100% RESTORATION OF FAMILY PENSION
Whenever a Family Pension is divided due to circumstances unavoidable for various reasons, the amount of family pension gets reduced to the individual. However, when the other claimant becomes ineligible for the share, the widow’s share automatically to be restored the full pension. It has come to the notice of our Trust, that some widows divided share has not been restored even though the other claimant has become ineligible for the other share for a long period.
For example, a family pensioner is getting a basic pension of Rs.638; it means 50% of Rs.1275/- (As per the 5th CPC.) The Bankers do not revise to Rs.1750 which is 50% of Rs.3500 as per 6th CPC as they are not aware of the basic principle of sharing the Pension due to circumstances. But the banks are prompt in stop paying the pension for the ineligible member. The restoration is not done to the original pensioner (widow).
For Example: Second wife and daughter of first wife getting the divided pension. The daughter of first wife got married and becomes ineligible. The second wife should get the full pension.
Our Chief Liaison Officer S.Kandiah came across one such case with Central Bank of
Basic Pension ....... .Rs.638
Dearness Pension ....... .Rs.319
Total .... . Rs.957
DA @ 47% ...... .. Rs.450
Medical Allowance .....Rs. 50
Total Pension Rs.1457/-
The poor widow instead of getting Rs.4545 per month ( Rs.3500+945+100) is being paid Rs.1457. The bankers want a separate order for restoring the 100% pension for the widow. The CDA and Record Office are not in a position to issue the letter to the Bank.
Dear Veterans, Please help such widows to help their full pension. If there is any such case please bring it to our notice.