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Expected DA-DR from Jul-2016 in 7th CPC vis-a-vis 6th CPC: ACPIN for Jan-2016 released

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The expectation of future Dearness Allowance for Central Government Employees and Dearness Relief for Pensioners from the month of July, 2016 is on air after the releasing of January, 2016 All Indian Consumer Price (Industrial Workers) Index Number (AICPIN) by the Labour Bureau.  The All-India CPI-IW for January, 2016 remained stationary at 269 (two hundred and sixty nine).

It is the starting phase of the calculation of expected DA/DR from the month of July, 2016.


 It also mentioned that the in DA/DR from Jan, 2016, which is calculated to be 125% with 6% increase is yet to be announced by the Govt. and on other hand it is already included in Fitment Formula of new pay matrix introduced by Seventh Pay Commission to be implemented from 1st Jan, 2016.

The question whether the increase in 6th CPC DA/DR from Jan, 2016 will announced by Govt or the new pay/pension structure with zero percent DA/DR from Jan, 2016 will be implemented from 1st April, 2016, the future will tell this.  

The table of  Expected DA-DR from Jul-2016 in 7th CPC vis-a-vis 6th CPC is given below:-

ExpectationIncrease/
Decrease
Index
MonthBase
Year
 2001
= 100
Total
of 12
Months
Twelve
monthly
Average
%
increase
over
115.76
for DA
DA
announced
or will be
announced
in 6th CPC
DA rate
as per
7th CPC
Seventh
CPC
DA July 2016
3
Jun,15
261
3053
254.42
119.78%
119%---
DA/DR from
Jan-2016 to
be announced
or be include
in 7th CPC
Pay Matrix
2
Jul,15
263
3064
255.33
120.57%
125%0%
1
Aug,15
264
3075
256.25
121.36%
2
Sep,15
266
3088
257.33
122.30%
3
Oct,15
269
3104
258.67
123.45%
1
Nov,15
270
3121
260.08
124.67%
-1
Dec,15
269
3137
261.42
125.83%
AICPIN Jan 16
0
Jan,16
269
3152
262.67
126.91%
131%6%
Expectation.1-
No increase
in total
ACPIN in
next 5
months
0
Feb,16
269
3168
264.00
128.06%
0
Mar,16
269
3183
265.25
129.14%
0
Apr,16
269
3196
266.33
130.07%
0
May,16
269
3207
267.25
130.87%
0
Jun,16
269
3215
267.92
131.44%
Expected DA/DR from July-2016
Expectation.2-
5 points
increase in
total ACPIN
in next
5 months
1
Feb,16
270
3169
264.08
128.13%
132%7%
1
Mar,16
271
3186
265.50
129.35%
1
Apr,16
272
3202
266.83
130.51%
1
May,16
273
3217
268.08
131.59%
1
Jun,16
274
3230
269.17
132.52%
Expected DA/DR from July-2016
Expectation.3-
5 points
decline in
total ACPIN
in next
5 months
-1
Feb,16
268
3167
263.92
127.99%
130%5%
-1
Mar,16
267
3180
265.00
128.92%
-1
Apr,16
266
3190
265.83
129.64%
-1
May,16
265
3197
266.42
130.15%
-1
Jun,16
264
3200
266.67
130.36%
Expected DA/DR from July-2016

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7th CPC & OROP Allocation in Union Budget 2016-2017

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7th CPC & OROP Allocation in Union Budget 2016-2017
After the Budget Speech, Arun Jaitley replied to a question about 7th CPC as below…
“Secretaries panel will decide the final burden on the government, a significant part of liabilities arising out of 7thCPC have already been factored in the Budget”, said Jaitley”
We looked into the Budget annexures to find the estimated allocation for 7th CPC and stumbled across the below while reading through the MACRO-ECONOMIC FRAMEWORK STATEMENT 2016-17 (file name: allfrbm.pdf) file which clearly has allocated the funds for OROP and 7th CPC.
The implementation of the Seventh Pay Commission due from 1st January, 2016 is to be implemented during the financial year 2016-17 as also the revised One Rank One pension scheme for the Defence services. The government has made provisions for the additional liabilities on these count.
On the plan side also a substantial increase of 15.3 per cent over RE 2015-16 has been provided for. This is unlike the previous financial year when on account of shrinking resources of the Centre on account of higher share of tax devolution to the States, the plan provision in BE 2015-16 was made with a marginal reduction over the revised estimates for 2014-15. In BE 2016-17 the total expenditure of the Government is estimated at about 13.1 per cent of GDP, thereby marking a marginal decrease over the RE 2015-16. This is against the increase in total expenditure of the Centre by 1.4 percentage points during 2008-09, when the Sixth Pay commission report was implemented
In BE 2016-17, the estimated expenditure on pension payments is ` 1,23,368 crore, which works out to about 0.8 per cent of GDP. The substantial increase in pension payments in the ensuing year is due to the provision made for the implementation of the recommendations of the Seventh Pay Commission as well as additionality provided in Defence (Pensions) towards One Rank One Pension (OROP). The total expenditure on pensions in the medium term is estimated at about 0.7 per cent of GDP.
As the Honourable Members are aware, the Seventh Central Pay Commission has submitted its Report. Following the past practice, a Committee has been constituted to examine the Report and give its recommendations. In the meantime, I have made necessary interim provisions in the Budget.
This clearly shows there has been plans and allocation for the 7th CPC and OROP recommendation and time will tell when it would be implemented and how much.

