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Sub: Coverage of Railway Employees appointed prior to 01.01.2004 under liberalized pension Scheme – reg.
The undersigned is directed to refer to NFIR’s letter No.II/35 Part 12 dated 30.03.2016 on the above subject and to state that necessary instructions have already been issued vide this office letter No.F(E)III/2004/NPS/1 dated 27.3.2008 (Copy enclosed). As far as implementation of instructions dated 27.03.2008 is concerned, it is stated that affected employees can always represent to the General Manager of the concerned Zonal Railways. However, if they are not satisfied with the decision of the General Manager, they may represent to Railway Board.
All Indian Railways/Production Units,
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Sub: Applicability of Railway Services (Pension) Rules, 1993 in respect of those put on induction training prior to 1.1.2004 and were in receipt of stipend.
A copy of Department of Pension & Pensioners Welfare (DOP&Pw)’s O.M.No.38/58/06-P&Pw(A) dated 5th March, 2008 is forwarded herewith for information and compliance. The orders contained therein apply mutatis mutandis on the Railways CCS(Pension) Rules, 1972 referred to in the said O.M.Corresponds to Railway Services (pension) Rules, 1993. DOP&PW’s O.M. of even number dated 11th October, 2006 quoted in the O.M.was circulated on the Railways vide Board’s letter of even number dated 14.11.2006.
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Subject: Applicability of CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972 in respect of those pur on induction training prior to 1.1.04 and were in receipt of stipend.
The undersigned is directed to state that the existing CCs (Pension) Rules, 1972 are applicable to Government Servants appointed on or before 31st December 2003. Vide this Deportment’s OM of even No.dated 11th October 2006. It was clarified that the employees who were put on induction training prior to 1.1.2004 and were paid salary from that date would be covered under CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972.
2. The staff side of the National council (JCM) has sought further clarification whether the cases of persons who are put on induction training prior to 1.1.2004 but were in receipt of stipend would be covered under the CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972.
3. The matter has been further examined and it is now clarified that the employees who were required to undergo departmental training relating to jobs prior to 1.01.04 before they were put on regular employment and were in receipt of stipend during such training would also be covered under the CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972 provided the period spent on such training was eligible for being counted as qualifying service under the CCS (Pension) Rules 1972.
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