Ministry of Labour & employment, Government of India has accepted the proposal submitted by EPFO to grant benefit of two years weightage to the EPF members with 20 or more years of Pensionable Service under EPS, 1995 combined with membership period under erstwhile Employees’ Family Pension Scheme 1971 should be taken into account.

Hence, it is decided that for granting the benefit of two years weightage henceforth as well as for the cases settled, Pensionable Service will include service rendered under EPS 1995 as well as erstwhile Family Pension Scheme 1971 to fulfill the condition of 20 year or more Pensionable service.

Court cases

As per the norms, EPFO members who have completed 20 years of pensionable service get two years in addition to the number of years in service on superannuation.

However, several disputes have cropped up in courts, contesting retirement calculations made by various organisations, including in some cases related to those who had opted for voluntary retirement.

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