The guidelines covered in the forthcoming pages are governed by "THE GENERAL
PROVIDENT FUND (Central Services) RULES, 1960" as amended from time to time and
also “ALL INDIA
(PROVIDENT FUND RULES 1955)” in case of "ALL
INDIA SERVICES (IAS, IPS & IFS)”.Constitution
of the Fund
Conditions of Eligibility
Temporary Government servants after continuous service of one year, re-employed
pensioners and permanent Government servants shall subscribe to GPF
compulsorily. Temporary Government servants may subscribe to GPF even before
completion of one year’s service.
Vide Rule 4 of
GPF (Central Services) Rules 1960 as amended.
Every subscriber has to nominate, in one of the applicable forms prescribed in
the First schedule to the rules. A subscriber can nominate one or more members
of the family and specify the share payable to each nominee, if he/she nominates
more than one person in the prescribed form.
Definition of family - For the purpose of GPF nomination, the family constitutes
"spouse, parents, children, minor brothers, unmarried sisters, deceased son's
widow and children”; and if no parent of the subscriber is alive, a paternal
When a nominee becomes invalid, the nomination shall become invalid in the event
of the happening of a contingency specified in the nomination. If at the time of
making the nomination the subscriber has no family, he shall provide in the
nomination paper that the nomination shall become invalid in the event of his
subsequently acquiring a family.
Cancellation of nomination - Every nomination made and every notice of
cancellation given by a subscriber shall to the extent that is valid, take
effect from the date on which it is received by the Accounts officer or the Head
of office, as the case may be.
Review of nominations - If there is no nominee/ deemed nominee, the payment of
the GP Fund balances of a deceased subscriber may be allowed in favour of
claimant(S) on the basis of the succession certificate or survival certificate,
granted by the competent civil court or by the State Government.
Subscribers' Account :
Each Head of Office shall send a statement (in duplicate) to the Accountant
General (A&E) Tripura in the Form No.3 once in every month, indicating the
relevant particulars of all Govt. Servants, who have joined his office in the
preceding month and who are eligible to join the GP Fund under the State Govt.
as per provision of the Rule of GPF (Central Services) Rules 1960. For each
subscriber, the GPF account number is allotted by the Accountant General with
a 'Prefix' indicating the department of the Subscriber.
The Drawing and Disbursing Officer in the State Government prepares the Staff
Pay Bills along with GPF Recovery Schedules in respect G.P. Fund Subscribers
under his payment control and transmits the same to Treasury Officer / Pay and
Accounts Officer for payment and allotment of voucher numbers for both Credit
Schedules and Debit Vouchers. The Treasury Officer, in turn, after such
transaction is completed, transmit the same to the Office of the Accountant
General for posting of data into the account of each Subscriber.
An account shall be prepared in the name of each subscriber and shall show the
amount of his subscription with interest thereon calculated as per Rule 11 for
subscriber. The maintenance of GPF subscriber accounts is fully computerised in
this office. However, Final payment cases are processed manually till now