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G SUDHEER KUMAR   30 October 2018

Family pension to unmarried daughters

Dear Members,

Two unmarried girls aged 26 and 21 years, youngest of a family of eight siblings, six sisters (elder four married) and two brothers (both above 25 years) are employed by me and earn their livelihood. Both their parents were central govt employees (civilian defence employees) and are no more. Their mother died in the year 2001 and the father in 2006 while in service. Their father received family pension and other benefits of the wife after her death. This family pension stopped when the husband too died. Some noble souls through the office of the deceased govt servants helped the young children get the gratuity and pension arrears of their father to the eldest son who had by then attained 25 years of age and no further pension was disbursed for this reason. The service book of the deceased person had only the names of his two sons recorded as nominees. The youngest two unmarried girls have now managed to get 'Succession Certificate' from the judiciary. In view of the background brought out above please answer the following queries:- 

1.    Are the two unmarried girls entitled to family pension and arrears of their father from the day their brothers attained 25 years?

2.    Are they entitled to family pension of their mother and arrears from the day their father died ,that is, year 2006? 

3.    Is the succession certificate good enough proof for them to apply and become eligible for family pension of father as well as mother?

4.    Are they entitled to this dual pension till they remain unmarried?


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G.L.N. Prasad (Retired employee.)     31 October 2018

File following RTI Application and get information which is authentic.  Search DOPT website and also file this as a grievance in pgportal.

Application dt.31st Oct, 2018 seeking information under RTI Act

Before: CPIO, DOPT, New Delhi.

Fee: Postal order No...for Rs.10/- fvg Accounts officer, DOPT payable at New Delhi.


Subject: Eligibility criterion and procedures for claiming dependant pension for deceased father and mother by unmarried daughters. Father nominated sons and both were more than 25 years old and pension payment was discontinued.

Information solicited:

1. Please provide certified copies of laid down norms/O&M/Circular/directives that state the procedure of claiming dependant pension in case of deceased parents (Both father and mother expired.  Father nominated sons who crossed 25 years and not eligible now/discontinued ), Eligibility norms and documents required for such claim. (Provide such link if the orders are uploaded)





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P. Venu (Advocate)     09 November 2018

Yes, the eldest unmarried sister is entitled for family pension till her marriage and subsequently the younger one, till she is married. They may apply to the late mother's or father's office in the prescribed form. They also verify their mother's PPO whether they are included therein. However, the option is limited to one family pension only i.e. they cannot get the pensions both in respect of father and mother.

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