Increase in the rate of Additional Pension and Family Pension to the old pensioners: IRTSA Memo


Increase in the rate of Additional Pension and Family Pension to the old pensioners: IRTSA Memo

Increase in the rate of Additional Pension and Family Pension to the old pensioners: IRTSA Memo to Secretary Finance (Expenditure) dated 26.04.2022




Secretary Finance (Expenditure), North Block,
New Delhi – 110001

Respected Sir,

Sub: Increase in the rate of Additional Pension and Family Pension to the old pensioners.

Ref: 1. Recommendations of 110th report on “Pensioner’s Grievances-Impact of Pension Adalats and Centralized Pensioners Grievance Redress and Monitoring System (CPENGRAMS)”
2 Our earlier memorandum No:IRTSA/7th CPC/RB/2015-2 dated 14.12.2015

1. We seek your kind intervention to consider and revise the rate of Additional Pension and Family Pension to the old pensioners as per the recommendations of 110th report on “Pensioner’s Grievances-Impact of Pension Adalats and Centralized Pensioners Grievance Redress and Monitoring System (CPENGRAMS)

2. In para 3.28 of 110th report on “Pensioner’s Grievances-Impact of Pension Adalats and Centralized Pensioners Grievance Redress and Monitoring System (CPENGRAMS)”, it was recommended that, “…. The Committee is of the view that the Government should sympathetically consider the demand of Pensioners’ Associations for 5% additional quantum of Pension on attaining the age of 65 years, 10% on 70 years, 15% on 75 years and 20% on 80 years to the Pensioners. The Committee recommends DoPPW to pursue vigorously with Finance Ministry and apprise the Committee of the outcome”.

Additional Quantum of Pension

On attaining age of Additional

quantum of pension

65 years 5% of basic pension Additional quantum of pension Recommended by the committee
70 years 10% of basic pension
75 years 15% of basic pension
80 years 20% of basic pension Existing additional quantum of pension
85 years 30% of basic pension
90 years 40% of basic pension
95 years 50% of basic pension
100 years 100% of basic pension

3. Sixth Pay Commission had recommended additional Pension of 20, 30, 40, 50 and 100 % for retirees and family pensioners on attaining the age of 80, 85, 90, 95 and 100 years respectively. But this did not meet with the requirements of those in the age group of 65 to 80 years of age for meeting additional expenses on old age diseases and disabilities and other unforeseen exigencies, which further increase even faster in later years. Recommendation of Sixth Pay Commission for grant of 100% additional Pension after 100 years of age was illusionary and unjust in view of rare chances of survival up to or beyond 100 years of age. 7th CPC has also not changed these conditions.

4. 7th CPC in para 10.1.11 observed that of the total 51.96 lakh pensioners, 37 percent are in the 60-70 age group, about 26 percent each are in the 70-80 and ‘Others’ age group. The balance 11 percent are in the 80 plus category and thus entitled to enhanced pension based on advancing age. 7th CPC recommended for continuing existing rates of additional pension and additional family pension.

5. Granting additional pension / additional family pension from above the age of 80 years only covers 11% of old age pensioners and family pensioners. Pensioneers / family pensioneers from the age of 65 years incur more medical expenses due to their health conditions, high expenses for medical treatments, medicines, etc.

6. Hence it is requested that, Additional Pension / Family Pension may please be paid at following rates – in view of steep increase in the expenditure on Medical treatment and health care in old age and as recommended by the committee

a) 5% additional Pension/Family Pension after 65 years of age
b) 10% Additional Pension/Family Pension after 70 years of age
c) 15 % additional Pension/Family Pension after 75 years of age

Thanking you

Yours’ faithfully,
(Harchandan Singh),
General Secretary, IRTSA


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  • H.R.Thakur 2 years ago

    ये सरकार किसी की नही सुनती ,मन की करती है।इस सरकार से पेनसन मे बढोतरी की उमीद फिजूल है।

  • Ram Niwas Goel 2 years ago

    It is essential to increase the Pension / family Pension @ 5%, 10% and 15% respectively on attaining the age of 65 years, 70 years and 75 years. Prime Minister of India and Cabinet Committee should consider this immediately as already recommended by Parliamentary Committee.

    • MS gangwal 2 years ago

      whether it is decided to enhence pension @5 percent after 65 years of age,10 percent at the age of 70 years and 15 percent after 75 years of age,or otherwise,if yes copy of orders please supply

  • Rakesh Sharma 2 years ago

    Lagta hai FMA aur additional pension sirf ek khabar ban kar reh jayegi kyonki media wale to bahut dino se ye tohfe de bhi chuke hain.

