Views of DFS on coverage under Old Pension Scheme after Courts’ judgments: Rajya Sabha QA
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF FINANCE
DEPARTMENT OF FINANCIAL SERVICES
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 2635
TO BE ANSWERED ON 21st DECEMBER, 2021 (TUESDAY)/ AGRAHAYANA 30, 1943 (SAKA)
VIEWS OF DFS ON COVERAGE UNDER OLD PENSION SCHEME AFTER COURTS’ JUDGMENTS
2635. Shri Neeraj Shekhar:
Will the Minister of FINANCE be pleased to state:
(a) whether DoP&PW has sought views of the Department of Financial Services (DFS) for excluding those employees of Central Government whose advertisements for recruitment were issued on or before 31/12/2003 for purview of NPS and to cover them under Old Pension Scheme in view of various judgments of Supreme Court and various High Courts;
(b) if so, whether DFS has furnished its comments to DoP&PW;
(c) if so, whether DFS has recommended to exclude above officials form purview of NPS and to cover them under Old Pension Scheme; and
(d) if so, the details thereof?
THE MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF FINANCE
(DR BHAGWAT KARAD)
(a) Yes, Sir.
(b) Yes, Sir.
(c) and (d) As Department of Pension and Pensioners’ Welfare (DoP&PW) have been entrusted with the formulation of policy and co-ordination of matters relating to retirement benefits to Central Government Employees (Civil, Defence, and Railway Pensioners) under Government of India (Allocation of Business) Rules, 1961, DoP&PW have been requested to take appropriate decision with regard to matter mentioned in part (a) of the Question.
Source: Rajya Sabha