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The Eighth Schedule

(See Section 53)

Apportionment of Liability in Respect of Pensions and Other Retirement Benefits

1. Subject to the adjustments mentioned in paragraph 3, each of the successor State shall in respect of pension and other retirement benefits sanctioned before the appointed date, pay from their respective treasuries.

2. Subject to the said adjustment, the liability in respect of pensions and other retirement benefits of officers serving in connection with the affairs of the existing State of Bihar who retire or proceed on leave preparatory to retirement before the appointed day, but whose claims for pensions and other retirement benefits are outstanding immediately before that day, shall be the liability of the State of Bihar.

3. Subject to the said adjustments, sanctions of such pension and other retirement benefits by the competent authority may be given in those cases, in which their office falls in the territory of Jharkhand State.

4. There shall be computed, in respect of the period commencing on the appointed day and ending on the 31st day of March of the financial year and in respect of each subsequent financial year, the total payments made in all the successor States in respect of pensions and other retirement benefits referred to in paragraphs 1 and 2. The total representing the liability of the existing State of Bihar in respect of pensions and other retirement benefits shall be apportioned between the successor States in the ratio of number of employees of each successor State and any successor State paying more than its due share shall be reimbursed the excess amount by the successor State or State paying less.

5. The liability of the existing State of Bihar in respect of pensions and other retirement benefits granted before the appointed day and drawn in any area outside the territories of the existing State shall be the liability of the State of Bihar paying subject to adjustments to be made in accordance with paragraph 3 as if such pensions and other retirement benefits had been drawn in any treasury in the State of Bihar under paragraph 1.

6. The liability in respect of the pensions and other retirement benefits of any officer serving immediately before the appointed day in connection with the affairs of the existing State of Bihar and retiring on or after that day, shall be that of the successor State granting him the pension and other retirement benefits, but the portion of the pension and other retirement benefits attributable to the service of any such officer before the appointed day in connection with the affairs of the existing State of Bihar shall be allocated between the successor States in the population ratio and the Government granting the pension and other retirement benefits shall be entitled to receive from each of the other successor States its share of this liability.

7. Any reference in this Schedule to a pension and other retirement benefits shall be construed as including a reference to the commuted value of the pension and other retirement benefits.



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