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Wednesday, 18 February 2015

LATEST ON O.R.O.P

LATEST ON O.R.O.P




It is with considerable interest that I read the musings/op ed of Brig V Mahalingam (retd), a noted TV debater/expert and of Col Rajvardhan Singh Rathore (retd), MP and now Hon'ble MoS respectively on the OROP. I do not wish to comment nor am I qualified or knowledgeable enough to do so.

But their learned comments sparked off some questions.

1. What happens in the OROP of the pre-AVSC Majors and Lt Cols with 26 years of service? Would they want the pension of Lt Cols and Cols? 

Would they be satisfied if a Major (with 26 years service) was given OROP based on an extended table i.e. 13 years table of a Lt Col with an average of Grade Pay of Major and Lt Col (i.e Rs 8000-6600= 1400 divided by 2 = Rs 700) extended to 26 years of service as on 1.4.2014?  

Similarly, would the Lt Col with 26 years service be satisfied with an OROP based on an extended table i.e.  20 years of Col with an average of Grade Pay of Lt Col and Col (i.e. Rs 8700-8000= Rs 700 divided by 2 = Rs 350 extended to 26 years of service as on 1.4.2014?

2. Has the equalisation of 3% been misunderstood to mean increment of 3% annually? Suppose two Lt Cols A born on 01 Jul and the second B on 02 Jul. A would retire on 30 Jun and B on 31 Jul. A would not get the increment that B gets. Now what happens if both had the same number of years of service on retirement? Shouldn't their pensions be equalised? Wouldn't it be acceptable as the financial effect may be 1 to 2 % of the total?

3. How would the financial outgo be impacted if Army which has a larger number of Y Group puts in a case for X Group pension for all? Will there be lesser effect in the Navy and Air Force, which has a larger number in X Group? 

4. If service in the rank is to be the criteria for OROP, then wouldn't we need different tables for each Service, each Arm/Service/Branch/Trade? As service records are destroyed after a certain number of years, who and how would this data be provided? Because not every one is provided with or keeps copies of Casualty Reports (and equivalents in the Navy and Air Force)! And how will the clerk in the Banks calculate pension at every subsequent change for at the moment he has tables (in Circular 500 and 501) and where the X axis (rank) intersects with the Y axis (years of service) is where he/she obtains the pension due amount!!!

5. A figure of Rs 14000 crores would probably arise if CGDA (or PCDA (P)) decided that maximum years of service in the X axis and Rank in Y axis in Circulars 500 and 501 multiplied by the number of Lt Cols  Rs 26265), Cols (Rs 27795) and Havildars (Rs 9145) and equivalents (the largest strength)with 28years of service or more. Wouldn't it be prudent to take some real data say over the past 3-5 years to determine the actual years of service, which would definitely be less than the highest amount taken for calculations.

6. There are an increasing number of cases where Brigs, Cols, even some Lt Cols & equivalents, drawing Pay in the pay band + Grade Pay + MSP higher than Vice Chiefs and Army Cdrs and equivalents. Is there a case of OROP for the Maj Gens, Lt Gens and Apex scale?        

