Counting of service rendered in an autonomous body under the Central Government or a State Government as qualifying service for pension and gratuity DoP&PW OM 

Counting of service rendered in an autonomous body under the Central Government or a State Government as qualifying service for pension and gratuity DoP&PW OM 

Counting of service rendered in an autonomous body under the Central Government or a State Government as qualifying service for pension and gratuity DoP&PW OM

No. 28/90/2022-P&PW(B)/8297
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Pension and Pensioners’ Welfare

3 Floor, Lok Nayak Bhavan, Khan Market,
New Delhi, Dated the 2nd October, 2022

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Counting of service rendered in an autonomous body under the Central Government or a State Government as qualifying service for pension and gratuity under the Central Civil Services (Pension) Rules, 2021.

The undersigned is directed 10 say that Department of Pension and Pensioners’ Welfare has notified the Central Civil Services (Pension) Rules, 2021 in supersession of the Central Civil Service (Pension) Rules, 1972. In accordance with Rule 14 of the Central Civil Services (Pension) Rules, 2021, if an employee of an autonomous body under the Central Government or a State Government having a non-contributory pension scheme similar to CCS(Pension) Rules, 2021, who was initially appointed in that autonomous body, on or before 31st December, 2003, is subsequently appointed with proper permission to a service or post in the Central Government to which the CCS(Pension) Rules, 2021 are applicable, the service rendered under the said autonomous body shall qualify for pension and gratuity from the Central Government. Counting of such service shall, however, be subject to the following conditions:

(i) ‘The appointment of the Government servant in an officiating or temporary capacity in the Central Government is followed without interruption by substantive appointment;

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(ii) The Government servant is not drawing a separate pension from the autonomous body for the service rendered in that body before acceptance of resignation; and

(iii) The pension liability is discharged by the Autonomous body by paying in lump sum the amount of pension or service gratuity and retirement gratuity for the service rendered in the autonomous body. The lump sum amount of pension shall be determined with reference to the commutation table laid down in the Central Civil Services (Commutation of Pension) Rules, 1981.

2. The condition for discharge of pension liability by an autonomous body under the State Government having a non-contributory pension scheme similar to these rules shall be binding on that autonomous body in accordance with the reciprocal arrangement entered into by the Central Government with the concerned State Government.

3. Service rendered in a public sector undertaking, including nationalized bank and financial institution, before appointment in the Central Government docs not count as qualifying service for the purpose of CCS (Pension) Rules, 2021.

4. All Ministries/Departments are requested that the above provisions regarding counting of service rendered in an autonomous body under the Central Government or a State Government as qualifying service for pension and gratuity under the Central Civil Services (Pension) Rules, 2021 may be brought to the notice of the personnel dealing with the pensionary benefits in the Ministry / Department and attached/subordinate offices thereunder, for strict implementation.

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(S. Chakrabarti)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India

To
All Ministries/Departments/Organisations,
(As per standard list)

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