Category S and Category T for OPS Cases to improve Pension Process

The Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure, Government of India, has issued an office memorandum regarding the implementation of Category S and Category T for OPS (Old Pension Scheme) cases. Category S is for Extraordinary Pension, while Category T is for Extraordinary Family Pension under the CCS Pension Rules.

The Central Pension Accounting Office (CPAO) has made changes in the e-scroll Format ‘A’ to incorporate these categories. All authorized banks are requested to update their systems and software to accommodate the new formats of SSAs/e-SSAs for Category S and Category T and ensure the reporting of e-scroll in the modified format ‘A’.

The implementation of these categories is set for 1st June 2023. For technical advice, contact Sh. Dhiraj Kumar, Scientific Officer- SB, CPAO. This memorandum is issued with the approval of the Chief Controller (Pensions).

Implementation of Category S and Category T for OPS cases

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF FINANCE
DEPARTMENT OF EXPENDITURE
CENTRAL PENSION ACCOUNTING OFFICE
TRIKOOT-II, BHIKAJI CAMA PLACE,
NEW DELHI-110066

CPAO/IT&T tech/e-6462/OPS Category/105/2023-24

Dared- 18.05.2023

Office Memorandum

Subject: Implementation of Category S and Category T for OPS cases.

All the Authorised Banks are informed that following categories have been created under CCS Pension Rules-

Category S – Extraordinary Pension
Category T – Extraordinary Family Pension

  1. These categories will be used for Extraordinary Pension cases and Extraordinary Family pension cases respectively for the cases processed under the Old Pension Scheme. This office has made necessary changes in e-scroll Format ‘A’ to include these categories.
  2. In view of the above, Heads of CPPCs/GBDs of all Authorized banks are requested to update the changes in Format ‘A’ for future references. You are directed to upgrade/update the software/ system in order to consume new formats of SSAs/e-SSAs for Category S and Category T and ensure reporting of e-scroll in the modified format ‘A’. The cut- off date for implementation of these categories is 01.06.2023.
  3. In case of any technical advice, Sh. Dhiraj Kumar [Scientific Officer- SB, CPAO) at dhiraj.kumar8g [at] nic.in may be contacted.

This issues with the approval of Chief Controller (Pensions).

(Satish Kumar Garg)
(Sr. AO- IT & Technical)

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