GRANT OF DUAL FAMILY PENSION
As per the provisions of Min of Personnel, Public Grievances and
Pensions, Deptt of P&W OM No. 1/19/96-P&PW(E) dated 27 Jul 2001, the
families of the Govt. servants who are in receipt of family pension under
the Employees Pension Scheme 1995 and the Family Pension Scheme
1971, shall be eligible for family pension from
Accordingly the Min of Defence vide their letter No.
2/CC/B/D(Pen/Sers)/2001 dated 28 Aug 2001 has extended the above
provisions of Deptt. Of P&PW OM dated 27 Jul 2001, mutatis/ mutandis to
Armed Forces Personnel who were re-employed in the organisation/
establishments where Employess Pension scheme 1995 and
Family Pension Scheme1971 are in force. However, these orders will be
applicable with effect from 27 Jul 2001.
Note: The claimant has to submit the duly signed Re-employment
Certificate Part-I from the re-employer to the Pension Disbursing Authority/
Record Office in order to verify the eligibility of dual family pension. Blank copy
of Re-employment Certificate Part-I is available at AFRO website under Family
Pension heading in Pension and Welfare section.
Comment: The Indian Air Force Website had clarified the grant of dual family pension as given above.
Now the question is What is the difference between Employees Pension Scheme 1995 and the Employees Pension Scheme 1995 of the Nationalised Banks which was introduced in Banks from Nov 1993.
If both the schemes are self sustainable (Yes, it is self sustainable) and does not require any financial support from the Government of India, then why at all the dual family pension is denied to the families of ex-servicemen re-employed in banks.
All the nationalized banks have their own pension scheme called _______Employees Pension Regulations 1995. The scheme does not restrict its family pensioners drawing family pension from any other sources. Then why at all the Air Force Record Office deny the eligible family pension to the widows of ex-airman while the particular bank itself (Canara Bank Head Office) had clarified that there is no prohibition on the family of deceased ex-servicemen employee from receiving family pension from the Bank even if the family is in receipt of family pension from other sources.
All re-employed ex-servicemen bank employees and their families join together and submit a memorandum to the respective record offices for payment of dual family pension without any delay.