The appropriate authority shall. if it is of the opinion that it is in the interest of the Electricity Board, have the absolute right to retire any Board employee compulsorily, by giving him notice of not less than three months in writing or three months pay and allowances in lieu of such notice, at any time after he has completed 30 years of qualifying service or he has attained the age of 50 years.  (B.P.No.109, dated 17-5-91 F.R.56(2)).


                  2.  The retiring age for persons belonging to the basic services, if they are compulsorily retired on administrative grounds, is 55 years or after completion of 30 years of qualifying service.




                  3.  Compensation pension is given to a person who is discharged from service after giving three months notice, owing to abolition of a permanent post, if he refuses to accept another appointment on such pay as may be offered and opted for compensation pension to which he is entitled for the service he has rendered.  (Rule 38(1) T.N.Pension Rules).


                  4.  No compensation is payable for the period in respect of which he receives pay and allowances in lieu of notice.  (Rule 38(2) of T.N.Pension Rules).


                  5. No service weightage is admissible to employees who opt for compensation pension when he is compulsorily retired in public interest.