Sixth Pay Commission applies to pensioners also: Delhi HC

“The government employees who retired before 2006 are entitled to a revised pension as per Centre’s Sixth Pay Commission,” according to Delhi High Court.

A bench comprising justice Pradeep Nandrajog and Justice V Kameshwar Rao on May 1 rejected government’s plea that the persons who retired before 2006 would get increased pension only from 2012 and directed the government to pay them the increased pension from 2006 onwards.

The Court dismissed the appeal of the Central Government challenging the Central Administrative Order(CAT) which had ruled that government employees who retired before 2006 are also entitled to pension as per the Sixth Pay Commission recommendations.

The CAT in its order passed in 2009 on a petition filed by the Central Government Employees Association had ruled in favour of employees.

The HC directed the government to re-fix the pension of the petitioners within two months and in case the arrears are not paid within two months, it will also carry an interest of 9 per cent per annum with effect from March 1, 2013, according to the court.

The government in its Sixth pay Commission had raised the salaries of government employees significantly with effect from 2006.