7th Pay Commission: A monthly pension of Rs 1.25 lakh can be received by family pensioners
The central government of India has changed its rules for family pension which is provided to surviving children of Central government employees after their death. According to the new rules under 7th Pay commission; the children of the deceased Central government employees (who are under the rules of pension) will get a maximum of Rs 1.25 lakh per month.
Under sub-rule (11) of rule 54 of the Central Civil Services (Central Civil Services, 1972), if both husband and wife are government employees, then their child/ children are entitled to receive two pensions. If after retirement, out of the two members (husband or wife) if one dies, then the family pension will be given to another member of the family (husband or wife). However, if both the members die after retirement, then the child/ children will be entitled to the amount.
Earlier, the family pension that the children were entitled to be limited to Rs 45,000. However, the central government has increased the maximum limit of pension from Rs 45,000 to Rs 1,25,000.
The decision of increasing the maximum pension limit was taken after a hike in pay under 7th Pay Commission. Under the 7th Pay Commission, the highest pay that is entitled to an employee is Rs 2,50,000 per month. Hence, the sub-rule (11) of rule 54 of CCS Rules has been changed.