Deductions towards commutation are required to be made from family pension: DOPPW Clarification O.M
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, P.G. & Pensions
Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare
3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhawan,
Khan Market, New Delhi-110003
Date:- 25th Oct, 2022
Sub:- Clarification regarding whether deductions towards commutation are required to be made from family pension for the remaining period in cases where the pensioner dies before the restoration of commuted pension-reg
In accordance with Rule 5 of CCS (Commutation of Pension) Rules, 1981, a Government servant can commute for a lump-sum payment of an amount not exceeding 40 per cent of his pension. Further, in accordance with Rule 10-A of CCS (Commutation of Pension) Rules, 1981 the commuted amount of the pension shall be restored on completion of fifteen years from the date of reduction of pension on account of commutation becomes operative in accordance with Rule 6.
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2. References/representations have been received in this Department seeking clarification whether deduction towards commutation are required to be made from family pension for the remaining period in cases where the pensioner dies before the restoration of commuted pension.
3. It is clarified that in such cases monthly commuted amount of pension is not required to be deducted from family pension and family pension shall be paid in full without any deduction in this regard.
l. All Ministries/Departments of the Government of India (as per standard distribution list).
2. C&AG of India, UPSC, etc. as per standard endorsement list.
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Irrelevant clarifications are sought. Family pension is separate structure and it is entitled to family of a Retired employee only. Whatever the employee has committed with his employer for repayment, he is responsible for it, not his family.