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33rd SCOVA Meeting : Addressing Pensioners’ Concerns and Enhancing Welfare

33rd SCOVA Meeting : Addressing Pensioners’ Concerns and Enhancing Welfare

The 33rd meeting of the Standing Committee of Voluntary Agencies (SCOVA), held on February 22nd, 2024, in New Delhi, brought together key stakeholders to discuss and address critical issues concerning pensioners. This post provides a detailed recap of the meeting’s highlights.

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Addressing Pressing Issues:

  • Recent Reforms: The Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare (DoPPW) highlighted a new provision allowing female pensioners to prioritize eligible children over husbands for family pensions during divorce.
  • Action on Previous Concerns: The meeting revisited unresolved issues from the previous gathering, including staff shortages in CGHS Wellness Centres, routine health check-ups, and operationalizing new centres.
  • New Agenda Items: Discussions focused on enhancing additional pensions, increasing Fixed Medical Allowance (FMA) for pensioners outside CGHS areas, and extending FMA to widowed/ divorced/ unmarried daughters.

Focus on Improvement:

  • Valuable Suggestions: Pensioners’ Associations actively participated, proposing the inclusion of private hospitals in the network and addressing existing CGHS facility issues.
  • Technological Advancements: The meeting emphasized utilizing technology like the CPENGRAMS portal and digital life certificates with facial authentication to simplify processes for pensioners.
  • Continuous Engagement: The importance of regular interaction with pensioners through grievance redressal mechanisms like pension adalats and dedicated desks was reiterated.

Government’s Commitment:

  • Follow-up Actions: The meeting outlined plans to address concerns raised, including issuing clarifications, further examinations, and accelerating pending processes.
  • Welfare Measures: The event reaffirmed the government’s dedication to pensioners’ well-being through ongoing policy reforms and administrative improvements.

Overall, the 33rd SCOVA meeting showcased the government’s commitment to improving the lives of pensioners. The detailed discussions and collaborative efforts paved the way for addressing their needs and ensuring their well-being.

33rd SCOVA Meeting Recap: Addressing Pensioners' Concerns and Enhancing Welfare
33rd SCOVA Meeting : Addressing Pensioners’ Concerns and Enhancing Welfare

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Issuance of Pension Slip by Pension Disbursing Banks on monthly basis

Issuance of Pension Slip by Pension Disbursing Banks on monthly basis. the Pension Slip should be issued in a suitable and well-laid-out format and fonts for easy readability by pensioners of all ages. Sample format of the Pension Slip issued by CPAO vide OM dated 20.02.2024

F. No. CPAO/Co-ord/B-CDN/Misc.(03)/2023-24/
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF FINANCE
DEPARTMENT OF EXPENDITURE
CENTRAL PENSION ACCOUNTING OFFICE
TRIKOOT-II, BHIKAJ] CAMA PLACE
NEW DELHI-110066

New Delhi, Dated: 20th February, 2024

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Issuance of Pension Slip by Pension Disbursing Banks on monthly basis-reg.

Reference is invited to DP&PW’s O.M. No. 1(4)/2021-P&PW/(H)-7223 Dated 22nd June. 2021 and O/o CGA’s O.M. No. TA-3-6/1/2020-TA-III-Part(I)/es-2184/57 dated 19 January, 2024 (copy of both O.Ms. enclosed for ready reference) vide which CPPCs have been instructed to invariably issue pension slip to the pensioners after credit of pension on their registered Mobile Number through SMS/WhatsApp and e-mail. The Pension Slip should be issued in a suitable and well-laid-out format and fonts for easy readability by pensioners of all ages.

 

2. In this regard, a sample format of the Pension Slip is enclosed herewith for adoption. If needed, the above format may be modified. However, it may be ensured that the modified format contains all the information mentioned in the sample format.

This issues with the approval of Chief Controller(Pensions).

