Central government employees gratuity: Payment can be withheld after retirement! Know why
For central government employees, gratuity is one of the bigger payments that they can look forward to on retirement. However, they should know that gratuity income can be withheld at the time of retirement under some special circumstances
For central government employees, gratuity is one of the bigger payments that they can look forward to on retirement. However, they should know that gratuity income can be withheld at the time of
retirement under some special circumstances. Under the Central Civil Services (Pension) Rules 1972, the retiring government employees should be paid immediately on production of 'No Demand Certificate' and the Directorate of Estates has to ensure that they get the certificate within 14 days.
But, there are some special circumstances under which a department may withhold gratuity income. Your gratuity income can be withheld under the following circumstances:
-- 100 per cent gratuity can be withheld on retirement if any disciplinary/judicial proceedings are instituted against a government employee before his retirement. The gratuity in such cases will be withheld till the
conclusion of the departmental/judicial proceedings and issue of final orders thereon.
-- The Administrative Department/Accounts Officer receives instructions from Directorate of Estates to withhold 10 per cent gratuity for outstanding license fee/damages in respect of the Government accommodation.
President of India reserves the right to withhold pension or gratuity or both in full/part or withdrawing in full/part, whether permanently or for a specified period, in case an employee is found guilty in a departmental or judicial proceeding for grave misconduct or negligence during his/her period or service, including service rendered upon re-employment after retirement. The President may also order recovery from a pension or gratuity for the pecuniary loss caused to the Government.
When the Government servant is exonerated fully after the departmental/judicial proceedings, gratuity shall be paid after issue of the final orders. When the Government servant/pensioner is found guilty, Government will issue orders for regulation of gratuity.
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There are separate rules regarding pension and gratuity of Railway employees and Defense personnel.
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