Additional Pension at the age of 65, 70 & 75 and  Fixed Medical Allowance (FMA) to Rs.3000 as per recommendations of the Parliamentary Standing Committee – Latest Update

Additional Pension at the age of 65, 70 & 75 and  Fixed Medical Allowance (FMA) to Rs.3000 as per recommendations of the Parliamentary Standing Committee – Latest Update

Additional Pension at the age of 65, 70 & 75 and  Fixed Medical Allowance (FMA) to Rs.3000 as per recommendations of the Parliamentary Standing Committee – Latest Update

Preliminary Action taken Reports on recommendations of the Parliamentary Standing Committee (110th report on Pensioners Grievances) have been submitted to Rajya Sabha Secretariat.

DoP&PW says recommendations of the Parliamentary Standing Committee for grant of additional pension to the pensioners at the age of 65 and above was referred to the Ministry of Finance and enhancement of FMA is under consideration at DoP&PW. 110th report on Pensioners Grievances-Impact of Pension Adalats and Centralized Pensioners Grievance Redress and Monitoring System (CPENGRAMS) was submitted to Rajya Sabha on 10th December 2021. Replying to the RTI questions about the action taken on the committee’s recommendations answers for the following two recommendations were given by DoP&PW.

Reply given for the question for grant of additional pension to the pensioners at the age of 65, 70 and 75 as recommended by the committee.

In so far as this CPIO is concerned, it is informed that the recommendations of the Parliamentary Standing Committee for grant of additional pension to the pensioners at the age of 65 and above was referred to the Ministry of Finance on 21.03.2022. However, it is also informed that the recommendations made in the Report of DRPSC are under consideration of Department of Pension & Pensioner’s Welfare. The preliminary Action taken Reports on these recommendations have been submitted to Rajya Sabha Secretariat which are yet to be accepted.

Reply given for the question for increasing monthly Fixed Medical Allowance (FMA) from to Rs.3000 from Rs.1000 as recommended by the committee.

The recommendation made by Departmental Related Parliamentary Standing Committee in its Report regarding enhancement of FMA is under consideration in this Department and cannot be disclosed under Section 8(1)(i) of RTI Act, 2005.

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K.V.RAMESH


Speed Post/RTI Matter

No-38/07/2022-P&PW(A)/ 01361/1
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, PG & Pensions
Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare

3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhawan
Khan Market, New Dethi-110 003
Dated: 22.09.2022

To,

Sh.KV Ramesh,
G3-Likith Homes, 3, Lakshmanan Nagar West Street,
Peravallur, Chennai, Pin:600082

Sub:-Information under RTI Act, 2005

Sir,

With-reference to your online RTI application no DP&PW/R/E/22/01361/1 dated 28.08.2022, the requested information is furnished as under:

In so far as this CPIO is concerned, it is informed that the recommendation of the Parliamentary Standing Committee for grant of additional pension to the pensioners at the age of 65 and above was referred to the Ministry of Finance on 21.03.2022. However, it is also informed that the recommendations made in the Report of DRPSC are under consideration of Department of Pension & Pensioners Welfare. The preliminary Action Taken Reports on these recommendations have been submitted to Rajya Sabha Secretariat which are yet to be accepted. Therefore, in accordance with Section 8(1) (i) of the RTI Act, the information/documents are not to be disclosed at this stage. Section 8(1) (i) is as follows:-

Cabinet papers including records of deliberations of the Council of Ministers, Secretaries and other officers:

Provided that the decisions of Council of Ministers, the reasons thereof, and the material on the basis of which the decisions were taken shall be made public after the decision has been taken, and the matter is complete, or over:

Provided further that those matters which come under the exemptions specified in this section shall not be disclosed.

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2. In case you are not satisfied with the above reply, you may prefer an appeal under Section 19 of the RTI Act, 2005 within 30 days to the First Appellate Authority (FAA). The contact details of the FAA are given as under.

Shri Pramod Kumar, Director (PP),
Department of Pension and Pensioners’ Welfare
3rd Floor, LokNayakBhawan
Khan Market, New Dethi-110003.

Yours faithfully,

(D.P Singh)
CPIO/Under Secretary to the Government of India

Final Status of DP&PW/R/E/22/01361

Applicant NameK.V.RAMESH
Date of receipt28/08/2022
Request Filed WithDepartment of Pensions & Pensioners Welfare
Text of Application

Copies of action taken report on – 110th report on Pensioners Grievances- Impact of Pension Adalats and Centralized Pensioners Grievance Redress and Monitoring System (CPENGRAMS) – presented to Rajya Sabha on 10th December 2021 for the following recommendations

1) In para 3.21 on the issue of enhancement of Fixed Medical Allowance from Rs.1000 to Rs.3000.
2) In para 3.28 to consider the demand of Pensioners Associations for 5% additional quantum of Pension on attaining the age of 65 years, 10% on 70 years, 15% on 75 years and 20% on 80 years to the Pensioners.
3) In para 3.35 on the issue of implementation of MACP w.e.f 1st January, 2006

Request document (if any)document not provided
StatusREQUEST DISPOSED OF as on 20/09/2022
Date of Action20/09/2022
RemarksReply:- As per the provisions of RTI, Act, 2005, the public authority can only provide information which already exists with the public authority or is held under his control. Central Public Information Officer is not supposed to create information or to interpret information or to solve the problems raised by the Applicant or to give reply to hypothetical questions. The Act does not require the CPIO to deduce some conclusion from the material held or provided and supply the conclusion so deduced to the Applicant. The CPIO is also not required to give his opinion or advice in any matter. The undersigned is concerned with point no. 1 of your RTI application. The recommendation made by Departmental Related Parliamentary Standing Committee in its Report regarding enhancement of FMA is under consideration in this Department and cannot be disclosed under Section 8(1)(i) of RTI Act, 2005
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COMMENTS (2)

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    H N Shivashankar October 13, 2022

    It will be eligible for pvt sector retaires

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    Surinder Mohan Sharma October 30, 2022

    The active consideration seems to have gone too long and it is high time a decision is taken by the govt. However one must appreciate the efforts of Mr.K.V.Ramesh and others in this regard. My Sincere thanks to all such persons.