Saturday, September 5, 2015

DEFENCE EMPLOYEE: HIGHLIGHTS - ONE RANK ONE PENSION ANNOUNCEMENT

DEFENCE EMPLOYEE: HIGHLIGHTS - ONE RANK ONE PENSION ANNOUNCEMENT: NEW DELHI: Defence minister Manohar Parrikar said on Saturday that the government has decided to implement the "one rank, one pensio...

HIGHLIGHTS - ONE RANK ONE PENSION ANNOUNCEMENT


NEW DELHI: Defence minister Manohar Parrikar said on Saturday that the government has decided to implement the "one rank, one pension" scheme.

Here is the highlights of Parrikar's announcement on the OROP:

1. OROP will be implemented from July 1, 2014 and the base year would be 2013.

2. The estimated cost to implement OROP would be between Rs 8,000 crore to Rs 10,000.

3. Pension of ex-servicemen will be revised every five years.

4. Re-fixed pension will be the average of minimum and maximum pension in 2013.

5. OROP arrears to be paid in 4 half-yearly installments.

6. Those drawing pensions above the average will be protected.

7. A one-member judicial committee will be constituted. It will give reports on equalisation period in 6 months.

8. Personnel who retire voluntarily will not be covered under OROP scheme.

Revised tables for Minimum Guaranteed Pension/ Ordinary Family Pension – Revision of pension for Pre-2006 JCOs/ORs – MoD Orders 3.9.2015

“Revised tables indicating minimum guaranteed pension/ Ordinary Family Pension has been annexed as annexure-A ( Army pensioners), Annexure -B (Air Force pensioners), and Annexure-C (Navy pensioners) to this letter. Pension Disbursing Authorities are hereby authorized to step up the pension/family pension of the affected pre-2006 pensioners where the existing pension being paid to the pensioners in terms of this Ministry’s above letter dated 11.11.2008 as amended, is less than the rate of pension indicated in above said annexure.”


No 1(04)/2015(II)-D(Pen/Pol)
Government of India
Ministry of Defence
D(Pension/Policy)

New Delhi, Dated: 3rd September, 2015
To
The Chief of Army Staff
The Chief of Naval Staff
The Chief of Air Staff

Subject: – Revision of pension in r/o of Pre-2006 JCOs/ORs Pensioners/family pensioners.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Ministry’s letter No. 17(4)/2008(1)/D (Pen/Pol) dated 11.11.2008 as amended, issued for implementation of government decision on the recommendations of the Sixth CPC for revision of pension/family pension in respect of Pre-2006 Armed Forces pensioners/family pensioners. As per previsions contained in Para 5 therein, with effect from 01.01.2006, revised pension and revised ordinary family pension of all Pre-2006 Armed Forces pensioners/family pensioners determined in terms of fitment formula laid down in Para 4.1 above

Revision of Pension for Pre-2006 Pensioners w.e.f. 01.01.2006 instead of 24.09.2012 and Arrear of Pension/ Family Pension will be paid – MoD Order 3.9.2015

“Revised tables indicating minimum guaranteed pension / ordinary family pension for Indian Commissioned Officers which is annexed with GOI, MOD letter No.1(11) 2012-D(Pen/ Policy) dated 17.01.2013, shall be effective with effect from 01.01.2006 instead of 24.09.2012. Pension Disbursing Authorities are hereby authorized to step up the pension/ family pension of the affected pre-2006 pensioners/ family pensioners with effect from 01.01.2006 instead of 24.09.2012 and arrear of pension/ family pension will be paid”.
No 1(04)/2015(l)-D(Pen/Pol)
Government of India
Ministry of Defence
D(Pension/Policy)
New Delhi, Dated: 3rd September, 2015
To
The Chief of Army Staff
The Chief of Naval Staff
The Chief of Air Staff
Subject-Revision of pension of pre-2006 Commissioned Officer pensioners/ family pensioners.
The undersigned is directed to refer to this Ministry’s letter No, 17(4)/2008(1)/D(Pen/Pol) dated 11.11.2008 as amended, issued in implementation of government decision on the recommendations of the Sixth CPC for revision of pension/ family pension in respect of Pre-2006 Armed Forces

