Superannuation Pension is the retirement benefit granted to a Government servant on account of the service rendered by him to the Government.To be eligible for monthly pension after retiring from service till his death, a Government service holder must render at least 10 (ten) years of continuous service and confirmed in the post.However, Government servant retiring on or after 01/09/1982 and completing 20 years years of continuous service is entitled to pension without confirmation. In any case the Government servant must have completed 18 years of age, the service must be under the government and the duties and pay must be regulated by Government. Further, the service must be paid by the Government from the Consolidated Fund of the State. Services paid from other sources like local fund, Trust fund, Grant etc. does not qualify for pension.
Delay in pension involves untold hardship and misery. To ensure timely payment of pension, the Head of Office or other authority responsible for preparing the pension papers will initiate the pension case two years before the date of retirement of the Government servant. This process should be completed in good time at any rate not later than eight months in advance of the date of retirement of the Government servant. During the next two months actual pension papers will be prepared along with all other formalities completed and sent to the Directorate of Pension for processing of the pension case and issue of pension payment order one month ahead of retirement.
As such, the Government servant should submit formal application for pension one year in advance of the date of retirement.Form No.1, Form No.1A, Form No.2 and Form 19 comprise the complete set of forms for applying for normal superannuation pension. A government servant may download these forms, fill-up the relevant information as required in these forms and submit the same to the Head of Office for necessary action.
Family Pension is granted to the family of a Government Servant who dies while in service or after retirement. It must be noted that at the time of death of the Goverment servant, the school must be provincialised and the Government servant must have completed a minimum of one year of continuous service without any break in the provincialised school.
Life Time Arrear is admissible to the family in case of death after retirement but before authorization of pension
Family and for that matter Family Pension will be admissible to the family members as per the following priority :
- Wife or husband of the deceased Government servant upto the date of her/his death or re-marriage whichever is earlier. In case of more than one wife, the eldest surviving wife of the deceased government servant is to be paid family pension.Here, the term eldest should be construed with reference to the seniority according to the date of marriage with the deceased government servant and not with reference to the age of the widow.
- Eldest minor son till he attains the age of 18 years.
- Eldest unmarried daughter till she attains the age of 21 years or marriage whichever is earlier.(priority will be given in accordance with seniority among all children)
- Physically handicapped children will be entitled to family pension for life subject to certain conditions. Such pension will follow only after completion of the normal order of seniority of children according to admissible age.
- Minor son and daughter legally adopted are also eligible for family pension. Children born after retirement are also eligible for family pension as marriage after retirement is recognised for the purpose of family pension wef 18/01/1995 vide Assam Services (Pension) Amendment Rules, 1995.
Death Gratuity is admissible to the family of the deceased government servant who have completed at least 5 years of service and confirmed in the post. Nomination for DCRG (Death-cum-retirement gratuity) may encompass the following members :
- Wife in case of male government servant
- Husband in case of female government servant
- Unmarried and widowed daughters
- Brothers below the age of 18 years and unmarried or widowed sisters
For the purpose of death gratuity the following is to be noted :
- If the deceased government servant has executed a nomination prior to his death and the nomination subsists, the Head of Office shall on reciept of death report of the government servant send intimation in Revised Form No.5 to the nominees for formal claim of gratuity to be submitted in Revised Form No.3
- However, if there is no nomination available or if the nomination does not subsists, then the Head of Office will send Revised Form No.6 to the family of the deceased seeking formal claim for grant of DCRG to be submitted in Revised Form No.3 to the Head of Office in equal shares
Special Family Pension is provided to the next of kin of a deceased government employee on regular service who is killed while performing duties or in connection with discharge of duties as a result of attack by extremists, anti social elements etc. or during action against them. The special family pension as admissible will be entitled from the date following the date of death till the date on which the deceased government servant would have superannuated had he been alive. Thereafter normal family pension will follow as rule. Administrative Department is the competent authority for sanction of special family pension in consulatation with the PP&G Department of the Government of Assam. (Also, an Ex-Gratia as admissible as per existing rule and procedure may be sanctioned by the Administrative Department in consultation with the Finance Department in such cases of death). The following relatives will be entitled to draw special family pension in order of priority :
- Widow/Widower till death or re-marriage whichever is earlier.
- In the absence of above, minor sons below 18 years and unmarried daughters below 21 years
- In the absence of anyone under 2 above, dependent parents
- In the absence of anyone under 3 above, dependent brothers below 18 years and unmarried sisters below 21 years
Application for special family pension must be made in the Form of Application for Family Pension vide Form No.22 to the Head of Office for onward transmission to the concerned Administrative Department.
Family Pension after death of Government Pensioner will be mentioned in the PPO Booklet of the deceased pensioner itself. Payment of family pension will start on reciept of death certificate of the pensioner and the Form of Application (Revised Form No.10) for grant of family pension under intimation to the Directorate of Pension. If the widow/widower is not there and the family pension is payable to minor children through their legal guardian, the guardian will apply on behalf of the children with 3 copies of his photograph and other necessary documents to the Directorate of Pension through the Head of Office on surrendering the first PPO. Fresh PPO will be required to be issued in such cases.
Pension awarded in all cases will not be payable to more than one member of an government servant's family at the same time. Procedure for Application of FP/DCRG/LTA :
In cases where death occurs while in service, The Head of Office will send a letter in Revised Form No.9 to the family of the deceased and ask for necessary formal application in Revised Form No.10 and the documents mentioned therein. The complete set of filled up forms necessary for settlement of Family Pension comprises of Revised Form No.10, 20, 21, 3, 5 and 6. These forms can be downloaded. The applicant may submit the these forms(Revised Form No. 10, 20, 21, 5, 6 & 3) in duplicate to the Head of Office for processing. The Head of Office on receipt of these forms will make necessary entries in Form No.20 and verify all the other documents submitted along with the service record of the deceased government servant. These documents along with the service book of the government servant are then forwarded to the Directorate of Pension for necessary processing and issue of pension authority.