CHANDIGARH: 12th February 2011. To The Principal Secretary, Finance, Punjab Government, The Secretariat, CHANDIGARH.

Subject: WRONG, INCONSISTENT & DISCRIMINATORY FIXATION OF PENSION OF PRE-2006 RETIRED PROFESSORS VIDE Punjab Government, Department of Finance Letter No.3/39/09-3FPPC/1568 Dated 30/12/2010 on the subject of Implementation of the Recommendations of the Fifth Punjab Pay Commission -- Revision of Pension of pre 01-01-2006 Pensioners/Family Pensioners/Recipients of Extraordinary Pension etc. Sir I would like to bring to your notice the injustice done to Pre-2006 Retired Professor Pensioners vide letter No.3/39/09-3FPPC/ 1568 dated 30-12-2010, issued as a sequel to letter No.3/39/09-3FPPC/201 dated 22-2-2010, wherein para 4.2 of letter No. 3/23/09-3FPPC/885 dated 17-8-2009 was partially modified. As far as Pre-2006 Retired Professor Pensioners are concerned, the net effect of this partial modification of para 4.2 is nil because of the illogical, inconsistent and discriminatory application of the said para as shall become evident presently. A cursory look at the letter of 30-12-2010 brings out that it has been an exercise in futility, since status quo ante 22-02-2010 is not altered at all to the benefit of the Pre-2006 Retired Professor Pensioners unlike for other Pre-2006 Government Pensioners. Put in other words, the application of para 4.2 of letter of 17-08-2009 in letter of 30-12-2010, instead of the modified para 4.2 of letter of 22-02-2010, has worked to the detriment of the Pre-2006 Retired Professor Pensioners when compared with the other 32 categories of Pre-2006 GoP Pensioners.

2. What is NOT obvious is that the Pre-2006 Retired Professor Pensioners stand
DOWNGRADED both in relation to their pre-revised scales as also grade pay in the revised pay bands, as is evident in the following Table.
NOTE: The pension of Pre-2006 Retired Professor Pensioners, taken from Annexure B of 30-122010 letter, is interpolated with that of Pensioners at Serial Nos. 31 & 32 taken from Annexure A of 22-02-2010 letter, to bring out the disparity.

Sr No

Pre-revised scales of pay w.e.f. 1.1.1996

Revised Pay Structure w.e.f. 1.1.2006 Pay Bands Grade Pay 8900 10000 10000 Initial Pay 48590 Professor 54700

Pension (50% of the initial pay in col 5) 24295 23700 27350

31 32

16350-20100 16400-22400 18600-22100

37400-67000 37400-67000 37400-67000

Family Pension (30% of the initial pay in col 5) 14577 14220 16410

I may add that this inter se chaos did not exist under the letter of 17-08-2009.

3. Now, para 4.2 as given in Punjab Government Finance Department letter No.
3/23/09-3FPPC/885 dated 17-8-2009 reads as follows: 4.2 The fixation of pension will be subject to the provision that the revised pension, in no case, shall be lower than fifty percent of the minimum of the pay in the pay band plus grade pay corresponding to the prerevised pay scale from which the pensioner had retired. This will be

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reduced pro-rata if the qualifying service of the person falls short of 33 years. Since the fixation of one’s pension depends on the minimum of the pay in the pay band plus grade pay corresponding to the pre-revised pay scale from which the pensioner had retired, the entitlement of Pre-2006 Retired Professor Pensioners under this para is given in the Table below and this is what precisely they had already been drawing before the issue of 30-12-2010 letter:
MINIMUM PENSION OF PRE-2006 PUNJAB GOVERNMENT COLLEGE PENSIONERS [TEACHERS & EQUIVALENT] BASED ON REVISED PAY BANDS AND GRADE PAYS VIDE PARA 4.2 OF PUNJAB GOVERNMENT LETTER No. 3/23/09-3FPPC/885 DATED 17-8-2009 & GOVERNMENT OF PUNJAB DEPARTMENT OF HIGHER EDUCATION (EDUCATION DEPARTMENT) NOTIFICATION No.10/3/09-3Edu.1/3321 DATED 2-9-2009

