Completion of 30 years of qualifying service/attains the age of 50/55 years: Periodical review of performance of Government servants under Pension Rule

No.25013/1/2013-Estt (A)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training
North Block, New Delhi-110 001
Dated :21st March, 2014
Office Memorandum

Subject : Strengthening of administration — Periodical review under FR 56 / Rule 48 of CCS(Pension) Rules

Instructions exist on the need for periodical review of performance of Government servants with a view to ascertain whether the Government servant should be retained in service or retired from service in the public interest. Provisions in this regard are contained in FR 56 (j), FR 56 (I) and Rule 48 (1) (b) of CCS(Pension) Rules, 1972.
2. As per these instructions the cases of Government servant covered by FR 56(j), 56(l) or Rule 48(1) (b) of CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972 should be reviewed six months before he / she attains the age of 50/55 years, in cases covered by FR 56(j) and on completion of 30 years of qualifying service under FR 56(l) / Rule 48 of CCS(Pension) Rules, 1972 as per the following time table:-

SI. No. Quarter in which review is to be made Cases of employees who will be attaining the age of 50/55 years or will be completing 30 years of service or 30 years of service qualifying for pension, as the case may be, in the quarter.
1. January to March July to September of the same year
2. April to June October to December of the same year
3. July to September January to March of the next year
4. October to December April to June of the next year
3. The procedure as prescribed from time to time has been consolidated and enclosed as Appendix to this O.M.
4. All Ministries / Departments are requested to follow these instructions and periodically review the cases of Govt. servants as required under FR 56(j)/FR56(l)/Rule 48(1)(b) of CCS (Pension) Rules,1972.
Under Secretary to the Government of India

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