REVISED ORDINARY FAMILY PENSION PAYABLE TO THE
WIDOWS OF HONORARY NAIB SUBEDARS.
Accepting the recommendations of the 6th CPC, the Govt. has notified that the Havildars granted Hon. Nb. Sub. Rank shall now be paid a pension of a regularly promoted Nb. Sub., whose pension has been increased from Rs.5000 to Rs.7750 as per MOD letter dated 12.06.2009.
Therefore, the widows of the Hon. Nb. Subedars who were drawing a revised minimum family pension of Rs.3500 will now be eligible for a higher family pension, i.e. the widow of a Group ‘A’ Hon. Nb. Sub. who was drawing a revised family pension of Rs.3500 will now be eligible for an increased family pension of Rs.5070 and the widows of Hon. Nb. Subedars of other groups will be eligible for an increased pension of Rs.4650.
Accordingly, they have to be paid revised 40% arrears and arrears of revised pension from Rs.3,500 to Rs.5070 or to Rs.4650 as the case may be.
This is really a good news for a small group of family pensioners. But the question is, will it be paid to the eligible pensioners by the Banks ?
As one of our most respectable reader “Gentle” has rightly pointed out that, unfortunately there is NO MONITORING SYSTEM” to ensure that all the dues are paid within laid down time limit. The Govt., deems its responsibility ends with the issue of a letter authorizing payment due to the affected persons. Unless the Banks/Treasuries are made accountable for the delays in payment by imposition of penalties in the form of high interest rates to the affected victim of such deferred/delayed payment, the problem shall continue to persist.
Above all, educating our pensioners and family pensioners is very important.