The Union Minister of State for Prime Minister’s Office and Personnel,
Public Grievances & Pensions, Dr. Jitendra Singh, stated on February 12,
2021 that the upper ceiling for family pension has been increased from
Rs 45,000 to Rs 1,25,000 per month
This decision was taken in order to bring Ease of Living for the family
members of the deceased employees.
It would help in providing adequate financial security to the family
The Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare (DoPPW) has also
clarified the amount admissible when a child is eligible to draw two
family pensions after the death of parents.
The notification says that the amount of both the family pensions will
be restricted to Rs 1,25,000 per month. This amounts to two and half
times more than the earlier limit.
Further the sub-rule (11) of rule 54 under the Central Civil Services
(Pension) Rules 1972 states that if both wife and husband are Government
servants and are governed by the provisions of that rule, then, on their
death the surviving child will be eligible for two family pensions