31 May 2019

Views and Suggestions from Pensioners Associations on Direct Taxes

Our Views and Suggestions from Pensioners Associations on Direct Taxes are submitted to Department of Pension & Pensioner's Welfare, New Delhi. Click here:

Opening of a Separate Postal Accounts Office (PAO) for Andhra Pradesh Circle at Viiayawada

 It has now been decided to form a Separate Postal Accounts Office (PAO) for Andhra Pradesh Circle at Vijayawada. The work to newly formed PAO will be shifted in a phased manner.  General Manager (PAF) , Vijayawada , Andhra Pradesh Circle will be the head of the postal Accounts Office. The entire exercise of establishing a separate postal accounts office for Andhra Pradesh circle and its functioning at Vijayawada is to be completed within a period of three months for the date of issue of these orders. 

DOP Letter

22 May 2019


CHQ calls upon all members all over the country to donate liberally to the Odisha Relief fund immediately. Branch Secretaries are requested to collect the same and remit the entire amount to the Current Account opened by our Odisha circle branch for the purpose. The details are available in he Special circular given below.
With Regards,
P Gangadhara Rao, General Secretary


Com. K B Krishna Rao, General Secretary, Karnataka P&T Pensioners Association,Bengaluru, being a member of the SCOVA, received a communication from Department of Pension & Pensioners Welfare seeking views and suggestions on DIRECT TAXES to assist the Department in taking a pragmatic view for placing the matter before the Department of Revenue for its use during Budget Formulations relating to Direct taxes.In turn, Com. Krishna Rao sought our opinion on the matter. We have submitted the following suggestion:
Suggestion: Pension being granted to Ex Govt Servants and Family Pension being granted to spouses of Ex Govt Servants should not be taxed.
1.Pension is not salary. Even if it is treated as Salary, it is deferred payment, as observed by the Apex Court. When delayed payment is made as arrears of pay or pension, the whole amount is not accounted for the respective assessment year, based on Form 10E filed by the assessee.
2.Pension of Ex MPs and their spouses is not being taxed on the plea that “it is not salary but income from other sources”. The ‘source’ is nothing but Government Funds. They are paid pension by Government of India from government funds, not by the people who elected them. Family pension is paid to the spouses of deceased MPs and former MPs by Government of India not by the voters. At the same time, sitting MPs, Ex MPs and their spouses are entitled tobenefits at par with central government employees and pensioners in the matter of medical facilities under CGHS etc. While the pension to Ex MPs and family pension to spouses of Ex MPs is not being taxed there is no justification for taxing the pension being granted to Ex Government servants and spouses of Ex Employees who receive pension from the same source of Government funds.
2.Pension is not being taxed in countries like Brazil, Russian federation and Sri Lanka as well as number of states in USA.

8 May 2019

PPO number in the bank passbook

Regarding marking of PPO number in the bank Pass book of Pensioners/Family Pensioners

CPAO letter  

1 May 2019

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All India Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers-AICPI(IW) for 

March ,2019 increased by TWO points 

and pegged at 309.