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Meeting of the Committee constituted to suggest measures for streamlining the implementation for the National Pension System for Central Government employees

NPS Committee Meeting to be held on 20.1.2017 – NC JCM Staff Side

Meeting of the Committee constituted to suggest measures for streamlining the implementation for the National Pension System for Central Government employees

No.57/1/2016-P&PW(B)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel,Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Pension & Pensioners Welfare

3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhavan, Khan Market,
New Delhi-110003, Dated the 16th January, 2017

To,
(I) The Secretary,
National Conucil (Staff Side).
JCM for Central Government Employees,
13C, Finrozshah Road,
New Delhi-110001

(2) Shri Snjay Bhoosreddy,
Honoary Secretary,
Indian Civil & Administration Service (Central) Association,
190A, F Wing,
Krishi Bhawan, New Delhi – 110001,
(email-secylasca@gmail.com)

(3) Shri P.V.Rama Sastry, IPS,
Secretary/JS(Department of Consumer Affairs),
Krish Bhawan, New Delhi-110001,
(email-pvrastry@gmail.com)

Subject: Meeting of the Committee constituted to suggest measures for streamlining the implementation for the National Pension System for Central Government employees – reg.

Sir,
I am directed to say that a Committee under the Chairmanship of Secretary (Pension) has been constituted to suggest measures for streamlining the implementation of the National Pension System.

2. A meeting of the Committee with the JCM (Staff Side) and a few other Association is proposed to be held on 20.01.2017 at 11.00 a.m. at Conference Hall, 5th floor, Sardar Patel Bhawan, New Delhi. The members nominated to atted the said meeting should be well versed with the issue and include a fair mix of NPS beneficiaries.

3. In view of the paucity of time, Associations are requested to limit their presentation to not more than 20 minutes each.

4. This Department looks forward to your participation in the meeting.

Yours faithfully,
sd/-
Director(Pension Policy)
harjit.singh59@nic.in

Source: www.ncjsmstaffside.com

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NJCA MEETING – 17th January 2017, NO CONSENSUS ON REVIVAL OF DEFERRED INDEFINITE STRIKE

NJCA MEETING – 17th January 2017, NO CONSENSUS ON REVIVAL OF DEFERRED INDEFINITE STRIKE

“No doubt, our strike will have a great impact in settling the demands and also in exposing the powers-that-be who betrayed the cause of 33 lakhs Central Govt Employees and 34 lakhs Pensioners. Somebody should come forward to protest and also, if necessary, to suffer and Confederation is ready for it. Let Confederation lead and others follow.”

NJCA MEETING – 17th January 2017
NJCA MEETING
NO CONSENSUS ON REVIVAL OF DEFERRED INDEFINITE STRIKE

Much awaited meeting of the National Joint Council of Action (NJCA) was held on 17th January 2017 at National Council (JCM) Staff-side office at New Delhi. Leaders of Railways, Defence, Postal and Confederation attended. Detailed discussions were held on the developments that took place after the deferment of the indefinite strike of 11th July 2016 and also on the totally negative attitude of the Government towards the 7th Pay Commission related issues of the Central Government Employees & Pensioners, including increase in Minimum Pay, Fitment formula, Allowances, Pensioner’s Option-I etc.

Unfortunately, there was no consensus regarding revival of the deferred indefinite strike. Hence no decision could be taken. Meeting ended with a decision to meet again after some days. In the meantime NJCA Chairman and Convener may try to meet the Cabinet Ministers who have given the assurances on 30th June 2016 to NJCA leaders.

As there is no immediate possibility for revival of the indefinite strike by NJCA, Confederation National Secretariat has decided to intensify the mobilization campaign and preparation for making the 16th March 2017 one day strike a grand success. All Affiliated Organizations and C-O-Cs are once again requested to make all –out efforts to ensure cent percent participation of employees in the strike. In addition to the campaign programme of National Secretariat members, each affiliated organization and C-O-Cs should chalk out their own separate campaign programme. Please give wide publicity through local print / electronic media and social media like whatsapp, facebook etc.

No doubt, our strike will have a great impact in settling the demands and also in exposing the powers-that-be who betrayed the cause of 33 lakhs Central Govt Employees and 34 lakhs Pensioners.

Somebody should come forward to protest and also, if necessary, to suffer and Confederation is ready for it.

Let Confederation lead and others follow.

M.KRISHNAN
Secretary General
Confederation
Mobile & Whatsapp – 09447068125

E-mail: mkrishnan6854@gmail.com

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Extension of scope of Additional Relief on death/disability of Government Servants covered by the New Defined Contribution Pension System (NPS)

Extension of scope of Additional Relief on death/disability of Government Servants covered by the New Defined Contribution Pension System(NPS).

No.25014/05/2016.AIS-II
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training

North Block, New Delhi – 110001
Dated the 17th January, 2017

To
The Chief Secretaries of all the
State Governments and UTs.

Subject: Extension of scope of Additional Relief on death/disability of Government Servants covered by the New Defined Contribution Pension System (NPS).

