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
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(9) of the Central Civil Service (Pension) Rules, 2021, an unmarried or widowed or divorced daughter of a deceased Government servant/pensioner, who is not earning her livelihood, is eligible for family pension beyond the age of twenty-five years for life or until she gets married or re-married or until she starts earning her livelihood, whichever is the earliest, subject to the following conditions-
(i) The family pension shall be initially payable to the children below the age of twenty-five years or to a disabled child eligible to receive family pension in accordance with Rule 50.
(ii) The unmarried or widowed or divorced daughter was dependant on her parent or parents when he or she or they were alive;
(iii) Where a deceased Government servant or pensioner leaves behind more than one unmarried or widowed or divorced daughter beyond the age of twenty-five years, family pension shall first be payable to such daughter, who fulfil the eligibility conditions for grant of family pension, in the order of their birth;
(iv) The elder daughter shall be entitled to the family pension till she has got married or remarried or has started earning her livelihood, whichever is earlier and the younger of the daughters will be eligible for family pension after the elder next above her has got married or remarried or has started earning her livelihood or has died;
(v) In the case of widowed daughter, death of her husband and in the case of divorced daughter, her divorce took place during the lifetime of the Government servant or pensioner or his or her spouse. However, family pension shall be payable to a divorced daughter from the date of divorce if the divorce proceedings were filed in a competent court during the life time of the Government servant or pensioner or his or her spouse but the divorce took place after their death. In such cases, if consequent on the death of the Government servant or pensioner and his or her spouse, the family pension to any other eligible member of the family has become payable before the date of divorce of daughter, the family pension to such divorced daughter shall not commence before the aforesaid member of the family ceases to be eligible for family pension or dies.
3. All Ministries/Departments are requested that the above provisions regarding grant of family pension under Central Civil Services (Pension) Rules, 202] to an unmarried or widowed or divorced daughter of a deceased Government servant/pensioner 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