Retirement Benefits

Revision of Family Pension

Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Pension and Pensioners Welfare
Third Floor, Lok Nayak Bhavan,
Khan Market, New Delhi 110 003.
Dated: 8th December, 1997
Grant of Ex-gratia payment in respect of CPF retirees and their family members.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department's OMs No.4/1/87-P&PW(PIC) dated 13th June, 1988 and No. 5(1)/88-P&PW(E) dated 27th September, 1988 sanctioning/revising payments of ex-gratia w.e.f. 1.1.1986 or from the date following the date of death of the deceased employee, whichever is later in respect of widows and dependent children of the deceased CPF beneficiaries who had retired from service prior to 1.1.1986 and the widows and dependent children of the CPF beneficiaries who died while in service prior to 1.1.1986 and the Central Government employee who had retired on Contributory Provident Fund benefits prior to 18th November, 1960, having rendered at least 20 years of continuous service prior to their supernuation drawing pay upto Rs.500 p.m., at the following rates:

Categories of the beneficiaries Pay drawn at the time of retirement Consolidated ex-gratia pension upto average 608 points
1 2 3
Families of pre 1986 CPF retirees/deceased Employees Not Applicable Rs. 150/-
Retirees of pre 1960 Period Rs. 80/- 0r less Rs. 168/-
Above Rs. 180/- and Upto Rs. 130/- Rs. 170/-
Above Rs. 130/- and Upto Rs. 200/- Rs. 186/-
Above Rs. 200/- and Upto Rs. 500/- Rs. 283/-

The president is now pleased to decide that the ex-gratia payment sanctioned as above shall be consolidated w.e.f. 1.11.1997 by taking into account the basic ex-gratia plus dearness relief as on 1.1.1997 plus Interim Reliefs I, II and III. The existing amount of ex-gratia, the revised amount of ex-gratia w.e.f. 1.11.1997 and the rates of dearness relief w.e.f. 1.11.1997 would be as under:

The amount of basic ex-gratia prior to 01.11.1997 Revised/consolidated basic amount of ex-gratia w.e.f. 01.11.1997 Rates of DR p.m. w.e.f. 1.11.1997 and until further orders.
1 2 3
Rs. 150/- Rs. 605/- Rs. 31/-
Rs. 168/- Rs. 654/- Rs. 33/-
Rs. 170/- Rs. 659/- Rs. 33/-
Rs. 186/- Rs. 703/- Rs. 36/-
Rs. 283/- Rs. 965/- Rs. 49/-

Dearness Relief as may be notified from time to time in future shall also be admissible to them.

The recipients of ex-gratia payment who are employed/re-employed under the Central or a State Government or under a body corporate/autonomous organisation belonging to the Central or State Government were aligible only for pre consolidated basic ex-gratia and were not eligible for increase in dearness relief on ex-gratia payment allowed from time to time in the past during the period of their employment/re- employment. With this consolidation, such CPF retirees/family members of the deceased CPF retirees will be eligible for ex-gratia payment as indicated in column 2 of para 2 above w.e.f. 1.11.1997 during the course of their employment/re-employment. These persons will not be entitled to dearness relief indicated in column 3 above and which may be sanctioned in future so long as they remain employed/re-employed.

The CPF beneficiaries/family members who are already in receipt of ex-gratia payment will get dearness relief on the pre consolidated amount of ex-gratia at old rate w.e.f. 1.7.1997 to 31.10.1997, i.e. at the rate or 182%. Their dearness relief will be Rs.273, 306, 310, 339 and 516 respectively from 1.7.1997 to 31.10.1997.

Based on the recommendations of the Fifth Central Pay Commission, the President is pleased to decide to grant ex-gratia payment to the CPF beneficiaries who retired between the period 18th November, 1960 to 31st December, 1985 at the rate of Rs.600/-p.m. w.e.f. 1st November, 1997, subject to the condition that such persons should have rendered at least 20 years of continuous service prior to their superannuation for becoming eligible to the ex-gratia payment. They will also be entitled to dearness relief as may be notified from time to time in future. They will also be entitled to dearness relief @ 5% w.e.f. 1.11.1997 as admissible to existing ex-gratia beneficiaries.

As laid down in the Ministry of Finance O.M. dated 28.11.1969, the ex-gratia payment is not admissible to (a) those who were dismissed/removed from service and (b) those who resigned from service.

Arrears of ex-gratia payment will be payable w.e.f. 1.11.1997. Life-time arrears of ex-gratia payment will also be admissible in respect of CPF beneficiaries who were alive on 1.11.1997 and died subsequent to that date, for the period from 1.11.1997 to the date of death.

The periodical certificates such as life certificate, non- employemnt certificate etc. prescribed for drawal of pension will also be required to be produced by the receipient of the ex-gratia payment to the appropriate disbursing authorities.

These orders apply to all civilian Central Government employees including civilians paid from Defence Service Estimates but will not apply to Railway Employees. Separate orders will be issued by the Ministry of Railways (Railway Board) for the railway employees.


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