The ministry of Personnel,
Public Grievances & Pensions enhances the upper ceiling for family pension from
Rs 45,000 to Rs 1,25,000 per month.
The Union Minister of State for Prime Minister’s Office and
Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Dr. Jitendra Singh, stated on
February 12, 2021.
This decision was taken in order to bring Ease of Living for
the family members of the deceased employees.
It would help in providing adequate financial security to
the family members.
The Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare (DoPPW)
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 Rs 1,25,000 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.
This commission was set up by Government of India in order
to provide recommendations with respect to the changes in salary structure of
The 1st pay commission was set in the year 1947.
Since then, seven 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 : A Fact File
The 7th pay commission was set up in September 2013.
The pay commission submitted its recommendations with its
implementation effect from 1 January 2016.