GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
No.F(E)III/2008/PN1/12 New Delhi, dated: 18.03.2010
The General Managers
All Indian Railways and Production Units.
Subject:- Revision of Pension-pre 96 pensioners
Clarifications regarding revision of pension of pre 1996 and pre 2006 retirees with reference to minimum pay of the corresponding pay scales were issued vide this office letter of even number dated 02.02.2010. Ministry of Railways received a query from Central Railway on the same subject.
2. It is further clarified that the pay scale of Rs.5000-8000 in Vth CPC was allotted to the Head Clerks who were in service on or after 01.01.1996. However, as per instructions dated 11.05.2001 of Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare (DOP&PW) and adopted by this Ministry vide letter No. F(E)III/99/PN1/20 dated 20.08.2001, pension of all those employees who retired prior to 01.01.1996 has to be stepped up wherever admissible, w.r.t. the minimum pay of the corresponding scale, not the higher replacement scale. The corresponding scale of pre-revised IVth CPC of Rs.1400-2300 is Rs.4500-7000 in Vth CPC, not Rs.5000-8000, as has also been reiterated in item No. 9 of DOP&PW’s O.M. dated 14.10.2008, circulated vide this Ministry’s letter of even number dated 18.11.2008.
3. This disposes of Central Railway’s query addressed vide letter No. HPB/C. Bills/Misc. dated 19.01.2010.
Joint Director Finance (Estt.)