Procedure to be followed by this office for processing of Pension cases

On receipt of pension papers complete in all respects from the Head of Office six months in advance from the date of superannuation of Government employee, the Principal Accountant General (A&E), West Bengal shall apply requisite checks for determining the admissibility of pension and gratuity and also family pension cases.

If any information/clarification is wanted, the Head of Office shall be contacted within 3 months from the date of receipt of pension papers.

Where no information/clarification is desired or where necessary clarification has been received from the Head of Office, the Principal Accountant General (A&E), West Bengal shall straightway issue (i) Pension Payment Order, (ii) authority for payment of gratuity and (iii) authority for payment of commuted value of pension one month in advance from the date of superannuation of the Government employee.

This Office shall send pensioner’s copy of intimation letter regarding issue of Pension Payment Order and the authority for payment of retiring gratuity and commuted value of pension to the concerned Head of Office under whom the retiring employee is serving and the both halves of Pension Payment Order to the Pension Disbursing Officer, as chosen by the retiring Government employees, with the direction to start payment from the specific date as fixed therein.

When the retiring employees is in receipt of higher pay on the basis of interim orders passed by the Hon’ble High Court, Hon’ble Supreme Court of India, West Bengal Administrative Tribunal or where appeal, if any, preferred by the Government is pending, such higher pay may be taken into account for calculation of pension only on provisional basis till finalisation of the case. No gratuity or commuted value of pension shall be authorised in such cases till finalisation of the court case and issue of consequential Government instructions.

Where payment of pension/family pension is to be made in other State, the Special Seal Authority for payment of pensionary benefits may be issued as usual to the concerned Accountant General, in whose audit jurisdiction the pensioner intends to draw pension.