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Big shock to government employees! Pension and gratuity will no longer be available after retirement! Center issued notification

The central government keeps bringing many gifts for the employees. Recently, the Center also increased the DA of the employees. But now the government has given strict instructions for the central employees. Which if the employees ignore, they may have to be deprived of pension and gratuity after retirement. Actually, the government has issued a warning regarding the work of the employees. According to the new rules of the government, if an employee is negligent in work, instructions have been given to stop his pension and gratuity after retirement. This order will remain applicable to central employees, but going forward states can also implement it.

Government issued notification

The Central Government has recently issued a notification under the Central Civil Services (Pension) Rules 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. It has been said in this notification that if the central employees are found guilty of any serious crime or negligence during their service, then their gratuity and pension will be stopped after retirement. It is worth noting that the information about the changed rule 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, action should be taken to stop their pension and gratuity. That is, the government is strict about this rule this time.

Know who will take action?

  • Such presidents who have been involved in the appointing authority of retired employees have been empowered to withhold gratuity or pension.
  • Secretaries who are associated with the concerned ministry or department under which the retiring employee has been appointed, have also been empowered to withhold pension and gratuity.
  • If an employee has retired from the audit and accounts department, the CAG has been empowered to withhold pension and gratuity after the retirement of the delinquent employees.

How will be the action?

According to the issued rule, if any departmental or judicial action was taken against these employees during the job, then it would be necessary to inform the concerned authorities.

  • If an employee is re-appointed after retirement, then the same rules will apply to him.
  • If an employee has taken payment of pension and gratuity after retirement and is found guilty then the full or partial amount of pension or gratuity can be recovered from him.
  • It will be assessed on the basis of loss caused to the department.
  • If the authority wants, the pension or gratuity of the employee can be stopped permanently or for some time.

Suggestions have to be taken before final order

According to this rule, in such a situation, any authority 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 stopped or withdrawn, the minimum amount shall not be less than Rs.9000 per month, which is already prescribed under Rule 44.