Latest DOPT Orders on Additional Pension to Sr Citizens

The quantum of additional pension for Central Government pensioners of the Government of India can vary depending on several factors, including the retiree’s age and length of service. The additional quantum of pension is typically granted to pensioners who are 80 years old and above.

Here are some key points about the additional quantum of pension for Central Government pensioners in India:

Age-Based Additional Pension: Pensioners who are 80 years old or older are eligible for an additional quantum of pension. The exact percentage increase can vary, but it’s typically around 20% of the basic pension.

Length of Service: The additional quantum of pension may also depend on the length of a pensioner’s service. Those with longer years of service may receive a higher percentage increase. In the case of family pensioners (e.g., widow/widower), there are provisions for an enhanced family pension after the age of 80. (Additional quantum).

Commutation of Pension: If a pensioner had opted for the commutation of pension at the time of retirement, the additional pension may be reduced based on the commutation factor.

It’s important to note that pension rules and regulations may be subject to change by the Government of India, and the specific details of the additional quantum of pension can vary over time. For the most up-to-date and accurate information regarding the additional pension for Central Government pensioners, you should refer to official government sources or consult with the concerned pension authority or department.

Since my knowledge is based on information available up to September 2021, I recommend checking the official website of the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances, and Pensions, Government of India, or contacting the relevant pension authority for the latest information on pension-related matters as of 2023.

Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training
North Block, New Delhi To,                                                                                          Dated ,2308/2022 All

Chief Secretaries of all State Governments & UTs

Subject: Determination of relevant date from which senior retired AIS officers should be paid additional 20% of basic pension.


Reference is invited to Rule 18(1-A) of AIS (DCRB) Rules, 1958 which provides that in addition to pension admissible in accordance with clause Rule 18(1)(b) of AIS (DCRB) Rules. 1958. after completion of eighty years of Age or above, additional pension shall be paid in the following manner :-

2.      In this context, as per the admissible Rules/provisions, additional pension shall be payable from first day of the calendar month in which it falls due and not from the date of completion of 80 years of age. For example, a pensioner born either on 01.08.1942 or on 20.08.1942 shall be eligible for additional pension at the rate of 20% of the basic pension with effect from 01.08.2022.

3.     State/UT Governments are requested to ensure that there is no discrepancy in the interpretation of the aforementioned Rule and the retired AIS officers are paid additional pension as per the above provision.

Under Secretary to Government of India