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Voluntary retirement under FR 56(k), etc. and amendment of Rules

No.25013/3/2010-Estt (A) 
Government of India 
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions 
Department of Personnel and Training 
North Block, New Delhi-110 001 
Dated : 27th February, 2014 

Subject : Voluntary retirement under FR 56(k), etc. and amendment of Rules. 

The provisions of Fundamental Rule 56(k), 56(m) and Rule 48 of CCS(Pension) Rules, 1972 relating to acceptance of request of voluntary retirement have been revisited as per the Central Administrative Tribunal, Principal Bench judgement dated 4th August, 2010 in O.A.No.1600/2009 filed by Shri Gopal Singh Purohit Vs UOI & Others to bring them at par with each other. 
2. The matter has ‘been examined in consultation with Department of Pension and Pensioners Welfare and the Ministry of Law. FR 56(k) and 56 (m) have been amended vide Extra Ordinary Gazette Notification No.GSR.27(E) dated 17 th January, 2014. It shall be open to the appropriate authority to withhold permission to a Government servant who seeks to retire under FR 56(k) or 56 (m) in the following circumstances: 

(i) If the Government servant is under suspension ; or 

(ii) If a charge sheet has been issued and the disciplinary proceedings are pending; or 

(iii) If judicial proceedings on charges which may amount to grave misconduct, are pending. 

Explanation: For the purpose of this clause, judicial proceedings shall be deemed to be pending, if a complaint or report of a police officer, of which the Magistrate takes cognizance, has been made or filed in a criminal proceedings.

3. Copy of the Gazette Notification No.G.S.R.E.(27) dated 17.1.2014 amending FR 56(k) and FR 56(m) is enclosed. 
4. All Ministries/Departments are requested to bring the contents of this O.M. to the notice of all concerned. 
Under Secretary to the Government of India 

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