Additional pension on completion of 80 years – No proposal to make any change in the date of commencement of additional pension – Rajya Sabha
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 2209
(TO BE ANSWERED ON 16.12.2021)
ADDITIONAL PENSION TO SUPER SPECIAL PENSIONERS
2209 SHRI NARANBHAI J. RATHWA:
Will the PRIME MINISTER be pleased to state:
(a) whether attention of Government has been drawn to Gauhati High Court Judgements delivered in 2014 and 2018 respectively which have favoured enhancement of old age pension for retired pensioners from 1st day of 80th year instead of completion of that year;
(b) if so, the details thereof and action taken or proposed to be taken to apply the ruling to cover all eligible retired pensioners; and
(c) the present rule or practice of computing quantum of additional pension to Super Special Pensioners of 80 years and above?
MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF PERSONNEL, PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS AND MINISTER OF STATE IN THE PRIME MINISTER’S OFFICE
(DR. JITENDRA SINGH)
(a) to (c): The judgement of the Gauhati High Court was delivered in the case of a retired judge of the High Court. The service conditions of High Court judges are governed by the High Court Judges (Salaries and Conditions of Service) Act, 1954.
The pensionary benefits of the Central Civil Government servants/ pensioners are governed by the Central Civil Services (Pension) Rules, 1972. These rules provide for payment of additional pension on completion of the age of 80 years and above. There is no proposal to make any change in the age for commencement of additional pension to Central civil pensioners on account of the aforesaid judgement of the Gauhati High Court.
Source : Rajya Sabha