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HP notify GPF rules to NPS Employees now covered under OPS Himachal Pradesh

Shimla, June 2

Government today notified the amended General Provident Fund (Central services) Rules, 1960 to accommodate the New Pension System employees covered under OPS now. The amended notification in the GPF rules pertains to their application to the State of Himachal Pradesh and all temporary Government servants after a continuous service of one year and all permanent Government servants should subscribe to the Fund to be eligible for it, provided that a Government servant appointed during the period between 15.05.2003 and 31.03.2023.

These rules may be called the General Provident Fund (Central Services), Himachal Pradesh Amendment Rules, 2023 and substitute rule 4. 2 of GPF (Central services) Rules, 1960. However who has opted to continue under the contributory Pension Scheme (National Pension System), shall not be eligible to subscribe to the Fund.

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Under the amended rule the meaning of “continuous service” that the Employees of PF Scheme, 1952, and the period of work for 120 days shall be computed in the manner specified and Scheme shall be certified by the employer.

Apprentices and Probationers shall be treated as temporary Government servants for the purpose of this rule and a temporary Government servant who completes one year of continuous service during the middle of a month shall subscribe to the Fund from the subsequent month.

Temporary Government servants (including Apprentices and probationers) who have been appointed against regular vacancies and are likely to continue for more than a year may subscribe to the GPF any time before completion of one year’s service

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