Problems Faced by Pensioners in Sanction/Drawl of Pension

Government of Pakistan, Finance Division (Regulation Wing) has issued the official Notification letter on 13 January, 2019 in connection with problems faced by the pensioners in sanction/drawl of pension.

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The undersigned is directed to refer to the above subject and to state that pursuant to directions of Prime Minister and Superior Courts, the Finance Secretary held a consultative meeting with all the Federal as well as provisional Agencies responsible for disbursement of pension on 13-12-2016 to review and discuss problems faced by the pensioners in timely sanction/drawl of pension. It was inter alia decided that all principal Accounting Officer would ensure that no pension case should be with hold for completion of documentation and NOCs etc. and that Anticipatory Pension may be sanctioned, as mandated in Section 19(4) of Civil Servants Act 1973 and further regulated under Articles 922-926 of Civil Services Regulations (CSR).

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Section 19(4) of Civil Servant Act, 1973 states as under

If the determination of the amount of pension or gratuity admissible to a civil servant is delayed beyond one month of the date of his retirement or death, he or his family, as the case may be, shall be paid provisionally such anticipatory pension or gratuity as may be determined by the prescribed authority, according to the length of the service of the Civil Servant which qualifies for pension or gratuity; and any over payment consequent on such provisional payment shall be adjusted against the amount of pension or gratuity finally determined as payable to such civil servant or his family.

All concerned are requested to implement the above provisions to facilitate early finalization of pension cases.

Problems Faced by Pensioners in Sanction/Drawl of Pension

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