Thursday, August 2, 2018

NPS/CPS Contributory Pension Scheme Extension of benefit of Death -cum- Retirement Gratuity Cir.Memo No.F2/3058/2013 Dated 01/08/2018

NATIONAL PENSION SYSTEM Contributory Pension Scheme Extension of benefit of Death -cum- Retirement Gratuity; and extension of option of Invalidation Pension and Family Pension to the State Government employees covered by NPS and their family members in case of premature exit due to Invalidation / Death as per NPS/CPS Cir.Memo No.F2/3058/2013 Dated 01/08/2018/NPS/CPS Cir.Memo No.F2/3058/2013 Dated 01/08/2018 for NATIONAL PENSION SYSTEM – Contributory Pension Scheme Extension of benefit of Death -cum- Retirement Gratuity; and extension of option of Invalidation Pension and Family Pension to the State Government employees covered by NPS and their family members in case of premature exit due to Invalidation / Death/extended the following benefits to the State Government employees, who joined Government service on or after 01/09/2004 and covered under National Pension System as per Cir.Memo No.F2/3058/2013 Dated 01/08/2018/NPS/CPS Contributory Pension Scheme Extension of benefit of Death -cum- Retirement Gratuity Cir.Memo No.F2/3058/2013 Dated 01/08/2018.
NATIONAL PENSION SYSTEM – Contributory Pension Scheme Extension of benefit of Death -cum- Retirement Gratuity; and extension of option of Invalidation Pension and Family Pension to the State Government employees covered by NPS and their family members in case of premature exit due to Invalidation / Death – Orders issued by Government Instructions Issued as per Cir. Memo No. F2/3058/2013 Dated 01st August’ 2018.

NPS/CPS Contributory Pension Scheme Extension of benefit of Death -cum- Retirement Gratuity Cir.Memo No.F2/3058/2013 Dated 01/08/2018



  • Govt. Memo No. 30857/422/A1/Pen.I/2010, Dated 08/03/2010 of Finance (Pen.I) Department.
  • GO Ms. No. 62, Dated 07/03/2014 of Finance (Pen.I) Department.
  • GO Ms. No. 107, Dated 29/06/2017 of Finance (HR.V-Pension, GPF) Dept.
  • GO Ms. No. 121, Dated 18/07/2017 of Finance (HR.V-Pension, GPF) Dept.
  • GO Ms. No. 47, Dated 20/04/2018 of Finance (HR.V) Department.


Attention of all the Deputy Directors of District Treasuries in the State; and the Assistant Treasury Officer, Andhra Pradesh Capital Region Treasury, Amaravati @ Ibrahimpatnam is invited to the Government Orders 01st cited, wherein the Government have extended the benefit of Family Pension, Retirement / Death Gratuity to the State Government employees,

who are joined Government service on or after 01/09/2004 and covered under National Pension System. The benefit extended was withdrawn in Government Orders 02nd cited, consequent on issuing of PFRDA guidelines.

The Government in the Orders 03rd to 05th cited, have extended the following benefits to the State Government employees, who joined Government service on or after 01/09/2004 and covered under National Pension System:-

Benefit of ‘Death -cum- Retirement Gratuity’ on the same terms and conditions, as applicable to the State Government employees governed by the Andhra Pradesh Revised Pension Rules, 1980; and
Option to receive Invalidation Pension or Family Pension in case of premature exit due to invalidation / death, whatever the case may be, on par with the employees governed by the Andhra Pradesh Revised Pension Rules, 1980, subject to condition that the Accumulated Pension Wealth in the PRAN account of the employee / subscriber concerned shall be remitted back to Government.

On examination of the procedures envisaged by the PFRDA in such matters in their File No. PFRDA/16/14/02/0002/2017-REG-EXIT, Dated 15/01/2018 read with F. No. PFRDA/24/Exit/1, Dated 26/05/2016 and CRAs Cir. No. CRA/SNPSL/SG/2016/62, Dated 09/06/2016 and the Government Orders in GOs 04th and 05th cited, the following instructions are issued:

Employee / Family member of the deceased employee, who is entitled to and opts for availing Family Pension or Invalidation Pension, shall submit an application in prescribed Form. 103-GD along with ‘No Objection Certificate’ (Annexure-II), Death Certificate, Legal Heir Certificate and Original PRAN Card (if PRAN card is not available, the claimant needs to submit a duly notarized Affidavit as to the reasons of non-submission of Original PRAN card) etc. along with application for sanction of Family Pension / Death - cum- Retirement Gratuity and relevant documents to the Pension Sanctioning Authority (Drawing and Disbursing Officer -cum- Nodal Officer.3) concerned as prescribed by Government in GO Ms. No. 263, Dated 23/11/1998 of Finance and Planning (FW.PSC) Department and GO Ms. No. 97, Dated 07/05/2014 of Finance (PSC) Department.

The Pension Sanctioning Authority shall verify the proposals with reference to the entitlement of the claimant and the documents submitted and attest both the proposals, whenever required and forward the pension proposals to the respective Pension Authorizing Authority, viz., Principal Accountant
General (A&E), Andhra Pradesh, Hyderabad / State Audit, as the case may be. In case of Class-IV employees and other low category employees, i.e., Police Constables and Forest Guards, etc., the
Audit Officers of the State Audit department (district level); and Audit Officer working in O/o the Director of State Audit, Amaravati @ Ibrahimpatnam (State Head Quarters) is the competent
authority, as the case may be.

