Transfer of pensionary liabilities of DAs/DAOs in IA & AD from State to Centre: CPAO
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF FINANCE
DEPARTMENT OF EXPENDITURE
CENTRAL PENSION ACCOUNTING OFFICE
TRIKOOT-il, BHJKAJI CAMA PLACE,
PHONES : 26174596, 26174456, 26174436
CPAO/IT & Tech / Clarification (DAs/DAQs)/13(Vol-VIII)/2017-18/94
Subject :- Transfer of pensionary liabilities of DAs/DAOs in Indian Audit and Accounts Department (IA&AD) from State to Centre.
As per Ministry of Finance. Department of Expenditure, EG Branch UO No. A-32022/6/85-EG dated-05.10.1992 Divisional Accountants / Divisional Accounts Officers (DAs/DAOs) are Central Government employees and covered under FR & SR as well the CCS (Pension) Rules. 1972. However, incidences or their Pay & Allowances as well as pension were entirely borne by the respective State Governments. In the absence of any clear instruction on processing the pension cases of DAs/DAOs there has been confusion on the channel through which pension case should be routed, resulting in mis-classification of booking of expenditure.
In view of the above. to streamline the process of pension payment and its proper accounting, Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure vide its UO No. ID No.G-19020/1/2017-EG dated-28.07.2017 (copy enclosed) has decided to transfer the liabilities of DAs/DAOs in the Indian Audit & Accounts Department from the State Government to the Central Government. The DAs/DAOs will be entitled to all pensionary benefits like other Central Government (Civil) pensioners. As a result of this decision henceforth all PPOs concerning the retired DAs/DAOs will route through CPAO only.
All AGs are advised to instruct their Administrative Authorities and PAOs to process the pension case of DAs/DAOs and route the PPOs through CPAO to bring uniformity in pension processing.
This issues with the approval of Competent Authority.
(Md. Shahid Kamal Ansari)
(Asstt. Controller of Accounts)