Dependent Family Pension under the Swatantrata Sainik Samman Scheme 1980 ‐ Review of policy
CPAO OM on Dependent Family Pension under the Swatantrata Sainik Samman Scheme 1980
Central Pension Accounting Office has issued an OM for Dependent Family Pension under the Swatantrata Sainik Samman Scheme 1980.
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF FINANCE
DEPARTMENT OF EXPENDITURE
CENTRAL PENSION ACCOUNTING OFFICE
TRIKOOT-11, BHIKAJI CAMA PLACE,
PHONES: 26174596, 26174456, 26174438
CPAO/IT & Tech/FFR Pension/2015-16/1754
Subject: – Dependent family pension under the Swatantrata Sainik Samman Scheme 1980 – review of policy.
Attention is invited to Ministry of Home Affairs, FFR Division’s OM No.F.No.45/03/2014-FF(P) dated 30.12.2015 (copy enclosed) regarding Dependent family pension under the Swatantrata Sainik Samman Scheme 1980-revicw of policy. Accordingly, Para 6.l.2 of the revised policy guidelines now read as under:-
“The banks must ensure that a dependent pension is not sanctioned to a spouse or a daughter of a freedom fighter if:-
(i) The spouse/daughter is already employed in a Central or a State Government, Central/ State PSU or local body and income from such job/activity exceeds Rs.2,40,000/= per year or Rs.20,000/= per month.
(ii) In case the spouse/daughter is working in a private sector or having his/her own business/activity then income from such job/activity exceeds Rs.2,40,000/- per year or Rs.20,000/- per month.
(iii) The spouse/daughter is receiving a pension/salary on account of his or her own job or by virtue of the previous employment of the deceased freedom fighter and income from such job/activity exceeds Rs.2,40,000/- per year or Rs.20,000/- per month.”
Therefore, Heads of CPPCs of all authorised banks are requested to follow these instructions scrupulously and to take income certificate from the dependents of the freedom fighters annually and at time of transferring of pension payment from one bank to another and to review/reconsider all those cases in which pension has been stopped on grounds of receipt of multiple pension by the dependent spouse/daughter after considering the income ceiling limit prescribed. If cases comes under the prescribed income ceiling limit then the pension may be released immediately, but if the cases are above the prescribed income ceiling limit then those cases may be reported to the Ministry of Home Affairs, Freedom Fighter Division under intimation to CPAO and the pensioner indicating the reason for the discontinuation of the pension i.e.due to exceeding the prescribed income limit.
Sr. Accounts Officer (IT & Tech)