STAND ARD OPERATING PROCEDURE FOR REVISION OF P .ARD OP OF PR CONTRO DRAUPA ERATIN E ... PENSION

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  • STANDARDOPERATINGPROCEDUREFORREVISIONOFPENSIONOFPRE2016DEFENCECIVILIANPENSIONERS

    ASPER7thCPCVersion1.0

    Prepared by 1. Shri C B Yadava, IDAS DCDA (Retired) and Consultant 2. Shri A D Misra, IDAS ACDA (Retired) and Consultant

    Edited by 1. Shri Rajeev Ranjan Kumar, IDAS Dy. CDA (Pensions)

    2. Shri Niranjan Kumar, IDAS Addl. CDA (Pensions)

    Approved by- Shri Praveen Kumar, IDAS PCDA (Pensions)

  • CONTENTS

    Sl. No.

    Topic Page Nos.

    1 Introduction 1

    2 Implementation Methodology 2

    3 Objectives to be achieved 3

    4 Issues Involved 4

    5 Proposed System in Brief 5

    6 Schematic diagram 7-8

    7 Detailed procedure 8

    8 Initiation of pension revision claim 8

    9 Responsibility of EDP Centre 10

    10 Sending e-PPO to banks 12

    11 Sending e-PPO to DPDOs 12

    11 Sending of e-PPOs to Indian Embassy Nepal and Treasuries

    12

    12 Bulk processing of revision Pension Claims 12

    13 Responsibility Of SANGAM Cell 14

    14 Structure and Functioning of Sangam Cell 14

    15 Control Group 14

    16 Control Sub Group-I (Receipt & Distribution) 14

    17 Operative Group(S) 17

    18 Control Sub-Group -II (Dispatch) 22

  • 19 Control Sub-Group-III (Binder) 23

    20 Correspondence Group 24

    21 Annexure-1 -List Of Heads of Departments 25

    22 Annexure-2- LPC cum- Data Sheet filling instructions

    26

    23 Annexure-3 - Registration Form For H.O.O and Filling Instructions of Registration Form

    32

    24 Annexure-4 - LPC Cum data sheet 34 25 Annexure-5 - List Of MIS Report For Sangam

    Cell 35

    26 Annexure-6 - List of Claims Rejected and Returned during selected period

    36

    27 Annexure-7 - Report showing total workload on the day (AAO wise & Task Holder wise)

    37

    28 Annexure-8 - List of generated PPOs during a selected period

    38

    29 Annexure-9 - Report showing pendency with Task Holders claim diary wise

    39

    30 Annexure-10 - Sample PPO Print out 40

    31 Annexure-11 - Sample XML PPO Data File 41

    32 Annexure-12 - XML Tag Description Of E-PPO Data File

    43

    33 Annexure-13 - Security measures of PPO numbering and PPO Signing

    46

    34 Annexure-14 - Digital Signing Logic 48

    35 Annexure-15 - Sending Of E-PPOs 50

    36 Annexure-16 - List Of Organization Code 52

    37 Annexure-17 - List Of Nature Of Pension Code 53

    38 Annexure-18 - IVth CPC-PAY-Scale 54

  • 39 Annexure-19 - Vth CPC-PAY-Scale 56

    40 Annexure-20- VIth CPC-PAY-Scale 57

    41 Annexure-21- Pension Disbursing Agencies Code

    58

    42 Annexure-22 - List of D P D O Codes 59 43 Annexure-23 - List of Bank Codes with CPPC

    Codes 60

    44 Annexure-24 - List Of PEN-ID Code For PPO Numbering

    62

    45 Annexure-25 - Sample Top list for Binder of Pension Revision PPOs Service Pension

    63

    46 Annexure-26 - Sample Top list for Binder of Pension Revision PPOs Family Pension

    64

  • SOP for revision of Pension/ Family Pension-Pre-2016 Defence Civilians

    Page 1 of 64

    Standard Operating Procedure for REVISION OF PENSION [PRE-2016] DEFENCE CIVILIAN PENSIONERS AS PER 7th CPC

    1. Introduction:

    Government of India, Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions,

    Department of P&PW issued orders vide their OM No. 38/37/2016-P&PW (A)

    dated 12.05.2017 for revision of Pre-2016 Defence Civilian pensioners as per

    7th CPC. These orders were circulated by this office vide Circular number C-

    164 dated 30-05-2017. Pension / family pension in respect of all Defence

    Civilian pensioners / family pensioners who retired / died prior to 01.01.2016,

    has to be revised by notionally fixing their pay in the pay matrix

    recommended by the 7th CPC in the level corresponding to the pay in the pay

    scale / pay band and grade pay at which they retired / died.

