Increase in Defence Pension limits in certain cases as per PCDA Circular No 654

PCDA (P) Allahabad has issued circular on increase in limit of two family pension. This is revised provision of Regulation 72 of Pension regulation for the Army Part -!, 2008. The copy of circular is appended below :-

Revision of limits of two Ordinary Family Pension payable to a child in respect of both the parents after the 7th CPC: PCDA(P) Circular No. 654

O/o THE PRINCIPAL CONTROLLER OF DEFENCE ACCOUNTS (PENSIONS)
DRAUPADI GHAT, ALLAHABAD- 211014

Circular No. 654

Dated: 07.12.2021

To,
The OIC
Records/PAOs (ORs)

Sub: Revision of limits of two Ordinary Family Pension payable to a child in respect of both the parents after the 7th  CPC.

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A copy of Govt. of India, Ministry of Defence, Department of Ex-Servicemen Welfare letter No. F.No.2(1)/2021/D(P/P) dated 29th October, 2021 on the above subject is forwarded herewith for information, guidance and necessary action.

2)       Consequent upon issue of ibid Gol, MoD letter No. F.No. 2(1)/2021/D(P/P) dated 29.10.2021 Maximum Ceiling limits of two Family Pensions payable to child/children in respect of deceased parents in terms of Regulation 72(b) (i) of Pension Regulations for the Army, Part-I (2008) shall stand revised to Rs, 75,000/- per month (i.e. 30% of Rs. 2,50,000) for normal rate of Ordinary Family Pension and in Regulation 72(b) (ii) shall stand revised to Rs 1,25,000/- per month (i.e. 50% of Rs. 2,50,000) for enhanced rate of Ordinary Family Pension w.e.f. 01.01.2016, after 7th CPC. The provisions contained in the ibid letter are self-explanatory, affected cases on the subject may be processed accordingly wherever applicable.

3)       A copy of this circular along with Government of India, Ministry of Defence letter F.No.2(1)/ 2021/D(P/P) dated 29th October, 2021 is also available on the website of this office www.pcdapension.nic.in

No. Grants/Tech/0113/LXXXI
Dated: 07th Dec, 2021 | : So

Regulation 72 of Pension Regulation for the Army Part –I , 2008

GRANT OF ORDINARY FAMILY PENSION IF BOTH WIFE AND HUSBAND GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES

72. (a) In case where both husband and wife are Government servants and if one of the two dies while in service or after retirement with a pension, the ordinary family pension in respect of the deceased shall be payable to the widow/widower in addition to his pay or pension, as the case may be. 40 Pension Regulations for the Army, Part -I (2008) (b) In the event of death of both father and mother who were service personnel or one of them a Government employee, the surviving children shall be eligible to draw both the ordinary family pensions in respect of the deceased parents subject to the limits specified below:

(i) If both the ordinary family pensions are payable at the normal rates specified in the Regulation 64(a) the amount of the two pensions shall be limited to Rs. 9,000/- per month.

(ii) If both the ordinary family pensions are payable at the enhanced rates specified in Regulation 64(b), the amount of both the pensions shall be limited to Rs. 15,000/- per month, and shall continue to be applicable so long as the enhanced rates of either of the 2 pensions is payable.

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