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Centre eases family pension rules of government employees

Centre eases family pension rules of government employees

In a great relief to the majority of central government employees and their families living across the country, especially living in terrorist-affected areas, the government of India relaxed the family pension rules.

The Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pension issued a statement in this regard. As per this statement, the family pension will be immediately paid to the family of a missing government employee covered by the National Pension System.

The government eased the family pension rules for government servants covered by the National Pension System and CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972.

So far, the family pension is paid to the family of a missing government employee only after seven years from his missing period or the declaration of his death according to the law.


But, the central government relaxed the rules, stating that the family pension of a missing government employee would be paid to the family immediately. However, if the missing person reappears and resumes his or her service, then the amount paid to their family will be deducted from their salary.

The new rules will be a great relief to the family of members of a government servant who works in terrorist-affected areas or Maoist-hit regions.

Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh said that the rules were relaxed for the benefit of the families of government servants. Families of these employees face difficulties if they are missing. Hence, the new rules were brought about to benefit them.

As per the new order, if a government servant covered by the NPS goes missing during his service, his family members will be paid the benefits immediately. These benefits include arrears of salary, retirement gratuity etc.

If a government employee covered under the NPS misses and his family members are given the family pension under CCS (Pension) Rules or CCS (EOP) Rules, his account will remain suspended. This suspension will be in force till he reappears. Or until he is declared dead at any time or after seven years.

If he reappears, his NPS will be reactivated and become operative. On the other hand, if he is declared dead, his contributions and the accumulated amount will be paid to the nominee or legal heir.

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