PIB - Government Announces One Rank One Pension Scheme for Ex-Servicemen

The Government has announced the One Rank One Pension scheme for the Ex-Servicemen. This was announced by the Defence Minister Shri Manohar Parrikar here today. The following is the statement of the Defence Minister:
“Government of India respects its Defence Forces and Ex-Servicemen for their valour, patriotism and sacrifices. The Government is proud of their devotion to duty and bravery. Our forces, besides vigilantly and gallantly defending the nation, have displayed exemplary standards of courage and bravery in natural calamities, law and order situations and other difficult circumstances.
The issue of “One Rank One Pension” (OROP) has been pending for nearly four decades. It is a matter of deep anguish that the various governments remained ambivalent on the issue of OROP. In February 2014, the then Government stated that OROP would be implemented in 2014-15, but did not specify what OROP would be, how it would be implemented or how much it would cost. An estimated Rs. 500 crore provided for OROP in the budget presented in February 2014 by the then government was not based on any thorough analysis. It is pertinent to mention that the then Minister of State for Defence in 2009 had, in reply to a question, informed Parliament that there are administrative, technical and financial difficulties in implementing OROP. It is for these reasons that the present government took some time to fulfil its promise.
Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has, on various occasions, reiterated the Government’s commitment to implement OROP for Ex-Servicemen under military pension. As stated above, the previous government has estimated that OROP would be implemented with a budget provision of a mere Rs. 500 crore. The reality, however, is that to implement OROP, the estimated cost to the exchequer would be Rs. 8,000 to 10,000 crore at present, and will increase further in future.
The Government held extensive consultations with experts and Ex-Servicemen. The main argument for OROP is that the Defence personnel retire early and thus are not able to get the benefits of serving till normal retirement age. Despite the huge fiscal burden, given its commitment to the welfare of Ex-Servicemen, the Government has taken a decision to implement the OROP.
In simple terms, OROP implies that uniform pension be paid to the Armed Forces personnel retiring in the same rank with the same length of service, regardless of their date of retirement. Future enhancements in the rates of pension would be automatically passed on to the past pensioners. This implies bridging the gap between the rate of pension of current and past pensioners at periodic intervals.
Under this definition, it has been decided that the gap between rate of pension of current pensioners and past pensioners will be bridged every 5 years.
Under the OROP Scheme:
The benefit will be given with effect from 1st July, 2014. The present government assumed office on 26th May, 2014 and therefore, it has been decided to make the scheme effective from a date immediately after.
Arrears will be paid in four half-yearly instalments. All widows, including war widows, will be paid arrears in one instalment.
To begin with, OROP would be fixed on the basis of calendar year 2013.
Pension will be re-fixed for all pensioners retiring in the same rank and with the same length of service as the average of minimum and maximum pension in 2013. Those drawing pensions above the average will be protected.
Personnel who voluntarily retire will not be covered under the OROP scheme.
In future, the pension would be re-fixed every 5 years.
It is estimated that the expenditure on arrears alone would be ten to twelve thousand crores of rupees.  Apart from the fact that the previous government had provided for only Rs. 500 crore in the budget, it is noteworthy that the Koshiyari Committee had accepted the estimate of Rs. 235 crore as additional financial burden to implement OROP. The present government has accepted OROP in true spirit without being constrained by these inaccurate estimates.
OROP is a complex issue. A thorough examination of interests of retirees of different periods and different ranks is needed. The inter-service issues of the three Forces also require consideration. This is not an administrative matter alone. Therefore, it has also been decided that a One Member Judicial Committee would be constituted which will give its report in six months.
Prime Minister Shri Modi has fulfilled his commitment and approved OROP for Armed Forces personnel. Ministry of Defence will soon issue detailed Government Order.”

GOOD NEWS - Govt. announces One Rank One Pension

OROP arrears to be paid in four half-yearly installments; all widows, including war widows, to be paid arrears in one installment.

Government on Saturday announced the acceptance of the long-pending demand for ‘One Rank One Pension’ but the ex-servicemen who have been on agitation rejected the key details of the decision and said their 84-day long stir will continue.
Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar announced in New Delhi that the government has decided to implement OROP under which there would be revision of pension every five years as against two years demanded by the exservicemen.
Mr. Parrikar made the announcement in the presence of the army chief, General Dalbir Singh, the naval chief, Admiral R.K. Dhowan, the air force chief, Air Chief Marshal Aroop Raha and Defence Secretary G. Mohan Kumar.
The base year would be calender year 2013 for calculation of the OROP and it will be implemented from July 2014, Parrikar said while making it clear that ex-servicemen who have taken voluntary retirement would not be eligible for the scheme.

