Family Pension Rules Change: The Central Government has made major amendments in the Family Pension Rules. The government has amended the Central Civil Services Pension (CCS Pension) Rules, 2021, allowing women government employees to nominate their eligible child or children for pension in place of their husband.
Union Minister of State for Personnel Jitendra Singh said that DOPPW has made an amendment in the Central Civil Services (Pension) Rules, 2021. He said the amendment would be helpful in dealing with situations where marital discord leads to divorce proceedings or cases under laws such as the Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, Dowry Prohibition Act or the Indian Penal Code (IPC). are recorded.
What should a female employee do?
DOPPW said that women government employees or women pensioners will have to make a written request to the concerned Head of Office stating that in the event of her death during the ongoing period of legal proceedings, the family pension will be paid to the eligible child/children before the husband. ) should be given. If a female government employee or pensioner dies during the proceedings, then the family pension will be given accordingly.
Necessary conditions for family pension in new rules
- The DOP&PW notification states, if a female employee does not have any eligible child alive, the family pension will be payable to her surviving husband.
- If her husband is the guardian of a minor child or a child suffering from mental disorder, she will receive family pension as long as he remains the guardian.
- After that, when the child becomes an adult and is eligible for family pension, then this pension will be given directly to that child.
- In such cases where at the time of death of a female government employee or pensioner, her children are adults, then the family pension will be given to the child or children instead of the husband.
- But if the children are not eligible for family pension on the death of a female employee, then the husband of that woman will get it until she dies or she remarries.
Emphasizing on women-centric reforms in the Department of Pension and Pensioners' Welfare, Dr Jitendra Singh said an earlier order had allowed a divorced daughter, in whose case a divorce decree was issued after the death of her parents , was made eligible for family pension if a divorce petition was filed in the court before the death of his parents.