7th Pay Commission: Good news for pensioners finally
There is some good news with respect to the 7th Pay Commission. The Haryana government has decided to revise pension and family pension with effect from January 1, 2016.
The state government decided to revise pension and family pension by notionally fixing their pay in the pay matrix recommended by the pay panel in the level corresponding to the pay in the pay scale or pay band and grade pay at which they retired or died, an official release said.
The benefits would be extended to all those employees who retired or died prior to January 1, 2016. The same was notified under the service rules under Haryana Civil Service (Revised Pension) Part-I Rules, 2017, which were applicable with effect from January 1, 2016, for revision or re-consolidation of the pension of pre-January 1, 2016 retirees.
In cases where pension and family pension being paid with effect from January 1, 2016, in accordance with Haryana Civil Service (Revised Pension) Part-I Rules, 2017 happened to be more than pension and family pension as worked out in accordance with these orders, the pension and family pension already paid will be treated as revised pension and family pension with effect from January 1, 2016.
It will be the responsibility of the Head of the Department from which the government employee had retired or was working last before his death to revise the pension and family pension of pre-January 1, 2016, pensioners and family pensioners with effect from January 1, 2016, accordingly and to issue a revised pension payment authority. The Pension Sanctioning Authority (PSA) would impress upon the concerned Head of Office for fixation of pay on notional basis and issue revised authority at the earliest.
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It was provided in the rules that the revised pension and family pension with effect from January 1, 2016 of pre January 1, 2016 pensioners and family pensioners will be determined by multiplying the existing basic pension and family pension by 2.57. The release also said that a number of references were received from the pre January 1, 2016, retirees of Haryana government to revise their pension and family pension on the pattern of the decision of the Centre and after due consideration these revisions were decided.