Sunday, 9 August 2015

CSD Canteen Facilities for Retired Employees – Long pending demand accepted by MoD

CSD Canteen Facilities for Retired Employees – Long pending demand accepted by MoD


For a number of years the Defence Civilian employees have obtained the facility to buy items at subsidized prices from CSD canteens. Especially, Ordnance Employees could buy anything from groceries to bike – at super-subsidized rates from the CSD Canteens, also called Unit Run Canteens. But these facilities were denied to retired employees.

There is no doubt that such concessions are of tremendous importance post-retirement, when the person faces extreme financial crunch. There is no denying the fact that the mental satisfaction is much higher when these items are bought at subsidized rates from these canteens. Also, denying this privilege after retirement becomes a prestige issue of sorts.

After prolonged fights by all the federations of employees union, the Centre is accepted to extend the subsidized CSD canteen facility to retired defence civilian employees too. It is being said that the Minister of Defence has given his approval to the order.

More information on this is expected soon. Issues like who qualifies for the facility, what are the items they cold buy at subsidized rates, and providing Smart Cards, etc., have not yet been decided.

One thing is for sure – retired employees can now proudly shop at the CSD canteens.

Source: www.cgstaffnews.in

Full Pension to Pre 2006 Pensioners with more than 20 years of service

Full Pension to Pre 2006 Pensioners with more than 20 years of service

After implementation of 6th CPC report, Pre 2006 Pensioners who did not complete 33 years of Service are paid only pro-rata pension as against Post 2006 Pensioners who are entitled for full pension after completion of 20 years of Service
Appeal made to PM for Full Pension to Pre 2006 Pensioners with more than 20 years of service at par with Post 2006 Pensioners

Railway Senior Citizens Welfare Society has put forward an appeal before Prime Minister for implementation of judgements of various Courts for Full Pension to Pre 2006 Pensioners with more than 20 years of service at par with Post 2006 Pensioners

RAILWAYS SENIOR CITIZENS WELFARE SOCIETY
      Head Office: 32, Phase- 6, Mohali-160055 (Ph. 0172 2228306,  09316131598)
Email:rscws1991@gmail.com
No. RSCWS/ CHD/2015-5        

Dated: 7-8-2015
Shri Narinder Modi,
Hon. Prime Minister of India &
Minister of Personnel, PG and Pensions,

Subject: Appeal for implementation of judgements of various Courts for Full Pension to Pre 2006 Pensioners with more than 20 years of service – at par with Post 2006 Pensioners

Reference:- i) Resolution of GOI No. 38/37/08-P&PW (A) dated 29-8-2008 ii) DOP&PW O.M. – F.No. 38/37/08-P&PW (A), dated 1st September, 2008 iii) DOP&PW O.M. – F.No. 38/37/08-P&PW pt.1 dated 3.10.2008
iv) Judgements of CAT New Delhi in OA 1165/2011, Dated 21-4-2015
v) Judgement of High Court New Delhi in W.P.(C) 8012/2013 dated 09-4-15 / 07-5-2015 vi) Judgement of Supreme Court in SLP CC No. 21044/2014 dated 20-2-2015

1. We invite your kind attention  and urgent intervention  towards  the hardship  and suffering  of  Central  Government  Pensioners  for  the  last  7  years  because  of  unjust mutilation of the accepted Recommendations of the Sixth Pay Commission and non implementation of judgements of various Courts thereon. 2. All Post 2006 Pensioners with more than 20 years of service are being paid Full Pension (i.e. 50% of their last pay drawn or 50% of 10 months average pay – whichever is higher). But the Pre 2006 Pensioners with less than 33 years of service but more than 20 years of service are being paid pro rata Pension reduced as per number of years of service falling short of 33 years. This is discriminatory.

This was due to an unjust amendment vide DOP&PW’s so called clarifactory OM dated 3-10-2008 (Ref iii above) in contravention to the Resolution of GOI dated 29-8-2008. This OM has been quashed in various judicial pronouncements as mentioned below.
3. Principal Bench of Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) in OA 1165/2011 Dated 21-4-2015 in Partap Narayan and others–vs-UOI, held as under:
13. It is made clear that this parity  of pension  between  pre and post-1.01.2006 pensioners (on the question of eligibility of minimum pensionable service of twenty years) would apply both as regards pension and family pension.   The respondents are   granted   three   months   time   from   the   date   of   receipt   of   this   order   for implementation of directions contained in this order.”

4. High Court New Delhi in W.P.(C) 8012/2013 dated 9-4-15/ 07-5-2015 S. A.Khan and Another –vs- UOI had passed the following orders:
“25.               Firstly  that  the  policy  decision  of  the  Government  in  the  Office Memorandum dated September 01, 2008 to fix pension for all category of pensioners did  not  classify  post  and  pre  January  01,  2006  retirees  and  all  were  entitled  to pension as per a common formula. Under the garb of clarification the Office Memorandum  of  October  03,  2008  followed  by  the  Office  Memorandum  dated October 14, 2008 and repeated in the Office Memorandum dated January 28, 2013 the cut-off date was inserted by an officer of the Government having no authority to cut down the beneficial policy decision notified on September 01, 2008. Secondly for the reason the cut-off date is arbitrary and fouls Article 14 of the Constitution of India.
26. The writ petitions are allowed. The Office Memorandums – introducing the cut-off date and mandating that pre January 01, 2006 pensioners would have their pension fix by pro-rata reducing the same by such numbers of years they have rendered less service than 33 years – are quashed. It is declared that the writ petitioners would be entitled to full pension post January 01, 2006 without any pro-rata cut therein. The arrears paid within six weeks from today failing which the amount payable would bear simple interest @ 9% per annum reckoned six weeks hereinafter.
 5.  Supreme Court had also dismissed the SLP in CC No. 21044/2014 dated 20-2-2015UOI-vs-M. O. Inasu – Arising out of impugned final judgement and order dated 07/01/2014 inCAT No. 8/2014 passed by the High Court of Kerala at Ernakulam – on the same issue.

6. It is deeply regretted that the periods prescribed in the said judgements had expired long back but these judgements have not been implemented forcing the poor old Pensioners to repeated litigation at the fag end of their lives

7. It is, therefore, requested that:
A) Orders of the DOP&PW dated 3-10-2008, 14-10-2008, 11-2-2009, Para 5 of OM Dated 28-1-2013 and OM dated 19.03.2010 cited above may please be quashed/withdrawn – as held in the  judgements  of CAT  New  Delhi  in OA  655/2010  and  OA  1165/2011;  and  those  of the Supreme Court & High Courts cited above;
B) All Pre 2006 Pensioners who had completed more than 20 years of qualifying service may please be granted Full Pension (instead of pro rata Pension) – as in the case of Post 2006 Pensioners.

With regards,
(Harchandan Singh)
Secretary General, RSCWS


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