The Indian Ministry of Railways has issued a notification, RBE No. 54/2023, addressing the issue of changing names for pensioners and family pensioners. The notification clarifies that there is no separate procedure prescribed in the Pension Rules for a name or surname change after retirement.
The PPO (Pension Payment Order) is issued based on the service records or service book of the employee. The railway authorities are advised to follow the provisions contained in Chapter XII of IREM Vol.1 in such cases. This notification was issued in response to a letter from FA&CAO/F&G/NR seeking clarification on the matter.
Change of name by pensioner/family pensioner
RBE No 54/2023
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
New Delhi, dated 17.04.2023
The General Managers (P),
All Zonal Railways & Production Units.
(as per standard mailing list)
Sub: Change of name by pensioner/family pensioner
Attention is drawn to provisions contained in para 1201 of Chapter XII of IREM Vol. I, wherein procedure in respect of change of name by a Railway servant (in service) is provided.
One of the Zonal Railways has sought clarification/guidelines applicable on change of name by pensioner/family pensioner. The matter has been examined in consultation with Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare, and the Finance Directorate of Railway Board. It is stated that there is no separate procedure prescribed in the Pension Rules for change in name/surname in the PPO of the government employees or spouse after retirement. The PPO is issued on the basis of service records/service book of the employee. Necessary action in the matter may be taken in terms of provisions contained in Chapter XII of IREM Vol.1
This disposes off FA&CAO/F&G/NR’s letter no. 96/Adm/C/17/SRS dated 05.12.2022.
Deputy Director Estt.(N)
Tele No. 23303658