No.1/19/03-P&PW (E)

Government of India

Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions

Department of Pension and Pensioners Welfare


Lok Nayak Bhavan (3rd Floor)

Khan Market, New Delhi 110003

Dated:30th August, 2004



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



The undersigned is directed to say that as per clauses (ii) and (iii) of sub-rule (6) of Rule 54 of the C.C.S. (Pension) Rules, 1972 read with clause (b) of Para 7.2 of this Departmentís O.M.No.45/86/97-P&PW (A)-Part I dated the 27th October 1997, son/daughter including widowed/divorced daughter shall be eligible for grant of family pension till he/she attains the age of 25 years or up to the date of his/her marriage/remarriage, whichever is earlier (subject to income criterion to be notified separately).The income criterion has been laid down in this Departmentís O.M. No.45/51/97-P&PW (E) dated the 5th March 1998 according to which, to be eligible for family pension, a son/daughter (including widowed/divorced daughter) shall not have an income exceeding Rs.2550 per month from employment in Government, the private sector, self employment etc.†† Further orders were issued vide this Departmentís O.M. No.45/51/97-P&PW (E)(Vol.II) dated 25th July 2001 regarding eligibility of disabled divorced/widowed daughter for family pension for life subject to conditions specified therein.


2.†††††† Government has received representations for removing the condition of age limit in favour of divorced/widowed daughter so that they become eligible for family pension even after attaining the age limit of 25 years.The matter has been under consideration in this Department for sometime.In consultation with the Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure and the Ministry of Law and Justice, Department of Legal Affairs etc., it has now been decided that there will be no age restriction in the case of the divorced/widowed daughter who shall be eligible for family pension even after their attaining 25 years of age subject to all other conditions prescribed in the case of son/daughter.Such daughter, including disabled divorced/widowed daughter shall, however, not be required to come back to her parental home as stipulated in para 2(ii) of this Departmentís O.M. dated 25th July 2001, which may be deemed to have been modified to that extent.


3.†††††† This issues with the concurrence of the Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure vide I.D.No.98/E.V/2004 dated 13.02.2004.


4.†††††† These orders, in so far as they apply to the employees of the Indian Audit and Accounts Department, are issued in consultation with the Comptroller and Auditor General of India vide U.O. No.67 Audit (Rules)/37-99 dated 20.5.2004.




†† (M.P. Singh)



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