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C H A P T E R – XVI

FAMILY PENSION

1601. Ordinary Family Pension. The ordinary family pension to the widow/children of the deceased officer where death is neither attributable to nor aggravated by Naval Service is admissible at uniform rate of 30% of reckonable emoluments subjects to minimum of Rs.1913/- per month and maximum of Rs.13500/-, that is 30% of the highest pay including Dearness Pay in the Government (Rs.30,000/-)

1602. If individual dies after rendering 7 years of qualifying service, the family is entitled to family pension at double the rates of ordinary family pension (Enhanced Family Pension) or half the pay last drawn whichever is less, for the first seven years or until, the date the deceased would have attained the age of 65 years, whichever is earlier. On completion of the above period the ordinary rate only is payable.

1603. Eligibility of Children. If the deceased is survived by child/children only the Family Pension is payable to the eligible child in order of seniority subject to the condition that he/she is below 25 years of age and not earning his/her livelihood. Unmarried daughters shall be eligible for grant of family pension till she attains the age of 25 years or upto the date her marriage/re-marriage, whichever is earlier.  However divorced /widowed daughters shall be eligible for family pension even after attaining 25 years of age subject to all other conditions prescribed in the case of son/daughter.  Such daughter, including disabled divorced/widowed daughter shall however not be required to come back to her parental home. In case of physically or mentally handicapped children of Armed Forces Personnel, family pension could be granted for life subject to certain conditions.  Evidence Certificate in such cases issued by a civil surgeon or Medical Officer of the rank of Brigadier/equivalent ranks of Navy and Air Force are treated as valid documents. Guardian of a mentally handicapped child can be nominated by pensioner instead of a Court of law.

1604. Grant of Family Pension for life to handicapped children. In the event of death/disqualification of the widow, the son/daughter who is suffering from a physical/mental infirmity so as to render him/her incapable of earning a livelihood even after crossing the prescribed maximum age of Family Pension, shall be granted Family Pension for life. The payment shall however be subject to the following conditions:-

(a) The disability should have manifested itself before the retirement or death of the officer while in service.

(b) Such a daughter shall become in-eligible from the date she gets married.

(c) Such a son/daughter shall be in-eligible once he/she starts earning his/her livelihood.

d) The guardian shall be required to furnish a certificate to the effect that the child in question has not started earning the livelihood and in addition case of a female child, that she has not yet got married.

1605. Family Pension in case of missing Pensioners. In the case of pensioners missing for over a year, payment of family pension shall commence on expiry of one year from the date of missing subject to the following conditions:-

(a) Lodging of a report with the police authorities and their certifying that the individual is un-traced despite all efforts.

(b) Rendering of an indemnity bond with two solvent sureties to the effect that in case the pensioner reappears at a subsequent date the amount of Family Pension paid would be recovered from the retiring pension that would become due.

1606. Special Family Pension. In case of death of an Armed Forces personnel under the circumstances mentioned in Category ‘B’ or ‘C’ of Para 0501(a) above, Special Family Pension shall continue to be admissible to the families of such personnel under the same conditions as in force hitherto fore. There shall be no condition of minimum service on the date of death for grant of Special Family Pension.

The Special Family Pension shall be calculated at the uniform rate of 60% of reckonable emoluments subject to a minimum of Rs. 2,550/- irrespective of whether widow has child(ren) or not. There shall be no maximum ceiling on Special Family pension.

In case the children become the beneficiary, the Special Family Pension at the same rate (i.e. 60% of the reckonable emoluments) shall be admissible to the senior most eligible child till he/she attains the age of 25 years or upto the date of his/her marriage whichever is earlier. Thereafter, Special Family Pension shall pass on to next eligible child.

Widowed/divorced daughters upto the age of 25 years or marriage whichever is earlier shall also be included in the definition of family for the purpose of Special Family Pension. In case the eligible child is physically or mentally handicapped and unable to earn a livelihood, the Special Family Pension would be admissible for life to such a child subject to same conditions as in force hithertofore.

Special Family Pension on Re-marriage of Widow. Special Family Pension on re-marriage of widow, shall be regulated as follows :-

(a) If she has child(ren) :-

(i) If she continues to support children after re-marriage Full Special Family Pension to  continue to widow.
(ii) If she does not support children after re-marriage Ordinary Family Pension equal to 30% of emoluments last drawn to the re-married widow;50% of the Special Family Pension to the eligible children.

(b) If widow has no children Full Special Family Pension to continue to widow.

1607. Liberalised Family Pension. In case of death of an Armed Forces Officer under the circumstances mentioned in Category ‘D’ and ‘E’ of Para 0502, the eligible member of the family shall be entitled to Liberalised Family Pension equal to reckonable emoluments last drawn. Liberalised Family Pension at this rate shall be admissible to the widow until death or disqualification.

1608. If the Officer is not survived by widow but is survived by child/children only, all children together shall be eligible for Liberalised Family Pension at the rate equal to 60% reckonable emoluments. Liberalised Family Pension shall be shall be payable to the child/children for the period during which they would have been eligible as in the case of Special Family Pension. The Liberalised Family Pension shall be paid to the senior most eligible child at a time. On his/her death/disqualification it will pass on to next eligible child.

In view of the rationalization of Liberalised Family Pension and provisions on re-marriage of widow, Children Allowance will not be payable in addition to Liberalised Family Pension.

