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Financial planning for the amounts received at retirement – Pre-Retirement Counseling


Financial planning for the amounts received at retirement – Pre-Retirement Counseling

Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
MoS (Personnel) Dr. Jitendra Singh addresses Pre-Retirement Counselling Workshop “Sankalp’

Retiring employees should carry forward the Government’s flagship programmes – says Dr. Jitendra Singh

The Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh has said that the services of superannuating and retired employees should be gainfully utilized to carry forward the flagship programmes of the Union Government led by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi.

Addressing the Pre-Retirement Counseling (PRC) Workshop ‘Sankalp’ for the retiring employees of Ministries/Departments, organised by the Department of Pensions & Pensioners’ Welfare (DOP&PW) here today, Dr. Jitendra Singh said that the superannuating employees can be inducted into advisory bodies of their respective offices and also to dispose of grievances. Due to increasing life expectancy, an active life lies ahead of an employee at sixty years of age and the individual is at his prime capacity and energetic. Retirement should rather be viewed as the beginning of a new innings, he said. Such interactive workshops should come out with ideas on how best the services of retired employees can be utilized, he added.

Dr Jitendra Singh said for the first time this Government has cared for Pensioners as much as for the working employees. Minimum pension has been raised to Rs.1,000, Jeevan Pramaan biometrics introduced for submitting digital Life Certificate, more than 1,500 obsolete rules scrapped and the Anubhav platform introduced for the first time for retiring employees to share their experience.

In his address, Shri KV Eapen, Secretary, DOP&PW and Secretary, Department of Administrative Reforms & Public Grievances (DARPG), said the DOP&PW has so far registered more than 2,000 pensioners and conducted Pre-Retirement Counselling for more than 3,300 employees under the Sankalp project. The Department has registered 19 Pensioners’ Associations and 16 NGOs to involve Central Government Pensioners in social activities.

The PRC workshops target retiring personnel two to two-and-a-half years before the retirement date. Topics covered are (i) Formalities to be covered for timely payment of retirement dues (ii) Financial planning for the amounts received at retirement (iii) Preparation of Will (iv) CGHS facilities after retirement and (v) Post-retirement opportunities through Sankalp.

The “Sankalp’ programme has been initiated by the Department towards this end and a web portal of the same name has also been launched. Pensioners, Pensioner Associations and NGOs can register on the website http//

There are approximately 40,000 fresh retirees every year from the Central Government Civil establishments alone. This number could be close to 1,00,000 including defense, railways, posts and telecom. In addition there is a pool of around 50 lakh existing pensioners.

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Minutes of the Pre Retirement counseling workshop held on 31st May, 2016 at Vigyam Bhawan under the chairmanship of Secretary (Pension)

Minutes of the Pre Retirement counseling workshop held on 31st May, 2016 at Vigyam Bhawan under the chairmanship of Secretary (Pension)


A Pre Retirement counseling workshop was conducted on 31st May, 2016 at vigyan bhawan, New Delhi for retiring employees of various Ministries/Departments of the Central Government.


At the outset, Joint Secretary (Pension) welcomed the participants and gave a brief overview of the workshop. During the technical sessions she informed the participants about the road map for sanction of pension and other retirement benefits and the role and responsibility of the retiring employees as well as that of Head of Office for timely payment of retirement dues. participants were asked to complete all formalities in time and submit Form 5 to Head of Office. Heads of Departments were requested to monitor the delay at various stages through Bhavishya.


In the next session, participants were informed about Sankalp, the scheme of Department of Pension & PW for engaging pensioners for voluntary work. Retiring employees were asked to share their experience through Anubhav portal so that the institutions could benefit from their experience and the institutional memories could be strengthened. The Anubhav forms submitted by Pensioners were collected.


Dr.Tiwani, Director, CGHS informad the participants about the CGHS scheme for pensioners and family pensioners and the procedure to get temporary card after retirement.


In the next sessions basic advice on investment, preparation of will and benefits available to senior citizens including Income Tax benefits were also covered.


During the question and answer session, following issues were raised by the participants:


Issue 1: Service verification has not been completed in time and there was an round delay in processing of pension cases.

It was agreed that the matter would be taken up with the concerned Ministry. a general set of instructions would also be sent.


Issue 2: A participant raised a point that for the CGEGIS, payment is delayed due to missing entry in the service book.

Js(P) stated that the matter has been taken up with Department of Expenditure and would be followed up.


Issue 3: One of the participant asked whether vigilance clearance is required at the time of retirement.


It was informed that there is no provision in pension rules.


Issue 4: One participant enquired whether any pension process will be delayed on account of non availability of record of government accommodation and not informed by Directorate of Estates.

JS (P) stated that Directorate of Estates is responsible for giving timely information on dues to be deducted on account of license fee etc. Gratuity may be paid by office if Directorate of Estates does not inform in time.

The workshop ended with vote of Thanks to the participants.


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