Monday, 28 November 2022

Processing of transfer applications of GDS under limited transfer facility- introduction of GDS online transfer Portal.

 Processing of transfer applications of GDS under limited transfer facility- introduction of GDS online transfer Portal.


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Sunday, 27 November 2022

NPS to OPS in case Joining after 01.01.2004 but advertisement before 31-12-2003: CENC writes to Dr. Jitendra Singh, MoS (PP)

 NPS to OPS in case Joining after 01.01.2004 but advertisement before 31-12-2003: CENC writes to Dr. Jitendra Singh, MoS (PP)

सरकारी कर्मचारी राष्ट्रीय परिसंघ
Govt. Employees National Confederation
(AFFILIATED TO B.M.S.)
CENTRAL OFFICE : RAM NARESH BHAVAN, TILAK GALI,
PAHAR GANJ. NEW DELHI – 110055

No. GENC/ MoS_PP/NPS/193(8/2/L)

Date: 11/11/2022

To

Dr. Jitendra Singh, MoS (PP)
Department of Personnel & Training,
Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions,
North Block, New Delhi – 110001

Subject- Coverage under Central Civil Services (Pension) Rule-1972 in place of National Pension System of those central government employees who had been got appointment on the issuance of advertisement before 31/12/2003-regarding

ऐसे कर्मचारी जिनका recruitment हेतु चयन परीक्षा का परिणाम 31/12/2003 के पहले घोषित हुआ था परंतु नियुक्ति 01/01/2004 के उपरांत प्रदान की गई थी उन सभी कर्मचारियों को कार्मिक मंत्रालय के पत्र संख्या 57/04/2019 P&PW(B) दिनांक 17/02/2020 के द्वारा एनपीएस के स्थान पर ccs pension rule 1972 का लाभ प्रदान करने हेतु option की सुविधा दी गई है।

महोदय ठीक उसी प्रकार से केंद्र सरकार के विश्रिन्न विभागों तथा मुख्यालयों दवारा भर्ती हेतु जो भी vacancy 31/12/2003 तक प्रदान की गई तथा जिनका विज्ञापन विभिन्‍न समाचार पत्रों में 31/12/2003 तक प्रकाशित किया गया उनके सापेक्ष चयनित समस्त केंद्रीय कर्मचारियों को नियुक्ति 01/01/2004 के उपरांत प्रदान की गई है। ऐसे समस्त कर्मचारियों की भी NPS के स्थान पर ccs pension rule 1972 का लाभ प्रदान किए जाने का option प्रदान किया जाय, क्योंकि 31/12/2003 तक भर्ती हेतु जो भी विज्ञापन प्रकाशित किए गए उनमें कही भी सेवा शर्तों में बदलाव करते हुए यह नहीं दर्शाया गया था की NPS के अंतर्गत चयनित कर्मचारियों को रखा जाएगा। महोदय जिसके उपरांत इन्हीं सेवा शर्तों के प्रकाशन के आधार पर देश के विभिन्‍न न्यायालयों में court case चल रहें हैं जिनमें से बहुसंख्यक फैसले केंद्रीय कर्मचारियों के पक्ष में आ चुके हैं तथा बहुत से विचाराधीन हैं।

अतः निवेदन है की विषयक मामले को संज्ञान में लेते हुए केंद्रीय सरकार के विभिन्‍न मंत्रालयों के अंतर्गत ऐसे सभी कर्मचारियों को भी जो 31/12/2003 के पूर्व प्रकाशित विज्ञापन के आधार पर चयनित किए गए हैं उन सभी को NPS के स्थान पर CCS Pension rule 1972 का लाभ प्रदान करने हेतु option प्रदान करने की कृपा करें।

With Best Regards,

Yours Truly,

(SADHU SINGH)
Secretary General
(Mob. 9415726924)


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Guidelines for framing/amendment /relaxation of Recruitment Rules: Consolidated Order by DoP&T dated 18.11.2022

 Guidelines for framing/amendment /relaxation of Recruitment Rules: Consolidated Order by DoP&T dated 18.11.2022

No.DOPT-1668752814415
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training
ESTT.(Estt. RR-I)
******

North Block, New Delhi
Dated 18 November, 2022

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject:- Guidelines for framing/amendment /relaxation of Recruitment Rules

The undersigned is directed to state that the consolidated guidelines/instructions for framing/amendment /relaxation of Recruitment Rules have been issued vide this Department’s OM No. AB.14017/48/2010-Estt.(RR) dated 31.12.2010, which is annexed herewith. In addition, to facilitate the Ministries/Departments for framing/amendment of Recruitment Rules/Service Rules, various instructions issued by this Department, compiled as under:

1. Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on Recruitment Rules have been issued on 6.3.2013.

