Release of withheld amount of Gratuity/DCRG in respect of Retired Personnel.
O/o the Pr. C.D.A. (P)
1. The C.M.Ds, All Public Sector Banks………………
2. The Director of Treasuries states …………….
3. Nodal Officers, ICICI/IDBI/Axis/ HDFC Bank
4. The Chief Manager SBI CPPC
5. The PCDA (WC) Chandigarh
6. The CDA (PD) Meerut
7. The CDA Chennai
8. Military Attache, Indian Embassy Kathmandu, Nepal.
9. The Pay & Accounts Officers……………….
10. The Post Master ………………………….
Sub:- Release of withheld amount of Gratuity/DCRG in respect of Retired Personnel.
Number of complaints are being received from defence pensioner that their Pension Disbursing Authorities are not releasing the withheld amount of Gratuity/DCRG after expiry of six months from date of retirement (three month after date of death of Personnel in the case of family pension).
Necessary instructions to release automatically the withheld amount of Gratuity/DCRG i.e. without any instruction from Pension Sanctioning Authority, after expiry of six months/three months (in the case of family pension) is either mentioned on back side of the PPO itself or enclosed/attached separately with the Pension Payment Order concerned.
Non release of withheld amount of Gratuity/DCRG after expiry of stipulated period, compels the pensioner/family pensioner to resort to unnecessary correspondence with various agencies.
In view of the above, it is requested that paying branches/Treasuries/ Pay Accounts Officer, DPDOs under your jurisdictions may be instructed to establish a mechanism for release of the withheld amount of Gratuity/DCRG after expiry of six months/ three months as the case may be, if nothing is heard from concerned Pension Sanctioning Authority in this regard during the above period.
Asst. CDA (P)