Our Central Working Committee discussed the pros and cons of demanding pension revision with CPC formula and PRC formula. Then, CWC constituted a committee to study the matter in depth.In the next CWC meeting, the committee’s report was discussed in detail. Again, the matter was considered by last AIC.After all these, we took a conscious decision to demand our Pension Revision with fitment benefits suggested by seventh Central Pay Commission.We want a permanent solution.We can not approach the Cabinet every time with memoranda and wait for Cabinet’s decision. We have been making all efforts to achieve our goal. Still, some comrades are confused. Suddenly some of them started alleging that our CHQ is inactive. A kind of propaganda started in Whatsapp. So, I explained the position as under :…………………………………………………………………….
First three CPCs did not recommend any Pension Revision. Why?
Govt. did not include Pension Revision in their Terms of Reference.
Then came the Nakara Case judgement in 1982.
Govt. included Pension Revision as an item in Terms of Reference of fourth CPC.
It is a practice now. It is Govt decision. It is always a political decision.
Government never asked PRC to consider Pension Revision. Why?
There are 243 Central Public Sector Establishments in India.
Pension is available only in 168 PSEs. In 75 PSEs there is no Pension system.
167 PSEs out of 168 pay pension from their own funds to their ex employees.
Only in BSNL, pension is paid by Government.
BSNL is in a unique position.
So decision about BSNL pension should be unique.
BSNL has no role in our Pension revision. BSNL can decided pay revision, with permission of Govt. Once Pay revision is decided, the staff unions will not continue their agitation for us. It is quite natural.
Then we have to agitate for pension revision. It is our battle; Our own battle.
We want a permanent decision for periodic pension revision in BSNL. It should be independent of wage revision in BSNL. It should be delinked from financial position of BSNL. We are struggling for that.
Some people may feel it is impossible.
BUT, WE HAVE SHOWN THAT IMPOSSIBLE CAN BE MADE POSSIBLE.
We shall continue our efforts with clear understanding of the situation prevailing. No controversy in it. No doubt in it.
I AM CONFIDENT THAT WE WILL WIN. …..
P S Ramankutty
During the last few days, I have been receiving queries and requests from number of comrades (DOT Pensioners retired from the Grade IV) about the Grade Pay applicable from 1-1-2006. Originally Grade Pay for the scale of 6500-10500 was Rs 4200. Later on, Vide an order dated 13-11-2009, the Ministry of Finance revised the rate of Grade Pay as Rs 4600.00.I sent the copy of the said order to some. Since more requests are coming I am uploading the said order above.....
...................................................................................................................P S Ramankutty
F.No. 1/1/2008-IC Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Revenue NewDelhi,
dated 13th November,2009.
Subject:- Grant of the revised pay structure of grade pay of Rs.4600 in the pay band PB-2 to posts that existed in the pre-revised scale of Rs.6500-10500 as on 1.1.2006 and which were granted the normal replacement pay structure of grade pay of Rs.4200 in the pay band PB-2
Sixth Pay commission recommended merger of the three pre-revised scales of Rs.5000-8000, Rs.5500-9000 and Rs.6500-10500 and replaced them by the revised pay structure of grade pay of Rs.4200 in the pay band PB-2. Vide para 2.2.21 (v) of its report, the Commission recommended that on account of the merger of these 3 scales, some posts which constituted feeder and promotion grades would come to lie in an identical grade. The Commission gave specific recommendations in its Report granting higher grade pay of Rs.4600 to some categories of these posts. As regards the other posts, the Commission recommended that it should first be seen if the posts in theses 3 scales can be merged without any functional disturbance and if possible, the same should be done, Further, the Commission recommended that in case it is not feasible to merge the posts in these pay scales n functional consideration, the posts in the scale of Rs.5000-8000 and Rs.5500-9000 should be merged with the posts in the scale of Rs.6500-10500 being upgraded to the next higher grade in the pay band PB-2 with grade pay of Rs.4600 corresponding to the pre-revised scale of Rs.7450-11500, the posts being upgraded from the scale of Rs.6500-10500 should be merged with the post in the scale of Rs. 7450-10500.
The above recommendations of the Sixth Pay Commission were notified vide para (ii), Section I in Parts B and C of the First Schedule to the CCS (RP) Rules,2008. While Part B of the First Schedule of he CCS(RP) Rules relates to revised pay scales for common categories of staff, Part C notifies revised pay structure for certain posts in Ministries, Departments and Union Territories. The above provisions of the Rules specifically mentioned that upgradations in terms of para (ii) Section I may be done in consultation with Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance.
Consequent upon the Notification of CCS (RP) Rules, 2008, Department of Expenditure has received a large number of references from administrative ministries / departments proposing upgradations of the posts which were in the pre-revised scale of Rs.6500-10500 as on 1.1.2006 by been granting them grade pay of Rs.4600 in the pay band PB-2. The matter has been considered and it has now been decided that the posts which were granted the normal replacement pay structure of grade pay of Rs.4200 in the pay band PB-2, will be granted pay of Rs.4600 in the pay band PB-2 corresponding to the pre-revised scale of Rs.7450-11500 w.e.f.1.1.2006. Further, in terms of the aforementioned provisions of CCS (RP) Rules, 2008, in case a post already existed in the pre-revised scale of Rs.7450-11500, the posts being upgraded from the scale of Rs.5600-10500 should be merged with the post in the scale of Rs.7450-11500. Accordingly, in terms of Rule 6 of CCS (RP) Rules, 2008, revised pay of Government servants in the pre-revised scale of Rs.6500-10500 who were earlier granted grade pay of Rs.4200 and who have already exercised their option for drawal of pay in the revised pay structure in the format prescribed in the Second Schedule to the Rules, will be fixed again in accordance with illustration 4A annexed to CCS (RP)Rules,008.
In case of all such Government servants in the pre-revised scale of Rs.6500-10500 who were earlier granted grade pay of Rs.4200 and who had opted to have their pay fixed under CCS(RP) Rules, 2008, action as prescribed in this Department’s O.M. of even number dated 30th August, 2008 will be taken. In case a Government servant desires to revise his earlier option for coming over to the revised pay structure, he may be permitted to do so without any reference to this Department.
6. On account of pay fixation in the revised pay structure of grade pay of Rs.4600 in the pay band PB-2, arrears of pay will be recalculated and difference of arrears in respect of the entire amount will be paid immediately. The manner of drawal of arrears ahs already been indicated in this Departments/s O.M. of even number dated 30.8.2008.