Payment of family pension to the eligible family members of the Central Govt. employees covered under NPS
No. TA-3-07001/6/2021-TA-III/cs 6776/92
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
Office of Controller General of Accounts
Mahalekha Niyantrak Bhawan
E-Block, GPO Complex, INA,
Subject: Payment of family pension to the eligible family members of the Central Govt. employees covered under NPS-Reg.
This office has received references regarding payment of family pension to the eligible family members of deceased NPS employees who were not allotted PRAN Number.
2. In this regard, Department of Pension & Pensioners Welfare has clarified that neither starting of NPS contribution nor PRAN generation is essential, for payment of pensionery benefits to the eligible family member of the deceased NPS employee in the event of his death, subject to fulfillment of other conditions of grant of these benefits.
3. All the Pr.CCAs/CCAs/CAs/ (ICs) of the Ministries/ Departments are, therefore, requested to take cognizance of above clarification in settling similar cases.
Dy. Controller General of Accounts
All Pr. CCAs/CCAs/CAs (IC) of the Ministries/ Deptts. concerned.
CC(Pension), Central Pension Accounting Office (CPAO), Trikoot-II,Bhikaji Kama Place, New Delhi-110066 with reference to their office letter No.CPAO/DBK/12 DIGIT PPO/2021-22/62 dated 11.11.2022 to this office seeking clarification on the subject.
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