Employees covered under Employees' Provident Fund Scheme are eligible for 10 / 12% CPF from the emplyer on their wages / salary, as the case may be, and this amount will be on accumulation basis which will be an assured retirement benefit to such employees. Certain amount from this contribution viz. Rs.541/- (Max.) will be diverted to the EPS'95. Hence, Dual Pension to the Re-employed pensioner has been allowed belatedly though such thing should have been allowed from the date of commencement of EPS;95 i.e. 16-11-1995. It is not known where the contributions of re-employed ex-servicemen have gone from 16-11-1995 to date of eligible for second family pension (2001).
Similarly, re-employed ex-servicemen not covered by EPF / EPS, not eligible for recurring CPF benefit but their families supposed to be extended pensionery benefit for second spell of their spouses' re-employed service in Governemnt Departments as it is a distinct service which ought to be eligible for pension on this account alone after fulfilling the minimum required service for pension eligibility.
Is there any justifiable ground to deny second family pension to the re-employed ex-servicemen category retired from Government Departments?
Would like to hear the comments from the members. No one raising any voice about this.