Clarification Regarding Payment Of 60% Arrears On revision of pension

          The office of PCDA(pensions) issued a important circular regarding the payment of 60% arrears on revision of pension.

            In accordance with instruction. Contained in para-10 of GOI, Ministry of P&PG and Pension, Deptt. Of P&PW O.M. F. No. 38/37/08- P&PW (A) dated 1st September.2008, 40% of arrears of Pension (up to August 2008) were to be paid in the year-2008-2009 and the remaining 60% in the year 2009-2010. 
         In response to a number of representations/references seeking clarification in regard to payment of remaining 60% arrears of pension/family pension to old pensioners/family pensioners and to family members of those pensioners family pensioners who have since died, Department of pension & Pensioners’ Welfare have issued clarification vide their O.M. No. 38/37/08-P&PW (A) dated 12th February 2009, a copy of which is enclosed for information and guidance of all Pension Disbursing Authorities.

 2. As per clarification laid down in above Govt. O.M., no change is required to be made in the instructions already issued and payment of remaining 60% of arrears of pension/family pension for the period from 01-01-2006 to 31-08-2008 in respect of all pensioners/family pensioners who retired/died up to 31-08-2008 will be made in the year 2009-2010.


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