Defence Accounts Pensioners Welfare Association (Regd.)
DAPWA – CHARTER OF DEMANDS
7th Central Pay Commission –
It is now three months that the Government announced setting up of the Seventh Central Pay Commission. The names of the Chairperson and members as well as the terms of reference (ToR) are yet to be announced.
The fourth, fifth and sixth Central Pay Commission’s recommendations were implemented as follows: 4th CPC 1.1.1986; 5th CPC 1.1.1996; 6th CPC 1.1.2006
The average time taken by a Pay Commission to submit its recommendations has been about two years. Accordingly, allowing about two years for the 7th CPC to submit its report, the recommendations are likely to be implemented with effect from 1.1.2006.
CHARTER OF DEMANDS
A study has established that 6th CPC based increase in pension has not been uniform for all pay scales as compared to the scales of 5 CPC. It has been observed that at the lower level, the increase in pension has been much lower. In respect of PB-1, the increase in pension was 1.86% over 5th CPC scales (5200 is 1.86% of 2750 the lowest of corresponding 5th CPC scale), in case of PB-2 the situation is same (1.86%), whereas in the case of PB-4, it is 2,6%, and in higher scales HAG, it ranges minimum 3% and more. We seek equitable and uniform increase in all cases.
Pension calculation formula should be simple & uniform. It should be directly related to last pay drawn with simple equation such as 50% of last basic pay plus DR and family pension 30% of last basic pay plus DR. For pre 2016 pensioners notional pay fixation should be done & there should be common multiplication factor for all the pensioners.
1. Merger of 50% DR with basic pension w.e.f 1st Jan 2014. Presently DR is 90% and from 1st Jan, 14 is expected to be above 10%.
2. We seek full parity between past and future retirees. Any improvement in service conditions introduced for serving employees, such as full pension at 10/20 years service must be extended to past pensioners/retirees.
2. We seek Old age pension to start from the age of 65 years, as is the case in Punjab and some other states and additional pension should be granted on yearly basis instead of five years.
3. The rates of pension should be minimum 60% of last pay drawn, and that of Family pension
4. The distinction between organized cadres and others must be done away with. All employees of central Govt. must be treated equally, and any incentive, such as NFU must be extended to all similarly placed personnel.
5. Pensioners must be provided with adequate Medical facilities by providing medical insurance cover and enlarging the coverage of private empanelled hospitals and by appointing medical specialists. If need be retired medical specialists may be appointed in CGHS Dispensaries.
6. Defence civilian pensioners must be extended CSD canteen facilities which they enjoy during their service tenure.
7. LTC Facility be provided to the pensioners on the pattern of Punjab Government rules.
8. Enhanced of Fixed Medical Allowance (FMA) from present Rs.300 to Rs.2500. There can’t be & must not be allowed discrimination between different two sets of pensioners (pensioners of Labour Ministry are being Paid Rs 2000.
9. Income tax exemption limit should be raised to Rs.5lacs for sr. citizen pensioners.
10. Enhanced family should be paid for 10 years even in the case of death after retirement.
Note: This has since been unanimously passed in Monthly meeting of DAPWA held on 1st Dec, 2013.
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