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Family Pension increased from 30% to 50% on death before 7 years of Service – Gazette

CCS (Pension) Second Amendment Rules, 2019 (Sub-rule (3) of rule 54)

(Department of Pension and Pensioners’ Welfare)

New Delhi, the 19th September, 2019

G.S.R. 673(E).— In exercise of the powers conferred by the proviso to article 309 and clause (5) of article 148 of the Constitution and after consultation with the Comptroller and Auditor-General of India in relation to persons serving in the Indian Audit and Accounts Department, the President hereby makes the following rules further to amend the Central Civil Services (Pension) Rules, 1972, namely:-

1. Short title and commencement. – (1) These rules may be called the Central Civil Services (Pension) Second Amendment Rules, 2019.

(2) They shall come into force from 1st day of October, 2019

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2. In the Central Civil Services (Pension) Rules, 1972,-

(i) in rule 54,

(a) in sub-rule (3), –

(A) in clause (a), in sub–clause (i), the words “after having rendered not less than seven years’ continuous service” shall be omitted;

(B) in clause (b), in sub-clause (i), the words “after having rendered not less than seven years’ continuous service” shall be omitted;

(b) after sub-rule (3), the following sub-rule shall be inserted, namely: –

“(3A) Where of a Government servant who died within ten years before the 1st day of October, 2019, without completing, continuous service of seven years, his family shall be eligible for family pension at enhanced rates in accordance with sub-rule (3) with effect from the 1st day of October, 2019, subject to fulfilment of other conditions for grant of family pension.”;

(ii) in rule 79, for clauses (a) and (b), the following clauses shall be substituted, namely:-

“(a) For the purpose of Family Pension, 1964, if the family of the deceased Government servant has become eligible for family pension in accordance with sub-rule (2) of rule 54, the amount of family pension and the period for which it is payable shall be determined in accordance with sub-rule (3) of rule 54 within one month from the date of receipt of intimation of the date of death of the Government servant.

(b) For the purpose of death gratuity ,–

(i) If the entire service rendered by the deceased Government servant is not capable of being verified and accepted, the amount of death gratuity shall be provisionally determined in accordance with clause (b) of sub-rule (1) of rule 50 on the basis of the length of qualifying service which is verified and accepted immediately preceding the date of death of the Government servant and the amount of death gratuity, so determined shall be authorised to the beneficiaries on provisional basis within one month from the date of receipt of intimation of date of death of the Government servant.

(ii) The final amount of the death gratuity shall be determined by the Head of Office on the acceptance and verification of the entire spell of service by him within a period of six months from the date on which the authority for the payment of provisional death gratuity was issued and the balance, if any, becoming payable as a result of determination of the final amount of death gratuity shall then be authorised to the beneficiaries.”;

(iii) for Form 18, the following Form shall be substituted, namely:-

“Form 18

[See rules 78(1), 80(1), 80(3), 80 (5), 80-B (1) and 80-B (5)]

Assessment and authorisation of payment of family pension and death gratuity when a Government
servant dies while in service

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Explanatory Memorandum

Sub-rule (3A) of rule 54, inter alia, provide for payment of family pension to the family of a Government servant who died within ten years before the 1st day of October, 2019 without completing continuous service of seven years. It is certified that none will be adversely affected by giving retrospective effect to the amendment.

Note : The principal rules were published in the Gazette of India, Part II, Section 3, Sub-section (i) vide number S.O. 934, dated the 1st April, 1972. The fourth edition of the rules corrected up to July, 1988 was published in the year of 1988. The said rules were subsequently amended vide the following notifications, namely:-

1. S.O.254, dated the 4th February, 1989;
2. S.O.970, dated the 6th May, 1989;
3. S.O.2467, dated the 7th October, 1989;
4. S.O.899, dated the 14th April, 1990;
5. S.O.1454, dated the 26th May, 1990;
6. S.O.2329, dated the 8th September, 1990;
7. S.O.3269, dated the 8th December, 1990;
8. S.O.3270, dated the 8th December, 1990;
9. S.O.3273, dated the 8th December, 1990;
10. S.O.409, dated the 9th February, 1991;
11. S.O.464, dated the 16th February, 1991;
12. S.O.2287, dated the 7th September, 1991;
13. S.O.2740, dated the 2nd November, 1991;
14. G.S.R.677, dated the 7th December, 1991;
15. G.S.R.39, dated the 1st February, 1992;
16. G.S.R.55, dated the 15th February, 1992;
17. G.S.R.570, dated the 19th December, 1992;
18. S.O.258, dated the 13th February, 1993;
19. S.O.1673, dated the 7th August, 1993;
20. G.S.R.449, dated the 11th September, 1993;
21. S.O.1984, dated the 25th September, 1993;
22. G.S.R.389(E), dated the 18th April, 1994;
23. S.O.1775, dated the 19th July, 1997;
24. S.O.259, dated the 30th January, 1999;
25. S.O.904 (E), dated the 30th September, 2000;
26. S.O.717 (E), dated the 27th July, 2001;
27. G.S.R.75 (E), dated the 1st February, 2002;
28. S.O.4000 dated the 28th December, 2002;
29. S.O.860 (E), dated the 28th July, 2003;
30. S.O.1483 (E), dated the 30th December, 2003;
31. S.O.1487 (E), dated the 14th October, 2005;
32. G.S.R.723(E), dated the 23rd November, 2006;
33. S.O.1821 (E), dated the 25th October, 2007;
34. G.S.R.258 (E), dated the 31st March, 2008;
35. S.O.1028 (E), dated the 25th April, 2008;
36. S.O.829 (E), dated the 12th April, 2010;
37. G.S.R.176, dated the 11th June, 2011;
38. G.S.R.928 (E), dated the 26th December, 2012;
39. G.S.R.938 (E), dated the 27th December, 2012;
40. G.S.R.103 (E), dated the 21st February, 2014;
41. G.S.R.138 (E), dated the 3rd March, 2014;
42. G.S.R.233 (E), dated the 28th March, 2014;
43. G.S.R.628 (E), dated the 1st September, 2014;
44. G.S.R.232 (E), dated the 30th March, 2015;
45. G.S.R.962 (E), dated the 30th September, 2016; and
46. G.S.R.12 (E), dated the 4th January, 2019.

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  1. Sir,
    How to implement government offices with this notification.
    because an endorsement as OM is to be required for the perpose.

  2. Government has taken a giant step in providing enhanced pension to family of those employees who die in harness before finishing seven years of service.Givernment should also increase other benefits to family members by allowing them to retain government accommodation on paying license fee for a period of five years in order for them to rehabilitate themselves.


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