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7th Pay Commission: Big News for Retired Employees! Indian Railway Parting Gift to These Pensioners

Pronami Chetia
Pronami Chetia

Indian Railways never fails to impress its customers as well as employees. Recently, it has announced a big parting gift to its retired employees. The Railway board has decided to revise the pension of its retired staff and likely to increase the pension amount of those employees who have retired before 2006.

It will cover those pensioners, who were getting pension under the pay scale of Rs 6500-10500 according to the 5th Pay Commission. This revision was effective from January 1, 2016, while Central, Railways, and state employees are getting the benefits under the 7th Pay Commission from 2016. 

Harishankar Tiwari, Assistant Secretary-General of All India Audit and Accounts Association said that the government has implemented this decision in all departments. But this will mainly benefit those pensioners, whose last drawn salary was below Rs 17,000 when they retired. 

As per the Railway Board order, all the pension payment orders (PPOs) will be expected to upload in the ARPAN (software), which is made for pensioners, after making necessary changes. Thus, the pension amount of all the pensioners would be revised and then fed in this software.

Moreover, this revision will include family pension along with a regular pension. The grade pay of Rs 4600 has been considered as Corresponding Grade Pay under this order. But, you need to remember that this amendment is related to those pensioners who retired under the 5th Pay Commission. 

Last week, the Principal Controller of Defence Accounts (Pension), Prayagraj, had instructed the three wings of forces to implement revised pension from January 1, 2016. 

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