OM No: AB-14017/13/2013-Estt(RR) Dated: 6/3/2013

2. Step-wise instructions for processing of the proposal for framing/amendment of Recruitment Rules have been issued.

OM No: No. AB-14017/13/2013-Estt. (RR) Dated: 31/3/2015

3.1 W.e.f 25.12.2016, the process of conveying approvals, on the proposals relating to framing/amendment of Recruitment Rules received from Ministries/Departments on the new RRFAMS portal, is made completely online and sending physical files to DoPT has been dispensed with.

OM No: No. AB-14017/19/2016-Estt.(RR) Dated: 22/12/2016

3.2 As a next step, the requirement of sending physical files to UPSC after DoPT approval on RRFAMS portal has also been dispensed w.e.f 25.12.2018.

OM No: AB-14017/19/2018-Estt.(RR) Dated: 3/12/2018

4. The words ‘Pay Band’ and ‘Grade Pay’ wherever referred to in the OM dated 31.12.2010 may be substituted and replaced with ‘Level in the Pay Matrix’.

OM No: No. AB.14017/13/2016-Estt.(RR) Dated: 9/8/2016

For Column 9 of the 13 Column Schedule

5 In all cases of direct recruitment there should be a mandatory induction training of at least two weeks duration. Successful completion of the training may be made a pre-requisite for completion of probation. The syllabus for the training may be prescribed by the Cadre Authorities in consultation with the Training Division of DOPT. The recruitment rules for all posts, wherever such a provision does not already exist, may be amended to provide for such mandatory training. Till such time as the Recruitment Rules are amended, a clause on the above lines may be included in the offer of appointment.

OM No: 28020/3/2018-Estt.(C) Dated: 11/3/2019

For Column 11 of the 13 Column Schedule

6.1. Maximum age limit in case of appointment on deputation/deputation (ISTC) revised as under:

i. For posts in the SAG level and above (i.e. Level-14 of the Pay Matrix and above):

‘Not exceeding fifty eight years’ on the closing date of receipt of application.

ii. For posts below SAG level (i.e. Level-13A of the Pay Matrix and below):

‘Not exceeding fifty six years’ on the closing date of receipt of application.

OM No: AB-14017/11/2017-Estt.(RR) Dated: 5/2/2018

6.2. Ministries/Departments have been advised to adhere to the crucial date reproduced as under, for determining eligibility for composite method of recruitment is as under:

In the case of a vacancy already existing at the time of issue of the communication inviting nominations, the eligibility may be determined with reference to the last date prescribed for receipt of nominations in the Ministry/Department/Organization responsible for making appointment to the post i.e. originating Ministry etc.

In the case where a vacancy is anticipated, the crucial date for determining eligibility should be the date on which the vacancy is expected to arise.

OM No: No.AB-14017/71/89-Estt (RR) Dated: 3/10/1989

OM No: No. AB.14017/49/92-Estt.(RR) Dated: 15/6/1993

OM No: Misc-14017/06/2019-Estt. (RR) Dated: 16/4/2020

6.3. The method of recruitment ‘Transfer’ has been re-named as `Absorption’ and ‘Transfer on Deputation’ as ‘Deputation’.

OM No: No.AB-14017/2/97-Estt(RR) Dated: 25/5/1998

6.4. Revised minimum qualifying service required for promotion from one level in the Pay Matrix to another Level issued vide OM dated 20.9.2022.

OM No: AB-14017/4/2021-Estt.(RR) Dated: 20/9/2022

6.5. Normally in all cases, where deputation is a method of recruitment, along with Central Government and State Governments, Union Territories are also to be included as a source area.

OM No: AB-14017/48/2010-Estt. (RR) Dated: 5/7/2019

For Column 12 of the 13 Column Schedule

7.1. In Column-12 of the Schedule of the RRs, it has been advised to replace the term “Departmental Promotion Committee (for confirmation)”with the term “Departmental Confirmation Committee” (for considering confirmation) in cases where the method of recruitment includes direct recruitment/ absorption/ re- employment of Armed Forces Personnel. However, where ‘promotion’ is prescribed as a method of recruitment, the composition of Departmental Promotion Committee (for considering Promotion) shall be included in column12 of the Schedule of the RRs.

OM No: No. AB.14017/21/2011-Estt.(RR) Dated: 10/5/2013

7.2. Promotion by Selection-cum-seniority(to be read as ‘Selection’): It shall not be necessary to associate the Union Public Service Commission while promotion to any Group ‘A’ Service or post the maximum of the scale of pay of which is less than 16500 (may be read as below ‘Level 12 in the pay matrix’ as per 7th CPC) , of an officer holding any Group ’A’ service or post.

