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Implementation of Government decision on the recommendations of the Cabinet Secretary’s Committee- Revision of pension in respect of Personnel below Officer Rank (PBOR) discharge prior to 01.01.2006

Revision of Pension in Respect of personnel Below Officer Rank (PBOR) Discharged prior to 01.01.2006: PCDA Circular No. 577

Office of the Principal CDA (Pensions)
Draupadi Ghat, Allahabad-211014

MOST IMPORTANT CIRCULAR

Circular No. 577

Dated: 09.03.2017

Subject: Implementation of Government decision on the recommendations of the Cabinet Secretary’s Committee- Revision of pension in respect of Personnel below Officer Rank (PBOR) discharge prior to 01.01.2006.

Reference: This office Circular No. 430 dated 10.03.2010 and Circular No. 501 dated 17.01 2013.

Copy of GOI, MOD letter No. 1(8)/2015/D(Pen/Pol) dated 1st August 2016 is forwarded herewith for further necessary action at your end.

2.Table No. 59 and 60 of GOI, MOD letter No. PC10(1)/2009-D(Pen/Pol) dated 8th March 2010 indicating revised rates of pension up to 26 years in respect of ‘Naib Subedar, DSC- on clerical duties’ and ‘Naib Subedar, DSC- on other duties’ respectively, have been extended up to 28 years vide Para-1 of GOI, MOD letter dated 1st August 2016.

3.Similarly, pension rates w.e.f. 01.07.2009 in respect of ‘Naib Subedar, DSC- on clerical duties’ shown up to 26 years in Table No. 10 (DSC) of GOI, MOD letter No. 1(13)/2012/D(Pen/Policy) dated 17th January 2013, have also been extended up to 28 years as amended vide Para-2 of ibid GOI, MOD letter dated 1st August 2016.

4.All other subsidiary payment instructions will be same as already circulated vide this office Circular No. 430 dated 10.03.2010 and Circular No. 501 dated 17.01.2013.

5.It is requested that all affected cases may please be reviewed at your end and revision may be done accordingly.

6.It is also requested that a copy of these orders/ instructions may please be circulated to all Pension Disbursing Authorities (DPDOs/ Paying Branches/ Treasuries/PAOs etc.) under your jurisdiction to ensure the revision at the earliest.

7.All other terms and conditions shall remain unchanged.

No. Gts/Tech/0167/XXV

Dated: 09th March, 2017

s/d
(Nasim Ullah)
Astt. Controller (Pensions)

Signed Copy

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PCDA: Exemption of Pension/ Family Pension received with Gallantry Award

PCDA Circular 188 – Exemption of Pension/ Family Pension received with Gallantry Award

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

Circular No.188

No. AT/Tech/228-VIII

Dated: 06.02.2017

Sub: Exemption of Pension/ Family Pension received with Gallantry Award.

This office is receiving representations from various agencies stating that PDAs are deducting the Income Tax on pension/family pension of the Defence Pensioners/Family Pensioners who have been granted with Gallantry Awards

2.The issue has been examined and it is found that Chapter-III of Income Tax Act-1961, which provides, vide section 10 (18) inserted by the Finance Act-1999 we. f. 01.04.2000 that incomes which do not form part of total income for the purpose of Income Tax includes the following

(i) pension received by an individual who has been in the service of the Central Government or State Government and has been awarded “Param Vir Chakra” or “Maha Vir Chakra” or “Vir Chakra” or such other gallantry award as the Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, specify in this behalf:

(ii) family pension received by any member of the family of an individual referred to in sub-clause (i).

3.In view of the above all Pension Disbursing Authorities are advised to allow the benefit of exemption of Income Tax to the pensioners/family pensioners mentioned at 2(i) & (ii) above.

s/d,
(Dhananjay Singh)
Jt.CDA (P)

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PCDA: Submission of Change Statement in the revised format

PCDA: Submission of Change Statement in the revised format: Scheme for Payment of Pensions of Defence Pensioners by Public Sector Banks

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

Circular No. 189

Dated: 28 .02 .2017

Subject:  Submission of Change Statement in the revised format.

Guidelines for preparing change statement and submission thereof to PCDA(P), Allahabad have been provided in para 17 of Annexure “H” to Scheme for Payment of Pensions of Defence Pensioners by Public Sector Banks and in para 126 of Defence Pension Payment instructions (DPPI)-2013. Prescribed format and guidelines for submitting change statement has also been intimated by this office to the Pension Disbursing Agencies from time to time.

2.In order to strengthen e-audit of pension payment scroll at this end, need of some additional information has been felt. In order to cater to this need, Annexure-‘E’ i.e. change statement has been redesigned and is being enclosed with the circular. All the PDAs are requested to submit information as per the revised format of change statement (Annexure- E), along with e-scroll at the end of the month including all the cases if transfer of pension account from one PDA to other PDA, change of CPPC, death of pensioner / family pensioner, starting / closing of pension change in additional pension etc.

3.Change scroll should be sent in .CSV format with vertical bar character symbol pipe i.e. (I) as field separator and file name of the change scroll should be as “EAAAYYMM.csv”, Where “E” denotes Change scroll, ‘AAA’ for short name of the bank and YY for year and MM for month concerned. All the fields must be included even if the value in the field is blank / zero. For example, if the change scroll is submitted by State Bank of India for the month of April 2017, the file name of the change scroll should be “ESBIl704.csv”

4. Instruction for submission of information in change statement field Wise is attached as Annexure- ‘D’

No.AT/Tech/30-XVIII
Dated:- 28 .02.2017

 

S/d,
(Abhishek Singh)

Asst. CDA (P)

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Fake Communication/Order on the revised pay rules on 7th CPC

Fake Communication/Order on the revised pay rules on 7th CPC

Ministry Of Defence
D (Pay/Services)

Subject: Fake Communication/Order on the revised pay rules on 7th CPC.

Reference fake letter number 12630/Mov/3737/D (Pay) dated 17th March, 2017 signed by shri Madan Mohan, Under Secretary addressed to CGDA (New Delhi), PCDA (Allahabad) and others. This Communication/Letter is fake and no cognizance thereof shall be taken.

