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ECHS – Signing of online Generated Temporary slip from online smart card Application

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ECHS – Signing of online Generated Temporary slip from online smart card Application

Central Organisation, ECHS
Adjutant General’s Branch
Integrated HQ of MoD (Army)
Maude Lines
Delhi Cantt – 110 010
31 Jan 2018

Tele: 011-25684645
Telefax: 011-25682392
Email:jditechs-mod@nic.in

B/49711-NewSmartCard/AG/ECHS

All Regional Centers

SIGNING OF ONLINE GENERATED TEMPORARY SLIP FROM ONLINE SMART CARD APPLICATION

1. Refer this organisation letter No. B/49711-NewSmartCard/AG/ECHS dated 23 Jan 2018.

2. In the new system all the applicants, except old card holders are being issued online generated temporary slip with details of each family member of the applicant. A sample of the online generated temporary slip is attached for reference.

3. The online generated temporary slip is to be activated by the OIC Parent Polyclinic. He will sign the Temporary Slip after verifying any of the following documents:-

(a) PPO / Pension Book of ex serviceman / family pensioner.
(b) Service Book / Discharge Book of ex serviceman / family pensioner.
(c) Date of birth of dependents as per discharge book / dependent cards.

4. The Temporary Slip will be valid for a period of three months from the dated of issue. The validity of the temporary slip subsequently can be extended further for periods of three months at a time only after checking the online status of the application.

5. The online generated temporary slip as well as the old temporary slip or old card as the case may be is required to be submitted at Stn HQ, at the time of collection of New Smart Card.

6. For Regional Centres only. Please disseminate contents of this letter to all ECHS Polyclinics and Stn HQs in your AoR by fastest means for immediate action.

7. For MP-8 only. Please disseminate contents of this letter to all Record Offices of the Army for information.

8. This letter supersedes all the letters issued by this organisation prior to this date on subject.

S/d,
(Rakesh Sharma)
Col
Jt Dir (Stats & Automation)
for MD ECHS

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Web-based Pensioners Portal Project – Release of Grant-in Aid to Pensioners Associations for implementation of the objectives of the Portal

Web-based Pensioners Portal Project – Release of Grant-in Aid to Pensioners Associations for implementation of the objectives of the Portal

F.No.55/23/2017-P&PW(C)

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

3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhavan,
Khan Market, New Delhi-110003
Dated-9th/13th February, 2018

The Pay & Accounts Officer,
Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare,
Lok Nayak Bhavan, Khan Market, New Delhi.

To

Subject: Web-based ‘Pensioners’ Portal’ Project – Release of Grant-in Aid to Pensioners’ Associations for implementation of the objectives of the Portal.

Sir,

I am directed to refer to this Department’s sanction of even number dated 21.9.2017 (copy enclosed) authorizing grant in-aid in favour of 21 identified Pensioner Associations total amounting to Rs.14,16,389/- against which an amount of Rs.6,83,207/- payable to 10 Pensioner Associations, an amount of Rs.540352/- to 8 Pensioner Associations and an amount of Rs.1,25,815/- to 2 Pensioner Associations had already been released vide sanction letter of even number dated 28.9.2017, 30th October,20 17 and 6th December,20 17 respectively. This sanction is for further release of sanctioned amount of Rs.66955/-(Rupees Sixty Six Thousand Nine Hundred Fifty-Five only) in favour of under-mentioned 1 Pensioner Association on their having been registered under NITI Aayog DARPAN and having been linked with PA&O under PFMS, as per details given in Col.5 of the Table given below :-

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2. This Department also undertake on behalf of respective Pensioner Associations that funds utilization towards the expenditure to be incurred on approved components will be done through EAT module mapping for which has already been done under DARP AN in PFMS module. The Pensioner Association thus needs to fulfill this undertaking given by this Department

3. The. above Pensioners Association is, therefore, advised to book the utilization of funds for approved components under the Scheme of GIA through EAT Module under PFMS. Any expenditure incurred otherwise than through EAT module will not qualify for adjustment against the Grant-in-aid being sanctioned and released and the Association will be liable to refund such amount to this Department.

