Last Updated on August 6, 2021 by Galaxy World
Government of the Punjab, Law and Parliamentary Affairs Department has issued a Notification on 03-05-2021 in connection with 25 Years Service or 55 Years Age Retirement (Amendment in Punjab Civil Servants Act, 1974). This law is “Punjab Civil Servants (Amendment) Ordinance 2021. The details are as under:
Nowadays, a notification is circulating regarding the amendment of the Civil Services Act 1974. I request all my friends to read closely the clause and amendment of the original Act. There is nothing wrong with this amendment, but it is. Volunteer retirement only related-this amendment will apply to two cases of voluntary retirement later –
If someone gets a permanent job at the age of 20 years. Before this amendment, he/she can retire after 25 years of service, i.e. his/her age will be 45 years old. But now after this amendment, no government employee can retire himself before the age of 55 years even if his service is more than 25 years. 25 years of service or 55 years of age, both what come later will apply. Basic pay static or pension decrease has nothing to do with this amendment.
Law and Parliamentary Affairs Department Punjab Notification of 25 Years Service or 55 Years Age Retirement
The following Ordinance promulgated by the Governor of Punjab is hereby published for general information:
The Punjab Civil Servants (Amendment) Ordinance 2021 (XXII of 2021)
An Ordinance to amend the Punjab Civil Servants Act, 1974.
It is necessary to amend the Punjab Civil Servants Act, 1974 (VIII of 1974) for the purpose of modifying provisions relating to the retirement of civil servants.
The Provincial Assembly of Punjab is not in session and the Governor of Punjab is satisfied that circumstances exist which render it necessary to take immediate action.
In exercise of the powers conferred under clause (1) of Article 128 of the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, the Governor of Punjab is pleased to make and promulgated the following Ordinance:
- Short Title and commencement:- (1) This Ordinance may be cited as the Punjab Civil Servants (Amendment) Ordinance 2021.
(2) This Ordinance shall come into force at once.
- Amendment of section 12 of Act VIII of 1974:- In the Punjab Civil Servants Act, 1974 (VIII of 1974), in section 12, in subsection (1), for clause (II), the following shall be substituted:
(2) where no direction is given under clause (1):
(a) on completion of the sixtieth year of his age: or
(b) Voluntary, on completion of twenty-five years of service or an attaining fifty-five years of age, whichever is later:
The Previous Section
The Previous Section is as under:
12- Retirement from service
(1) Civil servant shall retire from service –
(i) on such date after he has completed twenty years of service qualifying for pension or other retirement benefits as the competent authority may, in the public interest, direct; or
(ii) where no direction is given under clause (i) on the completion of the sixtieth year of his age.
(2) No direction under clause (i) of sub-section (1) shall be made until the Civil Servant has been informed in writing of the grounds on which it is proposed to make the direction and has been given a reasonable opportunity of showing cause against the said direction.
Explanation: In this section “competent authority” means the appointing authority prescribed in rule 6 of the Punjab Civil Servants (Appointment and Conditions of Service) Rules, 1974.
The Provincial Assembly Punjab Notification
The Provincial Assembly of Punjab, in its sitting held on 4th May 2021, passed the following constitutional resolution moved by Mr. Muhammad Basharat Raja, Minister for Law and Parliamentary Affairs, under Article 120(2) (a) of the constitution of Pakistan: and the same is published for general information under rule 127(5) of the Rules of Procedure of the Provincial Assembly of the Punjab, 1997:
The Provincial Assembly of Punjab extends the period of validity of the Punjab Civil Servants (Amendment) Ordinance 2021 (XXII of 2021), promulgated on 03 May 2021, for a further period of ninety days with effect from 1 August 2021”.
Special Thanks: Mr. Zaheer Ahmad