Wednesday, 6 February 2013

Pension Portal Orders - Amendment in Central Civil Services (Pension) Rules ; Amendment in Rule 5(2), 29, 29-A, 30 ,31, 32(1), 37, 37(A), 48A(5),48(B) and 48(C) of CCS(Pension) Rules, 1972



MINISTRY OF PERSONNEL, PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS
(Department of Pension and Pensioner’s Welfare)
NOTIFICATION

New Delhi, the 21st December, 2012

G.S.R. 928(E).- In exercise of the powers conferred by the proviso to article 309 and clause (5) of article 148 of the Constitution and, after consultation with the Comptroller and Auditor General of India in relation to conditions of service of persons serving in the Indian Audit and Accounts Department, the President hereby makes the following rules further to amend the Central Civil Services (Pension) Rules, 1972, namely

(1) These rules may be called the Central Civil Services (Pension) Amendment Rules, 2012.

(2) Save as otherwise provided, these rules shall come into force on the date of their publication in the Official Gazette.


2. In the Central Civil Services (Pension) Rules, 1972, (hereinafter referred to as the said rules) in rule 5, in sub-rule (2), the proviso shall be omitted and shall be deemed to have been omitted with effect from the  Day of January, 1996.

3. In the said rules, rule 29 shall be omitted.



4. In the said rules, for rule 29A, the following rule shall be substituted, namely:- 
"29A - Ex-gratia under Special Voluntary Retirement Scheme.- A permanent Government servant, who, on being declared surplus to the establishment in which he was serving, opts for Special voluntary Retirement Scheme, shall be entitled for determination of ex-gratia in addition to the pension”.

5. In the said rules, rule 30 shall be omitted.

6. In the said rules, for rule 31, the following rule shall be substituted, namely :—
"31. Deputation to United Nations and other organisations—A Government servant who is deputed on foreign service to the United Nations’ Secretariat or other United Nations’ Bodies or the International Monetary Fund or the International Bank of Reconstruction and Development or the Asian Development Bank or the Common wealth Secretariat or any other International organization and who becomes entitled for pensionary benefits from that Organization, may at his option,—

(a) pay the pension contributions in respect of his foreign service and count such service as qualifying for pension under these rules; or

(b) avail the retirement benefits admissible under the rules of the aforesaid organization and not count such service as qualifying for pension under these rules:

Provided that where a Government servant opts for clause (b), retirement benefits shall be payable to him in India in rupees from such date and in such manner as the Government may, by order, specify:

Provided further that pension contributions, if any, paid by theGovernment servant, shall be refunded to him”.

7. In the said rules, in the rule 32.—

(a) for the marginal heading, the following heading shall be substituted, namely:

“Veñfication of qualifying service after eighteen years service or five years before retirement.—”;

(b) in sub-rule(1), for the words "twenty-five years”, the words “eighteen years” shall be substituted.

8. In the said rules, in rule 36, in clause (b), for the words “Rule 29 of these rules” the words “Special Voluntary Retirement Scheme relating to voluntary retirement of surplus employees.” shall be substituted.

9. In the said rules, in rule 37, in sub-rule (3), the words “pro rata” shall be “omitted.

10. In the said rules, for rule 37A, the following rule shall be substituted, namely;—

"37A. Conditions for payment of pension on absorption consequent upon conversion of a Government Department into a Public Sector Undertaking.—

(1) On conversion of a department of the Central Government into a Public Sector Undertaking, all Government servants of that Department shall be transferred en-messe to that Public Sector Undertaking, on terms of foreign service without any deputation allowance till such time as they get absorbed in the said undertaking, and such transferred Government servants shall be absorbed in the Public Sector Undertaking with effect from such date as maybe notified by the Government.

(2) The Central Government shall allow the transferred Government servants an option to revert back to the Government or to seek permanent absorption in the Public Sector Undertaking.

(3) The option referred to in sub-rule (2) shall be exercised by every transferred Government servant in such manner and within such period as may be specified by the Government.

(4) The permanent absorption of the Government servants as employees of the Public Sector Undertaking shall take effect from the date on which their options are accepted by the Government and on and from the date of such acceptance, such employees shall cease to be Government servants and they shall be deemed to have retired from Government service.

