Verification of birth date of children for pension

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Chandigarh, Feb 5 (UNI) The Haryana Government has issued instructions that the head of every office or pension sanctioning authority should obtain information about the date of birth of dependent children of retiring employees before forwarding pension cases to the the Accountant General's (A&E) office.

The dates should be verified well in advance from the attested copies of birth certificates so that no omission takes place while forwarding the pension cases.

While stating this here today, a spokesman of the Finance Department said that a decision to this effect had been taken because it was observed that most of the departments did not obtain authentic information about the date of birth of dependent children of retiring employees while forwarding their pension cases to Accountant General's office. This has resulted in excess payment of family pension in many cases, he added.

He said that in a communication addressed to all Heads of Departments, Commissioner, Ambala, Hisar, Rohtak and Gurgaon Divisions, all Deputy Commissioners, Sub Divisional Officers (Civil) and Registrar Punjab and Haryana High Court, they have been directed to bring these instructions to the notice of all officers or officials dealing with pension cases under their control for strict compliance.

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