GOOD NEWS - सरकार आज करेगी वन रैंक-वन पेंशन का ऐलान, रक्षा मंत्री करेंगे घोषणा : सूत्र




सरकार आज करेगी वन रैंक-वन पेंशन का ऐलान, रक्षा मंत्री करेंगे घोषणा : सूत्र

नई दिल्‍ली: वन रैंक-वन पेंशन के मुद्दे पर लंबे समय से प्रदर्शन कर रहे पूर्व सैनिकों की मांग आज पूरी हो सकती है। सूत्रों के हवाले से ख़बर आ रही है कि आज सरकार वन रैंक वन पेंशन का एलान कर सकती है। रक्षा मंत्री दोपहर तीन बजे इसका साउथ ब्लॉक में एलान कर सकते हैं। खबर है कि रक्षा मंत्री ने आज अपना दिल्ली से बाहर जाने का दौरा भी रद्द कर दिया है। बताया जा रहा है कि सरकार ने पूर्व सैनिकों की 98 फ़ीसदी मांगे मान ली हैं।

सूत्रों के मुताबिक, सरकार पेंशन का रिविजन हर पांच साल में करेगी, लेकिन पूर्व सैनिक अभी भी इस बात को लेकर अड़े है कि ये रिविजन हर साल होनी चाहिए। इसके लागू होने से जवानों, विधावाओं और अपाहिज जवानों को ज्यादा फायदा पहुंचेगा। सरकार के मुताबिक, वह कोश्यारी कमेटी के सुझावों से आगे की बात भी मान चुकी है।

दरअसल, ये करीब 40 साल से चला आ रहा पुराना मुद्दा है, जिसका सरकार सम्मानजनक हल निकालने में जुटी है। सरकार उम्मीद कर रही है कि इस ऐलान के बाद करीब तीन महीने से चला आ रहा पूर्व सैनिकों का आंदोलन खत्म हो जाएगा। सरकार इसलिए भी ये ऐलान जल्द कर रही है, क्योंकि अगले हफ्ते किसी भी दिन बिहार चुनाव का ऐलान हो सकता है और उसके बाद वह वन रैंक-वन पेंशन का ऐलान नही कर सकती।  

पूर्व सैनिक कह रहे हैं कि सरकार पहले ऐलान करे, फिर हम देखते हैं। अन्यथा 12 सितंबर को तो वह जंतर मंतर पर अपनी ताकत दिखा रहे हैं।

इससे पहले खबर थी कि सरकार ने इसके लिए मसौदा समझौता भी तैयार कर लिया है। सूत्रों के मुताबिक, सरकार के ड्राफ़्ट में हर पांच साल में पेंशन की समीक्षा की बात है, लेकिन पूर्व सैनिकों का कहना है कि ये ड्राफ़्ट इकतरफ़ा है और इसमें पूर्व सैनिकों की सहमति नहीं है।

उधर, वन रैंक-वन पेंशन के मुद्दे पर जंतर मंतर पर पूर्व सैनिकों का प्रदर्शन जारी है। कल ही पूर्व सैनिकों ने कहा था सरकार एक साल में पेंशन की समीक्षा को तैयार नहीं हैं, लेकिन अगर ऐसा नहीं होगा तो ये वन रैंक-वन पेंशन नहीं होगा।

हालांकि उन्होंने कहा कि वो दो साल में समीक्षा के लिए तैयार हैं,  लेकिन तीन साल या पांच साल मानने का कोई सवाल ही नहीं है। पूर्व सैनिकों ने कहा कि सरकार का कहना है कि थोड़े पैसे बचाने हैं, इसलिए अगर वो वन रैंक-वन पेंशन को एक जून 2014 से लागू करती है तो भी उन्हें एेतराज़ नहीं होगा। पूर्व सैनिकों ने कहा कि सरकार से बातचीत हुई है और वो चाहते हैं कि मीडिया भी उनकी बात सरकार तक पहुंचा दे।
source - ndtv

Friday, September 4, 2015

Seventh Pay Commission Likely To See Pay Hikes By 40% - The Sen Times

New Delhi: The Seventh Pay Commission’s report is likely be submitted to the Finance Minister Arun Jaitley shortly.

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley

Sources said that there will be no internal relief. The average increase in basic fair pay for all government employees will be in the region of 40-45%.

