PCDA (Pen) Circulars from 2019 have proposed a number of changes that have come forward as important information for the veterans.
Submission of Descriptive Roll along with PPO to PDA
Currently, the respective Record Office forwards the Descriptive Roll to the pensioner. The pensioner then sends it along with the PPO to the CPPC of concerned Banks/PDAs. However, Army Headquarters AG’s Branch has now amended the process.
The amended Descriptive Roll will now follow the process as done earlier during the payment of pension.
- Firstly, the concerned Record Offices will approach the Army Headquarters.
- Secondly, they will obtain a copy of amended Descriptive Roll along with the guidelines.
- The Record Offices then forward the said roll, duly completed, along with PPOs of JCOs/ORs to the concerned PDAs.
This is as per existing instruction in PCDA’s (Pen) Allahabad Circular No. 611 dated 10th Dec 2018.
PCDA (Pen) Circular No. 623 dated 3rd Apr 2019 refers.
Implementation of ‘One Rank One Pension’ to all Pre 01.06.1953
Pension Disbursing Agencies are aware that as per PCDA (Pen) Allahabad Circular No. l55 dated 04.02.2016, pension of Armed Forces Personnel shall be revised w.e.f 01.07.2014 by the PDAs as per tables attached with the circular.
The following meant for post-53 retirees JCOs/Ors of Regular Army of Group “Y”, may be allowed to the families of Pre-53 retirees under the OROP scheme –
- Rate of
- Ordinary family pension
- Special Family Pension
- 2nd life award of SFP
- Liberalised Family Pension
- 2nd life award of LFP
- Disability/Liberalised disability element for 100% Disability
- War Injury Element for 100% disability (Invalid out cases)
However, the cases where data is not available with PDAs, the same may be referred to as PCDA (P) Allahabad for the issue of Corr. PPOs. Circular No. 591 dated 13.11.2017 stands cancelled in toto.
PCDA (Pen) Allahabad circular No. 622 dated 03.04.2019 refers.
Deletion of note of Conditional Sanction printed in PPOs of Pre 01.01.2006 retirees Havildar granted Hony rank of Naib Subedar in compliance of Hon’ble High Courts; and ASFTs orders.
Various Courts/AFTs had decided a large number of case of pre 01.01.2006 retiree Havildar granted Hony rank of Naib Subedar for grant of pension in terms of GoI, MoD letter dated 12.06.2009. However now, AG/PS4 (Pen/Legal), IHQ of MoD, New Delhi has started converting conditional sanction into obsolete sanction by deleting the ibid contents as printed in the Note of Corr PPO of these case.
The competent authority has decided that Note “The sanction will, however, be subject to the final outcome of the appeal, if any filed before the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India. Furthermore, in the event, the appeal is decided in favour of UOI, the petition shall be liable to refund the entire amount paid to him under the ibid sanction” as printed in the respective PPO of those pre 0p1.01.2006 retirees Havildar granted Hony rank of Naib Subedar issued in compliance of the court/AFT orders, may be treated as deleted.
The deletion of ibid note will be applicable only where service pension w.e.f 01.01.2006 @ Rs 8450/- for Group “X” and @ Rs 7750/- for Group “Y” and “Z” were notified in compliance of various courts/AFTs orders in respect of pre 01.01.2006 retiree Havildar granted Hony rank of Naib Subedar and not in other cases.
PCDA (P) Allahabad Circular No. 619 dated 14th Mar 2019 refers.
Implementation of Govt decision on the recommendation of 7th CPC – Provisions regulating Casualty Pension Award for Defence Force Pensioner/family pensioners:
As per GOI, MoD letter No. 16(3)/2017/D(Pen/Policy) dated 29th Jan 2019, it was decided that the following minimum ceiling be applied to the under-mentioned casualty pensioner awards: (a) The Disability/Liberalised Disability/War Injury Pension (i.e total of service element plus disability/liberalised disability/war injury element as the case may be), shall be subject to minimum of Rs 18,000/- per month irrespective of degree of disability of the personnel; (b) The amount of special family pension admissible to the families of Armed Forces personnel shall be subject to a minimum of Rs 18,000/- per month; (c) The amount of liberalised family pension admissible to the child/children of Armed Forces personnel, shall be subject to minimum of Rs 18,000/- per month. The above provision shall take effect from 01.01.2016. All other provisions shall remain unchanged.
PCDA (P) Allahabad Circular No. 618 dated 13.3.2019 refers.