4. All the Pensioners Associations can access the Eat Module under PFMS by creating log-in-id and password The Log-in-ID of each Pensioner Association is Unique ID under EAT Module of PFMS which is indicated against each Pensioner Associations in Column ‘8″ of the Table under Para’ 1′ above. For getting the password the Association need to first fill the log-in-id ( as indicated in column ‘8’ of the above Table) and use the facility of ‘Forget Password” to get the fresh Password by authenticating OTP which they will receive from PFMS on the registered mobile number and E-mail by PFMS as mentioned earlier in the agency details under PFMS. After filling the OTP sent by the PFMS, the Association will get the option of ‘Change Password’. Accordingly, the Association will be able to create the new password for Log-in-ID. If, ‘any help is needed to create log-in-ID and password in EAT module of PFMS and acquainting themselves with other functions including booking of expenditure in EAT module, they may contact this Department for arranging necessary training etc. for them. If, any help is needed to create log-in-ID and password in EAT module of PFMS and acquainting themselves with other functions including booking of expenditure in EAT module, Please visit link for training videos on PFMS/EIS/EAT Module https:// www.youtube.com/channeIlUCzHOkge912RyA45AlpQ3BSA.  For further clarification you may contact Mr. OM Pathak, Trainer PFMS-EAT module on his mobile No. 07828594200 OR land line no. 011/24641225. In case of emergency and non-availability of PFMS trainer you may contact Shri Rajeev Ranjan, AAO, P&AO on his land line No. 011124626133 and Mr. Rajesh Jain, Sr. A.O., Incharge PFMS-EAT Module on his telephone No. 011-24626331.

5. The Drawing & Disbursing Officer of the Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare is authorized to draw the amount as mentioned in Col 5 of Table given in para 1 above for disbursement to the Grantee Pensioners’ Association for transferring the amount to the Bank Accounts of respective Pensioners’ Associations.

6. The expenditure involved is debitable to Major Head “2070”- Other Administrative Services 00.800.0ther Expenditure, ( Minor Head); 43-Plan Scheme of Department of Pensions and Pensioner Welfare, 43.01-Pensioners Portal; 43.01.31- Grants-in-Aid-General under Demand No.-

70 Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions for the year 2017-18.

7. The accounts of. the above Pensioners’ Associations shall be open to inspection by the sanctioning authority and the audit, both by the Comptroller and Auditor -General of the India under the provision of CAG (DPC) Act, 1971 and internal audit by the Principal Accounts Officer of the Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare, whenever the organization is called upon to do so.

8. This sanction issues under financial powers delegated to the Ministries/Departments of the Government of India with the concurrence of Integrated Finance Division vide Diary No. Dir (F/P)/P 4625 dated 04.09.2017.

9. The expenditure of Rs.66955/-(Rupees Sixty Six Thousand Nine Hundred Fifty-Five only) has been noted in the grant-in-aid register for the year 2017-2018.

10. The release of GlA through this Sanction will be governed by the terms and conditions contained in this Department Sanction of even number dated 21.9.2017 referred to above.

Yours faithfully,
sd/-
(Manoj Kumar)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India

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

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Disability pension and compensation to ex servicemen and cadets

Disability pension and compensation to ex servicemen and cadetsDisability Pension in cases of invalidment is granted to Armed Forces Personnel irrespective of qualifying service rendered which consists of service element and disability element. Armed Forces personnel who are retired / discharged with disability which is attributable to or aggravated by military service are also allowed disability element in addition to their service / retiring pension. With effect from 01.01.2006, the Disability Element is paid based on 30% of last emoluments drawn for 100% disability which is reduced pro-rata for lower percentages of disability.

Benefit of broad banding of percentage of disability was earlier allowed only for those invalided out from service. However, vide Ministry of Defence orders dated 4th and 5th September, 2017 the benefit of broad banding of percentage of disability has been extended to cases of retirement / discharge from service with disability of 20% or more.

Cadets during the entire duration of training in service academies i.e. during training period of Indian Military Academy (IMA) and Officers Training Academy (OTA) are entitled to stipend. The period of training is not treated as Commissioned Service. Cadets are not entitled to Disability Pension.

The scheme for grant of monthly ex-gratia awards in cases of death / disablement of Cadets (Direct) due to causes attributable to or aggravated by Military Training was introduced vide Ministry of Defence letter dated 16.04.1996 which was applicable with effect from 01.01.1986. Rates of Ex-gratia awards have been revised by each Pay Commission. The rates notified vide Ministry of Defence letter dated 04.09.2017, are as follows:-

In case of disablement:-

Monthly Ex-gratia amount: Rs.9,000/-pm.
Monthly Ex-gratia disability award: Rs.16,200/-pm for 100% disability, subject to pro-rata reduction for lower percentages of disability.

