Voluntary Retirement Scheme in Central Government Services
(Voluntary Retirement Scheme in Central Government Employees and Officers)
Who can apply for Voluntary Retirement in Central Govt Services?
A Central Government employee could apply for voluntary retirement after completion of 30 years of service. He may be allowed to retire from his service under Rule No. 48 of CCS (Pension) Rules 1972.
A Central Government employee could apply for Voluntary retirement after completion of 20 years of service. He may be allowed to retire from his service under Rule No. 48-A of CCS (Pension) Rules 1972.
A Central Government officer could apply for Voluntary retirement on attaining of 50 years (for Group A and B), 55 years (for other employees). He may be allowed to retire from his service under Rule No. FR 56 (k).
Voluntary Retirement for Persons suffering with disability
DoPT issued an important order on 19th May 2015 regarding the above subject. [Click to view the order]
Voluntary retirement under FR 56(k) and amendment of Rules
The DoPT issued an order [No. 25013/3/2010-Estt(A) – 27.02.2014] on the above subject. [Click to view the order in pdf]
VRS accepted while on Extra Ordinary Leave
Extra ordinary leave is not termed as leave standing to his credit and therefore, it cannot run concurrently with the period of notice given by him for seeking voluntary retirement.
The Department of Personnel and Training issued an order [No. 25013/3/2003-Estt(A) – 17.06.2003] on the above subject. [Click to view the order in pdf]
Special Voluntary Retirement Scheme for Surplus Central Government Employees
Expenditure Reforms Commission (ERC) suggested a liberal voluntary retirement scheme (VRS) for the employees declared surplus.
The Department of Personnel and Training issued an order [No. 25013/3/2003-Estt(A) – 28.02.2002] on the above subject. [Click to view the order in pdf]
Completed 20 years service qualifying for pension
Department of Personnel and Training issued an order above the subject on 28th July 1979. [click to view the order in pdf]
ARC recommended to VRS after 15 years of service
The Administrative Reforms Commission recommended, 59(1), A civil servant may be allowed to retire voluntarily if he has completed 15 years of service and given proportionate pension and gratuity.
The above recommendation of he ARC on was considered by Government and it has been decided that Government servant may be allowed to retire voluntarily after 20 years of qualifying service and proportionate pension and gratuity with a weightage of up to 5 years towards qualifying service where applicable.
The scheme is purely voluntary the initiative sting with the Government servant himself. The Government does not have the reciprocal right to retire Government servant on its own, under the scheme.
Department of Personnel and Training issued an order above the subject on 26.8. 1977. [click to view the order in pdf]
7th CPC Voluntary Retirement Scheme
There is no specific recommendations on this subject.
Recommendation on Voluntary retirement in 6th Pay Commission
Presently, all employees on completion of 30 years qualifying service can take voluntary retirement by giving 3 months notice. Group A & B Officers who had entered service before the age of 35 years have the right to retire after attaining the age of 50 years by giving a similar notice.
Group A & B Officers who had entered the service after 35 years of age and all Group C & D employees can also take voluntary retirement at their option. Retirement becomes effective on the expiry of notice period.
No formal approval is necessary unless the official is under suspension. Employee can also retire voluntarily by giving 3 months’ notice on completion of 20 years qualifying service. However, in this case, acceptance by the Appointing Authority is necessary.
Pension on voluntary retirement is payable only if 20 years of qualifying service or more has been put in. In case of superannuation, pension is payable on completion of 10 years qualifying service or more.
However full pension, whether on superannuation or voluntary retirement, is presently payable only on completion of qualifying service of 33 years. Weightage of upto 5 years for purposes of reckoning qualifying service for pension/gratuity is allowed in case of voluntary retirement provided the total qualifying service including the weightage does not exceed 33 years and the period does not go beyond the date of normal superannuation.
However full pension, whether on superannuation or voluntary retirement, is presently payable only on completion of qualifying service of 33 years.
Weightage of upto 5 years for purposes of reckoning qualifying service for pension/gratuity is allowed in case of voluntary retirement provided the total qualifying service including the weightage does not exceed 33 years and the period does not go beyond the date of normal superannuation.
