Govt raises upper ceiling of family pensions from ₹45k to ₹125k per month

In a bid to deliver ‘ease of living’ to the family members of deceased authorities staff, the Department of Pension and Pensioners’ Welfare (DoPPW) has determined to elevate the upper ceiling of family pensions from 45,000 to 1.25 lakh per month.

Union minister Jitendra Singh after making the announcement stated, “The amount of both the family pensions will now be restricted to 1,25,000 per month, which is over two and half times higher than the earlier limit.” He additional added that the DoPPW has issued a clarification on instances of the quantity admissible in case a toddler turns into eligible to draw two family pensions in case of demise of each mother and father.

“In accordance with sub-rule (11) of rule 54 of the Central Civil Services (Pension) Rules 1972, in case both wife and husband are government servants and are governed by the provisions of that rule, on their death, the surviving child is eligible for two family pensions in respect of the deceased parents,” an announcement issued by DoPPW stated.

The assertion additional outlined that because the highest pay has been revised to 250,000 considering the suggestions by seventh Central Pay Commission (CPC) suggestions, the quantity prescribed has additionally been revised. “Earlier instructions laid down that the total amount of two family pensions in such cases, shall not exceed to 45,000 per month and 27,000 per month, which were determined at the rate of 50 per cent and 30 per cent, respectively taking into account of the highest pay of 90,000 as per the sixth Central Pay Commission (CPC) recommendations,” the assertion stated.

“Since the highest pay has been revised to 250,000 per month after the implementation of the seventh CPC recommendations, therefore the amount prescribed in Rule 54(11) of CCS (Pension) Rules has also been revised to 125,000 per month being 50 per cent of 250,000 and 75,000 per month being 30 per cent of 250,000,” the assertion additional added.

The DoPPW stated that the above clarification got here after a number of ministries shared references. The present rule states that if each mother and father are authorities staff and one of the mother and father dies both throughout service or post-retirement, the family pension in respect of the deceased turns into payable to the surviving partner. In the occasion of the demise of the partner, the kid will obtain each the family pensions in respect of the deceased mother and father and is topic to fulfilment of different eligibility situations.

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