Sr No

Pre-revised scales of pay

Pay Bands

Grade Pay

1 1 2 3 4 5

2 16400-22400 12000-18300 12000-18300 10000-15200 8000-13500

3 37400-67000 37400-67000 15600-39100 15600-39100 15600-39100

4 10000 9000 8000 7000 6000

Minimum Pension (50% of the sum of min. of PB+GP) 5 23700 23200 11800 11300 10800

Minimum Family Pension (30% of the sum of min. of PB+GP) 6 14220 13920 7080 6780 6480

4. In the letter of 22-02-2010, the partially modified para 4.2 reads as follows:
4.2 The fixation of pension will be subject to the provision that the revised pension, in no case shall be less than 50% of the initial pay shown in column 8 of the schedule of the Punjab Civil Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2009, against relevant Pay Band and Grade Pay corresponding to the pre-revised scale of pay in which the pensioner had last worked. However, such pension will be suitably reduced pro-rata, where the qualifying service of the person falls short of 33 years. I am reproducing below the Schedule given in the GoP NOTIFICATION No.5/10/095FPI/207 DATED THE 27th May, 2009: Schedule [See rules 3(k) and 4] General Conversion Table S N 1 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 Pre-revised
Group Pay Scale Pay Band Group

Revised
Corresponding Pay Bands Grade Pay

Initial Pay 7 1300 1400 1650 1900 1950 2000 2400 2800 3000 3200 3600 3800 4200 8 6200 6700 6950 7810 7960 8240 9880 11170 11470 13500 14430 14590 16290

2 D D D C C C C C C C C C B

3 2520-4140 2720-4200 2820-4400 3120-5160 3120-6200 3330-6200 4020-6200 4400-7000 4550-7220 5000-8100 5480-8925 5800-9200 6400-10640

4 PB PB PB PB PB PB PB PB PB PB PB PB PB

1 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 3 3 3

5 D D D C C C C C C C C B B

6 4900-10680 4900-10680 4900-10680 5910-20200 5910-20200 5910-20200 5910-20200 5910-20200 5910-20200 10300-34800 10300-34800 10300-34800 10300-34800

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14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 B B B A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A 7000-10980 7220-10980 7220-11320 7220-11660 7880-11660 7880-13500 9200-13900 9750-14700 10025-15100 12000-15100 12000-15500 12000-16350 13125-16350 13500-16800 14300-18150 14300-18600 14300-20100 16350-20100 18600-22100 PB PB PB PB PB PB PB PB PB PB PB PB PB PB PB PB PB PB PB 3 3 3 3 3 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 5 5 5 5 5 B B B A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A 10300-34800 10300-34800 10300-34800 10300-34800 10300-34800 15600-39100 15600-39100 15600-39100 15600-39100 15600-39100 15600-39100 15600-39100 15600-39100 15600-39100 37400-67000 37400-67000 37400-67000 37400-67000 37400-67000 4400 4600 4800 5000 5400 5400 5700 6000 6600 7400 7600 7800 8200 8400 8600 8700 8800 8900 10000 17420 18030 18250 18450 20300 21000 22820 24140 25250 31120 31320 31520 32620 33510 46000 46100 46200 48590 54700

THE INITIAL PAY, AS GIVEN IN THE ABOVE SCHEDULE/GENERAL CONVERSION TABLE, IS EQUAL TO THE REVISED BASIC PAY [TOTAL OF PAY IN THE PAY BAND AND GRADE PAY] IN THE REVISED PAY SCALE CORRESPONDING TO THE BASIC PAY AT THE FIRST STAGE OF THE PREREVISED PAY SCALE TO WHICH AN INCUMBENT IS ENTITLED ON 01-01-2006. THIS IS EVIDENT FROM FITMENT TABLES No.1 TO No.32 ANNEXED TO THE SAID PUNJAB GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE) NOTIFICATION No.5/10/09-5FPI/207 DATED THE 27th May, 2009. To illustrate the point, I am giving below only Fitment Table No. 32 from the Notification No.5/10/09-5FPI/207 of 27th May, 2009 from which the above Schedule has been taken. FITMENT TABLE 32 [See rules 3(d) and 7] Pre-revised Pay Scale Rs 18600-22100 Basic Pay
Pay in the Pay Band

