Gratuity and Pension New Rule: After giving DA and bonus to central employees, now the government has changed a major rule. In fact, the government has also issued a strict warning to the employees. If the employees ignore this, then they will have to be deprived of pension and gratuity after their 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 employee commits any serious crime or negligence during his service, If found guilty, his gratuity and pension will be stopped after retirement
It is noteworthy 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, 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.
– 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 guilty 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 as well.
If an employee has taken the 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 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, which is already prescribed under Rule 44.