Ex -Gratia for Death / Disability modified-DOP&T ORDER

Payment of special benefits – exgratia, etc., in the cases of death and disability during the service to families of Central Government employees has been modified. This is after the implementation of the recommendations of the SixthPay Commission According to the Commission, the rates of ex-gratia in case of death occurring due to terrorists, anti-social elements, etc., death occurring due to enemy action in international war or border skirmishes or action against militants, terrorists, extremists, etc., or death on account of natural disasters, extreme weather conditions while on duty in the specified high altitude, inaccessible border posts, etc., have been revised vide Department of Pension and Pensioners' Welfare OM No. 38 / 37 / 08 P&PW (A) dated September 2, 2008. In certain cases, relief is also provided to families of deceased employees from sundry government sources, such as the Prime Minister's Relief Fund, Chief Minister's Relief Fund, etc. In such cases, it should be ensured that the aggregate of the relief / ex-gratia compensation paid from different sources does not exceed Rs. 20 lakhs in each individual case. Because of this Para 12 of Annexe to Department of Pension and Pensioners' Welfare OM No. 45 / 55 / 97 P&PW (c ) dated September 11, 1998 stands modified to this extent. All other terms and conditions in the OM dated September 11, 1998 shall remain unchanged. (Department of Pension and Pensioners'Welfare OM No. 45 / 7 / 2008 P&PW(F) dated March 16, 2009

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