Retirement Age

Recommendations of the Lt Gen Shekatkar Committee – Raise in the Retirement Age of Jawans by Two Years

Defence panel raises retirement age of soldiers by TWO years to ‘cut new recruitment cost’

Recommendations of the Lt Gen Shekatkar Committee were submitted to defence minister Manohar Parrikar

The report also touches upon the creation of the post of Chief of Defence Staff

In order to enhance their combat capabilities, a key defence ministry panel has made several recommendations including increasing the retirement age of jawans by two years, doing away with manpower in non-combat arms and shutting down military farms.

The recommendations of the Lt Gen Shekatkar Committee were submitted to defence minister Manohar Parrikar almost three weeks ago.

The report also touches upon the creation of the post of Chief of Defence Staff – who would be the single point contact for the military with the government.

The main aim of the committee was to suggest means to cut down on useless expenditure and use the savings to acquire and enhance fighting capabilities of the army.

One of the most important recommendations of the committee was to increase the retirement age of jawans by two years, which will help the army save a significant amount on pensions and training of personnel.

Army jawans retire after serving a minimum of 17 years and depending upon their promotion while in service.

‘If the recommendations are accepted, jawans and junior commissioned officers till the rank of subedar major will get two more years of service,’ ministry sources told Mail Today.

‘This will reduce the cost of training new jawans along with the problem of providing them reemployment. Of the one million jawans in the army, almost 60,000 retire every year.

‘For two years, the forces can also save on recruiting new manpower,’ they said.

The Shekatkar committee has also suggested ‘optimising’ non-combat support arms in the army such as supply corps, ordnance and electrical and mechanical engineers who service cars and heavy vehicles.

‘Even in remote areas of Arunachal Pradesh and Rajasthan, one can get private agencies close to the border to service and repair army vehicles,’ the sources said.

Same applies for certain functions of the supply and ordnance corps like supplying rations and clothes to the forces.

Their roles can be limited to during war and other critical assignments.

The committee has also recommended abolishing military and dairy farms, where several thousand army personnel and a considerable number of officers are involved in mundane tasks like cattle rearing and growing vegetables.

The committee has also called for downsizing the remount veterinary corps, which looks after horses and mules for ceremonial as well as operations in the higher Himalayan regions of J&K and Arunachal Pradesh.

‘With helicopters and road networks allowing vehicles to reach the last points of border areas and mountains, there is no need to maintain such a large force of mules,’ the sources said.

The NCC is also on the radar of the Shekatkar committee as a large number of officers from the Army are sent there.

‘The committee feels that retiring personnel can be trained and sent there as re-employment. This will save the army the regular personnel for operational duties,’ the sources said.

Source : dailymail.co.uk

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Government silent on fresh bill to hike retirement age of High Court judges

Government silent on fresh bill to hike retirement age of High Court judges

New Delhi: Amid an ongoing debate on vacancies in the higher judiciary, government has preferred to maintain silence on bringing afresh a bill to increase the retirement age of high court judges from 62 to 65 years.

Responding to a question in the Lok Sabha yesterday on whether any proposal for extension of retirement age of high court judges is under consideration of government, Minister of State for Law P P Chaudhary said in a written reply that a bill brought by the previous UPA government in 2010 lapsed after the dissolution of the 15th Lok Sabha in 2014.

“The Constitution (114th Amendment) Bill, 2010 which provided for increasing the retirement age of High Court Judges from 62 years to 65 years was introduced in the Lok Sabha on July 25, 2010. Thereafter, the Bill was referred to the Parliamentary Standing Committee for examination and report, which recommended that the proposed bill in its present form should be passed without delay.

“The Bill could not be taken up for consideration and passing in the Parliament and lapsed with the dissolution of the 15th Lok Sabha,” he said.

The UPA proposal had sought to bring at par the retirement age of high court judges with that of Supreme Court judges at 65.

