Information Circular No 6/2015: Amendment of DFR A.10 – To Make Provision for Personnel With Non-Reckonable Leave Taken in Excess of One Year

By Industrial Relations Officer

Following negotiations between Military Management and PDFORRA at DFHQ Forum, it has been agreed to amend DFR A.10, Paragraph 11 (c), which governs Continuance in Service in Exceptional Circumstances.  Para 11(c) of the aforementioned regulation provided that a man of the Permanent Defence Forces could be Continued in Service-

“(a) For such a period not exceeding one year as, when added to his qualifying service towards pension (as defined in the Defence Forces (Pensions) Scheme, 1937, as amended), would enable him to render twenty-one years’ qualifying service towards pension, and.”

This paragraph is to be amended to provide for the following –

“(a) For such period, when added to his qualifying service towards pension (as defined in the Defence Forces (Pensions) Scheme, 1937, as amended), would enable him to render twenty one years’ qualifying service towards pension, and

 The foregoing amendment is welcomed by PDFORRA as it ensures that personnel who have availed of Special Leave, for whatever circumstances, may be accommodated by allowing them to serve for such period as would allow them to obtain a twenty one year pension.

Should members require any further assistance in respect of this issue they are invited to contact their local District Representative, or alternatively, they may contact PDFORRA HQ on the Freephone number 1800 – 200 – 250.

Issued on: 24/03/2015

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