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Types of Pensions - Armed Forces Pensions

*Types of Pensions*

*Superannuation pension*

This is granted to a Government Servant who retires on attaining the age of Superannuation. (Rule 33 & 42 of the AP RPR Rules, 1980)

*Retiring Pension*

This is granted to a Government Servant who retires on completion of 33 years of service, or is retired, in advance of the age of Superannuation in accordance with provisions of Rule 43 & 44 of the AP Revised Pension Rules 1980. (Rule 34 of the AP RPR Rules, 1980)

*Pension on absorption*

This is granted on pro-rata basis to a Government servant who is permitted to be absorbed on completion of 10 years of qualifying service in a service or post in or under a corporation or company wholly or substantially owned or controlled by the Government etc., where such absorption is declared by the Government to be in public interest. No family pension is, however, payable. (Rule 35 of the AP RPR Rules, 1980)

*Invalid Pension*

This is granted to a Government servant who is declared by the appropriate medical authority to be permanently incapacitated for further service (Rule 37 of the AP Revised Pension Rules 1980)

*Compensation Pension*

This is granted to a  Government servant whose permanent post has been abolished (Rule 38 -subject to Rule 45- of the AP Revised Pension Rules 1980)

*Compulsory Retirement Pension*

A Government Servant compulsorily retired from service as a penalty may be granted by the competent authority, pension or gratuity or both at rate not less than two-thirds and not more than full compensation pension or gratuity or both admissible to him on the date of his compulsory retirement (Rule 39 of the AP RPR Rules, 1980)

Compassionate Allowance -A Government servant who is dismissed or removed from service shall forfeit his pension and gratuity. However if such case is deserving of special consideration, sanction of compassionate allowance may be granted to him not exceeding two thirds of pension or gratuity or both which would have been admissible to him if he had retired on invalid pension. (Rule 40 of the AP RPR Rules, 1980)Retirement on Completion of 20 years of Service - A government servant shall have the option to retire from service voluntarily after he has put in not less than twenty years of qualifying service subject to certain conditions (Rule 43 of the AP RPR Rules, 1980)

Retirement on Completion of 20 years of Service -A government servant shall have the option to retire from service voluntarily after he has put in not less than twenty years of qualifying service subject to certain conditions (Rule 43 of the AP RPR Rules, 1980)

Retirement on Completion of 33 years of Service -At any time after a Government servant has completed 33 years of qualifying service but before achieving 60 years of age, he may retire or may be required, by the appointing authority, to retire in public interest (Rule 44 of the AP RPR Rules, 1980)

*Family Pension*

(Rules 50 of the AP RPR Rules, 1980)

Family Pension is payable to the family of a Government servant who dies while in service or after retirement.

Family for the purpose of Family Pension means

 
Category - I

Wife / husbandSons/unmarried daughters including widowed/divorced daughters up to the date of his/her marriage/remarriage or till the date he/she starts earning or till the age of 25 years, whichever is the earliestSons/daughters who are physically/mentally disabled throughout their life subject to certain conditions

Category - II

Unmarried/widowed/divorced daughters and parents who were totally dependent on the Government servant while he was alive where the deceased employee left behind neither widow nor child. When unmarried/widowed/divorced daughters and parents are alive the family pension shall be paid first to the widowed/divorced daughters and then to the parents. Father precedes mother

Note: Category II members are eligible only after exhausting all members in Category I.

Family pension is normally payable only to one person at a time.

No nomination facility is available for family pension

If the son or daughter is suffering from any disorder or disability of mind or physically crippled or disabled so as to render him unable to earn a living even after the attaining the age of 21 years, family pension is payable for life subject to certain conditions.

Calculation of Family Pension - Family pension is calculated at two rates:

Enhanced Rate - Enhanced Rate of Family Pension is calculated at 50% of emoluments last drawn and in case of death after retirement, it is restricted to the pension admitted to the individual. The enhanced rate of family pension is payable for a maximum period of 7 years and not beyond the notional date on which the deceased would have attained the age of 65 years (Applicable only if service rendered is not less than 7 years)

E.g......

Normal Rate -- Normal Rate of Family Pension is calculated at 30% of the Emoluments last drawn. Family Pension resulting in a fraction when calculated, is rounded off to the next higher rupee.

*Anticipatory Pension*

Where the payment of pension has not commenced on due date after retirement, the Head of Office concerned, irrespective of the fact whether pension papers were sent to PAG or not, may sanction Anticipatory Pension subject to certain conditions. The sanction order should be invariably communicated to the PAG. The Anticipatory Pension should be adjusted in full from the final pension (Rule 51).

*Provisional Pension*

It is paid in cases of employees who are under suspension/against whom departmental or judicial proceedings are pending. The minimum provisional pension is 75% and it shall not exceed maximum pension which would have been admissible on the basis of qualifying service. Payment of provisional pension shall be adjusted against the final retirement benefits sanctioned upon conclusion of such proceedings. However no recovery shall be made where the pension finally sanctioned is less than provisional pension or pension is reduced or withheld permanently or for a specified period.

*CONTRIBUTORY PENSION SCHEME*

1] The employees who were recruited on or after 01-09-2004, a monthly contribution of 10% of the Basic Pay + DA from their salary shall
be credited to the Contributory pension scheme
[ G.O.Ms.No. 655 Finance(Pensions-I) Dept. dt. 22-9-2004]

2] No separate G.P.F.Account is required for persons who appointed after 01-09-2004 and who comes under Contributory Pension Scheme [ G.O.Ms.No. 655 Finance(Pensions-I) Dept. dt. 22-9-2004)

3] In all cases where an in-service employee who was covered under the earlier pension rules joins another organization/department where the same rules were applicable after submitting a technical resignation, such employee will be treated outside the purview of the C.P.S.
[Govt. Memo.No.21944/ 379/A2/Pen.I/2005.dt.26-09-2005]

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