How central govt employees’ pension is calculated in different conditions; check latest rules

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The Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare (DoPPW) has released the conditions for granting pension to central government employees under the Central Civil Services (Pension) Rules, 2021. The department released these rules on November 4, 2022 via an office memorandum. The department has also mentioned how the pension amount will be calculated for central government employees. “… it is directed to say that the Department of Pension has notified the Central Civil Services (Pension) in supersession of the Central Civil Services (Pension) Rules, 1972,” DoPPW said in the office memorandum.
“In accordance with sub-rule (1) of rule 44 of the Central Civil Service (Pension) Rules, 2021, a government servant, becomes eligible for grant of a pension on retirement under rule 33 (superannuation pension), rule 34 (retiring pension), rule 35 (pension on absorption in or under a state government), rule 36 (pension on absorption in or under a corporation, company or body), rule 37 (pension on absorption consequent upon conversion of a government department into a public sector undertaking), rule 38 (pension on absorption consequent upon conversion of a government department into a central autonomous body) or rule 39 (invalid pension), after completing a qualifying service of not less than ten years,” the Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare said.

How will the pension amount be calculated for central government employees?
For all the above-mentioned cases, the pension is calculated at the rate of fifty per cent of emoluments or average emoluments, whichever is more beneficial to him or her. The minimum pension could be Rs 9,000 per month while the maximum pension for these central government employees could go up to Rs 1,25,000 per month.

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Eligibility: Qualifying service rule for the central government employees
A government servant, who retires under rule 33, rule 34, rule 35, rule 36, rule 37, rule 38, or rule 39, after completing a qualifying service of not less than ten years, is eligible for pension. To calculate the length of qualifying service, a fraction of a year equal to three months and above is treated as a completed six-month period and reckoned as a qualifying service, the department said.

For instance, a central government employee who has worked for nine years and nine months or more but less than ten years, his qualifying service will be ten years and he or she shall be eligible for pension according to the rule, the pension department said.

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What happens if a government employee retires on an invalid pension before 10 years?
“A government servant who retires on Invalid Pension under rule 39 before completing a qualifying service of ten years shall also be eligible for an invalid pension calculated at fifty per cent of emoluments or average emoluments, whichever is more beneficial to him and the condition of completion of minimum qualifying service of ten years shall not be applicable for grant of pension in his case if he/she fulfills the conditions mentioned in sub-rule (9) of rule 39,” said the office memorandum released by the DoPPW.

“All Ministries/Departments are requested that the above provisions regarding the grant of pension under Central Civil Services (Pension) Rules, 2021 may be brought to the notice of the personnel dealing with the pensionary benefits in the Ministry/Department and attached/subordinate offices thereunder, for strict implementation,” it added.

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