Retirement Benefits

Revision of Family Pension

Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
(Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare)
Third Floor, Lok Nayak Bhavan, New Delhi
Dated: 02nd February, 1999

Implementation of Government’s decision on the Recommendations of the Vth Central Pay Commission - period for payment of family pension at enhanced rates.

  1. The Government of India has decided to increase the age of retirement from 58 to 60 years vide its notification No.25012/2/97-Estt.(A) dated 13th May, 1998. In pursuance of this decision of the Government and in view of the recommendation of the Vth Central Pay Commission, the Government of India, in partial modification of Rule 54(3) (a) of CCS (Pension) rules, 1972, has decided that the payment of family pension at enhanced rates will be payable for 7 years or till the government servant/pensioner would have attained the age of 67 years against the existing provision of 65 years. This will be applicable in cases where Government servant is to retire at the age of 60 years in pursuance of the notification dated 13.05.1998 and not where Government servant has already retired at the age of 58 years or would have retired at the age of 58 years but for his premature demise.

  2. The formal notification regarding amendment in the rules will be issued separately.

  3. In their application to the persons belonging to Indian Audit and Accounts Department these orders issue in consultation with the Comptroller and Auditor General of India.

  4. Ministry of Agriculture, etc. are requested to bring the contents of these Orders 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 pensioners.

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