DR MAY BE STOPPED ON DEFENCE PENSION FOR REEMPLOYED ESM : TAKE ACTION NOW

Your  Dearness Relief on Defence Pension may be stopped soon, if not pay attention on this important issue.  Every day I used to receive such hundreds of messages from the victims.   For your easy understanding the matter is explained here in details in simple language :

It has been noticed that at the time of submission of Life Certificate through SPARSH Portal, there are options whether you are reemployed or not.   Most of the people select the No option.  In case of PBOR who are reemployed and selected the Reemployed Status as “Yes”, your DR may be stopped from Defence pension.  This is the ground reality.  Whereas as per rules DR of PBOR who are not getting pay protection benefit, will not be stopped in any circumstance. While submitting your Life certificate in SPARSH Portal, You need to upload a certificate that your pension has been ignored for fixation of pay at the time of pay fixation in your new reemployed post.   It also be mentioned in the certificate that your pay at the reemployed post has been fixed at the minimum of pay scale.

  In Case of commissioned officers, they are not allowed to draw DRT in Pension in case of reemployed in Govt Dept.  You should know the detailed rules and regulations in this matter which are mentioned in the succeeding paras.

Regulation  83. (a)  of Pension Regulation for the Army Part-II

(a)  If a pensioner is re-employed under the Central or State Government or a Corporation/Company/ Body/Bank under them in India or abroad including permanent absorption in such Corporation/Company/Autonomous Body/Bank, he shall not be eligible to draw dearness relief on pension during the period of such re-employment and he shall be required to furnish a certificate of non-employment or re-employment as in Appendix XVIII (3) to these Regulations once in a year in the month of November.

Regulation  83. (b)  of Pension Regulation for the Army Part-II

(b)  In the event of non-production of non-employment or reemployment/employment certificate, the payment of dearness relief on pension shall be stopped until the pensioner produces the same.

Regulation  83. (c)  of Pension Regulation for the Army Part-II

(c) The payment of dearness relief shall be allowed to re-employed Armed Forces pensioner in the case of those who held the rank below the rank of Commissioned Officer, subject to furnishing a certificate to the Pension Disbursing Authority concerned by the Armed Forces authority or Central Govt. Dept. concerned including subordinate organisation employing Armed Forces Pensioners and maintaining service records of the re-employed pensioner retired from military service that –

(i)    The entire amount of pension sanctioned by the Central Government was ignored in the fixation of the pay on re-employment i.e. no part of pension was taken into account in such fixation of pay in the pay scale of the post in which the Armed Forces personnel was re-employed.

 (ii)    The pay of the re-employed pensioners was/is fixed at the minimum of the pay scale of the post in which he had/has been re-employed after discharge from Armed Forces.

Regulation  83. (d)  of Pension Regulation for the Army Part-II

The payment of dearness relief on family pension to employed family pensioners shall remain payable during the period of employment.

Regulation  83. (e)  of Pension Regulation for the Army Part-II

A pensioner employed outside India under a foreign Government or a private organisation shall remain eligible for dearness relief on pension/family pension.

Regulation  83. (f)  of Pension Regulation for the Army Part-II

(f) On cessation of re-employment the payment of dearness relief shall be resumed by the Pension Disbursing Authority.

Explanation: –

1. Pensioners who held the rank of Commissioned Officers are not entitled for dearness relief on their pension during the period of their re-employment.

2. The pay fixed at a higher stage because of advance increments and where no protection of the pay last drawn has been given , the pay shall be treated as fixed 66 Pension Regulations for the Army, Part II (2008) at the minimum only for the purpose of ignoring the entire pension and allowing dearness relief.

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