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Gratuity and Pension New Rule: Important news for central employees, government has changed big rules

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After giving DA and bonus to central employees, now the government has changed a big rule. The central 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.

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If an employee is negligent in his work, then according to a new rule, the government has directed to stop his pension and gratuity after retirement. This order will continue to be applicable to central employees, but may be followed by the states in future.

Order issued by the government

The Central Government has recently issued a notification under the Central Civil Services (Pension) Rules. It may be recalled that the Central Government recently amended Rule 8 of the CCS (Pension) Rules, 2021 by adding new provisions. was.

The notification states that if a central employee commits any serious offense or negligence in the course of his service, if he is found guilty, his gratuity and pension after retirement will be withheld.

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The Center has sent the information to all the concerned authorities. At the same time, it also clarifies that on receipt of information, action should be taken to stop the pension and gratuity of the guilty employees. In other words, this time the government is strict about the rule.

These people will take action

The President, who has been involved in the appointment authority of retired employees, has the power to withhold gratuity or pension.

Secretaries who are attached to the concerned Ministry or Department, under which the retired employee is appointed, 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.

Know how the action will be

As per the rules issued, if any departmental or judicial action is taken against these employees during their employment, it will also be necessary to inform the concerned authorities.
If an employee is re-employed after retirement, the same rules will apply.

– If an employee has paid pension and gratuity after retirement and is again found guilty, full or partial pension or gratuity may be recovered from him.

– It will be assessed on the basis of loss caused to the department.

– The Authority may suspend the pension or gratuity of the employee either permanently or temporarily, if it so desires.

Must take suggestion before final order

According to this rule, any authority in such a matter shall, before making a final order, take the advice of the Union Public Service Commission. 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 prescribed under Rule 44.

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