With the cooperation and approval of the Finance Department, the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Accountant General has released the expected monthly pension for the newly retiring government officials.
This is a type of advance pension solely aimed to present interim solution to the salary and pension, as immediately after the retirement of Government employees, their salaries are stopped and submission, scrutiny, approval and payment of pension cases takes too much time, said an official news release issued here Thursday.
According to this procedure the retiring pensioners reaching the age of 60 or those retiring before 60 years of age will get 65% interim pension of their last basic pay. According to pension rules, after the orientation equal to total pension, this paid interim pension would be deducted from the total pension.
It worths mention here that in March 2020, due to the decision of Peshawar High Court Peshawar against the three years extension in the service period of Government employees, more than two thousand Government officials had retired across the province, their salaries had stopped, the difficulties and problems of pensioners were increased due to closure of Government offices amid coronavirus lockdown.
This interim facility from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa AG for the new pensioners would help to lessen their worries. The expected monthly pension of almost 2200 employees has been sent to their bank accounts through which they had got their salaries till February 2020.
All such pensioners can search their names in the district wise website of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Accountant General. The payment of expected interim pension is purely an interim arrangement which will be paid for not more than one year or till their complete pension cases are received from their departments concerned.
This interim facility will have no effect on the commutation or total pension. The pensioners had no need to visit the accounts office or any recommendations. All the retiring pensioners will also get this facility through computerized system in future too. All the new pensioners have been directed to contact their banks for the verification of their monthly expected pension transfer.