Amount of family pension and circumstances in which it is paid under the Central Civil Services (Pension) Rules, 2021 – DoPPW O.M. dated 26.10.2022

Amount of family pension and circumstances in which it is paid under the Central Civil Services (Pension) Rules, 2021 – DoPPW O.M. dated 26.10.2022

Amount of family pension and circumstances in which it is paid under the Central Civil Services (Pension) Rules, 2021 – DoPPW O.M. dated 26.10.2022

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F. No. 1/1(1))/2022-P&PW (E)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, PG & Pensions
Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare

3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhawan
Khan Market, New Delhi-110 003
Dated: 26.10.2022

Office Memorandum

Subject: Amount of family pension and circumstances in which it is paid under the Central Civil Services (Pension) Rules, 2021.

The undersigned is directed to say that Department of Pension has notified the Central Civil Services (Pension) Rules, 2021 in supersession of the Central Civil Service (Pension) Rules, 1972. Rule 50 of the Central Civil Service (Pension) Rules, 2021 deals with payment of family pension on death of a Government servant/pensioner.

2. In accordance with Rule 50(1) & (2) of the Central Civil Service (Pension) Rules, 2021, on death of a Government servant/pensioner, family pension is payable to the family in the following cases:

(i) On death of a Government servant after completion of one year of continuous service.

(ii) On death of a Government servant before completion of one year of continuous service, provided the deceased Government servant concerned immediately prior to his appointment to the service or post was examined by the appropriate medical authority and declared fit by that authority for Government service; and

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(iii) On death of a Government servant after retirement from service, if he was in receipt of a pension, or compassionate allowance on the date of death.

3. The amount of family pension is determined at a uniform rate of thirty per cent of pay subject to a minimum of nine thousand rupees per month and a maximum of seventy-five thousand rupees per month. However, family pension is payable at enhanced rate, i.e. fifty per cent of the pay, in following circumstances:

(i) On death of a Government servant while in service, for a period of ten years from the date following the date of death of the Government servant. There is no condition of minimum service for payment of family pension at enhanced rate and it shall be paid in all cases where family pension has become payable as per para 2(i) and 2(ii) above.

(ii) On death of a Government servant after retirement, for a period of seven years, or for a period upto the date on which the retired deceased Government servant would have attained the age of sixty seven years had he survived, whichever is less.

(iii) The amount of family pension at enhanced rate shall, however, not exceed the pension authorised on retirement or dismissal (including pension authorised on compulsory retirement and compassionate allowance sanctioned on dismissal or removal from Government service).

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(iv) In cases where the amount of pension or compassionate allowance authorised is less than, even the normal family pension, (i.e. thirty per cent of pay), family pension is paid at normal rate of thirty per cent of pay.

(v) After the expiry of the period referred to at (i) and (ii) above, family pension is paid at the rate of thirty per cent of pay.

(vi) The amount of family pension payable at enhanced rate shall be subject to a minimum of nine thousand rupees per month and a maximum of one lakh twenty five thousand rupees per month.

4. Additional family pension is also payable after completion of the age of eighty years and above of the family pensioner in accordance with sub-rule (3) of Rule 50.

5. All Ministries/Departments are requested that the above provisions regarding amount of family pension and circumstances in which it is paid under the Central Civil Services (Pension) Rules, 2021 may be brought to the notice of the personnel dealing with the pensionary benefits in the Ministry/Department and attached/subordinate offices thereunder, for strict implementation.

(Vishal Kumar)
Under Secretary to Government of India
Tel: 24644632

To
All Ministries/Departments/Organisations (As per standard list).

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