CPAO Instructs: Implementation of 7th CPC Recommendation- Revision of Pension of Pre- 2016 Pensioners/ Family Pensioners etc.
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF FINANCE
DEPARTMENT OF EXPENDITURE
CENTRAL PENSION ACCOUNTING OFFICE
TRIKOOT-II, BHIKAJI LAMA PLACE,
PHONES : 26174596,26174456, 26174438
CPAO/IT&Tech/Revision (7th CPC)/19.Vol-llI/2015-16/109
11th August, 2016
Subject: Implementation of Government's decisions on the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission-Revision of Pension of pre-2016 pensioners/family pensioners etc.
A reference is invited to Deptt. of P&PW OM No. 38/37/2016-P&PW (A) (ii) dated 04.08.2016(copy enclosed) regarding revision of pension of pre-2016 pensioners/family pensioners under 7th CPC recommendations. As per instructions of the OM, all Pension Disbursing Authorities, including Public Sector Banks, have been authorized to revise existing pension/family pension paid under 6th CPC by multiplication factor of 2.57 without any further authorization from the concerned Accounts Officers/Head of Office etc. The revised pension and the arrears due to the pensioners are to be paid by 31.08.2016 and suitable entries have to be made in both halves of the Pension Payment Order by banks. The minimum pension with effect from 01.01.2016 will be Rs.9000 per month.
In compliance to the above OM of DP&PW, banks are instructed to start immediate action so that revised pension and arrears can be paid to the pensioners/family pensioners by 31st August, 2016.Since pension/family pension paid under 6th CPC will provide basis for 7th CPC revision, banks may ensure that present pension paid under 6th CPC is as per amount authorized by CPAO through its SSAs/Authorities sent to banks so that instances of underpayments/overpayments may be avoided in 7th CPC revisions without breaching the deadline of 31st August,2016.
After paying the revised pension and arrears, banks have to flag the revised cases in the Format —A of e-Scrolls to be submitted to CPAO so that revised cases may be identified at CPAO. To enable the banks for flagging of such cases, necessary modifications have been made in the Format-A of e-Scroll by changing the heading of column -18 to "Applicable Pay Commission'. Under this column, banks have to fill "7" for the cases which have been revised under 7th CPC by them.
There are possibilities that in some cases where revisions are still pending under 6th CPC which may be received by the banks later after effecting revisions under 7th CPC by them based on the existing pension, they have to make provision in their software to revise these cases under 6th CPC at a later date and further required adjustments for 7th CPC revisions may be made by them accordingly.
This issues with the approval of competent authority.
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Sr. Accounts Officer (IT & ech)