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Recommendations of 5th CPC on Retirement Benefits - Pensioners Portal
Salient Recommendations of Vth CPC on Retirement Benefits

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pension

S.No.

Recommendation
(Ref. To paragraph of the Report given in brackets)

Decision of Government

OM issued with
No. and date

  1 2 3
(i) There should not be any ceiling on the amount of pension admissible and the present ceiling on a pension of Rs. 4500/- p.m. should be removed. (133.74) Accepted to the extent that the ceiling on the amount of pension will be 50% of the highest pay in the Government 45/86/97-P&PW(A)-Part I date 27.10.97 45/10/98-P&PW(A) date 17.12.98.
(ii) The pension of all the pre-1986 retirees may be updated by notional fixation of their pay as on 1.1.1986 by adopting the same formula as for the serving employees. Thereafter, all the past pensioners who have been brought on the Fourth CPC pay scales by notional fixation of their pay and those who have retired on or after 1.1.1986 can be treated alike regarding consolidation of their pension as on 1.1.1996 by allowing the same fitment weightage as may be allowed to the serving employees. However, the consolidated revised pay of the post held by the pensioner at the time of retirement. (137.14) Accepted to the extent that pension of all pre 1.1.96 retires including pre-86 retires shall be consolidated as on 1.1.1996 as recommended, but the consolidated pension shall be brought on to the level of 50% of the minimum of the revised pay of the post held by the pensioner at the time of retirement. 45/86/97-P&PW(A) dated 10.02.98 45/10/98-P&PW(A) dated 17.12.98
(iii) Pending revision of the pension of pre-1.1.1986 retires, the pensioners should be provided immediate relief by authorising pension disbursing authorities to consolidate the pension by adding basic pension, personal pension wherever admissible, dearness relief as on 1.1.1996 on basic pension only, interim relief (I & II) and 20% basic pension. The consolidated pension shall not be less than 50% of the minimum revised pay in the pay scale recommended by the Fifth Central Pay Commission of the post held by the pensioner at the time of retirement. (137.15) Accepted with the modification that 40% of the basic pension shall be added while consolidating the pension as on 1-1-1996 but the pension consolidated as on 1-1-96 shall be raised to 50% of the minimum of the revised pay of the post held by the pensioner at the time of retirement. 45/86/97-P&PW(A) Part-II date 27.10.99 45/10/98-P&PW(A) date 17.12.98

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 Retirement/Death Gratuity

S.No.

Recommendation
(Ref. To paragraph of the Report given in brackets)

Decision of Government

OM issued with
No. and date

  1 2 3
(i)

Definition of emoluments for the purpose of calculation of all kinds of gratuities (Retirement, Death, Service, Terminal) may be revised to include the DA on the date of retirement. (133.86)

Accepted.

45/86/97-P&PW(A) Part-I dated 27.10.97 45/10/97-P&PW(A) date 17.12.98

(ii)

Removal of ceiling on all kinds of gratuities.

Accepted to the extent that the existing ceiling on gratuity will be increased from Rs. 2.5 lakh to Rs. 3.5. lakh.

45/86/97-P&PW(A) Part-I date 27.10.97 45/10/98-P&PW(A) date 17.12.98

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Family Pension

S.No.

Recommendation
(Ref. To paragraph of the Report given in brackets)

Decision of Government

OM issued with
No. and date

  1 2 3
(i)

The existing varying rates of family pension for different categories of employees (30%, 20% and 15%) may be replaced by a uniform rate of 30% of pay for all categories of employees. (134.8)

Accepted.

45/86/97-P&PW(A) - Part-I date 27.10.97 45/10/98-P&PW(A) date 17.12.98

(ii)

The ceiling of Rs. 1250/- on a family pension which operates harshly against the families of employees may be removed. (134.14)

Accepted to the extent that the ceiling on the amount of maximum family pension will be 30% of the highest pay in the Government.

45/86/97-P&PW(A) - Part-I date 27.10.97 45/10/98-P&PW(A) date 17.12.98

(iii)

In view of the recommendation to increase the age of superannuation to 60 years, the family pension at enhanced rates should be admissible for a period of 7 years or till the employee/pensioner would have attained the age of 67 years, had he survived. (134.16)

Accepted.

45/8/97-P&PW(E) date 02.02.99

(iv)

Inclusion of widowed/divorced daughters in the definition of family for payment of family pension up to 25 years of age or up to the date of their re-marriage or till they start earning a minimum wage of Rs. 2440/- whichever is earlier. (134.21 & 134.23).

Accepted. (With income limit raised to Rs. 2550/-).

