Thursday, June 24, 2021

MoS in PMO Dr. Jitendra Singh instructs for immediate release of pension to family of govt employee deceased due to COVID-19

Minister of State in PMO Dr. Jitendra Singh has instructed for immediate release of pension to the family of a government employee who loses his or her life due to COVID -19 infection. The Department of Pension and Pensioners’ Welfare has instructed all Ministries, Departments, Controller General of Accounts as well as CMDs of Pension Disbursing Banks to ensure that the Family Pension is started within one month of the receipt of the claim from the eligible family member of a Government servant.

Dr Singh said, all Secretaries have been asked to personally monitor the in-Service death cases and ensure the start of Family Pension within a month of the receipt of claim and death certificate, on a periodic basis. The Secretaries shall also nominate an officer of the respective Ministry and Department, whose name and contact details shall be reflected on the website for any family member to contact in case of delay.

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