Retirement on Completion of 30 years Qualifying Service

Retirement on completion of 30 years qualifying service or 20 Years Service on public Interest

At any time after a Government servant has completed twenty years or 30 Years qualifying service, he may, by giving notice of not less than three months in writing to the appointing authority, retire from service

Rule 48 of CCS (pension) Rules : Retirement on completion of 30 years qualifying service

(1) At any time after a Government servant has completed thirty years’ qualifying service,

(a) he may retire from service, or

(b) he may be required by the appointing authority to retire in the public interest, and in the case of such retirement the Government servant shall be entitled to a retiring pension:completed thirty years’ qualifying service -Provided that –

(a) a Government servant shall give a notice in writing to the appointing authority at least three months before the date on which he wishes to retire; and

(b) the appointing authority may also give a notice in writing to a Government servant at least three months before the date on which he is required to retire in the public interest or three months’ pay and allowances in lieu of such notice.

Rule 48(A) of CCS (Pension ) Rules : Retirement on completion of 20 years’ qualifying service

(i) At any time after a Government servant has completed twenty years’ qualifying service, he may, by giving notice of not less than three months in writing to the appointing authority, retire from service.

Appointing authority does not refuse to grant the permission for retirement

(ii) The notice of voluntary retirement given under sub-rule (1) shall require acceptance by the appointing authority : Provided that where the appointing authority does not refuse to grant the permission for retirement before the expiry of the period specified in the said notice, the retirement shall become effective from the date of expiry of the said period.

(iii) Government servant referred to in sub-rule (1) may make a request in writing to the appointing authority to accept notice of voluntary retirement of less than three months giving reasons therefor ;

(b) on receipt of a request under clause (a), the appointing authority subject to the provisions of sub-rule (2), may consider such request for the curtailment of the period of notice of three months on merits and if it is satisfied that the curtailment of the period of notice will not cause any administrative inconvenience, the appointing authority may relax the requirement of notice of three months on the condition that the Government servant shall not apply for commutation of a part of his pension before the expiry of the period of notice of three months.

(4) Government servant, who has elected to retire under this rule and has given the necessary notice to that effect to the appointing authority, shall be precluded from withdrawing his notice except with the specific approval of such authority :Provided that the request for withdrawal shall be made before the intended date of his retirement .

Source : DoPPW

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