Monday 29 January 2024

Success Story of Pension Adalat: Migration from NPS to CCS (Pension) Rules i.r.o. Sh. Tanoj Kumar Debnath

 Success Story of Pension Adalat: Migration from NPS to CCS (Pension) Rules i.r.o. Sh. Tanoj Kumar Debnath

Success Story

3. Sh. Tanoj Kumar Debnath- Migration from NPS to CCS (Pension) Rules


The transition from the National Pension System (NPS) to the Central Civil Services (Pension) rules can be a complex and challenging process. Sh. Tanoj Kumar Debnath, a military pensioner, embarked on this journey to secure the benefits under the Old Pension Scheme (OPS). His determination and perseverance led to a successful migration, underscoring the importance of clarity and procedural fairness in pension-related matters.

The Background:

Tanoj Kumar Debnath’s professional journey led him to Air Headquarters, where he was appointed before January 1, 2004. Despite his initial appointment predating the implementation of the NPS, he found himself inducted into the system. Serving as a Superintendent, he retired from his military career on November 15, 2016, with the challenges of navigating the NPS framework.

The Turning Point:

In a significant development, the Department of Pension and Pensioners’ Welfare (DOPPW) issued an Office Memorandum (OM) dated 17.2.2020, providing an opportunity for individuals like Sh. Tanoj Kumar Debnath to migrate from NPS to the Old Pension Scheme. Taking advantage of this directive, his approval for the benefits under OPS was granted by Air Headquarters on September 21, 2020.

However, despite the approval, Sh. Debnath found himself not receiving the benefits to which he was entitled under the Old Pension Scheme. Undeterred by the challenges, he took the proactive step of registering a grievance on the CPENGRAMS portal on November 17, 2022. This marked the beginning of his quest for a resolution to ensure he received the pension benefits he rightfully deserved.


The Intervention of the Pension Adalat:

The Pension Adalat, a mechanism designed to address pension-related grievances, played a pivotal role in Sh. Tanoj Kumar Debnath’s case. On May 17, 2023, the Pension Adalat considered his grievance, bringing his situation to the forefront for a thorough evaluation.

Resolution and Success:

In response to the Pension Adalat’s consideration, the Department of Military Affairs provided a positive update. It was revealed that Sh. Debnath had successfully refunded the entire NPS Corpus, including the 60% lump sum, as required for the migration to the Central Civil Services (Pension) rules. Furthermore, the necessary actions for the sanction of pension under CCS rules had been completed.

Sh. Tanoj Kumar Debnath’s success story serves as an inspiring example of an individual’s resilience in navigating bureaucratic intricacies to secure his rightful pension benefits. His ability to overcome challenges, coupled with the support of grievance redressal mechanisms and the clear directives from the DOPPW, highlights the importance of transparency and fairness in the pension migration process.


Sh. Tanoj Kumar Debnath’s journey from NPS to CCS (Pension) Rules is a testament to the triumph of perseverance and clarity in navigating the complexities of pension schemes. His success underscores the significance of proactive grievance redressal and the need for transparent procedures in ensuring that pensioners receive their rightful benefits. As we celebrate Sh. Debnath’s accomplishment, let it serve as an inspiration for others facing similar challenges, emphasizing that with determination and the right channels, one can successfully navigate the intricate path towards securing pension benefits.

Source: DoPPW


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