Monday 15 June 2020

OFFICE MEMORANDUM - Mobility of personnel amongst Central /State & Autonomous Bodies while working under Pensionable establishments. No. 28/30/2004-P&PW (B) , Dated: the 11th June, 2020.

No. 28/30/2004-P&PW (B) 
Government of India 
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pension 
Department of Pension and Pensioners’ Welfare   

Lok Nayak Bhavan, Khan Market New Delhi, 
Dated: the 11th June, 2020   


Subject: - Mobility of personnel amongst Central /State & Autonomous Bodies while  working under Pensionable establishments – regarding.             

    The undersigned is directed to say that the New Pension Scheme (now called as National Pension System) was introduced vide  Department of Economic Affairs’ notification No.5/7/2003-ECB.PR dated 22.12.2003.  It was provided that NPS would be mandatory for all new recruits to the Central Government service from 1st of January 2004 except the Armed Forces. 

2.  In this Department’s O.M. of even number dated 26.7.2005, it was provided that all employees who joined  Central Government service or in the service of an autonomous body set up by the Central Government before 1.1.2004 and who were governed by old pension scheme under the Central Civil Service (Pension) Rules, 1972 will continue to be governed by the same pension scheme / rules and will count  their past service if they take up new appointment in another Ministry / Department of the Central Government or a Central Autonomous Body covered by the CCS (Pension) Rules on or after 1.1.2004, subject to their satisfying the conditions laid down in Para 4 of DP&AR’s O.M. No.28/10/1984-PU dated 29.8.1984.

3. Subsequently, vide this Department’s O.M. of even number dated 28.10.2009, the benefit of counting of past service under the CCS(Pension) Rules, 1972 was extended to those employees who were initially appointed before 1.1.2004 in (i) Central Government Departments covered under Railway Pension Rules or other similar non-contributing pensionable establishments of Central Government covered by old Pension Scheme /rules other than CCS(Pension) Rules, 1972 OR, (ii) State Government covered under old pension scheme  similar to CCS(Pension) Rules, OR (iii) Central / State Autonomous Body covered by the old pension scheme and who resigned to join a Central Government Department / Office or a Central Autonomous Body having pensionable establishment.

4. Representations have been received in this Department from employees who joined under NPS in Central Government / Central Autonomous Bodies after 1.1.2004 but before 28.10.2009, after technical resignation from a pensionable establishment of a Central Government Department, State Government or Central / State Autonomous Body and who were denied the benefit of counting of past service in the old pension scheme in the Central Government. 

5 . The  matter  has  been  examined  in  consultation  with  Department  of  Personnel  and Training  and  Department  of  Expenditure.    It  has  been  decided  that  those  employees  who joined  Central  Government  /  Central  Autonomous  body  under  NPS  during  1.1.2004  to 28.10.200 9    after  submitting  technical  resignation  from  Central  Govt.  /  Central  Autonomous Body  or  a  State  Government  /  State  Autonomous  Body  and  who  fulfill  the  conditions  for counting  of  past  service  in  terms  of  this  Department’s  O.M.  dated  28.10.2009,  may  be  giv en an  option  for  induction  in  old  pension  scheme  and  to    get  their  past  service  rendered  in  the Central  /  State  Government  or  Central  /  State  Autonomous    Body    counted  for  the  purpose  of pensionary  benefits  on  their  final  retirement  from  the  Central  Govern ment  /  Central Autonomous  Body,  subject    to  fulfillment  of  all  other  conditions  of  counting  of  such    past service  in  terms  of  DPAR’s  O.M.  dated  29.8.1984  read  with  this  Department’s  O.M.  dated 7.2.1986  as  amended  from  time  to  time.

6. Such  option  may  be  ex ercised  within  3  months  of  issue  of  this  O.M.    Such  employees who  are  appointed  under  NPS  during  1.1.2004  to  28.10.2009  and  are  eligible  to  exercise option  in  terms  of  para  5  above  but  do  not  exercise  the  option  within  the  stipulated  period will  continue  t . o  be  covered  by  the  provisions  of  National  Pension  System.  Those  employees who  joined  during  1.1.2004  to  28.10.2009  and  have  already  been  given  the  benefit  of CCS(Pension)  Rules  in  terms  of  O.M.  dated  28.10.2009,  will  continue  to  be  governed  by those  rules

7. Those  employees  who  exercise  option  for  counting  of  past  service  in  accordance  with the  above  provisions  may  be  allowed  to  avail  the  benefit  under  CCS  (Pension)  Rules,  1972.   The  capitalized  value  of  pension  and  gratuity  for  the  past  service  in  the  Ce ntral  /  State Autonomous  Body  will  be  deposited  by  that  Body  to  the  Central  Government  /  Central Autonomous  Body  in  accordance  with  the  instructions  contained  in  the  O.M.  No. 28/10/84Pension  Unit  dated  29.8.1984 .  In  case  the  employee  concerned  has  receive d  the  pensionary benefits  from  the  Central  Government  Departments,  State  Government,  Central  /  State   Autonomous  Body,  etc.,  he  would  be  required  to  deposit  the  amount  of  such  pensionary benefits  (along  with  interest  to  be  calculated  in  accordance  with  thi s  Department’s 38/34/2001P&PW(F)  dated  29072002 O.M.  No. )  with  the  Central  Government  Department  /Central Autonomous  Body  in  which  he  has  joined,  to  enable  counting  of  past  service.  The employee’s  share  in  the  accumulated  wealth  of  National  Pension  Syst em  with  interest  / returns  accrued  thereon  under  the  NPS,  would  be  deposited  in  the  GPF  account  of  the employee.  The  employer’s  share  along  with  interest  /  returns  accrued  thereon  under  the  NPS would  be  deposited  in  the  account  of  Central    Government  /  Cen accordance  with  modalities  provided  in  para  9  of  this  OM. 

8. In  some  cases,  due  to  nontral  Autonomous  Body  in availability  of  benefit  of  counting  of  past  services  under  the old  pension  system  during  01.01.2004  to  28.10.2009,  the  employees  of  State  Gover nment/ State  Autonomous  bodies  etc.  may  have  been  compelled  to  take  voluntary  retirement  before joining  pensionable  Central  Government  Department/  Central  Autonomous  bodies  after 01.01.2004  but  before  28.10.2009.  It  has  been  decided  that  ‘voluntary  retirem ent’  of  such employees    may  be  treated  as  ‘technical  resignation’  and  the  benefit  of  provisions  of  para  5  to para  7  above  may  also  be  extended  to  them  subject  to  fulfillment  of  all  other  conditions  for counting  of  service.

    8.1 The forwarding the application through proper channel for the post they had joined after getting voluntary retirement is a pre- requisite for considering it as technical resignation.

    8.2 The provisions of this O.M. is mandatory in all such cases.

9. The modalities of accounting of the NPS accumulation would be as under:

 10.  All Ministries / Departments  are requested to bring the contents of these orders to the notice of Controller of Accounts/Pay and Accounts Officers and Attached, Subordinate Offices and Autonomous bodies under them. 

11.  This issues in consultation  with of Ministry of Finance, Deptt. of Expenditure vide ID Note No.  25(6)/EV/2017   Dated 06.01.2020  and in consultation with Controller General of Accounts vide their I.D. Note No. 1(7)(2)/2010/c/a/TA/860 dated 18.08.2017.

12. In their application to the employees of Indian Audit and Accounts Department, these orders are issued after consultation with Comptroller and Auditor General of India, as mandated under Article 148(5) of the Constitution.

13.  Hindi version will follow.     

(Ruchir Mittal) 
Deputy Secretary to the Government of India


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