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

Government of India

Ministry of Personnel, P.G. & Pension

Department of Pension & Pensionersí Welfare



Lok Nayak Bhawan,

Khan Market, New Delhi

Dated:†††††† 6th††† September 2007



Office Memorandum



Subject: †††††† Extension of scope of family Pension to unmarried daughters of Central Government servants/ pensioners.



††††††††††† The undersigned is directed to say that as per existing provisions under clauses (ii) and (iii) of sub-rule (6) of Rule 54 of the C.C. S. (Pension) Rules, 1972, read with of para 7.2 (b)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 is eligible for grant of family pension till he/ she attains the age of 25 years or upto the date of his / her marriage/ remarriage, whichever is earlier subject to income criterion laid down in this Departmentís O.M. No. 45/51/97-P&PW(E) dated the 5th March 1998 which stipulates that a son/ daughter, including widowed/ divorced daughter, shall not have an income exceeding Rs. 2550/- per month from employment in Government, the private sector and self employment, etc., to be eligible for family pension.†† Orders were also 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 mentioned therein.Further, orders were issued for making the widowed/ divorced daughter eligible for family pension vide this Departmentís O.M. of even number dated 25th August, 2004.


2.†††††††† The Staff Side of National Council (JCM) had raised the issue of extension of scope of family pension to unmarried daughters of the Government servants/ Pensioners even after attaining the age of 25 years at par with the widowed/ divorced daughters, which has been agreed to in principle.It has, accordingly, been decided that the unmarried daughters beyond 25 years of age shall also be eligible for family pension at par with the widowed/ divorced daughters subject to other conditions being fulfilled.Grant of family pension to unmarried/ widowed/ divorced daughters shall be payable in order of their date of birth and younger of them will not be eligible for family pension unless the next above her has become ineligible for grant of family pension.It is further clarified that family pension to unmarried/ widowed/ divorced daughters above the age of 25 years shall be payable only after the other eligible children below the age of 25 years have ceased to be eligible to receive family pension and that there is no disabled child to receive the family pension.


3.†††††††† This issues with the concurrence of the Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure vide their U.O. No. 380/E.V/2006 dated 05.01.2007.


4.†††††††† These orders, in so far as their applicability relates to the employees of the Indian Audit and Accounts Department, are being issued in consultation with the Comptroller and Auditor General of India, vide their U.O. No. 56 Audit (Rules)/12-2007 dated 22.05.2007.



(M. P. Singh)



††††††††††† All Ministries/ Departments of the Government of India.