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,

NEW  DELHl-110066

PHONES:    26174596,  26174456, 26174438

CPAO/IT & Tech/FFR Pension/2015-16/1754

Dated: 08.02.2016

Office Memorandum

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.

(Vijay Singh)

Sr. Accounts Officer (IT & Tech)

Ph.No.011-26166758

Download CPAO OM No.CPAO/IT & Tech/FFR Pension/2015-16/1754 dated 08.02.2016

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