Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pension
Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare
8th Floor, Janpath Bhavan,
Janpath, New Delhi,
Dated: 25th June, 2020
Subject: – Amendment in the ancillary forms and guidelines due to shifting from BSR code to IFSC for identification of Branch-reg.
While submitting pension claim form, a retiree or family member has to provide the detail of their bank account, IFSC code and BSR code of concerned bank branch. This Department has received many representations from the retirees to dispensed with the requirement of BSR codes from pension claim form as it is neither written in the passbook nor available on the website of concerned bank. In order to get information of the BSR code, sometimes a retiree has to make several visits to the concerned bank branch.
2. In order to avoid hardship of retiree and family members, it has been decided to dispensed with the requirement of BSR code for processing all type pension claim with immediate effect. A retiree or family pensioner while submitting form 5 or form 14, will not be asked to provide detail of BSR code. Only bank account detail along with IFSC code, which is printed in the passbook will be taken for processing the pension claim. In view of the above, it is hereby conveyed that henceforth the requirement of BSR code has been dispensed with for submission of all the relevant pension forms and related documents.
3. The Administrative Divisions of all Ministries/Department and attached/subordinate offices are requested to bring these instructions to the notice of all concerned for compliance.
This issues with the approval of the competent authority.
Under Secretary to the Government of India
Tel No. 23310108