Coverage under Central! Civil Services (Pension) Rules, 1972, in place of National Pension System In terms of DOPPW OM dated 17.02.2020 - clarifications- regarding.


No. 57/04/20 I9-P&PW(B)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel. Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Pension and Pensioners’ Welfare
Lok Nayak Bhawan. Khan Market,
New Delhi, the 25th June, 2020
OFFICE MEMORANDUM
Subject: Coverage under Central! Civil Services (Pension) Rules, 1972, in place of National Pension System In terms of DOPPW OM dated 17.02.2020 - clarifications- regarding.

The  undersigned is directed to say that instructions have been issued vide this Department's O.M. of even number dated I7lh February. 2020. that in all cases where the results for recruitment were declared before 01.01.2004. against vacancies occurring on or before 31.12.2003. the candidates declared successful for recruitment shall be eligible for coverage under the Central Civil Services (Pension) Rules. 1972. Accordingly, such Government servants who were declared successful for recruitment in the results declared on or before 31.12.2003* against vacancies occurring before
01.01.2004 and are covered under the National Pension System on joining service on or after 01.012004. may be given a onetime option to be covered under the CCS(Pension) Rules. 1972.

2. References have been received in this Department seeking clarifications in regard to the implementation of the aforesaid instructions in certain circumstances. The issues raised by the various Departments have been examined in this Department and t he position is clarified as under:



S. No
Issue raised
Clarification

A Government servant joined in a Department/Office of the Central
Government on or after 01.01.2004 on the basis of results declared before
01.01.2004 against vacancies occurred prior to 0101.2004 and thereafter joined another Central Government
Department / Office with proper permission after tendering technical
resignation. Can the option exercised by such a Government servant be
considered in accordance with the O.M. dated 17.2.2020 and, if so, which Dcpartmcnt/officc will lake
a decision on such option.
Such a Government servant is also eligible to exercise option under O.M dated 17.02.2020. A decision on the option shall be taken by the appointing authority of the post in the Department/Office for which such option is exercised by Government servant. In case the Government servant has submitted his option in his latest Department/office. That Department/Office shall forward the option to the concerned Department/office. for taking an appropriate decision. The decision taken by the concerned Department/Office shall be communicated to his latest Department. In such cases, the instructions relating to mobility as contained in this Department’s O.Ms. No. 28/30/2004-P&PW(B) dated 26.07.2005 and 28.10.2009 shall also be applicable and further action for counting of past service for pension/gratuity shall be taken in accordance with the CCS(pension) Rules. 1972 by the latest Department/ Officc.

2
Can an option exercised by a member of the family of the deceased Government servant be considered
If a Government servant. Who was otherwise eligible to exercise option in terms of the OM dated 17.02.2020. has already died* the option exercised by the member of the family, who is eligible to receive NPS benefits on death of the Government servant in accordance with PFRDA (Exits and Withdrawals under NPS) Regulations, may be accepted and
Processed in accordance with the instructions       contained in this Department’s OM dated 17.02.2020.
If, before his death, the Government servant had Joined another Central Government Department/office with proper permission after tendering technical resignation, the option exercised by the such nominee shall be processed in accordance with the clarification No. (1) above.

3
In cases covered by clarification No. (2). How will the amount of the corpus in the NPS account which
was transferred in the Government consequent on death of the Government servant in accordance with the OM No.38/41/06. P&PW( A) dated 05.05.2009* be adjusted.
The amount of live corpus in the NPS account* which was transferred to the Government consequent on death of the Government servant, shall be adjusted
in the manner indicated in para 9 of this Department’s O M dated 17 02 2020, with the modification that the employee's contribution in the NPS account along with
up-to-dale interest* calculated on the rates applicable to GPF from time to lime, shall be paid to the person in whose favour a nomination to receive NPS amount was submitted by the Government servant under
the Regulations notified by PFRDA*
4
Will the instructions contained in the OM dated 17.02.2020 be applicable in
the case of Government servants who joined on or after 01.01.2004 on
Appointment on compassionate grounds. If so, how will the eligibility
of such Government servants to exercise option under OM dated 17.02.2020 be determined.
A Government servant, who joined on or after 01.01.2004 on appointment on compassionate grounds,
shall be eligible to exorcise option in terms of the OM dated 17.02.2020. if the competent authority had taken the decision on the recommendation of the
Screening/Selection Committee to appoint the Government servant on compassionate grounds before 01.01.2004,

3. All Ministries / Departments arc requested to bring the contents of these clarifications tn the notice of Controller of Account s/Pay and Accounts Officers. Attached office and Subordinate Offices under I hem,
4. Hindi version will follow.

Sd/-
(S.Chakrabarti)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

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