This is a very rough average because for senior level officers, like the Cabinet Secretary or officials at the secretary level, the payback could increase by more than 50%.

The Pay Panel may recommend a new pay scale from January 1, 2016. The existing HRA would be retained for A1 cities; while there would be a 15-20% hike for other cities.

But interestingly when we spoke to government employees they were not really happy, essentially perhaps because effectively if you take the DA out, it is not really a hefty bonanza as many thought it would be.

Also, given the price rise and inflation issues, most people are saying it is really not that sufficient. Most of these recommendations will be implemented.

But the point is, if the Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has a problem with any of the observations or with the impact of the Pay Commission recommendations, he might even send this back to the Pay Commission for another round of iteration.

In that case, some amendments will be made that come back to the Finance Ministry and then it may go back to the Cabinet for approval. If that happens, it could delay the process by about 1-2 more months.

A central government employee will earn up to 40% more if the government accepts the Seventh Pay commission’s proposals, which will be submitted shortly.

This pay hike would affect the lives of over 48 lakh central government employees and 55 lakh pensioners and could trigger off similar pay hike across state governments as well.

An official of the Pay Commission, says recommendations will be made to improve productivity.

The Commission will be talked of market driven compensation at the top level, where there are expert persons required by the government. There should be open competition with the public. If they have a better candidate from outside, he should be appointed instead of simply promoting people by seniority, said the official.

SOURCE - tkbsen.in

Modi govt to announce OROP in 2-3 days: Sources

NEW DELHI: The Narendra Modi government is set to announce the one-rank, one pension package that will kick in from July 2014 ‎and use 2013 as the base year for calculations.But it will stick to its position on a five year reset clause for veterans — as against 10 years for civilians — factoring in the complications resulting from a quicker adjustment. The ex-servicemen had demanded an annual adjustment.

The pension for veterans of the same rank and those who retire with full pensionable service, will be the average of the maximum and minimum paid. But to protect any retired servicemen from losing out, there will be an additional safeguard to ensure that those who are already drawing above the average would not impacted.

प्रमोशन में रिजर्वेशन के खिलाफ पुरे देश में अफसर लामबंद

against prom in resv

Government set to notify OROP on its own formula

Source -The Tribune:-

Thursday, September 3, 2015

OROP: Would implementing the populist scheme eventually turn India into another Greece?

New Delhi, Sept 2: One Rank One Pension (OROP) is a demand raised by retired army personnel, urging the government to grant them a pension which is based upon the system of Defined Benefits (DB). If the call of veterans is adhered to, Centre would have to pay the ex-servicemen based upon the number of years they worked and the last salary they drew.

Under DB scheme, the government would also need to redefine the pension allotted to them in a yearly manner scaling it with all future enhancements in the salary drawn by a personnel in the same rank. The rationale behind the veterans’ demand is justified from an patriotic point of view, where one could argue that the state should bear the brunt for ensuring a comfortable post-retirement life for those who risk their lives for the nation.

Government may announce implementation of One Rank One Pension soon: sources


New Delhi: The Narendra Modi government and the defence veterans appeared to have reached a breakthrough and the announcement on the implementation of the One Rank One Pension scheme is expected soon, said sources on Wednesday.

According to the sources, the announcement could be expected before Bihar Assembly elections notification.

The sources said that differences have cropped in the United Front of Ex-Servicemen. The sources added that many ex-servicemen wants Major General (retired) Satbir Singh, Chairman of Indian Ex-servicemen Movement, to be reasonable and consider others also. Most of the ex-servicemen leaders are accepting the government proposal of revising pension every five years as their worry is 7th pay commission.

War veteran Major General (retired) Singh, who has been leading the protest in Jantar Mantar for the last 80 days, said they have got positive signals from the government for the last few days but stopped short of saying there was a breakthrough.

"We are willing to accept two years relaxation as normalisation period. We will not accept revision in 5 years. This will be defeating of OROP. We will continue our agitation if it's 5 years," said Major General Singh.

He said the issue was non-negotiable and both the elements of the OROP concept cannot be interfered. An agreement can be reached once we know what is on the platter (offer by the government), he said, adding effective date of revision must be from April 1, 2014.

