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Clarification on date upto which enhanced family pension payable

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Clarification on Enhanced Family Pension Payable – DoP&PW

No.1/1(5)/2018-P&PW(E)
Department of Pension & Pensionors’ Welfare
(Desk E)

Sub: Clarification on date upto which enhanced family pension payable-reg.

Ref: CPAO ID No. CPAO/IT & Tech/Clarification/13(VOL-III)/P&PW/2017-18/193 dated 05.02.2018 and NIC Note, dated 3.4.2013.

CPAO may please refer to above mention ID, dated 5.2.2018 on the subject mentioned above.

2. It was decided to increase the age of retirement from 58 to 60 years vide its notification No.25012/2/97-Estt.(A) dated 13th May, 1998. In pursuance of this decision and in view of the recommendation of the Vth Central Pay Commission, in partial modification of Rule 54(3) (a) of CCS (Pension) rules, 1972, it was decided that the payment of family pension at enhanced rates will be payable for 7 years or till the government servant/pensioner would have attained the age of 67 years against the existing provision of 65 years. This has been applicable in cases where Government servant is to retire at the age of 60 years in pursuance of the notification dated 11.05.1998 and not where Government servant has already retired at the age of 58 years or would have retired at the age of 55 years but for his premature demise.

3. Subsequently rule 54(3)(a)(ii) has also been amended to read as under:
In the event of death of Government servant after retirement, the family pension as determined under sub-clause (i) shall be payable for a period of seven years, or for u period up to the date on which the retired deceased Government servant would have attained the age of 67 years had he survived, whichever is less.

4. In view of this it is clear that family pension at enhanced rates will be payable for 7 years or till the deceased retired government servant would have attained the age of 67 years had he survived, whichever is less, irrespective of type of retirement. date of retirement and age of superannuation applicable in the case of retired Govt. servant. This would equally apply in all Central Civil Govt. Departments/Offices including CPAF and Medical Officers.

5. This issues with the approval of competent authority.

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(Sanjoy Shankar)
Under Secretary

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FAQ for Central Civil Services – Pension Procedure

FAQ for Central Civil Services – Pension Procedure

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
(Central Civil Services)

6. PENSION PROCEDURE

(6.1) What is the meaning of the following terms?
(a) Pension Disbursing Authority
(b) Pension Sanctioning Authority
(c) PPO Issuing Authority

(a) Pension Disbursing Authority : Bank Branch/Treasury/Post/PAO Office paying your pension
(b) Pension Sanctioning Authority: The authority who sanctioned your pension before forwarding the case to Accounts.
(c) PPO Issuing Authority: Generally, the Pay & Account Officer is the PPO issuing authority.

(6.2) What should a Government servant do to claim his pension?
During service each Govt. servant should satisfy himself that service is being verified and recorded so in the service book and that there are no gaps in this. He should also ensure that nomination for all payments due to him are current and valid. Six months prior to the retirement date, a Government servant is required to furnish certain information (e.g. joint photo with spouse, family details, name of the branch of the authorized bank through which he desires to draw his pension etc.) to his Head of Office in the prescribed Form No. 5. The Head of Office is required to undertake the work of preparation of pension papers in Form No. 7 one year before the date on which a Government servant is due to retire on superannuation. After complying with the requirements of CCS Pension Rules 59 & 60, the Head of Office has to forward to the Pay & Accounts Officer Form 5 and Form 7 duly completed with a covering letter in Form 8 along with service book of the Government servant duly completed up-to-date and any other documents relied upon for the verification of service, not later than six months before the date of retirement of the Government servant.

(6.3) Who is to authorize the pension?
On receipt of pension papers from Head of Office, the Pay & Accounts Officer concerned will, after applying requisite checks, assess the amount of pension and issue the Pension Payment Order (both halves of Pension Payment Order, i.e. disburser’s portion and pensioner’s portion) not later than one month in advance of the date of retirement of the Government servant with forwarding authority letter, duly inksigned and embossed, to Central Pension Accounting Office (CPAO) who in turn will generate on computer a Special Seal Authority on the basis of details given in the Pension Payment Order and authority letter of the Pay & Accounts Officer and forward disburser’s half of PPO with Special Seal Authority to the Central Pension Processing Centre (CPPC) of the concerned authorized Bank. The Pay & Accounts officer after ascertaining that the special seal of authority has been issued shall send pensioners’ half of PPO to be handed over to the retiring employee. However, if the employee opts to take the PPO from bank, both halves shall be sent to CPAO. All records will be maintained in the CPPC and the disbursing branch, will make the payments to the pensioner on authorization of payment of pension by the CPPC. The CPPC however is only the back office for processing pensions, all pension related problems/grievances of the pensioners will continue to be handled by the concerned paying branch as before.

(6.4) What is to be done in case the pension has not been fixed correctly?
The Pay & Accounts Officer while issuing the pension authorization will forward one copy of the pension calculation sheet (out of three received by him from the Head of Office) as certified by the Head of Office and countersigned by him (Pay & Accounts Officer) to the pensioner along with the intimation of his having sent the pension payment authority/PPO to the CPAO. In case it is found from the pension calculation sheet that pension has been fixed incorrectly, the matter may be taken-up with the Head of Office. PAO concerned, if necessary, will issue an amendment authority letter to Central Pension Accounting Office for onward transmission to the CPPC to carry out necessary amendments in both halves of PPO.