Sir,
1 am directed to refer to the Department of Pension and Pensioner Welfare’s OM No. 38/41/06.P&PW(A) dated 05th May, 2009 (copy enclosed) regarding “Additional Relief on death/disability of Government Servants covered by the New Defined Contribution Pension System(NPS)”.

2. The applicability of the provisions of the aforesaid OM regarding grant of Additional Relief on death/disability of members of All India Service who have joined Service on or after 01.01.2004 has been considered by this Department and it has been decided to make the provisions of the aforesaid Office Memorandum of Department of Pension and Pensioner Welfare regarding “Additional Relief on death/disability of Government Servants covered by the New Defined Contribution Pension System(NPS)” applicable, mutatis-mutandis, to the All India Service Pensioners/family of All India Service officers who have joined Service on or after
01.01.2004.

Yours faithfully,

(Rajesh umar Yadav)
Under Secretary to Government of India

Authority: http://dopt.gov.in/

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Measures for streamlining the implementation of the National Pension System for Central Government employees

Measures for streamlining the implementation of the National Pension System for Central Government employees

No. 57/112016-P&PW(B)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, PG and Pensions
Department of Pension and Pensioners Welfare

3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhawan,
Khan Market, New Delhi
Dated the 16th January, 2017

Notice

Subject: Measures for streamlining the implementation of the National Pension System for Central Government employees- reg.

A Committee has been constituted to suggest measures for streamlining the implementation of the National Pension System for Central Government employees. Accordingly, suggestions / views are invited for streamlining the implementation of the National Pension System for Central Government employees for may be sent through s.chakrabarti75@gov.in

(Harjit Singh)
Director (Pension Policy)

Source: http://www.pensionersportal.gov.in/

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PFRDA to organise National Pension System service fortnight from February 1

PFRDA to organise National Pension System service fortnight from February 1

“In order to ensure availability of information and ease problem, PFRDA and NSDL/CRA send various communications regularly to promote awareness regarding NPS.

The activities scheduled to be taken up during the fortnight (Feb 1-15), include updating subscriber details, printing of transaction statement for the subscribers, resolving grievances and addressing issues of pending exit/withdrawals under NPS.

PFRDA will organise a service fortnight from February 1 for building subscribers awareness and disseminate information regarding National Pension System (NPS) – the government’s flagship pension programme. According to the Pension Fund and Regulatory Development Authority (PFRDA), subscribers and employees of the central and state governments are not fully aware about NPS which leads to a large number of queries and grievances.

“In order to ensure availability of information and ease problem, PFRDA and NSDL/CRA send various communications regularly to promote awareness regarding NPS.

“However, it has been observed that in absence of latest contact details in their NPS accounts, most of the subscribers are not receiving such communication,” the regulator said.

Therefore, during the awareness fortnight at offices of central and state governments, besides sharing information, nodal offices and the subscribers will be apprised about the need of updating their personal data to enable the system to work effectively.

The activities scheduled to be taken up during the fortnight (Feb 1-15), include updating subscriber details, printing of transaction statement for the subscribers, resolving grievances and addressing issues of pending exit/withdrawals under NPS.

PFRDA said the central ministries and state governments will be required to encourage the subscribers attached to them for downloading mobile apps. The maximum number of downloads of the app will be awarded.

The regulator said that downloading of mobile app by the subscribers will considerably reduce the dependence on the nodal officers.

“This will result in saving time and efforts of the nodal officers,” it said. As on November 30, 2016 there were about 1.4 crore subscribers under NPS with over Rs 1.61 lakh crore asset under management.

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88% of pension accounts have been linked to Aadhaar: Dr Jitendra Singh

88 percent of pension accounts have been linked to Aadhaar: Dr Jitendra Singh

Dr. Jitendra Singh chairs 29th meeting of SCOVA

Make Pensioners part of nation building process, says Minister

The Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr. Jitendra Singh chaired the 29th meeting of the Standing Committee of Voluntary Agencies (SCOVA) here today. The SCOVA meeting is organised by the Department of Pensions & Pensioners’ Welfare (DoP&PW), Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions and the last such meeting was held on June 27, 2016.

During the meeting, Dr. Jitendra Singh said that today’s interaction was very meaningful and stimulating, thus reflecting on the working of DoP&PW. The Minister said that there are about 50-55 lakh pensioners in the country and almost 88 percent of pension accounts have been seeded to Aadhaar. He further said that minimum pension has been increased to Rs. 9000 per person and ex-gratia amount has been increased from Rs. 10-15 lakh to Rs. 25-35 lakh.

Dr. Jitendra Singh said that we need to put in place an institutionalized mechanism to make good use of the knowledge, experience and efforts of the retired employees which can help in the value addition to the current scenario. Dr. Jitendra Singh said the retired employees are a healthy and productive workforce for India and we need to streamline and channelize their energies in a productive direction. We should learn from the pensioners’ experience, he added. The Minister also said that the DoP&PW should be reoriented in such a way that pensioners become a part of nation building process.

