The General Provident Fund (Central Services) Rules, 1960
RULE 34- MANNER OF PAYMENT OF AMOUNT IN THE FUND
(1) When the amount standing to the credit of a subscriber in the Fund becomes payable, it shall be the duty of the Accounts Officer to make payment 1[ ] as provided in sub-rule (3).
(2) If the person to whom, under these rules, any amount or policy, is to be paid, assigned or reassigned or delivered, is a lunatic for) whose estate a Manager has been appointed in this behalf under the-Indian Lunacy Act, 1912, the payment or reassignment or delivery shall be made to such Manager and not to the lunatic:
Provided that where no Manager has been appointed and ‘the person to whom the sum is payable is certified by a Magistrate to be a lunatic, the payment shall under the orders of the Collector be made in terms of sub-section (1) of Section 95 of the Indian Lunacy Act, 1912, to the person having charge of such lunatic and the Accounts Officer shall pay only the amount which he thinks fit to the person having charge of the lunatic and the surplus, if any, or such part thereof, as he thinks fit, shall be paid for the maintenance of such members of the lunatic’s family as are dependent on him for maintenance.
(3) Payments of the amount withdrawn shall be made in India only. The persons to whom the amounts are payable shall make their own arrangements to receive payment in India. The following procedure shall be adopted for claiming payment by a subscriber, namely:-
(ii) The Head of Office/Department shall forward the 3[details of the subscriber retiring or quitting service to the Accounts Officer indicating the recoveries effected against the advances which are still current and the number of instalments yet to be recovered and also indicate the withdrawals, if any, taken by the subscriber after the period covered by the last statement of the subscriber’s account sent by the Accounts Officer.
(iii) The Accounts Officer shall, after verification with the ledger account, issue an authority for the amount 4[payable to the subscriber] at least a month before the date of superannuation but payable on the date of superannuation.
(iv) The authority mentioned in Clause (iii) will constitute the first instalment of payment. A second authority for payment will be issued as soon as possible after superannuation. This will relate to the contribution made by the subscriber subsequent to the amount mentioned in the 5[details forwarded by the Head of Office/Department under Clause (ii)] plus the refund of instalments against advances which were current at the time of the 1[submission of details by the Head of Office].
(v) After forwarding the 6[details referred to in Clause (ii)] for final payment to
the Accounts Officer, advance/withdrawal may be sanctioned but the amount of advance/withdrawal shall be drawn on an authorization from the Accounts Officer concerned who shall arrange this as soon as the formal sanction of sanctioning authority is received by him.
NOTE.-When the amount standing to the credit of a subscriber has become payable under Rules 31, 32 or 33, the Accounts Officer shall authorize prompt payment of the amount in the manner indicated in sub-rule (3).