FAQs for Extraordinary Pension of Central Civil Services
Are you a central government employee who is planning for retirement? Have you heard about the Extraordinary Pension for Central Civil Services? If not, then you have come to the right place. In this article, we will be discussing the frequently asked questions about the Extraordinary Pension for Central Civil Services. Our main focus will be on the eligibility criteria, the calculation of the pension amount, and the application process. By the end of this article, you will have a clear understanding of the Extraordinary Pension for Central Civil Services and how you can benefit from it.
FAQs on Extraordinary Pension
How is the percentage of disability computed? To whom is it applicable?
The calculation of the percentage of disability only applies to Government employees who are retiring under CCS (EOP) Rules. To compute the disability element that is included in the benefits, the degree of disability or functional incapacity is determined using the following criteria:
– The percentage of disability evaluated by the Medical Board
– The percentage used for computing the disability pension
Up to 50% disability is equivalent to 50% for computing the disability pension. For disabilities above 50% and up to 75%, 75% is used for computation. For disabilities above 75% and up to 100%, 100% is used for computation.
However, it is important to note that this broad banding approach does not apply to Government employees who are retained in service and receive lumpsum compensation.
How disability pension is different from Invalid Pension?
Under Rule 38 of CCS(Pension) Rules, the invalid pension is granted to Government servants who request invalidation from service due to physical or mental incapacity. In contrast, disability pension is granted under CCS(EOP) Rules. According to CCS(COP) Rules, if a Government servant is forced to leave service due to an injury caused by Government service, they will receive a disability pension that includes both service and disability elements. It is not possible to receive both invalid pension and disability pension at the same time.
What is the revised quantum of ex-gratia lump-sum compensation to Civilian employees who die in performance of their bonafide official duties?
The Department of Pension & PW has made updates to the ex-gratia lump-sum compensation awarded to civilian employees who pass away in the performance of their official duties. This modification, which supersedes the previous memorandum dated 02.09.2008, was announced through OM No. 38/37/2016- P&PW(A)(i) on 04.08.2016. The revised compensation scheme is as follows:
(a) In the event of death due to accidents that occur during official duties, a sum of Rs.25.00 lakhs will be awarded.
(b) In the event of death during official duties attributed to acts of violence by terrorists, anti-social elements, etc., a sum of Rs.25.00 lakhs will be awarded.
(c) In the event of death during border skirmishes and action against militants, terrorists, extremists, sea pirates, a sum of Rs.35.00 lakhs will be awarded.
(d) In the event of death during official duties at specified high altitude, unaccessible border posts, etc. on account of natural disasters or extreme weather conditions, a sum of Rs.35.00 lakhs will be awarded.
(e) In the event of death during enemy action in war or war-like engagements specifically notified by the Ministry of Defence, or in the event of death during evacuation of Indian Nationals from a war-torn zone in a foreign country, a sum of Rs.45.00 lakhs will be awarded.
From which date the Constant Attendant Allowance is payable?
The remuneration known as the Constant Attendant Allowance shall commence payment on the first day of January in the year two thousand and six, and shall solely pertain to personnel who retire under the EOP (Rules).
Whether the pensioners who retired on disability pension before 1.1.2006 would also be entitled to Constant Attendant Allowance?
Certainly, individuals who have retired on a disability pension prior to January 1st, 2006 and meet the criteria outlined in paragraph 10.1 of the official memorandum number 38/37/08- P&PW(A) dated September 2nd, 2008 are also eligible to receive the Constant Attendant Allowance.
Whether Dearness Relief will be admissible on Constant Attendant Allowance?.
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