Key Features of Budget 2016-2017 : Official pdf Download

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Key Features of Budget 2016-2017

INTRODUCTION : Growth of Economy accelerated to 7.6% in 2015-16

CHALLENGES IN 2016-17 : Risks of further global slowdown and turbulence.

ROADMAP & PRIORITIES :  ‘Transform India’ to have a significant impact on economy and lives of people

AGRICULTURE AND FARMERS’ WELFARE : Allocation for Agriculture and Farmers’ welfare is Rs. 35,984 crore

RURAL SECTOR : Allocation for rural sector – Rs.87,765 crore.

SOCIAL SECTOR INCLUDING HEALTH CARE : Allocation for social sector including education and health care – Rs.1,51,581 crore.

EDUCATION, SKILLS AND JOB CREATION : 62 new Navodaya Vidyalayas will be opened

SKILL DEVELOPMENT : Allocation for skill development – Rs. 1804. crore.

JOB CREATION : GoI will pay contribution of 8.33% for of all new employees enrolling in EPFO for the first three years of their employment. Budget provision of Rs. 1000 crore for this scheme

INFRASTRUCTURE AND INVESTMENT : Total investment in the road sector, including PMGSY allocation, would be Rs. 97,000 crore during 2016-17.

FINANCIAL SECTOR REFORMS  : A comprehensive Code on Resolution of Financial Firms to be introduced.

GOVERNANCE AND EASE OF DOING BUSINESS : A Task Force has been constituted for rationalisation of human resources in various Ministries

FISCAL DISCIPLINE : Fiscal deficit in RE 2015-16 and BE 2016-17 retained at 3.9% and 3.5%

RELIEF TO SMALL TAX PAYERS : Raise the ceiling of tax rebate under section 87A fromRs. 2000 to Rs. 5000 to lessen tax burden on individuals with income upto Rs.5 laks

BOOST EMPLOYMENT AND GROWTH : Increase the turnover limit under Presumptive taxation scheme under section 44AD of the Income Tax Act to Rs. 2 crores to bring big relief to a large number of assessees in the MSME category.

MAKE IN INDIA : Changes in customs and excise duty rates on certain inputs to reduce costs and improve competitiveness of domestic industry

MOVING TOWARDS A PENSIONED SOCIETY : Withdrawal up to 40% of the corpus at the time of retirement to be tax exempt in the case of National Pension Scheme (NPS).

PROMOTING AFFORDABLE HOUSING : 100% deduction for profits to an undertaking in housing project for flats upto 30 sq. metres in four metro cities and 60 sq. metres in other cities

RESOURCE MOBILIZATION FOR AGRICULTURE, RURAL ECONOMY AND CLEAN ENVIRONMENT : Additional tax at the rate of 10% of gross amount of dividend will be payable by the recipients receiving dividend in excess of Rs.10 lakh per annum

PROVIDING CERTAINITY IN TAXATION : Committed to providing a stable and predictable taxation regime and reduce black money.

SIMPLIFICATION AND RATIONALIZATION OF TAXES : 13 cesses, levied by various Ministries in which revenue collection is less than ` 50 crore in a year to be abolished.

TECHNOLOGY FOR ACCOUNTABILITY : Expansion in the scope of e-assessments to all assessees in 7 mega cities in the coming years.