At a time when the 24 high courts face a shortage of nearly 450 judges, the government and the judiciary have agreed that an extraordinary provision of the Constitution can now be invoked to appoint retired judges with proven integrity and track record as judges of high courts to tackle rising pendency.

Nearly three crore cases are pending in courts across India.

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DPE issues guidelines to expedite the process for clousure of CPSEs

DPE issues guidelines to expedite the process for clousure of CPSEs.

Department of Public Enterprises (DPE), Ministry of Heavy Industries & Public Enterprise has recently issued guidelines to expedite the process for closure of CPSEs so that all administrative Ministries would follow uniform procedure for closure of the CPSEs. Earlier, DPE had issued guidelines for “streamlining the mechanism for revival and restructuring of sick/ incipient sick and weak Central Public Sector Enterprises: General principles and mechanism of restricting”. As per these guidelines, the CPSEs were to be categorized into strategic and non-strategic and revival/restructuring strategy was prescribed. However, there are certain CPSEs in non-strategic sector which have no scope for revival and are to be closed in a time bound manner. Since there are employees working in these CPSEs, Government decided that closure should not cause hardship to them and has now laid down a uniform policy to give workers VRS at 2007 notional pay scale irrespective of the pay scale in which they are working.

The guidelines also prescribe the modalities for disposal of movable assets and immovable assets. The guidelines prescribe that leasehold land would be dealt as per the terms of the lease and freehold land would be offered in following order of priority:-

(i) Central Government Departments.

(ii) Central Government bodies/CPSEs.

(iii) State Government Departments.

(iv) State Government bodies/State PSEs/State authorities.

In case the above categories are not interested in taking the land for six months, then the land would be auctioned through MSTC to any entity so that it can be put to productive use.

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Applicability of Railway Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2008 to persons reemployed in Railway Service after retirement from Defence forces

Applicability of Railway Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2008 to persons re employed in Railway Service after retirement from Defence forces

Government of India
Ministry of Railways
(Railway Board)

No.2015/E(LR)I/NM 120

New Delhi,dt 20.09.2016

Sub : Applicability of Railway Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2008 to persons re employed in Railway Service after retirement from Defence forces

A meeting to discuss the above mentioned subject with the Federation (NFIR) has been fixed for the afternoon of 27.09.2016 in Board’s office.

General Secretary / NFIR vide his letter dated 09.09.2016 has advised that the following representatives will be participating in the discussions and has requested to grant Special CL and Passes to them.

1. Shri B. Chandra Sekhar Reddy (IG 110207) working under SSE/ER/LGD Carriage Workshop Lalaguda, South Central Railway, Secunderabad.

2. Shri Yesbir Singh (PF No. 13844803) working under SSE/T/D Net/BCT, Sr.DSTE /HQ, Divisional Office, Mumbai, Western Railway.

It is requested that above representatives may be advised to attend the meeting and facilities of Special Casual Leave & Pass be extended to S/Shri B. Chandra Sekhar Reddy and Yesbir Singh as requested by General Secretary / NFIR as a Special case.

 

Sd
(Nirmala U. Tirkey)
Dy. Director, Estt. (LR)II

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Increase in Retirement age to 65 for Doctors of OFB

Enhancement in the age of superannuation of Doctors of Ordnance Factory Board (Department of Defence Production, Ministry of Defence)

BPMS

REF:BPMS/DoP&T/Retirement/53 (7/3/L)

Dated: 18.09.2016

To,

Dr. Jitendra Singh,
Minister of State, Government of India,
Ministry of Personnel, PG & Pension,
North Block, New Delhi 110001

Subject: Enhancement in the age of superannuation of Doctors of Ord Fy Board (Department of Defence Production, Min of Def).

Respected Sir,

With due regards, your attention is invited to the speech of Hon’ble Prime Minister of India Sri Narendra Modi which he delivered on 26th May, 2016 in Saharanpur (U.P.) in a rally to observe the second anniversary of his Government, which was as under:

There is a shortage of doctors. In government hospitals, their retirement is 60 years in some states, 62 in some others. If adequate number of medical institutes were there, then we would have more doctors and would not feel the shortage. It is difficult to make doctors in two years but poor families cannot be forced to live without doctors.

