CHAPTER XX—Special Rules for the Police


Government Police

494. The rules in this Chapter apply to :—

(1) Members of Police Forces constituted under Acts XIII of 1856, XXIV of 1859, and V of 1861 of the Governor-General of India in Council

(2), (3) and (4) Not printed.

Municipal Police

495. (a) If the police of a town are wholly supported by, and under the control of a municipality, the Government has no concern with their pensions.

(b) But if the Government, being interested in the efficiency of a Police Force, paid, wholly or partly, by a Municipality, the Calcutta Port Trust or from Cantonment Funds, or from the General Revenues subsidised by a contribution from a Municipality, in Calcutta Port Trust or from Cantonment Funds, undertakes the organisation and control of the Force, as connected with an auxiliary to the Civil Constabulary, service in such a Force qualifies, the contributions of Municipalities, in Calcutta Port Trust, or of Cantonment Funds towards the cost of the pensions of such Forces are, for the present, undetermined.

496. Not printed.

497. Omitted.

Railway Police

498. The service of members of the Railway Police, appointed and controlled by Government, qualifies, though they may be either wholly or partly paid by the Railway Companies.


499. Service in any of the Police Forces mentioned in Article 494, after the establishment of a Superannuation Fund in the Force, qualifies.

NOTE 1.—The Superannuation Funds were Funds to which, with the exception of... members of the Oudh Military Police, Police officers whose pay did not exceed Rs. 20 were obliged to contribute. In return of these contributions, they became entitled to pensions according to the rules of the several Funds.

Officers whose pay exceeded Rs. 20 did not contribute, as they came under the operation of the ordinary pension rules.

By Act X of 1869 the Superannuation Funds established under Acts XXIV of 1859 a V of 1861 of the Governor General of India in Council...were abolished...





In the Police Force of which the Superannuation Funds were abolished the pay of the men was reduced, either individually or on the average, to its previous nominal amount, less subscriptions to the funds, the Government undertaking the liabilities of the Funds.

NOTE 2.—"I am directed to acknowledge the receipt of your letter no. 1860, dated 27th April, 1876, enquiring whether Armourers, Bellows-boys, Bhistis, and Muchis who have subscribed to the Police Superannuation Fund should be allowed pension according to the special rules for the Police, or according to the scale prescribed in Article 481 of these Regulations, and whether, in the latter case the subscriptions recover from them on account of the Police Superannuation Fund should not be refunded.

In reply, I am to say that, as a general Rule, the subscriptions recovered from the employees in question should be refunded to them with interest, and their claims to pensions will then be dealt with in accordance with the ordinary rules for Inferior servants. In the case, however, of men who have served for not less than ten years the option should be allowed to them either of receiving back their subscriptions and coming under the ordinary pension rules, or of continuing their subscriptions and eventually receiving pensions under the special rules for the Police."

[Finance Department to Bombay no. 1051-D., dated the 23rd June, 1876]

500. Not printed.

Service before Enlistment

501. In the following cases service rendered before enlistment in the present Police Constabulary qualifies:

(a) Service in superior grades in any other Department qualifies.

(b), (c) and (d) Not printed.

502. Cancelled.


503. The pension admissibe to police constable will be determined according to the rules contained in Chapters XVII to XIX for the calculation of pesions for Superior Service; except that their service in the Police Force after the age of 18 years qualifies.

504. Not printed.

505. Deleted.

506. The pension admissible to an Officer other than a police constable, is determined by the Rules which apply to ordinary service, except that service rendered after the completion of twenty years of age, and declared by this Chapter to be qualifying, is treated as Superior service.

Rule 1—If the officer was promoted from the rank of police constable and loses by promotion any benefit as to pension which he would have enjoyed, his pension may be regulated as if he had not received the promotion.

2. Not printed.

Previous Inferior Service

507. If part of an officer’s continuous service qualifies for pension under the general rules, but does not qualify under the rules in this Chapter, he may elect to receive, in lieu of the pension admissible under this Chapter, such pension as is admissible to him under Articles 398 and 481 to 483 for the whole of his service both Inferior and Superior (See Article 460).

508. Deleted.

Calculation of Pension

509. ...pension is to be calculated upon the net pay, i.e., the pay actually received by the officer, and not upon the gross pay i.e., the pay from which were deducted the subscription to the Superannuation Funds (see concluding sentence of Note 1 to Article 499). But this rule shall not, unless he be either promoted to higher pay or degraded for misconduct to lower pay, be applied to any officer who, on the 19th July, 1871, was entitled by the rules of the Superannuation Fund, to have his pension calculated on his gross pay.


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