Simplification of pension payment procedure-Submission of certificates by retiring Armed Forces Personnel along with pension papers
OFFICE OF THE PR. CONTROLLER OF DEFENCE ACCOUNTS (PENSIONS)
DRAUPADI GHAT, ALLAHABAD- 211014
Circular No. 546
Sub: Simplification of pension payment procedure-Submission of certificates by retiring Armed Forces Personnel along with pension papers.
A copy of Government of India, Ministry of Defence letter No. 3(01)/2015- D(Pen/Pol) dated 25th Aug 2015 on the above subject is forwarded herewith for information and necessary action, which is self explanatory.
2. As per provisions contained in above Government letter dated 25th Aug 2015, it has been found that the first payment of pension after retirement gets delayed mainly due to two reasons i.e. (i) due to delay in receipt of intimation by the pensioner that pension papers have reached the PDAs and (ii) due to delay on the part of the pensioner in approaching the bank for submission of undertaking/non-re-employment/re-employment certificate. In order to simplify the pension payment procedure, it has been decided that required undertaking/status of non-reemployment/re-employment after retirement may be obtained by the Services HQrs/Record Offices from the retiring Armed Forces Officer and Personnel along with other documents before his retirement.
3. The undertaking/certificate shall be forwarded to the pension disbursing agencies along with Pension Payment Order by the Pension Sanctioning Authorities concerned in the case of Commissioned Officers and Record Offices concerned in the case of PBORs following the usual procedure. In case of pensioner drawing pension from agencies other OFFICE OF THE PR. CONTROLLER OF DEFENCE ACCOUNTS (PENSIONS) DRAUPADI GHAT, ALLAHABAD- 211014 than bank viz Defence Pension Disbursing Office/Treasury Office etc. a copy of cancelled cheque obtained from retiring personnel shall also be forwarded by the Record Office along with pension payment order to the pension disbursing agencies to ensure payment of pension into the pensioners’ account.
4. In view of the above, all PDAs are hereby authorized to credit the Pensionary Awards notified in favour of the pensioner into his/her bank account as and when due if said undertaking/ certificate is received along with the pension documents. The pensioner would no longer be required to visit the pension disbursing agency to activate the first payment of pension. The pensioners will be required to be called to the paying Bank Branches/DPDOs only if the undertaking/documents submitted by Service HQrs in the case of ICOs (through PSA)/Record Office in the case of PBORs were incomplete. Submission of Certificates prescribed for continuation of monthly pension/payment of dearness relief, shall be followed as hithertofore.
5. Further, Aadhaar Card number based biometric verification system for pensioners as an additional option for submission of life certificate by the pensioners has been introduced by the Government since Nov 2014. All the pension disbursing agencies are hereby requested to accept e-life certificate of the pensioners as annual life certificate which pensioner can submit online to his pension disbursing agency by registering themselves on www.jeevanpraman.gov.in
This circular has been uploaded on this office website www.pcdapension.nic.in.
Deputy Controller (Pensions)