Joint Bank Account Not Mandatory For Spouse Pension: Dr Jitendra


New Delhi, Nov 21 : Union Minister of State PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Dr Jitendra Singh clarified that Joint Bank Account is not mandatory for Spouse Pension.

Dr Jitendra Singh said, in case the Head of Office is satisfied that it is not possible for the retiring Government Servant to open a joint account with his/her spouse for reasons beyond his/her control, this requirement may be relaxed.

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All agency banks disbursing Central Government pension have been advised that in case the spouse (Family pensioner) opts for the existing joint bank account for credit of family pension, banks should not insist on opening a new account.

The Minister, added that a joint bank account with spouse is however desirable and it is to be opened with their spouse in whose favor an authorization for family pension exists in the PPO.