Clarification regarding payment of family pension to physically handicapped/mentally disabled children
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA / BHARAT SARKAR
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS / RAIL MANTRALAYA
New Delhi, dated 25.10.2012
All Indian Railways & Production Units,
(As per mailing list)
Sub: Clarification regarding payment of family pension to physically handicapped/mentally disabled children.
||Whether the clarification given by Board vide letter of even number dated 15.01.2010 will be effective from the date of issue of the letter or the similarly placed past cases will also be covered.
The past cases as indicated in letter of even number dated 15.01.2010 will also be covered under the said instructions. The financial benefits will accrue from the date the family pensioner becomes entitled to the family pension irrespective of whether the injury/handicap occurred/manifested and whether the same was certified by the competent medical authorities before or after attaining the age of 25 years.
(b) Whether the Boards clarification even number dated 15.01.2010 are also applicable in the case of physically disabled/mentally handicapped son/daughter of CPF/SRPF(C) retirees who are eligible for grant of Ex-gratia payment for life on fulfillment of the same very conditions as specified for such son/daughter of the government servant governed by the Railway Services(Pension) Rules. 1993. If applicable, then from which date the clarification will be effective i.e. whether past cases will also be covered and from which date the financial benefit will accrue in their cases.
||(b) The clarification contained in this letter and letter of even number dated 15.01 .2010 will equally apply In the case of similarly placed children of CPF/SRPF(C) beneficiaries .
2. This disposes of Eastern Railways letters No.E787/0/Pen/Pt-XXV dated 20.07.2012 & 10.09.2012.
Joint Director Finance (Estt.)
Source: AIRF & NFIR