Payment of arrears of retired personnel of defence forces as per 7th CPC – LokSabha Q&A
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF DEFENCE
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO:1774
ANSWERED ON: 10.03.2017
Implementation of Seventh Pay Commission Report
ARVIND GANPAT SAWANT
Will the Minister of DEFENCE be pleased to state:-
(a) whether there has been delay in the implementation of the recommendations made in the Seventh Pay Commission report for Defence forces personnel;
(b) if so, the reasons therefor; and
(c) the present status of revision and payment of arrears of retired personnel of defence forces as per the implementation of the recommendations made in the Seventh Pay Commission report?
MINISTER OF STATE (DR. SUBHASH BHAMRE)
IN THE MINISTRY OF DEFENCE
(a) & (b): The following steps have been taken to implement the recommendations of 7th Pay Commission Report in respect of Armed Forces personnel:
(i) Issue of Resolution dated 25th July 2016 by Ministry of Finance.
(ii) Issue of Resolution dated 5th September 2016 by Ministry of Defence.
(iii) Issue of orders dated 10th October, 2016 by Ministry of Defence for payment of ad-hoc arrears equal to 10% Basic Pay and Dearness Allowance.
(c) The order for revision of pension to ex-servicemen pursuant to the recommendations of 7th Pay Commission Report was issued on 29th October, 2016. As per information available in respect of pre-2016 pensioners, 24 public sector banks have revised pension of 18,99,697 pensioners and have paid Rs.5883.27 crore (approx) on account of arrears of pension / family pension.