[12th November, 1979]

Notification S/SO(R)/84/23152-23751.—In exercise of the powers conferred by Section 18 of the Wapda Act, 1958, (West Pakistan Act No. XXXI of 1958), the Pakistan Water and Power Development Authority is pleased to make the following rules, namely:-

1.         Short Title Application and Commencement.— (a) These Rules may be called the Pakistan Wapda Employees (Retirement) from Service Rules, 1979.

(b)        They shall apply to all Wapda employees except deputationists from the Federal or a Provincial Government or those on probation, or borne on work-charged establishment.

(c)        They shall come into force at once.

2.         Definitions.— In these Rules unless there is anything repugnant in the subject or context:-

(a)        ‘Authority’ means the Pakistan Water and Power Development Authority.

(b)        ‘Appointing Authority’ means the officer designated as such in the Delegation of Orders issued by the Authority from time to time.

(c)        ‘Competent Authority’ means the Authority, or the appointing authority or an officer designated by the Authority to exercise powers of the ‘competent authority’.

(d)        “Employee” means a person who has been directly recruited by the Authority or has been absorbed in the service of the Authority on transfer from, or on termination of his lien in his parent department of the Federal or a Provincial Government, as the case may be.

(Subs.vide OM No.GM(A)/DD(R)/07456/36/II/21771-22891, dated 26.3.1990)3.            Retirement from Service.— Notwithstanding anything contrary contained in the order or the letter appointment of an employee or in the terms of his service or in any other Rules application to him, the Wapda employee shall retire from Service:-

(Subs.vide OM No.MD(A)/DD(R)/07456/36/II/3552-34595, dated 13/16.6.1990) (i)         (a)        “On completion of the 55th years of his age as the ‘competent authority’ may, in public interest direct; or”

(b)        Where no such direction is given under clause (1), on completion of 60th years his age.

(ii)         No order under clause (i) (a) shall be made in respect of a Wapda employee unless the competent authority has informed him through a notice in writing of the grounds in which it is proposed to make the order and has given him an opportunity of showing cause against it.

            (vide OM No. D/DD(R)/07456/36/II/30316-31576, dated 22.1.1992)In case of those Wapda employees, who, on the date of promulgation of these Rules, be attained the age of 55 years, an order in terms of clause (b) of Rule 3, may be passed within months of the date of promulgation of these Rule.

            Note.—An employee who is retired under Rule 3 of Rule 4 will be entitled to LPR subject to the title, provided he applied within 15 days of the date, of issue of the retirement order, and in case LPR is granted the order of retirement shall take effect from the date expiry of such leave.