Banks Directed to Update Systems for Pension Arrears and Fixed Medical Allowance

CPAO Mandates Banks to Implement System Updates for Pension Arrears and Fixed Medical Allowance

The Central Pension Accounting Office (CPAO), under the Ministry of Finance, has issued a directive to all authorized banks, requiring them to update their systems to facilitate the implementation of arrears of pension and fixed medical allowance payments. The directive, outlined in Office Memorandum (OM) No. CPAO/IT&Tech/e-PPO/6Vol-X(C) P.F./2024-25/3133/18 dated 06.05.2024, aims to streamline the processing of these payments and ensure a seamless transition.

CPAO/IT&Tech/e-PPO/6Vol-X(C) P.F./2024-25/3133/18 Dated-06.05.2024 Implementation of Arrear of Pension and Fixed Medical Allowance
CPAO/IT&Tech/e-PPO/6Vol-X(C) P.F./2024-25/3133/18 Dated-06.05.2024 Implementation of Arrear of Pension and Fixed Medical Allowance

Background and Context

The CPAO directive follows a virtual meeting held on 12.04.2024, chaired by the Chief Controller (Pensions), where the implementation of pension arrears and fixed medical allowance was discussed. The CPAO has completed the necessary development for fixed medical allowance and the implementation of the arrears field in the e-SSA and e-PPO systems for cases where arrears of pension were paid by the Pay and Accounts Office (PAO).

Directives for Authorized Banks

In accordance with the CPAO directive, the Heads of CPPCs (Centralized Pension Processing Cells) and GBDs (Government Business Divisions) of all authorized banks are instructed to:

  • Upgrade or update their systems to accommodate the changes related to pension arrears and fixed medical allowance payments.
  • Ensure that the necessary modifications are implemented by May 15, 2024, to enable the seamless processing of these transactions.
  • After the specified date, all cases will be forwarded electronically by CPAO.

Support and Resources

To facilitate the implementation process, CPAO has already shared the necessary XML and PDF files with the banks via email dated 05.04.2024. These files will aid in the incorporation of the changes into the banks’ systems.

For any queries or technical assistance, banks can contact Sh. Dhiraj Kumar, Scientific Officer-SB at CPAO, at the email address dhiraj.kumar89@nic.in.

Bullet Point Summary:

  • CPAO issued OM No. CPAO/IT&Tech/e-PPO/6Vol-X(C) P.F./2024-25/3133/18 mandating system updates for pension arrears and fixed medical allowance.
  • Directive follows a virtual meeting held on 12.04.2024, chaired by the Chief Controller (Pensions).
  • Banks must upgrade systems by May 15, 2024, to process pension arrears and fixed medical allowance payments.
  • CPAO has completed development for fixed medical allowance and arrears field in e-SSA and e-PPO systems.
  • XML and PDF files shared by CPAO to facilitate implementation.
  • After May 15, 2024, all cases will be forwarded electronically by CPAO.
  • Contact Sh. Dhiraj Kumar (Scientific Officer-SB, CPAO) for queries or technical assistance.

The directive, signed by Ajay Chaudhary, Sr. Accounts Officer (IT & Tech), has been issued to the Heads of CPPCs and GBDs of all authorized banks, with copies to relevant CPAO officials.

Verbatim Text of CPAO Office Memorandum No. CPAO/IT&Tech/e-PPO/6Vol-X(C) P.F./2024-25/3133/18

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

Letter Number CPAO/IT&Tech/e-PPO/6Vol-X(C) P.F./2024-25/3133/18, Dated-06.05.2024

Office Memorandum

Sub: Implementation of Arrear of Pension and Fixed Medical Allowance – reg.

A virtual meeting on the aforementioned subject was convened on 12.04.2024 under the chairpersonship of Chief Controller (Pensions).

In this context, the undersigned is directed to convey the approval of competent authority and to say that the development for fixed medical allowance and implementation of arrears field in e-SSA and e-PPO for the cases where arrears of pension paid by PAO has been completed at CPAO level.

In view of above, Heads of CPPCS/GBDs of all Authorized Banks are hereby directed to upgrade/update their system accordingly to avoid inconvenience. These developments/modifications are mandatorily required to be carried out by 15th of May, 2024 in the systems of banks for fruitful results, afterwards all such cases will be forwarded electronically. The xml/pdf files for incorporation of the same has already been shared by CPAO via e-mail (dated 05.04.2024) to all the concerned.

In case of any query/technical advice, Sh. Dhiraj Kumar (Scientific Officer- SB, CPAO) at dhiraj.kumar89@nic.in may be contacted.

This issues with the approval of Competent Authority

(Ajay Chaudhary) Sr. Accounts Officer (IT & Tech)

To,

Heads of CPPCs of All Authorized Banks (as per list) Heads of GBD of All Authorized Banks (as per list)

Copy to:

PS to CC (P) PA to CA SO-SB, NIC (CPAO) PA to Dy. CA

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