(Prashant Rastogi)
Under Secretary

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Promotion to the grade of Additional Controller General of Defence Accounts (Higher Administrative Grade+)

Promotion to the grade of Additional Controller General of Defence Accounts (Higher Administrative Grade+)

Office of the Controller General Of Defence Accounts
Ulan Batar Road, Palam, Delhi Cantt – 110 010

Tele No.011-25674810
No.AN-I/1201/1/XXVII

Fax No.011-25674781
Dated: 02.03.2017

To

  1. The PCDA (R&D), New Delhi
  2. The PIFA (Army-M), New Delhi
  3. The PCDA, New Delhi

Subject: Promotion to the grade of Additional Controller General of Defence Accounts (Higher Administrative Grade+).

The Appointment Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) has approved the following two officers for promotion to the grade of additional controller General of Defence Accounts of the India Defence Accounts service in the pay scale of Rs.75500-80000 (HAG+) 6th CPC/Level 16 of pay matrix (7th CPC)

Sl.No Name of Officers Present Office
1 Shri Upendra Sah (IDAS : 1983) The PCDA (R&D), New Delhi
2 Shri R S Rana (IDAS:1983) The PIFA (Army-M), New Delhi

The promotion shall be with immediate effect or from the date of assumption of the charge of the post, whichever is later and until further orders. It may please be ensured before relief of the officer that no disciplinary/criminal case is pending against the officer and the officer is not under suspension.

  1. It is, therefore, requested that the above named officers may please be relieved of their present duties immediately with the request to assume charge as Additional Controller General of Defence Accounts in the office of CGDA, Delhi Cantt on promotion. TA/Joining time as admissible under the rules is authorized.
  2. The blank MTPAR form is enclosed for initiating the MTPAR of the officer till date of relief from the present charge/post. The same may please be handed over to the officer after completing Part I of the form with the request to complete the Part-II (Self Appraisal)and submit the same to the respective Reporting Officer, within 15 days from the date of relief, under intimation to the HQrs office. The officer may also be informed that if he fails to submit his appraisal within the aforesaid period, action would be initiated to get the MTPAR reported by the Reporting Officer without his self appraisal.
  3. Copy of the office Order regarding his relieving may please be forwarded to this HQrs. Office.

(Sham Dev)
Jt.CGDA (Admin)

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Frequently observed shortcomings in TA and DA Claims

PCDA Circular on Frequently observed shortcomings in TA and DA Claims for Officers – Issued by Transportation Wing

Principal Controller Of Defence Accounts (Officers) has issued a Circular on Frequently observed shortcomings in TA and DA Claims

Frequently observed shortcomings in TA/DA claims
Principal Controller Of Defence Accounts (Officers)
TRANSPORTATION WING
FREQUENTLY OBSERVED SHORTCOMINGS IN TA/DA CLAIMS

I.TEMP DUTY CLAIMS:

1     Hotel bills without Regn No, TIN No, VAT No etc.
2     Package Hotel bills are submitted showing combined amount of Room-rent & Food charges. As per extant orders, bifurcation is audit requirement for admittance.
3     Non-drawl of Ration certificate is not found if ration not drawn
4     Mess/Hotel bill as well as DA is claimed which unnecessarily leads to disallowance in claims
5     NAC for stay in Hotel is obtained at the fag end of the duty without following the principle of preferring Govt Guest houses, Mess, Circuit houses etc
6     Nominal Roll for detailment of course/duty indicating name of officer not attached
7     Advance drawn is not indicated/deducted by the officer on submission of Adjustment claim
8     Detention certificate is silent about the provision of free boarding & lodging
9     e-tickets if booked through Defence Travel System PCDA Travels Portal, airfare is neither claimed nor deducted as advance by the officer, As per accounting procedure and audit requirement airfare needs to be added in the claim as well as deducted as advance of TA by the officer in the claim.
10     Ink-signed copy of Min of Civ Avn relaxation sanction is not enclosed
11     RMA is claimed with the sanction under Rule 47 (iii) TR instead of sanction under Rule 40 Note 2 TR issued by the Competent Authority
12     Air-tickets are purchased from unauthorised private travel agents/portals instead of concerned airlines website or M/s Balmer Lawrie & CO and M/s Ashok Tours & Travels.

I. PMT DUTY:
1     Posting order and movement order is not enclosed, instead intranet/internet copy is enclosed, which is not acceptable in audit as mov auth

2     Car/ motorcycle/ scooter Regn Certificate book/ copy is not enclosed leading to disallowance of conveyance charges

3     Allotment of Govt built accommodation letter at new duty station is not enclosed in support of claim for full baggage & conveyance increasing all round correspondence and delay

4     Lien on conveyance of family, personal effects and personal vehicle sanction from the competent auth is not enclosed even  if the stipulated lien period is over and conveyed after that period. Hence, sanction to that effect is an audit requirement to admit the conveyance charges.

5     Family details are not mentioned in the claims

6     Ink-signed copy of Min of Civ Avn/ Ministry of Defence(Finance) relaxation sanction is not enclosed

7     RMA charges for local journey to station/ airports and Daily Allowance for expenditure during transit/ journey is claimed; the same is subsumed in Composite Transfer Grant w.e.f. 09/09/2008

8     Distance for cartage at both new and old duty stations is not mentioned claiming random amounts

9     Air-tickets are purchased from unauthorised private travel agents/ portals instead of concerned airlines website or M/s Balmer Lawrie & CO and M/s Ashok Tours & Travels

III. LTC Claims

1. Officers prefer LTC claims for journey by unauthorised modes viz own car, private buses/ own arrangement, which is not admissible.

2. Air-tickets are purchased for fare-basis other than LTC-80, which is on the higher side of entitlement of LTC-80 fare

3. DO II to the effect of change of Home Town is not published

4. Lack of knowledge of LTC Block-year. Block-year starts with odd year.

5. Boarding passes are not enclosed with the claims

6. Local journey charges for visiting local site of the station are claimed. LTC is admissible on Station to Station basis.

