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CGEs under NPS are also eilgible for Family Pension/ Invaild Pension to certain extent - Ealier Order
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel Grievances and Pensions
Department of Pension and Pensioners Welfare
Lok Nayak Bhawan Khan
Market, New Delhi - 110 003 Dated 5th May, 2009
Subject :Additional Relief on death/disability of Government
servants covered by the New Defined Contribution Pension System (NPS) The
undersingned is directed to say that the pension of the Government servants
appointed on or after 1.1.2004 is regulated by the New Defined Contribution
Pension System (Known as New Pension Scheme), notified by the Ministry of
Finance (Department of Economic Affiairs) vide their O.M. No. 5/7/2003-ECB 2 PR
2. On introduction of
New Pension Scheme, among others, the Central Civil Service (Pension) Rules,
1972 and the Central Civil Services (Extraordinary Pension) Rules were amended
on 30.12.2003. Under the amended Rules, the benefits of Invalid
Pension/Disability Award and Family Pension/Extraordinary Family
Pension/Liberalized Pensionary Award relief are not available to the Government
servants appointed on or after 1.1.2004.
3. Ministry of Finance (Department of Economic Affairs) has subsequently
clarified that the New Pension Scheme is a replacement for only pension under
normal circumstances and family pension in case of death of employees after
4. A High Level Task Force (HLTF) constituted by the Government has recommended
certain additional benefits that can be provided on death or discharge on
invalidation/disability of a Government servant covered by the New Pension
Scheme. It is likely to take some time before the rules regulating these
benefits under the New Pension System are put in place.
5. Meanwhile, considering the hardships being faced by the employees appointed
on or after 1.1.2004 who are discharged on invalidation/disablement and by the
families of such employees who have died during service since 1.1.2004, the
President to extend the following benefits to Central Civil Government Servants
covered by the New Pension Scheme, on provisional basis till further
(I) Retirement from Government service on invalidation not attributable to
(i) Invalid Pension calculated in terms of Rules 38 and Rule 49 of the Central
Civil Services (Pension ) Rules, 1972.
(ii) Retirement gratuity calculated in terms of Rule 50 of the Central Civil
Services (Pension) Rules, 1972.
(II) Death in service not attributable to Government duty:
(i) Family Pensin (including enhanced family pension) computed in terms of Rule
54 of the Central Civil Service (Pension) Rules, 1972.
(ii) Death / Gratuity computed in terms of Rule 50 of the Central Civil Service
(Pension) Rules, 1972.
(III) Discharge from Government service due to disease/injury attributable to
(i) Disability Pension computed in terms of the Central Civil Service
(Extraordinary Pension) Rules.
(ii) Retirement Gratuity computed in terms of the Central Civil Service
(Extraordinary Pension) Rules read with Rule 50 of the Central Civil Service
(Pension) Rules, 1972.
(IV) Death in service attributable to Government duty:
(i) Extraordinary Family Pension computed in terms of Central Civil Service
(Extraordinary Pension) Rules and Scheme for Liberalised Pensionary
(ii) Death gratuity computed in terms of Rule 50 of the Central Civil Service
The employee / his family will also be paid Dearness Pension / Dearness Relief
admissible from time to time in addition to the above benefits, on provisional
6. The above provisional payments will be adjusted against the payments to be
made in accordance with the Rules framed on the recommendations of the HLTF and
recoveries, if any, will be made from the future payments to be made on the
basis of those rules.
7. The recommendations of the HLTF encisage payment of various benefits on
death/discharge of a Government employee after adjustment of the monthly
annuitised pension from the accumulated funds in the NPS Account of the
employee. Therefore, no payment on monthly-annuitised pension will be made to
the employee/family of the employee during the period he/she is in receipt of
the provisional benefits mentioned in para 5 above.
8. In case where, on discharge/death of the employee, the amount of accumulatd
funds in the NPS Account have been paid to the employee/family of the employee,
the amount of monthly-annuitised pension from the date of discharge/death will
be worked out in accordance with the rules/regulations to be notified by the
Department of Financial Service/PFRDA and the same will be adjusted against the
payment of benefits/relief after the notified rules in this respect are in
9. These instructions will be applicable to those Government servants who
joined Government service on or after 1.1.2004 and will take effect from the
same date i.e. 1.1.2004.
10. This Order issues with the concurrence of Ministry of Finance (Deapartment
of Expenditure) vide their U.O.No. 127/EV/2009 dated 13.4.209.