What is Family Pension?
The family pension under Rule 54 of the CCS (Pension) Rules is in the nature of a welfare scheme framed to provide relief to the widow/ widower and children of a deceased employee or pensioner.
The employee has no control over the family pension as he is not required to make any contribution to it. It is not a property of the deceased employee/pensioner, therefore the entitlement for family pension cannot be decided by succession certificate.
The rules do not provide for any nomination, instead it designates the persons who are entitled to receive family pension, no other person except those designated under the rules is entitled to receive family pension.
As soon as a person enters in Government service, he/she is required to furnish details of his/her in Form 3 to the Head of Office.
If the Government servant has no family, he/she shall furnish the details in Form 3 as soon as he/she acquires a family.
No Government servant having a spouse living, shall enter into, contract, a marriage with any person provided that the Central Government may permit a Government servant to enter into, or contract, any such marriage.
For the purpose of grant pf family pension the family shall be categorised as below :-
- Disabled Sibling
However their eligibility to receive family pension will be governed by orders issued from time to time.
If spouse name is indicated in the PPO, pension disbursing authority will start the family pension after receiving death information of pensioner in writing.
Family pension become payable to widow / widower from the day following the date of death of the pensioner.