Big Relief for Central Government Employees? Modi Government amends pension rule
Central Government Pension Rule: The Modi 2.0 Government at the center has amended the Rule 54 of Central Civil Service (Pension) Rules, 1972.
Central Government Pension Rule: The Modi 2.0 Government at the center has amended Rule 54 of Central Civil Service (Pension) Rules, 1972. In this rule, in case of death of a Central Government employee during the service period, his or her family is entitled to a family pension. Earlier, the family pension under Rule 54 was payable at an increased rate of 50 per cent of the last drawn pay of the central government servant for 10 years. However, if the Government employee had rendered continuous service of at least seven years; thereafter the rate of family pension was 30 per cent of the pay last drawn by the deceased central government employee. This amendment would come into force from 1st of October 2019.
If the Government servant had served for less than seven years period before his death, the rate of family pension was 30 per cent from the beginning and family pension at increased rate of 50 per cent of last pay drawn was not payable to the family.
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The Union Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions said in a statement on September 24 that the Government realised the need for family pension at the increased rate was more in the case of Government employees who dies early in his or her career, as his pay at the initial phase of service is much less. In view of this, a notification dated 19th September 2019 has amended Rule 54 of the Central Civil Services (Pension) Rules, 1972.
As per the amended Rule 54 of the Central Civil Services (Pension) Rules, 1972, the family of a Government employee, who die within seven years of their joining, will also be entitled for the family pension at an increased rate of 50 per cent of last pay drawn, for 10 years.
The families of Government employees who died before the completion of seven years service within 10 years before 1st October 2019, will also be eligible for family pension at enhanced rates with effect from 1st October 2019, the statement said.
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