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Family pension and other dues to be released to families on priority basis.

Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
Office of Controller General of Accounts
Mahalekha Niyantrak Bhawan
E-Block, GPO Complex, INA, New Delhi

Dated: 02/08/2021

Office Memorandum

Subject: Payment of family pension, death gratuity and other dues to the family on death of a Government servant during service -reg.

Reference is invited to Department of Pensions & Pension Welfare’s OM NO I/11/2021-P&PWE dated 03.06.2021 (copy enclosed) regarding the subject above.

  1. All the Pr. CCAs/CCAs/CAs (ICs) of the respective Ministries/Departments are requested to ensure strict compliance of the said OM. It Is also incumbent on all concerned to ensure that the family pension and other dues in respect of the deceased employees in such cases are released to their families on priority basis, without looking at the maximum time limit prescribed in the CCS (Pension) Rules and CGAs OM issued dated 19th Feb 2021 in this regard for processing such cases.
  2. It is also to be ensured that the provisional family pension may continue to be paid for the month in which claim is received by PAO from Head of Office and till the period PPO is prepared and dispatched to CPAO in such a manner that disbursement of family pension to the family pensioner for the succeeding month is commenced by the bank without any disruption in continuous receipt of family pension at any point of time. Therefore, PAO shall indicate the date from which the family pension Is authorized in the PPO to be paid by the Bank.

(Ashish Kumar Singh)
Dy. Controller General of Accounts