EX-SERVICEMEN IS AN INJUSTICE & AGAINST NATURAL JUSTICE
There was a proposal at para 5.1.64 at page 347 of 6th CPC Report regarding – Families of persons drawing two pensions should be authorized to draw 2 family pensions. But unfortunately, nothing was spoken about this by the Commission.
Comment: Since 2nd service pension without limitation is now available, there is no justification to deny 2nd family pension for 2nd spell of service in view of judgments. Further, if 2nd family pension for 2nd spell of service denied, there will be a meager family pension for lesser service rendered earlier or later by not counting either one.
In case of full civil service unlike re-employed military pensioner, civil employees are eligible for full pension for complete service. If military pension is retained, 2nd pension is subject to fulfilling qualifying service of re-employment. Once eligible for 2nd pension, it should also be followed by family pension without discretion.
The arbitrary clause denying 2nd family pension for 2nd spell of service should required to be removed. Appropriate action by affected pensioners or by pensioners associations for such public cause deserved to be taken immediately.
K R K RAO
Senior Executive Personnel in a Navratna CPSE