Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, August 1
The Central authorities has relaxed sure provisions within the pension guidelines to ease the sanction and fee of provisional household pension in circumstances the place a authorities worker dies whereas in service.
Besides civilians, the brand new provisions have significance for the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs), the place cases of loss of life in service are comparatively increased on account of the character of their duties.
According to orders issued by the Department of Pension and Pensioners’ Welfare (DoPPW) earlier this week, Rule 80-A of the Central Civil Services (Pension) Rules, which required the pinnacle of the workplace involved to sanction and draw provisional household pension and loss of life gratuity in favour of claimant after forwarding the case file and accompanying paperwork to the Pay and Accounts Office (PAO), has been relaxed.
The new orders state that if a declare for household pension together with loss of life certificates and checking account particulars has been acquired and the pinnacle of workplace is glad that the declare is bonafide, he shall sanction provisional household pension instantly.
The head of workplace shall not look forward to forwarding of the household pension case and different related paperwork to the PAO earlier than sanctioning the provisional household pension.
In CAPF associated circumstances, the place loss of life of an worker happens throughout service, initially provisional household pension could also be sanctioned with out ready for the ultimate Operation Casualty Report, the DoPPW has directed.
The division noticed that the method of forwarding the household pension case to PAO together with requisite paperwork itself takes a very long time and in numerous circumstances, provisional household pension and gratuity weren’t being sanctioned on loss of life of a authorities servant. The delay in finalisation of household pension and gratuity resulted in hardship to the household of the deceased worker.
In accordance with guidelines, household pension is payable to the household of a authorities servant who dies in harness no matter the size of service rendered earlier than his loss of life, however the quantity of loss of life gratuity, nonetheless, is dependent upon the size of qualifying service of the person. The new guidelines don’t apply to sanction of provisional gratuity.
DoPPW has additionally directed that PAO shall launch the provisional household pension on the idea of sanction order issued by the pinnacle of workplace with out insisting for some other paperwork, together with the service guide. The provisional household pension shall be paid in the identical method as pay and allowances of the institution are paid.