Pension Grievances and the Role of Provisional Pension

The Department-related Parliamentary Standing Committee on Personnel, Public Grievances, Law and Justice of the Rajya Sabha has presented its 120th report on the action taken on the 110th report of the committee on “Pensioner’s Grievances – Impact of Pension Adalats and Centralized Pension Grievances Redress and Monitoring System (CPENGRAMS)” pertaining to the Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare (Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions). The report recommends that retirees should not be regarded as recipients of welfare dole but as claimants of their rightful entitlements. The Committee recommends that the Government may consider payment of “Provisional Pension” until the final pension is sanctioned to the retired Government servant. The recommendation has been accepted by the Ministry and implemented by the Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare via OM No. 12(9)/2020-P&PW(C)/E-6450 dated 23rd February, 2022. The Committee appreciates the prompt action taken by the Department in implementing the recommendation.

Payment of “Provisional Pension” until the final pension is sanctioned to the retired Government servant

PARLIAMENT OF INDIA
RAJYA SABHA
DEPARTMENT-RELATED PARLIAMENTARY STANDING COMMITTEE ON
PERSONNEL, PUBLIC GRIEVANCES, LAW AND JUSTICE
Rajya Sabha Secretariat, New Delhi
December, 2022 / Agrahayana, 1944 (Saka)

ONE HUNDRED TWENTIETH REPORT
ON
ACTION TAKEN ON ONE HUNDRED TENTH REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON
“PENSIONER’S GRIEVANCES – IMPACT OF PENSION ADALATS AND CENTRALIZED
PENSION GRIEVANCES REDRESS AND MONITORING SYSTEM (CPENGRAMS)”
PERTAINING TO
THE DEPARTMENT OF PENSION & PENSIONERS’ WELFARE
(MINISTRY OF PERSONNEL, PUBLIC GRIEVANCES & PENSIONS)
(Presented to the Rajya Sabha on 8th December, 2022)
(Laid on the Table of the Lok Sabha on 8th December, 2022)

RECOMMENDATIONS/OBSERVATIONS WHICH HAVE BEEN ACCEPTED BY THE MINISTRY

GRIEVANCES PERTAINING TO PENSION POLICY, PENSION STRUCTURE AND OTHER RETIREMENT BENEFITS

Payment of “Provisional Pension” until the final pension is sanctioned to the retired Government servant

Recommendation/Observation

1.3 The Committee desires that retirees should not be regarded as recipients of welfare dole but as the claimants of their rightful entitlements. As per the extant instructions laid down under Rule 64 of the CCS (Pension) Rules,1972, the payment of provisional pension will initially continue for a period not exceeding six months from the date of retirement. The period of provisional pension may be further extended, in exceptional cases, with the concurrence of PAO and after approval by the Head of Department. However, the total period of provisional pension shall, in no case, be more than one year from the date of retirement. The Committee believes that every retiree should have a basic right to get “provisional” pension till their regular Pension Payment Order (PPO) is issued and other procedural formalities are completed. The Committee recommends that the Government may consider payment of “Provisional Pension” until the final pension is sanctioned to the retired Government servant. (3.12)

Action Taken

1.4 The recommendation of the Committee has been complied vide DoPPW’s OM No. 12(9)/2020-P&PW(C)/E-6450 dated 23rd February, 2022.

Further observation

1.5 The Committee takes note of the reply and appreciates the prompt action taken by the Department in implementing the recommendation of the Committee in this regard.


Source: rajyasabha.nic.in

Pension Grievances and the Role of Provisional Pension

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