Redtapism shall end!
It is most unfortunate that some do not change at all! They always try to shirk their responsibilities by following practices of red tapism. This time also some are reportedly saying "we have not yet received orders from our SSPOs" to refix pension and pay arrears! AIPRPA CHQ wish to guide our rank and file leaders to be vigilant against such routine answers and practices from some officers. These officers are to be pointed out Para 9 and Para 13 of DOP&PW OM No.F.No.38/37/2016-P&PW(A)(ii) dated 4.8.2016:
Para 9: "All Pension Disbursing Authorities including Public Sector Banks handling disbursement of pension to the Central Government pensioners are hereby authorized to pay pension/family pension to existing pensioners/ family pensioners at the revised rates in terms of Para 4.1 and 5 above without any further authorization from the concerned Accounts Officers / Head of Office etc...."
Para 13: "......To achieve this objective it is desired that all Pension Disbursing Authorities should ensure that the revised pension and the arrears due to the pensioners in terms of para 4.1 and 5 above is paid to the pensioners or credited to their account by or before positively."
There is therefore no need for any endorsement of pension ministry's orders for refixation of pension by applying 2.57 fitment factor by HPOs. This should be done immediately as authorized by GOI DoP&PW.
Please take care!
KR GS AIPRPA