7. LTC for parents is claimed for Clause of LTC in lieu of Home Town

8. LTC on Sick Leave Concession is not clearly mentioned

9. Air-tickets are purchased from unauthorised private travel agents/portals instead of concerned airlines website or M/s Balmer Lawrie & CO and M/s Ashok Tours & Travels.

10. Ink-signed copy of Min of Civ Avn relaxation sanction is not enclosed

11. Non–availability of Air-ticket is quoted as reason for travel by Private Airline

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Admissibility of HRA in case of residing in Govt Guest House / Transit Facility

Admissibility of HRA in case of residing in Govt. Guest House / Transit Facility – CGDA Orders

CONTROLLER GENERAL OF DEFENCE ACCOUNTS
ULAN BATAR ROAD, PALAM, DELHI CANIT-10

No.AN/XII/18001/1/GH

To
All PCDA,CDA, PCA (FYS) Kolkata

Dated: 5th Jan 2017

Subject: Admissibility of HRA in case of residing in Govt. Guest House / Transit Facility
Reference: HQrs Office Important Circulars Xo.AX/XVIII/1/18001/GH dated 21.11.200 and AN/XIV/14153/III/HRA/CCA/Vol.-X dated 18.03.2011

Comprehensive guidelines have been issued on the subject vide HQrs Office Important Circular dated 21.11.2000, to regulate the stay of officials at Guest Houses/transit accommodations. Further, HQrs Office Circular dated 18.03.2011 clearly stipulates that those occupying Government accommodation are not eligible for HRA and that the officers staying in the Inspection Quarters/Bungalow etc. in the Headquarters of their posting will not be entitled to draw HRA for the penod during which they stay in the Inspection Quarters/Bungalow etc.

2. Despite this, HQrs office is in receipt of reference from PCDA/CDA asking for clarification on the subject matter.

3. It is therefore, reiterated that those residing in Government accommodation be it Inspection Quarter or Transit Facility or Guest House shall not be granted HRA as stipulated vide GOI, Ministry of Communications, in consultation with Ministry of Finance, vide their letter No.14-4/85-NB dated 26.11.1985. Action may be taken accordingly.

(Mustaq Ahmad)

Dy. CGDA (Admin)

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Payment of dearness allowance to Armed Forces Personnel

Payment of dearness allowance to Armed Forces Personnel

URGENT

Office of the CGDA, Ulan Batar Road, Palam, Delhi Cantt – 10

No.AT/I/1498-Army/II

Dated: 05-01-2017

To

The PCDA (CC) Lucknow, PCDA (WC) Chandigarh, PCDA (SC) Pune, PCDA (NC) Jammu, PCDA Bangalore, CDA Patna, CDA Jabalpur, CDA Chennai, CDA Secunderabad, CDA Guwahati, CDA (Army) Meerut

The PCDA(O), Pune
The PCDA(N), Mumbai
The CDA(AF), New Delhi

Subject: Payment of dearness allowance to Armed Forces Personnel

MoD, D(Pay/Services) Letter No.1(2)/2004/D(Pay/Services) Dt. 23rd Nov, 2016 regarding payment of enhanced rate of dearness allowance to Armed Forces Personnel @ 132% with effect from 1st July, 2016 received through PS-3(A), AG’s Branch is forwarded herewith for your necessary action please.

2. It is requested that necessary action in regard to above cited MoD letter be taken urgently.

Jt. CGDA (P&W) has seen.

(Vinod Anand)
Sr.ACGDA (P&W)

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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)

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Defence Pension Adalat in Aizawl on 25th and 26th November,2016

Defence Pension Adalat in Aizawl on 25th and 26th November,2016

As per the Annual action Plan of Controller General of Defence Accounts, New Delhi in consultation with the Ministry of Defence, the Principal Controller of Defence Accounts (Pensions) Allahabad will organise the 144th Defence Pension Adalat at Aizawl (Mizoram) on 25 th and 26 th November, 2016 for redressal of grievances of Defence pensioners including Defence Civilians drawing pension through PUBLIC SECTOR BANKS, TOs and DPDOs in the State of Mizoram and adjoining areas.

Objective

Any Defence Pensioners including Family Pensioners / Defence Civilian Pensioners and their families having any specific grievances relating to sanction or disbursement of Defence pension are requested to submit their representation, in writing, in duplicate to :

Sri S K Sharma,
Pension Adalat Officer
O/o Principal CDA (Pensions),
Draupadi Ghat,
Allahabad-211014,

A format of the representation is given on this website. Applicants are advised to apply as per the format, for easy processing of their applications.

Kindly Note

  • Applications can either be sent by post or by E-Mail
  • Photocopies of Pension payment order, Corr PPO, discharge certificate (wherever required) and other documents must be enclosed
  • Each application will be allotted a unique Adalat Registration Number. The same should be quoted in all future correspondence.
  • Incomplete and unsigned representations will be rejected.

The Date of the Pension Adalat on 25 th and 26th November, 2016 at Station HQ, Aizawl.

TA/DA expenditure will not be reimbursed to the pensioners/individuals attending the Adalat for redressal of their pension related problems.

Source : PCDA

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Issue of Pension Slip to Defence Pensioners/family pensioners: PCDA

Issue of Pension Slip to Defence Pensioners/family pensioners: PCDA

Office of the Principal Controller of Defence Accounts (Pension),

Draupadi Ghat, Allahabad-211014

Circular No. 184

No. AT/Tech/70-XXIV

Dated: 06.06.2016

Sub: Issue of Pension Slip to Defence Pensioners/family pensioners.

Attention is drawn to RBI letter No. DGBA.GAD. N o. H-10975/45.05.031/2006-07 dated January 9, 2007 instructing all the agencies banks to issue pension slip to all the Armed Forces Personnel/Defence Civilian Pensioners including family pensioners at the commencement of pension and thereafter whenever there is a change in the quantum of pension. RBI’s above instruction was also forwarded by this office to all banks vide this office circular N o. 128 dt. 13.07.2007.