Encl.- As above

(Vaibhav Chandrakant Ghalme)
Controller of Accounts

To,
CPPCs (As per the list attached)

Copy to:
1. P.S. to CC(P)
2. Sr. AO (IT & Tech.)
3. Sr. AO (PFC)
4. Sr. AO (IAW)
5. NIC Section, CPAO with request to upload this O.M. on CPAO’s website. .
6. Office copy

 

List of CPPCs

S.No.  CPPC Name

  1. Axis Bank, Mumbai
  2. Bank of Baroda, Gandhi Nagar
  3. Bank of India, Nagpur
  4. Bank of Maharashtra, Pune
  5. Canara Bank, Bangaluru
  6. Central Bank of India, Mumbai
  7. HDFC Bank, Noida, UP
  8. ICICI Bank Mumbai
  9. IDBI Bank, Mumbai
  10. India Overseas Bank, Chennai
  11. Indian Bank, Chennai
  12. J & K Bank, Srinagar
  13. Kotak Mahindra Bank, Mumbai
  14. PNB Jaipur
  15. PNB, Allahabad, UP
  16. PNB, Bhopal
  17. PNB, Chandigarh
  18. PNB, Chennai
  19. PNB, Delhi
  20. PNB, Kolkata
  21. PNB, Ludhiana, Punjab
  22. PNB, Mumbai
  23. PNB, Patna
  24. Punjab & Sind Bank, Delhi
  25. Union Bank of India, Delhi
  26. United Commercial Bank, Nagpur

 

Issuance of Pension Slip by Pension Disbursing Banks on monthly basis
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Coverage Under OPS in place of NPS who recruited against vacancies before 22.12.2003

Coverage Under OPS in place of NPS who recruited against vacancies before 22.12.2003

Sub- Coverage under Central Civil Services (Pension) Rules (OPS), in place of National Pension System (NPS), of those Central Government employees who were recruited against the posts/vacancies advertised/ notified for recruitment, on or before 22.12.2003

Personnel Division  of Postal Directorate has issued an OM (No. 1-5/2023-SPG  Dated 14.02.2024) regarding Coverage Under OPS in place of NPS who recruited against vacancies before 22.12.2003. personnel division has recieved numerous representations for clarification on DoP&PW OM dated 03.03.2023 from Circles/ Regional Offices/ Divisional Offices/ Postal Accounts Offices/ other Units/ staff unions/ associations with respect to Group ‘B’ & ‘C’ officials/ staff and RTIs from general public are being sent/ transferred to this office referring to this section letter dated 09.03.2023.

In this regard, personnel division has informed that providing such clarification on an OM issued by Department of Pension and Pensioners’ Welfare does not fall under the purview of this section. Moreover, being cadre controlling unit of Indian Postal Service, Group ‘A’ officers, this section is not the nodal office to deal with the representations pertaining to Group ‘B’ & ‘C’ officials/ staff of this Department and staff of the PAOS of the Accounts cadre.

Personnel Division has also informed all the Circle/ Regional/ Divisional/ Unit heads/ PAOs  to dispose of any such representation at their end as per the conditions laid down in DoP&PW OM dated 03.03.2023 and clarifications, if any, may be sought directly from the Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare through their respective Cadre Controlling Units/ Authorities.

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Personnel Division  of Postal Directorate has issued an OM (No. 1-5/2023-SPG  Dated 14.02.2024) regarding Coverage Under OPS in plase of NPS who recrutied against vacancies before 22.12.2003
Personnel Division  of Postal Directorate has issued an OM (No. 1-5/2023-SPG  Dated 14.02.2024) regarding Coverage Under OPS in place of NPS who recruited against vacancies before 22.12.2003
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Issuance of the Pension Slip by the Pension Disbursing Banks on monthly basis: CGA

TA-3-6/1/2020-TA-III-Part()/cs-2184/
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF FINANCE
CONTROLLER GENERAL OF ACCOUNTS
MAHALEKHA NIYANTRAK BHAWAN, E-BLOCK, INA
NEW DELHI-110023

Dated:  January. 2024

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Issuance of the Pension Slip by the Pension Disbursing Banks on monthly basis.

This Office has been receiving grievances from Pensioners/Family Pensioners that they are not receiving monthly Pension Slip from their Pension Disbursing banks.

2. Reference is invited to the DP&PW’s O.M. No. 1(4)/2021-P&PW(II) – 7223 Dated 22nd June, 2021 (Copy enclosed) vide Which CMDs and CPPCSs of all pension disbursing banks were clearly instructed to issue pension slip to Pensioners after credit of pension on their registered mobile numbers through SMS and email also. The pension slip should provide complete details of monthly pension paid alone with break-up of the amount credited and tax deductions etc. if any.

3. The CPPCs of all Pension Disbursing Banks are advised to take necessary action to ensure that the pensioners/family pensioners receive the pension slip invariably every month. It may be ensured that these SUPS arc generated in a suitable and well-laid-out format and fonts for easy readability by pensioners of all ages. Action Taken on this matter may he intimated to CPAO – through email to cccpao@nic.in within a fortnight.

