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Pensioners Portal - Rationalization of amount of Grant-in-Aid being given to identified Pensioners Associations

Pensioners' Portal - Rationalization of amount of Grant-in-Aid being given to identified Pensioners' Associations
F. No. 55/17/2018-P&PW (C)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, P.G. and Pensions

Department of Pension and Pensioners' Welfare
3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhavan,
Khan Market, New Delhi
Dated the 21st June, 2018

The Secretary / President
All identified Pensioners' Associations
(As per enclosed list)

Subject : Pensioners' Portal - Rationalization of amount of Grant-in-Aid being given to identified Pensioners' Associations.

As you know, the Department of Pension and Pensioners' Welfare has been sanctioning Grant-in-Aid to identified Pensioners' Associations up to monetary limit of Rs.75,000/- per annum per Pensioners' Association to defray expenses on the following components to meet the objectives of the Pensioners' Portal :-

 (i)Telephone + Internet ConnectionUp to Rs.12,000/- per annum
(ii)Stationery + Battery replacementUp to Rs.19,500/- per annum
(iii)Subsidy towards Rent of Building/ Water/ Electricity/ AMC of equipmentUp to Rs.28,500/- per annum
(iv)Remuneration Payable of Date Entry Operator (Part time)Up to Rs.15,000/- per annum
Up to Rs.75,000/- per annum

2. The above parameters for Grant-in-Aid were made applicable from the financial year 2013-14 on the basis of recommendations of "A committee for making recommendations for rationalisation of amount of Grant-in-Aid to identified Pensioners' Associations", as contained in this Department's letter No.55/24/2013- P&PW(C) dated December 19, 2013 copy of which was also sent to all the identified Pensioners' Associations.

3. As of now, few Pensioners' Associations have been raising the issue of further rationalization of amount of Grant-in-Aid as also the components on which the same could be spent in various forums including, during Awareness Programmes and various other meetings etc. This Department,- therefore, intends to examine the above issue after calling for suggestions from identified Pensioners' Associations with regard to rationalization of amount of Grant-in- Aid and various permissible component heads for its utilization.

4. You are, therefore, requested to send views/suggestion of your Pensioners' Association in the above matter latest by 31st July, 2018 for consideration of this Department.
Yours faithfully,
(Seema Gupta)


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