Pensioners not to visit AG’s Office for depositing documents: Finance Deptt

SRINAGAR, JULY 04:Taking serious note of the pensioners and family pensioners being put to avoidable hardships for furnishing requisite information/data to Accountant General (A&E) J&K for fixation of pension under Formulation-11, the State Government today made it clear that the cases are to be forwarded to the AG’s office by the concerned Pension Sanctioning Authorities/Head of Offices instead of handing over the same to the concerned pensioners/ family pensioners.

“Consequent upon the issuance of rationalization of pension structure for pre 01.01.2016 pensioners/family pensioners vide OMNo: A/Misc(2008)-temp-1236 dated: 14.06.2018 concerned Pension Sanctioning Authorities/Head of Offices were advised to furnish requisite information/data to Accountant General (A&E) J&K Srinagar/Jammu for fixation of pension under Formulation-11.However, it has been observed that concerned Pension Sanctioning Authorities/Head of Offices instead of forwarding the cases themselves to Accountant General J&K have been handing over the cases to concerned pensioners/ family pensioners which obviously put the senior citizens to avoidable hardships,” said an order issued by the Finance Department here today.

It said, the issue was reviewed in the Finance Department and it has been reiterated that the concerned Pension Sanctioning Authority/Head of Offices will submit the requisite information/data to the nearest Treasury, who shall forward the same to the concerned Saddar Treasuries/ District Treasuries.

“The Saddar Treasury Officers/District Treasury Officers shall be responsible for depositing the cases of pensioners/family pensioners in the office of Accountant General (A&E) J&K Srinagar/Jammu for formal pension revision,” it said adding that however, it is clarified that submission of cases for fixation of pension by pensioners/ family pensioners under Formulation-I1 is purely optional and not compulsory. The pensioners/family pensioners who are already getting equal or higher pension/family pension when compared to due pension under Formulation-11 need not to submit the cases for revision of pension to Accountant General(A&E) J&K, Srinagar/Jammu, it said.