ANAMOLY IN FIXING MINIMUM PENSION/FAMILY PENSION
The consolidation of revised pension as per para 4 of MOD letter dt.11.11.08, enhances the minimum pension of Rs.1,275 to Rs.2883. However, the Commission was gracious enough to ignore the formula and fixed the minimum pension/family pension toall as Rs.3500/-. The Commission had added Rs.617 to the consolidated amount of Rs.2883 and fixed the minimum pension/family pension as Rs.3500/. But at the same time it had not allowed the addition of Rs.617 uniformly to all range of pensioners.
While the pre-revised minimum pension of Rs.1275 can be equated to Rs.3500, then the pre-revised pension of Rs.1548 should be equate4d to Rs.4117 and not 3500 as given in the Table Annexure I.
The consolidation formule failed to provide adequate increase in the revised pension and therefore the commission recommended the minimum pension to be Rs.3500. The same amount of addition of Rs.617 should have been given throughout the range of pensioners.
ANAMOLY IN REVISING THE DISABILITY PENSION
When a defence pensioner, say for example a Sepoy is said to be drawing Rs.1275 as service element and Rs.310 as (20%) disability element. Now while revising the pension, the Banks are adopting the most disadvantageous method. They add Rs.1275 and 310 and arrive at 1585 and they refer Annexure I to find out the revised pension equal to 1585 which is Rs.3583.
On the other hand, if the revision is done separately for service element and disability element then the revised pension will become as follows:-
The service element 1275 will fetch Rs.3500 and the disability element Rs.310 will fetch Rs.700 thereby a total of Rs.4200 will be his revised pension. Now find out the difference in the revised pension between the two methods. The difference is Rs.617.
The beneficial methods should always be applied. The MOD should give specific instructions to all PDAs in this regard.
If the consolidation is done separately for service element and disability element, the revised pension will be as under:-
Pre-revised pension 1275 will be revised to .. .. Rs.3500
Pre-revised 20% disability of 310 if consolidated
Separately as per para 4.1 of MOD letter dt.11.11.08
Then the revised disability for the pre-revised 310 will be Rs. 700
Total revised pension will be Rs.4200
D.R. @ 22% will be Rs. 924
Total pension .. .. .. .. .. Rs.5124
Instead if it is consolidated by adding the pre-revised service element of Rs.1275 with the pre-revised disability element of Rs.310 together to 1585 and the referring Annexure 1 it will fetch Rs.3583. Now look at the difference in the revised pension in both methods
By separate consolidationmethod ..Rs.4200
By adding together ..Rs.3583
Reduction in monthly pension ..Rs. 617
The total reduction in the monthly pension from 1.1.06 to 31.3.09
For 39 months including D.R. Rs.26,141.
The reduction in themonthly pension will be same for all ranks as shown above. Therefore all pensioners who are drawing disabilitypension are requested to verify that they are paid the following rates of disability pension w.e.f. 1.1.06 with D.R. calculated separately.
100% Disability .. Rs.3500
90% .. Rs.3150
80% .. Rs.2800
70% .. Rs.2450
60% .. Rs.2100
50% .. Rs.1750
40% .. .. Rs.1400
30% .. .. .. Rs.1050
20% .. .. .. Rs. 700