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10th Pension Adalat focused on resolution of long outstanding Family Pension Cases

10th Pension Adalat focused on resolution of long outstanding Family Pension Cases

Department of Pension and Pensioners’ Welfare (DOPPW) held 10th Pension Adalat on 22.2.2024 under the under the auspices of Hon’ble MOS(PP) Dr. Jitendra Singh

Dr. Jitendra Singh, Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions chaired the Nation-wide Pension Adalat at New Delhi on 22.2.2024. Redressal of Pensioners Grievances is a high priority of Government.  For speedy resolution of Pensioners Grievances Pension Adalats are being organized by DOPPW in which multiple stakeholders are brought on one platform for on-the-spot redressal. The 10th Pension Adalat focused on resolution of long outstanding Family Pension Cases.

105 Pensioner Grievances pending for more than 100 days were listed for deliberation comprising of Superannuation, Family Pension and Voluntary Retirement Cases. The Pension Adalat was attended by 12 Ministries/Departments including Ministry of Home Affairs, Department of Defence Finance, CBDT, Department of Economic Affairs, Department of Ex-Servicemen’s Welfare, Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs, Ministry of Railways and Ministry of Culture.  Out of 105 cases, 85 cases were resolved on the spot. 

Some of the important cases that were taken up in the Pension Adalat where Grievances were successfully redressed are as follows:

Grievance of Smt.Anita Kanik Rani’s 20 years “struggle for family pension resolved”: Smt. Anita Kanik Rani, wife of Late Bhagwan

Das who expired on 13.6.2003 was not sanctioned family pension and retirement dues of her husband by CPWD despite submission of claim.  In the name of surviving member certificate or succession certificate she was denied family pension. She registered hergrievance on CPENGRAMS portal on 5.12.2023.  Her grievance was discussed on 22.2.2024 in the Pension Adalat by MOS(PP) and Department concerned informed that PPO has been issued in the name of Smt.Anita Kanik Rani on 22.2.2024 itself and she would be getting arrears of around Rs.22 Lakh. 

Grievance of Smt. Nirmla Devi – “Got revised PPO after 7 years” : Smt.Nirmala Devi, wife of Late Kishan Singh retired from Delhi Police made continuous efforts since 2016 to get PPO revised as per 7th CPC and arrears thereof.  She did not succeed in her efforts.    However, she registered a grievance on CPENGRAMS Portal on 30/09/2022.  Her grievance was taken up during Pension Adalat and the Department concerned informed that Revised PPO as per 7th CPC has been issued on 5.4.2024 and arrears would be released soon.

Grievance of Smt. Geeta Devi  – “Lifetime Pension Arrear” : Smt. Geeta Devi, mother of Late Ct(GD) Kumar Chandan Singh of BSF who expired on 9/11/2005 struggled for getting her PPO revised as per 7th CPC as well as pension arrears since 2016.  She registered a grievance on CPENGRAM on 21.11.2022.  Her case was discussed during Pension Adalat and BSF informed that Revised PPO has been sent to CPAO on 9/2/2024 and would be getting pension arrears soon.

Grievance of Smt.Mashuri Devi – “Payment of lifetime pension arrears and continuation of family pension by Assam Rifles”: Smt.Mashuri Devi since April 2022 has been trying hard to get family pension and life time arrears from Assam Rifles.  She registered a grievance on 13.6.2023 and her case was taken up for discussion during Pension Adalat.  The Assam Rifles informed that due to difference of name of claimant family pension could not start.  However, SSA has been issued on 4.1.2024 by CPAO and arrears and pension will be paid through Nepal Embassy.

Grievance of Smt.Supriya Shailja – “Got medical claim of Rs.8 Lakh”: Smt.Supriya Shailja wife of Late Rajnish Yadav, Addl.Commissioner Income Tax, ITAT, Lucknow who died on 26.7.2017  despite submission of medical claim several times her claim was not reimbursed.  She registered a grievance on CPENGRAMS on 13/6/2023.  Her case was taken up during Adalat and it was informed by the Department that she has been paid Rs.8 lakh and claim of Rs.3 lakh under process.

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