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Family Pension admissible to NPS covered Central Government Employees – Clarification

Family Pension to the family of NPS covered Central Government Employees in the case of death of the employee concerned either attributable to Government Service or not attributable to Government Service

Department of Pension and Family Welfare has earlier issued Office Memorandum No. 18/41/2006-PPW (A) dated 05.05.2009 for granting Family Pension to the family of Central Government Employees who are covered by NPS in the event of death of the employee concerned before his / her retirement.
It has been provided in the said OM dated 05.05.2009 that if the death of the employee concerned is due to reasons attributable to Government Service the employee would be admissible for Family Pension and Death Gratuity under Extraordinary Pension Rules.  In the remaining cases Family of Central Government Employees covered by NPS would be entitled to Family Pension and Death Gratuity under Regular Pension Rules.
Now, CPAO has issued a clarification in this regard.
Government of India
Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure
Central Pension Accounting Office
Trikoot-ll, Bhikaji Cama Place, New Delhi-110066

Md Shahid Kamal Ansari, ICAS;
Assistant Controller of Accounts

Dated 11th Dec, 2017
Office Memorandum
Subject Clarification on family pension admissible to NPS employees on their death attributable to Govt. service- regarding.

Sir/ Madam,

I am to enclose herewith the OM No. 1/5/2017-P&PW (F) dt. 12/09/2017 regarding Clarification on family pension admissible to NPS employees on their death attributable to Govt. service for Information and further necessary action please.

End: As above

Sd/-
(Md. Shahid Kamal Ansari)
(Asstt. Controller of Accounts)
Ph. No.011- 26103074

To
All Pr CCAs/CCAs/CAs/AGs and Administrators of UTs (As per list)

No.1/5/2017-P&PW (F)
Ministry of Personnel Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Pension and Pensioners Welfare

 

3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhawan,
Khan Market, New Delhi -110 003
Dated the 12th September, 2017
OFFICE MEMORANDUM
Subject: Clarification on family pension admissible to NPS employees on their death attributable go Govt service – regarding
The undersigned is directed to refer to CPAO do letter No CPAO/NPS CRPF-BSF/2017-18/89 dated the 24th July 2017 on the above cited. subject As per this Department’s OM No 38/41/2006- P&PW(A) dated 5th May 2009, Government servants covered under National Pension System (NPS) on their death attributable lo Government service, are provisionally entitled for benefits under CCS(ECP)Rules 1939
2 The benefit of family pension under CCS( Penson) Rules a no CCS(EOP) Rules has been extended to the employees under NPS, vide OM dated 05.05.2009. On death of an NPS employee, the family is, however, not paid the benefit from NPS accumulations. The entitlements of the family on death of an NPS employee, are at par with the employee borne on a pensionable establishment, both under CCS(pension) Rules and CCS(EOP)Rules. Therefore, in case of death of an NPS employee, the family should be entitled to family pension under EOP Rules at the rate of 60% of the basic pay and not at the rate of 40% of base pay applicable on death of holder of a non-pensionable post.
Sd/-
(Sujasha Choudhury)
Director
Tel: 24635979
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