General Order for Old Pension Scheme: Rajya Sabha QA
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF PERSONNEL, PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS
(DEPARTMENT OF PENSION & PENSIONERS’ WELFARE)
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 285
(TO BE ANSWERED ON 03.02.2022)
GENERAL ORDER FOR OLD PENSION SCHEME
285 SMT. CHHAYA VERMA:
SHRI VISHAMBHAR PRASAD NISHAD:
CH. SUKHRAM SINGH YADAV:
SHRI NEERAJ SHEKHAR:
Will the PRIME MINISTER be pleased to refer to answers to UQ 605, 610 and 611 given in Rajya Sabha on December 2nd, 2021 and state:
(a) whether Supreme Court has dismissed the SLPs(C) 15312-15321/2021 and 16570/2021 on 03/01/2022 and has allowed more than thousand Central Government officials under NPS, the benefits of Old Pension Scheme (OPS) whose advertisements were issued before 01/01/2004 and results declared and joining occurred after 31/12/2003 and observing that this court is not going to take different views from earlier cases;
(b) if so, whether Government would now issue general orders covering all similar officials in view of above mentioned SC’s orders;
(c) if not, the number of orders from Courts which are required to issue general orders for similar cases?
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MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF PERSONNEL, PUBLIC GRIEVANCES
AND PENSIONS AND MINISTER OF STATE IN THE PRIME MINISTER’S OFFICE
(DR. JITENDRA SINGH)
(a): Yes sir,
(b) & (c): National Pension System (NPS) was introduced for Central Government employees by a Notification of Ministry of Finance (Department of Economic Affairs) dated 22nd December, 2003. NPS is mandatory for all new recruits to the Central Government service from 1st January, 2004 (except the armed forces).
In view of the specific provisions of the Notification dated 22.12.2003, the date of advertisement for the vacancies is not considered relevant for determining the eligibility for coverage under the Old Pension Scheme or the National Pension System.