Payment of Ex-gratia lump sum compensation to families of central Govt.employees

Implementation of the Government’s decision on the recommendation of the Sixth CPC Revision of provisions regulating special benefits in the cases of Death and Disability in service – payment of ex-gratia lump sum compensation to families of central Govt. employees – modification – regarding – DoPT OM No.4517/2008-P&PW (F) Dated 12th July 2010

The undersigned is directed to say that in this Department’s Office Memorandum of even number dated 16th March, 2009, it was provided that ex-gratia lump sum compensation to the families of deceased Government servants including from sundry Government sources, such as the Prime Minister’s Relief Fund, Chief Minister’s Relief Fund, etc. should not exceed the aggregate of Rs. 20 lakhs in each individual case. Para 12 of Annexe to this Department’s OM 45/55/97-P&PW(C) dated 11th September,1998 was modified to that extent.

The matter has been further reviewed and it has now been decided that there will be no ceiling for grant of ex-gratia lump sum compensation in terms of Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare’s OM No. OM 45/55/97-P&PW(C) dated 11th September, 1998 read with OM NO.38/37/08- P&PW(A) dated 2nd September, 2008 and OM No.4517/2008-P&PW (F) dated 16th March, 2009.

The above revised provision will be effective from 1.1.2006.

All other terms and conditions in the a.M. dated 11th September, 1998 shall remain unchanged.

This issues with the concurrence of the Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure U.O. No. 361/EV/2010 dated 4th June, 2010

In so far as persons serving in the Indian Audit & Accounts Department, these orders issue after  consultation with the Comptroller & Auditor General of India.

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