The 6th CPC granted pension of Nb Sub to all Hony Nb Subs. Since this is a retrospective benefit only Post – 2006 Hony Nb Subs got the benefit of pension of Nb Subs.
Many Pre – 2006 Hony Nb Subs approached Govt of India, Min of Def to accord benefit of pension of Nb Sub as they also retired in the rank of Hony Nb Sub. But Min of Def contented that this benefit is only for those who retired w.e.f. Jan 2006.
The Pre – 2006 Hony Nb Subs went to various AFTs and got judgment in their favour. Min of Def paid pension of Nb Sub to only those who got judgment in their favour. TSEWA also filed a similar case in AFT Delhi.
The Govt of India, Min of Def letter is very clear: All those Pre – 2006 Hony Nb Subs also will get pension of Nb Sub w.e.f. Jan 2006. It does not discriminate between Hav granted rank of Hony Nb Sub after his retirement or before retirement. All those Hony Nb Subs who are given honororium of Rs 226 + pension of Havildar, in my view, will get pension of Nb Sub.
Generally the honorary ranks of Hony Nb Sub, Hony Sub and Hony Sub Maj are granted either at the verge of retirement or after retirement like Hony Lts and Hony Capts.
WO Thiruchelvam, President, TSEWA, Tamilnadu has done considerable work to calculate the arrears of Pre – 2006 Hony Nb Subs who have now been granted pension of Nb Sub w.e.f. Jan 2006. Pre – 2006 Hony Nb Subs are likely to get huge amount in arrears from Jan 2006 to 29 Feb 2020.
The Excel sheet (which can be downloaded) to calculate arrears is as follows (Please enter data in the yellow cells to calculate the arrears):
2020 Hony Nb Sub Drawn Pension
2020 Hony Nb Sub Due Pension Vide Circulars 430, 501, 555 & CPC