Government of Punjab
Department of Finance
(Finance Pension Policy & Coordination Branch)
Dated Chandigarh, the 10th February, 2011.
All Heads of Departments,
Commissioners of Divisions,
Registrar High Court of Punjab and Haryana,
District and Sessions Judges and,
Deputy Commissioners of the State.
Subject: Implementation of the recommendations of the Fifth Punjab Pay Commission – clarification regarding grant of family Pension.
I am directed to invite a reference to Punjab Government Letter No. 3/23/09-3FPPC/879, dated 17.8.2009 and to say that it was laid down in para 5.1 thereof that the family pension shall continue to be calculated at the existing rates subject to the minimum of Rs. 2500/- per month. Subsequently, enhanced rates of family pension in respect of employees who die in harness were issued vide letter No. 3/39/09-3FPPC/1513, dated 21.12.2009. Now, a clarification has been sought from the Department of Finance regarding the rates of ordinary family pension admissible to the eligible family member of the deceased pensioners.
2. The matter has been examined and keeping in view the provisions contained in para 4.2 of Punjab Government letter No. 1/7/98-1FP3/8709, dated 16.7.1998 and the recommendations of the Fifth Punjab Pay Commission, it is clarified that the rates of ordinary family pension admissible to the eligible family members of the deceased pensioners with effect from 1.1..2006 are as under:
Pay in the Revised Pay Structure/ Rate of Family pension per mensem
Pay up to Rs. 10,000 40% of pay subject to a minimum of Rs.3500.
Pay above Rs. 10,000 40% of pay subject to a minimum of Rs. 4000
3. Punjabi version of these orders will follow in due course.
(Om Parkash Bhatia)
Under Secretary, Finance(B)