Revision/Rationalization of Pension/Family pension in r/o IDA employees/Food transferees

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Revision/Rationalization of Pension/Family pension in r/o IDA employees/Food transferees

Revision/Rationalization of Pension/Family pension in r/o IDA employees/Food transferees: Department of Food & Public Distribution Order dated 13.12.2023

F.No. 38020/1/2019-FC-3
Government of India
Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution
Department of Food & Public Distribution

Krishi Bhawan, New Delhi
Dated 13.12.2023


The Chief Controller of Accounts,
Deptt of Food and Public Distribution,
4th Floor Jeevandeep Building,
Parliament Street, New Delhi.

Subject: Revision/Rationalization of Pension/Family pension in r/o IDA employees/Food transferees.


I am directed to refer to FCI’s proposal vide letters of no. Pens/1/2022-PIR dated 01.12.2022 & earlier letters no. WRC/39/1/2019 dated 06.12.2019 & 27.05.2022 & Letter from Regional Director (Food), South Zone of No. Estt.34(2)/2015-RDF dated 13.05.2022 on the above cited subject (copy of each enclosed) and to say that the proposal for revision of Pension of Food Transferee who are drawing pension at the Pay Scale of FCI and Dearness relief applicable for Central Government pattern has been considered in this Ministry in consultation with Department . of Pension and Pensioners’ welfare, Department of Telecommunication and Department of Legal Affairs.

2. Based on the consultation held with various Departments and IFD, detailed guidelines/calculation in r/o Revision/Rationalization of Pension/Family pension in r/o IDA employees/Food transferees are enumerated as below:

  1. Date of Effect: Pay revision will be effective from the date of 01.01.2016 along with protection of pension as on 31.12.2015. Further, the benefits as applicable to CDA pay pattern employees may be extended to IDA pay pattern employee including Dearness Relief as and when applicable.
  2. Multiplication Factor: As per the OM F.No. 38/37/2016-P&PW(A) dated 04.08.2016 (copy enclosed), the revised pension/family Pension with effect from 01.01.2016 shall be determined by multiplying by 2.57 the pension/family pension as had been fixed at the time of implementation of 6th CPC. The amount of revised pension/family pension so arrived at shall be rounded off next high rupee. Methodology of pension fixation with Fitment Factor 2.57 as under:
    1. Revised Basic pension as on 01.01.2016 = Existing pension/family pension as on 31.12.2015 multiplied by CDA fitment factor (i.e. 2.57).
    2. The amount so arrived shall be regarded as consolidated pension/family pension w.e.f. 01.01.2016 subject to minimum/maximum limit prescribed under CCS (pension) rules, 1972. Further, the pension so arrived is qualified for grant of Central Dearness Relief sanctioned by Ministry of Finance from time to time.
    3. Illustration: suppose Basic pension as on 31.12.2015 is Rs. 10,000
    • Revised Basic pension as on 01.01.2016: 10,000 x 2.57 = 25,700
    • CDR as on 01.01.2016 = ZERO

3. Further, once the basic pay is fixed, the existing pensioner may be regulated as per instructions/guidelines issued by Govt. of India from time to time.

4. This issues with approval of Secretary, DFPD vide e-office Note (File No.) 38020/1/2019-FC-3 dated 12.12.2023.

Yours faithfully,

Encl A/a

(Mohan Lal)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

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