Therefore from Uttar Pradesh, I want to announce this to my countrymen that this week our government’s Cabinet will take a decision within a week and the retirement age of our doctors, whether in states or Government of India, would be made 65 years instead of 60 or 62.

Honouring the promise of Prime Minister, the Department of Personnel & Training, MoP, PG & P, GOI issued Notification (GSR No. 567-E, Dated 31.05.2016) for amendment in FR 56 (bb) whereby the age of superannuation in respect of General Duty Medical Officers and Specialists included in Teaching, Non-Teaching and Public Health Sub-cadres of Centre Health Service has been enhanced to 65 yrs.

Considering the huge shortage of Specialists (75%) & GDMOs (25%) in Indian Ordnance & Ordnance Equipment Factories (Department of Defence Production, Min of Defence) this issue was brought to notice of Hon’ble Defence Minister, Shri Manohar Parrikar by this federation and requested him to take appropriate action to enhance the retirement age of IOFHS Cadre.

In turn Hon’ble Defence Minister assured for extension of coverage of FR 56(bb) in favour of IOFHS Cadre forthwith. Thereafter, in the month of August, 2016 MoD has sent a proposal to DoP&T for necessary approval / action and to expedite that the Secretary, Department of Defence Production also wrote a DO Letter to Secretary, DoP&T to expedite the matter but the file is moving from one Ministry / Department to another.

It is worth to mention here that Min of Railways, Home Affairs, Municipality Corporation of Delhi etc. have already enhanced the superannuation age of their Doctors and meanwhile Min of Health & Family Welfare has clarified vide F.No. Z.16024/11/2016-CHS.V Dated 30.08.2016 that Departments / Ministries may take decision, with the approval of their respective competent authorities on the enhancement of the age of superannuation of doctors.

Now the time has come for Bureaucratic System to respect, accept & adopt the Hon’ble Prime Minister’s 3S Speed, Skill & Scale to resolve the issues of Government Employees.

Therefore, you are requested to issue necessary directives to the concerned authorities to extend the provisions of FR 56(bb) in respect of all the doctors of OFB so that the organization as well as the incumbents may also be benefitted with enhanced age of superannuation of 65 yrs with effect from 31.05.2016.

Thanking you.

Sincerely yours

sd

(M P SINGH)

General Secretary

BPMS

REF:BPMS/MOD/Retirement/53(7/3/L)

Dated: 18.09.2016

To,

Shri Manohar Parrikarji,
Union Minister for Defence,
Government of India,
South Block, DHQ PO,
New Delhi  110011

Subject: Enhancement in the age of superannuation of Doctors of Ord Fy Board (Department of Defence Production, Min of Def).

Respected Sir,

With due regards, your attention is invited to this federation’s letter of even no. dated 30.07.2016 whereby it has been requested to your good self to enhance the age of superannuation of Doctors of Ordnance Factories and during your visit at the residence of Sri Rakesh Singh, Member of Parliament (Lok Sabha) from Jabalpur (M.P.) you have kindly assured this Federation BPMS to resolve the issue without further delay.

Thereupon, for extension of coverage of FR 56(bb) in favour of IOFHS Cadre, in the month of August, 2016 MoD has sent a proposal to DoP&T for necessary approval / action and to expedite it, the Secretary, Department of Defence Production also wrote a ‘DO Letter’ to Secretary, DoP&T to expedite the matter but the file is moving from one Ministry / Department to another.

Meanwhile Min of Health & Family Welfare has clarified vide F.No. Z.16024/11/2016- CHS.V Dated 30.08.2016 that Departments / Ministries may take decision, with the approval of their respective competent authorities on the enhancement of the age of superannuation of doctors.