(5) Upon absorption of Government servants in the Public Sector Undertaking, the posts which they were holding in the Government before such absorption shall stand abolished.

(6) The employees who opt to revert to Government service shall be redeployed through the surplus cell of the Government.

(7) The employees including quasi-permanent and temporary employees but excluding casual labourers, who opt for permanent absorption in the Public Sector Undertaking shall, on and from the date of absorption, be 
governed by the rules and regulations or bye-laws of the Public Sector Undertaking.

(8) A permanent Government servant who has been absorbed as an employee of a Public Sector Undertaking and his family shall be eligible for pensionary benefits (including commutation of pension, gratuity, family pension or extra-ordinary pension), on the basis of combined service rendered by the employee in the government and in the Public Sector Undertaking in accordance with the formula for calculation of such pensionary benefits as may be in force at the time of his retirement from the Public Sector
Undertaking or his death or at his option, to receive benefits for the service rendered under the Central Government in accordance with the orders issued by the Central Government.

“Explanation:- The amount of pension or family pension in respect of the absorbed employee on retirement from the Public Sector Undertaking or on death shall be calculated in the same way as calculated in the case of a Central Government servant retiring or dying, on the same day”.

(9) The pension of an employee under sub-rule (8) shall be calculated on fifty percent of emoluments or average emoluments, whichever is more beneficial to him.

(10) In addition to pension or family pension, as the case may be, the employee who opts for pension on the basis of combined service shall also be eligible to dearness relief as per industrial Dearness Allowance pattern.

(11) The benefits of pension and family pension shall be available to quasi permanent and temporary transferred Government servants after they have been confirmed in the Public Sector Undertaking.

(12) A Permanent Government servant absorbed in a Pubic Sector Undertaking or a temporary or quasi-permanent Government servant who has been confirmed in the a Public Sector Undertaking subsequent to his absorption therein, shall be eligible to seek voluntary retirement after completing ten years of qualifying service with the Government and the Public Sector Undertaking taken together, and such person shall be eligible for pensionary benefits on the basis of qualifying service.

(13) The Central Government shall create a Pension Fund in the form of a trust and the pensionary benefits of absorbed employees shall be paid out of a such Pension Fund.

(14) The Secretary of the administrative Ministry of the Public Sector Undertaking shall be the Chairperson of the Board of Trustees which shall include representatives of the Ministries of Finance, Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, Labour, concerned Public Sector Undertaking and their employees and experts in the relevant field to be nominated by the Central Government.

(15) The procedure and the manner in which pensionary benefits are to be sanctioned and disbursed from the Pension Fund shall be determined by the Government on the recommendation of the Board of Trustees.

(16) The Government shall discharge its pensionary liability by paying in lump sum as a one time payment to the Pension Fund the pension or service gratuity and retirement gratuity for the service rendered till the date of absorption of the Government servant in the Public Sector Undertaking.

(17) The manner of sharing the financial liability on account of payment of pensionary benefits by the Public Sector Undertaking shall be determined by the Government.

(18) Lump sum amount of the pension shall be determined with reference to Commutation Table laid down in Central Civil Services (Commutation of Pension) Rules, 1981.

(19) The Public Sector Undertaking shall make pensionary contribution to the Pension Fund for the period of service to be rendered by the concerned employees under that undertaking at the rates as may be determined by the Board of Trustees so that the Pension Fund shall be self-supporting.

(20) If, for any financial or operational reason, the Trust is unable to discharge its liabilities fully from the Pension Fund and the Public Sector Undertaking is also not in a position to meet the shortfall, the Government shall be liable to meet such expenditure and such expenditure shall be debited to either the Fund or to the Public Sector Undertaking.

(21) Payments of pensionary benefits of the pensioners of a Government Department on the date of conversion of it into a Public Sector Undertaking shall continue to be the responsibility of the Government and the mechanism for sharing its liabilities on this account shall be determined by the Government.

