Pension adalats to generate awareness


VIZIANAGARAM: Employees should send pension proposals to the Accountant-General six months before their retirement, M. Karunanidhi, Deputy Accountant-General, has said.

Mr. Karunanidhi, who participated in a pension adalat here on Tuesday evening, said there was delay in sanctioning pensions to some employees. To resolve such irritants and also to create awareness among officials adalats were being conducted with officials in each district. He said three cases each in educational and panchayat raj departments and one case each in forest, information (Technical), irrigation, judiciary, police, registration and revenue departments were pending in the district.

He instructed district drawing and disbursement officials to send pension proposals in five sets along with the employee’s last drawn salary certificate to the AG Office for settlement of gratuity and pension on the day of superannuation of an employee. If there were any changes in the proposals sent six months before must be informed for correction, he said.

Mr. Karunanidhi said 60,000 proposals were received after the pay scales were revised. Of them 37,000 were solved. , 8,000 were sent back to departments concerned for clarification and the balance proposals would be sorted out by August 2007, he said. The Deputy Director (Treasury) A. Lakshmi Kumari said the delay in sending check-lists in time was the reason for delay in settlement of pensions.

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