Pension Adalat Organized by Central Pension Accounting Office

Government of India
Ministry of Finance Department of Expenditure
O/o Controller General of Accounts Central Pension Accounting Office
Bhikaji Cama Place, Trikoot-11,
New Delhi - 110066

LOK SABHA 

STARRED QUESTION No. 350
TO  BE ANSWERED ON MONDAY , 28th MARC H, 2022

PENSION ADALAT ORGANISED BY CPAO

350 SHRI PRATAPRAO JADHAV
        SHRI SHRIRANG APPA BARNE

Will the Minister of Finance be pleased to state:

a. Whether the  Central Pension Accounting Office (CPAO)  is going to organize a 'Pension Adalat' through video conferencing;

b. If so, the details thereof along with the aims and objectives and the details of issues/matters likely to be sorted out in the said Pension Adalat;

c. the main objectives of launching National Pension Scheme (NPS) along with the  number' of persons enrolled thereunder since its inception, State/UT wise;

d. whether the Government has achieved the objective of NPS, if so, the details thereof and if not, the corrective measures taken/being taken by the Government in this regard; and

e. whether the Government has enhanced the contribution under NPS to make the retirement income scheme more attractive and if so, the details thereof?

PENSION ADALAT ORGANISED BY CPAO
Answer
MINISTER IN THE MINISTRY OF FINANCE 

(SMT. NIRMALA SITHARAMAN)

(a) to (e): A statement is placed on the Table of the House

Statement referred to in reply to Lok Sabha Starred Question No. 350 for answer on  28th March, 2022 raised by SHRI PRATAPRAO JADHAV  and SHRI SHRIRANG APPA  BARNE Regarding 'PENSION ADALAT  ORGANISED  BY CPAO'

(a) Yes, Central Pension Accounting Office (CPAO) has organized a Pension Adalat on 16th of March, 2022 through video conferencing.

(b) Details in (a) above.

The aims and objectives of this 'Pension Adalat' were to facilitate prompt and quick redressal of the grievances of  the pensioners/fam ily pensioners. The details of issues/matters taken up for sorting out in the said Pension Adalat are related to payment of commutation value, payment of additional pension due, payment of arrear of pension due to revision & issues related to life certificate submission.

(c) The National Pension System (NPS) was introduced by the Government of India to replace the defined benefit pension system by defined contribution pension scheme in order to provide old age income security and to channelize the small savings into productive sectors of the economy through prudential investments. NPS was made mandatory for all new recruits to the Central Government service from 1st January ,2004, (except the armed forces in the first stage) and has also been rolled out for all citizens with effect from 1st May,2009, on voluntary basis .

The number of persons enrolled under NPS as on 28.02.2022, since its inception, State/UT-wise is at Annexure A.

(d)&(e) The Government of India has taken a number of steps for streamlining NPS for Central Government employees to protect the interests of the subscribers. These include enhancement of Central Government's contribution from the earlier 10% to 14% of basic pay+DA for all the Central Government employees covered under National Pension System Tier- 1.

Annexure A

The  number  of  persons  enrolled  under  NPS  as  on  28 .02.2022,  since  its inception, State/UT-wise

S. No .

Name of State

Number of Subscribers

1.

Andaman & Nicobar Islands

14,444

2 .

Andhra Pradesh

9,31,391

3.

Arunachal Pradesh

36,769

4 .

Assam I

4 ,90, 192

5.

Bihar

6,90,791

6.

Chandi Qarh

38,390

7.

Chhattisgarh

6,04,862

8 .

Dadra and Nagar HaveIi & Daman & Diu

5,019

9 .

Delhi

4 ,38,941

10.

Goa

58,525

11.

Gujarat

7,52,656

12.

Haryana

4 ,82,841

13 .

Himachal Pradesh

1,78,383

14.

Jammu & Kashmir

2,35,440

15.

Jharkhand

3,74,234

16.

Karnataka

13,98,605

17.

Kerala

6,80,787

18.

Ladakh

482

19.

Lakhswadeep

2,211

20 .

Madhya Pradesh

9,20,418

21

Maharashtra

15,69,265

22 .

Manipur

68,871

23 .

Meghalaya

32,752

24 .

Mizoram

13,823

25 .

Nagaland

51, 194

26 .

Odisha

5,13,264

27 .

Pondicherry

24,632

28 .

Punjab

3,51,531

29 .

Rajasthan

9,74,928

30 .

Sikkim

28,993

31 .

Tamil Nadu

6,87,380

32.

Telangana

2,00,935

33 .

Tripura

56,018

34.

Uttar Pradesh

17,29 ,754

35.

Uttarakhand

1,85,584

36.

West Benqal

6,53,599

37 .

Others*

42,282

Total

155,20,186

Source: PFRDA

*Others include paramilitary forces , Non Resident Indian subscribers, and Overseas Citizenship of India subscribers


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