Instruction for sanctioning family pension in case of missing Central Government employee or pensioner – Family Pension Series
Government Of India
DEPARTMENT OF PENSION AND PENSIONERS’ WELFARE
FAMILY PENSION SERIES
MISSING EMPLOYEE/ PENSIONER
• In the case of a missing employee/pensioner/family pensioner, the family can apply for the grant of family pension & gratuity to the Head of Office of the organization where the employee/ pensioner had last served, six months after lodging of Police report.
• Section 154 (1) of the Criminal Procedure Code mandates filing of an FIR by the Police authorities on a report received of the commission of a cognizable offence. A missing person per se, does not indicate commission of a cognizable offence by him, therefore filing of FIR should not be insisted upon.
• Cognizance of a person’s disappearance can be taken by the Head Office on the basis of an authenticated Daily Diary (DD)/ General Diary Entry (GDE), filed by the Police authorities concerned, as per the practice prevalent in that State/UT.
• Section 108 of the Indian Evidence Ad provides that when the question will arise whether a man is alive or dead and if it is proved that he has not been heard of 7 years by those who would naturally have heard of him had he been alive, the burden of proving that he is alive is shifted to the person who affirms it.
Here is the instruction for sanctioning family pension in case of missing Central Government employee or pensioner. pic.twitter.com/jMSxs4aeoL
— D/o Pension & Pensioners' Welfare , GoI (@DOPPW_India) August 30, 2020