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Recovery of dues from a Government servant: Rajya Sabha Q&A

Whether Cooperative Societies dues can be recovered from the Death-cum-retirement Gratuity, pension and other retirement benefit of Government servan

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Whether Cooperative Societies dues can be recovered from the Death-cum-retirement Gratuity, pension and other retirement benefit of Government servant;

In accordance with CCS(Pension) Rules, 1972 “Government dues as ascertained and assessed by the Head of Office which remain outstanding till the date of the retirement of the Government servant, shall be adjusted against the amount of the retirement gratuity or death gratuity becoming payable”. The expression ‘Government dues’ including dues pertaining to Government accommodation, a balance of house building or conveyance or any other advance, overpayment of pay and allowance or leave salary and arrears of income tax deductable at source under Income Tax Act, 1961. In CCS(Pension) Rules, there is no provision to recover Cooperative Societies dues from Death-cum-retirement Gratuity, pension and other retirement benefits of the Government servant.

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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF  PERSONNEL,PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS
RAJYA SABHA

UNSTARRED QUESTION NO-2693

ANSWERED ON-21.03.2013

Recovery of dues from a Government servant

2693 . CHAUDHARY MUNABBAR SALEEM

(a) whether Cooperative Societies dues can be recovered from the Death-cum-retirement Gratuity, pension and other retirement benefit of Government servant;
(b) if so, under which rules and conditions; and
(c) if not, the reasons therefor?

ANSWER

Minister of State in the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions and Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office. (SHRI V. NARAYANASAMY)

(a) to (c): In accordance with CCS(Pension) Rules, 1972 “Government dues as ascertained and assessed by the Head of Office which remain outstanding till the date of the retirement of the Government servant, shall be adjusted against the amount of the retirement gratuity or death gratuity becoming payable”. The expression ‘Government dues’ including dues pertaining to Government accommodation, a balance of house building or conveyance or any other advance, overpayment of pay and allowance or leave salary and arrears of income tax deductable at source under Income Tax Act, 1961. In CCS(Pension) Rules, there is no provision to recover Cooperative Societies dues from Death-cum-retirement Gratuity, pension and other retirement benefits of the Government servant.

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