Retirement Benefits

Revision of Family Pension

No.45/8/98-P&PW(E)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
(Department of Pension & Pensionersí Welfare)
Third Floor, Lok Nayak Bhavan, New Delhi
Dated: 22nd June, 1999
CORRIGENDUM

Implementation of Governmentís decision on the Recommendations of the Fifth Central Pay Commission - Revision of enhanced family pension in case of pre-1996 pensioners/family pensioners.

  1. The undersigned is directed to invite attention to this Departmentís O.M. of even number dated 15th December, 1998 on the above cited subject prescribing procedure for consolidation/revision of enhanced family pension in respect of pre-1996 pensioners/family pensioners in view of revision of ordinary family pension under this Departmentís OM No.45/86/97-P&PW(A)-Part-IV dated 8th May, 1998. This Department has, however, been receiving references seeking clarifications on the instructions contained in the OM dated 15th December, 1998 regarding revision/consolidation of enhanced family pension and those issued vide this Departmentsí OM No.45/10/98-P&PW(A) dated 17th December, 1998. The position in this regard is clarified below:

    1. It is clarified that in cases where the amount of enhanced family pension calculated as per the procedure outlined in the annexure to the OM dated 15th December, 1998 is less than 50% of the minimum of the revised pay scale approved in terms of the recommendations of the Fifth Central Pay Commission for the post held by the pensioner at the time of retirement, the enhanced family pension shall be further stepped up to 50% of the minimum of such revised pay scale, in terms of the provisions of the OM dated 17th December, 1998.

    2. The amount of enhanced family pension as updated as at (i) above will, however, be further restricted to the revised pension of the pensioner as on 1.1.96 determined after taking into account the provisions of the OM dated 17th December, 1998. In other words, the revised enhanced family pension as on 1.1.96 will be 50% of the minimum of the revised scale of the post or the revised pension admissible in accordance with the provisions of Rule 54(3) of CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972, whichever is lower.

    3. The rate of ordinary family pension having been increased uniformly to 30% of the pay last drawn w.e.f. 1.1.96, the revised enhanced family pension shall be restricted to 50% of the pay as provided for in Rule 54(3).

    4. Where the pensioner has died prior to 1.1.96, the restriction on enhanced family pension will be worked out by revising the pension of the deceased pensioner notionally as on 1.1.96 by taking into consideration the provisions of relevant Pension Rules and OMs mentioned above; and on the basis of his emoluments and qualifying service. This revised enhanced family pension will be restricted to the notional revised pension as on 1.1.96. In no case the total enhanced family pension will be allowed at twice the consolidated/revised normal rate of family pension.

  2. An illustrative example is given in Annexure-I.

  3. The pension sanctioning authorities (Ministries/Departments in which pensioner/deceased government servant last served) are requested to take action accordingly for revision of the enhanced family pension w.e.f. 1.1.96 wherever applicable.

  4. Ministry of Agriculture, etc. are requested to bring the contents of this OM to the notice of Controller of Accounts/Pay and Accounts Officers and Attached and Subordinate Offices under them on a top priority basis. All Pension Disbursing offices are also advised to prominently display these orders on their notice boards for the benefit of the pensioners.


(RATTAN LAL)
Deputy Secretary to the Government of India

To
All Ministries/Departments of the Government of India.

Annexure-I

Consolidated enhanced family pension w.e.f. 01.01.1996
1 Date of retirement : 31.01.1990
2 Scale of pay : 3000-4500
3 Pay last drawn : 3100
4 Family pension admissible at the rate in force : Rs.600/-
5 Enhanced family pension

(before 01.01.96)
: Rs.1200/-

(will be limited to pension if pension is less than Rs.1200/- depending on his qualifying service or 50% of his last pay whichever is less)
6 Consolidated Family Pension
(in terms of OM dated 27.10.97)
a.   Normal Rate
b.   Consolidated enhanced family pension
:
:

Rs.1838
Rs.3626

7
  1. Family pension admissible @ 30% of pay at (iii) above
  2. Enhanced family pension
:

:
Rs.930

Rs.1550
(by limiting to 50% of pay or to lesser amount of pension if pension is less than this amount as per Rule 54(3) of CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972)
8
  1. Additional Family pension admissible on 01.01.96
  2. Enhanced additional family pension
:

:
930-600 = 330

1550-1200 = 350
9
  1. Total family pension admissible (normal rate) on 01.01.96
  2. Total enhanced family pension on 01.01.96
  3. Total enhanced family pension in view of the provisions of this Department O.M.No.45/10/98-P&PW(A) dated 17.12.98.

:

:

:
1838+330 = 2168

3626+350 = 3976

Rs.5000/- (i.e. 50% of minimum of the revised equivalent scale of Rs.10000-15000) or revised pension as on 1.1.96 of the pensioner whichever is less.


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