Very soon the retired State Government employees will have ID cards. The Government has asked all its departments to start issuing the ID cards to already retired as well as soon-to-retire employees by using the guidelines it has prepared.
The ID cards for retired employees has been a long pending demand by various service associations and last year, the State Government had come up with a plan of action. However, the decision was not put to action.
The Public Grievances and Pension Administration Department now has issued a letter to all Departments, RDCs as well as Collectors to start issuing ID cards to the retired employees for which a set of guidelines has been prepared.As per the plan, it will be the responsibility of the head of the office of the ex-employee, from where he/she has retired, to issue the identity card on application. Similarly, those set to retire in next three months, can apply for the ID cards. The departments have been asked to designate an issuing authority for the purpose.
The Government has fixed the cost of the card at ` 20 which will have to be paid through treasury challan. The administrative departments have also been directed to draw up an estimate for preparation of the cards so that it can be included in the budget estimate.The PG and Pension Administration Department has made it amply clear that there will be no cut off date for issue of such cards which will contain vital details of the retired employees so that they can carry it and use for identification.
The Government has also made a separate arrangement for employees of All India Services. Those retiring or slated to retired from IAS, IPS and IFS posts will be issued ID cards by General Administration, Home Department and Forest and Environment Department respectively.