Central government employees have received big news regarding the big hike in the payment under the 7th Pay Commission. It is reported that the upper ceiling of the family pension facility has been raised from just Rs 45,000 to a whopping Rs 1,25,000.
The highest pay had been revised to Rs 2,50,000 per month after the implementation of the 7 CPC recommendations. Also, the amount prescribed in Rule 54 (11) of CCS (Pension) Rules has been revised to Rs 1,25,000 per month (50 percent of Rs.2,50,000) and Rs 75000 (30 percent of Rs 2,50,000).
Union Minister Jitendra Singh said that this move will bring “Ease of Living” for the family members of the deceased employees.
“The amount of both the family pensions will now be restricted to Rs 1,25,000 per month, which is over two and half times higher than the earlier limit,” said Singh, the Minister of State for Personnel.
In accordance with sub-rule (11) of rule 54 of the Central Civil Services (Pension) Rules 1972, in case both wife and husband are government servants and are governed by the provisions of that rule, on their death, the surviving child is eligible for two family pensions in respect of the deceased parents, a statement issued by the Personnel Ministry said.
Earlier the two-family pensions in such cases didn’t exceed Rs 45,000 per month and Rs 27,000 per month, which were determined at the rate of 50 percent and 30 percent, respectively taking into account the highest pay of Rs 90,000 as per the Sixth Central Pay Commission (CPC) recommendations, the statement said.