Time Period of Family Pension Rules After Death of a Serving Government Employee / Pensioner
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF PERSONNEL,PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO-1524
Time period of family pension
1524 . Shri Ramkumar Verma
(a) whether it is a fact that Government is considering to increase the time period of family pension of Government employees dying in harness;
(b) if so, the details thereof and if not, the steps being taken by Government to protect the interest of such families; and
(c) the details of existing rules and procedures in this regard in the State of Rajasthan?
MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF PERSONNEL, PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS AND MINISTER OF STATE IN THE PRIME MINISTER’S OFFICE
(DR. JITENDRA SINGH)
(a) & (b): In accordance with the CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972, family pension is payable on death of a serving Government employee/pensioner to a widow or widower, for life or re-marriage, whichever is earlier. However, a childless widow continues to get family pension after re-marriage, if her income from all other sources is less than the amount of minimum family pension and the dearness relief admissible thereon. Family pension is payable to a dependent unmarried or widowed or divorced daughter, until she gets married/remarried or until she starts earning her livelihood, whichever is earlier. In the case of a dependent unmarried son family pension is payable until he attains the age of twenty-five years or he gets married or starts earning his livelihood, whichever is the earliest. Family pension to dependent parents and dependent disabled siblings (i.e. brother and sister) is payable for life. Family pension is usually payable to one family member at a time. There is no proposal to revise the time period for payment of family pension to family members of deceased Government employee.
(c): The policy and procedure for family pension to the employees of the State Governments and their family comes under the purview of the respective State Governments.