Saturday, July 27, 2013

Pensioners Portal Orders - Clarification on issue of Identity Cards to Central Government Pensioners

Pensioners Portal Orders - Clarification on issue of Identity Cards to Central Government Pensioners

 Department of Pension and Pensioners Welfare has issued orders to clarify some doubts arising out of issuing identity cards to central pensioners. The Head of Departments, Pensioners Associations and the Individuals are also seeking clarifications from the nodal ministry regarding the procedure of issuing identity cards to retired Central Government employees under New Pension Scheme...

No.41/21/2000-P&PW (D)
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF PERSONNEL, PUBLIC GRIEVANCES & PENSIONS
(DEPARTMENT OF PENSION & PENSIONERS’ WELFARE)

3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhawan
New Delhi-110 003.
Dated the 17th July, 2013

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Sub:- Issue of Identity Cards to Central Govt. Pensioners - reg.

The undersigned is directed to say that instructions were issued vide this Department OM No.41/21/2000 dated 16/11/2000 for issue of Identity Cards to Central Govt. Pensioners, These instructions have been reiterated vide this Department’s letter of even number dated 30th April, 2013.

2. Clarifications have been sought by various Departments / Associations / pensioners in regard to issue of Identity Card to Pensioners’. The matter has been examined and the position / clarifications are as under:
(i) Whether National Emblem or Ashoka Chakra is to be printed on Pensioners’ Identity Card to facilitate their entry into the Government Buildings.The pensioners are retired servants. The Identity card only establishes the identity of the person and it does not confer any right on the pensioner to enter into a security zone. Therefore, it would not be necessary to have the National Emblem on their Identity Cards.
(ii) Whether Pensioners’ Identity Card can be issued to retired employees covered under NPS.The concerned Ministries / Departments may issue Pensioners Identity Card (PIC) to retired NPS employees. A revised format for Pensioners’ Identity Card, for pensioners retiring under Central Civil Services (Pension) Rules 1972 (or other corresponding rules) is at Annexure I. A format for Pensioners’ Identity Card for pensioners retiring under New Pension System is at Annexure II.
(iii) Issue of Pensioners’ Identity Card (PIC) to absorbee /pro rata pensioners.Instructions issued by this Department cover only the retired/retiring Central Government employees. On permanent absorption in a PSU , the employee severe their connections with the Government and are treated as employees of the PSU in which they are absorbed. Such absorbees generally do not require frequent interaction with the Ministry / Department where they were working prior to their permanent absorption. Therefore there is no justification for issuing Identity Card to PSU absorbees.
(iv) Issue of Pensioners’ Identity Card to Retired All India Service Officers.The pensioners’ Identity Card is issued by the Department in which the employee last worked. Therefore, in the case of IAS officer retiring while on Central deputation, the Identity Card may be issued by concerned Ministry / Department. In case of officer retiring from State Government, the Identity Card may be issued by the concerned State Government.

sd/-
(Harjit Singh)
Dy. Secretary (PW)


Annexure -I

Format for Pensioners' Identity Card, under Central Civil Services (Pension) Rules 1972 (or other corresponding rule)

(FRONT)
PENSIONER'S IDENTITY CARD GOVERNMENT OF INDIA MINISTRY OF ...........

Space for Photograph

No.
Name:
Res. Address:
Telephone No:
Blood Group :

Signature of card holder
Signature of Issuing Authority With seal
(REVERSE)
Date of birth
Date of superannuation / retirement
Pay-scale on retirement
Post held on Retirement
Last pay
P.P.O. No. and date

Annexure -II

Format for Pensioners' Identity Card retiring under New Pension Scheme

(FRONT)

PENSIONER'S IDENTITY CARD GOVERNMENT OF INDIA MINISTRY OF .............

Space for Photograph

No.
Name:
Res. Address :
Telephone No:
"BloodGroup:
Signature of card holder
Signature of
Issuing Authority With seal
Covered under NEW PENSION SCHEME

(REVERSE)

Date of birth
Date of superannuation / retirement
Pay-scaleon retirement
Post held on Retirement
Last pay
PRANNumber

Source: www.pensionersportal.gov.in
[http://ccis.nic.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D3/D03ppw/ICARD_250713.pdf]

Pensioners Portal Orders - The next meeting of Standing Committee of Voluntary Agencies (SCOVA) scheduled to be held in the month of September, 2013

Pensioners Portal Orders -  The next meeting of Standing Committee of Voluntary Agencies (SCOVA) scheduled to be held to be held shortly.

The next and 23rd meeting of Standing Committee of Voluntary Agencies (SCOVA) scheduled to be held in the month of September, 2013 under the Chairmanship of Hon’ble MOS (PP).

F. No.42/6/2013-P&PW(G)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Pension & Pensioners Welfare

3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhavan,
Khan Market, New Delhi - 110003
Date: 26th July, 2013

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject : 23rd meeting of Standing Committee of Voluntary Agencies (SCOVA) scheduled to be held in the month of September, 2013 under the Chairmanship of Hon’ble MOS (PP).

The 23rd meeting of Standing Committee of Voluntary Agencies (SCOVA) of the Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare is scheduled to be held shortly. The details of the date, time and venue of the meeting will follow. The meeting will be chaired by the Hon’ble Minister of State in the Ministry of Personnel, Pubic Grievances & Pensions.

2. All the Pensioners Associations under SCOVA are requested to kindly provide the following requisite information through fax as well as E-mail : -

(a) Suggest fresh items / issues, if any, for inclusion In the agenda to be discussed for the proposed meeting. Kindly do not send those agenda items which have already been discussed in the previous SCOVA meetings and on which final decision/action has already been taken. Your response in this regard may please be sent to this Department so as to reach the undersigned latest by 8th August, 2013 to enable us to finalize the agenda items. Minutes of the meetings and Action Taken Reports of the previous SCOVA meetings are available on the website of this Department www.pensionersportal.gov.in

(b) Because of the consideration of space, only one representative of your organization may attend the above said meeting. Confirmation of participation and the name of the participant may kindly be intimated in advance to the undersigned by fax/e-mail.

3. Outstation members will be paid TA/DA and local members will be paid conveyance charges in accordance with the rules/Instructions.

4. This Department looks forward to your participation in the meeting.
sd/-
(Sujasha Choudhury)
Dy. Secretary (P)
Source : www.pensionersportal.gov.in
[http://ccis.nic.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D3/D03ppw/SCOVA_260713.pdf]

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