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PRAN is not necessary for Payment of family pension to the eligible members of the central government (CG) employees covered under NPS

Subject: Payment of family pension to the eligible members of the central government employees covered under NPS-Reg.

No. TA-3-07001/6/20-21-TA-III/cs 6776/ 92

Ministry of Finance

Department of Expenditure

Office of Controller General of Accounts

Mahalekha Niyantrak Bhawan

E-Block, GPO Complex, INA,

New Delhi

Dated: 09.03.2023

Office Memorandum


This office has received references regarding payment of family pension to the eligible family members of deceased NPS employees who were not allotted PRAN Number.


2. In this regard, Department of Pension & Pensioners Welfare fas clarified that neither starting of NPS contribution nor PRAN generation is essential, for payment of pensionery benefits to the eligible family member of the deceased NPS employee in the event of his death, subject to fulfillment of other conditions of grant of these benefits.


3. All the Pr.CCAs/CCAs/CAs/ (ICs) of the Ministries/ Departments are, therefore, requested to take cognizance of above clarification in settling similar cases.



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