The Government has taken steps towards the relaxation of rules for the payment of provisional family pension on death of a government employee during service. A recent Office Memorandum issued by the Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare, states that in order to avoid any hardship to the family of the deceased government employee, it has been decided to relax the provisions of rule 80-A of the CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972.
Now, if a claim for family pension in Form 14 along with death certificate and bank account details of the claimant has been received and the Head of Office is satisfied with the bonafide of that claim, the provisional family pension will be sanctioned immediately.
As per Rule 80-A of the CCS (Pension) Rules 1972, on death of a government employee during service, provisional family pension and death gratuity in favour of claimant or claimants is sanctioned. This is after the family pension case, including Form 18 and other documents referred to in Rule 80, has been forwarded by the Head of Office to the Pay & Accounts Office.
forwarding the family pension case to Pay & Accounts Office along with requisite documents itself takes a long time. It is also understood that, in a large number of cases, provisional family pension and gratuity are not being sanctioned on the death of a government employee. The delay in finalization of family pension and gratuity results in hardship to the family of the deceased government employee……….Read More>>