The state government has decided to extend pension facility for unmarried, widow, divorcee and physically challenged daughter of late government servant. To implement this decision, the government has to amend 'pension rule' extensively. This decision was taken in the cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, on Friday.
As per the existing pension rule, the state government provides family pension to husband, wife, son and daughter with age less than 25 years of late government employee.
Earlier, the union government has already changed its rule to provide lifetime pension to unmarried, widow, divorcee and physically challenged daughter of late government servant. So, keeping the centre's amended rule in view, the new system will be run as per the pension reform of the central government, says an official.
According to official, “Family pension to unmarried, widow and divorced daughters in Category-II and dependent parents shall be payable only after the other eligible family members in Category-I have ceased to be eligible to receive family pension and there is no disabled child to receive the family pension. Grant of family pension to children in respective categories shall be payable in order of their date of birth and younger of them will not be eligible for family pension unless the next above him or her has become ineligible for grant of family pension in that category.”
The state government has decided to follow the curriculum prescribed by union government pension rule except one thing- the monthly income of those employees should be less than 4,440 rupees to get such benefit.