Besides above, whenever any circular was issued by this office after 6th CPC implementation, Pension Disbursing Agencies were requested to send intimation regarding disbursement of revised pension to this office in the format prescribed with the circular concerned. Pension Disbursing Agencies were simultaneously requested to provide invariably a copy of the said format to the pensioner concerned. A brief details of circulars issued and format prescribed for intimation of revision to be carried out by PDA to this office as well as pensioners is given below.

Sl.No. Circular No. & date Proforma
1.  397 dt.18.11.2008  Annexure –IV
2. 430 dt.10.03.2010 Annexure C
3. 501 dt. 17.01.2013  Annexure D
4. 502 dt. 17.01.2013 Annexure C
5. 555 dt. 04.02.2016 Annexure B
6. 57 dt. 17.09.2008  Annexure-II

However, it has been brought to the notice of this office that Pension Disbursing Agencies are not providing the details of revised pension/family pension to the pensioners/family pensioners. Thereby due to lack of knowledge pensioners are not sure about correctness of the amount of the arrears being paid to them and most of them have a sense of suspicion against the revision.

To overcome above suspicion, it is requested that an explanatory sheet as per the enclosed format may be provided to all defence pensioners/family pensioners invariably.

(Abhishek Singh)

Asst.CDA (P)

details-of-revised-pension

 

Authority: http://pcdapension.nic.in/6cpc/Circular-184.pdf

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Frequently Observed Shortcomings in TA / DA Claims

Frequently Observed Shortcomings in TA / DA Claims

 

Principal Controller of Defence Accounts (Officers)

TRANSPORTATION WING

 

FREQUENTLY OBSERVED SHORTCOMINGS IN TA/DA CLAIMS

 

I TEMP DUTY CLAIMS

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II PMT DUTY

II PMT DUTY TA DA CG Employees

 

III LTC Claims

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Defence Pension Adalat on 7th and 8th April 2016 – PCDA

PCDA Adalat Pune – Satara from 7th – 8th April, 2016 – followed by a mobile pension camp at Satara on 9th April, 2016.

Defence Pension Adalat is scheduled to be held Adalat at ‘Dhanvantri’ Auditorium, AFMC, Pune.

Notice

A Defence Pension Adalat, 139th in the series of Adalats held by the Defence Accounts Department, is being held at Pune from 7th – 8th April, 2016, followed by a mobile pension camp at Satara on 9th April, 2016. The Defence Pension Adalat at Pune – Satara is being organized by the PCDA (P) Allahabad.

The Nodal Officer details for the Defence Pension Adalat Pune-Satara are as follows:

Nodal Officer : Shri Ashish Sen, Sr.A.O.
O/o PCDA (P) Allahabad
Tel/Fax No : 0532 – 2421873; 2420330
Mob. No : 09415145879
Email ID : cda-albd@nic.in

All concerned are requested to take a note of the Adalat schedule and forward their pension related application/queries to the nodal officer under PCDA (Pension). The venue of the Adalat is ‘Dhanvantri’ Auditorium, AFMC, Pune.

The Defence Pension Adalat at Pune is likely to be inaugurated by Hon’ble Raksha Mantri on 7th April 2016.

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Revision of pension in r/o pre-2006 Commissioned Officers/JCOs/ORs pensioners/ Family pensioners

Revision of pension in r/o pre-2006 Commissioned Officers/JCOs/ORs pensioners/ Family pensioners

OFFICE OF THE PR. CONTROLLER OF DEFENCE ACCOUNTS (PENSIONS)
DRAUPADI GHAT, ALLAHABAD- 211014

Circular No. 551

Dated: 28.12.2015

Subject :- Revision of pension in r/o pre-2006 Commissioned Officers/JCOs/ORs pensioners/ Family pensioners.

Reference:- This office Circular No. 547 dated 11.09.2015.

Pension Disbursing Agencies are aware that as per this office Circular No. 547 dt.- 11.09.2015, Service/Family Pension in respect of JCOs/ORs are to be revised w.e.f. 01.01.2006 by the Pension Disbursing Agencies as per tables attached with circular. Specific tables for revision of Special Pension/Invalid Pension/ Service Element of Disability Pension in respect of Pre- 01.01.2006 PBORs retirees discharged with less than 15 years of qualifying service and Service Pension of TA personnel irrespective of their qualifying service have not been prepared as the Pension Disbursing Agencies would not be in a position to revise such cases. Hence, such cases shall be referred to the Pension Sanctioning Authorities by Pension Disbursing Agencies on enclosed Annexure to issue corrigendum PPOs in affected cases.

2. Similarly the DSC personnel who are receiving two pensions, one for regular Army Service and other for DSC Service, their pension for DSC Service shall not be revised. The pension for regular Army service shall be revised under these orders by the Pension Disbursing Agencies. A reference for revision of pension for DSC service will be sent to PCDA (P) on attached Annexure for issue of Corr. PPO. However, Pension of DSC pensioners receiving only one pension for DSC service shall be revised under these orders from attached Table of the Army personnel. DSC pensioners who were on clerical duty and other duty, their pension shall be revised by the attached table for group ‘Y’ and group ‘2’ respectively.

3. Maximum term of engagement for various ranks is mentioned in Appendix ‘X’ of this office important Circular No. 501 dated 17.01.2013. To maintain the uniformity in the tables, the rates have been shown up to the qualifying service of 28 years for each rank. The Service Pension may be revised only up to maximum term of engagement.

4. In Annexure ‘C’ for Navy attached with GOI, MOD letter dated 03.09.2015 circulated vide Circular No. 547, the Column Nos. have been typed erroneously as 2, 3, 5……, same may be treated as re-numbered from ‘1’ upward accordingly. Column No. 21 of Annexure ‘B’ (Air Force) of GOI, MOD letter dated 03.09.2015 circulated vide this office Circular No. 547 has erroneously been typed as ‘2021’, the same may be read as Column No. ‘21’ instead of ‘2021’. Further, in column 9 of Annexure ‘B’, the rate shown for the rank of CPL ‘Z’ against the qualifying service of 25.5 years has erroneously been typed as ‘Rs. 5151’, the same may be read as Rs. 4922 instead of Rs. 5151.