In such circumstances, being the competent authority of Min of Defence, you are requested to approve the proposal of enhancement of superannuation of doctors of OFB without obtaining the permission of DoP&T as the other Ministries like MHA, Railways etc. have already done.

Thanking you.

Sincerely yours

sd

(M P SINGH)

General Secretary

Source: BPMS

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Enhancement of Retirement Age for Dental Doctors

Enhancement of Retirement Age for Dental Doctors

Dental doctors seek enhancement in the age of superannuation

Senior Dental Doctors and Specialists working in Government of India today approached the Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh and sought his intervention against alleged discrimination towards them in the matter of age of superannuation.

A delegation led by Dr H. P. Singh, President, Central Government Dental Doctors’ Association handed over a memorandum to Dr Jitendra Singh in which it has been pointed out that whereas the Central Government, vide its order dated 31.05.2016, raised the superannuation age of Non-teaching Specialists sub-cadre, public health sub-cadre, GDMO sub-cadre of CHS to 65 years, the same rule somehow, did not become applicable to Dental Doctors working in Central Government. This has led to feeling of discrimination and grievance among the Central Government Dental Doctors, they said.

The memorandum also sought to note that out of 34 sanctioned posts of Dental Doctors all over India under the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, at present only 24 posts are filled and occupied. In other words, this means that the grievance pertaining to the enhancement of retirement age to 65 years in order to make at par with the other doctors of Central Health Services is confined only to 24 doctors who happen to be from Dental Specialty working under the Central Government.

The delegation underlined that they had represented their grievance to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and were now approaching Dr Jitendra Singh.

Dr Jitendra Singh gave a patient hearing to the members of delegation and said that he would take up their grievance with the Union Ministry of Health & Family Welfare.

Besides President Dr. H.P. Singh, other prominent members of the delegation included Dr. Gautam Khatak, Dr. D. Kabi, Dr. Rahul Minotra, Dr. M. Vasu, Dr. Meenakshi Panda and Dr. Nishtha Ramawat.

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Centre Extends Retirement Benefits to all Central Government Employees

Centre Extends Retirement Benefits to all Central Govt Employees – Under the existing system the pension of the Government servants appointed on or after January 1, 2004 is regulated by the new Defined Contribution Pension System.

In a measure that would benefit thousands of Central government employees, the central government on Friday extended the Retirement Benefits and death gratuity to all, irrespective of the date on which they had entered government service.

Under the existing system the pension of the Government servants appointed on or after January 1, 2004 is regulated by the new Defined Contribution Pension System (known as National Pension System) whereas those who were in service earlier were covered under the Central Service (Pension) Rules, 1972.

According to a notification by the Department of Personnel, the issue of grant of gratuity in respect of government employees covered by the National Pension System has been under consideration and it has now been decided that they shall be eligible for Retirement Benefits, gratuity and Death gratuity’ on the same terms and conditions, as are applicable to other employees covered by the Central Service (Pension) Rules, 1972.

It said these orders will be applicable to those Central Civil Government employees ‘who joined Government service on or after January 1,2004 and are covered by the National Pension System and will take effect from the same date.’

Source: The Hindu

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Schemes for Retired Employees

Schemes for Retired Employees

The pension of Central Civil Government servants appointed on or before 31.12.2003 is governed by the Central Civil Services (Pension) Rules 1972 or the corresponding Pension Rules of other Services/Departments such as All India Services and Railways.

The Central Civil Government Servants appointed on or after 01.01.2004 are governed by the Defined Contribution-based Pension Scheme under the National Pension System.

The personnel belonging to the Defence Services continue to be eligible for pension under Defined Benefit Pension Rules applicable to defence personnel.

There is no proposal to introduce any new pension scheme for retired Central Government employees.

This was stated by the Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Development of North-Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr. Jitendra Singh in a written reply to a question by Smt. Rekha Verma in the Lok Sabha today.

