Further, it was recommended that DA be given once in a year in January instead of present two installments on January and July while Provident Fund is proposed to be revised to 10% of basic pay and DCRG at16.5 M/33 BP +DA is proposed to go up from Rs. 3.5 Lakh to Rs.9.00 Lakh. Pension is retained at 50% of LPD subject to a maximum of Rs. 40, 000 against Rs. 15,000 at present. Family pension is retained at the same rate 30% subject to a maximum of Rs. 24, 000 per month in place of Rs.9, 000 at present. No change is proposed in regard to commutation of pension which is retained at the same rate of 40% as the past.
Further, Earned Leave is recommended to be enhanced to 360 in place of 300 days at present while the fitment benefit from 1st January 2006 shall be 30% B.P. + D.P. +D.A. However, the usual provision (Rule) of granting 1 increment for 3 increments is proposed to be done away with. Also, the overall benefit in the pay package is estimated to be minimum 35 percent against 50 percent as demanded by Unions/Associations. "However, some changes on the recommended structure and package in due course of time cannot be totally ruled out since experiences in the past have proved amply so" the CASSEA added.
Source : Morung Express