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May 1, 2010



A superannuation pension shall be granted to a Government
servant who is retired on his attaining the age of 60 years.

Retiring Pension:

A retiring pension shall be granted to a Government servant
who retires, or is retired before attaining the age of Superannuation or to a
Government servant who, on being declared surplus opts, for voluntary

Voluntary Retirement:

Any Government servant can apply for voluntary retirement, three months in
advance, only after the completion of twenty years of his qualifying service,
provided there is no vigilance or Departmental Enquiry pending /initiated
against him/her.

Invalid Pension:

Invalid Pension may be granted if a Government servant
applies for retirement from the service on account of any bodily or mental
infirmity which permanently incapacitates him/her for the service. The request
for invalid pension has to be supported by medical report from the competent
medical board.

Compensation Pension:

If a Government servant is selected for discharge owing to
the abolition of a permanent post, he shall, unless he is appointed to another
post the conditions of which are deemed by the authority competent to discharge
him/her to be at least equal to those of his own, have the option –

(a) of taking compensation pension to which he may be
entitled for the service he had rendered, or

(b) of accepting another appointment on such pay as may be
offered and continuing to count his previous service for pension.

Compulsory Retirement Pension:

A Government servant compulsorily retired from service as a
penalty may be granted, by the authority competent to impose such penalty,
pension or gratuity, or both at a rate not less than two-thirds and not more
than full compensation pension or gratuity, or both admissible to him on the
date of his compulsory retirement. The pension granted or allowed shall not be
less than Rs. 3500/- p.m.

Compassionate Allowance:

(i) A Government servant who is dismissed or removed from
service shall forfeit his pension and gratuity:

Provided that the authority competent to dismiss or remove
him from service may, if the case is deserving of special consideration,
sanction a compassionate allowance not exceeding two-thirds of pension or
gratuity or both which would have been admissible to him if he had retired on
compensation pension.

(ii) A compassionate allowance sanctioned under the proviso
to sub-rule (i) shall not be less than the amount of Rupees one thousand nine
hundred and thirteen per mensem.

Extraordinary Pension:

Extraordinary Pension in the form of Disability
pension/extraordinary family pension may be paid to the Government servant/his
family if disablement/death (or the aggravation of disablement/death)of the
Government servant, during his service, are attributed to the Government
service. For the award of extraordinary pension, there should thus be a casual
connection between disablement and Government service; and death and Government
service, for attributability or aggravation to be conceded. The quantum of the
pension, however,depends upon the category of the disablement/death.

Government servants appointed on or after 1.1.2004 are not
covered by the CCS(Extraordinary Pension) Rules.

Family Pension:

Family pension is granted to the widow / widower and where
there is no widow / widower to the children of a Government servant who entered
in service in a pensionable establishment on or after 01/01/1964 but on or
before 31.12.2003 or having entered service prior to that date came to be
governed by the provisions of the Family Pension Scheme for Central Government
Employees, 1964 if such a Government servant-

(i) dies while in service on or after 01/01/1964 or

(ii) retired/died before 31.12.1963 or

(iii) retires on or after 01/01/1964 and at the time of his death was in receipt of pension.

Family pension is payable to the children up to 25 years of
their age, or marriage or till they start earning a monthly income exceeding
Rs.3,500/- + DA admissible from time to time p.m. whichever is earlier.

Widow daughter / divorced daughter/ unmarried daughter of
deceased Government servant is also entitled for the family pension till her
remarriage or up to life time or starts earning a monthly income exceeding
Rs.3,500/- + DA admissible from time to time p.m. whichever is earlier.

Family pension is also payable to the dependent parents of
deceased Government servants w.e.f. 01/01/98, where there is no claimant i.e.
spouse or child for family pension, alive.

If the son or daughter, of a Government servant is suffering
from any disorder or disability of mind or is physically crippled or disabled so
as to render him or her unable to earn a living even after attaining the age of
25 years, the family pension can continue to be paid for life time subject to


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