Jammu, Feb 20: Pr. Secretary, Finance Department, Navin Kumar Choudhary had issued orders for Settlement of Final G.P.Fund Refund cases by the District Fund Offices/other Fund offices, order copy with CTN reads as:-
In supersession of Government Order No 187-F of 1999 Dated 15-10-1999, it is hereby ordered that, henceforth, following procedure shall regulate settlement of Final G.P Fund (Refund) cases:-
i. At the time of settlement of final G.P Fund (Refund) claims, only last five years debit and credit statements showing withdrawals (both refundable and non-refundable) and subscriptions made by the subscriber respectively shall be required to be furnished.
ii. Where the information for any period mentioned at (i) above is not readily available with the Drawing and Disbursing Officer due to non-availability of records (having gutted into fire or due to any other reasons viz flood, theft, any other natural calamity), an indemnity bond (as per format available in the General Provident Fund Manual and recast vide G.0 No 187-F of 1999 dated 15.10.1999) shall be obtained from the concerned subscriber/ his nominee indemnifying the Government from any loss arising due to any un-accounted sum of advance/withdrawal as may be located subsequently. The indemnity bond, duly furnished by the retired subscriber/his nominee(s)/ successor (s), shall be accepted by the DDO wherefrom the G.P.Fund refund claim of the subscriber is forwarded to concerned Fund Office. While accepting indemnity bond, the DDO shall ensure that averments made by the subscriber/his nominee(s)/ successor(s) in the indemnity bond, recording therein the reasons of non-availability of records, are supported by collateral evidence like FIRS etc.
iii. All other provisions regarding the settlement of G.P.Fund Final Refund claims as contained in the G.P.Fund Manual or any other