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Cabinet approves modifications in the 7th CPC recommendations on pay and pensionary benefits

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi approved important proposals relating to modifications in the 7th CPC (Central Pay Commission) recommendations on pay and pensionary benefits in the course of their implementation. Earlier, in June, 2016, the Cabinet had approved implementation of the recommendations with an additional financial outgo of Rs 84,933 crore for 2016-17 (including arrears for 2 months of 2015-16).

The benefit of the proposed modifications will be available with effect from 1st January, 2016, i.e., the date of implementation of 7th CPC recommendations. With the increase approved by the Cabinet, the annual pension bill alone of the Central Government is likely to be Rs.1,76,071 crore.  Some of the important decisions of the Cabinet are mentioned below:

1.        Revision of pension of pre – 2016 pensioners and family pensioners
The Cabinet approved modifications in the recommendations of the 7th CPC relating to the method of revision of pension of pre-2016 pensioners and family pensioners based on suggestions made by the Committee chaired by Secretary (Pensions) constituted with the approval of the Cabinet.  The modified formulation of pension revision approved by the Cabinet will entail an additional benefit to the pensioners and an additional expenditure of approximately Rs.5031 crore for 2016-17 over and above the expenditure already incurred in revision of pension as per the second formulation based on fitment factor.  It will benefit over 55 lakh pre-2016 civil and defence pensioners and family pensioners.

While approving the implementation of the 7th CPC recommendations on 29th June, 2016, the Cabinet had approved the changed method of pension revision recommended by the 7th CPC for pre-2016 pensioners, comprising of two alternative formulations, subject to the feasibility of the first formulation which was to be examined by the Committee.

In terms of the Cabinet decision, pensions of pre-2016 pensioners were revised as per the second formulation multiplying existing pension by a fitment factor of 2.57, though the pensioners were to be given the option of choosing the more beneficial of the two formulations as per the 7th CPC recommendations.

In order to provide the more beneficial option to the pensioners, Cabinet has accepted the recommendations of the Committee, which has suggested revision of pension based on information contained in the Pension Payment Order (PPO) issued to every pensioner.  The revised procedure of fixation of notional pay is more scientific, rational and implementable in all the cases.  The Committee reached its findings based on an analysis of hundreds of live pension cases.  The modified formulation will be beneficial to more pensioners than the first formulation recommended by the 7th CPC, which was not found to be feasible to implement on account of non-availability of records in a large number of cases and was also found to be prone to several anomalies. 

2.         Disability Pension for Defence Pensioners

The Cabinet also approved the retention of percentage-based regime of disability pension implemented post 6th CPC, which the 7th CPC had recommended to be replaced by a slab-based system.
           
The issue of disability pension was referred to the National Anomaly Committee by the Ministry of Defence on account of the representation received from the Defence Forces to retain the slab-based system, as it would have resulted in reduction in the amount of disability pension for existing pensioners and a reduction in the amount of disability pension for future retirees when compared to percentage-based disability pension. 

The decision which will benefit existing and future Defence pensioners would entail an additional expenditure of approximately Rs. 130 crore per annum.

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AKT/VBA/SH

(Release ID :161508)

Thursday, March 23, 2017

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
 MINISTRY OF DEFENCE
 DEPARTMENT OF EX-SERVICEMEN WELFARE
 LOK SABHA
 STARRED QUESTION NO.223
 TO BE ANSWERED ON THE 17TH MARCH, 2017
WELFARE OF EX-SERVICEMEN


223. SHRI ASHOK MAHADEORAO NETE:

Will the Minister of DEFENCE be pleased to state:

(a) the total number of Ex-servicemen in the country at present, State / UT-wise;

(b) the details of the schemes being implemented for the welfare, resettlement and rehabilitation of the Ex-servicemen in the country; and

(c) whether the Government proposes to provide some more benefits to the Ex-servicemen and if so, the details thereof?

ANSWER 

MINISTER OF DEFENCE (SHRI ARUN JAITLEY)

(a) The State / UT-wise number of Ex-servicemen in the country as on December, 2016 is attached as Annexure ‘A’.

(b) The details of scheme being implemented for the resettlement and welfare / rehabilitation of the Ex-servicemen in the country are attached as Annexure ‘B’. In addition to this, Ex-servicemen Contributory Health Scheme (ECHS), a healthcare scheme, has been structured to provide quality medicare to only Ex-servicemen and their dependents of all Tri

Services through a network of its Polyclinics, service hospitals and civil empanelled / Government hospitals spread across the country.

