Friday, January 13, 2017

Action Taken Report on the Minutes of the 28th SCOVA meeting held under the Chairmanship of Hon’ble MOS(PP) on 27.06.2016

Ministry of personnel, public Grievances and Pensions
(Department of Pension & Pensioners Welfare)

Action Taken Report on the Minutes of the 28th SCOVA meeting held under the Chairmanship of Hon’ble MOS(PP) on 27.06.2016 

S.No
Issue
Discussion held during previous meeting
Action Taken
1
Para 4(i) of the minutes:-
Revision of PPOs of Pre-2006 Pensioners .
CPAO intimated that 5035 PPOs are yet to be revised. Out of these, 75% of the cases pertain to the pre-90 pensioners details for which are not available with the Ministries/Deptts/PAOs. The list of such pensioners has been provided to the Banks/Ministries/Departments. Details of such pensioners are also available on the website. CPAO requested the Pensioners Association to reach out to the pensioners and co-operate in the process. Secretary(P&PW) asked CPAO to take up the matter once again with banks and concerned Departments/Ministries for early revision of PPOs .
CPAO
Status of Revision of PPOs for Pre-2006 pensioners as on 05.01.2017 is as under:-
Total Cases
Revised authority issued by Mins/Deptts
PPOs yet to be revised
3,98,358
3,95,091
3267
For remaining 3267 cases revision by banks have already been taken up. Revisions by Departments/PAOs could not be done for want of relevant records. In this regard a meeting of CGA with CCAs was convened on 11.11.2016 and following decision were taken:-
(i) CPAO would prepare fresh list of live pending cases on basis of e-scrolls which would be provided to concerned Ministries/Departments to review the pendency. If any pensioner represent for revision of his/her pension. The same would be revised on verification of records provided by him/her.

(ii) CPAO will also provide list of pending cases to the banks to check the genuineness of these cases on basis of KYC records available with them.
Ministry of Defence has shown Nil pendency. However:-

(i)One of the Defence Pensioners Associations said that there are discrepancies in data, especially in case of Air Force Pensioners.
(ii)Pensioners Association form Ambarnath has said that most of the retirees have not get their revised PPOs and that PCDA(P), Allahabad is not acknowledging their reminders. Secretary(P&PW) asked representatives of CGDA to hold a meeting of Pensioners and Officers of PCDDA(P), Allahabad in Allahabad to assess the situation and report outcome to DoPPW.
Ministry of Defence

DOPPW held two review meetings under the chairmanship of secretary (P&PW) to discuss pending issues of Defence Pensioners on 27-09-2016 and 20-12-2016.

Status of revision of PPOs for Pre-2006 Air Force pensioners is as under:-

Total Cases
Revised authority issued
PPOs yet to be revised
48,245
45,877
2368

Information is being retrieved from e-scrolls of CPPCs of Banks and these 2368 cases would be revised by 31.12.2016.

Further, there are about 15,000 cases for which information on whether they are of Pre-2006 or Post -2006 is not available. Secretary (_&PW) asked Department of Ex-servicemen Welfare to take up the matter with the CPPCs of the concerned Banks, so that the 15,000 cases may be revised by the first week of February, 2017. He also asked to share the list of 48,245 cases with Defence Pensioners Associations so that they can tally it with list available with them.

⇒ PCDA(P) Allahabad have informed that they have issued approximately 1966 PPOs in respect of civilian employees of Ordnance Factory Ambarnath. To sort out the issue, PCDS(P) Allahabad called a meeting on 20.10.2016 in DPTI Allahabad, but the representatives of Association did not turn up for the meeting. Again, PCDA(P) Allahabad approached the association for the meeting, but the same could not be held due to non-approval of TA/DA for which PCDA(P) Allahabad is not competent authority to sanction. Further, CGPA, Ambarnath on 03.11.2016 intimated that approx. 1500 members of their association have received corr. PPOs.

Department of Telecom informed that 42 more PPOs have been revised. In remaining cases no records are available with the Department.
Department of Teleccom

Status of revision of PPOs as on 31.12.2016 is as under:-

Total Cases
Revised authority issued by Mins/Deptts
Total Pendency
203
10
193

Out of these pending 193 cases:-

(i)Details are not available in respect of 42 cases.
(ii)E-scroll has not been generated in respect of 48 cases.
(iii)Pendency due to other reasons-103
Ministry of Railways has shown Nil pendency. One of the pensioner Association informed that format of DoPPW is not being followed in the PPOs issued by Ministry of Railways and pay scale and last pay drawn by the pension is not being indicated therein. Secretary(P&PW) directed the representatives of Ministry of Railways to ensure that the prescribe format is adhered to.
Ministry of Railway

Steps have already been taken by Ministry of Railways to incorporate the details of last pay drawn and the pay scale in the PPO. Further, steps are also being taken to incorporate the details of number of increments drawn in the pay scale at the time of retirement for future references.
All organization were asked to take all steps to complete the revision process in the next month and close the issue finally as we have now to get ready for revision based on 7th CPC recommendations.
( Action: CPAO, Ministry of Defence, Ministry of Railways and Department of Telecom)
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