Delay in preferment of pension claims

Delay in preferment of pension claims in respect of normal discharge PBOR of Army, Navy and Air Force

Controller of Defence Accounts (Pensions) has issued a Circular instructing personnel to submit their claim of Pension before 4 months of their discharge / retirement to expedite their pension claims.

O/o THE PR. CONTROLLER OF DEFENCE ACCOUNTS (PENSIONS)
DRAUPADI GHAT, ALLAHABAD-211014

MOST IMPORTANT REGISTERED

Circular No: 540                                                                                              Dated: 11.05.2015

To,

The I/ C
Records/ PAOs (ORs)

Subject: Delay in preferment of pension claims in respect of normal discharge PBOR of Army, Navy and Air Force.

Reference: This office circular No. 462 dated 17.06.2011.

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Under the existing orders, claims for service pension in  respect of personnel below officer rank are required to be submitted to the pension sanctioning authority concerned, viz. PCDA (P) Allahabad in respect of Army, PCDA (N) in respect of Navy and JCDA (AF) New Delhi in respect of Air Force, at least four months in  advance of their retirement from service. This arrangement has been made with a view to ensure that the pensionary awards in respect of the personnel  are  notified  in  the  PPO well  before their discharge/  retirement and  the  pension certificates are handed over to them before they are discharged.

It has been observed that above time schedule is not being followed by ROs resulting in delay in finalization of pensionary awards in respect of PBORs. Higher authorities have taken a serious view on the matter.

It is therefore, requested that time frame for submission of pension claims to this office may strictly be followed in order to avoid delay in finalization of pensionary awards to the retiring personnel. This would definitely help in reducing the CAT / Court cases, interest payment etc at a later stage.

Please acknowledge receipt.

No. Gts/Tech/0148/LIII
Dated: 11.05.2015

Dy. CDA (P)

Download Controller of Defence Accounts (Pensions) Circular No: 540 dated 11.05.2015

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