RAJYA SABHA Q&A Payment of DA on pension of ex servicemen
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF DEFENCE
QUESTION NO 3575
ANSWERED ON 12.08.2014
Payment of DA on pension of ex servicemen
3575 Shri Mahendra Singh Mahra
Will the Minister of DEFENCE be pleased to satate :-
(a) whether Government has issued guidelines with certain conditions with regard to payment of DA on pension to ex-servicemen re-employed in Public Sector Banks, SBI and its Associate Banks;
(b) if so, the details of these guidelines;
(c) whether these guidelines are being implemented by all banks uniformly without prejudice to the ex-servicemen category?
MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF DEFENCE
(RAO INDERJIT SINGH)
(a) to (c): A Statement is attached.
STATEMENT IN RESPECT OF PARTS (a) TO (c) OF RAJYA SABHA UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 3575 FOR 12.8.2014 REGARDING PAYMENT OF DA ON PENSION OF EX-SERVICEMEN.
(a) to (c): Guidelines issued by the Department of Pension and Pensioners Welfare for payment of Dearness Relief to re-employed pensioners have been extended by this Ministry to the ex-servicemen re-employed in civil posts. These guidelines are as under:-
(i) The pay of re-employed pensioners who held posts of the ranks of Commissioned Officers at the time of their retirement is fixed at the same stage as last drawn before their retirement. These pensioners are not entitled to any Dearness Relief on pension on their re-employment in civil posts.
The pay of re-employed pensioners who held posts below the ranks of Commissioned Officers (PBOR) at the time of their retirement is fixed at the minimum of the pay scale of the post in which they are re-employed. Such pensioners are entitled to Dearness Relief on pension on their re-employment in civil posts.
(iii) If the pay of re-employed pensioners who held posts, below the ranks of Commissioned Officer (PBOR) at the time of their retirement before attaining the age of 55 years, is fixed at a higher stage because of advance increments and no protection of the last pay drawn is being given, the pay is treated as fixed at a minimum of the pay scale for the purposes of ignoring the entire pension and allowing Dearness Relief on pension.
It is expected that the aforesaid guidelines are being implemented by all banks uniformly without prejudice to the ex-servicemen category.