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Family Pension


Family Pension is granted to the family of a Govt. servant in the event of his death while in service and also after retirement provided he was on the date of death in receipt of a pension or compassionate allowance.

  1. Definition of Family
  2. Eligibility and Period of Grant
  3. Missing Govt. Servant / Pensioner
  4. Calculation Of Family Pension
  5. Enhanced Family Pension
  6. Model Calculation
  7. Minimum/Maximum Limit

Definition of Family

For the purpose grant of Family pension the 'Family' shall be categorised as under:

Category -I

  1. Widow or widower, upto the date of death or re-marriage, whichever is earlier.
  2. Son / daughter (including widowed daughter), upto the date of his / her marraige / re-marriage or till the date he / she starts earning or till the age of 25 years, whichever is the earliest.

Category -II
  1. Unmarried / Widowed / Divorced daughter, not covered by Category -I above, upto the date of marriage / re-marriage or till the date she starts earning or upto the date of death, whichever is earliest.
  2. Parents who were wholly dependent on the Government servant when he / she was alive provided the deceased employee had left behind neither a widow nor a child. Family pension to dependent parents unmarried/divorced/widowed daughter will continue till the date of death.
    Family Pension to Unmarried/ widowed / divorced daughters in Category II and dependent parents shall be payable only after the other eligible family memebrs in Category I have ceased to be eligible to receive family pension and there is no disabled child to receive the family pension. Grant of family pension to children in respective categories shall be payable in order of their date of birth and younder of them will not be eligible for family pension unless the next above him / her has become ineligible for grant of family pension in that category.

Eligibility and Period of Grant
  1. Widow/Widower: Where a deceased Govt. servant is survived by a widow/widower, the widow/ widower shall be entitled to the award of family pension from the date following the date of death of the Govt. servant till death or remarriage which ever is earlier.
  2. More than one Widow: Where a Hindu deceased Govt. servant leaves behind more than one widow the second and other widow are not entitled to family pension as a legally wedded wife under the Hindu Marriage act 1955. In other cases the award of family pension will be divided among the surviving widows in equal shares.
  3. Divorced Wife: Divorced wife loses the status of a legally wedded wife and as such is not entitled to the award of family pension. However, the eligible child/children from a divorced wife shall be entitled to the share of family pension which the mother would have received at the time of death of her husband had she not been divorced.
  4. Child / Children: On the death of the widow / widower the family pension shall become payable to the eligible child / children. Family Pension to children shall be payable in the order of their birth and the younger of them shall not be eligible for family pension unless the elder next above him/her has become in-eligible for the grant of family pension.
  5. Son / Daughter: The award of family pension to son / daughter including widowed / divorced daughter shall be payable till he / she attains the age of 25 years or upto the date of his / her marriage/remarriage or starts earning his/her livelihood, whichever is earlier.
  6. Handicapped Child/Children:If the son or daughter of a Govt. servant is suffering from any disorder or disability of mind or is physically crippled or disabled so as to render him or her unable to earn a living, the family pension shall be payable to such son or daughter for life. In case the handicapped daughter gets married, her family pension will be stopped from the date of marriage.The family pension to child who is suffering from disorder or disability of mind, is paid through a legal guardian.

    The award of Family Pension in respect of Handicapped child is not notified jointly along with the pension/Family Pension of his/her parents. It is notified as and when the contingency arises.

  7. Parents: When deceased Govt. servant left behind neither widow/widower and children, family pension shall be payable to the parents who were wholly dependent on the Govt. servant during the life time of the deceased Govt. servant, provided their income does not exceed Rs.3500/- p.m. and DR

Missing Govt. Servant/Pensioner

The Family Pension in respect of the Government employee/pensioner whose whereabouts are not known, can be sanctioned to the eligible family member from the date of missing after the lapse of a period of 6 month from the date of lodging the FIR with the concerned Police station.

Where an employee / pensioner disappears leaving his family, the family must lodge a FIR with the concerned police station, and obtain a report that the employee could not been traced after all efforts have been made by the police.

Before the payment of family pension is allowed to the family of a missing govt. servant, an Indemnity Bond on prescribed format should be taken from the family pensioner that all payment will be adjusted against the payments due to the employee in case he appears on the scene and makes any claim.


Calculation of Family Pension

W.e.f. 1.1.2006 the Normal rate of Family Pension shall be calculated at a uniform rate of 30% of basic pay drawn on the date of death or retirement as the case may be, in all cases and shall be subject to minimum of Rs.3500/- p.m. and maximum of 30% of the highest pay in the govt. (the highest pay in the Govt. in Rs.90,000/-).

Definition of Basic Pay : Basic pay includes stagnation increment and non-practicing allowance if any, drawn on the date of retirement or death.

Date of commencement of Family Pension: The Family Pension is payable from the date following the date of death of the Govt. servant.


