Government of India
Department of Pension and Pensioners’ Welfare
3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhavan,
Khan Market, New Delhi,
Dated the 11th November, 2016
Subject: Implementation of Government‘s decision on the recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission – Revision of disability pension of pre-2016 disability pensioners – clarification regarding.
The undersigned is directed to say that in pursuance of Government’s decision on the recommendations of Seventh Central Pay Commission, orders have been issued for revision of pension and disability pension of pre 2016 pensioners/disability pensioners, vide this Department’s OM No. 38/37/2016-P&PW(A)(ii) dated 4.8.2016. As per para 4.1. of the OM dated 4.8.2016, the existing pension/family pension is to be multiplied by 2.57 and the amount of revised pension/family pension so arrived at shalt be rounded off to the next higher rupee. As per para 4.4. of the OM, it was indicated that the upper ceiling of pension and family pension will be 50% and 30% respectively of the highest pay in the Government, ie. Rs.2,50,000/-
2. A doubt has been raised whether the above ceiling would also be applicable to disability pension/family pension under CCS(EOP)Rules. Pension/family pension under CCS(Pension)Rules is calculated @50%/30%of the last pay drawn or average emoluments for last 10 months, whichever is more beneficial to the pensioner/family pensioner. Disability pension and family pension, under CCS(EOP)Rules is more than 50%/30% of last pay/average emoluments on account of the disability element. Therefore, it is clarified that the ceiling of pension/family pension indicated in para 4.4 of Department of Pension and Pensioners Welfare OM dated 04.08.2016 referred to above is applicable only in the case of pension/family pension under CCS(Pension) Rules and will not apply in the case of disability pension/family pension under CCS(EOP) Rules.