Monday, January 21, 2013

DG No. 2(1)/09/PA Admn I/414-434 dated 9-1-2013

Sub: Diversion of vacant post of SA cadre into DR quota of JA

I am directed to refer on the above subject and to state that as per the existing instructions the vacancies in the cadre of Senior Accountants are operated in Junior Accountants cadre against DR/SCF quota only. However, a number of proposal for allowing the diversion of vacant posts in SA cadre into DR quota of JA has been received through PAOs and Staff Associations on account of non filling of the retirement vacancies in S cadre.

The matter has been examined and it has been decided by the competent authority for diversion of vacancies in SA cadre to DR quota as one time measure only for smooth function fo PAOs upto the limit of 60% of vacancies of Senior Accountants minus the total number of eligible candidates available in JA cadre who has completed more than 2 years and 3 years, of vacancies as on 1-1-2012.

This has approval of DDG(PAF)
Sd/-
(R Magadevan),Asst. Director General (PA Admn)

Min of Personnel, P.G. & Pensions
No. 1/33/2012-P&PW(E) dated 16-1-2013
Office Memorandum
Sub: (i) Eligibility of disabled children for family pension after marriage and   
        (ii)            Eligibility for two family pensions – clarification regarding.

            The undersigned is directed to state that the Government has decided to allow continuance of family pension to mentally/physically disabled children who drew, are drawing or may draw family pension even after their marriage. Further, the Government has also decided to allow to family pensions where the pensioner drew, is drawing or may draw two pensions for military and/for civil employments.
2.         In order to implement these decisions, Explanations 1 and 3 after sub-rule 6 of Rule 54 of the Central Civil Services (Pension) Rules, 1972 have been suitably amended and sub-rules 13-A and 13-B have been omitted. A copy of Gazette notification, GSR No. 938 (E) dated 27th December , 2012 , giving effect to these amendments is issued.
3.         For the sake of clarity, the old and new explanations 1 and 3 are reproduced as under highlighting the changes made therein:
Old: EXPLANATION 1 – An unmarried son or an unmarried or widowed or divorced
daughter shall become ineligible for family pension under this sub-rule from the date
 he or she gets married or remarried.
        EXPLANATION 3 -  It shall be the duty of son or daughter or siblings or the        guardian to furnish a certificate to the Treasury or Bank, as the case may be, once in a year that (i) he or she has not started earning his or her livelihood and (ii) he or she has not yet married or remarried. A similar certificate shall be furnished by a childless widow after her re-marriage or parents to the Treasury or Bank s the case may be, once in a year that she or he or they have not started earning her or his or their livelihood.

New: EXPLANATION 1 – An unmarried son or an unmarried or widowed or divorced daughter, except a disabled son or daughter, shall become ineligible for family pension under this sub-rule from the date he or she gets married or remarried.
           EXPLANATION 3 – It shall be the duty of son or daughter or siblings or the guardian to furnish a certificate to the Treasury or Bank, as the case may be, once in a year that (i) he or she has not started earning his or her livelihood and (ii) he or she has not yet married or remarried. A similar certificate shall be furnished by a childless widow after her re-marriage or by the disabled son or daughter or parents to the Treasury or Bank s the case may be, once in a year that she or he or they have not started earning her or his or their livelihood.

4.         Sub-rule 13-A regulates the grant of family pension to a military pensioner after his re-employment in a civil service or a civil post. Grant of two family pensions had been prohibited under this sub rule. Similarly, sub rule 13-B prohibits grant of two family
pensions to a person who is already in receipt of Family Pension or is eligible therefore under any other rules of the Central Government or a State Government and/or Public Sector Undertaking/Autonomous Body/Local Fund under the Central or a State Government. The sub-rules 13-A and 13-B have since been omitted vide the above mentioned Gazette notification.

5.         It is clarified that financial benefits in past cases will accrue with effect from 24th September, 2012.

6.         As regards pensioners / family pensioners belonging to the India Audit and Accounts Department, these Orders issue after consultation with the Comptroller and Auditor General of India.

Sd/-
(Sujasha Choudhury), Dy. Secretary to the GoI