Recently Minister of State for Prime Minister’s Office (PMOs) and Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Dr. Jitendra Singh, stated on 12th February 2021 that the upper ceiling for family pension has been increased from Rupees 45,000 to Rupees 1,25,000 per month.

Points To Note

  • It was taken in order to bring Ease of Living for the family members of the deceased employees.
  • This decision would help in providing adequate financial security to the family members.
  • The Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare has also clarified the amount admissible when child is eligible to draw two family pensions after death of parents.
  • The notification says that the amount of both the family pensions will be restricted to Rupees 1,25000 per month. This amounts to two and half times more than the earlier limit.
  • Further the sub-rule (11) of rule 54 under the Central Civil Services (Pension) Rules 1972 states that if both wife and husband are Government servants and are governed by the provisions of that rule, then, on their death the surviving child will be eligible for two family pensions.

Pay Commission

It is set up by GoI and it is set up in order to provide recommendations with respect to the changes in salary structure of the employees. The 1st pay commission was set in 1947. Since then, 7th pay commissions have been set up on a regular basis to review and recommend on the work and pay structure. It is headquartered in Delhi. The pay commission is given a time limit of 18 months after its constitution to make any recommendation.

7th Central Pay Commission

It was set up in September by 2013. The pay commission submitted its recommendations with its implementation effect from 1st of January by 2016. It was headed by Justice Ashok Kumar Mathur.

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