Government money should be recovered from the pension of officers and employees proven guilty

Minister Dr. Govind Singh issues instructions in Standing Cabinet Committee meeting
Bhopal, October 5, 2019 (Muslim Saleem): A meeting of the Standing Committee constituted for resolving matters under the Madhya Pradesh Civil Service Pension Rules 1976 of the Cabinet was concluded today under the chairmanship of GAD minister Dr. Govind Singh. Dr. Govind Singh directed that the government amount should be recovered from the pension of retired government officials and employees who have been proved guilty of corruption, embezzlement and other economic irregularities. He said that the pension of employees-officers who has been freed of charges should not be stopped nor should there be any deduction in it.
At the meeting, Water Resources Minister Shri Hukum Singh Karada directed to stop or to make partial deduction in the pension of the guilty officers and employees as per rules. Finance Minister Shri Tarun Bhanot and Agriculture Minister Shri Sachin Yadav also directed the departmental principal secretaries to take action as per rules.
Committee Convener Additional Chief Secretary General Administration Shri K.K. Singh gave information about the cases. After reviewing 8 cases submitted by Principal Secretary Home Shri S.N. Mishra, it was decided to stop partial pension of the concerned in 6 cases and not withholding pension in 2 cases. Permission for departmental inquiry was given in three cases after retirement of Cooperative Department, presented by Principal Secretary Shri Ajit Kesari. In three cases of Water Resources Department, it was decided to recover the entire government amount from the pension of the retired government servants. Besides, departmental inquiry was allowed in one case and it was decided to permanently withhold the entire pension of 20 departmental officers / employees found guilty in one case. Instructions were given to blacklist the concerned contractors for 3 years.