OF PENSION AND PROVIDENT FUND
No.18, Dr. Jivraj Mehta Bhavan, Gandhinagar
decided to establish Directorate of Pension and Provident Fund vide the Finance
Department’s Resolution No. DPP/4887/455(2)/P-1 dated
the 21st August, 1987.
The Directorate became functional with effect from 1.9.1987. The stipulated
date (cut of date) for fixing pension was decided as 1.4.1988 by this office.
Directorate of Pension and Provident Fund performs its functions under the
control of Finance Department of the State Government. Director, Pension and
Provident Fund has been declared as the Head of Department under Finance
Department vide Finance Department’s Resolution No. DPP/1187/521/P-1 dated
the 24th September, 1987.
The rules regarding the recruitment of the drivers in the office of Director,
Pension and Provident Fund have been stipulated by the Notification of Finance
Department dated 5.9.1989. The powers for appointment, posting, transfer,
promotion of all the Class I Officers and above in the office of the Head of
Department is at the disposal of the State Government. The powers for
appointment of Class-II Officers are also vested into the State Government
while the powers regarding the transfer of Class II Officers and other
establishment are delegated to Directorate of Accounts and Treasury and the
powers relating to all the appointments, transfers, promotions of Class III and
IV employees have been delegated to Directorate of Accounts and Treasury. This
is a State level office and has no subordinate office at the district or taluka
level. And considering the nature of functions, this office deals with the
Government employees/officers and pensioners as well as the Government offices.
It means it is having no direct connection with the public.
the function of pension relates to Right and being not under the provisions of
the section 10 (1) of the Comptroller and Auditor General (Duties, Powers and
Conditions of Service) Act, 1971. The
State Government, with a view to expedite the disposal of the pension cases,
decided to take over the dealing of pension from the Accountant General with
the effect from 1.4.1988 through the Finance Department’s Government Resolution
No. DPP/4887/453(1)/ P-1 dated 21.8.1987 (Annexure-1).
Payment Authority is being issued to all government servants eligible for
pension on receipt of pension (sanction) papers duly sanctioned by the
competent authority. Pension of the
Class IV employees has been assigned to the Assistant Examiner of the District
concerned vide Finance Department’s Resolution No. Misc./2000/D/903/P dated
16.3.2001 but it has been decided that work relating to authorization of the
pension of the Daily wage workers, kotwals, Class-IV employees of Grant-in-Aid
institutions, will be dealt by Directorate of Pension and Provident Fund only,
as mentioned in this office Circular No.DPP/LM/Class IV/804/312 dated
GPF of Class-IV employees :
office has been assigned the functions relating to GPF of Class IV employees
and Daily wage workers vide Finance Department’s Resolution No.
DPP/1187/519/P-1 dated 29.10.1987.
accounts of General Provident Fund of all the Class IV employees, work charge
employees, Daily wages workers are being maintained by this office since
HBA / MCA :
maintenance accounts of House Building Allowance (HBA) and Motor Car Advance
(MCA) have been transferred to Directorate of Pension and Provident Fund vide
Finance Department’s Government Resolution No. DPP/4887/588/1/P-1 dated
7.3.1999 and Government Resolution No. DPP/4887/2/P-2 dated 7.3.1989
respectively. Till 31.3.1989, these accounts were maintained by the office of
and Pay and Accounts Office, Ahmedabad-Gandhinagar. Now from 1.4.1989, the
functions relating maintenance of accounts of HBA and MCA of all the Government
employees/officers are performed by this office.
office also deals with the functions relating to repayment of loans availed
from Banks and other financial institutions and the interest thereon against
the sale of government HBA portfolio as mentioned in Finance Department’s
Memorandum No.NNM/102004/256/Z dated 1.7.2004. This office monitors the regular
Pension Scheme :
State Government has introduced a New Defined Contributory Pension Scheme with
effect from 1.4.2005 vide Finance Department’s Resolution No. NPN/2003/GOI/10/P
dated 18.3.05. As proposed in the said resolution, all the functions regarding
the maintenance of the records, in respect of contributions by employees and
the State Government, interest earned thereon, funds being transferred to the
Fund Managers as well as the co-ordination with the Central Record Keeping
agency, investments, accounting process etc. is being dealt by this office.
State Government, vide Finance Department’s Resolution No. PNL / 2003 / GOI / 7
/ P dated 27.7.2005, has initiated a project in consultation with the World
Bank, New Delhi, under the instructions of the Central Government, with a view
to collect the details of all the employees of all the administrative
departments of the Government, Heads of Departments, Heads of Offices, Semi
Government Offices, Boards/Corporations/Autonomous bodies where the retirement
benefits or grants relating thereto is paid by the State Government and details
of all the pensioners or family pensioners whose pension expenditure is
incurred by the Government of Gujarat. The details are being collected under
this project for assessment of retirement benefits with reference to the
prevailing pension scheme and the same will be reviewed on regular interval and
it has been also planned to make the data, web-enabled to facilitate monitoring
the details of employees of various cadres retiring in future so as to enable
the concerned to initiate pension paper well in advance.
office deals with the functions relating to the pension of the Government
employees of various nature as mentioned below :
Nature of the Pensionable Employees:-
the applications of the employees listed here under in respect of computation
of pension of various nature, gratuity, and family pension are disposed off by
this office :
All the Class-I, II, III and IV employees of the State Government.
Judges of High Court, IAS / IPS / IFS Officers in the State Government Services.
Members of Public Service Commission.
Employees / Officers of
Office Bearers, Officers and employees entitled to avail pension from the Consolidated Fund of
the State whose expenditure of establishment is made from the above fund.
Employees / Officers of the Non-government High Schools.
Employees / Officers of the non-government Higher Secondary Schools.
Employees / Officers of the Universities and recognized Colleges thereof availing Government
Class of Non-teaching employees / Officers of the recognized colleges availing grant-in-aid.
/ Officers of the recognized physical education colleges availing Government
/ Officers of the recognized non government teaching colleges.
/ Officers of the recognized non-government Gujarat Basic Training Course,
Colleges availing government grant.
Social Welfare Advisory Board and Family and Children Welfare Centre.
/ Officers of such institutions run for the handicapped under Social Defence
Department as are availing 100% grant.
of all other employees/officers as directed by the State Government from time
has been decided to initiate the process of pension authorization of Daily Wage
Workers, Kotwal, Class IV employees of the Grant-in-aid institutions by the
Directorate of Pension and Provident Fund only (The pension cases of class-IV
cadre are dealt by the concerned District Local Fund Accounts Office at the