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Big blow to central employees, Modi government’s big decision

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After giving DA and bonus to the central government employees, now the government has changed a big rule. The government has also issued a stern warning to the employees. If employees do not pay attention to this, they will be deprived of pension and gratuity after retirement. (New amendment in pension rules if central government employees commit serious offenses, pension and gratuity will be forfeited.

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The government has warned about the work of the employees. According to the new rules of the government, if an employee lax in his work, then his pension and gratuity will be stopped after retirement. This order will be applicable to central employees. But state governments can also implement this rule.

Notification issued by the government

The Central Government has recently issued a notification under the Central Civil Services (Pension) Rules 2021. The Central Government has recently amended Rule 8 of the CCS (Pension) Rules 2021 by adding new provisions. According to this, if the employee is found guilty, then gratuity and pension will be stopped after retirement.

The Center has sent information about the changed rules to all the concerned officials. Not only this, it has also been clarified that on getting information about the guilty employees, action should be taken to stop their pension and gratuity.

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Who will take action

The President is empowered to withhold gratuity or pension as part of the appointing power of a retired employee.

Such secretaries attached to the concerned ministry or department, under which retired employees are posted, also have the right to withhold pension and gratuity.

If an employee has retired from the Audit and Accounts Department, the CAG is empowered to withhold pension and gratuity after the retirement of the delinquent employee.

How will the action take place?

According to the rules, if any departmental or judicial action is taken against these employees in the course of employment, it is also necessary to inform the concerned authorities.

The same rules will apply if an employee is re-employed after retirement.

If an employee has taken pension and gratuity after retirement and is found guilty, full or part 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 so desires, the pension or gratuity of the employee can be withheld either permanently or temporarily.

Instruction should be given before placing final order

As a rule, any authority in such a situation has to take the directions of the Central Public Service Commission before passing a final order. It also provides that in any case where pension is withheld or withdrawn, the minimum amount shall not be less than Rs 9000 per month as already prescribed under rule 44.

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