Government today enhanced the pension of the elderly retired employees in relation to the basic pension and as per their age.
The government has directed for amendment in the Jammu and Kashmir Civil Service Regulations, 1956. As per the amended regulation, elderly pensioners shall be paid additional pension at the age of 80, 85, 90, 95 and 100 years in relation to the basic pension at these ages.
"From 80 years to less than 85 years, additional quantum of pension will be 20% of basic pension; from 85 to less than 90 years it will be 30% of basic pension; from 90 to less than 95 years it will be 40% of basic pension; from 95 to less than 100 years, it will be 50% and 100 years or more, it will be 100% of basic pension," an order, issued by General Administration Department said.
"The additional pension shall be payable from the first of the month in which the pensioner attains the prescribed age and shall be recorded distinctly in the pension payment order by the Pension Disbursing Authority. Dearness Relief shall also be payable on additional pension," it added.