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Revision of Pension of Pre-2016 Pensioners as per 7th CPC: Railway Board Order RBA No. 145/2017

Revision of Pension of Pre-2016 Pensioners as per 7th CPC: Railway Board Order RBA No. 145/2017

Government of India
Ministry of Railways
Railway Board
RBA No. 145 /2017
No. 2016/AC-II/21/8
NewDelhi, dated 11.10.2017

General Managers,
All Zonal Railways and Production Units

Sub: Revision of Pension of Pre-2016 pensioner as per 7th CPC.

Ref: 1.Board’s letter No. 2016/F(E)IlI/l(l)/7 dated 22.5.2017 (RBE No. 49/2017) & 107.2017 (RBE No. 66/2017).
2. Board’s letters of even No. dated 9.6.2017,19.7.2017&25.07.2017 (RBA No. 68/2017,98/2017 & 103/2017)
3. Board(FC) D.O. letter no. 2016/AC-II/2l/8/PT-III dated 05.9.2017.

Instructions have been issued regarding revision of pre-2016 pensioners/family pensioners in line with 7th CPC recommendations vide Railway Board’s letter under reference above. These instructions envisage ‘suo moto’ revision in pension for all pre-2016 retirees. Till date 1,51,982 pensioners’ PPO have been revised.
It may be appreciated that against the 14 lakh pensioners’ cases on Indian Railways, the pace of pension revision is slow. In the recently held review meeting, Additional Secretary (Expenditure) has also emphasized that adequate priority may be given to this area of work. Finance Secretary also expressed that exercise of pension revision may be completed in a time-bound manner. In this connection, Financial Commissioner vide his DO letter no. 2016/AC-II/21/8/PT-III dated 5.9.2017 has also advised that the exercise of revision may be carried out on a parallel track alongwith ARPAN to expedite the process.
As a welfare measure, it should be ensured to step up with pace for revision of pension. The work flow of pension revision envisages close coordination between the Personnel and the Accounts Department and hence, it is advised that PCPO and PFA to monitor the progress of revision of pension cases at their level to ensure that pension revision exercise is completed at the earliest.
Ravinder Gupta
Member Staff
Railway Board
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