Authority: www.indiabudget.nic.in/

SUPREME COURT SETS ASIDE AFT DECISION ON DISABILTY PENSION

ACTION TO BE TAKEN BY RETIRED PERSONNEL WHEN STILL IN GOOD HEALTH AND SOUND MIND

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.DEAR VETERANS ,

Ex-Servicemen Joint Action Front (Sanjha Morcha) has compiled these guide lines for the veterans ,so that each none of us ensure appropriate action is taken during our life time with positive stride ,so that our defendants do not have to suffer or run around trying to make both ends meet to get the benefits and avoid legal battles after our inning in this world. Let us at least try and make few changes so that our loved ones would not suffer after we go. We do not know what will happen in the future. But, as the Scout motto goes: “Be prepared
Endorsement of Family Pension and Age of Spouse in Pension Payment Order (PPO).
  1. Please check if your PPO contains an endorsement giving the name and age of the spouse and details of ordinary family pension. If it does not, at the earliest make out an application in triplicate and send it to the agency that had issued the PPO – PCDA (Pensions) Allahabad/PCDA (N) through PDPA/ CABS. Make sure to attach all supporting documents and duly attested joint photograph as indicated in the specimen. Keep a copy the application in the master folder that you will be making for the spouse for follow up action if necessary in case the endorsement is not received during your life time.
  2. The PPO may contain endorsement of the name of the spouse as family pensioner but the age of spouse may not be recorded either in the PPO or in any other document in your pension folder maintained by your Pension Disbursing Agency (PDA) (your bank or the agency from whom you receive your pension). In such a case, you may apply for necessary action to the DESA with copies of proof of age of your spouse. Furnish any supporting document such as a copy of the statement of family particulars submitted by you at the time of your retirement or certified and notarized copy of your spouse’s birth Certificate, driving license, SSLC/Matriculation certificate, passport, voter identity card or any other
Normally accepted proof.
  1. When the endorsement and the acceptance of age of spouse are received, attach them to the original PPO and also make a few copies for safe custody. If the endorsement and the record of age of spouse do not exist and if you do not take action as indicated above, after your time your spouse has to go through a cumbersome and time consuming procedure to get the family pension properly authorized along with record of age- so do not delay.
NOTE:The original PPO should contain an endorsement about the family pension indicating an enhanced rate of family pension and an ordinary rate. If there is no such endorsement, please take it up with the authorities concerned as indicated in paras 1 and 2 above. In the event of the pensioner’s demise before the age of 67, the spouse/family pensioner is entitled to the enhanced rate for seven years or till the date on which the pensioner would have attained the age of 67 whichever is earlier. Thereafter the ordinary rate would apply. In both cases, the rates as periodically revised, along with the revision in pensions by successive Pay Commissions, would apply.

                             Bank Account for Pension
  1. If you are drawing your pension through a single bank account in your name and if, at the time of your retirement or within one year thereafter, you have not made a nomination in favour of your spouse, please do so immediately. This will enable your spouse to receive, after your time, any balance left in that account as well as any arrears of pension due to you during your life time. Consult your bank on the procedure for nomination.
  2. It is now permissible to convert your single bank account for pension into a joint account with your spouse/person mentioned in your PPO as the one entitled to receive family pension. If you have not already done so, please submit an application to your bank to this effect. After your time the joint account will become a single account in your spouse’s name into which the family pension and any life time arrears (LTA) can be credited. It is desirable to make a nomination as indicated in Para 4 above even if the pension account has been converted into a joint account so as to ensure trouble-free payment of your (LTA) to the spouse/nominee after your time.
  3. If you do not wish to take action as per 4 above, open a joint account in the name of yourself and your spouse, preferably in the same bank, if you have not already done so. This will automatically become a single account after your life time and the family pension can be credited to this account. Alternatively, open a single account in the same bank in the name of your spouse so that, when the time comes, on advice to the bank, the family pension can be credited to this account. Also ensure that your spouse makes a nomination in favour of a child/ family member or any other person of her/his choice for this single account so that when the need arises, the nominee can get the amount left in that account without any further formality.
  4. Make sure that the nominations/ conversions into joint account as applicable as per paras 3, 4 and/or 5 above are duly reflected in the bank records and also keep the relevant copies of such endorsements in the master folder for your spouse.
ECHS Membership
  1. Ex-Servicemen Contributory Health Scheme (ECHS) came into effect on 01 Apr 03 as a public funded Government Health Scheme for provision of medical care to Ex-Servicemen (ESM) in receipt of pension or disability pension and their dependants including spouses (wife/ husband), legitimate children and wholly dependant parents. If you have not already done so, you may consider enrolling yourself as a member. Please contact the nearest ECHS Policlinic for detailed information and assistance in enrolling.
Check all your nominations
  1. It’s a usual practice to put a name (i.e., in the first place if you have mentioned it) and royally forget about it. Most of us have named one of our parents as a nominee for investments, bank accounts opened before marriage. We have not changed the same even years after they are no longer there with us. Even your salary account usually has no nomination.
Therefore, kindly check your Nominations for :-
– Bank Accounts
– Fixed Deposits, NSC
– Bank Lockers
– Demat Accounts
– Insurance (Life, Bike or Car or Property)
– Investments
– PF & Pension Forms
Passwords
  1. We have passwords for practically everything. Email accounts, Bank accounts; even for the laptop you use. What happens when your next of kin cannot access any of these simply because they do not know your password? Put it down on a paper.
Investments
  1. Every year, for tax purposes, we do investments. Do we maintain a excel sheet about it. If so, is it on the same laptop of which the password is not shared? Where are those physical investments hard copies? Put all documents in a file systematically.

