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The rate of Interest from: 1st April-2011 is 8.8 per cent as per GO.No. 2735, Dt. 16 June
The rate of Interest from: 1st Dec-2011 is 8.6 per cent as per GO.No. 2425, Dt. 10th May.
The rate of interest for the year 2010-11 is 8 per cent.
The Principal Accountant General (A&E) maintains the individual GPF accounts of nearly 2.9 lakh employees of the AP State Government. as per the rules and procedures contained in the GPF (AP) Rules 1935 and AIS (PF) Rules 1955 respectively.
The Provident Fund Group in the Office is headed by an IA & AS Officer in the rank of Deputy Accountant General.Constitution of the Fund
The GPF is constituted with effect from 1st April 1935.
Conditions for Eligibility
The following categories of staff of the Govt. of AP are eligible to join the Fund :
It is important to appreciate the efficacy of a nomination. In the absence of a nomination the bereaved family has to go through the ordeal of obtaining Legal Heir Certificate from Revenue Authorities. It is simple to file a nomination (Click here to download Model nominations)
A subscriber has to file a nomination in the prescribed form at the time of joining the Fund. If the subscriber has a family at the time of filing the nomination, the nomination cannot be in favour of any person(s) other than the member(s) of his family. Family includes Wife/ Husband, Children, Parents/ Paternal Grandparents(Where parents are not alive), Minor brothers, Unmarried sisters, Deceased Son’s Widow and her children. The nomination made by a subscriber who is not married shall become invalid on his getting married. If a subscriber nominates more than one person, he has to specify in the nomination the amount of share payable to each of the nominees in such a manner as to cover the whole of the amount that may stand to his credit in the Fund at any time. The responsibility of scrutiny, acceptance and safe custody of the nominations filed vests with the Prl. Accountant General. A subscriber can cancel a nomination by sending a notice in writing to the Head of Office/Prl. Accountant General along with a fresh nomination.
Every Nomination made, and every notice of cancellation given, by a subscriber shall, to the extent that it is valid, take effect on the date on which it is received by the Accounts Officer.
Admission to the GPF
The Head of Office has to send a statement showing particulars of Government servants in the prescribed Form vide G.O.Ms.No.312 Fin, dated 28-10-1980 to the Principal Accountant General (A&E) for admission to the Fund. The GPF account number is allotted to each subscriber by the Principal Accountant General with a ‘Suffix’ indicating the department of the subscriber.
The Drawing and Disbursing Officers in the State Government prepare the staff pay bills along with GPF recovery schedules in respect of the subscribers to the Fund under their payment control and submit the same to the Treasury Officers for payment.(Click here for Guidelines to DDO’s for preparation of schedules/bills). After making payment the Treasury Officers forward the recovery schedules along with the Schedule of Payment to the Prl. Accountant General. From the GPF schedules and GPF payment vouchers received in the monthly accounts rendered by the Treasury Officers, the Prl. Accountant General posts the remittances/withdrawals into the accounts of the subscribers concerned.
The account maintained in respect of a subscriber shows the particulars of Opening Balance, subscriptions, refunds, amounts credited to the Fund like dearness allowance, pay revision arrears etc., withdrawals made, interest allowed and closing balance.Sanctions for Temporary Advances/Part final withdrawals received from the departments are also recorded in the account.
Rate of Subscription
The amount of subscription is fixed by the subscriber himself. However, it cannot be less than 6% of the basic pay and not more than the basic pay(For class IV employees the percentage is…..). The minimum subscription is determined on the basic pay drawn on 31st March of the preceding financial year. Subscription may be enhanced twice and/or reduced once during the financial year.
Conditions for Subscription
The subscriber shall subscribe monthly to the Fund, except during :
Period of suspension
Last four months of service before retirement
A subscriber on reinstatement after a period of suspension is allowed to pay in lump or in installments any sum not exceeding the maximum amount of arrear subscriptions permissible for that period. A subscriber may at his option choose not to subscribe during leave without allowances or leave on half-pay.
Arrears due to the subscriber after retirement should be paid to the subscriber and should not be credited to GPF.
Interest on the Fund
Interest at rate prescribed by Government of AP is credited to the subscribers' account on the last day of every financial year.(Click here for illustrations of interest calculations)
The overdrawn amount shall be repaid along with a penal interest at the rate of 2.5% over and above the normal rate of interest .The amount shall be paid in one lump or in monthly installments. Penal interest is to be credited to head of account 0049 - interest.
Advances from the Fund
TEMPORARY ADVANCE (TA)A temporary advance is granted to a subscriber from the amount standing to his credit in the Fund by the departmental officers for specified purposes. The amount of advance sanctioned shall not exceed 3 months pay or half the amount at the credit of the subscriber in the Fund, whichever is less subject to the following conditions. Temporary advance is to be applied in the form prescribed.
