SUBJECT: RETIREMENT NOTIFICATION AND FINALIZATION OF PENSION CASES UPTO 31.12.2020.
I am directed to refer to the subject noted above and to state that Rule 5.1 of
Punjab Civil Services Pension Rules, 1963 provides that:
“All authorities dealing with applications for pensions under these rules should bear in
mind that delay in the payment of pensions involves peculiar hardship. It is essential to
ensure, therefore, that a Government servant begins to receive his pension on the
date on which it becomes due
Further Rule 5.2 of the Rules ibid states that:
“The responsibility for initiation and completion pension papers is that of the Head of
DepartmentAttached Department concerned in the case of Government servants
holding posts in BPS-16 and above), and of the lead of Office concerned in the case of
** Government servants in BPS-1 to 15). The action should be initiated one year
before a Government servant is due to retire and pension papers, complete in
all respects, should be sent to the audit oficer six months before the date of
retirement) so that pension may be sanctioned a month before the date of his
It has been observed that above instructions are not being adhered to.
Usually pension cases of retiree are being submitted after date of retirement, resultantly
inordinate delay continues to be caused in payment of pension to the retiree.
Keeping in view the above position,t is requested that the cases of retiring
officers upto 31.12.2020 may immediately be taken up with concerned authority for
issuance of their retirement notification under rules. It is also requested to forward the
pension cases of retired offices for finalization in time without delay. In case of failure,
concerned shall be held responsible.