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Civil Service Family Protection Scheme Board

Circulars

 Date : 01 August 2008

Ministry of Civil Service and Administrative Reforms
Circular Letter No.32 of 2008
E/153/1/15V2
 
From : Supervising Officer, Ministry of Civil Service and Administrative Reforms

 

To: Supervising Officers-in-Charge of Ministries/Departments
Civil Service Family Protection Scheme Board
Option Form
1.     Following the implementation of the Pay Research Bureau Report 2008, public officers and employees in post as at 30 June 2008, on attaining 60 years of age, have to opt either to cease to contribute to the Civil Service Family Protection Scheme or continue with their contribution. When an  officer opts to cease his contribution to the Civil Service Family Protection Scheme Board on reaching 60 years of age, the pension of the surviving spouse and children will be computed on the salary drawn at the time the officer ceases to contribute to the Scheme.
2.     Options forms, as per enclosed, should be completed in duplicate. The original of the form should be sent to the Civil Service Family Protection Scheme Board and the duplicate has to be kept in the Personal File   of the officer at the Ministry/Department where he is posted.
3.     It would be appreciated if the contents of this letter could be brought to the attention of the Officers serving in your Ministry/Department.
 
     (P.Jhugroo)
Supervising Officer
 
 
 
 
Ministry of Civil Service and Administrative Reforms
Circular Letter No.33 of 2008
From : Supervising Officer, Ministry of Civil Service and Administrative Reforms
To: Supervising Officers-in-Charge of Ministries/Departments
Civil Service Family Protection Scheme Board
A.    Officers on Leave Without Pay
In the context of Pensions Reforms, the  Civil Service Family Protection Scheme Board has informed this Ministry that, Section 17 of the Civil Service Family Protection Scheme Act, 1993 relating to Public Officers proceeding on leave without pay, has been amended as follows:

 

17(2) Where a contributor, other than a member of the Assembly, has not made any contribution pursuant to subsection (1), he shall, within one year from his date of resumption of duty, settle his outstanding contribution

 

17(3) Where a contributor, other than a member of the Assembly, fails to settle his outstanding contribution within the specified time under subsection (2), he shall forfeit any right to have such leave being reckoned as contributing period
 
2. In view of the above, the clause concerning the contribution made to the Civil Service Family Protection Scheme in the letter granting leave without pay to officers should be amended to read as follows:
         You will be governed by the Provision of the Civil Service Family Protection Scheme Act 1993(as amended in 2008), during the period of leave without pay. You will have to continue your contribution to the Scheme. In case you do not contribute during the period of leave, you will have to settle your outstanding contribution within one year from the date of resumption of duty, failing which you will forfeit your right to have such leave being reckoned as contributory period.

 

 
B.Option to be exercised by Public Officers when they attain the age of 60.

 

Following the issue of the Ministry’s Circular No.32 of 2008, it has been brought to our attention that Officers in post as at 30 June 2008 are being made to exercise the option either to cease to contribute  to the Civil Service Family Protection Scheme or continue to do so before  they have attained the age of 60. In fact the Circular Letter clearly spells out that this optionhas to be exercised only by Officer  when they attain the age of 60. Officers who have done so before attaining the age of 60 should re-exercise the option when they attain the age of 60.
    I shall be grateful if the contents of this Circular could be brought to the attention of Officers concerned.
 
(P.Jhugroo)
Supervising Officer.