Good News – These Central Government employees would get Old Pension even if they are appointed after 01.01.2004

| February 19, 2020 | Reply

7th Pay Commission: Good news on pension rules, as govt brings cheer to CG employees

A major decision was taken on the 7th Pay Commission by the Union Government following an important meeting. The meeting was with the Central Government employees whose recruitment was finalised before January 1 2004, but had joined the services on or after January 1 2004.








The government in its order said that all CG employees whose selection for appointment was finalised before January 1 2004, but who joined service on or after January 1 2004 can now opt to be covered under the Central Civil Services (Pension) Rules 1972 instead of the NPS or National Pension Scheme.

The government in its order said that all CG employees whose selection for appointment was finalised before January 1 2004, but who joined service on or after January 1 2004 can now opt to be covered under the Central Civil Services (Pension) Rules 1972 instead of the NPS or National Pension Scheme.



This comes as a major relief for the CG employees who have had to go to court seeking to be covered under the CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972. The order effectively gives those employees of the Government of India who were recruited before 2004 the option of either switch over to the Central Civil Services (Pension) Rules, 1972 or continue to be covered under the National Pension System, a press release said. The last date to exercise this option would be May 31 2020. If the CG employee fails to exercise this option before the said date, he or she would continue to be covered under the NPS, the order also said.




The Department of Pension and Pensioners’ Welfare has taken out an order through which all Central Government employees whose selection for appointment was finalized before 01.01.2004 but who joined service on or after 01.01.2004, can now opt to be covered under the Central Civil Services (Pension) Rules, 1972 instead of the NPS (National Pension System). Minister of State (I/C) for the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions Shri Jitendra Singh said that the order effectively gives those employees of the Government of India who were recruited before 2004 the option of either switch over to the Central Civil Services (Pension) Rules, 1972 or continue to be covered under the National Pension System.

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