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Frequently Asked Questions

Q6. What is the amount of pension admissible to the Government servant on his retirement?
Q7. What is the normal rate of family pension?
Q8. What is maximum permissible limit of commutation of pension?
Q9. Who is eligible to seek voluntarily retirement by giving 3 Months notice?
Q10. Whether pensionary benefits are admissible to a Government servant who resigns from Government service?
Q11. What a Government Servant should ensure before his retirement?
Q12. What Head of Office should ensure before the date of retirement of government servant?
Q13. What a GPF subscriber should know/do to get his/her final payment on date of retirement?
Q14. What a GPF subscriber should do to avoid problems to his/her family after his/her untimely death before superannuation?
Q15. What a GPF subscriber, on deputation should do to get his/her GPF subscriptions credited to his/her account?
Q16. What a GPF subscriber should do if he/she received incorrect annual GPF statement?

 

Q1. What benefits are admissible to a Government Servant on his retirement?

Ans:- The following benefits are admissible to the retiree: - (i) Monthly Pension. (ii) Gratuity. (iii) Commutation of Pension. (iv) Encashment of Earned Leave. (v) Payment of GPF. (vi) Govt. Insurance – Saving Fund. (vii) TA to placement of settlement.
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Q2. What benefits are admissible to the family of a Government Servant who expires while in service?

Ans:- (i) Immediate relief. (ii) Monthly Family Pension on enhanced rates for a period of 10 years from the date of death. (iii) Death-cum-retirement Gratuity. (iv) Encashment of Earned Leave. (v) Payment of GPF and deposit link insurance amount. (vi) Group Insurance – Saving fund and Insurance amount. (vii) TA to station of settlement.
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Q3. What steps are required to be taken by a Government Servant to ensure the Timely settlement of retirement benefits?

Ans:- Government Servant in his own interest should ensure the following for Settlement of his pensionary benefits:- (i) That entry has been made in his Service Book that he has been medically examined and found fit on his initial appointment in Government Service. (ii) That the date of birth and the dates of initial appointment/ subsequent appointments/ provision(s) to other posts/ service have been properly recorded in the Service Book. (iii) That Annual Certificate for verification of Service with reference to pay bills has been regularly recorded for the entire service period. (iv) That entry has been made regarding grant of Extraordinary Leave granted on medical certificate on account of illness of the Government Servant. (v) That an entry has been made in the Service Book if the Pre-resignation or Pre-break service would qualify or amount to forfeiture of past service. (vi) That in respect of period spent on foreign service, an entry has been made in the Service Book regarding recovery of leave and pension contributions. (vii) That nomination for death-cum-retirement gratuity, GPF and Group Insurance Scheme have been duly accepted by the Head of Office and kept in record including revised nomination furnished in cancellation of previous ones. (viii) That detail of the family are furnished in prescribed form of the Pension Rules and recorded properly.
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Q4. What are the general reasons for non-finalization of timely retirement benefits to the Government Servant?

Ans:- (i) Non-availability of Service Book. (ii) Omissions, imperfections or deficiencies in Service Book. (iii) Non-completion of Service-Book by the other departments. (iv) Non-availability of ‘No Due Certificate’. (v) Departmental or judicial proceedings pending against the retiring Government servant. (vi) Delay in filling up & submitting of pension papers by the retiree.
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Q5. Who is eligible for granting the pension?

Ans:- Pension is admissible to the Government servants who retire on superannuation or invalidation after rendering not less than 10 years of service or retire voluntarily after 20 years continuous service. In case of Judicials, pension able pay is last month pay.
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Q6. What is the amount of pension admissible to the Government servant on his retirement?

Ans:- The pension is admissible 50% of the last pay + grade pay and shall not be less than 50% of the minimum of the pay scale held at the time of retirement subject to a minimum of Rs. 3500/- .
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Q7. What is the normal rate of family pension?

Ans :- The monthly family pension is based on the pay drawn on the date of death or on the date of retirement as the case may be, and is admissible at a uniform rate of 30% of last pay drawn subject to a minimum of Rs. 3500/- P.M.
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Q8. What is maximum permissible limit of commutation of pension?

Ans:- Government servants can commute upto 40% of their pension. In case of Judicial official commutation is permissible up to 50%.
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Q9. Who is eligible to seek voluntarily retirement by giving 3 Months notice?

Ans:- Any Government servant is eligible to seek voluntary retirement on completion of 20 years’ qualifying service by giving 3 months notice.
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Q10. Whether pensionary benefits are admissible to a Government servant who resigns from Government service?

Ans:- A resignation from Government service unless it has been submitted to take up with proper permission for another appointment, entails forfeiture of past service and no pensionary benefits except encashment of earned leave in credit on the date of resignation is admissible to such Government servant.
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Q11. What a Government Servant should ensure before his retirement?

Ans:- (i) The GPF Pass Book containing the details of debit and credit is completed up to the date of retirement. (ii) Nomination for payment of GPF exists in the record. (iii) Annual Statement of GPF is available with the Govt. Servant. (iv) Credits of deputation period are received and correctly entered in the GPF Pass Book duly authenticated by the GPF Cell. (v) The application for final withdrawal of funds submitted the Accounts Officer comprises of correct account number, details of list fund deduction and certificate of advances/ withdrawals is submitted to the GPF Cell at least before the date of retirement.
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Q12. What Head of Office should ensure before the date of retirement of government servant?

Ans:- (I) To ensure that service book of government service is complete in all respects. (II) To ensure that the nominations filled by the Government Servant are available and properly pasted in service book. (III) No dues certificate, where applicable, is obtained well in time along with pension papers. (IV) Form 10 i.e., intimation regarding Authorization of Pension Rules is provided to the Government Servant 6 months before the retirement. (V) Average emoluments for calculation of the pension of the Government Servant have been correctly calculated. (VI) Pension papers completed in prescribed forms are forwarded to the DPP Office one month before the date of retirement of the official. (VII) Any event happening in between having bearing on pension should be promptly reported to the DPP Office.
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Q13. What a GPF subscriber should know/do to get his/her final payment on date of retirement?

Ans :- GPF subscription is to be discontinued six months before the date of superannuation. The subscriber should submit his/her application for final payment along with GPF Passbooks and other relevant papers to his/her Head of Office for onward transmission to GPF Cell as and when GPF deduction is discontinued.
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Q14. What a GPF subscriber should do to avoid problems to his/her family after his/her untimely death before superannuation?

Ans:- Every subscriber should ensure that a valid GPF nomination duly accepted by Head of Office exists in his/her personal file and service book.
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Q15. What a GPF subscriber, on deputation should do to get his/her GPF subscriptions credited to his/her account?

Ans:- Subscriber, on deputation should ensure that his/her monthly GPF contributions are being sent by borrowing department to GPF Cell of parent department through cheques/DD regularly.
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Q16. What a GPF subscriber should do if he/she received incorrect annual GPF statement?

Ans:- The subscriber should intimate immediately about the missing debits/credits to GPF Cell along with collateral evidence.
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