Pre-2006 pensioners yet to get full benefits of 6th pay commission
Appeal FM; Demand benefit of ‘1.86 Factor’
Srinagar Nov 17: Two years after the government issued order for implementation of Sixth Pay Commission report in J&K, the pensioners retired prior to 2006 in 10,000-15,200 grade are still to get the full benefits.
A group of such pensioners told Greater Kashmir that even as they were brought under the ambit of sixth pay commission, yet many benefits that otherwise accrue to them as per the relevant guidelines have not been extended to them.
Urging the Finance Minister and Commissioner/Secretary Finance Department to look into their issue, the pensioners said: “In light of government order no. 216-F of 2009 dated 24-9-2009 we are entitled to certain benefits guaranteed under the 6th Pay Commission.”
Pertinently, the order provides: “In partial modification of government order no. 86-F of 2009 dated 15.4.2009 it is hereby ordered that following shall be added as provision after para below sub-rule (iv) of Clause 3 of the said order: ‘a) Provided that w.e.f. 1.1.2006, full pension of the pensioners irrespective of their date of retirement shall not be less than 50 per cent of the minimum of corresponding revised pay band/scale plus applicable grade pay of the scale of pay last held by the pensioners.”
The order further reads: “b) Provided that w.e.f. 1.1.2006 , basic family pension shall not be less than 30 per cent of the minimum of corresponding revised pay band/scale plus applicable grade pay of the scale of pay last held by the pensioner.”
The pensioners said that despite such clear instructions they have yet to get the benefit of the order. “We have approached the authorities concerned many a time with our plea yet nobody is giving heed to our issue,” they said.
The pensioners said while in case of other pensioners/family pensioners ‘1.86 Factor’ is applied by adding it to the basic pension/family pension, “in our case this factor is ignored.”
They said that other grades have been considered and only they have been singled out for the discriminatory treatment. The pensioners said since 1-1-2006 a good number of their counterparts have died without getting the due benefit they were entitled to.
Despite repeated attempts no senior official from Finance Department could be contacted.
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