This issues with approval of the Additional CGA (A&FR),

Enclosure- as above

(Narender Singh)
Assistant Controller General of Accounts

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Central Civil Service (Payment of Gratuity under National Pension System) Rules,2021

Central Civil Service (Payment of Gratuity under National Pension System) Rules,2021 – Download PDF

File No. 4-1 (1)/ 2022 – Pen
Government of India
Ministry of Communications
Department of Posts
(Pension Section)

Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg
New Delhi – 110001
Dated: 02-03-2022

To,

All Heads of Postal Circles
Chief General Manager, BD Directorate / Parcel Directorate / PLI Directorate
All Regional Postmasters General
Director, Rafi Ahmed Kidwai National Postal Academy, Ghaziabad
All Directors/Dy. Directors of Accounts (Postal)

Subject: Central Civil Service (Payment of Gratuity under National Pension System) Rules,2021.

Sir/Madam,

I am directed to forward herewith a copy of Gazette Notification No. GSR 658 (E) dated 23.09.2021 published by Department of Pension and Pensioners’ welfare, Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions on the subject cited above for information and necessary compliance.

Yours faithfully,
(Hemant Khulbe)
Asstt. Director General (Pen)

Encls: As above (87 Pages)

Copy along with enclosures to:-
1. PPS to Secretary(Posts)/DG(Posts)
2. PPS to Member (Banking & DBT) / Plg. & HRD/Tech./Pers./Ops./PLI/Addl. DG(cord.)
3. AS & FA/ Sr. DDG(PAF)
4. Secretary(PSB)/All DDsG
5. All Regional Postmasters General/GM(F)/DA(P)/DDA(P)
6. AII Postal Training Centres
7. Director, CEPT Mysore-for uploading on the official website of the Deptt. of posts
8. Guard File

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Timely payment of retirement benefits to retiring Employees – DOP Order

Subject : Timely payment of retirement benefits to the retiring Employees.

I am directed to forward herewith a copy of office memorandum of Ministry of Personnel , PG and Pensions ( Department of pension and pensioners welfare) No. 3(6)2021-P&PW(H)-7083 dated 09.03.2021 regarding the above Meno subject for information and necessary compliance.

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IndiaPost Delivers Pension Money at Doorstep

श्री. शाश्वत बैनर्जी की दादी श्रीमती. सावित्री देवी बैनर्जी 100 साल की हैं, जो बीमार होने की वजह से अपनी पेंशन लेने के लिए व्यक्तिगत रूप से डाक घर जाने में असमर्थ हैं। उन्होंने हमें पेंशन का पैसा उनके निवास तक पहुंचाने की व्यवस्था करने के लिए अनुरोध किया। अनुरोध स्वीकार करके, पोस्ट मास्टर डायमंड हार्बर एचओ और ओएस कैश ने श्रीमती. सावित्री देवी बैनर्जी जी को पेंशन उनके घर पर डिलीवर की। श्री. शाश्वत बैनर्जी ने त्वरित कार्रवाई के लिए और जरूरत के समय निस्वार्थ भाव से सेवा करने के लिए भारतीय डाक को धन्यवाद दिया।
भारतीय डाक अपने ग्राहकों को कभी भी, कहीं भी सेवा प्रदान करने के लिए प्रतिबद्ध है।

Mr. Shashwat Banerjee’s grandmother Smt. Savitri Devi Banerjee is 100 years old, bedridden, and unable to visit the post office in person to receive her pension. He requested us to make arrangements to deliver the pension money to her residence.
Responding to the request, Post Master Diamond Harbour HO and OS Cash delivered the pension to Smt. Savitri Devi Banerjee at her house.
Mr. Shashwat Banerjee thanked India Post for the prompt action and for the noble act to serve selflessly in times of need.
India Post is committed to serving its customers anytime, anywhere.

#IndiaPostKeHappyDost

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Digitization of Pension Payment in the Ministries/Departments

No. 1(17)/ 2015//TA-III/331

Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
Office of Controller General of Accounts
Mahalekha Niyantrak Bhawan
E-Block, CPO Complex, INA,
New Delhi

Dated: 15/07/2020

Office Memorandum

Subject: Process of digitization of Pension Payment in the Ministries/Departments- regarding.

