Option for Coverage under CCS (Pension) Rules in place of National Pension System for Pre-2004 Recruits : EPFO

Compendium of circulars issued by Department of Pension and Pensioners’ Welfare during January, 2022 to August, 2023

Option for Coverage under CCS (Pension) Rules in place of National Pension System for Pre-2004 Recruits : EPFO issued clarification order dated 25.10.2023

कर्मचारी भविषयव निधि संगठन
श्रम एवं रोजगार मंत्रालय, भारत सरकार
मुख्‍य कार्यालय / Head Office
भविष्‍य निधि भवन, 14, भीकाएजी कामा प्‍लेस, नई दिल्‍ली-110066
Bhavishva Nidhi Bhawan, 14, Bhikaiji Cama Place, New Delhi- 110066
Website: www.epfindia.gov.in, www.epfindia.nic.in

No. A-45011/55/2021-HRM-V/1506

Dated: 25 OCT 2023


All ACC(HQ)/ACC Zones/Director (PDNASS)/
ACC (ASD), Head Office

Subject: Coverage under Central Civil Services (Pension) Rules, in place of National Pension System, of those Central Government employees who were recruited against the posts/vacancies advertised/notified for recruitment, on or before 22.12.2003 — reg.


Please refer to EPFO Head Office Circular No. HRD/S8/2017/NSDL/793 dated 06-03-2023 enclosing Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions OM No. 57/05/2021-P&PW(B) dated 03-03-2023. Guidelines are issued under Para 4 of the said OM that “in all cases where the Central Government civil employee has been appointed against a post of vacancy which was advertised/notified for recruitment/appointment, prior to the date of notification for National Pension Scheme i.e., 22.12.2003 and is covered under the National Pension Scheme on joining service on or after 01.01.2004, may be given one time option to be covered under CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972 (now 2021).”

2. In this regard, it is apprised that the Recruitment Rule for Social Security Assistant Cadre was notified on 23.12.2003 and the advertisement for direct recruitment to the post was notified on 24.01.2004.

3. Therefore, all Cadre Controlling Authorities for the cadre of Social Security Assistant i.e. Addl. CPFC (HQY Addl. CPFC (Zone) may take decision accordingly.

(This issues with the approval of Competent Authority)

Yours faithfully,

(Sunil Kumar Suman) Kumar Suman)

Copy to:
1. Staff Officer to CPFC- for information.
2. PSto FA & CAO/CVO/AII ACC (HQ)s – for information.

(Swaggta Rai)

Source: EPFO

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *