RBE No. 73/2002

No. F(E)III/2002/PN1/23   dated 28-05-2002

Subject :- Entitlement of family pension scheme of the Railways to Railway employees absorbed in PSUs etc. _____clarification reg.

Further to issue of Board's Notification of even number dt. 18.10.2001 (RBE 209/2001) modifying Rule 75 (18) of Railway Services (Pension) Rules, 1993. the matter regarding applicability of modified notification to the past cases of PSU absorbees has been examined in consultation with the DOP&PW, the, nodal, department in pensionary matters. It is hereby clarified that subject to their fulfilling the conditions laid down in Railway Services (Pension) Rules, family pension under the Family Pension Scheme, 1964 shall also be admissible to the past cases PSU absorbees for the period of service rendered under the Railways in addition to family pension admissible under the Employees Pension Scheme, 1995 or the Family Pension Scheme, 1971. However, in such cases the second family pension under the Railways shall be admissible from 27.7.2001 i.e. the date on which the base Notification was issued by the Department of Pension & Pensioners' Welfare. In those cases where death of PSU absorbees occurred between 27.7.2001 and 18.10.2001, and thereafter, the second family pension under the Railways shall be admissible from the date following the date of death.

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