Notification of Grant of Family Pension To Eldest Family Member 2021

Punjab Government, Finance Department has issued the official notification on 15th March, 2021 in connection with grant of family pension to eldest family member of a deceased govt servant / pensioner 2021. The letter is forwarded to the below given departments;


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  1. The Additional Chief Secretary, Punjab, Lahore
  2. The Additional Chief Secretary, South Punjab
  3. The Principal Secretary to Governor, Punjab, Lahore
  4. The Principal Secretary to Chief Minister, Punjab, Lahore
  5. The Military Secretary to Governor, Punjab, Lahore
  6. All Administrative Secretaries to Government of Punjab, Lahore 202
  7. All Administrative Secretaries to Government of Punjab, South Punjab, Multan/Bahawalpur
  8. Provincial Police Officer/ Inspector General of Police, Punjab, Lahore
  9. The Additional Inspector General of Police, South Punjab
  10. All Commissioners & Deputy Commissioners in Punjab
  11. The Director General, Audit & Accounts (Works), Lahore
  12. The Provincial Director, Local Fund Audit, Punjab, Lahore
  13. The Chief Inspector of Treasuries & Accounts, Punjab, Lahore

Grant of Family Pension To Eldest Family Member To Deceased Employee 2021


I am directed to refer to the subject noted above. Rule 4.10 of the Punjab Civil Services Pension Rules provides that the “eldest” surviving eligible family member of a deceased Government servant / pensioner is entitled for grant of family pension.

A question has arisen: Where more than one widowed daughters / divorced daughters / unmarried sisters / widowed sisters / divorced sisters of a deceased Government servant / pensioner are surviving, who is to be treated eligible for grant of family pension, the one who is the eldest in terms of age OR the one who is widowed / divorced for a longer period of time.


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The matter has been examined in the Finance Department and it is clarified that the word “eldest” in Rule 4.10 of the Punjab Civil Services Pension Rules means “eldest in terms of age”.

A copy is forwarded for information and necessary action to the:

  1. Accountant General, Punjab, Lahore
  2. All District Accounts Officers in the Punjab
  3. Treasury Officer, Lahore
  4. The Accounts Officer (Pension-l / Coord.) office of the Accountant General, Punjab
  5. The Section Officer (E&A) Finance Department for circulation in Department

Notification of Grant of Family Pension To Eldest Family Member 2021

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