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Friday, February 13, 2009
Some guidelines to PDAs revising Disability Pension.
Refer Ministry of Defence letter No.17(4)/2008(1)/D (Pen/Policy) Department of Exservicemen Welfare, New Delhi 110 011 dt.11/11/2008 para 9 and 9.1.
It has been reported by many pensioners(Specially PBORs) who are drawing Service Element and Disability Element, that their pension has been revised in a non-beneficial manner by the PDAs. Also they are unable to convince the Bankers, therefore the incorrect revision of pension continues. Here I am trying to explain in simple terms so that the readers of this Blog will be able to help the needy and if possible convince the PDAs.
For Example if a Sepoy is drawing in the pre-revised scale as follows:-
Service element of pension.. ... .... ... Rs.1,275 (without D.P.)
Disability element @ 20% .. ... ..... ... Rs. 310 (without D.P.)
His pension will have to be revised as follows:-
As per Annexure I B.P from 1275 to 1548 .. .. = 3500
Any pre-revised pension drawn between 1275 to 1548 is to be revised to Rs.3,500/-
The Disability drawn in isolation should be added to the pre-revised cut off figure for Rs.3,500 i.e. Rs.1,548. Therefore, the 20% disability at the pre-revised rate of Rs.310 is to be added with Rs.1548 and a new revised pension is to be arrived as an interim measure as per the Govt. letter. This is the correct method to be followed for revising the pension.
Whereas some PDAs have added Rs.310 with Rs.1275 and arrived at Rs.1585 as prevised basic pension and revised the pension to Rs.3583 instead of adding the 310 with 1548 for a pre-revised pension of Rs.1858 and revised pension of Rs.4,200/-.
The method adopted by the PDAs resulted in a revised pension of Rs.3583 instead of Rs.4,200 which is incorrect and resulted in a reduction in the revised basic pension by Rs.617 and Rs.715 when D.R. is added.
As per para 9.1 of the said government order, the revised disability pension (interim) for 100% disability is Rs.3,500 accordingly, the revision will be Rs.3,500 for Rs.1275 and Rs.700 for Rs.310 thus the total will be 3500 + 700 = Rs.4200 and not Rs.3583 as done by most of the Centralised Pension Processing Cells of the Banks.
The readers of this Blog may kindly take note and help the concerned pensioners accordingly. This clarification is given following a number of complaints against the Pension Disbursing Agencies who have adopted non-beneficial method of revision.