No. 45/51/97-P&PW(E) – (Vol.II)

Government of India

Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances, and Pensions

Department of Pension and Pensioner’s Welfare


3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhavan

Khan Market, New Delhi – 110003

Dated 19th April, 2002




Subject: Recommendation of the Fifth Central Pay Commission – Grant of Family Pension to Parents – clarification Regarding.


          The undersigned is directed to refer to the item (a) of para 7.2 of this Department’s O.M. No. 45/86/97 –P&PW(A) – Part I dated the 27th October, 1997 according to which the definition of ‘Family’ for the purpose of Family Pension shall also include 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.  Further orders were issued by this Department vide O.M. No. 45/51/97-P&PW(E), dated 5.3.1998 prescribing dependency criteria and O.M. No. 45/51/97-P&PW(E), dated 21.7.1999 clarifying certain doubts.


2.       References have been received in this Department seeking clarification whether parents, wholly dependent on Government servant, having been included in the definition of ‘Family’ for the purpose of family pension are eligible for family pension at enhanced rate under sub-rule (3) of Rule 54 of the CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972.  It is clarified that parents are eligible for family pension at the ordinary rate only i.e., 30% of the pay of the deceased employee under sub-rule (2) of Rule 54 of the CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972 subject to fulfillment of the other prescribed conditions as contained in the aforesaid Office Memorandum.




(Sujit Datta)




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