About Pension

 

Release of Retirement Benefits

 

Pension and Retirement Benefits: Consequent on the corporatisation of the service providing arm of the Department of Telecom and the promulgation of Rule 37A of the CCS Pension Rules, as per which the Government has taken the responsibility for payment of pension to the erstwhile government servants absorbed in the PSU, the CCA Office is responsible for budgeting of pension expenditure and authorization and issue of Pension Payment Orders for Telecom pensioners including those retiring from MTNL and BSNL. It liaisons with banks to ensure proper application of rules and regulations and for smooth disbursement of pensions. The CCA Office also carries out post audit/post check of pension payments. The pension cases and other retirement cases are processed by the SSAs of the field units in BSNL and sent directly to the CCA Offices. The CCA Office issues PPOs and the authorities for DCRG, Commutation payment, family pension authority, authority for payment of the accumulation CGEGIS 1980, CGEGIS 1977, to those on deemed deputation to the BSNL and also for those who opt to get absorbed in BSNL.

 

 

 Processing of Pension Benefits in CCA Office:

 

Pension cases are supposed to be received in the CCA Office at least six months before date of retirement of the employee. The CCA Office checks the pension case to verify whether all the required documents have been submitted by the SSA/Unit in support of the pension case as per Checklist for Complete pension Case.

 

The CCA Office verifies the Qualifying Service from point of view of continuity and eligibility for pensionary benefits. For this purpose notes recorded by DDO in the Service Book regarding annual Verification of Service are checked. The correctness of pay drawn during last two years is verified by the CCA Office. After the above checks are completed, calculations of Pensionary benefits are made as per procedure given in the section on know your Retirement Benefits. In a situation where the retirement benefit case has reached the CCA Office in the prescribed time frame and all the formalities/ informations are completed the CCA Office is in a position to issue the PPO one month in advance of the Date of Retirement as prescribed by Pension Rules. Similarly the Authority for DCRG and Commuted value of Pension is prepared to be handed over to the pensioner well in time.

 

 

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