Important Rules related to Family Pension – Rule 61 to 65
“75 important rules related to Family pension” with a view to creating awareness among elderly pensioners.
61. What are the provisions to provide immediate financial relief to the family after sudden demise of Government servant?
In order to avoid hardship to the family, the provision of rule 80-A t has been relaxed to the extent that once the HOO has received the claim from the eligible family member along with the death certificate and he is satisfied about the genuineness of the claim, he may sanction provisional family pension immediately based on the last pay drawn and for this purpose he may not wait for submission of family pension case, including Form- 18 and other relevant documents, to PAO.
62. What is the process to rectify the error in fixation of family pension?
Pension/family pension once authorized after final assessment shall not be revised to the disadvantage of the Government servant/family pensioner, unless such revision becomes necessary on account of detection of a clerical error subsequently, subject to the provisions of Rule-8 and Rule-9 of CCS (Pension ) Rule, 1972. No revision of pension to the disadvantage of the pensioner shall be ordered by the Head of Office without the concurrence of the Department of Pension and Pensioners’ Welfare, if the clerical error is detected after a period of two years from the date of authorization of pension. The question whether the revision has become necessary on account of a clerical error or not shall be decided by the administrative Ministry or Department.
63. What is the procedure to change in the name & date of birth of the family pensioner in the PPO?
The Head of the Department, may allow the change in the name & date of birth of the family pensioner after satisfying himself, with the geniuness of the identity of the claimant and her / his request based on at least two official documents that the person whose name appears in the PPO as family pensioner and the person who has applied for change / correction of name & date of birth is the same.
64. Is divorced spouse is eligible for family pension?
A divorced spouse is not eligible for grant of Family Pension, but children from divorced spouse are eligible for Family Pension, subject to fulfilment of conditions laid down in the rule.
65. Will the settlement of dues as part of divorce be constructed as “earning” or not, and liable for taking in to consideration as source of income of divorcee daughter?
The lump-sum amount paid as settlement is not a regular income / earning and it cannot be considered as source of income of the divorcee; however interest earned on this amount is to be taken as a part of income.
|S. No||Family Pension Rules|
|1||Rule 1 to 5|
|2||Rule 6 to 10|
|3||Rule 11 to 15|
|4||Rule 16 to 20|
|5||Rule 21 to 25|
|6||Rule 26 to 30|
|7||Rule 31 to 35|
|8||Rule 36 to 40|
|9||Rule 41 to 45|
|10||Rule 46 to 50|
|11||Rule 51 to 55|
|12||Rule 55 to 60|
|13||Rule 61 to 65|
|14||Rule 66 to 70|
|15||Rule 71 to 75|
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