In the meeting, discussions were held on the action taken report of the 28th SCOVA meeting. Further many issues related to pensioners were discussed threadbare, such as revision of PPOs of pre-2006 pensioners, Health Insurance Scheme for pensioners including those residing in non-CGHS area, Special “Higher” Family Pension for widows of the war disabled invalidated out of service, Extension of CGHS facilities to P&T pensioners, issue relating to CGHS Wellness Centre, Dehradun etc. The Minister directed for the prompt and time bound redressal of the grievances of the pensioners and said that we should have sympathetic attitude towards them.

The Secretary, DoP&PW, Shri C. Viswanath and other senior officers of the department were also present on the occasion. The meeting was also attended by the member Pensioners Associations and senior officers of the important Ministries/Departments of Government of India.

PIB

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Central government employees to get Rs 9000 minimum pension: Jitendra Singh

Central government employees to get Rs 9000 minimum pension: Jitendra Singh

Minimum pension for centgral government employees has been increased to Rs9,000 per person besides a two-fold hike in ex-gratia amount

The minimum pension has been increased to Rs9,000 per person besides a two-fold hike in ex-gratia amount for central government employees, union minister Jitendra Singh said on Thursday.

Addressing the 29th meeting of the Standing Committee of Voluntary Agencies (Scova) in the city, he said almost 88% of pension accounts have been seeded to Aadhaar. There are about 50-55 lakh pensioners in the country, said Singh, minister of state in Prime Minister’s office.

He further said that minimum pension has been increased to Rs9,000 per person and ex-gratia amount has been increased from Rs10-15 lakh to Rs25-35 lakh, as per a release issued by personnel ministry.

The Scova meeting is organised by the Department of Pensions and Pensioners’ Welfare (DoP&PW). Singh said there is a need to put in place an institutionalised mechanism to make good use of the knowledge, experience and efforts of the retired employees which can help in the value addition to the current scenario.

He said the retired employees are a healthy and productive workforce for India and we need to streamline and channelise their energies in a productive direction. “We should learn from the pensioners’ experience,” said Singh. The minister also said that the DoP&PW should be reoriented in such a way that pensioners become a part of nation building process.

Many issues related to pensioners were discussed threadbare, such as revision of Pension Payment Orders of Pre-2006 pensioners, health insurance scheme for pensioners including those residing in non-Central Government Health Service (CGHS) area and special higher family pension for widows of the war disabled invalidated out of service, etc. The meeting was attended by the member of pensioners associations and senior officers of the important departments of the central government.

PTI

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Providing breakup of pension and arrear payments & recoveries to pensioners

CPAO Order : Providing breakup of pension and arrear payments & recoveries to pensioners

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF FINANCE
DEPARTMENT OF EXPENDITURE
CENTRAL PENSION ACCOUNTING OFFICE
TRIKOOT II, BHIKAJI CAMA PLACE,
NEW DELHI-110066

CPAO/IT&Tech/Bank Performance/2016-17/ 220
CPAO / IT & Tech / SCOVA / 20 / Part File / 2016-17/220

09.01.2017

Office Memorandum

Subject:  Providing breakup of pension and arrear payments & recoveries to pensioners.

Attention is invited to para 4.6.7 of the Accounting and Operating Procedure for Central Pension Processing Centre of Authorised Banks for Pension Disbursement to Central Government (Civil) Pensioners (February, 2012) whereby it has been provided that “The CPPC software will display on the computer screen, options and view of the details of calculation of pension and its breakup of the pension paid to the pensioner/ family pensioner. The Home Branch will act as intermediary with the CPPC and, besides providing accounts statement, provide to the pensioners the payment of TDS details, pension slip, the Due and Drawn Statement in respect of each arrear and the Annual Income Statement”.

2. Taking into consideration the grievances reported by Pensioners’ Associations and Pensioners, CPAO had issued instructions to Heads of CPPCs and Government Business Divisions vide OM No. CPAO/Tech/Banks Performance/2015-16/60 dated-14.06.2016 for strict compliance of above guidelines for providing detailed breakup of pension payments.

3. It has again been reported by Pensioners Associations and Pensioners that “arrears of arrear of Revision of Pension, Fixed Medical Allowance, Additional Pension, Life Time Arrear etc. are clubbed with monthly payment of pension for which it becomes difficult for pensioner/family pensioner to understand if pension and arrears are disbursed correctly. Even recovery of overpayment or wrong payment is not shown separately”.

4. Therefore, banks are instructed to follow the provisions of CPPC guidelines and instructions issued vide OM dated-14.06.2016 and provide full breakup of pension payment dearly to the pensioners. A compliance report in this regard may be sent to CPAO latest by 31.01.2017 positively.

(Subhash Chandra)
Controller of Accounts

Order Copy

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Mandatorily process all pension cases online: Government to departments

Mandatorily process all pension cases online: Government to departments

In order to check delay and bring in more transparency, the Centre has asked all its departments to mandatorily process all pension-related cases through an online system.

