Tuesday, September 9, 2008

6th pay Commission: Court could give respite to PBOR pensioners

Khabrein.Info News Desk,

Chandigarh, Sept 10, 2008: Punjab and Haryana High Court bench could give some respite to PBOR pensioners. As 6ht Pay Commission is being implemented the court order will help thousands of army personnel below the rank of officer (PBORs) to get improved pensions from January 1996.

PBORs have always complained that they are not done justice with their wages despite the fact that they are the ones who sacrifice their lives for the sake of their country.

PBORs have also taken a dig at armed forces chiefs who have been talking for the benefit of the officers in the armed forces, while neglecting the PBORs.

Five petitions were filed in Punjab and Haryana High Court by All India Ex-servicemen Welfare Association pleading the entitlement to the improved pension from January 1, 1996, the day of implementation of the Fifth Central Pay Commission, instead of Jan 1, 2006.

The court now holds hope for thousands of PBORs who were deprived of their arrears while their officers were given hefty arrears. PBORs were not at all benefited, whereas the commissioned officers were benefited to a large extent and were given huge arrears from January 1, 1996, whereas the PBORs were left high and dry as formula adopted for fixation of pension resulted in downward trend.

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