The Delhi High Court has held that all government employees who retired even before 2006 will get revised pension according to the Sixth Central Pay Commission.
Rejecting the government's plea that the pre-2006 employees would get the increased pension only from 2012, the court directed the authorities to give retired employees the increased pension from 2006 itself.
The sixth pay commission, which had raised the salaries of government employees by a significant amount, was implemented in 2006.
The landmark judgment would almost double the pension amount of the government employees, including both Central government and state government employees.
A bench of Justices Pradeep Nandrajog and V. Kameswar Rao gave strict directions to the government to give the arrear to the pensioners within two months. The court said if the government fails to do so, it will have to pay the pending amount to the retired employees at a whopping interest of 9 per cent.
The bench said, "Mandamus is issued to the respondents to refix the pension of the petitioners accordingly within a period of two months. In case, the arrears are not paid within a period of two months, it will also carry interest at 9 per cent with effect from 01.03.2013."
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