CAT to Railways:Pay family pension, death gratuity
Chennai, Apr 30 (PTI) The Central Administrative Tribunal has given an interim order directing the Railways to pay gratuity and family pension to the families of those employees who died after joining service on or after January 1, 2004.
It also directed payment of extraordinary pension or invalid pension to all employees who joined service on or after that date.
The Madras Bench of the CAT, comprising members K Elango and R Satapathy, gave the order following applications filed by Dakshin Railway Employees Union and a Southern Railway employee challenging the new pension scheme which has withdrawn the defined pension, family pension, invalid pension, gratuity and PF hitherto available to all Railway employees.
The Union represents Group C and D employees of Southern Railway Under the Ministry of Railways.