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Pension Functions

ENQUIRIES MADE BY PENSIONERS

1. When will a retired Government Servant get his/her Pensionary benefits?

Pensionary benefits will be authorised within a month from the date of receipt of Pension proposals in complete shape in A.G's Office.

2. What is the procedure for drawing Pensionary benefits?

The Pensioner has to present himself with his copy of intimation letter for Pension and CVP to the PPO/Treasury to whom A.G's Office has authorised the Pension/CVP.  For DCRG, the pensioner has to approach the Office from where he or she retired with the Pensioner's copy of DCRG authorisation.

3. What are the reasons for the difference in the pensionary benefits calculated by the Department and that admitted by A.G.?

Normally, the difference is due to the error in arriving at the qualifying service and some erroneous pay fixation done by the Department.  The position is explained in the admissibility report sent to the Department and  the Pensioner can contact the Department for a detailed reply. 

4. What  is the reason for withholding a part of Pensionary benefits?

Normally, erroneous pay fixation done by the Department results in over payment of Pay and Allowances during his / her service.  For this purpose, a portion of pensionary benefits is withheld.  This is also explained in the Admissibility Report sent to the Department.

5. What is the procedure to be followed when the party copy of the authorisation has not been received by the Pensioner?

The Pensioner may approach A.G's Office.  A duplicate copy will be issued only after expiry of one month from the date of issue of original authorisation. 

6. Who is eligible to receive Family Pension?

Where a Government Servant leaves behind more than one widow, the widows will be entitled to a Family Pension 50% each, only if the Government Servant was a Muslim, or if the second marriage had taken place before the introduction of Hindu Marriage Act 1955.  From 13/09/1996, Family Pension has to be shared between legally wedded wife/children through that wife and illegitimate children through another wife.

Applicable to such children of a Government servant who retired /died.  If the son or daughter of a Government servant is suffering from any disorder or disability of mind or is physically crippled or disabled so as to render him or her unable to earn a living even after attaining the age of 25 years, Family Pension shall be payable to such son or daughter for life.

A medical certificate in respect of the handicapped/disabled children should be obtained from a Civil Surgeon whose discipline is the same as that of illness. No percentage of disability is prescribed under the Rules.

7. When Will the withheld 60% of revised CVP and DCRG arising out of VI Pay Commission be released?

As per orders of Government of Tamil Nadu, revised DCRG and CVP arising out of VI Pay Commission is payable in installments in respect of those who retired between 1.1.1996 and 31.3.1998.  40% is already paid and 60% is payable in 2003-04.  However, no orders have so far been issued by the Government of Tamil Nadu.  Also, the payment will be made directly by the Treasury Officers concerned as and when orders are issued.

8.What is the procedure to be followed if the pensioner desires to change the place of payment within                the state?

Ans.   When a pensioner desires to change the place of payment within the state, he should surrender his portion of the Pension Payment Order Book along with a written request to the Treasury from which he is currently drawing pension to arrange to transfer his pension to the treasury sought for.  The T.O would in turn issue a Memo of Transfer of Treasury indicating the treasury to which the Pension payment is transferred and forward Both halves of the PPO to the New treasury along with photo, specimen signature and descriptive roll of the pensioner for effecting payment of pension there.  Thereafter, the pensioner should approach the new treasury for receiving payment of pension.

9. What is the procedure to be followed if the pensioner desires to change the place of payment outside           the state?

Ans: When a pensioner desires to change the place of payment of pension outside the State, he should surrender his portion of the Pension Payment Order Book along with a written request to the T.O indicating the state and treasury where payment of pension is sought for.   The T.O in turn would forward both halves of the PPO  along with last payment details, photo , specimen signature and descriptive roll to the A.G who would cancel both halves of the PPO and issue a OAC authorisation to the A.G of the concerned State along with the above details.  The A.G  who receives the above authorisation would in turn issue a PPO to the treasury indicated by the pensioner for effecting payment of pension.  Thereafter, the pensioner should approach the treasury concerned for receiving pension payment. 

10. What is the procedure for incorporation of physically handicapped/mentally retarded child with guardian name in Pension Payment Order?

Ans.    When a Government servant has a physically handicapped/mentally retarded child and wishes to incorporate the name of the child in the PPO, he should address the Departmental Officer in this regard along with the original Medical Certificate issued by a Registered Medical Practitioner not below the rank of Civil Surgeon whose discipline is the same as that of the illness.  The Departmental Officer would in turn forward the same to the A.G who would issue a corrigendum to PPO to the T.O concerned to incorporate the name of the child in the PPO with a copy to the pensioner.  The pensioner can also nominate a guardian in the case of mentally retarded children.  However, the incorporation of the name of the child in the PPO does not confer any authority on the child to claim payment of family pension immediately after the demise of the Govt. Servant/spouse and upon the demise of the Govt servant/spouse, he would have to apply afresh to the Departmental officer.  Based on the proposals received from the Department, fresh PPO will be issued by A.G after satisfying himself that the conditions stipulated for the grant of Family Pension are fulfilled.

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