Constant Attendance Allowance: Rs.6,750/-pm, if applicable.

In case of death:-

Monthly Ex-gratia amount: Rs.9,000/-pm.
Ex-gratia lump sum compensation: Rs.12.5 lakhs.

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7th CPC: Revision of provisional pension sanctioned under Rule 69 of the CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972

7th CPC: Revision of provisional pension sanctioned under Rule 69 of the CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972

7th-CPC-CCS-Rules

No. 38/49/ 16 – P&PW (A)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, PG & Pensions
Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare

3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhawan
Khan Market, New Delhi
Dated the 12th February, 2018

Office Memorandum

Sub: – Revision of provisional pension sanctioned under Rule 69 of the CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972

The undersigned is directed to say that in implementation of the decision taken on the recommendations of the 7th CPC, orders were issued vide this Departments’ OM No. 38/37/2016- P&PW(A) (ii) dated 04.08.2016 for revision of pension of pre-20 16 pensioners/family pensionersw.e.f 01.01.20 16 by multiplying the pre-revised pension/ family pension by a factor of 2.57. Subsequently, vide OM No. 38/37/20 16-P&I’W(A) dated 12.05.2017, it has been decided that the pension/family pension of all Central civil pensioners/ family pensioners, who retired/died prior to 01.01.2016, may be revised w.e.f. 01.01.20 16 by notionally fixing their pay in the pay matrix
recommended by the 7th CPC in the level corresponding to the pay in the pay scale/pay band and grade pay at which they retired/died.

2. Instructions were issued vide this Department’s OM of even number dated 30.11.2016 for extending the benefit of OM dated 4.8.2016 to the following categories of pensioners drawing provisional pension under Rule-69 of the CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972.

(i) Retired before 1.1.2016 and sanctioned provisional pension under Rule-69 of the CCS (Pension) Rules on account of departmental/ judicial proceedings or suspension.
(ii) Suspended before 1.1.2016 and sanctioned provisional pension, based on their pre revised pay under Rule-69 of the CCS (Pension) Rules on retirement on or after
1. 1.2016.

3. It has now been decided that provisional pension sanctioned in the above cases may be revised w.e.f. 1. 1.2016 in accordance with the instructions contained in this Department’s OM No.38/37/2016-P&PW(A) dated 12th May, 2017. Higher of the two formulations i.e. OM dated 4.8.2016 or OM dated 12.5 .2017 would be the revised provisional pension w.e.r. 1.1.2016 in such cases.

4. This issues with the approval of Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance lD No.I(21 )/E-V/2016 dated 15.01.2018

5. Hindi version will Follow.

Enc. a.a.

(Harjit Singh)
Director

To
All Ministries/Departments as per standard list attached.

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New Contributory Pension Scheme setting up of the Committee

NPS Committee Report Finalised and Submitted to Govt – NC JCM Staff Side
“New Contributory Pension Scheme setting up of the Committee – report”

Shiva Gopal Mishra
Secretary

Ph: 23382286
National Council (Staff Side)
Joint Consultation, Machinery
For Central Government Employees
13-C, Ferozshah Road, New Delhi – 110001
E.Mail : nc.jcm.np@gmail.com.

No. NC-JCM-2017/Fin

January 16, 2018

The Cabinet Secretary,
Government of India,
Cabiner Secretariate,
Rastrapati Bhawan,
New Delhi

Sub: New Contributory Pension Scheme setting up of the Committee – report reg.

Dear Sir,
As per the 7th CPC recommendations, Govt had set up a committee under the Chairmanship of the Secretary, to look into the various complaints received by the commission on the new contributory Pension Scheme. As the stake holders, we had interacted with the Committee. We have now come to know that the committee, having finalised its report, submitted the same to you.

We request that the Staff Side-JCM may be provided with a copy of the report and our views are heard and presented, before the Government takes a final view on the matter.

Thanking you,
sd/-
Yours faithfully,
Shiva Gopal Mishra

Source: Confederation

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Meeting with all Heads of CPPCs/Government Business Divisions to review the implementation of 7th CPC pension revision

CPAO/IT &Tech/Master data/14 (Vol-III)2017-18/183

17.01.2018

MEETING NOTICE

Subject: Meeting with all Heads of CPPCs/Government Business Divisions to review the implementation of 7th CPC pension revision.

