Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Government has simplied family pension rules during the Covid pandemic

Govt simplifies family pension rules in view of Covid pandemic: Union minister Jitendra Singh

NEW DELHI: Union clergyman Jitendra Singh on Monday said family annuity rules have been improved considering the Covid-19 pandemic. 

Giving a brief about the significant changes embraced by the Department of Pension and Pensioners Welfare (DoP&PW), he said, an arrangement was as of late made for the temporary family benefits to be endorsed promptly on receipt of guarantee for family annuity and demise authentication from the qualified relative without sitting tight for different customs or procedural prerequisites to be finished. 

This arrangement is relevant in the event of death occurring during the pandemic, either in light of Covid or non-Covid cause, said Singh. 

As per Rules 80 (A) of the CCS (Pension) Rule 1972, on death of the public authority worker during administration, temporary family annuity could be endorsed to the qualified individual from the family, solely after the family benefits case has been sent to the compensation and records office (PAO), an assertion gave by the staff service said. 

In any case, considering the continuous pandemic, directions were given that temporary family annuity might be authorized promptly on receipt of a case for family benefits and demise authentication from the qualified relative, without sitting tight for sending of the family benefits case to the PAO, it said. 

Also, the priest educated that in see regarding the Covid pandemic another significant change reported as of late gives that installment of temporary benefits might be stretched out up to a time of one year from the date of retirement with the simultaneousness of PAO and after the endorsement by the top of the division. 

According to the Rule 64 of CCS (Pension), 1972, temporary benefits is typically authorized for a time of a half year in cases whether an administration worker is probably going to resign before conclusion of his annuity, the assertion said. 

Be that as it may, taking into account the pandemic, guidelines were given for award of temporary family benefits in agreement to Rule 64 where there is a deferral in accommodation of papers, it said. 

Singh said, because of Covid, the Department of Pension and Pensioners Welfare has been, every once in a while, delicately reacting to every one of the issues worried about beneficiaries and senior residents.

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