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QuestionWhat a government servant should ensure before his retirement?
AnswerGovernment servant in his own interest should ensure the following for settlement of his pensionery benefits :-

(i) Entry has been made in Service Book that he has been medically examined and found fit on his initial appointment in Government service.

(ii) The date of birth and the dates of initial appointment/subsequent appointments to other posts/service have been properly recorded in Service Book

(iii) Annual Certificate of verification of Service with reference to pay bills has been recorded for the entire service period.

(iv) Entry has been made regarding grant of Extraordinary Leave granted on medical certificate on account of illness of Govt. servant.

(v) An entry has been made in the Service Book if the Pre-resignation or Pre-break service would qualify or amount to forfeiture of past service.

(vi) In respect of period spent on foreign service, an entry has been made in Service Book regarding recovery of leave and pension contributions.

(vii) Nomination for death-cum-retirement gratuity, commutation and Group Insurance Scheme have been pasted in the Service Book including revised nomination furnished in cancellation or previous ones.

(viii) Details of family are furnished in Form 3 of the Pension Rules and recorded properly.
QuestionWhat Head of Office should ensure before the date of retirement of government servant?
Answer(i) To ensure that service book of government service is complete in all respects.

(ii) To ensure that the nominations filled by the Government Servant are available and properly pasted in service book.

(iii) No dues certificate from the Estate Officer, where applicable, is obtained well in time for submission to Pay & Accounts Office alongwith pension papers.

(iv) Form 5 of the Pension Rules is provided to the Government Servant 10 month before the retirement.

(v) Average emoluments for calculation of the pension of the Government Servant have been correctly calculated.

(vi) Pension papers completed in form 5 & 7 are forwarded to the PAO six months before the date of retirement of the official.

(vii) Any event happening in between having bearing on pension should be promptly reported to the Pay & Accounts Officer.
QuestionWhat benefits are admissible to a Government Servant on his retirement?
AnswerThe following benefits are admissible to the retiree: -

(i) Monthly Pension.

(ii) Gratuity.

(iii) Encashment of Earned Leave.

(iv) Payment of GPF .

(v) Govt. Insurance – Saving Fund.

(vi) Commutation of Pension.

(vii) TA to placement of settlement
Question What benefits are admissible to the family of a Government Servant who Expires while in service?
Answer (i) Immediate relief.

(ii) Monthly Family Pension on enhanced rates for a period of 7 years from the date of deathor up to the date on which he would have attained 67 yearshad he survived which ever is lessand thereafter on normal rates.

(iii) Death-cum-retirement Gratuity.

(iv) Encashment of Earned Leave.

(v) Payment of GPF and deposit link insurance amount.

(vi) Group Insurance – Saving fund and Insurance amount.

(vii) TA to station of settlement.
Question What steps are required to be taken by a Government Servant to ensure the Timely settlement of retirement benefits?
Answer Government Servant in his own interest should ensure the following for Settlement of his pensionery benefits:-

(i) That entry has been made in his Service Book that he has been medically examined and found fit on his initial appointment in Government Service

(ii) That the date of birth and the dates of initial appointment/ subsequent appointments/ provision(s) to other posts/ service have been properly recorded in the Service Book.

(iii) That Annual Certificate for verification of Service with reference to pay bills has been regularly recorded for the entire service period.

(iv) That entry has been made regarding grant of Extraordinary Leave granted on medical certificate on account of illness of the Government Servant.

(v) That an entry has been made in the Service Book if the Pre-resignation or Pre-break service would qualify or amount to forfeiture of past service

(vi) That in respect of period spent on foreign service, an entry has been made in the Service Book regarding recovery of leave and pension contributions.

(vii) That nomination for death-cum-retirement gratuity, GPF and Group Insurance Scheme have been duly accepted by the Head of Office and kept in record including revised nomination furnished in cancellation of previous ones.

(viii) That detail of the family are furnished in Form 3 of the Pension Rules and recorded properly.
Question What are the general reasons for non-finalization of timely retirement benefits to the Government Servant?
Answer (i) Non-availability of Service Book.

(ii) Omissions, imperfections or deficiencies in Service Book.

(iiii) Non-completion of Service-Book by the other departments.

(iv) Non-availability of ‘No Due Certificate’ from Estate Officer/ PWD of Delhi Administration in respect of Government accommodation allotted to the Government Servant.

(v) Departmental or judicial proceedings pending against the retiring Government servant.

(vi) Delay in filling up & submitting of pension papers by the retiree.
Question Who is eligible to seek voluntarily retirement by giving 3 Months notice?
Answer Any Government servant is eligible to seek voluntary retirement on completion of 20years’ qualifying service by giving 3 months notice.
Question Whether pensionary benefits are admissible to a Government servant who Resigns from Government service?
Answer A resignation from Government service unless it has been submitted to take up with proper permission for another appointment, entails forfeiture of past service and no pensionary benefits except encashment of earned leave in credit on the date of resignation is admissible to such Government servant.
Question Who is eligible for Leave Travel Concession?
Answer A Government servant with one year of continuous service on the date of journey performed by him/his family is eligible for LTC.


Question What a Government Servant should ensure before his retirement?
Answer (i) The GPF Pass Book containing the details of debit and credit is completed up to the date of retirement.

(ii) Nomination for payment of GPF exists in the record.

(iii) Annual Statement of GPF is available with the Govt. Servant.

(iv) Credits of deputation period are received and correctly entered in the GPF Pass Book duly authenticated by the GPF Cell.

(v) The application for final withdrawal of funds submitted The Accounts Officer is comprising of correct account number, details of list fund deduction and certificate of advances/ withdrawals is submited to the GPF Cell atlist before the date of retirement.
Question What a GPF subscriber should know/do to get his/her final payment on date of retirement
Answer GPF subscription is stopped 03 months before the date of superannuation. The subscriber should submit his/her application for final payment alongwith GPF Passbooks and other relevant papers to his/her Head of Office for onward transmission to GPF Cell as and when GPF deduction is stopped.
Question What a GPF subscriber should do to avoid problems to his/her family after his/her untimely death before superannuation?
Answer Every subscriber should ensure that a valid GPF nomination duly accepted by Head of Office exists in his/her personal file and service book.
Question What a GPF subscriber, on deputation should do to get his/her GPF subscriptions credited to his/her account?
Answer Subscriber, on deputation should ensure that his/her monthly GPF contributions are being sent by borrowing department to GPF Cell of parent department through cheques/DD regularly.
Question What a GPF subscriber should do if he/she received incorrect annual GPF statement?
Answer The subscriber should intimate within 03 months about the missing debits/credits to GPF Cell alongwith collateral evidence.
Question What a GPF subscriber should do if he/she is transferred out of Government of NCT of Delhi or joins Government of NCT of Delhi from some other Govt.?
Answer When a Government servant is transferred to another Government, he/she should obtain a new GPF account no. in the new department and submit his GPF passbook alongwith a copy of transfer orders and new GPF account no. to the Head of Office of his/her previous office requesting to transfer his/her GPF balance from old GPF account ot new GPF account and like wise the Government servant joining Delhi Government will adopt this procedure.


 
Question Who is eligible for Leave Travel Concession?
Answer A Government servant with one year of continuous service on the date of journey performed by him/his family is eligible for LTC.
 

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