Contempt of Court petition filed by our Association in the pension anomaly case came up before the Principal bench of CAT today. Court issued notice to all the Respondents by name, as the usual procedure. Next date is 16-8-2017.
As all of you know, we had filed a case in Principal Bench of CAT,New Delhi to get removed the anomaly in pension of those who retired during the period from October 2000 to July 2001. On 16-12-2016 CAT pronounced its judgement in our favour. 90 days’ time was given to the Respondents (Dept of Telecom, Dept of Pension, Dept of Expenditure etc.) to implement the court order. 180 days have passed since. The Court order is not honoured.
DOT officers say that they have asked the Government advocate to file Appeal in High Court against the CAT decision. We immediately filed a Caveat Petition in Delhi High Court to ensure that we are heard before the High Court gives any decision in the Appeal. Another 90 days have passed since then. Still no Appeal is filed in High Court.
Therefore, finding no other way, we have filed a Contempt of Court Petition on 13-7-2017 in Principal Bench of CAT.
I anticipate that the Government Advocate will file the appeal petition immediately in High Court. Administrative reasons will be shown for the delay. In most of the cases the Court condones such delay on the part of Government Departments. Then we have to fight the case in High Court.We are prepared for it. We are prepared to fight in the Supreme Court even...... P S RAMANKUTTY
We have already published 23101 names of Life Members of AIBSNLPWA in our magazine, PENSIONERS PATRIKA till its July 2017 Issue.
As on today, 13-7-2017, we have a waiting list of 1964 names to be published. We devote 4 or 5 pages in every Issue for publishing the LM lists. Maximum of 800-900 can be given in one Issue. So, pages of September-October and November-December Issues are full. Names being received now are kept for January-February 2018 Issue. We print names on the basis of first-come-first.
Many branch Secretaries are enquiring over phone. No doubt, all are anxious to see that his/her name is included in the list. But, we have page constraints.
I request all to appreciate it and bear with us.
We are marching ahead.
25000 life members in a period of just six years.!
We are thankful to Com. S C Mahewari,Secretary General of Bharat Pensioners Samaj for taking up the case of correction to the Concordance Table. We are thankful to him for the prompt response and immediate action.
(For the Kind Attention of Sh Sanjiv Narain Mathur)
Subject: Revision of pension of pre-2016 pensioners / family pensioners - implementation ofGovernment’s decision on the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission- Concordancetables- regarding. Table Nos. 24 & 25
ii) MOF (DOE) OM. 1/1/2008-IC dated 13th November, 2009
‘Bharat Pensioners Samaj’ the largest Federation of Pensioners Associations, while welcoming yourposting as J S DOP & PW, assure you of its co-operation and support. Indian Railway-men have a culture of to be always on the beck & call of its stake holders. We are sure that the Central Civil Pensioners will be looked after very well during your tenure.
Sir, we are also thankful to you and your team for helping the Pensioners Community by publishing Concordance Tables for the revision of pension of pre-2016 pensioners / family pensioners.
However, we invite your attention to Concordance Tables No. 24 & 25 issued vide DOPPW OM Dated 6-7-2017, wherein the orders issued vide MOF (DOE) OM. 1/1/2008-IC dated 13th November,2009 have not been taken care of, while finalizing the Concordance Table Nos. 24 & 25.
2. The posts which were in Pre-revised scale of Rs.6500-10500 as on 1.1.2006 were granted Grade Pay of 4600 corresponding to Pre-revised scale of Rs.7450-11500 w.e.f. 1-1-2006 vide Para 3 of MOF (DOE) OM dated 13-11-2009 cited above.
As such, for the purpose of working out Notional Pay all Pre-2016 Pensioners who retired from the pre-revised Scale of 6500-10500, are entitled to Grade Pay Rs.4600/ . But, the Concordance Table Nos. 24 & 25 show the scale of Rs.6500-10500 with GP 4200/-
3. In terms of DOP&PW OM dated 12-5-2017, the Notional Pay of all Pre-2016 Pensioners is required to be arrived at as if they were in service on 1-1-2016.
4. BPS, therefore, request that Concordance Tables Nos. 24 and 25 be revised taking into consideration the revised Grade Pay of Rs.4600
On 6-7-2017, the Department of Pension & Pensioners Welfare has released one Ready ReckonerTable to help central government pensioners to revise their pension under the latest formulation approved by Cabinet.It is a very useful Table; no doubt.
But, unfortunately there is a mistake.
For those who retired before 1996 from the then Pay Scale of Rs 2000-3200 (JTOs, ASTTs, Grade IV etc.) the replacement scale from 1-1-1996 was Rs 6500-200-10500. From 1-1-2006 their replacement pay scale was 9300-34800. The sixth CPC bunched pay scales of 5000-8000, 5500-9000 and 6500-10500 together and gave a single pay band of 9300-34800. Those who got promotion and those who did not get promotion, all got same pay band and same grade pay of Rs 4200.
Later on, to undo the anomaly, the Finance Ministry vide their Office Memorandum dated 13-11-2009, raised the Grade Pay for 6500-10500 from Rs 4200 to Rs 4600. Now, DoP&PW has prepared the Concordance Table without noticing the above change.Those who retired from the said pay scale of 6500-10500 will lose a good amount in their re-fixation of pension.
I sent Email to leaders of more than 50 central government pensioners’ organizations supplying a copy of the said OM dated 13-11-2009 and requested them to take up the matter. I sent an email pointing out the mistake to the concerned officer in Pension Department also.
It has to be rectified. Else it will be a gross injustice to the senior Class III officials retired.