Commencement of Pension Payment to Railway Pensioners during Covid-19 Lockdown – Railway Board writes to all PSB disbursing Railway Pension dated 12.05.2021
(भारत सरकार) GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
(रेल मंत्रालय ) MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(रेलवे बोर्ड) (RAILWAY BOARD)
No. 2015/AC-H/2 1/11
New Delhi Dated: 12.5.2021
All Public Sector Banks disbursing Rly Pension
Sub:- Commencement of Pension Payment to Railway Pensioners.
Ref:- Ministry of Railways Letter of even no. dated 20.4.2020.
Ministry of Railways, vide letter ibid. has advised all Public Sector Banks disbursing Railway Pension to make suitable arrangements for commencement of pension payment to Railway pensioners (who retired from service on or after 31.03.2020) based on e-PPOs (without waiting for physical copies), in view of the lock down imposed to contain the spread of COVID-19 (copy enclosed). In this regard, one of the Zonal Railways has brought to the notice of this Ministry that some of the PSBs are insisting upon physical copy of the PPO (along with attachments in physical form). This is rendering undue delay in commencement of pension payment.
Since lock-down has been imposed in many of the States to contain the Second-wave of Covid-19, physical movement of the PPOs and its attachments is not feasible. It is, therefore, requested that pension payment may be commenced based on e-PPOs being sent to the CPPCs, as was being done earlier, so that pensioners do not suffer on this account. Physical copies of these, PPOs shall be sent to the designated Bank Branches as soon as normalcy is restored.
Government of India
Ministry of Railways
New Delhi dated: 26 .04.2020
As per list attached.
Sub:- Commencement of Pension payment for Railway Pensioners retired in March/2020.
At present, the Zonal Railways/Production Units are sending Pension Payment Orders(PPQOs) to the CPPC of your Bank electronically. A physical copy of the PPO is also sent to designated bank branches at Head Quarters of each Zonal Railway for onward submission to the CPPC for verification and record.
The PPOs in respect of employees retired in March,2020 have already been sent to your CPPC electronically. However, in view of ongoing lock down imposed across the country to contain spread of COVID-19 virus, there would be delay in submission of physical copy of PPOs to the designated branches for onward submission to CPPCs. It is requested that Pension of employees retired in the Month of March/2020 may kindly be arranged based on e-PPOs already sent to CPPC of your-Bank as a special case so that the pensioners do not suffer on this account. The physical copy of the PPOs shall be submitted to concerned designated branch immediately on lifting of lockdown.
Pr. Executive Director/Accounts
Copy to: Pr. Financial Advisors/All Zonal] Railways &Production Units