CPS Death Cum Retirement Gratuity Sanctioning Procedure Memo No. F2/3058/2013

Cir. Memo No. F2/3058/2013 Dated 01st August 2018 Sub:- NATIONAL PENSION SYSTEM – Contributory Pension Scheme – Extension of benefit of Death -cum- Retirement Gratuity; and extension of option of Invalidation Pension and Family Pension to the State Government employees covered by NPS and their family members in case of premature exit due to Invalidation / Death – Orders issued by Government – Instructions – Issued. CPS Death Cum Retirement Gratuity Sanctioning Procedure Memo No. F2/3058/2013

CPS Death Cum Retirement Gratuity Sanctioning Procedure Memo No. F2/3058/2013


Ref: 
01).Govt. Memo No. 30857/422/A1/Pen.I/2010, Dated 08/03/2010 of Finance (Pen.I) Department.
02).GO Ms. No. 62, Dated 07/03/2014 of Finance (Pen.I) Department.
03).GO Ms. No. 107, Dated 29/06/2017 of Finance (HR.V-Pension, GPF) Dept.
04).GO Ms. No. 121, Dated 18/07/2017 of Finance (HR.V-Pension, GPF) Dept.
05).GO Ms. No. 47, Dated 20/04/2018 of Finance (HR.V) Department.

The Government in the Orders 03rd to 05th cited, have extended the following benefits to the State Government employees, who joined Government service on or after 01/09/2004 and covered under National Pension System:-
  • a.) Benefit of ‘Death -cum- Retirement Gratuity’ on the same terms and conditions, as applicable to the State Government employees governed by the Andhra Pradesh Revised Pension Rules, 1980; and
  • b.) Option to receive Invalidation Pension or Family Pension in case of premature exit due to invalidation / death, whatever the case may be, on par with the employees governed by the Andhra Pradesh Revised Pension Rules, 1980, subject to condition that the Accumulated Pension Wealth in the PRAN account of the employee / subscriber concerned shall be remitted back to Government.
On examination of the procedures envisaged by the PFRDA in such matters in their File No. PFRDA/16/14/02/0002/2017-REG-EXIT, Dated 15/01/2018 read with F. No. PFRDA/24/Exit/1, Dated 26/05/2016 and CRAs Cir. No. CRA/SNPSL/SG/2016/62, Dated 09/06/2016 and the Government Orders in GOs 04th and 05th cited, the following instructions are issued:-
  1. Employee / Family member of the deceased employee, who is entitled to and opts for availing Family Pension or Invalidation Pension, shall submit an application in prescribed Form. 103-GD along with ‘No Objection Certificate’ (Annexure-II), Death Certificate, Legal Heir Certificate and Original PRAN Card (if PRAN card is not available, the claimant needs to submit a duly notarized Affidavit as to the reasons of non-submission of Original PRAN card) etc. along with application for sanction of Family Pension / Death - cum- Retirement Gratuity and relevant documents to the Pension Sanctioning Authority (Drawing and Disbursing Officer -cum- Nodal Officer.3) concerned as prescribed by Government in GO Ms. No. 263, Dated 23/11/1998 of Finance and Planning (FW.PSC) Department and GO Ms. No. 97, Dated 07/05/2014 of Finance (PSC) Department. 
  2. b.) The Pension Sanctioning Authority shall verify the proposals with reference to the entitlement of the claimant and the documents submitted and attest both the proposals, whenever required and forward the pension proposals to  the respective Pension Authorizing Authority, viz., Principal Accountant General (A&E), Andhra Pradesh, Hyderabad / State Audit, as the case may be. In case of Class-IV employees and other low category employees, i.e., Police Constables and Forest Guards, etc., the Audit Officers of the State Audit department (district level); and Audit Officer working in O/o the Director of State Audit, Amaravati @ Ibrahimpatnam (State Head Quarters) is the competent authority, as the case may be.
  3. c.) Immediately after receiving the intimation of Family pension / pension authorization from the respective Pension Authorizing Authority, the Pension  Sanctioning Authority, if itself is the Nodal Officer.3, shall take action to forward the NPS Withdrawal proposal in Form. 103-GD along with Annexure-I, ‘No Objection Certificate’ (Annexure.II), Death Certificate, Legal Heir Certificate, Original PRAN Card, etc. to the mapped Treasury Officer / Nodal Officer.2 concerned. If the Pension Sanctioning Authority is not the  Drawing and Disbursing Officer / Nodal Officer.3, these forms shall be forwarded to the latter, i.e., Nodal Officer.3 to take similar action as above. The Pension Sanctioning Authority / Drawing and Disbursing Officer / Nodal Officer.3 located under the jurisdiction of Amaravati Capital Region shall forward the NPS Withdrawal proposals along with copy of attested Pension Payment Order, to the Pay and Accounts Officer, Andhra Pradesh, Amaravati @ Ibrahimpatnam / Nodal Officer.2. 
  4. d.) The Pension Sanctioning Authority along with the prescribed Certificate of non-drawal of Anticipatory Pension and Gratuity shall issue another  Certificate in the proforma prescribed in Annexure-III certifying that proposals for withdrawal of Accumulated Pension Wealth has been forwarded to the Treasury Officer / Nodal Officer.2 concerned. The Pension Disbursing Authority / Treasury Officer shall obtain this certificate along with other documents prescribed to be obtained at the time of identification of the pensioner / Family pensioner and file the same in the PPO record. 

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