CCS (Pension) Rules, 2021 Amended

Rule:

  • Provisions of sub-rule (8) and sub-rule (9) of Rule 50 of CCS (Pension) Rules, 2021.
  • If a deceased Government servant or pensioner is survived by a spouse.
  • Family pension is first granted to the spouse and the children.
  • Other family members become eligible for family pension.
  • Only after the spouse of the deceased Government servant/pensioner becomes ineligible for family pension or dies.

Background:

  • Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare had been receiving a large number of references from Ministries/Departments.
  • Seeking advice as to whether a female Government servant/female Pensioner can be allowed to nominate her eligible child/children for family pension.
  • In place of her spouse in the event of marital discord leading to the filing of divorce proceedings in a Court of Law.
  • Or filing a case under the Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act or Dowry Prohibition Act or under Indian Penal Code.

Department Decision:

  • It has been decided that in case divorce proceedings in respect of a female Government servant/female pensioner are pending in a Court of Law.
  • Or the female government servant/female pensioner has filed a case against her husband.
  • Under the Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act or Dowry Prohibition Act or under the Indian Penal Code.
  • Such a female Government servant/Female Pensioner may request a grant of family pension after her death to her eligible child/children, in precedence to her husband.
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