Revision of pension of pre-2006 pensioners

Railway Board Letter No
F(E)III/2008/PN1/12 Dated: 11.02.2013
Circular Subject
Revision of pension of pre-2006 pensioners-reg.


A copy of Department of Pension and Pensioners’ Welfare(DOP&PW)’s O.M. No. 38/37/08-P&PW(A) dated 28.01.2013 on the above subject is enclosed for information and compliance. These instructions shall apply mutatis mutandis on the Railways also. Rules 49 and 54(3)(a) of the CCS(Pension) Rules, 1972 referred to therein correspond to Rules 69 and 75(4)(i) of the Railway Services (Pension) Rules, 1993 respectively. The Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure’s O. M. No.1/1/2008-IC dated 30.08.2008 mentioned in DOP&PW’s O.M. dated 28.01.2013 has been adopted on Railways vide Railway Board’s letter No.PC-VI/2008/I/RSRP/1 dated 11.09.2008.


   2. A concordance of DOP&PW’s instructions referred to in the enclosed O.M. and Railway Board’s corresponding instructions is given below :-


DOP&PW’s instructions

Corresponding instructions of Railway Board

1 38/37/08-P&PW(A) dated 01.09.2008 F(E)III/2008/PN1/12 dated 08.09.2008.
2 1/3/2011-P&P W(E) dated 25.05.2012 F(E)III/2008/PNl/12 dated 29.06.2012.


3. Please acknowledge receipt.



Government of India

Ministry of Personnel, PG & Pensions

Department of Pension & Pensioners' Welfare

3 rd Floor Lok Nayak Bhawan,

Khan Market, New Delhi-110 003.

Dated the 13th February, 2013.


Subject: Revision of pension of pre-2006 pensioners-reg.


The undersigned is directed to say that in pursuance of Government' s decision on the recommendations of Sixth Central Pay Commission, orders were issued for revision of pension/family pension vide this Department's OM No. 38/37/08-P&PW(A) dated 1.9.2008, as amended from time to time.

2. The pension/family pension of pre-2006 pensioners was stepped up to 50% of the sum of minimum of pay in the pay band and the grade pay corresponding to the pre-revised pay scale from which the pensioner had retired as arrived at with reference to the fitment tables annexed to the Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure OM No. 1/1/2008-IC dated 30th August, 2008 with effect from 24.9.12 vide this Department OM of even number dated 28th January, 2013.

3. In regard to disbursement of revised pension/family pension, while Head of Departments are responsible for sanctioning of pension/family pension, in cases  where revision has already been done by PAOs consequent to 6th CPC, the revision may be effected at the level of PAOs. A copy of the revised authority may be sent to HOD/DDO for record. In cases where no revision has been effected, Head of Offices may follow normal procedure for revision of pension/family pension. Even in cases where there is no change in pension/family pension as a result of the issue of this OM, a revised authority for no change may be issued by the PAOs. The finalized authority will be sent to CPAO for further necessary action.

4. A suitable entry regarding the revised pension/family pension shall be recorded by the pension Disbursing Authority in both halves of the Pension Payment Order.

5. In case the pension/family pension in respect of pre-2006 pensioners/family pensioners has not already been revised w.e.f. 1.1.2006, the same may also be revised for the period upto 23.9.2012 in terms of order dated 1.9.2008 and subsequent orders thereto and for the period from 24.9.12 in terms of order of even number dated 28.1.2013.

6. CGA/CPAO/Ministry of Defence/Ministry of Railways/Department of Posts/Department of Telecom will devise their own monitoring mechanism to ensure that enhanced pension and arrears are disbursed to all civil pensioners/family pensioners expeditiously.


(Tripti P Ghosh)


To: All Ministries/Departments of Government of India as per mailing list/CPAO/C&AG.

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