It has been decided to hold a meeting with art Heads of CPPCs/Heads of Govt. Business Divisions of the Authorised Banks for pensions under the Chairmanship of Chief controller (Pension) on 30th January, 2018 at 3.00 PM at Conference Hall of central Pension Accounting Office, Trikoot-II, Bhikaji cama place, New Delhi – 110 066 to review the status of implementation of 7th cpc pension revision in the light of DP&PW OM No. 38/37/2016-P&PW [A) dated 12th May, 2017.

Agenda items of the meeting are as follows:

1. Monitoring of implementation of 7th CPC by Banks.
2. Reporting of revised cases to CPAO by Banks.
3. Master Data Reconciliation.
4. IT related issues w.r.t. e-Revision of pension and fresh pension.
5. Compliance of Internal Audit observations on 7th CPC revisions.
6. Timely commencement of family Pension.
7. Timely commencement of Additional Pension.
8. Timely restoration of commuted portion of pension.
9. Timely submission of life certificates.
10. Any other point with the permission of the chair.

All the Authorised Banks are requested to make it convenient to depute their sufficiently senior representatives (A.G.M. and above) to attend the meeting. A line in confirmation may be intimated on e-mail vijay.cpao@gmail.com or through Fax No. 26715108/ 26162326 (Kind Attn: Shri Vijay Singh,Consultant).

S/d,
(Md.Shahid Kamal Ansari)
(Assistant Controller of Accounts)

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Review of CSS Officers (Deputy Secretary/Director)under FR 56(j) and Rule 48 of CSS (Pension) Rules, 1972

Review of CSS Officers (Deputy Secretary/Director)under FR 56(j) and Rule 48 of CSS (Pension) Rules, 1972

No. 3/8/2015-CS-I(D)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
(Department of Personnel & Training)

Lok Nayak Bhawan, New Delhi -110003
Dated the 16th January, 2018

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Review of CSS Officers(Deputy secretary/Director) under FR 56 (j) and Rule 48 of CSS (Pension) Rules, 1972.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s OM of even no. dated 26.02.2016 on the subject mentioned above (copy enclosed) and to say that next meeting of the Review Committee is likely to be held shortly. As the information/inputs are necessary to under take review of the officers, it is requested that the same may be furnished to this Department in the prescribed format (indicated at Annexure-I).

2. It is, therefore, requested that information/inputs may please be provided at the earliest so that the cases may be submitted for the consideration of the Review Committee.

3. This may please be accorded Priority.

(Debabrata Banrejee)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India

Source: DoPT

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Leveraging for maximizing Digital Life Certification

PCDA Circular No. 196 : Leveraging for maximizing Digital Life Certification

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

Circular No. 196

No. AT/Tech/30-XIX

Dated: 10.01.2018

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 Director of Treasuries of all state …….
3. The Manger CPPC of Public Sector Banks including IDBI
4. The CDA (PD) Meerut……….
5. The CDA-Chennai……….
6. The Nodal Officers (ICICI/ AXIS/HDFC Bank)….
7. The Pay & Accounts Officers…………
8. Military and Air Attache, Indian Embassy Kathmandu, Nepal.
9. The DPDO…………
10 The Post Master…………..

Sub: Leveraging for maximizing Digital Life Certification.

Since, Aadhaar Act has now mandated by Govt. of India and the pensioner is required to furnish Aadhaar was for using the Aadhaar information. Therefore, Pension Disbursing Authorities are advised to obtain the consent of all the defence pensioners/family pensioners drawing their pension/family pension from their offices as per the sample Template for Jeevan Pramaan / Digital Life Certificate enclosed herewith.

Encl: As above.

S/d,
(Shubash Kumar)
DCDA (P)

Sample Consent Template for Jeevan Pramaan/Digital Life Certificate- I < Name of the Aadhaar holder >, the holder of Aadhaar number < < xxxx-xxxx-xxxx > >, hereby give my consent to < (Name and Address of PDA) > to use my Aadhaar Number and Fingerprint/Iris/OTP for annual identification and generation of Digital Life Certificate(DLC). I also give my consent for sharing my Aadhaar number and my DLC with my < (Name of PDA) > for e-KYC and authentication from UIDAI through Meit/NIC/NPCI/other ASA.

< (Name of PDA) >………. has informed me on behalf of Meit/NIC/NPCI/other ASA that during authentication, Meit/NIC/NPCI/other ASA shall submit my information to UIDAI and that my core biometrics (Fingerprint and/or Iris scans will not be stored/shared). I have also been informed that the information submitted to < (Name of PDA) >………. shall not be used for any purpose other than that mentioned above or as per any requirement of law.

