The Indian government hast issued a big announcement Regarding gratuities and pensions of government employees. The new regulation will apply to employees of the central and, eventually, it will also be implemented for the states also.
The Central Government has announced a revision to Rule 8 of the CCS (Pension) Rules 2021. In accordance with the Central Civil Services (Pension) Rules 2021, A retired Central Government employee’s pension and gratuity may be cancelled if they were found guilty of serious misconduct or negligence while on the job or duty.
The modification outlines the decision-makers who have the authority to withhold a retired employee’s pension, gratuity, or both. of which are
- -Secretary of the administrative department
- -Auditor- General of India
in accordance with the new Rule 8 that was released on October 7 The aforementioned agencies have the right to cancel a pension in whole or in part if the retiree is found guilty of “serious misconduct or neglect during the duration of employment” in any departmental or legal procedures, . After-retirement reemployment services could also be examined.
The government has the right to permanently or temporarily withhold a pension or gratuity of employees. The ability to order the full or partial recovery of any financial loss suffered by the government from a pension or gratuity is another power they have.
In accordance with this sub-rule the Union Public Service Commission shall be consulted Before the President gives any final directions . In circumstances when a portion of the pension is withheld or removed, the pension cannot be reduced below the minimum pension under rule 44, which is Rs 9000 per month.