A READY RECKONER FOR CALCULATING THE ARREARS FOR THE PRE 2007 AND POST 2007 PENSIONERS IS GIVEN BELOW.
IT IS PREPARED FOR AIBDPA BY COM. V.K.MURALIDHARAN, AO, O/O THE CGM, TAMIL NADU, CHENNAI.
On receipt of numerous complaints from both BSNL and DoT pensioners regarding non-payment/ meagre payment of pension to those drawing pension from the post offices, Com.V.A.N.Namboodiri, Advisor and Com.K.G.Jayaraj, General Secretary rushed to the Dak Bhawan, New Delhi ,on 01-12-2016 with a detailed letter to the Secretary, Department of Posts. In the letter CHQ brought to the notice of the Secretary, Posts the hardships and distress being experienced by the pensioners, particularly in Assam and Bihar circles and sought his immediate intervention to mitigate the sufferings of the pensioners by arranging pension in cash by the post offices.
Unfortunately, the Secretary happened to be in a meeting and the representatives were asked to meet Shri. Manish Sinha, DDG (PFP) who is in charge of the pension matters. In the discussion that followed, the DDG took a very positive response and immediately called some of the CPMGs to ascertain the exact position. He assured that whatever possible will be done in the matter with all the seriousness it deserves.
The representatives also pointed out the inordinate delay in disbursement of Quarterly IDAs to BSNL pensioners drawing pension from post offices, insisting to get the hard copy of the IDA order, despite clear instruction to disburse after downloading the order from the website. They pointed out that in the case of certain sub post offices which are not connected with computer network,the concerned Head Post Office should be directed to provide the copy of IDA orders to such sub post offices. The DDG readily agreed to do the needful in the matter.<<view letter>>
DoPPW has issued an important OM on 29th November 2016. In which it is informed that Processing of Pension cases must be done through Bhavishya – Online Pension Sanction & Payment Tracking System- with effect from 1.1.2017
Government Of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pension
Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare
3″ Floor. Lok Nayak Bhawan,
New Delhi 29-11-2016
Sub: Processing of Pension cases mandatorily through Bhavishya (Online Pension Sanction & Payment Tracking System) wef 01/01/2017 — reg,
Department of Pension and Pensioners’ Welfare is responsible for formulation of policy and coordination of matters relating to pension policy and welfare of Central Government pensioners. It has been seen that despite detailed guidelines and instructions to the contrary a large proportion of retiring employees do not get their retirement benefits and the Pension Payment Order(PPO) in time It is likely that such retired employees find it difficult to get the process completed after retirement. The sanction process starts more than a year before the date of retirement and requires cooperation amongst various agencies. This department has, therefore, launched Bhavishya — an online pension sanction and payment tracking system, The system by keeping track of the progress Of each case introduces transparency and accountability. Both the retiring employees as well as administrative authorities can monitor progress at each stage.
2. The system has been running successfully in the main Secretariat of all ministries/departments for the last one year, It has since been extended to cover over 3000 Drawing and Disbursing Officers and Pay and Accounts Offices from various ministries/departments and their attached offices
3.It has now been decided that all Heads of Offices will henceforth mandatorily process all pension cases only through Bhavishya. In this, where necessary, they will assist the retiring employee to submit the online application form. The Pay and Accounts Offices will process cases generated through Bhavishya through the pension module in
COMPACT till the Public Financial Management System(PFMS) is made operational and integrated with Bhavishya.
4.It is to be noted that al’ authorities will strictly follow the timelines prescribed under the CCS(Pension) Rules and in no case will the pension case be delayed on account of electronic processing through Shavishya,
5.These instructions take effect trom January, 2017.
This issues with the approval of competent authority.