Enhanced rate of Family Pension

If the individual dies after having rendered not less than 7 years continuous service his/her family will be entitled to the Enhanced rates of Family Pension as under:

Conditions Minimum continuous Service required for Grant of family pension at Enhanced Rate Death while in service Death after retirement Max. period for which admissible
If not governed Under WorkmensCompens-ation Act 1923 (WCA) 7 years 50 % of the pay last drawn or twice of the F.P at the Normal Rate whichever is less 50% of the pay last drawn or twice of F.P at the Normal rate or the pension granted to the employee at the time of his retirement from service whichever is less 7 years from the date following the date of death or for a period upto which the deceased Govt. servant would have attained the age of 67 years had he survived whichever is earlier and thereafter at the Normal rate
If governed under W.C.A 1923 7 years 50% of the last pay drawn or 1.5 times of the Family Pen-sion at the Normal rate whichever is less. 50 % of last pay or 1.5 times of F.P at the Normal rate or pension granted to employee at the time of retirement whichever is less -do-

Minimum/Maximum Limit

The minimum and maximum amount of family pension as fixed by the Govt. from time to time is as under:

Minimum Family Pension

Amount Date of commencement Rules under which granted Remarks
Rs.25/- p.m. 01.01.1964 Family Pension Scheme-64 No AHI is admissible
Rs.40/- p.m. 01.03.1970 Liberalised Pension Rules (LPR)-50;

Family Pension Scheme-64;

CCS (EOP) Rules

  1. Including temporary increase and ad-hoc increase
  2. Existing Family Pension should be revised to Rs. 40/- p.m. if the same together with AHI/TI where applicable falls short of Rs. 40 p.m.
Rs.60/- p.m. 01.01.1973 Family Pension Scheme-64 In respect of deaths occurring on or after 1.1.1973
Rs.140/-p.m. 01.04.1982 LPR-50,

Family Pension Scheme-64,

CCS (EOP) Rules
If Family Pension plus relief falls short of Rs. 140/- the same should be stepped upto Rs. 140/- p.m.
Rs.150/- p.m. 01.04.1983 LPR-50 ;

Family Pension Scheme- 64 ,

CCS (EOP) Rules
If Family Pension plus relief falls short of Rs. 150/- the same should be stepped upto Rs. 150/- p.m.
Rs.375/- p.m. 01.01.1986 LPR-50

Family Pension Scheme-64

CCS (EOP) Rules
Applicable in cases of deaths on or after 1.1.1986
Rs.1275/- p.m. 01.01.1996 LPR-50

Family Pension Scheme-64,

CCS (EOP) Rules
Applicable in cases of death on or after 1.1.1996
Rs. 3500/-p.m 01.01.2006 Family Pension Scheme-64 Applicable in cases of death on or after 01.01.2006

Maximum Family Pension

Deaths occurring on or after Amount of family pension should not exceed the following limit
1.1.1964 Rs.150/- p.m.
1.1.1973 Rs. 250/-p.m.
1.1.1986 Rs. 1250/- p.m.
1.1.1996 Rs. 9000/- p.m.
1.1.2006 Rs. 27000/-p.m.

Model Calculation : Family Pension(death while in service)
Post Class-III
Date of Birth 02-09-1976
Date of Appointment 01-04-1996
Date of Death
(While in Service)
30-08-2010
Qualifying Service 14 Years & 5 Months
Last Pay Rs. 9300 + G.P Rs. 2800
Calculation 30% of 12100 = 3630
Normal Rate Rs. 3630/- per Month
Enhanced Rate Twice of Normal Rate i.e. 3630X2=7260
OR
Half of last pay i.e. 12100/2 = 6050
Whichever is less i.e. Rs.6050/-
Family Pension
Enhanced Rate Rs.6050/- per month payable to Widow w.e.f. 31.08.2010 to 30.08.2020 or till death or remarriage whichever is earlier.
Normal Rate Rs. 3630/- per month w.e.f. 31.08.2020 till death or remarriage whichever is earlier.

Model Calculation : Family Pension(death after Retirement)
Post Class-II
Date of Birth 15-04-1951
Date of Appointment 26-12-1973
Date of Death
(While in Service)
30-04-2011
Qualifying Service 37Years 4 Months 5 Days
Last Pay Rs.26850/-
Pension Rs. 13425/-
Calculation 30% of 26850 = 8055
Normal Rate Rs. 8055/- per Month
Enhanced Rate Twice of Normal Rate i.e. 8055X2=16110
OR
Half of last pay i.e. 26850/2 = 13425
OR
Amount of Pension = Rs. 13425/-
Whichever is less i.e. Rs. 13425/-
Family Pension
Enhanced Rate Rs.13425/- per month payable to Widow w.e.f.the date following the date of Death to 14-04-2018 or till death or remarriage whichever is earlier.
Normal Rate Rs. 8055/- per month w.e.f. 15-04-2018 till death or remarriage whichever is earlier.

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