Payment of Arrears of Pension – PCDA(P) Pension Circular No 226
OFFICE OF THE PR. CDA (PENSIONS)
DRAUPADI GHAT, PRAYAGRAJ – 211014.
The Chief Accountant, RBI Deptt. of Govt. Bank Accounts, Central office C-7, Second Floor, Bandre- Kurla Complex, P B No. 8143, Bandre East, Mumbai-400051
The Director of Treasuries of all States
The Manager CPPC of Public Sector Banks including IDBI
The CDA (PD) Meerut
The CDA, Chennai
The Nodal Officers (ICICI/AXIS/HDFC Bank)
The all Pay & Accounts Officers making disbursement of Defence Pension
The Military. & Air Attache, Indian Embassy, Kathmandu, Nepal
The all D.P.Os
Post Master, Kathua (J & K) and Camp Bell Bay
Officer-in-Charge, SPARSH, O/o the PCDA(Pensions), Prayagraj
Sub: Payment of Arrears of Pension.
As per existing provisions on the subject, pension should be claimed as and when it falls due. If a pensioner fails to draw his/her pension for a period of 12 months from the date it fell due, the same may be ceased by the Pension Disbursing Authority (PDA). If such pensioners re-appears at later stage and prefer his/her claim to draw his/her pension, PDA may resume the payment of monthly pension accruing thereafter after verifying the genuineness and identity of such pensioner and fully satisfying himself with the reasons submitted by the pensioner for his/her prolonged absence. However, arrears will be payable only after sanction of the competent authority.
2. The pensioner concerned in such cases should be advised to submit an application on IAFA (CDA)-651 with an explanation for his/her failure to draw the pension within the stipulated period for the payment of arrears of pension. Apart from other documents, a Certificate form nearest Police Station where the pensioner was residing during the period of non-drawal of pension that he/she is not involved in any criminal offence/case is required to be submitted with the arrears of pension claim.
3. In the case of Life Time Arrears of pension due to the estate of deceased pensioners, the claim should be preferred on IAF (CDA)-652.
4. Now, the competent authority has decided to insert followings in Part — III of IAFA (CDA)-651 and IAFA (CDA)-652 as under:
In Part — III of IAFA (CDA)-651
(ii) The claimant has been identified and I am satisfied that he/she is the person, who was granted Pension/C.A./J.I* as per details given by him/her.
The following documents are enclosed:
|(i)-Pension/C.A./J.I* certificate of the pensioner||(i)-Pension/C.A./J.I* certificate of the pensioner|
|(ii)-Descriptive Roll of the pensioner||(ii)-Descriptive Roll of the pensioner|
|(iii)-Pension of the pensioner has been resumed/started w.e.f. …..|
In Part — III of IAFA (CDA)-652
The claimant has been identified by the witness mentioned above who have been duly warned of the responsibility they are undertaking,
The following documents are enclosed:
|(i)-Descriptive Roll of the Pensioner||(i)-Descriptive Roll of the Pensioner|
|(ii)-Death Certificate||(ii)-Death Certificate|
|(iii)-Legal heirship II certificate||(iii)-Legal heirship II certificate|
|(iv)-Last Pay Certificate||(iv)-Last Pay Certificate|
Accordingly, amended IAFA (CDA)-651 and IAFA (CDA)-652 are enclosed herewith. All Pension Disbursing Authorities are requested to adhere above changes while submitting arrear claims for sanction of the competent authority.
5. The competent authority has further decided that in the case of Insane/Lunatic pensioners where arrears of pension or life time arrears of pension is due for the reason of non-drawal of pension for more than 12 months, Non-conviction certificate from nearest Police Station where the Insane/Lunatic pensioner was residing during the period of non-drawal of pension that he/she is not involved in criminal offence/case is not required henceforth.
Encls: As above.
Asstt. Controller (Pensions)