Government of Pakistan, Ministry of Finance, Planning & Development (Finance Division) has issued a Notification No. 7.8(5)-Reg(6)/73 dated 04-01-1975 in connection with Voluntary Retirement of Government Servant on 25 years Qualifying Service. The details are as under:
Voluntary Retirement of Government Servant
The undersigned is directed to refer to Para 5 of this Division O.H.No.OB.2/63-IMP(I), dated 18.08.1966 according to which the right to seek voluntary retirement accrues to a Government servant after he has completed 25 years of qualifying service for pension. A number of cases have come to the notice of this Division in which it was found, after such an application for retirement under Para 5 of the O.M. referred to above had been submitted and accepted by the competent authority and the government servant had actually retired, that the 25 years qualifying service for a pension had not been rendered e.g. the period of extra-ordinary leave had not been excluded from service.
As such the government servant became altogether ineligible for pension, which caused hardship. In order to avoid recurrence of such cases further and to avoid resultant hardship to the retired government servant concerned it has been decided that the application for retirement after completion of 25 years qualifying service must be accompanied by particular as in the enclosed form, these particulars are based on the pension application Form and are intended for the purpose of calculating qualifying service. On receipt of the application, the head of the Department should arrange verification of the qualifying service by the Audit officer within one month from the date of the receipt of the application before orders of retirement are passed.
Note: Finance Division has uploaded the same Notification on 8th Feb 2021 for necessary action of the concerned. The employees now follow all the instructions before they apply.