Sunday, June 13, 2010

Circular 430 of PCDA

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

New Pension Scales: JCOs, NCOs and Sepoys and equivalents Circular No 430: Improvement in the pension to bridge the gap in pension of Pre 01.01.2006 and Post 01.01.2006 discharged Personnel of Armed Forces.

Gist of the 156 orders vide circular 430 of PCDA is given below courtesy Cdr Balaji of Pension Cell.
Dear Sir

Gist of the 156 orders vide circular 430 of PCDA is given below courtesy Cdr Balaji of Pension Cell.

The orders are too complicated for a layman to comprehend.

Individuals having any questions may write to


R W Pathak


Para 4.1 – Not applicable to Families of PBOR

Para 3 - GOI letter to take effect from 1.7.09 and Fixation / arrears paid in a Time Bound manner say 2-3 months.

Para 4.2 Does not apply to Hony Commissioned Officers

Para 6.1 – PDAs to revise the Pension with out calling for applications and taking down the details from the Original PPO (to ascertain which Group, etc)

Para 6.1 (i) on wards is very important – PDAs to refix Pension of all PBORs w.e.f. 1.1.996 as was fixed in 1997.

Para 6.2 – Existing Pension as on 1.1.96, pre- 10.10.2007 and post 10.10.2007 will be the same (This is as a sequel to the Supreme Court Order given recently as it is an anomaly corrected and has to be from ORIGINAL DATE and some artificial date………as per Judgement) and hence the PDAs have really work on it In my view the addl Pensionery benefits given w.e.f. 10.10.97) – all have to be re-fixed with DRs etc and that is a huge job)

Para 6.4 – Pension can be corrected if there is any discrepancy vis a vis the Tables provided.

Para 7.1 – Qualifying Service – It is shown in PPO from 1988 but for Personnel prior to that they have to produce their discharge certificate (IAFA-369)

Para 7.3 – From 9.10.1997 all those in different Trade were regrouped in X, Y & Z and this has to followed and is effective form 1.1.1996.

Para 8 – Pensioners in receipt of 2 Pensions – Both would be revised as per the Tables below.

Para 8.2 DSC Personnel – Those in receipt of Army Pension and DSC Pension – only Army Pension would be revised and for the DSC Pension to be referred to PCDA.
However, if they are receiving only DSC Pension then their Pension can be revised as per the Tables.

Para 9.1 – Where the Pensioner was alive on 1.7.2009 and died subsequent to this date then the legal heir is entitled to Life Time arrears

Para 10 – No arrears will be applicable prior to 1.7.2009

Para 11.1 Banks to render a Monthly Progress report to PCDA as per Annexure ‘C’

Para 11.3 (Verbatim) A copy of the said Annexure “C” will invariably be provided by the PDA to the Pensioners concerned for their information

NOTE: A copy of PCDA Circular and GOI, MOD letter PC10(1) 2009(D)/(Pen/Pol) dated 8.3.2010 is available on the Web Site


Para 1.1 – All pre-1997 retirees to be brought on par with post 10.10.1997 retirees

Para 1.2 To be fixed notionally at the highest scale of Pay in which retired

Para 1.2.2 – Enhanced weightages to be continued with as per GOM decision(2006)

Para 3.1 Pension Fixation –

Highest scale of Pay in the rank retired applicable from 10.10.1997 corresponding to the fitment tables given in SAI 1/S/2008 +

Minimum of the Pay in Pay Band + 50% of MSP and GP+50% of Highest of Classification Allowance (revised rates effective from 1.9.2008)

Note; Havildars granted Hony rank of Naik Subedar to get additional Pension of Rs.226/-

Para 5.1 – Hony SLT / LT – 50% of the Minimum of Pay Band + 50% of MSP and GP RANKPAY BANDGPMSPPENSION MINIMUM OF PAY BAND + 50% OF GP+MSP
HONY SLT15600-391005400600013500

HONY LT15600-391006100600013850

Para 8 – No arrears will be paid prior to 1.7.2009.

Para 9 – No additional commutation permissible on enhganced Pension.

Para 10 – Will not affect the DCRG already paid. In other words no Additional DCRG in view of enhanced Pension Admissible.

Para 13 – PDAs to fix Pension and Pay arrears with out calling for Applications from the Pensioners.

Para 13.2 – The Pension determined in the Tables is inclusive of Weight age Factor


  1. This is ex cpo of group B.I served 16.5 yrs an rtd on 30.11.1987. kindy revert with my latest revised pension as circulur no. 430 dated mar '10 table no.90.

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  3. sir,
    I am retired from Navy as Master Chief Mech II with 18months service in that rank. I had joined as boy on 27th April 1959 and retired on 31st July 1975.What is my entitlement of pension? That is what rank of pay and effecting date.
    Nagarkar Vishwajit Vishwanath.