Family Pension Rule Changed! Now Central Employees Will Get Pension Of Rs 1.25 Lakh, Know New Rules
7th Pay Commission: If both husband and wife come under the rules of pension, then after the death of both their two children will get family pension. The sum of these two pensions should be maximum Rs 1.25 lakh.
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Today we will give information about the pension received by the family of central employees. Actually, the rules related to family pension have been updated in the last days.
The family of Central Government Employees gets the facility of pension. Under this, if both husband and wife are government employees and they are covered under the Central Civil Services Pension (CCS Pension) 1972, then in such a situation their family will also be made part of the family pension.
On the death of both of them after retirement, their children (nominees) can get two pensions. The sum of these two pensions should be maximum Rs 1.25 lakh.
What changed in family pension?
According to Rule 54(11) of CCS Pension 1972, if both husband and wife are covered under the rules of pension, then after the death of both their two children will get family pension.
If one of the members dies after retirement in the service, then the family pension will be given to the other member (husband or wife). If both of them die after retirement, then the children will get the facility of family pension.
Earlier family pension was less
Earlier, on the death of a government employee, the surviving children used to get 45 thousand rupees as family pension. This was the rule under Pension Rule 54 (3). If both the family pensions were given to the children, then according to sub rule (2), this amount would have been Rs 27 thousand.
This is the current new rule
According to the 7th Pay Commission (7th pay commission), the maximum pension amount is fixed at Rs 2.5 lakh. But, there has been a change in the rules of family pension.
Both husband and wife are government employees and if both of them die after retirement, then a pension of 1.25 lakh and another family pension of Rs 75 thousand will be given to the nominee children.
In lieu of the 7th Pay Commission, the government fixed the family pension at the rate of Rs 2.50 lakh per month. According to the notification, in place of 45 thousand rupees from 1.1.2016, 50 percent of the total 2.5 lakh i.e. 1.25 lakh rupees will be given to the nominee as family pension.
Earlier the pension of 27 thousand rupees has now been reduced to 30 percent of 2.5 lakh i.e. 75 thousand rupees.