Liabilities
  1. When you take a loan say for your house or car, check out on all the what ifs…. .what if I am not there tomorrow? what if I lose my job? Will the EMI still be within my range? If not, get an insurance on the loan. The people left behind will not have to worry on something as basic as their own house.
MASTER FOLDER:SPOUSE/FAMILY MEMBERS
  1. Open a sufficiently big and thick folder and title it as
ACTION TO BE TAKEN IMMEDIATELY ON THE DEATH OF (YOUR NAME).
This folder will contain all relevant documents, letters and instructions to facilitate appropriate and timely action by the spouse/family members when the time comes.
Will
  1. It is always advisable to execute a will. No particular form is prescribed by law. It can be handwritten or typed on thick paper with each page signed by the testator and the attesting witnesses. Registration of the will is optional. The only legal requirements are: – the testator should be of sound and disposing mind at the time of executing the will, the testator has signed in the presence of two attesting witnesses each of whom will also sign in the presence of the testator and an endorsement to this effect is necessarily made before the signature of the testator after which the attesting witnesses should affix their signatures along with their addresses. However legal advice may be taken to prepare the will to suit
individual circumstances. It is also necessary to ensure that the nomination as mentioned in Para 4 and 5 above and the provisions of the will are consistent with each other. You and your spouse may also consider her/his executing a separate will to cover all contingencies such as her/his predeceasing you.
  1. Place the following in separate envelopes with the details of the contents written on the envelopes and place the envelopes in the master folder.
(a)Original and one copy of Pension Pay Order (PPO) (the latest) issued by PCDA (Pensions) Allahabad / PCDA (N) as applicable to you.

(b) Original and one copy of the bank nomination Performa (refer para 3) received from the bank/Pension Disbursing Office if applicable.

(c) Original and a few signed copies of the will (refer para 11) :Make out the letter of intimation in required number of copies, including some spare copies, to be completed by filling in the blanks, signed and sent by the spouse when the time comes. Also prepare an envelope of appropriate size for each of these letters and type out or write the corresponding address on the envelope. Serially number the envelopes in the same order as in the distribution list of the letter. Place all these envelopes in the master folder.

  1. The letter of intimation mentioned in para 13 above mainly relates to service requirements, formalities, pension and benefits. Several other agencies, (eg associations, clubs, time share companies, credit card agencies etc), besides service ones, with whom you have dealings, will have to be informed and have to take appropriate action when the time comes. You may prepare letters and addressed envelopes as suggested in para 13 above to cover such cases also.
INSTRUCTIONS TO (SPOUSE/ RELATIVES) ON ACTION TO BE TAKEN IMMEDIATELY ON THE DEATH

On the occurrence of Death
  1. A doctor has to confirm and certify the death. If it takes place or is confirmed in a hospital, clinic or nursing home, get the certificate from the doctor attending or in charge. If at home, get a doctor to visit, confirm death and certify. The certificate is required to be taken and presented at the funeral place as without it the body will not be allowed to be cremated/ buried. If possible, get this certificate in duplicate so that one copy is available for reference if required later.
  2. Inform close relatives and friends on telephone.
  3. Decide on the timing and venue of funeral.
Funeral
  1. Present the original of the certificate mentioned in para 1 above at the funeral place. After cremation/burial has been performed, obtain a receipt to that effect from the person in charge at the funeral place. This is required to be produced when applying for the death certificate from the municipal authorities.
  2. Make a few (3 or 4) copies of the receipt mentioned in para 4 above for reference if required later.
Death Certificate
  1. As soon as possible after the initial formalities are over make out an application in the prescribed form if any (to be obtained from the concerned office). Enclose the application, along with the original of the receipt from the funeral place, in an envelope addressed to the Registrar of Births and Deaths, hand it over to the concerned office and obtain a receipt. In case it is not possible to hand over the envelope to the office, send it by registered post, acknowledgement due. Ask for at least ten original signed copies of the death certificate. Please note that some recognized hospitals certifying the death as per para 1 above are also
authorized to receive the application and issue the death certificate. 24. Normally death certificate is issued in 3 to 4 days. As soon as you get it make several copies of the death certificate, about a dozen or so, as they will be required to be submitted for several purposes.
Action Relating to Service – for Record, Family Pension and other Benefits
  1. As soon as possible after collecting the necessary documents such as the death certificate, take out the master folder marked ‘Action to be Taken Immediately on the Death of ______’. Take out from the folder the envelopes serially numbered 1 to— with addresses already typed / written on them. Date the letter of intimation in each envelope, fill in the blanks as indicated below and sign the letter.
(a)   Date and cause of death in para 1
(b) Death certificate number, date and issuing authority in para2.
(c)    Para 4. Retiring pension- at the time of making these instructions, the retiring pension is Rs (basic) pm. If there is no further change till date, enter this amount; if there has been a subsequent revision, enter the latest figure. The PPO Corr mentioned is the latest available. If a Corr has been subsequently issued, add the reference No of the same at the end of this para and also enclose a copy of this Corr in the envelope for Dept of Sainik Welfare.

