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Govt amends CCS (Pension) rules 2021; Allows Female Govt Servant/Pensioner to Nominate her child for Family Pension

Published on January 04, 2024
Current Context: The Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare has amended the CCS (Pension) Rules, 2021.
Govt amends CCS (Pension) rules 2021; Allows Female Govt Servant/Pensioner to Nominate her child for Family Pension
  • This amendment allows a female Government servant or pensioner to nominate her eligible child or children for family pension in precedence to her husband.
  • This change was made in response to numerous inquiries about whether a female Government servant or pensioner could nominate her eligible child or children for family pension in place of her spouse in cases of marital discord.
  • This could include situations where divorce proceedings are pending in a Court of Law, or the female Government servant or pensioner has filed a case against her husband under the Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, the Dowry Prohibition Act, or the Indian Penal Code.
  • In such cases, the female Government servant or pensioner can make a request in writing to the concerned Head of Office.

Question:

Q.1 Under the amended CCS (Pension) Rules, who can a female government servant or pensioner nominate for family pension in case of marital discord?
a. Her legal heir
b. Her eligible child/children
c. Any dependent relative
d. Only her husband

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