(c) The following measures have been taken to provide more benefits to the Ex-servicemen:

(i) Number of scholarships under Prime Minister Scholarship Scheme has been enhanced from 4000 to 5500 from Academic Year 2015-16.

(ii) Marriage Grant for daughter has been enhanced from Rs.16,000/- to Rs.50,000/- from April, 2016.

(iii) Web portal has been launched by Kendriya Sainik Board on 11th March, 2016 for online process of applications.

(iv) Development of App. Services for beneficiaries of Prime Minister Scholarship Scheme and Raksha Mantri’s Ex-servicemen Welfare Fund.

(v) E-Library facilities for Ex-servicemen and their dependents for reading, search, download and print from any of the E-books.

(vi) Constructed Sainik Rest House at Naraina, Delhi Cantt. for helping boarding / lodging problem of Ex-servicemen / Widows visiting Delhi.

(vii) Grant to Paraplegic Rehabilitation Centre (PRC) Kirkee increased to Rs. 1.20 crore from Rs.0.20 crore.
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ANNEXURE ‘A’
STATE/ UT/RSBs
EX-SERVICEMEN
ARMY
AIR FORCE
NAVY
TOTAL
1.
ANDHRA PRADESH
48517
6234
5134
59885
2.
ARUNACHAL PRADESH
575
0
0
575
3.
ASSAM
29763
2217
644
32624
4.
BIHAR
78923
15297
9161
103381
5.
CHATTISGARH
5024
317
225
5566
6.
GOA
1114
213
797
2124
7.
GUJARAT
21385
4117
940
26442
8.
HIMACHAL PRADESH
105052
2197
3723
110972
9.
HARYANA
252011
18272
13143
283426
10.
JAMMU & KASHMIR
73740
679
559
74978
11.
JHARKHAND
20350
1811
1246
23407
12.
KARNATAKA
64280
10683
2646
77609
13.
KERALA
135012
22600
13264
170876
14.
MADHYA PRADESH
42274
1832
1303
45409
15.
MAHARASHTRA
147243
12254
14638
174135
16.
MANIPUR
7084
119
74
7277
17.
MEGHALAYA
2288
80
53
2421
18.
MIZORAM
5842
21
27
5890
19.
NAGALAND
2506
15
4
2525
20.
ODISHA
30460
5592
2485
38537
21.
PUNJAB
270928
11508
6463
288899
22.
RAJASTHAN
161792
7781
4402
173975
23.
SIKKIM
1058
1
4
1063
24.
TAMIL NADU
109766
11749
3602
125117
25.
TRIPURA
1980
99
44
2123
26.
TELANGANA
21149
8708
1263
31120
27.
UTTAR PRADESH
293523
36373
22224
352120
28.
UTTARAKHAND
118555
2543
2762
123860
29.
WEST BENGAL
54695
10584
3878
69157
30.
A & N ISLANDS
404
30
142
576
31.
CHANDIGARH
6882
2807
393
10082
32.
DELHI
42948
8831
5050
56829
33.
PONDICHERRY
1231
378
100
1709
Total
2158354
205942
120393
2484689

ANNEXURE ‘B’

I. Details Of various schemes provided by Directorate General Resettlement (DGR):

Resettlement Opportunities : Ex-Servicemen (ESM) are provided re-employment opportunities under the various schemes as mentioned in succeeding paragraphs.

1. Job Opportunities For ESM In Central Government:

(a) In Central Govt Ministries/Departments:

(i) 10% Direct recruitment posts upto the level of Asst Comdt in Central Para Military Force.
(ii) 10% Direct recruitment posts in Group ‘C’.
(iii) 20% Direct recruitment posts in Group ‘D’.

(b) In Central Public Sector Enterprise:

(i) 14.5% in Group ‘C’ Posts.
(ii) 24.5% in Group ‘D’ Posts Including 4.5% for Disabled & Widows

(c) Nationalised Bank:

(i) 14.5% in Group ‘C’ Posts.
(ii) 24.5% in Group ‘D’ Posts Including 4.5% for Disabled & Widows

2. Placement Assistance through DGR:

Directorate General Resettlement (DGR) sponsors Ex-Servicemen (Officers) to various Government organizations, Public Sector Undertakings, Corporate Houses, Private Sector, Central Para Military Forces etc. based on their requisition for re-employment of ESM.

3. DGR Sponsored Security Scheme:

The DGR empanels / sponsors ESM run Private Security Agencies and State ESM Corporations for providing security guards to various CPSUs, Corporate Houses, Private sector Undertakings etc.

