The Union government recently cleared the revised pension benefits as recommended by the 7th Pay Commission.
Following the implementation of the 7th Pay Commission’s recommendations, retired government employees will now get a minimum pension of Rs 9,000, up 157.14 per cent from the current Rs 3,500.
The Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions has notified acceptance of pay panel’s recommendations for the pensioners.
Nearly 58 lakh central government pensioners are going to benefit from this decision.
The ceiling of gratuity has also been enhanced from the existing Rs 10 lakh to Rs 20 lakh.
The highest pay in the government is Rs 250,000 with effect from January 1, 2016.
The Commission had also recommended the ceiling on gratuity to be raised by 25 per cent whenever Dearness Allowance rises by 50 per cent. These proposals have been accepted by the government.
The maximum limit of retirement gratuity and death gratuity shall be Rs 20 lakh, the order said.
There has been a substantial increase in payment of ex-gratia lump sum compensation for civil and defence forces personnel, payable to the next of kin.