Manner of disposal of PPO – death of the pensioner with no claimant authorized for family pension: CPAO
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF FINANCE
DEPARTMENT OF EXPENDITURE
CENTRAL PENSION ACCOUNTING OFFICE
TRIKOOT-II, BHIKAJI CAMA PLACE.
CPAO/IT&Tech/Bank Performance/37 Vol.III/2018-19/85 17/20.08.2018
Subject:- Manner of disposal of PPO – death of the pensioner with no claimant authorized for family pension in the same PPO.
Attention is invited to this office OM No. CPAO/Tech/Bank Performance/2014-15/511-581 dated- 23.09.2014 (copy enclosed) wherein all Heads of the CPPC and Heads of Government Business Department of the Banks were instructed to return both halves of PPO to CPAO where no nominee is authorized for pension on the same PPO so that the family pension could be authorized to other eligible members of the family of the pensioner.
It has been observed that the both halves of the PPOs are not being returned by the CPPCs of the banks which has resulted in a number of court cases for delay in the commencement of family pension to the family pensioner other than the spouse
It is reiterated that both halves of the PPO may be returned to the CPAO in case there is no nominee authorized for family pension on the same PPO exist as stipulated at per Para 23.3 of the Scheme for Payment of Pension to Central Government Civil Pensioners by Authorized Banks (Fourth Edition, 3rd December, 2004).
As per Para 23.3 of the Scheme for Payment of Pension to Central Government Civil Pensioners by Authorized Banks (Fourth Edition, 3rd December, 2004), wherein it is clearly stated that “The paying branch will enter the date of death of the pensioner in the disburser’s portion of the PPO as well as pensioner’s portion and in the register in the form as in Annexure VIII (pg. 33). The pensioner’s half of PPO will then be returned to the nominee if family pension stands authorized through the same PPO: otherwise it will be returned to the Link Branch/CPPC along with the disburser’s half, for onward transmission to the CPAO. The latter will up-date its record and transmit both halves of the PPO after keeping the necessary note in their records, to the PAO/AG who had issued the PPO for similar action and record”.
All the Heads of the CPPC and Heads of Government Business Department of the Banks are requested to adhere to the above guidelines and return both halves of the PPO to the CPAO in order to avoid delay in finalization of family pension cases other than spouse.
This issues with the approval of Chief Controller (Pensions).
Encl:- As above
(Md.Shahid Kamal Ansari)
(Asstt. Controller of Accounts)
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