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Friday, November 08, 2013

FAQ on Dearness Relief to Central Civil Pensioners

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FAQ on Dearness Relief to Central Civil Pensioners

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) 
(Central Civil Pensioners) 
(Last updated/Reviewed: 04.11.2013)

DEARNESS RELIEF 

G.17 What is the extent of neutralization of relief granted to pensioners? 
100% neutralization of relief is granted to all pensioners at the same rate like serving employees. 

G.18 Is the Dearness Relief payable on original basic pension or on reduced pension after commutation? 
The Dearness Relief is payable on original basic pension before commutation. 

Commutation of Pension - Some Question and Answers on Retirement Benefits - Pensioners Portal

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Commutation of Pension - Some Question and Answers - Pensioners Portal

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) 
(Central Civil Pensioners) 
(Last updated/Reviewed: 04.11.2013)

COMMUTATION OF PENSION 

G.1 How much of the pension can be commuted? 
A pensioner can opt to commute up to 40% of the pension admissible at the time of retirement. 

G.2 Is there any limit on commutation of pension? 
A Government servant shall be entitled to commute for a lump sum payment up to 40 per cent of his pension. 

Question and Answers about Gratuity - Pensioners Portal

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Question and Answers about Gratuity - Pensioners Portal

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) 
(Central Civil Pensioners) 
(Last updated/Reviewed: 04.11.2013)

GRATUITY 

F.7 When will the gratuity withheld at the time of retirement be released? 
The withheld amount of gratuity under sub-rule (5) of CCS(Pension) Rules, 1972, the retiring Government employees, shall be paid immediately on production of "No Demand Certificate" from the Directorate of Estates after actual vacation of the Government accommodation. 
The Directorate of Estates shall ensure that "No Demand Certificate" shall be given to the Government employee within a period of fourteen days from the actual date of vacation of the Government accommodation and the allottee shall be entitled to payment of interest (at the rate applicable to General Provident Fund deposit determined from time to time by the Government of India) on the excess withheld amount of gratuity which is required to be refunded., after adjusting the arrears of licence fee and damages, if any, payable by the allottee and the interest shall be payable by the Directorate of Estates through the concerned Accounts Officer of the Government employee from the actual date of vacation of the Government accommodation up to the date of refund of excess withheld amount of gratuity. 

FAQ on Extraordinary Pension - Pensioners Portal

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FAQ on Extraordinary Pension - Pensioners Portal

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
(Central Civil Pensioners)
(Last updated/Reviewed: 04.11.2013)

EXTRAORDINARY PENSION

F.1 How the percentage of disability computed? 
To whom it is applicable?
The computing of percentage of disability is applicable only for the Government servants retiring under CCS (EOP) Rules. The extent of disability or functional incapacity is determined in the following manner for
purposes of computing the disability element forming part of benefits:-

Clarifications given as FAQ on the subject of Family Pension to Central Civil Pensioners - Pensioners Portal

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Clarifications given as FAQ on the subject of Family Pension to Central Civil Pensioners - Pensioners Portal

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) 
(Central Civil Pensioners) 
(Last updated/Reviewed: 04.11.2013)

FAMILY PENSION 

E.12 Who is to authorize payment of family pension and death gratuity when a Govt. servant dies while on deputation ? 
In the case of a Govt. servant who dies while on deputation to another Central Govt. Deptt., action to authorize family pension and death gratuity in accordance with the provisions of chapter IX of the pension Rules shall be taken by his Head of Office of the borrowing department. 
In the case of a Govt. servant who dies while on deputation to a State Govt. or while on Foreign Service, action to authorize the payments of family pension and death gratuity in accordance with the provisions of Chapter IX of the pension Rules shall be taken by the Head of Office or the cadre authority which sanctioned the deputation of the Govt. servant to the State Govt. or to his Foreign Service.

Pension Rules for PSU Absorbees - Pensioners Portal issued clarifications as FAQ...

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Pension Rules for PSU Absorbees - Pensioners Portal issued clarifications as FAQ...