45/8/97-P&PW(E) date 05.03.99 & 21.07.99

(v)

Parents who are wholly dependent on the Government servants when he/she was alive, may be included in the definition of family in cases where the deceased employee had left behind neither a widow nor a child. Such parents will be eligible for family pension at the ordinary rate, i.e. 30% of the pay of the deceased employee. (134.25)

Accepted

45/51/97-P&PW(E) date 05.03.98 & 21.07.99

(vi)

All the pre-1.1.1986 pensioners may be brought to the level of 1.1.1986 by notional fixation of pay of the deceased employee from First Pay Commission to the subsequent Pay Commissions in the same way as was done for serving employees and thereafter the rates of a family pension as may be introduced on implementation of Fifth Pay Commission's recommendations may be applied. Once the past family pensioners are brought on to the level recommended by the Fourth Pay Commission, they should be given the same treatment regarding quantum of fitment weightage as may be given to the serving employees. If the amount of family pension so fixed falls short of 30% of the minimum pay of the post held by the deceased employee, as revised by the Fifth Pay Commission, the family pension would be stepped up to 30% of the minimum pay of the post held by the deceased. (134.30)

Accepted to the extent that family pension of all pre-1.1.1996 family pensioners, including pre-1986 family pensioners shall be consolidated as on 1.1.1996 as recommended but, the consolidated family pension shall be brought on the level of 30% of the minimum of the pay of the post held by the deceased, and the same shall not be less than Rs. 1275/-.

45/86/97-P&PW(A) date 10.02.98 45/10/98-P&PW(A) date 17.12.98

(vii)

Pending revision of the family pension, immediate relief to the family pensioner should be provided by authorising the pension disbursing authorities to consolidate the pension by adding the existing basic family pension, dearness relief as on 1.1.1996, interim relief (I & II) and 20% of basic family pension. The total family pension is to be stepped up to 30% of the minimum of the pay of the post held by the deceased employees as revised by the Fifth CPC wherever consolidated pension falls short of the above percentage. (134.31)

Accepted with the modification that 40% of the basic family pension shall be added while consolidating family pension as on 1.1.1996 but the family pension consolidated as on 1.1.1996 shall be raised to 30% of the minimum of the revised pay scale, and the same shall not be less than Rs. 1275/-.

45/86/97-P&PW(A) - Part - II date 27.10.97 45/10/98-P&PW(A) date 17.12.98

(viii)

The ex-gratia of the existing CPF retirees/family members has been consolidated w.e.f. 1.11.97 on the basis of the recommendations of the Vth CPC. Further all CPF beneficiaries retired on superannuation between 18.11.60 to 31.12.85 and were not eligible for ex-gratia have been allowed ex-gratia of the rate of Rs. 600/- per month as per the Pay Commission's recommendations. (137.43)

Accepted.

45/52/97-P&PW(E) date 16.12.97 45/52/97-P&PW(E) date 03.04.98

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Commutation of Pension

S.No.

Recommendation
(Ref. To paragraph of the Report given in brackets)

Decision of Government

OM issued with
No. and date

  1 2 3
(i)

Civilian employees in Central Government may be permitted to commute up to 40% of their pension against the existing limit of 1/3rd of their pension. (136.10)

Accepted.

45/86/97-P&PW(A) - Part-I date 27.10.97 45/10/98-P&PW(A) date 17.12.98

(ii)

The commuted portion of pension should be restored after 12 years from the actual date of commutation instead of 15 years as at present. (136.12)

Not accepted.

N.A.

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Dearness Relief

S.No.

Recommendation
(Ref. To paragraph of the Report given in brackets)

Decision of Government

OM issued with
No. and date

  1 2 3
(i)

All the pensioners/family pensioners should be given relief against price rise on the same scale as is being recommended for serving employees. (138.11)

Accepted.

42/2/97-P&PW(G) date 27.10.97

(ii)

In view of the correlation established between Dearness Allowance (DA) and Dearness Relief (DR). Dearness Relief on the pension should be merged with the pension simultaneously whenever D.A. is merged with pay for computation of retirement benefits for serving employees and a further DR allowed on the consolidated pension. (138.17)

Not accepted.

N.A.

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Medical Allowance

S.No.

Recommendation
(Ref. To paragraph of the Report given in brackets)

Decision of Government

OM issued with
No. and date

  1 2 3
(i)

(i) Pensioners residing in an area not covered by CGHS should be given a fixed amount of medical allowance @ Rs. 100/- p.m. for meeting the expenditure on day to day medical expenses that do not require hospitalization. (140.18)

Accepted.

45/57/97-P&PW(C) date 19.12.97

(ii)

(ii) In view of the correlation established between Dearness Allowance (DA) and Dearness Relief (DR). Dearness Relief on the pension should be merged with the pension simultaneously whenever D.A. is merged with pay for computation of retirement benefits for serving employees and a further DR allowed on the consolidated pension. (138.17)

Not accepted.

N.A.

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