Cir. Memo No. D1/1737/2014 Date:17.11.2014. Transfer to GPF Accounts / Refund of deductions creidted to CPS Accounts.
Sub:- NEW PENSION SYSTEM – Contributory Pension Scheme – Contributions deducted under New Pension System for the employees governed by A.P. Revised Pension Rules, 1980 – Transfer to GPF Accounts / Refund of deductions – Orders issued by the Government – Instructions to all Treasuries in the State – Issued.
Ref:- GO Ms. No. 336, Finance (Pension-I) Department, Dt:20.12.2012 of Composite State of Andhra Pradesh.
Attention of all Deputy Directors of District Treasuries in the state is invited to the reference cited (Copy annexed herewith for ready reference). The Government have ordered that the amounts deducted towards employee contributions under the NPS in respect of those employees, who came into the fold of Andhra Pradesh Revised Pension Rules, 1980, but CPS deductions were made, shall be transferred to their General Provident Fund Account by way of adjustment from Head of Account 8342 – Other Deposits 117 – Defined Contributory Pension Scheme for Government Employees (04) – Andhra Pradesh Government Employees Contribution Scheme 001 – Employees Contribution to the Head of Account 8009 – State Provident Funds 01 – Civil 101 – General Provident Funds (01) – General Provident Funds (Regular) and in respect of those employees, who are dead or retired from service, the deductions shall be refunded in cash. These orders are also made applicable in all individual cases where an in-service Government Employee covered under the earlier pension rules, i.e., Andhra Pradesh Revised Pension Rules, 1980 joins another department on or after 01/09/2004, where his previous service is counted as per Andhra Pradesh Revised Pension Rules, 1980, but CPS deductions were made erroneously making the NPS applicable though they are not covered by it.
On a review of the progress of bills adjustment process, certain operational problems are brought to the notice of this office.
In view of the above, the following instructions are issued to follow them scrupulously:-
a.) Every Treasury Officer shall obtain a statement showing the details of deductions in the Annexure-I annexed below along with a consolidated bill employee-wise for adjustment from Head of Account 8342 – Other Deposits 117 – Defined Contributory Pension Scheme for Government Employees (04) – Andhra Pradesh Government Employees Contribution Scheme 001 – Employees Contribution to the Head of Account to be transferred with the required schedule for the entire period. In case of transferred employees, the deductions shall be certified by the Drawing and Disbursing Officer of previous station and countersigned by the Treasury Officer concerned and a Non-Drawal Certificate from the Drawing and Disbursing Officer concerned of previous station for the period, for which the CPS deductions were made by them shall also be enclosed.
b.) On receipt of adjustment bills preferred by the Drawing and Disbursing Officers, every treasury officer shall devide these claims in to three categories:-
i.) Claims of employees who are not allotted PRAN Numbers and their CPS deductions are not transferred to NPS Trust.
ii.) Claims of employees who got allotted PRAN Numbers but their CPS deductions were not transferred to their PRANs. For these claims the Treasury Officer shall maintain a separate register in the Annexure-II (A).
iii.) Claims of employees who got allotted PRAN Numbers and their CPS deductions were transferred to the respective PRANs. For these claims the Treasury Officer shall maintain a separate register in the Annexure-II (B).
c.) For category (i.), the treasury officer shall audit the claims preferred by the Drawing and Disbursing Officers for adjustment as per the treasury rules, procedures and the instructions issued in the Government Order cited duly following the procedure at para (a.) above. Necessary entries shall be recorded in a watch register to be maintained in