157% Hike in Pensions of Central Government Employees

Retired central government employees will now get a minimum pension of Rs.9,000, up 157.14% from the current Rs.3,500, following the implementation of the 7th Central Pay Commission’s recommendations.

The ceiling of gratuity has also been enhanced from the existing Rs.10 lakh to Rs.20 lakh. The commission had also recommended the ceiling on gratuity to be raised by 25% whenever dearness allowance rises by 50%, a proposal which has been accepted by the government.

The highest pay in the government is Rs.2,50,000 with effect from 1 January 2016.

Top 10 Updates about Central Government in Pension Schemes

  1. 58 lakh central government pensioners
  2. Minimum pension amount Rs.9000
  3. Maximum pension amount Rs.125000
  4. Pension amount is 50% of the highest pay in Government
  5. Maximum limit of retirement gratuity and death gratuity shall be  Rs. 20 Lakh
  6. Ceiling on gratuity will increase by 25%, dearness allowance up by 50%
  7. 25 lakh will be given in case of death in course of performance of duties to civil and defence forces personnel.
  8. Deaths occurring in border skirmishes and action against militants, terrorists, extremists, sea pirates and while on duty in the specified high altitude, inaccessible border posts, on account of natural disasters, extreme weather conditions will now entail a compensation of Rs.35 lakh instead of the earlier Rs.15 lakh.
  9. Instead of Rs.20 lakh, an amount of Rs.45 lakh will be paid as ex-gratia to the kin in case of death of a government employee during enemy action in war or other war-like engagements, and “death occurring during evacuation of Indian nationals from a war-torn zone in foreign country

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