  1. Prepare each envelope for dispatch by enclosing the documents as mentioned against the addressee in the distribution list of the letter. If feasible, hand over the envelopes to the bank and the Dept of Sainik Welfare and obtain an endorsement of receipt in the master copy. Alternatively send them as well as the letters to AFGIS and CDA by registered post acknowledgement due. The rest of the letters may be sent by ordinary post under certificate of posting.
  2. It may take about 30 to 45 days for the addressees to take necessary action. If after 45 days the required action is not taken by any of the addressees, you may send a reminder with a copy to the Association Branch with a request for assistance to expedite action.

  3. Keep a copy of any letter sent to these or any other addressees for future reference.
  4. The action indicated in the specimen mainly relates to service related requirements. You may like to make the instruction sheet more comprehensive by adding details of your investments and their disposal, your specific wishes on religious rites, disposal/donation of eyes etc, changes in the action list in the event of the spouse predeceasing you and any other instruction that you consider appropriate. Place this instruction sheet on top of all other contents of the master folder and keep the folder, suitably covered, in a safe place. In case you wish to donate your eyes or other body parts, this should be mentioned in bold letters right on top in the instruction sheet.
  5. Explain to your spouse and other family members the purpose of the
whole exercise, the details contained in the instruction sheet and the place where the master folder is kept. Make sure that they understand all the requirements and will be able to take action as necessary when the time comes. They should also know whom to approach if they are in trouble and need assistance.
Have you already done this or else do it now?
  1. Check if your pension account is joint?
  2. Ensure spouses and your date of birth is entered correctly in the account details.
  3. Complete FORM B afresh and submit to the bank.
  4. Keep details of your PPO number carefully and let your spouse know about it.Write it on the passbook.
  5. Become a member of ECHS it is to your advantage in a serious illness.
  6. Check if you are getting correct Pension/Family pension.
  7. The bank is bound to give you a pension slip every month please demand it and ensure bank gives you.
  1. JCO and below please check if you are getting increased pension from 01/07/2009.This increase is not for Widows.
  1. If you are getting disability pension then ensure you have given the form to the bank for increase in pension. Old disability upto 49% is now 50% old 50 to 75 % is now 75% and beyond that it is 100% .The pension is also applicable to those who served with the disability and not invalidated.
  2. Keep all your accounts and financial documents in joint name
  3. Do not handover the original PPO and other documents to anyone .Please give only xerox copies.
  4. Make your will and keep it safe with someone you trust. Keep your spouse informed. Amend it as and when required. A will does not need to be registered and should be signed by any two individuals who have no interest in the will.
  5. Demand Annexure IV from your bank. They are duty bound to give it to you.
  6. Every year in Nov ensure Life Certificate is given to the bank.This need not be signed by the branch manager of the Bank paying pension but any of the following :
  7. A serving or pensioned person exercising the powers of a Magistrate under
the criminal procedure code (Act-V of 1898).
  1. A registrar or sub-registrar appointed under the Indian Registration Act 1908 (XVI of 1908).
  1. A Gazetted Officer.
  2. A Munsif.
  3. A police officer not below the rank of Sub-Inspector incharge of Police station.
  4. Post Master, a Departmental Sub-Post Master or an Inspector of Post Office.
  5. Officers of the Reserve Bank of India and other PSBs in respect of pensioners
drawing pension from Banks.
  1. The head of the village Panchayat, Gram Panchayat or Head of an executive
committee of a village.
  1. Retired Commissioned Officers of the Armed Forces in respect of pension bill
form IAFA-319 of Commissioned Officers, departmental Officers and Warrant
Officers.

