The Haryana government today announced benefits of the seventh central pay commission (CPC) to the pensioners in the state, effective from January 1, 2016.
The benefits would be given to both pre and post January 1, 2016 pensioners and the family pensioners of the state government as well.
The decision will benefit about 2.25 lakh pensioners and family pensioners, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar told the State Legislative Assembly.
He made this announcement while replying to the discussion on Governor Address during ongoing budget session of Haryana Vidhan Sabha here.
The benefit was being given on the basis of the recommendations of the Pension Revision Committee and the arrears would be released within three months of the notification, Khattar said.
Haryana would be the first state in the country to allow the revision of pension and family pension as per 7th CPC, he added.
The revised pension or family pension would be determined by multiplying the existing basic pension or family pension at the rate of 2.57 per cent, he said.
With this, there would be an increase of 32 per cent in the existing basic pension or family pension as on January 1, 2016 and 14.22 per cent in the existing pension or family pension including dearness allowance.
He said the minimum revision in pension or family pension would be from Rs 3,500 per month to Rs 9,000 per month.
The ceiling of gratuity has also been enhanced from Rs 10 lakh to Rs 20 lakh, he said.
Apart from this, the ceiling of gratuity would be increased by 25 per cent whenever dearness allowance rises by 50 per cent, Khattar said.