Normally, the Electricity Board employees retire from service on superannuation, on completion of 58 years of age.  If the date of completion of 58 years of age falls on anyone of the dates of the month, the retirement date will be the last date of the month.


2. In the case of a few categories of workers, v.i.z., Office Helper, Duffadars, Watchmen, Sweepers and unskilled workmen, the retirement age is completion of 60 years.  (Memo.No.71576/Q1/R2/81-14, dated 16-4-84).


3.  The superannuation of 58 years was raised from 55 years in G.O.No.532, dated 25-4-79 (B.P.No.233, dated 11-5-82).




4.  If it is necessary to place an employee under suspension advance action shall be taken early enough, so that such suspension orders are passed at least about 15 days prior to the date of his retirement.  (Memo.No.56680 dated 30-9-89).


5.  An employee retiring on superannuation may be kept under suspension on the date of retirement, only in the following circumstances.


        a) Where the charge are so serious that a penalty or Dismissal or removal from service is contemplated.


b) Where the employee had already been kept under suspension in view of criminal offence under investigation by the Police or trial in a court of law, the suspension in such case may be continued beyond superannuation, taking      into consideration the gravity and nature of the case.


        c) Where he is already under suspension on a charge of misconduct.  (Memo.No.20914/35/DP1/S1/77-74, dated  



6.  The person under suspension may have to be continued under suspension only when the charges are so serious that a penalty or dismissal or removal from service is contemplated.  He shall be retained in suspension until the enquiry is completed and final orders passed thereon.


7.  When the misconduct committed is of a minor nature, v.i.z., cases causing loss to the Board, such employees may be permitted to retire, without prejudice to the outcome of the Departmental Proceedings.


8.  When the misconducts committed are of a minor nature, not involving loss to the Board, such employees may be permitted to retire on their normal date of retirement.  The Disciplinary cases pending against them in such cases will abate.  (Memo.No.209514/35/DP1/S1/77-74, dated 3-4-84.)


9. In the case of an employee who was placed under suspension just before the date of retirement and allowed to retire from a prospective date, pension is applicable from the date of order retiring him from service.  (Lr.No.79409/dated 28-7-90).


10. In case of superannuation of Class I officers only reference to vigilance Cell for vigilance clearance is necessary.  (Memo.No.47126/dated 8-11-94 and 47126 dated 15-12-94).


                    Disciplinary cases on employees on the verge of retirement shall be processed expeditiously and final orders obtained at least six months prior to the date of retirement.  (Memo.No.37710.P.1/95-1, dt.25-7-95).




11.  If an employee, in respect of whom an order of suspension issued is fully exonerated or not, he shall be considered to have been extension of service from the date of retirement to the date of termination of the proceedings.


12.  During such an extension of service, the service rights which have accrued to the employee shall freeze at the level reached on the date of retirement and salary during that period of extension shall not exceed the pension which had accrued to the employee on the date of retirement.  The amount of subsistence allowance payable during the period of suspension before the date of retirement shall be reduced to the amount of pension which will be provisionally admissible to him until the enquiry is completed and final orders passed by the competent authority.


13. If an employee under suspension continues under suspension in view of Disciplinary Proceedings and is exonerated from the charges later, he shall be paid Dearness Allowance as admissible on superannuation and H.R.A. and C.C.A. for the period  from the date subsequent to superannuation till the date on which final orders on the Disciplinary Proceedings were issued. (B.P.No.106, dated 28-4-94).