CCS Pension Rules to Replace NPS

Extension of Pension Scheme: Important Notification from DOPPW

No.25-08/2020-SPG (Part)
Government of India
Ministry of Communications
Department of Posts

Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi 110001
Dated 9.03.2023


  1. All Chief Postmaster General/Postmasters General
  2. CGM, BD Directorate/Parcel Directorate/PLI Directorate
  3. Director, Rafi Ahmed Kidwai National Postal Academy, Ghaziabad
  4. Addl. Director General, Army Postal Service, New Delhi
  5. Directors Postal Training Centres

Subject: Coverage under Central Civil Services (Pension) Rules, in place of National Pension System (NPS), of those Central Government employees who were recruited against the posts/vacancies advertised/notified for recruitment, on or before 22.12.2003

The undersigned is directed to forward herewith Department of Pensions and Pension welfare OM No. 57/05/2021-P&PW (B) dated 03.03.2023 on theabove-mentioned subject.

  1. It has been conveyed that in order to extend the benefit of the pension scheme under CCS (pension) rules 1972 (now 2021) to such employees whose appointment was made against the posts/vacancies advertised/notifies for recruitment prior to the date of notification for national Pension Scheme i.e. 22.12.2003, options shall be exercised by such employees before 31.08.2023.
  2. It is therefore, requested to circulate the guidelines and instructions contained in the DOPPW’s OM dated 03.03.2023 to all concerned under your control and take necessary action accordingly. However, the cases of IPoS Group ‘A’ officers and other officers whose cadre Controlling Authority is in the Postal Directorate and who are covered under the instructions contained in the said OM may be forwarded alongwith options of the officers to the undersigned.

Yours faithfully,

(Hemant Kumar)
Asstt. Director General (SPG)

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