Center changes retirement rules, bans security officers from disclosing information after retirement

The Ministry of Personnel and Training announced on Monday the 2020 amendment regulations for the central public service (pension). If the regulations are not complied with, the pension can be withheld or withdrawn.

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The Center has changed the pensions regime for civil servants by prohibiting retired officers from intelligence or security organizations from disclosing information about their organization without the authority’s approval.

The Ministry of Personnel and Training announced on Monday the 2020 amendment regulations for the central public service (pension).

According to the amended rules, after retirement, employees of organizations named in the second list of the FTI Act are prevented from disclosing information about the “domain of the organization”, including any references or information about personnel and expertise or acquired Knowledge based on work in this organization “.

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The amended regulations also prohibit the disclosure of “sensitive information” that “adversely affects the sovereignty and integrity of India, the security, strategic, scientific or economic interests of the state, or relations with a foreign state, or that may cause a crime”.

The central government has announced that officials who have worked in intelligence or security-related organizations must undertake not to disclose information about the organization after they retire. If the regulations are not complied with, the pension can be withheld or withdrawn.

“The head of the organization has the power to decide whether the material proposed for publication is sensitive or not and whether it falls within the scope of the organization,” the rules say.

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