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When will the arrears get paid? – Dearness Relief

When will the arrears get paid? – Dearness Relief

CENTRALISED PENSION PROCESSING CENTER

Payment of Pensions to Central Government and State Government Pensioners through Centralized Pension Processing Cell (CPPC)

Frequently Asked Questions and Answers

31. When will the arrears get paid?
Ans: Payment of arrears, on account of revision of pension etc., received at Centralized Pension Processing Cell (CPPC) of the Bank up to one week before last date of a month, will normally be made along with monthly pension.

32. How the payment of Dearness Relief at revised rate is to be paid to the pensioners?
Ans: Whenever any additional relief on pension/family pension is sanctioned by the Government, the same is intimated to the agency banks for issuing suitable instructions to their pension paying branches for payment of relief at the revised rates to the pensioners without any delay. The orders issued by Govt. Departments are also hosted on their websites and banks have been advised to watch the latest instructions on the website and act accordingly without waiting for any further orders from RBI in this regard.

33. Where can a pensioner get information about the changes in the pension/ Dearness Relief or any pension related issue?
Ans: The pensioner can visit the Official Website of the concerned Government Department as also Reserve Bank of India Website (www.rbi.org.in) to get the information about pension related issues.

34. Can pensioners get pension slips?
Ans: Yes, monthly pension slip is automatically sent to the pensioner’s e-Mail ID if available with the Bank. In other cases pension slip can be obtained by the pensioner from any pension paying branch.

35. How to get SMS for the details of monthly pension
Ans: To get SMS Pensioner has to visit Pension Paying Branch (Home Branch) with request to upload his/her Mobile number in the Pension Application Software. Pensioner can get the details of monthly pension such as Basic Pension, D.A., Medical Allowance, Other Allowances, Commutation, Income Tax, Net Pension credited and the date of credit along with amount of commutation and gratuity paid through SMS from State Bank of India on regular basis.

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Grant of additional pension to the pensioners of U.T. Chandigarh

Grant of additional pension to the pensioners of U.T. Chandigarh – reg.

CPAO

No.38/6/18-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 18th January, 2018

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Sub: Grant of additional pension to the pensioners of U.T. Chandigarh – reg.

I am directed to refer to your UO No. CPAO/IT & Tech/U.T. Chandigarh/50/2016-17/167 dated 14th December 2017 on the above subject and to say the in accordance with Rule-2 of CCS (Pension) Rules, these rules are applicable to Government servants appointed substantively to civil services and posts in connection with the affairs of the Union. As mentioned in your note dated 24.4.2017, the employees and pensioners of U.T. Chandigarh are governed by the rules and orders as applicable to the employees of Punjab Civil Services. However, the employees of other U.T. Administrations are governed by the rules regulating the service conditions of Central Government employees.

2. MHA, in their OM dated 24.3.1984 has also clarified that the employees of Union Territory Administration other than Chandigarh are governed by CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972 and that the pay scales and conditions of service of employees of Chandigarh Administration are not covered by the rules governing Central Government employees. Thus, there is no inconsistency in the note dated 24th March, 1984 of MHA. Therefore, there is no need for any amendment to the note of MHA.

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(S.K. Makkar)
Under Secretary to the Government of India.

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Payment of arrears accruing in respect of deceased pensioners/family pensioners to the nominee/legal heir

Payment of arrears accruing in respect of deceased pensioners/family pensioners to the nominee/legal heir

CPAO

CPAO/IT&Tech/Simplification/11.Vol-VI/2017-18/2016

Dated: 12.03.2018

Subject: Payment of arrears accruing in respect of deceased pensioners/family pensioners to the nominee/legal heir.

On death of the pensioners/family pensioners, the pension account is closed by the bank and the balance amount in the account of pensioners/family pensioners is paid to the nominees/legal heirs. However, it is observed that the life time arrears arising subsequently on account of Pay Commission etc. are not paid to the nominees/legal heirs of the deceased pensioners/family pensioners either on account of fact that the pension/family pension is not revised by the concerned Pension Sanctioning Authority (PSA) or the amount of arrears of revised pension/family pension is not paid due to closure of the bank account. In such cases action is to be taken by the concerned Pay & Accounts Officer as per provision of para 7.5.6 of the Civil Accounts Manual (copy attached).

DP&PW vide its OM No. 1/22/2012-P&PW (E) dated 10th July, 2013 (copy enclosed) has clearly defined the procedure so that nominees/legal heirs of pensioners/family pensioners are not subjected to harassment in claiming the payment of arrears of pension.

In view of the above, all the Head of Offices/PAOs/CPPCs of banks are requested to comply with the procedure as mentioned in the above OM of DP&PW for speedy settlement of claims of pension arrears.

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(Md. Shahid Kamal Ansar)
(Asstt. Controller of Accounts)

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Pension Rates under CPF

Pension Rates under CPF

The Central Government employees who are covered by CPF Rules (India) 1962 and who retired on or after 01.01.1986 are not entitled to any monthly pension/ex-gratia amount. However, the Government employees under CPF who retired between 18.11.1960 and 31.12.1985 are entitled to monthly ex-gratia amount of the following rates:

 

S.