(Signature)
Name:…..……………………………………
Rank/Designation:………………………
Personal No./Regimental No………..
PPO No.:……..……………………………

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No Stoppage of Disbursement of Pension due to Non-Linking of Aadhaar

NO STOPPAGE OF DISBURSEMENT OF PENSION DUE TO NON-LINKING OF AADHAAR GOVERNMENT

pension-aadhaar

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF FINANCE
LOK SABHA

UNSTARRED QUESTION NO: 2997
ANSWERED ON: 05.01.2018

DISBURSEMENT OF PENSION

SADHU SINGH

Will the Minister of FINANCE be pleased to state:-

(a) whether the disbursement of Central Government Pension to many beneficiaries have been stopped due to non-linking of same with the Aadhaar number and if so, the details thereof, State/UT-wise including Punjab;

(b) whether the Government proposes to exempt beneficiary patients suffering from leprosy or any other grave disease and hence unable to provide their biometric details and if so, the details thereof and if not, the reasons therefor;

(c) the other steps taken by the Government to facilitate such beneficiaries patients; and

(d) whether the Government is considering some alternative option for such beneficiary patients and if so, the details thereof and the steps taken by the Government in this regard?

ANSWER

The Minister of State in the Ministry of Finance

(a) to (d): The Government has not issued any instructions for stopping disbursement of pension to Central Government pensioner due to non-linking of the pension account with the Aadhaar number.

Instructions have been issued by the Department of Pension and Pensioners’ Welfare (DoP&PW) from time to time that in view of the difficulty faced by old and infirm pensioners, banks should make concrete effort to provide the facility of obtaining life certificate from the premises/ residence of such pensioners. The instructions also provide that in case of sick and infirm pensioners, personal appearance may be exempted if a life certificate in the prescribed form signed by some specified authorities is produced on the behalf of Pensioners.

Further, all Pension Disbursing Banks have also been advised by DoP&PW that where the finger prints of a pensioner are not accepted by the system, the alternate mechanism of biometric, i.e. Iris scanning, may be used in such case. In case, however, it is not possible to have Digital Life Certificate either through finger prints or through Iris scanning, the physical life certificate submitted by the pensioner may be accepted to avoid any harassment to the pensioner. In no case a pensioner should be returned without accepting his life certificate on account of non-acceptance of his biometric by the system.

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Revision of salaries and allowances of the employees of LIC

Revision of salaries and allowances of the employees of LIC

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF FINANCE
LOK SABHA

UNSTARRED QUESTION NO: 1862
ANSWERED ON: 29.12.2017

Revision of Pension by LIC

R. GOPALAKRISHNAN

Will the Minister of FINANCE be pleased to state:-

(a) whether the salaries and allowances of the employees of the Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) are revised periodically;

(b) if so, the details thereof and if not, the reasons therefor;

(c) whether the pension of the pensioners of LIC are also revised periodically accordingly and periodically as that of the Central Government employees;

(d) if so, the details thereof and if not, the reasons therefor; and

(e) the steps/measures being taken by the Government to revise the pension of the LIC pensioners as and when the salaries of the serving employees of LIC are revised?

ANSWER

Minister of State in the Ministry of Finance
(a) to (e): Revision of scales of pay of the employees of Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) is carried out periodically i.e. every five years. Pension of the pensioners of LIC has two components – Basic Pension and Dearness Relief. Dearness Relief gets revised every six months.

Source:Lok Sabha

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Pension related complaints

Pension related complaints

Public and pension matter grievances received are generally related to various service issues. Pension grievances relate to non-payment/delay in payment of pensionary benefits, delay in revision of pension/family pension etc. All such grievances are required to be redressed in a decentralized manner by the Ministries/ Departments concerned as per work allocation under the Allocation of Business Rules, 1961. Grievances relating to State Governments are forwarded to them for appropriate action.

As per the guidelines issued by the Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances, any grievance, including a pension grievance, is required to be redressed within a period of 2 months by the concerned Ministry/Department/Organization to which it pertains and in case it is not possible, an interim reply with reasons for delay is required to be provided.

