AIDEF LETTER REGARDING NEW PENSION SYSTEM



AIDEF Special Circular No. 75 2 April, 2019
Annexure-I
ESTD. 1953
 ALL INDIA DEFENCE EMPLOYEES’ FEDERATION
'S. M. Joshi Bhavan', Survey No. 81, Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Road, Khadki, Pune - 411 003. Tele Fax : (020) 2581 8761 @ E-mail : defempfed@gmail.com
S.N.Pathak
VICE PRESIDENT Harbajan Singh Sidhu CH. Satyanarayana M.K.Ravindran Pillai Rajendra Jha
K. Balakrishnan
GENERAL SECRETARY
C.Srikumar
ADDL.GEN.SECRETARY
B.Guha Thakurta
JOINT SECRETARY Ravindra S.Reddy G.T.Gopal Rao
R.K.Parashar
TREASURER
Mohan Hol
ORG. SECRETARY B.Chandriah B.K.Sahoo Rampravesh
Ajay Shelar Chabilal Yadav P.B.Panigrahi K.Sivakumar
Debjyoti Basu
Ref: 04/1004/Min./AIDEF/19 Date : 18/04/2019

To, The Secretary to Govt. Of India Ministry of Defence, South Block, New Delhi.

Subject Extension of old pension scheme CCS(Pension) Rules 1972 to the employees who were selected during the year 2003 and who had joined service on or after 01/01/2004.

Reference 1) Judgment of the Hon'ble High Court of Delhi
Judgment _in WP (C)3834/2013 & in WP(C) 2810/2016 dtd. 27/03/2017.

2) Min. of Home Affairs (Pay & Accounts Office) CRPF Lt. No.PAO/CRPF/MHA/NPS/DA-9(1)/
2018-19/797, dtd. 15th March 2019.

Sir,
You are aware that this Federation is representing in various forums to withdraw the National Pension System and to restore the old Pension Scheme under CCS(Pension) Rules 1972, to the Defence Civilian Employees recruited on or after 01/01/2004, since the NPS is determental to the employees as there is no defined guarantee for Pension during the old age. This was one of the important demand, for which the Defence Civilian Employees under the banner of the three Recognised Federations observed three days Strike on the 23rd, 24th & 25th of Jan. 2019.

Sir, at present based on the Judgment of the Hon'ble High Court of Delhi in the above referred cases, the Ministry of Home Affairs have decided to extend the benefits of the old pension scheme under CCS(Pension) Rules 1972, to the Para- Military forces who were selected during the year 2003, but joined service on or after 01/01/2004. In this regard your kind attention is drawn to the letter of Ministry of Home Affairs, dtd. 15th March 2019 referred at (2) above (copy enclosed for ready reference). The Ministry of Home Affairs have decided to transfer the NPS contribution of the concerned employees to the GPF Scheme and also to bring the employees who were selected during 2003 and joined service on or after 2004, under the coverage of CCS(Pension) Rules 1972.

Your kind attention is also drawn to the decision of the Hon'ble RM on the recommendations of the Expert Committee constituted to reduce the litigations on service matters. The Expert Committee's recommendations to extend the benefit of any High Court Judgment already implemented to a section of Govt. Employees to similarly placed employees has been accepted by the Hon'ble RM. A large number of Defence Civilian Employees in various Defence Establishments are similarly placed. These employees were selected for appointment during the year 2003, however due to delay in receiving the Attestation Forms(Police Verification Report), Medical fitness etc., they were forced to join service on or after 01/01/2004. Due to no mistake of theirs' they were brought under the coverage of NPS, thereby denying them the benefit of GPF and Defined Guaranteed Pension under the CCS(Pension) Rules 1972. These employees also have now started representing for extending the benefit given to the Home Ministry Staff for them, and their demand is fully justified and is covered under the Judgment of Hon'ble High Court of Delhi.

Sir, in view of the above, it is requested that you may kindly look into the matter and arrange to issue instructions for extending the benefit given to the Para-Military forces in the Home Ministry to the similarly placed Defence Civilian Employees by extending them the benefit of Old Pension Scheme under CCS(Pension) Rules 1972. A copy of your instruction may please be endorsed to this office.

Thanking you,
Yours Sincerely,
(C.SRIKUMAR)
General Secretary & Leader Staff Side Departmental Council (JCM) Mobile : 09444080885

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