Payment of Arrears of Defence Pension : PCDA Circular No 226

Defence Pension Disbursing Authority PCDA has issued guidelines on payments of Arrears of Defence Pension vide PCDA Circular No 226. The circular is self explainatory and the subject matter is described below. Kindly read the text belo or click on the pdf link to read the original circular in pdf format :

The subject of the Circular No 226 issued by PCDA Pension , Prayagraj dated 15th July 2022 is Payment of Arrears of Pension.

The Content of the letter is mentioned below. If you want to read the original letter in pdf form kindly click the link here :

Link of pdf copy of the Circular No 226 issued by PCDA, Prayagraj.

The Content of the Circular No 226 issued to all concerned :-

  1. As per existing provisions on the subject, pension should be claimed as and when it falls due. If a pensioner fails to draw his/her pension for a period of 12 months from the date it fell due, the same may be ceased by the Pension Disbursing Authority (PDA). If such pensioners re‐appears at later stage and prefer his/her claim to draw his/her pension, PDA may resume the payment of monthly pension accruing thereafter after verifying the genuineness and identity of such pensioner and fully satisfying himself with the reasons submitted by the pensioner for his/her prolonged absence. However, arrears will be payable only after sanction of the competent authority.
  2. The pensioner concerned in such cases should be advised to submit an application on IAFA (CDA)‐651 with an explanation for his/her failure to draw the pension within the stipulated period for the payment of arrears of pension. Apart from other documents, a Certificate form nearest Police Station where the pensioner was residing during the period of non‐drawal of pension that he/she is not involved in any criminal offence/case is required to be submitted with the arrears of pension claim.
  3. In the case of Life Time Arrears of pension due to the estate of deceased pensioners, the claim should be preferred on IAF (CDA)‐652.
  4. Now, the competent authority has decided to insert followings in Part – III of IAFA (CDA)‐651 and IAFA (CDA)‐652 as under:

In Part – III of IAFA (CDA)‐651

(ii) The claimant has been identified and I am satisfied that he/she is the person, who was granted Pension/C.A./J.I* as per details given by him/her.

The following documents are enclosed:

FOR                                                                                       READ

(i)‐Pension/C.A./J.I* certificate of the pensioner(i)‐Pension/C.A./J.I* certificate of the pensioner
(ii)‐Descriptive Roll of the pensioner(ii)‐Descriptive Roll of the pensioner
 (iii)‐Pension        of        the        pensioner         has         been resumed/started w.e.f. ……………
 (iv)‐ Calculation sheet

In Part – III of IAFA (CDA)‐652

The claimant has been identified by the witness mentioned above who have been duly warned of the responsibility they are undertaking,

The following documents are enclosed:

FOR                                                                                     READ

(i)‐Descriptive Roll of the Pensioner(i)‐Descriptive Roll of the Pensioner
(ii)‐Death Certificate(ii)‐Death Certificate
(iii)‐Legal heirship II certificate(iii)‐Legal heirship II certificate
(iv)‐Last Pay Certificate(iv)‐Last Pay Certificate
 (v)‐Calculation sheet

Accordingly, amended IAFA (CDA)‐651 and IAFA (CDA)‐652 are enclosed herewith. All Pension Disbursing Authorities are requested to adhere above changes while submitting arrear claims for sanction of the competent authority.

5. The competent authority has further decided that in the case of Insane/Lunatic pensioners where arrears of pension or life time arrears of pension is due for the reason of non‐drawal of pension for more than 12 months, Non‐conviction certificate from nearest Police Station where the Insane/Lunatic pensioner was residing during the period of non‐drawal of pension that he/she is not involved in criminal offence/case is not required henceforth.

Encls: As above.

sd/‐ (Vikas.M.Moharir)

Asstt. Controller (Pensions)

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