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) 
(Central Civil Pensioners) 
(Last updated/Reviewed: 04.11.2013)

P.S.U. ABSORBEES 

D.1 What are the terms and conditions of Central Govt. employees who are absorbed in Central Public Sector Undertaking /Central Autonomous Bodies?
The terms and conditions of Central Govt. employees who are absorbed in Central Public Sector Undertaking /Central Autonomous Bodies, are regulated as per the DOPT OM No.28016/5/85-Estt.(C) dated 31.1.86 and DOP&PW OM No.4(12)/85-P&PW dated 13.3.87. The Administrative Ministries/Departments have already been delegated powers to deal with such cases of absorption without obtaining prior concurrences of this Department. 
Those absorbed in Central Public Sector Undertaking are eligible for pension and retirement gratuity as admissible under relevant rules. Those absorbed in the Central Autonomous Bodies having pension scheme are required to exercise an option either 
(i) to receive pro-rata retirement benefits or to 
(ii) to continue to have the benefits of combined service under the Government and in the autonomous body subject to the condition laid down in the D/o Personnel & AR’s OM No.28/10/84-PU dated 29.8.84 and 
12.9.85. Such option should be exercised within 6 months from the date of absorption. 
In case no option is exercised within stipulated period, he will be eligible for pension based on combined service. 

Doubts and Answers on Disbursement of Pension to Central Civil Pensioners - Pensioners Portal

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Doubts and Answers on Disbursement of Pension to Central Civil Pensioners - Pensioners Portal

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) 
(Central Civil Pensioners) 
(Last updated/Reviewed: 04.11.2013)

PENSION DISBURSEMENT 

E.5 Can a pension account be opened in any branch of any bank?
No, a pension account cannot be opened in any branch of any bank. There is a list of public sector and private sector banks in each State in which a pension account may be opened. For latest information about the list please visit the website of Central Pension Accounting Office, www.cpao.nic.in. 

Pensioners Portal issued FAQ on the subject of Qualifying Service for Central Civil Pensioners...

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Pensioners Portal issued FAQ on the subject of Qualifying Service for Central Civil Pensioners...

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) 
(Central Civil Pensioners) 
(Last updated/Reviewed: 04.11.2013)

QUALIFYING SERVICE 

B.1 Does all leave period qualify for pension and gratuity?
All leave for which leave salary is payable qualifies for pension and gratuity. Extraordinary leave (EOL) on medical certificate (MC) also qualifies for pension and gratuity. EOL without MC qualifies only on account of inability to join duty on civil commotion or when granted for a higher scientific & technical study qualifies. 

General Pension Rules for Central Civil Pensioners by Pensioners Portal

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General Pension Rules for Central Civil Pensioners by Pensioners Portal

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) 
(Central Civil Pensioners) 
(Last updated/Reviewed: 04.11.2013)

GENERAL 

D.5 Whether any Identity Card is issued to Pensioners?
Identity Card to Pensioners is issued by the respective Ministry/Department/Office. The format of Identity Card has been revised vide OM No 41/21/2000-P&PW(D) dated 25.7.2013. 

FAQ on Pension Policy for Central Civil Pensioners

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FAQ on Pension Policy for Central Civil Pensioners

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) 
(Central Civil Pensioners) 
(Last updated/Reviewed: 04.11.2013)

PENSION POLICY

A.1 Which rules govern Civil Pension? 
Central Civil Services (Pension) Rules,1972.

