Payment of family pension, death gratuity and other dues – Clarification on applicability of orders retrospectively and NPS
R.B.E. No. 32/2022
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA (भारत सरकार)
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS (रेल मंत्रालय)
RAILWAY BOARD (रेलवे बोर्ड)
New Delhi, dated:17.03.2022.
The General Managers/Principal Financial Advisors,
All Zonal Railways/Production Units etc.,
(As per mailing list)
Sub:- Payment of family pension, death gratuity and other dues to the family on death of a Railway servant during service – regarding.
Please refer to the Board’s letter of even number dated 04.06.2021 circulating DOP&PW’s O.M. No. 1/11/2021-P&PW/(E) dated 03.06.2021 vide which order was issued providing for instructions regarding payment of family pension, death gratuity and other dues to the family on death of a Railway Servant during service.
2. One of the Zonal Railways had sought clarification regarding the applicability of the Board’s instructions dated 04.06.2021 on the past cases.
3. The issue has been examined in consultation with Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare (DOP&PW) and it is clarified that Board’s instructions of even number dated 04.06.2021 are also applicable in respect of employees who expired before the date of issue of the said order irrespective of deceased employee covered under Old Pension scheme or under NPS.
This also disposes of North Eastern Railway’s letter No. पेंशन/मु./एनपीएस/समापक/2019 dated 25.02.2022.
Deputy Director, Finance (Estt.)III,