7.3 Association of UPSC in the Departmental Confirmation Committee is not required.

OM No: No. 39018/1/98-Estt.(B) Dated: 21/5/1999

OM No: No.35034/7/97-Estt(D) Dated: 8/2/2002

For Column 13 of the 13 Column Schedule

8.1. It shall not be necessary to consult the Union Public Service Commission while making substantive appointment or confirmation to any Group ‘A’ or Group ‘B’ service or post, of any person recruited directly through the Union Public Service Commission to such Group ‘A’ or Group ‘B’ service or post.

OM No: No. 39018/1/98-Estt.(B) Dated: 21/5/1999

8.2. It shall not be necessary to consult the Commission for filling up of all Group ‘B’ (non-gazetted) and Group ‘C’ posts irrespective of the Grade pay attached to the post by Direct Recruitment.

OM No: No. 39018/01/2012-Estt.(B) Dated: 24/7/2012

8.3. It is not necessary to consult UPSC for filling up of all Group ‘B’ posts carrying a Grade Pay less than Rs. 4800/- in Pay Band-2ofRs.9300 to 34800/- filled by deputation (including Short-Term Contract), absorption method and composite method.

OM No: No. 39018/01/2015-Estt.(B) Dated: 3/6/2015

OM No: No. 39018/01/2015-Estt.(B) Dated: 22/12/2015

Procedure to be followed in cases of disagreement on Recruitment Rules/Service Rules – regarding.

9.1 All Ministries/Departments have been requested to refer the proposals back to Union Public Service Commission for concurrence in cases where administrative Ministry/Department, after the receipt of advice of the Commission, want to carry out any change/s in the draft Rules, which is/are substantial in nature.

OM No: AB-14017/11/2019-Estt.(RR) Dated: 15/7/2019

General Instructions

10.1. All the Cadre Cadre Controlling Authorities of Organised Group ‘A’ Service, before referring any proposal for framing/amendment in the Service Rules of the Organised Services, are required to put the proposed amendments/revision in the Service Rules on their website for 30 days for inviting comments from the concerned officers.

OM No: No. AB-14017/61/2008-Estt(RR) Dated: 24/9/2014

10.2. Before referring any proposal for framing/amendment in the Recruitment Rules of any post in Ministries/Departments and their subordinate and attached office, the proposed amendments/revision in the Recruitment Rules would be put up on the website of respective Ministries/Department for 30 days for inviting comments from the Stakeholders.

[DoPT OM No. AB-14017/61/2008-Estt.(RR) dated 13.10.2015]

10.3. Ministries/Departments have been impressed upon to undertake the exercise for review of existing Recruitment Rules/Service Rules which have not been amended in the last 5 years.

OM No: AB-14017/14/2018-Estt.(RR) Dated: 8/5/2018

10.4. Ministries/Departments have been requested to initiate action for notifying the Recruitment Rules as soon as the same are approved by the Commission so that the prescribed time limit of 10 weeks, is adhered to.

OM No: No. AB-14017/61/2008-Estt.(RR) Dated: 27/1/2016

10.5. Ministries / Departments have been requested that while initiating the recruitment process to fill vacant posts(s) by the method of direct recruitment in their Ministries / Departments, it may be ensured that the entire recruitment process including and starting from advertisement, conducting written examination or holding of interview may be completed within six months.

OM No: No. Misc-14017/15/2015-Estt. (RR) Dated: 11/1/2016

10.6 Keeping in view the changes took place due to implementation of 6th Pay Commission recommendation and with the objective to reflect the complete profile of the candidate, a Revised Bio-data / Curriculum Vitae (CV) proforma for submission by the candidate for appointment by deputation has been issued for the use of Ministries/Departments.

OM No: No. AB-14017/28/2014-Estt.(RR) Dated: 2/7/2015

Delegation of ‘Power to Relax’ in crucial date

11.1 It has been decided in consultation with the Union Public Service Commission and approval of the competent authority, to delegate powers to the Administrative Ministries and Departments (Cadre Controlling Authorities) to relax the eligibility service prescribed in the Recruitment Rules/Service Rules (RRs/SRs) for these posts/cadre, as on the crucial date viz. 1stJanuary, 2021, for upto a maximum period of 3 months. Relaxation in eligibility service is to be accorded in such cases where the employees would have been eligible for being considered for promotion as on 1st April, 2021, but due to change in the crucial date to1st January, 2021, they become ineligible for being considered for promotion during 2021. Similar relaxation is permitted for vacancy years 2022 and 2023.

11.2. No delegation of relaxation of eligibility service so granted to Administrative Ministries/Departments shall be available for vacancy year 2024. Further, the relaxation is subject to the condition that actual promotions are effected only after completion of the eligibility service prescribed in the Recruitment Rules/Service Rules.

OM No: AB-14017/17/2018-Estt. (RR) Dated: 12/8/2021

For Reference: Comparative Sheet indicating the pay scales/Grade Pay as per 6th CPC and Levels in the Pay Matrix as per 7th CPC is Annexed.

