New Delhi: Minister of State (MoS) (PP) Jitendra Singh released the Handbook for the Retiring Central Government Employees and the Smart Card facility for Department Canteen of DoPT. Singh also released a booklet on major initiatives and achievements of the Department of Personnel & Training (DoPT) and strategic initiatives of Department of Pensions and Pensioners Welfare (DoPPW) on the occasion of Good Governance Day, here yesterday. Good Governance Day is observed on the birth anniversary of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
The Department of Pension & Pensioners Welfare has brought out a Handbook for retiring Central Government employees, including All India Service Officers, to make them, as well as their families, aware of their entitlements and various procedural formalities with respect to their retirement benefits.
The Department has brought out a compendium on pension related orders issued during 2018-19 which contains important orders which inter alia include:
Amendment of Rule 38 of CCS (Pension) Rule to grant Invalid Pension to even those Government employees who retire on medical grounds with a qualifying service of less than 10 years; Revision of pension of pre-2006 pensioners who retired in 5th CPC scale of Rs. 6,500-10,500, w.r.t. higher grade pay of Rs. 4,600 (instead of Rs. 4,200) as applicable to serving employees; Grant of two family pensions to reemployed pensioners for two different spells of service – one under CCS (Pension) Rules and the other under EOP Rules.
Based on the Root Cause Analysis of grievances and as a step towards good governance, DoP&PW has planned certain initiatives to be acted upon during 2019-24. These initiatives include Review & Rationalization of Pension Rules, 1972, promotion of Digital Life Certificate, e-PPO and its integration with digi locker, and real-time monitoring of family pension of CAPF martyrs. The Department has accordingly also brought out a brief booklet on these initiatives.