The move will result in timely sanction and grant of post-retirement benefits to employees.

The Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions has issued instructions to secretaries of all central government departments asking them to ensure that pension cases are processed electronically.

It has been seen that despite detailed guidelines and instructions, a large proportion of retiring employees do not get their retirement benefits and pension payment order (PPO) in time, the Ministry said in an order.

It said an online pension sanction and payment tracking system called ‘Bhavishya’ has been launched to check delay in providing retirement benefits to employees.

Both the retiring employees as well as administrative authorities can monitor progress of pension cases at each stage online.

“It has now been decided that all Heads of Offices will henceforth mandatorily process all pension cases only through Bhavishya. In this, where necessary, they will assist the retiring employee to submit the online application form,” the Personnel Ministry said, seeking strict compliance of its directive.
All pension related cases of retiring employees have to be filed electronically from January 1, 2017 and “in no case will the pension case be delayed on account of electronic processing through Bhavishya”, it said.

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Pilot run of e-Revision Utility of CPAO for 7th Central Pay Commission Revision of Pension

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF FINANCE
DEPARTMENT OF EXPENDITURE
CENTRAL PENSION ACCOUNTING OFFICE
TR1KOOT-11, 31-11KAJI CAMA PLACE,
NEW DELHI-11006
Phones 25174596,28174456,26174438

CPAO/IT & Tech/Revision/ 7th CPC/2016-17/19.VOL-III/207

23.12.2016

Office Memorandum

Subject: Pilot run of e-Revision Utility of CPAO for 7th Central Pay Commission Revision of Pension.

Revision of about 9.5 lakhs Pre-2016 pension cases & 16000 post-2016 cases have become due as per recommendations of 7th CPC. As per instructions of DP&PW dated 4/08/2016, pension cases of Pre-2015 pensioners have been revised by the banks by applying the multiplication factor of 2.57.However, pension of post-2016 pensioners needs to be revised by concerned PADs. At present, these cases are being revised through COMPACT and physical authorities are sent to CPAO for authorization of pension. As COMPACT does not provide the facility of sending online Revision Authorities under the digital signatures of concerned PAOs to CPAO, CPAO has to wait for physical Revision Authorities for the validation of PAOs’ signature and special seal. Due to this, the process of pension revision becomes time consuming which ultimately slows down the whole process of revision. To overcome this problem, CPAO has developed online e-revision utility to take care of 7th CPC Pension Revision with the facility of sending digitally signed Revision Authority under the digital signatures of PAOs to CPAO.

2.11 has been decided to start the pilot run of new utility in 8 PAOs i.e. PAD, CRPF, New Delhi, PAO, CISF, New Delhi and PAO, BSF New Delhi of MHA; PAO, NDIZ and PAO , Food Zone of UD; PAO, CWC in Water Recourses; Pr. AO/PAO , New Delhi in External Affairs and ZAD, CBDT New Delhi in CBDT. These PAOs are first required to register their digital signatures in PFIVIS (if not already registered) in order to process and send the revised authority to CPAO. e- Revision utility may be accessed on CPAO’s website http://cpao.nic.in/wrap.php?p=html/E-Revision.html Step by Step process flow for processing of revision cases in the new utility may be downloaded from CPAOs website at http://cpao.nic.in/wrap.php?p=html/E-Revision.html

3. in view of the above, you are requested to instruct your PAOs selected for pilot run to use new utility of CPAO for revision of Post- 2016 pension cases w.e.f. 1st January, 2017 and extend full support to make the trial/pilot successful. In case of any difficulty in use of this utility Sh. Davinder Kumar, Technical Director, [SIC, CPAO may be contacted on Telephone No. 01126715338 or through email – kurnar.davinder@nic.in.

Subhash Chandra
Controller of Accounts

Signed copy

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Delinking of revised pension from qualifying service of 33 years

Delinking of revised pension from qualifying service of 33 years

F. No. CPAO/Co-ord/(107)/2016-17/542
Government Of India
Ministry Of finance, Department of Expenditure,
central Pension Accounting Office,
Trikoot-II, Bhikaji Cama Place, New Delhi – 110066
Phone:011-26178990 e-mail: sraocord-cpao@nic.in

Dated: 20th Dec, 2016

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Sub: OM No.38/37/08-P&PW (A) dated 6th April, 2016 of DP&PW: Delinking of revised pension from qualifying service of 33 years.

Attention is invited to previously issued OMs to Ministries/Departments/ AGs/UTs by CPAO on the subject mentioned obove. It is observed thot progress in disposal of such coses hos declined in spite of repeated requests for early settlement of pending coses and out of 89,481 cases,25,692 cases are still pending for revision. To avoid delay in payment of revised pension and arrear to the pensioners, special drive is required to clear these cases

It is requested to clear all the pending revision cases by 31st December, 2016.PAOs may be instructed to revise the remaining pending cases and send the revision authorities to CPAO for further authorization. It is also requested that in case some pending revisions are not covered under this OM, a certificate may be sent to CPAO in this regard so that these cases may be removed from the pendency list.

Sd/-
(Subhash Chandra)
Controller of Accounts

Source : http://cpao.nic.in/

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Dispensing with the requirement of submission of physical application form in case of NPS account being opened on Aadhaar verification followed by e-Signature

Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority circular regarding opening of NPS account with Aadhaar Card.

PENSION FUND REGULATORY AND DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY
B-14/A, Chhatrapati Shivaji Bhawan Qutab Institutional Area,
Katwaria Sarai, New Delhi-110016
Phone : 011-26517503
Fax: 011-26517507
Website : www.pfrda.org.in

Dispensing with the requirement of submission of physical application form in case of NPS account being opened on Aadhaar verification followed by e-Signature

CIRCULAR

PFRDA/2016/25/PD/1

15 December 2016

To,

All Stakeholders in the National Pension System

Subject: Dispensing with the requirement of submission of physical application form in case of NPS account being opened on Aadhaar verification followed by e-Signature

1. PFRDA vide circular no. PFRDA/2013/18/PDEX/11 dated 24th October 2013 has allowed acceptance of e-KYC as a valid process for KYC verification in addition to the other allowed valid documents of Identity and address for KYC verification.

2. The Electronic Signature or Electronic Authentication Technique and Procedure Rules, 2015 has been notified on 27th January 2015. As per the rule the Electronic Signatures facilitated through eSign -Online Electronic Signature Service is legally valid provided the eSign signature framework is operated under the provisions of Second Schedule of the Information Technology Act and Guidelines issued by the Controller of Certifying Authorities. E-authentication technique using Aadhhar e-KYC services is legally valid authentication.

3. It has now been decided by PFRDA that in case the POPs integrate the eSign-online electronic signature service, within their applications for online account opening for NPS, the requirement of sending the physical application form to the Central Record keeping Agency by the subscribers/Points-of Presence shall be dispensed with.

4. The Points-of-Presence shall be allowed to charge a maximum of Rs.5/- plus service tax and cess thereon per application for the e-Signature service being provided to the subscribers.

5. In case of account opened through eKYC, the Points of presence will send the soft copy of the application form (along with the supporting documents, if any) to the Central Record keeping Agency.

6. The Points-of-Presence shall adhere to the requirement of submission of KYC details of the subscribers to CERSAI.

7. With the application of the eSign facility, a large number of the subscribers having Aadhaar number will be able to open NPS account without any physical document requirement.

This is being issued in the interest of the subscribers under National Pension System.

Yours faithfully,
(Akhilesk Kumar)
Deputy General Manager

Download PFRDA Circular PFRDA/2016/25/PD/1 dated 15.12.2016

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Aadhaar mandatory for pensioners

Press Information Bureau,
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pension

14-December, 2016 16:30

Aadhaar mandatory for pensioners

There is, at present, no proposal to make Aadhaar seeding mandatory for release of pension to the Central Government pensioners.

Eighty-seven percent of Central Government pensioners of all age categories have seeded their bank accounts with Aadhaar number. The remaining thirteen percent, including those Government pensioners of the age of 80 and 90 years have not yet seeded their bank accounts with Aadhaar number. The Government has made efforts to seed accounts of all Central Government pensioners with Aadhaar numbers so as to enable them to benefit from the additional facility of submission of Digital Life Certificate. Public Sector Banks are authorised to enroll pensioners for issue of Aadhaar number, including old and infirm pensioners.

This was stated by the Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions and Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office Dr. Jitendra Singh in written reply to a question by Shri Natubhai Gomanbhai Patel in the Lok Sabha today.

Source: PIB

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List of Pension Sanctioning Authority and its corresponding Disbursing Agency

List of Pension Sanctioning Authority and its corresponding Disbursing Agency

S.No. Pension Sanctioning Authority Pension Disbursing Agency
1 Banking Staff Bank
2 Central Government Bank
3 Chennai Port Trust Bank
4 Coal Mines Provident Fund Organization (CMPFO) Coal Mines Provident Fund Organization (CMPFO)
5 Defence Bank,DPDO
6 EPFO Bank, Kerala Gramin Bank
7 Mumbai Port Trust Bank
8 New Delhi Municipal Council New Delhi Municipal Council
9 Paradip Port Trust Bank
10 Postal Bank, Post Office
11 Railway Bank, Post Office
12 Sahitya Akademi Sahitya Akademi
13 State Government Andhra Pradesh Andhra Treasury-sub Treasury
14 State Government Arunachal Pradesh Bank, AP Treasury-Sub Treasury
15 State Government Goa Bank, Goa Treasury-Sub Treasury
16 State Government Haryana Bank, Haryana Treasury-Sub Treasury
17 State Government Himachal Pradesh HP State Treasury
18 State Government Jharkhand Bank, Jharkhand Treasury-Sub Treasury
19 State Government Karnataka Bank, Karnataka Treasury-Sub Treasury
20 State Government Kerala Kerala State Treasury
21 State Government Madhya Pradesh Bank,MP State Treasury
22 State Government Maharashtra Maharashtra State Treasury
23 State Government Mizoram Mizoram Treasury-Sub Treasury
24 State Government Odisha Bank, OdishaTreasury-Sub Treasury
25 State Government Puducherry Bank, Puduherry Treasury-Sub Treasury
26 State Government Punjab Bank
27 State Government Rajasthan Bank, Rajasthan Treasury-Sub Treasury
28 State Government Tamil Nadu Tamil Nadu Treasury-Sub Treasury
29 State Government Telangana Telangana Treasury-Sub Treasury
30 State Government Tripura Bank
31 State Government Uttar Pradesh UP Treasury-Sub Treasury
32 Telecom Bank, DoT, Post Office
33 Union Territory – Andaman and Nicobar Bank
34 Union Territory – Daman Diu Daman Diu Treasury

Source : Download from Jeevanpramaan.gov.in

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Recording of PPO Number in the Bank Pass Book of Defence pensioner/family pensioner

PCDA circular on Recording of PPO Number in the Bank Pass Book of Defence pensioner/family pensioner

Office of the Principal Controller of Defence Accounts (Pension), Draupadi Ghat, Allahabad-211014

Circular No. 185

No. AT/Tech/70/XXIV
Dated: 28.11.2016

To,
1. The Chief Accountant, RBI Deptt. of Govt. Bank Accounts, Central office C-7, Second Floor, Bandre – Kurla Complex, P B No. 8143, Bandre East Mumbai-400051.
2. The Manger CPPC of Public Sector Banks including IDBI
3. The Nodal Officers (ICICI/ AXIS/HDFC Bank)

Sub: Recording of PPO Number in the Bank Pass Book of Defence pensioner/family pensioner

Ministry of Finance has been receiving various applications from Central Civil Pensioners/Family Pensioners and Registered Welfare Organisations related to pension problems like how to get duplicate PPO in case of missing of original PPO, commencement of family pension to spouse or dependent children after the death of pensioner, transfer of pension account from one bank/branch to another bank/branch. However, complaints are not attended immediately by banks in absence of PPO numbers in bank pass books. To obviate this situation, Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure, Central Pension Accounting Office vide OM No. CPAO / Tech / Clarification / P&PW I 2014-15/426-497 dt. 17.09.2014 advised the Heads of all CPPCs and Government

Business Departments to instruct all their bank branches dealing with pension payments to record the PPO numbers in all the pass book of the pensioners/family pensioner issued by them.

However, there was no mention about applicability of above instruction to defence pensioners/family pensioners. Therefore, a clarification in this regard was sought from the Ministry, who has now advised, vide F.No. 7/124/2014-BOA dt. 23rd Aug 2016 to the CEOs of all PSBs to ensure recording of PPO numbers in the bank pass books of Defence pensioner/family pensioners.

It is therefore requested to issue suitable instructions to all your bank branches dealing with pension payments to record the PPO numbers in the bank pass books of Defence Pensioners/family pensioners (including Defence Civilian Pensioners/family pensioners).

Abhishek Singh
Asst.CDA (P)

Download PCDA Circular No. 185 No. AT/Tech/70/XXIV dated 28.11.2016

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Resolving of old pension cases

Resolving of old pension cases

Ministries/Departments of the Government sanction pension/family pension as per Central Civil Services (Pension) Rules, 1972 and send pension papers through Pay and Accounts Office and Central Pension Accounting Office to the pension disbursing agency, which is generally a public sector bank. This department monitors grievances of retiring employees/pensioners through Centralised Pension Grievance Redress and Monitoring System (CPENGRAMS). The department rigorously monitors the grievances registered under CPENGRAMS. Various reports are generated and examined on the cases of delay/ pendency/non-payment. There is no grievance case, including that of lonely women, pending for over 10 years. There is no proposal under consideration for opening of Fast Track Unit of pension to resolve old and pending cases.

This was stated by the Minister of State in the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions and Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office Dr. Jitendra Singh in a written reply to a question by Shri Anubhav Mohanty in the Rajya Sabha today.

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29th meeting of Standing Committee of Voluntary Agencies (SCOVA) under the chairmanship of Honorable MOS (PP)

F.No. 42/16/2016-P&PW(G)

Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, P.G and Pensions
Department of Pension & Pensioners Welfare

3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhawan
Khan Market, New Delhi-110003
Date: 30th Nov, 2016

To

All the Pensioners Associations included in the SCOVA vide Resolution dated 25.08.2015

Subject: 29th meeting of Standing Committee of Voluntary Agencies (SCOVA) under the chairmanship of Hon’ble MOS (PP)-reg

The 29th meeting of Standing Committee of Voluntary Agencies(SCOVA) of the Department of Pension & Pensioners Welfare is scheduled to he held shortly. The date, time and venue of the meeting will be intimated shortly. The meeting will be chaired by the Hon’ble Minister of State in the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions.

2. It is therefore requested to provide the following requisite information through hard copy as well as e-mail:

(a) Suggest fresh items/issues, if any, for inclusion in the agenda to be discussed for the proposed meeting,. Kindly do not send those agenda items which have already been discussed in the previous SCOVA meetings and on which final decision/action has already been taken. Your response in this regard may please he sent to this Department latest by 5th December, 2016 to enable us to finalise the agenda items. Minutes of the previous SCOVA meetings are available on the website of this Department i.e www.pensionersportal.gov.in

(b) Because of the consideration of space. only one representative of your organisation may attend the above said meeting. Confirmation of participation and the name of the participant may kindly be intimated in advance to the undersigned by fax/e-mail.

3. Outstation members will be paid TA/DA and local members will be paid conveyance charges in accordance with the rules/instructions.

4. This Department looks forward to your participation in the meeting.

(Charanjit Taneja)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

Download DP&PW SCOVA meeting resolution F.No. 42/16/2016-P&PW(G) dated 30.11.2016

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Revision of provisional pension sanctioned under Rule of the CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972

Revision of provisional pension sanctioned under Rule of the CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972

Government Of India
Ministry of Personnel. PG & Pensions
Department ef Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare

3rd Floor. Lok Nayak Bhawan
Khan Market,

New Delhi, the 30th November. 2016

Office Memorandum

Sub:- Revision of provisional pension sanctioned under Rule of the CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972

The undersigned is directed to say that in pursuance of Government’s decision on the recommendations Of Seventh pay Commission, orders for revision Of pension Of pensioners w.e.f.1.1 .2016 have been issued on 4.8.2016.

2. The following categories of pensioners arc drawing provisional pension under Rule-69 of the CCS (Pension) Rules based 0n their pre-revised pay/pension:-

(i) Retired before 1.1 .2016 and sancüoned provisional pension under Rule-69 of CCS (Pension) Rules on account of departmental/judicial proceedings or suspension.

ii) Suspended before 1.1.20t6 ard sanctioned provisional pension under Rule.69 of the CCS (Pension) Rules on retirement on or after 1.1.2016.

3. The provisional pension sanctioned in the above cases may be revised in the normal course in accordance With the instructions contained in this Department’s NO.38/37/2016- dated 4.8.2016 issued for revision of pension of pre-2016 pensioners.

4. This issues with the approval of Department of Expenditure, Ministry of’ Finance ID No. J(21)/EV/2016 Dated 24.1 1.2016.

Hindi version will follow.

(Harjit Singh)
Director

Authority: http://www.pensionersportal.gov.in/

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7th Pay Commission Pension revision – Interpretation of Proposed Option 3

7th Pay Commission Pension revision – Interpretation of Proposed Option 3

7th Pay Commission Pension revision – Interpretation of Proposed Option 3 by RSCWS for revised Pension as per 7th CPC recommendations as an alternate to Option 1 recommended by 7th Pay Commission

INTERPRETATION OF PROPOSED OPTION 3 FOR REVISED PENSION HOW FAR IS IT AN ALTERNATIVE TO OPTION 1 RECOMMENDED BY 7Tth CPC? By N. P. MOHAN, President, RSCWS

The most significant recommendation of 7th CPC is to bring parity between past pensioners with those retiring after 1-1-2016 (Para 10.1.67). A long standing demand of the pensioners, who have been the victim of Modified Parity in the last two decades from 1-1-1996 (5th CPC), has been addressed by the Commission The parity is sought to be achieved by the recommendation of Option 1 for revised pension which provides for consideration of increments earned in the last Level by a pensioner while in service. Recognizing the delay in checking record for ascertaining the increments for implementation of this option, revised pension in the interim phase was recommended to be fixed by multiplying the pension fixed after 6th CPC by MF of 2.57 (Option 2). This option has already been implemented.

While accepting the above recommendations, Govt. had constituted a 5 member Committee under the chairmanship of Secretary (Pension) to examine the feasibility of implementation of Option 1. The Committee in its meeting with JCM on 6th October has suggested an alternative option (Option 3) to overcome the difficulty of tracing record in some cases. It has been indicated in Para 5 of the minutes of the meeting “that the Committee has found that the alternative method of arriving at notional pay in Seventh CPC by applying formula for pay revision for serving employees in each Pay Commission and giving 50% of this as pension to be beneficial to all pensioners in comparison to the fitment method.”

Dispensation of revised pension under alternative Option 3 will depend on the decision of the Govt on the recommendations of this Committee. The impact of Option 3 as understood from the proposal of the Committee mentioned in above is reflected in the 3 tables indicating the revised pension.

EXAMPLE OF REVISED PENSION UNDER OPTIONS 1 & 2 of 7th CPC & OPTION 3 BASED ON NOTIONAL PAY IN SUCCESSIVE PAY COMMISSIONS
(As proposed in Para 5 of the minutes of the meeting of Feasibility Committee held with JCM on 6-10-2016)

FOR PENSIONERS RETIRING IN 5TH CPC REGIME (1.1.1996 TO 31-12-2005) FROM SCALE S 13 (7450-11500)-LEVEL 7 Average Pay on retirement Pension after 5th CPC (Higher of Mod. Parity or
with factor of 2.26) – whichever is higher Notional pay-6th CPC (As per Fitment table-6th CPC) Notional pay-7th CPC with MF OF 2.57-3rd option (col.2xMF) Pay in the next cell of 7th CPC Pay Matrix- 3rd Option

Pay based on option 1 with no. 0f increments (7th CPC pay matrix- (7th CPC pay matrix- Level 7)Revised Pension as per Option 3 (col.4/2) Revised Pension as per Option 1 (col.5/2)
Revised Interim Pension as per Option 2 of 7th CPC (Col.2×2.57)

 

1

2

3
18460

4

5

6
44900

7

8

9

7450 9230 47442 47600 23800 22450 23721
7675 9230 18880 48522 49000 46200 24500 23100 23721
7900 9230 19300 49601 50500 47600 25250 23800 23721
8125 9230 19720 50680 52000 49000 26000 24500 23721
8350 9436 20144 51770 52000 50500 26000 25250 24249
8575 9690 20550 52814 53600 52000 26800 26000 24903
8800 9944 20970 53893 55200 53600 27600 26800 25556
9025 10198 21390 54972 55200 55200 27600 27600 26210
9250 10453 21810 56052 56900 56900 28450 28450 26863
9475 10707 22230 57131 58600 58600 29300 29300 27516
9700 10961 22650 58211 58600 60400 29300 30200 28170
9925 11215 23070 59290 60400 62200 30200 31100 28823
10150 11470 23480 60344 60400 64100 30200 32050 29477
10375 11724 23900 61423 62200 66000 31100 33000 30130
10600 11978 24320 62502 64100 68000 32050 34000 30783
10825 12232 24740 63582 64100 70000 32050 35000 31437
11050 12487 25160 64661 66000 72100 33000 36050 32090
11275 12741 25580 65741 66000 74300 33000 37150 32744
11500 12995 25990 66794 68000 76500 34000 38250 33397
NOTES:- 1. This table is illustrative under option 3 which is as per understanding of the proposal indicated by the Feasibility Committee based on Notional pay fixation in successive Pay Commissions.

2. Actual fixation of revised pension will depend on Govt’s decision in the matter.

3. The figures of revised pension under Option 1 (Col. 8) are for each stage of increment.
Compiled by: N. P. Mohan, President, RSCWS

Source : RSCWS

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Pensionary benefits of medically decategorised running staff opt for voluntary Retirement

Pensionary benefits of medically decategorised running staff opt for voluntary Retirement

Railway Board Circular on Pensionary benefits of medically decategorised running staff opt for voluntary Retirement

Ministry of Railways has issued a Circular on Pensionary benefits of medically decategorised running staff opt for voluntary Retirement

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

RBE No. 137/2016

No. E(P&A)II-2004/RS-05

New Delhi, dated 29 .11.2016.

The General Managers(P)/CAOs,
All Indian Railways & Prod. Units etc.

Sub: Pensionary benefits of medically decategorised running staff who opt for voluntary retirement.

Ref: Board’s letter no. E(NG)I-2009/RE-3/9 dated 05-10-2011.

Vide DC/JCM item no. 25/2004, PNM/NFIR Item No. 8/2015 and PNM/AIRF Item No. 46/2012, recognised staff Federations have demanded that 55% of Pay Element be reckoned for computing retirement benefit for those running staff who have been medically decategorised and decide to take Voluntary Retirement instead of opting for redeployment in an alternative stationary post.

2. The issue has been examined in Board’s office, and it is observed that the issue is governed under the provisions contained in Board’s letter referred to above. To address the specific aspect brought out by Federations, it has been decided that whenever a medically decategorised running staff governed by RS(PR)1993. who has rendered the prescribed qualifying service opts for Voluntary Retirement either on his own or within a period of one month from the date of offer of the first alternative post, his pension may be computed with addition of 55% Pay Element. This 55% benefit will be reckoned after deducting the 30% Pay Element fixation benefit if granted already as per Board’s letter dated 05-10-2011 referred to above.

3. In case such staff does not give option of Voluntary Retirement within the outer limit period of one month specified herein above. it will be deemed that the staff has accepted the alternative appointment offered and in this case, retirement benefits will be governed by extant instruction on the issue whenever he superannuates or opts for Voluntary Retirement thereafter.

4. The period of one month to opt for Voluntary Retirement for those medically decategorised running staff, who have already been offered the alternative posts, will start from the date of issue of this letter.

5. The above clarification shall take effect from the date of issue of this letter.

6. This issues with the concurrence of the Finance Directorate of the Ministry of Railways.

7. Please acknowledge receipt.

(S. Balachandra Iyer)
Director/Pay Commission,
Railway Board.

Download RBE No. 137/2016 No. E(P&A)II-2004/RS-05, dated 29.11.2016.

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