Liberalised Family Pension : Conditions


In case of death of an Armed Forces Personnel under the circumstances mentioned in category “D” & “E”, the eligible member of the family shall be entitled to Liberalised Family Pension equal to reckonable emoluments last drawn, both for officers and PBOR. Liberalised Family Pension at this rate shall be admissible to the widow in the case of officers and to the nominated heir in the case of PBOR until death or disqualification.

G.O.I, M.O.D. vide its letter No. 200847/Pen-C/71 dt. 24.2.72, decided to grant Liberalized Pensionary Awards equivalent to the basic pay +increments +rank pay +good service pay+ dearness pay + home saving element to the nominated heir of PBORs of Armed Forces personnel as well as NCs(E), (including APS and DSC personnel), who were killed in action or disabled in the operations against any neighboring country and as well as in following actions:

  1. 1947-48 Kashmir Operations, international wars of 1962, 1965 (including Kutch and Kargil Ops.), 1971, as well as Goa and Hyderabad operations.
  2. In warlike operations or border skirmishes either with Pakistan on ease fire line or any other country, operation against armed hostiles like Naga & Mizos and also while deployed in peace-keeping mission abroad.
  3. During laying or clearance of mines .

These benefits were granted wef 1-2-1972 to the nominated heirs / NoKs of all personnel who were killed in above actions and operations from 1947-48 onwards.


Rates of Liberalised Family Pension


Under this category nominated heir of the PBOR will be granted Lib. Family Pension equal to the reckonable emoluments last drawn which includes Pay in pay band + GP + MSP + X Group Pay if any + Classification allowance actual drawn if any until death or disqualification. If a PBOR is not survived by widow but is survived by child (ren) only, all children together shall be eligible for Lib. Family Pension at the rate equal to 60% of reckonable emoluments till his/her disqualification i.e. attaining the age of 25 years. On death / disqualification of senior most children it will pass on to next eligible child. And the crippled child if any will be granted continuance award of family pension when all children become disqualified. The crippled child will continue to receive this award for life at the rate equivalent to 60% of Liberalised Family pension

Liberalised Family Pension : Division & Transfer


If the recipient of family pension refuses to contribute towards other dependants/ eligible heirs division of family pension, including initial grant, can be done on the basis of an investigation report of the Br. Recruiting Officer. The ratio of division, however, will be decided by the PCDA (P) keeping in view the factual position brought out by the B.R.O. in his report subject to the condition that widow’s share should not be less than her of Ord Family Pension.

So far as transfer of family pension is concerned, when for any cause on Family Pension ceases to be payable to a heir other than the widow, it shall be transferred to the widow


Second Life Award


Second life award (Liberalised Family Pension) in respect of PBOR including NCs(E):
  1. If the first recipient (other than the parents) of the family pensionary award dies/is disqualified earlier than 7 years (counting from the date of casualty), the award will be continued at the same rate to the parents as second life award, if still alive, for the balance of 7 years without any reduction. After the initial period of 7 years, the second life award will be continued at the rate of 60% of the Liberalised Family Pension.
  2. Where the first life award was given to a parent and the widow remarries, the Liberalised Family Pension shall be regulated depending upon the period of widow’s remarriage as follows:-
    1. If Widow continues to support the children or has no children:

    2. Widow will get family pension equal to Special Family Pension (i.e. 60% of liberalized family pension or reckonable emoluments) from the date of remarriage and the parents will also get family pension at the rate of 60% of liberalized family pension for the balance of 7 years if the remarriage of widow takes place during 7 years of casualty. After the period of seven years or where remarriage of widow took place after seven years, widow will get family pension @ 60% Liberalised family pension and parents will get family pension at the rate of 30% of Liberalised family pension. On death or disqualification of parents, widow will get family pension equal to the Liberalised family pension for life.
    3. If widow does not support the children:
    4. Widow will get Ordinary Family Pension (i.e. 30% of reckonable emoluments) for life from the date of remarriage and the parents will continue to get first life award at the same are (i.e. full Liberalised family pension) for balance of seven years where remarriage takes place within 7 years of casualty, provided they support the children. Otherwise, the entitlement of parents will be equally divided between the parents and children. After the period of 7 years or where remarriage of widow takes place after seven years of casualty, parents will get family pension at the rate of 60% of Liberalised family pension provided they support the children; otherwise it will be divided equally between the parents and the children. On death/disqualification of parents of deceased service personnel, the senior most eligible child will get family pension at the rate of 60% of Liberalised family pension.
    Note :Wherever children become beneficiary the award will be continued for a period and subject to conditions as applicable for grant of Special Family Pension
Liberalised Family Pension on re-marriage of widow : Liberalised Family Pension on remarriage of widow, shall be regulated as follows:-
  1. If Liberalised Family Pension is sanctioned as first life award to the Widow:
  2. iIf She has Children :-
    aaIf she continues to support children after
    re-marriage
    Full Liberalised Family Pension to continue to widow
    abIf she does not support children after
    re-marraige
    Ordinary Family Pension at 30% to widow.
    Special Family Pension at 60% to eligible children.
    iiIf widow has no childrenFull Liberalised Family Pension to Continue to widow

