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Rokkam Kumar Rao (Chief Manager)     03 January 2023


Railways wants Affidavit from Ist Class Judicial Magistrate for sanction of Family Pension. There is no Ist Class Judicial Magistrate in Visakhapatnam. Will Affidavit from Metropolitan Magistrate do the purpose ?


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Dr J C Vashista (Advocate)     03 January 2023

Contact your area Sub-Divisional Magistrate in Visakhapatnam or any other officer empowered for the purpose.

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Shashi Dhara   03 January 2023

Search their will be JMFC  in vishakapatnam.

P. Venu (Advocate)     03 January 2023

To my knowledge, no such affidavit is required if the PPO has incorporated the partitculars of the entitled family pensioner. Please ascertain the rule under which the said affidavit is being insisted.

kavksatyanarayana (subregistrar/supdt.(retired))     03 January 2023

No sir.  In some cases for widows, the widows' daughter/sister who are dependent is allowed to get a person but they have to file the affidavit. There is a JFMC court in Visakhapatnam.

Rokkam Kumar Rao (Chief Manager)     04 January 2023

Sir, this is the case of pension to an unmarried daughter where the applicant has three more married sisters. So, the Railways want an affidavit and no-objection certificate duly sworn before Ist Class Judicial Magistrate.

Dr J C Vashista (Advocate)     04 January 2023

Duties and powers of JMFC and Magistrate 1st class are different, which cannot be interchanged as JFMC performs judicial functions whereas Magistrate 1st class is an administrative duty performed by some promotee or IAS Officer.

The requisite affidavit, has to be authenticated by Magistrate 1st class.  However, if it is attested by JMFC, it will also have to be accepted by the department.

Please check with the department (Railways) Surviving Member Certificate / Legal Representative Certificate issued by area Tehsildar / SDM should suffice.

Rokkam Kumar Rao (Chief Manager)     04 January 2023

Thanks for the guidance.



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