1st June 2019 From India, Calcutta
I have not received any response from you till date.
With reference to my post dtd.29/4/19,I am to inform you that in the mean time, I have received enhanced pension from EPFO on 30/5/19 & arrear enhanced pension on 28/6/19(I had depositted the refund amount with EPFO on 4/4/19).EPFO has charged PF interest at monthly rest as declared from year to year fro 1/11/19 to31/3/19 over my differential pension contribution,but in the arrear pension they have not paid any interest over my arrear pension from 1/7/13 till 29/5/19.They have simply multiplied the enhanced monthly pension with the no. of months from 1/7/19 to 29/5/19.
But,surprisingly,the EPFO regional offices have now put on hold in processing the cases of disbursement of enhanced pension as per verdict of hon’ble Supreme Court w.e.f.June’19 in view of review petition(Diary No.16281/2019) filed by EPFO against the order of Hon’ble Supreme Court in the matter of SLP No.8658-8659 of 2019( on EPFO’s appeal against the verdict of Kerala H.C. passed on 1/4/19)).They are returning the Refund amount already deposited by EPS Pensioners,retired prior to 1/9/14.Even the ministry of Labour ,GOI has also appealed against the verdict allowing higher pension proportionate to the salary saying that there would be an additional burden of Rupees ten lakh crores.The S.C. has decided to consider the appeal of MOL together with the Review Petition filed by EPFO.The SC has adjourned the case to 5/9/19.
The present move by MOL & CPFO has created a confusion amongst the lakhs of retired EPS pensioners of exempted establishments.
In the circumstances,kindly advise as to whether,I will write to EPFO to pay interest on my arrear enhanced pension from 1/7/13 till May’19.Also kindly enlighten me if any retired govt employee has received his arrear pension after many years of his dt. of retirement,he has been paid interest on such arrear pension.
I also request my fellow CITEHRians ,those who have retired prior to 1/9/14 and got enhanced EPS pension from EPFO to enlighten about the interest rate they were charged on their differential pension contribution from the dt. of their retirement till the disbursement of 1st monthly enhanced pension and if any interest they have been paid over their such arrear enhanced pension.
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