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DEFENCE PENSION PAYMENT INSTRUCTIONS (2004)


TABLE OF CONTENTS
CHAPTER – I
GENERAL

Para Page
No. No.
Applicability 1 1
Classification of pensioners 2 1
Channel of payment and Pension Disbursing Authorities 3 2
Pension Payment Orders 4 3
Loss of Pension Payment Order 5 4
Signature on Pension Payment Orders 6 5
Special authority seal on Pension Payment 7 5
Orders/Payment authorities
Register of Pension Payment Orders (Short title PPO 8 6
Register)
Documents which accompany the Pension Payment 9 7
Order.
Descriptive Rolls/Descriptive Particulars in respect of 10 7
new Pensioners
Reconstruction of Descriptive Rolls/Descriptive 11 8
Particulars.
Pension Certificates 12 8
Renewal of Pension Certificates and Jangi Inam 13 9
Certificates
Allotment of reference number to pensioners 14 11
Maintenance of Payment Registers 15 12
Maintenance of Personal files of each Defence Pensioners 16 12
Call letter to new pensioners 17 13
Indian Army Forms required for disbursement of 18 13
Pensions
Responsibility of Pension Disbursing Authorities 19 14
Addresses of pensioners 20 15
Change in charge of pension Disbursing Authority 21 15
Correspondence by Pension Disbursing Authorities with 22 15
the Principal Controller of Defence Accounts (Pensions) or
other Pension Sanctioning Authorities.
Representation/application by pensioners 23 15
Supply of Defence Pension Payment Instructions to 24 16
Pension Disbursing Authorities.

CHAPTER II
Kind of Pensionary awards

Kind of Pensionary awards and allowances 25 17


Retirement Gratuity 26 18
Death Gratuity 27 18
Commutation of pension 28 18
When one can apply for commutation of pension 29 18
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Date on which commutation becomes absolute. 30 19


Reduction on account of Commutation of Pension. 31 19
Payment of commuted value of Pension. 32 19
Restoration of Commutation of pension. 33 21
Service element of Disability Pension 34 21
Constant Attendance Allowance. 35 22
Simultaneous notification of Family Pension in the 36 22
Pension Payment Order notifying Retiring / Service
Pension.
Family Pension. 37 23
Effect on payment of Family Pension on re-marriage of 38 24
widow.
Marriage / re-marriage of Family Pensioners other than 39 27
widow.
Certificate of non-earning livelihood by the Child recipient 40 27
of family pension.
Two Family Pensions in respect of the same person is not 41 27
payable.
Division of Special Family Pension or Liberalised Family 42 28
Pension.
Division of Family Pension granted to Class V or Ordinary 43 29
Family Pension to Class VII pensioners.
Payment of Ordinary Family Pension in respect of Armed 44 29
Forces Personnel and Family Pension in respect of
Defence Civilians to the child.
Child Allowance to Children of Commissioned Officers 45 30
who retired or died in service prior to 1.1.86.
Payment of Special Family Pension / Liberalised Family 46 31
Pension to Son or Daughter of Personnel below Officer
rank.
Child Allowance to Children of personnel below Officer 47 32
Rank who retired / discharged or died in service prior to
1.1.86.
Increase in Child allowance. 48 32
Children allowance in respect of individuals who died on 49 33
or after 1.1.86.
Education Allowance in respect of Commissioned Officers 50 33
who retired or died in Service prior to 1.1.86.
Education allowance to the children of personnel below 51 33
Officer rank.
Gallantry awards. 52 34
Payments of gallantry awards and Jangi Inam. 53 34
Gallantry award allowance for second life. 54 34
Cessation of Jangi Inam. 55 35
Cessation of Gallantry awards allowance. 56 36
Fixed Medical Allowance. 57 36
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CHAPTER-III
Procedure for payment of Pension and Allowances

Payment of Pension. 58 40
Periodicity of Payment. 59 41
Duration of Pension. 60 41
Manner of Payment 61 42
Programme of Payment 62 43
Identification. 63 43
Identification of Guardian / Representative. 64 45
Annual Identification. 65 45
Identification of Pensioners over 70 years of age. 66 46
Personal Appearance by pensioners for drawl of 67 46
pensionary dues.
Payment on the basis of Life Certificate. 68 46
Persons / authorities competent to issue / sign Life 69 47
Certificates.
Exemptions from personal appearance. 70 47
Proof of continued existence 71 50
Payment to agents. 72 50
Forfeiture of Pensions when sentenced to imprisonment 73 53
by court.
Reduction or Forfeiture of Pension of an Armed Forces 74 54
Pensioner convicted of a serious Crime by Foreign Court.
Attachment of Pensions by court orders. 75 55
Employment after retirement under a Government 76 56
outside India.
Acceptance of Commercial employment by Commissioned 77 56
Officers after retirement.
Pensioners employed / re-employed under Government. 78 57
Payments drawn by family pensioners through false 79 58
declarations / certificates.
Advance of pension to destitute pensioners. 80 58
Payment to Insane Pensioners. 81 59
Payment of pensions to Lepers. 82 60
Mode of Payment. 83 60
Minimum pension. 84 61
Points to be seen in passing Pension Bills/ claims. 85 63
Points to be seen in Pension Bills of Class I and II 86 65
pensioners.
Rounding of transactions in Pension Bills. 87 65
Income Tax deductions from pensions. 88 65
Receipt stamps. 89 66
Payment of pension in India by Postal Money Order. 90 67
Report of death. 91 71
Change of place of payment within India and payment in 92 71
India on transfer from an agency outside India.
Transfer of pension accounts. 93 72
Transfer of pension papers to other Pension Disbursing 94 75
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Authority including a Public Sector Bank even before first