Purposes for drawal of Temporary Advance
Non-Refundable Advance is to be applied in the form prescribed
Non-Refundable Advance is to be applied in the form prescribed
Conditions for Sanction of Non-Refundable Advances
Part-Final Withdrawals may be sanctioned by an authority competent to dismiss the subscriber at any time after the completion of twenty years of service or within ten years before the date of his retirement on superannuation, whichever is earlier
CONVERSION OF AN ADVANCE TO PART FINAL WITHDRAWALA subscriber may, at his discretion by written request, convert the balance outstanding under a temporary advance into a part-final withdrawal after satisfying conditions laid down in Rules 15-A to 15-I.
DELEGATION OF FINANCIAL POWERS FOR SANCTIONING TA / PFW
Power to sanction GPF TA / PFW to Heads of Departments and their immediate deputies will be with the Government in the Administrative Department concerned.
Sanctioning Authority should be two levels above the person to whom advances or part final withdrawals are sanctioned.
FINAL WITHDRAWAL (CLOSURE)
Final withdrawal of accumulation is permitted
The Accounts Officer in PAG’s Office closes the account after verifying the ledger accounts and issues an authority for payment to the Drawing and Disbursing Officers concerned. In case of death of the subscriber the fund accumulation payable shall be paid to the person(s) on whom the right to receive the amount is conferred by means of a valid nomination. Where there is no nomination, the amount will be paid to the eligible family members in equal share on the basis of Legal Heir Certificate issued by Revenue Authorities.
GPF (AP) Rules do not permit payment of interest beyond the date of authorisation by the Principal Accountant General
Interest is allowed up to the end of the month previous to the month in which authorisation for payment of PF balance is issued. As per G.O. No.3 of Finance and Pension II Department dated 8.1.07, interest is to be allowed up to a maximum of 6 months after the month in which such amount became payable
E.g. Date of retirement 30th June 2010, Amount is payable on 1st Jul 2010. Interest is allowable for a maximum period of 6 months reckoned from August 2010 to January 2011
Annual Accounts Statement
After the close of each financial year, the Principal Accountant General sends to each subscriber an Annual Accounts Statement showing the opening balance as on the 1st April of the year, the total amount deposited and withdrawn during the year, amount of interest credited as on 31st March of the year and the closing balance on that date. Subscribers have to satisfy themselves as to the correctness of the Account Statements and errors should be brought to the notice of the Principal Accountant General within three months of receipt of the same.
The slips for the year 2011-2012 are available in the website. ( www.agap.cag.gov.in/slipsgpf.aspx )
Missing credits arise due to misclassification in the treasuries or incorrect details in GPF schedules.At times, schedules/vouchers are not received from the Treasuries for various reasons and as a result some of the subscriptions/refunds/arrears/withdrawals do not get posted in the account. The month of Missing credit refers to the month in which the credit appears in the account. E.g. June 2010 (Deduction made from the pay for May 2010) These missing credits/debits can be located and included in the subscriber’s account after proper verification of the accounts rendered to PAG by the Drawing and Disbursing Officers/Treasuries subject to furnishing the following details duly certified by the Drawing and Disbursing Officers and the Treasury Officers.
1. Interactive Voice Response System (IVRS)
Enquiries on GPF matters can also be made by calling in 040-23231212.
(Click here for the inputs required for eliciting information)2. Grievance Redressal Cell
To facilitate enquiries regarding GPF in the Office premises, a Grievance redressal cell is constituted. The GRC representative assists the visitor in the following areas:
4. Fax : 040-23231937
New SMS Facility
Plans are afoot to send Short Message Service (SMS) to subscribers whose mobile numbers are registered with PAG. Particulars of subscription, withdrawals, on monthly basis would be intimated as also receipt and finalization of final withdrawal applications. GPF subscribers are requested to furnish their mobile numbers through the screen provided in the web site. (Click here to open the Web page)
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The new developments in the EDP environment of Funds Group are listed below for consideration and inclusion in the PAG’s website.
Serial nos 1 to 4 , list out the latest developments in EDP and under sl.no.5, an example for calculation of interest on GPF accumulation has been included as promised at the meeting with the Group Officer and Branch Officers of Funds Group, during the month of Sept,2011.
1. Annual Account Statement:
From the year 2009-10 onwards, the practice of dispatching GPF account statements to the DDOs has been dispensed with. This has been replaced with the concept of e-slips wherein the statements are made available to all the subscribers through internet and through their DDOs
E-statements can be down loaded at
State government web site
Directly downloaded from the internet at the following address: ‘www.agap.cag.gov.in/SlipsGpf.aspx’
2. IVRS: IVRS facility has been introduced wef 2005, wherein the subscriber can seek information about his GPF account, record any grievances, register his mobile no. for receiving SMS alerts through telephone no: 040-23231212.
3. SMS :- PAG’s office has also introduced SMS facility to send messages of GPF account related information to all the subscribers who have registered their mobile number with this Office. Information like
Status of GPF Final withdrawal cases – registration, return, finalization and dispatch
TA and PFW sanctions for GPFund
Provisional balances at the credit of the subscribers with updation of latest monthly subscription, refund, other credits and withdrawals
Missing credits and debits in the account of the subscribersare being sent through SMS alerts.
4 E-mail Facility :- The GPF subscribers can utilize the official mail id email@example.com through which they can vent their grievances regarding their GPF accounts.