FD-SR-I/3-10/2004 dated 15th August 2017
In continuation to this Departments letter bearing same number dated 13th November, 2014 on the subject, I am directed to state that the Competent Authority , i.e Chief Minister, Punjab has been pleased to approve financial assistance package for families of civil servants who die while in service. It shall be applicable w.e.f 22.02.2017. The detail of said package is as under:-
- Lumpsum Grant
|*Basic Pay Scale||Existing Rates
(Rs. In million)
(Rs. In million)
|20 and above||2.00||4.00|
* For the Purpose , the pay scale means in which a civil servant was drawing his/her pay.
- The deceased’s family shall be allowed salary, along with annual increases in the pay, the deceased officer/official was drawing till the date of superannuation of the deceased civil servant.
- After the date of superannuation family pension shall be allowed as per clause 4, 10 of the Punjab Civil Services Pension Rules 1967.
The family of the deceased civil servant shall be allowed retention of Government accommodation till the age of superannuation as per provision of the CSR (Pb), Vol-I (Pt-I) read the allotment policy issued by S&GAD vide EO(S&GAD) policy/2009/-345 dated 19.01.2009.
Educational scholarship is allowed to children of deceased civil servant (upto 3 children) out of Benevolent Fund as prescribed in the Punjab Government Servants Benevolent Fund part I & II (Disbursement) Rules 1965 & 1966.
Appointment of one child or widow in BS-01 to BS-11 (including the post of Patwari and Junior Clerk) on contract or regular basis as per provision of Rules 17-A of the PCS (A&CS) Rules, 1974.
- MARRIAGE GRANT
Marriage grant as prescribed in clause 3(a) & 4 (a) of Punjab Governments Benevolent Fund part I & II (Disbursement) Rules 1965 & 1966.
Free health facilities as per their entitlement during service of the family of the deceased civil servants under the provision of the West Pakistan Medical (Attendance) Rules 1959.
- NOMINATION OF OFFICER AS COUNSEL
Pension/General Provident Fund Sanctioning Authority in the Department/Organization/Office shall be nominated as Counsel to assist the family in finalization of provisions of entire package to deceased’s family within the shortest possible time.
- General Provident Fund
Gp Fund shall be paid to the deceased’s family as provisions of the Punjab General Provident Fund Rules, 1978.
- Monthly Benevolent Grant
Monthly Benevolent Grant shall be paid as prescribed in clause 3
(d) & 4 (d) on the Punjab Government Servants Benevolent Fund Fund part I & II (Disbursement) Rules 1965 & 1966.
- GROUP INSURANCE
Group insurance as prescribed in the Punjab Govt. Employees Welfare Fund Ordinance, 1969.
- PREREQUISITE FOR FACILITATION OF FAMILY OF DECEASED CIVIL SERVANT:
Under the new simplified procedure of processing and disbursement of pension through the pension roll Direct Credit Scheme (DCS) circulated by the Finance Department vide its letter bearing No. FD.SR-III/4-303/2012 for dated 01.04.2014 a simple two page proforma have been prescribed for all kinds of pensions, including family pensions (in-service death or pensioner’s death).Action to be taken by the concerned authorities giving timelines, which have been already prescribed for the purpose.