Union Minister Jitendra Singh after making the announcement said, “The amount of both the family pensions will now be restricted to ₹1,25,000 per month, which is over two and half times higher than the earlier limit.” He further added that the DoPPW has issued a clarification on cases of the amount admissible in case a child becomes eligible to draw two family pensions in case of death of both parents.
“In accordance with sub-rule (11) of rule 54 of the Central Civil Services (Pension) Rules 1972, in case both wife and husband are government servants and are governed by the provisions of that rule, on their death, the surviving child is eligible for two family pensions in respect of the deceased parents,” a statement issued by DoPPW said.
he statement further outlined that since the highest pay has been revised to ₹250,000 taking into account the recommendations by seventh Central Pay Commission (CPC) recommendations, the amount prescribed has also been revised. “Earlier instructions laid down that the total amount of two family pensions in such cases, shall not exceed to ₹45,000 per month and ₹27,000 per month, which were determined at the rate of 50 per cent and 30 per cent, respectively taking into account of the highest pay of ₹90,000 as per the sixth Central Pay Commission (CPC) recommendations,” the statement said.
“Since the highest pay has been revised to ₹250,000 per month after the implementation of the seventh CPC recommendations, therefore the amount prescribed in Rule 54(11) of CCS (Pension) Rules has also been revised to ₹125,000 per month being 50 per cent of ₹250,000 and ₹75,000 per month being 30 per cent of ₹250,000,” the statement further added.