5. Similarly, equivalence of ranks across the three services has also been provided in Circular No. 501 dt- 17.01.2013 and Circular No. 512 dt- 26.06.2013. The rank of Chief Mechanician is equivalent to Chief Artificer. Therefore, the pension of Chief Mechanician shall be revised according to Chief Artificer. As per this office ibid circular, the rank of Mechanician IV is equivalent to Artificer IV. Therefore, the pension of Mechanician lV shall be revised equivalent to Artificer- IV.

6. Further, revision under these order may be done on the basis of rank last held and not for the rank for which pensioned as the same has already been clarified in Note below Annexure-Ill of Gol, MoD letter dated 11.11.2008 circulated vide this office Circular No. 397 dated 18.11.2008 (as amended from time to time).

7. All other terms and conditions shall remain unchanged.

8. This circular has been uploaded on this office website www.pcdapension.nic.in for dissemination across the all concerned.

(G.K. Baranwal)
Dy. CDA (Pensions)

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Delay in preferment of pension claims in respect of normal discharge PBOR of Army, Navy and Air Force.

Delay in preferment of pension claims in respect of normal discharge PBOR of Army, Navy and Air Force: PCDA(P)

O/o THE PR. CONTROLLER OF DEFENCE ACCOUNTS (PENSIONS)
DRAUPADI GHAT ALLAHABAD- 211014

Circular No: – 545

Dated: 01/09/2015

To,
The O I/C
Records/PADS (OR)
————————

Sub: Delay in preferment of pension claims in respect of normal discharge PBOR of Army, Navy and Air Force.

Ref: This office circular No. 540 dated 11/05/2015.

Under the existing orders, claims for service pension in respect of personnel below officer rank are required to be submitted to the pension sanctioning authority concerned, viz. PCDA (P), Allahabad in respect of Army, PCDA (N), Mumbai in respect of Navy and JCDA (AF), New Delhi in respect of Air Force, at least four months in advance of their retirement from service. This arrangement has been made with a view to ensure that the pensionary awards in respect of the personnel are notified in the PPO well before their discharge/retirement and the pension certificates are handed over to them before they are discharged.

It has been observed that above time schedule is not being adhered to by ROs resulting in delay in finalization of pensionary awards in respect of PBORs. Higher authorities have taken a serious view on the matter.

It is, therefore, requested that time frame for submission of pension claims to this office may strictly be followed in order to avoid delay in finalization of pensionary awards to the retiring personnel. This would definitely help in reducing the CAT/Court cases, interest payment etc at a later stage.

Please acknowledge receipt.

No. Gts/Tech/0148/LIV
Dated: 01.09.2015

Dy.CDA (P)

Source: http://pcdapension.nic.in/6cpc/Circular-545.pdf

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NEED FOR SELF ATTESTATION OF DOCUMENTS – IMPLEMENTATION IN DEPARTMENT OF EX-SERVICEMEN WELFARE

NEED FOR SELF ATTESTATION OF DOCUMENTS – IMPLEMENTATION IN DEPARTMENT OF EX-SERVICEMEN WELFARE

It will be a great relief to veterans if the Self attestation policy recommended by Department of Administrative reforms vide their OM dated 10 May 2013 is implemented in the Department of Ex-servicemen Welfare.

Of late the Record Offices are insisting Affidavits/Attestation for each and every thing sometimes from a First Class Magistrate and sometimes from a First Class Judicial Magistrate. The procedure for obtaining affidavit from 1st Class Judicial Magistrate is different from a 1st Class Magistrate. A 1st Class Judicial Magistrate cannot be approached without the help of an advocate. Similarly the 1st Class Magistrate of a District Revenue Officer or Revenue Divisional Officer cannot be approached directly for anything. The revenue department’s sub-ordinate officials such as VAO and Tahsildar has to approve before taking any issue to the Revenue Divisional Officer.

Both these procedures are time consuming and expensive. There is no fixed fee prescribed for this purpose by the government. Therefore the veterans are put into great hardship for getting Affidavits. While this is the ground situation, the Record Offices simply send a letter to obtain affidavit from 1st Class Magistrates for each and every thing. For example a small spelling mistake made mostly by some other record office staff in the name of an individual, say Sepoy.Natarajan as per his school certificate is written by record office staff as Natrajan omitting ‘a’ after ‘t’. For this simple alphaphetical mistake made due to the pronunciation in a different way by different people of this country, now the individual has to get an affidavit from a First class Magistrate. Likewise there are so many instances that the veterans are put into great hardship.

For certain documentary evidences, the date of birth given in a school certificate is accepted in many offices Whereas our record offices are insisting original birth certificate in addition to the school certificate. (As per Army Instructions 51/80 AHQ letter No.A/00659/org-8 (I&R) (A) dt.10/10/1991 school certificates can be accepted for all purposes. Since delayed registration of birth is to be done only through legal procedure (Court) it takes minimum 3 to 4 months and a considerable advocate fee. In this situation it is requested that the school certificate may be accepted for date of birth for all purposes.

Similarly, in case of marriage certificate, the record offices are insisting affidavit from magistrate even after producing the original marriage certificate issue by the registrar of marriages of the respective state government.Of late the need for the veterans to approach their record offices increases day by day due to various reasons.

1. After the introduction of ECHS, the necessity for the publication of Part II order for the child birth of post retirement cases increases.

2. The recent welfare measures announced by the govt. like pension for unmarried daughters, widowed daughters and physically and mentally challenged children of veterans had made the veterans to run for birth certificates, death certificates after a long delay. According to Registration of Births and Death Act 1969, a birth or death if not registered within one year from the date of occurrence, the birth or death certificate can be obtained only through courts which is a lengthy, time consuming and expensive procedure. The newly announced self attestation procedure if implemented in our services, it will be a great relief to the veterans.

