OROP arrears shall be paid in four equal half yearly installments – PCDA

OROP arrears shall be paid in four equal half yearly installments – PCDA

PCDA has issued instructions for implementation of OROP and payment of accrued Arrears on implementation one rank one pension. Payment of Arrears has been explained in in its Circular dated 04-2-2016 under sub heading  “Additional Instructions “

17.Additional instructions

17.1 No arrears on account of revision of pension shall be admissible for the period prior to 01.07.2014. Arrears on account of revision of pension from 1.7.2014 till date of its implementation shall be paid by the Pension Disbursing Agencies in four equal half-yearly installments. However, all the family pensioners including those in receipt of Special/Liberalized Family Pension and all Gallantry award winners shall be paid arrears in one installment.

17.2 No commutation of pension shall be admissible on revised/additional amount of pension accruing as a result of the revision of pension under this order. However, the existing amount of pension, if any, that has been commuted will continue to be deducted from the revised pension.

17.3 As a result of these orders, there will be no change in the amount of gratuity already determined and paid with reference to the rules in force at the time of discharge/ Invalidment/death.

17.4 Any overpayment of pension coming to the notice or under process of recovery shall be adjusted in full by the PDAs against arrears becoming due on revision of pension on the basis of this Government letter, cited under reference.

17.5 The following elements will continue to be paid as separate elements in addition to the pension revised under this order.

a) Monetary allowance attached to Gallantry Awards such as Param Vir Chakra, Ashok Chakra etc.

b) Constant Attendance Allowance (CAA)Wiacedmissible todisability pensioners.

17.6 The rate prescribed in these orders shall be the basic pension from 1.7.2014. Additional pension as applicable to the old age pensioners/ family pensioners on attaining the relevant age (80 years and above) shall also be enhanced by the PDAs from 1.7.2014 or the date from which the pensioner attain the age of 80 years or more, whichever is later as per the extant orders on the subject.

READ: PCDA Instructions for implementation of OROP for Defence Pensioners

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