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7th Pay Commission: Retired central govt employees to get minimum pension Rs 9,000

7th Pay Commission: Retired central govt employees to get minimum pension Rs 9,000

 

New Delhi: Retired central government employees will now get a minimum pension of Rs 9,000, up 157.14 per cent from the current Rs 3,500, following the implementation of the 7th Pay Commission’s recommendations.

The Department of Pension and Pensioners’ Welfare under the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions has issued on Thursday the Resolution and Office Memorandums the F.No 38/37/2016-P&PW(A)(i) and the F.No.38/37/2016-P&PW(A)(ii) respectively on account of acceptance of 7th Pay Commission’s recommendations for the pensioners.

The ceiling of gratuity has also been enhanced from the existing Rs 10 lakh to Rs 20 lakh. The Commission had also recommended the ceiling on gratuity to be raised by 25 per cent whenever Dearness Allowance rises by 50 per cent, a proposal which has been accepted by the government.

There are about 58 lakh central government pensioners.

The amount of pension shall be subject to a minimum of Rs 9,000 and the maximum pension would be Rs 1,25,000–which is 50 per cent of the highest pay in the government, an order issued by the Ministry said.

The highest pay in the government is Rs 2,50,000 with effect from January 1, 2016.

The maximum limit of retirement gratuity and death gratuity shall be Rs 20 lakh, the order said. The ceiling on gratuity will increase by 25 per cent whenever the dearness allowance rises by 50 per cent of the basic pay, it said.

There has been a substantial increase in payment of ex-gratia lump sum compensation for civil and defence forces personnel, payable to the next of kin.

A payment of Rs 25 lakh, from existing Rs 10 lakh, will be given in case of death occurring due to accidents in course of performance of duties and those attributed to acts of violence by terrorists, anti social elements etc.
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Committee to Review Representation for Compulsory Retirement

Committee to Review Representation for Compulsory Retirement

Review of performance is a continuous process under FR 56(j), Rule 48 of CCS (Pension) Rules and the AIS Rules. Recently, all cadre authorities have been asked to constitute Representation Committees in case of receipt of representation from any Government servant, whom the Appointing Authority has decided to retire. Two members of the Committee are nominated by the Cabinet Secretariat and the third member will be nominated by the Cadre Authority.

This was stated by the Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Development of North-Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr. Jitendra Singh in a written reply to a question by Shri A. K. Selvaraj in the Rajya Sabha today.

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Verification of qualifying service after 18 years service and 5 years service before retirement

Verification of qualifying service after 18 years service and 5 years service before retirement

RBE No : 83/2016

Government of India
Ministry of Railway
(Railway Board)

No. F(E)III/2008/PN1/13

New Delhi, Dated 11.07.2016

Subject: Verification of qualifying service after 18 years service and 5 years service before retirement

The provision regarding verification of qualifying service after 18 years service and 5 years service before retirement already exists in Rule 47 of Railway Service (pension) Rules, 1993. However, a copy of instruction issued by the Department of Pension and Pensioners’ Welfare (DOP & PW) vide their O.M No. 1/19/2013-P&PW (E) dated 16.09.2015 on the above subject is enclosed for information and compliance. The Rule 32 of CCS (pension) Rules mentioned in the said O.M. corresponds to Rule 47 of Railway Services (Pension) Rules, 1993.

2. Please acknowledge receipt.

Sd/-
(Sanjay Prashar)
Deputy Director, Finance (Estt.)III,
Railway Board

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Cabinet approves enhancement of age of superannuation of Non-Teaching, Public Health Specialists and General Duty Medical Officers sub-cadre of Central Health Service to 65 years

Cabinet approves enhancement of age of superannuation of Non-Teaching, Public Health Specialists and General Duty Medical Officers sub-cadre of Central Health Service to 65 years

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its approval for enhancement of the age of superannuation of (i) Non-Teaching and Public Health Specialists of Central Health Service from 62 years to 65 years and (ii) Doctors of General Duty Medical Officers (GDMOs) sub-cadre of Central Health Service (CHS) to 65 years.