3. A 50 years old widowed daughter of an ex-serviceman, suppose if she wants to apply for her father’s defence family pension, then kindly read below what are the certificates she has to produce.

i) The death and legal heir ship certificate of her father.
ii) The death and legal heir ship certificate of her mother.
iii) The death and legal heir ship of her husband.
iv) The marriage certificate issued by registrar of marriages in original.
v) The birth certificate of the widowed daughter of the veteran.
vi) Non re-marriage certificate from the revenue authorities.
vii) Income certificate from revenue authorities.

Thank God, nowadays, the death certificates are issued without much difficulty. In case of issue of legal heir ship certificate, as there is no clear transparent procedure laid down by most of the state government, the revenue authorities mostly the lower level functionaries of the District collector like the Tahsildhar, Revenue Inspector and VAOs take advantage of the situation and harass the public in innumerable ways. As there is no fixed fee for issue of a Legal heir ship certificate and also there is no clear mandate for the Revenue authorities to issue legal heir ship certificates, the veterans are suffering a lot.

As the revenue authorities always busy with the executive powers of Law and Order, communal peace and various other miscellaneous works entrusted by the district collector from time to time, the job of verification and issue of legal heir ship certificate to any individual becomes secondary. If we raise an issue regarding non issue or delay, then the alternative will be to go to court to get a Succession certificate. This is the practical difficulty in obtaining legal heir ship certificate. There is no relief to the public on this issue in the near future as there is no indication of any new legislation in this regard.

Regarding the marriage certificate for a 50 years old widow, the rules does not allow to issue marriage certificate after the death of the husband. Therefore the widow has to approach the court or RDO to get an affidavit . It is not an easy job for a helpless orphaned widow to get all these certificates.

Similarly, if the birth of the widow was not registered and Part II order is not obtained by her deceased father, again she has to approach court. It looks simple that widowed daughter will be given pension of her father. But practically very few only able to get the pension because of the above hurdles. Many poor families of the veterans do not come forward even to apply.

Moreover, recently, the record offices have introduced another clause that all such applications from unmarried daughters and widowed daughters for pension must be investigated by the Zilla Sainik board and genuiness report must be obtained before forwarding the application to PCDA for issue of PPO. The Zilla sainik offices unduly delay such applications for sending the verification report. In the case of applications from unmarried daughters of veterans, the Zilla sainik board officials do not show any sympathy and humanitarian view, they always look at the applicants with a suspicious eye. Therefore there is lot of delay in forwarding the investigation report to the record office.

The functioning of the state administered Zilla sainik Board is far below the expectations of the veterans in almost all states.

There is an urgent need to change the functioning of the Ex-servicemen Welfare departments. They are not sensitive to the need of the veterans. Kendriya sainik board is another big blank.

For the present, if the service head quarters implement the self attestation procedure immediately and instruct suitable guidelines to all record offices and Zilla sainik boards, it will be a great relief to many more veterans.
As an Ex-serviemen and Social Welfare Trust, we find it very difficult to help poor veterans and their families because of the above mentioned difficulties. We therefore request the Veteran Cell to take up the matter with appropriate authorities for an early implementation of the self attestation policy for the veterans matters.

Punjab and Kerala State governments have already implemented. Tamil Nadu government is silent about this. The Central Government should make it mandatory for the states to implement such reforms for the benefit of its citizens.

Source: http://indianexserviceman.blogspot.in/2015/01/self-attestation.html

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Rank Pay: New Order by MoD for more monetary benefits

Rank Pay: New Order by MoD for more monetary benefits

On the rank pay controversy the Attorney General had supported some of the issues raised by the Defence Services on which there was a difference of opinion with the Ministry of Defence on interpretation of the decision of the Supreme Court.

Taking into account the legal advice tendered by the then Attorney General, the Ministry has issued a fresh letter on the rank pay issue which is to be read in conjunction with the earlier letter.

The Ministry has also agreed that the reduction/deduction of rank pay from the fixation during 5th Central Pay Commission was also incorrect and that the fixation would be rectified for the period of 01st January 1996 and beyond too.

The contents of letter is reproduced below: The letter can be downloaded by Table by PCDA.

34(10/2013/D (Pay/Services)
Government of India
Ministry of Defence

New Delhi, Dated the 24th July 2014

To,
The Chief of the Army Staff
The Chief of the Naval Staff
The Chief of the Air Staff

CORRIGENDUM

Sub: Implementation of Hon’ble Supreme Court Order dt 4th September, 2012 in IA No. 9 of 2010 in Transfer Petition (C) No. 56 of 2007 Union of India and Others versus N. K. Nair & others, etc

Sir,
I am directed to refer to this Ministry Order No. 34 (6)/2012-D(Pay/Services) dt 27th December 2012 regarding implementation of subject Order of the Hon’ble Supreme Court and to state that as per legal opinion tendered by the Learned Attorney General of India, the sanction of the Government is hereby accorded to modify the provisions of this Ministry’s ibid order as under:

(i) The existing para 6 will be renumbered 6 (A) and would stand revised as under:

In the twelfth line after the word ‘(integrated scale),’ the words “as on 1.1.1986” will be substituted by “w.e.f. 1.1.1986.”

