​​Optional Retirement

Optional Retirement under Section 12 Act 227 / 239


  • Above 40 years of age; 

  • Not less than 10 years of reckonable service; 

  • The officer has to be a confirmed staff and awarded with pensionable status

Pension Benefit Payment 

  1. Officers appointed before 12.04.1991, Gratuity and Leave in Lieu will be made on the date of retirement and the monthly pension is paid as follow: 

Upon reaching 45 years of ageUpon reaching 50 years of age

Female officer

Low-ranking fireman officer

Low-ranking police officer

Low-ranking prison officer

Male nurse in the mental hospital

Male officer​

      2.  Officers appointed on and after 12.4.1991, pension and lieu of leave payment will be made on the retirement date whereas              the monthly pension is paid when the officer reaches 55 years of age. ​