Revised Pay Structure Revised Pay Scale+ Grade pay Rs37400--67000+Rs.10000 Revised Pay
Grade Pay Revised Basic Pay

1 18600 19100 19600 20100 20600 21100 21600 22100

2 44700 46050 46050 47440 47440 48870 48870 50340

3 10000 10000 10000 10000 10000 10000 10000 10000

4 54700 56050 56050 57440 57440 58870 58870 60340

Quite clearly, the initial pay shown in column 8 of the Schedule against Serial No. 32 [Rs 54700] is the Revised Basic Pay [Rs 54700] in the Pay in the Pay Band plus Grade Pay, shown in column 4 corresponding to the first stage of Basic Pay in the Pre-revised Scale [Rs 18600]. To prepare a general conversion Table for Pre-2006 Government College pensioners [teachers & equivalent] on the pattern of the Schedule, we need to refer to

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Annexure-I and Annexure-II of Punjab Government Department of Higher Education (Education Department) NOTIFICATION No.10/3/09-3Edu.1/3321 2-9-2009. Annexure-I gives Fitment Tables and Annexure-II para 2 gives details of new pay structure of various categories of teachers. The pay structure for different categories of teachers and equivalent positions is as indicated below:(a) Assistant Universities Professor/Associate Professors/Professors in Colleges &

(i) Persons entering the teaching profession in Universities and Colleges shall be designated as Assistant Professors and shall be placed in the Pay Band of Rs. 15600-39100 with AGP of Rs. 6000. Lecturers already in service in the pre-revised scale of Rs. 800013500, shall be re-designated as Assistant Professors with the said AGP of Rs. 6000. (vi) The pay of the incumbents to the posts of Lecturer (senior scale) (i.e. the un-revised scale of Rs. 10,000-15200) shall be redesignated as Assistant Professor, and shall be fixed at the appropriate stage in Pay Band of Rs. 15600-39100 based on their present pay, with AGP of Rs. 7000. (viii) Posts of Associate Professor shall be in the Pay Band of Rs. 37400-67000, with AGP of Rs. 9000. Directly recruited Associate Professors shall be placed in the Pay Band of Rs. 37400-67000 with an AGP of Rs. 9000, at the appropriate stage in the Pay Band in terms of the conditions of appointment. (ix) Incumbent Readers and Lecturers (Selection Grade) who have completed 3 years in the current pay scale of Rs. 12000-18300 on 1.1.2006 shall be placed in Pay Band of Rs. 37400-67000 with AGP Pay of Rs. 9000 and shall be re-designated as Associate Professor. (x) Incumbent Readers and Lecturers (Selection Grade) who had not completed three years in the pay scale of Rs. 12000-18300 on 1.1.2006 shall be placed at the appropriate stage in the Pay Band of Rs. 15600-39100 with AGP of Rs. 8000 till they complete 3 years of service in the grade of Lecturer (Selection Grade)/Reader, and thereafter shall be placed in the higher Pay Band of Rs.37400-67000 and accordingly re-designated as Associate Professor. (xiii) . . . The Pay Band for the post of Professors shall be Rs. 37400-67000 with AGP of Rs. 10000. Using this information, we can prepare a schedule-like schema in the form of the following Table to work out the initial pay of the five categories of teachers & equivalent: S N
1

Pre-revised
Designation 2 Lecturer Lecturer (Senior Scale) Lecturer (SG) Lecturer(SG) with 3 years Professor Pay Scale 3 Fitment Table 4 See Table 1* See Table 2* See Table 3* See Table 4* See Table 5*

Revised
Designation 5 Asst Prof Asst Prof (Senior Scale) Asst Prof (SG) Asst Prof (SG) with 3 years Professor Correspondin g Pay Bands 6 Grade Pay

Initial Pay

1 2 3 4 5
*

8000-13500 10000-15200 12000-18300 12000-18300 16400-22400

15600-39100 15600-39100 15600-39100 37400-67000 37400-67000

7 6000 7000 8000 9000 10000

8 21600 25600 30320 46400 50890

These are the Fitment Tables as given in Annexure-I of the GOVERNMENT OF PUNJAB DEPARTMENT OF HIGHER EDUCATION (EDUCATION DEPARTMENT) NOTIFICATION No.10/3/09-3Edu.1/3321 dated 2-9-2009.

