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CLARIFICATION REGARDING PAYMENT OF FAMILY PENSION TO PHYSICALLY HANDICAPPED/MENTALLY DISABABLED CHILDREN.



RBE No. 120/2012
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA (BHARAT SARKAR)
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS (RAIL MANTRALAYA)
(RAILWAY BOARD)
No.F(E)111/2005/PN1/32           
New Delhi, dated: 25.10.2012.
The GMs/FA&CAOs,
All Indian Railways/Production Units.
(As per mailing list)

Subject: Clarification regarding payment of family pension to physically handicapped/mentally disababled children.

A reference has been received from one the Zonal Railways seeking clarification on certain issues relating to grant of family pension to a son/daughter of a deceased Railway servant suffering from any disorder/disability of mind/mentally retarded or physically crippled/disabled  and is rendered incapable of earning a living even after attaining the age of 25 years of age, in terms of provisions contained in Rule 75(6) of the Railway Services (Pension) Rules, 1993. The matter has been examined in consultation with the Department of Pension & Pensioners Welfare (DOP&PW), and the issues raised are clarified as under:-
Sl no Clarification Sought Clarification given
 (a 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.
 (a) 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 Board's clarification of even
number dated 15.01.2010 are also
 applicable in the case of physically
disabled/mentally handicapped
son/daughter of CPF/SRPF(C) r
etirees who are eligible for grant
of Ex-gratia payment for life on fulfillment
 of the same very condition as specified for
 such son/daughter of the government servant
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 Railway's letters no E787/O/Pen/pt-XXV dated 20.07.2012& 10.09.2012
sd
Mrs Sukhender Kaur
Joint Director Finance(Estt)

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