Payment of Pension to EPS ’95 pensioners on the last working day of the month: EPFO Order 13.01.2022

Payment of Pension to EPS ’95 pensioners on the last working day of the month: EPFO Order 13.01.2022

Payment of Pension to EPS ’95 pensioners on the last working day of the month: EPFO Order 13.01.2022

कर्मचारी भविष्‍य निधि संगठन
EMPLOYEES’ PROVIDENT FUND ORGANISATION
श्रम एवं रोजगार मंत्रालय, भारत सरकार
MINISTRY OF LABOUR & EMPLOYMENT, GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
मुख्‍य कार्यालय / Head Office
भविष्‍य निधि भवन, 14, भीकाजी कामा प्‍लेस, नई दिल्‍ली – 110066
Bhavishya Nidhi Bhawan, 14, Bhikaji Cama Place, New Delhi-110066

E file: 42761

Dated: 13.01.2022

To,

All Addl. CPFCs, ZO
All RPFC-I /OICs, ROs

Sub: Payment of Pension to EPS ’95 pensioners on the last working day of the month.

Ref: RBI Circulars dated 17.03.2016 and 01.07.2020.

Madam / Sir,

EPFO has executed agreements with numerous pension disbursing banks for credit of pension to its pensioner. Current bank agreement with pension disbursing banks states that:

“Pension will be credited on the 1st working day of the month to which the pension relates or in any case not later than 5th day of the month’’.

However, it has been observed that payment of pension to pensioners are not credited in the account on due date as a result of which EPS pensioners face difficulties.

Further, RBI regularly issues guidelines / directions to pension disbursing agencies for crediting pension by these banks (referred above). The manual provisions on pension disbursement by EPFO has by and large been modeled on RBI circulars issued from time to time.

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The matter has been reviewed by Pension Division and keeping in line with RBI instructions, it has been decided that all field offices may send the monthly BRS to banks in such a way that pension gets credited to pensioners account on or before last working day of the month (except for the month of March that shall continue to be credited on or after 1st April). Further, it may simultaneously be ensured that actual pension is sent to pension disbursing banks not earlier than two days before it is to be credited in pensioners’ accounts.

Accordingly, while taking note of the above instructions for strict compliance, all offices are advised to issue necessary guidelines / directions to pension disbursing banks under their respective jurisdiction to ensure proper implementation of the above.

[This issues with the approval of CPFC. ]

Yours faithfully,

(Vishal Agarwal)
Regional P. F Commissioner-I (Pension)

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