March 24, 2023

Child with mental disability is entitled to family pension: Govt | India News – Times of India

New Delhi: Union minister for personnel Jitendra Singh on Sunday said mentally challenged child of a deceased government employee or pensioner is entitled to family pension and the spirit of this provision needs to be understood and respected.
Singh said this had to be reiterated as some cases had come to the notice of the department of pension and pensioners’ welfare, of banks not allowing family pension in respect of a mentally challenged child, through the person nominated by the pensioner or his/her spouse, and insisting on a guardianship certificate issued by a court of law.
The MoS said the Modi government follows the mantra of ‘good governance’ and ‘ease of living’ for the common man. In that spirit, the provision for nomination for family pension is intended to avoid any hassle to the child suffering from a mental disability in obtaining guardianship certificate from the court or in claiming family pension after parents’ death. “Insisting for a guardianship certificate by a bank in such cases defeats the purpose of such nomination and amounts to violation of the statutory provisions of Central Civil Service (Pension) Rules, 2021,” he added.

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