Government of India

Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions



Lok Nayak Bhawan, Khan Market,

New Delhi.110 003.


4th December, 2001




Subject:- Implementation of govt. decisions on recommendations of the Vth CPC 

revision of provisions regulating pension/commutation of pension.


The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department's O.M. of even number dt.27th Oct., 1997 on the above subject and to state that para Nos.4.3 & 6 of the above O.M. may please be substituted as under:-




Para 4.3. In the case of all types of gratuity under Rules 49 and 50 of the CCS (Pension) Rules, DA admissible on the date of retirement/death shall also be treated as emoluments alongwith the emoluments as defined in paragraph 4.1. above. Accordingly Rule 50(5) of the Pension Rules shall stand modified to the effect that the emoluments for the purpose of gratuity admissible under this rule shall be reckoned in accordance with Rule 33 and in addition DA admissible on the date of retirement/death of the Government employee shall be treated as emoluments.


Retirement/Death gratuity


Para 6. The maximum limit for all kinds of gratuity under Rule 50 of the CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972, shall be Rs.3.5 lakhs. Accordingly the first proviso of Rule 50(1)(b) of the CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972, shall stand modified to the effect that the amount of retirement/death gratuity payable under this rule shall in no case exceed Rs.3.5 lakhs."


Except for the above, the other provisions of O.M. dt.27.1 0.97 stand.


2.         These orders issue with the approval of Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure vide their V.O. No.648/E.V/2001 dt.29.10.2001.


3.         In the application to the employees of the Indian Audit & Accounts Department, these orders issue in consultation with the Comptroller & Auditor General.


4.         Ministry of Agriculture etc. are requested to bring the contents of these orders to the notice of Controller of Accounts/Pay & Accounts Officers in attached and subordinate offices under them immediately.






1. All Ministries/Departments of Government of India

2. Copy to C&AG (200 Copies)

3. Controller General of Accounts (200 Copies)

4. Controller General of Defence Accounts 200 copies

5. As per standard list.