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PCDA Grant of Liberalised family pension to widows who re-married before 01.01.1996


Grant of Liberalised family pension to widows who re-married before 01.01.1996

PCDA (PENSIONS)

O/o THE PRINCIPAL CONTROLLER OF DEFENCE ACCOUNTS (PENSIONS)
DRAUPADI GHAT, ALLAHABAD- 211014
Circular No. 620
Dated: 18.03.2019
To
The Officer-in-Charge
ROs/ PAOs (ORs)

Subject: Grant of Liberalised family pension to widows who re-married before 01.01.1996- Instructions regarding.

Reference: GoI, MoD letter No. 1(1)/2001/D (Pen-C) dated 24 June 2005

Of late it has been observed that the complaints are being received from widow of Armed force personnel died prior to 01.01.1996 regarding non-payment of Liberalised family pension to the widows who were in receipt of LFP and subsequently LFP was stopped / converted into OFP due to her remarriage before 01.01.1996 with a person other than the real brother of her deceased husband. In terms of Gol, MoD letter no. 200847/Pen-C/71 dated 24.02.1972, the LFP sanctioned to widow was stapped and further converted into OFP after her remarriage with a person other than real brother of the deceased soldier.

In accordance to Gol, MoD letter No. 1(1)/2001/D(Pen-C) dated 24 June 2005, Liberalised family pension of such widows who remarried before 01.01.1996 and whose LFP were stopped and concerted into OFP due to their remarriage are now regulated in terms of para 6.6 of Gol, MoD letter No. 1(2)/97/D(Pen-C) Dated 31.01.2001. The actual benefit arising out of this order will be payable w.e.f 24.06.2005.

In view of the above you are requested to review all the affected cases where LFP was not yet restored to widaw as per Gol, MoD letter No.-1(1)/2001/D(Pen-C) dated 24 June 2005 by issuing afresh PPO. Such cases after review may please be sent to OI/C, G-4 section of this Office enclosing following documents-

i) Corr. LPC- cum datasheet along with the proforma (attached as annexure 'A' duly supported with sheet roll.
ii) Family pension claims for restoration of LFP.
iii) A certificate regarding supporting/non-supporting of child (ren) countersigned by the zila sainik along with family details as per annexure B.
iv) An application from widow for restoration of Liberalised family pension
v) Last payment certificate by PRA, where date upto which Liberalized Family Pension was paid to widow and date of stoppage of Liberalized family pension is clearly mentioned.
vi) Descriptive roll of widow duly affixed recent photographs.

No.Gts/ Tech/0114/XXXVIII

Dated: 18.03.2019
Sd/-
Sushil Kumar Singh
Addl. CDA(P)
Annexure 'A’

PROFORMA FOR RESTORATION OF LIBERALISED FAMILY PENSION ON REMARRIAGE OF WIDOW AND REVISION OF SECOND LIFE AWARD IN REPSECT OF PRE-98 PBOR
  1. Army No.:
  2. Rank and Group last held:
  3. Name of Deceased PBOR:
  4. Name of RO:
  5. Name of widow/next of kin to whom LFP was initially sanctioned: :
  6. PPO NO. and year of issue under which LEP was initially sanctioned: -
  7. Date of Remarriage of widow:
  8. Date from which pension was slopped With PPO No. and year, if any:
  9. Details of children from pravious mariage:
  10. Whether the widow continues to support the children
  11. Name of 2nd life awardees/continuance awardee
  12. Relationship of the Second Life awardee with the daceased PBOR:
  13. Date from which 2nd life award Notified with PPO No. and year
  14. PDA from where the LFP was last drawn:
  15. Name and address of pension disbursing Authority (paying bank branch with SB A/C No. Treasury/DPDO/PAO & Link Branch
  16. Address of the family pensioner:

Gram Panchayat/Municipal Councilor/any Competent Officer

No. 1(1)/2001/ D(Pen-c)
Government of India
Ministry of Defence
Department of Ex-Servicemen Welfare
New Delhi, dated the 24th June, 2005. :
To,
The Chief of the Army Staff,
The Chief of the Naval Staff,
The Chief of the Air Staff,

Subject:- GRANT OF LIBERALISED FAMILY PENSION TO WIDOWS WHO REMARRIED BEFORE 01.01.1996 - INSTRUCTIONS REGARDING.

Sir,
In continuation of this Ministry's letter No. PC 1(2)/97-D (Pen-C), dated the 16th May, 2001 on the subject mentioned above, I am directed to convey the sanction of the President to grant Liberalised Family Pension to a widow whose liberalised family pension was stopped on her remarriage before 01.01.96 with a person other than the real brother of the deceased. Such pension may be regulated in terms of para 6.6 of this Ministry’s letter No. 1(2)/97/D(PEN-C) dt. 31.01.2001.

2. The actual benefit arising out of this order will be payable from the date of issue of this letter.

3. Pension Regulations of the three Services will be amended in due course.

4. This issues with the concurrence of Defence (Finance) vide their UO No. 2907/Fin/ Pen dated 24.6.05.
Yours faithfully,
Sd/-(P.J. MATHEW)
Deputy Secretary to the Government of India
Source: PCDA

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