My father in-law (exservice) retired from IAF in 1975 after his service completion successfully and at the time of his retirement he was a widower survived with a son. He has re-married in the same year and have daughter for them. Later he has joined in a Nationlised Bank and retired. He was drawing both defense and Bank pensions. He is no more now and his wife has to apply for the family pensions.
we have some important quesries / clarification required at this stage are as follows:
Since years back there was a rule that "if the ex-serviceman worked later in any other state gov./central govt/psu units, even though after retirement if he is getting both pensions, he could opt only for one family pension but not for both". I understand that this rule has been changed recently and in our case both defense and bank pension could be granted to his wife.
1. But the question is in case, if he might been opted for only one family pension (i.e.for bank pension only) through a letter to the concerned defense/pension authority, (may be years back) - whether his wife could avail both the pensions ? In this case, we are not sure whether he has officially reported his re-marriage to the defense pension / concerned authority. Note that, In the diacharge certificate it has mentioned his status as widower survived with a son.
Please let us know about your valuable comments / advices on this regard. We are in search of some papers for more calrification to proceed with but not sure whether it will work-out.
Your responses will be highly appreciated with thanks, in advance.