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Special Family Pension


Special Family Pension is admissible if the death of an officer whether during service or after retirement is caused due to the circumstances mentioned in category ‘B’ or ‘C’ .

There shall be no condition of minimum service on the date of death for grant of Special Family Pension.

The decision whether the cause of death is attributable to or aggravated by service or other wise rests with Government of India (now Service Hqrs. with effect from 14.8.2001.)

Elegible Members of Family for Special Family Pension


  1. Wife (lawfully married before or after retirement) including a judicially separated life.
  2. Sons/Un-married daughters/ widowed/ divorced daughters (including those illegitimate and adopted legally) till he/she attains the age of 25 years or upto the date of his/her marriage/ re-marriage whichever is earlier. In case the eligible child is physically or mentally handicapped and unable to earn livelihood, the Special Family Pension would be admissible for life.
  3. Father
  4. Mother
  5. Brother till he/she attains the age of 25 years.
  6. Unmarried sister till he/she attains the age of 25 years.

Rates of Special Family Pension


Special Family Pension shall be calculated @ 60% of reckonable emoluments drawn at the time of death of the officer subject to a minimum of Rs. 7000/- p.m. irrespective of whether widow has children or not. There shall be no maximum ceiling on Special Family Pension. Emoluments will comprise pay in pay band, grade pay, MSP, NPA, if any, last drawn by the officer.

Special Family Pension on Remarriage of Widow


(i) If widow has children  
(a) If she continues to support children after re-marriage Full Special Family Pension continue to widow
(b) if she does not support children after re-marriage Ordinary family pension equal to 30% of the last pay drawn to the re-married widow. 50% of the Special Family Pension to eligible children.
(ii) If widow has no children Full Special Family Pension to widow

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