The Centre is planning to introduce a common form for nomination by central government employees to get benefits of gratuity, provident fund and group insurance schemes.

At present, separate nomination forms are required to be filled for various benefits.

With a view to simplifying the procedure, the Department of Pension and Pensioners’ Welfare proposes to introduce Common Nomination Form 1 for making nomination for gratuity under Central Civil Services (Pension) Rules, 1972, for provident fund under GPF (Civil Services) Rules, 1960 and for employees group insurance under a 1980 scheme, an official order issued on Friday said.

The government has also proposed to use Common Nomination Form 2 for making nomination under CCS (Commutation of Pension) Rules, 1981 and Payment of Arrears of Pension (Nomination) Rules, 1983, it said.

“Comments are invited from all concerned, including pensioners and pensioners’ associations on the use of these forms in place of the existing forms. Any suggestions for making the proposed forms more simple, user-friendly and compatible with the amended provisions of the rules are also welcome,” the order said.

There are about 50 lakh central government employees and 30 lakh pensioners.

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