Clarification for Minimum revised family pension in HAG scales and above

Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare has issued clarification to its earlier OM No: 38/37/08-P&PW(A) dated 01.09.2008, and O.M.No: 38/37/08-P&PW(A).Pt.1 dated 3.10.2008 and 14.10.2008 which provide minimum revised 6CPC family pension of 30% of the minimum of the pay in the pay band plus the grade pay corresponding to the pre-revised pay scale from which the pensioner had retired (This revision would take effect from 01.01.2006).

This minimum fixation of family pension was really a boon to Pre-2006 family pensioners.  As far as pre-2006 family pensioners other than HAG scales and above, this minimum revised family pension can be easily calculated based on fitment table provided in the above mentioned Office Memorandums dated 14.10.2008.

Click here to read Office Memorandum dated 14.10.2008 that contain fitment table for revised family pension.

However, in respect of HAG scales and above it is 30% of the minimum of the revised pay scale. In the cases of such employees who retired/died on or before 31.12.2005, the family pension at enhanced rates was also required to he revised.

For this exercise of calculating revised pay scale and consequent revised family pension at enhanced rates based on the said revised pay scale as on 01.01.2006 in respect of HAG scales and above, the present Office Memorandum F.No.1/3/2011-P&PW(E) dated 25.05.2012 clarifies as follows.

“the revised enhanced family pension, under sub-rule 3(a) of Rule 54 of the CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972, during the applicable period, shall also be determined as per para 4.1 of O.M. No.38/37/08-P&PW(A), dated 01.9.08. Further, it shall not be less than 50% of the sum of minimum of the pay ¡n the pay band plus the grade pay or 50% of minimum of pay scales in case of HAG and above, corresponding to the pre-revised pay scale in which the pensioner/deceased employee had last worked.

In cases where the pension authorized on retirement was less than 50% of the last pay drawn and amount of pension revised after 1.1.2006 is also less than 50% of the sum of minimum of the pay in the pay band plus grade pay or 50% of minimum of revised pay scales in case of HAG and above, the revised enhanced family pension may be less than 50% and shall be restricted to that amount.

In the case of a pensioner who died prior to 1.01.2006, the notional revised pension as on 01.01.2006 shall be taken into account for the purpose of calculation as above. in all cases, the amount of revised enhanced family pension shall not be less than 30% of the sum of minimum of the pay in the pay band plus the grade pay or 30% of minimum of pay scales in case of HAG and above.”

The present office Memorandum dated 25.05.2012 is reproduced as follows.

F.No.1/3/2011-P&PW(E)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, P.G. & Pensions
Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare

3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhavan,
Khan Market, New Delhi
Dated: the 25th May, 2012

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Fixation of enhanced family pension – pre-2006 pensioners / family pensioners -Clarification regarding.

The orders of the Government on implementation of the recommendations of the 6th central Pay Commission were issued by this Department in September, 2008. The family pension in respect of pre-2006 pensioners/family pensioners was consolidated w.e.f. 01.01.06 as provided for in this Department’s O.M. No.38/37/08- P&PW(A), dated 01.9.08 and clarified vide O.M. No. 38/37/08-P&PW(A).Pt.I, dated 03.10.08 and 14.10.08.

2. The fixation of family pension at ordinary rates is subject to the provision that the revised family pension in no case shall be lower than 30% of the minimum of the pay in the pay band plus the grade pay corresponding to the pre-revised pay scale from which the pensioner had retired. In case of HAG and above scales it is 30% of the minimum of the revised pay scale. In the cases of such employees who retired/died on or before 31.12.2005, the family pension at enhanced rates was also required to he revised.

3. It is clarified that the revised enhanced family pension, under sub-rule 3(a) of Rule 54 of the CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972, during the applicable period, shall also be determined as per para 4.1 of O.M. No.38/37/08-P&PW(A), dated 01.9.08. Further, it shall not be less than 50% of the sum of minimum of the pay ¡n the pay band plus the grade pay or 50% of minimum of pay scales in case of HAG and above, corresponding to the pre-revised pay scale in which the pensioner/deceased employee had last worked.

4. In cases where the pension authorized on retirement was less than 50% of the last pay drawn and amount of pension revised after 1.1.2006 is also less than 50% of the sum of minimum of the pay in the pay band plus grade pay or 50% of minimum of revised pay scales in case of HAG and above, the revised enhanced family pension may be less than 50% and shall be restricted to that amount.

5. In the case of a pensioner who died prior to 1.01.2006, the notional revised pension as on 01.01.2006 shall be taken into account for the purpose of calculation as above. in all cases, the amount of revised enhanced family pension shall not be less than 30% of the sum of minimum of the pay in the pay band plus the grade pay or 30% of minimum of pay scales in case of HAG and above.

6. As regards pensioners/family pensioners belonging to the Indian Audit and Accounts Departments, these Orders issue after consultation with the Comptroller and Auditor General of India.

7. This issues with the concurrence of Ministry of Finance. Department of Expenditure vide their U.0. No.253/E.V/2012, dated 26.4.2012.

8. Hindi version will follow.

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(K.K.Mittal)
Director

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