(Source: Resolution No. 1-2/2016-IC,CCS (RP) Rules,2016 as notified on 25.7.2016)

(Sign of Authority)
NILESH CHANDRA SRIVASTAVA
US (LE)
23092561

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Amendment to the CCS CCA Rules 1965 on deemed Suspension

 Amendment to the CCS CCA Rules 1965 on deemed Suspension



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Retirement Benefits – Kinds of Pension, Calculation, Eligibility, Gratuity, Commutation etc.

 Retirement Benefits – Kinds of Pension, Calculation, Eligibility, Gratuity, Commutation etc.

Retirement Benefits – Kinds of Pension, Calculation, Eligibility, Gratuity, Commutation etc.

RETIREMENT BENEFITS

SOUTH CENTRAL RAILWAY
Vijayawada DIVISION
PERSONNEL DEPARTMENT

DISCLAIMER

Any person entering a railway service on or after the 16th November, 1957 to 31.12. 2003.is eligible pension.

The under mentioned Settlement dues are applicable to those appointed prior to 01.01.2004. [All those appointed after 01.01.2004 are covered under New Pension Scheme].

NR(Superannuation): – Attain 60 years of age

ONR: – 1. VR 2. Death 3. MD/VR 4. CR 5. Technical Resignation 6. Resignation 7. Removed 8. Missing

Kinds of Pension: – 1. SUPERANNUATION PENSION 2. RETIRING PENSION 3. COMPENSATION PENSION 4. INVALID PENSION 5. COMPULSORY RETIREMENT PENSION

KINDS OF PENSION

SUPERANNUATION PENSION- Superannuation pension is granted to an employee who retires on attaining the age of superannuation. i.e., 60 years.

RETIRING PENSION- Retiring pension is granted to an employee who is permitted to retire after 55 years of age or 30 years of service or after 20 years of qualifying service under voluntary retirement scheme.

COMPENSATION PENSION- Compensation pension is granted to an employee who is discharged from service owing to abolition of post unless appointed to another post.

INVALID PENSION-Invalid pension is granted to an employee when he opts for retirement due to medical unfitness or medical de categorisation.

COMPULSORY RETIREMENT PENSION- It is granted to Railway servants who are compulsorily retired from Railway service as a penalty. However Competent Authority at his discretion can pass orders either to grant full pension or 2/3rd pension & gratuity or both. However, in case of Gazetted Officers wherever pension/Gratuity is reduced UPSC should be consulted.

PROVISIONAL PENSION- A Railway servant who has retired from Railway service on attaining the age of superannuation or otherwise and against whom any departmental or judicial proceedings are instituted or where departmental proceedings are already under process, a provisional pension shall be sanctioned. The provisional pension is calculated on the basis of qualifying service up to the date of retirement, or if he was under suspension on the date of retirement, up to the date immediately preceding the date on which he was placed under suspension. It is payable up to the date on which final orders are passed by the Competent Authority after conclusion of Departmental / Judicial proceedings. The gratuity will be withheld till the finalization of Departmental / Judicial proceedings and issue of final orders. The provisional pension paid shall be adjusted in the final retirement benefits.

COMPASSIONATE ALLOWANCE- Whenever Railway employee is removed or dismissed from service shall forfeit his pension and gratuity. However, the Disciplinary Authority concerned who has imposed the penalty of removal / dismissal may at his discretion sanction the compassionate allowance not exceeding 2/3rd of pension / gratuity or both which would have been admissible to him had he retired on compensation pension.

TO SANCTION PENSION/FAMILY PENSION THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTS ARE REQUIRED

  1. QUALIFYING SERVICE
  2. PENSION BOOK LETS
  3. FORM NO 10 & 11
  4. AADHAR CARD
  5. BANK DETAILS/UNDER TAKING FORM
  6. PHOTOS (SINGLE/FAMILY AND FAMILY MEMBERS)
  7. FAMILY DECLEARATION (WHILE IN SERVICE)
  8. NAMINATION FORM
  9. LAST PAY SLIP
  10. PAN CARD/NPS CASE REQUIRED ORIGINAL PRAN CARD

Normal/Voluntary  Retirement

Death

Provident fund (Own contribution) plus interest as per Rule No.74(4) of Railway Services (Pension) Rules- 1993

Provident fund (Own contribution) plus interest

Monthly pension

Monthly Family Pension

Commutation of pension

Deposit Linked Insurance subject to conditions

Retirement gratuity as per Rule No.70 of Railway Services (Pension) Rules-1993

Death Gratuity

CGE Group Insurance Scheme (Saving Fund value with interest)

Group Insurance (Full insurance value + saving fund value with Interest)

Encashment of Leave In terms of Rule 519(A)ds of IREC Vol.I

Encashment of Leave

Composite Transfer grant

Composite Transfer Grant

The following are the benefits given to the staff on retirement or to the family in case of death of the employees.

