Irregularities in payment of pension and dearness relief by banks in r/o IDA pensioners of FCI: Central Pension Accounting Office writes to Heads of all CPPCs of Authorised Banks
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF FINANCE
DEPARTMENT OF EXPENDITURE
CENTRAL PENSION ACCOUNTING OFFICE
CPAO/IT & Tech/Misc. Corres/35 Vol-II (P.F)/ 2022-23
Subject: Irregularities in payment of pension and dearness relief by banks in r/o IDA pensioners of FCI
Central Pension Accounting Office (CPAO) has been receiving grievances regarding irregularities in payment of pension and Dearness Relief (DR) in r/o IDA pensioners. One of such grievance has been received from PAO, Food in r/o IDA pensioners (Copy enclosed). In this case, revision of pension was last done w.e.f. 01.01.2007 but CPPCs have revised the pension of IDA pensioners w.e.f. 01.01.2017 without any order. Moreover, CPPCs are not complying with the orders of DR also in r/o IDA pensioners which is resulting in a lot of discrepancies in payment of pension and DR.
2. In this regard, attention is invited to this office OM No. CPAO/IT&Tech/Bank Performance/37/Vol-III/2021-22/181 dated 06.01.2022 wherein instructions regarding payment of DR to civil pensioners of different patterns have been issued as well as to the Para No. 11.1(xvii) of the Scheme Booklet of this office, which states that:-
“The CPPC should have direct access to the websites of the Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare, M/o Home Affairs and Ministry of Health & Family Welfare so that these are regularly browsed and orders on Dearness Relief & Medical Allowance issued by various Departments are acted upon immediately.”
3. In view of above, all the CPPCs are hereby directed to strictly adhere to the orders of Dearness Relief as issued from time to time by respective Ministries/Department and to comply with the provisions contained in the Scheme Booklet.
This issues with the approval of the Chief Controller (Pensions).
Encl: As above Pract
Dy. Controller of Accounts
1. Heads of all CPPCs of Authorised Banks
1. Pay and Accounts Office, Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food & PD, Department of Food & PD, 5 Esplanade East, Kolkata- 700 069, West Bengal in reference to your letter dated 23.08.2022