No

Group of Service to which CPF retirees belonged at the time of

retirement

Enhanced amount of basic monthly ex-gratia
1 Group A Service Rs. 3,000
2 Group B Service  Rs. 1,000
3 Group C Service  Rs. 750
4 Group D Service  Rs. 650
5 Widows and dependent children of the deceased CPF beneficiary  Rs. 645

Dearness ex-gratia equal to 50% of the amount of ex-gratia and Dearness Relief, as notified from time to time as per 5th Central Pay Commission series, on the sums of amount of ex-gratia and dearness ex-gratia is being paid to them. There is no proposal to increase the aforesaid rates.

Source: Lok Sabha

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Clarification regarding applicability of standard deduction to pension received from the former employer

Standard Deduction Applicable for Pensioners – Clarification

Ministry of Finance
Clarification regarding applicability of standard deduction to pension received from the former employer

The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has clarified that the pension received by a taxpayer from his former employer is taxable under the head “Salaries”. The Finance Act, 2018 has amended Section 16 of the Income-tax Act, 1961(“the Act”) to provide that a taxpayer having income chargeable under the head “Salaries” shall be allowed a deduction of Rs 40,000/- or the amount of salary, whichever is less, for computing his taxable income. Accordingly, any taxpayer who is in receipt of pension from his former employer shall be entitled to claim a deduction of Rs 40,000/- or the amount of pension, whichever is less, under Section 16 of the Act.

Earlier, the representations were received seeking clarification as to whether a taxpayer, who receives pension from his former employer, shall also be eligible to claim this deduction.

Source: PIB

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BHAVISHYA – Pension Sanction & Payment Tracking System

BHAVISHYA – Pension Sanction & Payment Tracking System

An Initiative of Department of Pension & Pensioners Welfare

BHAVISHYA

Department of P&PW has introduced an online Pension Sanction and Payment Tracking System called ‘BHAVISHYA‘. Actions for timely payment of retirement dues and issue of Pension Payment Order (PPO) start one years before the date of retirement of the employee. There are a number of intervening stages and the system will pinpoint delays at each stage to enable timely interventions. The tracking can be done by the retiring employee as well as the administrative authorities.

In addition, forms required during the process are available in electronic format. The retiring employee can fill the forms online. It facilitates the administrative authorities by processing the claims and passing on the calculated amounts and other details to the Pay and Accounts Offices. The new system will also capture personal information, service data and contact details like mobile number and e-mail etc. The retiring employees will be kept informed of the progress of pension sanction process through SMS/E-mail.

Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare has implemented an online system called ‘BHAVISHYA‘ for retiring central government civil employees. The system provides for on-line tracking of pension sanction and payment process. Tracking can be done by the individual as well as the administrative authorities for all actions preparatory to grant of pension and other retirement benefits. This is in line with the priorities of Government to ensure transparency and accountability in systems and processes.

At present, Bhavishya is implemented in main secretariat of 89 Ministries/ Departments except Ministry of Railways, Ministry of Defence, Department of Post, Department of Atomic Energy, Department of Tele communication and some security related sensitive organizations.

There is no such proposal to revamp the payment of pension through Public Sector Banks. However, the data base for the existing pensioners is being updated by the Authorized Banks for pensions’ payment once in a year through master data reconciliation with Central Pension Accounting Office (CPAO) and from time to time based on the Special Seal Authority (SSA) issued by CPAO to Central Pension Processing Centers (CPPCs) of Banks.

The Authorized Banks submit the report of payment of pension through e-scrolls to CPAO after making the payment of pension. Life Certificate is submitted by the Central Civil Pensioners/ Family Pensioners in the month of November every year and excess payment of pension may happen if the pensioner dies before the coming November, i.e., the next due date of submission of Life Certificate. If excess/ wrong payment of pension is paid to the pensioner by Public Sector Banks then entire amount is recovered by the Banks from the pensioners/ family pensioners as per the guidelines of Reserve Bank of India (RBI) in this regard. During the financial year 2016-17, an amount of about Rs. 73 crore was received/ recovered from the Authorized Banks by the Central Pension Accounting Office in respect of central civil pensioners/family pensioners.

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Simplification of Pension Procedure – Submission of Life Certificate

CPAO/IT&Tech/Bank Performance/37(Vol.III)/2017-18/208

19.03.2018

Subject: Simplification of Pension Procedure – Submission of Life Certificate

Attention is invited to CPAO’s 0M No. CPAo/Tech/Simplification/2012-13/325 dated-18.02.2013 on the above subject whereby it was decided to submit the life certificate to any branch of the authorized bank through which pension of pensioners/family pensioners is being disbursed. Format of acknowledgement to be given by the Life Certificates receiving branch to the pensioner/family pensioner was circulated vide this office OM No.CPAO/lT&Tech/Scheme Booklet/2015-16/1666 dated-16.10.2015 which was reiterated vide OM No.CPA0/lT&Tech/Jeevan Pramaan/2015-16/ 1680 dated-09.11.2 015.

