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Tuesday, 3 April 2018

An Initiative of Department of Pension & Pensioners Welfare

An Initiative of Department of Pension & Pensioners Welfare


Department of P&PW has introduced an online Pension Sanction and Payment Tracking System called 'BHAVISHYA'. Actions for timely payment of retirement dues and issue of Pension Payment Order (PPO) start one years before the date of retirement of the employee. There are a number of intervening stages and the system will pinpoint delays at each stage to enable timely interventions. The tracking can be done by the retiring employee as well as the administrative authorities.

In addition, forms required during the process are available in electronic format. The retiring employee can fill the forms online. It facilitates the administrative authorities by processing the claims and passing on the calculated amounts and other details to the Pay and Accounts Offices. The new system will also capture personal information, service data and contact details like mobile number and e-mail etc. The retiring employees will be kept informed of the progress of pension sanction process through SMS/E-mail.

Department of Pension & Pensioners' Welfare has implemented an online system called 'BHAVISHYA' for retiring central government civil employees. The system provides for on-line tracking of pension sanction and payment process. Tracking can be done by the individual as well as the administrative authorities for all actions preparatory to grant of pension and other retirement benefits. This is in line with the priorities of Government to ensure transparency and accountability in systems and processes.

At present, Bhavishya is implemented in main secretariat of 89 Ministries/ Departments except Ministry of Railways, Ministry of Defence, Department of Post, Department of Atomic Energy, Department of Tele communication and some security related sensitive organizations.

There is no such proposal to revamp the payment of pension through Public Sector Banks. However, the data base for the existing pensioners is being updated by the Authorized Banks for pensions’ payment once in a year through master data reconciliation with Central Pension Accounting Office (CPAO) and from time to time based on the Special Seal Authority (SSA) issued by CPAO to Central Pension Processing Centers (CPPCs) of Banks.

The Authorized Banks submit the report of payment of pension through e-scrolls to CPAO after making the payment of pension. Life Certificate is submitted by the Central Civil Pensioners/ Family Pensioners in the month of November every year and excess payment of pension may happen if the pensioner dies before the coming November, i.e., the next due date of submission of Life Certificate. If excess/ wrong payment of pension is paid to the pensioner by Public Sector Banks then entire amount is recovered by the Banks from the pensioners/ family pensioners as per the guidelines of Reserve Bank of India (RBI) in this regard. During the financial year 2016-17, an amount of about Rs. 73 crore was received/ recovered from the Authorized Banks by the Central Pension Accounting Office in respect of central civil pensioners/family pensioners.

Final Monthly collection figures of GST

Ministry of Finance
Final Monthly collection figures of GST

02 APR 2018

The revenue collection figures under GST including CGST, SGST, IGST and cess for the period July 2017 - February 2018 paid in the period July 2017 - March 2018 is as follows:

Figures in Rs. Crores)
Month GST Collection
August 93,590
September 93,029
October 95,132
November 85,931
December 83,716
January 88,929
February 88,047
March 89,264
Total 7,17,638

Besides the above Rs. 27,811 crores were collected as IGST and cess on imports in the month of March. Every month the Department of Revenue released figures for revenue collection under GST which were released usually the day next to the day when settlement of IGST was done. The figures were normally released between 24th-26th of the month. The above figures are month end figures for collection under GST.


Now 97.05 lakh subscribers base under Atal Pension Yojana

Ministry of Finance
Now 97.05 lakh subscribers base under Atal Pension Yojana
02 APR 2018
At the end of Financial Year 2017-18, 97.05 lakh subscribers have enrolled under Atal Pension Yojana. The incremental addition of 48.21 lakh subscribers was a 98% more than previous Financial Year 2016-17 figure of 48.83 lakhs. PFRDA appreciates the efforts taken out by the APY Service Providers (Banks/DoP) for their contribution towards making India a Pensioned Society.
PFRDA has taken various initiatives for the expansion of outreach and ease the operations under APY. Online facility to view Statement of Account and ePRAN card was enabled for the ease access of account of APY subscribers, going ahead mobile applications for empowering the subscribers to view transactions and other details of their APY account was introduced. For the convenience of the subscriber and promoting the digital initiatives of GOI, PFRDA introduced the online registration facility through eNPS Channel by login to a website www.enps.nsdl.com without any requirement of physical document.

APY became operational from 1st June, 2015 and is available to all citizens of India in the age group of 18-40 years. Under the scheme, a subscriber would receive a minimum guaranteed pension of Rs.1000 to Rs.5000 per month, depending upon his contribution, from the age of 60 years. The same pension would be paid to the spouse of the subscriber and on the demise of both the subscriber and spouse, the accumulated pension wealth is returned to the nominee.

Now APY can also be opened through a complete digital channel through eNPS platform. A subscriber can view and print the ePRAN card and Statement of Transactions. Further, the subscriber can register complaints/ grievance by providing his/ her PRAN details on https://npslite-nsdl.com/CRAlite/grievanceSub.do.

