Chhattisgarh: Chief Minister Raman Singh led-Chhattisgarh government on Monday announced to double the maximum limit of gratuity for the state government employees to Rs. 20 lakh.
The state government doubled the maximum limit of gratuity given to retired government employees under the Chhattisgarh Civil Services (Pension) Rules, 1976.
The maximum limit of gratuity for the state government employees earlier was Rs. 10 lakh.
The order was issued by the Finance Department after approval of the chief minister.
According to the order, the employees, who retired on January 1, 2016, will get the benefit of the provision. While the families of the employees, who passed away after January 1, 2016, will get the benefit of the increased gratuity.
The State Government has also decided to revise the pension benefit and family pension benefits of government employees, retired or dead, after January 1, 2016 or later.
According to the circular, pension, family pension, pension summarization, leave encashment will be determined, in the revised scale, as per the provisions of Chhattisgarh Civil Services (Pension) Rules, 1976.
In the circular, the Finance Department has fixed a maximum limit of Rs. 20 lakhs for death-cum-retirement benefits, the amendments for which will be made separately.
The minimum monthly amount of pension and family pension has been fixed to Rs. 7,750 (excluding additional pension received from the elderly).
According to the latest order, the maximum limit of pension and family pension has been fixed for the state government employees to 50 percent and 30 percent of the maximum salary received in revised pay scale, respectively.
It will also be modified differently as per the relevant rules.
It has also been stated in the circular that the amount of revised pension and family pension will be paid by adjusting the payments made by the pension payer in advance.(ANI)