What is switching over of Pension Payment?

All existing Pensioners/Family Pensioners who are drawing Pension/Family Pension sanctioned by the A.G. W.B.and are being paid through State Government based on the Authority issued by the A.G. W.B. can switch over to receive pension/family pension from the Central Government.

Who can switch over?

The existing Pensioners/Family Pensioners who are receiving pension/family pension sanctioned by the A.G. W.B. and the Pension Payment Authority in whose cases was issued by the A.G. W.B. can switch over to receive pension from the Central Government by submitting his/her Option. The existing Pensioners/Family Pensioners whose case was processed by the A.G. W.B. but they received the payment authority from the Central Pension Accounting Office (CPAO), Govt. of India, need not switch over as they are already receiving pension/family pension from the Central Government.

Why should you switch over?

• AIS Pension Cell of P & AR Department being the Designated Authority (DA) would be easily accessible to the retired AIS Officers and Family Pensioners of this State Cadre compared to the A.G. W.B.

• Quick revision of pension/family pension due to Pay Commission Awards, Re-fixation of Pay & allowances etc.

• Ease in change of Bank Accounts, change in address etc. of the Pensioner/Family Pensioner.

• Interactive website of AIS – Pension Cell provides online help and assistance to Pensioners/Family Pensioners.

• AIS – Pension Cell would ensure completion of ‘switching over’ within one month to avoid any disturbance in drawal of regular monthly Pension/Family Pension.

How to Apply?

Existing Pensioners/Family Pensioners who are drawing pension /family pension sanctioned by the A.G. W.B. through Treasuries/Banks would apply to ‘The Controller of Accounts, AIS – Pension and Service Records & e/o, Deputy Secretary, Personnel and Administrative Reforms Department at Block VI, 2nd Floor, Writers’ Buildings, Kolkata – 700 001’ in prescribed Application Form along with his/her option in form No. I.

Action to be taken by the AIS – Pension Cell:

After receiving such option from an AIS Pensioner/Family Pensioner, the AIS – Pension Cell will send a request to the concerned Treasury/Bank (from which the Pensioner/Family Pensioner is receiving his/her Pension/Family Pension) to hand over to the Pensioner/Family Pensioner Disburser’s half of the P.P.O. under the custody of the Treasury/Bank in Original after incorporating a Certificate of the Competent Officer on both halves of the P.P.O.(s) to the effect that Pension/Family Pension ( as the case may be) has been paid up to _______month of the year______.

Further action of the Pensioner/Family Pensioner:

• The Pensioner/Family Pensioner after receiving both halves of his/her P.P.O. duly certified by the Treasury /Bank regarding payment of Pension/Family Pension up to a particular month will submit his/her details as per following check list to the The Controller of Accounts, AIS – Pension and Service Records & e/o, Deputy Secretary, Personnel and Administrative Reforms Department at Block VI, 2nd Floor, Writers’ Buildings, Kolkata – 700 001 for getting his/her fresh P.P.O. for such switching over routed through the CPAO.

Check List for submission of papers for switching over:

The Pensioner/Family Pensioner shall submit following papers immediately after receiving his/her Pension/Family Pension for a particular month :-

• Both halves of his/her P.P.O.(s) duly certified by the Treasury /Bank regarding payment of Pension/Family Pension up to a particular month.

• 3 (three) copies of Joint passport size photos (single photos for unmarried/divorcee Pensioners /Family pensioners) duly attested by a competent officer.

• Duly filled in Form – 5 in duplicate.

• Details of Family as per Form – 3 in duplicate.

• Nomination for LTA Pension/Family Pension in Form – A in duplicate.

• Bank details for drawal of Pension/Family Pension through Public sector Banks as per Annexure – A in duplicate.

• His/Her Specimen signature as per format in triplicate duly attested.

• His/Her personal identification as per format in triplicate duly attested.

• Pension calculation sheet as per format in duplicate.

All these forms are accessible from this site.

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Final action of the AIS- Pension Cell:

Once these documents have been received by the AIS – Pension Cell, the Designated Authority will verify and process the same and issue fresh P.P.O. for onward sending the same to the CPAO for its Authentication under intimation to the Pensioner/Family Pensioner. Action of the CPAO: The CPAO within 21 days (maximum permissible time) would authorise the P.P.O. and directly send both halves of the P.P.O. to the concerned Public Sector Bank from which the Pensioner/Family Pensioner has intended to draw his/her Pension/Family Pension under intimation to the Pensioner/Family Pensioner and the AIS – Pension Cell of P&AR Department.