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Basic pension is revised by the government from time to time, at least once every 10 years since 1986.
Minimum basic pension/family pension, excluding dearness relief was Rs.3500 till December 31 2015 and is Rs.9000 w.e.f. January 1,2016
20% to 100% additional pension is granted on attaining age of 80 years and above
Fixed medical allowance in non CGHS area is Rs.500 from November 9.2014
Aged/ill pensioners can submit life certificates through gazetted officers/ Sarpanch/Magistrate/RBI or other bank officer etc.
Aadhaar based Life Certificates can be submitted online from home.
For pensioners holding joint account with spouse, only death certificate is sufficient for commencing family pension for spouse.
Succession certificate not required for starting family pension
Names of permanently disabled dependent children/siblings and dependent parents can be added in PPO.
Provide mobile number to banks to get SMS on payment of pension and important updates.
For further information please contact your bank branch or write to:
Director (PW), Department of Pension and Pensioner’s Welfare, 3rd floor, Lok Nayak Bhawan, Khan Market, New Delhi 110003
Grievance Cell, Central Pension Accounting Office, Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure, Trikoot ll, Bhikaji Cama Place, New Delhi 110066