Grant of Retirement Gratuity and Death Gratuity under Central Civil Services (Pension) Rules, 2021

Retirement Gratuity and Death Gratuity under CCS(Pension) Rules, 2021

No.- 28/91/2022 -P&PW(B)/8331
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Pension and Pensioners’ Welfare

3rd Floor. Lok Nayak Bhavan, Khan Market,
New Delhi, Dated the 11th October, 2022

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Grant of Retirement Gratuity and Death Gratuity under Central Civil Services (Pension) Rules, 2021-reg.

The undersigned is directed to say that Department of Pension and Pensioners’ Welfare has notified the Central Civil Services (Pension) Rules, 2021 in supersession of the Central Civil Service (Pension) Rules, 1972. In accordance with sub-rule (1)(a) of Rule 45 of the Central Civil Service (Pension) Rules, 2021, retirement gratuity is admissible on retirement of a Government servant, who has completed five years’ qualifying service and has become eligible for service gratuity or pension under Rule 44. The amount of retirement gratuity is equal to one-fourth of the emoluments for each completed six monthly period of qualifying service, subject to a maximum of 16½ times the emoluments.

2. On death of a Government servant while in service, the death gratuity is payable to his family at the rates given in the Table in Rule 45 (1) (b).

3. The emoluments for the purpose of retirement/ death gratuity are reckoned in accordance with rule 31. If the emoluments of a Government servant have been reduced during the last ten months of his service, average emoluments as referred to in Rule 32 are treated as emoluments. Dearness allowance admissible on the date of retirement or death is also treated as emolument for calculating the amount of Retirement/death gratuity. The maximum amount of retirement gratuity or death gratuity admissible under Rule 45 is twenty lakh rupees.

4. In calculating the length of qualifying service under Rule 45, fraction of a year equal to three in months and above is treated as a completed six monthly period and reckoned as qualifying service. In the case of a Government servant who has rendered a qualifying service of four years and nine months or more but less than five years, his qualifying service for the purpose of this rule shall be five years and he shall be eligible for retirement gratuity.

5. All Ministries/Departments are requested that the above provisions regarding grant of Retirement Gratuity and Death Gratuity under Central Civil Services (Pension) Rules, 2021 may be brought to the notice of the personnel dealing with the pensionary benefits in the Ministry/Department and attached/subordinate offices thereunder, for strict implementation.

(S. Chkrabarti)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India

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