in the age group of 18 to 40 years. What is even more shocking is that over two lakh applicants are at least graduate with B.Tech, B.Sc, M.Sc and M.Com degrees. Applications also include 255 candidates with a Ph.D degree in hand.
Interestingly, the eligibility criteria for the job are a pass in the fifth standard and the ability to ride a bicycle, not even a written exam is needed. To understand how best to tackle the deluge of applications for the post, the government is consulting experts. If so many candidates are to be interviewed, selection could take four years, say officials.
According to Ambika Chaudhary, Minister in Uttar Pradesh government, the process of recruitment may be changed. “We may change the process of recruitment in this extraordinary situation as it will take about four years to complete the process of hiring just 368 peons, if one were to interview the 23 lakh candidates. We may ask for fresh applications with a new recruitment process,” the Minister said.
However, Candidates have their reason for applying. “It’s better to work as a peon than to roam without a job,” said Alok, an applicant who holds a PhD degree. Graduate Ratan Yadav added, “there is nothing wrong in taking up menial work.”
Rekha Verma, another applicant, said that it was better to serve water to officers than to lead a life of dependency. “If you are jobless, you eventually seek help from relatives and friend… but for how long can one survive on the kindness of well-wishers,” she said.

Source: The Hindu

Grant of 30% HRA to staff working Umdanagar, Medchal and Gundlapochampally on par with the staff working in GHMC limits

Grant of 30% HRA to staff working Umdanagar, Medchal and Gundlapochampally on par with the staff working in GHMC limits


GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
 MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
 (RAILWAY BOARD)
No. E(P&A)II-2012/HRA-1
New Delhi, dated 18.9.2015.
The General Manager (P),
 South-Central Railway,
 Secunderabad.


Sub:- Grant of 30% HRA to staff working Umdanagar, Medchal and Gundlapochampally on par with the staff working in GHMC limits.


Please refer to your office letter No. SCR/P-HQ/Ruling/O/81 l/HRA dated 29.06.15 on the above noted subject.

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As per the dependency certificates dated 23.6.2015 issued by the District Collector of Ranga Reddy District, Umdanagar, Medchal & Gundlapochampally in Andhra Pradesh fulfill all the conditions prescribed in Para 2 of Board’s letter No.PC-65/HRA-1/3 dated 22-7-1965, as amended from time to time. The President is, therefore, pleased to decide that Railway employees posted at Umdanagar, Medchal and gundlapochampally, in Andhra Pradesh may be paid House Rent Allowance at the rates applicable to those posted with the classified city of Hyderabad (UA) [‘X’ class city] subject to fulfillment of the conditions laid down for grant of House Rent Allowance.
2. These orders will be valid from 01.06.2015 (a) for a period of 3 yrs i.e. upto 31.05.2018 or, (b) till the conditions prescribed in Para 2 of Board’s letter 22-7-1965, referred to above continue to be fulfilled in respect of Umdangar (ii) Medchal & (iii) Gundlapochampally or (c) until issue of any further orders in this regard by the Ministry of Railways, whichever is earliest.
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3. The period at (a) of Para 2 above may, however, be extended after obtaining a fresh Dependency Certificate as prescribed in clause (ii) of Para 2 of Board’s letter dated 22-07-1965, as amended from time to time and in accordance with the provisions of Board’s letter No. E(P&A)II-85/HRA-12 dated 11-3-1986.
4. This issues with the concurrence of the Finance Directorate of the Ministry of Railways.
sd/-
 (Salim Md. Ahmed)
 Dy. Director, Estt.(P&A)II
 Railway Board
Source: NFIR

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