7th CPC: Enhancement of family pension – DOPPW letter

Submission of Annual Life Certificate for pensioners/family pensioners living abroad: DoP&PW

7th CPC: No further increase in the rate of pension and family pension from the existing levels – DOPPW letter dated 03.09.2020


No. 1/23/2020-P&PW (E)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, P.G. & Pensions
Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare

3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhawan,
Khan Market, New Delhi,


Shri S.C Maheshwari
General Secretary.
Bharat Pensioners Samaj
2/13-A Backside Basement
Jangpura A, New Delhi -110014

Subject: – Enhancement of family pension


I am directed to refer to your letter No BPS/SG/FP/2020/01 dated 17.02.2020 on the above mentioned subject and to say that the matter regarding Enhancement of family pension was examined by 7th CPC and the following recommendation/observation has been made by Commission:

“10.1.24 in representations to and in meetings with the Commission a number of entities have, while seeking a raise in pension from the existing level of 50 per cent of last pay drawn, questioned the basis for determination of pension st 50 per cent of last pay drawn. Similarly representations for increasing family pension from existing 30 per cent to 50 per cent of the last pay drawn have been received by the Commission.

10.1.25 The Commission sought the views of the government in this regard. The Department of Pension and Pensioners Welfare stated that the VI CPC had recommended calculation of pension @ 50 per cent of last pay of the average emoluments (for last 10 months) whichever is more beneficial. The Commission also recommended delinking of pension from qualifying service of 33 years. Effectively the dispensation on pension has already been liberalised by the VI CPC. Further the recommendations of this Commission in relation to pay of both the civilian and defence forces personnel will lead to a significant increase in the pay drawn and therefore in the ‘last pay drawn’/reckonable emoluments.’ Therefore the Commission does not recommend any further increase in the rate of pension and family pension from the existing levels.”

2. In view of the recommendation/observation of the 7th CPC being accepted by the Government there does not appear any further increase in the rate of pension and family pension from the existing levels.

3. This issues with the approval of Competent Authority.

(Sanjoy Shankar)
Under Secretary to the Government of India
Ph.: 24644632

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