Retirement Benefits

Revision of Family Pension

No.45/52/97-P&PW(E)-Vol.II
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
(Department of Pension & Pensionersí Welfare)
Third Floor, Lok Nayak Bhavan, New Delhi
Dated: 14th January, 1999
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Grant of Ex-Gratia payment in respect of CPF retirees and their family members.

  1. Orders were issued in this Departmentís Office Memorandum of even number dated December 16, 1997 in regard to the manner in which the Ex-Gratia payment sanctioned with effect from January 1, 1986 to the eligible family members of CPF beneficiaries who retired from service or died while in service prior to January 1, 1986 was to be consolidated as on November 1, 1997. Further, based on the recommendations of the Fifth Central Pay Commission, orders were also issued therein sanctioning Ex-Gratia payment of Rs.600 p.m. with effect from November 1, 1997 to the surviving CPF beneficiaries who retired from service during the period from November 18, 1960 to December 31, 1985.

  2. In terms of the provisions contained in paragraph 6 of the Office Memorandum, the surviving CPF beneficiaries who retired from service between November 18, 1960 and December 31, 1985 were also to be allowed Dearness Relief of 5% in addition to the Ex-Gratia payment of Rs.600 p.m. with effect from November 1, 1997 as admissible to the existing Ex-Gratia beneficiaries.

  3. The question of Dearness Relief to the surviving CPF beneficiaries and Central Government pensioners has been re-considered. Having due regard to the fact that the Ex-Gratia payment in their cases has been introduced for the first time only with effect from November 1, 1997 and that they were not entitled to any Ex-Gratia payments, Dearness Relief and Interim Relief thereon prior to this date, it has been decided that the surviving CPF beneficiaries who retired from service between November 18, 1960 and December 31, 1985 may be paid Dearness Relief at the rate of 13 per cent with effect from November 1, 1997 and at the rates of 16 per cent, 22 per cent, 32 per cent and 37 per cent with effect from January 1, 1998, July 1, 1998, January 1, 1999 and July 1, 1999 respectively as admissible to Central Government pensioners. Future instalments of Dearness Relief shall also be regulated as applicable in respect of the Central Government pensioners based on the orders issued by this Department from time to time. Payment of this revised rate of Dearness Relief to these beneficiaries may be made directly by the disbursing authorities without any further authorisation from concerned Accounts Officers/Heads of Offices etc. where sanction for ex-gratia has already been issued.

  4. The other provisions contained in this Departmentís Office Memorandum dated December 16, 1997 shall remain unchanged.


(RATTAN LAL)
Deputy Secretary to the Government of India

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