After giving DA and bonus to central employees, now the government has changed a big rule. The central government has also issued a strict warning for the employees. If the employees ignore this then they will have to be deprived of pension and gratuity after their retirement.
If an employee is negligent in work, then after retirement, instructions have been given to stop his pension and gratuity. This order will be applicable to the central employees, but the states can also implement it going forward.
Government issued order
The Central Government has recently issued a notification under the Central Civil Services (Pension) Rule 2021. Let us tell you that the Central Government had recently changed Rule 8 of the CCS (Pension) Rules 2021, in which new provisions have been added. If found guilty, then their gratuity and pension will be stopped after retirement.
It is worth noting that the information about the changed rules has been sent by the Center to all the concerned authorities. Not only this, it has also been made clear that if the information about the guilty employees is received, then action should be initiated to stop their pension and gratuity. That is, this time the government is strict about this rule.
These people will take action
- Presidents who have been part of the appointing authority of retired employees have been given the right to withhold gratuity or pension.
- Such secretaries who are associated with the concerned ministry or department, under which the retiring employee has been appointed, have also been given the right to withhold pension and gratuity.
- If an employee has retired from the Audit and Accounts Department, then the CAG has been empowered to withhold pension and gratuity after the retirement of the delinquent employees.
Know how action will be taken
According to the rules issued, if any departmental or judicial action is taken against these employees during the job, then it will also be necessary to inform the concerned officers.
If an employee is re-employed after retirement, then the same rules will apply to him.
If an employee has taken the payment of pension and gratuity after retirement and is found guilty, then full or partial amount of pension or gratuity can be recovered from him.
– It will be assessed on the basis of the loss caused to the department.
If the authority wants, the pension or gratuity of the employee can be stopped permanently or even for some time.
Suggestion to be taken before final order
According to this rule, any authority in such a situation will have to take suggestions from the Union Public Service Commission before giving the final order. It also provides that in any case where pension is withheld or withdrawn, the minimum amount should not be less than Rs 9000 per month, which is already prescribed under Rule 44.