October 16 2019
Department of Pension & Pensioners Welfare
3rd Floor, Loknayak Bhawan,
New Delhi – 110003
Subject : Payment of Gratuity to the Central Government Employees who resigned from service after completion of 5 years service.
At present under the CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972 Gratuity is applicable only while on retirement / death of the Central Government Employee. Gratuity is not paid to the employees who resigns from service after completion of 5 years service. However, under the Section 4 of the Payment of Gratuity Act 1972, Gratuity shall be payable to an employee who are rendered continuous service for not less than 5 years on resignation also. This benefit is not being extended to the Central Government Employees which is a discrimination.
In view of the above it is requested that the Department of Pension and Pensioners Welfare may please consider this matter dispassionately and arrange to issue instructions extending the benefit of Gratuity to those Central Government Employees who resigns from service after 5 years continuous service at par with the provisions of the Payment of Gratuity Act 1972.
Shiva Gopal Mishra
Source : Confederation