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Delay in Disbursement of Pension: Question raised in Lok Sabha

Delay in Disbursement of Pension: Question raised in Lok Sabha

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF PERSONNEL, PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS
LOK SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO: 582
ANSWERED ON: 27.04.2016

Delay in Disbursement of Pension

PINAKI MISRA
Will the Minister of
PERSONNEL, PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS be pleased to state:-
(a) whether his Ministry is aware that a large number of lonely women in the rural and remote areas drawing pension/family pension are facing difficulty in getting such pension due to procedural complications;
(b) if so, whether his Ministry would propose to provide assistance to such women in getting pension through rural banks and Post Offices;
(c) if so, the details thereof and if not, the reasons therefor; and
(d) the remedial measures proposed to be taken for those pensioners who are medically not fit to personally go to the bank or the post office but continue to get their monthly pension on a regular basis?

ANSWER

Minister of State in the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions and Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office. (DR. JITENDRA SINGH)
(a) to (d): There is no procedural complication in the disbursement of pension/family pension of a Central Government pensioner/family pensioner. It is credited regularly to his/her pension account and it does not require his/her physical presence in the pension disbursing bank to get his/her pension/family pension. The amount of pension/family pension can be withdrawn by him/her like any other amount from the bank. Further, a pensioner/family pensioner need not visit the bank even for submitting Life Certificate, which can either be submitted on-line through Aadhaar-based biometric authentication or be signed a person designated by the Government for this purpose. In case a pensioner sends intimation about his serious illness/incapacitation supported by a medical certificate, a nominee of the paying branch of the bank visits the pensioner at home/hospital for recording his life certificate. 

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  • Gulshan Chopra 7 years ago

    7 th CPC intends to discriminate between the old and the new pensioners under the pretext that the records of old pensioners are not available. It is pointed out that as the PENSION PAY ORDERS are issued their copy is retained in the issuing office, one copy is sent to the PENSIONER while another copy is sent to the PENSION DISBURSING AUTHORITY LIKE BANKS, POST OFFICES AND THE TREASURY. If required the data can be had from the PENSION DISBURSING AUTHORITY or THE PENSIONERS. There also exists another option of arriving at a PERCENTAGE OF FITMENT ALLOWANCE to compensate. It is urged that the OLD PENSIONRS who are on the verge of leaving the world, have to shell out a major portion of the pension on HEALTH RELATED EXPENSES like consultation fees, diagnostics, medicines, high charges for admissions in hospitals and surgeries. It is urged that the matter be given a favorable consideration.