But, it is observed that bank branches are still not providing the acknowledgement of Life Certificate to the pensioners/family pensioners. Moreover, it has been observed that they do not forward the same to their CPPCs, resulting in stoppage of pension/ family pension which causes undue financial hardship to the pensioners/ family pensioners.

In view of the above, Heads of CPPCs and Heads of Government Business Divisions of all the authorized banks are requested to issue necessary instructions to all their branches to provide the acknowledgement of Life Certificate to the pensioner/family pensioner without fail and forward the same to the concerned CPPCs for necessary action.

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(Md.Shahid Kamal Ansari)

(Asstt. Controller of Accounts)

Authority: www.cpao.nic.in

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2nd Option of Pension for Compulsorily Retired Officers/Employees

2nd Option of Pension for Compulsorily Retired Officers/Employees

Indian Banks’ Association
HR & INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS

No.HR&IR&HR/CIR/G2/BRK/4684

March 16, 2018

Chief Executives of Member Banks which
are parties to the Bipartite Settlement

Dear Sir/Madam,

2nd Option of Pension for Compulsorily Retired Officers/Employees

The United Forum of Bank Unions (UFBU) representing workmen and officers in Banks were requesting to allow another option to those Who were in the service Of the Banks prior to 29th September, 1995 in case of Nationalized Banks / 26th March, 1996 in case of Associate Banks of State Bank of India and continued in service on or after that date and did not opt for pension when offered as per the scheme.

2. After holding various rounds of discussions in the matter, consensus was arrived at between the parties and a Bipartite Settlement/Joint Note was signed on 27.4.2010 to extend another option of pension to those Workmen / Officers who:-

(a) were in the service of the Bank prior to 29th September, 1995 in case of the Nationalised Banks/26th March, 1996 in case of Associate Banks of State Bank of India and continue in service of the Bank on the date of signing above mentioned Bipartite Settlement/Joint Note;

(b) exercise an option in writing within 60 days from the date of offer, to become a member of the Pension Fund and

(c) authorise the Trust of the Provident Fund of the Bank to transfer the entire contribution of the Bank along with interest accrued thereon to the credit of the Pension Fund. In addition, the individual employee/officer has to pay @ 2.8 times of the revised pay for the month of November 2007.

(d) were in service of the Bank prior to 29th September 1995 in case of Nationalised Banks /26th March 1996 in case of Associate Banks of State Bank of India and retired after date and prior to the date of above mentioned Bipartite Settlement/Joint Note i.e. 27.04.2010;

(e) exercise an option in writing within 60 days from the date or offer to become a member of the pension fund and,

(f) refund within 30 days after expiry of the said period Of 60 days, the entire amount Of the Bank’s contribution to the Provident Fund and interest accrued thereon received by the employee/officer on retirement together with the payment over and above the said amount at 56% of the amount.

3. Families of above mentioned employees officers were also made eligible for said option subject to refund of Bank’s contribution to the Provident Fund received by them as mentioned in point (f) above.

4. 2nd option of Pension was, however, not made available to the employees/officers who were compulsorily retired by the Bank. As such, some of these aggrieved employees/officers approached different Hon’ble High Courts seeking relief in the matter. Various Hon’ble High Courts viz Andhra, Madras, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab & Haryana and Patna have ruled in favour of the employees\officers who were compulsorily retired. However Hon’ble Delhi High Court has taken a contrary view on the technical ground.

5. The matter was placed before the Standing Committee on HR of IBA in its meeting held on 07.12.2017. Aner deliberations, the committee recommended to place the matter before the Managing Committee of IBA. Accordingly. the matter was put up to the Managing Committee of IBA in its meeting held on 29.12.2017. The committee advised to seek legal opinion on the judgements as to whether 2nd option of pension may be allowed to all ex-officers/ex-employees who were compulsorily retired from Bank’s service between 29.09.1995 to 27.04.2010 or only selectively to those who approached the Bank for the same.

6. The legal opinion from Shri S.D.Kelkar, Senior Partner, Kelkar & Associates whose services have been engaged in IBA as retainer, Was obtained in the matter, His opinion is as under:

“Having considered the decisions rendered by the Hon’ble High Courts of Andhra Pradesh, Madras, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab & Haryana, Patna which have ruled in favour of the employees/officers who were compulsorily retired way way of punishment/ on the ground that they are covered by the Joint Note as well as decision of the Hon’ble Delhi High Court which has taken a contrary view on the technical ground and the fact that SLPs preferred against the Judgments of the High Courts which had ruled in favour of the employees were dismissed though such dismissal cannot be considered as law laid down by the SC., we are of the considered view the banks are bound to give 2nd option to all the employees/ officers who were compulsorily retired and who fall within the ambit of the Joint Note to exercise option for the following reasons:-

The Joint Note does not distinguish between voluntary retirement, superannuation, premature retirement, compulsory retirement.

Even the employees/ officers who are compulsorily retired by way of punishment are eligible for pension under the pension regulations.

Banks being “State” within the ambit of Article 12 of the Constitution of India should act in a fair and reasonable manner and should not restrict it only those who demand it. Such stand, if any, adopted by the banks may invite strictures from Courts’.

