It is usual practice that after the death of a pensioner the nominee withdraws the balance from his account and the account is thereafter closed. Very often government orders announcing various pensionary enhancements usually take retrospective effect. (CDA Circular No 456 dated 18 Mar 2011 and No 504 dated 17 Jan 2013 are two such examples). Due to ignorance of rules by the family members of the deceased pensioner such life time arrears remain unclaimed and lapse.
Based on an individual case from MP, I had requested the Adjutant General to issue general instructions to all Records in this regard. Accordingly, copy of letter No B/38207/Misc/AG/PS-5 dated 10 October 2014 issued by the Adjutant General's Branch is attached for information.
Lt Gen Raj Kadyan
262, Sector - 17A
Gurgaon - 122 001