81.    Sanction of family pension and residuary gratuity on the death of a pensioner

(1)    Where the Head of Office has received an intimation regarding the death of a retired Government servant who was in receipt of pension, he shall ascertain whether any family pension or residuary gratuity or both is or are payable in respect of the deceased pensioner :

    Provided that the Head of Office may, when he considers it necessary so to do, consult the 1[Accounts Officer].

(2) (a) (i) If the deceased pensioner is survived by a widow or widower who is eligible for the grant of 1[Family Pension, 1964] under Rule 54, the amount of 1[Family Pension, 1964] as indicated in the Pension Payment Order shall become payable to the widow or widower, as the case may be, from the day following the date of death of the pensioner.
    (ii) On receipt of 4[a claim in Form 14] from the widow or widower, the 1[Pension Disbursing Authority] from whom the deceased pensioner was drawing his or her pension shall authorise the payment of 1[Family Pension, 1964] to the widow or widower, as the case may be.
  (b) (i) Where the deceased pensioner is survived by child or children, the guardian of the child or children may submit a claim in Form 14 to the Head of Office for the payment of 1[Family Pension, 1964] :

    Provided that the guardian shall not be required to submit a claim in the said Form on behalf of the 1[son or unmarried daughter if he or she has attained the age of eighteen years and such a person may himself or herself submit a claim] in the said Form.

    (ii) On receipt of a claim from the guardian, the Head of Office shall sanction the 1[Family Pension, 1964] in Form 20.
  (c) (i) Where a widow or widower in receipt of 1[Family Pension, 1964] remarries and has, at the time of remarriage, child or children from the former spouse who is or are eligible for 1[Family Pension, 1964] the remarried individual shall be eligible to draw the 1[Family Pension, 1964] on behalf of such child or children if such individual continues to be the guardian of such child or children.
    (ii) For the purposes of sub-clause (i), the remarried individual shall apply to the Head of Office on plain paper furnishing the following particulars, namely :-
      (A) a declaration that the aplicant continues to be the guardian of such child or children ;
      (B) the date of remarriage ;
      (C) the name and date of birth of the child or children from the former spouse ;
      (D) 1[the pension disbursing authority] from where payment of 1[Family Pension, 1964] on behalf of such child or children is desired ;
      (E) full postal address of the applicant.
    (iii) If the remarried individual has, for any reason, ceased to be the guardian of such child or children, the 1[Family Pension, 1964] shall become payable to the person entitled to act as guardian of such child or children under the law for the time being in force and such person may submit a claim in Form 14 to the Head of Office for the payment of 1[Family Pension, 1964] :

    Provided that the guardian shall not be required to submit a claim in the said Form on behalf of the son or unmarried daughter is he or she has attained the age of eighteen years and such person may himself or herselff submit a claim in the said Form.

    (iv) On receipt of the claim referred to in sub-clause (iii) the Head of Office shall sanction 1[Family Pension, 1964] in Form 21.
  (d) (i) Where a widow or widower in receipt of 1[Family Pension, 1964] dies and leaves behind child or children who is or are eligible for 1[Family Pension, 1964] the guardian may submit a claim in Form 14 to the Head of Office for the payment of 1[Family Pension, 1964] :

    Provided that the guardian shall not be required to submit a claim in the said Form on behalf of 1[the son or unmarried daughter if he or she has attained the age of eighteen years and such  person may himself or herself submit claim] in the said Form.

    (ii) On receipt of a claim 2[under sub-clause (i)] the Head of Office shall sanction 1[Family Pension, 1964] in Form 21.

3(3)    Omitted vide Notification No. 2/18/88-P&PW(PIC) dated 20-7-1988

(4)    Where on the death of a retired Government servant a residuary gratuity becomes payable to the family of the deceased under sub-rule (2) of Rule 50, the Head of Office shall sanction its payment on receipt of a claim or claims in Form 22 from the person or persons eligible to receive the residuary gratuity.

Footnote : 1. Substituted by G.I., Dept. of P. & A.R., Notification No. 6 (1)-Pen. (A)/79, dated the 19th May, 1980.
                2. Substituted by G.I., Dept. of P. & A.R., Notification No. 6 (2)-Pen. (A)/79, dated the 1st August, 1980.
                3. Deleted by G.I., Dept. of P. & P.W., Notification No. 2/18/87-P. & P.W. (PIC), dated the 20th July, 1988. Published as S.O. No. 2388 in the Gazette of India, dated the 6th August, 1988.
               4. Substituted by G.I., Dept. of P. & P.W., Notification No. 1/75/88-P. & P.W./C, dated the 9th January, 1989, published as S.O. No. 254 in the Gazette of India, dated the 4th February, 1989.

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82.    Authorisation of payment by 1[Accounts Officer]

    On receipt of the sanction under Rule 81 regarding the payment of family pension or of residuary gratuity or of both, the Accounts Officer shall authorise the payment of the same.

Footnote : 1. Substituted by G.I., Dept. of P. & A.R., Notification No. 6 (1)-Pen. (A)/79, dated the 19th May, 1980.

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