An impression is being created by the govt that with theimplementation of remaining two points as recommended by the‘Committee of Secretaries’ headed by the Cabinet Secretary , the personsbelow officer rank will get ‘One Rank One Pension’ , which is TOTALLYwrong . What will happen after the implementation of all the sevenrecommendations of the ‘Committee’ is that pre 1996 military retireeswould be brought closer to post 1996 such retirees who got the benefit of the 5
Pay Commission Award . All those who retired BEFORE 6
PayCommission, i.e. before 31 December 2005 , will NOT get any benefit intheir basic pension as awarded by 6 th Pay Commission and will NOT beany where near post 01 January 2006 retirees except in few ranks like LtCols and Lt Gens. One Rank One Pension means that ALL military retireeswho retired earlier MUST get same pension as their counterparts aregetting today , irrespective of their date of retirement .
We strongly urge the govt NOT to misguide the media and thegeneral public in this regard and implement ‘One Rank One Pension’ withsincerity, other wise the ongoing agitation of the Ex-Servicemen will befurther intensifierd .
Another biggest anomaly is with respect to the Majors and Captainswho are worst affected and who form the cutting edge of the army. Thoseof them who retired before 31 December ’05 their pensions are farbelow their post 01 January ’06 retiree counterparts. Also there is anenormous gap of about Rs11,000/ -in pension between a Major and a timescale Lt Col , who did the same job . This vast gap MUST be reduced toearlier Pay Commissions levels .
Army Tribunal Grants One Rank One Pension
Bhartesh Singh Thakur firstname.lastname@example.org
The Chandigarh bench of the Armed Forces Tribunal has directed the Uniongovernment to grant one rank one pension or the same pen- sion to personnelbelonging to the same rank, irrespective of the date of retirement.Deciding on the cases of Babu Ram Dhiman vs Union of India and Sohan Singh vsUnion of India, the tribunal on Monday said, "It is quite clear that the Statecannot lay down differ- ent criteria for grant of pension for same rank ofofficers and Personnel Below Officer Rank (PBOR) on the basis of the cut- off