Premature Retirement under 56J – Latest position

Premature Retirement – Government has the right to retire Government officials prematurely on the ground of lack of integrity or ineffectiveness under FR 56(j)

Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions

Premature Retirement

04 MAR 2020

As on 27.02.2020, based on the updated/reconciled information/data provided by various Ministries/Departments/Cadre Controlling Authorities (CCAs) on the Probity Portal operated by Department of Personnel and Training, provisions of the Fundamental Rules FR 56(j) similar rules have been invoked against 163 Group ‘A’ officers, (including All India Services officers) and 157 Group ‘B’ officers during the period July, 2014 to January, 2020.

As per the provisions under FR 56(j), Rule 48 of Central Civil Services (CCS) (Pensions) Rules, 1972, and Rule 16(3) (Amended) of All India Services (Death-cum-Retirement Benefits) Rules, 1958, Government has the absolute right to retire Government officials prematurely on the ground of lack of integrity or ineffectiveness, in public interest.

This information was provided by the Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Development of North-Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh in written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.

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Source: PIB

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