Srinagar: The state government on Monday amended civil service regulation, announcing additional pension at the age of 80, 85, 90, 95 and 100 years in relation to the basic pension at these ages for the pensioners.
In this regarding the government issued an SRO-138 for an amendment in Jammu and Kashmir Civil Service Regulations, 1956.
An elderly pensioner shall be paid additional pension of 20% after attaining age of 80. From 85 years, the additional quantum of pensions will be 30%, for 90 years, it will 40%, at 95 years it will 50% and 100
years or more, a pensioner will be get 100% additional pension.
“Additional pension shall be payable from the first of the month in which the pensioner attains the prescribed age and shall be recorded distinctly in the pension payment order by the Pension Disbursing Authority. Dearness Relief shall also be payable on additional pension,” reads the SRO issued here by the government.
In case the exact date of birth of old pensioner is not available either in the P.P.O. or in the office records but an indication regarding the age of pensioner is available in the office record, the additional pension shall be paid from 1st January of the year following the year in which the pensioner has completed the age of 80 years, 85 years etc. based on PPO/office records.
In case neither the exact date of birth nor the age is available either in the PPO or in the office records, the pension disbursing authority or Bank will send an intimation to the pensioner about the non-availability of the information regarding date of birth and request him to submit four copies of either Pan Card, Matriculation Certificate (containing the information regarding date of birth), Passport, Driving license or voter’s ID (If it contains date of birth). It should be attested by a Gazetted officer to the Pension Disbursing Authority
“If the pensioner submits document which contains the information regarding exact date of birth, the additional pension will be payable from the 1st day of the month in which his date of birth falls. In case the exact date of birth is not available on the document submitted by the pensioner but an indication regarding the age of pensioner is available therein, the additional pension shall be paid from the 1st January of the year following the year in which the pensioner has completed the age of 80 years, 85 years, etc. based on the document submitted by the pensioner.”
As per the SRO, the pension Disbursing Authority/Bank will make payment of additional pension in the above manner, on provisional basis, upto a period of three months from the month in which the proof of age/date of birth is submitted by the pensioner.
“In case the pensioner is unable to submit any of the documents mentioned above but claims additional pension based on some other documentary evidence, such cases will be submitted to the Administrative Department concerned. If the Administrative Department is satisfied about the claim of the pensioner, it will authorize additional pension with the agreement of Finance Department accordingly. The decision of the Finance Department will be final,” the SRO added.