Full liberalized pension to widows of Paramilitary Personnel at par with the widows of defence personnel: Action Taken Report

Full liberalized pension to widows of Paramilitary Personnel at par with the widows of defence personnel: Action Taken Report

Full liberalized pension to widows of Paramilitary Personnel at par with the widows of defence personnel: Action Taken Report on recommendation of DRPSC

PARLIAMENT OF INDIA
RAJYA SABHA
DEPARTMENT-RELATED PARLIAMENTARY STANDING COMMITTEE ON
PERSONNEL, PUBLIC GRIEVANCES, LAW AND JUSTICE
Rajya Sabha Secretariat, New Delhi
December, 2022 / Agrahayana, 1944 (Saka)

ONE HUNDRED TWENTIETH REPORT
ON
ACTION TAKEN ON ONE HUNDRED TENTH REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON
“PENSIONER’S GRIEVANCES – IMPACT OF PENSION ADALATS AND CENTRALIZED
PENSION GRIEVANCES REDRESS AND MONITORING SYSTEM (CPENGRAMS)”
PERTAINING TO
THE DEPARTMENT OF PENSION & PENSIONERS’ WELFARE
(MINISTRY OF PERSONNEL, PUBLIC GRIEVANCES & PENSIONS)

(Presented to the Rajya Sabha on 8th December, 2022)
(Laid on the Table of the Lok Sabha on 8th December, 2022)

Full liberalized pension to widows of Paramilitary Personnel at par with the widows of defence personnel

RECOMMENDATIONS/OBSERVATIONS IN RESPECT OF WHICH THE COMMITTEE DOES NOT ACCEPT THE REASONS GIVEN BY THE GOVERNMENT AND REITERATES ITS RECOMMENDATIONS

GRIEVANCES PERTAINING TO PENSION POLICY, PENSION STRUCTURE AND OTHER RETIREMENT BENEFITS

Recommendation/Observation

3.18 The Committee feels that widows of paramilitary/ civilian govt. servants should not be discriminated against widows of Defence forces Personnel and recommends that the Government should sympathetically consider the plight of such women and explore the feasibility of amending Central Civil Services Pension rules to enable widows of Paramilitary/Civil Government Servants to get full liberalized pension at par with widows of defence personnel even after their remarriage. (3.37)

Action Taken

3.19 Central Government Civil Employees who sustained injury or contract diseases or die or a disabled or in capacitated on account of causes which are accepted as attributable to or aggravated by Government Service are eligible for special benefits under CCS (EOP) Rules, 1939. Families of Central Government civilian employees paid from civil estimates who sustain injuries or contract diseases and die on account of causes which are accepted as attributable to or aggravated by Government services, are eligible for an extraordinary family pension under the CCS (Extraordinary Pension Rules). The rates of extraordinary family pension and disability pension under the EOP Rules are higher than the normal family pension and invalid pension under the CCS (Pension) Rules.

Further observation

3.20 The Paramilitary Forces have to face hardship in the line of their duty. They have also been kept outside the old pension scheme and thus on death or disability on active duty the family pensioner do not get sufficient amount of pension to sustain their lives. The Committee therefore feels that Government should have a liberal view and consider the case of widows of Paramilitary Personnel to get full liberalized pension at par with the widows of defence personnel.

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Source: Rajya Sabha

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