Delay in Pension Payment this month- Know the reality

Pension is still awaited, checking sms on mobile, no intimation till the last date of this month ? Don’t worry it happens with lakhs of pensioners like you. So, must know the reality behind the delayed pension payment for this month.

The posible reason and definite reason are here related to delayed pension payment to any pensioners – it may be a civil pensioner or defence pensioners.

Defence pensioners used to get their pension credited in their bank account by 25th every month. But since the migration to SPARSH, the pension payment is delayed and they are getting their pension credited at the last date of the month.

Its very unfortunate that this month i.e in the month of March, no pension has been credited till the last date i.e 31 March, but you need not to be worried. Its happening with thousands and lakhs of civil and defencce pensioners due to Financial Year ending. Every year, pension and salary payment is delayed for the month of March. Generally it is occured due to closing of accounts for the current financial year.

After payment of the salary and pension, it is not possible to close the yearly account for the current financial year. So, there is a compulsion for the management of the Accounts department to pay the pension and salary delayed to April instead of 31 March.

On 1st April , it is Saturday, 2nd April Sunday both are closed holiday for PCDA and central and state govt administration. Moreover bank will also observe holiday. On 3rd April it may be observed as holiday, somewhere 4th April as Mahabir Jayanti. So, Pension may be paid on 3rd or 5th April 2023.

Some other reasons may be there for delayed payment of pension every month. the possible reasons may be :

(a) Non submission of Life certificate up to the cutoff date.

(b) Injuction on pension payment by any authority/ court

(c) Ceasing eligibility to get pension – for family pension upto the age of 25 years for son and for daughter, marriage information.

(d) Any bank related issues, KYC or any matter.

Whatever the reason may be it can be cleared from your pension disbursing authority and the Bank/Post office paying the pension.


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