Settlement Pass

Settlement Pass

Post-retirement Passes

Widow Passes

Medical facilities under RELHS, 1997

Medical facilities under RELHS, 1997

Fixed medical allowance

Fixed medical allowance

Retention of Railway Quarters (Up to specified period only)

Retention of Railway Quarters (Up to specified period only)

Benefit of staying in Holiday Homes/Officers’ Rest Houses

Appointment on Compassionate Grounds

 

HOW PENSION IS CALCULATED?

Pension shall be calculated at 50% of the last Pay (pay in the Pay Band + Grade Pay) drawn by the employee at the time of his/her the minimum pension granted to a Railway Servant is Rs.9000/- per month and maximum pension is Rs. 1,25,000/- as per 7th PC.

Formula for Non-Running Staff:

Basic Pension= Pay in Pay band + Grade Pay/2 +Dearness Relief Example: Basic Pay Rs.41100/2=20550+DA original pension

Formula for Running Staff:

In case of Running Staff, pay element shall also include 55% of the pay for reckoning emoluments. Hence Basic Pension:
= (Pay in Pay Band + Grade Pay) +(55% of Pay in the Pay Band + Grade Pay)/2 + Dearness Relief

Example: Basic Pay Rs.70000+38500=108500/2=54250+DA original pension
Dearness Relief is paid basing on the basic pension to the employee which varies from time to time. This payment of dearness relief is based on the amount of pension sanctioned originally without reducing the commuted value.

Average emoluments shall be determined with reference to the emoluments drawn by a Railway servant during last ten months of his service. or LAST BASIC PAY WHICH EVER IS MORE

WHO ARE ELIGIBLE FOR PENSION?

Permanent employees who retire on superannuation/ voluntary retirement/invalidation or are retired having a qualifying service of not less than 10 years
Temporary employees who retire on superannuation or invalidation after a qualifying service of not less than 10 years or who retire voluntarily after a qualifying service of 20 years or more.

COMMUTATION OF PENSION

Employees who are retiring on superannuation / voluntary retirement can commute up to 40% of the pension, without medical examination. This is a lumpsum payment. In case of medical unfitness / compulsory retirement as a measure of penalty and for those who have not applied for commutation within one year from the date of their retirement, this would be payable after medical examination. The application for commutation should be made within one year from the date of issue of retirement orders.

How is it calculated?

The lump-sum commutation value will be arrived at by multiplying the commuted portion of pension by a factor relevant to age next birthday x 12.

Age on next Birthday

Commutation value expressed as number of year’s purchase

Age on next Birthday

Commutation value expressed as number of year’s purchase

Age on next Birthday

Commutation value expressed as number of year’s purchase

20

9.188

41

9.075

62

8.093

21

9.187

42

9.059

63

7.982

22

9.186

43

9.040

64

7.862

23

9.185

44

9.019

65

7.731

24

9.184

45

8.996

66

7.591

25

9.183

46

8.971

66

7.431

26

9.182

47

8.943

68

7.262

27

9.180

48

8.913

69

7.083

28

9.178

49

8.881

70

6.897

29

9.176

50

8.846

71

6.703

30

9.173

51

8.808

72

6.502

31

9.169

52

8.768

73

6.296

32

9.164

53

8.724

74

6.085

33

9.159

54

8.678

75

5.872

34

9.152

55

8.627

76

5.657

35

9.145

56

8.572

77

5.443

36

9.136

57

8.512

78

5.229

37

9.126

58

8.446

79

5.018

38

9.116

59

8.371

80

4.812

39

9.103

60

8.287

81

4.611

40

9.090

61

8.194

Formula

40% of Pension x 12 x commuted value as on age as on next birthday (i.e., on 61 years age)
A separate table is available for selecting commuted value as per birthday age.

Example (Rng or Non Rng)

If the employee’s basic monthly PAY is Rs 70000/- and due for retirement on 31.05.2022 after attaining the age of 60 years The employee can commute up to 40% of his/her pension as under: 40% of PENSION Rs. 35000×12 x 8.194 14000x 12 x 8.194 = Rs. 13,76,592

RESIDUAL PENSION: -After computing the Basic Pension as stated supra, the Portion of pension commuted shall be excluded and the amount so arrived shall be ‘Residual Pension’ which shall be paid as monthly amount to the pensioner till it is restored. However,

Dearness Relief is paid basing on the Basic Pension but not on residuary pension. In other words, this payment of DR is based on the amount of pension sanctioned originally without reducing the commuted value.

Restoration of commuted value of pension

The pensioner is entitled to apply to the pension disbursing authority for restoration of the commuted value of pension with effect from the date of completion of 15 years from the actual date when commutation was affected.