4. Schemes For Officers Only:

(i) ESM Coal Loading and Transportation Scheme: The Scheme is administered on the basis of MoU between the Coal India Ltd (CIL) and DGR.

(ii) Allotment of BPCL/IOCL COCO Outlets Pan India: ESM(Officer) who is registered with DGR and has not availed any other benefit is sponsored for the COCO outlets in the state of choice given by ESM(Officer) based on Oil Company’s requisition.

(iii) Management of CNG Station By ESM (O) In NCR: Desirous ESM (Officers) registered in the scheme are sponsored on receipt of requisition from IGL.

5. Schemes for JCOs/OR Only:

(i) Allotment of Mother Dairy Milk Booths and Fruit & Vegetable (Safal) Shops In NCR: The ESM register for Milk / SAFAL (Fruit and Vegetable booths separately and give multiple choice of zones for the purpose of areas where booths are required.

6. Schemes for All:

(i) Coal Tipper Attachment Scheme: This scheme is linked with the ESM Coal loading and transportation scheme.

(ii) Tipper attachment Scheme for War Widows and Disabled Soldiers :
War widows upto age of 65 and disabled soldiers having 50% or more disability are also allowed to enrol for this scheme.

(iii) Allotment of Army Surplus Vehicles: ESM, widows and Ex-Servicemen Co-operative societies are eligible to apply for allotment of Army Surplus Class V-B Vehicles.

(iv) Allotment of Regular LPG Distributor Ship:
War widows/dependents of those who died in war, war disabled/disabled on duty while serving in operational area, widows/dependents of those who died in harness due to attributable or aggravated causes to Military Service and ex-servicemen disabled in peace due to attributable or aggravated causes to Military Service are eligible.

(v) LPG Agency Under Rajiv Gandhi Gramin LPG Vitrak (RGGLV) Scheme : War widows/dependents of those who died in war, war disabled/disabled on duty while serving in operational area, widows/dependents of those who died in harness due to attributable or aggravated causes to Military Service and ex-servicemen disabled in peace due to attributable or aggravated causes to Military Service are eligible.

(v) Retail Outlet Dealership (Petrol/Diesel): War widows/dependents of those who died in war, war disabled/disabled on duty while serving in operational area, widows/dependents of those who died in harness due to attributable or aggravated causes to Military Service and ex-servicemen disabled in peace due to attributable or aggravated causes to Military Service are eligible.

7. Training:

(i) Officers’ Training :– DGR imparts Resettlement training to the retiring officer /Ex-Servicemen (Officer) in various institutes Pan India.

(ii) JCOs/OR and Equivalents’ Training at Institutes:- DGR imparts Resettlement training to the retiring JCOs/OR /Ex-Servicemen (JCOs/OR) in various institutes Pan India.

II. Details Of Various Schemes Provided By Kendriya Sainik Board (KSB):

1. Benefits given from Armed Forces Flag Day (AFFD) Fund :-

Grants
Amount (in Rs)
(a)
Penury Grant (65 Yrs and above)
(Non-Pensioners upto Hav Rank)
Rs 1,000/-pm
(Life time)
(b)
Education Grant (upto two children)
(i)Boys/Girls upto Graduation
(ii) Widows for PG
(Pensioner/Non Pensioner upto Hav Rank) and upto two children
Rs 1,000/-pm
(c)
Officer Cadet Grant (for Cadets of NDA only)
(Pensioner/Non-Pen upto Hav Rank)
Rs 1,000/-pm
(d)
Disabled Children Grant
(Pensioner/Non-pen upto Hav Rank)
Rs 1,000/-pm
(e)
House Repair Grant
(Pensioner/Non-Pen upto Hav Rank)

  • 100% Disabled ESM
  • Orphan Daughter (of all ranks)
Rs 20,000/-
(f)
Daughter’s Marriage Grant
(upto 02 Daughters)
(Pensioner/Non-Pen upto Hav Rank)
Rs 50,000/- *
Widow Re-Marriage Grant
(Pensioner/Non-Pen upto Hav Rank)
* If married solemnly on or after 21 Apr 16.
(g)
Funeral Grant
(Pensioner/Non-Pen upto Hav Rank)
Rs 5,000/-
(h)
Medical Treatment
(Non-pensioner upto Hav Rank)
Medical Grant
(Non-pensioner upto Hav Rank Nepal)
Rs 30,000/- (Max)
(j)
Orphan Grant
(Pensioner/Non-pen All Ranks)

