The Department of Personnel and Training (DOPT) has considered the requests of staff side in the JCM meetings for considering waiver of one year period and for allowing family pension in respect of Officers/pensioners who are reported missing while on pilgrimage, tour etc. within a period of 2 months of filing FIR with the Police.
The DOPT has decided that the family pension/retirement or death gratuity to eligible family members of a Government servant/pensioner may be sanctioned after 6 months from the date of FIR with police. This is subject to the other instructions in the matter.
For full details download OM No. 1/28/04-P&PW (E) dated 2.7.2010.