7. The views of the Legal Retainer of IBA were placed before the Managing Committee of IBA in its meeting held on 25.01.2018. The committee after deliberation concurred with the legal opinion placed before it and advised to inform all PSBs accordingly. The exact modus operandi of the extension of 2nd option to compulsorily retired employees/officers was to be worked out in discussions with GMs (HR) of PSBs to decide on a uniform methodology which will stand scrutiny of court.

8. To work out the methodology in this regard, a meeting of the GMs (HR) was convened on 28.02.2018 at IBA. After detailed discussions, a consensus has been arrived at to extend the option of pension to compulsorily retired employees/officers on same terms & conditions as are mentioned in Bipartite Settlement/Joint Note dated 27.04.2010, As per the agreed terms & conditions of said Bipartite Settlement/Joint Note, Pension/Family Pension shall be payable with effect from 27th November, 2009, provided that employees/officers who are compulsorily retired after that date shall get pension from the respective dates of such retirement. Court cases, if any, in the matter may be withdrawn forthwith.

9. Please do the needful accordingly.

Yours faithfully,
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B Raj Kumar
Deputy Chief Executive

Source: http://www.iba.org.in/

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Providing a link of CPAO website in the websites of Ministries/Departrnents and their attached/ subordinate offices to get the status of 7th CPC pension revision by the central civil pensioners

7th CPC Pension Revision Status

F.No.CPAO/Co-Ord/(100)/2017-18/491

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA

MINISTRY OF FINANCE

DEPARTMENT OF EXPENDITURE

CENTRAL PENSION ACCOUNTING OFFICE

TRIKOOT-II, BHIKAJI CAMA PLACE,

NEW DELHI-110066

Dated: 22nd Jan, 2018

All the Joint Secretaries (admin)/Admin in charge

Ministries/ Departments Government of India

Sub: Providing a link of CPAO website in the websites of Ministries/Departments and their attached/ subordinate offices to get the status of 7th CPC pension revision by the central civil pensioners.

Sir/Madam,

As you are aware that 7th CPC pension revision for Pre-2016 pensioners/family pensioners is going on in compliance to the DP&PW 0M dated 12th May, 2017. As on date, more than 5 Lakhs pension revision cases of central civil pensioners/family pensioners have been received in Central pension Accounting Office (CPAO). CPAO is receiving many queries from the pensioners/family pensioners regarding status of their pension revision. CPAO is providing the status of pension revision to the pensioners. The pension revision status can also be checked by the pensioners/family pensioners through CPAO website www.cpao.nic.in by entering their 12 digit PPO numbers. For the wider publicity of this facility among Central Civil Pensioners/family pensioners, it is felt necessary that a link of this facility available on CPAO website may be provided in the official websites of your Ministry/Department and its attached/subordinate offices for the benefits of pensioners.

It is therefore requested that a link of following URL Of CPAO website; http://cpao.nic.in/Pensioner/ppo_status.php may be created in the websites of your Ministry/Department by the NIC Wing under the caption-“Check Your 7th CPC Pension Revision Status”.

For any query, Sh. Davinder Kumar, Sr. Technical Director, NIC, CPAO maybe and email-kumardavinder@nic.in.

Yours Sincerely

(Subhash Chandra)
Controller of Accounts

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

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29 cases resolved at the Second ‘Pension Adalat’

29 cases resolved at the Second ‘Pension Adalat’

 

Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions

29 cases resolved at the Second ‘Pension Adalat’

Use of technology improves Grievance redressal: Jitendra Singh

 

The Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Development of North-Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh attended the second ‘Pension Adalat’ here today. The Pension Adalat was organized by the Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare. The objective of the Pension Adalat was to provide on-the-spot resolution of unresolved grievances and also to reduce the delays in the settlement of legitimate dues of the pensioners

 

Addressing the Pension Adalat, MoS, Shri Jitendra Singh congratulated the Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare for successfully conducting the second ‘pension Adalat’ where out of 31 grievance cases 29 were resolved within few hours of hearing. He said that technology can play a vital role in facilitating the pensioners in disposing off their cases and for speedy redressal system for them.

 

He added that earlier Department of Pension & Pensioners Welfare is now a days in the news for all good reasons as it has done a lot good to the old pensioners. It has brought smile to the pensioners faces by resolving their cases quickly and amicably.

 

Appreciating the Centre Government’s initiatives under the leadership of Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi for older generation in the field of pension and health, he said , it has brought changes in society where old people feel neglected. He also suggested for starting a helpline by the Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare for the pensioners in resolving their problems.

 

In this Pension Adalat 34 pension grievances cases were listed and the various Stakeholders from Ministries, Departments, Banks, and CPAO have been called upon to redress the issue on spot. The issue includes revision of Family Pension, Commutation of Pension, final settlement of GPF, Fixed Medical Allowance etc.

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7th CPC: Revision of Disability/ War Injury pension for pre-1.1.2016 Defence Forces pensioners

Implementation of Government decision on the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission (CPC) – Revision of Disability/ War Injury pension for pre-1.1.2016 Defence Forces pensioners

No.17(01)/2017/D(Pen/Policy)
Government of India
Ministry of Defence
Department of Ex-Servicemen Welfare

New Delhi-110011,
Dated 23rd January, 2018

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

 

Subject: Implementation of Government decision on the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission (CPC) – Revision of Disability/ War Injury pension for pre-1.1.2016 Defence Forces pensioners reg.

