Penalty of Pension Cut is not Applicable for Payment of Family Pension – CPAO Order dated 01.01.2024

CPAO has clarified vide its OM dated 01.01.2024 that Penalty of Pension Cut is not Applicable for Payment of Family Pension

Effect of Penalty of Pension Cut on family Pension

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF FINANCE
DEPARTMENT OF EXPENDITURE
CENTRAL PENSION ACCOUNTING OFFICE
TRIKOOT-II, BHIKAJI CAMA PLACE,
NEW DELHI-110066

CPAO/IT&Tech/Misc.Corrs./35(Vol-I)(PF)/2022-23/146

Dated: 01.01.2024

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject:- Clarification on the effect of pension cut on the amount of family pension, in case of death of retired government servants during the currency period—reg.

The undersigned is directed to circulate the letter no. 19012/26/2023-Ad.IVA dated 20th December, 2023(copy enclosed) issued by the Ministry of Finance, Department of Revenue, Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs, on the subject cited above for information and strict compliance.

(Ajay Chaudhary)
Sr. Accounts Officer(IT & Tech)

Encl: as above

Pension Cut is not Applicable for Payment of Family Pension

PENSION MATTER
EMAIL ONLY

F.No. 19012/26/2023-Ad.IVA
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Revenue
Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs

1st Floor, A wing, Hudco Vishala Building,
Bhikaji Cama Place, New Delhi-66
Dated the 20th of December 2023

To

All Pr. Chief Commissioners / Pr. Directors General/ Chief Commissioners/ Directors General under CBIC

Subject: Clarification on the effect of pension cut on the amount of family pension, in case of death of retired government servant during the currency period-reg
Sir,

Kindly refer to Rule 50(2) of CCS (Pension) Rules 2021 governing the amount of family pension payable to the family of deceased government servants. In this regard, doubts have been expressed on whether the penalty of pension cut would affect the quantum of family pension in case of death of retired government servant during the currency of the penalty.

In this connection, the nodal department, i.e., the Department of Pensions and Pensioners’ Welfare has Clarified that the penalty of pension cut imposed on a government servant under Rule 8 of CCS (Pension) Rules, 2021 is not applicable for payment of family pension. The family pension has to be paid at a uniform rate of 30% of the last basic pay, subject to a minimum of Rs 9000/- per month. However, In Case the family pensioner is entitled to enhanced family pension, the amount of enhanced family pension will not exceed the pension authorized on retirement from government service.

All the offices under CBIC are hence directed to bring this to the notice of all the officers dealing with pension matters for strict compliance.

This issues with the approval of Competent Authority.

Yours faithfully,

(Vijay Rajmohan)
Director

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