Immediately after receiving the intimation of Family pension / pension authorization from the respective Pension Authorizing Authority, the Pension Sanctioning Authority, if itself is the Nodal Officer.3, shall take action to forward the NPS Withdrawal proposal in Form. 103-GD along with
Annexure-I, ‘No Objection Certificate’ (Annexure.II), Death Certificate, Legal Heir Certificate, Original PRAN Card, etc. to the mapped Treasury Officer / Nodal Officer.2 concerned. If the Pension Sanctioning Authority is not the Drawing and Disbursing Officer / Nodal Officer.3, these forms shall be forwarded to the latter, i.e., Nodal Officer.3 to take similar action as above.

The Pension Sanctioning Authority / Drawing and Disbursing Officer / Nodal Officer.3 located under the jurisdiction of Amaravati Capital Region shall forward the NPS Withdrawal proposals
along with copy of attested Pension Payment Order, to the Pay and Accounts Officer, Andhra Pradesh, Amaravati @ Ibrahimpatnam / Nodal Officer.2.

The Pension Sanctioning Authority along with the prescribed Certificate of non-drawal of Anticipatory Pension and Gratuity shall issue another Certificate in the proforma prescribed in Annexure-III certifying that proposals for withdrawal of Accumulated Pension Wealth has been
forwarded to the Treasury Officer / Nodal Officer.2 concerned. The Pension Disbursing Authority / Treasury Officer shall obtain this certificate along with other documents prescribed to be obtained at
the time of identification of the pensioner / Family pensioner and file the same in the PPO record.

 Maker of the Treasury Officer / Nodal Officer.2 shall login to CRA System to select the option ‘Family Pension’ and key-in the required information to claim Accumulated Pension Wealth; and provide the Bank account details of Treasury Officer / Nodal Officer.2 as declared in Annexure-I. Thereby a Claim ID gets generated. This Claim ID should be authorized by the Treasury Officer / Nodal Officer.2 in his / her login.

After successful authorization, the Treasury Officer / Checker Nodal Officer.2, print the output form (Form. 103-GD) and dispatch the same along with filled-in and attested Annexure-I and II, Death
Certificate, etc. to the CRA authorities. Simultaneously the Treasury Officer / Nodal Officer.2 shall enter the details of the proposal in Column. (01.) to (09.) of the register to be maintained in the proforma (Annexure-IV).

On receiving the said online confirmation by the Treasury Officer / Nodal Officer.2, the CRA initiates payment process in the CRA System. The Accumulated Pension Wealth of the deceased Government servant / Government servant (in case of disability) for whom withdrawal request is raised, will be transferred to the Bank Account of the Treasury Officer / PAO as mentioned in Annexure-I, as per settlement cycle. The Treasury Officer / Nodal Officer.2 on receiving the information shall update the
Column. (11.) of the register.

On receiving the funds from CRA, the Treasury Officer / Nodal Officer.2 has to remit the entire amount to the HOA: 0071 - Contributions and Recoveries towards Pension and other Retirement benefits 01 - Civil 101 - Subscriptions and Contributions 06 - Refund of Accumulated Pension Wealth in lieu of Family Pension sanctioned to CPS (NPS) employees, by way of challan through CFMS window and update the remittance details in Column. (13.).

Then login to NPS Portal (treasury.ap.gov.in/nps) and key-in the details of deceased employee / employee, viz., Employee ID, PRAN No., Date of demise, PPO No., total value of Accumulated Pension Wealth, Challan remittance details, etc. for record of Pension Disbursing Authority / Treasury Officer (Snapshots are annexed herewith for ready reference). The Deputy Director, District Treasury concerned can view the treasury wise report under his / her jurisdiction in Online NPS Portal and shall monitor on weekly basis.

The Treasury Officer / Nodal Officer.2 shall watch the status of such withdrawal requests on day-to-day basis and take action to remit the amount as stated at para. 3 (h.) above. He / She shall maintain the watch register in the proforma prescribed in Annexure.IV and update it at different stages of the withdrawal process till the final remittances are recorded. The Deputy Director, District Treasury
concerned shall verify this register and watch the status of the withdrawals and updation of records at periodical intervals

In all cases of pre-mature exit due to invalidation / death, which are settled in terms of Government Orders 03rd to 05th cited, it is the responsibility of Pension Sanctioning Authority to ensure that proposals for withdrawal of Accumulated Pension Wealth is forwarded to the Treasury
Officer / Nodal Officer.2 concerned simultaneously along with pension authorization.

In all cases of pre-mature exit due to invalidation / death, which were so far settled in terms of Government Orders 02nd cited, the benefit mentioned at para.2 above shall be extended only after remitting the Accumulated Pension Wealth in the PRAN Account of the deceased
employee / employee by their family members / employee, to the Government account.

All cases of Death -cum- Retirement Gratuity sanctioned in pursuance of orders in Government Orders 03rd cited shall be settled on the same terms and conditions, as are applicable to employees governed by the Andhra Pradesh Revised Pension Rules, 1980.


The Deputy Directors of District Treasuries in the State shall take necessary action to communicate these instructions to all the Divisional Sub Treasuries / Sub Treasuries / Drawing and Disbursing Officers under their jurisdiction by prominently displaying in their Notice Board as well as by way of any other possible communication and see that these instructions are strictly complied with.

Note:

The District Treasury personnel shall opt Family Pension category as ‘NPS-FAMILY- Pension’ in ‘Family Info’; and also opt category as ‘NPS-Family-Pension’ in ‘Pension Basics’ under ‘PPO RECORD’ module in ‘Pension Portal’, while forwarding the Pension authorization to the Treasury Officer / Pension Disbursing Authority concerned.



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