Easily understand the important decision taken by the government regarding family pension

New Delhi : from the government Family Pension An important decision was taken regarding this, which will prove to be very beneficial for the stakeholders. a greater number of them Family Pensioner Families will be benefited, whose pension used to stop due to involvement in criminal cases and they had to face financial crisis. Attention was given to this by the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions of the Government and the Central Civil Services (Pension) Rules were reviewed. After which sub-rule (11-C) of Rule 54 of the Central Civil Services (Pension) Rules, 1972 has been amended.

Let us understand in easy language this decision of the government…

An office memorandum was made aware of this new change by issuing an office memorandum on behalf of the Deputy Secretary, Government of India, Sanjoy Shankar.

This was the old rule
-So far as per sub-rule (11-C) of rule 54 of the Central Civil Services (Pension) Rules, 1972, if a person who was eligible to receive family pension on the death of a Government servant or pensioner, but If there was an allegation of murder of the employee/pensioner or abetment of such offence, the pension was suspended till the decision of that criminal proceeding in this regard.

In such cases, the payment of pension to any eligible member of the family other than the person involved in such criminal cases was stopped, until the decision on that crime proceeding was taken. Also, on being proved guilty of these criminal cases, that person was evicted from getting family pension. In that case, the family pension would have become payable to the other eligible family member from the date of death of the Government servant. However, if the person concerned was later acquitted, the family pension would have become payable to that person from the date of death of the Government servant.

Personnel department reviewed the provision…
In this regard, the above provisions were reviewed by the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions in consultation with the Department of Legal Affairs. This review found that it is not justified to deny payment of family pension to any other member of the family {including dependent children, parents etc.) and who is not accused of offence. Because the criminal proceedings go on for a long time and the eligible children/parents of the deceased suffer due to lack of financial assistance in the form of family pension. That is, they have to face financial crisis.

This decision was taken after review…
After the review, it has been decided that if the person receiving the family pension is accused of abetting or abetting the death of a government employee, the family pension will be started to be given to any other eligible member of the family only, until the accused has any Don’t take the final decision.

If the wife of a government employee is accused of such a criminal charge and the other eligible member in the family is her minor child, then pension will be paid to her through a duly appointed guardian. Also, the accused mother or father of the child will not be considered as guardian for the withdrawal of family pension.

If the person concerned is acquitted of the charges, then the pension will become payable to him from the date of acquittal from the case and the pension to another member of the family will stop from that date.

-This order has come into effect from the date of issue of the memorandum.

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