NOTE: Commutation has no effect on Family Pension. In case of demise of the employee before completion of 15 years, the family gets full family pension as per entitlement without any deduction towards commuted amount in the employee’s pension.
(R.B. Lr.No.SCR. F(E) III / 87 / PN / 1 / 7 dated 26.3.1987)

The additional quantum of pension/family pension available to the old pensioners/family pensioners shall be increased as follows:

Age of Pensioners/Family pensioner

Additional      quantum      of pension

From 80 years to less than 85 years

20% of revised basic Pension/ Family pension

From 85 years to less than 90 years

30% of revised basic Pension/ Family pension

From 90 years to less than 95 years

40% of revised basic Pension/ Family pension

From 95 years to less than 100 years

50% of revised basic Pension/ Family pension

100 years or more

100% of revised basic Pension/ Family pension

FAMILY PENSION

It is a social security benefit paid monthly to the surviving widow/widower or minor child/parents wholly dependent on a Railway servant in the case of death of the employee irrespective of whether death occurs during service or after retirement. This is also payable to families of removed/dismissed employees if they were in receipt of compassionate allowance at the time of death. Post retiral spouse is also eligible for family pension.

Calculation of Family Pension

The amount of family pension is calculated @ 30% of pay (Pay in the Pay Band + Grade Pay) subject to a minimum of Rs. 9000/- plus dearness relief admissible from time to time. Qualifying service is irrelevant for sanction of family pension at normal rates.

The period for which enhanced family pension payable to the family of a railway servant who dies in service, is extended to ten years without any upper age limit. In case of death of Railway servant after retirement, enhanced Family Pension shall be paid for seven years or for a period up to the date on which the retired deceased Railway servant would have attained the age of 67 years had he survived whichever is less.

RETIREMENT GRATUITY

It is a lump sum payment granted to a Railway servant or his/her nominee on his/her retirement or medical invalidation.

How is it calculated?

Railway employee who has completed 5 years of qualifying service is entitled for retirement gratuity. The gratuity depends upon the qualifying service and the last pay and grade pay drawn by the employee. It is calculated at the rate of half of the emoluments for each completed six monthly period of qualifying service subject to a maximum of sixteen and half times the emoluments and the total amount should not exceed Rs. 20,00,000/- (Rupees Twenty lakhs). The ceiling on gratuity will increase by 25% whenever the D.A rises by 50% of the basic pay.

Formula for Non-Running Staff

Gratuity = (Pay in the Pay Band + Grade Pay + DA) x Qualifying Service/2.

EXAMPLE 1

If an employee is retiring with 33 years qualifying service and his Basic Pay is Rs. 50500/- in pay band Rs. 9,300-34,800 with GP Rs4,200(Level 6), current DA @ 38% (as on 01.07.2022) @ Rs.19190
Retirement Gratuity Rs. (50500+19190) x 33/2 = Rs.11,49,885

Formula for Running Staff

In case of Running Staff, 55% of Basic Pay will be treated as Pay rating the Running Allowance. Gratuity = Pay* + DA** x Qualifying Service /2
*Pay = Pay + 55% of Pay
** DA = (Pay + 30% of Pay) x DA as on the date of retirement

EXAMPLE 2

If an employee is retiring with 21.5 years qualifying service and his Basic Pay is Rs. 64,100/- in pay band Rs. 9,300-34,800+4200GP (Level 6), current DA @ 38% (as on 01.07.2022) @ RS=.31665

Retirement Gratuity Rs. (99355+31665) x 21.5/2 = Rs.14,08,465= In case of Death Gratuity: If a Railway servant dies while in service, the amount of death gratuity shall be paid to the family in the manner indicated in the Table below:

S. No.

Length     of               qualifying service

Rate of gratuity

(i)

Less than one year

2 times of emoluments

(ii)

One year or more but less than 5 years

6 times of emoluments

(iii)

5  years  or  more  but  less than 11 years

12 times of emoluments

(iV)

11 years or more but less than 20 years

20 times of emoluments

(v)

20 years or more

Half of emoluments for every completed six monthly period of qualifying service subject to maximum of 33 times emoluments provided that the amount of death gratuity shall in no  case  exceed Rs. 20,00,000/- (With increase by 25% whenever the  DA  rises  by 50% of the Basic pay).

RECOVERIES FROM GRATUITY

(I) Government dues if any, could be recovered from the retirement gratuity of an employee retiring and in the case of a deceased employee from death gratuity even without obtaining his consent. (Authority Rule 15 of RS(Pension) Rules 1993).

(II) The entire gratuity will be withheld in case the employee does not vacate the railway accommodation provided to him and also in cases where any department or judicial proceedings are pending.

POST RETIREMENT BENEFITS

CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES’ INSURANCE SCHEME 1980 [CGEIS 1980]:

Rate of Subscription & Corresponding Insurance cover under CGEIS 1980.