Growth of Atal Pension Yojana during the Previous Financial Years

No. of Subscribers
Financial Year Absolute Cumulative
2015-2016 2,484,895 2,484,895
2016-2017 2,398,934 4,883,829
2017-2018 4,821,632 9,705,461

PCDA Circular 199 : Payment of enhanced Monetary Allowance attached to pre and post independence Gallantry Awards

PCDA Circular 199 : Payment of enhanced Monetary Allowance attached to pre and post independence Gallantry Awards

O/o The Principal Controller of Defence Accounts (Pensions)
Draupadighat, Allahabad 211014
Circular No. 199
No. AT/Tech/69-XIII
Dated: 27 /03/2018
01. The Chief Accountant, RBI Deptt. of Govt. Bank Accounts, Central office C-7, Second Floor, Bandre- Kurla Complex, P B No. 8143, Bandre East, Mumbai-400051
02. The Director of Treasuris of all state……………
03. The Manager CPPC of Public Sector Banks including IDBI
04. The CDA (PD) Meerut
05. The CDA, Chennai
06. The Nodal Officers (ICICI/AXIS/HDFC Bank)….
07. The Pay & Accounts Officer……………
08. The Military. & Air Attache, Indian Embassy, Kathmandu, Nepal
09. The D.P.D.O…………………….
10. Post Master…………………

Sub: Payment of enhanced Monetary Allowance attached to pre and post independence Gallantry Awards.

Ref: This office Circular No. 9 dated 10/06/2011 and Circular No. 30 dated 22/12/2017.

The rates of Monetary Allowance attached to pre and post independence Gallantary Awards have been revised by the Govt w.e.f. 30/03/2011 and 01/08/2017 and the same have been issued to all the Pension Disbursing Agencies (PDAs) vide this office Circular No. 9 dated 10/06/2011 and Circular No. 30 dated 22/12/2017 respectively. These circulars are also available on this office web site www.pcdapension.nic.in.

However, complaints from various agencies as well as the pensioners/family pensioners & Pensioners' Associations are being received at various levels including Ministry of Defence (MoD) stating that PDAs are not making payment of enhanced rate of Monetary Allowance attached to pre and post independence Gallantry Awards.

On examining the cases, it has been noticed that monetary allowance of Gallantry award has neither been revised as per this office Circular No. 9 dated 10/06/2011 nor Circular No. 30 dated 22/12/2017. Non-revision of monetary allowance of Gallantry Awards by the PDAs has resulted in huge arrears. Non-payment of dues to the pensioners/family pensioners as well as accumulation of such cases has been viewed seriously by the MoD. The MoD has further directed to ensure that such incidents do not recur.

Therefore, PDAs are requested to review all cases of monetary allowance attached to pre and post independence Gallantry Awards and ensure that revision as per circulars mentioned above has been carried out by them and payment is being made at correct rates. The Pension Disbursing Agencies are also requested to submit detailed status report on payment of correct rate of Monetary Allowance attached to pre and post independence Gallantry Awardees.

Details of Gallantry awardees extracted from pension payment scrolls for the month of January, 2018 received from the Banks in respect of whom monetary allowances are still awaiting for revision in terms of the above circulars is being forwarded separately to each CPPC for immediate revision of the same and to ensure credit the payments along with arrears in pensioners/family pensioners Bank Account. PDAs other than Banks are requested to review all cases of Gallantry awardees and confirm to this office that payment is being made as per the above quoted circulars.

Addl. CDA (Pensions) 
Download PDF: http://pcdapension.nic.in

Bank Employees Expected DA From May to July 2018

Expected DA

Bank Employees From May to July 2018

Payable for the YearPayable for the monthsAverage CPINo. of slabs% of pay
2018 Feb March April655152752.7 
2017 November, December 2017 & January 2018650551651.6 
2017 August September October6353.2147847.8 
2017 May June July6261.9145645.6 
2017 February March April631546946.9 
2016- 17 Nov Dec Jan635347847.8 
2016 Aug Sep Oct6261.945545.5 
2016 May June July611742042 
2016 Feb Mar Apr614742642.6 
2015- 16 Nov Dec Jan603339839.8 
2015 Aug Sep Oct589636436.4 
2015 May Jun Jul5790.17738110.7 
2015 Feb Mar Apr5774.95734110.1 
2014- 15 Nov Dec Jan5767732109.8 
2014 Aug Sept Oct5569.52683102.45 
2014 May Jun Jul5432.5665097.5 
2014 Feb Mar Apr5501.0466699.9 
2013- 14 Nov Dec Jan5402.1364196.15 
2013 Aug Sept Oct5211.9159388.95 
2013 May Jun Jul5082.5756184.15 
2013 Feb Mar Apr4976.0553580.25 
2012- 13 Nov Dec Jan487751076.5 
2012 Aug Sept Oct470946870.2 
2012 May June Jul454942864.2 
2012 Feb Mar Apr451942063 

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