RTI reply regarding computation of commutation to those retire last day of the month
F. No. 19/1/2017-JCA
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, PG &Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
Establishment (JCA) Section
North Block, New Delhi Dated 23thjuly,2018
Ms. Simmy Kumari
Jangpura A, New Delhi 110014
Sub; Reg. No. DOP&T/R/2018/53350 dated 02/07/2018
Information under RTI Act, 2005.
Please refer to your RTI application dated 02/07/2018. In your RTI application you have mentioned one letter no. NC/JCM/015/DOPT dated 06.07.2015 of Shri Shiva Gopal Mishra, Secretary, Staff Side, NC/JCM. The said letter talks about item no.14 of the 43rdMeeting of the National Council. Relevant Copies of the item no. 14 of 43rd Meeting of the National Council as available in file no. 3/24/2004-JCA is enclosed.
CPIO & Under Secretary to
Govt. of India
Tele No. 23092110
14. ITEM NO. 14/04/NC-43 DEPTT. OF PENSION & P.W.
SUB: COMPUTATION OF COMMUTED VALUE OF PENSION FOR THOSE WHOSE BIRTHDAY FALL ON 1ST OF THE MONTH.
1. The Staff Side stated that Government employees whose birthday falls on the 1st of the month are retired on the last day of the previous month. In calculation of the commuted value expressed as number of year’s purchase, the age at the next birthday is taken into account. In case of those employees who retire on the last date of the previous month as their birthday falls on 1st of the following month, the next birthday after retirement will fall on 1st of the following month and his age on the date of next birthday is 60 Years and not 61 years. Therefore, his commutation value should be calculated at the rate of 10.13 and.
2. The Official Side clarified that Rule 8 of the Commutation of Pension Rules, 1981 says that the commutation value shall be calculated in accordance with the Table of Value prescribed under Commutation Rules, on the date on which the commutation become absolute. As per Rules 6 (1)(i-a) -In case of Government servant retiring on superannuation commutation become absolute on the day following the date of his retirement. Thus, in view of the above rules, in case of Government employees retiring on the last day of the previous month, the commutation becomes absolute on 1st of the following month. As such, he has already completed 60 years on 1st of the following month i.e. the date on which the commutation becomes absolute. Hence, the age next birthday will be 61 years. Therefore ,the commutation factor at the rate of 9.81 applicable to 61 years of age is correctly applied.