Provided that a Member serving as such on the. date of commencement of
may exercise his option within three months from the date of such commencement and such option
may be given to be effective from the date of his appointment as such Member or any later date as
may be specified in such option.
(2) A Member who at the time of his appointment as such, was in the service of the Central
or a State Government and does not exercise the option referred to in sub-regulation (1), shall
count his service as Member for pension and retirement benefits even after he attains the age of
superannuation in the same manner as provided in the rules applicable to the Service to which he
belonged immediately before such appointment.
9. Gratuity payable to Members.-
(1) Subject to the provisions of these regulations, every Member shall, on his ceasing to hold
office as such Member, be paid gratuity for the period of service rendered by him:
Provided that no such gratuity shall be payable to a Member if he has been remove from
office or if he ceases to hold office as Member before the completion of three years.
(2) The gratuity shall be paid at the rate of completed years of service multiplied by the
amount of the monthly pay drawn.
Explanation 1.- When the total service for gratuity is rendered by a person partly as Member and
partly as Chairman, the gratuity admissible to such person in each such term shall be calculated
Explanation 11.- The duration of service of a person as Member shall be computed in terms of
completed years, but if the service rendered is six months or more, additional benefits of one year's
gratuity may be allowed to one who completes a minimum period of 3 years of service.
10. Option to subscribe to the General Provident Fund (Sikkim State Service).- Every
Member may, at his option, subscribe to the General Provident Fund (Sikkim State Service) in
accordance with the rules or orders governing that Fund subject to the condition that the maximum
limit on subscription, if any, shall not apply if the Member chooses to subscribe in excess of such limit:
Provided that a Member who on the date of his appointment was in service of the Central or
a State Government and who had been admitted to the benefits or any other Provident Fund may
be allowed to continue to subscribe to that fund, in accordance with the rules or regulations applicable
to that Fund.' until he reaches the date on which he must compulsorily retire from Service in
accordance with the rules applicable to him in his service. On that date, his accumulated balance
in that Provident Fund, including the Government's contribution, if any, shall, if the Member has
exercised his option to subscribe to the General Provident Fund (Sikkim State Service) be transferred
to the said fund:
Provided further that where a Member opts to withdraw the accumulated balance in that
Provident Fund, including the Government' contribution, if any, the said balance shall be paid to him.