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One Time Option to change from NPS to OPS – Extension of cut-off dates – DOPPW ORDER

Coverage under CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972 of those Central Government employees whose selection for appointment were finalized before 01.01.2004 but joined Government service on or after 01.01.2004

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One Time Option to change from NPS to OPS – Extension of cut-off dates – DOPPW ORDER No. 57/04/2019-P&PW(B) – Dated 31.03.2021

No. 57/04/2019-P&PW(B)
Government of India
Department of Pension and PW

Lok Nayak Bhawan,
Khan Market, New Delhi,
the 31st March, 2021

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Coverage under Central Civil Services (Pension) Rules, 1972 of those Central Government employees whose selection for appointment were finalized before 01.01.2004 but joined Government service on or after 01.01.2004.

In continuation to this Department’s O.M of even number dated 17.02.2020 providing one-time option to Government servants for coverage under Central Civil Services (Pension) Rules, 1972 in place of National Pension System who were declared successful for recruitment in the results declared on or before 31.12.2003 against vacancies occurring before 01.01.2004 and are covered under the National Pension System on joining service on or after 01.01.2004.

2. The said Office Memorandum provides for cut off dates for various activities involved in the process of exercising of option, deciding representations by appointing authorities and closure of NPS accounts of the concerned Government servants.

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3. In view of the country-wide lockdown in the country due to outbreak of Covid-19 pandemic and references received from some Ministries / Departments for extension of time schedule prescribed in the said OM, in partial modification of this Department’s OM of even number dated 17.02.2020, it has been decided to extend the above cut-off dates as under:

S. No. Activity Last date mentioned m OM dated 17.02.2020 Revised last date
1 Exercise of option by Government servant for coverage under old pension scheme 31.05.2020 31.05.2021
2 Examination and decision on the representation by the appointing authority 30.09.2020 30.09.2021
3 Closure of NPS accounts of Government servants on acceptance of their option 01.11.2020 01.11.2021

 

4. There would be no change in the other terms and conditions mentioned m this Department’s O.M. dated 17.02.2020.

5. Hindi version will follow.

(S. Chakrabarti)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

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