Grievance disposal is monitored through review meetings with the representatives of Central Ministry/Department/Organisation. Reviews of grievances of Ministries/Departments are also undertaken every month during meetings conducted on PRAGATI (Pro-Active Governance And Timely Implementation) platform. An Electronic Dashboard for Secretaries has been created showing the consolidated status of grievances disposed and pending on CPGRAMS. Weekly reminders through SMS are also sent for pending grievances.

When an official is allocated the work of redress of grievances, it is part of his/her responsibility, and action, if required, can be taken against the erring officials for dereliction of duties as per the relevant Service Rules.

This was stated by the Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr. Jitendra Singh in a written reply to question in the Lok Sabha today.

Source: PIB

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Central Pension Accounting Office (CPAO) celebrated its 29th Foundation Day today in the service of the Central Civil Pensioners

Central Pension Accounting Office (CPAO) celebrated its 29th Foundation Day today in the service of the Central Civil Pensioners

Ministry of Finance

Central Pension Accounting Office (CPAO) celebrated its 29th Foundation Day today in the service of the Central Civil Pensioners.

The Central Pension Accounting Office (CPAO) celebrated here today its 29th Foundation Day in the service of the Central (Civil) Pensioners. CPAO (website www.cpao.nic.in) was established on 1st January, 1990; primarily to cater to the needs of central civil pensioners and other stakeholders in the Ministries/ Departments and Banks. The Central (Civil) pensions are authorized through Central Pension Accounting Office (CPAO) functioning under the Controller General of Accounts (CGA). CPAO is administering the ‘Scheme for Payment of Pensions to Central Government Civil Pensioners by Authorized Banks (both Public Sector and some Private sector Banks). Its functions include, issue of Special Seal Authorisations (SSAs) for pension payments to Authorised Banks, preparation of budget for the Pension Grant and accounting thereof, reconciliation with and performance review of banks with respect to pension payments and disbursements & maintenance of the database of the Central Civil Pensioners etc.

CPAO was created with the primary objective of simplifying procedure and reducing the number of agencies for pension payment and to expedite the process of authorization, revision and transfer of pension through Authorized Banks. The working of CPAO is fully computerized and it maintains a database of over 12 lakh Central (Civil) pensioners through Pension Authorisation, Retrieval and Accounting System (PARAS). These pensioners are being provided pension related services by the CPAO through more than 70,788 paying bank branches all over the country.

CPAO has Pension Tracking System to check the latest status of the pension processing and SMS facility is also being provided to the pensioners at each stage. CPAO has taken many steps under Digital India Mission like e-Scroll, e-SSA, e-PPO project etc. to reduce the paper movement and creation of digital record of the Special Seal Authorities (SSAs), PPO (Pension Payment Order) etc. CPAO is also handling the grievances of the Central (Civil) Pensioners through its Grievance Redressal Mechanism which includes Web Responsive Pensioners Service (WRPS) facilitating information to pensioners on pension payments, facility to view and download latest orders and special seal authorities (SSAs) issued by CPAO among others.

Source : PIB

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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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New Grievance Portal Launched for CG Pensioners

New Grievance Portal Launched for CG Pensioners

New Grievance Portal Launched

PCDA Pension has lauched on internet a new grievance portal to lodge grievance of the pensioners. This is already on this website. Pensioners are requested to complete the required details before submitting the complaint / grievance for its redressal. E-mail grievance lodged after 3-11-2017 will not be entertained.

Click to view the Complaint Webpage

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Change of date of birth of members of Employees Pension Scheme 1995

Change of date of birth of members of Employees Pension Scheme 1995

Employees Provident Fund Organisation
Ministry of Labour & Employment. Government of India
Bhavishya Nidhi Bhawan
Bhikaiji Cama Place. New Delhi 110066

No. Pension-l/Instructions/Guidelines/2017/20825

Date. 12 DEC 2017

To

All ACCs (Zonal Offices)
All Regional P.F. Commissioner(In-charge of Regions).

Sub: Change of Date of Birth of Employees Pension Fund Members- reg.
Ref: (i) Head Office letter No. pension-3/8/OR/l/2005/69869 dated 12.12.2006
(ii) Head Office letter No. Pension-I/Instructions/Guidelines/2006/l 1900 dated 07.10.2006
(iii) Head Office letter No. Pension-II/Instructions/Guidelines/2016-17/33314 dated 10.03.2017
(iv) Head Office letter No. Pension-l/Instructions/Guidelines/2017/8351 dated 07.08.2017
(v) Head Office letter No. Pension-I/Instructions/Guidelines/2017/11518 dated 04.09.2017

Sir.