Group      of employees

01.01.1982 to 31.12.89

 

From 01.01.1990

Initial Recovery, (on  joining on  or  after 2 January)

Recovery from    next year

Insurance cover

 

Initial Recovery, (on joining on or after 2 January)

Recovery from    next year

Insurance cover

(1)

(2)

(3)

(4)

 

(5)

(6)

(7)

Group ‘A’

Rs.24

Rs.80

Rs.80000

 

Rs.40

Rs.120

Rs.120000

Group ‘B’

Rs.12

Rs.40

Rs.40000

 

Rs.20

Rs.60

Rs.60000

Group ‘C’

Rs.6

Rs.20

Rs.20000

 

Rs.10

Rs.30

Rs.30000

Group ‘D’

Rs.3

Rs.10

Rs.10000

 

Rs.5

Rs.15

Rs.15000

CGIES ’80 being good social security was introduced w.e.f. 01.01.1982 on Railways vide letter dated 21.11.1980.

This is intended to provide for employees, the twin benefits.

(1) an insurance cover to help the family in the event of death while in service and

(2) payment of lump sum payment to augment resources on retirement, at a low cost, and on a wholly contributory and self-financing basis.

Family will be paid: –

(i) The Insurance Cover amount; and

(ii) An amount equal to the portion of subscription credited to the ‘Savings Fund’ together with the accumulated interest thereon.

In the event of cessation, other than death: – In the event of cessation, other than death, a substantial part of subscription together with compound interest would be paid back to the employee when they cease to be Railway employees, in accordance with the “Tables of Benefits for the savings fund for the relevant period” as circulated from time to time.

LEAVE ENCASHMENT

Leave salary is a lump sum onetime payment of the un availed leave at credit at the time of retirement or death. This is limited to the maximum of 300 days of LAP.

In case any short fall of 300 days LAP, LHAP from his/her credit will be taken for the purpose of leave encashment to the extent of shortfall of number of days of LAP.

Formula for LAP encashment:

(Pay in Pay Band + GP + DA)

X

No. of days of LAP subject to a maximum of 300 days 30

30

For LHAP encashment:

(Pay in Pay Band + GP + DA)

X

No. of days of LHAP to the extent of shortfall of LAP subject to maximum of 300 days of LAP & LHAP

30 x 2

Composite Transfer Grant

In the event of retirement, the Railway employee and his family and in the event of death of the employee, his family members are eligible for Composite Transfer Grant (CTG) to settle down at places other than the last station on duty located at a distance of more than 20 Kms. Application for CTG should be submitted within one year from the date of retirement/death. Power to condone delay beyond one year and up to two years wrests with AGM. In situations where the personal effects were moved beyond two years, Railways Boards sanction is necessary. CTG will not be paid as long the Railway accommodation, if any, provided to the retired staff is vacated.

CTG on retirement: – Composite Transfer Grant shall be admissible on the same lines as on transfer in respect of staff on retirement to settle down at places other than the last station(s) of their duty located.

CTG in case of death while in service: – The members of family in the event of death of an employee shall, besides free pass, be also eligible for the transfer allowance/ Composite Transfer Grant

Rates of CTG admissible:

(a) The Composite Transfer Grant shall be paid at the rate of 80% of the last month’s basic pay in case of transfer involving a change of station located at a distance of or more than 20 kms from each other.

(b) ln cases of transfer to stations which are at a distance of less than 20 kms from the old station and of transfer within the same city, one third of the composite transfer grant will be admissible, provided a change of residence is actually involved.

PROVIDENT FUND &DLI: –

This is paid to the employee at the time of retirement from his/her own contribution together with interest hereon. The employee can exercise nomination to avoid delay in settlement in the event of his/ her unfortunate death. He/she can nominate one or more persons for receiving the PF amount. In case, he/she nominates more than one person, percentage of shares to be paid to each should also be indicated. In case of death while in service, the family shall be paid DLI as detailed below:

On the death of a subscriber to the State Railway Provident Fund (S.R.P.F.) the person entitled to receive the amount standing to the credit of the subscriber shall be paid by the Accounts Officer an additional amount equal to the average balance in the account during the three years immediately preceding the death of such subscriber, subject to the conditions.

Special Pass

One set of free passes may be issued to retiring Railway employee or in the event of demise to the person or persons entitled to receive payment of settlement dues when called for the purpose of receiving such payment. The Class of Pass to which he/she was entitled on privilege account before retirement/death is applicable in this case.

Settlement Pass

Railway employee, in the event of retirement or widow/widower in the event of death of the employee, may be issued Passes for self and family members/dependent relatives for the transportation of personal effects to the place where he/she intends to settle after retirement/death. Application for settlement passes should be submitted within one year from the date of retirement/death of the employee.

