New Delhi: The government has notified amendments to the pension rules. According to the pension amendment notified by the government, if a government employee dies in service for less than seven years, his family will now get an enhanced pension. This will benefit millions of employees. Widows of Central Armed Police Force personnel are also expected to get the benefit of this amendment notification.
According to the notification issued by the government, the President has approved amendments to the Central Civil Services (Pension) Rules, 1972. These rules will be applicable from Central Civil Service (Pension) Second Amendment Rules, 2019 from October 1, 2019. In this, in case of death of less than seven years of service, the family of the employee will be eligible for enhanced pension. Let me tell you that earlier if an employee died in service of less than seven years, then his family would get an increased pension according to 50 percent of the last salary.
The government believes that the salary of a government employee is low at the beginning of a career, so the increased rate of family pension is necessary in the event of death at the beginning of career. In view of this, the government has made this amendment in the pension rules.
Also, the notification states that a government employee dies before completing 10 years of service by October 1, 2019, and if he has not completed seven years of continuous service, his family will be assisted from October 1, 2019. Pension facility will be available at an increased rate under Rule (3). In order to get pension, other conditions have to be fulfilled.