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Monday, January 11, 2010
HELP GUIDE - PENSIONS
As per clauses (ii) and (iii) of sub-rule (6) of Rule 54 of the C.C.S (Pension) Rules, 1972 read with clause (b) of Para 7.2 of this Department’s O.M. No. 45/86/97-P&PW (A)- Part I dated the 27th October 1997, son / daughter including widowed / divorced daughter shall be eligible for grant of family pension till he/she attains the age of 25 years or up to the date of his/her marriage/remarriage.
In consultation with the Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure and the Ministry of Law and Justice, Department of Legal Affairs etc., it has now been decided that there will be no age restriction in the case of the divorced/widowed daughter who shall be eligible for family pension even after their attaining 25 years of age subject to all other conditions prescribed in the case of son/daughter. Such daughter, including disabled divorced/widowed daughter shall, however, not be required to come back to her parental home as stipulated in Para 2(ii) of this Department’s O.M. dated 25th July 2001, which may be deemed to have been modified to that extent.
HANDICAPPED CHILDREN OF ARMED FORCES PERSONNEL
As per existing Para 7 of A. I. 51/80 (and corresponding provisions on the Naval and Air Force side), after the widow, a minor son unto the age of 21 years and for unmarried daughter up to the age of 30 years are eligible for grant of ordinary family pension.
The President is pleased to decide that if the son or daughter of a Service Personnel is suffering from any disorder or disability of mind or is physically crippled or disabled so as to render him or her unable to earn a living even after attaining the age of twenty one years in the case of the son and thirty years in the case of the daughter the family pension shall be payable to such son or daughter for life subject to the following condition namely: -
If such son or daughter is one among two or more children of the Service Personnel, the family pension shall be initially payable to the minor children in the order set out in note under Para 8 of AI 51/80 (and corresponding provisions of the Naval and Air side) until the last minor child attains the age of twenty one or thirty years as the case may be, and thereafter the family pension shall be resumed in favour of the son or daughter suffering from disorder or disability of mind or who is physically crippled or disabled and shall be payable to him/her for life
AUTHORITY - GOI, MOD letter No. A/49601/AG/PS4(e)/3363/B/D (Pension/Services)dated 27 Aug 1987.
HANDICAPPED CHILDREN OF ARMED FORCES PERSONNEL UNABLE TO EARN AN
As per existing policy, during the life time of pensioner and spouse, family pension endorsement cannot be notified in the PPO in favour of disabled son/daughter. However, if the name of such son/daughter is to be placed on records of Pension Sanctioning Authority, Pensioners can furnish the information in quadruplicate as per attached Performa along with latest medical certificate to each of the following addresses by Registered post :-
(i) PCDA(P), Allahabad, G1, Military Group, Gp-IV, Draupathi Ghat, Allahabad, (UP).
(ii) Dy CDA(AF), Pension Cell, Subroto Park, New Delhi – 110010
(iii) AD, Dte of PO3(F), Air HQ, Vayu Bhavan, New Delhi – 110011 for officers
(iv) JD, Dte of PP&R, Air HQ, West Block-6, RK Puram, New Delhi – 110066
(v) AFRO, Subroto Park, New Delhi – 110010 for PBORs
It may also be noted that when such contingency arises, such son/daughter/legal guardian, as the case may be, has to apply for sanction of family pension in the prescribed application form to the Pension Sanctioning Authority through Dte of PP&R along with fresh Medical Certificate from Medical Officer not below the rank of Civil Surgeon , on the armed forces side would be an Medical Officer of the rank of Brigadier or above shall be considered appropriate for issue of certificate. As far as possible, the exact mental or physical condition, disability and degree of disorder of the Child and also (ii) state that handicapped child is not in a position to earn his or her livelihood.
The person receiving the family pension as guardian of such son or daughter shall produce every three years a certificate from a Medical Officer not below the rank of a Civil Surgeon or medical officer not below the rank of Brigadier or above to the effect that he or she continues to suffer from disorder or disability of mind or continues to be physically crippled or disabled.
Authority. MOD Air HA/24229/263/FPNS/PP&R- 3(i)/582/F/D Pen/Sers dated 29.11.05
REVISION OF PENSION OF CORPORAL RANK - RETIRED ON OR AFTER 01 JAN 1986
GOI, MOD vide their letter No. (1)/92/D(Pen/Sers) Part – II dated 13 Oct 98 has accorded sanction for the grant of service pension to Corporals (CPL) of Indian Air Force, who have been discharged on or after 01 Jan 1986 and rendered actual qualifying service of 15 years or more but less than 17 years of service at the same rates as admissible to those with actual qualifying service of 17 years. The arrears of pension and dearness relief thereon will be payable from 01 Jan 1992. The revision as required will be done by O/o JCDA(AF) by issue of Corrigendum Pension Payment Order.
INFORMATION & FACILITATION COUNTER OF DEPARTMENT OF PENSION & PENSIONERS WELFARE
An Information & Facilitation Counter of Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare is functioning opposite Gate No.2, Lok Nayak Bhavan, Khan Market, New Delhi – 110003 for providing information and assistance for facilitating the redressal of pensioners’ grievances. The name, telephone number, fax number and e-mail address of the official at the Counter is as under :-
Name : Smt. Lakshmi Pal, Section Officer
Telephone No. : 011 – 24652985
Fax No. : 011 – 24652985
E-mail address : firstname.lastname@example.org
For prompt attention, all correspondence from pensioners should contain the following essential details, so that relevant records can be easily linked: -
(ii) Full Address
(iii) Office from which retired (Full form)
(iv) Post held at the time of retirement (and scale of pay)
(v) If pension has been sanctioned, quantum may be specified along with the following :-
(a) particulars of Accounts Officer who issued the PPO
(b) particulars of Pension Disbursing Authority
(c) PPO Number / or a photocopy of the PPO
(SOURCE : AFA)