(ii) A new para 6 (B) will be added as follows:

6(B) Sanction of the Government is hereby also communicated to modify certain provisions of Special Army Instructions No. 2/S/1998 dated 19th December 1997 and the corresponding Special Instructions pertaining to Navy and Air Force both bearing Nos. 2/S/1998 dated 19th December 1997, in so far as they relate to deduction of Rank Pay for fixation of revised pay of the concerned officers of  Army, Navy and Air Force in the revised scale w.e.f. 01.10.1996. The modifications/amendments in SAI 2/S/1998 and corresponding instructions for Air Force and Navy are as under:

(a) The existing para 5(a)(ii) would read as under:

(ii) After the existing emoluments have been so increased, there shall be no deduction of Rank Pay. Thereafter, the officer’s pay will be fixed in the revised scale at the stage next above the amount thus computed

(iii) A new para 6(C) will also be added in ibid MoD letter as follows:

6(C) The pay fixation formula w.e.f. 1.1.2006 as laid down in SAI 2/S/2008 and the corresponding Special Instructions applicable to the Air Force and Navy has also been examined in light of the legal opinion tendered by the Learned Attorney General. In the methodology of pay fixation of revised pay w.e.f. 1.1.2006, Rank Pay has not been deducted and has been taken into account along with Basic Pay in the pre-revised scale to arrive at the new, revised pay in the relevant pay band w.e.f. 1.1.2006 whereupon Grade Pay has also been given and an additional component of Military Service Pay (MSP) at Rs 6000 p.m. is also admissible to the Armed Forces upto the rank of Brigadier/eq. As such, the pay fixation formula w.e.f. 1.1.2006 for the relevant officers of the Armed Forces as laid down in the relevant instructions does not require any change.

(iv) Existing Para 7 will be replaced with the following:

7. Except to the extent of modifications as stated in MoD letter No. 34(6)/2012-D (Pay/Services) dated 27.12.2012 and as amended vide this letter, the aforesaid Army Instructions 1/S/87 dated 26.05.1987 and corresponding Navy and Air Force Instructions both bearing No 1/S/87 dated 11.06.1987 and 26.05.1987 respectively as amended from time to time and Special Army Instructions No. 2/S/98 of 19.12.1997 and the corresponding Special Instructions in case of Navy and Air Force both bearing No. 2/S/98 dated 19.12.1997 as amended from time to time, there shall be no change in the provisions of the aforesaid Special Army, Navy and Air Force Instructions of 1987 and 1997 pertaining to the implementation of the recommendations of the 4th and 5th Central Pay Commission.

(v) Existing para 8 will be replaced with the following:
8. As the aforesaid Order of the Hon’ble Supreme Court passed on 04.09.2012 read with their earlier order dated 08.03.2010 has upheld the order of the Hon’ble Kerala High Court passed on 05.10.1998 in case of Major A K Dhanapalan and as the said order of the Hon’ble Kerala High Court dated 05.10.1998 is for re-fixation of pay without deduction of Rank Pay w.e.f. 1.1.1986, and as this sanction is in compliance with these judicial pronouncements and the legal opinion of the Learned Attorney General on this issue, it is clarified that there shall be no change in respect of Special Army Instructions of Army, Navy and Air Force issued on 11.10.2008 (Army) and 18.10.2008 (Navy and Air Force) for implementation of the recommendations of the 6th Central Pay Commission, except to the extent of the need for the fixation of pay w.e.f. 01.01.2006 necessitated due to the fixation of pay w.e.f. 01.01.1986 and 01.01.1996 in terms of these orders.

(vi) All other provisions of the MoD letter No. 34(6)/2012-D(Pay/Services) dated 27.12.2012 remain unchanged.

2. This issues with the concurrence of Ministry of Defence (Finance) vide their UO No. 1(76)/2013-AG/PA (310-PA) dated 23.07.2014 and Ministry of Finance (Department of Expenditure vide their UO No. 94466/E.III (A)/2014 dated 09.07.2014

Yours faithfully,
(P.S. Walia)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

Source: http://www.indianmilitary.info

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PCDA clarification on revising Family Pension in respect of PBORs

PCDA clarification on revising Family Pension in respect of PBORs

OFFICE OF THE PR. CONTROLLER OF DEFENCE ACCOUNTS (PENSIONS)
DRAUPADI GHAT, ALLAHABAD- 211014

MOST IMPORTANT CIRCULAR

Circular No. 525

Dated: 24.02.2014

Subject: Implementation of the Govt. decision on the recommendations of Committee on the issue related to Defence Service personnel and Ex-Servicemen —For pre-2006 commissioned Officers.

Reference:-This office circular No. 494 dated 19th March 2013 and Circular No. 503 dated 17th January 2013.

PDAs are aware that as per this office circulars cited under reference, Family pension in respect of PBORs will be revised by PDAs as per tables attached with above cited circulars. It has been observed that various PDAs feel difficulties while revising pension.

Clarifications on some of the major problems are given as under

(1) The Enhanced rate of OFP has been revised w.e.f 1.1.2006 in r/o pre-2006 family pensioner vide this office circular no 494 dated 19th march 2013. This rate of family pension is payable w.e.f 1.1.2006 to 23.09.2012 and thereafter according to this office circular no 503 dated 17 Jan 2013. The enhanced rate of OFP rate for the rank of Hony rank such as Hony Naik, TS Naik, Hony Havidar and Hony Nb sub is not given in this circular no 494 dated 19.03.2013. It is hereby clarified that since Hony. Rank of Naik, Havildar and Havildar holding Hony Rank of Nb Sub draw pay in pay scale of Sepoy, Naik and Havildar respectively, therefore, they are entitled for modified parity with reference to substantive rank held at the time of retirement / discharge / invalidment except for the Naik (TS) who draw Pay Scale of Naik and therefore entitlement for modified parity will refer to Naik Rank.

(2) A pensioner who had retired with the rank and granted ACP-I will be eligible for revision of pension of next higher rank, and, ACP-II will be eligible for revision of pension of next higher rank of ACP-I w.e.f. 24.09.2012 as per circular no. 501 .Therefore, PDAs are authorized to revise Ordinary Family Pension (Enhanced Rate and Normal Rate, Special Family Pension, Liberalized Family Pension) on the same analogy as applicable to the pensioners/ family pensioners of the Service Pension of the above mentioned category.

(3) Ordinary Family Pension (Enhanced Rate and Normal Rate) for NCs (E) is not given in circular no. 502. It is clarified that rate of OFF may be revised according to lowest rank and group.

(4) Revision of Family Pension of DSC: Ordinary /Special/ Liberalized Family Pension for NOK of DSC personnel are not provided in this office Circular no 502 and 503 dated 17.01.2013. The family pension of DSC personnel who are in receipt of family pension for DSC service only is to be revised on the same rates as given for family pensioner of Regular Army. DSC personnel on “clerical duty” and “other duty” are entitled for family pension of regular Army personnel of group “Y” and group “Z” respectively.

