Payment of ex-gratia lump sum compensation to families of central Govt. employees – modification

No.4517/2008-P&PW (F)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Pension and Pensioners Welfare
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3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhawan,
Khan Market, New Delhi-II 0003
Dated 12th July 2010
OFFICE MEMORANDUM
Subject:- Implementation of the Government’s decision on the recommendation of the Sixth CPC Revision of provisions regulating special benefits in the cases of Death and Disability in service – payment of ex-gratia lump sum compensation to families of central Govt. employees – modification – regarding -
The undersigned is directed to say that in this Department’s Office Memorandum of even number dated 16th March, 2009, it was provided that ex-gratia lump sum compensation to the families of deceased Government servants including from sundry Government sources such as the Prime Minister’s Relief fund Chief Minister’s Relief Fund, etc. should not exceed the aggregate of Rs. 20 lakhs in each individual case. Para 12 of Annexe to this Department’s OM 45/55/97-P&PW(C) dated 11th September,1998 was modified to that extent.
2. The matter has been further reviewed and it has now been decided that there will be no ceiling for grant of ex-gratia lump sum compensation in terms ofDepartment of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare’s OM No. OM 45/55/97-P&PW(C) dated 11th September, 1998 read with OM NO.38/37/08- P&PW(A) dated 2nd September, 2008 and OM No.4517/2008-P&PW (F) dated 16th March, 2009.
3. The above revised provision will be effective from 1.1.2006.
4. All other terms and conditions in the a.M. dated 11th September, 1998 shall remain unchanged.
5. This issues with the concurrence of the Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure U.O. No. 361/EV/2010 dated 4th June, 2010
6. In so far as persons serving in the Indian Audit & Accounts Department, these orders issue after  consultation with the Comptroller & Auditor General of India.
(Tripti P Ghosh)
Director (PP)

Free Rail Travel Facility for Freedom Fighters Now Extended in Rajdhani/Shatabdi Trains Also

                   In a gesture of honour to the freedom fighters, the Ministry of Railways has decided that 1st Class/2nd AC Complimentary Card Passes issued to freedom fighters/their widows will also be valid for travel in 3rd AC of Rajdhhani trains and Chair Car of Shatabdi/Jan-Shatabdi express trains along with a companion in same class, in addition to the existing facility. Centre for Railway Information Systems (CRIS) a public sector undertaking under the Ministry of Railways has been asked to make necessary notification in the software and notify the date of implementation of this scheme. The Ministry of Railways has issued instructions to all Zonal Railways to implement this decision by stamping the Complimentary Card Passes issued to Freedom Fighters/their widows, i.e. “Valid for travel in 3rd AC in Rajdhani trains and Chair Car in Shatabdi/Jan-Shatabdi trains along with a companion in same class”. The decision to permit freedom fighter to travel in Rajdhani/Shatabdi train was taken by the Ministry of Railways after consultations with the Ministry of Home Affairs.


             Earlier, the freedom fighters/their widows receiving pension from Central revenues under the Swatantrata Sainik Samman Pension Scheme of Ministry of Home Affairs, are issued Complimentary Card Passes on life time basis for free rail travel on all Indian Railways (except Metro Railway, Kolkata) in 1st Class/2nd AC along with a companion in same class by any train other than Rajdhani/Shatabdi trains. With the new decision, the complimentary card passes will also be valid for travel in 3rd AC of Rajdhani & Chair Car of Shatabdi/Jan-Shatabdi express trains along with a companion in same class
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