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New Delhi : There is no provision of cooling off period of one year for re-employment of retired Government officials. As per rules, if a pensioner who immediately before his retirement was a Group ‘A’ officer (including officers belonging to All India Services), wishes to accept any commercial employment before the expiry of one year from the date of his retirement, he shall obtain the previous sanction of the Government to such acceptance by submitting an application in the prescribed form.

The rules also provide that if such a pensioner takes up any commercial employment at any time before the expiry of one year from the date of his retirement without prior permission of the Government, it shall be competent for the Government to declare that he shall not be entitled to the whole or part of the pension and for a period as may be specified.

This information was provided by the Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Development of North-Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh in written reply to a question in Lok Sabha on August 1, 2018, according to a PIB release.

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