Voluntary Retirement for Central Government employees..!

Voluntary Retirement for Central Government employees and Railway employees…

An employee has the right to retire and get pensionary benefits by giving three months’ notice to the appointing authority…

An employee have option to retire voluntarily on completion of 20 years’ qualifying service by giving three months’ notice, which requires acceptance by the appointing authority…

FR 56 : Rule 48 says…

Retirement on completion of 30 years’ qualifying service

(1)    At any time after a Government servant has completed thirty years’ qualifying service –

(a) he may retire from service, or
(b) he may be required by the appointing authority to retire in the public interest, and in the case of such retirement the Government servant shall be entitled to a retiring pension :

Provided that –

(a) a Government servant shall give a notice in writing to the appointing authority at least three months before the date on which he wishes to retire; and
(b) the appointing authority may also give a notice in writing to a Government servant at least three months before the date on which he is required to retire in the public interest or three months’ pay and allowances in lieu of such notice :

Provided further that where the Government servant giving notice under clause (a) of the preceding proviso is under suspension, it shall be open to the appointing authority to withhold permission to such Government servant to retire under this rule :

Provided further that the provisions of clause (a) of this sub-rule shall not apply to a Government servant, including scientist or technical expert who is –

(i) on assignments under the Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation (ITEC) Programme of the Ministry of External Affairs and other aid programmes,
(ii) posted abroad in foreign based offices of the Ministries/Departments,
(iii) on a specific contract assignment to a foreign Government,

unless, after having been transferred to India, he has resumed the charge of the post in India and served for a period of not less than one year.

1(1-A) (a) A Government servant referred to in clause (a) of the first proviso to sub-rule (1) may make a request in writing to the appointing authority to accept notice of less than three months giving reasons therefor.
(b) On receipt of a request under clause (a) the appointing authority may consider such request for the curtailment of the period of notice of three months on merits and if it is satisfied that the curtailment of the period of notice will not cause any administrative inconvenience, appointing authority may relax the requirement of notice of three months on the condition that the Government servant shall not apply for commutation of a part of his pension before the expiry of the period of notice of three months.

(2)    A Government servant, who has elected to retire under this rule and has given the necessary intimation to that effect to the appointing authority, shall be precluded from withdrawing his election subsequently except with the specific approval of such authority :

Provided that the request for withdrawal shall be within the intended date of his retirement.

(3)    For the purpose of this rule the expression ‘appointing authority‘ shall mean the authority which is competent to make appointments to the service or post from which the Government servant retires.

For consolidated instructions regarding premature retirement of Government servants refer appendix 10 of CCS(Pension) rules book

Footnote : 1. Inserted by G.I., Dept. of Per. & A.R., Notification No. 31/3/80-Pension Unit, dated the 5th March, 1981.

2. Inserted by G.I., M.F., Notification No. 6 (8)-E. V (A)/73, dated the 25th January, 1974.

3. Inserted by G.I., Dept. of P. & P.W., Notification No. 38/15/85-Pension Unit, dated the 1st July, 1985, published as S.O. No. 3324 in the Gazette of India, dated the 20th July, 1985 and takes effect from that date.

4. Inserted by G.I., M.F., Notification No. 7 (10)-E. V (A)/77, dated the 31st August, 1977.

 

Retirement on completion of 20 years’ qualifying service

(1)    At any time after a Government servant has completed twenty years’ qualifying service, he may, by giving notice of not less than three months in writing to the appointing authority, retire from service.

Provided that this sub-rule shall not apply to a Government servant, including scientist or technical expert who is –

(i) on assignments under the Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation (ITEC) Programme of the Ministry of External Affairs and other aid programmes,
(ii) posted abroad in foreign based offices of the Ministries/Departments,
(iii) on a specific contract assignment to a foreign Government,

unless, after having been transferred to India, he has resumed the charge of the post in India and served for a period of not less than one year.

(2)    The notice of voluntary retirement given under sub-rule (1) shall require acceptance by the appointing authority :

Provided that where the appointing authority does not refuse to grant the permission for retirement before the expiry of the period specified in the said notice, the retirement shall become effective from the date of expiry of the said period.

1(3)    –  Omitted

(3-A) (a) Government servant referred to in sub-rule (1) may make a request in writing to the appointing authority to accept notice of voluntary retirement of less than three months giving reasons therefor ;
(b) on receipt of a request under clause (a), the appointing authority subject to the provisions of sub-rule (2), may consider such request for the curtailment of the period of notice of three months on merits and if it is satisfied that the curtailment of the period of notice will not cause any administrative inconvenience, the appointing authority may relax the requirement of notice of three months on the condition that the Government servant shall not apply for commutation of a part of his pension before the expiry of the period of notice of three months.

(4)     Government servant, who has elected to retire under this rule and has given the necessary notice to that effect to the appointing authority, shall be precluded from withdrawing his notice except with the specific approval of such authority :

Provided that the request for withdrawal shall be made before the intended date of his retirement.

(5)    The pension and 5[retirement gratuity] of the Government servant retiring under this rule shall be based on the emoluments as defined under Rules 33 and 34 and the increase not exceeding five years in his qualifying service shall not entitle him to any notional fixation of pay for purposes of calculating pension and gratuity.

(6)    This rule shall not apply to a Government servant who –

(a) retires under Rule 29, or
(b) retires from Government service for being absorbed permanently in an autonomous body of a public sector undertaking to which he is on deputation at the time of seeking voluntary retirement.

EXPLANATION. – For the purpose of this rule the expression “appointing authority” shall mean the authority which is competent to make appointments to the service or post from which the Government servant seeks voluntary retirement.

Footnote : 1. Deleted by G.I., Dept. of Per. & A.R., Notification No. 32/2/83-Pension Unit, dated the 26th August, 1983. Takes effect from the 10th September, 1983.
2. Inserted by G.I., Dept. of Per. & A.R., Notification No. 31/3/80-Pension Unit, dated the 5th March, 1981.
3. Inserted by G.I., M.F., Notification No. 7(2)-E.V(A)/73,dated 28th November,1978.
4. Inserted by G.I., Dept. of P. & P.W., Notification No. 38/15/85-Pension Unit, dated the 1st July, 1985, published as S.O. No. 3324 in the Gazette of India, dated the 20th July, 1985 and takes effect from that date.
5. Substituted vide G.I., Dept. of P. & P.W., Notification No. 2/18/87 P. & P.W. (PIC), dated the 20th July, 1988. Published as S.O. No. 2388 in the Gazettee of India, dated the 6th August, 1988.

 

In Railways there is Safety Related Retirement Scheme (SRRS) for particular categories only…

Safety Related Retirement Scheme covering Drivers, Gangmenand other safety categories with Grade Pay of Rs.1800/-.

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Comments

  1. S K GOEL says

    on reform of a govt deptt the pension trust is formed and the employees are continued to be governed with same govt rules as per rule 37A pension rules . pl clarify:-
    1. the voluntry retirement on completion of 20 yrs of qualifying service, the retirement dues, pension is payable by the said trust.
    2. in case the govt. employee at any stage resigns the continued services under govt rules adpots the contractual service of the pvt co. than prorate pension would be admissible for the service rendered up to this chane and payable by trust?

  2. Pankaj Butalia says

    In order to avail of VRS … of 20 years of service in Delhi University, is temporary job counted ?
    Someone who taught as temporary lecturer for five years before becoming permanent should be able to seek VRS after fifteen years of permanent service. Is this interpretation correct ? What are the exact references for any rule governing this ?