Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure has issued order regarding the Timely payment of retirement benefits to the Central government retiring employees – CGA Order Dated 01.06.2023
- Credit of pension/family pension in the accounts of pensioners/family pensions and has directed that all efforts must be made to ensure that the pension is credited to the account of pensioners by the due date.
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
Office of Controller General of Accounts
Mahalekha Niyantrak Bhawan
E-Block, GPO Complex, INA, New Delhi
Subject: —Timely payment of retirement benefits to the retiring employees
It has been brought to the notice of this office that first credit of pension to the account of pensioners has been inordinately delayed and in certain cases beyond three months. The instructions, in this regard, are clear (as issued vide CPAO’s OM dated 12.07.2021 and 23.05.2021) that first credit of pension is to be made on the basis of e-PPO and the physical PPO booklet and related documents will follow as per standard timelines.
- Controller General of Accounts has taken a serious view of delay in credit of pension/family pension in the accounts of pensioners/family pensions and has directed that all efforts must be made to ensure that the pension is credited to the account of pensioners by the due date.
- The attention of all concerned is also drawn towards the timelines prescribed by the Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare (DoP&PW) for processing and payment of pension/family pension, gratuity, other retirement benefits and authorization by Accounts officer under Rule 63 and 76 of CCS (Pension) Rules, 2021.
- This office has also time and again reiterated that the provisions of para 7.3.2 and 7.3.3 (Role of PAO and CPAO) of the Civil Accounts Manual (read with correction slips) need to be adhered to by all concerned.
- The following time standards are required to be followed by the all field offices.
|Time Standard for processing cases
|Processing of all pension/ family pension cases by Pay & Accounts Offices (PAO) after receiving all necessary forms and documents, complete in all respect from the Head of Office.
|i. Not later than two months in advance of the date of retirement. ii. 30 days from the date of receipt of the case in case of family pension.
|PAO to CPAO
|Verification of PPO by CPAO and issuance of SSA along with PPO to CPPC of the pension Disbursing bank
|CPAO to Bank.
- The time standard for submission of pension papers complete in all respect by Head of Office to PAO shall be remain as per the CCS (Pension) Rules, 2021.
- In view of the above, all Pr. CCAs/CCAs/CAs (I/C) of the respective Ministries/ Departments are requested to ensure that Pension/ Family pension cases are processed within the prescribed timelines so as to ensure that the pension/ family pension is invariably credited in the account of pensioner/family pensioner on the due date.
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As retiring Central Government employees approach the end of their careers, it is important to ensure that they receive their retirement benefits in a timely manner. These benefits include pension, gratuity, and other allowances that are due to them. To facilitate the timely payment of retirement benefits, the Central Government has put in place a number of measures. These include the use of digital technology to speed up the processing of retirement benefits, as well as the appointment of dedicated officers to handle retirement-related matters. It is important for retiring employees to be aware of the procedures for claiming their retirement benefits, as well as the documents that are required. By following the guidelines provided by the government, retiring employees can ensure that their retirement benefits are paid on time, allowing them to enjoy a stress-free retirement.
What are Retirement Benefits for Central Govt Employees?
Retirement benefits for Central Government (CG) employees are an important aspect of their employment. These benefits are designed to provide financial security and stability to employees after they retire from their service. CG employees are entitled to a pension after their retirement. The amount of pension is calculated based on the employee’s length of service and the average of their last 10 months’ salary. The pension is paid monthly and is adjusted for inflation. In addition to the pension, CG employees are also eligible for other benefits such as gratuity, provident fund, and medical facilities.
Gratuity is a lump sum payment made to employees who have completed at least five years of service. The amount of gratuity is calculated based on the employee’s last drawn salary and the number of years of service. Provident fund is a savings scheme in which both the employee and the employer contribute a certain percentage of the employee’s salary. This amount is paid out to the employee after their retirement. Lastly, CG employees are entitled to medical facilities for themselves and their dependents after their retirement.
In conclusion, retirement benefits for CG employees are an important aspect of their employment. These benefits provide financial security and stability to employees after their retirement. The pension, gratuity, provident fund, and medical facilities are some of the benefits that CG employees are entitled to after their retirement.