 7. Do the following tables (in circulation elsewhere) meet the points above? 

QS
LT
CAPT
MAJ
LT COL
COL
BRIG
MAJ GEN
LT GEN
LT GEN (HAG+)
VCOAS
COAS
10
16715
17560
22546
23246
23596
23696
11
17130
18000
23133
23833
24183
24283
12
17555
18450
23737
24437
24787
24887
13
17995
18915
24359
25700
26050
26150
14
18445
19395
25000
26385
26735
26835
15
18910
19890
25660
27815
27815
27915
16
19390
20400
27115
27815
28920
29020
17
19885
20925
27860
28560
28560
28660
18
20395
21465
29400
30100
30495
30595
19
20920
22020
30095
30795
31980
32080
20
21460
22595
31790
32490
32850
32950
21
22015
23185
31790
32490
33770
33870
22
22590
23795
32515
33215
34520
34620
23
23180
24420
32515
33215
34535
34785
24
23790
25065
32525
33225
34535
35555
25
24415
25600
32525
33225
34560
35605
26
25060
25600
32525
33225
35275
36420
27
25060
25600
33295
33995
36080
37255
28
25060
25600
33295
33995
36095
37255
29
25060
25600
33295
33995
36930
37275
30
25060
25600
33295
34765
36940
37280
31
X
X
X
34765
36950
37975
32
X
X
X
34765
36975
39020
33
X
X
X
X
38865
39025
34
X
X
X
X
38865
39025
35
X
X
X
X
38865
39035
36
X
X
X
X
X
39035
37
X
X
X
X
X
39035
38
X
X
X
X
X
39035
39
X
X
X
X
X
X
41500
42500
43000
44000
48000
Ord Fam Pension
15036
15360
19977
20859
23319
23421
24900
25500
25800
26400
28800
Disability element for 100% disability
15036
15380
19977
20859
23319
23421
24900
25500
25800
26400
28800
Note:
1.                Table has been made using real date available and best across three Services.
2.                For Majors, pension has been fixed based on the pension  of higher rank
3.         For Lts and Capts, pension is based on VI CPC pay fixation.
4.         MSP has been granted notionally to Major Generals and above to grant higher pension vis-à-vis Brigadiers.
5.         The Enhanced Ordinary Family Pension will be equivalent of the re-fixed retiring pension, Special Family Pension will be 120% of the re-fixed retiring pension and Liberalised Family Pension will be 200% of re-fixed retiring pension.
6.         For lower disability (less than 100%) the above figures will be reduced as applicable.
Revised Pension with effect from 01 Apr 14: ORs/JCOs/Hony Ranks
QS
Ranks
Sepoy
Naik
Havildar
Nb Sub
Sub
Sub Maj
H Lt
H Capt
15
8365
8760
9390
11635
12355
12800
16
8365
8760
9390
11635
12355
12800
17
8365
8840
9685
11635
12355
12800
18
8810
8845
9685
11635
12355
12800
19
8815
9015
9685
11635
12420
12885
20
9350
9550
9750
11635
12775
12885
21
9410
9610
9810
11635
12935
13705
22
9410
9610
9810
11635
13445
13935
23
X
9730
9930
11635
13450
14165
24
9730
9930
11635
13885
14405
25
X
9930
11635
13885
14405
26
9930
11635
14575
15075
15075
27
X
11735
14575
15075
15075
28
11735
14575
15310
15425
29
11865
15015
15545
15545
30
12030
15015
15790
31
12195
15015
16020
32
12360
15015
16020
33
12685
15015
16020
34
12845
15015
16020
35
12845
15015
16020
36
12845
15015
16020
16160
37
12845
15015
16020
17130
17905
38
12845
15015
16020
17130
17905
39
12845
15015
16020
17130
17905
Ord Family Pension
5646
5838
5958
7707
9009
9612
10278
10743
Disability element for 100% disability
5646
5838
5958
7707
9009
9612
10278
10743
Note: -
1.         Table has been made using real data available and best across three Services.
2.         Stepping up has been done in cases where the pension for greater length of service in a rank is lower than the lesser length of service in the same rank.
3.         Stepping up has also been done in cases where the pension in senior rank is lower than a junior rank for the same length of service.
4.         In cases where real data is not available, the data of next rank for same length of service has been used reducing the pension by half the difference in grade pays.
5.         The Enhanced Ordinary Family Pension will be equivalent of the re-fixed retiring pension, Special Family Pension will be 120% of the re-fixed retiring pension and Liberalised Family Pension will be 200% of re-fixed retiring pension.
6.         For lower disability (less than 100%) the above figures will be reduced as applicable.
 
Credit: www.sharad10525.blogspot.com  The Blog is named: Aerial View
Thanks to Air Marshal S.Y.Savur for his valuable analysis on OROP.

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