The divorce proceedings as per custom is not valid under CCS Pension Rules.
Government Of India
Department of Pension and Pensioners Welfare
Family Pension Series
Widows & Children From Both Wedlocks
The divorce proceeding as per custom of the community or before the Panchayat is not valid. The divorce decree is acceptable only if it is ordered by a competent court.
By virtue of Section 16 of the Hindu Marriage Act notwithstanding that a marriage is null and void, any child from such void marriage shall be legitimate.
— D/o Pension & Pensioners' Welfare , GoI (@DOPPW_India) June 24, 2020
Family Pension Series: