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Payment of enhanced Monetary Allowance attached to pre and post independence Gallantry Awards

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PCDA Circular 199 : Payment of enhanced Monetary Allowance attached to pre and post independence Gallantry Awards

O/o The Principal Controller of Defence Accounts (Pensions)
Draupadighat, Allahabad 211014

Circular No. 199

No. AT/Tech/69-XIII

Dated: 27 /03/2018

To

01. 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
02. The Director of Treasuris of all state……………
03. The Manager CPPC of Public Sector Banks including IDBI
04. The CDA (PD) Meerut
05. The CDA, Chennai
06. The Nodal Officers (ICICI/AXIS/HDFC Bank)….
07. The Pay & Accounts Officer……………
08. The Military. & Air Attache, Indian Embassy, Kathmandu, Nepal
09. The D.P.D.O…………………….
10. Post Master…………………

Sub: Payment of enhanced Monetary Allowance attached to pre and post independence Gallantry Awards.

Ref: This office Circular No. 9 dated 10/06/2011 and Circular No. 30 dated 22/12/2017.
The rates of Monetary Allowance attached to pre and post independence Gallantary Awards have been revised by the Govt w.e.f. 30/03/2011 and 01/08/2017 and the same have been issued to all the Pension Disbursing Agencies (PDAs) vide this office Circular No. 9 dated 10/06/2011 and Circular No. 30 dated 22/12/2017 respectively. These circulars are also available on this office web site www.pcdapension.nic.in.

However, complaints from various agencies as well as the pensioners/family pensioners & Pensioners’ Associations are being received at various levels including Ministry of Defence (MoD) stating that PDAs are not making payment of enhanced rate of Monetary Allowance attached to pre and post independence Gallantry Awards.

On examining the cases, it has been noticed that monetary allowance of Gallantry award has neither been revised as per this office Circular No. 9 dated 10/06/2011 nor Circular No. 30 dated 22/12/2017. Non-revision of monetary allowance of Gallantry Awards by the PDAs has resulted in huge arrears. Non-payment of dues to the pensioners/family pensioners as well as accumulation of such cases has been viewed seriously by the MoD. The MoD has further directed to ensure that such incidents do not recur.

Therefore, PDAs are requested to review all cases of monetary allowance attached to pre and post independence Gallantry Awards and ensure that revision as per circulars mentioned above has been carried out by them and payment is being made at correct rates. The Pension Disbursing Agencies are also requested to submit detailed status report on payment of correct rate of Monetary Allowance attached to pre and post independence Gallantry Awardees.

Details of Gallantry awardees extracted from pension payment scrolls for the month of January, 2018 received from the Banks in respect of whom monetary allowances are still awaiting for revision in terms of the above circulars is being forwarded separately to each CPPC for immediate revision of the same and to ensure credit the payments along with arrears in pensioners/family pensioners Bank Account. PDAs other than Banks are requested to review all cases of Gallantry awardees and confirm to this office that payment is being made as per the above quoted circulars.

Sd/-
(SANDEEP THAKUR)
Addl. CDA (Pensions)

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PCDA Circular 30 – Payment of enhanced Monetary Allowances attached to pre and post independence Gallantry Awards

PCDA Circular 30 – Payment of enhanced Monetary Allowances attached to pre and post independence Gallantry Awards

Office of the Pr.C.D.A.(Pensions),
Draupadighat, Allahabad – 211014

Circular No. 30

Date: 22.12.2017

To,

1. The Director of Treasuries
2. The Post Master, Kathua, Srinagar (J&K)
3. The Post Master, Campbell Bay (Andaman & Nicobar)
4. The Defence Pension Disbursing Officer ……..
5. The Pay and Accounts Officer ……..
6. The Assistant Military Attache(P) Embassy of India,Kathmandu,(Nepal)
7. The Director of Accounts, Panaji (Goa)
8. The Chief Accounts officer (PGTPF), Gangtok, Sikkim-737101
9. Director of Accounts, Moti Daman-396220
10. The Chief Manager, CPPC …..
11. The Manager, Link Bank (other than CPPC) ……..
12. Director of Accounts & Treasuries, Puducherry-605001

Subject : Payment of enhanced Monetary Allowances attached to pre and post independence Gallantry Awards.

Reference: This office Important Circular No. 9 dated 10.06.2011.

(Available on this office Website address www.pcdapension.nic.in)

Consequent upon issue of letters bearing No. 7(62)/20014-D (AG) dated 4th Dec, 2017 by Govt. of India, Ministry of Defence(reproduced as Annexure ‘A’ and ‘B’ respectively to this circular), the rates of Pre- Independence Gallantry Awards and Post-Independence Gallantry Awards have been revised w.e.f. 01st August, 2017.

2. The revised rate of monetary allowance attached with Gallantry Awards may please be paid to all recipients at revised rate, irrespective of rank and income.

3. The terms and condition for payment of monetary allowance on the authority of Pension Payment Order (PPO) notified by this office in above categories of cases is stated in brief in following Paras

i. The allowance will be admissible to the recipient of the award and on his death to his widow lawfully married by a valid ceremony. The widow will continue to receive the allowance until her death. Ordinarily, the widow who was first married shall receive the allowance, but with the special sanction of the Government, the allowance may be divided equally between the lawfully married widows of recipients.

ii. When the award has been made posthumously to a bachelor, the monetary allowance shall be paid to his father or mother, and in case the posthumous awardee was a widower, the allowance shall be paid to his son below 18 years or unmarried daughter as the case may be.

iii. Each bar to the decoration will carry the same amount of monetary allowance as admissible to the original award.

iv. The monthly monetary allowance will be paid in respect of all gallantry awards received by an individual.

v. The monetary allowance will not be taken into account for computing dearness relief.

For CMDs/Chief Managers of Link Bank/CPPCs/Director of Treasuries/ all other PDA’s

It is requested that a copy of these orders / instructions may be provided to all Paying Branches/ Treasuries under your jurisdiction for making payment of the monetary allowance at the enhanced rate.

The order has also been uploaded on this office web site www.pcdapension.nic.in . The copy of same may be downloaded at your end for immediate implementation of the Government orders.

No. G-1/M/068/ICO’s/Vol- V
Date: 22 .12.2017

(S.C. SAROJ)
Sr.Accounts officer (Pensions)

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Enhancement of monetary allowance attached to the Post Independence Gallantry Awards

Enhancement of monetary allowance attached to the Post Independence Gallantry Awards

No.7(62)/2014-D(AG)
Government of India
Ministry of Defence

Sena Bhawan, New Delhi – 110105
Dated the 4th December, 2017

To

The Chief of Army Staff
The Chief of Navy Staff
The Chief of Air Staff

Subject: Enhancement of monetary allowance attached to the Post Independence Gallantry Awards.

Sirs,

I am directed to refer to this Ministry’s letter No. 7(119)/2008-D(AG) dated 30th March, 2011 on the above subject and to convey the sanction of the President to the enhanced payment of monetary allowance at the following rates to all recipients, irrespective of rank and income, of the following Post-Independence gallantry awards, with effect from 1st August, 2017:

GALLANTRY AWARD EXISTING RATE
OF MONETARY
ALLOWANCE
(RUPEES
PER MONTH)
REVISED RATE
OF MONETARY
ALLOWANCE
(RUPEES
PER MONTH)
Param Vir Chakra (PVC) 10,000 20,000
Ashoka Chakra (AC) 6,000 12,000
Maha Vir Chakra (MVC) 5,000 10,000
Kirti Chakra (KC) 4,500 9,000
Vir Chakra (VrC) 3,500 7,000
Shaurya Chakra (SC) 3,000 6,000
Sena/Nao Sena/Vayu Sena Medal
(Gallantry)
1,000 2,000

2. The allowance shall be admissible to the recipient of the award and on his death to his widow lawfully married by a valid ceremony. The widow will continue to receive the allowance until her death. Ordinarily, the widow who was first married shall receive the allowance but with the special sanction of the Government the allowance may be divided equally between the lawful widows of the recipient.

3. When the award has been made posthumously to a bachelor, the monetary allowance shall be paid to his father or mother, and in case the posthumous awardee was a widower, the allowance shall be paid to his son below 18 years or unmarried daughter as the case may be.

4. Each bar to the decoration will carry the same amount of monetary allowance as admissible to the original award.

5. The monthly monetary allowance will be paid in respect of all gallantry awards received by an individual.

6. Payments, if any, already made for the period beyond the date of issue of this letter will be adjusted against the payment due under this letter.