 

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Ministry’s letter No. 17(01)/2016-D(Pen/Pol) dated 29th October 2016 modified vide letter No 17(01)/2017(01)/ D(Pension/Policy) dated 4th September, 2017 for revision of pension of pre-2016 Defence Forces pensioners/ family pensioners in implementation of the Government decisions on the recommendations of the 7th CPC. As per the same, disability element/ liberalized disability element/ war injury element of Defence Forces pensioners have been revised by the pension disbursing agencies by multiplying the existing rate of disability element as on 31.12.2015, by factor of 2.57 to arrive at revised rate of disability element as on 1.1.2016. The Ministry vide letter No 17(01)/2017(02)/D(Pension/Policy) dated 5th September, 2017 have also issued orders for revision of pension including disability element by issue of corrigendum PPO based on notional pay fixed as on 1.1.2016 in the 7th CPC pay matrix corresponding to the pay in the pay scale/ pay band 86 grade pay in which the pensioner had retired. The later order of 5th September, 2017 allows the benefit of broad banding of disability in cases of retirement/ discharge voluntary or otherwise with disability/war injury and additional pension on disability/war injury element to be authorized by issue of corrigendum PPO

 

  1. In partial modification of Ministry’s said order dated 29th October, 2016 as modified, the President is now pleased to decide that in cases where Armed Forces pensioners who were retired/discharged voluntary or otherwise with disability and were in receipt of disability/war injury element as on 31.12.2015, their extent of disability shall be re-computed in the following manner before applying the multiplication factor of 2.57 on existing disability/war injury element to arrive at the revised disability element/war injury element as on 1.1.2016.
Accepted percentage of disability Percentage to be reckoned for computation of Disability Element
20% or more but less than 50% 50%
Between 50% to 75% 75%
Between 76% to 100% 100%

 

  1. Rates for calculation of disability where composite assessment has been made due to existence of disability as well as war injury, shall be determined in terms of provision contained in Para 3(b) of Ministry’s letter No.16(02)/2015-D(Pen/Pol) dated 8th August 2016. The amount of revised disability element finally arrived shall be rounded off to next higher rupee.

 

  1. The president is also pleased to decide that quantum of additional pension available to old age pensioners after attaining the age of 80 years and above, shall also be admissible on revised disability/war injury element. The Note below para 12 of this Ministry’s above mentioned letter dated 29th October,2016 stands deleted.

 

  1. The provisions of this Ministry’s above -mentioned letter dated 29th October 2016 as modified vide letter dated 4th September,2017 and dated 5th September,2017 which are not affected by the provisions of this letter, shall remain unchanged.

 

  1. PCDA (Pensions) Allahabad shall issue necessary implementation instructions for implementation of provisions of these orders directly by the pension disbursing agencies.

 

  1. The provisions of this letter shall take effect from 1.1.2016.

 

  1. This issues with the concurrence of Finance Division of this Ministry vide their ID No.Part file (i) to 30(01)/2016/Fin/Pen dated 15.12.2017.

 

  1. Hindi Version will follow.

Yours faithfully
sd/-
(Manoj Sinha)
Under Secretary to the Government of India.

Authority: www.desw.gov.in

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7th Central Pay Commission to the pensioners/family pensioners of Autonomous Bodies / Statutory Bodies

Implementation of the recommendation of the 7th Central Pay Commission to the pensioners/family pensioners of autonomous Bodies / statutory Bodies regarding.

No.A-26011/3/2016-KVI (II) (Part-II)
Government of India
Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises

Udyog Bhawan, New Delhi – 110 011
Dated the 15th January, 2018

To,
The Chief Executive Officer
Khadi & Village Industries Commission,
Gramodaya, 3 Irla Road, Vile Parle (West)
Mumbai – 400 056.

Subject: Implementation of the recommendation of the 7th Central Pay Commission to the pensioners/family pensioners of Autonomous Bodies / Statutory Bodies regarding.

Reference: KVIC’s letter No. Adm-II/7th CPC/618/Pen./2017-18/(389-A) dated 27.4.2017.

Madam,
I am directed to refer to the KVIC’s letter cited under reference on the subject mentioned above and to convey the approval of the Government to implement the orders extending the pensionary benefits of the 7th Central Pay Commission recommendations to the Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) pensioner/family pensioners strictly in terms of the instructions contained in the Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure’s OM No. 1(13)/EV/2017 dated 23.05.2017 and Department of Pension and Pensioners’ Welfare OM No. 38/37/2016-P&PW (A)(i) dated 04.08.2016 and subject to the following conditions for meeting the additional expenditure on the above account:-

(i) 80% of the additionality will be met by the Central Government

(ii) 20% of the additionality will be met by the KVIC through additional generation of revenue

2. This issues with the concurrence of IF Wing of the Ministry vide their Dy.No.492/US(Fin-I)/2017 dated 15.12.2017.

 

Yours faithfully,
sd/-
(J.K. Sahu)
Under Secretary to the Government of India
Tel: 20362573

Source: Confederation

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Financial planning for the amounts received at retirement – Pre-Retirement Counseling

Financial planning for the amounts received at retirement – Pre-Retirement Counseling

Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
MoS (Personnel) Dr. Jitendra Singh addresses Pre-Retirement Counselling Workshop “Sankalp’

Retiring employees should carry forward the Government’s flagship programmes – says Dr. Jitendra Singh

The Union 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 has said that the services of superannuating and retired employees should be gainfully utilized to carry forward the flagship programmes of the Union Government led by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi.

