Retirement and death gratuity to Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan employees – Rajya Sabha Question & Answers
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO-3742
Retirement and death gratuity to KVS employees
3742 . Shri G.C. Chandrashekhar
whether Government has extended the benefit of retirement and death
gratuity to employees of autonomous bodies under the Central Government;
if so, whether the Ministry has directed the Kendriya Vidyalaya
Sangathan (KVS) for stoppage of retirement and death gratuity to the
employees under the National Pension System (NPS);
(c) if so, the reasons therefor;
(d) the details of KVS employees benefitted so far;
(e) whether representations have been received from various stakeholders regarding restoration of the above benefit; and
(f) if so, the steps taken by Government in this regard?
MINISTER OF HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT
(SHRI RAMESH POKHRIYAL ‘NISHANK’)
Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) has conveyed approval for
revision of pension as per recommendation of the 7th CPC to the
employees of Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan who retired after 1.1.2016 as
well as revision of pension/family pension of those pensioners / family
pensioners who retired prior to 1.1.2016. Several other autonomous
bodies under the MHRD have also been extended these benefits on a case
to case basis in consultation with Ministry of Finance.
(b) Yes, Sir.
As per the Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure OM No. F. No.
1/1/2016-E.III(A) dated 13th January, 2017, the benefits implemented by
Central Government in respect of Central Government employees (as part
of their service conditions) are not directly applicable to the
employees working in autonomous organizations. An advisory had
accordingly been issued on 12.4.2017 that in case the benefits of
retirement gratuity and death gratuity have been extended to the
employees of any autonomous bodies / organisations covered under NPS,
the same may be withdrawn till a final decision is taken in the matter
with the approval of Department of Expenditure.
(d)to (f): Do not arise.
Source: Rajya Sabha