Finmin : Withdrawal of circulars on Recovery of excess pension made to pensioners

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF FINANCE
DEPARTMENT OF EXPENDITURE
CENTRAL PENSION ACCOUNTING OFFICE
TRIKOOT-II, BHIKAJI CAMA PLACE
NEW DELHI-110066

CPAO/IT & Tech/Clarification/13 Vol. III A/7380/2022-23 /03

05.04.2022

Office Memorandum

Subject: Recovery of excess payment made to pensioners

Attention is invited to the Reserve Bank of India’s circular dated 21st January, 2021 regarding withdrawal of circulars on Recovery of excess pensions made to pensioners. The RBI decided that the following circulars issued by the Department of Government and Bank Accounts, Reserve Bank of India related to recovery of excess pension made by agency banks stands withdrawn from effect from the date of the circular-

  • Circular No. DGBA.GAD.No. 2960/45.01.001/2015-16 dated March 17th, 2016
  • Circular No. CO.DGBA (NBS) No. 44/GA.64 (11-CVL) 90/91 dated April 18, 1991
  • Circular No. CO. DGBA (NBS) No. 50/GA. 64 (11-CVL) 90/91 dated May 6, 1991

It was further stated that agency banks will seek guidance from respective Pension sanctioning Authorities regarding the process to be followed for recovery of excess pension paid to the pensioners, if any.

The Department of Pension and Pensioners’ Welfare has clarified (copy enclosed) that the question of recovery or waiver of recovery of any excess payment on account of an error in initial authorization or revision of pension by the office is to be dealt with in accordance with rule 66 (4) of the CCS (Pension) rules 2021.

This issues with the approval of the Chief Controller(Pensions).

(Anang Rawat)
(Dy. Controller of Accounts)

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