Addressing the Pre-Retirement Counseling (PRC) Workshop ‘Sankalp’ for the retiring employees of Ministries/Departments, organised by the Department of Pensions & Pensioners’ Welfare (DOP&PW) here today, Dr. Jitendra Singh said that the superannuating employees can be inducted into advisory bodies of their respective offices and also to dispose of grievances. Due to increasing life expectancy, an active life lies ahead of an employee at sixty years of age and the individual is at his prime capacity and energetic. Retirement should rather be viewed as the beginning of a new innings, he said. Such interactive workshops should come out with ideas on how best the services of retired employees can be utilized, he added.

Dr Jitendra Singh said for the first time this Government has cared for Pensioners as much as for the working employees. Minimum pension has been raised to Rs.1,000, Jeevan Pramaan biometrics introduced for submitting digital Life Certificate, more than 1,500 obsolete rules scrapped and the Anubhav platform introduced for the first time for retiring employees to share their experience.

In his address, Shri KV Eapen, Secretary, DOP&PW and Secretary, Department of Administrative Reforms & Public Grievances (DARPG), said the DOP&PW has so far registered more than 2,000 pensioners and conducted Pre-Retirement Counselling for more than 3,300 employees under the Sankalp project. The Department has registered 19 Pensioners’ Associations and 16 NGOs to involve Central Government Pensioners in social activities.

The PRC workshops target retiring personnel two to two-and-a-half years before the retirement date. Topics covered are (i) Formalities to be covered for timely payment of retirement dues (ii) Financial planning for the amounts received at retirement (iii) Preparation of Will (iv) CGHS facilities after retirement and (v) Post-retirement opportunities through Sankalp.

The “Sankalp’ programme has been initiated by the Department towards this end and a web portal of the same name has also been launched. Pensioners, Pensioner Associations and NGOs can register on the website http//www.pensionersportal.gov.in/sankalp.

There are approximately 40,000 fresh retirees every year from the Central Government Civil establishments alone. This number could be close to 1,00,000 including defense, railways, posts and telecom. In addition there is a pool of around 50 lakh existing pensioners.

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Pre-2016 Civilian Pension – PPO Issued update till 20.11.2017

Pre-2016 Civilian Pension – PPO Issued update till 20.11.2017

MIS of 7th CPC Revision in r/o Defence Civilian Pensioners/Family Pensioners Dt. 20-11-2017

S.
N
Org.
Code
Org.
Name
Living
Pension
ers
LPC-cum
-data sheet
Received
Pro
gressive
PPO issued
LPC-cum
-data sheet
Returned
Pending Remark
/O.D.
1. 01
FYS
Factories 166708 25047 8068 617 16362 19.09.2017
2. 02
AOC
Ordnance
Depot
38154 798 - - 798 13.11.2017
3. 03
ENG
MES 96479 547 - - 547 03.11.2017
4. 04
AOC
AOC 10570 4 - - 4 17.11.2017
5. 05
AOC
EME 17072 243 35 - 208 01.11.2017
6. 06
MISC
CAO 9358 4511 3817 328 366 14.09.2017
7. 07
MISC
Military
Farms
3254 - - - -
8. 08
MISC
DGI 17526 608 2 96 510 01.11.2017
9. 09
MISC
R & D 21234 4513 1373 01 3139 22.09.2017
10. 10
Navy
Navy 33790 1970 1118 23 829 25.09.2017
11. 11
AF
Air
Force
25741 - - - -
12. 12
GREF
GREF 29076 3515 44 00 3471 26.09.2017
13. 13
DAD
DAD 32974 8779 4208 677 3894 07.09.2017
14. 14
MISC
Miscellan
eous
50291 2846 688 22 2136 15.09.2017
15. 15
GREF
Pioneer 3118 - - - -
16. 16
MISC
MNS
(Local)
141 - - - -
17. 17
MISC
NCC
(Officers)
643 - - - -
18. 18
CGO
Coast
Guard
853 1035 731 12 292 07.09.2017
19. 19
MISC
Army
Supply
Corps
1628 - - - -
20. 20
MISC
Army
HQrs
03 - - - -
Total 5,58,613 54416 20084 1776 32556

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Pension Call Centre – New Toll Free Number

Pension Call Centre – New Toll Free Number
Pension Call Centre

New Toll Free Number : 1800-180-5325 for Pension Call Centre

You may now contact us by using the Toll free number : 18001805325

For facilitating proper response please keep following intimation ready for submission to the Pension Call Centre executive

1. PPO No.
2. IC No. / Reg. No.
3. Name of Pensioner / Family Pensioner
4. Date of retirement / discharge / death
5. Brief of points on which information / clarification requires.

