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.
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
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
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
annulled, subject to the following conditions:-
<![endif]>Divorce is valid in law
comes back to her parental home
<![endif]>Disability is certified by an appropriate authority as required under the rules.
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
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