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a. Important Notice:- Pensioner Migrated on SPARSH       b. List of Pensioners whose Identification is Due on SPARSH, as on 23.09.2022.      


Liberalised Family Pension

In case of an officer under the circumstances mentioned in category ‘D’ or ‘E’ eligible members of the family shall be entitled to liberalised family pension equal to Reckonable emoluments last drawn.

Reckonable emoluments includes pay in pay band, grade pay, MSP and NPA, if any, last drawn.

Liberalised Family Pension shall be granted to the widow until death or disqualification. If the officer is not survived by the widow but is survived by child/ children only, all children together shall be eligible for Liberalised Family Pension at the rate equal to Special Family Pension. Liberalised Family Pension shall be payable to child/ children for the period during which they would have been eligible as in the case of Special Family Pension. It shall be paid to the senior most eligible child at a time. On his/her death/ disqualification, it will pass on to the next eligible child.

Liberalised Family Pension on Re-marriage of Widow

If widow has children Full Liberised Family Pension continue to widow
If she continues to support children after re-marriage Ordinary family pension equal to 30% to widow
If she does not support children after re-marriage Special Family Pension @ 60% to eligible children.
If widow has no children Full Liberalised Family Pension to continue to widow

Ex-Gratia Award in case of Death of Cadets

The Ex-gratia awards in respect of Cadets in the event of death due to causes attributable to military training shall be payable to the next of the kin depending upon his martial status.
Rate of Ex-Gratia Awards

  1. Rs. 600/- p.m. upto 31.7.1997 and thereafter @ Rs. 1275/- p.m. w.e.f. 1.8.97 to the widow /children.
  2. In case of unmarried/widower Cadet Rs. 375/- p.m. up to 31.7.1997 and thereafter @ Rs. 1275/- p.m. w.e.f. 1.8.97 to the dependent parents for life. In absence of parents, to the dependent brother(s) /un-married sister(s) in order of seniority in age till they attain the age of 25 years. In case of un-married sister(s), ex-gratia shall be stopped on her/their getting married.
  3. Ex-gratia amount of Rs. 2.5 lakhs is payable in addition where death is due to cause attributable to or aggravated by military training occurring on or after 1.8.1997.
Ex-gratia awards shall not be treated as pension for any purpose. However, dearness relief shall be payable.
The revised rate of ex-gratia awards in case of death of cadet, on or after 1.1.06.
  1. Ex gratia amount of Rs. 5 lakhs.
  2. Payment of monthly ex gratia amount of Rs. 3500/-PM.
The benenfit of monthly ex-gratia payment is also admissible to Pre 1.1.06 case as well with financial effect from 1.9.08.

Ex-Gratia lump-sum compensation

Ex-gratia lump-sum compensation is admissible to the families of the Commissioned Officers who dies in harness in the performance of their bonafide official duties as under:

(a) Death occurring due to accidents Rs. 10 Lakhs
(b) Death occurring due to acts of violence by terrorists, antisocial elements, etc. Rs. 10 Lakhs
(c) Death occurred in (i) border skirmishes and action against militants, terrorists, extremists Rs. 15 Lakhs
(d) Death occurring while on duty in the specified high attitude, inaccessible border posts etc. on account of natural disaster, extreme weather conditions Rs. 15 Lakhs
(e) Death occurred in enemy action in international war or such war like engagements which are specifically notified by Ministry of Defence Rs. 20 Lakhs

The conditions and guidelines to be observed governing the payment of ex-gratia lump-sum compensation are laid down in Government of India Ministry of Defence letter No. 20(i)/98/D( Pay/Sers) dt. 22.9.98 as amended.

Death Gratuity

If an Army officer dies while in service, his family will be entitled to death gratuity. The quantum of death gratuity will be determined on the basis of length of qualifying service and the emoluments drawn at the time of death, which are as under: -
(i) Less than 1 year 2 times of emoluments.
(ii) 1 year or more but less than 5 years. 6 times of emoluments.
(iii) 5 years or more but less than 20 years 12 times of emoluments
(iv) 20 years or more Half of reckonable emoluments for each completed six monthly period of qualifying service subject to a minimum of 12 times of reckonable emoluments and a maximum of 33 times of reckonable emoluments.

The reckonable emoluments include Pay in Pay Band, grade pay, Military service pay and NPA, if any, plus Dearness Allowance admissible on the date of death.
In respect of death occurring on or after 1.1.06, the amount of death gratuity shall in no case exceed Rs. 10 lakhs.

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