1609. Dependant Pension. Dependant Pension shall be admissible to the parents (s)/eligible brothers and sisters (in the absence of parents) of the deceased officers, who die as a bachelor or widower without children, at a rate equal to 50% of notional Special Family Pension that would have been admissible. Conditions regarding age limit and marriage shall equally apply to dependant brothers/sisters for grant of dependant pension which shall be paid to the senior most eligible brother/sister at a time.

Dependant Pension (Liberalised). Where an officer dies as a bachelor or as a widower without children under the circumstances mentioned in Category ‘D’ and ‘E’ at Para 0502 above, Dependant Pension (Liberalised) shall be admissible to parents without reference to their pecuniary circumstances at the rate of 75% of Liberalised Family Pension for both parents and at the rate of 60% of Liberalised Family Pension for single parent. On the death of one parent, Dependant Pension at the latter rate shall be admissible to the surviving parent. In the absence of parents, Dependant Pension shall be admissible to dependant brother(s)/sister(s) if otherwise, eligible at the rate of 60% of Liberalised Family Pension.

Liberalised Family Pension on re-marriage of widow

Liberalised Family Pension on re-marriage of widow shall be regulated as follows :-

(a) If she has child(ren) :-

(i) If she continues to support children after re-marriage Full Special Family Pension to  continue to widow.
(ii) If she does not support children after re-marriage Ordinary Family Pension equal to 30% of emoluments last drawn to the re-married widow;50% of the Special Family Pension to the eligible children.

(b) If widow has no children Full Special Family Pension to continue to widow.

Procedure for Sanction of Family Pensionary Awards.

1610. If Death Occurs Whilst in Service Integrated Headquarters, Ministry of Defence(Navy) . (Dte of Pay & Allowances) will forward blank application forms for claiming family pension to the widow or any other Next of Kin (as applicable) for completion and onward transmission to the Controller of Defence Accounts (Navy) Pension Cell, Mumbai. On receipt of pension claims, the CDA(Navy) will notify Ordinary Family Pension in favour of the widow. Simultaneously, NHQ will take up a case with the Ministry of Defence on receipt of medical documents for a decision on the attributability of death to Service. As and when the Government letter conveying the decision on attributability of the case is received by CDA(Navy), corrigendum Pension Payment Order (if admissible) notifying Special Family Pension is issued by that office to Pension Disbursing Authority under instruction to Integrated Headquarters, Ministry of Defence(Navy) and the widow.

1611. Post Retirement Marriage. Government have decided to extend the benefit of Family Pension Scheme 1964 to post retirement spouses/children born after retirement of pensioners. Arrears of family pension are payable w.e.f. 22 Sep 77. Life time arrears wherever admissible would also be payable to their family members/heirs where spouses eligible for family pension were alive on the date of eligibility and who died subsequently for the period from the date of eligibility to the date of death. Application for Life Time Arrears should be supported by death certificate and proof of relationship.

1612. Pensioners who marry after retirement should apply for endorsement of Ordinary Family Pension entitlements in their PPO’s to Directorate of Pay and Allowances, NHQ on a prescribed form available from them. Registration details of the marriage will be required along with the application. In case the marriage is not registered an affidavit sworn before a Ist class magistrate may be submitted.

1613 Liberalised Special Family Pension. On receipt of application forms from the widow/other eligible Next of Kin, Pension Payment Order notifying Liberalised Special Family Pension will be issued by the CDA(N) for authorisation of payment through the Bankers/Pension Disbursing Authority, as desired by the widow/next of kin.

1614. When Death Occurs After Retirement. In the unfortunate event of death after retirement, the widow is advised to immediately inform Integrated Headquarters/DESA. A copy of the death certificate may also be forwarded. Action for sanction of Ordinary Family Pension be initiated as under:-

a) Officers who have Retired on or after Jan 77. The Ordinary Family Pension admissible to the widow is notified in the Pension Payment Orders sanctioning the officer’s retiring pension. In such cases, the widow may immediately, contact the Pension Disbursing Authority through whom the officer was drawing his retiring pension. She will be permitted to draw the family pension on production of the death certificate and submitted the application in the form given at appendix   ‘W’.

b) Officers Retired Prior to 1976. Provisions have been made for notification of family pension during the life time of the pensioner. In this regard, application as per appendix   ‘X’ is to be completed and forwarded to Controller of Defence Accounts (Pensions), Allahabad through Pension Disbursing Authority for notification of the family pension. If this action has already been completed, in that case, the procedure given at para 1609(a) above will be applicable.

c) In case of pre 76 retirees where action as explained at (b) above, could not be completed, the widow is advised to write to NHQ/DPA indicating the date of death and enclosing the death certificate. On receipt of the above information, NHQ will forward the application forms to widow for completion and submission to CDA(Pension), Allahabad who was the Pension Sanctioning Authority prior to 01 Nov 85, under intimation Integrated Headquarters, Ministry of Defence(Navy) . If feasible the widow may avail help and guidance from the nearest Naval Establishment in this regard. A specimen application form for family pension si given at appendix   ‘Y’.

Illustrations.

1615. For your convenience illustrations showing detailed working out of the Ordinary Family Pension, Special Family Pension and Liberalised Special Family Pension are given at Appendices ‘Z’ ‘AA’ and ‘AB’ respectively.

Note: YOU ARE ADVISED TO ENDORSE A COPY OF YOUR CORRESPONDENCE TO DIRECTOR EX-SERVICEMEN AFFAIRS FOR FOLLOW UP ACTION.









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