Pension in respect of Gallantry Awardees – Income Tax at source is not be deducted: CPAO writes to Bank

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Pension in respect of Gallantry Awardees – Income Tax at source is not be deducted: CPAO writes to Bank

Pension in respect of Gallantry Awardees – Income Tax at source is not be deducted: CPAO writes to Bank dt 22.08.2023

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF FINANCE
DEPARTMENT OF EXPENDITURE
CENTRAL PENSION ACCOUNTING OFFICE
TRIKOOT-II, BHIKAJI CAMA PLACE,
NEW DELHI-110066
PHONES : 261 74596, 26174456, 26174438

CPAO/IT&Tech/ Misc. Corres/35 (Vol-II) (PF)/10370/2023-24/ 109 22.08.2023

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Attention is invited to this office OM No. CPAO/IT & Tech/Gallantry Award/26/2020-21/06 dated 12.05.2021 wherein it was stated that all the Pension disbursing banks are required to ensure that Income Tax at source is not be deducted from pension in respect of Gallantry Awardees, as per the Provisions of Section 10 clause 18(i) of the IT Act, CBDT Notification dated 24th November, 2000.

2. It is observed that the banks are not complying with the instructions as this office has been receiving grievances regarding deduction of income tax from pension of Gallantry Awardees.

3. In view of the above, Heads of CPPCs/GBDs of all Authorized banks are requested to follow the instructions issued by the Income Tax department, on the subject, without fail.

This issues with the approval of the Chief Controller (Pensions).

(Shailesh Bhathagar)
Sr. Accounts Officer (IT Tech)

To,

1. Heads of CPPCs of All Authorized Banks (as per list)
2. Heads of GBD of All Authorized Banks (as per list)
Copy to:
1. PS to CC (P), CPAO
2. PA to Dy. CA, CPAO
3. Sr. TD, NIC (CPAO)

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  • Sunita sharma 11 months ago

    Incometax deduction at source is made from pension and if some excess payment is observed and recovery is ordered, who will refund deductions and within what time limit?. Govt will fix installments of recovery or order lumpsum recovery?