Retirement Benefits

Revision of Family Pension

No. 45/51/97-P&PW(E)
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: 5th March, 1998
Recommendation of 5th Central Pay Commission - Grant of Family Pension to Parents, sons and daughters.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department Resolution No. 45/86/97-P&PW(A) dated 30th Sept. 97 and items (a&b) of para 7.2 of this Department OM No. 45/86/97-P&PW(A)- Part-I dated 27th October, 97 vide which it has been stated that the definition of family for the purpose of family pension shall also include

  1. Parents who were wholly dependent on the Government servant when he / she was alive provided the deceased employee had left behind neither a widow nor a child and

  2. Widowed/divorced daughter in respect of whom dependency/income criterion will be clarified separately.

  3. It has since been decided by the Government that the income criteria in respect of parents and widowed/divorced daughters will be that their earning is not more than Rs.2550/- per month. The parents will get family pension at 30% of basic pay of the deceased employee subject to a minimum of Rs.1275/- per month. They also will have to produce an annual certificate to the effect that their earning is not more than Rs.2550/- per month. Further the family pension to the widowed/divorced daughters will be admissible till they attain the age of 25 years or upto the date of her re-marriage whichever is earlier.

  4. It has also been decided by the Government on the basis of the recommendations of the Vth Central Pay Commission and in partial modification of this Department OM No. 1(26)-P&PW/90-(E) dated 18.01.1993 that the family pension in respect of sons/daughters (including widowed/divorced daughter) will be admissible subject to the condition that the payment should be discontinued/not admissible when the eligible son/daughter starts earning a sum of Rs. 2550/- per month from employment in Government, the private sector, self employment, etc. It is further clarified that the family pension to the sons/daughters will be admissible till he/she attains 25 years of age or upto the date of his/her marriage/re-marriage whichever is earlier. There is, however, no change in the provisions about admissibility of family pension in respect of sons/daughters suffering from any disorder or disability of mind or who is physically crippled or disabled as mentioned in the OM dated 18.01.1993.

  5. Admissibility of family pension to parents and widowed/divorced daughter will be effective from 1.1.1998 subject to fulfilment of other usual conditions. The cases where family pension has already been granted to sons/daughters after 1.1.1998 before issue/implementation of this OM without imposition of earning condition need not be reopened.

  6. These orders issue with the approval of Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure vide their U.O. No. 53/EV/98 dated 29.01.1998.

  7. In their application to the employees of the Indian Audit and Accounts Department, these orders issue in consultation with Comptroller and Auditor General of India.

  8. Ministry of Agriculture etc. are requested to bring the contents of these orders to the notice of Controller of Accounts/Pay and Account Officers and Attached and Subordinate Offices under them on a top priority basis.

Additional Secretary (Pension)

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

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