Payment of Family Pension to Eligible Family Members of Central Govt. Employees Covered Under NPS
The Department of Pension & Pensioners Welfare has clarified that the starting of NPS contribution or PRAN generation is not essential for the payment of pensionary benefits to eligible family members of deceased NPS employees without a PRAN number, subject to the fulfillment of other conditions. All the relevant officials in Ministries/Departments have been requested to take note of this clarification and apply it in similar cases.
No. TA-3-07001/6/20’21-T A-III/cs 6776/92
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
Office of Controller General of Accounts
Mahalekha Niyantrak Bhawan
E-Block, GPO Complex, INA,
Subject: Payment of family pension to the eligible family members of the Central Govt. employees covered under NPS-Reg.
This office has received references regarding payment of family pension to the eligible family members of deceased NPS employees who were not allotted PRAN Number.
2. In this regard, Department of Pension & Pensioners Welfare has clarified that neither starting of NPS contribution nor PRAN generation is essential, for payment of pensionary benefits to the eligible family member of the deceased NPS employee in the event of his death, subject to fulfillment of other conditions of grant of these benefits.
3. All the Pr.CCAs/CCAs/CAs/ (ICs) of the Ministries/ Departments are, therefore, requested to take cognizance of above clarification in settling similar cases.
Dy. Controller General of Accounts
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