Government of India
Ministry of Defence
Department of Ex-Servicemen Welfare
Sena Bhawan, New Delhi
The Chief of Army Staff
The Chief of Naval Staff
The Chief of Air Staff
Subject: Revision of enhanced rate of Ordinary Family pension in respect of pre-2006 Armed Forces family pensioners — Clarification regarding.
The undersigned is directed to refer to this Ministry’s letter No 17(4)/2008(1)/D(Pen/Policy) dated 11.11.2008, issued for implementation of Government decisions on the recommendations of 6th CPC for revision of pension/family pension in respect of pre-2006 Armed Forces pensioners/family pensioners.
2. As per provisions contained in Para 5 of this Ministry’s above said letter dated 11.11.2008, the revised consolidated normal rate of Ordinary Family pension in no case be lower than thirty percent of the minimum of the pay in the pay band plus the grade pay (minimum of pay scales in cases of HAG and above) corresponding to the pre-revised scale from which the pensioner/deceased Armed Force personnel had retired/discharged/ died including Military Service Pay and ‘X’ Group pay where applicable.
3. Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pension, Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare, New Delhi vide their OM F. No. 1/3/2011-P&PW(E) dated 25th May, 2012 have now clarified that with effect from 1.1.2006, the revised consolidated enhanced rate of Ordinary Family pension during the applicable period, shall not be less than fifty percent of the minimum of the pay in the pay band plus the grade pay corresponding to the pre-revised scale from which the pensioner/deceased Government servant had retired/died. In cases where full revised pension is otherwise not authorized to a retired employee in terms of 6th CPC orders, the revised enhanced rate of Ordinary Family pension shall be restricted to that amount. However, the amount of revised enhanced rate of Ordinary Family pension in no case shall be less than thirty percent of the sum of minimum of the pay in the pay band plus the grade pay or thirty percent of
minimum pay scales in case of HAG and above.
4. The matter has been examined in this Ministry and it has been decided that the provisions of Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pension, Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare, New Delhi above said OM dated 25th May 2012 shall mutatis mutandis apply to the Armed Forces Personnel.
5. This issues with the concurrence of Finance division of this Ministry vide their UO No 10(7)2012/FIN/PEN dated 15.01.13.
Hindi version will follow.
Under Secretary to the Govt.of India