# Approximations To VII CPC Pensions Of Lt Col / Wg Cdr / Cdr

A great deal of speculation is on as to how pensions of armed forces veterans will be calculated keeping in view both OROP and recommendations of VII CPC.

Based on these inputs, which cover a wider range of concerns, I have taken the relevant portion of the VII CPC matrix and specifically calculated, in possible ways in which fixation of pensions could take place as affecting pre 01 Jan 2016 retirees in ranks of Lt Col / Wg Cdr / Cdr.

Needless to add, these are merely for the sake of understanding how VII CPC could affect pensions.

There is a very broad assumption, quoted online by various bloggers, that index number 1 of level 12-A in VII CPC matrix would correspond to a service of 14 years as Lt Col rank is nowadays given at a service of 13 years. The calculations to the right of the table are based on this assumption.

If the assumption is correct, all the veterans who retired between 01 January 2006 and 31 December 2015 would draw pensions correctly as per the matrix as they would all have been at the same stage of their pay-bands as per their service as given at the corresponding matrix index number.

But the situation is far from clear how pre 01 January 2006 retirees would get their pensions fixed.

To illustrate, readers who retired as Lt Col/Wg Cdr/Cdr can check the number of increments they had earned in their pay-scales or paybands at retirement and check various VII CPC pension estimates in the table against the index number. They can compare these with the various pension estimates as against the QS given in the approximate service column.

Feedback, suggestions and comments would be welcome.

Various Possible Ways VII CPC Pensions Could Be Calculated For Veterans In Rank Of

Lt Col/ Wg Cdr /Cdr

(All calculations are estimates and for illustrating contents of this blog post only)

 As Given In VII CPC Matrix Pension Based On Index Number {Increment Method including VII CPC MSP of 15500/-} Approximate Service In Years of Lt Col/Wg Cdr Retiring After 16 Dec 2004 As The Rank is now given at 13 years VII CPC Pension With Formula {2.57 x OROP} VII CPC Pension With Formula {2.57xVI CPC Pension} Pay Band 37400-67000 Grade Pay 8000 Entry Pay (EP) 45400 Level 12A Index 2.57 1 116700 66100 14 66794.3 2 120200 67850 15 67809.45 3 123800 69650 16 67809.45 4 127500 71500 17 67809.45 5 131300 73400 18 67809.45 6 135200 75350 19 67809.45 7 139300 77400 20 80453.85 67501.05 8 143500 79500 21 81502.41 67501.05 9 147800 81650 22 83339.96 67501.05 10 152200 83850 23 83339.96 67501.05 11 156800 86150 24 83339.96 67501.05 12 161500 88500 25 84231.75 67501.05 13 166300 90900 26 84329.41 67501.05 14 171300 93400 27 85388.25 67501.05 15 176400 95950 28 85388.25 67501.05 16 181700 98600 29 85388.25 67501.05 17 187200 101350 30 87169.26 67501.05 18 192800 104150 31 88158.71 67501.05 32 89346.05 67501.05 33 89346.05 67501.05