(22) Nothing contained in sub-rules (13) to (21) shall apply in the case of conversion of the Departments of Telecom Services and Telecom Operations into Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited, in which case the pensionary benefits including family pension shall be paid by the Government.

(23) For the purposes of payment of pensionary benefits including family pension referred to in sub-rule (22), the Government shall specify the arrangements and the manner including the rate of pensionary contributions to be made by Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited to the Government and the manner in which financial liabilitles on this account shall be met.

(24) The arrangements under sub-rule (23) shall be applicable to the existing pensioners and to the employees who are deemed to have retired from the Government.

(25) Upon conversion of a Government Department into a Public Sector Undertaking,-

(a) the balance of provident fund standing at the credit of the absorbed employees on the date of their absorption in the Public Sector Undertaking shall, with the consent of such undertaking, be transferred to the new Provident Fund Account of the employees in such undertaking;

(b) earned leave and half pay leave at the credit of the employees on the date of absorption shall stand transferred to such undertaking;
(c) the dismissal or removal from service of the Public Sector Undertaking of any employee after his absorption in such undertaking for any subsequent misconduct shall not amount to for feiture of the retirement benefits for the service rendered under the Government and in the event of his dismissal or removal or retrenchment the decisions of the undertaking shall be subject to review by the Ministry administratively concerned with the undertaking.

(26) In case the Government disinvest its equity in any public sector undertaking to the extent of fifty-one per cent or more, it shall specify adequate safeguards for protecting the interest of the absorbed employees of such Public Sector Undertaking,

(27) The safeguards specified under sub-rule (26) shall include option for voluntary retirement or continued service in the undertaking or voluntary retirement benefits on terms applicable to Government employees employees of the Public Sector Undertaking as per option of the employees and assured payment of earned pensionary benefits with relaxation in period of qualifying service, as may be decided by the Government”

(11) In the said rules, after rule 37A, the following rule shall be inserted, namely;-

“37B. Conditions for payment of pension on absorption consequent upon conversion of a Government Department into a Central Autonomous Body.-

(1) On conversion of a department of the Central Government into an Autonomous Body, all Government servants of that Department shall be transferred en-masse to that Autonomous Body on terms of foreign service without any deputation allowance till such time as they get absorbed in the said body and such transferred Government servants shall be absorbed in the Autonomous Body with effect from such date as may be notified by the Government.

(2) The Central Government shall allow the transferred Government servants an option to revert back to the Government or to seek permanent absorption in the Autonomous Body.

(3) The option referred to in sub—rule (2) shall be exercised by every transferred Government servant in such manner and within such period as may be specified by the Government.

(4) The permanent absorption of the Government servants of the Autonomous Body shall take effect from the date on which their options are accepted by the Government and on and from the date of such acceptance, such employees shall cease to be Government servants and they shall be deemed to have retired from Government service.

(5) Upon absorption of Government servants in the Autonomous Body, the posts which they were holding in the Government before such absorption shall stand abolished.

(6) The employees who opt to revert to Government service shall be redeployed through the surplus cell of the Government.

(7) The employees including quasi-permanent and temporary employees but excluding casual labourers, who opt for permanent absorption in the Autonomous Body, shall on and from the date of absorption, be governed by the rules and regulations or bye-laws of the Autonomous Body.

(8) A permanent Government servant : who has been absorbed as an employee of an Autonomous Body an his family shall be eligible for pensionary benefits (including commutation of pension, gratuity, family pension or extra-ordinary pension), on the basis of combined service rendered by him in the government and Autonomnus Body in accordance with the formula for calculation of such pensionary benefits as may be in force at the time of his retirement from the Autonomous Body/death or at his option, to receive benefits for the service rendered under the Central Government in accordance with the orders issued by the Central Government.

Explanation:- The amount of pension or family pension in respect of the absorbed employee on retirement from Autonomous Body or death shall be calculated in the same way as would be the case with a Central Government servant retiring or dying, on the same day.

(9) The pension of an employee under sub-rule (8) shall be calculated at fifty percent of emoluments or average emoluments, whichever is more beneficial to him.

(10) In addition to pension or family pension, as the case may be, the absorbed employees who opt for pension on the basis of combined service shall also be eligible to dearness relief as per central dearness allowance pattern.

