Guidelines for Pensioners
Commutation of Pension
Commuted portion of pension is required to be reduced from a pension from the date of payment or after 3 months from the date of issue of P.P.O. and in the case of P.S.Bs from the date, capitalised sum is credited to the pensioners’ account. If the commuted portion of the pension is not reduced as above, please point out to the P.D.A. to avoid heavy recovery at a later stage.
Drawal of Pension Through Agent
Pensioners who desire to draw a pension while residing outside India may open a non-resident account in any of the Scheduled Public Sector Banks in India. He should execute a power of attorney in India before proceeding Ex. India on a non-judicial stamp paper or on a plain paper affixed with adhesive stamp paper of appropriate value, before the Notary Public or any Magistrate. The pensioner shall furnish a life certificate once a year through the High Commission/Embassy of that country where he/she resides. If he has changed his nationality in a country other than South Africa and Israel. Sanction of this office will be required through his P.D.A. for the continuation of his pension.
Payment of Dearness Relief
Group ‘A’ officers are not entitled to dearness relief during re-employ under a Govt. office/company/Corporation/Undertaking/Autonomous Body. PBORs are entitled to dearness relief during re-employment under the above organizations subject to production of a certificate from his re-employer that his pay has been fixed at the minimum of the scale of the post on which he has been re-employed and his entire amount of pension has been ignored in fixation of pay on re-employment.
If a pensioner becomes insane, his dependents should obtain a certificate from the Magistrate and produce the pension certificate and life certificate for drawing a pension. If the pensioner is lodged in an asylum the cost of the pensioner’s maintenance will be paid by the dependents to the asylum authorities as per orders of the Court on an application by the asylum authorities under the provisions of section 25 of the Lunacy Act.
If a pensioner is convicted or sentenced to imprisonment by a Court, his pension will be suspended. He should submit the copy of the Court order to the PDA to enable him to report the matter to this office for obtaining the orders of the Competent Authority. On release from the Jail, he should report the matter to the P.D.A. and submit the required documents to enable him to refer the matter to this office for obtaining the orders of the C.E.A. for restoration of his pension.
Restoration of Commuted Portion of Pension
Commuted portion of the pension will be restored by the P.D.A. on his own without obtaining any order from this office after obtaining the requisite application after 15 years from the date of first payment or from the date pension was reduced in case of subsequent commutation.
If a pensioner is in receipt of more than one pension, he should furnish full details to the P.D.A. for revision of both the pensions and regulating dearness relief on both the pensions