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  • Friday, February, 2021| Today's Market | Current Time: 09:27:29
  • Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, Dr.Jitendra Singh said that in a far reaching reform regarding family pensions the upper ceiling has been raised from Rs 45,000 to Rs 1,25,000 per month. He said, the move will bring ‘Ease of Living’ for the family members of the deceased employees and would provide adequate financial security to them. 

    The Minister said that the Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare (DoPPW) has issued clarification on the amount admissible in case a child is eligible to draw two family pensions after the death of his or her parents. Dr Jitendra Singh said that the amount of both the family pensions will now be restricted to Rs 1,25,000 per month which is more than two and half times higher than the earlier limit.

    The Ministry said, as the highest pay has been revised to Rs 2,50,000 per month after the implementation of 7th CPC recommendations. Therefore the amount prescribed in Central Civil Services (Pension) Rules has also been revised to Rs 1,25,000  per month which is 50 per cent of Rs 2,50,000 and Rs 75,000 per month which is 30 per cent.

    The Ministry issued clarification on the references received from various Ministries and Departments. As per the existing rule, if parents are Government servants and one of them dies while in service or after retirement, the family pension in respect of the deceased will become payable to the surviving spouse. In the event of the death of the spouse, the surviving child will be granted the two family pensions in respect of the deceased parents subject to fulfilment of other eligibility conditions.