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Simplification of Pension process for permanently disabled children/ siblings and dependent parents

Simplification of Pension process for permanently disabled children/ siblings and dependent parents 


No. 1(7)/2013-D(Pension/Policy) 
Government of India 
Ministry of Defence 
Department of Ex-Servicemen Welfare 
New Delhi 

Dated: 15th May 2015 

To
The Chief of the Army Staff
The Chief of the Naval Staff
The Chief of the Air Staff

SUBJECT: Simplification of Pension process for permanently disabled children/ siblings and dependent parents 

Sir, 

The undersigned is directed to refer to the provisions contained in the GOI, MOD letter No A/49601/ AG/PS-4 (e)/3363/B/D(Pen/Ser) dated 27.08.1987 as modified vide this Ministry's letter No. 906//A/D(Pen/Ser)/05 dated 13.08.2008 and No 02(03)/2010-D(Pen/Policy) dated 17th January 2013 of the Department of Ex-Servicemen Welfare regarding grant of Pension to old parents and disabled children/sibling after the death of the pensioners/family pensioner. Certain difficulties are being experienced for grant of such pension. The matter has been examined and it has been decided to further streamline the process of grant of pension to old parents/disabled children sibling as under. The employee/pensioner/family pensioner may, at any time before or after retirement/ death of Armed Force Personnel, make a request to the Appointing Authority seeking advance approval for grant of family pension for life to a permanently disabled child/sibling in terms of provisions contained in GOT, MOD Letter No.- A/49601/ AG/PS4(e)/3363/B/D (Pension/Services) dated 27.08.1987 as amended vide GOT, MOD Letter No. 906/ A/D(Pen/Sers)/05 dated 13.08.2008, which are reproduced as under: 

2. Before allowing the family pension for life to any such son or daughter, the appointing authority shall satisfy that the handicap is of such a nature so as to prevent him or her from earning his or her livelihood and the same shall be evidenced by a certificate obtained from a Medical Board comprising of a Medical Superintendent or a Principal or a Director or Head of the Institution or his nominee as Chairman and two other members, out of which at least one shall be a Specialist in the particular area of mental or physical disability including mental retardation setting out, as far as possible, the exact mental or physical condition of the child. As per GOT, MOD Letter No.- PN/7995/D(Pen/Pol)/2010 dated 01.10.2010, the family Pension to the dependent disabled siblings shall be payable if the siblings were wholly dependent upon the Armed Force Personnel immediately before his or her death and deceased Armed Force Personnel is not survived by a widow or an eligible child or eligible parents. 

3(a). In terms of GOT, MOD Letter No. B/38207/ AG/PS4/931/13/D(Pen/Ser) dated 6.08.1998 the-family pension-to the parents shall be-payable if the parents were wholly dependent on the Armed force Personnel immediately before his or her death and the deceased Armed force Personnel is not survived by a widow or an eligible child. 

7. The authorization as indicated above shall be made in the PPO or by issuing a revised PPO if a child, parents or siblings is authorized for family pension after issue of the PPO. The revised PPO shall take the usual route to the pension Disbursing Authority. The Pension Disbursing Authority shall start disbursing family pension to the pernamently deisabled child/sibling or dependent parents after the death of the pensioner/spouse/other family pensioner, as the case may be, on the basis of the PPO/revised PPO, approval of the appointing authority and the death certificates(s) of the pensioner and other family pensioners and the self - certificate for income.

8. Such an authorization shall become invalid in case a person becomes member of family after issue/amendment of such PPO and is entitled to family pension prior to the disabled child/sibling/dependent parents at the time of the death of the pensioners/spouse. For example, the pensioner may marry/remarry after the death of first spouse or adopt a child. Such spouse/Child may be eligible for family pension at the time of death of the pensioner or death/ineligibility of the spouse. A child adopted by the spouse of the pensioner shall not be treated as a member of the Family of the deceased pensioner.  A decision regarding grant of family pension in such cases will be taken by the appointing authority in accordance with provisions of AI 51.80.

9. In Order to facilitate the prompt payment of the family pension in such cases, Armed Force personnel/Pensioners/their spouses may open a bank account of such children/siblings/parents and submit the same to the pension sanctioning authority through the appointing authority for inclusion in the PPO/revised PPO.

10. This issues with the concurrence of the finance Division of this Ministry vide their UO No.10(01)/2015/FIN/PEN dated 24.03.2015.

11. Hindi Version will follow.

Sd/-
(Prem Parkash)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India

Source: http://www.desw.gov.in/sites/upload_files/desw/files/pdf/D%28PenPolicy%29-15-May-2015_0.pdf

Grant of fixed medical allowance (FMA) to the Armed Forces Pensioners/Family Pensioners.

Grant of fixed medical allowance (FMA) to the Armed Forces Pensioners/Family Pensioners.


