Govt has issued mandate since long that your life certificate must be submitted to your pension payment authority either pension payment may be paused. Varaious means of submitting Life Certificate has already been discussed in this website and you may check it by clicking here. In this article we will discuss the mandatory actions to be done by reemployed Exservicemen while submitting Life Certificate on SPARSH Portal.
It has been reported by the reemployed Exservicemen that their DR on pension was deducted once they submitted Life Certificate and clicked employment status – as reemployed on SPARSH Portal. When enquired, it has been revealed that, reemployment certificate as per Regulation 83(c) should be submitted in this effect that his pay on reemployment has not been been fixed at higher stage or last pay drawn has not been protected / his pension has been ignored while pay fixed on reemployment. Pay Fixed at higher stage due to grant of advance increment is also treated a “pay fixed at minimum” only and DR is allowed in such case.
Reemployed Exservicemen need not to be worried at all. Problem faced regarding deduction of DR on pension will be resolved now with the correct documentation and guidance here. All you need toupload a certificateduly signed by your present employer in the effect that last pay drawn at the time of retirement has not been protected any way and pay has been fixed at minimum of pay scale on reemployment. Pay fixed at higher stage due to grant of advance increment is also treated as “No Pay Protection allowed”. Proforma of the Certificate is given here.
In case of persons below officer rank, if pay is fixed at minimum of reemployed post, DR is allowed on pension. In SPARSH Portal, several instances are their wherein it has been noticed that due to non-submission of re-employment certificate, DR has been deducted. Later on , after producing the re-employment certificate, DR has been resumed on pension.
Detailed provision of Pension Regulation regarding admissibility of DR On Pension
Regulation 83. (a) of pension Regulation for the Army Part – II defines that, iIf a pensioner is re-employed under the Central or State Government or a Corporation/Company/ Body/Bank under them in India or abroad including permanent absorption in such Corporation/Company/Autonomous Body/Bank, he shall not be eligible to draw dearness relief on pension during the period of such re-employment and he shall be required to furnish a certificate of non-employment or re-employment as in Appendix XVIII (3) to these Regulations once in a year in the month of November.
83 (b) of the regulation clarifies that in the event of non-production of non-employment or reemployment/employment certificate, the payment of dearness relief on pension shall be stopped until the pensioner produces the same.
According to the Regulation 83 (c), the payment of dearness relief shall be allowed to re-employed Armed Forces pensioner in the case of those who held the rank below the rank of Commissioned Officer, subject to furnishing a certificate to the Pension Disbursing Authority concerned by the Armed Forces authority or Central Govt. Dept. concerned including subordinate organisation employing Armed Forces Pensioners and maintaining service records of the re-employed pensioner retired from military service that –
(i) The entire amount of pension sanctioned by the Central Government was ignored in the fixation of the pay on re-employment i.e. no part of pension was taken into account in such fixation of pay in the pay scale of the post in which the Armed Forces personnel was re-employed.
(ii) The pay of the re-employed pensioners was/is fixed at the minimum of the pay scale of the post in which he had/has been re-employed after discharge from Armed Forces.
Regulation 83(d) says that the payment of dearness relief on family pension to employed family pensioners shall remain payable during the period of employment.
Regulation 83(e) provides that a pensioner employed outside India under a foreign Government or a private organisation shall remain eligible for dearness relief on pension/family pension.
According to Regulation 83(f), on cessation of re-employment the payment of dearness relief shall be resumed by the Pension Disbursing Authority.
To know more in this regard you may read the article mentioned below. Format of reemployment certificate is also availble there –
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