Meeting with Joint CCA (Pension)
Today (17/11/2021) we (DG, V.Ramarao, R.Venkatachalam & S.Sundarakrishnan met the Jt.CCA (Pension) Smt. Gowthami at her office. At the outset we conveyed our sincere thanks for completing the pension anomaly cases by issuing Revised Pension Authority within a short span of time. Tamilnadu was the first to complete the task in the entire country and congratulated her and her team (Later we met AO, & AAO, pension also and thanked them).
We have already sent the names of beneficiaries numbering 444 names in CEC group. District secretaries are requested to verify and inform us the following information:
· Is there any omission
· Whether the pensioner or the family pensioner has received the copy
· Whether the list includes the deceased pensioner & family pensioner; if so, the name (normally CCA office will consider as deceased only if the PDAs return both halfs of PPO)
In addition to that 444, there is a list of 33 names in whose case both pensioner and spouse are not alive. If possible please try to trace the legal-heir if any and inform them and also to us. The names are given below:
GM (Postal Accounts & Finance) informed that all the pension anomaly cases were dispatched to 58 HPOs on 1/11/2021 itself. It is for the HPOs to prepare Due/Drawn statement and pay the arrears.
Regarding FMA to CGHS card-holders residing in uncovered areas, the file is likely to be cleared within a fortnight and suitable guidelines will be issued.
Regarding inclusion of name of permanently disabled child/children, siblings in PPO, we quoted DoP&PW OM dated 3/3/2020 and requested for implementing the order. She told that she had discussion with higher-ups and action will be taken to implement that OM by issuing addendum for inclusion of the name.
We suggested to hold pension adalat physically at the earliest. She told that she is likely to go for training ( for more than 3 months) to Delhi in the second/third week of January 2022. In consultation with PCCA/CCA, pension adalat will be held positively in the first week of January 2022.
We asked her whether all the service books of BSNL retirees are received in CCA office from the SSAs. We were informed that approximately 36,000 service books including 10,000 of DoT pensioners are only received. There may be another 10,000 to be received. She also told that there is space constraint. Then we suggested that why can’t DoT pay rent to BSNL and get the accommodation in the same building. She appreciated the suggession and agreed to speak with higher-ups in this regard. We told her that if that proposal is accepted and proper intimation is given to BSNL, then we can also meet CGM, BSNL and pursue. If all the service books are received and catalogued then it would be easy for tracing and help to expedite any future revision.
By and large, the meeting was very useful, purposeful and helped to understand each other’s view-points.
DG, V.Ramarao, R.Venkatachalam & S Sundarakrishnan