WHY HONY LT RETIRED IN MAY 2015 GETS LESSER PENSION THAN PRE-2013 HONY LT ?
In response to a query from a veteran who retired as SM (Hony Lt) wef 01 May 2015 about which method of pay fixation is beneficial, here are the workings:
Pension by Notional Pay Method w.e.f. Jan 2016
|Name||Ramesh Kumar Sharam|
|Date of Retirement||01-May-15|
|Basic Pay (BP)||19150 + 5400|
|Qualifying Service in Years||32|
|Class for 4th CPC & till 09 Oct 1997||NA|
|Pension in OROP||16090|
Transition to 7th CPC
|Concordance Table||Colonel, Table No: 6, Page No: 192|
|Basic Pay Located in||NA|
|BP in 4th CPC||NA|
|BP in 5th CPC till 09 Oct 1997||NA|
|BP in 5th CPC from 10 Oct 1997 to 31 Dec 2005||NA|
|Notional BP in 6th CPC||24,550|
|Notional Pay in Jan 2016||63,100|
|Notional Last Drawn Emoluments = NP + MSP||78,600|
|Pension by Notional Pay Method = 0.50 x (NP + MSP)||39,300|
|Pension at the time of Retirement||15,465|
|Pension by 2.57 Method||39,745|
|Method Beneficial||2.57 Method|
For you 2.57 method is beneficial and you will continue to get that pension of Rs 39,745. Since you retired in May 2015, OROP is not applicable to you.
Even in Govt of India, Ministry of Defence letter No: 17(01) /2017/ /(02) / D (Pension/Policy) dated 05 Sep 2017, none of the Pre – 2016 four JCOs / OR whose pensions were worked out got any benefit by Notional pay method.
It is surprising to note that Post – 2013 Hony Lts and Hony Capts are fixed pension lesser than that of Pre – 2013 Hony Lts / Capts. Your pension as Hony Lt retired in May 2015 is only Rs 15,465 where as that of Pre – 2013 Hony Lt in OROP is Rs 16,090. This is definitely an anomaly. Generally those who retire later must higher pension but in your case it is the earlier retirees who got higher pension.
TSEWA brought this injustice to notice of Justice L Narasimha Reddy, Chairman of One Man Judicial Commission (OMJC) on OROP in the presentation made to him in Sep 2016 in Secunderabad. Hopefully this anomaly will be resolved when the Government of India implements his recommendations.
Till the Government of India implements the recommendations of Justice L Narasimha Reddy, I am afraid, you will continue to get pension of Rs 39,745 till Jun 2019. It will be enhanced to the Average of Pension of Hony Lts who actually retire in calendar year 2019 which will be higher than what you are drawing today.
Brig CS Vidyasagar (Rtd)