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Coverage under Railway Services (Pension) Rules, 1993, in place of National Pension System, of those Railway employees

NPS

RBE No. 28/2020
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA (BHARAT SARKAR)
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS (RAIL MANTRALAYA)
(RAILWAY BOARD)

No. D-43/12/2018-F(E)III

New Delhi, Dated : 03.03.2020

The GMs/ Principal Financial Advisors,
All Zonal Railways/ Production Units,
(As per mailing list)

Subject: Coverage under Railway Services (Pension) Rules, 1993, in place of National Pension System, of those Railway employees whose selection for appointment was finalized before 01.01.2004 but who joined Railway service on or after 01.01.2004.

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A copy of Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare (DOP&PW’s) O.M. No. 57/04/2019-P&PW(B) dated 171 h February, 2020 is enclosed herewith for compliance and guidance. These instructions shall apply mutatis mutandis on the Railways also. Central Civil Services (Pension) Rules, 1972 correspond to the Railway Services (Pension) Rules, 1993. The Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance’s Notification No. 5n/2003-ECB &PR dated 22.12.2003, mentioned in the DOP&PW’s O.M. dated 17.02.2020, has been circulated on Railways vide this office’s letter No. F(E)III/2003/PN 1/24 dated 31.12.2003.

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Similar to the amendments made in the Central Civil Services (Pension) Rules, 1972 and other connected rules, as mentioned in para 1 of the DOP&PW’s O.M. dated 17.02.2020, the Railway Services (Pension) Rules, 1993 and other connected rules were also amended vide Notification No. F(E)III/ 2003/PN1/38 dated 30.12.2003.

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Further, separate instructions with respect to para 9 of the DOP&PW’s O.M. dated 17.02.2020 will be issued by the Accounts Directorate for accountal of the corpus available in the NPS account of the railway servant.
NPS to Railway Services Pension Rules 1993 who joined after Jan 1, 2004


D.A.: as above

(G. Priya Sudarsani)
Director, Finance (Estt.)
Railway Board

Strengthening of administration - Periodic review of Central Government Employees under Fundamental Rule (FR) 56(j)/(l) and Rule 48 of CCS(Pension)Rules, 1972

CGDA

Controller General of Defence Accounts
Ulan Batar Road, Palam, Delhi Cantt- 110010
AN/XI/11206/SA/PR/FR-56(J)/2019

Dated: 02.03.2020

To
All PCsDA/PCA (Fys)/CsDA
(Through CGDA Website)

Subject: Strengthening of administration-Periodic review of Central Government Employees under Fundamental Rule (FR) 56(j)/(1) and Rule 48 of CCS (Pension) Rules,1972.

Please refer to this HQrs office circular bearing No. AN/XI/11206/e-Suchna/2019 dated 21.01.2020 under which periodicity and due date for receipt of the subject report along with other directions was circulated for strict compliance.

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Instructions exist on the need for periodical review of performance of Government servants with a view to ascertain whether the Government servant should be retained in service or retired service in the public interest. Provisions in this regard are contained in FR 56(j), FR 56(l) and Rule 48(1) (b) of CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972. Besides, the detailed guidelines on the above subject are already in public domain at http://dopt.gov.in under 'Notification' -'OM & Orders'- Establishment- Premature Retirement. However, copies of DOP&T O.M. No 25013/1/2013-Estt (A) dated 21.03.2014, No.25013/01/2013-Estt.A-IV dated 11.09.2015 and MOD, D (lab) Branch ID No 26(1)/2015-D (Lab) dated 30.05.2016 are enclosed herewith for guidance and taking an appropriate action with reference to orders on the subject.

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It is also re-iterated that project e-Suchna has been launched with an objective to introduce paperless reporting system. In order to achieve this objective, it is once again requested that the reports, (i) Strengthening of administration - Periodic review of Central Government Employees under Fundamental Rule (FR) 56(j)/(l) and Rule 48 of CCS(Pension)Rules, 1972. (ii) Review of mechanism to ensure probity among Government servants (iii) Periodical review of Performance of Government servant as per the provision of FR 56(j), FR 56(l) and Rule 48(1) of CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972 and (iv) Representation of Women Members on the various Committees/ Boards concerned with selection of Posts in Central Government, may strictly be rendered through e Suchna portal only. Rendition of hard copy/ Fax copy may be discontinued.



Enclosures:
Amendment in CCS (Pension) Rules 1972 - Central Government employees

(Rajeev Ranjan Kumar)
Dy. CGDA (AN)

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