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Thiruvananthapuram: The Kerala Service Rules (KSR) have been amended by including conditions to cancel or partially withdraw the pension of those who engage in misconduct. The Finance Department, in an order passed on July 4, amended rules 2, 3, and 59 under part three of the KSR.
The amendment to rule 2, which is imposed to keep a check on the conduct of pensioners, is now firing up controversies. The order states that a pension is given under a solemn condition that the individual has to exhibit good behaviour in the future. If an individual is found to violate this condition, his pension or a part of his pension can be put on hold.
The order states that only the conduct after retirement will be taken into consideration for this.
The rules to earn back the financial loss incurred by a person during the service period were also included in the amendment. Earlier, the government was ensuring the repayment from the gratuity fund of employees. This was stopped by court after some employees challenged it.