7. The expenditure on this account will be debitable to the relevant Heads of the Defence Services Estimates.

8. This issues with the concurrence of Ministry of Finance (Department of Expenditure) vide their U.O. No.7/67/E.III.A/98 dated 11th September, 2017.

Yours faithfully

S/d,
(D. Prashanth Rao)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

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Enhancement of monetary allowance attached to the Pre-Independence Gallantry Awards

Enhancement of monetary allowance attached to the Pre-Independence Gallantry Awards

No.7(62)/2014-D(AG)
Government of India
Ministry of Defence

Sena Bhawan, New Delhi -110105
Dated the 4th December, 2017

To

The Chief of Army Staff
The Chief of Navy Staff
The Chief of Air Staff

Subject: Enhancement of monetary allowance attached to the Pre-Independence Gallantry Awards.

Sirs,

I am directed to refer to this Ministry’s letter No. 7(119)/2008-D(AG) dated 30th March, 2011 on the above subject and to convey the sanction of the President to the enhanced payment of monetary allowance at the following rates to all recipients, irrespective of rank and income, of the following Pre-Independence Gallantry Awards, with effect from 1st August, 2017:

GALLANTRY AWARD EXISTING RATE
OF MONETARY
ALLOWANCE
(RUPEES
PER MONTH)
REVISED RATE
OF MONETARY
ALLOWANCE
(RUPEES
PER MONTH)
Distinguished Service Order (DSO) 4,000 8,000
Indian Order of Merit (IOM) 4,000 8,000
Indian Distinguished Service Medal (IOSM) 4,000 8,000
Distinguished Service Cross (DSC) 2,800 6,000
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC) for Officers 2,800 6,000
Distinguished Service Medal (DSM) 2,800 6,000
Military Medal (MM) 2,800 6,000
Distinguished Flying Medal (DFM) for Other Ranks 2,800 6,000

2. The allowance shall be admissible to the recipient of the award and on his death to his widow lawfully married by a valid ceremony. The widow will continue to receive the allowance until her death. Ordinarily, the widow who was first married shall receive the allowance but with the special sanction of the Government the allowance may be divided equally between the lawful widows of the recipient.

3. When the award had been made posthumously to a bachelor, the monetary allowance shall be paid to his father or mother, and in case the posthumous awardee was a widower, the allowance shall be paid to his son below 18 years or unmarried daughter as the case may be.

4. Each bar to the decoration will carry the same amount of monetary allowance as admissible to the original award.

5. The monthly monetary allowance will be paid in respect of all gallantry awards received by an individual.

6. Payments, if any, already made for the period beyond the date of issue of this letter will be adjusted against the payment due under this letter.

7. The expenditure on this account will be debitable to the relevant Heads of the Defence Services Estimates.

8. This issues with the concurrence of Ministry of Finance (Department of Expenditure) vide their U.O. No. 7/67/E.III.A/98 dated 11th September, 2017.

Yours faithfully,
S/d,
(T.D. Prashanth Rao)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

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Monetary Allowance for Widows of Gallantry Awards Recipients

Monetary Allowance for Widows of Gallantry Awards Recipients

Monetary Allowance for Widows of Gallantry Awards Recipients

Recipients of the gallantry awards are entitled to the monetary allowance as per the letter of 1972 of Ministry of Defence (MoD), superseded by letter in 1995 of the MoD, which have been revised from time to time. As per the existing condition for grant of monetary allowance, the allowance shall be admissible to the recipient of the award and on his death to his widow lawfully married by a valid ceremony. The widow will continue to receive the allowance until her re-marriage or death. The payment of the allowance will, however, be continued to a widow who re-marries the late husband’s brother and lives a communal life with the living heir eligible for family pension.

Representations were received from various quarters to remove the condition of the widow’s remarriage with the late husband’s brother for continuation of the monetary allowance.

This issue was considered by the Government of India and it has now been decided to remove the condition of the widow’s remarriage with the late husband’s brother for continuation of the monetary allowance vide MoD letter dated November 16, 2017.

The revised condition for grant of monetary allowance for recipients of gallantry awards is as under:

The allowance shall be admissible to the recipient of the award and on his death to his widow lawfully married by a valid ceremony. The widow will continue to receive the allowance until her death.
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