Please refer to this office circulars cited under reference. Further it is to inform that in the meeting on fraud analysis and management in EPFO held on 08.12.2017 at Head Office it was decided to follow the following process for change of date of birth of members of Employees Pension Scheme 1995-

(i) In case the correction required in date of birth is upto plus or minus one year, Aadhaar will be accepted as a valid document for date of birth.

(ii) In case the correction required in date of birth is more than one year. then in addition to Aadhaar. other valid documents will have to be submitted(viz.. matriculation certificate. certificate issued by Registrar (Birth). Passport etc). The concerned member should be intimated for submission of additional valid proof of birth in such cases while applying online/mobile/offline.

2. It is requested to strictly adhere to the aforementioned instructions.

[This issues with the approval of CPFC]

(R.M. VERMA)
Addl. Central P.F. Commissioner- I(Pension)

Source: epfindia.gov.in

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7th CPC Military Brochure – Old Age Pension

7th CPC Military Brochure – Old Age Pension

OLD-AGE-PENSION

The quantum of addl pension/ family pension available to the old pensioners/ family pensioners shall be continued as follows :

OLD-AGE-PENSION

Note :

(a) The pension Sanctioning Authorities should ensure that the date of birth and the age of a pensioner/family pensioner, are invariably indicated in the pension Payment Order to facilitate payment of additional pension by the pension Disbursing Agencies as soon as it becomes due. Dearness relief shall also be admissible on the additional pension available to old pensioners/family pensioners.

(b) The additional pension payable to old pensioners/family pensioners of 80 years of age and above shall also be applicable to old pensioners / family pensioners of 80 years of age and above in receipt of Disability/ War Injury Element/ Liberalized Disability Element of Disability/ Liberalized Disability/ War Injury Pension also.

Auth : GoI, MoD (DESW) letter No 17(02)/2016-D(Pen/Pol) dated 04 Sep 2017.

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Statement to be made by the Minister in every six months regarding status of implementation of recommendations contained in the Reports of the Department Related Parliamentary Standing Committee on Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions on Demands for Grants

Statement to be made by the Minister in every six months regarding status of implementation of recommendations contained in the Reports of the Department Related Parliamentary Standing Committee on Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions on Demands for Grants

dopt-2017

REMINDER
IMMEDIATE
PARLIAMENT MATTER

No. 41034/7/2015-Estt.(Res.)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training
Establishment Reservation – I Section

North Block, New Delhi-110 001
Dated November 23, 2017

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Statement to be made by the Minister in every six months regarding status of implementation of recommendations contained in the Reports of the Department Related Parliamentary Standing Committee on Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions on Demands for Grants

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s OM of even number dated 23.10.2017 (copy enclosed) on the subject noted above and to say that the requisite information has been received only from the Ministries/Departments listed at Annexure.

2. It is requested that the information sought by the Department Related Parliamentary Standing Committee on Personnel, Public Grievances, Law and Justice on Demands for Grants may be forwarded to this Department by 01.12.2017 positively for onward submission to the Hon’ble Committee.

(G. Srinivasan)
Deputy Secretary

Source: DoPT

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Clarification to pensioners about the hike in exemption limit to Rs 3 Lakhs from Minister of State for Finance

Exemption of Pension up to Rs. 5 lakhs per annum from Income Tax: Proposal will be examined – MoS  for Finance.

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Shiva Pratap Shukla
D.O. No. 370150/9/2017- TPL
MINISTER OF STATE FOR FINANCE
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
NEW DELHI-110001

14th November 2017

Dear Dr.Tharoor Ji,

Kindly refer to your D.O. letter No. DO/S1/09/2017/986 dated 26.09.2017 requesting, for providing the exemption of Rs. 5 lakhs per annum to pension income.

I have got the matter examined. Currently, the basic exemption limit for individual taxpayer is Rs, 2, 50,000, However, considering the specific needs of the senior citizens, the basic exemption limit for a senior citizen above 60 year, is fixed at Rs.3,00,000 and for very senior citizen i.e. above 80 years, the same is fixed Rs. 5,00,000. Therefore, a pensioner who is a senior citizen is not required to pay any income-tax if his. total income, including pension., does not exceed Rs. 3 lakhs Similarly, a pensioner who is very senior citizen is not required to pay tax if his total income, including pension, does not exceed Rs. 5, 00.000. However, the suggestions that pension up to Rs. 5 lakhs per annum should be exempt in all cases would require amendment to the existing provisions of the Income-tax Act, 1964.

