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MISMATCH OF SPOUSE NAME IN THE PENSION RECORDS

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MISMATCH OF SPOUSE NAME IN THE PENSION RECORDS

Off late it has become a big problem for some aged pensioners and the unfortunate widows to correct a small spelling mistakes in their names to get pension.  For example, for a question asked by a record office clerk “What is the name of your wife”  the Sepoy says VANI.  The record clerk writes it as VENI.  The Sepoy has no access to see what is written. He comes to know about this small spelling mistake when he applies for Endorsement of family pension.

There was no system of endorsement of family pension in the PPO of the pensioners who retired before 1.4.1985.  Later in the year 1987, the CDA Allahabad issued circulars to apply for endorsement of family pension in a prescribed format.

Due to communication gap, many pensioners did not apply for endorsement of family pension and died leaving behind their spouse to run pillar to post for sanction of family pension now.

Many pre-86 pensioners, while filling up their pension papers have not taken due care to fill up the correct name of their spouse as per their spouse’s school records.  They have just given the name without verifying any educational records of their spouses.  This has resulted enormous variation from their original educational records.  The level of education of most of the spouses of the Other Ranks also was below primary school level. They were not having any authentic record of their name in any documents like School certificate, voter IDs, PAN Cards etc.

Moreover the names of the south Indian Ladies such as VANI, KUTTI, ANANDHI, PRIYA always undergo spelling error while writing in English by Hindi speaking staff at the record offices.  For example, the name VANI  is simply written as VENI, KUTTI is written as KUTTY,  ANANDHI  is written as ANANDI.  Since the records are not easily accessible, the error goes unnoticed.  This comes to light only after retirement and that too, when the pensioner opens a Bank account for his spouse as per present Aadhaar Card, Voter ID etc.  There comes the mismatch of name between pension record name and the bank account name.  The bank does not accept VANI  and VENI  as one person.  PPO says Veni and the Bank account says Vani.  The bank refuses to credit pension.  Now it is a very log procedure to correct this spelling mistake.

Generally all the record offices ask the following documents for changing name even for a small spelling mistake as shown above.

1.      An application for change of spouse name.

2.      Publish the change of name in any news paper’s advertisement (in English) and submit the concerned full page of the same in original.

3.      An affidavit (in original) duly issued by Notary Public for change of name

4.      Self declaration (for change of spouse name)

5.      A copy of Date of birth proof (PAN Card/ECHS Card/Aadhaar Card/Matric Certificate)

After submitting the above documents, the Record Office will publish Part II order/NE POR.  Only then your application will be forwarded to CDA(P) for issue of Corr. PPO. This process will take more than six months. Till the time the widow cannot get pension. This is the situation.

The Specimen for News paper Advertisement and Self Declaration for change of name will be published in the next posting.  

My friend's wife name is Krishna Veni.  But it is written by the record clerk as Krishna Wayne in the pension records.  For the past six months he is running pillar to post for correcting the same.  He is 73 years old now. 

CAN WE NOT SIMPLIFY THIS PROCEDURE ?

THINK IT OVER

PLEASE HELP AGED PENSIONERS 

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