Important Amendment in CCS Pension Rules – Notification issued on 19.9.2019
An important amendment in CCS Pension Rules for Central Government Pensioners and Family Pensinoers with effect from 1.10.2019.
Central Civil Services (Pension) Second Amendment Rules, 2019 (Sub-rule (3) of rule 54)
MINISTRY OF PERSONNEL, PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS
(Department of Pension and Pensioners’ Welfare)
New Delhi, the 19th September, 2019
G.S.R. 673(E).— In exercise of the powers conferred by the proviso to article 309 and clause (5) of article 148 of the Constitution and after consultation with the Comptroller and Auditor-General of India in relation to persons serving in the Indian Audit and Accounts Department, the President hereby makes the following rules further to amend the Central Civil Services (Pension) Rules, 1972, namely:-
1. Short title and commencement.
(1) These rules may be called the Central Civil Services (Pension) Second Amendment Rules, 2019.
(2) They shall come into force from 1st day of October, 2019
2. In the Central Civil Services (Pension) Rules, 1972,-
(i) in rule 54,
(a) in sub-rule (3), –
(A) in clause (a), in sub–clause (i), the words “after having rendered not less than seven years’ continuous service” shall be omitted;
(B) in clause (b), in sub-clause (i), the words “after having rendered not less than seven years’ continuous service” shall be omitted;
(b) after sub-rule (3), the following sub-rule shall be inserted, namely: –
“(3A) Where of a Government servant who died within ten years before the 1st day of October, 2019, without completing, continuous service of seven years, his family shall be eligible for family pension at enhanced rates in accordance with sub-rule (3) with effect from the 1st day of October, 2019, subject to fulfilment of other conditions for grant of family pension.”
(ii) in rule 79, for clauses (a) and (b), the following clauses shall be substituted, namely:-
(a) For the purpose of Family Pension, 1964, if the family of the deceased Government servant has become eligible for family pension in accordance with sub-rule (2) of rule 54, the amount of family pension and the period for which it is payable shall be determined in accordance with sub-rule (3) of rule 54 within one month from the date of receipt of intimation of the date of death of the Government servant.
(b) For the purpose of death gratuity :-
(i) If the entire service rendered by the deceased Government servant is not capable of being verified and accepted, the amount of death gratuity shall be provisionally determined in accordance with clause (b) of sub-rule (1) of rule 50 on the basis of the length of qualifying service which is verified and accepted immediately preceding the date of death of the Government servant and the amount of death gratuity, so determined shall be authorised to the beneficiaries on provisional basis within one month from the date of receipt of intimation of date of death of the Government servant.
(ii) The final amount of the death gratuity shall be determined by the Head of Office on the acceptance and verification of the entire spell of service by him within a period of six months from the date on which the authority for the payment of provisional death gratuity was issued and the balance, if any, becoming payable as a result of determination of the final amount of death gratuity shall then be authorised to the beneficiaries.”;
(iii) for Form 18, the following Form shall be substituted, namely:-
[See rules 78(1), 80(1), 80(3), 80 (5), 80-B (1) and 80-B (5)]
Assessment and authorisation of payment of family pension and death gratuity when a Government servant dies while in service