Grant of family pension under CCS (Pension) Rules, 2021 on remarriage of a childless widow: DoP&PW OM.
F. No. 1/1(1))/2022-P& PW (E)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, PG & Pensions
Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare
3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhawan
Khan Market, New Delhi-110 003
Subject: Grant of family pension under Central Civil Services (Pension) Rules, 2021 on remarriage of a childless widow.
The undersigned is directed to say that Department of Pension has notified the Central Civil Services (Pension) Rules, 2021 in supersession of the Central Civil Service (Pension) Rules, 1972. Rule 50 of the Central Civil Service (Pension) Rules, 2021 deals with payment of family pension on death of a Government servant/pensioner.
2. In accordance with Rule 50(8) of the Central Civil Service (Pension) Rules, 2021, on death of a Government servant/pensioner, family pension is payable to the widow or widower upto the date of death or re-marriage, whichever is earlier and the eligibility of widow or widower for family pension is not affected by the amount of her or his income from other sources. However, on re-marriage by a childless widow, family pension continues to be payable to her, if her income from all other sources is less than the amount of minimum family pension (i.e Rs. 9000/- per month) plus the dearness relief admissible thereon.
3. If after re-marriage, income of childless. widow from all other sources becomes equal to or more than the amount of minimum family pension and the dearness relief admissible thereon, family pension payable to her shall be stopped and it shall become payable to the other eligible member of the family, if any, of the deceased Government servant.
4. It shall be the duty of a childless widow after her re-marriage to furnish a certificate to the Pension Disbursing Authority once in a year that she has not started earning income from other sources which is equal to or more than the minimum family pension and the dearness relief admissible thereon.
5. All Ministries/Departments are requested that the above provisions regarding continuance of family pension on remarriage of a childless widow under Central Civil Services (Pension) Rules, 2021 may be brought to the notice of the personnel dealing with the pensionary benefits in the Ministry/Department and attached/subordinate offices thereunder, for strict implementation.
Under Secretary to Government of India
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