To ensure timely payment of pension to the retirees; it has been decided to streamline the process of pension payment to avoid any delays, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic period.
2. All the Civil Ministries/ Department of the Central Government may ensure that the pension cases in their office are processed through ‘Bhavishya’ Software integrated with Pension Module of PEMS.
3. It may also be ensured that the details/information mentioned in the physical PPO should match exactly with that provided in the e-PPO of the pensioners.
4. This may he accorded priority to ensure timely credit of pension to the account of the pensioners.

(Sanjeev Shrivastava)

Joint Controller General of Accounts

To,
All the Pr.CCAs/CCAs/CAs with independent charge of the Ministries/Departments.

 

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Rule 64 of CCS (Pension) Rules – Provisional Release of Retirement Benefits.

Rule 64 of the CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972 provides for sanction of provisional pension and provisional gratuity in cases where a Government servant is likely to retire before finalization of his pension and gratuity. In order to ensure timely payment of pension and retirement gratuity on retirement of a Government servant, wherever a Government servant is likely to retire before finalization of his pensionary benefits, the Head of Office may rely upon the information as available in the official records and take action to sanction provisional pension and provisional gratuity, with the approval of the Head of Department. The provisional pension and provisional gratuity may be sanctioned in those cases also, where retiring Government servant is unable to submit the pension claim Forms for any reason. In cases where it is not possible to verify the entire length of qualifying service immediately, provisional gratuity may be sanctioned in respect of the verified continuous spell of service immediately preceding the date of retirement. A copy of the draft letter for sanction of provisional pension and provisional gratuity is enclosed.Read Below Full order.

 

No.12/9/2020-P&PW(C)-6450
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pension
Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare
*****

8th Floor, Janpath Bhavan,
Janpath, New Delhi,
Dated: 17th July, 2020

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: – Provisional release of retirement benefits as per Rule 64 of CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972 during Covid Pandemic time.

The undersigned is directed to say that in view of the unprecedented situation which has arisen due to the outbreak of COVID-19, there may be cases where the processing of pension case of a retiring Government servant gets delayed due to various factors. A Government servant may find difficulty in submission of his pension Forms (Form 5, Form 3, etc.) to the Head of Office (HOO) or the Head of Office (HOO) may not be able to forward the claim form in hard copy along with service book to the concerned Pay & Accounts office in time, particularly when both the offices are located in different cities. There may also be cases where the Pay & Accounts Office is not able to process the case for authorization of pension before the retirement of the Government servant.

2. Rule 64 of the CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972 provides for sanction of provisional pension and provisional gratuity in cases where a Government servant is likely to retire before finalization of his pension and gratuity. In order to ensure timely payment of pension and retirement gratuity on retirement of a Government servant, wherever a Government servant is likely to retire before finalization of his pensionary benefits, the Head of Office may rely upon the information as available in the official records and take action to sanction provisional pension and provisional gratuity, with the approval of the Head of Department. The provisional pension and provisional gratuity may be sanctioned in those cases also, where retiring Government servant is unable to submit the pension claim Forms for any reason. In cases where it is not possible to verify the entire length of qualifying service immediately, provisional gratuity may be sanctioned in respect of the verified continuous spell of service immediately preceding the date of retirement. A copy of the draft letter for sanction of provisional pension and provisional gratuity is enclosed.

3. The Pay & Accounts Office shall consider the case on the basis of details of last emoluments and length of qualifying service indicated by the Head of Office and release the provisional pension and provisional gratuity in the same manner as pay and allowances of the establishment are paid. The Pay & Accounts Office shall not insist for complete documents of the case, including service book, at the stage of release of provisional pension and provisional gratuity.

4. These instructions shall also be applicable in cases where the Government servant retires otherwise than on superannuation, i.e. voluntary retirement, retirement under FR 56, etc.

5. In cases where the amount of provisional pension is later found to be in excess of the final pension, the excess amount of pension may be adjusted in the manner indicated in Rule 64 of CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972.

6. The payment of provisional pension sanctioned in accordance with para 2 above, may initially continue for a period not exceeding six months from the date of retirement. The period of provisional pension may be further extended, in exceptional cases, with the concurrence of PAO and after approval by the Head of Department. However, the total period of provisional pension shall, in no case, be more than one year from the date of retirement.

7. The date from which the final pension shall be commenced by the Pension Disbursing Authority(PDA), may be indicated by the Pay & Accounts Office in the PPO. The date for commencement of final pension by the PDA shall be at least two months after the date of issue of the PPO, taking into consideration the time likely to be taken by CPAO and CPPC to process the pension case. Pay & Accounts Office shall record a note in the PPO, as mentioned below, while authorizing the final pension.