 EXECUTION OF WILL
General
  1. All Wills should be clear-cut unambiguous and precise. Please refer to AO 4/91.
  2. An Executor can be a beneficiary under the Will.
  3. Witnesses cannot be beneficiaries under the Will.
  4. All Wills are revocable. However, in case of revoking any Will especially so a registered Will – it should be clearly stated in the latest Will that, “All previous Wills, whether registered or un-registered, what so ever and wherever, stand revoked and cancelled”. This will avoid any controversies.
  5. It should be noted that a registered Will takes precedence over an un-registered Will. Hence in case of any revocation or alteration of an earlier Will, the latest Will must be registered.
  6. Probate is mandatory for immovable properties situated in West Bengal, Pondicherry, Chennai and Mumbai. The Executor of the Will has to apply for the probate in the courts concerned in these States. Probate is not necessary in other States of India, especially so if the Will is a valid registered document.
Choice of an Executor
  1. Execution of any Will rests with the Executor of the Will. Hence it is imperative that the executor be an honest, trustworthy and reliable person.
  2. It is advisable to have a younger person in good health as an Executor, to try and ensure that he/she does not pre-decease the Testator of the Will. To avoid such an eventuality, an Alternative Executor may also be appointed in any Will.
  3. It is advisable to appoint a reliable lawyer as an Executor, in case the property has to be divided amongst different heirs, or if a Will gives only life interest to any one person and thereafter the ownership rights vest with someone else.
  4. The Executor must know the contents of the Will and be will and be willing to execute the Will according to the wishes of the Testator.12. The Executor must be a resident of the same town as the Testator, to enable him to execute
the concerned Will, legally and expeditiously.
Choice of Witnesses
  1. Witnesses need not know the contents of the Will, but they must be present at the time with the Testator and all of them must sign the Will in the presence of each other.
  2. Beneficiaries cannot be Witnesses to any Will.
  3. Witnesses should preferably be younger to the Testator, of sound integrity and good financial position, to ensure that they cannot be “bought over” by any disgruntled beneficiary or relations.
  4. Witness should also be permanent residents of the same town as the Testator, so that they can easily give evidence in Court, if so required.
Contents of a Will
  1. `It is advisable Not to disclose the contents of a Will to the beneficiaries. Such Disclosure generally leads to un-necessary arguments, and harassment of the Testator.
A WORD OF CAUTION
  1. It has been observed that the tendency to treat the elderly dependents with a degree of callousness, is becoming rampant in our society today. It is therefore advisable that the Testator of WILL makes full provisions for financial independence for self and spouse while executing a Will.
ACTION TO BE TAKEN ON DEMISE OF LIFE PARTNER
  1. In case of death due to an accident lodge an FIR at the nearest Police Station, and get their written clearance before last rites are performed.
  2. Arrange last rites even in cases of natural demise only after getting Medical
Certificate of Death from a doctor. Intimate location, date and time for ‘Chautha’/Prayer meeting to all concerned preferably through an insertion in the News Paper(s).
  1. Publish Obituary in Local Paper(s).
  2. Obtain Death Certificate-20 or more copies from the Municipal Authority for Registration of Births and Deaths. These are required to be submitted with all claims.
  1. Forward the information with certified photocopy of the Death Certificate and relevant details of the deceased to the following: –
(a) PCDA (Pension), AG’s Branch MP 5 (b), PS-4 and Army Officer’s
Benevolent Fund.
(b) AGI For life Insurance cover as applicable.
(c) Bankers For family pension, FDs, Loans (if any) and Locker.
(d) Station HQ Surrender Identity card of the deceased and issue of Canteen Card.
(e) Clubs For transfer of membership or refund of security deposit as applicable.
(f) Municipal Authority/AWHO/DDA (as applicable) For transfer of House/Apartment to single name of the surviving spouse as per the WILL of deceased.
(g) MTNL For transfer of tele connection and future billing.
(h) DVB For future billing for power consumption.
(j) ITO For closing the IT file of the deceased and linking up with the Files of beneficiaries. Also applicable for wealth Tax assessment.(k) Licensing Authority For Motor Vehicles, and Personal Arms and farm Machinery – Tractors etc.
(l) LIC/GIC For insurance policies covering Life, Medical, Property etc.
(m) Rajya Sainik Board For issue of Ex-servicemen Widow’s IdentityCard.
  1. Obtain Probate of WILL if required by applying to the Distt Judge under Indian Succession Act 1925. 
ACTION TO BE TAKEN ON DEMISE OF A PENSIONER
  • Death if due to accident or unnatural causes should always be reported to the Police Station in whose jurisdiction the area falls. It avoids lot of troubles later on. In such cases get the autopsy done to establish proper cause of death.
    (b) Do obtain two ink signed copies of Medical certificate specifying cause of death from the Hospital or the authorized Medical Practitioner. One of these is required by the authorities at the cremation/ burial ground. The other is required by the authorities (Registrar of Deaths & Births) who issues Death Certificates. Obtain cremation/burial certificate from the cremation/burial ground.
    (c) A close relative should apply for issue of Death certificate within 15 days of the death of the pensioner/ deceased. Obtain at least 20 ink signed & equal number of Photostat copies duly attested by a class one officer.
    (d) Write to the Pension paying Bank Intimating them of demise of the pensioner, asking them to discontinue the pension of the pensioner and payment of the family pension of the spouse l N O K (give name). Enclose ink signed death certificate & copy of the original P P O having joint photograph of the pensioner & spouse/ NOK. Also state PPO and pension S /B A/C numbers.. Sample Application form as at Annexure.
