The Finance Department of Karnataka issued orders for the state pensioners. Government decision on the recommendations of the Official Pay Committee of Pensionary benefits, as Proceedings of the Government of Karnataka, Revision of Pensionary Benefits published on its official website recently. As per the Government decision the minimum pension will be enhanced to Rs.4800 and the maximum amount of pension shall be enhanced to 39,900 per month with effect from 1.4.2012.
Dearness allowance shall continue to be granted to all pensioners and family pensioners, as it adopted in the case of existing Government servants of Karnataka and the first installment of Dearness allowance for this year will be due from 1.7.2012.
We have reproduced the Government Order and given below for your ready reference…
PROCEEDINGS OF THE GOVERNMENT OF KARNATAKA
SUBJECT: Revision of pensionary benefits
ORDER NO. FD 81 PEN 2012
BANGALORE, DATED: 3nd MAY 2012.
The Official Pay Committee 2011 constituted vide Government Order No.FD 23 SRP 2011 dated : 15th June 2011 has submitted its report on 12th March 2012 .
2. Government have accepted the recommendations of the Official Pay Committee 2011 regarding pensionary benefits and are pleased to issue the following orders.
3. Minimum Pension:
The Minimum amount of the following kinds of pension admissible under the Karnataka Civil Services Rules and the extraordinary pension admissible under the Karnataka Civil Services (Extraordinary Pension) Rules, 2003 shall be enhanced to Rs.4800 per month w.e.f. 1st April 2012.
(i) Superannuation Pension;
(ii) Retiring Pension;
(iii) Invalid Pension;
(iv) Compensation Pension;
(v) Compassionate Allowance.
4. Maximum Pension:
4.1 The ceiling on the maximum amount of various kinds of pension mentioned in para 3 above shall be fixed at Rs.39,900/- per month w.e.f. 1stApril 2012.
4.2 The quantum of adhoc pension that may be sanctioned under Rule 210 of the Karnataka Civil Services Rules, shall not, save in the most exceptional circumstances, exceed Rs.4800 per month w.e.f. 1st April 2012.
5. Dearness Allowance:
The pensioners including holders of family pension shall continue to be granted Dearness Allowance at the same percentage as is adopted in the case of Government servants. Since the Dearness Allowance admissible as on 1.1.2012 is merged with the basic pension/family pension, the first installment of D.A. will be due from 1.7.2012.
6. Retirement gratuity/Death gratuity:
6.1 The amount of retirement gratuity shall be enhanced to a maximum of Rs.10.00 lakhs to the Government servants who retire on or after 1.4.2012.
6.2 In the event of the death of a Government servant while in service on or after 01.04.2012, the death gratuity shall be admissible under Karnataka Civil Services
Rules at the following rates:
|Length of qualifying service||Rate of gratuity|
|(1) Less than one year||Two times of emoluments|
|(2) One year or more but less than 5 years.||Six times of emoluments|
|(3) Five years or more but less than 20 years.||Twelve times of emoluments|
|(4) 20 years or more||Half of emoluments for every completed six monthly period of qualifying service subject to maximum of 33 times of emoluments provided that the amount of death gratuity shall in no case exceed Rs.10.00 lakhs.|
7. Family Pension:
7.1 The rates of family pension admissible as per Karnataka Government Servants (family Pension) Rules, 2002 shall be 30% of the emoluments subject to minimum of Rs.4800 and maximum of Rs. 23940 per month in respect of Government servant who put in a continuous service of not less than one year, and died/ dies while in service or retires on or after 1st April 2012.
7.2 In the event of the death on or after first day of 1st April 2012 of both father and mother who are Government servants, the family pension payable to minor children under the Karnataka Government servants (Family Pension) Rules, 2002 shall be subject to a maximum of Rs.23940/- per month.
The term emoluments for purpose of calculating various retirement and death benefits and family pension shall mean the basic pay drawn by a Government Servant in the scale of pay applicable to the post held by him on the date of retirement/ death shall also include;
(a) Stagnation increment, if any, granted to him above the maximum of the scale of pay.
(b) Personal pay, if any, granted to him under sub-rule 3 of Rule 7 of the Karnataka Civil Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2012.
(c) Additional increment granted beyond the maximum of the time scale of pay in terms of Government Order No.FD 13 SRP 2002 dated 9th May 2002.
9. Revised pension and family pension:-
9.1. The revised pension and family pension of State Government servants who have retired or died while in service prior to 1.4.2012 shall be the total of the following:
(i) Basic pension/family pension as on 1.4.2012.
(ii) Dearness Allowance of 76.75% of basic pension /family pension admissible as on 1.1.2012
(iii) 22.50% of basic pension /family pension as on 1.4.2012 (Interim Relief of 15% sanctioned in the Government Order No. FD(Spl) 265 PEN 2011 dated 22.11.2011 shall stand absorbed in this increase of 22.50%). The payment of
Interim Relief of 15% is discontinued from 1.4.2012.
The total amount computed as per (i) to (iii) above shall be subject to a minimum of Rs.4800/- per month for pension/family pension and maximum of Rs.39900/- per month and Rs.23940/- per month in respect of pension and family pension respectively.
9.2. Where family pension is sanctioned to two or more members of a family, increase under these orders shall be determined with reference to the share of each recipient. The total family pension should be consolidated as per the above guidelines. Where ever all the shares are being drawn in the same Treasury, the consolidation and determination of shares shall be calculated and arrived at by the Treasury Officer himself. Where ever those shares are being drawn in different treasuries, the Accountant General should be consulted in the matter.
9.3. The increase in pension/family pension in respect of pensioners/family pensioners who have retired or died while in service prior to 1.4.2012 under this order shall be paid to the pensioners/family pension holders by the treasury Officers without any authorization from the Accountant General, subject to cases falling under para 9.2.
The revised basic pension and family pension admissible to the Government servants who have retired or died while in service prior to 1.4.2012 is shown in the Annexure to this Order.
10. The increase in pension or family pension sanctioned in this order shall be subject to the following conditions:
10.1 In case the increase in pension/family pension now admissible together with existing pension/family pension results in monthly pension/family pension exceeding the maximum pension/family pension allowed, the total shall be restricted to the maximum pension of Rs.39900 and maximum family pension of Rs.23940 .
10.2 In case of the death of a pensioner who was entitled to the increase in pension, arrears, if any, from 1.4.2012 shall be paid to the persons entitled to receive family pension or to their legal heirs and for such payment the procedure prescribed in the Karnataka Treasury Code shall be followed.
11. The existing provisions in the Karnataka Civil Services Rules, (Extraordinary Pension) Rules, 2003, Karnataka Government Servants (Family Pension) Rules, 2002 and other orders issued on the subject from time to time stand modified to the above extent.
12. The other rules, conditions and orders regulating pension, gratuity, family pension and commutation of pension shall continue to apply. Necessary amendments to the Karnataka Civil Services Rules and other rules will be issued separately.
13. These orders are not applicable to the State Government Employees on UGC, AICTE and ICAR scales of pay and Judicial Officers on NJPC scales of pay and who retired on or after 1.1.2006 and also to Government Servants appointed on or after 01.04.2006.
14. Any difficulty encountered in the implementation of this order may be referred to Special Officer (Pension) in Finance Department for examination and necessary remedial action.
By order and in the name of the
Governor of Karnataka
Special Officer & Ex-Officio Deputy
Secretary to Government
Finance Department (Pension).