Payment of family pension to physically handicapped/mentally disabled children

Clarification regarding payment of family pension to physically handicapped/mentally disabled children

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA (BHARAT SARKAR) 
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS (RAIL MANTRALAYA) 
(RAILWAY BOARD)

RBE No. 120/2012

No.F(E)III/2005/PN1/32

New Delhi, dated: 25.10.2012

The GMs/FA&CAOs, 
All Indian Railways/Production Units. 
(As per mailing list)

Subject: – Clarification regarding payment of family pension to physically handicapped/mentally disabled children.

   A reference has been received from one of the Zonal Railways seeking clarification on certain issues relating to grant of family pension to a son/daughter of a deceased Railway servent suffering from any disorder/disability of mind/mentally retarded or physically crippled/disabled and is rendered incapable of earning a living even after in the age of 25 years of age, in terms of provisions contained in Rule 75(6) of the Railway Services (Pension) Rules, 1993. The matter has been examined consultation with the Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare (DOP&PW), and the issues raised are clarified as under :-

 

S.No.

Clarification Sought    

Clarification Given

(a)

Whether the Clarification given by Board vide letter of even number dated 15.01.2010 will be effective from the date of issue of the letter or the similarly placed past cases will also be covered.

(a) The past cases as indicated in letter of even number dated 15.01.2010 will also be covered 
under the said instructions. The financial benefits will accrue from the date the family pensioner becomes entitled to the family pension irrespective of whether the injury/handicap 
occurred/manifested and whether the same was certified by the competent medical authorities 
before or after attaining the age of 25 years.

(b)

Whether the Board's clarification of even number dated 15.01.2010 are also applicable in the case of physically disabled/mentally handicapped son/daughter of CPF/SRPF(C) retirees who are eligible for grant of Ex-gratia payment for life on fulfillment of the same very conditions as specified for such son/daughter of the government servant governed by the Railway Services(Pension) Rules,1993. If applicable, then from which date the clarification will be effective i.e. whether past cases will  also be covered and from which date the financial benefit will accrue in their cases.

(b) The clarification contained in this letter and letter of even number dated 15.01.2010 will equally apply in the case of similarly placed children of CPF/SRPF(C) beneficiaries.

   2. This disposes of Eastern Railways letter No.E787/0/Pen/Pt-XXV dated 20.07.2012 & 10.09.2012.

sd/- 
(Mrs. Sukhender Kaur) 
Joint Director Finance (Estt.), 
Railway Board.

Source: NFIR

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