Editorial: Helping hand

Union Minister Jitendra Singh said that in a far-reaching reform regarding family pensions the upper ceiling has been raised from Rs 45,000 to Rs 1,25,000 per month.

He said the move will bring Ease of Living for the family members of the deceased employees and would provide adequate financial security to them.

The Minister said that the Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare (DoPPW) has issued a clarification on the amount admissible in case a child is eligible to draw two family pensions after the death of his or her parents.

Singh said that the amount of both the family pensions will now be restricted to Rs 1,25,000 per month, which is more than two and half times higher than the earlier limit.

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. This will financially help dependents of family pension who are emotionally hurt by the loss of their loved ones.

 

NT Bureau