    (e) If the Pension A/c is a joint account or the spouse is a nominee in it Then it is simpler to operate the same A/C for family pension, otherwise a fresh S/ B A/C is to be opened in the same bank. It requires proof of Identity and proof of Residence. Photo copy of voter I Card! PAN card will suffice- with three copies of attested photographs.
    (f) Write separately to Pension sanctioning Authority, PCDA ( P) to start family pension, on demise of the pensioner and enclose ink signed copy of death certificate:-Sample Application is at Annexure
    (g) In the case of Retired Army Pensioner Write to the A Gs branch (MP-5, CW 4) to update their records. & to Pay Platinum Grant if Applicable As per Annexure.
    (h) If the age was less than 70 years write to Army Group Insurance Fund (AGIF) to Make payment of life insurance amount. Application Performa at Annexure.
    (i) Return Retired Officers I Card to Area HQ (lnt Br.) for further Disposal. (j) If there are other Insurance Policies write to them to pay Insurance amount.
    (k) Write to all banks wherein the pensioner has his accounts to transfer closing balances to the spouse / N O K giving bankers address, a/c number.
    (I) Write to Regional Transport Officer to transfer the Automobile to the NOK.
    (m) Write to Arms Licensing Authority to transfer the weapon (if any) to the NOK meanwhile deposit the weapon(s) in concerned Police Station Arms Dealer for safe custody. The NOK should apply forArms License at the earliest.
    (n) Write to Electricity Providing Agency to transfer the meter in the name of spouse/NOK and start further billing against that name.
    (o) Write to the Telephone providing Agency to Change the name of the subscriber, transfer the connection to the name of the Spouse/NOK for further billing (p) Apply to AWHO to transfer the dwelling unit to the spouse/NOK. Performa for Application should be obtained from the AWHO / Welfare Society . The Society has to render No Objection Certificate (NOC).stating that there is No encroachment of common land, No major modification to theApproved design and all Dues to the Society has been cleared. If not already done you may have to do it before they issue NOC.
    (q) Write to all the clubs & societies to transfer the membership to the spouse/NOK (r) Write to all Debtors to clear all dues and make payment to the Spouse/NOK.
    (s) Clear the outstanding dues if any of the Creditors and credit cards and loans taken if any. Return the credit cards to the Bank concerned.
    (t) Some of the banks may have issued Insurance certificate for the amount of FD/Bank Balance then claim it.
    (u) Write to Income Tax authorities to intimate death of the Pensioner to close his Income Tax file and open Income Tax file in the name of the Spouse/NOK Quoting PAN number of both.
    (v) Write to the Municipal Authorities to Close Property case file of the deceased person and open it in the name of the spouse/NOK.
    (w) Approach the district Courts for Probate of the WILL, if it is in possession, otherwise obtain a Succession Certificate. From the District Judge. (x)
Annex — DRAFT LETTER FOR FAMILY PENSION
From
Name. Address Tele No.                      Date
To,
The Manager Name of Bank Address
Sir,
Subject:- GRANT OF FAMILY PENSION ON DEMISE OF PENSIONER.
1. Reference- Our Joint Pension SB A/C No. held in your Bank.
2. I regret to inform you that my husband, IC No, Rank ………….. Name has expired on at due to Certificate of his death is enclosed for ready reference. He was drawing his pension through your bank. Kindly, stop his payment of his pension with effect from and Start payment of family pension at the rate prescribed vide Annexure three to 6th Pay Commission Report i.e. Rs; 15630/= + DA @ 51 % or as applicable to me through the same Pension SB A/C No. Held in your Bank. We have no dependent children.
3. You are requested to forward the attached copy of this letter along with Copy of his Death certificate duly endorsed for its correctness.
Yours faithfully ,
Signature &n bsp;
; (Name)
Copy to :
PCDA (P), Dropadi Ghat, Allahabad 211014: for similar action.
****************************************
Annexure ::
DRAT LETTER FOR ARMY GROUP INSURANCE EXTENDED POLICY
From: Name Tele No : Mob ………………..
Address………………………………………. &n bsp; Date
To,
The Chairman,
Army Group Insurance Fund,
AGIF House, Rao Tularam Marg, NEW DELHI – 110010
Sir,
Sub:- ENCASHMENT OF EXTENDED ARMY GROUP INSURANCE POLICY Ref.
Extended Army Group Insurance Certificate No. issued to IC No.Rank Name of Corps of signals. (Encl in original)
1. I regret to inform you that my spouse, I C. No. Rank Name has expired on……. at………. His/Her Death Certificate issued by …………… is enclosed for ready Reference.
2. I am enclosing the Extended Army Group Insurance Certificate for encashment duly completed in all respect. His date of birth is………………………… Kindly send the cheque of the sum assured to me on my address as given above. My Bank details are as under:-
SSB A/C No. Name and address of my Bank.
Thanking you in anticipation,
Yours Faithfully,
Signature (Name) ************ ************ ************ *********************
Annexure-
DRAFT LETTER FOR ARMY OFFICERS BENOVELENT FUND – RS 50,000/-
From; Name House No./Sector LocalityTeleNo. City& PIN File No. Date
The AOBF (Accts Sec), AG’s Branch, IHQ of MOD (ARMY) Room No 279a, South Block DHQ PO, New DeIhi110011
Sir,
Subject:- Payment of Platinum Grant (AOBF) On Demise of IC No IC Rank Col Name (Late) of Corps of Signals.)
Reference PPO No. ……………….. (Photocopy enclosed)
  1. I regret to inform you that my husband, IC No. Rank Name has expired on ( date) at (Name of Hosp) , Address(Place) , Due to (Cause of Death) The Certificate of his death Issued by (Civil Authority) is enclosed for ready reference.
  2. You are, kindly requested, to send me his Platinum Grant on his demise. Hisdate of birth is Photo Copy of his Retired Officers’ Identity Card is enclosed for ready reference. The cheque may please be issued to me on the Address given on top of this letter. My Bank details are as under: Name of Bank Address SBA/C No
  3. We have XXX / do not have dependent Children.
Thanking you in anticipation.
Yours Faithfully,
Signatures ( Name- Mrs xxxxx xxxxxx xxxxx xx) W/O Late xxxxx xxxxxxxx xxxxxxx
Copy to:- MOD IHD, Army/HQ AG ( MP 5/ CW 4) For Similar Action

