Monday, August 24, 2009

Additional Pension on attaining the age of 80+ :

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Additional Pension on attaining the age of 80+ : Clarification and further simplification of procedure

As discussed on this blogpost here, Govt of India, Department of Pension had issued guidelines regarding proof of age while granting the additional quantum of pension announced for existing and future pensioners in wake of acceptance of the 6th CPC recommendations.

Now the procedure has further been simplified by way of a new letter issued by the Central Govt dated 11 August 2009 which can be accessed and downloaded by clicking here. In order to grant additional quantum of pension on attaining 80 years of age, the pensioner / family pensioner / disability pensioner may present any of the following as the age proof as per existing instructions :

(a) PAN Card
(b) Matriculation Certificate
(c) Passport
(d) CGHS Card
(e) Driving License

The Central Govt has now ordained that if none of the above is available, then voter card issued by the Election Commission shall qualify as proof of age for grant of additional pension. It has also been clarified that the additional pension shall be available from the 1st day of the month in which the birthday falls. The Ministries of Defence and Railways have also been directed to issue similar instructions.

It would be worthwhile for readers to inform known elderly military pensioners and family pensioners about the fact that additional pension (varying from 20% to 100% depending upon age) is available to individuals after they attain the age of 80 years since this stipulation remains unknown to many. Record offices should ideally also carry out an exercise and ensure that these benefits reach all affected pensioners.
Posted by Navdeep / Maj Navdeep Singh at 4:56 AM 5 comments
Labels: Disability Pension, Pension, Policy and Benefits
Tuesday, August 18, 2009

1 comment:

  1. I think the Govt Order is a typical example of foot-in-the-mouth syndrome of the BABUS (IAS). Imagine an old widow in the remote village of Barmer district of Rajasthan to have a PAN Card/ Passpot/ CGHS Card/ Driving Licence/ Matric Cert.
    But what surprises me is that none of our Service HQs have responded to the Govt letter keeping in mind the old pensioners and widows in the remote villages.