payment of pension.
Audit objections and objection statements. 95 75
Spot Audit by PCDA (P) Audit Team. 96 76
Payment of family pension and gratuity to the family, in 97 76
case whereabouts of a pensioner is not known.

CHAPTER –IV
Payment of Dearness relief

Dearness Relief on Pension / Family Pension. 98 78


Resumption of payment of Dearness Relief on discharge / 99 79
retirement from re-employment / employment.
Payment of Dearness Relief to re-employed pensioners 100 80
based on requisite certificate obtained from re-employer.

CHAPTER -V
Demands and Recoveries

Recovery of Demands. 101 82


Recovery of Public claim or Government dues becoming 102 82
due on account of license fee for retention of Government
accommodation.
Recovery of overpayments of Pensions. 103 82
Overpayment due to fraud or grave misconduct. 104 83
Recoveries of Disallowances 105 83
Recovery of Hospital Charges 106 83
Other Recoveries 107 83
Recovery of Public claims or Government dues from the 108 83
commuted value of Pension
Recovery of Public claims or Govt. dues from the 109 84
Retirement/Death gratuity
Recovery statements 110 84

CHAPTER VI
Payment of arrears of Pension

Payment of arrears of Pension 111. 85


Neglect to Draw Gratuity 112. 86
Treatment of Time – Barred Claims 113. 86

CHAPTER VII
Nomination and payment of Life time arrears of pension

Nomination for payment of life time arrears of 114 88


pension/gratuity in respect of deceased pensioners.
Payment of Pension/gratuity in respect of a deceased 115 89
pensioner
Death of a pensioner before receiving payment of 116 95
commuted value of Pension
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Retirement gratuity or Death gratuity payable to a 117 95


pensioner but not drawn by him during his life time.
Life time arrears - funeral expenses. 118 95
Payment of life time arrears of pension by Postal money 119 95
order in the case of personnel below officer rank.

CHAPTER VIII
Foreign Government liability Pensioners

Arrangement for payment of Pensions to Burma 120 97


Government Pensioners.
Arrangement for payment of pensions to Pakistan 121 97
Government Pensioners
United Kingdom Government Pensioners 122 99

CHAPTER IX
Preparation and submission of Accounts

Segregation of Pension, gratuity and allowance bills or 123 100


preparation of separate schedule of payments.
Voucher numbering and Preparation of sub-schedules. 124 100
Submission of Accounts by treasuries and Pay & 125 101
Accounts Officers etc.
Change statements. 126 102
Rendition of Form I and Form II 127 103
Maintenance of Records 128 104

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1. Equivalence of ranks in the three services 105
2 List of state-wise agencies for payment of pension to 106
Armed Forces, Defence Civilians and their families.
3 List and addresses of Record Offices 115
4 Form of loss Certificate 117
5 Register of Pension Payment Order (Short title PPO 118
Register)
6. Instructions for allotment of Pensioner’s Serial 119
Number/Treasury Serial Number.
7 Instructions relating to the maintenance of Payment 122
Registers.
8. List of Indian Army Forms in use in Pension 129
Disbursing Authority’s
9 Rates of monetary allowance attached to Pre/Post 130
independence gallantry decorations
10 Revised rates of disability element of disability pension 132
wef.1/1/96
11 Form of declaration for drawl of constant Attendance 133
Allowances, Certificate of Non-remarriage / Non-
marriage, Certificate of Non-earning Livelihood by the
child, Declaration from a Family Pensioner taken on
the pension strength first time, Life Certificate,
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Certificate regarding non-change of Nationality, Form


of Certificate of Non-employment / re-employment,
Declaration from dependants of commissioned
officers.
12 Form of option / certificate to claim Fixed Medical 143
Allowance.
13 Form to receive pension in respect of class VI 151
pensioners employed in Railways, Mills or Private
firms.
14 Form of Power of Attorney. 153
15 Defence Pension bill and pension Payment schedule 155
16 Minimum / Maximum limit of pension/family pension 160
etc.
17 Application for drawl of pension by a Defence 177
Pensioner through Public Sector Banks
18 Indemnity Bond in the case of Missing Pensioners 179
19 Rates of Relief granted from time to time 182
20 Forms of Recovery statement 194
21 Forms of Nomination to receive arrears of pension 195
22 Form of Top-Schedule 199
23 Instructions relating to the rendition of Form I and 202
Form II
24 Period of Retention of Records 204
Concordance Table 206
Concordance Table 217