Grant of family pension to parents of a deceased Government servant/pensioner under Central Civil Services (Pension) Rules, 2021
F. No. 1/1(1))/2022-P&PW (E)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, PG & Pensions
Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare
3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhawan
Khan Market, New Delhi-110 003
Subject: Grant of family pension under Central Civil Services (Pension) Rules, 2021 to parents of a deceased Government servant/pensioner.
The undersigned is directed to say that Department of Pension has notified the Central Civil Services (Pension) Rules, 2021 in supersession of the Central Civil Service (Pension) Rules, 1972. Rule 50 of the Central Civil Service (Pension) Rules, 2021 deals with payment of family pension on death of a Government servant/pensioner.
2. In accordance with Rule 50(10) of the Central Civil Service (Pension) Rules, 2021, where a deceased Government servant or pensioner is not survived by a widow or widower or a child eligible for family pension or if the widow or widower and all children cease to be eligible for family pension, the family pension is payable to the parents for life, if the parents were dependent on the Government servant or pensioner immediately before his or her death. Parents are deemed to be dependent on the Government servant if their combined income is less than the minimum family pension and the dearness relief admissible thereon. The family pension to parents is payable to the mother of the deceased Government servant or pensioner failing which to the father of the deceased Government servant or pensioner.
3. Parents receiving family pension are required to furnish a certificate to the Pension Disbursing Authority once in a year that they have not started earning their livelihood and the family pension payable to parents shall be stopped if they start earning their livelihood.
4. All Ministries/Departments are requested that the above provisions regarding grant of family pension under Central Civil Services (Pension) Rules, 2021 to dependent parents of a deceased Government servant/pensioner may be brought to the notice of the personnel dealing with the pensionary benefits in the Ministry/Department and attached/subordinate offices thereunder, for strict implementation.
Under Secretary to Government of India
All Ministries/Departments/Organisations (As per standard list).