Consequent upon issuance of Corrigendum PPO revising pension of Pre-2006 defence pensioners under Project “Sangam”, representations fromthe pensioners received and seeking some clarification or bringing out some inconsistencies. Sangam Project PPOs were issued with the prefix S/CORR/6th CPC/ for JCOs/OR, M/CORR/6th CPC/ for Indian Commissioned Officers and C/CORR/6th CPC/ for Defence Civilians.
Various points/issues raised have been examined, based on which following clarifications are issued:
Q1. PDA is making payment of pension, based on corrigendum PPOs issued for implementing courtjudgments like havildar granted honorary naib subedar, group change etc which is higher than the pension amount indicated in the Sangam PPO.
A. If Sangam Corrigendum PPO is found to be for a rank or a group lower than the rank or a group for which court order has already been implemented, such Sangam PPO should not be acted upon.Instead, please forward the necessary information as prescribed in Annexure-1 duly endorsed by PDA, to PCDA (P), Allahabad for checking and issue or corrigendum PPO.
Q2. Reservist pension notified as a sepoy or notified more than Rs 3500/- pm wef 01.01.2006 or 01.07.2009 or 24.09.2012.
A. Such Sangam PPOs should not be acted upon. Instead, please forward the necessary information as prescribed in Annexure-1 of PCDA Pension, Allahabad circular No. 181 dated 21.08.2015 duly endorsed by PDA, to PCDA (P), Allahabad for checking and issue of corrigendum PPO.
Q3. Pension notified is less than being paid by the PDA on the basis of earlier Corr PPOs notified at higher rate.
A. Compare rank, group, and qualifying service from your record and that mentioned in the Sangam PPO. If there is a difference, such Sangam PPOs should not be acted upon. Instead, please forward the necessary information as prescribed in Annexure-1, duly endorsed by PDA, to PCDA (P) Allahabad for checking and issue of Corr PPO.
Q4. Pension notified is more than being paid by the PDA on the basis of earlier Corr PPOs notified at lower rate.
A. If rank/group/QS indicated in the Sangam PPOs is higher than that in record of the PDA, then Sangam PPO should be acted upon & higher amount notified may be paid. PDA should also complete Annexure-1 indicating pensioner’s particulars as is entered in their record and forward it to PCDA(P) for re-verification.
Q5. Disability Element is not notified in the Sangam PPO.
A. Payment of the same should be made according to the PPO issued separately, in which disability element is notified or on the basis of circulars issued in the matter.
Q6. War Injury Pension (WIP): PPO for WIP has been issued under series “D/B/—“ and “S/—“ series PPO issued earlier in the case has been mentioned therein as held in abeyance. However, Sangam PPO has been issued w.r.t said “S/—“series PPO.
A. In such cases Sangam PPO may not be acted upon and reference may be made as per Annexure-1 to PCDA(P) for examining the case.
Q7. NC(E) Rank case.
A. Such Sangam PPO should not be acted upon.
Q8. Post 2006 cases.
A. Such Sangam PPO should not be acted upon. However, return the PPO to the OI/C,Sangam Cell,c/o The PCDA (P), Allahabad for cancellation of record.
Q9. ServicePension/Family Pension notified, whereas either pensioner/ family pensioner died.
A. Act upon the Sangam PPO for live pension, if basic particulars are correct.
Q10. Any other observation.
A. If for any other reason Sangam PPO is not acted upon, the same should also be intimated as per details in the Annexure- 1. If any variation as envisaged above is noticed, the matter may be referred duly filled up in the Annexure-1, to Shri Ram Ji Mishra, Officer-in-Charge, Sangam Cell of PCDA(P), Allahabad or at their e-mail ID firstname.lastname@example.org
PCDA(P) Allahabad Circular No 181 dated 21.08.2015 refers.