The target group would be officers of Non-Teaching, Public Health and GDMO sub-cadres of CHS. The decision would help in better patient care, proper academic activities in Medical colleges as also in effective implementation of National Health Programmes for delivery of health care services.

There is no financial implications as the vacant posts would have to be filled up quickly to ensure continuity of patient care.

Background:

• The age of superannuation in respect of all four sub-cadres of Central Health Service was 60 years prior to 2006.

• The age of superannuation of the three specialists sub-cadres (Teaching, Non-Teaching and Public Health), except GDMO sub cadre, was enhanced, with the approval of the Cabinet in its meeting held on 2.11.2006, from 60 to 62 years.

• The age of superannuation of teaching sub-cadre was further enhanced from 62 to 65 years with the approval of the Cabinet in its meeting held on 05.06.2008 in view of huge shortfall of teaching specialists. The approval was limited to Teaching specialists engaged in teaching activities only and not occupying administrative positions.

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Retirement age increased to 65 for Central Government Doctors – MOHFW orders on 31.5.2016

Retirement age increased to 65 for Central Government Doctors – MOHFW orders on 31.5.2016

Enhancement of Age of superannuation of Specialists of Non-Teaching and Public Health Sub-Cadres of CHS and General Duty Medical Officers of CHS

No.A.12034/1/2014-CGHS-V

Government of India

Ministry of Health & Family Welfare

Nirman Bhavan, New Delhi

Dated: the 31st May, 2016

The President is pleased to enhance the age of superannuation of the specialists of Non-Teaching and Public Health sub-cadres of Central Health Services (CHS) and General Duty Medical Officers of CHS to 65 years with immediate effect.

sd/-

(B.Bandyopadhyay)

Deputy Secretary to the Government of India

Authority: www.mohfw.nic.in

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Compulsory Retirement – Cracking down on Central Government Employees

Since the exercise is believed to have been kicked off at the instance of the Prime Minister’s Office, chances are that several more employees may be shown the door.

Compulsory Retirement – Cracking down on CG Employees – While there was always a rule to compulsorily retire bureaucrats, the rule applies to only those who are at least 50 years old.
CG employees may get 3-4 times the salaries of their private sector counterparts, especially at the lower-to-medium levels, but the security of tenure that they enjoyed is now under threat because of the compulsory retirement threat.

A study for the 7th Pay Commission found a fresh government nurse earned 3.4 times her private sector counterpart, a teacher 2.7 times and a driver 2.3 times. While there was always a rule to compulsorily retire bureaucrats, the rule applies to only those who are at least 50 years old – on grounds of either corruption or inefficiency, this has rarely been used.

According to The Economic Times that reported the use of an obscure Rule 56(j) to sack 15 customs and central excise officials —including two at the level of commissioners—this was last invoked three decades ago. Indeed, a few months before it demitted office in 2014, the UPA government reiterated the rule, but it did precious little about it. The NDA reissued the order last September, but made its intentions clear since, while doing so, the order excerpted various Supreme Court judgments on this – in other words, CG employees were warned that the highest court in the land had ruled in favour of this in the past.

In the case of State of Gujarat vs Umedbhai M Patel, the SC had ruled that “whenever the services of a public servant are no longer useful to the general administration, the officer can be compulsorily retired for the sake of public interest”. It then went on to say, according to the DoPT circular, “For better administration, it is necessary to chop off dead wood, but the order of compulsory retirement can be passed after having due regard to the entire service record of the officer.”

Since the exercise is believed to have been kicked off at the instance of the Prime Minister’s Office, chances are that several more employees may be shown the door.

However, there are enough checks since there will be review panels before the compulsory retirement and then there is the process of appeal to the tribunal as well as to the courts.