A.2 What is the formula for pension revision for pre-2006 pensioner/family pensioner? 
In terms of para 4.1 of OM No.38/37/08-P&PW(A) dated 1.9.2008, the pension/family pension will be consolidated w.e.f. 1.1.2006 by adding together (i) The existing pension/family pension,(ii) Dearness Pension, where applicable, (iii)Dearness Relief @24% of basic Pension/Basic Family Pension plus dearness pension as admissible vide OM No.42/2/2006-P&PW(G) dated 5.4.2006 and (iv) Fitment weightage @40% of the existing pension/family pension. Where the existing pension at (i) includes the effect of merger of 50% of DR w.e.f. 1.4.2004, the existing pension for the purpose of fitment weightage will be re-calculated after excluding the merged DR of 50% from the pension. The amount so arrived at will be regarded as consolidated pension/family pension w.e.f. 1.1.2006. The fixation of pension will be subject to the provision that the revised pension, in no case shall be lower than 50% of the minimum of the pay in the pay band plus the grade pay corresponding to the pre-revised pay scale from which the Govt. servant retired. 

Clarifications issued as FAQ on Pension Procedure for Central Civil Pensioners

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Clarifications issued as FAQ on Pension Procedure for Central Civil Pensioners

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) 
(Central Civil Pensioners) 
(Last updated/Reviewed: 04.11.2013)

PENSION PROCEDURE 

E.1 What is the meaning of the following terms? 
(a) Pension Disbursing Authority 
(b) Pension Sanctioning Authority 
(c) PPO Issuing Authority

New Pension Scheme (NPS) - FAQ by Pensioners Portal

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New Pension Scheme (NPS) - FAQ by Pensioners Portal

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) 
(Central Civil Pensioners) 
(Last updated/Reviewed: 04.11.2013)

NEW PENSION SYSTEM 

NPS.1 The CCS(P) Rules are applicable to govt. servants appointed on or before 31.12.2003.Are the employees who joined pensionable establishments of Govt. of India after 31/12/2003 eligible for any benefits under these rules? 
In accordance with DoP&PW O.M. No. 38/41/06-P&PW(A) dated 5.5.2009 such employees who joined after 31/12/2003 and/or their families may be given the benefit of disability pension or family pension provisionally till the finalization of rules under the National Pension System (NPS) on death/injury. 

Dopt orders - Seeking ex-post facto concurrence for extension of deputation

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Dopt orders - Seeking ex-post facto concurrence for extension of deputation

No.2/3/ 2009-CS.I (U)
Government of India
Department of Personnel, P.G. and Pensions
(Department of Personnel & Training)

Khan Market, Lok Nayak Bhavan,
New Delhi, dated 1st November, 2013.

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Seeking ex-post facto concurrence for extension of deputation -

All Ministries/ Departments are aware CS.I Division, DoPT is the cadre controlling authority for CSS Officers. Grant of cadre clearance inter-alia for deputation in respect of US and above level officers of CSS is centralized in CS.I Division. CSS Officers of these levels can proceed on deputation only after obtaining cadre clearance by this Department. Extension of deputation beyond the initial period of deputation also requires prior concurrence of this Department. However, there are instances where concurrence of this Department has been sought for extension in deputation much after the expiry of initial period of deputation.

7th CPC News - Suggestions of Staff Side on Terms of Reference of the 7th Pay Commission - BPMS writes to DOPT

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7th CPC News - Suggestions of Staff Side on Terms of Reference of the 7th Pay Commission - BPMS writes to DOPT

 BHARATIYA PRATIRAKSHA MAZDOOR SANGH
(AN ALL INDIA FEDERATION OF DEFENCE WORKERS) 
(AN INDUSTRIAL UNIT OF B.M.S.) 
(RECOGNISED BY MINISTRY OF DEFENCE, GOVT. OF INDIA) 

REF: BPMS / DoP&T / 7th CPC / 250 (6/1/M)
Dated: 31.10.2013 
To,
The Secretary (JCA),
Govt of India, Min of Pers, PG & Pensions,
Department of Personnel & Training,
North Block, New Delhi – 110001

Subject: Terms of Reference of the 7th Pay Commission Reference: Your letter No. 16/15/2012-JCA, dated 30.09.2013

Respected Sir,
With due regards, your attention is invited to the letter cited under reference whereby suggestions of the Staff Side on the subject matter have asked for. Hence, according to this federation the terms of reference of the 7th CPC should be as under:-  


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