New Delhi: The government on Wednesday said action against a corrupt government employee can be taken even after his retirement.

Disciplinary proceedings instituted against Central Government officials can be continued even after their retirement and "if found guilty of grave misconduct, cut in pension can also be imposed under relevant Pension Rules", Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions V Narayanasamy told Lok Sabha in a written reply.

He said in public sector banks and undertakings also, similar provisions as in the case of central government employees are provided in service regulation and pension  regulation.

The Department of Public Enterprises has also issued guidelines requesting all administrative ministries and departments to advise Public Sector undertakings under their control to incorporate suitable provisions in their respective Conduct Discipline and Appeal Rules, the minister said.

The provisions includes to provide for continuation of disciplinary proceedings after retirement and withholding of payment of gratuity, for ordering the recovery from gratuity, whole or part, if any pecuniary loss caused to the company, Narayanasamy said.

(Agencies)