5. The pension of Pre-2006 Government of Punjab pensioners based on the
partially modified para 4.2 and the concept of initial pay as defined in

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column 8 of the Schedule is given in Annexure-A, which has been taken from the letter of 22-02-2010:
Annexure-A
Revised Pension/Family Pension based on Pay Band and Grade Pay and Initial Pay corresponding to the pre-revised pay scales.(Referred to in para 4.2 of Punjab Government letter No. 3/23/09-3FPPC/885 dated 17-8-2009 and letter No. 3/39/09-3FPPC/201 Dated 22nd February, 2010)

Sr No

Pre-revised scales of pay w.e.f. 1.1.1996

Revised Pay Structure w.e.f. 1.1.2006 Pay Bands Grade Initial Pay Pay

Pension (50% of the initial pay in col 5) 6 3500 3500 3500 3905 3980 4120 4940 5585 5735 6750 7215 7295 8145 8710 9015 9125 9225 10150 10500 11410 12070 12625 15560 15660 15760 16310 16755 23000 23050 23100 24295 27350

1 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32

2 2520-4140 2720-4200 2820-4400 3120-5160 3120-6200 3330-6200 4020-6200 4400-7000 4550-7220 5000-8100 5480-8925 5800-9200 6400-10640 7000-10980 7220-10980 7220-11320 7220-11660 7880-11660 7880-13500 9200-13900 9750-14700 10025-15100 12000-15100 12000-15500 12000-16350 13125-16350 13500-16800 14300-18150 14300-18600 14300-20100 16350-20100 18600-22100

3 4900-10680 4900-10680 4900-10680 5910-20200 5910-20200 5910-20200 5910-20200 5910-20200 5910-20200 10300-34800 10300-34800 10300-34800 10300-34800 10300-34800 10300-34800 10300-34800 10300-34800 10300-34800 15600-39100 15600-39100 15600-39100 15600-39100 15600-39100 15600-39100 15600-39100 15600-39100 15600-39100 37400-67000 37400-67000 37400-67000 37400-67000 37400-67000

4 1300 1400 1650 1900 1950 2000 2400 2800 3000 3200 3600 3800 4200 4400 4600 4800 5000 5400 5400 5700 6000 6600 7400 7600 7800 8200 8400 8600 8700 8800 8900 10000

5 6200 6700 6950 7810 7960 8240 9880 11170 11470 13500 14430 14590 16290 17420 18030 18250 18450 20300 21000 22820 24140 25250 31120 31320 31520 32620 33510 46000 46100 46200 48590 54700

Family Pension (30% of the initial pay in col 5) 7 3500 3500 3500 3500 3500 3500 3500 3500 3500 4050 4329 4377 4887 5226 5409 5475 5535 6090 6300 6846 7242 7575 9336 9396 9456 9786 10053 13800 13830 13860 14577 16410

Note 1:- As per para 4.2 of Punjab Government letter No. 3/23/09-3FPPC/885 dated 17th August 2009 as modified vide letter no. No.3/39/09-3FPPC/201 Dated 22nd February, 2010, the revised pension of those pensioners who retired after completing maximum qualifying service (i.e. 33 years) before 1.1.2006 cannot be less than the pension indicated in the column 6 above (50% of the Initial Pay mentioned in column 5 above against relevant Pay Band and Grade Pay corresponding to the pre-revised scale of pay held by the pensioner s at the time of their retirement). The pension in column 6 will be reduced pro-rata, where the pensioner had less than the maximum required qualifying service (i.e. 33 years) for full pension as applicable on 1.1.2006 and in no case it will be less than Rs 3500/- p.m. In case the pension consolidated as per para 4.1 of Punjab Government letter No. 3/23/09-3FPPC/885 dated 17th August 2009 is higher than the pension calculated in the manner above, the same (the higher pension) will be treated as Basic Pension.