(11) The benefits of pension and family pension shall be available to quasi-permanent and temporary transferred Government servants after they have been confirmed in the Autonomous Body.

(12) The Central Government shall create a Pension Fund in the form of a trust and the pensionary benefits of absorbed employees shall be paid out of such Pension Fund.

(13) The Secretary of the administrative Ministry of the autonomous body shall be the Chairperson of the Board of Trustees which shall include representatives of the Ministries of Finance, Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, Labour, concerned Autonomous Body and their employees and experts in the relevant field to be nominated by the Central Government.

(14) The procedure and the manner in which pensionary benefits are to be sanctioned and disbursed from the Pension Fund shall be determined by the Government on the recommendation of the Board of Trustees.

(15) The Government shall discharge its pensionary liability by paying inlump sum as a one time payment to the Pension Fund the pension or service gratuity and retirement gratuity for the service rendered till the date of absorption of the Government servant in the Autonomous Body.

(16) The manner of sharing the financial liability on account of payment of pensnary benefits by the Autonomous Body shall be determined by the Government.

(17) Lump sum amount of the pension shall be determined with reference to Commutation Table laid down in Central Civil Services (Commutation of Pension) Rules, 1981.

(18) The Autonomous Body shall make pensionary contribution to the Pension Fund for the period of service to be rendered by the concerned employees under that body at the rates as may be determined by the Board of Trustees to that the Pension Fund shall be self-supporting.

(19) If, for any financial or operational reason, the Trust is unable to discharge its liabilities fully from the Pension Fund and the Autonomous Body is also not in a position to meet the shortfall, the Government shall be liable to meet such expenditure and such expenditure shall be debited to either the Fund or to the Autonomous Body, as the case may be.

(20) Payments of pensionary benefits of the pensioners of a Government Department on the date of conversion of it into an Autonomous Body shall continue to be the responsibility of the Government and the mechanism for sharing its liabilities on this account shall be determined by the Government.

(21) Upon conversion of a Government Department into an Autonomous Body .--

(a) the balance of provident fund standing at the credit of the absorbed employees on the date of their absorption in the Autonomous Body shall, with the consent of such body, be transferred to the new Provident Fund Account of the employees in such body.

(b) earned leave and half pay leave at the credit of the employees on the date of absorption shall stand transferred to such body.

(c) the dismissal or removal from service of the Autonomous Body of any employee after his absorption in such body for any subsequent misconduct shall not amount to for feiture of the retirement benefits for the service rendered under the Government and In the event of his dismissal or removal or retrenchment the decisions of the body shall be subject to review by the Ministry administratively concerned with the body.

(22) In case the Government disinvests its equity in any Autonomous Body to the extent of fifty-one per cent or more, it shall specify adequate safeguards for protecting the interest of the absorbed employees of such Autonomous Body‘ 

(23) The safeguards specified under sub-rule (22) shall include option for voluntary retirement or continued service in the body, as the case may be, or voluntary retirement benefits on terms applicable to Government employees or employees of the Autonomous Body as per option of the employees, assured payment of earned pensioriry benefits with relaxation in period of qualifying service, as may be decided, by the Government.

(24) Nothing contained in this rule shall be applicable to the officers or employees including members or Indian Information Service, Central Secretariat service or any other service or to the persons borne on cadres outside Akashvani and Doordarshan, serving in the Akashvani and

Doordarshan and engaged in the performance of functions transferred to Prasar Bharati established under Prasar Bharati (Broadcasting Corporation of India) Act. 1990.

(12) In the said rules, in rule 48A,-

(i) sub-rule (5) shall be omitted.

(ii) in sub-rule (6), for clause (a), the following clause shall be substituted,namely;—

"(a) retires under the Special Voluntary Retirement Scheme relating to voluntary retirement of surplus employees, or

(13) In the said rules, rule 48B shall be omitted;

(14) In the said rules, rule 48C shall be omitted;

[F. No. 38/80/08-P&PW]

TRIPTI P.GHOSH, 
Director

Source: www.pensionersportal.gov.in

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