GOVERNMENT OF INDIA (BHARAT SARKAR)
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS (RAIL MANTRALAYA)
New Delhi, Dated: 12.05.2022.
The GMs/Principal Financial Advisors,
All Zonal Railways/Production Units (etc),
DGs of RDSO and NAIR.
Subject: Provision for extending benefits under CCS (Pension) Rules or CCS (EOP) Rules to family of missing Central Government employees covered under National Pension System (NPS)- reg.
A copy of Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare (DOP&PW)’s O.M. No. 57/03/2020-P&PW(B) dated 28.04.2022 is enclosed for information and guidance. These instructions shall apply mutatis mutandis on the Railways also.
2. The Central Civil Services (Pension) Rules, 1972 and the Central Civil Services (Extra Ordinary Pension) Rules, referred to in the enclosed O.M. correspond to the Railway Services (Pension) Rules, 1993 and the Railway Services (Extra Ordinary Pension) Rules, 1993, respectively. Ministry of Finance (Department of Economic Affairs)’s O.M. No. 5/7/2003-ECB&PR dated 22.12.2003 and Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority’s (Exits and Withdrawals under National Pension System) Regulations, 2015 were circulated on the Railways vide Board’s letter No. F(E)III/2003/PN1/24 dated 31.12.2003 & No. 2016/F(E)IN/1(1)/3 dated 27.05.2016, respectively.
3. The Railway Board’s instructions corresponding to DOP&PW’s instructions referred to in their aforesaid O.M. dated 28.04.2022 are given below –
4 Central Civil Services (Implementation of NPS) Rules, 2021 issued by DOP&PW vide their gazette notification dated 31.03.2021 is under examination for adoption on Railways.
Director, Finance (Estt.),