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Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Non-issue of Pension slip by banks




Non-issue of Pension slip by banks


Non-issue of Pension slip by banks

CPAO/1T&Tech/Bank Performance/37 (Vol III)/2018-19/23

Dated: 15.05.2018

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Non-issue of Pension slip by banks.

Attention is invited to para 4.6.6 of CPPC Guidelines issued by CPAO whereby it has been mentioned that “The Home Branch will meet all information needs of the pensioner using the CPPC system. The CPPC software will display on the computer screen, options and view of the details of calculation of pension and its breakup of the pension paid to the pensioner/ family pensioner. The Home Branch will act as intermediary between the pensioner & CPPC and, besides providing accounts statement, provide to the pensioners the TDS, pension slip, the Due and Drawn Statement in respect of each arrear and the Annual Income Statement”.

In view of the above, Heads of CPPCs and Heads of Government Business Divisions of all the authorized banks are requested to strictly adhere to the above mentioned provision of para 4.6.6 of the CPPC guidelines.

This issues with the approval of Chief Controller (Pensions)

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(Praful Dabral)
Sr. Accounts Officer (IT & Tech)

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Friday, May 25, 2018

E-Pension Payment Order




E-Pension Payment Order: New Step in the Right Direction
Furthering the Digital India-initiatives of Govt. of India, Principal Controller of Defence Accounts(Pensions), Allahabad has startedissuance of electronic-Pension Payment Orders (e-PPOs) to the pensioners along with their Pension Disbursement Agencies viz., Banks, Defence Pension Disbursement Offices, Post Offices, etc. What began in the first phase, for all Commissioned Officers and JCOs/ORs of Armed Forces from the month of October 2017, has now been extended to all defence pensioners including defence civilians.
Principal Controller of Defence Accounts (Pensions), Allahabad is the sole agency under Ministry of Defence which sanctions Pensions for the Defence Services viz., Army, Coast Guard, Defence Research and Development Organization,General Reserve Engineer Force, Border Roads Organization, Military Engineering Services and other Defence organisations including Defence Account Department and Defence Civilians.
The shift from manual system to e-PPO system is expected to minimize delays in pension disbursement and further revision as and when needed. This initiative also eliminates the occurrence of human errors in data entry at multiple levels.
The next big step in this direction would be digitizing pension documents received from 46 record offices and more than 2900 Heads of Offices. This initiative by PCDA (P) will facilitate better implementation of OROP.
Source : PIB

Thursday, April 5, 2018

LIKELY DA INCREASE WEF 01 JUL 2018 WILL BE 3 %

DA Calculation Sheet 

7th Pay Commission

MONTH
ALL INDIA INDEX
% OF INCREASE
DA ORDER
DR ORDER
Jan-18
288
8.01


Feb-18
287
8.42


Mar-18
         8.81


Apr-18



May-18



Jun-18









Press Release
Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) — March, 2018
The All-India CPI-IW for March, 2018 remained stationary at 287 (two hundred and eighty seven). On 1-month percentage change, it remained static between February and March, 2018 when compared with the increase of (+) 0.36 per cent between the corresponding months of previous year.


Press Release
Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) — February, 2018
The All-India CPI-IW for February, 2018 decreased by 1 point and pegged at 287 (two hundred and eighty seven). On 1-month percentage change, it decreased by (-) 0.35 per cent between January and February, 2018 which was static between the two months a year back.

Monday, March 26, 2018

Form-16 to the pensioners

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF FINANCE
DEPARTMENT OF EXPENDITURE
CENTRAL PENSION ACCOUNTING OFFICE
TRIKOOT-II BHIKAJI CAMA PLACE,
NEW DELHI – 110066

CPAO/IT&Tech/Bank Performance/37 (Vol II)/2017-18/204
09.03.2018
Office Memorandum
Subject:- Deduction of Income Tax at the time of making payment
It is observed that some of the banks are not following the guidelines of the Income Tax Act regarding tax deduction on pension payments. Pensioners have raised grievances relating to the deduction of income tax at the fag end of the year causing undue financial hardship to the pensioners. Moreover there is considerable delay in the issuance of Form-16 to the pensioners and in some cases Form-16 are not being issued to the pensioners.
In view of the above, all Heads of CPPCs are advised to deduct the income tax at the time of each payment itself and issue Form-16 by 31st of May every year and follow the Income tax guidelines issued from time to time
(Md. Shahid Kamal Ansari)
(Asstt. Controller of Accounts)

