GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF PERSONNEL, PUBLIC GRIEVANCES & PENSIONS
(DEPARTMENT OF PENSION & PENSIONERS’ WELFARE)
3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhawan
New Delhi-110 003.
Dated the 30th April, 2013
The undersigned is directed to say that instructions were issued vide this Department OM No.41/21/2000 dated 16/11/2000 for issue of Identity Cards to Central Govt. Pensioners (copy enclosed).
Representations have been received in this Department that some departments are not issuing the pensioners’ Identity Cards in accordance with the above instructions.
All Departments/Ministries in the Govt. of India are requested to issue suitable instructions to the offices under their control to issue Identity Cards to Pensioners in accordance with the instructions issued in this Department OM No.41/21/2000-P&PW(D) dated 16/11/2000.
Government of India
Ministry of Persormel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare
Lok Nayak Bhawan
New Delhi — 110003
Dated, the 16th November, 2000
Subject;- Issue of Identity Cards to Central Government pensioners
The undersigned is directed to say that the Parliamentary Standing Committee on META in para 26 of its 60th report has inter-alia recommended that Government should favorably consider on priority the desirability of issuing Identity Card on retirement to each Central Government employee. The recommendations are reproduced below:-
“26.2 The Committee feels that it would be in fitness of things if the civilian employees are also issued Identity Cards indicating the details such as last post held before retirement, pay scale of the post last held period of service rendered etc. which the retired employee can carry on his person for identification as and when needed.
26.3 The Card may also include on the reverse the retired employee’s Blood Group, his residential address and telephone number, if there is one.
26.4 The Committee strongly recommend that the Government should favorably consider on priority the desirability of issuing such cards on retirement to each Central Government employee.”
2. The recommendations made by the Parliamentary Standing Committee has been carefully examined. It has been decided that I.Cards will be issued by various Ministries/Departments/offices to its retired/retiring employees and the expenditure on providing a laminated I.Card will be borne by the pensioner. This Department has devised a format in which I.Cards are to be issued to pensioners (specimen enclosed). It will be the responsibility of the concerned Ministry/Department to work out the expenditure that may be involved in issuing a laminated I.Card to pensioner and the card may be issued at the request of the pensioner on cost recovery basis
3. Ministry of Agriculture etc. are requested to take urgent necessary action in this regard
4. Hindi version of the 0.M. is enclose: