Clarification in issue of Identity Cards to Central Govt Pensioners

No.41/21/2000-P&PW(D)
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF PERSONNEL, PUBLIC GRIEVANCES & PENSIONS
(DEPARTMENT OF PENSION & PENSIONERS’ WELFARE) .

3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhawan
New Delhi-110 003.
Dated the 25thJuly, 2013

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

 

Sub:- Issue of Identity Cards to Central Govt Pensioners -reg.

The undersigned is directed to say that instructions were issued vide this Department OM No.41/21/2000 dated 16/11/2000 for issue of Identity Cards to Central Govt. Pensioners. These instructions have been reiterated vide this Department’s letter of even number dated 30th April, 2013.

2. Clarifications have been sought by various Departments/ Associations/pensioners in regard to issue of Identity Card to Pensioners”, The matter has been examined and the position / clarifications are as under:

(i) Whether   National Emblem or Ashoka Chakra is to be printed on Pensioners’ Identity Card to   facilitate their entry into the   Government Buildings.

The pensioners are   retired Government servants. The   Identity Card only establishes the identity of the person and it does not confer any   right on the pensioner to enter into a   security zone. Therefore, it would not be   necessary to have the National   Emblem on their Identity Cards.

(ii) Whether   Pensioners’ Identity Card can be issued to   retired employees covered   under NPS.

The concerned   Ministries 1 Departments may issue   Pensioners’ Identity Card (PIC)to retired NPS   employees. A revised format for   Pensioners’ Identity Card, for pensioners retiring   under Central Civil Services (Pension)   Rules 1972 (or other corresponding   rules) is at Annexure I. A format for   Pensioners’ Identity Card for pensioners retiring   under New Pension System   is at Annexure II.

(iii) Issue of   Pensioners’ Identity Card(PIC)   to absorbee /pro rata pensioners.

Instructions issued   by this Department cover only the   retired/retiring Central Government   employees. On permanent absorption in a PSU   I the employee severe   their   connections with the Government and are   treated as employees of the PSU in which they   are absorbed. Such absorbees generally   do not require frequent interaction   with the Ministry/Department where they   were working prior to their permanent   absorption. Therefore there is no   justification for issuing Identity Card to PSU absorbees.

(iv) Issue   of Pensioners’ Identity Card to Retired   All India Service Officers.

The   pensioners’ Identity Card is issued by the   Department in which the employee last worked.   Therefore, in the case of IAS officer   retiring while on Central deputation, the   Identity Card may be issued by concerned   Ministry / Department. In case of officer   retiring from State Government, the   Identity Card may be issued by the concerned State Government.

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