The facility of dual or two family pension to the families of Armed Forces Pensioners who get second re-employment in Civil departments after getting retired/discharged from military service and were in receipt of ordinary family pension as circulated vide this office circular No. 504 dated 17.01.2013 is also applicable to the DSC personnel and circulated vide this office circular no 513 dated 19.07.2013. Thus, issue of Corrigendum PPO by this office will regularize second family pension of the DSC personnel. Therefore, in such cases, PDAs should not revise the rates of second Family Pension as per rate applicable to regular Army personnel, but according to Corr PPO issued by this office.

(5) PDAs are already directed to revise the pension as per table appended to MOD letter enclosed after ascertaining the actual qualifying service subject to the maximum term of engagement for each rank as applicable from time to time. It is hereby clarified that the phrase “Term of engagement” implies “Maximum qualifying service for grant of service pension” at the time of retirement. Therefore, Service pension of the individual will be revised with reference to actual qualifying service subject to “Maximum qualifying service for grant of service pension” i.e. in no case Service pension of the individual will be revised for more than maximum qualifying service for grant of service pension, except those exception as provided in Appendix-X to this office circular No. 501 dated 17/01/2013.

(6) This circular has been uploaded on this office website www.pcdapension.nic.in for disseminating across the all concerned.

Please acknowledge receipt.

(A. K. Nigam)
ACDA (P)

No. Gts/Tech/0167/XVI
Dated: 24/02/2014

PCDA clarification on revising Family Pension in respect of PBORs

Source: http://pcdapension.nic.in/6cpc/Circular-525.pdf

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PCDA Orders : Disability pension/war injury pension/special family pension/liberalized family pension/dependent pension/liberalized dependent pension for the Armed Forces Officers and Personnel Below Officer Rank.

PCDA Orders : Disability pension/war injury pension/special family pension/liberalized family pension/dependent pension/liberalized dependent pension for the Armed Forces Officers and Personnel Below Officer Rank.

 

 O/o THE PR. CONTROLLER OF DEFENCE ACCOUNTS (PENSION)
DRAUPADI GHAT, ALLAHABAD- 211014
Circular No. 522

Dated: 31.12.2013

To,
The OI/C
ROs/ PAO (ORs)

Subject :- Clarification concerning the GOI, MOD letter No.- 1(11)/06-D(Pen-C) PC dated 08.09.09, 05.03.2010 and Letter No.- 2(1)/2011-D(Pension/Policy) dated 03.02.2011 regarding disability pension/war injury pension/special family pension/liberalized family pension/dependent pension/liberalized dependent pension for the Armed Forces Officers and Personnel Below Officer Rank.

Reference :- This office Circular No 273 dated- 16.02.2001 and Circular No 458 dated-06.04.2011.

It is clarified vide GOI, MOD letter No 2(3)/2012-D(Pen/Pol) dt-22.10.2013, received through HQRs office, that the circumstances mentioned in 1) GOI letter No 1(11)/2006-(Pen-C) PC dated 8th Sep 2009, 2) GOI letter No 1(11)/2006-D(Pen-C) PC dated-05.03.2010 and 3) GOI letter No 2(1)/2011/D (Pen/Policy) dated 03.02.2011 would be equally applicable to all the three services i.e Army, Air Force, and Navy.

This Circular has been uploaded on this office website www.pcdapension.nic.in for disseminating to all concerned.

No Gts/Tech/0113/LXIV
Dated: 31.12.2013

sd/-
(A.K. NIGAM)
ACDA (P)

No. 2(3)/2012-D(Pen/Pol)
Government of India
Department of Ex-Servicemen Welfare

Dated 22nd Oct., 2013

To
Chief of Army Staff
Chief of Air Staff,
Chief of Naval Staff.

Sir,
It has been brought to the notice of the Ministry that some cases are pending finalisation for grant of liberalised family pension (LFP) for want of clarification in the Govt letters dated No. 1(11)/06-D(Pen-C) PC dated 08.09.09, No. 1(11)/2006-D(Pen-C) PC dated 5.3.10 & No. 2(1)/2011-D(Pension/Policy) dated 03.02.2011 (copies enclosed). The matter was considered in a meeting held under the chairmanship of the Secretary (ESW) on 24.05.2013. it was decided that the circumstances mentioned in the 3 letters would be equally applicable to all the three Armed Forces, although, some of them were included at the instance of Air HQrs. Army, Air Force and Navy may get the pending cases re-examined for eligibility of LFP in the light of clarifications given in the meeting and instructions contained in the said letters.
This issues with the approval of Secretary (ESW) & concurrence of MoD(Fin) vide 10(4)12010/Fin/Pen, dated 19.8.2013.

sd/
(Malathi Narayanan)
Under Secretary (Pen/Pol)

Source: www.pcdapension.nic.in
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Medical procedures are same for all categories of CGHS and ECHS beneficiaries…

Medical procedures are same for all categories of  CGHS and ECHS beneficiaries…
Irregularities in Medical Treatment
In a special audit drive undertaken by all the Principal Controllers of Defence Accounts (PCsDA) to examine the bill processing procedures of Ex-servicemen Contributory Health Scheme (ECHS), PCDA, Western Command had raised observations relating to excess payment to ECHS empanelled hospitals amounting to Rs.15 crores.

All the observations raised by the PCDA, Western Command were thoroughly analysed by Regional Centre, Chandigarh and it was noticed that most of the observations raised were due to incorrect interpretation of the policies. Wherever observations of the Controller of Defence Accounts were conceded to, the overpayments have been duly deducted from the concerned hospitals and suitable warnings issued to them.

The rates laid down by Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS) for various medical procedures are the same for all categories of ECHS beneficiaries and payments are made accordingly.

This information was given by Defence Minister Shri AK Antony in a written reply to Shri Tufani Saroj in Lok Sabha today.

Source: PIB News

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