Top Developments on Voluntary Retirement Scheme pdf
Resignation Rules in Central Government Services
Voluntary Retirement is optional to retire from Government Services, but if need a monthly pension, should fulfill the eligibility criteria under CCS Rules
(Voluntary Retirement Scheme (VRS) for Central and State Government Employees)
Quitting Job from Central Government Services is not a easy procedure. Resigning from Central Government Services is lengthy process, have to know and follow the orders under CCS Pension Rules.
Voluntary retirement is generally divided into three segments, forced to retire, retirement on public interest and retirement on medical ground.
There is no extra benefits for voluntary retirement in Central Government employees. If you are completed 20 years of service, then you are eligible for full pension, gratuity according to the service completed, leave salary and Commutation amount.
Voluntary Retirement Scheme Rules for Central Government Employees
- CCS Pension Rule 48 Retirement on completion of 30 years’ qualifying service
- CCS Pension Rules 48-A Retirement on completion of 20 years’ qualifying service
- CCS Pension Rules 48-B Addition to qualifying service on voluntary retirement
- Fundamental Rule 56 (k)
BSNL Voluntary Retirement Scheme 2019
Recently BSNL announced Voluntary Retirement Scheme for its employees and issued Notification on 4th November 2019. [Click to know more]
Are You Central Government Employee? Know about Voluntary Retirement and Resignation from Central Government Services:
Latest News on VRS and Resignation:
- Pending payment of encashment of Earned Leave and Half Pay Leave for BSNL VRS Retirees October 19, 2020
- Immediate settlement of pending issues in respect of retired employees under BSNL VRS 2019 September 11, 2020
- Timely submission of the cases for approval of voluntary retirement under Rule 48 September 9, 2020
- Release Gratuity to retired employees of BSNL without any delay July 11, 2020
- Payment of Ex-gratia to BSNL VRS 2019 Retirement June 28, 2020
- Technical Resignation or Voluntary Retirement – Option for induction in Old Pension Scheme – Govt Order June 15, 2020
- Payment of leave encashment in respect of VRS-2019 optees whose Vigilance clearance is withheld May 9, 2020
- Payment of Pension for Regular Pension Cases till March 2020 April 18, 2020
- Wage Revision of BSNL Retired Employees December 29, 2019
- Voluntary Retirement Scheme for Employees December 13, 2019
- Periodical Review Report under FR 56(j) and 48 of CCS (Pension) Rules November 11, 2019
- Voluntary Retirement Offer to BSNL and MTNL Employees October 24, 2019
- Premature Retirement of Government Employees August 7, 2019
- Pensionary benefits under NPS on Voluntary Retirement July 24, 2019
- VRS in three Defence Services – 2016 to 2018 Report July 1, 2019
- Number of Employees Retired Prematurely Under FR 56 (J) – DoPT asked all Ministries June 28, 2019
- 7th Pay Commission Recommendations on Voluntary Retirement Scheme June 11, 2019
- Q&A regarding Voluntary Retirement – Pension Benefit – Promotion – CCL February 15, 2019
- Voluntary Retirement in Paramilitary Forces December 28, 2017
- Employees of BWEL will be Benefitted from the Voluntary Retirement Scheme to be Offered at 2007 Pay Scale August 23, 2017
- Voluntary Retirement Scheme (VRS) in SBI August 11, 2017
- Voluntary Retirement Scheme (VRS) in Associate Banks of SBI April 11, 2017
- DPE issues guidelines to expedite the process for clousure of CPSEs September 28, 2016
- Compulsory Retirement under CCS Rules ; Central Government employees over 50/55 worried September 28, 2015
- Govt mulls to execute compulsory retirement to Central Government employee for better administration September 23, 2015
- Request for Voluntary retirement from persons suffering from disability – Dopt Orders May 20, 2015
- Voluntary Retirement from Persons suffering with disability February 6, 2015
- Grant of compassionate appointment to the wards in Railways – Railway Board reply March 20, 2014
- Voluntary retirement under FR 56(k), etc. and amendment of Rules February 27, 2014