Chandigarh, May 14 UNI | 3 months ago

The Punjab government has asked the pensioners/family pensioners to submit the date of birth proof for grant of old age allowances.

A state government spokesman said here today it has come to the notice of the government that certain difficulties are being faced by certain pensioners/family pensioners for claiming additional quantum of pension/family pension on completion of the age of 80 years and above because their date of birth has not been recorded in the Pension Payment Order.

It has been decided that in such cases PAN Card, Matriculation Certificate , Passport and Adhaar Card (if it contains date of birth) should be submitted to settle the claims of additional quantum of pension/family pension.

If the date of birth is not recorded in the PPO or in the office record, the Pension Disbursing Authority Bank would send an intimation to the pensioner/ family pensioner about the non availability of the information, he added.

The necessary instructions in this regard has also been issued to all the Heads of Departments, Commissioners of Divisions, Registrar, High Court Punjab and Haryana, Districts and Session Judges and all the Deputy Commissioners in the state.

(Posted on 15-05-2014)