Revised Rules of Pension : Removal of Minimum service for grant of Enhanced rate of FP

Enhanced rate of pension is applicable to family pensioners which were earlier regulated as per pension regulations for the concerned services. Now, a special amendment has been issued to remove the restrictions of minimum qualifying service considering the sacrifice for the nation. Detailed instruction is appended here.

Tele: 011-21410540                                                           BY REGISTERED POST
Directorate of Pay & Allowances
IHQ MoD (Navy)
Room No. — 108
NHQ Annexe, Talkatora Stadium
New Delhi — 110001

PN/0725//Policy/20                                                   01  Jan 21

The Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief {for CSO(P&A)}
Headquarters, Western Naval Command Mumbai — 400001

The Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief
{for CSO(P&A)}
Headquarters, Southern Naval Command
Kochi — 682004

The Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief {for CSO(P&A)}
Headquarters, Eastern Naval Command
Vishakhapatnam — 530014

The Commander-in-Chief
{for CSO(LA&P)}
Headquarters, Andaman & Nicobar Command
Port Blair – 744102

PROVISION OF GRANT OF ENHANCED RATE OF FAMILY PENSION TO NOK OF DECEASED ARMED FORCES PERSONNEL WITH ESS THAN 07 YEARS OF QUALIFYING SERVICE

1.   Refer to Gol MoD letter No. 14(02)/2019/D (Pen/Pol) dated 05 Oct 20, not addressed to all, copy enclosed.                                                   

2.  Extreme Danger : Service in the IN and the Armed Forces is inherently risky with constant threat to life. This danger is especially omnipresent for personnel when they are junior in service.

3.   Existing Policy – Mandatory Requirement of  07 Years Service. In accordance with Gol. MoD letter No. 1(6)/98 0 (Pension/Services) dated 03 Feb 1998 not addressed to all, provision for payment of Ordinary Family Pension at Enhanced rates, exists only for an individual who dies while in service and has rendered minimum 07 years of continuous Qualifying Service,

4.   New Policy – Removal of 07 Years Service Clause.   In order, to address this shortcoming. a case was taken up with Gol, MoD for revision of the ibid policy and removal of conditionality of Qualifying Service of 07 years, Gol, MoD, DESW vide letter ibid, has now promulgated the following:-

  • Armed Forces Personnel who dies in Service with less than 07 years of Qualifying Service, shall be eligible for Enhanced rate of Family Pension.
  • Where an Armed Forces Personnel died within ten years before 01 Oct 19, without completing continuous service of seven years, his/her family shall be eligible for Ordinary Family Pension at Enhanced rate with effect from 01 Oct 19, subject to fulfillment of other conditions for grant of Ordinary Family Pension.

5.      It is requested that the contents of this letter be disseminated to all units under your Command.

                                                                           (Neeraj Malhotra)
                                  Commodore Cmde (P&A)


End: As above. Copy to:-

The CISC
Project Director, ATV Project,
Rao Tula Ram Marg, New Delhi

The Director General,
Project Sea Bird,
RK Puram, New Delhi

The Director General,
Project Varsha, Sena Bhawan,
New Delhi

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