Instruction to issue acknowledgement for pension life Certificate by Banks

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF FINANCE
DEPARTMENT OF EXPENDITURE
CENTRAL PENSION ACCOUNTING OFFICE
TRIKOOT-II, BHIKAJI CAMA PLACE
NEW DELHI-110066
PHONES : 26174596, 26174456, 26174438

CPAO/1T &Tech/Bank Performance/37 (Vol-III)/2017-18/208
19.03.2018
Office Memorandum
Subject:- Simplification of Pension Procedure – submission of Life Certificate.
Attention is invited to CPAO’s OM 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/IT&Tech/ Scheme Booklet/2015-16/1666 dated-16.10.2015 which was reiterated vide OM No.CPAO/IT&Tech/Jeevan Pramaan/ 2015-16/ 1680 dated-09.11.2015.
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.
(Md. Shahid Kamal Ansari)
(Asstt. Controller of Accounts)

Saturday, March 24, 2018

Grant of Dearness Relief to Central Government pensioners/family pensioners

No.42/06/2018-P&PW(G)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare
3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhavan,
Khan Market, New Delhi – 110003
Dated the 22nd March,2018
OFFICE MEMORANDUM
Sub: Grant of Dearness Relief to Central Government pensioners/family pensioners – Revised rate effective from 01.01.2018.
The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s OM No. 42/15/2016-P&PW(G) dated 28.09.2017 on the subject mentioned above and to state that the President is pleased to decide that the Dearness Relief admissible to Central Government pensioners/family pensioners shall be enhanced from the existing rate of 5% to 7% w.e.f 01.01.2018.
2. These rates of DR will be applicable to (i) Civilian Central Government Pensioners/Family Pensioners including Central Govt. absorbee pensioners in PSU/Autonomous Bodies in respect of whom orders have been issued vide this Department’s OM No.4/34/2002-P&PW(D) Vol.II dated 23.06.2017 for restoration of full pension after expiry of commutation period of 15 years (ii) The Armed Forces Pensioners, Civilian Pensioners paid out of the Defence Service Estimates, (iii) All India Service Pensioners (iv) Railway Pensioners/family pensioners (v) Pensioners who are in receipt of provisional pension (vi) The Burma Civilian pensioners/family pensioners and pensioners/families of displaced Government Pensioners from Burma/ Pakistan, in respect of whom orders have been issued vide this Department’s OM No.23/3/2008-P&PW(B) dated 11.09.2017.
3. These orders shall not be applicable on CPF beneficiaries, their widows and eligible children who are in receipt of ex-gratia payment in terms of this Department’s OM No.45/52/97-P&PW(E) dated 16.12.1997 and revised vide this Department’s OM 1/10/2012-P&PW(E) dtd 27.06.2013.
Separate orders will be issued in respect of above category.
4. The payment of Dearness Relief involving a fraction of a rupee shall be rounded off to the next higher rupee.
5. The payment of arrears of Dearness Relief shall not be made before the date of disbursement of pension/family pension of March, 2018.
6. Other provisions governing grant of DR in respect of employed family pensioners and re-employed Central Government Pensioners will be regulated in accordance with the provisions contained in this Department’s OM No. 45173/97-P&PW (G) dated 2.7.1999 as amended vide this Department’s OM No. F.No. 38/88/2008-P&PW(G) dated 9th July, 2009. The provisions relating to regulation of DR where a pensioner is in receipt of more than one pension will remain unchanged.
7. In the case of retired Judges of the Supreme Court and High Courts, necessary orders will be issued by the Department of Justice separately.
8. It will be the responsibility of the pension disbursing authorities, including the nationalized banks, etc. to calculate the quantum of DR payable in each individual case.
9. The offices of Accountant General and authorised Pension Disbursing Banks are requested to arrange payment of relief to pensioners etc. on the basis of these instructions without waiting for any further instructions from the Comptroller and Auditor General of India and the Reserve Bank of India in view of letter No. 528-TA, II/34-80-U dated 23/0411981 of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India addressed to all Accountant Generals and Reserve Bank of India Circular No. GANB No. 2958/GA-64 (ii) (CGL)/81 dated the 21st May, 1981 addressed to State Bank of India and its subsidiaries and all Nationalised Banks.
10. In their application to the pensioners/family pensioners belonging to Indian Audit and Accounts Department, these orders issue after consultation with thc C&AG.
11. This issues in accordance with Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure’s OM No. 11/2018-E.U(B) dated 15th March,2018.
12. Hindi version will follow.
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(Charanjit Taneja)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Disability pension and compensation to ex servicemen and cadets





Disability 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.