Government of the Punjab, Finance Department has issued Notification No. FD.SR-III/4-41/2008 dated 06-02-2015 in connection with Clarification Regarding Restoration of Pension. The summary of the same is as under:
|S. No||Observations of Accountant General Punjab||Remarks by Finance Department Punjab|
|1||Whether this is a Notification to establish complaint cell or it also allows restoration of commuted portion of pension alongwith increases as ordered by the Superior Courts?||Finance Department’s Notification No. FD.SR-III/2008 dated 30-01-2015 has been issued for establishment of a Complaint Cell for the purpose specified in the said Notification.|
|2||Whether this Notification is applicable to the petitioner pensioners or it is also applicable to all the eligible pensioners irrespective of the fact that those pensioners were petitioners or not?||The schedule of time given in the Notification referred to above is applicable to only the petitioners. Other pensioners may also submit their applications to the District Accounts Officers or as the case may be, office of the Accountant General Punjab who issued their pension payment orders (PPO) in case they have not been given pension including restoration of commuted portion of pension as prescribed in the applicable rules and increases. If any, in pensioner, as sanctioned, from time to time by the Govt or they have any other lawful grievances. Such pensioners may also submit their complaints to the Complaint Cell for their lawful grievances and not redressed by the concerned DAO/TO/AGP.|
|3||Will Complaint Cell receive applications from the pensioners from all over Punjab, eligible for restoration of pension with increases in pension or such applications will be required to be submitted to Accounts Office concerned?||Applications are required to be submitted in the District Accounts Office or as the case may be office of the Accountant General Punjab who issued their PPO. The Complaint Cell will receive complaints against actions or inactions of the concerned offices for necessary action to ensure that pensioners are given what they are lawfully entitled to receive.|
|4||The above referred Notification apparently provides that Complaint Cell will receive the applications and scrutinize the same. If the applications are received from the pensioners by the Cell, what will be the mechanism and time frame for cell to transmit the same to the Accounts Office concerned?||Same as against serial number ii & iii above.|
|5||If the applications for restoration of commuted portion of pension are required to be received by the Accounts Office concerned what type of applications will be dealt with by the Cell?||Same as against serial number iii above.|
It is to mention here that the Punjab Govt later on 10-02-2015 again issued the Notification for further Clarification Regarding Restoration of Commuted Portion of Pension.
Special Thanks to Mr. Abdul Ghafoor Mirza for sending the copy of the Clarification Regarding Restoration of Pension by Finance Department Punjab.