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Government servant getting retirement benefit from deputation office

Government servant getting retirement benefit from deputation office

Appointment to a post on deputation basis is made for a period normally specified in the Recruitment Rules of the deputation post, unless the period of deputation is extended by the Government in terms of prevailing instructions. After expiry of such deputation period, the Government servant is required to revert back to the parent organization/ office. The Guidelines regulating premature repatriation from Central Deputation also provide for repatriation to parent cadre in certain cases such as to avail benefit of promotion. However, there are no specific instructions which require a Government servant on deputation to be reverted back to the parent organization/ office before retirement only to facilitate fixation of pensionary benefits.

Rule 33 of Central Civil Services (Pension) Rules prescribes the emoluments to be taken into account for calculating pension.

This was stated by the Minister of State in the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions and Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office Dr. Jitendra Singh in a written reply to a question by Shri Motilal Vora in the Rajya Sabha today.

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Dopt Minister Clarifies on Retirement Age 58 or 33 Years of Service

Dopt Minister Clarifies on Retirement Age 58 or 33 Years of Service

In Lok Sabha today, the Dopt Minister Shri Jitendra Singh said that there is no proposal to reduce the retirement age to 58 years of age or 33 years of service for Central Government employees.

In a written reply for the question regarding the retirement age of Central Government employees in Parliament today, the concerend Minster of State for Personnel Jitendra Singh said that the there is no such proposal to reduce the retirement age with the connection of 33 years of service.

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Central Pensioners : 37% are in the 60-70 age group

Central Pensioners : 37% are in the 60-70 age group

Age Analysis of Pensioners as on 01.01.2014 : Payment of additional pension/family pension with advancing age came into force based on recommendations of the VI CPC. This Commission, with a view to ascertain the strength in various age groups, called for information on age profile of pensioners and family pensioners. The data with regard to pensioners in terms of various age groups, as reported to the Commission, for the five categories of pensioners’ viz., Central Civil, Railways, Post, Defence (Civil) and Defence (Services) is as under:

strength of pensioners-3

# Others includes those below 60 years of age and those above 100 years.
@ Others under Central Civil additionally includes cases whose revision had not been effected, certain categories of pensioners like Judges of Supreme Court and High Courts, Ex-MPs, freedom fighters.
^ Railways have included those less than 60 years of age in the 60-70 age group.

From the table above it can be observed that of the total 51.96 lakh pensioners, 37 percent are in the 60-70 age group, about 26 percent each are in the 70-80 and ‘Others’ age group. The balance 11 percent are in the 80 plus category and thus entitled to enhanced pension based on advancing age.

The stacked bar graph brings out for each category of pensioners the break up in percentage terms of each age group viz., 60-70 years, 70-80 years, 80-90 years, 90-100 years and Others.

 

strength of pensioners-4

Railways have included those less than 60 years of age in the 60-70 age group

The graph above brings out the following:

i. Railways, in comparison to other categories have largest percentage of pensioners above the age of 80 years. While in all other categories this percentage is in the range of 7-9 percent, in the Railways it is 21 percent.

ii. Defence Services have a large percentage of personnel retiring at an early age, as is confirmed by the data. 57 percent of defence service pensioners fall in the ‘Others’ age group. Central Civil which also includes CAPFs has 25 percent in ‘Others’ age group.

Authority: 7th CPC Report

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Enhancement of retirement age of PSU Bank Officers

Enhancement of retirement age of PSU Bank Officers

The CEO&MD and DMD of Industrial Finance Corporation of India Ltd. (IFCI Ltd.) were appointed with effect from 12.12.2013 for a period of three years. IFCI became a Government Company with effect from 07.04.2015. The Appointments Committee of Cabinet has approved the continuation of CEO&MD and DMD of IFCI Ltd. beyond their age of superannuation till the completion of their contract period i.e. upto 11.12.2016.

 

This information was given by Minister of State for Finance in a written reply in Rajya Sabha on 1st December 2015.