CHECK LIST — ACTION TO BE TAKEN ON DEMISE OF PENSIONER.
  1. In case of death due to accident lodge an FIR with the nearest Police Station, and get theirwritten permission before last rites are performed.
  2. Arrange last rites even in cases of natural demise only after getting Medical Certificate of cause of Death from a doctor (Authorized Medical Practice nor). Intimate time of Funeral and CHAUTHA/UTHALA/ Prayer meeting to all concerned preferably through an insertion of obituary in News Papers(s).
  3. Apply for and obtain Death Cetificate-20 or more copies from the Office of Registrar of Births and Deaths/ Municipal Authority. These are required to be submitted with all claims.
  4. Forward the information with certified photocopy of Death Certificate
To the following:
(a) PCDA (Pension), AG’s Branch MP 5 (b) and PS4.
(b) Army Officer’s Benevolent Fund for Payment of Platinum Grant.
(c) AGIF For settlement of life Insurance cover as applicable
(d) Station HO To surrender Identity Card of the deceased Officer and Issue of CSD Canteen Card.
(e) Bankers forfamily Pension, FD’s Loans (if any), PPF and Locker:
(f) Clubs For transfer of membership or refund of security deposit as applicable.
(g) Municipal Authority/AWHO/DDA/NDA/GNDA/HUDAILOCAL Development Authority For transfer of House /Apartment to a single name of the surviving spouse as per WILL of the deceased.
(h) MTNUBSNUTELECUM COMPANEY For transfer of tale connection and future billing.
(i) BSES/NDPULOCAL ELECTRICITY DEPARTMENT For transferring of electric connection and future billing in the name of the house owner.
(j) ITO For closing of file of the deceased and linking up with the files of the beneficiaries and for wealth Tax assessment.
(k) Licensing Authority for motor vehicles, Personal Arms and Tractors etc For Transfer of Ownership.
(I) LIC/GIC/Insurance Companies/Banks for insurance policies covering Life, Medical, Vehicles and property etc. (m) Secretary Zila Saink Board For issue of Ex-Servicemen widow’s Identity card.
  1. Obtain Probate of WILL (if held) otherwise succession certificate is required from the District Judge under Indian
(SOURCE- SANJHA MORCHA BLOG)

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