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Payment of amount of Ex-Gratia lump sum compensation to the families of Central Government (CG Employees) servants who die in the performance of bona fide official duty- Provision for nominations

 Payment of  amount  of  Ex-Gratia   lump  sum  compensation   to  the  families  of  Central Government (CG Employees)  servants who die in the performance of bona fide official duty- Provision for nominations regarding.

The undersigned is directed to say that the families of Central Civil Government servants, who die in harness in the performance of their bona fide official duties under various circumstances, are entitled to payment  of ex-gratia  lump sum compensation  in accordance  with  this  Department's  OM No. 45/55/97- P&PW(C) dated 11ᵗ' September, 1998. The amount of ex-gratia lump sum compensation has been revised from time to time. The existing  rates of ex-gratia lump sum payment  are specified  in this Department's OM No. 38/37/2016-P&PW (A) dated 04.08.2016.

2.         The  existing  instruction,  however,  do  not  specify  the  member  of  the  family  to  whom  such  ex- gratia  lump  sum  compensation   is  payable  in  the  event  of  death  of  the  Government  servant  in  the performance of bona fide duty. Therefore,  in terms of para 13 of the guiding principles mentioned  in the Annexure to the OM No. 45/55/97-P&PW(C) dated 11   September 1998, payment of ex-Gratia lump sum compensation  is  presently  being  made  to  the  member  of  the  family  who  is  eligible  for  extraordinary family pension under the CCS (Extraordinary Pension) Rules, 1939.

3.          The  matter   has  been   examined   in  consultation   with  Ministry  of  Finance   (Department   of Expenditure).  On  death  of a Government  servant,  payment  of  other  lump  sum amounts,  such  as  death gratuity,  GPF  balance  and CGEGIS  amount,  is  made  in  accordance  with  the  nominations  made  by the Government  servant  during  service.  Accordingly,  it  has  been  decided  that,  on  death  of  a  Government servant in the performance of bona fide duty also, payment of ex-gratia lump sum compensation  may be made to a member  or members  of the family in whose favour a nomination  is made by the Government servant during service.  Family for this purpose shall have the same meaning as in the case of gratuity and it  shall  include  the  members  of  family  as  mentioned  in  sub-rule  (6)  of  Rule  50  of  the  CCS  (Pension) Rules, 1972.

4.         The Common Nomination Form in Form 1 appended to the CCS (Pension)  Rules, 1972 has been amended  to  include  the  nomination  in  respect  of  the  ex-gratia  lump  sum  payment  and  the  same  is enclosed.  Accordingly,  nomination  in respect  of ex-gratia  lump sum payment  shall also be made in this Common  Nomination  Form.   The  nomination  for  ex-gratia  lump  sum  payment  shall  be  subject  to  the provisions as applicable in the case of gratuity under Rule 53 of the CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972

Since the ex-gratia  lump sum payment  is payable to the family  only, no nomination  shall be made  in favour  of a person  who  is  not  a  member  of  the  family,  even  where  the  Government  servant  has  no  family.  If  no nomination has been made or the nomination made by the Government  servant does not subsist, the ex- gratia lump  sum compensation  will  be shared  equally  by all  eligible  family  members,  as in the case of Gratuity, in accordance with Rule 51 of the CCS (Pension) Rules.

5.         These instructions shall be applicable in the case of death of a Government servant on or after the date of issue of this OM. Cases of payment of ex-gratia lump sum compensation  on death of Government servants  before  the  date  of  issue  of  this  OM  shall  continue  to  be  dealt  with  in  accordance  with  the instructions applicable before the issue of this OM

6.         This OM is issued with the concurrence  of Ministry of Finance, Department  of Expenditure  vide their ID Note No. 27(1)/E-V/2020, dated 22.07.2021.

7.         In its application to persons belonging to Indian Audit and Accounts Department, these orders are issued under Article  148(5)  of the Constitution  and after consultation  with  the Comptroller  and Auditor General of India vide their U.O. No. 211-Staff -Hak (Rule)-A.R/09-2019 dated 13.09.2021.

8.         The Administrative Divisions  of all Ministries/Departments and attached/subordinate offices  are requested to bring the contents of these instructions to the notice of all concerned for compliance.

9.         Formal  amendment  to CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972 for amending Form 1 appended to those rules shall be notified separately.

10.       Hindi version will follow.

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