ONE RANK ONE PENSION ORDER FOR ARMED PERSONNEL BY 30TH APRIL
PARITY IN PENSION FOR ALL CIVILIAN PENSIONERS
THIS SHOULD BECOME THE MAJOR DEMAND OF ALL PENSIONERS ORGANISATIONS
The Army Chief General had informed that the orders of the Government granting One Rank One Pension to Armed Forces Personnel will be issued by end of April and that the arrears will be paid w.e.f. 1.4.2014.
The demand for One Rank One Pension was consistently being raised by the Armed Forces personnel and we may remember that the earlier UPA Government on the eve of the General Elections had approved it in the Cabinet meeting. After considerable delay, the present Government appears to have made up its mind to grant the same. As per the One Rank One Pension formula every Pensioner of the Armed Forces will be brought on the new pay scale recommended by each pay commission and equal number of increments on par with the number of service put in the particular rank in which he had retired to determine his pension fixation. This will bring jubilation to both in service Armed Personnel as well as all the Pensioners of Armed Services because automatically any higher pay scale granted by pay commission is made available to the past pensioners also and the number of increments in that cadre he had put in before his retirement is taken into account to add the number of increments in that pay scale.
This should strengthen the resolve of the Civilian Pensioners to get the demand of Parity in Pension to all past and future pensioners by which every past pensioner is notionally fixed in the revised pay scale as though he was in service and then his pension is re fixed. This alone will remove all anomalies existing by the so called modified parity recommended by VI CPC and implemented by the Government.
The issue must be insisted with urgency by all Pensioners Organisations before the 7th CPC as well as before the Central Government. The denial of this justified demand should result in unification of all Pensioners Organisations under one banner to launch a movement along with the entirety of the Central Government Employees movement.
General Secretary AIPRPA