Wrong Information by Central Government Pensioners to be Treated as Criminal Offence
If central government pensioners provide wrong information to the government, they shall face criminal cases.
Most high-ranking Central Government employees, after retirement, usually find employment in private sectors, and non-governmental organizations. If a former Central Government employee gets employed with a non-governmental organization, he/she is required to provide information about it to the Government.
While providing the information, the person has to ensure that the organization that he/she belongs to is not involved in activities that are contrary to the government’s foreign policies, national security, and goodwill in the society, or is involved in activities or campaigns that could disrupt them.
The person has to also ensure that the agency is not involved in activities that could earn commercial gains. Criminal action will be taken against the pensioner if he/she hides such information and gives false details to the government.
In addition to these, retired officials of the Central Government will also have to provide all the details of the organization that they are employed with, the reason for accepting the employment, their PAN card number, and information on the kind of activities that the organization is involved in.
The information was provided by sources at the Central Government Employees Welfare Department.