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CPAO : Minutes of the Meeting – Review the implementation of 7th CPC pension revision

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CPAO/IT &Tech/Master data/14 (Vol-III)/2017-18/196
15.02.2018
Minutes of the Meeting
Kindly find enclosed the Minutes of the Meeting held on 31st January, 2018 at 3:00 PM at Conference Hall of Central Pension Accounting Office (CPAO) with all Heads of CPPCs/ Government Business Divisions to review the implementation of 7th CPC pension revision under the Chairmanship of Controller of Accounts for information and further necessary action
End:- As above
S/d,
(Subhash Chandra)
(Controller of Accounts)
To,
1. Heads of CPPCs & Heads of Govt. Business Divisions of all  Authorised Banks.
2. General Managers of Government Business Divisions of all Authorised Banks.
3. Ms. Anjali Goyal, Principal Executive Director (Accounts), Ministry of Railways, Room No.423-H, Rail Bhawan, New Delhi-110 001.
4. Shri Kanwaldeep Singh, Jt. CGDA (Pen), Office of Controller General of Defence Accounts, Ministry of Defence, Ulan Batar Road, Palam, Delhi Cantt – 110010.
5. Shri Amit Yadav, JS (Adorn), Department of Telecommunications, Room No. 315, Sanchar Bhawan, 20, Ashoka Road, New Delhi-110 001.
6. Shri Manish Sinha, (IMF), Department or Posts, Dak Bhawan, New Delhi –  110001.

Minutes of the Meeting held on 31st January,2018 with Heads of CPPCs/Government Business Divisions to review the implementation of 7th CPC pension revision
A Meeting was held on 31st January, 2018 under the chairmanship of Controller of Accounts with all the representatives of pension disbursing banks to discuss the timely payment of revised pension and arrears under 7th CPC and pension related issues. At the outset, Controller of Accounts welcomed all the participants and emphasized on the need of timely payment of revised pension and arrears in the accounts of the pensioners by the banks. After that agenda items of the meeting were discussed in detail and following decisions were taken.
List of participants is attached at Annexure.
1. Payment of revised pension under 7th CPC by banks: –
Banks were requested to make the payment of revised pension and arrears to the pensioners within one week from the receipt of revised authority from the CPAO to avoid any financial hardship to pensioners. Almost all the banks reported that as on 30.01.2018 in most of the pension authorities received in the banks action has been taken and revised pension has been credited to the bank accounts of the pensioners along with arrears. All the banks were advised to process the revision authorities at least thrice in a month so as to avoid pendency at bank level. Controller of Accounts advised the banks that arrear payment should be made with the regular payment of pension or earlier. Sr.TD (NIC) reiterated the requirement of acknowledgement confirming the receipt of e-Revision Authorities from CPAO for reconciliation.
(Action: Banks)
2. Reporting of payment of revised pension arrears to CPAO by Banks: –
All the banks were advised to flag the payment of revised pension and arrears under 7th CPC in through the e-Scrolls so that monitoring of payment of revised pension may be ensured at CPAO.
(Action: Banks)
3. Master Data Reconciliation: –
Reconciliation of pensioners Master Data of banks with that of CPAO is a must for the payment of correct pension to the pensioners. Cases of excess/less payment of pension occur due to errors in the banks’ database which need to be rectified by way of regular reconciliation with CPAO. Status of master data reconciliation was reviewed in the meeting and it was observed that twelve banks have not submitted their master data since last 2 years to CPAO for reconciliation. These banks were requested to submit the updated master data within 15 days and other banks on quarterly basis to CPAO.
(Action: Banks)
4. Issues related with e-Revision of pension and e-PPO for fresh pension :
It was observed in the meeting that many banks had confusion regarding e-Revision Authority and e-PPO (PPO Booklet).Their doubts were cleared by the Controller of accounts and difference between the two was clarified that presently online digitally signed e-Revision Authorities are being sent to the banks in the revision cases, In fresh pension cases, PPO booklets are sent manually in paper form to the banks. However, banks were informed that development for sending the electronic PPO Booklet online to the banks is underway is likely to he implemented from 1st April, 2018. To facilitate the banks in making necessary changes in their pension processing software, format of electronic PPO Booklet was shared by the CPAO with them and the same is also available on CPAOs website for ready reference. Banks were advised to download the same and make necessary provisions in their software to implement the e-PPO in fresh pension cases. In case of any doubt, they were requested to contact Sr. TI) (NIC), CPAO.
(Action: NIC-CPAO/Banks)
5. Compliance of Internet Audit observations on 7th CPC revisions :
Status of pending internal Audit Paras was discussed in the meeting Sr. Accounts Officer, Internal audit Wing informed that more than 1500 audit Paras arc pending for settlement for want of compliance report from the banks. It was noticed that Dena Bank and Central Bank of India have not yet submitted the compliance reports to CPAO. Some banks reported that they have submitted their compliance report on 24th or 25th January, 2018 by e-mail which needs to he confirmed by Internal Audit Wing. None the less, these banks and others also were advised to send the physical copies of compliance reports to CPAO at the earliest so that pendency can be settled.
(Action: Internal Audit/ Banks)
Cases of deducting the TDs at the fag end of the year which have been cause of the financial hardship to the pensioners were also discussed and all banks were advised to deduct the TDS from each payment. All banks requested to take a considerable view of the recovery of excess/overpayment to be made by banks from the pensioners.

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