7th CPC Military Brochure – Enhanced Family Pension
Enhanced Family Pension
(a) The enhanced rate of ordinary family pension shall be payable for a period of ten years, without any upper age limit from the date following the date of death of the pers, to the family of a pers who dies in service.
(b) For pers who die after retirement, the Enhanced Family Pension will be paid for a period of seven years or date when pensioner would have been of 67 years of age, whichever is earlier.
(c) In cases where Enhanced Family Pension works out to be less than the normal rate of Ordinary Family Pension, it will be stepped up equal to Ordinary Family Pension.
Auth : MoD letter No 17(4)/2008(3)/D(Pen/Pol) dated 12 Nov 08 and MoD letter No1(9)2009/D(Pen/Polciy) dated 15 Jun 09.
The amount of all kinds of family pensions shall be subject to a min of Rs 9,000/- PM. The max amount of normal rate and enhanced rate of ordinary family pension shall be 30% and 50% respectively, of highest pay in the Govt which is Rs 2,50,000/- wef 01.01.2016. The max ceiling is however, not applicable in case of special family/liberalised family pension etc applicable under casualty pensionery awards.
Auth : GoI, MoD (DESW) letter No 17(02)/2016-D(Pen/Pol) dated 04 Sep 2017.