  • Daughters of ex-servicemen till she is married.
  • One Son of ex-servicemen upto 21 years of age.
Rs 1,000/-PM
(k)
Vocational Trg Grant For Widows
(Pensioner/Non-Pen upto Hav Rank)
Rs 20,000/-
(One Time)

1. Modified Scooter Grant: Rupees 57,500/- provides to those ESM, who are disabled after service with a disability of 50% or more and who are not covered under the scheme of AG’s Branch of IHQ (Army, Navy & Air Force).
2. Tool Kit of Ex-servicemen Technicians: Tool Kits are provided at a cost not exceeding Rs. 8,000/- subject to fulfilling the following conditions :-
(a) The individual holds the qualifications to utilize the tool kits.
(b) The individual has the appropriate infrastructure to set up for himself the proposed trade.

3. Serious diseases Grant from AFFD Fund to Non Pensioners ESM of all Ranks:-

(a)
Serious Diseases as listed below: -
Angioplasty, Angiography, CABG, Open Heart Surgery, Valve Replacement, Pacemaker Implant, Renal Implant, Prostate Surgery, Joint Replacement and Cerebral Stoke.
Other Diseases : Where more than Rs 1.00 Lac has been spent on treatment
75%/90% of total expenditure Officer and PBOR respectively Upto Rs 1.25 Lac (max)
(b)
Dialysis and Cancer treatment
75%/90% of total expenditure Officer and PBOR respectively Upto a max of Rs 75,000/- per FY only.

5. Financial support to States for ESM welfare :- 

(a) Special category States: 75% of the expenditure on establishment of Rajya Sainik Boards/Zila Sainik Boards is shared by the Centre to the special category States i.e Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim, Uttarakhand, Jammu & Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh.

(b) Balance States: 60% of the expenditure on establishment of RSBs/ZSBs is shared by the Centre to the balance of the States.

6. Prime Minister’s Scholarship Scheme: For financially supporting degree 
level professional education for the wards of War widows (all ranks) and ESM (PBOR) including ex Coast Guard personnel. Total 5500 scholarship are provided to eligible wards based on merit for the entire duration of the courses. Priority is given to the wards of War widows/War disabled Soldiers. The rates of Scholarship are as follows :

(a) Rs. 2000/- per month for boys.
(b) Rs. 2250/- per month for girls.

6. Financial support to institutions involved in rehabilitation of ESM :- 

Ser
Organisation
Quantum of Aid/Grant
(a)
Paraplegic Rehabilitation Centers:
Estb
Inmates
(i) Kirkee
(ii) Mohali
Rs.20,00,000/-
Rs.10.00.000/-
(wef Apr 2015)
30,000/- pa per inmate
(b)
St. Dunstan’s after care organization, Dehradun for blinded ex-servicemen
Rs. 14,00,000/- pa
(c)
All India Gorkha Ex-servicemen welfare association, Dehradun
Rs. 12,00,000/- pa
Cheshire Homes:
(d)
(i) Lucknow
(ii) Dehradun
(iii) Delhi
Rs 9,000/- pa per inmate
(e)
War Memorial Hostels There are 36 WMHs which provide shelter to the children of War Widows/War disabled, attributable and non attributable cases.
Rs 1350/- per month

8. Reservation of seats in Medical/Dental Colleges for wards of Defence Personnel as Govt of India Nominee : A total of 17-20 MBBS seats and 1-3 seats in BDS courses are allotted by Ministry of Health Family Welfare to KSB for wards of defence personnel as a Govt. of India nominee.

9. Children Education Concession: Wards of Armed forces personnel killed/ missing/ permanently disabled in action are granted Educational concession.

10. Rail Concession: The Chakra Series Gallantry Awardees and Widows of defence personnel are granted Rail Concessions.

11. Air Travel Concession: Recipients of Level-I and II Gallantry Awards, Pre Independence Awards Level-I and II, War disabled officers (1962, 1965, 1971 conflicts and OP Vijay) and war widows of Indian Armed Forces personnel killed in action are eligible for Air Travel Concession.
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ON PUBLIC REQUEST THE PUNJAB AND HARYANA HIGH COURT JUDGEMENT IS POSTED AGAIN HERE

SALARY HIKE TO MPS, ONE RANK, ONE PENSION

SALARY HIKE TO MPS, ONE RANK, ONE PENSION
Letter to Hon'ble Prime Minister by Hon'ble M.P.

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