  3. Where first life award is sanctioned to parents
  4. The admissibility of Liberalised Family pension in such cases would be regulated as mentioned below. Where the first life award was given to a parent and the widow remarries, the Liberalised Family Pension shall be regulated depending upon the period of widow’s remarriage as follows:-
    1. If Widow continues to support the children or has no children:
      Widow will get family pension equal to Special Family Pension (i.e. 60% of liberalized family pension or reckonable emoluments) from the date of remarriage and the parents will also get family pension at the rate of 60% of liberalized family pension for the balance of 7 years if the remarriage of widow takes place during 7 years of casualty. After the period of seven years or where remarriage of widow took place after seven years, widow will get family pension @ 60% Liberalised family pension and parents will get family pension at the rate of 30% of Liberalised family pension. On death or disqualification of parents, widow will get family pension equal to the Liberalised family pension for life.
    2. If widow does not support the children:
      Widow will get Ordinary Family Pension (i.e. 30% of reckonable emoluments) for life from the date of remarriage and the parents will continue to get first life award at the same are (i.e. full Liberalised family pension) for balance of seven years where remarriage takes place within 7 years of casualty, provided they support the children. Otherwise, the entitlement of parents will be equally divided between the parents and children. After the period of 7 years or where remarriage of widow takes place after seven years of casualty, parents will get family pension at the rate of 60% of Liberalised family pension provided they support the children; otherwise it will be divided equally between the parents and the children. On death/disqualification of parents of deceased service personnel, the senior most eligible child will get family pension at the rate of 60% of Liberalised family pension

Ex-Gratia lump-sum Compensation who die in harness


Ex-gratia lump sum compensation is admissible to the families of personnel of Defence service who are killed while performing their duties in the circumstances mentioned below:-


S.NCase of DeathCompensation wef 1.1.96**Revised Compensation wef 1.1.06
aDeath due to accidentsRs. 5 lakhsRs. 10 lakhs
bDeath due to acts of violence by terrorists,.Rs. 5 lakhsRs. 10 lakhs
cDeath during enemy action or in war or to border skirmishes and in action against militants, terrorists, etc.Rs. 7.5 lakhsRs. 15 lakhs
dDeath occurring while on duty in the specified high altitude in accessible before posts etc on account of natural disaster extreme weather condition.NARs. 15 lakhs
(new clause added vide GOI letter of 04.06.2010)
eDue to enemy action in international war or war like engagements which are specifically notified by Ministry of Defence (from 01.05.1999)Rs. 10 lakhsRs. 20 lakhs
**GOI MOD No. 20(1)/98/D(pay/Sers) dt 21.10.2008 and 20(5)/2009/D(pay/Sers) dt 04.06.2010.

The conditions and guidelines to be observed governing the payment of Ex-gratia lump sum compensation are laid down in GOI, MOD letter No. 20 (i) /98/D (Pay/Sers) dated 22.9.98 as amended.
However there will be no ceiling for grant of Ex-gratia lump-sum compensation paid from different sources vide that ministry’s letter even No. dt. 17.08.2010.

Monetary Allowance to Gallantary Awardees


w.e.f. 1-2-99w.e.f. 14-05-2008w.e.f. 30.03.2011 **
Param Vir Chakra

1500/-

3000/-

10,000/-

Ashok Chakra

1400/-

2800/-

6,000/-

Mahavir Chakra

1200/-

2400/-

5,000/-

Kirti Chakra

1050/-

2100/-

4,500/-

Vir Chakra

850/-

1700/-

3500/-

Shaurya Chakra

750/-

1500/-

3000/-

Sena Medal

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500/-

1000/-

**: GOI, MOD Letter NO. 7(119)/2008-D(AG) dated 30-3-2011 circulated vide this office Important Circular No. 9 dated 10.06.2011

Admissibility for Monetary Allowance


  1. These allowances shall be admissible to the recipient of gallantry awards and on his death to his lawfully married widow until her remarriage or death but if she remarries to real brother of deceased husband and live communal life the allowance will be continued to to the widow.
  2. When the award is made posthumously to a bachelor, the allowance shall be paid to his father/ mother.
  3. In case the posthumous awardee is widower, the allowance shall be paid to his son below 18 years or unmarried daughter.
  4. The monetary allowance shall be paid in respect of all gallantry awards received by an individual.
  5. Dearness Relief will not be admissible on monetary allowance.
  6. This allowance is paid from the date of decoration.

Monetary Allowance attached to the Pre-Independence Gallantry Awards


Monetary Allowance to all recipients, irrespective of rank and income, of the following pre-independence gallantry decorations, are

 

Rate for all rank
(a)Distinguish Service OrderRs.4000/- p.m.
Each BarRs.4000/- p.m.
(b)Indian Order of MeritRs.4000/- p.m.
Each BarRs.4000/- p.m.
(c)Indian Distinguished Service MedalRs.4000/- p.m.
Each BarRs.4000/- p.m.
(d)Distinguished Service CrossRs.2800/- p.m.
Each BarRs.2800/- p.m.
(e)Military CrossRs.2800/- p.m.
Each BarRs.2800/- p.m.
(f)Distinguished Flying CrossRs.2800/- p.m.
Each BarRs.2800/- p.m.
(g)Distinguish Service MedalRs.2800/- p.m.
Each BarRs.2800/- p.m.
(h)Military MedalRs.2800/- p.m.
Each BarRs.2800/- p.m.
(i)Distinguished Flying MedalRs.2800/- p.m.
Each BarRs.2800/- p.m.

Lump sum Monetary Awards to Nepalese Gorkhas recipients of Indian Gallantry Decorations


 

Gorkhas of Nepalese domicile who are awarded the gallantry decorations will get special lump sum monetary awards with effect from 1.8.2003 as per scale given below :-

Sl.No.Name of Gallantry AwardLump–sum amount
1Param Vir Chakra1,50,000/-
2Ashok Chakra1,25,000/-
3Mahavir Chakra1,00,000/-
4Kirti Chakra75,000/-
5Vir Chakra50,000/-
6Shauraya Chakra40,000/-
7Sena /Nao Sena/Vayu Sena Medal20,000/-