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: 25th  July, 2001




Subject: Eligibility of disabled divorced/ widowed daughter for grant of family pension.


          The Government of India vide its Office Memorandum of even number dated 5th March, 1998 read with the Office memorandum dated 21st July, 1999 has made eligible divorced/widowed daughter for grant of family pension subject to the conditions specified in these OMs.  Further, the disabled daughter is already eligible for family pension for life under the proviso to Rule 54(6) of the CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972 on fulfillment of the conditions specified under this proviso and one of the conditions therein is that the disabled daughter is eligible for family pension till her marriage or earning her livelihood.


2.       In view of the above provisions, this Department has been receiving representations regarding eligibility of the disabled daughter who has been divorced after her crossing 25 years of age, as the family pension to the divorced daughters under this Department’s O.M. dated 5.3.1998 is admissible till 25 years or till their remarriage or their earning a sum of Rs. 2550/- whichever is earlier.  The matter has been considered in this Department.  It has been decided that if the marriage of the disabled daughter is legally annulled, she would be eligible for family pension for life from the date her marriage stands annulled, subject to the following conditions:-


(i)                 Divorce is valid in law

(ii)              Divorced daughter comes back to her parental home

(iii)            Disability is certified by an appropriate authority as required under the rules.

(iv)             The requirement regarding submission of the requisite certificates as laid down under Rule 54(6) of the CCS (Pension) Rules, for becoming eligible to family pension for life shall continue to remain operative.


3.       Similarly, the widowed disabled daughter would also be eligible for family pension for life from the date of death of her husband, subject to fulfillment of above mentioned conditions, as applicable in her case.


4.       This issues with the concurrence of the Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure vide their U.O. No. 523/EV/2001 dated 12.6.2001.



(Sujit Datta)




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