SOURCE - IBNLIVE

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Seventh Pay Commission Report To Come Into Force Next Fiscal Year

 Seventh Central Pay Commission team headed by its Chairman Justice A K Mathur (second from left siting), Member Vivek Rae (left siting) and Secretary Meena Agarwal (right siting).
Seventh Central Pay Commission team headed by its Chairman Justice A K Mathur (second from left siting), Member Vivek Rae (left siting) and Secretary Meena Agarwal (right siting).
New Delhi: The Seventh Pay Commission recommendations are likely to be come into effect from April 1 as the country entered a new fiscal year.
The reports of Seventh Central Pay Commission will be implicated from April next year as Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said in the Parliament on February 27.
The Seventh Pay Commission plans to submit its recommendations on a new pay and pension structure for the country’s 48 lakh central government employees and 55 lakh pensioners’ up to December 31.

Seventh Pay Commission Reports Coming Shortly, Says FM Jaitley

New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today said that reports of Seventh Pay Commission for central government employees was coming shortly.

“The recommendations of Seventh central Pay Commission for government employees is coming shortly,” Jaitley told ET NOW.

The Seventh Pay Commission, which was set up by the UPA government, was required to submit its report by August-end.

The Seventh Pay Commission was ready to submit its report by the end of September but government gave nod to submit its report till December 31.

The reports of Seventh Central Pay Commission may be implicated from April next year as Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today said that he will get the pay panel reports shortly.

7th Pay Commission & Employee News Center: REVERT HIYE EMPLOYEE KO EXTRA CHARGE NAHI

7th Pay Commission & Employee News Center: REVERT HIYE EMPLOYEE KO EXTRA CHARGE NAHI

OROP की मांग पर धरने पर बैठे पूर्व-सैनिकों को लेकर अब सियासत तेज हो गई है, अरविंद केजरीवाल के ट्वीट बाद राहुल गांधी धरने पर बैठे सैनिकों से मिलने पहुंचे.



वन रैंक,वन पेंशन (OROP), इस मुद्दे पर बहस करने के लिए स्वतंत्रता दिवस से बेहतर मौका हो नहीं हो सकता. स्वतंत्रता के जिन मायनों को हम जीते हैं, जिस आजादी में हम बेखौफ होकर चर्चा करते है, अपनी बात रखते है. उसी स्वतंत्रता को बरकरार रखने वाले हमारे जाबांज सैनिक अपनी ही बात कहने के लिए आजाद नहीं हैं.

जिस लहराते तिरंगा को चमकती आंखों से देखते हुए खुद के स्वतंत्र होने का बोध कराते है, उसी तिरंगे के लिए मर मिटने वाले हमारे सैनिक, देश में आज हड़ताल पर बैठे. और सबसे बड़ी बात कंगूर पर बैठे हुक्मुरानों को उन सैनिकों से खतरा महसूस होता है, क्या वाकई हम स्वतंत्र है ?

दिल्ली के जंतर मंतर पर OROP के लिए धरने पर बैठे सैनिकों की मांगों को भूल, अब उस पर सियासत होने लगी है, स्वतंत्रता दिवस की इस मौके पर खुशहाली का माहौल दिखाने के लिए हमारे सियासतदान उन्हे उस जंतर मंतर से हटाना चाहते हैं. अरविंद केजरीवाल ने सरकार की इस कार्रवाई पर अपनी टिप्पणी तीखे अंदाज में कर दी.


 Source - India trending now

Monday, August 31, 2015

एयर मार्शल एसएस सोमण पीवीएसएम एवीएसएम वीएम एडीसी ने पश्चिमी वायु कमान के कमान का कार्यभार सौंपा

एयर मार्शल एसएस सोमण पीवीएसएम एवीएसएम वीएम एडीसी ने आज 31 अगस्‍त, 2015 को पश्चिमी वायु कमान के कमान का कार्यभार सौंप दिया। भारतीय वायु सेना में 39 वर्षों के शानदार सेवा काल के बाद वे आज सेवानिवृत्‍त हो गए। 

एयर मार्शल एसएस सोमण ने दिसंबर 1976 में फ्लाइंग ब्रांच (फाइटर स्‍ट्रीम) में कमीशन प्राप्‍त किया था। उन्‍हें लड़ाकू विमान उड़ाने का 3400 घंटों का अनुभव प्राप्‍त है और उन्‍होंने अपनी सेवा काल के विभिन्‍न चरणों में अनेक महत्‍वपूर्ण पद संभाले। 

समझौता जल्द NAHI हुआ TO 5 MONTH DER HOGI ONE RANK ONE PENSION

orop five months
SOURCE - Nayee duniya: