CIVIL

Revised pension scale of the West Bengal Judicial Officers retired on or after 01.01.2006

Government of West Bengal

Judicial Department

Writers’ Buildings

Kolkata-700001.

G.O. No, 7010/JD/L/2S-70/09

Dated- 25th Oct., 2010

Subject: Revision of Pension/Family Pension, Gratuity Commutation of Pension, Medical Allowance, Domestic Help Allowance of the Members of West Bengal Judicial Service who retired on or after 01.01.2006 as per recommendation of Justice Padmanabhan Committee which had been accepted by the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India with some modifications by the order dated 26.7.2010 in 1A No. 244 in Writ-Petition (Civil) No. 1022 of 1989 (All India Judges Association & Ors. -V-Union of India & Ors.)

The undersigned is directed to refer to the above noted subject and to state that the Governor, after careful consideration of the matter, has been pleased to decide that the retirement benefits in respect of the State Judicial Officers, irrespective of their ranks, who retired on or after 01.01.2006 and whose pay has been revised as per G.O. No. 440//JD/L/2S-70/09 dated 8th July, 2010, shall be determined as under :

Pension :

A Judicial Officer retiring in accordance with the provisions of the West Bengal (Death-cum-Retirement Benefit) Rules, 1971, as amended from time to time, but before completion of minimum qualifying service of ten years, shall not be entitled to pension, but nevertheless he/she shall continue to be entitled to gratuity.

Last pay drawn before retirement shall be taken as emoluments for the purpose of calculating pension and the West Bengal (Death-cum-Retirement Benefit) Rules, 1971, shall be applicable in respect of all categories of Judicial Officers of this State.

With effect from 1.1.2006 linkage of full pension with 33 years of qualifying service as per Memo No. 10771-F dated 29.11.09, shall be dispensed with. Once a Judicial Officer has rendered a minimum qualifying service 20 (Twenty) years, pension shall be paid at 50% of the last basic pay draw. For the Judicial Officers who at the time of retirement have rendered qualifying service for 10 (Ten) years or more but less than 20 (Twenty) years, proportionate reduction shall be made while calculating the amount of pension.

There shall not be any ceiling limit on the maximum monthly pension payable.

 

Dearness Relief :

 

Retired Judicial Officers shall be entitled to get Dearness Relief as sanctioned by the Central Govt. from time to time.

 

Additional Pension :

Such additional quantum of pension will be payable to the retired Judicial Officers as indicated in the following table w.e.f. 1.1.2006 :

Age of Pensioners/Family pensioners Additional quantum of pension/family pension
From 80 years to less than 85 years 20% of the basic pension
From 85 years to less than 90 years 30% of the basic pension
From 90 years to less than 95 years 40% of the basic pension
From 95 years to less than 100 years 50% of the basic pension
From 100 years or more 100% of the basic pension

 

The pension sanctioning authority shall ensure that the date of birth and the age of pensioner is invariably indicated in the single comprehensive Form to facilitate the Accountant General (A&E), West Bengal to record the same in the Pension Payment Order (PPO) to be issued in favour of the pensioners for payment of additional pension by the Pension Disbursing Authority as soon as it becomes due. The amount of additional pension will be shown distinctly in the P.P.O.

Domestic Help Allowance :

Domestic Help Allowance to all the Judicial Officers retired on or after 1.1.2006 has been raised from Rs. 1,250/- per mensem to Rs. 2,500/- per mensem.

 

The  requirement of  furnishing  certificate  by  the  retired  Judicial Officers as per Memo
No. 1314-J ___dated  17.3.06  has, however, been dispensed with.

 

JD/L/2S-23/04 (Pt.I)

Medical Allowance :

Medical Allowance to the Judicial Officers retired on or after 1.1.2006 to meet the day-to-day medical expenditure has been raised from Rs. 100/- per mensem to Rs. 1,500/-per mensem. In addition to that the retired Judicial Officers shall continue to enjoy the other facilities with regard to treatment and reimbursement of medical expenditure as per Memo No. 10771-F dated 29th November, 2004.

Gratuity :

The payment of Death-cum-Retiring Gratuity and retirement gratuity in respect of the retired Judicial Officers shall be guided by the provisions of W.B. Service (Death-cum-Retirement Benefit) Rules, 1971. The ceiling limit of gratuity is, however, raised from Rs. 2.5 lakh to Rs. 10 lakh w.e.f. 1st January, 2006.

Commutation of Pension :

A retired Judicial Officer shall continue to be entitled to commute for a lump sum payment upto 50% of his revised pension.

The existing table of commutation for pension annexed to the W.B.S. (Commutation of Pension) Rules, 1983, shall be substituted by a new table at Annexure-1.

The revised table of commutation value for pension will be used for all commutation of pension, which became absolute after the date of issue of the Memorandum.

In case of those pensioners in whose case commutations of pension became absolute on or after the 1st day of January, 2006, but before the issue of this memorandum, the revised table of commutation value for pension will be used for payment of commutation of pension based on pre-revised Pay/Pension. Such pensioners shall have an option to commute the pension that has become additionally commutable on account of retrospective revision of Pay/Pension on implementation of the recommendation of Justice Padmanabhan Committee. On exercising such option by the pensioner, the revised table of commutation value of pension will be used for the commutation of the additional amount of pension that has become commutable on account of retrospective revision of Pay/Pension.

Family Pension :

Family Pension shall be calculated @ 30% of the revised Basic Pay last drawn by the pensioner. There shall not be any ceiling limit on the monthly family pension payable.

Additional Family Pension :

In addition to the Family Pension calculated in Para (i) above, the quantum of family pension available to the old Family Pensioners shall be increased as indicated in the following table w.e.f. 1.1.2006 :

Age of Pensioners/Family pensioners Additional quantum of pension/family pension
From 80 years to less than 85 years 20% of the basic pension
From 85 years to less than 90 years 30% of the basic pension
From 90 years to less than 95 years 40% of the basic pension
From 95 years to less than 100 years 50% of the basic pension
From 100 years or more 100% of the basic pension

 

Domestic Help Allowance :

 

The family pensioners are also entitled to get Domestic Help Allowance @ Rs. 1000/-per mensem w.e.f. 1st January, 2006.

Medical Allowance :

The family pensioners shall also be entitled to get monthly Medical Allowance @ Rs. 750/- per, mensem w.e.f. 1st January, 2006.

Dearness Relief :

The family pensioners shall also be entitled to get Dearness Relief as sanctioned by the Central Govt. from time to time.

Mode of Drawing & Disbursing of revision pension/family pension to the Judicial Officers who retired on or after 1.1.2006 but drawing pension/family pension at the pre-revised rate :

All the treasury officers disbursing pension to the retired Judicial Offices/family pensioners at the pre-revised rate are hereby authorised to pay revised pension/family pension etc. to the existing pensioner/family pensioners at the revised rates as shown in Annexure-II without any further authorisation from the Accountant General (A&E), West Bengal. The Accountant General (A&E), West Bengal will issue authority for this payment to all public sector banks in Kolkata and also to the Accountant Generals of other States.

A suitable entry regarding the revised pension/family pension and other benefits shall be made by the Treasury Officers in both halves of the Pension Payment Order. To facilitate the act of entering necessary changes in the pension/family pension and other relief in both halves of the Pension Payment Order, the concerned pensioner shall submit his P.P.O. book to the treasury/public sector bank in Kolkata as the case may be and intimation regarding disbursement of the revised pension and other relief may be sent to the treasury officers to the public sector bank in Kolkata to the accountant General (A&E), West Bengal who issued the P.P.O. in the form given at Annexure-III to this Memorandum to enable the latter to update the P.P.O. register maintained by them.

The revised pension / family pension as worked out in Columns 5 & 6 of Annexure-II shall be treated as final basic pension/family pension w.e.f. 1.1.2006 and shall qualify for the grant of relief on pension/family pension sanctioned thereafter.

The amount of gratuity, if any, paid earlier to the Judicial Officers, who retired on or after 1.1.2006, according to the Rules prevailing at the material time will be adjusted against the revised gratuity calculated on the basis of the revised emoluments, i.e. last pay drawn by the pensioner, subject to the maximum ceiling of Rs. 10 lakhs. The pension sanctioning authority will make the revised calculation and send the revised calculation of the gratuity showing the adjustment to the Accountant General (A&E), West Bengal for authorisation of payment of the balance amount of gratuity. This exercise has to be completed within two months from the date of issue of this Memorandum so that payments of arrears may be completed by 31st March, 2011 as per the direction of the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India.

The option for commutation of pension as referred to in Para-C of this Memorandum shall be exercised within one month from the date of issuance of this Memorandum before the Pension Sanctioning Authority.

The arrears of pension, gratuity and other relief from 1.1.2006 till the date of actual revision shall be paid by one instalment. If any pensioner/family pensioner has expired during this period the arrear pension shall be paid to his/her nominee(s) or in case if there is no nomination to his/her legal heir(s).

This order issues with the concurrence of the Finance (audit) Department vide their U.O. No. 3255 dated 21.10.2010.

Sd/-

(K. Y. S. Manhas)

Principal Secretary-in-Charge

to the Government of West Bengal

Judicial Department

Annexure-I

REVISED COMMUTATION VALUE FOR A PENSION OF Re. 1 PER ANNUM In terms of Memo. Mo. 201-F(Pen) dated 25.02.2009

Commutation Commutation Commutation
value value Age on next value
Age on next expressed as Age on next expressed as expressed as
birthday number of birthday number of birth day number of
year’s year’s year’s
purchase purchase purchase
20 9.188 41 9.075 62 8.093
21 9.187 42 9.059 63. 7.982
22 9.186 43 9.040 64 7.862
23 9.185 44 9.019 65 7.731
24 9.184 45 8.996 66 7.591
25 9.183 46 8.971 67 7.431
26 9.182 47 8.943 68 7.262
27 9.180 48 8.913 69 7.083
28 9.178 49 8.881 70 6.897
29 9.176 50 8.846 71 6.703
30 9.173 51 8.808 72 6.502
31 9.169 52 8.768 73 6.296
32 9.164 53 8.724 74 6.085
33 9.159 54 8.678 75 5.872
34 9.152 55 8.627 76 5.657
35 9.145 56 8.572 77 5.443
36 9.136 57 8.512 78 5.229
37 9.126 58 8.446 79 5.018
38 9.116 59 8.371 80 4.812
39 9.103 60 8.287 81 4.611
40 9.090 61 8.194

 

[Basis: LIC(94-96) Ultimate Tables and 8.00% interest]

Annexure-II

Table showing existing basic pay, dearness pay, total emoluments, revised pay revised pension, revised family pension

Serial Total Emoluments Revised pension Revised family
Pay DP for calculation of Pay pension
No.
pension @-50% @-30%
1 9000 4500 13500 27700 13850 8310
2 9250 4625 13875 28740 14370 . 8622
3 9500 4750 14250 29240 14620 8772
4 9750 4875 14625 30010 15005 9003
5 10000 5000 15000 30780 15390 9234
6 10250 5125 15375 31550 15775 9465
7 10500 5250 15750 32320 16100 9696
8 10750 5375 16125 33090 16545 9927
9 11050 5525 16575 34010 17005 10203
10 11350 5675 17025 34930 17465 10479
11 11650 5825 17475 35850 17925 10755
12 11950 5975 17925 36770 18385 11031
13 12250 6125 18375 37690 18845 11307
14 12550 6275 18825 38610 19305 11583
15 12850 6425 19275 39530 19765 11859
16 13150 6575 19725 40450 20225 12135
17 13500 6750 20250 41530 20765 12459
18 13850 6925 20775 42810 21305 12783
19 14200 7100 21300 43690 21845 13107
20 14550 7275 21825 44770 22385 13431
21 14900 7450 22350 45850 22925 13755
22 15250 7625 22875 46930 23465 14079
23 1560Q 7800 23400 48010 24005 14403
24 15950 7975 23925 49090 24545 14727
25 16350 8175 24525 50320 25160 15096
26 16750 8375 25125 51550 25775 15465
27 17150 8575 25725 52780 26390 15834
28 17550 8775 26325 54010 27005 16203
29 17950 8975 26925 55240 27620 16572
30 18350 9175 27525 56470 28235 16941
31 18750 9375 28125 57700 28850 17310
32 19150 9575 28725 58930 29465 17679
33 19600 9800 29400 60310 30155 18093
34 20050 10025 30075 61690 30845 18507
35 20500 10250 30750 63070 31535 18921
36 20950 10475 31425 64450 32225 19335
37 21400 10700 32100 65830 32915 19749
38 21850 10925 32775 67210 33605 20163
39 22350 11175 33525 68750 34375 20625
40 22850 11425 34275 70290 35145 21087
41 23350 11675 35025 71830 35915 21549
42 23850 11925 35775 73370 36685 22011
43 24350 12175 36525 74910 37455 22473
44 24850 12425 37275 76450 38225 22935

 

**Total emoluments consist of basic pay and dearness pay in the previous scale taken for the purpose of determining the pre-revised basic /faulty pension

Annexure-III

To

The Accountant General (A&E), West Bengal

Treasury Buildings,

Kolkata-700001

 

Form of intimation by the Pension Disbursing Authority to the P.P.O. issuing authority regarding

Pension and Family Pension in terms of the Judicial Department Memo No ……………………..

dated.

1. Name of Pensioner/family pensioner :
2. Pension Payment Order No. :
3. Date of allowing pension/family pension as per :
P.P.O. book
4. Amount of average Emoluments for pension as :
noted in Col. No. 10 of Part-I of the P.P.O. Book
5. Amount of revised basic pension/family pension :
with reference to Annexure-II to this memorandum
and date of payment at the revised rate
6. Date and amount of payment of Domestic Help :
Allowance and Medical Allowance as per this
Memorandum
7. Whether necessary changes have been recorded :
in both halves of the pension Payment Order,
if not, reasons thereof
8. Other information as required under Part-IV :
of the Pension Payment Order (Pensioner’s Portion)
in the prescribed format

 

Signature of the Pension

Disbursing Authority

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