The Supreme Court has opined in all those judgments that a class of pensioners can not be divided into sub-classes unless by logical and rational reasons.
What happens to those who have retired after 01 Jan 2016? Will their pensions be decided in 2019? Or, if we believe the chain email, will they get no pensions - because they have retired after 01 Jan 2016, in the term of the 7 CPC?
Pay Commission recommendations are effective the date accepted by GoI. If traditional parities between serving and retired Defence Forces and civilians have to be maintained then the pay scale/band recommended by 7 CPC and approved by the GoI for civilian employees and retirees will have to be implemented from the same date for all classes of Central Govt services, which includes Defence Forces.
If pay scales/bands are implemented, then pension being a derivative of the pay, will also become effective from the same date as the pay scale/band, unless MoD alone decides to practice discrimination between serving personnel and ESM.
Fifth , a simple reading of the chronology (available elsewhere on Aerial View) indicates
1. OROP was approved by GoI on 17 Feb 2014,
2. MoD issued orders for implementation on 26 Feb 2014.
3. Para 2 (b) of the ToR of 7 CPC related to Defence Forces personnel, serving and retired, does not mention OROP,
4. MoD referred issues of Cabinet Secretary Committee to 7 CPC in Jul 2014 but did not include OROP because the Govt had approved OROP,
And finally to the mis-informers (cannot use a harsher description) -
Enhanced/improved pension orders (Circulars 500 and 501) were issued on 17 Jan 2013. If that 5 year "red herring" will now be applied, then, why does the Terms of Reference of 7 CPC dated 28 Feb 2014, have Para 2(b) dealing even with retired personnel of the Armed Forces?
Why not 2018 Or 2019 and not 2020 because enhancement of pension (Circulars stated above), effective date (Circular 547 and 548) and OROP's implementation order are dated 17 Jan 2013, 03 Sep 2015 and 07 Nov 2015 respectively?
Some people are exposing their ignorance and creating avoidable disaffection among ESM.