Provisional family pension to the dependents of CG employees who died in harness due to covid: Confederation writes to DoPPW
CONFEDERATION OF CENTRAL GOVT. EMPLOYEES & WORKERS
1* Floor, North Avenue PO Building, New Delhi — 110001
Dated — 27.05.2021
Department of Pension and pensioner welfare
lok Nayak Bhawan, New Delhi. 110 001.
Sub:- Grant of provisional family pension to the dependents of Central government employees who died in harness due to covid.
As you are aware, a number of Central Government employees died since November, 2019, having been afflicted with the corona covid 19 virus. The grant of family pension and other retirement benefits in their cases get delayed due to the delay in the completion of procedural formalities such as obtaining the medical certificate from the hospital where the concerned employees had undergone treatment, establishing the relationship etc. [his apart, the lack of staff in the accounting formations of the concerned department also adds to the delay. This being unavoidable the dependent family members suffer.
We, therefore, request that the concerned heads of departments may be temporarily authorised to grant provisional pension and other retirement benefits to the dependants of such employees who dies due to covid 19. The heads of Departments may be asked to obtain the requisite undertaking from the dependent beneficiaries in order to enable him to recover any excess payment when the final dues are worked out.
R. N. Parashar