Post Retirement Complimentary Pass

Category

No. admissible in one year

Group-`A’ & `B’:

With Railway Service of 20 years or more 3 sets – w.e.f. 01.01.2006 (*)

Group-`C’:

With Railway Service of 20 years or more 2 sets – w.e.f. 01.01.2006 (*)

Group-`D’:

With Railway Service of 20 years or more 1 set – w.e.f. 01.01.2006 (*)

PRC passes can be drawn at the place of their choice —. Item [ii] of schedule IV

PRC passes…During the year of retirement. In the year in which the Railway Servant retires from service, he is entitled to that number of single journey PRC passes which represents the difference between the number of privileges passes he is normally entitled to in a calendar year while in service and the number actually availed by him, provided the total number of PRC passes availed after the date of retirement does not exceed the number of PRC passes for which he is entitled in a calendar year [Item [v] of schedule IV]

Disallowance of PRC pass on unauthorized retention of Railway Quarters: One set of PRC pass shall be disallowed for every month of unauthorized retention of railway quarters by retired officers/staff. — SC 331/99

WIDOW PASS: Half the number of PRC Passes that the Railway Servant was either receiving at the time of his demise after retirement or in case of death while in service would be notionally eligible to receive by reckoning the date of death as the date of retirement…The class of pass would be same as is admissible to the Rly employee on retirement or what would be admissible notionally if the date of death is reckoned as the date of retirement.

Widow Pass- Drawing from the office of their choice: – widows may be permitted to draw their WC Passes from the Offices located in or near their place of residence ….SC 85/97

Passes to widowers: -The facility of passes available to the widow of a male Railway employee shall be available to the widower of a female Railway employee.” SC116/98

RAILWAY EMPLOYEES LIBERALISED HEALTH SCHEME (RELHS) -97

Joining of RELHS-97 has been made MANDATORY for all retiring Railway Employees w.e.f., 16.03.2009 in terms of Board’s instructions circulated under Locarno. 43/09.

In case the retiring officer / staff is unwilling to join the scheme, he/she will have to submit
his/her unwillingness in writing with a clear understanding that no further chance shall be given to join the scheme in future.

The rates of contribution to join RELHS shall be last month’s basic pay drawn or the subscription rate indicated at different levels (as per 7th CPC) enumerated in the table below whichever is lower.

S

No

Levels in the pay matrix as per 7th CPC

Subscription     rate     to    join RELHS (in Rs.)

1.

Level: 1 to 5

30,000

2.

Level: 6

54,000

3.

Level: 7 to 11

78,000

4.

Level: 12 and above

1,20,000

FIXED MEDICAL ALLOWANCE

At present fixed medical allowance @ Rs. 1000/- p.m. is granted to the Railway Pensioner/family pensioner subject to

(i) residing in areas beyond 2.5 Kms of Railway Hospital/Health Unit for meeting expenditure on their day-to-day medical expenses that do not require hospitalisation.

(ii) The pensioner/ family pensioner is not availing the facility of OPD [except in cases of chronic diseases].

Railway Quarters

Permissible periods for retention

RETIREMENT: -An employee on NR/ VR/ CR may be permitted to retain the non-earmarked Railway accommodation for a period of 4 months on payment of normal rent/flat rate of license fee/rent and the next 4 months on educational or sickness account on payment of special license fee, i.e., double the normal rent or double the flat rate of license fee/rent. MC 49; SC 4/2001 & SC 119/01

The cases of retirement on medical invalidation are also to be treated at par with NR

RESIGNATION/DISMISSAL/REMOVAL: An employee who resigns from service or is dismissed or removed from service may be permitted to retain the railway quarter for a period of one month only on payment of normal rent/flat rate of licence fee. [Ref: No. E[G]85 QR1-9 dated 15-1-90] … Para 10.28 of Revised MC 49 [RBE 35/2007

DEATH: In case of death up to 12 months on normal rent, further 12 months on normal rent provided that the deceased or his /her dependants do not own a house at the place of posting.

MISSING CASES: – In super session of SC 41/97, decided that the family of missing Railway employee may be permitted retention of Railway quarters for a period of one year on payment of normal rent from the date of lodging of FIR (the period from the date from which the employee is missing till the date of filing FIR would automatically get regularized) with the police by the family of missing Railway employee. On the certification of the police authorities that the missing employee is not traceable and the whereabouts of the person could not be known, the family of the missing employee may be permitted further retention for a period of one year on payment of normal rent……SC 141/02.

CHECK LIST OF DOCUMENTS RECEIVED DURING SETTLEMENT FUNCTION

1) Service certificate
2) Pension payment order
3) ID Cum Medical (RELHS) card
4) Pass authorisation letter
5) Gold plated silver medal (Only in case of Normal retirements and Vol Retirement)

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