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Cabinet approval on 7th CPC allowances paid to Pensioners

Cabinet approval on allowances paid to Pensioners

Recommendations in respect of some important allowances paid to Pensioners

Rate of Fixed Medical Allowance (FMA) for Pensioners has been increased from ₹500 per month to ₹1000 per month. This will benefit more than 5 lakh central government pensioners not availing CGHS facilities.

i. The rate of Constant Attendance Allowance granted on 100% disablement has been increased from ₹4500 per month to ₹6750 per month.

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Option 1 recommended by 7th CPC for the revision of pension/family pension of Pre 2016 retirees DENIED

Option 1 recommended by 7th CPC for the revision of pension/family pension of Pre 2016 retirees DENIED

How, the battle is lost
One rank one pension denied

OPTION 1 recommended by 7th CPC for the revision of Pension/Family pension of pre-2016 Denied inspite of availability of service records of over 80% of old pensioners.

The alternative given vide OM dated 12.5.2017 though to some extent it will benefit a good % of old pensioners, it cannot make up the lifelong loss old pensioners will suffer due to denial of option 1. Ever since Honourable Supreme Court land mark judgement dated_____ in UOI vs D S Nakra. In the hide and seek game with UOI for 100% parity between present & past Civil Pensioners Bharat Pensioners Samaj had this time secured Penalty Corner but the Babu in DOP & PW foiled the final hit.

Why only DOP& PW, our own people must share the blame! The war veterans whom we had been supporting for years in their struggle for one rank one pension were the first to oppose ‘Bharat Pensioners Samaj‘ demand for 100% parity/one rank one pension through electronic media as well as through representations (backed by their serving HODs) to GOI pleading that they only are entitled to this benefit and not the Civil pensioners

The final blow was delivered in the 7th meeting of feasibility committee on 17.10.2016 when as mentioned in Para 4 of the official minutes vide No. 38/37/2016-P&PW(A) GOI Ministry of Personnel, P.G. and Pensions -DOP &PW dated the 31st October, 2016 (placed here under). JCM (staff side) agreed with govt’s alternative proposal.

What we will lose

7th-cpc-pensioners-table-option-1-cgnews

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Last Date Extended to 31.3.2017 for Submission of Digital Life Certificate

Last date of submission of Digital Life Certificate through Jeevan Pramaan Patra extended upto 31st March 2017

EPF & MP Act, 1952 made applicable to all staff employed in ECHS on contractual basis

A single page composite claim form in death cases replaces Form 20, form 5-IF and Form 10-D

Noticing that many pensioners are yet to submit Aadhaar authenticated Jeevan Pramaan as life certificate for continuation of drawal of pension, the EPFO has further extended the last date of submission of Digital Life Certificate through Jeevan Pramaan Patra upto 31st March 2017. Earlier the last date was 28th February 2017.

Members and pensioners of the Employees Pension Scheme, 1995 are required to furnish Aadhaar number by 31st March 2017. In case a member has not been allotted Aadhaar Number, a copy of Aadhaar Enrolment ID slip is required to be attached for settlement of claim under EPS, 1995, namely for pension processing and monthly pension payments. Aadhaar number however is not required in case a member of pension scheme having less than 10 years of service chooses to withdraw by making an application in Form 10-C.

An Employee Enrolment Campaign-2017, started by EPFO on January 1st 2017 to cover left out workers, continues upto 31st March 2017. Under the scheme:

  • The employee’s share of contributions if not deducted by the employer is waived.
  •  Nominal damages to be paid by the employer, in respect of the employees for whom declaration has been made under this campaign, is at the rate of Rupee One per annum.
  • Administrative charges have been waived.

Even though the EPF & MP Act, 1952 does not differentiate between casual, contractual and regular employees, it was noted that a large number of contractual employees hired by principal employer including those by the government departments, PSU and autonomous Organizations have remained out of coverage under EPFO. It is the duty of the principal employer to ensure compliance of their outsourced / regular / contract / casual / daily wager to the schemes under EPF Act.
To ensure coverage of workers, principal employers have been advised to ensure that their contractors are registered with EPFO before award of any contract or making any payments. EPFO provides relevant information in this regard to principal employers online.

A health care scheme called ECHS was formulated by Ministry of Defence for its ex-servicemen. The contractual workers of ECHS till now were deprived of the social security benefits under EPFO. The ECHS now has been brought under the ambit of the EPF Act. Ministry of Defence has issued necessary directions to the ECHS for enrolling their contractual staff. Similarly, all eligible workers engaged by contractors working with Military Engineering Services (MES) and Indian Railways have also being requested to ensure coverage of contractual employees under EPFO.

Towards continuous strive to bring increased conveniences and efficiency, a single page Composite Claim Form (Aadhar) replaces Forms No. 19 (UAN), 10C (UAN) & 31(UAN) for subscribers seeding their Aadhar number with UAN. This can be submitted without the attestation of employers. For subscribers who are yet to seed Aadhaar and Bank details with their UAN, a new Composite Claim Form (Non-Aadhar) replaces the existing Forms No. 19, 10C & 31.

In addition, a Composite Claim Form in death cases replaces the existing Forms No, 20, 5-IF and 10-D. The claimants can apply for claim of Provident Fund, Insurance Fund and monthly pension through this single page composite claim form in case of death of a member.

Source: PIB News

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