“Provisional pension has been/shall be paid by the office for the period from………………….. to……………………….
—- @ Rs. ………………………………………………… plus DA. The payment of final pension shall commence from the
bank w.e.f. ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….”

The payment of provisional pension shall, accordingly, continue from the office till the date mentioned in the PPO for commencement of final pension by the PDA so that there is no gap between the date upto which the provisional pension is to be paid and the date of commencement of final pension by the PDA.

8. The instructions in this OM, in so far as they are at variance with the provisions of rule 64, shall be applicable till the work in offices is affected due to the outbreak of COVID-19. These instructions would be reviewed by this Department after normalcy is restored. The provisions of Rule 64 of the CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972 shall stand relaxed to the extent indicated above.

9. The Administrative Divisions of all Ministries/Department and attached/subordinate offices are requested to bring these instructions to the notice of all concerned for compliance.

This issues with the approval of the competent authority.

(Rajesh Kumar)

Under Secretary to the Government of India

Tel No. 23310108

1. All the Ministries/ Department, Government of India
2. All Officers/Desks of the department
3. NIC, DoPPW: to incorporate the change in Bhavishya module.

Copy to:– Controller General of Accounts, Mahalekha Niyantrak Bhawan, Ministry of Finance, GPO Complex, Block E, INA Colony, New Delhi, Delhi 110023:- With reference to their UO Note No.TA-3-104/8/2019-TA-III/CS-568/285 dated 30th June, 2020.

No…………………………………………………….
Government of India
Ministry of ………………………………………..
Department/Office…………………………….

Dated the……………………………………………

To

Shri/Smt./Km. ……………………………………………………

……………………………………………………….

……………………………………………………….

(Name, designation and address of the Government servant)

Sub: Sanction of provisional pension and provisional gratuity in favour of (Shri /Smt. /Km. ……………………………………. )

Sir,
I am directed to say that Shri/Smt./Km. ………………………………. (Name and Designation) of this Ministry/ Department/office has retired/ is due for retirement from Government service with effect from …………………………….However there is likely to be a delay in assessment and settlement of his/her pension and gratuity and issuing Pension Payment Order. Shri/Smt./Km……………………………………………….. was drawing/shall be drawing a basic pay of Rs. ………………………………… on the date of retirement and he/she has………………………………. years qualifying service on the date of retirement. Shri/Smt./Km. ………………………………………………. has submitted Form 5 on…………………. /has not submitted Form 5 so far.

2. In accordance with Rule 64 of the Central Civil Services (Pension) Rules, 1972,sanction of the competent authority is here by accorded authorizing payment of the following:

* (i) An amount of Rs. ……………./- per month as provisional pension for a period commencing from………………… (Date following the date of retirement of Government servant)
** (ii) An amount of Rs. ……………/- as provisional gratuity
* The amount of provisional pension shall be 100% of pension calculated based on emoluments and qualifying service on the date of retirement.
** The amount of provisional gratuity shall be calculated after withholding 10% of the amount of gratuity from the amount of retirement gratuity calculated based on the emoluments and qualifying service on the date of retirement. In cases where it is not possible to verify the entire length of qualifying service immediately, provisional gratuity may be sanctioned in respect of the verified continuous spell of service immediately preceding the date of retirement.

3. The following are the details of Government dues which will be recovered out of the amount of provisional gratuity indicated in para 2 above.

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(a) Balance of the house-building or conveyance advance Rs.
(b) Over payment of pay and allowances including leave salary Rs.
(c) Income Tax deductible at source under the Income Tax Act,1961 (43 of 1961) Rs.
(d) Arrears of license fee for occupation of Government accommodation Rs.
(e) The amount of license fee for the retention of Government accommodation for the permissible period beyond the date of retirement Rs.
(f) Amount to be withheld as per intimation of the Directorate of Estates under rule 72(5), if any Rs.
(g) Any other assessed/ dues and the nature thereof Rs.
(h) Amount to be withheld on account of unassessed govt.due Rs.
Total Rs.

4. The payment of provisional pension shall continue for a period of six months for the period from ………….to ………….

OR

The payment of provisional pension has been further extended with the concurrence PAO for the period from………………. to………………… (Period to be specified, provided that provisional pension will not be extended in any case after one year of retirement.).

In case the PPO determining the amount of final pension and the amount of final gratuity is issued before the expiry of a period of six months from the date of retirement or the extended period, the payment of provisional pension shall discontinue from the date of commencement of final pension, to be indicated in the Pension Payment Order.

