Employees' Pension (Amendment) Scheme, 2012 – Eligible Service for pension of International worker includes the period of coverage under relevant social security programme in another country
New Delhi, the 5th October, 2012
GS.R.745(E).- In exercise of the powers conrerre y section 6A, read with subsection (1) of section 7 of the Employees' Provident Funds and Miscellaneous Provisions Act, 1952 (19 of 1952), the Central Government hereby makes the following Scheme further to amend the Employees' Pension Scheme, 1995, namely..
1. (1) This Scheme may be called the Employees' Pension (Amendment) Scheme, 2012.
(2) It shall come into force on The date of its publication in the Official Gazette.
2. In the Employees' Pension Scheme, 1995 (hereinafter referred to as the principal Scheme), under paragraph 43A relating to special provisions in respect of International Workers,-
.(a) in paragraph 2 of the principal Scheme, as modified by sub-para (2) of aforesaid paragraph 43A, clause (xv) shall be omitted;
(b) after sub-para (4) of aforesaid paragraph 43A, the following sub-para shall be inserted, namely:-
(4A) For paragraph 9 of the principal Scheme, the following paragraph shall be substituted, namely:-
"9. Determination of eligible service in respect of International Workers. – The eligible service shall be determined as follows:
(i) in the case of the "existing member" or the "new entrant", the "actual service" shall be treated as eligible service.
(ii) in the case of the member covered by a social security agreement, the period of coverage under relevant social security programme in another country shall be added to actual service and the aggregate thereof shall be treated as eligible service as may be provided in the social security agreement." ,
(c) in paragraph 10 of the principal Scheme, as modified by sub-para (5) of the aforesaid paragraph 43A, sub-paragraph (1) shall be omitted.
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RAVI MATHUR, Addl. Seey.
Foot Note: The Employees' Pension Scheme, 1995 was published in the Gazette of India, Part II, Section 3, Sub-section (i), vide number 748(E), dated the 16th November, 1995 and the Scheme was last amended vide number S.O. 1809(E), dated 5-8-2011.