State Govt can Abolish / Exit from CPS - New Pension Scheme

Any State Govt can Abolish / Exit from CPS - New Pension Scheme. State Govt to take decision on Abolish / Exit from CPS New Pension Scheme. Can any state government of India Exit from New Pension Scheme for its employee which adopted by a separate notification?. This is the question now a days frequently raised. Some are saying that State Govt has no right to abolish CPS System and some differ from that decision. Mean while, replying a RTI petition of Sh Murali of Andhra Pradesh vide  registration number DOFSR/R/2017/50302 which was received in Pension Reforms Section on 22.02.2017, the Department of Financial Services has made it clear that the Abolish of CPS System in a particular state is in the hands of the State Government. The details of the reply from Dept of Financial Services on CPS Abolish in a particular state is given below.

 State Govt to take decision on Abolish / Exit from CPS New Pension Scheme

Ministry of Finance
Department of Financial Services
Dated: 6.3.2017
To
Sh Murali
3 28 Sankaraguptam, Malikipuram Mandal
East Godavari Andhra Pradesh

Sub: Information under RTI Act- Reg
Sir
Kindly refer to your online RTI Application with registration number DOFSR/R/2017/50302 which was received in Pension Reforms Section on 22.02.2017 under RTI Act 2005. In this regard, the point wise reply is as under:
Sl NoInformation SoughtReply of the CPIO, Pension Reforms, DFS
1Can any State Government of India Exit from New Pension Scheme for its employee which adopted by a separate notification. The Government of India vide notification dated 22,12.2003 has introduced the National Pension System (NP) only for those new entrants entering into Central Government service on or after M.01.2004 except Armed Forces Personnel. All State Governments, except the State Government of West Bengal and Tripura, have voluntarily adopted PPS for their employees. Further. since the introduction of NPS for the employees of State is a decision taken by State Government, therefore in view of this. the marker may kindly be taken up with the respective State Government.
2What is the procedure to be followed to exit. from the NPS for all the employees as a whole? No such information is available with this CFIO
  • It is also relevant to mention that only such information can be supplied under the Act which already exists and is held by the public authority or held under the control of the public authority. The Public Information Officer is not supposed to create information: or to interpret information: or to solve the problems raised by applicants: or to furnish replies to hypothetical questions.
  • In terms of Section 1 of the Right to Information .Act, 2005, the name and address of the Appellate Authority is as follows.
Shri Sudhir Shyam, Director (Pension Reforms) 
Department of Financial Services, Ministry of Finance, 
2nd Floor, Jeevan Deep Building, Parliament Street, New Delhi- 110001

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