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Retirement Benefits when retired on unauthorised absence

Department of pension and pensioner’s welfare has issued OM for regularizing the pension and other retirement benefits of employees who were on extraordinary leave, unauthorized absence or suspension as on 1.1.2006 and retired or died thereafter without joining duty.

It is observed by government that in accordance with Rule 33 of the CCS (Pension) Rules, for calculation of pension the emoluments which the employee drew immediately before proceeding on such leave or being placed under suspension shall be the emoluments.

It was also clarified by government that for the purpose of gratuity the emoluments shall also include DA admissible on the date of retirement/death of the government servant.

Further, detailed clarifications have been issued for three categories in this issue viz., government servant who was on extraordinary leave or absence, the period whereof does not count as qualifying service, government servant who was on extraordinary leave, the period whereof count as qualifying service and government servant who was under suspension as on 1.1.2006 and retired thereafter without joining duty.

For further details download the OM No: 38/37/08-P&PW(A) dated 15.06.2010