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26/05/2009

No full pension for those who retired before 2.9.08

We all know that as per 6CPC recommendations for pension benefits which was also implemented by the Government, CG employees who have completed the qualifying service of 20 years will be eligible for full pension (viz., 50 % of last pay drawn). However, the Government gave effect to this order only from 2.9.2008 and those who retired before 2.9.2008, completion of 33 years of service is mandatory for getting full pension.

As per Office memorandum No: 38/37/08-P&PW(A) dated 2.9.2008 Government Servants who retired during 1.1.2006 to 1.9.08 after completion of 33 years of qualifying service will be eligible for full pension and the pension of those Government Servants who retired before 2.9.08 with qualifying service of less than 33 years will continue to be proportionate to the full pension based on their actual qualifying service.

However, this decision was objected by many of the pensioners as pay benefits except allowance were given with effect from 1.1.06 by the government. Their concern is denying full pension to those who retired between 1.1.06 to 1.9.08 even if they have completed more than 20 years is not rational. Also, according to the affected pensioners, this decision would create phenomenal disparity in the pension benefits between the one who retired from Jan-06 to Aug-08 and others who retired after Sept-08.

Many representations were forwarded to Government by the pensioners to rectify this disparity and to take a uniform stand for providing full pension to all those who retired after 1.1.06, if they have completed 20 years of service.

However, by issue of the Office memorandum dated 12.05.09, Government ruled out full pension for those who retired after 1.1.2006 but before 2.9.2008, even if they had completed 20 years of service. As per this latest clarification (OM dated 12.05.09), Government servants who retired before 2.9.08 with qualifying service of 33 years will continue to be proportionate to the full pension based on their actual qualifying service.

As per the said clarification OM dated 12.05.09, the basis for taking this decision is the Government took a policy decision to implement the the provision for full pension after 20 years of service with effect from 2.9.08.

It was also clarified by the Government that in light of various decisions of Apex Court allowing the employer to fix a cut-off date for introducing any new pension/retirement scheme, the decision of Government is in accordance with the law and there is no violation of Article 14 of the Constitution.

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PME Due Date

Master Circular No. 25



Copy of Railway Board’s letter No. 69/H/3/11 dated 06.12.1974



Subject: Implementation of the Recommendations of the Visual Sub-Committee.



6. Periodical re-examination of serving Railway Employees:



6.l. In order to ensure the continued ability of Railway employees in Classes A l, A 2, A 3, B l and B 2 to discharge their duties with safety, they will be required to appear for re-examination at the following stated intervals throughout their service as indicated below:



6.1.1. Classes A l, A 2 and A 3 —At the termination of every period of three years, calculated from the date of appointment until they attain the age of 45 years, and thereafter annually until the conclusion of their service.



Note: (l) The staff in categories A l, A 2 and A 3 should be sent for special medical examination in the interest of safety under the following circumstances unless they have been under the treatment of a Railway Medical Officer.



(a) Having undergone any treatment or operation for eye trouble irrespective of the duration of sickness.



(b) Absence from duty for a period in excess of 90 days.



(2) If any employee in medical category A has been periodically medically examined at any time within one year prior to his attaining the age of 45, his next medical examination should be held one year from the due date of the last medical examination and subsequent medical examination annually thereafter.



If, however, such an employee has been medically examined, at any time earlier, than one year prior to his attaining the age of 45, his next medical examination should be held on the date he attains the age of 45 and subsequent medical examination annually thereafter.




Ammendment: It was ammended in 1993 as below



Age Group PME Due



Age 00-45 every 4yrs



Age 45-55 every 2yrs



Age 55-60 every year
Details:-
As per Rly Bd's Guideline of Medical Exam issued vide LNo. 88/H/5/12 dated 24-01-1993

a) PME would be done at the termination of every period of 4 years from date of appointment / Initial medical Exam till the date of attainment of age of 45 years, every 2 years upto 55 years & there after annual till retirement.
b) Employees who has been periodically examined at any time within 2years prior to his attaining the age of 45years would be examined after 2years from the date of last PME & subsequent PME for every 2years upto 55years age.Of

NRMU 4 you
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6.1.2. Classes B-1 and B-2—On attaining the age of 45 years, and thereafter at the termination of every period of five years.