Views of Department of Financial Services (DFS) on Coverage under Old Pension Scheme after Courts’ Judgement: Rajya Sabha QA
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF FINANCE
DEPARTMENT OF FINANCIAL SERVICES
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 196
TO BE ANSWERED ON 301! NOVEMBER, 2021 (TUESDAY)/ /AGRAHAYANA 9,
VIEWS OF DFS ON COVERAGE UNDER OLD PENSION SCHEME AFTER COURTS’ JUDGEMENTS
196. Shri Neeraj Shekhar:
Will the Minister of FINANCE be pleased to state:
a) Whether Department of Pension and Pensioners’ Welfare (DoP&PW) has sought views of the Department of Financial Services (DFS) for excluding those employees of Central Government whose advertisements for recruitment were issued on or before 31/12/2003 from purview of New Pension Scheme (NPS) and to cover them under Old Pension Scheme in view of various judgements of Supreme Court and various High Courts;
b) If so, whether DES has furnished its comments to DoP&PW;;
c) If so, the details thereof along with the details of suggestions/recommendations made in this regard; and
d) If not, the reasons for delay and by when views of DFS would be furnished?
THE MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF FINANCE
(DR BHAGWAT KARAD)
a) Yes, Sir.
b) Yes, Sir.
c) As Department of Pension and Pensioners’ Welfare (DoP&PW) have been entrusted with the formulation of policy and co-ordination of matters relating to retirement benefits to Central Government Employees (Civil, Defence, and Railway Pensioners) under Government of India (Allocation of Business) Rules, 1961, DoP&PW has been requested to take appropriate decision with regard to matter mentioned in part (a) of the Question.
d) Does not arise.