5. If the amount of provisional pension is found to be in excess of the final pension,the excess amount of pension shall be adjusted out of the withheld amount of gratuity failing which it shall be recovered in installments by making short payments of the pension payable in future.

Yours faithfully,

Head of Office

Copy for information to: The Pay and Accounts Officer

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Regulation of pension and other retirement benefits of Government servants

pension and other retirement benefits of Government servants

No. 38/37/ 16-P&PW(A)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Pension and Pensioners Welfare

Lok Nayak Bhawan, Khan Market,

New Delhi – 110003,

Dated:22..06.2020

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Sub:   Regulation of pension and other retirement benefits of Government servants who were on Extraordinary leave/unauthorized absence/suspension as on 1.1.2016 and retired/died thereafter without joining duty

The undersigned is directed to say that in accordance with Rule 33 of the CCS (Pension) Rules, for calculation of pension, the expression ’emoluments’ means basic pay as defined in Rule 9(21) (a) (i) of the Fundamental Rules which a Government servant was receiving immediately before his retirement or on the date of his death. In accordance with Note 3 under this rule, if a Government servant immediately before his retirement or death while in service had been absent from duty on extraordinary leave or had been under suspension, the period whereof does not count as service, the emoluments which he drew immediately before proceeding on such leave or being placed under suspension shall be the emoluments for the purpose of this rule.

2. Doubts have been raised in regard to the manner in which the pensions and other retirement benefits of Government servants, who were on extraordinary leave/unauthorized absence/suspension as on 1.1.2016 and retired/died thereafter without joining duty, would be regulated. The matter has been examined in consultation with the Ministry of Finance (Department of Expenditure) and the following clarifications arc issued:

Category of Government servant Manner in which pension and other pensionery benefits are to be regulated
Government servant, who was on extraordinary leave/unauthorized absence the period whereof does not count as qualifying service – as on 01.01.2016 and retired/died thereafter without joining duty In accordance with Rule 33 of CCS(Pension) Rules,1972, the basic pay which he drew immediately before proceedings on such leave shall be the emoluments for the purpose of pension. The pension/family pension thus calculated will be revised in the accordance with the instructions contained in the Department’s O.M. No. 38/37/ 16- P&PW(A) dated 12.05.2017 read with O.M. No.38/37/16-P&.PW(A)(ii) dated 04.08.2016 and will be, paid to the pensioner/family pensioner from the date it becomes due.

For the purpose of gratuity, the emoluments shall also include Dearness Allowance ( as per 6th CPC) admissible on the dale of retirement/death of the Government servant.

The Pension/family pension/commutation of pension
and gratuity will be regulated in accordance with the rules/instructions applicable before 01.01.2016

Government servant, who was on extraordinary leave – the period whereof counts as qualifying service – as on 01.01.2016 and retired/died thereafter without joining duty. The pay of such a Government servant will be notionally revised w.e.f. 01.01.2016 and this notionally revised basic pay will be reckoned as emoluments for the purpose of pensions.

For the purpose of gratuity, the emoluments shall also include Dearness Allowance ( as per 7th CPC) admissible on the data of retirement/death of the Government Servant.

His pension/family pension, commutation of pension and gratuity will be regulated in accordance with the instructions contained in this Department’s O.M. No. 38/37/16-P&PW(A) dated 12.05.2017 read with O.M. No 38/37/16-P&PW(A)(i) dated 04.08.2016 and will be paid to the pensioner/family pensioner from the date it becomes due.

Government servant, who was under suspension as on 01.01.2016 and retired thereafter without joining duty. Such a Government servant, on retirement, is entitled to only provisional pension. The emoluments which he drew immediately before suspension shall be the emoluments for the purpose of provisional pension. This provisional pension will be revised in accordance with Department’s O.M. No. 38/49/ 16-P&PW(A) dated 12.02.2018. The provisional pension will be reviewed / regularized on conclusion of the departmental/judicial proceedings and issue of final orders thereon.

 

3. These orders issue with the concurrence of Ministry of Finance (Department of Expenditure) vide their U.O. No. 1(23)/EV/2019 dated 05.02.2020.

4. In their application to the employees of Indian Audit and Accounts Department, the orders are issued under Article 148(5), of the Constitution with the concurrence of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India.

(R. C. Sethi)

Under Secretary to the Government of India

To,

  1. All Ministries/Departments.
  2. CGA/CAG/CPAO.
  3. As per standard mailing list.
  4. NIC for uploading on Department’s website.