No.1 (10)/2009-D(Pen/Policy)
Government of India
Ministry of Defence
Department of Ex-servicemen Welfare
New Delhi- 110011

Dated: 5th May, 2015

To
The Chief of the Army Staff 
The Chief of the Naval Staff 
The Chief of the Air Staff

SUB: GRANT OF FIXED MEDICAL ALLOWANCE (FMA) TO THE ARMED FORCES PENSIONERS/FAMILY PENSIONERS IN SUCH CASES WHERE DATE OF RETIREMENT IS PRIOR TO 1.4.2003 AND WHO HAD OPTED NOT TO AVAIL MEDICAL FACILITIES AT OPD OF ARMED FORCES HOPITALS/MI ROOMS AND ARE NOT MEMBERS OF ECHS. 

Sir,

The undersigned is directed to refer to the Govt. of India, Ministry of Defence letter No. 1(1)/98/D(Pen/Sers) dated 15th June 1998 and letter of even number dated 12th January 2011 regarding grant of Fixed Medical Allowance (FMA) of Rs.300/- p.m. with effect from 1.9.2008 to Armed Forces Personnel/Family Pensioners for meeting expenditure on day to day medical expenses that do not require hospitalization unless the individual had opted for OPD treatment in Armed Forces Hospitals/ M.I. Rooms and convey the sanction of the President for enhancement of the amount of FMA from Rs. 300/- to Rs. 500/-. The other conditions for grant of FMA shall continue to be in force.

2. Ex-Servicemen who retired on or after 01 Apr 2003 have to become member of ECHS compulsorily and are not eligible to draw Fixed Medical Allowance. These orders applicable only in such cases, where the date of retirement is prior to 1.4.2003 and who had opted not to avail medical facilities at OPD of Armed Forces Hospitals/ MI rooms and are not members of ECHS.

3. These orders will take effect from 19.11.2014.

4. All other conditions as laid down in Government of India letter No. 1(1)/98/D(Pen/Sers) dated 15th June 1998 will continue to apply.

5. This issues with the concurrence of the Ministry of Defence (Finance/ Pension) vide their I.D. No. 32(9)/2010/Fin/Pen dated 30.03.2015.

6. Hindi version will follow.
 
Yours faithfully,
 
Sd/-
(Prem Parkash)
Under Secretary to the Government of India.

Source: http://www.desw.gov.in/sites/upload_files/desw/files/pdf/D%28PenPolicy%29-05.05.2015_0.pdf

DA 107% to 113% Teaching Staff on UGC/AICTE/ICAR scales of pay and Judicial Officers/Pensioners and NJPC Pay Scales Revision of Rates

DA  107% to 113%  Teaching Staff on UGC/AICTE/ICAR scales of pay and Judicial Officers/Pensioners and NJPC Pay Scales Revision of Rates


PROCEEDINGS OF THE GOVERNMENT OF KARNATAKA

Sub:-Deamess Allowance to Teaching Staff on UGC/AICTE/ICAR scales of pay and Judicial Officers/Pensioners on NJPC pay scalesRevision of rates.

READ: - (1) G.O. No. FD 10 SRP 2013 dated 20-05-2013.
            (2) G.O. No. FD 12 SRP 2013 (II) dated 12-06-2013.
            (3) G.O. No. FD 22 SRP 2013 dated 10-10-2013.
            (4) G.O. No. FD 07 SRP 2014 dated Il-04-2014.
            (5) G.O. No. FD 18 SRP 2014 dated0l-10-2014.

GOVERNMENT ORDER NO. FD 12 SRP 2015.
BANGALORE. DATED 8th MAY 2015

Government are pleased to sanction increase in the rates of Dearness Allowance to Teaching Staff who are on UGC/AICTE/ICAR scales of pay and to Judicial Officers on NJPC pay scales from the existing 107% to 113% of the basic pay with effect from 1st January 2015.

2. For the purpose of this order, the term 'Basic Pay' means, the pay drawn by a Government employee in the UGC/AICTE/ICAR and NJPC scales of pay applicable to the post held by him.

3. Basic Pay shall not include any other emoluments.

4. Government are also pleased to sanction increase in the rates of Dearness Allowance to NJPC Pensioners/Family Pensioners from the existing 107% to 113% of the basic pension/family pension with effect from 1st January 2015.

5. The increase in Dearness Allowance admissible under this order is payable in cash until further orders.


6. The payment on account of Dearness Allowance involving fractions of 50 paise and above shall be rounded off to the next rupee and fractions less than 50 paise shall be ignored.

7. The Dearness Allowance will be shown as a distinct element of remuneration and will not be treated as pay for any purpose.

BY ORDER AND IN THE NAME OF THE
GOVERNOR OF KARNATAKA

Sd/-
(K.S. RAJALAKSHMI)
Under Secretary to Government
Finance Department ( Services-2)

Source: http://www.finance.kar.nic.in/gos/FD12SRP2015-K.pdf