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Last Updated On: 16/03/2016
22. What is the procedure for switchover of pension payment from Pay & Accounts Office or treasury to Public Sector Bank ?

Answer: 22.1  The applications for switch-over to Authorised banks by the existing pensioners will be made in the from as given in Annexure IX (page 34 of Scheme Booklet) in duplicate to the Pension Disbursing Authority.

22.2  The pensioners should first draw pension which has already fallen due, before applying for transfer of their pension papers to the Authorised Banks.

22.3   Transfer applications in duplicate shall be forwarded immediately by the Pension Disbursing Authority alongwith the disburser’s copy of the PPO halves, duly authenticated and  written up-to-date to the CPAO for transmission to the Link Branchs of the AB for arranging payment after keeping necessary note in their records. Action will also be taken by Pension Disbursing Authority to update the entries of payment made in the pensioner’s portion of the PPOs,  if not already done, before the transfer application is sent to the CPAO. 

21.4  If a PPO (disburse’s portion) has got torn or mutilated, it will be renewed by the CPAO with the help of PAO, if necessary, before sending it to the Link Branch.
 
23. Who is to authorize payment of family pension and death gratuity when a Govt. servant dies while on deputation ?

Answer: In the case of a Govt. servant who dies while on deputation to another Central Govt. Deptt.,action to authorize family pension and death gratuity in accordance with the provisions of chapter IX of the pension Rules shall be taken by his Head of Office of the borrowing department. 
In the case of a Govt. servant who dies while on deputation to a State Govt. or while on Foreign Service action to authorize the payments of family pension and death gratuity in accordance with the provisions of Chapter IX of the pension Rules shall be taken by the Head of Office or the cadre authority which sanctioned the deputation of the Govt. servant to the State Govt. or to his Foreign Service.
 
24. When should a family member become eligible for the grant of family pension to get the family pension?

Answer: Normally, family pension is sanctioned and authorized at the same time as pension and indicated in the Pension Payment Order and is to be drawn after the death of the pensioner. In case of Govt. servant dying while in service, the widow or widower has to make a claim in Form 14 to the Head of Office who will sanction and authorize the family pension through its Pay & Accounts Officer. 
Where the deceased Govt. servant is survived only by a child or children, the guardian (in case of minor child/children) or such child or children may submit a claim in Form 14 to the Head of Office for sanction and authorisation of family pension with its PAO. 
For getting family pension, the deceased pensioner’s family should apply in Form No. 14 along with a copy of the death certificate of the deceased pensioner (i) to the Pension Disbursing Authority if, the amount of family pension is already indicated in the Pension Payment Order (ii) to the Head of Office for sanction of family pension in all other cases.
 
25. Up to which period family pension is payable?

Answer: Family pension is payable to one member of the family at a time in the order and for the period as under:  

a) In the case of a widow or widower, up to the date of death or remarriage, whichever is earlier. 
Family Pension shall be continue to be payable to a childless widow after her re-marriage if her income from all other sources is less than the amount of amount of minimum family pension and the dearness relief thereon.

b) When widow or widower becomes ineligible, children below 25 years of age in the order of their age, up to 25 years of age or till they get married or till they start earning more than the amount of  minimum family pension along with dearness allowance thereon.

c) After (a)& (b) above; for the lifetime to any unmarried son/daughter who is suffering from any disorder or disability of mind (including mentally retarded)or physically crippled or disabled and who is unable to earn a living.

d)Parents who were wholly dependent on the Govt. servant when he/she was alive provided the deceased employee had left neither a widow nor a child.

e)  disabled siblings (i.e. brother and sister) who were dependent on the Government servant immediately before the death of the Government Servant, for life.

26. Is family pension payable to more than one person at a time?

Answer: Normally, the family pension is payable to one eligible member at a time. However, in certain specific cases, the family pension is divided among eligible members of the family. The family pension will be paid in equal shares where the deceased Govt. servant or pensioner is survived by –
a) More than one widow (except in the case of Hindu widow). On the death of one widow, her share of the family pension shall become payable to eligible child. If she is not survived by any child, her share of the family pension shall not lapse but shall be payable to the other widow or widows; and to other child or children otherwise eligible in equal shares, or if there is only one widow or child, in fall to such widow or child; the eligible child will be paid the share, which the mother would have equal shares. 

b)A widow and an eligible child through another received had she been alive. 

c) A widow and an eligible child from a divorced wife; the child will be entitled to the share of family pension which the mother would have received had she not been divorced.
 
27. How is the family pension payable to twin children?

Answer: Normally, the family pension is payable to one eligible member at a time. However, in certain specific cases, the family pension is divided among eligible members of the family. The family pension will be paid in equal shares where the deceased Govt. servant or pensioner is survived by –
a) More than one widow (except in the case of Hindu widow). On the death of one widow, her share of the family pension shall become payable to eligible child. If she is not survived by any child, her share of the family pension shall not lapse but shall be payable to the other widow or widows; and to other child or children otherwise eligible in equal shares, or if there is only one widow or child, in fall to such widow or child; the eligible child will be paid the share, which the mother would have equal shares. 

b)A widow and an eligible child through another received had she been alive. 

c) A widow and an eligible child from a divorced wife; the child will be entitled to the share of family pension which the mother would have received had she not been divorced.
 
28. Is family pension payable to a spouse judicially separated?

Answer: family pension is payable to a spouse judicially separated but not to a spouse judicially separated on the ground of adultery. As in reply to Q. No. 26.

29. What has the pensioner to do for restoration of commuted portion of pension? From what date is it restored?

Answer: Commuted portion of pension is to be restored after 15 years from the date of commutation. This restoration was introduced w.e.f. 1.4.85 i.e. those who completed 15 years on or after 1.4.85, their pension was to be restored. This period of 15 years is to be counted from date of discharge provided commutation was sanctioned simultaneously with service pension in the same PPO. 
However, where commutation was sanctioned subsequent to the date of discharge the restoration of commuted portion of pension will be done on completion of 15 years from the date from which the amount of capitalized value is paid or credited to the pensioner’s account. Every pensioner has to apply to his PDA (Pension Disbursing authority) through an application after completion of 15 years for restoration of commuted portion of pension.
 
30. To whom is rounding off benefit of percentage of disability pension under CCS(EOP) Rules  admissible ?

Answer: The extent of disability or functional incapacity is determined in the following manner for purposes of computing the disability element forming part of benefits:-

 Percentage of disability assessed by Medical Board. Percentage  to be reckoned for computation of disability pension
 Upto 50% 50%
 More than 50 and upto 75% 75%
 More than 75 and upto 100% 100%

Provided that the above broad banding shall not be applicable to Government servants who are retained in service.
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