Minimum Pension : NAC Agenda Item No 10
In Para 10.1.26, and 10.1.27, the 7 CPC has dealt with the quantum of minimum pension. The 7 CPC has not adduced any reason as to why the demand of minimum pension as minimum wage is not acceptable. The Commission had asked for the opinion of the Deptt of Pension in the matter. From what is stated in the report, the Dept of Pension evaded answering the question. There had been no rationale in fixing 50% of Minimum wage as Pension. Pensioner also can’t live without need based minimum wage.
The only point could have been probably considered with some rationale was that in the case of pensioner, the family Unit need not necessarily be 3 on the plea that the family consists of husband, wife and 2 children. Probably exclusion of children from the Pensioner family unit might be justified. From that view of the matter, the minimum Pension ought to have been fixed at MWx2/3 = Rs 12,000 (as present). The staff Side demands that the computation in respect of minimum Pension might be corrected and revised orders issued, adopting the sound rationale mentioned above.
Agenda Item No 1: Anomaly in computation of Minimum Wage
Agenda Item No 2: 3% Increment at all stages
Agenda Item No 3: Removal of condition of 3% stipulated to grant bunching benefit
Agenda Item No 4: Fixation of Pay on Promotion
Agenda Item No 5: Removal of Anomaly in Pay Matrix
Agenda Item No 6: Anomaly due to index rationalization
Agenda Item No 8: Lesser Pay in higher Level of Pay Matrix
Agenda Item No 9: Bunching of steps in the Revised Pay structure
Agenda Item No 10: Minimum Pension
Agenda Item No 11: Date of Effect of Allowances – HRA, Transport Allowance, CEA etc.
Agenda Item No 12: Parity in Pay Scale between Sr Auditor/Sr Accountant of IA&AD
Agenda Item No 13: Parity in Pay Scales between Assistants/Stenographers
Agenda Item No 14: Grant of GP 5400 to Senior Section Officer of Railways & AAOs of IA&AD
Agenda Item No 15: Technical Supervisors of Railways