ESIC clarification on applicability of CCS (Pension) Rules in respect of employee(s), who have entered into the services of Central Government/ Autonomous Body, on or before 31-12-2003 and resigned technically to join ESIC:-
EMPLOYEES’ STATE INSURANCE CORPORATION
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PANCHDEEP BHAWAN C.I.C MARC NEW DELHI-2
Sub.: Applicability of CCS (Pension) Rules – reg.
References/representations are being received from various quarters/ individuals requesting for continuation of coverage under old pension scheme in respect of employee(s), who have entered into the services of Central Government/ Autonomous Body, on or before 31-12-2003 and resigned technically to join ESIC, though the individual(s) has opted to draw pension from previous employer.
In this connection, it is informed that as per para 5(1) (a) of GOI OM dated 29.8.1984, “The Central Govt. employees who have already been sanctioned or have received pro-rata retirement benefits or other terminal benefits for their past service will have the option to retain such benefits and in that event their past service will not qualify for pension under the Autonomous Body or the Central Govt.”
Since the individual(s) has exercised the option to draw pension from his/her previous deptt., his/her past service will not qualify for pension in this Organization. Moreover, in case, the individual doesn’t wish to get his past in two (or more) Govt. services service counted, there will be no continuity and the individual will be governed by New Pension Scheme, as Old Pension Scheme has been discontinued w.e.f. 1.1.2004.
You are, therefore, requested to regulate such cases accordingly.
This has the approval of Insurance Commissioner (P&A).