Accordingly, the proposal would be examined during the exercise for the ensuing Union Budget, 2018 and the outcome would be reflected in the Finance Bill 2018.

With regards
Yours sincerely,
(Shiv Pratap Shukla)

Source: NFIR

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Government decision on 7th Central Pay Commission in respect of the Post-01.01.2016 retired Armed Forces Pensioners/ Family Pensioners : Reg. New PPO Series

PCDA Circular 590 : Corrigendum – Implementation of Govt. decision on the recommendations of the 7th CPC in respect of the Post-01.01.2016 retired Armed Forces Pensioners.

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

Circular No: 590

Dated: 06.11.2017

To
The Chief Accountant, RBI, Deptt. Of Govt Bank Accounts, Central Office, C-7, Second Floor, Bandra-Kurla Complex, P B No. 8143, Bandra East, Mumbai- 400051
CMDs, All Public Sector Banks.
The Nodal Officers, ICICI/HDFC/AXIS/IDBI Banks
All Managers, CPPCs
Military and Air Attache, Indian Embassy, Kathmandu, Nepal
The PCDA (WC), Chandigarh
The CDA (PD), Meerut
The CDA, Chennai
The Director of Treasuries, All States
The Pay and Accounts Officer, Delhi Administration, R K Puram; and Tis Hazari, New Delhi.
The Pay and Accounts Office, Govt of Maharashtra, Mumbai
The Post Master, Kathua (J&K), and Camp Bell Bay.
The Principal Pay and Accounts Officer, Andaman and Nicobar Administration, Port Blair.

Subject: Corrigendum – Implementation of Govt. decision on the recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission in respect of the Post-01.01.2016 retired Armed Forces Pensioners/ Family Pensioners : Reg. New PPO Series.

In para 7 of this office Circular No. 588 dated 20.10.2017 at line no. 2 & 3 may be read as under:-

For : “with immediate effect”

Read : after 31.12.2017

2. All PDA’s are also requested to act upon e-PPO’s digitally signed issued by this office in terms of Circular No. 588 dated 20.10.2017. In other words, till 31.12.2017, both series of PPO (i.e. PPO series notified and also e-PPO’s) be acted upon. After 1.1.2018, all PPO series except numeric PPO’s no. affixed on e-PPO’s will no longer remain in use.

3.The same has also been uploaded on this office website www.pcdapension.nic.in.

4. All other terms and conditions shall remain unchanged.

S/d,
(Nasim Ullah)
ACDA (P)

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Cabinet approves revised salaries, gratuity, allowances and pension for the Judges of the Supreme Court and the High Courts

Cabinet approves revised salaries, gratuity, allowances and pension for the Judges of the Supreme Court and the High Courts

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The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved the revision in the salaries, gratuity, allowances, pension etc. of the Judges of the Supreme Court and the High Courts and retired Judges of Supreme Court and High Courts. It follows the implementation of recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission in respect of Civil Servants.

The approval will pave the way for necessary amendments in the two laws viz. Supreme Court Judges (Salaries and Conditions of Service) Act, 1958 and High Court Judges (Salaries and Conditions of Service) Act, 1954, which govern the salaries of Chief Justice of India (CJI), Judges of Supreme Court of India, Chief Justices and all Judges of High Courts.

The increase in the salary and allowances etc. will benefit 31 Judges of Supreme Court of India (including the CJI) and 1079 Judges(including the Chief Justices) of High Courts. Besides, approximately 2500 retired Judges will also be benefited on account of revision of pension/gratuity etc.

Arrears on account of revised salaries, gratuity, pension and family pension w.e.f 01.01.2016 will be paid as one time lump sum payment.

Background:

Salaries, gratuity, pension, allowances etc. in respect of Judges of Supreme Court are governed by the Supreme Court Judges (Salaries and Conditions of Service) Act, 1958. Salaries etc. of Judges of High Courts are governed by High Court Judges (Salaries and Conditions of Service) Act, 1954. An amendment in the Acts is required whenever there is any proposal for revision of salaries/pension gratuity, allowances etc. in respect of Judges of Supreme Court and High Courts. Therefore, Government proposes to move a Bill in the Parliament in the ensuing Session for amendment in the relevant Acts for giving effect to the revision of salaries and allowances.

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