Retirement Benefits

Revision of Family Pension

Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Publice Grievances & Pensions
Department of Pension & Pensioners Welfare
3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhavan,
Khan Market, New Delhi 110 003
Dated: 15th December, 1998

Implementation of Government’s decision on the recommendations of the 5th Central Pay Commission - Revision of enhanced family pension in case of pre-1996 pensioners/family pensioners

The undersigned is directed to say that, in pursuance of decision taken by the Government on the recommendations of Vth Central Pay Commission, this Department has inter-alia issued orders regarding consolidation/revision of family pension in the case of pre-1996 pensioners/family pensioners vide OM No.45/86/97-P&PW (A)-Part-II dated 27th October, 1997 and OM No. 45/86/97-P&PW (A)-Part-IV dated 8th May, 1998. Clarifications are being sought from this Department in regard to revision/consolidation of enhanced family pension admissible for a specified period as per extant rules to the eligible members of the family of a deceased Government employee/pensioner. The position is explained as follows: -

  1. Revision of enhanced consolidated family pension in accordance with above OMs will be necessary only in those cases where the Government servant/pensioner was in receipt of last pay exceeding Rs.1500/-p.m. and who had retired/died on or after 1.1.1989 and in respect of whom family pension at enhanced rate was admissible on or after 1.1.1996. In case of others, family pension at normal/enhanced rate will be admissible in terms of provision contained in OM dated 27.10.1997 and accordingly table appended there to could be utilised for updating their normal/enhanced family pension.

  2. In cases of family pensioners referred to at (i) above, family pension will be consolidated/revised both at enhanced rate as well as at normal rate separately, in terms of the OM dated 8.5.1998 subject to provisions of normal rules. The updated normal rate will become applicable from the date family ceased to be eligible for enhanced rate. The floor ceiling of Rs.1275/-p.m. will also be applied separately for family pension admissible at normal as well as enhanced rate. In no case enhanced family pension will be allowed at twice the consolidated/revised normal rate of family pension.

  3. In the case of existing pensioners at (i) above in whose case the family pension has not come into operation as pensioners are/were alive on 1.1.1996, the rates of family pension at enhanced rate wherever applicable and at normal rate will also be updated and consolidated in terms of these orders. The updated rates of family pension will apply as and when family pension becomes payable in such cases.

  4. An example regarding calculation of consolidated/revised enhanced family pension is given at Annexure-I.

Ministry of Agriculture etc. are requested to bring the contents of this OM to the notice of Controller of Accounts/Pay and Accounts Officers and Attached and Subordinate Offices under them on a top priority basis. All Pension Disbursing offices are also advised to prominently display these orders on their notice boards for the benefit of the pensioners.

All Ministries/Departments of Government of India
Consolidated enhanced family pension w.e.f. 01.01.1996

1 Date of retirement : 31.01.1990
2 Scale of pay : 3000-4500
3 Pay last drawn : 3100
4 Family pension admissible at the rate in force : Rs.600/-
5 Enhanced family pension
(before 01.01.96)

(will be limited to pension if pension is less than Rs.1200/- depending on his qualifying service or 50% of his last pay whichever is less)

6 Consolidated Family Pension
(in terms of OM dated 27.10.97)
  1. Normal rate
  2. Consolidated enhanced family pension


  1. Family pension admissible @ 30% of pay at (iii) above
  2. Enhanced family pension




(by limiting to 50% of pay or to lesser amount of pension if pension is less than this amount as per Rule 54(3) of CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972)

  1. Additional Family pension admissible on 01.01.96
  2. Enhanced additional family pension

930-600 = 330

1550-1200 = 350
  1. Total family pension admissible (normal rate) on 01.01.96
  2. Total enhanced family pension on 01.01.96

1838+330 = 2168 *

3626+350 = 3976 *

* Subject to updation as per ceilings on pension and family pension prescribed by the Government from time to time.

Department of Personnel and Training
Department of Administrative Reforms & Public Grievances.

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