Government of India/Bharat Sarkar

Ministry of Personnel & Training, Admn. Reforms

And Public Grievances & Pensions

Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare


New Delhi, the 12th September 1985




Subject:           Mobility of personnel between Central Government Departments and Autonomous Bodies – Counting of service for pension-




            The undersigned is directed to say that in accordance with para-5(1)(b) of  this Department’s  Office Memorandum of even number dated 29th August, 1984 an employee of the Central autonomous body or the Central Government who has already received  pro-rata  retirement benefits or  other terminal  benefits for his  past service  will have  the option to have  the past service  counted  as qualifying  service  for pension under the new organisation.  In such a case the pro-rata retirement benefits or other terminal benefits, if already received by him will have to be deposited  with interest thereon from the  date of  receipt of these benefits till the date of  deposit  with the autonomous  body or the Central Government as the case may be.        


2.         The rate of interest to be paid on the amount to be refunded has been engaging the attention of the Government of India.  It has been decided in consultation with the Ministry of Finance (Department of Expenditure) that the rate of interest in such cases would be simple interest of 6% per annum.         


3.         Further, the entire recovery may be made in the monthly installments not exceeding thirty-six in number,  the first installment beginning  from the month following  the month  in which person concerned  exercised option, provided  that the entire recovery  in installments  does not  go  beyond the actual  date of  retirement.  The right to count the previous  service as qualifying  service shall not revive until the whole amount  has been refunded.            


4.         The entire amount including interest may be credited  to the normal head to which contributions are credited.           


5.         Further, in accordance with para-3(a) of the Office Memorandum No.28/10/84-Pension Unit dated 29th August,  1984 the Government/autonomous body will discharge  its pension liability  by paying  in lumpsum as one-time  payment, the pro-rata  pension/service  gratuity/terminal gratuity and the DCRG for the service  upto the date of  absorption  in the autonomous body/Government, as the case may be. The lumpsum amount of the pro-rata pension will be determined with reference to the commutation table laid down in CCS (Commutation of Pension) Rules, 1981, as amended from time to time. Various Ministries/Departments of the Government of India may accept pension liability in all these cases where Central Government employees move to Central autonomous bodies with proper permission and discharge the same in the prescribed manner,.  For this purpose ‘proper permission’ means that Government servant applied for the post in autonomous body through ‘proper channel’ and he resigns with due intimation that he is doing so to take up assignment in autonomous body or the Government servant is relieved of his duties by the Government Departments, Office to take up assignment in an autonomous body.  Pension liability may also be accepted in past service provided the Government servant took up the assignment in autonomous body with proper permission.  The Ministry of Defence etc. may please issue specific directions to their Financial Advisers to advise the autonomous /statutory bodies under their administrative control to make the above provisions in their rules and regulations.  In cases where any practice other than mentioned above is presently being followed, the same may be revised in accordance with these decisions and that they may also provide for acceptance of pension liability for the past service.       


6.         In so far as persons serving in the Indian Audit and Accounts Department are concerned these orders issue after consultation with the Comptroller and Auditor General of India.                        



(Hazara Singh)

Deputy Secretary to the Government of India      





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