  • Raghuvir Mittal 2 years ago

    संसदीय समिति ने केंद्र सरकार को भेजी गई अपनी सिफारिश में कहा है कि 65 70 75 वर्ष की आयु होने पर 5 10 15 प्रतिशत एडिशनल पेंशन तथा सभी पेंशनर को फिक्स्ड मेडिकल एलाउंस 1000 से बढ़ा कर 3000 प्रति माह दिया जाय लेकिन सरकार में इस विषय में चुप है मैं सरकार से जानना चाहता हूं कि आप ने अगर संसदीय समिति की सिफारिशों को लागू ही नहीं करना तो संसदीय समिति बनाते ही क्यों हो उनकी सिफारिशों को लागू ना कर के उनका अपमान कर रहे हो संसदीय समिति के चेयरमैन को इस विषय में कड़ी कार्यवाही करनी चाहिए

  • मोदी सरकार संसदीय समिति की सिफारिशों पर गहरी नींद में सो रही है और पेंशनर्स को कुछ देना नहीं चाहते क्यों की ये तो अडानी अंबानी की है

  • प्रेम शंकर 2 years ago

    कब तक मिलेगी।

  • Narayan 2 years ago

    If a government retired pensioner died at the age of 75 years then survival wife will she able to get arrears of pension balance amount.

  • M.A.Pasha 2 years ago

    This is a good recommendation.
    From: President for retired RPF pensioners well fare association.zonal head south central Railway Secunderabad

  • Konduparti Venkata Murarji 2 years ago

    I request that it may kindly be clarified, what is the meaning of attaining 80 years of age to get additional quantum of pension 20%. Is it after completing 79 years and attaining 80 years of age or after completing 80 years of age and attaining 81 age. I have received 20% additional pension after completing 80 years and attaining 81 only.

    • B S saxena 2 years ago

      After completion of 79 yrs the pensioner is entitled for 20% extra pension as per court order.

  • R. Sakunthala 2 years ago

    Yes , Government should consider the proposal of granting additional pension and also no income tax to be levied for senior citizens . Welcoming the move for Fixed Medical Allowance of Rs. 3000 .

  • Is this pension adalat only for government servants?
    We the private co. Staff covered in EPFO 95 pension scheme. Just 1000 only given. What happened to our 25000 crores unclaimed PF fund? Anybody swallowed? There is a rule that it cannot be touched by anybody except the beneficiary. How it is bypassed?
    Why delay in enhancing the pension from 1996? Is the govt. Or the supreme court sleeping with the case? It is delayed due to court -formed committee. Stop their salary until they submit the report.

    • Tejpal oberoi 2 years ago

      Eps 95…You are absolutely right sir.Sir Supreme Court is delaying to hear pending appeal constituting 3 judges bench n it appears is acting as per directions of Govt. We were not hoping that our Supreme Court whose CJI is a man of integrity n justice will succumb to the pressure of govt.

  • Ramakrishnan k g 2 years ago

    The above grant of additional pension from 65 years is very necessary as of now getting old age is very risk & expensive. So, it is requested to higher authorities to allow this facilities from this financial year. The medical allowance also to be doubled.

  • Pensioners at age of 65 years only
    25 percent pensioners survive, after attaining age 70 years only 20 percent survive, attaining age 75 years only 15 percent pensioners remain survive and attaining age 80 years only 8 percent only survive. Henceforth it is necessary to enhance pensioners pension at above 5′ 10′ and 15 percent pension for 65 , 70′ and 75 years pensioners for proper living and health and survival assistance during weakness and bad health.

  • It is a fruitful proposal to increase the additional pension to the senior citizens as per the decision. The pensioners above the age group of 80 years are very minimum.
    As the person above 60 yrs is not eligible for any other privileges given by the govt, at least the minimum increase in pension will be very much useful to them

  • Raman. 2 years ago

    It’s hereby requested that the central government must consider the case of additional quantum of pension for the pensioners from the age of 65 as most of them are facing health multiple health problems and spending lot of amount on medicines and hospital. Hence request the concerned authorities to consider the additional quantum of pension in an expeditious manner, so that all the pensioners will be able to meet the cost of medicines.

  • Raghuvir Mittal 2 years ago

    Government should not delay the matter regarding grant of additional pension at the age of 65 70 75 yrs and enhancement of fixed medical allowance any more