Pensioners who retired before 01.01.2006 have been waging a relentless struggle with DOPT that their minimum pension should not be less than 50% of pay in the Pay Band applicable to minimum of the corresponding pre revised scale + Grade pay. However DOPT took a stand that it should not be less than 50% minimum of the respective Pay band + Grade Pay. They have been waging this war in various fora like RTI, Mass representation, letters to PM and FM etc. However DOPT did not relent and the fight is still on. In the meanwhile Government of Punjab issued an order clarifying the method of calculation of pension of Pre-2006 pensioners vide their letter dated 22.02.2010. The clarification provided by the GOP is the sum and substance of what pre- 2006 veterans have been fighting for. Hope that DOPT will wake up and rectify the anomaly in the same line as GOP did.
For the scanned copy of the Govt Of Punjab letter dated 22.02.2010 – click here.
Thanks to RREWA.