    1.1. The estimated number of Defence Civilian pensioners is about 5.5 Lakh.

    Revising pension, issuance and dispatch of PPO at this scale with the existing

    manpower was a mammoth exercise in itself. If methods adopted in past

    were to be deployed, the task would have taken more than 3 years. Dispatch

    of PPO to Head of Offices was a matter of great concern during similar

    exercises in past since there were a large number of complaints regarding

    non-receipt of PPOs sent by this office.

    1.2. As per the government orders, the methodology of fixation of pension w.e.f.

    1.1.2016 is as under:-

    The fixation of pension will be done by notional pay fixation under each

    intervening Pay Commission based on the formula for revision of pay. While

    fixing pay on notional basis, the pay fixation formulae approved by the

    government and other relevant instructions on the subject in force at the

    relevant time are to be strictly followed. 50% of the notional pay as on

    01.01.2016 will be the revised pension and 30% of this notional pay will be

    the revised family pension w.e.f. 1.1.2016. In case of family pensioners who

    were entitled to family pension at enhanced rate, the revised family pension

    shall be 50% of the notional pay as on 01.01.2016 and shall be payable till

    the period up to which family pension at enhanced rate is admissible as per

  • SOP for revision of Pension/ Family Pension-Pre-2016 Defence Civilians

    Page 2 of 64

    existing Rules. The amount of revised pension/family pension so arrived at

    shall be rounded off to next higher rupee.

    1.3 The higher of the two formulations i.e. the pension/family pension already

    revised in accordance with OM No. 38/37/2016-P&PW (A) (ii) dated

    04.08.2016 i.e., multiplication by a factor of 2.57 or the revised

    pension/family pension as worked out in accordance with Para above, shall be

    granted to pre-2016 Defence Civilian pensioners as revised pension/family

    pension with effect from 01.01.2016.

    1.4 These orders would not be applicable for the purpose of revision of pension of

    those pensioners who were drawing Compulsory Retirement Pension under

    Rule 40 of the CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972 or Compassionate Allowance under

    Rule 41 of the CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972. The pensioners in these categories

    would continue to be entitled to revised pension in accordance with the

    instructions contained in GOI, DP&PWO.M. No. OM No. 38/37/2016-P&PW (A)

    (ii) dated 4.8.2016.

    1.5 The pension of the pensioners who are drawing monthly pension from the

    Government on permanent absorption in Public Sector Undertakings /

    Autonomous Bodies will also be revised in accordance with these orders. For

    revision of pension of those pensioners who had earlier drawn one time lump

    sum terminal benefits on absorption in public sector undertakings etc. and

    are drawing one-third restored pension will be regulated in terms of P&PW

    OM No. 4/34/2002-P&PW (D) Vol. II dated 23.06.2017, circulated vide this

    office circular no. C-173 dated 11-08-2017.

    2. Implementation Methodology:-

    2.1 Under existing practice, LPC cum Data sheets are received in this office from

    different HOOs for issue of a fresh PPO or a corrigendum PPO. After

    preliminary scrutiny and audit, data entry is done on the basis of these LPC

    cum Data sheets. PPOs are generated and printed after three tier processing

    at the level of Auditor, AAO and AO/SAO. Hard copies of PPOs and connecting

    documents are sent to HOOs for scrutiny and onward transmission to PDAs

    concerned.

  • SOP for revision of Pension/ Family Pension-Pre-2016 Defence Civilians

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    2.2 For speedy revision of pension now, new methodology has been adopted

    towards capture of data at the end of HOO itself through a utility. Processing

    and transmission of PPO i.e. e-PPO to the various HOOs/PDAs has been made

    paperless.

    2.3 System for the above has been developed in-house by an experienced team

    of programmers 1 of this office. There will be no movement of paper

    documents from this office for notifying corrigendum PPO pertaining to 7th

    CPC. E-PPO and data in xml format will be generated for each pension claim

    received in the form of LPC-cum Datasheet. Both the data and e-PPO will be

    digitally signed by the authorised AAOs.

    2.4 E-PPO along with data in XML format will be sent to banks in their SFTP folder

    for further necessary action by the concerned CPPC.

    2.5 PPO for pensioners who are drawing pension from IE Nepal will be sent to

    Defence Wing of the Indian Embassy Nepal on their e-mail ID

    roie.kathmandu@mea.gov.in. Only pdf format of digitally signed e-PPO will be

    sent. The IE Nepal after verification of digital signatu