7th CPC – Cabinet rejected more beneficial option for pre-2016 pensioners

PENSIONER’S PARITY: By approving the recommendations of the Committee
headed by Secretary (Pension) on 03.05.2017 on the issue of Pensioner’s
Parity, the Cabinet rejected option-1 parity recommended by 7th
CPC that was more beneficial to many pre-2016 pensioners.

We are getting many phone calls and messages from Central Government
Pensioners and employees regarding the Cabinet decision on 03.05.2017.
Government has approved the recommendations of the Committee headed by
Secretary (Pension) constituted by it as per the cabinet decision on
29.06.2016. The full details of the cabinet decision will be known only
after issuing orders by Pension Ministry. The Pension Committee has told
the JCM Staff Side that instead of Option-I parity, recommended by 7 th CPC, it is considering 5th CPC recommended parity.
It is presumed that the decision of the Cabinet may be to extend 5 th CPC recommended parity to pre-2016 pensioners as recommended
by Pension Committee. We are waiting for detailed orders to confirm.
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Regarding option-2 parity recommended by 7th CPC, the Pension
Committee and Cabinet has rejected the recommendations as NOT FEASIBLE,
eventhough JCM Staff side has tried its best to convince the Pension
Committee that it is Feasible. The intention behind the Cabinet decision
dated 29.06.2017 to constitute a committee to examine the feasibility of
option-I recommended by 7th CPC was to deny the Option-I parity
which is more beneficial to pre-2006 pensioners than the 5th CPC
Parity. Of course

5th CPC parity is also beneficial but option-I parity of 7 th CPC is more beneficial to many employees.
Confederation of Central Government Employees and workers shall continue
its struggle for Option-I parity alongwith the National Coordination
Committee of Pensioners Association (NCCPA).
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The details of the 3rd May Cabinet decision will be published as
and when orders are issued by Government. Please wait for detailed orders
before coming to any conclusion.

(M. Krishnan)

Secretary General

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