As per the existing Instructions vide Department of Pensions OM of even number dated 21/05/2009 and 11/08/2009 it is provided that in case the information regarding date of birth/age is not available in the PPO or the office records, certain documents,viz PAN card, Matriculation certificate,Passport,CGHS card,Driving Licence and Voter ID card would be accepted as proof f age/date of birth for payment of additional pension/family pension on completion of age of 80 years and above.It was also provided that the pension disbursing authority/bank will make payment of additional pension/family pension in the above manner on provisional basis, up to a period of three months from the month in which the proof of age/date of birth is submitted by the pensioner/family pensioner. Ins such cases the pension disbursing authority/bank will immediately send one copy each of the document submitted by the pensioner/family pensioner to the pay and accounts officer/CPAO for formal authorisation of the additional pension/family pension. The pension disbursing atuhority will make payment of additional pension/family pension beyond a period of three months only on receipt of such an authorisation from the pay and accounts officer vide OM of even number dated 25/06/2010.
Now considering the hard ship that is likely to be caused to the old pensioners/family pensioners due to discontinuance of additional pension by the pension disbursing authority/bank, in such cases, it has been dicided by the department of Pensionsthat the pensioner/family pensioner has submitted any of the prescribed docuents as age/date of birth proof , payment of additional pension/family pension on provisional basis will continue to be made till 31/12/2010 or for a period of six months from the month in which the proof of age/date of birth was submitted by the pensioner/family pensioner, which ever is later. This has been considered by the department of Pensions and Pensioners Welfare vide Memo no.38/37/08-P&PW(A) dated 28/09/2010. for order copy please click the below link and down load.