Thursday, August 13, 2009


Department of Pension & Pensioners' Welfare, OM No 38/37/08-P&PW(A) dated 11.8.2009

Sub : Implementation of Government's decision on the recommendations of the Sixth Central Pay Commission - Revision of Pension of pre-2006 pensioners/family pensioners etc

The undersigned is directed to say that in this Departments' OM of even Number dated 21.5.2009, it was provided that the following documents would be accepted as proof of date of birth/age for payment of additional pension/family pension on completion of 80 years and above:

(i) Pan Card

(ii) Matriculation certificate (containing the information regarding date of birth )

(iii) Passport

(iv) CGHS Card

(v) Driving licence (if contains date of birth)

2. The matter has been examined further. Considering the difficulay in producting any of the above mentioned documents as proof of age by the old pensioners, particularly those in the rural areas, it has been decided that the Voters' ID may also be accepted as proof of date of birth/age for payment of additonal pension/family pension on completion of 80 years and above subject to the following conditions:

3. The other conditions for acceptance of the documents,as mentioned in the OM dated 21.5.2009, will remain the same.

4. Some doubts have been expressed regarding the date from which the additional pension is to be made effective. In this connection, attention is invited to the clarifications issued vide this Department's OM of even No dated 3.10.2008. It is re-iterated that the additional quantum of pension/family pension, would be admissible from the 1st day of the month in which the date of birth falls, only on completion of the age of 80 years, 85 years, etc (and not in the beginning of the 80th year, 85th year, etc). All references/representations received in this respect stand disposed off accordingly.

Illustration : If a pensioner/family pensioner's date of birth is 26.1.1930, then he/she will be entitled to the additional quantum of pension on completion of 80 years of age w.e.f. 1.1.2010.

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