 

Authority: Rajya Sabha Official Website

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7th Pay Commission recommendations on Retirement Age

7th Pay Commission recommendations on Retirement Age

 

7th Pay Commission recommendations on Retirement Age of CRPF, BSF, ITBP and SSB. Enhancement of Age of Retirement from Existing 57 years to 60 Years of Age

 

This demand has been made by CRPF, BSF, ITBP and SSB. As per the existing position the age of retirement in Assam Rifles and CISF is 60 while it is 57 in rest of the CAPFs up to the rank of Commandants. DoPT has stated that although the issue was dealt with by the V and the VI CPCs, neither of the Commissions recommended any changes in the age of superannuation. MHA has also declined to enhance the age of superannuation on the ground that the age of retirement has been fixed depending on operational need of that particular Organisation.

 

Having considered the entire position and the views of MHA and DoPT on this issue, the Chairman, Seventh CPC feels that the grounds stated for justifying differential age of superannuation are not very convincing. Further, members of the CAPFs squarely form a part of the civilian work force. Hence, the Chairman recommends a uniform age of superannuation of 60 years to all CAPFs. Dr. Rathin Roy, Member, Seventh CPC is in agreement with this recommendation.

 

However, Shri Vivek Rae, Member, Seventh CPC has not agreed with this recommendation for the following reasons:-

 

a. Ministry of Home Affairs is of the considered view that the age of superannuation cannot be enhanced from existing 57 years to 60 years for all ranks of CRPF, BSF, SSB and ITBP. Force personnel up to the rank of Commandant have operational/combat roles in the field, which require higher physical fitness and efficiency. The higher ranks of DIG and above in these four CAPFs are more supervisory and administrative in nature, which do not require physical fitness of the level required in field units. Therefore, in the ranks of DIG and above in the four CAPFs, the age of retirement is 60 years, while for ranks till the level of Commandant, the retirement age is 57 years.

 

b. Stipulating a lower age of superannuation up to the rank of Commandant in these four CAPFs is a well thought and conscious decision of the government based on ground realities and as per the administrative and operational requirement of the forces. Even in the Army, there are different ages for retirement, which increase in accordance with rank.

 

c. MHA has further observed that it is not correct to say that in Assam Rifles the age of retirement up to the rank of Commandant is 60 years. Assam Rifles is officered by the Army, and the retirement age at the level of Colonel is not 60 years but 57 years.

 

d. CAPFs like ITBP, BSF are posted on border/high altitude/difficult terrain duties and CRPF is generally deployed for internal security duties and CI operations. Hence their functional profile is more akin to Army, justifying younger age of the Force. Thus, 57 years in other CAPFs and 60 years in CISF is commensurate with the different roles assigned to them.

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No problem with OROP to paramilitary, raise retirement age to 60

No problem with OROP to paramilitary, raise retirement age to 60

Ex-servicemen demanding the for One Rank One Pension (OROP) scheme here on Monday said they have no problem with the paramilitary forces also asking for it, but then they would also demand that the retirement age of soldiers be raised to 60.

“As far as we are concerned, all have the right and will be rather happy. But we would then demand government to permit us to serve till 60 years of age,” Group Captain (retd.) VK Gandhi, general secretary of the Indian Ex-Servicemen Movement told IANS at Jantar Mantar here.

“Soldiers are forced to retire at 40 (years)… A person who retires at 40 years, gets Rs 8 crore less than one who retires at 60 years,” he said.

While the retirement age for civil servants is 60 years, 85 percent of the soldiers are compulsorily retired aged between 35 to 37. Another 12 percent to 13 percent soldiers aged between 40 to 54, as per estimates.

Monday was the 141st day of the agitation at Jantar Mantar by the veterans, when Over 200 retired paramilitary personnel on Monday launched a three-day protest here demanding ‘One Rank One Pension’ (OROP) for around 13 lakh retired and serving personnel of the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF).

The retired paramilitary personnel have gathered under the banner of Delhi-based All India Central Paramilitary Forces Ex-servicemen Welfare Association.

Source: Zeenews.india.com

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