TYPES OF PENSIONS

Superannuation pension Superannuation pension is granted to a Government Servant who retires on attaining the age of Superannuation.

Retiring Pension Retiring Pension  shall be granted to a Government Servant who retires on completion of 33 years of service, or is retired, in advance of the age of Superannuation in accordance with provisions of Rule 43 & 44.

Pension on absorption - In or under a corporation, company or body A Government Servant who has been permitted to be absorbed on completion of 10 years of qualifying service in a service or post in or under a corporation or company wholly or substantially owned or controlled by the Government etc., and if such absorption is declared by the Government in the Public interest shall be granted Pro-rata Pension. Provided that the Government shall have no liability for the payment of Family Pension in such a case.

Invalid Pension A Government Servant who is declared by the appropriate medical authority to be permanently incapacitated for further service in accordance with the instructions on the subject, may be granted invalid pension (Subject to Rule 45 of the AP Revised Pension Rules 1980) .

Compensation Pension A Government servant is entitled to get compensation pension owing to the abolition of his permanent post (Subject to Rule 45 of the AP Revised Pension Rules 1980). 

Compulsory Retirement Pension A Government Servant compulsorily retired from service as a penalty may be granted by the competent authority, pension or gratuity or both at the rate not less than two-thirds and not more than full compensation pension or gratuity or both admissible to him on the date of his compulsory retirement.

Compassionate Allowance  - A government servant who is dismissed or removed from service shall forfeit his pension and gratuity.  But if such case is deserving of special considerations, sanction of compassionate allowance may be granted to him not exceeding two thirds of pension or gratuity or both which would have been admissible to him.

Retirement on Completion of 20 years of Service - A government servant shall have the option to retire from service voluntarily after he has put in not less than twenty years of qualifying service  subject to certain conditions (Rule 43).

Retirement on Completion of 33 years of Service  - At any time after a Government servant has completed 33 years of qualifying service but before 58 years of age, he may retire or may be required by the appointing authority to retire in the public interest (Rule 44)

 Family Pension  

To whom its payable: 

When a Government Servant dies while in service or after retirement, family pension is payable to the Family.

The Family for the purpose of Family Pension means  

  •  Wife / husband

  • Unmarried Sons / Unmarried Daughters  including widowed / divorced daughters  up to the age of 25 years

  • It includes widowed/ divorced daughters and parents whoever totally dependent on Govt. servant while he was alive where the deceased employee left behind neither widow nor child. When widowed/divorced daughters and parents alive the family pension shall be paid first to the widowed/divorced daughters and then to the parents.

  • Except in the case of widow /widower the grant of family pension is subject to the condition of income criteria of Rs.2440/p.m.

  • Where the children of the deceased earn not less than Rs.2440/p.m. or where the parents were not wholly dependant on the Government Servant, no family pension is payable.

  • Family pension is normally  payable only to one person at a time. 

  • No nomination facility is available for family pension

  • If the son or daughter is suffering from any disorder or disability of mind or physically crippled or disabled so as to render him unable to earn a living even after the attaining the age of 21 years, family pension is payable for life subject to certain conditions.

Calculation of Family Pension - Family pension is calculated at two rates:

Enhanced Rate - Enhanced Rate of Family Pension is calculated at 50% of emoluments last drawn and in case of death after retirement, it is restricted to the pension admitted to the individual.  The enhanced rate of family pension is payable for a maximum period of 7 years and not beyond the notional date on which the deceased would have attained the age of 65 years ("Applicable only if service rendered is not less than 7 years")

Normal Rate -- Normal Rate of Family Pension is calculated at 30% of the Emoluments last drawn. Family Pension resulting in a fraction when calculated, is rounded off to the next higher rupee.

Provisional Pension

It will be paid to the employees where departmental or judicial proceedings are pending. The  minimum provisional pension is 75% and  it shall not exceed maximum pension which would have been admissible on the basis of qualifying service. Payment of provisional pension shall be adjusted against the final  retirement benefits sanctioned upon conclusion of such proceedings but no recovery shall be made where the pension finally sanctioned is less than provisional pension or pension is reduced or withheld permanently or for a specified period.

 


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