The DoPT has issued an office memorandum whereby it states that in case a state government employee who was in pensionable service on or before Dec 31, 2003, and is transferred on appointed with the due procedures as a central government employee, he is eligible for his tunere in state government to be couted for his retirement benefits.
No. – 28/90/2022-P&PW(B)/8297
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Pension and Pensioners’ Welfare
3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhavan, Khan Market,
New Delhi, Dated the 2nd October, 2022
The undersigned is directed 10 say that Department of Pension and Pensioners’ Welfare has notified the Central Civil Services (Pension) Rules, 2021 in supersession of the Central Civil Service (Pension) Rules, 1972. In accordance with Rule 13 of the Central Civil Services (Pension) Rules, 2021, if a State Government employee, who was initially appointed in a pensionable establishment of the State Government on or before 31st December, 2003, is permanently transferred or is appointed with proper permission after acceptance of his resignation from the service of State Government, to a service or post to which the Central Civil Services (Pension) Rules, 2021 are applicable, the continuous service rendered by him in the State Government shall qualify for pension and gratuity from the Central Government. The service rendered in the State Government in an officiating or temporary or substantive capacity shall qualify if that service is followed without interruption by substantive appointment in the State Government or the Central Government.
2 ‘The liability for pension and gratuity in such cascs shall be borne by the Central Government and no recovery of proportionate pension and gratuity shall be made from the State Government.
3. All Ministries/Departments are requested that the above provisions regarding counting of service rendered in State Governments as qualifying service for pension and gratuity under the Central Civil Services (Pension) Rules, 2021 may be brought to the notice of the personnel dealing with the pensionary benefits in the Ministry/Department and attached/subordinate offices thereunder, for _ strict implementation.
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India