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which should also have been worked out using the same principles as used for the above Annexure-A, is given in the following Table. S r N o 1 1 2 3 4 5 2
Lecturer Lecturer(Sr.Scale) Lecturer(SG) Lecturer(SG) with 3 or more years of service Professor

Designation

Pre-revised scales of pay w.e.f. 1.1.1996

Revised Pay Structure w.e.f. 1.1.2006
Pay Bands Grade Pay Initial Pay

Pension (50% of the initial pay in col 5) 7 10800 12800 15160 23200 25445

3 8000-13500 10000-15200 12000-18300 12000-18300 16400-22400

4 15600-39100 15600-39100 15600-39100 37400-67000 37400-67000

5 6000 7000 8000 9000 10000

6 21600 25600 30320 46400 50890

Family Pension (30% of the initial pay in col 5) 8 6480 7680 9096 13920 15267

7. Instead of following consistently the modified para 4.2 given in the letter of
22-02-2010 and the concept of initial pay as given in column 8 of the Schedule (Notification dated 27-05-2009] for Pre-2006 Government College pensioners [teachers & equivalent] as explained above, the Government issued the following patently wrong, inconsistent, and discriminatory Annexure-B in its letter of 3012-2010: ANNEXURE-B
Revised Pension/Family Pension based on Pay Band, grade Pay and Initial Pay of teachers and equivalent cadres in colleges in the State with effect from 1st January, 2006, corresponding to the pre-revised pay scales. (Refer to Punjab Government Notification No. 10/03/09-3Edu.1/3321 dated 2.9.009 and para 4.2 of Punjab Government letter No. 3/23/09-3FPPC/8885, dated 17th August,2009 and letter No. 3/23/09-3FPPC/201, dated 22nd February, 2010) Sr. No. Name of the post Prerevised pay scale Approved revised pay Band Grade Pay Minimum Pension (50% of the sum of min. of PB+GP) Minimum Family Pension (30% of the sum of min. of PB+GP)

1 2 3 4 5

Professor Lecturer (S. G.) / Reader with 3 or more years of service) Lecturer (S. G.)/ Reader Lecturer (Sr. Scale) Lecturer

1640022400 1200018300 1200018300 1000015200 800013500

3740067000 3740067000 1560039100 1560039100 1560039100

10000 9000 8000 7000 6000

23700 23200 11800 11300 10800

14220 13920 7080 6780 6480

Note: The pension shown in column 6 is for maximum qualifying service of 33 years. In cases of pensioners, where qualifying service is less than 33 years, the pension shown shall be reduced pro-rata.

In this Annexure, even though lip service is paid to the initial pay, and reference made to letter No. 3/23/09-3FPPC/201, dated 22nd February, 2010, the initial pay as given in column 8 of the Schedule has been replaced by the minimum of the Band Pay to the detriment of Pre-2006 Government College Pensioners [teachers & equivalent].

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8. It is, therefore, requested that this discrimination be done away with as soon
as possible by defining the Initial Pay in the same way as it is for other Pre2006 Punjab Government Pensioners, and a fresh Annexure similar to the following issued to ensure and assure the Pre-2006 Government College pensioners [teachers & equivalent] that a different and discriminatory yard stick is not applied to them. S N Designation Pre-revised scales of pay w.e.f. 1.1.1996 Revised Pay Structure w.e.f. 1.1.2006
Pay Bands Grade Pay Initial Pay Pension (50% of the initial pay in col 5) Family Pension (30% of the initial pay in col 5)

1 1 2 3 4 5

2
Lecturer Lecturer (Senior Scale) Lecturer(SG) Lecturer(SG) with 3 years Professor

3 8000-13500 10000-15200 12000-18300 12000-18300 16400-22400

4 15600-39100 15600-39100 15600-39100 37400-67000 37400-67000

5 6000 7000 8000 9000 10000

6 21600 25600 30320 46400 50890

7 10800 12800 15160 23200 25445

8 6480 7680 9096 13920 15267

9. The Pre-2006 Government College retired pensioners [teachers & equivalent]
simply want to be treated like the other 32 categories of pre 2006 government pensioners BECAUSE THEY ARE COVERED BY THE SAME PUNJAB GOVERNMENT PENSION RULES AS ARE OTHER GOVERNMENT PENSIONERS like it has ALWAYS been the case when pay scales have been revised in 1996, 1986, and 1973.

Thanking you.

Yours faithfully,

[GURKIRPAL SINGH SEKHON]

1080, Sector 39-B, CHANDIGARH 160036. Phone: (0172)2688085 Cell: 9815043164

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