7th CPC Railway Order for Pre-2016 Pensioners to Monitor the progress of revision of pension cases
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
All Zonal Railways and Production Units
Sub: Revision Of Pension of Pre-2016 Pensioner as per 7th CPC
Ref: 1. Board’s letter No.2016/F(E)III/1(1)/7 dated 22.5.2017 (RBE No.49/2017) & 11.07/2017 (RBE No.66/2017)
2. Board’s letters of even No. dated 9.6.2017, 19.7.2017 & 25.07.2017 (RBA No.68/2017, 98/2017 & 103/2017)
3.Board (FC) D.O.letter No.2016/AC-II/21/8/PT-III dated 05.09.2017
Instructions have been issued regarding revision of pre-2016 pensioners/family pensioners in line with 7th CPC recommendations vide Railway Board’s letter under reference above. These instructions envisage ‘suo moto’ revision in pension for all pre-2016 retirees. Till date 151982 pensioners PPO have been revised.
It may be appreciated that against the 14 lakh pensioners cases on Indian Railways, the pace of pension revision is slow. In the recently held review meeting, additional secretary (Expenditure) has also emphasized that adequate priority may be given to this area of work. Finance Secretary also expressed that exercise of pension revision may be completed in a time-bound manner. In this connection, Financial Commissioner, vide his DO letter No.2016/AC-II/21/8/PT-III dated 5.9.2017 has also advised that the exercise of revision may be carried out on a parallel track alongwith ARPAN to expedite the process.
As a welfare measure, it should be ensured to step up with pace for revision of pension. The work flow of pension revision envisages close coordination between the personnel and the accounts Department and hence, it is advised that PCPO and PFA to monitor the progress of revision of pension cases at their level to ensure that pension revision exercise is completed at the earliest.