Important Rules related to Family Pension – Rule 66 to 70
“75 important rules related to Family pension” with a view to creating awareness among elderly pensioners.
66. Are the children born through IVF both with wife and IVF surrogacy eligible for inclusion in the “Details of Family” Form No.3 of Rule-54 of CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972?
There is no distinction between children born normally or In-Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) route with his wife or through a surrogate in the definition of family. If the Government Servant is legal father / mother of the children, he / she can intimate the same in Form-3 to Head of Office, who may include children born normally or through In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF) route with his wife or through a surrogate.
67. Is joint account with spouse mandatory for pension?
Joint account / joint photograph is not mandatory, in case the Head of Office is satisfied that it is not possible for the retiring Government servant to open joint account for reasons beyond his/her control, this requirement may be relaxed.
68. Is it necessary to include the name of spouse for the pensionary benefits i.e. Nomination in Retirement Gratuity/other retirement benefits?
No Nomination required for grant of family pension, it is granted as per sub-rule Rule 54 of CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972. The gratuity is payable as per Rule 50 and it is paid to the person or persons on whom the right to receded the gratuity is conferred by means of a nomination under Rule 54 of CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972. Government Servant can nominate one or more persons the right to receive the gratuity payable. Provided that if at the time of making the nomination the Government servant has a family, the nomination shall not be in favour of any person or persons other than the members of his family or the Government servant has no family, the nomination may be made in favour of a person or persons, or a body of individuals, whether incorporated or not. The definition of family for the purpose of gratuity defined in Rule 50 (6) of CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972. (This is not a family pension matter) .
69. What is enhanced family pension and for what period is it payable?
Family pension at the enhanced rate means family pension payable @50% ., of the last pay drawn by the Government servant at the time of his ur retirement/death. The period of family pension payable at enhanced rate is as follows:
a) If a Government servant dies during service the rate of family pension is equal to 50% of last pay drawn from the following day of date of death of deceased Government Servant, payable for a period of ten years.
b) In the event of death of Government Servant after retirement, the enhanced family pension shall be payable for a period of seven years or for a period up to the date the deceased would have attained the age of 67 years, whichever is earlier.
In no case the amount of family pension should exceed the pension authorised on retirement from Government. After the lapse of the period of 10 or 7 years, as the case may be, the family pension is payable at the ordinary rate i.e. 30% of last pay drawn by Government Servant.
70. What is Normal/Ordinary rate of family pension?
Normal/Ordinary family pension is @ 30% of the pay last drawn by the Government servant at the time of his retirement/death
|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|